Billboard Hot 100

  1. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  2. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Hunger Games' Debut, Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Stumbles

    December 29, 2011 4:50 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, LMFAO brings "Sexy and I Know It" to the Hot 100's summit after a seven-week wait at No. 2. Who else struts their stuff on this week's chart? -- Justin Bieber: "Mistletoe" ...

  3. Adele's '21' Aiming for 14th Week at No. 1, LMFAO Headed For First Top 10 Album

    December 29, 2011 8:12 AM EST If it seems like there is at least one Adele-themed story per day on Billboard's site -- you're right. It's hard to avoid writing about the diva, considering her "21" album is the top selling release of 2011 and is poised ...

  4. LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot 100 Summit

    December 28, 2011 3:16 PM EST After a nail-biting seven-week wait at No. 2, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at last struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as the chart's top Digital Gainer during the robust sales week leading up to Christmas Day. "Sex ...

  5. Chart Moves: Wale's 'Flower' Blooms, 'Glee's Fun Falls, 'Charlie Brown' Bounds

    December 22, 2011 9:57 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna claims her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends an eighth week at No. 1. Who else has found their way into Hot 100 headlines this wee ...

  6. Rihanna's 'We Found Love ' Is 2011's, Singer's Longest Chart-Topping Hot 100 Song

    December 21, 2011 2:18 PM EST With an eighth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 for "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, Rihanna links her longest command of the list. The song's reign bests the seven-week rules of two of her prior leaders: 2007's "U ...

  7. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Fire' Flies, Christmas Albums Rule, Neil Diamond's Best 'Best Of'

    December 16, 2011 12:20 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported Rihanna matches her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. Who else makes notable moves this week? -- Adele: Billboard&# ...

  8. Katy Perry Releases B.o.B Remix of "The One,' But Can It Break Michael Jackson's Record?

    December 15, 2011 4:42 PM EST Capitol Records is adding another weapon in its arsenal to help Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The label today (Dec. 15) serviced a remix of the song featuring rapper B.o.B to mainstream ...

  9. Rihanna's Everlasting 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:11 PM EST Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, in 2007 and as ...

  10. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 10:20 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammy ...

  11. The Year In Pop: Adele Makes Pop History With Triple Win On Year-End Charts; Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Score In The Year Of The Women

    December 08, 2011 8:50 AM EST For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, No. 1 on Top Billboard 200 Titles and No. 1 on Hot 100 Songs. The woman, of course, is Adele. The album: 21. The song: "Rolling in the ...

  12. 2011 Year In Charts

    December 08, 2011 8:15 AM EST Billboard's Year in Music special issue offers the definitive recap of the songs, albums, artists, labels, tours and other music makers that have fared the best during the past year. There are 480-plus rankings available online , including de ...

  13. '21,' By The Numbers: Billboard Breaks Down Adele's Breakout Sophomore Release

    December 08, 2011 7:05 AM EST ,000 On March 12, Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sophomore album 21 (XL/Columbia), selling 352,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week-and highest-charting album-to date, and also ...

  14. Rihanna's 'Love' Leads Hot 100; Jay-Z, Kanye West Reach Top 10

    December 07, 2011 1:46 PM EST Rihanna registers a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while Jay-Z and Kanye West say "bonjour" to the top 10 with a 15-8 surge for "Ni**as in Paris." Bruno Mar ...

  15. Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100?

    December 06, 2011 4:24 PM EST Could new sale pricing of Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" help push it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the coming weeks? The track has been discounted to 69 cents in the U.S. iTunes Store -- a little more tha ...

  16. Rihanna Still No. 1 on Hot 100; LMFAO, Maroon 5, Katy Perry Get AMA Bumps

    November 30, 2011 5:21 PM EST Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the American Music Awards, broadcast live Nov. 20 on ABC ...

  17. Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates 20 Years of Nielsen Data

    November 30, 2011 4:12 PM EST "THE LONG-AWAITED DAY HAS ARRIVED," read the headline in the "Hot 100 Singles Spotlight" column in the Billboard issue dated Nov. 30, 1991. Twenty years ago today, the Billboard Hot 100 transformed from a chart combining ranked ...

  18. Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Still Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Back in Top 10

    November 23, 2011 12:15 PM EST Rihanna tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while she makes history on the Hot Digital Songs chart with a little help from friend Drake. Katy Perry, meanwhile, adds to h ...

  19. Chart Moves: Matt Nathanson Gets a CMA Bump, Led Zeppelin's 'IV' Returns

    November 17, 2011 4:32 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, and debuts at No. 73 with next single "You Da One," while Taylor Swift debuts t ...

  20. Rihanna Still Reigns Hot 100, But Taylor Swift's 'Movie' Debuts in Top 10

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which nabs Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week, while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record- ...

  21. Mac Miller Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST As forecasted , indie rapper Mac Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 144,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources had ...

  22. Taylor Swift's CMA Win Sets Up Multiple Billboard Hot 100 Debuts

    November 14, 2011 8:50 AM EST Taylor Swift, fresh off her win for Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, is set to debut multiple singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize Swift may see ...

