1. Kanye West's 'Life of Pablo' Headed For A No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200, Despite Wild Rollout

    April 08, 2016 4:28 PM EDT From its late night arrival on Feb. 13 to April Fool’s Day, Kanye West confined his seventh solo full-length, The Life of Pablo , exclusively to streaming on Tidal while he tinkered with his “living album.” Then, after six weeks of withholding its ...

  2. Margo Price Makes History on Top Country Albums Chart; Keith Urban & Jason Aldean Bow on Country Airplay

    April 05, 2016 4:54 PM EDT Americana-country singer-songwriter Margo Price ’s debut LP, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man), makes a historic debut on Billboard ’s Top Country Albums chart, arriving at No. 10 with 4,000 sold in its opening week, according to Nielsen Musi ...

  3. 'Work' Week: Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Seventh Week, Fifth Harmony Earns First Top 10 Hit

    April 04, 2016 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , logs a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 16). Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony achieves its first Hot 100 top 10 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Let� ...

  4. Zayn's 'Mind of Mine' Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    April 01, 2016 3:01 PM EDT Former One Direction member Zayn entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 today (April 1) with his solo debut Mind of Mine (RCA/Sony). Mike Posner tops the singles countdown for a third straight week with "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" (Universal ...

  5. Justin Bieber No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for 10th Week, Gwen Stefani Soars 89-4

    March 29, 2016 1:29 PM EDT Justin Bieber remains the top musical act in the U.S., keeping the No. 1 rank on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 9) and leading the list for a 10th total week. The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard 's most influ ...

  6. Zayn Heading for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'Mind of Mine'

    March 29, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Zayn ’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine , is heading for a No. 1 bow atop the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released on March 25 through RCA Records, could earn upwards of 160,000 equivalent album units in the ...

  7. Rihanna's 'Work' Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week, Meghan Trainor's 'No' Hits Top 10

    March 28, 2016 2:18 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9). Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor ascends to the top 10 with her new single, "No," which also takes over as the best-selli ...

  8. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Chris Stapleton Scores First Top 10 Hit & More

    March 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT It's been a big week for Chris Stapleton , who already won an ACM Award even though the show isn't until next Sunday night (April 3) and also reached a million copies sold of his breakthrough album, Traveller , according to Nielsen Music ...

  9. Adele Tops U.K. Album Chart for 11th Week

    March 25, 2016 3:24 PM EDT Adele 's 25 (XL Recordings) has landed an 11th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, while Mike Posner starts a second week atop the singles survey with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Universal Island).  Meanwhile, the compilation ...

  10. Zac Brown Band Makes History on Country Airplay Chart; Randy Houser Debuts

    March 22, 2016 12:52 PM EDT Zac Brown Band 's "Beautiful Drug" ascends 2-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated April 2), increasing by 2 percent to 43 million audience impressions in the week ending March 20, according to Nielsen Music. The song ...

  11. James Leading Adele in Race For U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    March 22, 2016 4:48 AM EDT You might want to sit down for this: James is on the verge of knocking Adele from the summit of the U.K. albums chart for what would be the British rock group’s first No. 1 in nearly two decades.  James, which enjoyed hits with “Sit Down” and “Lai ...

  12. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Ariana Grande Debuts at No. 10

    March 21, 2016 2:46 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 2). Meanwhile, Ariana Grande blasts in at No. 10 with "Dangerous Woman," the title track from her forthcoming third stud ...

  13. Lukas Graham Extends Chart Streak Down Under, Matt Corby's Debut Album Opens At No. 1

    March 21, 2016 5:52 AM EDT Lukas Graham has extended its streak to five weeks at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart, while Matt Corby is crowned leader of the national albums survey.  Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (Warner) has earned platinum certification during the Danish soul ...

  14. Rihanna's 'Anti' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 20, 2016 3:45 PM EDT Rihanna ’s Anti moves back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, collecting its second week at the top. The diva’s set earned another 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 ch ...

  15. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Loretta Lynn Earns Her Highest Charting Album Ever With 'Full Circle'

    March 18, 2016 8:00 AM EDT On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 26), Kendrick Lamar ’s surprise new release Untitled Unmastered swooped in for a No. 1 debut. It bowed with 178,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 10 according to N ...

  16. Kelly Clarkson & RuPaul Work Their Way Onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    March 18, 2016 7:30 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson collects her first entry, and first No. 1, on Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated March 26), as Piece by Piece: Remixed starts with 2,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The release by the original American ...

  17. Cole Swindell & Carrie Underwood Take Over Country Songs Charts

    March 15, 2016 10:57 AM EDT Cole Swindell 's ode to his late father, William , "You Should Be Here,” climbs 2-1 on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (dated March 26). It's his second leader, following his 2014 debut single, "Chillin' It," ...

  18. Adele's '25' Cruising to 11th Week at No. 1 in U.K.

    March 15, 2016 1:48 AM EDT Adele’s 25  (XL) is heading for an 11th week atop the U.K. albums chart while Mike Posner is challenging Lukas Graham for No. 1 on the singles chart.  Adele’s third album is enjoying a sales bump as the superstar’s world tour makes its way across ...

