1. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  2. Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Lead Latin Into Crossover Territory in 2010

    December 10, 2010 4:28 PM EST Latin music danced in 2010. It was a year of upbeat songs in which urban, tropical and pop music came together as never before, whether in collaboration by stars from historically segmented Latin genres or mixes from young artists built on bachata and other traditionally tropical rhythms.…

  3. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, British pop outfit JLS scored their fourth U.K…

  4. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at Lima, Ohio's McKinley High trails only…

  6. 21 Under 21: Sean Kingston

    September 23, 2010 1:34 PM EDT No. 21: Sean Kingston Birthday: February 3, 1990 (age 20) Why He's Hot: A rapper at heart, Sean Kingston (real name Kisean Anderson) initially charmed music fans with the reggae-pop vocals on his breakthrough hit "Beautiful Girls." The song stayed at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  7. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Lil Wayne, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp

    August 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 'ABOVE' AND BEYOND: With his highest career debut as a lead artist, Lil Wayne becomes one of just 10 acts in the Billboard Hot 100 's history to make at least 60 visits to the survey. "Right Above It" soars in as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 6. As a lead…

  9. Chart Champs: Athletes-Turned-Musicians

    August 17, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Never mind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh. The most popular and productive member of the Miami Heat is Carlos Arroyo. At least, according to one of Billboard's charts. Arroyo has taken his talents to the Latin Rhythm Airplay survey, where his new reggaeton single, "Se Va…

  10. 12 Awesome Lollapalooza 2010 Moments

    August 09, 2010 3:05 AM EDT With more than 150 acts spread across its eight stages, Lollapalooza 2010 was a long, loud, always entertaining - and at times, historical - weekend for dozens of reasons. Here's 12 videos, shot by the fans themselves, that'll make you wish you'd been there. Green Day Gets Fans…

  11. Rick Ross Is Back with 'Teflon Don' and Bigger Than Ever

    July 16, 2010 4:04 PM EDT Releasing a rap album with a guest list that reads like the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 is a common move, but not without its risks. Big-name guests can move units and chart positions, but many rappers get overshadowed by their more famous counterparts, and the person who should be the…

  12. Hot Hot Heat, "Future Breeds"

    July 16, 2010 3:38 PM EDT After a two-album stint on a major label, Canadian rock act Hot Hot Heat returns to its indie roots for its latest release, "Future Breeds." The move seems to have reignited the group, whose new Dangerbird set pulses with frantic energy. A prime example of this is the prog-rock feel…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  14. J. Cole Has 'That Flame' in New 'Who Dat' Video

    June 22, 2010 12:06 PM EDT As the first Roc Nation signee, J. Cole's debut album is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year; originally rumored to be titled "Cole World," the as-yet-untitled album is expected in October and features production from hip-hop glitterati such as No ID,…

  15. 'Twilight,' 'Glee,' Aguilera Vying For Top Spots on Billboard 200

    June 09, 2010 5:41 PM EDT The Billboard 200 is finally heating up after a long spell of lackluster weeks, as three just-released albums are going to make big bows on the tally next week. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack is going up against both Christina Aguilera 's first studio release in nearly…

  16. Miley Cyrus: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 28, 2010 2:45 PM EDT M THE WRITE STUFF "Can't Be Tamed" is Cyrus' seventh studio album-ranging from the four soundtracks she's released under the "Hannah Montana" imprimatur to two as herself and one Walmart-exclusive EP-and it will be released on Hollywood Records. And while…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Club Of Hits Expands

    May 13, 2010 4:05 PM EDT "GLEE": THE ROAD TO THE RECORD BOOK: While the members of William McKinley High School's glee club initially feared that joining the singing troupe would hurt their potential popularity, this week's Billboard Hot 100 illustrates that the ensemble's coolness can't…

  18. Ask Billboard: Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

    April 02, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BEST VARIETY OF THE 70s, 80s AND 90s Hi Gary, I enjoyed your Chart Beat…

  19. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time

    February 11, 2010 9:52 AM EST These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart. "Sexy" is a relative term -- one man's baby-makin' music might be his woman's soundtrack for a snoozefest. But there's nothing…

  20. The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time Page 3

    February 10, 2010 1:53 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 Work It Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Hot 100 Peak: 2 (11/16/2002) Missy's not afraid to break a sweat -- she just wants to know the size of the task at hand. If the eye-poppingly suggestive lyrics in this tongue…

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