1. 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 ...

  2. The Shins Head Nominees For mtvU Woodies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is up for Woodie of the year, the alumni Woodie and the viral Woodie honors. Modest Mouse, Gym Class Heroes, With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack f ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Madonna, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," "Dominique" and more! TRULY A NEW RECORD FOR 'DRANK' Hi Fred, In July I mentioned that "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden held t ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T-Pain Set For Ozone Awards

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second annual Ozone Awards airs tonight and features Lil Wayne, Baby, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, DJ Khaled, Plies, Trick Daddy and Soulja boy, among others The event, presented by southern hip-hop rag Ozone Magazine, was recorded August 1 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will releas ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. N.O.R.E. Readies Two New Albums, Capone Collab

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop strong" -- to the tune of three new projects. After a reggaeton turn, New York-turned-Miami rapper N.O.R.E. wants "to come back to hip-hop st ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Yung Joc's Young Crowd

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do his listeners. Bad Boy rapper Yung Joc just wants to have fun. And judging by the success of his first two singles last year, so do ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copi After a five-year absence from Th ...

  15. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  16. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Beyonce, Timberlake Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Las Vegas. The two artists will square off in the video of the year With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake l ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Plain White T's Hold Atop Hot 100 Amid High Debuts

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A week after scoring the first No. 1 hit for Hollywood Records, Plain White T's remain at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Hey There Delilah." Still in hot pursuit is Fergie's "Big Girls Don' A week after scori ...

  22. R. Kelly Heads Back In The 'Closet' On New DVD

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly is revisiting his short film series "Trapped in the Closet," two years after the original became a cultural flashpoint. Ten new installments of the saga will be released on DVD Aug. 21 via Ji R. Kelly is revisiting his short film ...

  23. Plain White T's Finally Unseats Rihanna On Hot 100

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plain White T's earn their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as "Hey There Delilah" continues its staircase climb, stepping from No. 2. The song has progressed one place each week since it leaped 16-6 in Plain White T's earn their fi ...

  24. Consequence Snags DMC For Video, Preps New CD

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the video for "Uncle Rahiem," the new single from his G.O.O.D. Music debut album, "Don't Quit Your Day Job," Queens rapper Consequence snagged Run-D.M.C.'s DMC to play the role of the semi-fiction For the video for ...

  25. Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Reigns Again On Hot 100

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, having successfully fended off Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar," which drops 2-4. Its newest competitor is Plain White T Rihanna's &qu ...

  26. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at ...

  27. Yung Joc Keeps Up The 'Hustle' On Sophomore CD

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper Yung Joc will follow-up his hit 2006 debut album, "New Joc City," with his sophomore set, "Hustlemonics," on Aug. 28. Atlanta rapper Yung Joc will follow-up his hit 2006 debut album, "New Joc City," with ...

  28. Rihanna, Shop Boyz Still Not Budging On Hot 100

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a fifth straight week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" are locked in at the top two spots of the Billboard Hot 100. "Umbrella" scores a sixth week at No. 1 and also inc For a fi ...

  29. Rihanna, Shop Boyz, Fergie Locked In On Hot 100

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second consecutive week, the top three slots on the Billboard Hot 100 are unchanged. Rihanna's "Umbrella" is No. 1 there for a fifth week, followed by Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" at No. 2 For a second conse ...

  30. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began For the first time since 1988, Bo ...

  31. Twista Gives Fans A 'Rush' On New Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago rapper Twista is full of surprises on his upcoming album, "Adrenaline Rush 2007," due Aug. 24 via Atlantic. The project features guest turns by Juelz Santana, Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha, Pharrell, T-Pa Chicago rapper Twista is full of surpr ...

  32. 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, ...

  33. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on T ...

  34. Chart Beat

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Porter Wagoner, American Idols, Paul McCartney and more! LONGEST POSSIBLE SPAN: He appeared on the very first country album chart, dated Jan. 11, 1964. And this week he returns to that same chart, after an absence of 24 years. Porter ...

  35. Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Reigns Again Atop Hot 100

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Umbrella," which is the chart's greatest gainer at radio. The Def Jam album from which it is drawn, "Good Girl Gone Bad," debuted ye Rihanna begins a third ...

  36. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shaw T-Pain's sophomore ...

  37. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),&quo ...

  38. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  39. Leak Building Buzz For New Chris Brown Album

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "Wall to Wall," leaked in May to New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97), more than four months before the artist's sophomore album, "Exclu Jive Records was none too th ...

  40. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last we ...

  41. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  42. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney sets up shop at Starbucks for his new album, Daddy Yankee reasserts reggaeton, Rihanna sheds her good girl image and Big & Rich keep kicking country in new directions in this week's A new release from shock rocker Marilyn Man ...

  43. Rihanna, Shop Boyz Rocket To The Top Of Hot 100

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With explosive sales in their first week of digital release, Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rockstar" rocket to the peak of the Billboard Hot 100. "Umbrella" soars 42-1 with 277,000 With exp ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Chart Beat Chat

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss hits from film, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and more! LET'S GO THE MOVIES... NOT Hi Fred, This week, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc moves into the No. 1 spot on the Hot 1 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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