Fred Bronson

Nick Ashford's Chart Legacy: From Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye to Method Man and Jessica Simpson

Nick Ashford's Chart Legacy: From Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye to Method Man and Jessica Simpson

Within hours of the passing of songwriting legend Jerry Leiber, another of the rock era’s most successful songwriters, Nickolas Ashford, died in New York City. Known worldwide as the composing partner and husband of Valerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson's Hot 100 history dates back to the 1960s and includes songs Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross to Method Man & Mary J. Blige and (even) Jessica Simpson made famous.
From Elvis to Sean Kingston: Jerry Leiber's Impressive Chart Legacy

From Elvis to Sean Kingston: Jerry Leiber's Impressive Chart Legacy

The passing of Jerry Leiber on Monday marks the end of an incredibly fruitful songwriting partnership with Mike Stoller that lasted 62 years. It’s hard to imagine rock ’n’ roll without their contributions. The duo's top 30 hits spanning the years 1956 - 2007 include songs performed by everyone from Elvis Presley, the Coasters and Aretha Franklin to Michael McDonald, Tom Jones and Sean Kingston.
Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

Katy Perry’s historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her “Teenage Dream” album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in esteemed company that includes Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. So how does Perry stack-up against these music luminaries?

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