  19. Rihanna's 'Work' Rules Hot 100 for Fourth Week

    March 14, 2016 3:02 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 26). Plus, Lukas Graham 's "7 Years" crowns the Digital Songs chart, Mike Posner 's "I Took a Pill in ...

  20. Lukas Graham, The Cat Empire Rule Australia's Charts

    March 14, 2016 5:43 AM EDT Lukas Graham’s  "7 Years" (Warner) locks-down a fourth week as the best-selling single in Australia, while homegrown act The Cat Empire debuts at the top of the national albums chart.  The Cat Empire’s Rising With The Sun is the six-piec ...

  21. The Lumineers & Foals Notch Rock Airplay No. 1s

    March 11, 2016 1:15 PM EST In addition to Disturbed 's new No. 1  "The Sound of Silence" on Billboard 's Mainstream Rock Songs chart (dated March 19), two other bands ascend to the tops of other rock radio airplay rankings. The Lumineers rule Adult Alter ...

  22. Lukas Graham Sets New Record on U.K. Singles Chart With '7 Years'

    March 11, 2016 1:00 PM EST Lukas Graham 's “7 Years” (Warner Bros.) has secured a fifth week atop the singles chart to become the longest-running No. 1 by a Danish act in U.K. chart history. Adele's 25 (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the album chart. The ...

  23. Justin Bieber Returns to Top of Billboard Artist 100

    March 09, 2016 2:50 PM EST Justin Bieber is the top musical act in the U.S., reclaiming the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 19) for an eighth total week. Justin Bieber Bringing Post Malone on North American Tour The Artist 100 measures artist activ ...

  24. Randy Houser 'Went' to No. 1, Country Airplay Welcomes Three New Top 10s

    March 08, 2016 7:40 PM EST Randy Houser 's "We Went" jumps 3-1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated March 19), increasing by 11 percent to 45.5 million audience impressions in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. The gritty country-rocke ...

  25. Sam Smith's Bond Song Sales Jump After Oscar Win, But Lady Gaga Gains More

    March 08, 2016 4:05 PM EST After Sam Smith bested four competitors for the 2016 best original song Academy Award, he walked away with more than just Oscar gold -- he earned a healthy boost in sales too. Smith's Spectre song "Writing's on the Wall" -- whi ...

  26. Adele's '25' Aiming For Return to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 08, 2016 5:54 AM EST Adele’s 25  (XL) is climbing back to the chart summit in the U.K.  The singing superstar’s third album is on track for its 10th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart following her golden night at the Brit Awards and the r ...

  27. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Third Week, Kelly Clarkson Debuts in Top 10

    March 07, 2016 2:47 PM EST Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , logs a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 19), while Kelly Clarkson rockets in at No. 8 with "Piece by Piece" and Lukas Graham enters the top 10 at No. 9 with &qu ...

  28. Lukas Graham, The 1975 Rule Australia's Charts

    March 07, 2016 1:03 AM EST Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (Warner) enters its third week at No. 1 Down Under, while The 1975 scores its first No. 1 album with I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It  (Dirty Hit/Sony). “7 Years” is now certified gol ...

  29. Meghan Trainor, Kendrick Lamar Rule Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart With New Releases

    March 04, 2016 2:10 PM EST There's "no" stopping Meghan Trainor on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, as the pop star's new single, "No," jumped to No. 1 today (March 4) following its official release. The Trending 140 chart ...

  30. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Disturbed's 'The Sound of Silence' Cover Debuts

    March 03, 2016 1:40 PM EST As previously reported , Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 12), vaulting in streaming following the Feb. 22 premiere of its official video. Rihanna & Drake ...

  31. The 1975 Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'I Like It When You Sleep…'

    March 02, 2016 2:58 PM EST The 1975 is aiming for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, with its latest release, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It . The album, released on Feb. 26 through Dirty Hit/Interscope Recor ...

  32. Keith Urban's Lucky No. 1 'Break'; Sister Hazel Goes Country

    March 01, 2016 11:34 AM EST Keith Urban 's "Break on Me" vaults 6-1 to become his 19th No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated March 12). The song surges by 12 percent to 44.6 million audience impressions in the tracking week, according to Niel ...

  33. Rihanna's 'Work' Battles Lukas Graham's '7 Years' For U.K. Chart Supremacy

    March 01, 2016 3:38 AM EST Rihanna  has some work to do if she’s to snatch the U.K. singles chart crown later this week. The pop superstar’s latest “Work” (Roc Nation), featuring  Drake , is trailing the current chart leader,  Lukas Graham’s  "7 Years" (Warner Bro ...

  34. Rihanna & Drake's 'Work' Leads Hot 100 for Second Week

    February 29, 2016 2:21 PM EST Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 12), vaulting in streaming following the Feb. 22 premiere of its official video. As we do every Monday, let's get to work ...

