1. Kanye Caps Banner Week With Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having already reached No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam album, "Graduation," Kanye West scores a double chart whammy as his single "Stronger" jumps 2-1 to overtake the Billboard Hot 1 Having already reached No. 1 ...

  2. Timberlake, Rihanna Take Top MTV VMA Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Sept. 9) at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Timberlake won the first "Quadruple Threat" tro Justin Timberlake and Rihanna eac ...

  3. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  4. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Seal, The Jesus & Mary Chain

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Cee-Lo, T-Pain, Lil' Wayne and Daniel Merriweather have joined the performance lineup for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, which also features Timbaland, Kanye Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Ce ...

  5. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  6. Timbaland Unseats Rihanna On U.K. Singles Chart

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring Keri Hilson ended Rihanna's epic run at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 29), outselling Kate Nash's "Foundations" (Fiction/Polydor) Timbaland ...

  7. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  8. Rihanna Makes It 10 Weeks Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its 10th week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z has become the U.K.'s longest-running No. 1 single since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" spent 15 weeks at the top in 1994. Mean Now in its 10 ...

  9. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Dance Tonight," Tim and Faith, Big & Rich and more! LAST 'DANCE' Hi, Fred: Just wondering how Paul McCartney's "Dance Tonight" qualified to chart on the Hot 100. I thought that &qu ...

  11. KSSE Adds English Music

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Entravision Radio's pop KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles has adjusted its format to include more English-language hits, to attract more of the younger, bilingual demo. As of midnight, the station, which had been the premier Spanish-language ...

  12. Chemical Brothers Snag Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dance mainstays the Chemical Brothers scored another U.K. No. 1 album, their fifth, with "We Are the Night" (Virgin). The new set, which includes the current top 20 hit "Do It Again," leads the chart Dance mainstays the Chemical ...

  13. Top Stars Salute Princess Diana At Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th b Waving their arms in the air and dancing wi ...

  14. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman,& ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event features performances by Nelly Furtado featuring 2006 - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads a ...

  16. Billboard Launches Canadian Hot 100 Chart

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new list, which ranks songs' popularity by blending digital track sales measured by Nielsen SoundScan with radio tracking from Nielsen BDS, bows today (June 7) on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz. One of Billboard's franchise charts exp ...

  17. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo' ...

  18. Maroon 5, Rihanna Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (Octone/A&M) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 3), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z snagged a th Maroon 5's &q ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly ...

  21. Maroon 5, Rihanna Sit Pretty On U.K. Charts

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (A&M/Polydor) started a second week in the runners-up spot on the new U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Los Angeles band, who saw its second a As Maroon 5's "Makes Me ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts ...

  24. T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" climbs 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to earn the Florida native his first chart-topper there. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a seventh str T-Pain's "Buy ...

  25. Furtado Hoping To Rock With Timbaland

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado and Timbaland hit pay -- and platinum -- dirt with the dance tracks on the Canadian singer's latest album, "Loose." Now they're looking to rock things up a bit. Furtado tells Billboard.c Nelly Furtado and Timbaland ...

  26. Maroon 5 Fends Off Ne-Yo, T-Pain To Remain No. 1

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After setting a chart record with a 64-1 jump last week, Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" remains No. 1 for a second stanza on the Billboard Hot 100. But it has strong competition in the form of Ne-Yo's " After setting a chart r ...

  27. Epic's Walk Honors Nate ‘DanjaHandz’ Hills

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last night, over mojitos and filet mignon at New York's Gin Lounge, Epic Records President Charlie Walk and David Ehrlich, Esq. celebrated the six no. 1 singles of pop and hip-hop producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills. Hills, who is pois ...

  28. Artists Added To Diana Concert Bill

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, P. Diddy, Tom Jones, Will Young and Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson have been added to the list of performers for the Concert For Diana, to be held July 1 at London's new Wembley Stadium. They join such previously-announced p ...

  29. Maroon 5 Makes 'Wondrous' Jump To Lead Hot 100

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the largest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5 scores its first chart-topper as "Makes Me Wonder" soars 64-1. The move was fueled by digital sales of 243,500 download With the largest jump to No. 1 in the ...

