1. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  2. In Dreams

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an "American Idol" runner-up. Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an " ...

  3. Blake Lewis Takes Creative Control

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an "American Idol" runner-up. Blake Lewis wants to be known as an artist and not just an "Idol" -- or, more accurately, an " ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Niels After seven weeks on the chart, J ...

  6. Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's a happy holiday for Josh Groban, as the singer nabs his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with "Noel" ... It ascends to the chart's top slot with a career-high 405,000 -- thanks partially to his surprise performance ...

  7. 'Idol' Chatter

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the burgeoning hit "Tattoo" working in her favor, season six "American Idol" champion Jordin Sparks will this week release her debut album for 19 Recordings/Jive. "Tattoo" was produced by Stargat With the burgeonin ...

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks unveils her debut album, Freeway gets back in the mix at Roc-A-Fella, Genesis celebrates its lucrative reunion tour and more in this week's Hot Product. The DVD debut of Nirvana's & ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Radiohead, chart lovers, "American Idol" contestants and more! THE 'RAINBOWS' CONNECTION Fred: You've certainly heard by now about Radiohead's plan to sell its new album "In Rainbows&qu ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Na ...

  13. American Idols Live Tour / Aug. 29, 2007 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" juggernaut just won't stop. After wrapping up the sixth installment of the wildly popular Fox reality show, the top 10 from the season chugged on and embarked on the massive 59-dat The "American Idol" jug ...

  14. 'Idol' Runner-Up Lewis Gets Busy On Debut CD

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007 release for his first album. Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Re ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  16. Bruce Springsteen, CDs, Jordin Sparks

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boss is back, plus CDs celebrate a birthday and AI's Jordin Sparks signs. Tell us what you think! Email us at InSixty@Billboard.com. You can also email Danielle Flora at Danielle@Billboard.com. Boss is back, plus CDs celebrate a birthday and AI ...

  17. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean ...

  18. Season Six 'Idol' Stars Prepping Debut Albums

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While their fellow "American Idol" finalists wait for word later this month on their futures, season six champ Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis are hard at work on their debut albums. While their fellow "American Idol" fin ...

  19. 'Idol' Sparks Juggling Touring, Recording

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like previous "American Idol" winners, Jordin Sparks is laying claim to the title of Hardest Working Person in Show Business. The 17-year-old Season 6 champ is in the midst of rehearsals for this year Like previous "American Idol" ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Beautiful Girls," "Candle in the Wind," Brad Paisley and more! STAND BY SEAN Hi Fred, With Jamaican artist Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" steadily rising on the Hot 100, it looks as ...

  21. Ask Billboard

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith discusses digital sales, Pink and "Lipgloss." She Works Hard For The Digital Sales Dear Keith, I have a question about digital sales that, to my knowledge, has never been asked. Does a digital sale of an older song go towards the tal ...

  22. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married m ...

  24. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the B ...

  25. Rihanna, Shop Boyz Rocket To The Top Of Hot 100

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With explosive sales in their first week of digital release, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" rocket to the peak of the Billboard Hot 100. "Umbrella" soars 42-1 with 277,000 With exp ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, "American Idol," "U" and more! HERE COMES MS. JORDAN Dear Fred: Although I am a chart aficionado, this is the first time I have written. Logging on to iTunes this morning, I see that the p ...

  27. Chart Beat

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Enrique Iglesias, Snow Patrol and more! SEPTEMBER TO MAY ROMANCE: Does September of last year seem like a long time ago? In chart terms, it's almost an eternity. But for those of you who can recall last fall, the ...

  28. Jordin Sparks Shines As Sixth 'American Idol'

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was crowned the sixth season winner of "American Idol" last night (May 23). Competing against 25-year-old Blake Lewis for the cr In a flurry of thank yous and literal ...

  29. Sparks Shines As Sixth American Idol

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was crowned the sixth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 23). Competing against 25-year-old Blake Lewis for the crown, the young Glendale, Ariz., native b ...

  30. Melinda Doolittle Voted Off 'American Idol'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Most observers thought she was a lock to go on to the "American Idol" finale, but Melinda Doolittle was eliminated last night (May 16). Most observers thought she was a lock to go on to the "American Idol" finale, but Melinda Doo ...

  31. Sanjaya Malakar Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sanjaya Malakar, the singer who horrified and captivated millions in his improbable "American Idol" run, was finally voted off the show last night (April 18). When the result was announced, Malakar wi Sanjaya Malakar, the singer who horrif ...

  32. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it&# ...

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