1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Jay-Z Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    July 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT A year ago this week, Hova scored his lucky 13th leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alice Cooper, Richard Marx and UB40 Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history July 21, 1990 Black Box flew to No. 1 on Dance Club…

  3. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrack) of Pepsi’s global 2014 futbol campaign …

  4. Bruno Mars Preps for Super Bowl Performance: 'Everyone's Putting the Fear of God in Me'

    December 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? "Everyone's putting the fear of God in me like there's going to be a blizzard," Mars said in a phone interview this…

  5. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  6. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore to Headline Inaugural Jingle Ball National Tour

    October 12, 2013 11:10 AM EDT The celebration of all things pop and Christmas will hit 12 U.S. cities -- and the CW Network -- in December. Jingle Ball, the annual Christmas celebration hosted by such pop stations as New York's Z100 and Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, is taking its superstar lineup on the road. As…

  7. 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…

  8. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  9. Album Review: Gym Class Heroes, 'The Papercut Chronicles II'

    December 01, 2011 8:30 AM EST GYM CLASS HEROES "The Papercut Chronicles II" Producers: various Fueled by Ramen Release Date: Nov. 15 Given the success that frontman Travie McCoy had on his own last year with his pop-reggae smash "Billionaire," Gym Class Heroes might've been expected to pursue a…

  10. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney

    August 19, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney tops the weekly list of Hot Tours with ticket sales totals from his On The Run Tour that made a brief jaunt through five North American markets during July and August. This week's sum, reported by AEG Live promoter Concerts West, includes grosses from Detroit, Montreal,…

  11. Gym Class Heroes Talk 'Papercut Chronicles II,' Working with Adam Levine

    July 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes have been on a break from touring and recording since they finished up the album cycle for their 2008 release "The Quilt," but the alternative hip-hop group is back with a new album, "The Papercut Chronicles II," that will be released "sometime this…

  12. Warped Tour: Gym Class Heroes, 3OH!3 Entertain Despite Dangerous Heat

    July 25, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Thousands of fans braved 100 degree weather over the weekend for the New York stop of the Vans Warped Tour, where headliners including Gym Class Heroes , 3OH!3 and A Day To Remember performed to sweaty but energetic crowds. Girls clad in bikinis and boys in nothing but shorts filled the…

  13. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  14. The Power Of Love: Analyzing The Hot 100's 1,000 No. 1s

    February 23, 2011 1:05 PM EST How did I spend my long weekend, plus a(n unhealthy) portion of yesterday? Analyzing the subject matter of all 1,000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, of course! I wondered if by dissecting the content of each leading song since the Hot 100's launch Aug. 4, 1958, from Ricky Nelson 's "…

  15. Billboard Bits: Willow Smith Previews New '21st Century Girl' Song, Baby Spice Gets Engaged

    January 24, 2011 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Willow Debuts New Song Clip, Previews Video Shoot Willow Smith is set to follow up her hit single "Whip My Hair" with "21st Century Girl," a pulsating new track previewed in a new 16-second clip…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson

    September 02, 2010 2:45 PM EDT UNUSUAL FAME, OUT OF THE BLUE: Ke$ha becomes the 11th solo female to collect at least four Billboard Hot 100 top 10s from a debut album in the chart's 52-year history, as "Take It Off," from her introductory set "Animal," prowls 16-10 . The 23-year-old pop singer…

  17. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  18. March 22, 2009

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Pio Leiva of the Buena Vista Social Club dies in Havana, Cuba, of a heart attack. He is 88. 2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies at home in Wilton, N.H., following a heart attack and a fall down a flight of stairs. He is 57. 1996 – Don Murray of the Turtles dies in a Southern…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  20. Guests Blend Seamlessly On New Gym Class Heroes Disc

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to their sophomore album, "The Quilt: Starring Gym Class Heroes," due in August via Decaydence/Fueled by Ramen, according to lead vocalist Tr Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to…

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