1. Australia to Compete in 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

    February 11, 2015 6:27 AM EST Australia will compete in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Yup, that's not a typo. Just days after the country won the Asian Cup soccer tournament, organizers of Eurovision have announced Australia is an entrant for this year's pan-European musical kitsch-fest. The…

  2. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  3. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012

    December 24, 2012 1:35 PM EST From Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' to Fiona Apple, your top picks for 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city,…

  6. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed?

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ARE CHART RULE…

  7. Darren Hayes Talks Savage Garden's 'Truly' Big AC No. 1

    July 15, 2011 4:05 PM EDT In the 50-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary songs chart, which launched July 17, 1961, no other single is bigger than Savage Garden 's "Truly Madly Deeply." The 1998 hit from the pop duo ranks at No. 1 on the all-time top 50 AC songs list, besting the likes of…

  8. The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever

    July 15, 2011 12:55 PM EDT To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we're counting down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants infuse the list, including Elton John,…

  9. Faulkner, West Assume Control On U.K. Charts

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K. chart presence yesterday (Aug. 26) by following the top 10 single "Dream Catch Me" (Ugly Truth) with a No. 1 debut f British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K…

  10. Kate Nash, Robyn Rule New U.K. Charts

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from the No. 2 spot where it spent five of its six weeks on the U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Fiction/Polydor singer/so As Londoner Kate Nash's "Foundations" single fell away from…

  11. Ask Billboard

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Raven-Symone, Cassie, Darren Hayes and more. QUOTH THE RAVEN, 'ANY MORE?' Keith, Raven-Symone released her third studio album in 2004, and it performed fairly poorly on the charts. I was wondering which of Raven's three albums -- "…

  12. Ask Billboard

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, Danity Kane and City High. SAVAGE DROUGHT Dear Keith, First of all, I love your column. Thank you for answering my Mandy Moore question! Now I was wondering what was going on with Darren Hayes. I am a big fan of his…

  13. Westlife Assumes Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 6) with "You Raise Me Up" (S/Sony BMG), but now also wear the album chart crown after "Face To Face" e Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K.…

  14. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  15. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Darren Hayes, Madonna and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums chart. POP!ULARITY Keith, I am a huge Darren Hayes fan. I know he has a new CD called "The Tension and the Spark." I am interested to know if his new album is…

  16. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  17. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  20. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

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