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Encyclopedia > Fred Bronson

Fred Bronson is an American journalist, author and writer. He is best known for the weekly "Chart Beat" column in Billboard magazine, and as the author of books related to Billboard charts. An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Born in 1949 to Irving and Mildred Bronson and raised in California, Bronson showed an early aptitude for gauging the popularity of artists and songs. At age eleven, Bronson won a contest in the Los Angeles Mirror-News requiring him to select favorites in several music categories. His prize was a lunch with actress Connie Stevens. As Bronson later wrote, "I realized that keeping track of records and artists wasn't such a bad idea". 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Connie Stevens Connie Stevens (born August 8, 1938) is an American actress and singer. ...

By age fifteen, Bronson was a regular weekly reader of Billboard magazine.

He has been called "America's foremost music chart journalist". His regular "Chart Beat" column has appeared weekly in Billboard magazine since January 1992, until February 2005, when it was transferred completely to Billboard.com. The online "Chart Beat Chat" column has appeared at Billboard.com since it was originated in 1996. Both deal with notable activity on the Billboard charts including the Hot 100 for songs and Billboard 200 for albums. He is the author of several chart related books, including Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits, and The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...

Bronson has written for numerous award shows including both the Billboard Awards and American Music Awards. He has also been a consultant to American Idol, and has on numerous occassions, assisted finalists in selecting an appropriate song for the category and artist's style. In episodes from seasons two and four, his Number One Hits book was the exclusive basis of repetoire selection. The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, more commonly known as just American Idol, is the United States spin-off show of Pop Idol, which is a singing talent contest in which viewers can call in and vote on contestants to determine the best undiscovered young singer in the country...

Bronson's musical tastes are eclectic and his knowledge of pop music encyclopaedic. His preferences can be heard on the American Airline music program Pop Goes The World and the online radio station Radio Fred Bronson link.

Bronson is also the co-writer on two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "The Game" and "Ménage à Troi". He also wrote episodes of the Star Trek animated series. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Game is the 106th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Ménage à Troi is the title of an episode from the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...

External links

  • Billboard online
  • Chart Beat online



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