1. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head," RCA) and Thrice ("The Artist in…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Brooks & Dunn, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Trapt, Thalia and the Rolling Stones. TWO FOR THE 'ROAD': Will "Red Dirt Road" (Arista) by Brooks & Dunn become the duo's 18th No. 1 hit on…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  4. CHART BEAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Brooks & Dunn, Beyoncé Clay Aiken, Thalía, the Rolling Stones, chart discussion and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Clay Aiken , Fred Bronson …

  5. CHART BEAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor, Clay Aiken, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Mary J. Blige , Clay Aiken , Fred Bronson , Johnnie Taylor …

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  8. CHART BEAT

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Q&A on the chart feats of Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, plus Fred's weekly trivia challenge (to be posted Monday). /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Clay Aiken , Fred Bronson , Ruben Studdard …

  9. Chart Beat Bonus

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. THE DEBATE CONTINUES Hi Fred, Two weeks ago, singles from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 & No. 2, respectively, with sales of 393…

  10. Beyonce Dominates Billboard Charts

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100, as her "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z jumps 3-1 ends the two-week run of Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night." The cut is drawn fro Destiny's Child's Beyonce claims the No. 1…

  11. Nielsen SoundScan To Track Download Sales

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen SoundScan will announce today (July 2) that it will begin compiling sales of permanent music downloads. SoundScan -- a sister company of Billboard.com -- will include these sales in its "non-t Nielsen SoundScan will announce today (July 2) that it will begin compiling sales of…

  12. Clay, Ruben Albums Due In September

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. The RCA Music Group has canceled plans for an album-sales showdown between former "American Idol" finalists Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  13. 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…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  16. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down,…

  17. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey's "Glitter." Granted the both…

  18. CHART BEAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Aiken & Studdard, Monica, Vandross, Lennox, Beach Boys, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Fred Bronson …

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken and Natalie Imbruglia. VETERAN'S DAY Fred, With all the attention on Clay [Aiken] and Ruben [Studdard] this week, I noticed an…

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