1. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at ...

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I though ...

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  4. B-Real Theme Keys 'Scarface' Videogame Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We are fans of the movie, fans of hip-hop and fans of video games," B-Real tells Billboard.com, "So when we were approached to do a song, we jumped right in." In addition to nearly 100 well-known tracks from the '80s, Viven ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

  8. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (al ...

  9. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An album of music inspired by the poetry of late rapper Tupac Shakur, "The Rose" (Amaru/Koch). Eclectic jazz trio the Bad Plus' "Suspicious Activity" (Col ...

  10. Lauper's 'Body Acoustic' Reinvents Hits

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight/Epic. Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her n ...

  11. Shaggy Changes 'Clothes' On New Album

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reggae-leaning vocalist Shaggy has set a Sept. 20 release for his sixth album, "Clothes Drop." The Geffen set will be led by the single "Wild 2nite" featuring G-Unit's Olivia, which will be available Reggae-leaning vocalist ...

  12. B&E: Rihanna

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rihanna. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Barbados-born Rihanna has already made a big ...

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Craig Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and more. 'CRY' OUT LOUD: Three weeks after the Grammy performance of "Across the Universe" debuted on B ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: ...

  15. Bono, Beyonce Rock For AIDS Awareness

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV in Africa. Part of the campaign is a Nov. 29 concert at Greenpoint Stadiu Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launche ...

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- ...

  17. Plan Could Signal End Of MCA Brand

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before the end of the year, the MCA moniker -- first used in 1924 -- may cease to exist. Sources say the current plan is to eliminate the MCA Records brand, which is home to such artists as Shaggy and Before the end of the year, the MCA moniker -- f ...

  18. DMX, Ashanti, Eve Shine On St. Kitts Fest

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. To be held June 26-29, the ...

  19. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Country artist Jessica Andrews' "Now" (DreamWorks). -- A retrospective from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, "Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collec ...

  20. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival ...

  21. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are ...

  22. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I' ...

  23. Lavigne Wins Three MTV Asia Awards

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia Awards. Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the ...

  24. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert ...

  25. Jay Boberg Resigns As MCA President

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be overseen by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine. However, MCA will remain a "full-service, free-standing Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as presi ...

  26. Posthumous Strummer Album Targeted For May

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The material Joe Strummer was working on before his sudden death last month is being compiled for an album that may be ready for release by Hellcat/Epitaph as early as May, according to a spokesperson The material Joe Strummer was working on before ...

  27. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, ...

  28. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in N ...

  29. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Sh ...

  30. 50ask

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Eminem, Sugababes, and Culture Club. MODERN-EM? Keith, I was wondering why Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" is on the modern rock charts? I don't consider Eminem's music to ...

  31. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Shaggy/Kevi, Yoakam, String Cheese

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Shaggy/Kevi, Dwight Yoakam, String Cheese Incident Pop/reggae artist Shaggy and singer/songwriter Kevi are the latest artists to create titles for Scholastic's Hip Kid Hop "Read & Rap-A-Long" children's book series. S ...

  33. Kylie, Shaggy, Ashanti Make A 'Miracle'

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber, Anastacia, Shaggy, Eyra Gail, McFadden & Whitehead, Candi Staton, and Chaka Khan are among the musical Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria G ...

  34. Lucky Day

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex. As a lover of women, it was only a matter of time before Shaggy crafted an entire album dedicated to the fairer sex. The result is a ...

  35. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music ...

  36. Christina, Missy, LL Dress Up For Chicago Bash

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera made a rare live appearance last Thursday at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her new album, "Stripped," due tomorrow (Oct. 29) from RCA. Christina Aguilera made a rare live appe ...

  37. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribut ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, ...

  39. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international ...

  40. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-prof ...

  41. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's ...

  42. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The ...

  43. LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh Rap For Kids

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing a new book-and-CD series titled Hip Kid Hop. The series will pair a children's book -- aimed at kids ages 4-10 -- Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to ...

  44. My Bad

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the worlds of dancehall, R&B, and pop together on his Big Yard/MCA debut, My Bad. Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collabor ...

  45. Outkast, Shaggy Cook Up 'Scooby' Snacks

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the Lava/Atlantic soundtrack to the Warner Bros. live-action "Scooby-Doo" motion picture. The set is due June 4, 10 days before the f New music from Outkast, Shaggy, L ...

  46. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelbac ...

  47. Gates' 'Melody' Tops U.K. Chart Again

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1-million sales mark and secured its second week at No. 1 on yesterday's (March 30) U.K. singles chart. With the current hits by Shaggy featuring Al Gareth Gates' "Unc ...

  48. Young Extends U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" (RCA) continues to climb the all-time sales ladder as it begins a third week at the top of the U.K. singles chart. The title is now the 16th biggest-sel Will Young's " ...

  49. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due Mar ...

  50. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) ...

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