1. Keys Hits Milestone With 'No One'

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "No One" is RCA's first-ever gold-selling ringback tone, with 500,000 downloads, according to the label. Ringback tones are song clips that mobile users can choose to play when others call them. Unlike a ringtone, ...

  2. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billbo ...

  3. Keys Stars In MTV/Dove Micro-Series

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Alicia Keys is starring in "Fresh Takes," a new micro-series created by Dove Go Fresh, a fragrance collection by Dove. The series, which premiered this week during "The Hills" show on MTV, follows three 20-someth ...

  4. Keith Sweat Works Up New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album, "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole ("Love Your Better") R&B veter ...

  5. Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country king Alan Jackson scores his fo ...

  6. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  7. Usher's 'Club' Rockets 50 Spots To Top Hot 100

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher posts the third-largest jump to No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history as "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy, zooms 51-1. It also opens at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs with 198,000 downloads, t Usher posts the third-largest jump to ...

  8. Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dislodging Jack Johnson from the top after a three-week reign, Janet Jackson's "Discipline" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Island Def Jam set moved 181,000 copies in the U.S., according to Ni Dislodging Jack Johnson from the ...

  9. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in ...

  10. Coldplay, Pistols, Verve Set For Summer Sonic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has announced its first show of 2008 at Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 9 in Tokyo and the following day in Osaka. The group will be flanked by the Verve, the Sex Pistols, the Prodigy, Alicia Keys and Fatboy Slim, amon ...

  11. Flo Rida Starts Tenth Week Atop Hot 100

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" enters a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Low," while another new track, "Elevator," rockets 100-28 thanks to digital sales of 64,000 units. The rapper's debut album, Flo Rida ...

  12. Johnson's 'Static' Prevails Again On Album Chart

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. Despite a 42% slip in sales, the Brushfire effort stays Without another blockbuster new r ...

  13. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

  14. Flo Rida Makes It Nine Straight Atop Hot 100

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" begins a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continuing to stave off challenges from Chris Brown's "With You" and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," which hold at Nos. 2 and ...

  15. Johnson Remains No. 1; Winehouse, Hancock Soar

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a slow week for new releases, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week, despite a 52% sales slide. Bigger news comes from Amy Winehouse and Her In a slow week for new releases, ...

  16. Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks Team For Tour

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will embark on a two-month North American tour April 19 in Hampton, Va., with support from 2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks. The run comes in support of Keys' latest J album, "As Alicia Keys will embark on a ...

  17. Flo Rida's 'Low' Continues To Rule Hot 100

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Flo Rida continues to fend off all challengers on the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Low" beings an eighth week at No. 1. Chris Brown's "With You" remains at No. 2 and is the fastest growing Rapper Flo Rida continu ...

  18. Flo Rida's 'Low' Continues To Rule Hot 100

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Flo Rida continues to fend off all challengers on the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Low" beings an eighth week at No. 1. Chris Brown's "With You" remains at No. 2 and is the fastest growing track at radio, while ...

  19. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the Uni Jack Johnson scores his second Billboa ...

  20. What was the best music moment of the Superbowl XLII???

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week we asked our readers: What was the best music moment of the Superbowl XLII??? Last week we asked our readers: Do you make mix CDs for your friends or family? 601 people voted and here are the results: 27%: Alicia Keys' pre-game perfor ...

  21. Complete Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. From the nominations to the grand event, Billboard.com presents full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which t ...

  22. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awa ...

  23. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "duete ...

  24. Kanye, Winehouse, Obama Win Early Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10), with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event. Kanye West, who leads the field with The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually start ...

  25. Stars Come Out For Davis' Pre-Grammy Party

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's appearance at Clive Davis' celeb-soaked, pre-Grammy concert party last night (Feb. 9) in Los Angeles fueled speculation that the diva would be among the night's performers -- but her Whitney Houston's appearance ...

  26. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from leading nominees Amy Win ...

  27. Full Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sin ...

  28. Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was ini As expected , Amy Winehouse will perform du ...

  29. Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Rather, she will be joined by Tina Turner, who has ...

  30. Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top Flo ...

  31. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States Alicia Keys returns to the top of The ...

  32. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The ...

  33. Unique Duets Slated For Grammys

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli are among the unique collaborations that will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), the Recording Academ A number of unique collaboratons, including Ferg ...

  34. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Someth ...

  35. Flo Rida Dominating Pop, Digital Charts

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and is still making noise in a number of other places. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track ends the 14-week run at No. 1 by Flo Rida's "Low" st ...

  36. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's The Rhino soundtrack to &quo ...

  37. Feist, Keys, Paisley Join Grammy Performers

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, the casts of the fi Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Br ...

  38. Feist, Keys, Paisley Join Grammy Performers

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, the casts of the film "Across the Universe" and &qu ...

  39. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  40. Flo Rida Remains No. 1, But Brown Closes In

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" continues to reign supreme on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, and also inches into the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the first time with a 12-10 climb. But there's a Flo Rida's "Low&qu ...

  41. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen So Alicia Keys' "As I Am&q ...

  42. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  43. Ask Billboard

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Robyn, the singles cycle and low-selling chart toppers. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . ROBBED OF ROBYN Hi Keith, Over th ...

  44. Flo Rida's 'Low' Still Tops On Billboard Hot 100

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" remains a juggernaut atop the Billboard Hot 100, as it enters a fourth week at No. 1. The songs in the next four positions are all unchanged over last week, with Alicia Keys' "No One" Flo Rida's &q ...

  45. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Niel Despite a continued decrease in s ...

  46. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip ...

  47. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  48. Writers Guild Might Picket Grammys

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After steamrolling through the Golden Globes and threatening the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America strike also might deflate a third marquee award show: the Grammys. After steamrolling through the Golden Globes and threatening the Oscars, the Wri ...

  49. Flo Rida's 'Low' Starts Third Week Atop Hot 100

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's very little movement near the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T-Pain remains No. 1 for a third week. The track is also this week's biggest radio airplay g There's very littl ...

  50. Winehouse Keeps Radiohead Off Euro Summit

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse repels the Radiohead incursion on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, retaining the No. 1 spot for a third week with "Back to Black" (Universal Island) and restricting the physical edition of "In Rainbows" ( ...

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