  30. Avril Continues Euro Albums Chart Rule

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While Avril Lavigne starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), there's a new champion on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as "Beautiful Liar" (World Music/Columbia ...

  31. Arctic Monkeys Dominate New U.K. Charts

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arctic Monkeys crashed into the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (April 29) with their sophomore effort "Favorite Worst Nightmare" (Domino), as all 12 tracks on it placed inside the top 200 of the Arctic Monkeys crashed into the U.K. al ...

  32. Ask Billboard

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Ex-American Idols, French singer Mylene, Bjork and more! THE REAL AMERICAN IDOL Dear Keith, With all the hype surrounding "American Idol," I've been wondering: with regard to sales figures, who ...

  33. Chart Beat

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Avril, Fergie, Bucky Covington and more! GIVE A 'DAMN': The charts are all about Avril Lavigne this week, as the Canadian-born singer garners her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and her first No. 1 on the Hot 100. &q ...

  34. Lavigne Sweeps Charts As 'Girlfriend' Tops Hot 100

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" scores the artist her first Hot 100 chart-topper as it moves 3-1, a day after its parent album, "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "Girlfr Avril Lavigne' ...

  35. Beyonce, Shakira And Avril Overtake U.K. Charts

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) climbed 5-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 22), becoming the second No. 1 in the territory for each of the singers (but Beyonce's fift Beyonce and Shakira's & ...

  36. Timbaland Holds At No. 1 On The Hot 100

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Akon's former chart-topper "Don't Matter," which is No. 2 Timbaland' ...

  37. Furtado Doubles Up On European Charts

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado scores a European double on Billboard's new weekly composite charts. Her "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, and eighth in total, while "Give It To Me" ...

  38. Timbaland Adds Another Chart-Topper In U.K.

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.K. singles chart had a new champion yesterday (April 15) as "Give It to Me" (Interscope) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake climbed to the top from No. 8. The U.K. singles chart had a new champion yesterday (A ...

  39. Chart Beat Chat

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Akon, "I'm A Flirt" by R. Kelly or Bow Wow and more! THE HIT-MAKERS OF 2006 AND 2007 Dear Fred, I've noticed something interesting about the artists that have been topping The Billboard Hot 100 this y ...

  40. Chart Beat

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Timbaland, Timberlake, Linkin Park and more! 'GIVE' UP: After spending eight weeks in the lower regions of The Billboard Hot 100, "Give It to Me" (Mosley/Blackground) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado & Just ...

  41. Timbaland Soars To No. 1 After Sales Explosion

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland's "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake explodes 42-1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to sales of 248,000 digital downloads. This is the second biggest leap Timbaland's "Give It to ...

  42. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

  43. 'NOW 24' Trumps Duff, McBride, Timbaland At No. 1

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24" hits compilation rises to the top of The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. Climbing 2-1, the set moved 213,000 copies Amid five new releases debuting in the ...

  44. Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Anthony Colombo, Wade Jessen, Gary Trust, Alex Vitoulis; Editorial Director: Geoff Mayfield Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, ...

  45. Proclaimers, Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Charts

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an unchanged top three on the new U.K. singles chart, Scottish brothers the Proclaimers' update of their own "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipki In an unchanged top three on ...

  46. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Junos

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With five major wins, Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Sas With five major wins, Nelly Furtado swept C ...

  47. Proclaimers, Take That Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Proclaimers' Comic Relief fundraiser "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin, started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 1 The Proclaimers' Comic ...

  48. Review: Timbaland's 'Shock Value'

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland: "Shock Value" Producer: Timbaland Mosley/Interscope Release Date: April 3 While making bigger stars out of artists like Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake (not to mention Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, etc.), Timbaland has al ...

  49. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Juno Awards

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five major wins, Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Furtado, host ...

  50. 'Shock' And Awe

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd never make a solo album as an artist. But that's exactly what will arrive this week in the form of "Shock Value," which features such hi Producer Timbaland told Bill ...

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