Adult contemporary music

  1. Kelly Clarkson's 'Tree' Tops AC

    December 02, 2013 11:59 AM EST Following Thanksgiving and still more than three weeks before Christmas Day, the holiday season is in full effect at AC radio, as Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree" reaches the Adult Contemporary chart apex (16-1, with Greatest ...

  2. Chart Moves: Christina Perri Logs Another 'Thousand Years' On Hot 100 With Help From 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'

    November 23, 2012 9:00 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna scores her 12th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Diamonds." What other acts shine bright on the Hot 100 and other singles charts? -- Christina Perri: As parent album "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: ...

  3. How a Slew Of New Reporters Got To Top 40

    November 07, 2012 2:00 PM EST Format booms are often propelled by a hot body of music, but they don't always start that way. CBS launched Mike Joseph¹s Hot Hits format on WCAU-FM Philadelphia in September 1981--hardly a great time for top 40 music. WCAU¹s success prompted ...

  4. Ross on Radio: The Power Of 'Now'

    October 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  5. Perez Hilton, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez Lock Horns With Competing Nighttime Radio Shows

    May 14, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Depending on what city they live in, fans of nighttime radio and entertainment news could soon be able to choose between three shows featuring hosts from the world of syndicated television and celebrity gossip. Joining Dial Global's syndicate ...

  6. How An All-Christmas-Music Format Doubles Radio Ratings

    December 06, 2011 9:05 AM EST More and more radio channels have been switching their formats to all Christmas, all the time -- a consistent winner for radio even during a brutal 2008-2009 revenue downturn, which ended last year when the U.S. radio industry took in $20.1 billio ...

  7. Michael Buble's Cover of Mariah Carey's Christmas Song Tops AC Chart -- Which Mariah's Original Never Did

    November 28, 2011 3:59 PM EST Michael Buble's cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" does what the original never did: it reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart. The remake bounds 10-1 in its third week o ...

  8. 50 Years of Adult Contemporary: From Johnny Mathis to Elton John, From Celine Dion to Bruno Mars

    July 19, 2011 2:29 PM EDT "I was on my way to an airport," said Richard Marx , "flipping the dial. I was like, 'Awesome, it's the new single!'" At a June 23 performance at Clear Channel's P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York, M ...

  9. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  10. Regional Mexican, Pop Dominate U.S. Latin Radio: Arbitron Report

    February 07, 2011 10:57 AM EST With 300 stations across the country, Regional Mexican continues to be by far the strongest format among Hispanic listeners across the board, according to Arbitron's newly released "Hispanic Radio Today -- 2010 Edition." The study, ...