1. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. 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…

  2. PSY Plots 'The Ending of 'Gangnam Style'' For New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2012 11:55 AM EST "In America I need a new single because 'Gangnam Style' got too popular," says the K-pop phenom. With his ubiquitous single "Gangnam Style" finally starting to slip on the charts -- the track, which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, has dropped to No. 19 on the…

  3. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview

    December 31, 2012 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the second-floor window of the studio overlooking Times Square on a miserably cold December 29th, gesturing to the outdoor stage at the intersection of Broadway and 43rd Street. It's windy and…

  4. Kanye West Rocks Revel With '7 Screen Experience,' Outrageous Outfits

    December 29, 2012 10:25 AM EST Even when he's alone onstage, Kanye West manages to be larger than life. Last night (Dec. 28), an all-white-wearing 'Ye took the stage at the 5,500-seat Ovation Hall in Atlantic City's Revel Resort for his first of three consecutive "7 Screen Experience" shows. The…

  5. The Business of New Year's Eve Concerts

    December 27, 2012 8:10 AM EST On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music from their favorite artists, whether it's the rare double-billing of Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn or an intimate performance with the Black Keys at the Joint in Las Vegas.…

  6. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. 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…

  7. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 21, 2012 11:05 AM EST Taylor Swift broke a longstanding record on Country Songs, as did Lil Wayne on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, new artists continued to break through. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Yesterday, we heralded…

  8. Indie Christmas: She & Him, the xx and Grizzly Bear Share Holiday Music

    December 18, 2012 9:41 PM EST With the holidays in full swing, a number of indie acts are spreading the seasonal cheer. She & Him released an animated video for their take on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," a track from the Merge duo's 2011 holiday set "A Very She & Him Christmas." The…

  9. Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs

    December 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST The singer is the first 'American Idol' champion to send a debut single to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, where 'Home' hikes 2-1. Plus, new No. 1s from Ellie Goulding and Steven Curtis Chapman. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Jordan Hill's 'Someday' Finally Arrives

    December 15, 2012 11:05 AM EST The former teen pop singer is back with her first Billboard chart entry in 13 years. Plus, 'heaven'-ly and holiday hits ascend. Jordan Hill has come home to Billboard's ROCK & ROLL 'HEAVEN': Speaking of "Too Much Heaven," a new "heaven"-ly…

  11. Bruno Mars, 'Unorthodox Jukebox': Track-By-Track Review

    December 11, 2012 1:50 PM EST Bruno Mars is extremely talented -- we've known this since he popped up without warning singing the hook on B.o.B 's "Nothin' On You," and fully understood his versatility on his 2010 debut "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." We also know some of the things Bruno…

  12. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. 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…

  13. 'Glee' Recap: 'Swan Song' Brings Second Chances

    December 07, 2012 2:05 PM EST The title "Swan Song" gives somewhat of a hint at where this week is going -- the kids are facing various aspects of their failures and are faced with the finality of their dreams. Of course, this is "Glee," and we know that every crushing failure is just a new door for…

  14. Chart Highlights: One Direction's 'Little Things' Makes Big Pop Songs Start

    December 03, 2012 5:30 PM EST 'Little Things,' from the boy band's No. 1 Billboard 200 album 'Take Me Home,' enters the radio airplay chart at No. 35. Plus, Florida Georgia Line rules Country Airplay on its first try. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  15. Barry Manilow, Richard Marx Return To AC Top 10

    December 03, 2012 1:05 PM EST Manilow lands his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Marx makes his first visit to the region since 1998. As the format continues to focus heavily on holiday music, Barry Manilow collects his first Adult Contemporary top 10 since 1989, while Richard Marx makes his first…

  16. Watch Colbie Caillat Sing 'Merry Christmas Baby': Merry Melodies Video Series

    December 03, 2012 12:00 PM EST Chart Article Colbie Caillat Sings "Merry Christmas Baby" Tis the season for hot cocoa, dashing through the snow and, of course, holiday tunes. With winter 2012 upon us, we've asked a several artists to give those old favorites a new turn, in the Merry Melodies video series,…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  20. Rod Stewart Scores First AC No. 1 Since 1993 With 'Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow'

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST The veteran pop-rocker returns to the top with the format's latest holiday leader. Rod Stewar t ends a more than 19-year hiatus from the Adult Contemporary summit, as "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" roars 18-1. The song scales the survey as, following Thanksgiving,…

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