1. A Day to Remember Rocks Billboard Studio: Watch Live Performances & Q&A

    December 05, 2013 2:57 PM EST For A Day to Remember's new studio album "Common Courtesy," the rules changed. After three full-lengths under Victory Records, a dispute with their longtime home led them to release the new album on their own terms. They stopped by the Billboard studio to play three new songs…

  2. 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…

  3. Pharrell Williams' Top 40 Return: 10 Songs That Prefaced His Pop Comeback

    May 29, 2013 1:45 PM EDT From songs with Frank Ocean to Adam Lambert, check out Pharrell's fascinating work leading up to "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines." Looking at the Top 20 of the current Hot 100 chart , a familiar name appears twice: Pharrell Williams. For fans of early '00s…

  4. Ask Billboard: A Whole Lotta 'Shake'-in' Going On

    March 03, 2013 5:05 AM EST Readers share thoughts on YouTube data joining the Hot 100, Baauer's big points lead at No. 1 and the sales of the original 'American Idol.' As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include…

  5. Bow Wow Pens Open Letter About His Daughter & Debuts First Trailer to Documentary

    July 06, 2011 6:25 PM EDT After rumors of fatherhood circled the 'net, Bow Wow penned an open letter to his fans today (July 6), admitting that he indeed has a daughter, by the name of Shai Moss. Posted on his site, Bow Wow Today , the 24 yr. old Young Money rapper writes on why he chose to keep the birth of his…

  6. Four-Play: 2011 Essence Music Festival

    July 05, 2011 2:45 PM EDT This past weekend, plus Friday (July 1 through July 3), the '2011 Essence Music Festival' brought out a star-studded lineup to New Orleans, LA. Artists from Mary J. Blige , Kanye West , Jill Scott to El Debarge and New Edition awed the Superdome with performances of their oldies and…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…