1. Billboard Celebrates 120th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Rich History

    November 01, 2014 1:41 PM EDT 1.231 k 68 35 0 I was 14 when I discovered Billboard . For a high school student who wanted to be a writer and who was interested in music, it was a window into a business I knew little about. But that quickly changed, as I became familiar with the names ...

  2. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  3. New Year's Eve Without Dick Clark: Ryan Seacrest, 'Rockin' Eve' Execs Reflect

    December 31, 2012 11:20 AM EST Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 (Photo: Getty Images) (Fred Bronson is a long-time Billboard contributor who has written for Dick Clark Productions for an even longer time. He writes for the American Music Award ...

  4. Adam White, Universal International VP and Billboard Vet, Retires

    November 01, 2012 4:12 PM EDT Universal Music Group International announced today that VP of communications Adam White is to retire after 10 years with the company. White, 64, joined Universal in 2002 from Billboard, where he had been international editor-in-chief, based in Lo ...

  5. Hal David 1921 - 2012

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hal David, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 91, was a lyricist with a unique understanding of how to partner a singer and a song. For all the adventure longtime partner Burt Bacharach infused in the melodies of the tunes they wrote together, David w ...

  6. The Dick Clark I Knew, by Co-Writer Fred Bronson -- Read An Excerpt

    April 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Dick Clark Productions writer and former Billboard columnist Fred Bronson remembers the "American Bandstand" leader and his profound influence on the music business - following is an excerpt, approximately one-sixth of Bronson's ful ...

  7. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  8. Seymour Stein: A Chronology

    January 21, 2012 11:55 PM EST : Seymour Stein is born in Brooklyn on April 18. 1955: At age 13, Stein visits Tommy Noonan in the Billboard chart department and asks permission to copy down in longhand the pop, R&B and country singles charts for every week going back to ...

  9. Happy 30th Birthday, Chart Beat

    March 28, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 30 years ago, Billboard introduced a new column that "look(s) behind the numbers and, hopefully, put(s) it all in some perspective." In the March 28, 1981, issue of the print magazine, Billboard published the first Chart Beat. ...

  10. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for upda ...

  11. Atlantic Rules Hot 100 With Flo Rida, T.I.

    February 19, 2009 11:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Two big moves on the Billboard Hot 100 give Atlantic Records ownership of the top two positions. As reported yesterday , a 58-1 rush puts "Right Round" by Flo Rida on top, while a 9-2 jump pushes "Dead and Gone" by T.I. featuring ...

  12. Chart Beat: T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Usher, Flo Rida, T-Pain

    November 26, 2008 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses T.I., Beyonce, David Cook, Christmas albums and more! DOUBLING UP: For the first time in the 50-year history of the Hot 100, two lead artists hold down the top four positions on the chart, dividing this territory equally betwe ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat: Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry, Jill Sobule, ABBA, Madonna

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry and Jill Sobule, the year-end singles charts, ABBA and more! I'M SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER Hi, Fred. I love Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat. Your knowledge of and interest in music e ...

  14. David Cook's 11

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson picks apart the charts. This week, AI winner David Cook's 11 Hot 100 entries, Keith Urban's "You Look Good in My Shirt" and Journey's new journey to The Billboard 200. Chart expert Fred Bronson pick ...

  15. The Billboard Q&A: 'American Idol' Top 10

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As season seven draws to a close on May 21, Billboard.com pulls aside each of the top 10 finalists for a bit of history, reflection on their AI experience and each contestant's hopes and dreams for th As season seven draws to a close on May 21, ...

  16. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White, Michael Johns, Carly Smithson

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard.com turns to more "American Idol" season seven finalists – Michael Johns, Brooke White and Carly Smithson -- for some thoughts on what lies ahead of them, despite no longer being part of t Only one short week away from the final ...

  17. Sweet Victory

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna completes her first quarter-century on The Billboard 200 with "Hard Candy," her seventh No. 1 album since she made her debut on this survey the week of Sept. 3, 1983. Fred Bronson discusses th Madonna completes her first quarter-ce ...

  18. Exclusive Q&As: The "American Idol" Final Four

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the final four "American Idol" contestants -- David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook and Syesha Mercado -- vie to be crowned season seven's champion, the quartet revealed its thoughts on their " As the final four "Amer ...

  19. Billboard Q&A: The 'American Idol' Final Four

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive series of Q&As, Billboard.com brings you discussions with "American Idol" finalists David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook and Syesha Mercado. One of these young singers will be crowned the next "American Idol.& ...

  20. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson discusses the hot action on this week's charts, including Madonna's return, Leona Lewis' historic triumph, Danity Kane's chart-topper, Paula Abdul's "Dance" and beyond. Chart expert Fred B ...

  21. Going Up, Please

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart expert and Billboard vet Fred Bronson discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies' solo chart debut, Paula Abdul's return to the Hot 100 and more. Chart expert and Billboard vet Fred Bronson discusses Flo Rida's & ...

  22. 'Soul' For Sale

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! Chart expert Fred Bronson and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heave ...

