1. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels o ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Alternative's Slow Rides

    February 26, 2010 6:55 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. RESISTANCE Dear Gary, I was looki ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 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. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Af ...

  4. Ask Billboard: Britney's Latest Greatest Hit

    October 16, 2009 3:50 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. BEST OF THE BEST Hi Gary, With mu ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Drake, Black Eyed Peas

    June 26, 2009 5:49 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. MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE Dear Gary, ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    December 12, 2008 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 RECURRENT EVENTS Hi Fred, I’ve noticed a couple things on the recent country chart that you could clear up for me. Has the recurrent policy changed? I know [the rules called for removal of songs after] 20 weeks [that were] below the top 10, however ...

  8. Chart Beat Chat: Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Dan Seals And Earl Thomas Conley

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from Darius Rucker, Dan Seals/Earl Thomas Conley, album charts, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week. I am always astonished at how many other people out ...

  9. Chart Beat Chat: Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson and Josh Groban

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Darius Rucker, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson, Josh Groban and more! RUCKER AND PRIDE Hi, Fred, I look forward to your column every week and am always astonished at how many other people out there are as caught up with ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat: Coldplay, Katy Perry, Juice Newton

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Coldplay, Katy Perry, Juice Newton and more! COLDPLAY PLAY Hi Fred, I wrote you a year ago asking why some of the great Eurovision songs never get released in the United States. I have been an avid follower of the Billbo ...

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," foreign language titles and Coldplay. KISS THE GIRL Hi Fred, I deeply empathize with Tommy Marx's letter about pop music's rising acceptance for the gay and lesbia ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," male duos and Frank Sinatra. COOK THE RECORD BOOKS Fred: Now that "American Idol" has declared a winner, there's no reason to hide iTunes sales of "Idol" performances. ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the "Hottest Hot 100" books, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney and more! CHART A LOT'S WEB Hi Fred, I wrote to you about a month or two ago asking about the most recent editions of your books. Thanks to your r ...

  14. 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& ...

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "No No No," reggae singles, Alicia Keys and more! YES YES YES SEY SEY SEY Fred: Some years back one of your readers asked about palindromic titles and or artists on the Hot 100. The best example was "S.O.S ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," top 10 songs of 2007, Sally Shapiro and more! KEEN FOR MEAN AND GREEN Thank you for sharing that question [about the artist credit for a ringtone] and please thank Anthony ...

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an ...

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Radiohead, chart lovers, "American Idol" contestants and more! THE 'RAINBOWS' CONNECTION Fred: You've certainly heard by now about Radiohead's plan to sell its new album "In Rainbows&qu ...

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Dance Tonight," Tim and Faith, Big & Rich and more! LAST 'DANCE' Hi, Fred: Just wondering how Paul McCartney's "Dance Tonight" qualified to chart on the Hot 100. I thought that &qu ...

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Beautiful Girls," "Candle in the Wind," Brad Paisley and more! STAND BY SEAN Hi Fred, With Jamaican artist Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" steadily rising on the Hot 100, it looks as ...

  21. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Kimberley Locke and more! JOHN: For the third year in a row, a song written by John Lennon makes its debut on The Billboard Hot 100. The latest Lennon composition to see chart ink is Green Day's rem ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Melinda Dolittle, Bjork, "Girlfriend" and more! DOLITTLE? DID NOTHING! Fred: Almost as soon as Melinda Dolittle started singing "Trouble Is a Woman" on "American Idol" this week, I asked mys ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Nelly Furtado, Oscar-nominated songs, Corbin Bleu and more! AROUND THE WORLD WITH NELLY Dear Fred, At the beginning of the 1980s, the United States, Great Britain and Germany had the biggest singles sales in the world. I ...

  24. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss long single-word titles, Beyonce, Take That and more! WORD UP Fred: Call out the "Ghostbusters!" Beyonce doesn't seem to have any "Superstition" about the number 13 because the 13-letter "Ir ...

  25. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses INXS, chart rules, feats and more with readers. GOOD FORTUNE Fred, If you’ve been following the "Rock Star: INXS" TV series, you know that Canadian J.D. Fortune has been selected as the new lead singer of INXS. I thi ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WONDER MAKES ANDY WONDER Dear Fred, I just heard Alicia Keys' remix of "Karma" (the one which samples heavily from Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"), and that made me wonder: Abou ...

  28. Daniels Making 'Sweet' Music On Sparrow

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing down. Combining staunch patriotism, unwavering faith, and Southern rock swagger, Daniels continues to keep aud Though he recently celebrated his 65th birthday, ...