1. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Prince

    September 03, 2009 4:46 PM EDT HOT COCO: If it seems like the Billboard 200 this week is bursting with debuts, it is. 39 new titles arrive, led by Colbie Caillat 's sophomore set, and first No. 1, "Breakthrough." Her debut album, "Coco," peaked at No. 5 upon its entrance on Aug. 4, 2007. While this…

  3. Ask Billboard

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, the Eagles and 1990s R&B groups. NOT YET 'GONE' Dear Keith, I am an avid reader of your column as well as Fred Bronson's " Chart Beat Chat ," and I am hoping you could shed some light on this question for me…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. KELLY BREAKS AWAY Dear Fred, Kelly Clarkson has three songs in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week! Have any other contestants from "American Idol" achieved this? Thanks! Sincerely, Dean Smedley Dear Dean, While…

  5. A Night Out With the Boys

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri Halliwell's effervescent exercise in camp energy ("G.A.Y. Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri…