1. Ask Billboard: With Nico & Vinz, Norway Continues U.S. Chart Invasion

    June 24, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The duo's 'Am I Wrong' continues an unprecedented run of U.S. success for Norwegian musical exports. Plus, an Imagine Dragons feat, Linkin Park sales and remembering Casey Kasem As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to…

  2. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  3. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ends Record Billboard Hot 100 Run

    May 09, 2014 8:05 AM EDT After 87 weeks, the song departs the list at last, having rewritten the mark for the longest life in the chart's 55-year history Welcome to the new age … where Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" is no longer on the Billboard Hot 100. The song drops off the chart after a…

  4. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  5. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 19, 2014 3:23 PM EST With a 77th week, the rock band's multi-format hit bests the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for second with its 76th frame Imagine Dragons rewrite Billboard Hot 100 history, as "…

  6. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Ties For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 12, 2014 2:57 PM EST The band's smash equals the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' posts its 75th week on the chart Imagine Dragons tie a vaunted Billboard Hot 100 record this week, as "Radioactive" logs…

  7. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION Extend Lengthy Hot 100 Stays

    January 03, 2014 12:55 PM EST Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' becomes just the second song to chart for at least 70 weeks, while AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for the third-longest run Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION continue their extraordinary residences on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With…

  8. Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, Rihanna Hit Hot 100 Milestones

    December 28, 2013 10:05 AM EST Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ties for the chart's second-longest run, AWOLNATION's "Sail" cruises up among the five longest stays, and Rihanna is just the fourth act to spend at least 50 total weeks at No. 1 Receiving holiday presents isn't…

  9. AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Keeps On Cruising

    November 15, 2013 11:05 AM EST With a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100, the song becomes one of the survey's 10 longest-charting hits As it tallies a 62nd week on the Billboard Hot 100 (ranking at No. 35), AWOLNATION's "Sail" becomes one of the 10 longest-charting singles dating to the list's…

  10. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    September 09, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The alternative radio format is built upon the promise of what's coming next, so it's no surprise that the music played by alternative stations has experienced multiple changes during the last 25 years. The wide-ranging format of 1988 (when the chart debuted  with the name, …

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  13. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:24 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “supergroup” Kings of Chaos. Australian fans of…

  14. Colton Dixon Goes Hard on Debut Album, Writes Songs With Lifehouse Frontman

    January 22, 2013 11:45 AM EST Debut 'A Messenger' slated for January 29 release Colton Dixon is ready to release what he's been working on since his stint on "American Idol" Season 11. His debut album, "A Messenger," is scheduled to drop on January 29. Billboard recently caught up…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Anne Hathaway, Anna Kendrick Get In The Act Of Charting

    January 04, 2013 4:05 PM EST 'Les Miserables' and 'Pitch Perfect' bring two big-screen stars to the Hot 100, continuing a tradition of charted movie actors and actresses. "I tried to remove fear and anxiety from the process as much as possible. I was aware that if I had to cry take after take, it…

  16. 'X Factor' Winner Tate Stevens Replaces Phillip Phillips on Fox New Year's Show

    December 27, 2012 5:25 PM EST Fox is making a slight change in its New Year's Eve lineup, swapping out one singing competition winner for another. "American Idol" season 11 victor Phillip Phillips, who was announced as a performer earlier this month, will no longer take the stage alongside Lifehouse and…

  17. Radio Reacts to Newtown, From Dropping Ke$ha's 'Die Young' to Providing Comfort

    December 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST Portion of President Obama's speech added to Lifehouse's 'Aftermath' Following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), radio is doing what it traditionally does best in the wake of such…

  18. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop crossover success. fun. ranks atop Billboard'…

  19. Lifehouse on New Album 'Almeria': 'Our Sound Needed To Evolve'

    October 19, 2012 1:45 PM EDT New album, out December 11, is previewed by Natasha Bedingfield collaboration "Between The Raindrops." Lifehouse wanted "to shake things up" on its sixth album, "Almería," which the quartet will release on Dec. 11. "We all had this urgency in our gut that we…

  20. The Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012, From No. 100 To No. 1

    October 03, 2012 5:05 AM EDT Who has the top-charting hit on pop radio over the past 20 years? The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio.…

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