1. Chart Beat

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Leona Lewis, American 'Idols,' Rick Ross and more! HIGHER 'LOVE': A 21-8 leap on The Billboard Hot 100 sends newcomer Leona Lewis into the top 10 and into chart history as one of the most successful debuting U.K. s ...

  2. DMB, Petty Set For First Mile High Festival

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreak ...

  3. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good T ...

  4. Simpson, Kingston, Akon Lined Up For Nick's 'Sunset'

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon will premiere "Dance on Sunset," on March 29, a variety show that has already slated Ashlee Simpson, Sean Kingston, Akon with Colbie Caillat and Menudo to perform. "We know that music and dance are a big part of our view ...

  5. Colbie Caillat, "Realize"

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The tide remains high for folk-pop singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, whose second single off debut "Coco" will make listeners "Realize" that her album has some serious legs. The tide remains high for folk-pop singer/songwriter Co ...

  6. Mraz Rolling Out New Album With EPs

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jason Mraz isn't so much releasing his upcoming effort as he is rolling it out. "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things." will be available as trio of EPs, with each to hit shelves on different dates. Jason Mraz isn't so much releasi ...

  7. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among ...

  8. Chart Beat

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and more! 'JUNO' AND THE PAYDIRT: Last week, I asked if the "Juno" soundtrack will be "Uno," as in No. 1 on The Billboard 200. We didn't quit ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Radiohead Nudges Blige From Atop Album Chart

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead zooms to No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO), a week after a premature debut at No. 156 due to street date violations. The set sold 122,000 units in the United Radiohead zooms to No. 1 this week on T ...

  12. Chart Beat

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Vince Guaraldi and more! YES ON 'NO': Normally, it's not polite to discuss a woman's age, but when it comes to reporting chart records, civility goes out the window. In 2003, less than a mon ...

  13. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily After topplin ...

  14. Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige has put an end to Josh Groban's reign on The Billboard 200 as the R&B singer's "Growing Pains" moves up 2-1. The Geffen release sold 204,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Mary J. Blige has put an end ...

  15. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  16. Flo Rida Bumps Keys From Atop Hot 100

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot 100 hit this week with his debut single, as "Low" featuring T-Pain" jumps 2-1. Increased airplay and digital sales of 178,000 units helped the track dethrone Alicia Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot ...

  17. Christmas Tunes, 'Bubbly' And More!

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson dispenses the week's hottest chart news. This week, new on Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Michael McDonald and more! Chart expert Fred Bronson dispenses the week's hottest chart news. This week, new on Darlene Love ...

  18. Keys Rolls Into Holidays With No. 1 Hits

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts with "No One," which is No. 1 on those tallies for a fifth and tenth week, As the Christmas holiday approaches, Al ...

  19. Keys Still The 'One' Atop Billboard Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is showing no signs of budging atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, where her track "No One" is No. 1 for a fourth and ninth week, respectively. Alicia Keys is showing no signs of budging atop the Bi ...

  20. No Stopping Keys Atop Pop, R&B Charts

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "No One," which is No. 1 on the latter chart for a third week and the former for an eighth. Chris Brown Alicia Keys continues to dominate the ...

  21. UMG Applies Online Streaming Policy

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Details of a relatively new online music streaming policy from Universal Music Group have emerged as a result of one artist's communication with her fans. Colbie Caillat, who found an early audience on MySpace, apologized to fans via her MySp ...

  22. Keys Keeps Cruising Atop Hot 100

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which begins its second week atop the chart. The song is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh straight frame. Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the B ...

  23. Keys Caps Banner Week By Topping Hot 100

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A day after debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "As I Am" (J), Alicia Keys assumes control of the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which inches up from No. 2. The track sold 210,000 downloads, A day after debuting at No. ...

  24. Brown Fends Off Keys, Timbaland To Remain No. 1

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, again fending off Alicia Keys' "No One" (3-2) and Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic (2-3). Chr ...

  25. Blunt, Bareilles Teaming For VH1 Trek

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt and Sara Bareilles will headline the next edition of VH1's You Oughta Know tour, which will begin Feb. 4 in Seattle. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Nov. 17) via Ticketmaster. Blunt will be o James Blunt and Sara Bareilles will headlin ...

  26. Brown's 'Kiss' Still Sweet Atop Hot 100

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer. Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic remains at Chris Brown&# ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Z100 Jingle Ball, 50 Cent, Lamonte

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As has become tradition, some of the biggest names in pop music will gather Dec. 14 for New York radio station Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden. As has become tradition, some of the biggest names in pop music will gather Dec. 14 for ...

  28. Brown Overtakes Soulja Boy Atop Hot 100

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" (featuring T-Pain) finally overtakes Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" with a 2-1 move on the Billboard Hot 100, after the latter track reigned high for seven weeks. "Ki Chris Brown&# ...

  29. Soulja Boy Fends Off Chris Brown Atop Hot 100

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it a lucky seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but new competition comes from Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," which soars 22-2 after selling 159,000 Soulja Boy's ...

  30. Springsteen Returns To No. 1 In Slow Sales Week

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to the summit of The Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia effort moved 77,000 copies in the U.S., according to Ni In a slow week for album sales, B ...

  31. Springsteen Bosses Way Back to No. 1

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to No. 1 in a slow week on The Billboard 200 while Jimmy Eat World starts at No. 5 with "Chase This Light" ... Santana bows in the top 10 with his new greatest hits package "Ultimat ...

  32. Soulja Boy Begins Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" remains unstoppable on the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Kanye West's "Stronger" continues to hold at No. 2, while Soulja Boy's & ...

  33. No Stopping Soulja Boy On Billboard Hot 100

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in a week when his debut album, "souljaboytellem.com," debuts at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 Soulja Boy's " ...

  34. Soulja Boy Still Cranking Atop Billboard Hot 100

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy begins his second straight and fourth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," but he's facing stiff competition from a former pop princess. As report Soulja Boy begins his second stra ...

  35. Soulja Boy Trades Places With Kanye Atop Hot 100

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" trades places with Kanye West's "Stronger" atop the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 increase, thanks to its best digital sales week yet (183,000 copies). "Crank" is Soulja B ...

  36. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Che It's an exciting week at the top ...

  37. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  38. Avril, Sheryl, Fiona To Rock First Girlfrenzy

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple will headline the first Girlfrenzy music festival, to be held Oct. 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles a Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple will ...

  39. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving The "NOW! That's What I ...

  40. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  41. Common Folk, Common Threads

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 I've been thinking about folk music lately. I've been thinking about it mainly because something's been bugging me. Everywhere there's an acoustic guitar, it seems, you'll find the pesky word 'folk' t "It' ...

  42. Maroon 5 Flip-Flops With T-Pain To Rule Hot 100

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After being dethroned last week by T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to rebound to the top since M After be ...

  43. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy ( ...

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