1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 30 Years Ago, a-ha's 'Take on Me' Topped the Hot 100

    October 19, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1985, the pop classic reigned, thanks in part to its memorable video. Plus, remembering chart feats by Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins & Tim McGraw. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Oct. 19, 1985 With…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Hootie & The Blowfish Had a 'View' From the Top

    May 25, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1995, the band's breakthrough album hit No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Irene Cara, the Beatles and Lipps, Inc. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. May 25, 1991 The Billboard 200 adopts Nielsen Music…

  3. Darius Rucker Makes Fashionable Entrance on Country Albums Chart With 'Southern Style'

    April 10, 2015 5:06 PM EDT Twenty years after Hootie & the Blowfish's breakthrough, Rucker continues to reign at country. Darius Rucker debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart, as Southern Style starts with 52,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. Darius Rucker on His…