1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM 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 56 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…

  2. Billboard Cover: Jason Derulo on the Success of 'Talk Dirty' (Despite His Mom's Disapproval)

    December 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST The Loverboy "Talk Dirty" 1 week on Mainstream Top 40 ; 3 weeks on Rhythmic ; 4 weeks on R&B Digital Songs The year 2014, Jason Derulo 's annus mirabilis, started in a sweaty nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel, in January 2013. There, embedded in a 2007 song called "…

  3. Who Were 1984’s One-Hit Wonders?

    October 24, 2014 6:27 PM EDT So, what was the "Macarena" of 1984? The better question is -- what wasn't? Sexy talk and German anti-war protest songs ruled in the fight to be forgotten. Below, you can hear tracks from lesser-known Jackson siblings and listen to Clint Eastwood in a country song. A Look…

  4. Labor Day Playlist: 20 Songs About Working for the Man

    August 28, 2014 3:32 PM EDT In America, we live to work and work to live -- and we never stop complaining about it. Even folks who love their jobs are never satisfied. If baseball weren’t our national pastime, bitching about our stupid jerk-face bosses surely would be. Luckily, we pause once a year on the first…

  5. Meet The Empty Hearts: Members of Blondie, Cars, Romantics, Chesterfield Kings Form New Band

    May 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT With a name hand-picked by Steven Van Zandt, the new supergroup of '70s hitmakers will release debut album on Aug. 5 ... Hear an exclusive song premiere below! In the 1970s, hitmakers from the previous decade formed supergroups to continue on the arena circuit. In 2014, a quartet of…

  6. Loverboy Pulls In Generations X, Y and Z with Full-On Marketing Blitz (Video)

    April 15, 2014 8:02 PM EDT Never mind working for the weekend... Loverboy are everywhere you look these days, as major companies such as Taco Bell and Radio Shack use the band’s music and iconic red leather jackets and bandanas imagery to promote their products to the ‘80s generation which grew upon the group, and…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Disclosure and Eats Everything, Jessie Andrews and More

    March 14, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Each Friday CODE brings you the best new tracks in dance music. Listen to these cuts for a good weekend. Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige, “F For You” (Eats Everything remix) [PMR] If Mary J. put the hurt on this tune, Eats Everything put the dirt on it. The Dirtybird DJ makes a…

  8. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  9. Little Mix Sets U.S. Release Date for 'Salute' Album: Exclusive

    October 17, 2013 4:18 PM EDT "Salute," the sophomore album from rising U.K. girl group Little Mix, will arrive in U.S. stores next February, Billboard can exclusively confirm. The follow-up to the foursome's debut album, "DNA," will be released stateside on Feb. 4, 2014 through Columbia Records…

  10. Little Mix Reveals U.K. Release Details Of New Album 'Salute'

    October 07, 2013 11:51 AM EDT Girl group will unleash new music before touring with Demi Lovato next year. Little Mix is returning with its second album less than a year after releasing its debut LP, "DNA," in the U.K. last November. "Salute" will be released overseas on Nov. 11, following the Nov. 3…

  11. Audien featuring Michael S, 'Leaving You': First Look at Lyric Video

    September 04, 2013 10:58 AM EDT The 21-year-old DJ/producer offers a sassy, smiling send-off. Love songs are dancefloor staples, but hate songs aren’t always hands-in-the-air moments. In “Leaving You,” Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) has created an anthemic kiss-off, one that goes the extra mile in both concocting peak hour…

  12. Night Ranger and Loverboy Workin' to Unleash New Music Next Year

    August 30, 2013 2:00 PM EDT A pair of the 80s most successful mainstream rock acts, Night Ranger and Loverboy, are planning to add to their legacies with new material in the coming year. Night Ranger singer-bassist Jack Blades tells Billboard that his band is "about 12 songs into a new album," which will…

  13. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  14. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  15. Mariah Carey Records New Song for Disney's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST "Almost Home" to be released Feb. 19; David LaChapelle is directing the music video Mariah Carey has recorded "Almost Home" for Disney's fantasy feature "Oz The Great and Powerful." Island Def Jam will release "Almost Home" on Feb. 19 and…

  16. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Avoid 'Battles' on Tour, Talk Unfinished Songs Project

    June 07, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Do Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, one of the most successful husband-wife tandems in the music business, ever truly slow down? Their latest tour is proof that no, they don't. "We usually go out every summer," Giraldo tells Billboard. "Our agent is always trying to put…

  17. Ask Billboard: Whitney Houston's Biggest Radio Hits

    March 05, 2012 11:05 AM EST Plus: More enduring rock era classics; Who's better, Mariah or Madonna?; and, a week-by-week analysis of women ruling the Hot 100's top five Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music…

  18. Album, Rock Charts Celebrate Anniversaries

    March 23, 2010 1:05 PM EDT LONG PLAY: 54 years ago this week, the Billboard 200 began its storied history. In the issue dated March 24, 1956, the 10-position Best Selling Pop Albums survey appeared, marking the chart's launch on a weekly basis. Billboard had printed album rankings on an intermittent schedule as…

  19. Beyonce's 'Single's: Viva Variety

    November 10, 2009 3:57 PM EST When Beyonce released her latest album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," she stated on her official web site , "I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious…

  20. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for updates each week, reported by members of…

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