1. Darrell Roberts

    Darrell Roberts

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  2. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts w ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, T-Pain, "Across the Universe" and more! FOR A GOOD CAUSE Hello Sir, Garth Brooks is releasing his "The Ultimate Hits" CD on Nov. 6. He announced that there will be a special pink edition ...

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    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Pink, "Delilah," No. 2 spot on the Hot Country chart and more! DELILAH DELILAH DELILAH! Fred Fred Fred! You overlooked the biggest "Delilah" of them all previous to the Plain White T's No. 1 sing ...

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    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Akon, "I'm A Flirt" by R. Kelly or Bow Wow and more! THE HIT-MAKERS OF 2006 AND 2007 Dear Fred, I've noticed something interesting about the artists that have been topping The Billboard Hot 100 this y ...

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    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss his books, Fergie, Beyonce and more! NEW EDITION Hi Fred, I'm a fan of your book, "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits." You started all five editions with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock& ...

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    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I though ...

  9. 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 ...

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    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first t ...

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Diddy, Ludacris, Janet and the Scissor Sisters. DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE? Hi Fred: With his album "Press Play" debuting atop of The Billboard 200, Diddy is reported to be "scor[ing his] first No. 1 album in ...

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses corrected charts, Akon, "Weird Al" Yankovic and more with his readers. DIFFERENT CHART, DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES As you know, a Nielsen SoundScan error caused by delayed data from one retailer forced Billboard to recompile mo ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 sale ...

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    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses songs with similar titles, the Academy Awards and more with readers. TOGETHERNESS Dear Fred, I've been reading your column for several years now, but I've only written in once before. However, the No. 38 debut of Gavin DeGra ...

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I� ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses chilly song titles, radio, Madonna samples and Usher's chart records with readers. FROZEN CHARTS Is it me or is it getting "cold" on Billboard's rock charts? I understand that on the Modern Rock Tracks and ...

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    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Kenny G, Lisa Marie Presley, reggae, and airplay. BOOKENDS Hi Fred, Speaking of "Auld Lang Syne" by Kenny G in your column last week, did you ever noti ...

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    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have ...

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    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your colum ...

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    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your ...

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    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kid Rock and the state of commercial singles in the U.S., song titles with repeating words, theories about the No. 1 song of the year, and Canadian country artists. 'PICTURE' IT Howdy, Fred, Just wanted ...

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    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been fo ...