1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  2. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  3. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  4. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Returns To Hot 100; Legend Lands 50th Hit

    May 28, 2014 5:44 PM EDT The late King of Pop's 1983 smash returns thanks to a viral video. Plus, 'Slave to the Rhythm' debuts, marking Jackson's milestone 50th Hot 100 hit A week after becoming the first artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in five different decades (and…

  5. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Starts at No. 1 With Biggest Debut of 2014

    May 28, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am" debuts at No. 2 with the country star's best sales week. Coldplay crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Ghost Stories," collecting its fourth No. 1 album and the biggest sales week of the year. "Ghost…

  6. Tyler, the Creator and the Ironic(ish) Style of His Golf Wang Line

    May 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT “I mean, that’s my least favorite sport, to be honest,” says 23-year-old Tyler, The Creator, referring to the name of his clothing company, Golf Wang , a play on Wolf Gang, which is short for the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. “I don’t know, the word just looks sick…

  7. Brantley Gilbert Heading for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2014 6:54 PM EDT Country singer Brantley Gilbert is on his way to a smashing debut on the Billboard 200 chart. His new "Just As I Am" album, which was released on May 19, could sell around 200,000 copies in the week ending May 25, according to industry forecasters. The Billboard 200's new top…

  8. Kid Ink Sets Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Rap Airplay Chart

    May 22, 2014 6:04 PM EDT On Rap Airplay, Kid Ink scores the record for most weeks at No. 1 as his breakout hit "Show Me," featuring Chris Brown, spends its 18th consecutive week at the top (31 million audience – down 6 percent – in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen BDS). The California…

  9. Summer Music Album Preview 2014: 30 Must-Hear LPs

    May 22, 2014 5:53 PM EDT As hot as the season, these are the albums set to scorch this summer. As the weather warms and the debate over the "song of the summer" starts to rage, the new season is already jam-packed with great albums on the horizon. There are the returns of J. Lo and Mariah, highly…

  10. 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…

  11. Pearl Jam Announces Fall U.S. Tour

    May 21, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Pearl Jam will be hitting the road for a 2014 fall U.S. tour this October, the band announced today (May 21) via PearlJam.com. The trek launches October 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio and makes a swing through the midwest and south, hitting cities including Memphis and Detrot, before landing in…

  12. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:25 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dragons was right behind JT, receiving…

  13. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Full Winners List

    May 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , with 7 trophies on the night including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Other winners included Imagine Dragons with five, and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. each scoring four apiece. Check out a full list of…

  14. Luke Bryan Hits 'Play It Again' During Second 2014 Billboard Music Awards Performance

    May 18, 2014 9:49 PM EDT Luke Bryan just enjoyed one of the biggest years of any country artist delivering hits today, and at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , one performance just couldn't contain the Georgia superstar. The winner of the Top Country Artist trophy returned to the BBMAs stage for something of…

  15. Comedy Issue: A Timeline Of Musical Humor Milestones

    May 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Comedians and satirists have made their mark with music on the Billboard charts and at the Grammys since at least the 1950s.  Here’s a timeline of laugh-inducing musical landmarks. 1959 — Folk music duo Bud & Travis, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson, record its first album, interspersing…

  16. Odd Future to Open For Eminem at London's Wembley Stadium

    May 16, 2014 10:22 AM EDT Watch Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt make the announcement via Instagram Odd Future will open for Eminem at the rapper's upcoming shows at London's legendary Wembley Stadium in July. Eminem broke the news by posting a video of Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator and Earl…

  17. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  18. Pharrell, Beyonce Get Lullabied on New Rockabye Baby Album (Song Premiere)

    May 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Listen to the Lullaby version of Pharrell's "Happy" and see the tracklist for "Good Baby, Bad Baby"; Next up for the popular series: Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen For only the third time in its nearly eight-year history, the award-winning Rockabye Baby series is…

  19. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more 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…

  20. B.A.P's Top 6 'Best Absolute Perfect' Songs: Exclusive

    May 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT The K-pop boy band list Eminem, Miles Davis and more as the music that shaped who they are today Any fan of B.A.P knows their name is derived from an acronym for "Best Absolute Perfect," but what music does the K-pop boy band consider the "B.A.P"? When the sextet was in…

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