  35. The Only Two Songs That Have Leapt to No. 1 on the Hot 100 on Leap Days

    February 29, 2016 6:05 AM EST One-thousand fifty-two songs have leapt to No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 's history. But, only two have leapt to No. 1 on Hot 100 charts dated Feb. 29, aka, leap day. And, of those two, only one has made the leap to the top for the first tim ...

  36. Lukas Graham, Hilltop Hoods Rule Australia's Charts

    February 29, 2016 1:32 AM EST Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” has extended its stay at the top of Australia’s singles chart for a second week, while homegrown hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods has landed its fifth No. 1 album, with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung .  Danis ...

  37. Adele's '25' Set for 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 25, 2016 4:36 AM EST Adele ’s 25 album is set for a 10 th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest the album may earn another 100,000 (or so) equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 25, which should easily pla ...

  38. 'Deadpool' Triggers Chart Gains for DMX, Salt-N-Pepa, Teamheadkick & Juice Newton

    February 24, 2016 2:19 PM EST The release of Deadpool , the anti-hero comic book flick starring Ryan Reynolds, on Feb. 12 ignites gains on Billboard charts for multiple tracks featured in the movie. DMX re-enters the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated March 5) at No. 23 wi ...

  39. Lukas Graham's '7 Years' Charging to Third Week at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 24, 2016 4:09 AM EST Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (Warner Bros) is expected to stick around for at least a third week at No. 1 in the U.K.   The Danish soul-pop group is “way ahead” in the race for the chart title, according to the Official Charts Company. They’re enjoyin ...

  40. Rihanna & Drake Rise to No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Work'

    February 22, 2016 2:19 PM EST Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 5), becoming her 14th topper, as well as Drake's second. Rihanna & Drake Put in 'Work' for New Video Meanwhile, Joe Jonas-le ...

  41. Lukas Graham's '7 Years' Climbs to Australia's Chart Summit

    February 22, 2016 3:04 AM EST Lukas Graham’s  "7 Years" has made an improbable leap to the summit of Australia’s singles chart.  The Danish soul pop group’s track rises 20-1 in its second week on the ARIA Singles Chart, knocking last week’s champion, Flume featuring ...

  42. Ed Sheeran's 'x' Album Hits 2 Million in U.S. Sales

    February 19, 2016 9:45 PM EST It's been a good week for Ed Sheeran . Not only did the singer/songwriter score his first Grammy Award (song of the year, for "Thinking Out Loud"), but he also celebrates the song's parent album, x , reaching 2 million in U.S. ...

  43. Ed Sheeran's 'x' Album Hits 2 Million in U.S. Sales

    February 19, 2016 9:31 PM EST It's been a good week for Ed Sheeran . Not only did the singer/songwriter score his first Grammy Award (song of the year, for "Thinking Out Loud"), but he also celebrates the song's parent album, x , reaching 2 million in U.S. ...

  44. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mike Posner Takes 'Pill' to Top 40

    February 18, 2016 12:45 PM EST As previously reported , Justin Bieber' s "Love Yourself" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 27), logging a second total week on top. Plus, Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake, becomes her 20th top ...

  45. Adele's '25' Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 18, 2016 7:30 AM EST Adele ’s 25 album is likely heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. The set may earn over 150,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 18, which should be enough to push the set back to No. 1 ...

  46. Granger Smith Takes 'Backroad' to No. 1; Charles Kelley Makes Solo Bow

    February 17, 2016 12:15 PM EST In its 32nd week, Granger Smith 's debut chart entry, "Backroad Song," rises 2-1 to crown Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated Feb. 27). The song increases by 6 percent to 49.6 million audience impressions in the week endi ...

  47. Flume Knocks Zayn Malik from Summit of Australia's Singles Chart

    February 15, 2016 6:17 AM EST Flume has scored his first No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart by dumping Zayn Malik’s debut song “Pillowtalk” (RCA/Sony) from the summit after just one week.   The Australian electronic music producer’s “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai (Future Cl ...

  48. Super Bowl Propels Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams' to No. 1 in U.K.

    February 12, 2016 1:51 PM EST Coldplay 's A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) has reaped the benefit of their Super Bowl halftime performance last Sunday, even on the other side of the Atlantic. Denied a chart-topping U.K. debut by Adele's all-conquering ...

  49. Chris Stapleton Logs 12th Week Atop Country Albums Chart; Next Up: Grammys

    February 10, 2016 1:40 PM EST Twelve weeks into his reign at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, Chris Stapleton maintains his thundering momentum ahead of the 58th annual Grammy Awards. Action began to pick up for Stapleton after the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) on Nov. 4 ...

  50. Coldplay's 'A Head Full Of Dreams' Charging to U.K. No. 1

    February 08, 2016 11:48 PM EST Zayn Malik’s stint at the U.K. chart summit with “Pillowtalk” (RCA) might turn out to be a one-week wonder, new chart data suggests, while Coldplay is charging to the top of the U.K. albums chart following the band's Halftime performance at S ...

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