1. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). Fast-forwarding to the present, only one…

  2. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. AIN'T…

  3. Chart Beat: Rascal Flatts, Seal, Eminem

    April 15, 2009 12:13 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  4. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, 'At Last,' Coldplay

    January 29, 2009 5:49 PM EST THIS IS YOUR 'LIFE': For the second time in her career, Kelly Clarkson sets the record for the biggest leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100. This week she does it with a 97-1 bound for "My Life Would Suck Without You" (RCA), narrowly surpassing the 96-1 jump Britney Spears'…

  5. Chart Beat: Madonna, Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce

    December 29, 2008 11:42 AM EST <img width="1" height="1" src="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/images/spacer.gif" alt="" />A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of January 5, 2009 after a brief break to brin FREQUENT FLYER 'MILES': When Madonna…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female U.K. act to hit No. 1 with a debut single (…

  7. Chart Beat

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rihanna, Christmas songs, Disney albums and more! DANCING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT: Rihanna's latest dance single, "Shup Up and Drive" (SRP/Def Jam), shifts into first place on Hot Dance Club Play, giving the singer from Barbados her seventh chart-topper on this…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  9. Chart Beat

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paisley & Parton, the Red Headed Stranger, Kristine W and NIN make chart news. HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: After waiting patiently at No. 2 for two weeks, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton capture the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "When I Get Where I'm Going…

  10. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses dance artists, country singles, chart methodology, George Strait & more with readers. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TOP THE DANCE CHART? Hi Fred, In your column last week you mentioned that on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, Madonna has the most No. 1s, followed by Janet…

  12. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti LaBelle Classic Patti Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her new album, "Classic Moments." Due this week via Def Soul Classics, the 13-track set is led by a duet with Mary J. Blige on Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" and a cover of…

  13. LaBelle Offers Up 'Classic Moments' On New CD

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments." Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments." Due June 21 via Def Soul Classics, the 13-track set is led by a duet with Mary J.…

  14. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  15. Fly Again

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Shortly after the release of her 2000 sophomore album, "Stronger," Kristine W. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Throughout a multitude of…

  16. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. What U Do 2 Me (Remixes) , Boomkat 2. This Beat Is , Superchumbo 3. A Better World , AgeHa Featuring Jocelyn Brown & Loleatta Holloway 4. Fly Again (Scumfrog Mixes) , Kristine W 5. Stand (Remixes) , Jewel Issue date: Nov. 8, 2003 News Kristine W , Loleatta…

  17. Murk

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Murk is Miami-based DJ/producers Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon. Through the years, they have recorded under a variety of aliases, including Liberty City, Funky Green Dogs and Murk. This year alone, the men of Murk have topped the…

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