1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1988, Rick Astley Rolled to No. 1

    March 09, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-seven years ago, 'Never Gonna Give You Up' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Janet Jackson, New Kids on the Block and Carrie Underwood. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history March 9,…

  2. Lorde, Rick Astley, Skrillex, Gotye & More Appear In Hilarious Australian Video: Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:55 AM EST Lorde , Rick Astley , Skrillex , Steve Aoki , Paul Kelly and  Flume  are among the laundry-list of hip and household-name artists who appear in a hilarious new clip created by Australia’s Triple J radio network.   In the video, Triple J’s weekday breakfast DJs Matt and Alex gather more…

  3. YouTube Blocks Original RickRoll Video

    July 18, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Rick Astley, you said you wouldn't desert us. YouTube has restricted access to a seven-year-old video upload that spawned the still-popular RickRoll meme, in which people trick others into watching Astley shimmy in his cheesy "Never Gonna Give You Up" clip. Simply titled "…

  4. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Shakira Shakes Her 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2006, the Latin pop superstar topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Astley, the Four Tops, Carrie Underwood and Robin Thicke Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history June 16, 1990…

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Janet Jackson Takes 'Escapade' To No. 1

    March 10, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1990, Jackson scored her sixth of 15 leaders on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, remembering key chart feats for New Kids on the Block, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  6. Man Gets Rickrolled by the White House, Calls It 'Laugh of the Week'

    July 28, 2011 10:50 PM EDT Welcome to Washington, Rick Astley ! In the midst of the cantankerous debate over the debt ceiling, the White House decided to have a little fun with one bored constituent on Wednesday (July 27) by … Rickrolling him. David Wiggs, an "energy tech enthusiast" from Tennessee, voiced…

  7. Music Hack Day: Cracking the Code in New York

    March 11, 2011 3:20 PM EST Thirty-six hours, five hundred cans of Red Bull, 200 bags of pop chips and (maybe) the next great music app -- a New York Music Hack Day diary: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. : It's a cold, sunny day in New York. Hackers are sprawled across almost every inch of General Assembly …

  8. Antoine Dodson, YouTube Stars Team for 'Rick Roll' Movie

    February 25, 2011 9:20 AM EST A collection of Internet stars from Antoine Dodson to the Double Rainbow Guy are making a movie. Producer Andrew Fischer has gathered more than a half-dozen YouTube stars for "The Chronicles of Rick Roll." He is shooting the film and has released a trailer online. The 26-year-old…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead artist with "Just the Way You Are"…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. 27, 2008. She first held sway for five…

  11. Electric Youth Revisited, After All This Time

    June 29, 2010 1:15 PM EDT Last week, the news came out of the blue. As previously reported , the Syfy network has cast Debbie Gibson and Tiffany in an upcoming original film, "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." The movie begins filming today, according to Gibson's Twitter account . Gibson will play a "…

  12. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It Must Have Been Love" in 1990. While…

  13. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  14. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am writing my thesis about music in advertising…

  15. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 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. SPIN THOSE…

  16. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST American pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (Oct. 6) at Liverpool Echo Arena, and the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama's election American pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (Oct. 6) at…

  17. Manilow Tackles '80s Hits On New Album

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barry Manilow's tour through the annals of pop music continues Nov. 25 with "The Greatest Songs of the Eighties," his fourth decade-themed collection for Arista. Barry Manilow's tour through the annals of pop music continues Nov. 25 with "The Greatest Songs of the…

  18. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley &…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  20. April Fools Gets A Rickrolling

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British 1980s dance-pop sensation Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" first appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 chart the week of Dec. 19, 1987 at No. 71, only to climb to the top spot shortly thereaf British dance-pop sensation Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give…

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