Billboard Hot 100

  1. It's Official: Taylor Swift's 'Never' Song Sells 623,000, Sets Female Digital Record

    August 21, 2012 8:23 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift has set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sold 623,000 in the week ending Aug. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and it ...

  2. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. It, meanwhile, blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its fir ...

  3. Chart Moves: Mariah Carey's 'Triumphant' Makes Modest Start, Maroon 5's 'Night' Takes Flight on Hot 100

    August 16, 2012 7:23 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" blows Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" out of the Billboard Hot 100's top spot after nine weeks, while Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift debut with the first sing ...

  4. Taylor Swift's New Single Debuts on Hot 100 -- Sales Forecast Grows to Over 500,000

    August 15, 2012 5:46 PM EDT Taylor Swift's new single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is selling much faster than initially thought. Industry sources now suggest the track -- released late on Monday, Aug. 13 -- will probably move easily move more tha ...

  5. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  6. Taylor Swift's New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

    August 14, 2012 5:53 PM EDT The title of Taylor Swift's new single clearly isn't about her relationship with radio or her adoring buying public. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oc ...

  7. Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry Scale Airplay Chart Summits

    August 13, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Two songs that have reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - so far - top a pair of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay charts. Ellie Goulding ascends to the top of the Mainstream Top 40 ranking, as "Lights" (Interscope) ris ...

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (eight) for most frames atop the chart i ...

  9. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber on Hot 100 Chart Rebound With 'Love'

    August 03, 2012 2:37 PM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen holds on for an eighth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" for the longest run at the top this year. Katy Perry's "Wide Awa ...

  10. Fun. is the First Act to Send its Two Maiden Alternative Chart Entries to No. 1 in 17 Years

    August 02, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Fun. notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart, as "Some Nights," the title cut from the trio's breakout album, rises 3-1. The set has sold 446,000 copies, according to N ...

  11. Phillip Phillips' 'Home' Sales Surge Thanks to Olympics Gymnastics

    August 02, 2012 3:08 PM EDT "Home," the coronation song by 2012 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips, is getting a second life -- thanks to the Olympics. The song, first released in May, has been used repeatedly as a theme during NBC's broadcast o ...

  12. Why Radio Continues To Mine Adele's '21' for Hits Without Columbia Records' Help

    August 01, 2012 2:32 PM EDT Fan generated art for non-existant Adele singles. As sales for Adele's "21" continue at extraordinarily lofty levels, radio is digging into the album to find more hits, even though Columbia Records is not officially promoting any fu ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Ties Gotye for Most Weeks at No. 1 This Year

    August 01, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" logs an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying it for the year's longest-leading No. 1. Her follow-up single, "Good Time," with Owl City, meanwhile, soars into the char ...

  14. Nas Makes 'Good'; 'Dark Knight' Scores

    July 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nas returns to a familiar spot on the Billboard 200: No. 1. The artist's latest album, "Life Is Good," debuts atop the list with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks Nas' sixth chart-topper, stretching back to ...

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hits Seventh Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida's "Whistle" tops Hot Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leads On-Demand Songs. "M ...

  16. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  17. Amy Winehouse: A Look at U.S. Sales, One Year After Her Death

    July 23, 2012 2:13 PM EDT While the late singer Amy Winehouse -- who died a year ago today (July 23, 2011 ) -- didn't leave behind a very deep catalog of music, her legacy has continued to live on Billboard's charts. Winehouse has sold a sum of 855,000 albums sin ...

  18. New Green Day, No Doubt Singles Light Up Rock Radio

    July 23, 2012 1:58 PM EDT Ahead of their highly-anticipated new albums, Green Day and No Doubt rocket onto Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Rock Songs and Alternative radio airplay charts with new singles. Green Day's "Oh Love" (Warner Bros.) storms Rock S ...

  19. One Direction's 'Up All Night' Overtakes Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' as 2012's Second-Biggest Selling Album

    July 20, 2012 2:41 PM EDT The Billboard 200: On the Billboard 200 this past week, Zac Brown Band scored its second No. 1 album, as "Uncaged" debuted atop the tally with 234,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked the best sales week yet for the country ...

  20. Jason Aldean's 'Take a Little Ride' Bound for Big Chart Debut

    July 19, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Jason Aldean is on track to shake up Billboard's charts next week, as his new single "Take a Little Ride" is selling big and making waves on the radio. Industry sources suggest that it may sell more than 200,000 downloads by July 22 ...

  21. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  22. Chart Moves: The British Are (Up and) Coming! Cher Lloyd, Nero & Ed Sheeran on the Hot 100

    July 19, 2012 3:51 PM EDT As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week with "Call Me Maybe," while P!nk's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Who else makes notable moves t ...

  23. P!nk's 'Blow Me' Blows Into Hot 100's Top Ten

    July 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT P!nk rockets into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," meanwhile, holds at No. 1 for a sixth week, Katy Perry� ...

  24. From Adele to Gotye to Lumineers: How Triple A Radio Is Breaking Acts

    July 17, 2012 11:35 AM EDT The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." The song spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Triple ...

