1. Zayn Malik, Sia Rule Australia's Sales Charts

    February 07, 2016 11:30 PM EST Zayn Malik and Sia Furler are the new King and Queen of Australia’s charts. Malik has bowed at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with "Pillowtalk" (RCA/Sony), his first solo release since he departed from One Direction last year, while Sia ...

  2. Zayn & Drake Headed for Top 10 Debuts on Hot 100

    February 04, 2016 3:00 PM EST Justin Bieber just made headlines by replacing himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13), with "Love Yourself" dethroning "Sorry, " but a pair of fellow male stars are gunning for the chart's upper reaches next we ...

  3. Hot Country Songs Chart Shows Its Value In Measuring an Evolving Marketplace

    February 03, 2016 2:55 PM EST If the Hot Country Songs chart were an actual human being, it would have had plenty of cause for celebration when 2015 came to a close. The year-end list of 2015’s top country titles — factoring in airplay, digital sales and online streaming — ran ...

  4. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard Artist 100, Bryson Tiller Hits Top 10

    February 03, 2016 2:00 PM EST Justin Bieber is again top musical act in the U.S., as he holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 20). Meanwhile, Bryson Tiller reaches the list's top 10, padding his fast-growing resume of chart honors. The Artist 100 me ...

  5. Rihanna Ties Mariah, Janet & Elton for Fifth-Most Hot 100 Top 10s

    February 02, 2016 12:52 PM EST As previously reported , Rihanna 's "Work," the lead single from her new album Anti , rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13) at No. 9, instantly becoming the superstar's 27th top 10. With the song's arrival, ...

  6. Zayn Malik, Sia Set for U.K. No. 1s

    February 01, 2016 11:38 PM EST No One Direction , no problem. Zayn Malik’s solo career should get off to a hot start with a No. 1 debut for “Pillowtalk” (RCA) when the new U.K. charts are published this Friday. Malik’s debut single , released last Friday (Jan. 30), is currently ...

  7. Justin Timberlake Lands First Hit on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart

    January 28, 2016 2:34 PM EST Justin Timberlake has gone country. At least, he's gone and debuted on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Feb. 6) for the first time as a soloist, as "Drink You Away," from his 2013 Billboard 200 No. 1 album The 20/20 Ex ...

  8. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' On Track for Third Week at No. 1 in U.K.

    January 27, 2016 12:53 AM EST David Bowie’s Blackstar (Columbia/ISO) is heading toward a third straight week at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart.  Blackstar , released Jan. 8, just two days before Bowie following an 18-month battle with cancer, is ahead of Adele’s 25 (XL) and Ju ...

  9. Justin Bieber Nos. 1 & 2 on Hot 100, The Chainsmokers Hit Top 10

    January 25, 2016 2:21 PM EST Justin Bieber monopolizes the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 6), as "Sorry" spends a third week at No. 1 and "Love Yourself" lifts 3-2. Plus, Alessia Cara 's "Here" hits the top five and the C ...

  10. Justin Bieber Extends Reign Over Australia's Singles Chart, Adele's '25' Dethrones David Bowie's 'Blackstar'

    January 24, 2016 11:15 PM EST Justin Bieber's “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal)  starts a seventh straight week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart, while Adele’s 25 returns to summit of the national albums survey.  David Bowie’s   catalog, meanwhile, continues to swa ...

  11. David Bowie Tops U.K. Album Chart Again, Shawn Mendes Hits No. 1 With 'Stitches'

    January 22, 2016 2:04 PM EST The new and catalog music of David Bowie continues to have a strong presence on the U.K. album chart, on which Blackstar (RCA/Sony) registered second-week combined sales of 81,000 to start a second week at No. 1. The Official Charts Company ' ...

  12. Grizfolk, Hinds Lead Debuts on Rock Charts

    January 22, 2016 11:54 AM EST Grizfolk leads an onslaught of rookies and veterans alike onto Billboard 's rock album charts (dated Jan. 30). Los Angeles-based quintet Grizfolk, led by Adam Roth on vocals and guitar, debuts at No. 14 on Alternative Albums and No. 15 on Top ...

  13. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Classic David Bowie Albums Hit New Highs

    January 21, 2016 6:44 PM EST On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 30, 2016; but reflecting data for the week ending Jan. 14, 2015), David Bowie ’s Blackstar debuted at No. 1 , giving the late legend his first chart-topping album. The set was released on J ...

