Mainstream Top 40

  1. Madonna's 'MDNA' Officially Posts Biggest Second-Week Percentage Drop Ever For No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 9:52 AM EDT This week, Madonna's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboar ...

  2. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Hot 100 Top 20; Alex Clare Gets a Microsoft Boost

    March 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and Taylor S ...

  3. The 'Glee' Effect: The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Blasts Into the Hot 100 Top 10

    February 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series ...

  4. Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Has a Super Start at Radio

    February 06, 2012 11:55 AM EST Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which she performed at the halftime festivities of last night's (Feb. 5) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, blasts onto multiple radio format charts. Aided by Clear Channel� ...

  5. Adele Atop Hot 100, But Kelly Clarkson Getting 'Stronger' at No. 2

    February 01, 2012 12:57 PM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which bounds from No. 8 ...

  6. Katy Perry Lands 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Mainstream Top 40 (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 6:37 PM EST It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 ...

  7. Chart Moves: David Guetta's Turned 'On,' Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' Sizzles, Mindless Behavior's Steady Success

    January 12, 2012 9:06 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit for a ninth total week at No. 1 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. That's the longest reign since Ke$ha's "TiK ToK ...

  8. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  9. LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100

    January 04, 2012 5:22 PM EST LMFAO scores a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It." The confident duo's previous leader, "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, meanwhile, continues its lengthy residence i ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Katy Perry's Run at Michael Jackson's Billboard Hot 100 Record Begins Today ...

    September 28, 2011 7:13 PM EDT Can Katy Perry make Billboard Hot 100 history by notching a sixth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream"? Radio begins to weigh in on the answer today (Sept. 28), as Capitol Records serviced "The One That Got Away" to mainstream ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Britney Spears Sets Mark for Longest Span of No. 1s on Billboard Mainstream Top 40

    September 12, 2011 5:07 PM EDT In a format known for its rapid-fire turnover and constant search for the big thing, Britney Spears' sustained success at mainstream top 40 radio has reached new heights. Spears claims the mark for the longest span of No. 1s on Billboard' ...

  19. How Adele's 'Someone Like You' Became First Ballad in More Than Three Years to Top Billboard Hot 100

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele As Adele's "Someone Like You" perches atop the Billboard Hot 100, a ballad leads the list after a lengthy three-year, three-month and three-week drought. The song is the first unquestionably slow c ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. LMFAO Hold off Katy Perry From Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Billboard cover stars LMFAO are loving life atop the Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Hot Digital S ...

  23. Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record With Fifth No. 1 Single from 'Teenage Dream'

    August 01, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to generate five No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song follows " ...

  24. Lil Wayne, OneRepublic Scale Hot 100's Top 10 As Chart's Greatest Gainers

    July 13, 2011 3:24 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne's "How to Love" and OneRepublic& ...

  25. Britney Spears' 'Go' Surges on Hot 100; Chris Brown, Foster the People Rise on Top 200: Chart Moves

    July 07, 2011 11:54 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO leaps to its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock , lifts 3-1 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors . Other notable moves, ...

  26. Katy Perry Sets Hot 100 Chart Record, First Artist To Spend Entire Year in Top 10

    May 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first artist in the Billboard Hot 100's more than five-decade history to spend 52 consecutive weeks - an entire year - in the top 10. On the chart released today (May 12) on Billboard.biz (dated May 21, 2011), "E.T ...

  27. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Is No. 1 on Top 40 Radio, Sets Airplay Record

    May 02, 2011 12:25 PM EDT As "E.T." spends a third week atop Mainstream Top 40, Katy Perry rewrites her own mark for the most weekly plays for any title in the 18-year history of the Nielsen BDS-based pop radio airplay survey. "E.T.," featuring Kanye We ...

  28. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Lady Antebellum

    April 21, 2011 6:30 PM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Rihanna: As previously reported , "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  29. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' has Fourth No. 1 on Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 18, 2011 1:12 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the third album in the 18-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to yield a quartet of No. 1s, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, ascends 2-1. The song follows &quo ...

  30. Chart Moves: Rihanna & Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, 'Tron,' ACM Awards

    April 14, 2011 9:14 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. The fo ...

