Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

<p>Our flashback journey through the year in charts continues, as we revisit impressive feats by the "Glee" cast, Justin Bieber, Usher and more.</p>

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.


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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.

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.


May

On the Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. Twenty-one years, one month and three weeks later, the song again arrives as the chart's highest new entry, courtesy of the "Glee" Cast. On the Billboard 200, the troupe celebrates its Madge-ical first No. 1, "Glee: the Music, the Power of Madonna" ...

As "OMG," featuring will.i.am, flies 6-1, Usher becomes the third male soloist to collect at least one Hot 100 No. 1 from five consecutive studio albums. Usher has earned his nine leaders from his second through sixth sets: "My Way," "8701," "Confessions," "Here I Stand" and the new "Raymond V Raymond." Among male soloists, only Michael Jackson had previously logged such a streak ...

Eminem charges onto the Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Not Afraid." The song is the 16th title to debut at the apex and first since Britney Spears' "3" burst in at No. 1 in October 2009 ...

The Script's "Breakeven" completes a record-setting 36-week rise to the Adult Pop Songs summit with a 2-1 lift. The track's steady ascent to the top bests the previous milestone mark in the chart's 14-year history by one week: Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" reached No. 1 in its 35th frame in February 2007 ...

Erykah Badu earns her first No. 1 in more than 11 years on Adult R&B with "Window Seat." The song had already made headlines for its risqué video in which Badu appears clothes-free. "Funny, i thought i was outta shape thus encouraging others toward self love," she Tweeted, regarding the clip's reception. "But they think im showin off. lol. the irony" ...

Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billboard 200 with "Glee: the Music, the Power of Madonna," the "Glee" Cast returns to the summit with "Glee: the Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers." "Glee" is just the third TV series to yield multiple Billboard 200 No. 1s, following "The Monkees" and "Hannah Montana" ...

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.


June

Miranda Lambert celebrates her first No. 1 on Country Songs, as "The House That Built Me" rises 2-1. Lambert had previously peaked as high as the runner-up spot with her prior single, "White Liar" ...

Enrique Iglesias pads his lead for most No. 1s in the 24-year history of the Latin Songs chart, as "Cuando Me Enamoro" climbs 2-1. The song becomes Iglesias' 21st leader. He first ruled in his initial try with "Si Tu Te Vas" in 1995 ...

"American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The champ bows atop Rock Digital Songs with his cover of U2's "Beautiful Day," which also enters the Hot 100 at No. 24. DeWyze charts three additional songs on the Hot 100: "Hallelujah" (No. 44), "Falling Slowly," with 2010 "Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox (No. 66), and "The Boxer" (No. 88). Bowersox concurrently debuts at No. 57 on the Hot 100 with "Up to the Mountain" ...

Katy Perry
logs the fastest No. 1 on the Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. The song makes the quickest sprint to No. 1 by a Capitol single since Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" likewise reached the top spot in four weeks on the chart dated Aug. 26, 1967. Five months before Gentry, the Beatles' "Penny Lane" had also zipped to No. 1 in four frames ...

With a 16-9 jump on the Hot 100 for "Rock That Body," the Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." becomes the first album in more than two decades by a duo or group to yield a quintet of top 10s. No prior album by duo or group had sported five Hot 100 top 10s since Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know It's True" generated five in 1989-90 ...

"Glee: the Music, Journey to Regionals" debuts atop the Billboard 200, marking the Fox TV series' third No. 1 album. The "Glee" Cast establishes the record for shortest span - a mere three weeks - between first weeks at No. 1 with different albums in the chart's history ...

Lady Gaga links her seventh consecutive No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, as "Alejandro" lifts 2-1. Through June, she missed the summit only with her debut single, "Just Dance," which peaked at No. 2 in June 2008 ...

Nicki Minaj earns her first No. 1 on Rap Songs, as "Your Love" surges 4-1. The song, which samples "No More 'I Love You's'," a No. 23 Hot 100 hit for Annie Lennox in 1995, is the first by a female artist unaccompanied by any other act to top Rap Songs since "Work It" by Missy Elliott reached the pinnacle in 2002.