1. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST Peaking at No. 11 on a Billboard chart can be a frustrating fortune for an artist or record label, as a top 10 rank for such a title remains ever-elusive. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Moreira, RCA senior VP…

  2. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot shy of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, remain…

  3. Ask Billboard: Small Screen, Big Hits

    September 24, 2010 6:25 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SMALL SCREEN, BIG…

  4. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an offshoot of the Adult Contemporary chart, a…

  5. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  7. Which movie has the best soundtrack?

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's a multiplex-full of music-driven movies in theaters this season. Which one actually has the best soundtrack? Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," ringles, Reba McEntire and more! WILL RINGLES STAR ON THE HOT 100? Hi Fred, First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your column every week. I saw that Carrie Underwood's "Before He…

  9. Chart Beat

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kanye West, Pink, Dolly Parton, Alicia Keys And More! KANYE, 50 CENT AND KENNY: The big news this week is the number of albums sold by the top three debuts on The Billboard 200. But since those sales figures are covered in other Billboard columns, let's focus here on the…

  10. Chart Beat

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "High School Musical 2," "Hannah Montana," the Eagles and more! BACK TO 'SCHOOL': This week's album chart is all about "HSM2" and "HM2." "HSM2" is, of course, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel TV movie "…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith shows who's boss on the new "Big Dog Daddy," Enrique Iglesias readies the long-in-the-works "Insomniac," Queens Of The Stone Age finds the right chemistry on "Era Vulgaris" and the Travelin An album of John Lennon covers by U2, R.E.M., Green Day,…

  13. Cole Carries On

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The earth started shaking when Paula Cole and Bobby Colomby first met—literally. "It was 1994, and I had just seen her perform for the first time in Los Angeles," Blood, Sweat & Tears co-founder The earth started shaking when Paula Cole and Bobby Colomby first met—literally. …

  14. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved their first chart-topper: by breaking the…

  15. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Expose, Alanis' take on "My Humps," Macy Gray and more! Due to a technical snafu, "Ask Billboard" was not posted to the Web site last week. So, this week, we've got nearly twice the amount of questions and answers for you! EXPOSE YOURSELF Hi Keith…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  17. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Toni Childs, Paula Cole, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan and Ricky Martin. UNION FIRE Hi Keith, I was curious if you could give me sales figures for two artists, Toni Childs and Paula Cole, who have each released three albums. I realize that Toni Child&…

  18. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digital downloads. While the frequent turnover…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about charts, Madonna, digital downloads, Mary J. Blige and more. AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE 'REAL, REAL, REAL' THING Dear Fred, In Joel Whitburn's "Top Pop Singles" book, he sometimes lists the sales and airplay chart positions along with the…

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