1. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  2. Thinking Un-Conventionally About Radio

    July 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT What happens at a radio convention? Like those in all industries, a radio conference offers a chance for professionals in different aspects of the field, from program directors and on-air talent to consultants and music scheduling software developers, to discuss, celebrate and improve upon…

  3. Ask Billboard: Jewel, Ciara, Ricky Martin

    June 18, 2010 5:55 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. A JEWEL IS FOREVER Hi Gary, I was ecstatic when I saw that Jewel 's…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would be great. It comes with 20,000 emotions!"…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/2/10

    April 03, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 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 !) @fatbellybella (Erykah Badu): ..didnt remember what kind of…

  6. All No. 1 Albums of the 2000s Page 5

    December 07, 2009 7:56 PM EST Chart Article Dive into this chronological list of every album that reached the top of the Billboard 200 during the 2000s. The date each album went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's title. « Previous 1-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 201-250…

  7. Pretty Ricky, "Pretty Ricky"

    December 04, 2009 5:34 PM EST The giant parental advisory/explicit lyrics sticker on the front of Pretty Ricky 's new self-titled album leaves no doubt as to what the group is still up to on its latest musical outing. The former Atlantic quartet comes packing with a new member (Lingerie) as well as sexually charged…

  8. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:26 AM EDT A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. "Levitate," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and finds the multi-instrumentalist…

  9. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:24 AM EDT A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. " Levitate ," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and finds the multi-instrumentalist…

  10. Black Eyed Peas 'E.N.D.' Up At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 17, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 304,000 -- the hip-pop act's best sales week ever. It's also the first No. 1 album for the group, which had previously gone as high as No. 2. Its last set, 2005's "Monkey Business,…

  11. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 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. 3'S…

  12. Chart Beat: Jason Aldean, Michael Damian, Maxwell

    May 06, 2009 2:48 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. '…

  13. Pleasure P

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure P -- who is slated to release "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" in January via Atlantic Records -- plans on embarking You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure P…

  14. Pleasure P

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -- who is slated to release "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" in January via Atlantic Records -- plans on embarking o You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -…

  15. Hotstylz

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One listen to Hotstylz on their debut single "Lookin Boy," featuring Yung Joc, and you'd think you were at a comedian roast. One listen to Hotstylz on their debut single "Lookin Boy," featuring Yung Joc, and you'd think you were at a comedian roast. The members…

  16. Pretty Ricky Gets 'Cuddly' On New Album

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B outfit Pretty Ricky will introduce a new single and a new singer during a Monday (May 19) webcast, ahead of the Aug. 26 release of its next album, "80s Babies." R&B outfit Pretty Ricky will introduce a new single and a new singer during a Monday (May 19) webcast, ahead…

  17. Dem Franchize Boyz Prep Their 'Return'

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlanta hip-hop group Dem Franchize Boyz will return March 25 with its second Virgin release, "Da Point Of No Return." Atlanta hip-hop group Dem Franchize Boyz will return March 25 with its second Virgin release, "Da Point Of No Return." The first single, the Bangladesh…

  18. The Year In Charts 2007: An Early Peek

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, Fergie and Akon are among the 2007 chart leaders in the 387 tallies that comprise Billboard's Year in Music & Touring issue, which will be on newsstands tomorrow (Dec. 14) and online at Daughtry, Fergie and Akon are among the 2007 chart leaders in the 387 tallies that…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, I noticed…

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