1. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Godsmack

    February 17, 2010 2:15 PM EST 'BACK' COUNTRY: Kenny Chesney blasts onto Country Songs at No. 23, as "Ain't Back Yet" enters at No. 23. The uptempo track plays over the closing credits of the film "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D," due April 21, and will be included on upcoming pressings of…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: The Who, Andrea Bocelli, Lil Wayne

    February 11, 2010 4:15 PM EST GAIN OF 74: In Super Bowl XLIV Sunday (Feb. 7), the New Orleans Saints effectively sealed victory when Tracy Porter returned a Peyton Manning interception 74 yards for a touchdown, capping the game's scoring at 31-17. On this week's Billboard 200, the band that rocked the Super Bowl…

  3. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life" to No. 1 for 10 weeks. Many…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Colbie Caillat, Rob Thomas, Lady Antebellum

    January 27, 2010 2:55 PM EST 'FALLIN' ' LOVE: Colbie Caillat ascends to the Adult Contemporary apex, as "Fallin' for You" rises 2-1. The song is Caillat's second No. 1 on the survey. On the chart dated Jan. 19, 2008, her debut smash "Bubbly" began a 19-week reign, the longest…

  5. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  6. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Plumb, Lady Antebellum, Nickelback

    December 09, 2009 4:30 PM EST 'HANG' TIME: Few artists display the versatility and cross-format appeal of Plumb , who rises this week to her first No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club/Play Songs chart, as "Hang On" lifts 2-1. The singer/songwriter, aka Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, reached No. 3 on the survey…

  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. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire

    November 03, 2009 7:08 PM EST BOYZ IN A FAMILIAR 'HOOD: Old is new again this week. Boyz II Men bow at No. 34 on Adult R&B (viewable at billboard.biz ) and No. 99 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "I Can't Make You Love Me." The song had last appeared on a Billboard chart in 1994 when Nancy Wilson'…

  11. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1983

    September 29, 2009 4:37 PM EDT 'TOTAL ECLIPSE' OF THE CHART: This week in 1983, Bonnie Tyler ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The song's all-star cast included E Street Band members Roy Bittan on keyboards and Max Weinberg on drums, as well as Rick…

  12. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney: Who's Sold More?

    August 14, 2009 3:20 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. MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN Hi Gary, Whitney Houston and Madonna are making…

  13. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    August 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT JUST DANCE: Thirteen years ago this week, a new No. 1 was crowned on the Billboard Hot 100, and weddings, graduations and family gatherings would never be the same. Los Del Rio completed a 32-week climb (over two separate chart runs) with "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," the eventual…

  14. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 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. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  15. Beyonce Celebrates Christmas Atop Hot 100

    December 25, 2008 1:16 PM EST Beyonce celebrates Christmas today (Dec. 25) with the No. 1 song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) begins a third and sixth week atop them, respectively. The track sold 149,000 downloads in the United States, according…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children…

  17. Chart Beat Chat: Madonna, Taylor Swift

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss royalties after death, Madonna on the Hot 100, Taylor Swift and more! HEIR APPARENT Fred, I write often and you answer often, I never seem to say thank you for all your replies. I also own all but one of your books (which I cannot find). Here is my question: when…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2004 - The third…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

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