1. 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…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting

    July 22, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 'LOVE' IS ...: As previously reported , Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming the rapper's fourth chart leader. The song's coronation is likewise noteworthy for featured artist Rihanna , who, in just more than five…

  3. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry since Lady Gaga , who led with "Just…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  6. Ask Billboard: Paulina Rubio, Black Eyed Peas, Marvin Gaye

    June 12, 2009 3:17 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. PAULINA POWER Hola Gary! My e-mail is regarding Paulina Rubio's…

  7. Nazario Imbues Music With 'Apasionada'

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the past two years, Ednita Nazario has sported a tattoo of a heart with an overlapping flame on her left shoulder. Looking hip and trim in her Miami hotel room, she explains that it is her symbol, something that will be placed on everything…

  8. Nazario Breaks Latin Albums Chart Jinx

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's been a dry spell for women on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Since the beginning of the year, only one female artist -- the late Celia Cruz -- has topped the list. As far as pop is concerned, no woman has been No. 1 in terms…

  9. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…