1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in what is happening with Apple's iTunes…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  3. 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…

  4. Len Parrot's Memorial Lift

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Baxter Dury, the progeny of late punk pioneer Ian Dury (of the influential Ian Dury & the Blockheads), unveils a curious collection of beatnik, folk-infused psychedelia on his delicate and eccentr Baxter Dury, the progeny of late punk pioneer Ian Dury (of the influential Ian Dury &…

  5. Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. A Los Angeles singer is suing Sony Music Entertainment and Epic Records, alleging…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  7. Update: McCartney Reignites Beatles Credit Controversy

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite history. After 40 years of second billing to his late partner John Lennon, McCartney has turned the tables on his Paul McCartney believes the last shall be first. Yoko Ono believes he wants to rewrite…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, singles sales, Avril Lavigne, radio station playlists, Shania Twain, double albums, his latest books, and best sell THE FIRST KELLY QUESTION Hi Fred, Earlier this year, "American Idol"…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about chart methodology, Rascal Flatts, and import CDs. A FAIR HEARING Hi Fred, Regarding your answer from last week's column that radio station playlists reflect what audiences wants to hear, I am giving you an example that will prove…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  11. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey's gold and platinum future, the King's place on Billboard's country charts, an R. Kelly chart anomaly, and video play in relation to the char AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? Hello Fred, I am disappointed that the new Mariah…

  13. Costello Reissues Roll On

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be represented with Rhino's third batch of reissued albums, due Nov. 19. Like the two previous volleys, 1979's "Armed Forces," 1982's "Imperial Bedroom," Three decades of Elvis Costello's career will be…

  14. 'Idol' Clarkson's Single Sets Billboard Record

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut RCA single, "A Moment Like This," has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard's Hot 100. The single sold 236,0 As expected, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson&…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  16. Geoff Tate

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Geoff Tate's first solo album outside Queensrÿche could, if promoted correctly, finally draw attention to a stellar voice that has gone unheard outside the metal lexicon. Vocalist Geoff Tate's first solo album outside Queensrÿche could, if promoted correctly, finally draw…

  17. Hot Product

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nelly, Will Smith, Shedaisy, Sonic Youth, and more. 'Hot' Stuff As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at…

  18. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather…

  19. McCartney Greets Wedding Hoopla

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10) to the cheers of hundreds of fans gathered outside the remote 17th century Irish castle where they are set t Paul McCartney kissed his fiancee, Heather Mills, and handed her a red rose today (June 10)…

  20. Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles, Billboard has introduced Hot Rap Tracks, a 25-position chart based on radio airplay information supplied by Nielsen BDS. The n Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles,…

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