  23. 'Startin'' All Over Again

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" is the first Michael Jackson title to appear on the Hot 100 chart since "One More Chance" peaked at No. 83 in 2003. Fred Bronson has the scoop on that and more. "Wanna Be Startin& ...

  24. Life On Marrs

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 What is the general consensus in the United States regarding how some British acts are doing in America now? What does it take to be considered a success in America? Fred Bronson sheds some light on t What is the general consensus in the United Stat ...

  25. Ask Billboard

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Robyn, the singles cycle and low-selling chart toppers. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . ROBBED OF ROBYN Hi Keith, Over th ...

  26. Ask Billboard

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This week, Keith answers questions about music videos, Janet and top-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . FEEDBACK ON 'FEEDBACK' Dear Keith, ...

  27. Christmas Tunes, 'Bubbly' And More!

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson dispenses the week's hottest chart news. This week, new on Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Michael McDonald and more! Chart expert Fred Bronson dispenses the week's hottest chart news. This week, new on Darlene Love ...

  28. Will 'Stairway' Climb?

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart connoisseur Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles v. Britney Spears and more! Chart connoisseur Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles v. Br ...

  29. Soaring Over California And Elsewhere

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in 13 years, the Eagles have the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, the cast of "High School Musical 2" is just one week away from tying the all-time record for longest-running No. 1 For the first time in 13 years, the Ea ...

  30. Soaring Over California And Elsewhere

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Eagles have the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 for the first time in 13 years, the cast of "High School Musical 2" is just one week away from tying the all-time record for longest-running No. 1 The Eagles have the No. 1 album on The ...

  31. Readers React

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Eagles soared to No.1 while Britney Spears debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Enraged Britney fans are blaming the pop princess' runner-up post on Billboard's recent decision t The Eagles soared to No.1 while Britne ...

  32. Prime Numbers

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" rebounds 81-60 in its 102nd week on The Billboard 200. The fifth single from Fergie's "The Dutchess" advances 45-28 on the Hot 100. Fred Bronson weighs in. Carrie Underwood's " ...

  33. It's A Family Affair

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Are Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus the only father/daughter act to land on the top ten? Has Aretha Franklin entered the Hot 100 73 or 76 times? Chart expert Fred Bronson explains. Are Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus the only father/daughter act to land on the ...

  34. 'Kiss' On The List

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" capture the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 chart next week? Or will Soulja Boy Tell'em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" continue on to its eighth frame as leader of the pack? Chart Will Chris Br ...

  35. It's A Family Affair

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Are Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus the only father/daughter act to land on the top ten? Has Aretha Franklin entered the Hot 100 73 or 76 times? Chart expert Fred Bronson explains. Are Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus the only father/daughter act to land on the ...

  36. Timbaland and Hilson go Latin?

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Why is Timbaland and Keri Hilson's "The Way I Are" on the Hot Latin Songs chart? Miley Cyrus is the youngest artist with a Top 40 country hit since whom? Chart expert Fred Bronson explains. Why is Timbaland and Keri Hilson's &quo ...

  37. How Much Pain?

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson responds to your queries about T-Pain, iTunes, Sugababes and the art of the personal music chart. Chart expert Fred Bronson responds to your queries about T-Pain, iTunes, Sugababes and the art of the personal music chart. N ...

  38. How Much Pain?

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson responds to your queries about T-Pain, iTunes, Sugababes and the art of the personal music chart. Chart expert Fred Bronson responds to your queries about T-Pain, iTunes, Sugababes and the art of the personal music chart. N ...

  39. Justin Timberlake's Singles Chart Six Pack

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson on the recent chart prowess of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and more. Fred Bronson on the recent chart prowess of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and more. News John Fogerty , Justin Timberlake , ...

  40. American Idols at No. 1?

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart expert Fred Bronson weighs in on the chart stature of American Idol contestants, whether Radiohead's album will chart and the world of personal charts. Chart expert Fred Bronson weighs in on the chart stature of American Idol contestants, ...

  41. Britney Spears' "Gimme" Hits

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson parses the success of Spears' "Gimme More," Chaka Khan's return to the charts, Queen Latifah, Tony Bennett and more. Fred Bronson parses the success of Spears' "Gimme More," Chaka Khan's return to ...

  42. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on ...

  43. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  44. Chart Beat Chat

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss country hits, R&B hits, Robyn and more! IN THE SECOND PLACE To: Mr. Fred Bronson Until a little over a month ago, no song had stalled at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs tally since Toby Keith's "A Little Too ...

  45. Ask Billboard

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on 80's movie soundtracks, British artists on Hot 100, Janet Jackson and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SOUNDTRA ...

  46. Ask Billboard

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Garbage, women in country music, iTunes exclusives and more! COUNTRY WOMEN Hey Keith, I was just looking at this week's Top Country Albums chart and was surprised about the number of female artists on this list. Do ...

  47. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married m ...

  48. CéU

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's one thing for a brand new artist to break on the Billboard charts with their first album; it's quite another to do so with a (mostly) non-English language album that was strong enough for even o It's one thing for a brand new art ...

  49. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three q ...

  50. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Elton John and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Happy Holidays Mr. Bronson, Now that Taylor Hicks' debut album has had a second week of sales tabulated, we can see that it will not rank among the TV fr ...

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