1. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Talks Eminem's 'Lie,' Rihanna's New Album

    August 17, 2010 5:03 PM EDT Alex Da Kid is best-known for a pair of epic hip-hop/rock hybrids, but in real life, the 26-year-old U.K. producer/songwriter is the furthest thing from hyperbolic. "I don't really get excited about things," he says with classic English stoicism, when asked what it felt like to…

  2. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates Anniversary

    August 04, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Billboard celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As explained in a special feature at the time on billboard.com, "After nearly two decades of tracking songs distinctively by sales or plays (on jukeboxes and at radio), the Hot 100 was the first list…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/13/10

    March 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) Notorious B.I.G. Remembered By Friends on Twitter @iamdiddy…

  4. "We Are The World 25," Radio's Reaction, Pt. 1

    February 23, 2010 1:30 PM EST As previously reported , "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti launched at No. 2 last week on the Billboard Hot 100. This week, the all-star benefit track debuts at No. 40 on the Adult R&B radio airplay survey and bubbles under Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and…

  5. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's …

  6. Lady Antebellum, Lil Wayne To Dominate Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 03, 2010 3:15 PM EST Next week on the Billboard 200, look for Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" to hold atop the chart for a second week. The set could sell between 190,000 to 220,000 copies sold by week's end on Feb. 9. Lady Antebellum Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 That sales forecast is based…

  7. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." Like its predecessor, "We Are The World…

  8. All No. 1 Songs of the 2000s Page 1

    December 04, 2009 7:41 PM EST Chart Article This chronological list of every song that reached the top of the Hot 100 during the 2000s -- through the end of Nov. 2009 -- allows you to listen to them all. The date each tune went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's…

  9. Rihanna's 'Roulette' Lands In Hot 100's Top 10

    November 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST R ihanna earns her 12th career top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart released today, as "Russian Roulette" rockets 75-9, triggered by first-week download sales of 132,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Russian Roulette" also opens at No. 9 on Digital Songs and edges 36…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Jason DeRulo

    November 05, 2009 5:47 PM EST HE IS NOT ALONE: Not only does Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" blast onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, but several artists with ties to the late King of Pop also enter Billboard charts this week. "This Is It" marks Jackson's sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Here…

  11. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Drake, Black Eyed Peas

    June 26, 2009 5:49 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. MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE Dear Gary, No chart questions, just this heartfelt…

  12. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Jeremih, Beyonce

    May 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 'BOOM' CRASHES NO. 1: When an act takes over the top of two of Billboard's airplay charts in the same week, especially a pair as popular as Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic, a true multi-format smash has arrived. Such is the case with the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow…

  13. Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2009 10:44 AM EDT Flo Rida has a sweet week on the Billboard Hot 100, leaping into the top 10 with "Sugar" featuring Wynter at No. 7. The track is the rapper's fourth top 10, joining his current No. 5 hit "Right Round" near the top of the chart. "Sugar" is the week's…

  14. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. PEAS POWER…

  15. Young Jeezy / August 26, 2008 / New York, N.Y. (Blender Theater)

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the day of the release of his third studio album, "The Recession," rapper Young Jeezy took the stage at New York City's Blender Theater and was joined by famous local friends Lil Kim and Fabolous, On the day of the release of his third studio album, "The Recession,"…

  16. Chart Beat

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and more! BETTER THAN THE BEST WEEK EVER: Two weeks ago I suggested in Chart Beat Chat that 34 years after they made their Billboard chart debut, songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were having…

  17. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That…

  18. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate turns at No. 1 since January 1979, when Chic&…

  19. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her first chart entry.…

  20. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first…

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