Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2
Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010.

From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid," Train to "Airplanes" (specifically, a "G6"), let's recap the most impressive honors achieved on Billboard surveys this year.

Tuesday, Dec. 14: Best of 2010, Part 1
Wednesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2010, Part 2

Tuesday, Dec. 21: Best of 2010, Part 3
Wednesday, Dec. 22: Best of 2010, Part 4

BEST OF 2010, PART 2

April

Justin Bieber
's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200, making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, 1963, chart with "Little Stevie Wonder/The 12 Year Old Genius." Bieber has not lost a step in his old age, having turned 16 March 1. His debut EP, "My World," bounds to a new peak of No. 5. He becomes the first act to concurrently chart two albums in the top five since Nelly in 2004 ...

Robin Williams ends an almost 27-year drought from the Billboard 200, as "Weapons of Self Destruction" blasts in at No. 59. The set also starts at No. 1 on Comedy Albums. "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve," he muses on the set. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would be great. It comes with 20,000 emotions!" ...

Jason Derulo becomes the first solo male to notch consecutive No. 1s with his first two entries on Pop Songs, as "In My Head" rises 3-1. "Whatcha Say" began a four-week reign in November 2009. "It started with a dream. I share this honor with my fans and radio," Derulo tells Billboard. "Without you, my music wouldn't reach any further than the confines of my own head. This is only the beginning" ...

30 years into his unparalleled career, the "King of Country" shows no signs of abdicating the throne. George Strait collects a Country Songs top 10 in a 30th consecutive year, as "I Gotta Get to You" jumps 12-9. The Country Music Hall of Famer becomes the first artist in the history of Billboard charts to link such a lengthy top 10 streak ...

Michael Buble makes his introduction to the Pop Songs chart, where the aptly titled "Haven't Met You Yet" bows at No. 38. He's been a mainstay on Adult Contemporary since 2003, having logged three No. 1s. "Young, hip women love this guy," says Jeremy Rice, program director of Pop Songs reporter WBLI/Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. "He is an international pop star. The U.S. is just a little late getting to the party" ...

B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the fifth male rapper to send a maiden Hot 100 entry to No. 1 as a lead artist, following Flo Rida, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Mims and Vanilla Ice ...

Yay, us! The Hot Shot Debut at No. 11 on Latin Albums is entitled "Billboard Latin Music Awards: Finalists 2010." The set becomes the first Billboard-branded title to grace a survey since "Billboard #1s: Classic Country" peaked at No. 34 on Country Albums and No. 161 on the Billboard 200 in 2006.

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