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  1. 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 ...

  2. Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts Undergo Changes

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Effective with the 2010 chart year, which commences with the issue dated Dec. 5, 2009, the Billboard 200 will shift from a currents-based ranking of the United States' top selling albums to an all-inclusive list of the top 200-selling albums ...

  3. Analysis: What The IFPI, RIAA Numbers Reveal

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Recently released numbers by the IFPI (pdf) and RIAA (pdf) show continued losses in physical formats, varying success in mobile and slowing digital growth as markets mature. Fueled by a large drop in CD sales and lower wholesale values, North Amer ...