1. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Radio Songs Reign

    December 05, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over Radio Songs. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the top 10 As' "Locked Out of Heaven" (4-2) by approximately 2,500 chart points. "Di ...

  2. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Hot 100 Airplay Reign; Britney Spears, will.i.a.m Just Miss Top 10

    December 05, 2012 3:50 PM EST As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over atop Hot 100 Airplay. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the Hot 100's top 10. "Diamonds" remains atop the Hot 100 powered by its 2-1 a ...

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crown ...

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. ...

  5. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position sin ...

  6. Chart Beat

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical 2," "Hannah Montana," the Eagles and more! BACK TO 'SCHOOL': This week's album chart is all about "HSM2" and "HM2." "HSM2" is, of course, the soundt ...

  7. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites ...

  8. Ask Billboard

    December 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Carrie Underwood and "High School Musical." WINNERS AND LOSERS Keith, I am in an office of 25 people and for fun, we went to the Fox and Billboard Web sites and handed ou ...

  9. Chart Beat

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ludacris and more! TONY, WINNER: Just two months ago, I compiled a list of Tony Bennett's top 20 albums for a special section in Billboard magazine. Today, if I were to update the list, a new album ...

  10. Timberlake Still Tops, Akon Sets Hot 100 Record

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Showing no sign of slipping, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" retains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and fronts the Pop 100 for a fifth. Meanwhile, the singer's new single, "My Love" Showing no sign of ...

  11. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th annivers ...

  12. Furtado Still No. 1 But Beyonce, Fergie Heat Up

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts to six weeks. But there are big challenges on the Hot 100, as Beyonce's "Deja Vu" feat Nelly Furtado' ...

  13. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "I ...

  14. Chart Beat

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera finds her "Man" on the Hot 100, plus news on the Bedingfields and Lionel Richie. SUPER 'MAN': After an absence of almost two years, Christina Aguilera returns to the Billboard Hot 100 with the highest debut of ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the T.I., chart jumps, Jennifer Nettles, Bon Jovi and more with readers. DID T.I. SET A RECORD? Fred, Last week T.I's "What You Know" jumped 35 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. This got me thinking about other rap si ...

  16. Chart Beat

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of a No. 1 album debut, Rascal Flatts nets its first top 10 hit on the Hot 100, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queensrÿche, Poison and Nine Inch Nails news. 'HURTS' SO GOOD: Rascal Flatts' lucky number must be 13, becaus ...

  17. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101,000 copies in th After seven weeks on the chart, t ...

  18. Ask Billboard

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Prince, Sade, Enya and Andrew Seeley. THE ARTIST'S ULTIMATE? Hi Keith I just recently read online about a new Prince 'best of' album coming out this year. Is this confirmed? What is the trackli ...

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her ...

  20. Chart Beat

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack Johnson's 'Curious' No. 1, Carrie Underwood's lengthy country run, plus Pink, Wisin and Yandel and other chart tibits. THE MONKEY TIME: Jack Johnson's fourth chart entry on The Billboard 200 is his first to reach pole p ...

  21. Chart Beat Chat

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses James Blunt, "High School Musical" and Gwen Stefani with readers. PUTTING IT BLUNTLY Dear Fred, I've just checked out the latest Hot 100 and was more than happy to learn of James Blunt's rise into the top 5 on the ...