1. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs Word Cloud, Top Artists Map & More

    August 04, 2013 2:35 PM EDT The 55th anniversary celebration of Billboard's Hot 100 rolls on today (August 4), the chart's birthday, with a visual look at the all-time top 100 songs and artists in the form of a special word cloud, map, icons and more.  HOT 100 ALL-TIME TOP 1OO SONGS: FULL LIST HOT 100…

  2. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  3. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  5. Shigeto, ‘Olivia’: First Listen and Story

    July 31, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The offbeat producer returns with a new set of dark, charming melodies. As they have always been, in 2013, Detroit’s shining stars are their musicians. Zach Shigeto Saginaw, who records simply as Shigeto, hails from Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has become a key member and…

  6. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  7. 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me': Film Review + Exclusive Clip

    July 03, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Chris Bell, who died at 27 in a car crash, gets his due as the creator of Big Star's sound in Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's finely detailed documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me." The founder of the Memphis group, who brought the higher-profile Alex Chilton into…

  8. Booker T. Jones Talks Stax Return, New Album 'Sound the Alarm'

    May 26, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Booker T. Jones returns to a revitalized Stax Records for accessible, guest-filled album. Forty-three years after leaving Memphis for Los Angeles, Booker T. Jones has been reunited with the label whose sound he helped define, Stax Records. He left at a time of turmoil and change in…

  9. Loud Fashion: A Q&A with Stylish DJ, Mia Moretti

    April 30, 2013 12:32 PM EDT The Hook’s Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. caught up with DJ Mia Moretti to talk all things fashion and music. DJ’s are sometimes the best dressed at a party. With headphones as their main accessory, big names like Solange and Samantha Ronson rock killer threads that inspire many while…

  10. Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl' Season Finale

    March 28, 2013 3:40 PM EDT She'll appear in the second-year Fox comedy's season finale airing in May. Fox's "New Girl" is continuing its impressive track record of nabbing stellar guest stars. Just days after "Justified" Emmy winner Margo Martindale guest starred as Nick's…

  11. Britain Counts On Bonnie Tyler to Play Eurovision Hero

    March 08, 2013 5:08 AM EST After years of abject failure, insipid pop singers and an infamous “nil points” effort, Britain is betting on a veteran to cure its Eurovision heartache. Husky-voiced ‘80s pop singer Bonnie Tyler has been chosen to represent the nation at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held…

  12. Runway Jams: Songs Played at 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 08, 2013 3:38 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. It’s that time of year again! Photographers are lining up, models are dieting and next winter's trends are taking…

  13. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  14. Docs on Beatles Secretary, Napster to Premiere at SXSW

    January 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST The world premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," which stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as superstar Las Vegas magicians, will be the opening night film at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival on March 8 in Austin, Texas.   Directed by Don Scardino, the cast includes…

  15. Nicki Minaj Debuts Lavender Lipstick for MAC Viva Glam

    December 05, 2012 6:45 PM EST Nicki Minaj has teamed up with the cosmetics brand MAC for a second Viva Glam collection. Minaj previously teamed with the beauty brand to launch an electric shade of pink lipstick, and this time she is launching a limited-edition lavender shade. In her ad for the collection, Minaj floats in…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Even Before Her First Billboard No. 1, Rihanna Shined Like A Diamond

    December 01, 2012 1:05 PM EST While lauding her first leading album, let's not neglect her prior Billboard 200 success. After tallying 12 No. 1 'GOLD' RECORD: Britain's Spandau Ballet returns to a Billboard chart for the first time since 1984, as "Gold (2012)" enters Dance Club Songs at No.…

  17. 10 Hottest Holiday Albums of 2012

    November 28, 2012 3:35 PM EST If it seems like everyone is putting out a Christmas album this year, it's no coincidence: holiday albums have become one of the few surefire ways to still sell music. Not only was Michael Buble's "Christmas" the second biggest seller last year, the top 200 holiday albums…

  18. 'Glee' Covers 'Greased Lightning': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 01, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The cast of "Glee" will be throwing on their leather jackets and poodle skirts in a couple of weeks, when the show's "Grease"-themed episode airs Nov. 15. In anticipation of the accompanying "Glease" album, which drops on Nov. 6, Billboard has the exclusive…

  19. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Reunite for 'This Christmas' Charity Album

    October 02, 2012 5:50 PM EDT John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have come together for a new winter holiday album, aptly titled "This Christmas," that includes a duet called "I Think You Might Like It," by John Farrar, the man who wrote the platinum-selling tune "You're the One That I Want…

  20. Foo Fighters Say So Long, Neil Young Stomps at Global Citizen Festival

    September 30, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Dave Grohl delivered more warnings that the Foo Fighters will be staying away for a very long time at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Saturday, flatly telling the estimated 60,000-plus fans that "this is it." "Without making a big deal out…

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