1. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay char ...

  2. Debby Boone

    Debby Boone

    4 Albums, 4 Songs

  3. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady' Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&quo ...

  4. Taylor Swift's 'Never': Country Song With Most Weeks at No. 1 Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:18 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady.' Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&q ...

  5. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:41 PM EST Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, beco ...

  6. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becom ...

  7. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  8. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at leas ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Who Could Break "Glee"'s Record?

    February 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  11. Susan Boyle Gives Oprah's 'Biggest Performance Ever'

    October 20, 2010 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 P erforming for the Pope was a huge accomplishment for Susan Boyle , but on yesterday's (Oct. 19) episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the singer gave what Oprah called the biggest performance the show has ever seen. Video: Susan Boyl ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Eve Announces New Album, Susan Boyle Stopping By 'Oprah'

    October 18, 2010 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eve Announces Date for New Album After multiple delays, Eve 's forthcoming album "Lip Lock," has been given a March 11 release date on EMI records. The rap ...

  13. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  14. Black Eyed Peas Back On Top Of Hot 100 With 'Imma Be'

    February 25, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas become the first duo or group in 19 years to plate three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album, as "Imma Be," from the act's "The E.N.D.," beelines 3-1. The quartet set a record last year withh 2 ...

  15. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards rev ...

  16. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My L ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts ...

  18. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My Decem ...

  19. Ask Billboard

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions about Lauryn Hill, The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, and how CD's that are sold at concert venues are monitored. Cranberries Solo Please! Keith, I just read that Cranberries' singer Dolores ...

  20. 'Talent' Winner Ryan Inks With Columbia

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "America's Got Talent" season one champion Bianca Ryan has signed with Columbia/SYCO. The 12-year-old singer will release her debut album Nov. 14 through the Simon Cowell-owned imprint. "America's Got Talent" season one ...

  21. Chart Beat

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ann Nesby, Dixie Chicks return to the charts, plus news on Daniel Powter and Nick Lachey. PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR GRANDMA: It was a double dose of good news for singer Ann Nesby this week. Moments after finding out that her granddaughter Paris B ...

  22. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Ja ...

  23. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE WAY WE WERE Dear Fred, Comparing and ranking today's music with those [songs] in the real rock era (1955-1990) is not just. Chart methodology has changed a lot since 1991. Due to new chart formulas, ...

  24. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of ...

  25. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Madonna, Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey, Darryl Worley, and Eminem. 'AMERICAN' WOMAN: Madonna's 49th chart entry on Billboard's Hot 100, "American Life" (Maveric ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! ...

  27. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 sing ...

  28. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was ...