  31. Cee Lo Green's 'F--- You' Reaches Record-Breaking No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 04, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Cee Lo Green's "F---You (Forget You)" rises 2-1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart in its 25th chart week, completing the longest journey to the summit in the Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay ranking's 18-year history. ...

  32. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 -- Perry Is 'So Thrilled'

    March 30, 2011 12:21 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, rises 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors. The space age ...

  33. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Records; Lupe Fiasco, Christian Music on Billboard 200

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Ho ...

  34. P!nk Powers To Record-Tying No. 1s On Mainstream Top 40, Adult Top 40

    March 14, 2011 5:55 PM EDT With twin ascensions to No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts, P!nk matches the marks for most leaders on each Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay ranking. "F**kin' Perfect" lifts 2-1 to become P!nk's ...

  35. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: -- Britney Spears: Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3" and "Hold It Against Me"), an honor only she and Carey have earned, Spears logs the fifth-highest debut of her 25 Hot 10 ...

  36. Chart Moves: Now 37, Rihanna, Big Time Rush, Jennifer Lopez, Kesha

    March 03, 2011 10:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- "Now 37" : With 304,000 sold in three weeks' time according to Nielsen SoundScan, the compilation album is selling at a faster clip than "Now 36," which took six weeks to push past the same threshold. ...

  37. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Blasts Into Top 10 of Mainstream Top 40

    February 22, 2011 5:43 PM EST After storming Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart last week with the highest plays total for a debuting song in the list's 18-year history, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" this week becomes one of just eight tracks to reach t ...

  38. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On Track To Become 1000th No. 1 Single In Billboard Hot 100 History

    February 14, 2011 1:56 PM EST After its first three days of availability, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" rockets to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. And thanks to exceptionally strong opening digital sales estimates ...

  39. Chart Moves: Tumbling Down the 200; Plus Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown

    February 10, 2011 9:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Wisin & Yandel : Three acts that debuted in the top 10 last week all tumble by at least 25 positions this week -- Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" falls 1-26, Iron and Wine's "Ki ...

  40. Cee Lo's 'F**k You' Phenomenon: How a 5-Month-Old Song Became Radio's Greatest Gainer

    February 08, 2011 1:44 PM EST In its 17th week on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, Cee Lo Green's "F**k You (Forget You)" reaches a new peak, bolting 23-17. The song also nabs Greatest Gainer honors for the first time on the Nielsen BDS-based mainstream ...

  41. The Muscle Behind Decemberists' No. 1? NPR And Amazon

    January 27, 2011 11:44 AM EST Decemberists Top The 200 With Help From NPR & Amazon.com (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Billboard 200: -- The Decemberists: As previously noted , the band's new album "The King Is Dead" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with their fir ...

  42. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is now the second artist in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as "Hold It Against Me" blasts in at the summit this week. Spears debuted at the top with "3" the week of ...

  43. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Has Record-Setting Debut on Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey ...

  44. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Rockets Onto Radio

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST After just two days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 17 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album ranks at No. 17 in plays -- a ...

  45. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Pink, Tim McGraw, Rick Ross, Black Keys

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Firework" Katy Perry Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Grenade" Bruno Mars Debut No. 37 "Who's That Chick?" David Guetta Featuring Rihanna Debut No. 40 "Stutterin" Fefe Dobson Adult Contem ...

  46. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Black Keys, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, deadmau5

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle and T.I.: Rapper T.I. was no match for Susan Boyle's soothing sounds this week . Boyle ...

  47. Chart Moves: Florence and the Machine, LFO, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Sara Bareilles: The singer/songwriter scores her first No. 1 album this week as her sophomore set, "Kal ...

  48. Chart Moves: Disturbed, Charice, Yo Gabba Gabba, Chris Brown, Katy Perry and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Disturbed: The rock band scores its fourth straight No. 1-debuting studio set as "Asylum" arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart with 179,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band pushes Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream&quo ...

  49. Chart Moves: Arcade Fire, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Arcade Fire: The Canadian band made waves atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as its "The Su ...

  50. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, 'Glee,' Usher, Eminem and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Justin Bieber : Perhaps we have Oprah Winfrey to thank for the Justin Bieber's rise back to No. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 with "My ...

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