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  1. First-Quarter Music Publishing Rankings: SONGS Surges Again

    May 12, 2014 12:38 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The first-quarter rankings for music-publishing royalties are in, and the most notable winners are Sony/ATV and SONGS. Although the former’s No ...

  2. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs For 10th Week; Tegan And Sara Debut On Hot 100; Wisin Lands Solo Latin Leader

    October 25, 2013 1:37 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Who else are makes notable moves on song charts this week? -- One Republic: The Ryan Tedder-led group lands its first Hot Digital Songs top 10 ...

  3. Robin Thicke Tops Three Top 40 Charts, Helps Interscope Make History

    August 13, 2013 9:00 AM EDT As it leads Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart for a sixth week and Rhythmic for a seventh frame, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, climbs 3-1 on Adult Top 40. (The song marks the ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Avila Shakes Up Elvis Presley Classic

    June 28, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Avila, Kopecky Family Band, Gwen Sebastian and Rittz. Avila A dreamy new renditio ...

  5. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 For Second Week

    February 27, 2013 3:07 PM EST The viral sensation stays at the summit, fueled heavily by another week of stratospheric YouTube streaming totals. Plus, Lil Wayne reaches the top 10. Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Harlem Shake," the Brooklyn ...

  6. Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: Warner Bros. Strikes Deal With Mad Decent for Distribution, Services

    February 26, 2013 8:48 PM EST Mad Decent, the label helmed by Diplo, has partnered with Warner Bros. Records for a worldwide distribution and services arrangement for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” a Warner Bros. rep confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The single was serviced to radio ...

  7. Non-Apocalypse Spurs Sales (Up 612%), Airplay Gains For R.E.M.'s 'End Of The World'

    December 28, 2012 1:53 PM EST UPDATED Dec. 28 While the stroke of midnight last Saturday disproved the Mayans' doomsday prediction for Dec. 21, consumers and radio nevertheless had fun with the prophecy, as the dire forecast's signature song, R.E.M.'s "It&# ...

  8. It's (Not) The End Of The World...And Radio Had Fun With It

    December 22, 2012 5:43 PM EST Well, we're all still here. Or, as a friend posted on Facebook, "Can't tell if we survived the apocalypse or all my friends just came to hell with me :)" Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2012 While the stroke of m ...

  9. Chart Moves: will.i.am, Britney Spears Gain Despite Hot 100 Backslide; PSY, Ellie Goulding Mark Milestones

    December 20, 2012 8:30 AM EST Hot 100 As previously reported , Bruno Mars spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven," while Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" re-enters the top 10 for the first time since d ...

  10. How We Charted The Year

    December 13, 2012 10:38 PM EST How Billboard recaps new social charts and much more As our numerous year-end charts reflect, 2012 was an exciting and unpredictable year for the music industry. While each of Billboard¹s editors and readers may have certain moments, artists, song ...

  11. Chart Moves: Tamar Braxton Feels the 'Love' on Hot 100; Taylor Swift's 'Trouble' Increases; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Advance

    December 13, 2012 7:52 PM EST Hot 100 As previously reported, Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. And Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" e ...

  12. Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's To No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift

    December 13, 2012 2:15 PM EST In the first turnover atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart since the ranking's formula changed from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming and expanded radio panel hybrid, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" s ...

  13. Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Re-Enters, Finally Hits Top 40 On Hot 100

    December 12, 2012 2:20 PM EST Eighteen years after its release, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 at last. With airplay and sales for holiday hits increasing, the track, from Carey's 1994 album "M ...

  14. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Hot 100 Airplay Reign; Britney Spears, will.i.a.m Just Miss Top 10

    December 05, 2012 3:50 PM EST As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over atop Hot 100 Airplay. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the Hot 100's top 10. "Diamonds" remains atop the Hot 100 powered by its 2-1 a ...

  15. Nielsen BDS Deal With Univision Radio Makes It Leading Monitoring service for Latin Stations

    November 13, 2012 10:05 AM EST Univision Radio, the number one U.S. Spanish-language radio network, will begin using Nielsen BDSradio, making it the leading music monitoring service for Hispanic radio stations in the country. Envision Radio Networks, which represented both Univ ...

  16. Bubbling Under: Rudimental's 'Love' Takes Over

    November 09, 2012 12:19 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rudimental, Liz Longley, One Night Rodeo and Sean Riva Rudimental Dance collective ...

  17. Bubbling Under: UK's Paloma Faith Hits the US; Also, Cazzette, City Harbor, Rock Mob

    November 02, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob Paloma Faith In the vein of su ...

  18. Maroon 5 Beats Out PSY Atop Hot 100 For Fifth Straight Week

    October 24, 2012 1:37 PM EDT For a fifth week, Maroon 5's 'One More Night' and PSY's 'Gangnam Style' place at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Rihanna and Ne-Yo, meanwhile, enter the top 10. No matter how many laps they make, PSY just can't gallo ...

