1. Kobalt Signs One Republic's Tedder

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with OneRepublic's Ryan "Alias" Tedder. Tedder has written, co-written or co-produced songs like Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic, Natasha Bed ...

  2. The Billboard Q&A: J.R. Rotem

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the nature of pop songwriting and his place in the music industry. The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billbo ...

  3. Stereophonics, Sugababes Perched Atop U.K. Charts

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welsh rock trio Stereophonics achieved its fifth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 21) with "Pull the Pin" (V2), while Sugababes' "About You Now" (Universal Island) started a fourth week at kWelsh rock trio Stereo ...

  4. Chart Beat

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Frankie Valli, Alicia Keys, Soulja Boy and more! FRANKIE IS THE WORD: This summer, a friend of mine bought tickets to see Frankie Valli at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and at the last minute had a change of plans. He gave me his tic ...

  5. Springsteen Still The Boss In Europe

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and Sean Kingston continue to reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts. "Magic" (Columbia) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums for the Boss, while Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Be ...

  6. Sugababes Smother U.K. Album, Singles Chart

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double yesterday (Oct. 14) as their new album "Change" entered at No. 1 while the single "About You Now" began a third week at the top of t Universal Island female trio ...

  7. Bruce Bosses European Albums Chart

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) opens atop European Top 100 Albums and Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) cli ...

  8. Sugababes, Foo Fighters Control U.K. Charts

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British pop/R&B trio Sugababes racked up their sixth U.K. No. 1, and second of 2007, as "About You Now" (Universal Island) climbed 35-1 on yesterday's new singles chart thanks solely to digital sa British pop/R&B trio Sugababe ...

  9. Bedingfield Album Set For U.S. Release

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Out since April internationally, Natasha Bedingfield's second album, "N.B.," will be released Dec. 18 in the U.S. via Epic. A new song not on the earlier edition, "Love Like This" featuring labelmate Out since April internat ...

  10. Kingston, Blunt Rule On U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) bagged a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart, there was an instant No. 1 on the album survey for James Blunt's "All the Lost Souls" (Cust As Sean Kingston&# ...

  11. Kingston, Blunt Rule On U.K. Charts

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) bagged a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart, there was an instant No. 1 on the album survey for James Blunt's "All the Lost Souls" (Cust As Sean Kingston&# ...

  12. Kanye Defeats 50 Cent On U.K. Album Chart

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West won the U.K. battle in the worldwide war of the rap superstars as "Graduation" (Def Jam) entered at No. 1 on the album chart ahead of 50 Cent's "Curtis" (Interscope). Meanwhile, in an uncha Kanye West won the U.K. ...

  13. Soulja Boy Remains No. 1 Amid Static Top Four

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's breakout single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and the three subsequent tracks hold their same positions from last week. Kanye West's "Stronger Soulja Boy's break ...

  14. Kingston, Hard-Fi Enjoy Big Weeks On U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) and a No. 8 debut on the album survey with his self-titled set. Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the ...

  15. Chart Beat

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the country charts, Soulja Boy, Paul Anka and more! 'MORE' IS THE MOST: It was a momentous event in the history of the Hot Country Songs chart last week when Kenny Chesney tied the record for the highest debut (since the cha ...

  16. Soulja Boy 'Cranks' Hot 100 No. 1 With Debut Single

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Soulja Boy races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his debut single, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." The track jumps from No. 2 thanks to sales of 144,000 digital do Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Sou ...

  17. Kingston, Faulkner Lead The Pack On U.K. Charts

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful Girls" (RCA) moved up 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 2), and the top 10 included climbers by Plain White Ts, Rihann Sean Kingston's former Billb ...

  18. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Inks Rotem

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Jonathan "JR" Rotem, who produced and co-wrote Sean Kingston's No. 1 hit "Beautiful Girls" and Rihanna's No. 1 "SOS." Kingston is the ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Fergie Scores Third Solo No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie scores her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The Dutchess" this week as "Big Girls Don't Cry" inches up 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She thus becomes the first female artist with three No. Fergie scores her third ...

  21. Faulkner, West Assume Control On U.K. Charts

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K. chart presence yesterday (Aug. 26) by following the top 10 single "Dream Catch Me" (Ugly Truth) with a No. 1 debut f British singer/songwriter Newton Faulk ...

  22. Kingston Still 'Beautiful' Atop Hot 100

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and its three closest competitors all hold their positions from last week: Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" at No. 2, T Sean Kingston ...

  23. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hay ...

  24. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2, and Ti Sea ...

  25. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2 for a sec ...

  26. ABC Goes Video Crazy For New, Returning Shows

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABC is producing music videos for several of its new and returning shows, including "Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Dancing With the Stars" and "Brothers and Sisters." A ...

  27. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home ...

  28. Chart Beat

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Carrie Underwood, the Beatles, Sean Kingston and more! 'SMALL' IS BIG: You already knew that country radio couldn't wait to play the first Carrie Underwood single from her second album. So you shouldn't be surprise ...

  29. Kingston Has No. 1 Song, Top Debut On Hot 100

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a second week in the top spot on the chart. The newcomer's self-titled debut album opened yesterday at No. A week after soaring 23-1 on ...

  30. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 15 For the first time in his 14-year care ...

  31. 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" ...

  32. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on top 40 radio, "The Simpsons" soundtrack and mega-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . POP GOES THE R ...

  33. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

  34. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not coun ...

  35. Kingston Has 'Beautiful' View Atop Revamped Hot 100

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Sean Kingston moves to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week with his first charting single, as "Beautiful Girls" rockets 23-1. In the first week of the new Hot 100 formula, the R&B newcomer Sean Kingston moves to ...

  36. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  37. Kingston's 'Beautiful' Summer

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The person who makes you the happiest can hurt you the most—just ask 17-year-old Sean Kingston. "I was going out with this girl for two years—the most beautiful girl in school—but The person who makes you the happiest can hurt you the most—just ...

  38. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only t ...

  39. Chart Beat Chat

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Beautiful Girls," "Candle in the Wind," Brad Paisley and more! STAND BY SEAN Hi Fred, With Jamaican artist Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" steadily rising on the Hot 100, it looks as ...

  40. Rihanna Fends Off Shop Boyz Again To Lead Hot 100

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a fourth week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, with Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" still at No. 2. But that track is inching ever closer to No. 1, as it earns greatest For a fourth week, ...

  41. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

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