1. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

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    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the Dixie Chicks, Eminem and more! 'NICE' GIRLS Hello Fred, I just read that the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice" hit No. 40 on the Hot AC chart six months after the song's initial rel ...

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    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses chart methodology changes, Mario, Elvis Presley and Rascal Flatts. RATIO Hi Fred, You must be flooded [with e-mails] about the change of methodology on The Billboard Hot 100. As reported on Billboard.com, the "new" H ...

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    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 ...

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    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of ...

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    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboa ...

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    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cove ...

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    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 1 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I ...

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    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO ...

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    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL De ...

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    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwa ...

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    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Dixie Chicks, drastic chart drops, freedom of speech, radio airplay, and songs with 'fool' in the title with readers. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE THE DIXIES DOWN Fred, Looks like the title "Landslide" was appr ...

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    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! ...

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    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 ...

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart based stories on MCA, Elvis Presley, and chart records set by Frank Sinatra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 28 UP: "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige is the 28th No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 for the MCA label. The imprint's ...