  14. 'High School Musical' Was a Chart-Topping Phenomenon 10 Years Ago

    January 20, 2016 6:55 PM EST When Disney Channel’s TV movie High School Musical premiered on Jan. 20, 2006, it was a ratings blockbuster that immediately translated into massive success on Billboard’s music charts. 'High School Musical' Cast Reminisces About Filming ...

  15. Thomas Rhett Tops Country Airplay Chart for a Fifth Week: 'This Is a Career Song'

    January 20, 2016 11:23 AM EST Thomas Rhett boasts the longest rule atop Billboard 's Country Airplay chart in more than six years, as "Die a Happy Man" (Valory) leads the list (dated Jan. 30) for a fifth week. The ballad tops the survey with 50 million in audien ...

  16. Panic! at the Disco Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 20, 2016 11:00 AM EST Panic! at the Disco is aiming for its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Death of a Bachelor . The set, released on Jan. 15 through DCD2/Fueled by Ramen, could bow atop the chart dated Feb. 6 with over 180,000 equivalent album unit ...

  17. David Bowie's U.S. Music Sales Increase More Than 5,000 Percent in Wake of Death

    January 20, 2016 8:59 AM EST In the wake of Davie Bowie ’s death on Jan. 10, U.S. sales of the late icon’s music catalog increased by over 5,000 percent in the week ending Jan. 14. According to Nielsen Music, Bowie’s combined album and song sales for the week rose by 5,019 pe ...

  18. Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Leads Hot 100, Selena Gomez Hits Top Five

    January 19, 2016 1:21 PM EST Justin Bieber 's "Sorry" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . Plus, Selena Gomez matches her best Hot 100 rank as "Same Old Love" rises 6-5. As we do each week, let's run down the Hot 100's to ...

  19. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Set for Second Week Atop U.K. Chart

    January 19, 2016 2:37 AM EST David Bowie's final album Blackstar (Columbia/ISO) is poised for a second week at No. 1 in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The late music genius’ 25th album continues to hold top spot with more than 49,700 chart sales sinc ...

  20. David Bowie Dominates Australia's Charts, Scores No. 1 with 'Blackstar'

    January 18, 2016 12:26 AM EST David Bowie’s legend lives large on Australia’s sales chart this week with the late British artist landing a record 17 albums in the top 100, led by the bestseller, Blackstar  (Columbia/Sony).  Blackstar  bows at the summit to give Bowie his first ...

  21. Billboard & Clio Music's TV Commercials: Stevie Wonder & Andra Day Surge to No. 1

    January 15, 2016 1:46 PM EST For the second year in a row, the December edition of Billboard & Clio Music's Top Commercials chart, Powered by Shazam, has, understandably so, a holiday theme. After the December 2014 chart featured Kevin Ross' "This Is My Wis ...

  22. David Bowie Tops U.K. Chart With 'Blackstar,' Puts 10 Albums in Top 40

    January 15, 2016 1:05 PM EST David Bowie 's music makes its expected takeover of the U.K. weekly sales charts following his death Sunday (Jan. 10), as announced today (Jan. 15) by the Official Charts Company. His new album Blackstar (RCA/Sony) registered combined sales o ...

  23. Adele Has Passed Madonna's U.K. Chart Record

    January 13, 2016 10:31 PM EST Adele has another chart record in the bag. The British female pop star has  passed Madonna for the most weeks at No. 1 on the U.K.’s albums chart for a female act across all her releases.  Adele's latest album 25 has enjoyed a seven week run ...

  24. David Bowie's Recordings Set to Surge on U.K. Charts

    January 13, 2016 4:08 AM EST Many of David Bowie’s classic recordings are expected to sweep into this week’s U.K. charts as fans of the music legend mourn his recent death. Bowie’s latest and final studio album Blackstar remains on track for the No. 1 position on the next Off ...

  25. David Bowie Heading for First No. 1 Album in U.S. on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Blackstar'

    January 12, 2016 12:33 PM EST The late David Bowie is heading for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Blackstar . The set, which was released through ISO/Columbia Records on Jan. 8 (Bowie's 69th birthday), could sell perhaps 130,000 albums in the ...

