1. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  2. 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…

  3. Bret Easton Ellis Wrote Kanye West's 'American Psycho' Parody

    July 26, 2013 9:08 AM EDT Anyone who caught Kanye West's Yeezus promo video that recreated an iconic scene from American Psycho might have thought it was just a cheap rip-off. But don't judge too fast. It turns out the parody video was actually written by novelist Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote the book that…

  4. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better?

    June 18, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Yesterday (June 17), Kanye West released a short clip to promote his new album, "Yeezus." The video parodies "American Psycho" and features "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" stars Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban. 'Ye recruits Disick to play Patrick Bateman…

  5. Kanye West Posts 'American Psycho'-Inspired 'Yeezus' Promo

    June 17, 2013 10:08 PM EDT At last weekend's "Yeezus" listening party in Los Angeles, Kanye West premiered a short ad for the new album. Now, the video is online, posted to the front page of West's website . The clip, which features "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" personalities Scott…

  6. Les Blank, Blues Documentarian, Dead at 77

    April 08, 2013 12:21 AM EDT Filmmaker Les Blank, whose documentaries about blues and jazz musicians and music of the South were widely acclaimed, died April 7 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 77; the cause of death was bladder cancer. Beginning in 1965 with a short film on Dizzy Gillespie, Blank set a new…

  7. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  8. Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

    January 15, 2013 9:05 AM EST So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more). 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…

  9. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  10. World Series Showdown: Music of Detroit vs San Francisco

    October 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Which World Series city has the richer musical history? Vote now! On Wednesday night (Oct. 24), the 2012 World Series kicks off in San Francisco, when the upstart Giants take on the star-studded Detroit Tigers. As baseball junkies mull the lineups and pitching match-ups in lieu of the opening…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Lil Wayne Ties Elvis Presley's Hot 100 Record

    September 21, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Weezy matches the King's mark for the most Hot 100 hits among men. Plus, 'Glee' returns and Maroon 5 adds one more 'One More' No. 1. 'ONE' TO 1: As previously reported , Maroon 5 nets its third Hot 100 No. 1, as "One More Night" ascends 2-1. The…

  12. Huey Lewis Talks 'Frightening' New Song

    August 07, 2012 5:33 PM EDT First New News in Over a Decade Could Be on the Way ... Lewis Says 30th Anniversary of 'Sports' Will Be a 'Big Deal' Huey Lewis & the News are starting to think about new music -- and even have something in their pocket already. "We wrote a new song, one very good…

  13. Billy Ray Cyrus Making Broadway Debut

    June 25, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is making his Broadway debut in "Chicago." The singer of "Achy Breaky Heart" and father of Miley Cyrus is detouring from his Nashville roots in taking on the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn for a seven-week engagement beginning Nov. 5.…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Justin Bieber, Silversun Pickups

    April 06, 2012 5:35 PM EDT As Madonna and Richie claim the Billboard 200's top two spots, consumers are partying like it's 1986. WE LOVE THE '80s: "What's going on family? Can you believe we are sitting on the top of the charts together again?," Lionel Richie Tweeted to Madonna Wednesday …

  15. Ask Billboard: Madonna's Biggest Radio Hits

    February 04, 2012 3:30 PM EST A look at Her Madgesty's most-played songs, Carly Rae Jepsen's new No. 1 and more reader-voted songs that should've been singles Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to…

  16. Billboard's Latin Songs Chart: The 'Beat Of The Industry'

    October 04, 2011 11:45 AM EDT On Oct. 4, 1986, Mexican singer/songwriter "(Billboard's Latin Songs chart) is the beat of the industry," says songwriter Omar Alfanno, who penned Son by Four 's "A Puro Dolor," the longest-running No. 1 track in the history of the chart (61 total weeks, 20 at No…

  17. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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. AS STUDENTS…

  18. Ask Billboard: When Kazoos (And Other Unusual Instruments) Ruled Radio

    August 26, 2011 5:55 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. WHEN KAZOOS (AND…

  19. Ask Billboard: Chicago's AC Six-Cess

    August 05, 2011 2:05 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. CHICAGO'S AC…

  20. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

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