1. BSBB Round 1: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse" vs. Idina Menzel, "Let It Go"

    December 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Dark Horse Katy Perry feat. Juicy J Let It Go Idina Menzel KRISTEN YOONSOO KIM: My dad keeps telling me I simply HAVE TO watch "Frozen." He’s probably right! But there’s no way I can listen to “Let It Go” with a…

  2. Ice Cube Visits 'Sesame Street,' Teaches Elmo New Words

    October 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Just call it Straight Outta the Street. Ice Cube  recently stopped by Sesame Street to hang out with Elmo and teach him the word "astounded." Also: Ice Cube performs magic tricks! There's a baby dinosaur! A literal ice cube!  Another successful day at Sesame Street.   News…

  3. Watch Janelle Monae's 'Power'-ful 'Sesame Street' Visit

    September 11, 2014 5:29 PM EDT Billboard was on the set when the singer taped the show earlier this year. On Tuesday, Janelle Monae is coming to Sesame Street . It's the 45th anniversary of the famous show, and honoring that kind of longevity requires the right performer -- someone grounded in both past and present,…

  4. 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…

  5. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  6. We (And Dr. Elmo) Wish You A Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2013 1:05 PM EST Dr. Elmo performs his holiday classic, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," at Billboard's New York offices (2010) From everyone at Billboard, we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons! May you get the presents you've wished for and not want to send them…

  7. Latin Stars Romeo Santos and Prince Royce Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 17, 2013 7:12 PM EDT Two Latin stars make their respective debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week: Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodology blends…

  8. Romeo Santos Makes New Friends on Sesame Street: Watch

    October 08, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Romeo Santos' "Propuesta Indecente" is No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts this week. But he has a more innocent proposal for Elmo in his upcoming appearance on "Sesame Street."  Santos serenades the playground with a bilingual song…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj Matches Mariah Carey's Hot 100 Mark

    April 12, 2013 3:04 AM EDT With the debut of 'High School,' Minaj notches her 44th Hot 100 hit, equaling the output of fellow 'American Idol' judge – and rival? – Carey Perhaps another element to add to their reported rivalry as judges on "American Idol": Nicki Minaj has tied Mariah…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Dr. Elmo's 'Grandma' Gets Her Revenge

    December 07, 2012 11:05 AM EST The inimitable Christmas classic tops a Billboard chart for the first time in 27 years. The holiday season brings a gift for Dr. Elmo, whose classic "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (credited to Elmo & Patsy) returns to the top of a Billboard survey for the first time in 27…

  12. Young Rappers Go Viral with 'Hot Cheetos & Takis'

    August 16, 2012 9:17 PM EDT The Internet's next viral hip-hop collective has arrived. A school-aged group dubbed Y.N.Rich Kids have gone viral with their video for "Hot Cheetos & Takis," a posse cut ode to junk food that features a shouted "snack! snack! snack!" where other MCs might opt for…

  13. Chris Rock Burns Chris Brown on 'Today'

    June 07, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Chris Rock bashed R&B star Chris Brown during the comedian's appearance on the "Today" show early Thursday (June 7). It was prompted when Matt Lauer brought the show back from commercial by commenting "We're hoping the same kind of weather hits us tomorrow when we…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw

    January 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST '21' SALUTE: As Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 for a 17th week , the set moves closer to the mark for most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. In the 56-year history of the survey, only the Whitney Houston -led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" has…

  15. We (And Dr. Elmo) Wish You A Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2011 12:05 PM EST From everyone at Billboard, we wish you the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons! May you get the presents you've wished for and not want to send them back. (Send them back!) Dr. Elmo , above, performs his holiday classic, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," in…

  16. Video Premiere: Explosions in the Sky, 'Be Comfortable Creature'

    September 08, 2011 2:00 PM EDT If Explosion in the Sky's instrumental rock soundscapes could be summed up in just a word, "cinematic" would be a fitting choice. However, it's no coincidence. "Sometimes I feel like we know more about film than we do about music," Explosions in the Sky guitarist…

  17. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. AS STUDENTS…

  18. Billboard Music Awards Style of the Year 2011

    May 17, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Chart Article Billboard Music Awards: Style of The Year A memory-searing spectacle of looks lit up the music landscape this year, along with a few that fizzled. As the Billboard Music Awards approaches, we chart the era of the meat dress, and other prime cuts. Everything Lady Gaga wore this…

  19. Jon Stewart Is on Common's Side, Too

    May 12, 2011 4:15 PM EDT On last night's 'The Daily Show' (May 11), Jon Stewart spoke on Fox News' outrage against Common 's invitation to the White House. Stewart expressed his disappointment towards Fox News and Sean Hannity's criticism, towards Common and his artistry, by displaying…

  20. 11 Rock No. 11s For '11

    January 18, 2011 1:05 PM EST The number eleven has long been associated with positive facts, feats and emotions. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King" each won a record eleven Academy Awards. It…

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