1. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first ...

  2. Gokey Out As 'Idol' Final Showdown Looms

    May 14, 2009 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Danny Gokey was sent home by "American Idol" viewers on Wednesday in an elimination that set the stage for next week's showdown between the last two singing contestants on America's most-watched television show. Gokey, 29, a wido ...

  3. Allison Iraheta Hopes To Follow In ‘Idol’ Alum Chris Daughtry’s Footsteps

    May 07, 2009 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Allison Iraheta knows that winning isn’t everything. Though the 17-year-old singer was eliminated from “American Idol” Wednesday night (May 6) after a record-breaking 64 million votes were tallied, she’s looking to another fourth-place "Idol&qu ...

  4. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  5. Chart Beat: Rodney Atkins, Green Day, Anberlin

    April 22, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  6. Chart Beat: AI, Taylor Swift, Annie Lennox

    February 26, 2009 5:14 PM EST 0 0 0 ADULT EDUCATION: Ever since Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance on a Billboard chart, finalists from "American Idol" have been showing up on surveys that cross all genres -- pop, R&B, country, rock, Christian, reggae... O.K., not ...

  7. Post-Arrest, Chris Brown Faces Uncertain Future

    February 13, 2009 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 As speculation continues to swirl around Chris Brown's arrest on suspicion of making a criminal threat, industry executives are wondering about the R&B singer's future. The 19-year-old Brown was booked and released Feb. 8 in Los Angele ...

  8. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the ...

  9. Chart Beat: Bruce Springsteen, Lil Wayne, John Rich

    February 05, 2009 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 ‘WORKING’ FOR A LIVING: It’s a familiar story: Bruce Springsteen releases a new album; Bruce Springsteen adds another No. 1 album to his career total. It doesn’t happen every time but his batting average is not bad at all: “Working on a Dream” (Colu ...

  10. Jordin Sparks: CBS Grammy Special

    Jordin Sparks: CBS Grammy Special

    January 30, 2009 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks, nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, gets candid in these special outtakes from Katie Couric's CBS Grammy Special. Grammys , grammy awards , jordin sparks , Pop , interview , Billboard.com , American Idol , Stevie Wo ...

  11. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly sur ...

  12. Stars Sign On For Couric Grammy Special

    January 23, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will join Katie Couric for her "All Access Grammy Special," to air Feb. 4 on CBS. The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Rascal Flatts, Duffy, Ad ...

  13. Artist Of The Year: Chris Brown

    December 30, 2008 11:21 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chris is just coming out of the shower, so we'll call you back in a couple of minutes." There's no doubt that many young females (as well as older ones, as you'll read below) would give anything to hear Chris Brown's a ...

  14. Chris Brown Pairs With Rihanna, McGraw

    December 12, 2008 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Still riding high on the success of his 2007 sophomore Jive set "Exclusive," which has sold 1.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Chris Brown is wrapping up a banner 2008. Not only did he snare two more G ...

  15. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 7:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album ...

  16. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Dylan, Lindsay Lohan

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action Britney Spears, Beyonce, Labelle, Jennifer Hudson and more! A HIT, ONE MORE TIME: For the second week in a row, the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 has been broken. Just seven days ago, I ...

  17. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  18. Jennifer Hudson: The Triple Threat

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her man ...

  19. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caill ...

  20. Britney Bounces Back With Three VMA Wins

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way last night (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles, getting the last laugh after a disastrous 2007 appearance by winning the first three awards of Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music A ...

  21. Chart Beat: Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Kristy Lee Cook, Katy Perry, Sugarland and more! AIN'T THAT A 'SHAME': The seventh-place finalist from the seventh season of "American Idol" is the fourth contestant from this most recent yea ...

  22. Britney, Mariah, Usher, Lil Wayne Earn MTV VMA Nods

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher and Lil Wayne all receiving nods. MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for ...

  23. Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Fr Dizzee Rascal's &q ...

  24. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the ...

  25. Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal Still Rule U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's run atop the U.K. album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) extended into a fifth week yesterday (July 13), while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Coldplay's run ...

  26. Ne-Yo Unseats Coldplay Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. ...

  27. Coldplay Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday as it scored a double triumph on the new U.K. sales charts. As "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" started a second week as Bri Coldplay's international cha ...

