1. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT 1 0 0 UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fo ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Colbie Caillat Returns With 'Hold On'; Volbeat Victorious At Rock

    November 25, 2013 7:30 PM EST The singer/songwriter debuts on Adult Pop Songs with the first single from her next album Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys l ...

  3. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Bil ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs

    November 11, 2013 7:30 PM EST 1.47 k 116 0 0 Cage the Elephant hits No. 1 on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs, One Direction debuts on Pop Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers ...

  5. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Tops Dance Club Songs, Young The Giant Returns, Lorde Adds Latin Airplay

    November 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST Rihanna notches her latest No. 1, Young the Giant returns to rock airwaves and Lorde's 'Royals' crosses to Latin radio. Plus, Donald Lawrence takes over atop Gospel Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offe ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select gro ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a se ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every ...

  11. Chart Moves: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Night Visions’ Celebrates One-Year Anniversary on Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:55 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, rock band Avenged Sevenfold claimed its second No. 1 album as "Hail to the King" started atop the list with 159,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four new arrivals into the top 10, ...

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  13. Chart Moves: Lumineers Album Nears Top 10 on Billboard 200, Jim Gaffigan's No. 1 Comedy Set

    September 07, 2012 8:15 PM EDT The Billboard 200: There was big news on the Billboard 200 this week thanks to TobyMac. The singer's "Eye On It" debuted atop the list, becoming the first No. 1 Christian album since 1997. ("Eye" bowed with 69,000 sold, ac ...

  14. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  15. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  16. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  17. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  18. 'American Idol' and Billboard: James Durbin, Haley Reinhart Become 55th and 56th Finalists on Charts

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT With the debuts of their Walmart exclusive EPs on the Billboard charts this week, Season 10 contestants James Durbin and Haley Reinhart become the 55th and 56th "American Idol" finalists to see their names appear on charts published by B ...

  19. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the ...

  20. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly sur ...

  21. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Dylan, Lindsay Lohan

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson and more! A HIT, ONE MORE TIME: For the second week in a row, the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 has been broken. Just seven days ago, I ...

  22. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  23. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caill ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short t ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprise ...

  33. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 15 For the first time in his 14-year care ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonigh ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Idols Live, Copeland, Gabriel

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Idols Live tour adds dates, pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies, Peter Gabriel joins video company's advisory board. A total of 19 dates have been added to the American Idols Live! Tour, which will now kick off July 5 with the first of t ...

  37. 'Idol' Finalists Hitting The Road This Summer

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The top 10 finalists of the current season of "American Idol," including the to-be-determined winner, will take to the road together in July. The top 10 finalists of the current season of "American Idol," including the to-be-dete ...

  38. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  39. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featur ...

  40. 'American Idol' Picks 5th Season Finalists

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The competitors for the fifth season "American Idol" crown emerged last night (March 9) as viewers voted off four contestants, leaving a dozen finalists. The competitors for the fifth season "American Idol" crown emerged last nig ...