1. 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…

  2. Kenny G's 'Ultimate' Tunes Compiled

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate Kenny G," a 19-track collection spanning the veteran instrumentalist's 16-year career. The compilation also includes three sing Arista Records/BMG Heritage has set a June 10 release date for "Ultimate…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appropriate. The Dixie Chicks song avalanched…

  4. Kenny G Single To Aid Sept. 11 Funds

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will donate royalties and net proceeds from the saxophonist's next single to two funds aiding firefighters and police w Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kenny G, Glassjaw, Edwin McCain Smooth jazz mainstay Kenny G will release his third holiday album, "Wishes," Oct. 22 via Arista. The set follows the saxophonist's 1994 release "Miracles - The Holiday Album" and 1999's "Faith - A Holiday Album,"…

  6. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  7. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans…

  8. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Dave Matthews Band, Faith Hill, Diane Warren SWEET SIXTEEN: Thanks to an impressive debut at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, Usher's "U Remind Me" (Arista) rockets 21-1 on The Billboard Hot 100, giving the R&B star his second No. 1 hit…

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