1. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  2. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  3. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS THEM THE BLUES Hi Fred, I got the import CD…

  6. Sin, Win & Grin

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the nÜ-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length debut from West Coast-based duo T.H.E.M., an acronym for Thee Human Ego Maniacs, otherwise known With the nü-electro movement making big strides (see story, page 1), along comes the full-length…

  7. TunesOnTV

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT TV Listings for May 6-12, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 6 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Norah Jones (also scheduled Mary Tyler Moore, the latest evictee from "Survivor: Marquesas"). "…