  25. Chart Moves: 'Magic Mike' Spurs Sales Gain for Ginuwine's 'Pony,' 'Top Gun' Soundtrack Returns

    July 13, 2012 4:50 PM EDT On the Billboard 200 this past week, Chris Brown claimed his second No. 1 album , as "Fortune" opened atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. In other news, Amazon MP3 stirred up some crazy moves, thanks to sale p ...

  26. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato's 'Heart' Breaks Into Top 20 on Hot 100, Pink's 'Blow Me' Bows

    July 13, 2012 7:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj's "Starships" has logged its first 21 weeks in the top 10, establishing a new record for out-of- ...

  27. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100 Chart

    July 11, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj's "Starships" has logged its first 21 weeks in the top 10, establishing a new record. "Maybe" continues its Hot ...

  28. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 05, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Chris Brown is looking to get his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as his new Fortune set is headed for the top. Industry sources suggest that the album -- his fifth studio release -- will sell around 125,000 to 140,000 by ...

  29. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:33 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 millio ...

  30. Carly Rae Jepsen Scores Highest Hot 100 Debut; 'Call Me Maybe' Tops Chart for Fourth Week

    July 04, 2012 11:27 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's highest new entry. David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, meanwhile, reaches the ...

  31. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber's Double Debut on Hot 100, Cher Lloyd Rises

    June 29, 2012 1:29 PM EDT As Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leaps 12-6 in its 27th week on the Billboard Hot 100, completing the longest ascent to the region in the chart's 54-year history for a song by a female that was not aided by crossover airplay from c ...

  32. Carly Rae Jepsen-Owl City's 'Good Time' Headed for Top 40 Debut on Hot 100

    June 28, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Things are looking "good" for Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen's "Good Time." The new single, which was released to digital retailers on June 26, is poised to debut in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Ba ...

  33. Ellie Goulding, Usher Ascend to Hot 100's Top 10, Carly Rae Jepsen Stays On Top of Chart

    June 27, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and Usher's "Scream" elevate to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, while Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" rules the ranking for a third week. As "Lights" brighten ...

  34. Chart Moves: Grouplove Hits No. 1 on Alternative Chart, Lumineers Gain on Hot 100, LMFAO's 'Party' Continues

    June 22, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follow prior leaders "Somebody That I Used to Kn ...

  35. Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Gotye Set Longest Hot 100 Streak of Rookie Chart-Toppers in 35 years

    June 20, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra and &qu ...

  36. Chart Moves: Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' Makes Waves on Hot 100, Lumineers Hit Top 40 For First Time

    June 15, 2012 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen sends "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the summit. ...

  37. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call' Connects to Top of Hot 100 Chart, Katy Perry Jumps Into Top 10

    June 13, 2012 11:36 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart's summit. " ...

  38. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber's 'Die' Debuts on Billboard Hot 100, the Wanted's 'Sun' Rises

    June 07, 2012 8:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Only four women in the chart's nearly 54-year history boast more top 10s. Gotye's &q ...

  39. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 on Hot 100 Chart, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends an eighth week at No. 1. As she ...

  40. How Island Def Jam Saved Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' at Top 40 Radio

    June 04, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart at No. 20 with 3,961 first-week plays, marking the best firs ...

  41. Chart Moves: Rihanna and Pitbull Eye Hot 100's Top 10, Katy Perry Makes Top 40 Debut

    May 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blast ...

  42. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blasts onto the chart at No. 10. Phillip Phillips ...

  43. Chart Moves: Rihanna Rises on Hot 100, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's 'Star' Fades

    May 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" reaches No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a si ...

  44. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 2 on Hot 100

    May 23, 2012 1:47 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used ...

  45. Jason Aldean Leads Country Songs, Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert Crack Top 10

    May 17, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Jason Aldean claims his seventh leader on Country Songs -- his first in almost a year -- as "Fly Over States" (Broken Bow) stacks 37.9 million impressions (up 2.4 million) and steps 2-1 on the audience-ranked chart. He most recently topp ...

  46. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10; Gotye Hangs On at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a fifth week at No. 1. "Drive" motors 11-10 on the Hot 100, m ...

  47. Usher, 'The Voice's Juliet Simms, Coldplay Move Up Hot 100

    May 11, 2012 8:09 AM EDT As previously reported, Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which makes history as the first song to top the Hot 100, Alternative, Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay, a ...

  48. Gotye's 'Somebody' Makes History -- First Song to Top Hot 100, Alternative and Dance Club Songs

    May 09, 2012 2:42 PM EDT The multi-genre assault of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, rolls on, as the song spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while remaining atop the Alternative chart and conquering a pair of Bi ...

  49. Chart Moves: Usher Continues Hot 100 Rise, Ellie Goulding Finally Hits Top 40, Rihanna's Latest Debuts

    May 04, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which becomes the first song to sell more than 400,000 downloads in three separate weeks. Her ...

  50. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Atop Hot 100 for Third Week

    May 02, 2012 3:07 PM EDT Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400 ...

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