1. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Sales Grow, Fifth Harmony Set for Top 10

    October 25, 2013 8:25 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Katy Perry's "Prism" seems destined for at No. 1 debut, as industry sources forecast the album to sell around 290,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 27. Two days ago, the insiders had pegged the set to bow with around…

  2. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with “Blurred Lines” at 16 weeks and marks Drake…

  3. Sting's 20 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    October 02, 2013 12:01 PM EDT Happy Birthday, Sting! For Sting's 62nd birthday today (October 2), Billboard has compiled a list of the rocker's top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits, both with the Police and as a soloist. He's notched a No. 1 in each iteration: with the Police, in 1983, with "Every Breath…

  4. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  5. Fall Music Preview 2013: The 52 Hottest Albums

    September 03, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Summer's over and that means fall 2013's slate of new albums is heating up. From Avicii to Lady Gaga, Eminem to Pearl Jam, Enrique Iglesias to Miley Cyrus and Keith Urban to Cher, Billboard spotlights the hot hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B, latin, and country releases that will…

  6. DJ Khaled, ‘Suffering From Success’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 3:07 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: Cash Money Producer and hypeman extraordinaire DJ Khaled has released an album nearly every year since 2006 (2009 was an exception), each one a compilation featuring his rapper friends and a searing summer jam. This year’s was no different. Drake, Lil Wayne and…

  7. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  8. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Having reached the midway mark of 2013, it’s time to look back at the year’s biggest selling R&B/hip-hop albums and singles so far. Not surprisingly, Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” takes the cake as the best-selling R&B/hip-hop set thus far this year with 2,037,000…

  9. Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole Top Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Reaching nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida" sets the decade's record for a salsa song at No. 1. The group Son By Four holds the overall record for the 20-week run of their song "A Puro Dolor" in 2000.…

  10. Chart Juice: Kanye West's Perfect Seven Record of No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 27, 2013 10:11 PM EDT West continues his No. 1 streak, topping Alicia Keys as the act with the most complete catalog No. 1s. For the first time in over a year, four albums debut in the top five of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, led by Kanye West’s “Yeezus” with 327,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  11. Rick Ross, Birdman Release 'The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1' Mixtape

    May 23, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Five years after its initial release date, Birdman and Rick Ross drop their collaborative mixtape, "The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1." The 11-track effort, hosted by DJ Khaled, features guest appearances by Kevin Rudolf, Mack Maine and Gudda. Also news, atleast to me, is Gudda…

  12. Chart Juice: Ciara Soars Into Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    May 03, 2013 4:17 PM EDT Ciara's "Body Party" skyrockets into the top 10 (41-8) of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fueled in part by the release of the song's Director X-helmed video. The clip, which premiered on the first day of the chart's streaming tracking week (April…

  13. 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…

  14. Barack Obama Jokes About Jay-Z and Taylor Swift, Walks Out to DJ Khaled

    April 28, 2013 2:10 PM EDT History's most hip-hop commander-in-chief was at it again at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. First, Barack Obama walked out with DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" as his introduction song. Coming to the podium, he joked, "How do you like my…

  15. Drake Releases James Fauntleroy-Assisted, 'Girls Love Beyonce': Listen

    April 16, 2013 12:25 AM EDT Hours after DJ Khaled releases "No New Friends," featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, the Toronto rapper turns around and debuts a song of his own titled, "Girls Love Beyonce." Drake rap-sings of his dating troubles and his search for a leading lady "who…

  16. Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross Live Fast on DJ Khaled's 'No New Friends': Listen

    April 15, 2013 8:28 PM EDT Hear the star-powered track from DJ Khaled's upcoming "Suffering From Success." With friends like these, who needs new friends? Not DJ Khaled, who corralled Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross for verses on "No New Friends," the lead single from the producer's…

  17. Drake Takes Shots at Chris Brown, New Songs on the Way

    April 12, 2013 9:03 PM EDT "His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him," Drake said of Brown in a radio interview. Drake took some shots and revealed two new tracks will land next week in an interview with East Village Radio . Speaking to Elliott Wilson on the "Keep It Thoro"…

  18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Sets Record on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    April 05, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" picks up a 12th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, setting the mark for the longest-running No. 1 rap song in the chart's history. DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne,…

  19. Chart Juice: Brian McKnight Posts 10th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    March 28, 2013 9:36 PM EDT The "Sweeter" singer's chart feat ties him with Keith Sweat for fourth most top 10s by a male R&B star in the SoundScan era. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" catapults 53-1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  20. Chart Juice: Mindless Behavior Scores First No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 21, 2013 3:37 PM EDT The young men of Mindless Behavior -- Princeton, Prodigy, Ray Ray and Roc Royal -- score their first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with their sophomore offering "All Around the World." Selling 37,000 copies in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan), the No. 1…

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