1. Rewinding The Charts: In 1978, The Bee Gees Sparked Disco Fever

    May 13, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Gibb brothers' 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack broke chart records that still stand today Thirty-six years ago, the Bee Gees became the kings of disco and made chart history in the process. At the height of bell-bottom and satin-shirt mania in 1978, the pop group's…

  2. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  3. Angélique Kidjo to Release 'Eve' Album in January: Exclusive Song Premiere

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Grammy winning African artist has a busy 2014 lined up; Listen to "Eva," featuring Asa, off her upcoming album For Angélique Kidjo, "Eve" represents a fresh start. The world music icon has struck a new recording deal with 429 Records, from which a new album, "…

  4. Marilyn King, Last of the King Sisters, Dead at 82

    August 08, 2013 2:54 PM EDT Marilyn King, the last surviving member of popular singing family The King Sisters, who released dozens of records throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s and influenced generations of jazz-vocal groups, died on Wednesday following a battle with cancer. She was 82. King was surrounded by her…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  7. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  8. Bee Gees Rank Third Among Groups for Most Hot 100 No. 1s in History

    May 21, 2012 8:00 AM EDT As part of the Bee Gees , the late Robin Gibb's impression on the Billboard Hot 100 will be felt forever. The trio racked up nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles -- more than any other group in history save for the Beatles (with 20) and the Supremes (12). Of their chart-topping hits,…

  9. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dead at 62

    May 20, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a memorable existence for…

  10. Bon Iver Not Performing at Grammys: 'I Don't Think They Wanted Us To Play'

    February 03, 2012 1:10 PM EST Justin Vernon Talks Grammys Non-Performance, Bushmills Campaign, Avalanches Feud Bon Iver may be up for four Grammys, and frontman Justin Vernon may even appear (digitally, anyway) in a striking new commercial for this year's ceremony -- but you won't see the indie-folk band…

  11. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:50 AM EST 'Set Fire to the Rain' becomes the third single from '21' to lead the Hot 100 while '21' has sat atop the Billboard 200. Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna 's "We Found…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin

    January 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST Adele's "21" becomes just the 20th album in the Billboard 200's five-decade-plus history to reign for at least 16 weeks SWEET 16: As previously reported , Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest…

  13. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals

    June 24, 2011 6:05 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. PEN PALS Hi Gary,…

  14. Christian Chavez Turns Heads With Provocative 'Libertad' Video

    April 08, 2011 12:15 PM EDT In 2007, long before Ricky Martin wrote his now famous letter declaring himself a "proud homosexual man," Christian Chávez, then a member of Mexican teen pop group RBD, came publicly out of the closet. "Don't judge me for being honest," Chávez wrote in the group'…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Shaw

    March 31, 2011 5:35 PM EDT ALL FOUR ONE: Thanks to a space-age love song, Katy Perry blasts into rarified chart air, as her "Teenage Dream" album becomes only the ninth set to generate four No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history. The collection's fourth single, "E.T.,"…

  16. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  17. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  18. Classic Soundtracks: Saturday Night Fever, Rocky IV, The Sound of Music

    October 15, 2009 12:18 PM EDT Cruise back in time and listen to classic soundtracks that have made big moves on the charts in the past. Just click on the "play" buttons below. While you're at it, you can listen to some of the biggest soundtracks of the current week in their entirety Hair RCA Records Label,…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  20. Chart Beat Wednesday: Alice In Chains, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry

    August 26, 2009 3:24 PM EDT MODERN ROCK: Billboard's rock charts this week boast a number of acts reclaiming the spotlight. Ahead of its Sept. 29 release, "Black Gives Way to Blue," its first album in 14 years, Alice in Chains notches its first top on Alternative Songs since 1996, as "Check My Brain…

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