1. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  2. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  3. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s

    March 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart , which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Hot Rap Songs artists, the artists with the…

  4. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  5. Biggest No. 2 Hits Ever: The Top 40 Hot 100 Tunes To Not Hit No. 1

    November 15, 2012 12:00 PM EST PSY's "Gangnam Style" joins the ranks of the hottest No. 2 hits ever. See the full list. This fall, PSY's "Gangnam Style" quickly became one of the most watched No. 2 Hot 100 hits ever as fans wondered if it make it to the top. As the Korean sensation's…

  6. Nas Talks Chingy 'Pop-Fluff' Period of Hip-Hop & Winehouse 'Duet'

    March 19, 2012 10:20 AM EDT It's been years since Nas and former manager Steve Stoute formally worked together, but when the two reunited on-stage at a keynote Q&A at South by Southwest Friday it was as if little time had passed. Stoute, a former exec VP at Interscope who now runs advertising agency Translation…

  7. Snoop Dogg's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    October 20, 2011 5:30 PM EDT The Doggfather is no longer the young pup he used to be: on Thursday (Oct. 20), Snoop Dogg turned 40 years old. Since the launch of his career in the early '90s,   5. "Holidae In" Chingy featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg Peak Position: No. 7 Peak Date: Nov. 8, 2003 St. Louis…

  8. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2003

    July 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT B'DAY: Seven years ago this week, Beyonce bounded to her first solo No. 1s on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. The singer jumped 3-1 on the Hot 100 dated July 12, 2003, with "Crazy in Love," featuring then-future husband Jay-Z . On the Billboard 200 the same week,…

  9. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga

    June 25, 2010 5:25 PM 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. PERRY POWER Hi Gary, With Katy Perry 's "California Gurls,"…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the chart's highest new entry . The cast…

  11. Ke$ha Controls Hot 100 Summit For A Second Week

    December 31, 2009 8:00 AM EST As reported yesterday on Billboard. com , Ke$ha maintains her perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "TiK ToK" while setting the record for most single-week downloads by a female artist (610,000). The prior female mark was set by Lady Gaga 's "Just Dance…

  12. Heavy Hitters Grace Negro League Benefit CD

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By combining music, social consciousness and philanthropy, Stadium Entertainment wants to shepherd a new business model designed to also capture and engage music consumers. The first project under its By combining music, social consciousness and philanthropy, Stadium Entertainment wants to…

  13. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts with "I Kissed A Girl," which -…

  14. Young Jeezy, Diddy, Remy Ma Get In The Mix

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new mixtapes. Jeezy's "The Prime Minister" launches tomorrow (June 14) via his newly launched blog and social networking Web sit Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new…

  15. Billboard Bits: Plies, Kraftwerk, B.G.

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning R&B artist India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf," which will be produced by Whoopi Goldberg Ft. Myers, Florida MC Plies is prepping his sophomore album, "Definition of…

  16. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of her career with the new "Growing Pains," Lupe Fiasco gets conceptual on his highly anticipated sophomore release and Jaheim starts fresh o Rapper Chingy's Def Jam debut, "Hate It or Love It." Gospel…

  18. Anthony Hamilton 'Full Of Life' On Next Album

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With his involvement in "American Gangster" putting him on the big screen, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is preparing to unleash his next album on the world in 2008. With his involvement in "American Gangster" putting him on the big screen, R&B singer Anthony…

  19. Chingy Spreads The 'Love' On New DTP Album

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing Tha Peace fold this winter with "Hate It or Love It." Due Dec. 11, the set features guest appearances from Amerie, Luda As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing…

  20. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on top 40 radio, "The Simpsons" soundtrack and mega-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . POP GOES THE RHYTHM Keith, I look at the charts each week…

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