1. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Maxwell

    July 10, 2009 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary 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, CONTINUED Dear Gar ...

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the 50 anniversary of the Hot 100, top 10 debuts, Chubby Checker and more! THE LIVERPOOL 14 Hi Fred! Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and coming on the heels of the recent chart achievements of T-Pain, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and more! YOU ARE THERE Hey, Fred. It's exciting to witness chart history [being made by] Mariah Carey and Madonna this week; Mariah's 18th No. 1 single (&qu ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses title/chart move coincidences, Elvis Presley's return to No. 1 in the United Kingdom and No. 1 country singles. A REAL CHART MOVE Dear Fred, I've been following the chart progress of "1, 2 Step" by Ciara fe ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    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 ...

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses OutKast, double-sided singles, holiday albums, online album sales, vinyl singles and more with readers. SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE 'HEY' SONGS Dear Fred, If OutKast's "The Way You Move" does replace "H ...

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billbo ...

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" col ...

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    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 ...

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers questions on Madonna, one-hit wonders, featured artists, the Ramones, and airplay-only hits. CAUTION: This week's Chart Beat Chat ends with a surprise twist you won't see coming until the very last second! Uh-uh, don&# ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    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 ...

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    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! ...

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were rec ...

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" ( ...