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  1. Billboard's Genre Chart Policy Changes: A Letter From the Editor

    October 11, 2012 5:49 PM EDT I've been watching the feedback online regarding the Billboard chart policy changes that went into affect today. If you're unaware of these changes, you can read this . An excerpt: "Billboard unveils new methodology today for the lo ...

  2. Chart Moves: Rihanna and Pitbull Eye Hot 100's Top 10, Katy Perry Makes Top 40 Debut

    May 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in four years, as his "Home" blast ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot 100 Summit

    December 28, 2011 3:16 PM EST After a nail-biting seven-week wait at No. 2, LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" at last struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as the chart's top Digital Gainer during the robust sales week leading up to Christmas Day. "Sex ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Holds No. 1 on Hot 100 for Fifth Week; Rihanna, Drake on the Rise

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT While Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holid ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Backbeat: J. Cole Previews 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' at NYC Listening Party

    September 13, 2011 5:26 PM EDT From left: Billboard.com editorial assistant Jason Lipshutz; Roc Nation publicist Jana Fleishman; J. Cole; Billboard associate editor Erika Ramirez (Photo: Matt Campbell) /WireImage ) North Carolina rapper J. Cole previewed his long-awaited debut ...

  10. Beyonce Kicks Off '4 Intimate Nights' In NYC

    August 15, 2011 11:03 AM EDT There aren't many artists in the world that can pull of a 90-minute set in Stuart Weitzman heels and leave a beyond packed audience satisfied to the point of not needing an encore. But that's Beyoncé. Last night (August 14), the singer k ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. LMFAO Holds at No. 1, Bad Meets Evil Charges Into Top 10 on Hot 100

    July 27, 2011 4:28 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 28) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while high-profile rap duo Bad Meets Evil charges into the top ...

  13. Legal Documents Relating to Beyonce, Mathew Knowles May Shed Light on Singer's New Management, Touring Deals

    July 13, 2011 7:09 PM EDT The legal papers filed this week by Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and former manager, state that Live Nation Entertainment made false claims about him to his daughter - including that he "stole or took money from her" - at least ...

  14. 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& ...

  15. Williams In A Dance Mood On Second Solo Disc

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her second solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. Music World Entertainment CEO Matthew Knowles played the project for Billboard.com last week ...

  16. Aretha Calls Beyonce Grammy Intro "Cheap Shot"

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Aretha Franklin is unhappy, she does not mince words. On Tuesday, the longtime Queen of Soul slammed Beyonce Knowles' intro to Tina Turner at Sunday's Grammy Awards, in which Knowles called Turner, not Franklin, "the queen.&quo ...