Billboard Hot 100

  1. 'We Are The World' Scores On The Hot 100

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly 25 years after hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, charity single “We Are the World” makes its way back to the chart, debuting at No. 2, thanks to the all-star collective Artists for Haiti. “World” trails Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,’ which holds ...

  2. 'Hope for Haiti' Songs Climb Hot 100, Ke$ha Still No. 1

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST After several of music's biggest stars showed their support for Haiti relief efforts, consumers are doing the same. Songs from the charity compilation "Hope for Haiti Now" scale the Billboard Hot 100, refreshed today, along with a ...

  3. iTunes Sales Drive Millions To Haiti Relief

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. confirmed today that worldwide iTunes sales of the "Hope For Haiti Now" album, video, and individual performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project ...

  4. Taylor Swift Swipes Female Download Record

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift breaks the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist with “Today Was a Fairytale.” The track sold 325,000 and is set to debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both charts will ...

  5. First Billboard Japan Awards Set For January

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The first-ever Billboard Japan Music Awards will be held January 31 in Tokyo and broadcast live on Next Fuji, a cable channel of Fuji Television. The inaugural event will honor the top artists in Japan for 2009 based on the Billboard Japan charts ...

  6. Carrie Underwood Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood is on track to achieve her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her recently released album, "Play On," should debut atop the chart next week. Music industry prognosticators suggest the 19/Arista Nashville set coul ...

  7. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  8. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Houston: We don't have any problems. Whitney Houston debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "I Look to You." With its opening of 305,000, it gives the diva her fourth chart-topper and her best opening sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  9. George Strait Likely To Top Billboard 200

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week the King of Country looks like he'll dethrone the King of Pop, as George Strait's new release "Twang" will be the top selling album in the United States. Industry prognosticators believe "Twang" will sell at ...

  10. Kelly Clarkson On Track For Second No. 1 Album

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Kelly Clarkson will score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as her fourth release, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA/RMG), led Nielsen SoundScan's March 11 Building chart. Industry prognosticators sugges ...

  11. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  12. Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Ballads" is the Billboard 200's highest debut, arriving at No. 10, while another romantic effort, Frank Sinatra's "Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love," also makes a good start . . . It's a grea ...

  13. Beyonce Celebrates Xmas Atop Hot 100

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce celebrates Christmas today (Dec. 25) with the No. 1 song on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" begins a third and sixth week atop them, respectively. The track so ...

  14. Last.fm Partners With Billboard

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard has joined forces with global music platform Last.fm, making it possible to listen to tracks from Billboard's All-Time Hot 100 chart online. The ad-supported initiative is in celebration of the Hot 100's 50th Anniversary. Using ...

  15. T.I. Maintains No. 1 Album While Britney Spears Zooms to No. 1 on the Hot 100

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" maintains its lock at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week . . . Meanwhile, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" flies to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the second chart-topper of her 10 year ca ...

  16. T.I. Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Paper Trail" debuts at the top this week. The rapper earns his biggest sales week ever with the Grand Hustle/Atlantic set, which moved 568,000 copies in the U.S., according to ...

  17. David Cook Sizzles With Record Chart Debuts

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" champion David Cook will set a record for debut entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs tomorrow as 11 titles enter the former, while 14 songs jump on the download tally. The onslaught is led b ...

  18. Billboard Japan Hot 100 Finds Global Audience

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recently launched Billboard Japan Hot 100 finds a global audience tomorrow (May 22) when the chart joins the menu at billboard.com and billboard.biz. Assembled by Billboard licensee Hanshin Contents Link Corp., the Japan Hot 100 anchors a set ...

  19. Neil Diamond Shines With First No. 1 Album

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond nabs the first No. 1 of his career as "Home Before Dark" bows atop the Billboard 200. The set's 146,000 start is his best debut sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Last week's chart-topp ...

  20. Charts: Radiohead Debut Not Due To 'Technicality'

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Contrary to online reports, the high Hot 100 debut this week by Radiohead's "Nude" is not due to a "technicality," nor a new Billboard charts policy decision. The track opens this week at No. 37 on the Hot 100 after sellin ...

  21. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  22. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  23. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  24. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  25. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  26. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  27. Billboard Charts Reprocessed

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Top six albums unchanged. A system failure at a significant chain made it impossible for data from that company's stores to be included when Nielsen SoundScan processed the sales charts that were released Sept. 28 on Billboard.com and Billboa ...

  28. Timberlake Brings 'Sexy' Back To No. 1

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leaps 31-1 to seize top spot on Billboard Hot 100. Leaps 31-1 to seize top spot on Billboard Hot 100. News ...

  29. Third Week Is No. 1 Charm For Furtado

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown two weeks ago. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remain Nelly Furtado's " ...

  30. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upp ...

  31. Ashlee Simpson Opens At Billboard 200 Helm

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week, notching her second chart-topper with "I Am Me." With sales of 220,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, S Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of ...

  32. Ashlee Simpson Opens At Billboard 200 Helm

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week, notching her second chart-topper with "I Am Me." With sales of 220,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, S Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of ...

  33. Downloads Power Hot 100, New Pop 100

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Charts integrate digital sales. The Hot 100 is getting hotter with the addition of download data, and a new chart will measure the power of pop. The Billboard Hot 100, long the industry standard for song popularity, will now reflect sales of paid ...

  34. Download Sales Smash Records Over Holidays

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital music enjoyed breakout business over the last two weeks before Christmas. U.S. sales of digital tracks hit a record 5.04 million transactions for the week ending Dec. 26, Nielsen SoundScan rep Digital music enjoyed breakout business over t ...

  35. Singles Minded

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in recent memory the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart is populated by more than a handful of CD singles from songs and artists that are familiar to most music fans. Read Silvio Pietrolu For the first time in recent memory the Hot 100 ...

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