1. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool,"…

  2. 'I Want My 80s Concert' Review: Debbie Gibson, Lou Gramm & More (Exclusive Video)

    November 07, 2015 10:17 PM EST The fun flashback fest took fans back to the '80s Friday night. Children of the '80s went back to the future Friday (Nov. 6) for the sing-along "I Want My 80s Concert" at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The night read like a rewind of Billboard charts…

  3. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, M.C. Hammer Nailed a No. 1

    June 22, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1990, 'U Can't Touch This' topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by Debbie Gibson, Carole King & Drake. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 22, 2013 Two years ago…

  4. 4 Ways Iggy Azalea Can Rehab Her Career Right Now

    June 19, 2015 2:01 PM EDT With three top 10 singles (including the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Fancy") and two best-selling albums in a span of eight months, Iggy Azalea quickly rose to fame as Billboard's 2014 top new artist in terms of chart performance. But the first half of 2015 has been less…

  5. Debbie Gibson Talks New Music, Healthy Living & the Secret to Taylor Swift Staying 'Graceful'

    April 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 'I'm finding what my life should be, for me to be happy,' the pop music vet and actress says. 'I don't want to always feel like there's a grizzly bear nipping at my heels and I have to keep up.' "Can I indulge you for, like, four minutes?" On an…

  6. Debbie Gibson Exclusive Song Premiere: 'Promises'

    April 07, 2015 11:00 AM EDT The pop queen returns with a new ballad from the UP TV movie 'The Music in Me,' in which she stars. Hear the song here first! Debbie Gibson has been a chart force for more than 25 years, and now she's released the newest song in her legacy, "Promises," which Billboard…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1983, Michael Jackson Moonwalked to No. 1

    March 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST The King of Pop began a seven-week reign on the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Baauer, Britney Spears and 50 Cent. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 2, 2013 Two years ago today, Baauer blasted in…

  8. Rewinding the Charts: 27 Years Ago, Tiffany Was 'Alone' Atop the Hot 100

    November 07, 2014 9:05 AM EST It remains one of the shrewdest marketing campaigns in music history: In 1987, Tiffany Renee Darwish, better-known as Tiffany (then 16), performed shows in shopping malls across the United States to promote her self-titled debut MCA album. By visiting fellow teens at their second home, the…

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: In 1976, The Bee Gees Celebrate With 'Dancing'

    August 25, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 38 years ago, the trio led the first Dance Club Songs chart. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Katy Perry, the Notorious B.I.G. and Debbie Gibson Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Aug. 25, 2001 The…

  10. Rewinding The Charts: In 1988, Debbie Gibson Bopped To The Top

    June 25, 2014 8:05 AM EDT On this date, the then-17-year-old high schooler-turned-pop star became the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Hot 100 No. 1 Twenty-six years ago, while most high school seniors likely were looking for a summer job, one precocious overachiever was adding a historic…

  11. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life' Tops Alternative Songs

    March 24, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2003, the band crowned the chart with its breakthrough smash. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, the Supremes and the all-star Voices That Care Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March…

  12. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Michael Jackson Moonwalks To No. 1 With 'Billie Jean'

    March 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1983, Jackson began a seven-week Hot 100 command with one of his signature songs. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Adele, Debbie Gibson and Britney Spears Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history…

  13. Debbie Gibson Q&A: Celebrating 25 Years Of 'Electric Youth'

    January 24, 2014 9:05 AM EST On Jan. 24, 1989, Gibson released her sophomore album. It would spend five weeks atop the Billboard 200 and yield the Hot 100 No. 1 'Lost in Your Eyes.' On the set's 25th anniversary, Gibson reflects on its success and reveals what's ahead in 2014 Cautiously…

  14. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  15. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as…

  16. Debbie Gibson Charts Her Five Favorite Songs

    June 25, 2013 10:05 AM EDT The singer gets lost in her numerous hits and ranks her five favorites, from No. 5 to No. 1 At Billboard, we like to think we know a little bit (and hopefully a lot more) about how to create a songs chart. But, artists themselves have a unique insight into which songs of theirs deserve…

  17. Chiller Theatre 2013: A Video Diary

    May 28, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Chart Beat chats with Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Debbie Gibson, the Monkees' Peter Tork and other beloved entertainers at the music, movie and TV star convention "People don't want to meet you. They want you to meet them." At the Chiller Theatre fan convention,…

  18. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  19. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Rock of Ages," eager to celebrate Tom…

  20. Musicians Hit Sour Note on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    April 02, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider fired and Aubrey O'Day storms off, leaving Clay Aiken the show's lone survivor (maybe?) among musical acts. Sunday night will go down as the day the music (maybe/mostly) died on the 2012 season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," as Debbie…

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