1. Rewinding the Charts: 30 Years Ago, Prince Reigned With the Hot 100's Top Two

    April 22, 2016 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1986, he led on his own and as the writer of the chart's runner-up song. Also, this week in 1990, he returned to No. 1 as a writer, thanks to Sinead O'Connor. As the world mourns Prince , who died April 21 at the age of 57 , his fans ca ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 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 ...

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson

    September 02, 2010 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 UNUSUAL FAME, OUT OF THE BLUE: Ke$ha becomes the 11th solo female to collect at least four Billboard Hot 100 top 10s from a debut album in the chart's 52-year history, as "Take It Off," from her introductory set "Animal," pr ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Rating Rihanna

    July 23, 2010 5:55 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. GOOD GIRL NOT GONE TO NO. 1 Dear ...

  6. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    April 20, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 THE POWER OF MADONNA: What better way to count down the minutes to tonight's Madonna -centric episode of "Glee" than to celebrate the anniversary of one of the icon's biggest weeks on Billboard's pages. Madonna rose to the t ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Female Dance Artists, Pop-Country

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss ABBA, "Mamma Mia!", ABBA, the timelessness of dance music, ABBA, country-pop crossover and ABBA. ABBA NICE DAY Hey Fred. Thanks for your top 10 ABBA favorites, it made me rediscover and enjoy "Me and Bobby ...

  9. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpente ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bu ...

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 o ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I� ...

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Martha Reeves, Alicia Keys and more with readers. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. MARTHA, MY DEAR Dear Fred, My father and I are huge fans of Martha Reeves. In fact, we ...