1. Blu Cantrell

    Blu Cantrell

    3 Albums, 1 Songs

    • Bittersweet [Clean]
    • So Blu
    • Hit 'Em Up Style: Chart and Club Hits of Blu Cantrell
    • Bittersweet
  2. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  3. 'American Idol' Top 5 Group Auditions, from Lauren Alaina to Jacee Badeaux

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  4. 'American Idol': Bruno Mars Rules, Jacee Badeaux Cries in Drama-Filled Hollywood

    February 16, 2011 11:35 PM EST 0 0 0 It was all Bruno Mars , almost all of the time on "American Idol's" Hollywood group round episode Wednesday night (Feb. 16), as nearly half of the contestants pinned their hopes on the breakout pop crooner's earnest melodies. Mar ...

  5. March 16, 2009

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  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Stargate, "tied" albums, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more! DIALING UP THE STARGATE Hi Fred, First, I wanted to thank you for clarifying how digital tracks are figured into the Hot 100. Here's the questio ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. David Gray, Pussycat Dolls Lead U.K. Charts

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer/songwriter David Gray scored his third U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sept. 18) as "Life In Slow Motion" (Atlantic) debuted at the top of the new chart. "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featu British singer/songwrit ...

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to ke ...

  10. Black Eyed Peas, Dido Rule U.K. Charts

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday (Oct. 12), as "Where Is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Polydor) started a sixth week at No. 1. It's now only a week The longest-running singles reign ...

  11. Black Eyes Peas Soar To U.K. No. 1

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "Permission To Land" (Must Destroy), Britain's new No. 1 single is Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (Polydor). While U.K. rockers the Darkness c ...

  12. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell' ...

  13. Cantrell, Cassidy Maintain U.K. Chart Control

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista), which tops the chart for the third week. A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles ...

  14. Cantrell, Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. singles chart for a second week while Robbie Williams returned to the No. 1 berth on the album survey. Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) withstood the chal Blu Cantrell topped the U.K. sing ...

  15. CHART BEAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson's report includes Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell Shania Twain and chart discussion with readers. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Hilary Duff , Shania Twain , Blu Cantrell , Fred Bronson ...

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- ...

  17. Cantrell, Coral Scale U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I.-born R&B singer whose only previous U.K. hit topped out at No. 12, has Britain's new No. 1 single. "Breathe," featuring Sean Paul (Arista), went straight to the Blu Cantrell, the Providence, R.I. ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  19. Tamia 'Still' Looks For Longevity

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Competition is always a factor in the music business. But the competition is especially fierce this summer in the female R&B/hip-hop ranks. With the Aug. 19 release of her third album, "Still&q ...

  20. Bittersweet

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a one-hit wonder. After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a o ...

  21. Beyonce, Branch Albums Storm The Chart

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The solo debut from Destiny's Child singer Beyonce Knowles leads three albums into the top-10 of The Billboard 200. Knowles' "Dangerously in Love" (Music World/Columbia) may have fallen well short of The solo debut from Destiny&# ...

  22. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Di ...

  23. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news sh ...

  24. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and produc ...

  25. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectr ...

  26. Blu Cantrell Is Back With 'Breathe'

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In 2001, Blu Cantrell scored immediate success with the Dallas Austin-written and -produced single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)." The quirky, jazzy anthem for scorned women spent two weeks a ...

  27. Blu Cantrell Wrapping Sophomore Album

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B artist Blu Cantrell has set a Dec. 17 release date for her sophomore Arista effort "Bittersweet," which is being completed this week. First single "Breathe" is due imminently at U.S. radio out R&B artist Blu Cantrell ...

  28. Unreleased Ali, Gorillaz Tracks In Good 'Company'

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Every hero needs good theme music," said Keenan Ivory Wayans in 1988's "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Hollywood Records provides just that for the spies in Touchstone Pictures' upcoming action comedy "Ba "Ev ...

  29. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny ...

  30. Performers, Presenters Line Up For AMAs

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists set to perform at the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA), airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Confi Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Kei ...

  31. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Ne ...

  32. Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor," received a leading five American Music Awards nominations, it was announced tod R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won ...

  33. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on the Swiss singles chart and Blu Cantrell. THREE FOR III: While "Chart Beat" reports on international charts from time to time, I don't recall ever mentioning the singles chart from Switzerland. This week is an exception, as ...

  34. Stranger on Earth

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If you're anxious to sink your ears into something other than music's usual cookie-cutter quicksand, then check out Lina's fine debut. If you're anxious to sink your ears into something other than music's usual cookie-cutter ...

  35. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint& ...

  36. 'NOW! 7' Is Now Double-Platinum

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The seventh volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Releas The seventh volume in the "N ...

  37. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A recap of late R&B star Aaliyah's chart performance, and a look at R&B acts who debuted in the 1960s who appear on the charts today, plus stories on Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. IN TRIBUTE: It was just a little over seven ...

  38. So Blu

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While there's no such thing as a sure thing, newcomer Blu Cantrell's odds of sticking around are far from a long shot, judging by this debut. While there's no such thing as a sure thing, newcomer Blu Cantrell's odds of sticking a ...

  39. Hot Product

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Blue Cantrell, Bilal, Sam Phillips, the Crystal Method, and more. 'Blu' In The Face For Arista newcomer Blu Cantrell, a serious car accident involving her sister opened the door to a musical career. The Providenc ...

  40. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in ...

  41. Lina Hopes She'll Be More Than A 'Stranger'

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Opening for Joan Osborne last year at New York's Irving Plaza, Atlantic Records artist Lina possessed a timeless combination of laid-back Southern warmth, introspection, spirituality, and a penchant f Opening for Joan Osborne last year at New Y ...

  42. D12 Leapfrogs Keys, Returns To No. 1

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The Billboard 200. Third week sales of D12's "Devil's Night" (Shady/Interscope) declined 21%, yet the 174,000 copies it moved, according to Eminem and his cohorts in D1 ...

  43. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, bu ...

  44. Janet, Destiny's Child Wage War For No. 1

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourth straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourt ...