1. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. …

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Billboard 200's top two spots, just nine…

  3. Kem's Back In A Major Way

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The tag line for Kem's upcoming 20-city concert tour is "Find Your Way." In the last two years, the Detroit-based artist has done just that. Once homeless, Kem (last name Owens) later supported himself and his family by waiting…