1. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars' Slow Climb to No. 1, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Turns 40

    March 08, 2013 9:48 PM EST This past week on the Billboard 200 , Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumped to No. 1, thanks largely to sale pricing by Amazon MP3. The move gave Mars his first No. 1, and an unusual achievement: It was the slowest climb to No. ...

  2. Chart Moves: Pitbull's 'Don't Stop The Party' Reaches Hot 100's Top 20, Among Few Post-Holiday Digital Gainers; Bon Jovi Debuts On Hot Rock Songs

    January 11, 2013 4:19 PM EST Pitbull: The rapper's "Don't Stop the Party," featuring TJR, bounds 31-17 on the Hot 100 in its 12th week with the chart's top Digital Gainer award. With digital sales sliding among all genres following the robust holiday ...

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of G ...

  4. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper tops the King of Rock and Roll's mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among solo acts. Presley, however, maintains a wide lead for the most entries among all artists as a lead solo act. He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll ...

  5. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but when it comes to the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, Elvis Presley's longstanding record total gives way to a new stats king: Lil Wayne. As he debuts as a featured artist (with ...

  6. Pressure Mounts For Universal Music To Make U.S. Concessions on EMI Deal

    August 06, 2012 8:06 AM EDT Universal Music Group's proposed remedy package to satisfy government regulators that they are divesting enough assets to allay antitrust concerns is facing increased pressure to include solutions that will make the sales of Anglo/American re ...

  7. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:42 PM EDT With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 titles. Amazingly, the TV troupe has reached the sum in less than three years. The cast fir ...

  8. 'Glee' Cast Notches 200th Hit on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Fox TV troupe has blasted to the record-extending milestone in less than three years. With two more debuts this week, the cast of Fox's "Glee" ups its total of career charted songs on the Billboard Hot 100 to a milestone 200 title ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  10. Otis Redding Makes Record Return to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 28, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 O tis Redding sets the mark for the longest span between entries on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and halts the second-longest hiatus from the Billboard Hot 100 , as Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Otis," on which the late sou ...

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: The Hot 100, From Birth to 'Born'

    February 17, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 GRAND ENTRANCE: As revealed on Billboard.com yesterday, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" arrives as the 1,000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dating to the chart's 1958 inception. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Madonna Vs. Lady Gaga

    July 02, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MADONNA VS. LADY GAGA Hey Gary, I ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 ...

  15. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF ...

  16. Ask Billboard: How "TiK ToK" Winds Up At No. 2

    December 18, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. KE$HA VS. GAGA Hi Gary, First, I ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUE ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboar ...

  19. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Lindsey Buckingham, "American Idol," Mariah Carey and more! AN 'X'-PHILE Hi Fred, I was reading the letter about Olivia Newton-John and the nationalities of artists. I agree with you that it's no ...

  21. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol& ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, "American Idol," "U" and more! HERE COMES MS. JORDAN Dear Fred: Although I am a chart aficionado, this is the first time I have written. Logging on to iTunes this morning, I see that the p ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mary J. Blige's 72-week run on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the influence of airplay and downloads on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts and more! WITHIN YOU AND 'WITHOUT YOU' Dear Fred, I read both Ch ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss discuss All Saints, outed artists, Linda Ronstadt and more! I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER Hi Fred, Noticed a funny little thing on the U.K. charts this week (and I'm sure you did as well). The No. 2 single is the U2/G ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] ...

  29. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyoncé, George Strait, Dolly Parton, "chart years," year-end accounting and much more this week with readers. WHERE'S 'FIGHTING' - GILBERT'S GRIPE Dear Fred, I think I found another Beyoncé song that did ...

  32. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on ...

  33. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most suc ...

  34. Ask Billboard

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about Cher, Gwen Stefani and the Beatles. 'BELIEVE' IN CHER Hi Keith, I have read several times how you recount album sales for artists such as Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Jackson and so forth. ...

  35. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 to ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th ...

  37. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your int ...

  38. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. FROM THE LAND OF THE CRAZY FROG Hi Fred, After taking my regular weekly look at the U.S. movers and shakers on the Billboard Hot 100 I decided to e-mail you to get your honest opinion of our top 40 chart ove ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to s ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. CHANGING HOT 100 LANDSCAPE Fred, Since the introduction of digital downloads into the Hot 100 formula, there is a lot more movement on the chart and the top 40 is slowly becoming a mix of diffe ...

  41. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. KELLY BREAKS AWAY Dear Fred, Kelly Clarkson has three songs in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week! Have any other contestants from "American Idol" achieved this? Thanks! ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great ...

  46. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Elton John and Blue, the state of the music industry, pop artists mining classical music, R&B hits, Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and The Billboard Hot 100, one-hi I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE CALLS ...

  47. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I' ...

  48. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th ann ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week ...