1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap duo from Atlanta also moves up from 3-2. With…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Atlanta artists, Clay Aiken, "pop" music and No. 1 singles with readers. 404 TAKES TOP-3 Dear Fred, Don't know if you've noticed this bit of trivia, but the top-10 of the Hot 100 is dominated by acts out of Atlanta, or should I say, "Hotlanta!…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  5. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  7. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  8. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  10. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  11. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday's episode of the show. Unfortunately,…

  14. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Whitney Houston, Joey…

  15. Soft Boys Splinter Again

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from the seminal alt-pop outfit he co-founded. The group, which reunited for the 2002 Matador studio album "Nextdoorl Robyn Hitchcock has departed from the Soft Boys again, exiting for the second time from…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  18. 'Idol' Finalists To Hit The Road Again

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The second season finalists of Fox television's "American Idol" reality series/talent contest will hit the road for nearly two months this summer. The 39-date North American trek will kick off July 8 The second season finalists of Fox television's "American Idol"…

  19. Hot Product

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American Idol finalists 'Idol' Worship It's hard to avoid the "American Idol" phenomenon these days, what with season one winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album recently hitting No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Fox reality show enjoying strong ratings. This week,…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Kelly Clarkson and "American Idol," Dobie Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and 50 Cent. GOLDEN IDOL: The Midas touch of "American Idol" continues, as the winners of the first and second seasons of the popular TV series debut at…

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