1. Weird Merch: Converse's Black Sabbath Chuck Taylor All-Stars

    January 09, 2014 8:32 PM EST Converse has just announced a Black Sabbath collection based on its classic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker sneaker design, which may be more of a brilliantly synergistic marketing concept than anyone could have ever guessed. A quick look at the liv ...

  2. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  3. Hooked: Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin Team Up, Gorillaz Get Chuck'd

    November 18, 2011 10:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Nicki and Ricky: New Faces of MAC's Viva Glam Campaign Shot by David LaChapelle, the ad features Nicki Minaj kneeling erotically in a hot pink dress on a motorcycle as t ...

  4. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tapping into the economic realities of the country, Virgin Mobile USA teamed with Washington D.C. promoter I.M.P. to offer the third annual Virgin Mobile Festival for free, creating Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sunday, August 30, at the Merriweather Po ...

  5. Ashley Tisdale Video Q&A

    July 24, 2009 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 While making new album "Guilty Pleasure," "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale stopped by Billboard.com's studios to chat on camera about growing up, being herself in her new music, and why she's "not just tha ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby ...

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Celine Dion, Taylor Hicks, ageism and more! IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO US NOW Hello Fred, You must get quite frustrated with so many questions about the divas: Janet [Jackson], Whitney [Houston], Mariah [Carey] and Mad ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read yo ...

  9. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 cur ...

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Madonna and top 40 radio with readers. 'HUNG UP' ON THE DANCE CHART Dear Fred, Madonna just scored her 34th No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. Is this a record for being a solo artist with the most No. 1s on any Billboa ...

  11. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid- ...

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to ...

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum ...

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year ...

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B ...

  17. 'Idols' Tell All On 'Billboard Radio Countdown'

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third season finalists from "American Idol" guest star on "The Billboard Radio Countdown" this week, talking about their experiences on the TV series and their summer concert tour. The third season finalists from "Americ ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'," Clay Aiken, radio airplay, "Greatest Gainers" and his book series "Hottest Hot 100 Hits." DON'T FORGET ELVIS Dear Fred, How come you didn't men ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance m ...

  20. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite ...

  21. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from t ...

  22. Backstage At The Grammys: News & Notes

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck Taylor, and members of The Hollywood Reporter staff took in the scene at the Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 23) in New York. Here's what they found out while backstag Billboard's Larry Flick and Chuck ...

  23. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Kelly Clarkson's historic jump to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Las Ketchup's "Asereje/The Ketchup Song," and Lulu. KELLY HAS LEAPT THE BUILDIN ...

  24. Although he left an indelible mark on the world

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, TV, and stage—the achievements of Danny Kaye have largely evaded modern-day scrutiny. Although he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment—mastering film, T ...

  25. HAIRSPRAY

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seldom has the buzz over Broadway reached such hair-raising heights as that surrounding the new musical based on John Waters' 1988 film Hairspray. Hairspray soundtrack on Sony Classical Seldom has the buzz over Broadway reached such hair-raisin ...

  26. New Orleans Kids To Be Weaned On Jazz

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Students in five New Orleans public schools will be treated to live jazz on a regular basis starting in the fall of 2003. The University of New Orleans (UNO) and the New York-based Louis Armstrong Edu Students in five New Orleans public schools will ...

  27. Billboard Radio Celebrates A Decade Of Top Albums.

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 30 most successful albums of the last 10 years will be counted down in order on a special two-part edition of "The Billboard Radio Countdown" beginning today at <A HREF="http://www.billboardradio. The 30 most successful albums ...