1. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  2. Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Both Have a Half-Million Reasons to Smile

    August 21, 2013 11:45 AM EDT We have half-million sellers atop both the Billboard 200 and Digital Songs charts for only the second time This week, for only the second time in history, an album and a digital song both simultaneously sell more than a half-million copies in a single week. On the Billboard 200 albums chart…

  3. Luke Bryan Nets No. 1 Album, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Digital Songs

    August 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT K. Michelle debuts at No. 2, while "Roar" and Lady Gaga's "Applause" make their Digital Songs bows. As reported yesterday , country star Luke Bryan nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Crash My Party." The album bows atop the list…

  4. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  6. Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100 For 10th Week, Katy Perry's 'Roar' Debuts

    August 14, 2013 2:37 PM EDT "Blurred Lines" becomes one of just eight songs by lead solo males to reach a double-digit reign. Robin Thicke claims an elite 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell). Meanwhile, Katy Perry provides a sneak peek…

  7. Stalley, Master P, Outasight & DONCHRISTIAN: Free Music Round-Up

    August 09, 2013 4:39 PM EDT From street mixtapes to an EP that’ll probably accompany your remaining summer days, and even some more eclectic stuff in between, these free releases will keep your ears occupied for the weekend. Master P, "Famous Again" (Mixtape) Master P has been so consistent this year, and he…

  8. Robin Thicke Extends Hot 100 Run to Nine Weeks, Sets Audience and Sales Records

    August 07, 2013 2:18 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, breaks the mark for highest weekly audience impressions in Nielsen BDS history with 219.8 million and becomes the first track to sell more than 400,000 downloads in four different weeks Robin Thicke, the newly crowned Billboard 200…

  9. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  10. 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…

  11. Daft Punk, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Dance/Electronic Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:08 PM EDT At the mid-way point of 2013, Daft Punk's recently released album "Random Access Memories" is by far the year's top selling dance/electronic album. With 614,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set has sold more than 500,000 copies more than…

  12. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  13. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Alternative Radio's 'Sound' Is To Play It 'Safe'

    June 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Capital Cities' 'Safe and Sound' reaches No. 1 on Alternative Songs at last, continuing a trend of songs taking their time to ascend to the chart's summit Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" reaches the Alternative Songs summit in its 29th week, tying for…

  15. NBA Finals Showdown: Music of Miami vs. San Antonio

    June 06, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Which Finals city has the coolest musical history? Vote now! On Thursday night (June 6), the 2013 NBA Finals tip off with one of the most exciting championship match-ups in recent history. LeBron James, the greatest player on the planet, leads the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs,…

  16. Justin Timberlake's 'Mirrors' Tops Pop Songs

    May 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The song becomes his sixth No. 1 on the radio airplay tally, pulling him even with Bruno Mars for the most leaders among males Justin Timberlake ties the record for the most No. 1s (six) by a male on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart (which launched the week…

  17. The Seed: A$AP Ferg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Weeknd & More

    May 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT After weeks of anticipation, A$AP Mob’s second-in-command, A$AP Ferg, lets loose the remix to his breakout song,“Work." The remix features verses from French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, and of course, A$AP Rocky. The song's accompanying video, premiered on May 14, has…

  18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Open Up 'Thrift Shop,' Score Top Rap Song at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Hip-hop duo thanks Goodwill following award win. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continued a monster 2013 by delivering a vibrant performance of their No. 1 hit "Thrift Shop," and then accepting the Top Rap Song award, at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19).…

  19. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013: Winners List

    April 25, 2013 11:00 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards lit up Miami on Thursday, April 25, with Don Omar and the late Jenni Rivera coming away as the night's biggest winners. Check out a full list of winners below: Full List of Winners (in Red): Artist of the Year: Don Omar Prince Royce Jenni Rivera…

  20. Katharine McPhee Starts Recording Columbia Debut

    April 24, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Katharine McPhee, star of NBC's "Smash" and 2006 "American Idol" runner-up, has begun recording her new studio album. The still-untitled LP will be her debut for Columbia Records and third non-holiday LP overall. It's due out later this year and, according to a…

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