1. Ten Years Ago, the Digital Download Era Began on the Hot 100

    February 12, 2015 5:15 PM EST On Feb. 12, 2005, digital sales began contributing to the chart, returning balance – and a bigger consumer voice – that has remained since. It was a landmark move when it was announced and remains one of the key steps in the evolution of the Billboard Hot 100: 10 years ago today, on the chart…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Madonna's 'Justify My Love' Hit No. 1

    January 05, 2015 8:05 AM EST Madonna scored her ninth Hot 100 leader 24 years ago. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Green Day, Usher and Christina Aguilera. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 5, 1991 MTV famously refused to air the song…

  3. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' & More: The 20 Biggest Crossover Hits

    April 24, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' makes history as the first song to top as many as six Billboard radio format charts Call Pharrell Williams the crossover king. The singer/writer/producer's smash "Happy" becomes the first song to crown as many as six singular-format Nielsen…

  4. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Christina Aguilera Tops Pop Songs With 'Beautiful' & More

    January 06, 2014 8:05 AM EST Eleven years ago this week, Aguilera reigned with her signature ballad. Plus, a look back at major moves by Green Day, Usher and Garth Brooks Your weekly recap of significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Jan. 6, 1973 Forty-one years ago today, Carly…

  5. Evanescence, Urban, Crow Plan BMA Performances

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Evanescence and country star Keith Urban are the latest performers added to the lineup of next week's Billboard Music Awards. Urban will be joined during his performance by singer/songwriter Rock act Evanescence and country singer Keith Urban are the latest performers added to…

  6. Usher, Keys Lead Billboard Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple-award finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and set to air live on Fox. Usher will cont Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple-award finalists for the Billboard Music…

  7. Top Artists Balking At A La Carte Downloads

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the major labels' success in clearing thousands of tracks for purchase online through services like Apple's iTunes Music Store, artists such as Linkin Park, Radiohead and Madonna are resisting Despite the major labels' success in clearing hundreds of thousands of tracks…