1. James Blunt Song Tops Bereavement List

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Goodbye My Lover' most played song at funerals in 2006. “Goodbye My Lover," the hit single by best-selling British act James Blunt (Atlantic Records), is the song that knocks them dead at most U.K. funerals in 2006, according to a ...

  2. 'Weird Al' Won't Back Down On Twelfth Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star Trek-quoting, D&D-referencing, comic-obsessed tour de force called "White and Nerdy," represents nothing less than "a culmination of a lif "Weird Al" Ya ...

  3. Chart Beat

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Natasha Bedingfield, Bob Dylan, "Pet Sounds" and more! 'UNWRITTEN' IN THE STARS: After a consecutive run of 18 weeks for "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.), Daniel Powter abdicates his Adult Contemporary chart thro ...

  4. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor ...

  5. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 1 ...

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cassie leads a revitalization at Bad Boy with her self-titled debut, Rick Ross uplifts Miami hip-hop with "Hustlin'," Ani DiFranco roars back after taking a hiatus and Masta Killa salutes "Brooklyn" w A live DVD from U.K. si ...

  7. Yankovic Heads 'Straight Outta Lynwood'

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to includ Pop parodist "Weird Al&q ...

  8. Chili Peppers, Shakira Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira lead the pack for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with seven nominations each for their respective videos "Dani California" and "Hip's Don't Lie." The artists are The Red Hot Chili ...

  9. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "I ...

  10. Blunt Brings The 'Bedlam' Back For Fall Tour

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. ...

  11. Chart Beat

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Johnny Cash, "Pirates of the Caribbean," Canadian/American pairing and more! 'HIGHWAYS' TAKES THE HIGH ROAD: It's not the longest gap between No. 1 albums in history, but it sure comes close. Johnny Cash first ...

  12. James Blunt Makes 'Time' For Live DVD

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 BBC concert footage of U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will be featured on the artist's upcoming DVD, "Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions." BBC concert footage of U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will be featured on the artist ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses more body parts in songs, the U.K. charts and Wyclef Jean. WORK THAT BODY Hello Fred, I read last week's Chart Beat and hadn't ever thought of a song category dedicated to body parts! Kudos for the new category. It was infor ...

  14. Shakira's 'Hips' Still Shaking At No. 1

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After setting a single-week record for digital download sales last week, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean maintains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second frame. The song is al After setting a single-week ...

  15. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses foreign Hot 100 chart-toppers, download vs. airplay semantics and LeAnn Rimes. UNITED NATIONS Dear Fred, It has been an exciting year to watch the top of the Hot 100 chart. One trend that I've noticed is that 2006 is a great year ...

  17. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album releases, ...

  18. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album release ...

  19. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials, ...

  20. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees Thursday (Ma Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny G ...

  21. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “ ...

  22. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  23. Chili Peppers Post 'Stadium' At No. 1

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sold 442,000 copies in the United States in i For the first time in their 22-year ca ...

  24. Rihanna's 'SOS' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the five-week run of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which falls to No. 2. "SOS" also rises 7-1 on the Rihanna&# ...

  25. Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, extending its run to five straight weeks. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  26. Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood). Sales of the set were down 58% over last week to Rascal Flatts earns a third week ...

  27. No Stopping Powter On Singles Charts

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth straight week. The cut also extends its reign over the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts, where it has held th Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  28. Robbie Williams / April 10, 2006 / Durban, South Africa (ABSA Stadium)

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the only place <I>not</I> to raise the "sold out" sign within hours of tickets going on sale, Robbie Williams lit a spark under his 2006 world tour with a show in the coastal city of Durban that le In the only place not to r ...

  29. Powter Stays Hot, Chili Peppers Sizzle On Charts

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a third week. Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Pepp Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  30. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Cou In the best sales week of 2006, R ...

  31. Report: New Acts Boost U.K. Q1 Sales

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James Blunt and Corinne Bailey Rae helped push first quarter artist CD album sales in the United Kingdom to a record 27.9 million units, according to sales figu Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James ...

  32. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about McFly, the Go-Gos and Guns N'Roses. HELLO? McFLY? Hello Keith, I was wondering -- especially with the abundance of British music acts coming into the United States (lately) -- if you know anything about ...

  33. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Lit ...

  34. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  35. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  36. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digi ...

  37. Powter's 'Day' Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "Bad Day" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 for a second fra Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. ...

  38. T.I. Rules As 'King' Of Album Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the best sales week of the year, T.I. clocks in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "King." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 522,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, With the best sales week of the year, T ...

  39. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 3 ...

  40. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel P ...

  41. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. 1 ...

  42. Chart Beat

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean Paul is the latest leader on a rapidly changing Hot 100 while Mary J. Blige has the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs locked up. Plus notes on Brad Paisley and Pearl Jam. 'TEMPERATURE' RISING: The very rapid turnover of No. 1 hits on t ...

  43. Paul's 'Temperature' Rises To The Top

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean Paul's "Temperature" moves up one rung to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Ne-Yo's "So Sick," which falls to No. 3. Pearl Jam scores the Hot Sean Paul's & ...

  44. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, After nine straight weeks of sales inc ...

  45. Ne-Yo Extends Chart Domination With 'So Sick'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" holds onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts. Behind him on the Hot 100, Sean Paul's "Tempe Ne-Yo's "So S ...

  46. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot ...

  47. Gilmour's 'Island' Grabs No. 1 In U.K.

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 David Gilmour's third solo album, "On an Island" (EMI), powered to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 13), becoming his first chart-topper in his own name. David Gilmour's third solo album, "On an Island" (E ...

  48. Ne-Yo Completes Chart Takeover With 'So Sick'

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo's "So Sick" climbs eight rungs to capture the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, just as the singer/songwriter's Def Jam album, "In My Own Words," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 20 Ne-Yo's " ...

  49. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  50. Ne-Yo's 'Words' Speak Volumes At No. 1

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut solo release flies straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "In My Own Words" (Def Jam) sold 301,000 copies in the United States In a hot week for new albums in t ...

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