1. 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 " ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteori ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have ...

  6. Chart Beat

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt, Madonna and Ray Davies are all making noteworthy moves and news. IT'S A 'BEAUTIFUL' DAY: He's been No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs, Adult Top 40 and the Pop 100 charts, but this week James Blunt takes the ...

  7. Blunt Leapfrogs Beyoncé To Claim No. 1

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After lingering at No. 2 for three straight weeks, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The U.K. singer/songwriter thus becomes the first British artist to reach No. After lingering at No. 2 for ...

  8. Blunt, Madonna Rule European Charts

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International posts an impressive week on the pan-European charts. The major again has the top two titles on European Top 100 Albums, with Atlantic's James Blunt and Warner Bros.' Madonna Warner Music International posts an ...

  9. James Blunt Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved t U.K. singer/songwriter James Bl ...

  10. James Blunt Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved t U.K. singer/songwriter James Blun ...

  11. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101,000 copies in th After seven weeks on the chart, t ...

  12. My Chemical Romance, Blunt Up For MTV Asia Awards

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and British singer-songwriter James Blunt are among the multiple nominees unveiled for the fifth annual MTV Asia Awards, to be held in Bangkok on May 6. Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and Br ...

  13. Madonna, Jack Johnson Take Lead On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.) became her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" yesterday, while Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire/Island) su Madonna& ...

  14. Coldplay At The BRITS

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay performs at the BRIT Awards. Britain's Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on stage at the BRIT Awards at the Earls Court Arena in central London February 15, 2006. The group took home the British single award for "Speed of Sound&qu ...

  15. No Budging Beyoncé From Hot 100 No. 1

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug registers at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth straight week. The cut also sticks to No. 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but falls 2-7 o Beyoncé's "Check On It" ...

  16. Blunt Retains European Chart Crown

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the third straight week, the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums are unchanged, with James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive and seventh aggregate week. I For the third straight week, th ...

  17. Blunt Retains European Chart Crown

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the third straight week, the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums are unchanged, with James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive and seventh aggregate week. I For the third straight week, th ...

  18. SYD MATTERS, "Syd Matters"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A few things about Syd Matters that are worth mentioning that aren't necessarily related to his music per se, but important nonetheless. A few things about Syd Matters that are worth mentioning that aren't necessarily related to his music ...

  19. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, sing ...

  20. Meck, Sayer Top U.K. Chart Again

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Ka "Thunder in My Heart Again" ...

  21. 'Check On It' Nets Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug holds firm at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth consecutive week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a fourth week and remains No. 2 on the H Beyoncé's "Check On It" ...

  22. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  23. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  24. Kaiser Chiefs Storm BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to d ...

  25. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to ...

  26. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  27. 2006 BRIT Awards Roundtable

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the nationally televised annual show, Billboard invited label and management executives to join contributing editor Paul Sexton and BRIT Awards organizing committee chairman Peter Jamies The 2006 BRIT Awards, sponsored by credit comp ...

  28. Remix Puts Leo Sayer On Top Of U.K. Singles Chart

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. album chart reign, a remix of a 29-year-old Leo Sayer obscurity puts the erstwhile British star on top of the singles chart. DJ Meck's new take on "Thunder In My As Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. ...

  29. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST albums certified in January. Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by the IFPI. Willia ...

  30. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by t Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams an ...

  31. Chart Beat Chat

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses James Blunt, "High School Musical" and Gwen Stefani with readers. PUTTING IT BLUNTLY Dear Fred, I've just checked out the latest Hot 100 and was more than happy to learn of James Blunt's rise into the top 5 on the ...

  32. Beyoncé Begins Third Week At No. 1

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a third week and remains No. 2 on the Hot Digital So Beyoncé's "Check on It" ...

  33. Chart Beat

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Manilow taking 1950s songs to No. 1, Underwood extending her country reign and Bent Fabric returning to the Billboard charts are just a few of this week's chart-tastic stories. UNCHAINED MELODIES: You can't beat the songs of the '50s ...

  34. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  35. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  36. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  37. After Nearly Three Decades, Manilow Tops Album Chart

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in nearly 29 years, Barry Manilow tops The Billboard 200. "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" bows at No. 1 with sales of 156,000 copies in the United States, giving the artist his For the first time in nearly 29 years, ...

  38. Monkeys, B.I.G. Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britain's bestselling single and album are unchanged from last week, as Arctic Monkeys secure a second week at the top of the album chart with "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino). Britain's bestsell ...

  39. Beyoncé Still No. 1, 'High School' Breaks Record

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, but the star this week is the "High School Musical" soundtrack, which spawns several Beyoncé's "Check O ...

  40. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa A ...

  41. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  42. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  43. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured arti ...

  44. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastes ...

  45. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Ch ...

  46. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  47. Foxx Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musica ...

  48. Arctic Monkeys, Hard-Fi Rule U.K. Charts

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, with Arctic Monkeys notching their second straight singles chart-topper and Hard-Fi ascending to No. 1 with its first album. After a surprise No. New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales c ...

  49. 'Bedlam' Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is back to the top of European Top 100 Albums. As the English singer-songwriter climbs ever nearer to the top ten of The Billboard 200, this week moving 16-13 James Blunt's "Back T ...

  50. 'Bedlam' Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is back to the top of European Top 100 Albums. As the English singer-songwriter climbs ever nearer to the top ten of The Billboard 200, this week moving 16-13 James Blunt's "Back T ...

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