  23. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10

    November 09, 2011 4:19 PM EST Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second consecutive week. Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart� ...

  24. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the ...

  25. Happy 117th Birthday, Billboard!

    November 01, 2011 6:00 AM EDT http://colowebpre.vnuusa.org/bbbiz/photos/stylus//1273359-Bilboardfirstcover1894.617.jpg The very first Billboard magazine, 1894 On this date in 1894, Billboard published its first issue. Before it became a weekly magazine, and a 24/7 presence online, "Billboard Advertising" launched ...

  26. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Away' Rises on Hot 100, M83's New Album Makes Splashy Debut

    October 27, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100; Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, rising 6-2 with "We Found Love"; Drake vaults into the top 1 ...

  27. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds No. 1 on Hot 100 for Fifth Week; Rihanna, Drake on the Rise

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT While Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holid ...

  28. Chart Moves: Adele's Adult Domination on Billboard's Charts

    October 13, 2011 3:58 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and passes the 2-million mark in digital sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. There's even more news ab ...

  29. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes Two Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, earning Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song logs a second fram ...

  30. Chart Moves: Nickelback's Newest Arrives on Hot 100

    October 06, 2011 6:04 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: Adele's "Someone Like You" returns for a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as previously reported, while Rihanna makes history as the solo artist to accumulate 20 top 10s on the list the fastest , as &q ...

  31. Adele, B.o.B Highlight Hot 100 Top 10

    October 05, 2011 8:00 PM EDT A busy week on the Billboard Hot 100 finds Adele reclaiming the apex and rapper B.o.B blasting into the top 10. Additionally, as previously reported , Rihanna roars to a 20th Hot 100 top 10 faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love ...

  32. Mindless Behavior, Cody Simpson: Teenagers Hit the Charts

    September 29, 2011 2:01 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 as LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know it" roars 25-10 and Rihanna� ...

  33. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100, LMFAO Leaps Into Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:54 PM EDT While Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges o ...

  34. Coldplay's New Single Takes Hot Shot Debut Honors on Hot 100

    September 23, 2011 11:00 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera), spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living artist ever to grace the chart, as "Body and Soul ...

  35. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

    September 21, 2011 5:24 PM EDT As previously reported the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headline this week comes courtesy of Tony Bennett, who becomes the oldest living artist ever to appear on the tally. His duet with Amy Winehouse, "Body and Soul," enters the ...

  36. CHARTS LEGEND

    September 19, 2011 7:07 AM EDT GENERAL INFORMATION SALES Data for Billboard's sales charts, which include all album charts, are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market. The sample includes not ...

  37. Lady Antebellum's 'Own the Night' Now Aiming for 300,000-Plus Debut

    September 15, 2011 4:52 PM EDT After two full days on sale, Lady Antebellum's third album, "Own the Night," is shaping up to have a bigger debut than expected. Initial first week projections for the set, reported yesterday (Sept. 14), estimated the Capitol Nashvi ...

  38. Chart Moves: Beyonce's 'Love' Doesn't Last, Drops 20-70 on Hot 100

    September 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in charge, rebounding 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor ...

  39. Kelly Clarkson Debuts, Rihanna Rises On Billboard Hot 100

    September 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT As Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihan ...

  40. Lil Wayne Scores 12 Simultaneous Singles on Hot 100

    September 08, 2011 4:24 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" roars 19-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, claiming dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay honors following her acclaimed performance on the MTV Video Music Awar ...

  41. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 Post-VMAs Performance (Watch)

    September 07, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Following her acclaimed performance of the song "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele's stark ballad bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay h ...

  42. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...

  43. Will Beyonce's Baby Bump Bring a Sales Bump for '4'?

    August 31, 2011 8:13 PM EDT As Billboard.biz previously reported , next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 will likely go to Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." But the rest of the chart should boast some interesting arrivals and moves. Beyonce could benefi ...

  44. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's 'Moves Like Jagger' Struts To No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 31, 2011 3:27 PM EDT Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, rolling 4-1 with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of ...

  45. Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

    August 30, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Nig ...

  46. Chart Moves: Adele & Lady Gaga Hit Hot 100 Top 40 With Latest Singles

    August 25, 2011 12:45 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and Lil Wayne blasts in at No. 3 with "She Will," featuring Drake. Still, other notable moves dot ...

  47. Which Hot 100 Record Does Lil Wayne Beat Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles?

    August 24, 2011 7:34 PM EDT Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest previe ...

  48. Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Move Up Billboard Hot 100; Also, The 'Glee-pocalypse!'

    August 18, 2011 12:56 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Katy Perry makes Hot 100 history by becoming the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson, in the chart's five-decade archives to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as & ...

  49. Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Historic Hot 100 Record

    August 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  50. Chart Moves: Foster the People 'Pump' up Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' on the Rise

    August 11, 2011 1:54 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As earlier reported, LMFAO keeps its grip on the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 spot with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Katy Perry keeps a patient vigil at No. 2, though she does move t ...

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