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  2. Action Bronson, Paul Rosenberg Talk Vice Records Deal

    August 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT From the Kitchen to the Mic: Action Bronson, who recently signed to Vice Records. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty) Less than two years ago, Action Bronson (real name Arian Asllani) was a full-time chef in New York, serving up gourmet dishes like frittat ...

  3. Action Bronson, Paul Rosenberg Talk Vice Records Deal

    August 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Less than two years ago, Action Bronson (real name Arian Asllani) was a full-time chef in New York, serving up gourmet dishes like frittata Napoletana, ahi tuna and his signature Bronson burger. But after breaking his leg in a kitchen-related accide ...

  4. Virgin America's 'Air Drake' Plane Takes Flight

    July 01, 2010 1:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin America marked its first flight from California to Toronto on Tuesday (June 29) with a mile-high party aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft dubbed the "Air Drake." Named after the Toronto-raised rapper Drake and hosted by Virgin Group Fou ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat: The Wailers, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss reggae bands on the Hot Country Songs chart, Ulf Ekberg, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" and more! NASHVILLE, JAMAICA Dear Fred, It's worth noting that the song "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat: Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Dan Seals And Earl Thomas Conley

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from Darius Rucker, Dan Seals/Earl Thomas Conley, album charts, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week. I am always astonished at how many other people out ...

  7. Chart Beat Chat: Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson and Josh Groban

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week and am always astonished at how many other people out there are as caught up with ...

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. ...

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had su ...

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relat ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Nielsen Soundscan and more! FANTASIA FAN Hi Mr. Bronson, Just wanted to thank you for your kind and supportive words regarding Fantasia Barrino and her career. I' ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the No. 4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted ...

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the NFL, the Oscars, Diana Ross and more! GOOD SPORTS Dear Fred, As a passionate music and football fan, I sometimes find myself discovering connections between the music and sports worlds. Billboard and the NFL are my t ...

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss long single-word titles, Beyonce, Take That and more! WORD UP Fred: Call out the "Ghostbusters!" Beyonce doesn't seem to have any "Superstition" about the number 13 because the 13-letter "Ir ...

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    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, album trilogies and more! THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS 'NOW' Hi Fred, I started collecting the top 10 of the top 200 Billboard albums back in 1981. I also sta ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version o ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss R&R, the Digital charts, Janet Jackson and more! RADIO & RECORDS Hi Fred, If what I've what I read is accurate, Billboard has acquired Radio & Records. If that is true, I'm curious to know if there ...

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Top of the Pops," Sanny X and Tina Charles, Montgomery Gentry, Mariah and Madonna. HERE LIES TOTP, JAN. 1, 1964 - JULY 30, 2006 Fred, This Sunday (July 30) sees the last ever [broadcast of the British TV serie ...

  21. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her ...

  22. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Readers discuss the rebounding singles market, songs with spoken lyrics, discovering Billboard and more with Fred. BORN AGAIN IN THE U.S.A. Dear Fred, As I read the column this week, I started thinking about the amazing rebirth of the single that ha ...

  23. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart weeks, Beyoncé and Trisha Yearwood. 53 CARD PICK-UP Dear Fred: In your Dec. 22, 2005, "Chart Beat" column, you mentioned that, "'Don't Forget About Us' is the eighth No. 1 of 2005 on the Billboard H ...