1. Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Kris Kross Amsterdam, Rain Man & a Remixed Summer/Streisand Classic

    January 05, 2017 4:48 PM EST Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts. Kris Kross Amsterdam & Conor Maynard feat. Ty Dolla $ign, "Are You Sure?" DJ/producer trio Kris Kross Amsterdam (Dutch brothers Jordy and Sander Huisman, along with Yuki Kempees)…

  2. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flagship charts simultaneously. “Bangerz” is her…

  3. Conor Maynard Brushes Off Bieber Comparison as U.S. Debut Arrives

    January 08, 2013 10:15 AM EST In 2006, British singer Conor Maynard began uploading cover videos to his YouTube channel. The musician, who hails from Brighton, offered soulful versions of everything from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" to Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)." (The latter…

  4. 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…

  5. Mumford & Sons Have Towering Debut in U.K., PSY Has Top Single

    October 01, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Mumford & Sons made a bold return to the U.K. bestsellers Sunday (Sept. 30) as their sophomore album "Babel" debuted at No. 1 with opening sales of just under 159,000, the best first-week tally of any artist in 2012. Meanwhile, the Island label was also celebrating on the…

  6. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan Beatty (Age 16) On his way to becoming…

  7. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 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 refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  8. Duran Duran, Snow Patrol Kick Off Olympic Concerts in Hyde Park

    July 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT While Sir Paul McCartney and Arctic Moneys were serenading the atheletes across town, a spectacular concert featuring Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini took place in London's Hyde Park Friday (June 27) evening to mark the opening of the Olympic Games. Timed to…

  9. Bubbling Under: Conor Maynard Makes Way to U.S.

    June 29, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Conor Maynard, Camryn, Gwen Sebastian and PURE Conor Maynard The latest young British hopeful taking aim at the American charts…

  10. Conor Maynard, the 'British Justin Bieber', Teams With Ne-Yo and Pharrell

    April 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT One Direction and the Wanted aren't the only British teen acts lighting up the pop world. Meet Conor Maynard, a fast-rising 19-year-old singer who has been referred to as the United Kingdom's answer to Justin Bieber. Maynard is pleased by the attention but also a bit confused by…