1. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily After topplin ...

  2. Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige has put an end to Josh Groban's reign on The Billboard 200 as the R&B singer's "Growing Pains" moves up 2-1. The Geffen release sold 204,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Mary J. Blige has put an end ...

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," top 10 songs of 2007, Sally Shapiro and more! KEEN FOR MEAN AND GREEN Thank you for sharing that question [about the artist credit for a ringtone] and please thank Anthony ...

  4. Ask Billboard

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Xanadu, Grammys, best albums of 2007 and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . CAST AWAY Keith, I don't understand h ...

  5. Flo Rida Bumps Keys From Atop Hot 100

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot 100 hit this week with his debut single, as "Low" featuring T-Pain" jumps 2-1. Increased airplay and digital sales of 178,000 units helped the track dethrone Alicia Rapper Flo Rida scores a No. 1 Hot ...

  6. Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Josh Groban's "Noel" ...

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an ...

  8. Keys Rolls Into Holidays With No. 1 Hits

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts with "No One," which is No. 1 on those tallies for a fifth and tenth week, As the Christmas holiday approaches, Al ...

  9. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., accor Josh Groban sets a new record on The B ...

  10. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  11. Ask Billboard

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Seal, Grammys, the Police and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SEAL THE DEAL Hi Keith, A few weeks ago Seal's & ...

  12. Chart Beat

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Chipmunks, The Bee Gees, Taylor Swift and more! NOTABLE RETURN: Al Bennett was at Dot Records before he was named president of the Liberty label. From there, he went on to found the Cream imprint. But he's probably best known ...

  13. Keys Still The 'One' Atop Billboard Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is showing no signs of budging atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, where her track "No One" is No. 1 for a fourth and ninth week, respectively. Alicia Keys is showing no signs of budging atop the Bi ...

  14. Groban Ties Elvis With Third Week At No. 1

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a third week straight. With an 8% sales increase, the 143/Reprise set moved 581,000 units in the U.S With the holiday season marching ...

  15. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  16. West, Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of wh Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual G ...

  17. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer fr ...

  18. Keys Keeps Cruising Atop Hot 100

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which begins its second week atop the chart. The song is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh straight frame. Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the B ...

  19. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on Th ...

  20. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper thus ties Elvis Presley in sec ...

  21. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Aw Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year ...

  22. Rose Tops At SESAC Nashville Awards

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the strength of her hits for Taylor Swift ( "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops On My Guitar") as well as her contributions to projects by Lori McKenna ("Unglamorous)" and Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros ("Diamonds ...

  23. Exclusive: Jewel Goes Country With New Label

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Jewel has a new label and a new genre to boot. The artist has signed a multi-album deal with newly launched Nashville-based independent Valory Music Company and will pursue success o Singer/songwriter Jewel has a new label and a ne ...

  24. Finalists Unveiled For 2007 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for th ...

  25. McEntire, Rimes Added To CMA Awards Show

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's woman of the year Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of performers on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show, which takes place Nov. 7 in Nashvill ...

  26. Swift, Jackson, Berg Among Top NSAI Honorees

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Alan Jackson, Dave Berg and the writers of "Bless The Broken Road" were the big winners at the Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriter Achievement Awards, held in Nashville last night (Oct. 14) at the Ren ...

  27. Tunstall, Yamin, Swift Ring In NBC's 'Season'

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift, KT Tunstall and Elliott Yamin have been chosen as the featured artists for the fifth annual "NBC Sounds of the Season" music collection. Taylor Swift, KT Tunstall and Elliott Yamin have been chosen as the featured artists for ...

  28. Swift, Tunstall, Yamin Lined-up For NBC's 'Seasons'

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift , KT Tunstall and Elliott Yamin have been chosen as the featured artists for the fifth annual "NBC Sounds of the Season" music collection. Comprised of three individual albums retailing for $6.99 each, the collection will be ...

  29. Billboard Presents Taylor Swift

    Billboard Presents Taylor Swift

    September 28, 2007 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just 16 years old, Taylor Swift is already enjoying a platinum album, her self-tilted debut. Taylor stopped by Billboard's New York HQ to play us ''Mary's Song (Oh My My My)." taylor swift , Danielle Flora , oh my my my , Po ...

  30. Chart Beat Chat

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," ringles, Reba McEntire and more! WILL RINGLES STAR ON THE HOT 100? Hi Fred, First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your column every week. I saw that C ...

  31. Underground: Taylor Swift

    Underground: Taylor Swift

    September 27, 2007 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swift is enjoying the success of a platinum record with her self-tilted debut. Taylor stopped by Billboard headquarters in New York to play us her hit ''Tim McGraw''. taylor swift , interview , per ...

  32. Paisley, Strait Notch Five CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, to be held Nov. 7 at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, m Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field wi ...

  33. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  34. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss country hits, R&B hits, Robyn and more! IN THE SECOND PLACE To: Mr. Fred Bronson Until a little over a month ago, no song had stalled at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs tally since Toby Keith's "A Little Too ...

  36. Taylor Swift

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swift is enjoying the success of a platinum record with her self-tilted debut. Taylor stopped by Billboard headquarters in New York to play us the track ''Mary's Song At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swi ...

  37. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites ...

  38. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  39. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario L ...

  40. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, ...

  41. A Higher 'Gear'

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley says he called his upcoming album "5th Gear" for a few reasons. It is his fifth album, and a half-dozen of the songs mention some sort of vehicle. And, he adds, the Arista release is "an Brad Paisley says he called his up ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do ...

  44. Performers Added to ACM Line-Up

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Josh Turner and Taylor Swift join an already strong line-up of performers at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gen ...

  45. Hot 'Damn,' Avril's No. 1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne takes "The Best Damn Thing" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies. It's her second chart-topper, following 2004's "Under My Skin" ... Nine Inch Nails notches its fourth straig ...

  46. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April 16) at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Befo Carrie Underwood was the big winner at ...

  47. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B ...

  48. CMT Awards Adds Presenters

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters at CMT's 2007 Music Awards, which will be he ...

  49. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on ...

  50. Rascal Flatts Leads CMT Music Award Noms

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts leads the pack for the 2007 CMT Music Awards with three nods. The video for their "What Hurts The Most" is nominated for video of the year as well as group video. "Life is A Highway" is Rascal Flatts leads the pack ...

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