1. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The third single from the band’s album Meat and…

  2. What Should Be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's Campaign Theme Songs? 'Scandal' Music Supervisor Shares Her Picks

    January 29, 2016 6:19 PM EST Bill Clinton had Fleetwood Mac 's "Don't Stop"; George W. Bush had Tom Petty 's "I Won't Back Down." With the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses looming, Billboard asked Alexandra Patsavas (above) to take a break from picking tunes for a fake president on Scandal and…

  3. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits

    December 23, 2015 3:38 PM EST As The Beatles make their debut on streaming services  on Dec. 24, what better time to tally up the Fab Four's biggest singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? The Beatles Confirm Their Catalog Will Hit Streaming Services for the First TIme Thursday The quartet -- George Harrison ,…

  4. Justin Bieber Breaks the Beatles & Drake's Record for Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    November 23, 2015 2:57 PM EST As new album 'Purpose' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Bieber posts a record-shattering 17 songs on the Hot 100. Justin Bieber breaks a Billboard Hot 100 record previously held by the Beatles and Drake . Bieber boasts 17 songs on the Dec. 5 Hot 100, marking the most titles that any…

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Ruled Alternative

    November 23, 2015 8:05 AM EST Twenty-four years ago, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' crowned Alternative Songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Alicia Keys & the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 23,…

  6. U2's 'Boy' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 20, 2015 7:47 PM EDT Even U2 had to start somewhere. Before they were stadium-storming men of the world, Bono, David “The Edge” Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. were four Dublin lads with a love of punk rock and a drive far outweighing their nascent talents. They were years away from assuming the…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2002, Kelly Clarkson Took 'Idol' to No. 1

    October 05, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Thirteen years ago, 'American Idol' yielded its first Hot 100 leader with 'A Moment Like This.' Plus, remembering chart feats by Janet Jackson, Rihanna & the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  8. Yoko Ono Talks Modern Sky Festival, the Future of Plastic Ono Band & Archival Beatles Plans

    October 02, 2015 8:57 PM EDT As for her favorite part of Central Park, where the fest is held, "You probably think I'm going to say Strawberry Fields, but no." Should Hurricane Joaquin skip New York City this weekend, another force of nature will perform in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Sunday.…

  9. Ryan Adams' '1989' & A History of Cover Albums

    September 30, 2015 6:47 PM EDT Diana Ross & the Supremes, Booker T. & the MGs and Cheap Trick among the few who have previously covered this rare ground. Ryan Adams has gone where no artist has gone before, placing his 1989 cover album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 , right next to Taylor Swift 's…

  10. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, It Was Cher's 'Time' to Be No. 1

    September 28, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-six years ago, the icon led with one of her signature songs. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Tony Bennett & Boyz II Men. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Sept. 28, 1968 The Beatles begin…

  11. The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    July 22, 2015 2:39 PM EDT The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated by her new documentary. The Weeknd is the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, rising 3-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 1). Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Everything…

  12. Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Rolling Stones Hit No. 1 for the First Time

    July 10, 2015 7:05 AM EDT On July 10, 1965, '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' became the band's first of eight Hot 100 leaders. "Hard-driving blues dance beat backs up a strong vocal performance." That's how Billboard endorsed the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No)…

  13. Inside the Flood of New Music Documentaries -- From 'Amy' to Martin Scorsese's Grateful Dead Doc

    June 30, 2015 3:52 PM EDT Asif Kapadia’s profoundly sad documentary  Amy  (out on July 3) has already become one of the must-see films of this year, but it’s also representative of an ongoing renaissance in music films. This May, HBO premiered Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck , an intimate documentary about…

  14. Madonna Returns to Hot 100 With 'B**** I'm Madonna'

    June 25, 2015 12:37 PM EDT The song, featuring Nicki Minaj, bows at No. 84, bringing Madonna back to the chart for the first time since 2012. Her Madgesty is back on the Billboard Hot 100. Madonna 's playfully self-celebratory "B**** I'm Madonna," featuring Nicki Minaj , debuts on the Hot…

  15. Rewinding the Charts: Madonna Scored Her First Top 10 With 'Borderline' in 1984

    June 16, 2015 5:27 PM EDT On this date 31 years ago, Madonna's "Borderline" became her first Hot 100 top 10 & ignited one of the most impressive streaks in chart history: 17 straight top 10s. "I signed [ Madonna ] because I believed in Mark Kamins, who I thought was the greatest DJ,…

  16. Rewinding the Charts: 10 Years Ago, Rihanna Started With A 'Replay'

    June 11, 2015 8:05 AM EDT On June 11, 2005, the star launched with a dancehall hit, kicking off a career that's since brought multiple styles – and No. 1s. "Rihanna felt like a massive star the very time I met her in Jay Z's office. That was also the day she was signed to Def Jam." Def Jam CEO…

  17. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 45 Years Ago, The Beatles Hit No. 1 for the Last Time

    June 08, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1970, 'The Long and Winding Road' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Eminem, Wilson Phillips and Lady Gaga. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 8, 2002 The Eminem Show premiered at No…

  18. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Hootie & The Blowfish Had a 'View' From the Top

    May 25, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1995, the band's breakthrough album hit No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Irene Cara, the Beatles and Lipps, Inc. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. May 25, 1991 The Billboard 200 adopts Nielsen Music…

  19. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2002, Kylie Minogue Returned to the Top 10

    March 16, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Thirteen years ago, 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' brought the star back to heights she'd last reached in 1988. Plus, remembering chart feats by the Beatles, Joan Jett and Diddy. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of…

  20. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to…

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