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  1. 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&# ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, 3BallMTY Join Don Omar Atop Latin Charts

    December 14, 2012 8:24 AM EST Uptempo hits, collaborations galore and a smattering of high-profile new sounds stand out on the year-end Latin chart recaps. Following 12 months of continuous radio hits, Don Omar -- who has also been a major online presence -- nabbed the No. 1 s ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Shakira's Ex-Boyfriend's $100 Million Lawsuit Claims He Was Responsible for 'Unparalleled Financial Success'

    November 30, 2012 10:58 AM EST Shakira's rise from Latin American star to global superstar, as told in the lawsuit filed by Antonio de la Rúa, her former boyfriend, was one of full of hard work, bold artistic moves, savvy management and love. "The combination of de la ...

  9. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Ne-Yo Approach Hot 100's Top 10, Frank Ocean Sets Radio Record

    October 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a fourth frame. Plus, Ke$ha enters the top 10 wit ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hits Seventh Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida's "Whistle" tops Hot Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leads On-Demand Songs. "M ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Bubbling Under: Vicci Martinez's Voice Reaching Radio

    July 13, 2012 10:37 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: Vicci Martinez, Cheyenne Jackson, Miss Willie Brown and the FiNATTiCZ Vicci Martine ...

  22. Bubbling Under: 'Life' Begins for Yuna

    June 22, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Yuna 25-year-old alterna-pop singer Yuna is gaining traction with her dreamy single "Live Your Life," produced by Pharrell Williams. During the June 11-17 tracking week, it was among the top 10 most-played songs on SiriusXM's 20 on ...

  23. How Island Def Jam Saved Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' at Top 40 Radio

    June 04, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart at No. 20 with 3,961 first-week plays, marking the best firs ...

  24. Country Countdown: Big & Rich Make History With 'That's Why I Pray'

    May 31, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Big & Rich post the highest debut by a duo in the Nielsen BDS era, as "That's Why I Pray" opens with the Hot Shot Debut, Most Increased Audience and Breaker triple crown on Country Songs. In the 22-plus years since Billboard and ...

  25. Chart Moves: Rihanna Rises on Hot 100, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's 'Star' Fades

    May 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" reaches No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a si ...

  26. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 2 on Hot 100

    May 23, 2012 1:47 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used ...

  27. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10; Gotye Hangs On at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a fifth week at No. 1. "Drive" motors 11-10 on the Hot 100, m ...

  28. Chart Moves: Usher Continues Hot 100 Rise, Ellie Goulding Finally Hits Top 40, Rihanna's Latest Debuts

    May 04, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which becomes the first song to sell more than 400,000 downloads in three separate weeks. Her ...

  29. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Atop Hot 100 for Third Week

    May 02, 2012 3:07 PM EDT Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400 ...

  30. Fun. Remains Atop Revised Hot 100

    March 14, 2012 1:30 PM EDT As previously announced, the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly-launched On-Demand Songs chart. Read A ...

  31. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMusic.org Launch First-Ever Subscription Services 'On-Demand Songs' Chart

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data i ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Shakira Wins Latin Grammy's Person of the Year; Feted by Marc Anthony, Manuelle and Caledon, Dad

    November 10, 2011 10:15 AM EST Colombian superstar Shakira was feted Wednesday night by a wide of array of performers, including her father, at what may have been the best-attended Person of the Year event in the 12 years since the Latin Grammys kicked off. Shakira, decked in a ...

  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. Amy Winehouse Singles: 1,800% Sales Gain Projected for This Week's Chart

    July 25, 2011 5:04 PM EDT In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death on Saturday, the singer's breakthrough album, "Back to Black," as well as a number of her singles, are staging a return to the Billboard charts this week. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to ...

  38. 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, ...

  39. Coldplay's 'Waterfall' Blasts Onto Rock Songs Radio Chart

    June 06, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After arriving at radio Friday (June 3), Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" blasts onto Billboard's Rock Songs airplay chart at No. 21. The song registered 3.9 million audience impressions on 58 stations, according to N ...

  40. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue Join Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 17, 2011 12:41 PM EDT J ustin Biebe r, Kylie Minogue , Jada Pinkett Smith, Joe Jonas , Keri Hilson , Marc Anthony , "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, Nas , Scott Weiland , Selena Gomez , Tim Allen, Travis Barker , Trey Songz and "Modern Family" star Ric ...

  41. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, "Glee," Rebecca Black, Chris Brown

    March 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Lady Gaga: "Born This Way" spends a sixth consecutive week -- its entire chart life -- at the Hot 100's summit. The lead single and title track from her third studio album, due May 23, becomes her second No ...

  42. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. 1?

    February 10, 2011 11:04 AM EST Next week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, to be released on Billboard.com Feb. 17, is shaping up to be one of the most historic frames in the list's 52-year history. Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" rises 4-1 on the Hot 1 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Willow Smith, Taylor Swift, Bo Burnham, Cee Lo

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 -- Sugarland and Kings of Leon : The two acts arrived at No. 1 and No. 2 , respectively, on the Billboard ...

  45. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Dethrones Eminem on Hot 100

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry posts back-to-back No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Teenage Dream” is set to top the chart when it’s released in full tomorrow morning (Sept. 9). She spent six weeks at No. 1 with her last radio single “California Gurls” The last fem ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Taylor Swift's 'Mine' Makes Swift Start At Radio

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Upon its release, radio is claiming Taylor Swift's "Mine" as its own. Rushed to iTunes Wednesday (Aug. 4), "Mine," the first single from Swift's forthcoming album "Speak Now," registered 321 plays on 134 pop ...

  48. Shakira To Headline World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony featuring Shakira, compared to the more traditionally African ceremony which opened the tournament. Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday's (July 11) show at Soccer ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Billboard Latin Winners See Muted Sales Response

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Award winner who saw the biggest bump in real album sales after the telecast wasn't a performer or a presenter. Shakira's English-language "She Wolf" sold 3500 copies, a 71% sales gain, the week ending ...

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