1. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  2. Chart Juice: Brandy Calls It A Comeback On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 25, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Brandy reaches the summit of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for the second time in her nearly 18-year career, as "Two Eleven" debuts at No. 1 with 65,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's been more than 10 years since her previous chart-topper, "Full Moon,"…

  3. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the type of funked-up electro Timbaland was…

  4. Twin Shadow Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    March 10, 2011 11:30 AM EST Chart Article Our video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Twin Shadow In our most…

  5. Wiz Khalifa's 'Black And Yellow' Tops Hot 100

    February 10, 2011 9:00 AM EST As perhaps as consolation for forlorn Pittsburgh Steelers fans, Wiz Khalifa 's Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. 1? Though the Steelers lost Super Bowl XLV…

  6. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  7. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  8. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore Lead 'VH1 Divas' Lineup

    October 14, 2010 11:44 AM EDT Being a diva is different than it used to be. Katy Perry , Sugarland , Keri Hilson , Nicki Minaj and Paramore are this year's "VH1 Divas," but they'll be taking some of the focus off themselves, singing for the military through a partnership with the USO. Perry, Sugarland,…

  9. El DeBarge Signs With Geffen For First Album In 16 Years

    July 09, 2010 12:58 PM EDT One of the more surprising moments during the 2010 BET Awards was El DeBarge performing a medley of '80s hits by former family group DeBarge , including "All This Love," "Time Will Reveal" and the No. 3 pop crossover dance jam "Rhythm of the Night." Now the…

  10. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  11. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time Page 3

    February 10, 2010 1:53 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 Work It Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Hot 100 Peak: 2 (11/16/2002) Missy's not afraid to break a sweat -- she just wants to know the size of the task at hand. If the eye-poppingly suggestive lyrics in this tongue…

  12. Adam Lambert Falls, Taylor Swift Rises at AMAs

    November 23, 2009 5:34 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, last night's American Music Awards offered up plenty to talk about, including Taylor Swift 's five awards and strong performances from Jay-Z , Keith Urban and Kelly Clarkson , among others. But the real buzz is…

  13. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," credited to Ono, rises 3-1. The song follows…

  14. Electrik Red

    April 24, 2009 6:41 PM EDT R&B quartet Electrik Red is changing the face of girl power. On the group's satirically titled debut album, "How To Be A Lady Vol. 1," due out on May 26 via Radio Killa/Def Jam, Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Kyndra "Binkie" Reevey and Lesley Lewis are creating their…

  15. Digital Sales Keep Katy Perry Atop Hot 100

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "I Kissed a Girl." The song sold more than 166,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, staying ahead of Katy Perry remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "…

  16. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  17. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  18. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  19. Toni Braxton Is Back With 'More'

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toni Braxton is pretty much surviving on crackers and soda water these days. Bad case of nerves preparing for her fifth album release? Hardly. It's called "the first trimester." "I should be fine in a few weeks, but right now,…

  20. Braxton Tries Something Different On New Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio…

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