1. Britney Bounces Back With Three VMA Wins

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way last night (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles, getting the last laugh after a disastrous 2007 appearance by winning the first three awards of Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music A ...

  2. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent yea ...

  3. Britney, Mariah, Usher, Lil Wayne Earn MTV VMA Nods

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher and Lil Wayne all receiving nods. MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for ...

  4. Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Fr Dizzee Rascal's &q ...

  5. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the ...

  6. Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal Still Rule U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's run atop the U.K. album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) extended into a fifth week yesterday (July 13), while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Coldplay's run ...

  7. Ne-Yo Unseats Coldplay Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. ...

  8. Coldplay Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday as it scored a double triumph on the new U.K. sales charts. As "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" started a second week as Bri Coldplay's international cha ...

  9. Alicia Keys / June 18, 2008 / New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and Alicia Keys' performance Wednesday night (June 18) at New York City's Madison Square Garden definitely fit that description. Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and ...

  10. Digital Sales Drive Coldplay To Top Of Hot 100

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay ...

  11. Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time"

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time" Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time" News Jordin Sparks ...

  12. Lil Wayne Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "Tha With his new album &quo ...

  13. Lil Wayne Fends Off Coldplay, Perry On Hot 100

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III" finally due out next week, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" begins a fourth frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But there's strong competition from Coldplay With his long-dela ...

  14. Chart Beat

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses David Cook, 'American Idol,' Jesse McCartney and more! MANY COOKS: David Cook may have dreamed big when he auditioned for "American Idol," but it's doubtful he ever envisioned having 11 songs debut on The Bill ...

  15. Lil Wayne Tops Hot 100 Amid 'Idol' Infusion

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Lollipop," amid the debut of 14 tracks from "American Idol" contestants David Cook (11) and David Archuleta (three). As previously re Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a thi ...

  16. 'Idol' Finale Ratings About Even With Last Season's

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" seventh season finale last night (May 21) managed to essentially match last year's performance, with the coronation of David Cook watched by an estimated 31.7 million viewers. The "American Idol" seventh ...

  17. Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop' Returns To Hot 100 Peak

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It's the longest chart-topping hiatus since Usher's "U Got It Bad" went fou After a three ...

  18. David Cook Triumphs On 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American Idol" last night (May 21) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. The 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., native earned 56% of the record 97.5 m Amid deafening applause, David Co ...

  19. The Billboard Q&A: AI Finalist Kristy Lee Cook

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave her AI appearance a hearty Texas try. The 24-year-old talks to Billboard on her experiences in the Lone Star State, being formerly signed to a major an Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave ...

  20. Rihanna Overtakes Leona Lewis On Hot 100

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take a Bow" makes a near-record-breaking jump on the Hot 100 this week to overtake Leona Lewis' four-week No. 1, "Bleeding Love." "Take a Bow" soars 53-1 thanks to As tippe ...

  21. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track ...

  22. Chris Brown Gets Hot Shot Debut Honors On The Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this week, he does so while charting two other singles within the top 10. Hot Shot Debuts: Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this ...

  23. New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on May 13, when the single "Summertime" will be made available via all digital music services, according to a blog post t The reunited New Kids On The Block wil ...

  24. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate t ...

  25. Leona Lewis Regains No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on The Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which fli With hel ...

  26. Lil Wayne Scores First Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Lollipop," which jumps from No. 2 with the help of 183,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  27. Keys Cancels Second Performance

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After canceling the Pittsburgh stop on her "As I Am" concert tour last night (April 22), Alicia Keys must cancel a second show due to swollen vocal chords. This comes just after opening act Jordin Sparks dropped off the tour on April 21 ...

  28. Jordin Sparks Battling Throat Injury, Leaves Keys Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while she recovers. Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while ...

  29. Jordin Sparks Battling Throat Injury, Leaves Keys Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while she recovers. The 2007 "American Idol" winner was forced to cancel three shows over the weekend, including the opening ...

  30. 'Bored' By R&B, Ne-Yo Experiments On New Album

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release in as many years, into production. "I wanted the third album to be something a little different," he tells B Ne-Yo says he didn' ...

  31. Chart Shakers

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis, Daughtry and Tim McGraw lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Leona Lewis sets a new chart record as she takes Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboar ...

  32. Leona Lewis Returns To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After vacating the top spot last week to Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 jump. Its accompanying album, "Spirit" (Syco/ After va ...

  33. Favorite Female Solo Artist?

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, we posed to readers: Which female solo artists currently in the top 50 on the chart is your favorite? Last week, we posed to readers: British singer Leona Lewis just topped the Hot 100 with her new single "Bleeding Love." Which ...

  34. Chart Shakers

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A closer look at the Greatest Gainers, Hot Shot Debuts and Pacesetters on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Hot Shot Debut glory belongs to country superstar George Strait this week, as new set "Troubadour" claims that aw ...

  35. Mariah's 'Body' Remains Atop Hot 100

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off the resurgent "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, which jumps 4-2. Madonna's "4 Minutes" holds at No. 3 a Mariah C ...

  36. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York ...

  37. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one ...

  38. Mariah's Got The 'Touch' With 18th No. 1

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey scores her 18th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as "Touch My Body" rockets 15-1. Download sales of 286,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to As tipped here yesterday, Mariah Carey ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural Already a chart-topper in her nat ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Usher Still Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 7

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 amid a static top 4 that includes Chris Brown's "With You" (No. 2), Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T Ush ...

  43. Usher's 'Club' Remains Atop The Hot 100

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy holds tight to the top spot on the Hot 100 for a second week. The track continues to fend off Chris Brown's "With You," which rises 3-2, the same slot Usher's " ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At People Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash this morning (Feb. 9), when the producer/rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of People's all-star, pre-Grammy concert w ...

  50. 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 ...

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