1. 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 ...

  2. Snoop Dogg to remix ABC soap opera theme

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg is bringing some street cred to "One Life to Live." The 36-year-old rapper will make an extended cameo on the ABC soap opera to perform two songs from his new album, "Ego Trippin'," at the Snoop Dogg is bringing s ...

  3. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a ...

  4. Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was ini As expected , Amy Winehouse will perform du ...

  5. Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Rather, she will be joined by Tina Turner, who has ...

  6. Triple Echo Nods For Furtado, Gronemeyer

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado, German rock singer Herbert Gronemeyer and Berlin pop duo Ich+Ich have each received three nominations for the German record industry's 17th Echo Awards, which will be presented Feb. 15 in Berlin. Furtado is nominated in the int ...

  7. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  8. Gongs Handed Out At Premios Principales Gala

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Actor and occasional rapper Will Smith was the big surprise at Madrid's 2nd Premios Principales music awards on Dec. 14, organized by Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40 format Los 40 Principales. The network belong ...

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean assembles a diverse cast for his new album, Ghostface Killah unveils his third release in a year's time, Daft Punk brings its acclaimed live show to disc and "American Idol" runner-up Blak The Columbia soundtrack to the Jo ...

  10. Kenna

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. With a load of online buzz and a powerful label (Columbia), he had opened for No Doubt and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. It looked like Kenna would take In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. ...

  11. Lavigne, Justice, Muse Rule At MTV EMAs

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne, French electro act Justice and British rock trio Muse were multiple winners at the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 1) in Munich. Avril Lavigne, French electro act Justice and British rock trio Muse were multipl ...

  12. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerste ...

  13. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. This year's honorees were Missy Elliott, Whodini, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe ...

  14. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  15. Timberlake's Four Nominations Lead MTV EMA Field

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations, Justin Timberlake leads the field for the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at the Munich OlympiaHalle. With four nominations, Justin Timberlake leads the field for the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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" ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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,& ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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' ...

  33. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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' ...

  50. 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 & ...

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