  26. Thomas Rhett Extends No. 1 Run, Granger Smith's 'Song' Hits Top 10

    January 12, 2016 11:53 AM EST Thomas Rhett continues his chart dominance, as for the second straight week he tops three of Billboard 's main country songs charts (dated Jan. 23). "Die a Happy Man," co-written by Rhett as a love song for his wife, Lauren , leads ...

  27. Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Dethrones Adele's 'Hello' Atop Hot 100

    January 11, 2016 1:17 PM EST It's not too late to say "Sorry" … is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 . After eight total, and seven consecutive, weeks at No. 2, Justin Bieber 's "Sorry" crowns the Hot 100 (dated Jan. 23) at last. The track ...

  28. David Bowie's Top 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 11, 2016 5:19 AM EST David Bowie , who died at 69 on Jan. 10 , amassed a Billboard chart career that stretches back over 40 years. Bowie scored his first hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972 with “Changes,” which bowed on the list dated April 15, 1972. Th ...

  29. David Bowie on the Charts: From 'Changes' to 'Fame' and Beyond

    January 11, 2016 2:46 AM EST The iconic David Bowie , who died on Jan. 10 of cancer at 69 , left behind an indelible legacy on Billboard’s charts. David Bowie Dies at Age 69 After Battling Cancer "Changes" marked the influential artist's chart debut, appearing ...

  30. Justin Bieber, Adele Extend Reign Over Australia's Charts

    January 11, 2016 12:55 AM EST Justin Bieber and Adele continue to rule Australia’s sales charts. Bieber’s "Love Yourself" (Def Jam/Universal) notches its fifth week at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart  to overtake "What Do You Mean" as the Canadian singer� ...

  31. Justin Bieber Is First Artist to Occupy Top 3 Slots on U.K. Singles Chart

    January 08, 2016 3:00 PM EST Justin Bieber makes U.K. chart history this week, becoming the first artist ever to occupy the entire top three on the U.K. singles chart. The Def Jam/Universal star continues at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company 's new survey with "L ...

  32. Haley Reinhart 'Can't Help' Bringing a Classic Back to Adult Contemporary Chart

    January 06, 2016 2:42 PM EST New generations can't help falling in love with "Can't Help Falling in Love." Haley Reinhart debuts at No. 25 on Billboard 's Adult Contemporary chart (dated Jan. 16) with her recording of the beloved love song. The former ...

  33. Adele Tops Billboard Artist 100; Shawn Mendes & 5 Seconds of Summer Surge

    January 06, 2016 10:40 AM EST Fueled by the continued success of album 25 and its lead single "Hello," Adele is again the top musical act in the U.S., keeping at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 16). The Artist 100 measures artist activity across B ...

  34. Mark Ronson, Adele Lead Australia's 2015 Year-End Charts

    January 06, 2016 3:48 AM EST Mark Ronson’s blockbuster retro hit "Uptown Funk" (Columbia/Sony) and the force-of-nature that is Adele’s 25  (XL/Remote Control) were the runaway best-sellers in Australia last year, according to trade figures published Thursday (J a ...

  35. Juan Gabriel Controls Entire Top Three on Latin Albums Chart

    January 06, 2016 12:32 AM EST Juan Gabriel makes history on the weekly  Top Latin Albums chart, as the legend has the entire top three titles on the sales tally dated Jan. 16 . It’s the first time a living act has achieved the feat. Gabriel controls Nos. 1-3 with Los Duo 2 (h ...

  36. Adele's '25' Rules as Nielsen Music's Top Album of 2015 in U.S.

    January 05, 2016 11:04 PM EST Adele’s 25 triumphs as 2015’s most popular album in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, as the data company reports that the title earned 8.01 million equivalent album units during the year -- with a whopping 7.44 million of that in traditional ...

  37. He's The 'Man': Thomas Rhett Rules Multiple Country Charts

    January 05, 2016 3:00 PM EST Thomas Rhett remains atop three of Billboard’s main country songs charts (dated Jan. 16), as “Die a Happy Man” (Valory) leads Hot Country Songs (for an eighth week), Country Airplay (for a third) and Country Digital Songs (for a ninth). On Hot Cou ...

