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Chuck Taylor (Billboard writer and editor)

Chuck Taylor (born Sept. 28, 1962) has covered radio and the entertainment industry for the past 20 years, and has worked at Billboard since October 1995.

At Billboard, he has held the titles of Senior Editor/Talent, Senior Writer, Radio Editor, columnist of AirWaves and, perhaps most notably, Single Reviews Editor since 1998; as well as Managing Editor of Top 40/AC for affiliated publication Billboard Radio Monitor, and senior editor/features and AC format editor for Billboard sister Radio & Records.

Taylor has written page 1 profiles on artists that span the decades, from Celine Dion and Britney Spears to Diana Krall, Elton John, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Barry White and many more. In all, he has interviewed more than 300 artists. His byline has appeared on five front-page articles in the magazine on Dion, most recently for her 2007 "Taking Chances" disc, released Nov. 13. He wrote liner notes for the re-release of both Dion's "These Are Special Times" Christmas album and "A New Day Has Come." Taylor also penned liner notes for "N Sync's Greatest Hits" and is a regular contributor for Time-Life's multitude of themed music compilations.

He has been interviewed on an array of music and pop culture topics on such programs and networks as ABC's “20/20,” “CBS Evening News,” CNN FN, VH1's “Behind the Music,” MTV, BBC, A&E's Biography" and E!; and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, TV Guide, People, Parade, Us, Entertainment Weekly and numerous others. He was extensively interviewed in the career manual, "How To Get A Job in the Music Industry," written in 2007 by Keith Hatschek.

Taylor is a voting member of NARAS (the Grammy Awards) and a published songwriter for Young Pals Music/BMI. His lyrical composition "Lost and Found," performed by Miz Metro, with music by Ayhan Sahin and Eve Nelson, was featured in an episode of MTV's "Made" in March 2008.

Broadcasting experience includes an on-air stint at country WWOD-AM/WKZZ-FM in Lynchburg, Virginia, his hometown, as well as voiceover work for commercials and theater. He hosted Billboard's weekly online countdown at billboardradio.com, from its inception in March 1998 through January 2006. The show was scripted by Billboard veteran Fred Bronson.

Taylor is a 1984 communication arts (journalism and speech) graduate of James Madison University, then lived and worked in Washington, D.C., for 11 years, including journalism jobs at the Washington Business Journal and Radio World. He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

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