  19. Bubbling Under: Madeon Charts Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour; Also, Willy Moon, Granger Smith, Bridget Kelly

    October 19, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com ...

  20. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  21. New Way To The Top of the Latin Charts

    October 15, 2012 6:27 AM EDT Revamp means digital and bilingual radio will have more of an impact. Visitors to the Latin charts page this week will encounter a revamping of Hot Latin Songs, which is now based on the Billboard Hot 100-style formula blending airplay, sales an ...

  22. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent Onto Hot 100

    October 11, 2012 5:14 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Adel ...

  23. Billboard Shakes Up Genre Charts With New Methodology

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Billboard today unveils new methodology for the long-standing Hot Country Songs , Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) an ...

  24. Swift Starts High on the Hot 100...Again

    October 08, 2012 5:57 AM EDT Superstar extends her mark for the most Hot 100 top 10 debuts. Taylor Swift pads her lead for the most top 10 debuts in the Billboard Hot 100's 54-year history, as "Begin Again" launches at No. 7. The song, which starts atop Hot D ...

  25. PSY, One Direction Set To Headline Digital Songs Chart Next Week

    October 05, 2012 5:12 PM EDT PSY's "Gangnam Style" is set to battle for No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 next week, while One Direction's "Live Like We're Young" look set to headline next week's Hot Digital Songs chart. In the battle betw ...

  26. Chart Moves: Mumford & Sons Chart Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits By A Band Since the Beatles

    October 05, 2012 11:56 AM EDT (Photo: Rebecca Miller) As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains bulleted at No. 2. Plus, Taylor Swift, ...

  27. Bubbling Under: 'American Idol's' Colton Dixon 'Never Gone' Debuts

    October 05, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Colton Dixon, Lucy Rose, Kristy Lee Cook and Bex. Colton Dixon Making a splash with ...

  28. Chart Moves: Jason Aldean Hits No. 1 On Country Songs Chart, Swedish House Mafia Debuts on Hot 100

    September 28, 2012 5:39 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which gallops 11-2. Plus, Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 34 with "Yo ...

  29. Maroon Still Tops, PSY One Step From No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 26, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Maroon 5 keeps a fast-galloping PSY out of the Billboard Hot 100 summit, at least for this week, as "One More Night" spends a second week at No. 1 and tops the On-Demand Songs chart. PSY's "Gangnam Style," meanwhile, power ...

  30. 'Night' Moves: Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 19, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun., meanwhile, top the Hot 100 Airplay and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previo ...

  31. Bubbling Under: Is Franklin McKay's 'Destiny' the AC Chart? Also, Tulisa, $auce, Earl Bynum

    September 13, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Franklin McKay, Tulisa, $auce and Earl Bynum Franklin McKay In a rare case of conse ...

  32. Bubbling Under: Rumer Channels Hall & Oates; Also, Diamond Rings, High Valley, BeatKing

    September 07, 2012 12:29 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rumer, Diamond Rings, High Valley, BeatKing Rumer After her retro-sounding debut al ...

  33. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    September 06, 2012 12:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in c ...

  34. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Returns To No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 05, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in charge. After first leadin ...

  35. Chart Moves: Train Makes 'Ways' Up Hot 100, Muse's 'Madness' Debuts, Neon Trees Flirt With Top 10

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." While the song's digital sales decline by 51% to 307,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, t ...

  36. Bubbling Under: Jayme Dee 'Tip Toes' Up; Also Devlin, Jekalyn Carr, Los Cadillacs

    August 30, 2012 12:42 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Jayme Dee, Devlin, Jekalyn Carr and Los Cadillacs Jayme Dee Southern California sin ...

  37. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    August 29, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration "Good Time" reaches the top 10. Swift stays at the sum ...

  38. Bubbling Under: No Limit For Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy, Avery*Sunshine

    August 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy and Avery*Sunshine Skye Stevens After ...

  39. Taylor Swift Scores First-Ever No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Never'

    August 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT One of the only elusive honors in Taylor Swift's enviable career is a reality at last, as the country/pop superstar scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" blasts from No. 72 to ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Bubbling Under: Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Switches Roles

    August 03, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, Josh Tatum, Chrystal Rucker and Mitchelle'l Cherry Ch ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Bubbling Under: Casey Abrams, Chris Wallace, Hopsin, Half Mile Home

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT ABRAMS ARRIVES ON AC 2011 "American Idol" sixth-place finalist Casey Abrams notches his first entry on a Billboard genre airplay chart, as "Get Out" (Concord/CMG) debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 27. The song is the first si ...

  47. Bubbling Under: Tim McMorris' Sam Adams Synch 'Overwhelms'

    July 20, 2012 9:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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� ...

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