Kidz Bop

Kidz Bop Charts 40th Album

Those darn Kidz are at it again. The Kidz Bop Kids, that is. The franchise scores its 40th charting album on the Billboard 200 as Kidz Bop 26 bows at No. 4 with 46,000 sold in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Magic! at Mackapoolooza in Miami Beach

MAGIC!'s 'Rude' No. 1 On Hot 100, Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Surges

Not to be rude … but enough introduction. Let's get right into our weekly rundown of the Hot 100's top 10 and more. "Rude" logs a third week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 195,000 downloads sold (up 6 percent) in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Hozier, 2014

Hozier Gains Following With 'Church'

Hozier, the Irish singer Ryan Tedder wishes he signed, hits new high notes with his breakout hit "Take Me to Church." "This dude can outsing anybody," Tedder marvels.
Kili Kish & Audio Push on the Billboard + Twitter Real Time Chart

Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week

To celebrate the middle of summer, Billboard has picked the top trending music videos for the July 26 charting week that have appeared on this week's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart. As long as each artist has fewer than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has not appeared in the top 50 of the Billboard 100, they are considered an "emerging artist" and qualify to be on the chart. See below for this week's picks!