1. Ask Billboard: Is Taylor Swift's '1989' the Next 'Teenage Dream'?

    May 31, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Could Swift's blockbuster be just the third album, following smashes by Michael Jackson and Katy Perry, to yield five Hot 100 No. 1s? Or ... more? As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  2. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Avery Sunshine, Tim McGraw Notch New No. 1s

    December 15, 2014 5:05 PM EST Swift makes the quickest jump to No. 1 this year, Sunshine scores her first Adult R&B Songs leader and McGraw makes more history. 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…

  3. Aphex Twin, Erasure Return to Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 2:10 PM EDT After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro . The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week…

  4. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  5. 'Idol' Runner-Up Lewis Gets Busy On Debut CD

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007 release for his first album. Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007…

  6. Season Six 'Idol' Stars Prepping Debut Albums

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While their fellow "American Idol" finalists wait for word later this month on their futures, season six champ Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis are hard at work on their debut albums. While their fellow "American Idol" finalists wait for word later this month on…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  8. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about La Toya Jackson, Erasure and Madonna. STARTIN' OVER, BUT WHEN? Hi Keith, La Toya Jackson is rumored to have a new CD out soon titled "Startin' Over." Is there any truth to this and is there a release date? I know she…

  9. Girl Power Reigns On U.K. Charts

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Jan. 12). Girls Aloud's Polydor debut "The Sound of the Underground" racks up its fourth w Girls Aloud and Avril Lavigne made it another week of girl power on the new U…