1. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 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 thought you might like this list of other football…

  2. 'Love' To Love You

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive this week in the United States via Manhattan/EMI. The 15-track set is already available abroad; it will also be s Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I…

  3. Thousands Pay Respects To James Brown In Harlem

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Brown didn't move. He didn't sing. But even in death, the soul legend made thousands of people who streamed past him at Harlem's Apollo Theater feel good just to be near him. Many danced in the James Brown didn't move. He didn't sing. But even in death, the soul…

  4. Chart Beat

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Pink Floyd, the Jennifers of "Dreamgirls", Olivia Newton-John and more! OFF 'THE WALL': Pink Floyd has been all over the Billboard charts since making its debut in 1965, but this week the veteran U.K. band stakes a claim on some new territory, showing up on…

  5. Chart Beat

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, other American Idols, Incubus and more! 'JINGLE' ALL THE WAY: It's beginning to look a lot like Kimberley Locke has a lock on Christmas. For the second year in a row, she tops the Adult Contemporary chart with a seasonal song written in the 19th…

  6. New Diana Ross Album To Get U.S. Release

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive Jan. 16 in the United States via Manhattan/EMI. Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive Jan. 16 in the United States via…

  7. Chart Beat

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Dean Martin, several American Idols, Johnny Cash and more! HIS SECOND COUNTRY SONG: Dean Martin had pop hits when he covered Stuart Hamblen's No. 2 country tune from 1950, "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You" and Hank Locklin's No. 5 country song…

  8. Chart Beat

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Justin Timberlake and more! IDOL VS. IDOL: Last week it seemed certain that Carrie Underwood was going to collect the 100th No. 1 for the "American Idol" franchise, but certainty flew out the window because her single "Before He Cheats" …

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario Vazquez reached No. 40 on The Billboard Hot…

  10. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses corrected charts, Akon, "Weird Al" Yankovic and more with his readers. DIFFERENT CHART, DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES As you know, a Nielsen SoundScan error caused by delayed data from one retailer forced Billboard to recompile most of its charts for the issue dated Oct. 7.…

  12. Chart Beat

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ludacris and more! TONY, WINNER: Just two months ago, I compiled a list of Tony Bennett's top 20 albums for a special section in Billboard magazine. Today, if I were to update the list, a new album would be sitting on top. That's because…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features "Be Mine!") is currently…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb dies of a heart…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version of Eurovision. Will it be called "…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  17. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Amy Walter). "The…

  18. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: Keanu Reeves, Joey Lauren Adams). "…

  19. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time in pole position for both artists and the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses palindromes, country radio and charts with readers. TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET Hello Fred, I loved the letter from the Chart Beat reader asking about palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Although I couldn't find many true palindromes beyond "SOS"…

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