  28. Alicia Keys / June 18, 2008 / New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and Alicia Keys' performance Wednesday night (June 18) at New York City's Madison Square Garden definitely fit that description. Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and ...

  29. Digital Sales Drive Coldplay To Top Of Hot 100

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth As tipped here yesterday, Coldplay ...

  30. Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time"

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time" Jordin Sparks, "One Step at a Time" News Jordin Sparks ...

  31. Lil Wayne Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his new album "Tha Carter III" poised to debut next week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Lil Wayne begins a fifth week atop the Hot 100 with "Lollipop" featuring Static Major. Five songs from "Tha With his new album &quo ...

  32. Lil Wayne Fends Off Coldplay, Perry On Hot 100

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With his long-delayed new album "Tha Carter III" finally due out next week, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" begins a fourth frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But there's strong competition from Coldplay With his long-dela ...

  33. Chart Beat

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses David Cook, 'American Idol,' Jesse McCartney and more! MANY COOKS: David Cook may have dreamed big when he auditioned for "American Idol," but it's doubtful he ever envisioned having 11 songs debut on The Bill ...

  34. Lil Wayne Tops Hot 100 Amid 'Idol' Infusion

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Lollipop," amid the debut of 14 tracks from "American Idol" contestants David Cook (11) and David Archuleta (three). As previously re Lil Wayne is No. 1 for a thi ...

  35. 'Idol' Finale Ratings About Even With Last Season's

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" seventh season finale last night (May 21) managed to essentially match last year's performance, with the coronation of David Cook watched by an estimated 31.7 million viewers. The "American Idol" seventh ...

  36. Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop' Returns To Hot 100 Peak

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a three-week break, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It's the longest chart-topping hiatus since Usher's "U Got It Bad" went fou After a three ...

  37. David Cook Triumphs On 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American Idol" last night (May 21) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. The 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., native earned 56% of the record 97.5 m Amid deafening applause, David Co ...

  38. The Billboard Q&A: AI Finalist Kristy Lee Cook

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave her AI appearance a hearty Texas try. The 24-year-old talks to Billboard on her experiences in the Lone Star State, being formerly signed to a major an Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave ...

  39. Rihanna Overtakes Leona Lewis On Hot 100

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here yesterday, Rihanna's "Take a Bow" makes a near-record-breaking jump on the Hot 100 this week to overtake Leona Lewis' four-week No. 1, "Bleeding Love." "Take a Bow" soars 53-1 thanks to As tippe ...

  40. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track ...

  41. Chris Brown Gets Hot Shot Debut Honors On The Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this week, he does so while charting two other singles within the top 10. Hot Shot Debuts: Chris Brown not only earns the Hot Shot Debut award on The Billboard Hot 100 this ...

  42. New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on May 13, when the single "Summertime" will be made available via all digital music services, according to a blog post t The reunited New Kids On The Block wil ...

  43. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate t ...

  44. Leona Lewis Regains No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With help from "American Idol," Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is back in the No. 1 spot on The Billboard Hot 100. Moving 2-1, the track replaces Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, which fli With hel ...

  45. Lil Wayne Scores First Hot 100 Chart-Topper

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Lollipop," which jumps from No. 2 with the help of 183,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rapper Lil Wayne scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  46. Keys Cancels Second Performance

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After canceling the Pittsburgh stop on her "As I Am" concert tour last night (April 22), Alicia Keys must cancel a second show due to swollen vocal chords. This comes just after opening act Jordin Sparks dropped off the tour on April 21 ...

  47. Jordin Sparks Battling Throat Injury, Leaves Keys Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while she recovers. Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while ...

  48. Jordin Sparks Battling Throat Injury, Leaves Keys Tour

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks is battling an acute vocal cord hemorrhage and has dropped off the just-launched Alicia Keys tour while she recovers. The 2007 "American Idol" winner was forced to cancel three shows over the weekend, including the opening ...

  49. 'Bored' By R&B, Ne-Yo Experiments On New Album

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release in as many years, into production. "I wanted the third album to be something a little different," he tells B Ne-Yo says he didn' ...

  50. Chart Shakers

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis, Daughtry and Tim McGraw lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Leona Lewis sets a new chart record as she takes Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboar ...

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