1. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Tops Another Tally & Breaks Weekly Plays Record

    July 13, 2015 11:45 AM EDT The track becomes the fourth No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart from '1989' and rewrites the record for most weekly plays atop Pop Songs. The honors for Taylor Swift 's smash album 1989 keep on coming. On the Billboard radio airplay charts dated July 25, fourth 1989…

  2. Rachel Platten Premieres 'Beating Me Up,' Responds to Katy Perry Comparisons: Exclusive

    May 11, 2015 12:48 PM EDT After conquering radio airwaves with her breakthrough single “Fight Song,” Rachel Platten is giving listeners a glimpse of a more vulnerable side. In a Billboard exclusive, Platten shares “Beating Me Up,” a track from her major label debut EP, Fight Song EP , due May 12 through Columbia…

  3. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Billy Joel's 'Fire' Burned at No. 1

    December 08, 2014 8:05 AM EST In 1989, the Piano Man's encyclopedic anthem topped the Hot 100. Plus, recalling key chart feats for TLC, George Michael and Beyonce. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Dec. 8, 1990 Best known for uptempo…

  5. Katy Perry Sets Record On Pop Songs Chart

    March 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST As 'Dark Horse' reigns for a fourth week, Perry rewrites the mark for the most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the airplay chart's archives Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart…

  6. P!nk's Billboard Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech: Watch Event Highlights and Interview With Andy Cohen

    December 12, 2013 1:34 PM EST This week, P!nk accepted the award for Woman of the Year at Billboard's annual Women in Music luncheon in New York City. Watch highlights from the event as well as her full interview with Bravo's Andy Cohen, further down. Below is a complete transcript of her acceptance speech. Just…

  7. Top 40 Slows Down The Songs

    November 15, 2013 1:05 PM EST A bevy of hit ballads is infusing the format – but is that a good thing for a format built on tempo? Selena Gomez's latest hit, "Slow Down," is another in mainstream top 40 radio's ever-replenishing arsenal of uptempo pop/dance hits, but its chorus, in which Gomez…

  8. P!nk Breaks Touring Records In Australia

    September 27, 2013 5:44 PM EDT P!nk dominates the weekly tally of Hot Tours with box office revenue reported from a record-breaking 18-show engagement during the Australian leg of her Truth About Love tour.  The pop star broke her own mark at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with the 18th sold out performance, having set a…

  9. P!nk's 'Truth About Love Tour' Special to Premiere in December on EPIX

    September 20, 2013 5:22 PM EDT "There will be laughs. There will be tears. Who's with me!" -- So belts the carnival barker in a new trailer for "P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour," the pop superstar's upcoming concert special premiering Dec. 7 on EPIX. The special (110 minutes) gives fans an…

  10. P!nk Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    September 16, 2013 12:30 AM EDT 0 Raise your glass for P!nk. The pop singer will accept the Woman of the Year Award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York City.  The distinction will cap off an exciting year for the woman born Alecia Moore, who scored her fourth No. 1 single on the…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Kanye West Brings 'God' To Billboard Charts

    June 28, 2013 5:15 PM EDT A theological debate infuses the charts department this week. Meanwhile, Phillip Phillips, Pink and Plumb net more traditional chart honors One of the oddest discussions in memory took place among the members of the Billboard charts department this week. "Is God an artist?" Thanks…

  12. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  13. P!nk Sets Mark For Most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s

    April 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT In posting her eighth leader, she passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for the most No. 1s in the chart's 17-year history. P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…