1. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  2. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart Upon Release of 'Journals'

    December 27, 2013 10:30 AM EST After "retirement," Bieber takes top spot from from Beyonce With the release of "Journals" on Monday, Dec. 23, Justin Bieber set the online world on fire and, in turn, returns to the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 to reclaim the throne for the first time in 18 weeks.…

  3. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: How Radio Helped Create Zach Sobiech's Hot 100 Hit 'Clouds'

    May 31, 2013 6:30 PM EDT KSTP Minneapolis PD Leighton Peck discusses the station's special relationship with the late singer/songwriter. Plus, Elvis Presley extends a Billboard 200 record and Florida Georgia Line makes waves at pop radio As previously reported , "Clouds" by late singer/songwriter…

  5. Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' Headed For Hot 100 Debut

    May 23, 2013 6:32 PM EDT The song from the singer/songwriter, who passed away Monday at 18, could launch in the Hot 100's top 20 next week "Clouds," by late singer/songwriter Zach Sobiech, appears headed for a potentially high debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100, possibly in the top…

  6. Zach Sobiech, Terminally Ill Singer Who Channeled His Story Into 'Clouds', Dies at 18

    May 21, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Zach Sobiech, the aspiring young artist who recorded “Clouds,” an inspirational song which dealt with his battle against a rare and terminal form of cancer, has succumbed to his illness. Sobiech, who was just 18, finally lost his battle this week with Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. But not…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Forgotten Lyrics, Clashing Groups at Hollywood Week

    February 07, 2013 10:00 AM EST "American Idol" group rounds. Long a source of surefire drama during Hollywood week, the round promises that big voices will shine above the rest, and that someone's going to forget their words. I've never much liked the part of the competition, but this season has left…

  8. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012," a playlist featuring the year's…

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Q&A: 'My Life Has Changed In Every Way'

    June 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Read the online-exclusive Q&A from the Billboard cover story on Carly Rae Jepsen At age 26, Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen has turned heads by storming the U.S. pop charts with her indelible hit single "Call Me Maybe," which recently celebrated its second week at No…

  10. The 10 Best 'Call Me Maybe' Covers

    June 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT With Carly Rae Jepsen's hit at No. 1 on the Hot 100, we've rounded up a list of the most entertaining "Call Me Maybe" viral videos the Internet has to offer. After months of covers, flashmobs and radio play, Carly Rae Jepsen has finally dethroned Gotye to take the top spot…

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen, Scooter Braun Talk Hot 100 Coronation

    June 13, 2012 4:25 PM EDT The singer and record executive share a 'wonderful feeling' after her ascension to No. 1 (Update: Jepsen's manager was previously misidentified. She is managed Jonathan Simkin.) Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Braun, founder of her imprint Schoolboy Records, are basking in the…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen Hits No. 1: 'Call' Connects Atop Hot 100

    June 13, 2012 11:15 AM EDT The singer is the first lead female artist to send her first Hot 100 entry to No. 1 since Ke$ha Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra ,…

  13. Katy Perry Covers 'Call Me Maybe': Watch

    April 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber , Selena Gomez , Ashley Tisdale and teenagers everywhere, Katy Perry and friends recorded their own version of "Call Me Maybe" this weekend. Showing off her newly-purple ombre hair, the pop star jokes around with pals in the video, dancing…

  14. Carly Rae Jepsen: Meet Justin Bieber's Favorite New Artist

    March 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT "Carly Rae Jepsen is a superstar," says Bieber's manager Scooter Braun Anyone wishing to write off Carly Rae Jepsen as another flash-in-the pan viral video sensation can stop right now. The young singer/songwriter has far greater aspirations than the typical YouTube star du…

  15. Kelly Clarkson Returns to Hot 100 Peak, The Wanted Hit Top 10

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with top Digital Gainer honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series. Kelly Clarkson 's "Stronger (What Doesn…

  16. Ask Billboard: From 'S&M' To Disney Acts

    April 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. RIH-GARDING RIH…

  17. Billboard Bits: Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure

    April 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure R&B singer Keri Hilson and "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale are among the female celebrities to bare all in the latest issue of Allure. Hilson…

  18. Warpaint, "The Fool"

    October 29, 2010 2:47 PM EDT Willowy Los Angeles art-rock group Warpaint summons a remarkably heady atmosphere on its debut album, "The Fool," which follows a buzzed-about EP released last year on Los Angeles-based indie Manimal Vinyl. On the song "Bees," guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman…

  19. POTW: Jessica Simpson, Kevin Jonas, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus

    September 10, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jessica Simpson strutted on the catwalk, Kevin Jonas got his "good samaritan" on, Taylor Swift posed with hunky football players, Miley Cyrus took a stroll with brother Braison, Ashley Tisdale attended Fashion's Night Out, Fantasia hit the "106 & Park" stage, Lady…

  20. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 PM EST 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. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

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