  38. Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Tops U.K.'s 2015 Year-End Chart

    January 05, 2016 3:43 AM EST It’s official: Mark Ronson’s retro blockbuster "Uptown Funk" was the top track in the U.K. last year. The song, which features Bruno Mars , spent seven weeks at No. 1 and chalked up combined sales and streams of 1.76 million to finish 20 ...

  39. Justin Bieber and Adele Nab New Year No. 1s Down Under

    January 03, 2016 10:56 PM EST Justin Bieber and Adele continue to dominate Australia’s sales charts in the New Year.  Bieber has the first No. 1 single of 2016 with his platinum track (70,000 units) “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal), which extends its stay at the top of the ...

  40. Beyoncé's 'Dangerously in Love' Album Surpasses 5 Million Sold in U.S.

    December 30, 2015 6:27 PM EST Beyoncé ’s debut solo album Dangerously In Love has now sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. The effort, released in 2003, sold just over 2,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 24, bringing its cumulative total ac ...

  41. Alessia Cara Crowns Hot R&B Songs Chart With 'Here'

    December 29, 2015 6:50 PM EST Alessia Cara 's proud anti-partying pop/R&B hit "Here" tops another Billboard tally, as her introductory single rises 2-1 in its 30th week on the Hot R&B Songs chart (dated Jan. 9). Watch Taylor Swift Interview & Fan Out ...

  42. Selena Gomez's 'Hands' Rockets Into Top Five on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    December 29, 2015 6:41 PM EST Selena Gomez 's "Hands to Myself" blasts into the top five on the  Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 9. The sultry cut vaults 25-4 on the strength of its music video release , which Gomez exclusively premiered with App ...

  43. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Foo Fighters Earn Sixth Million-Selling Album

    December 29, 2015 10:50 AM EST On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 9, but reflecting data for the week ending Dec. 24), Adele ’s 25 continued to lead while Chris Brown ’s Royalty earned the week’s highest debut. In addition, the Star Wars: The Force Awaken ...

  44. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nat King Cole's 'Christmas Song' Is a Top 40 Hit at Last

    December 28, 2015 6:40 PM EST As previously reported, Adele 's "Hello" scores a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 9), while making further gains with follow-up "When We Were Young" (55-54). Plus, Mariah Carey's 1994 holiday ...

  45. Justin Bieber Has Slim Lead in Race for U.K. Christmas No. 1

    December 22, 2015 4:44 AM EST Justin Bieber is on course to score the cherished U.K. Christmas No. 1. But the Canadian singer could face a nervous wait for the result.  Bieber’s "Love Yourself" (Def Jam) has edged ahead of the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir’s “A ...

  46. Adele's '25' Cruising to Another Week at U.K. Chart Summit

    December 16, 2015 2:50 AM EST Adele's 25  (XL) continues to do impressive business in the U.K. where it’s a near-certainty to reign on the albums chart for another week.  The British singer’s third album has rung in another 158,000 sales (platinum certification in the U.K ...

  47. Justin Bieber Lands Second No. 1 Down Under, Adele's '25' Continues Hot Streak

    December 16, 2015 12:33 AM EST Justin Bieber has scored his second chart-topper Down Under while Adele’s 25 (XL/Remote Control) secures a third week atop Australia's albums chart.  Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (Def Jam/Universal) climbs 2-1 in its fourth week on the ARIA Singl ...

  48. Adele Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign With Seventh Week at No. 1 for 'Hello'

    December 14, 2015 2:52 PM EST Adele 's "Hello" rules the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 26) for a seventh week, tying her longest reign atop the chart. As we do every Monday, let's run down the Hot 100's top 10 and beyond. Highlights of the airplay/sale ...

  49. Adele's 'When We Were Young' Confirmed As Second Single From '25'

    December 14, 2015 1:36 PM EST It's official, according to a source at Columbia Records: "When We Were Young" is the second single from Adele 's album 25 . The soaring, wistful ballad has clearly been a fan favorite since the album's arrival, and it bol ...

  50. Adele Fends Off Coldplay to Top U.K. Album Chart Again

    December 11, 2015 1:59 PM EST Adele 's 25 (XL Recordings) comfortably saw off the challenge of Coldplay 's A Head Full Of Dreams (Warner Music) to start a third week atop the U.K. album chart today (Friday). Justin Bieber' s "Love Yourself" (Def Jam/Un ...

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