1. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  2. Ringo Starr Says 'Y Not' For New Album, Tour

    January 11, 2010 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R ingo Starr says that "a lot of luck went into" his new album, "Y Not," particularly in assembling the all-star cast that co-wrote songs with him and play on the album. "People just came out and supported me 'cause I w ...

  3. May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son. 1981 – Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, welcome their first child, da ...

  4. May 16, 2009

    May 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears’ second album, “Oops!… I Did It Again” sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week, setting a new record for highest debut by a female artist. 2000 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his nam ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Pink, "Delilah," No. 2 spot on the Hot Country chart and more! DELILAH DELILAH DELILAH! Fred Fred Fred! You overlooked the biggest "Delilah" of them all previous to the Plain White T's No. 1 sing ...

  6. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Ido ...