Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight Tonight” is a rare success in today’s pop world: a slow and steady climber that followed two singles from the band that failed to make the Hot 100. But “Tonight” got immediate requests after a Nashville DJ began playing a demo of the song – and it doesn’t hurt that Glee star Chord Overstreet, who happens to be HCR’s brother, appears in the song’s video.
Sibling rivalry makes for great drama. And while there’s nothing Ewing-like about their relationship, two sons of Motown founder Berry Gordy, LMFAO’s Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy) and Rockwell (a.k.a Kennedy Gordy), are having a chart battle on the Billboard Hot 100 -- albeit one spanning more than 27 years -- and the victor could be decided as early as this week.
For all the skepticism about “American Idol” throughout the show’s 10 seasons, there’s no disputing that it builds stars: 15 alums, representing each of the show’s seasons but one, are on this week’s Billboard charts – four weeks after season 10 ended. From Carrie and Daughtry to Ruben and Fantasia and beyond, here’s a scorecard of who’s where.
This week Billboard published “1000 No. 1s,” a playlist of every No. 1 single in Hot 100 history, from Aug. 4, 1958 to this past Wednesday, Ricky Nelson to Lady Gaga. Which labels had the most No. 1s? Find out in this article, written by longtime Billboard charts guru Fred Bronson.