1. Songs of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard.com

    June 13, 2013 4:40 PM EDT July Fourth celebrations and trips to the beach (followed by applying aloe to sunburns …) are right around the corner. And, in another sign of the impending season of sun and fun, Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer chart returns to Bill ...

  2. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 21, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift broke a longstanding record on Country Songs, as did Lil Wayne on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, new artists continued to break through. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headl ...

  3. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Havana Brown, LMFAO, Dave Matthews Band

    July 13, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian singer/DJ Brown continues her U.S. breakthrough with 'We Run the Night,' while DMB returns with new single 'Mercy.' Havana Brown continues her marathon rise up Billboard'sQ&A column, LMFAO 's "Party ...

  6. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  7. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber's Double Debut on Hot 100, Cher Lloyd Rises

    June 29, 2012 1:29 PM EDT As Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leaps 12-6 in its 27th week on the Billboard Hot 100, completing the longest ascent to the region in the chart's 54-year history for a song by a female that was not aided by crossover airplay from c ...

  8. Chart Moves: Grouplove Hits No. 1 on Alternative Chart, Lumineers Gain on Hot 100, LMFAO's 'Party' Continues

    June 22, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follow prior leaders "Somebody That I Used to Kn ...

  9. Songs of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard.com

    June 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now that barbecues, beaches and sundresses are commonplace once again (along with, sadly, burnt burgers, beach traffic and mandals), Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer chart returns to Billboard.com. The 10-position running tally, presented ...

  10. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber's 'Die' Debuts on Billboard Hot 100, the Wanted's 'Sun' Rises

    June 07, 2012 8:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Only four women in the chart's nearly 54-year history boast more top 10s. Gotye's &q ...

  11. BBMAs Raise The Stakes In Vegas

    May 23, 2012 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 Backstage, young performers mixed with legends, paying tribute and trading knowledge. Onstage, it was no different: From LMFAO's fever-pitched opening hits medley - and strip tease - to Stevie Wonder's rousing show-closer "Superstition, ...

  12. Billboard Music Awards: The Winners List

    May 20, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Adele was the biggest winner at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, taking home twelve trophies off the strength of her Grammy-winning album 21 and singles such as the chart-topping "Rolling in the Deep." LMFAO were the second top win ...

  13. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez's 'Dance Again' Rebounds, 2Chainz's 'No Lie' Debuts on Hot 100

    May 18, 2012 7:14 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in its 18th week, marking the longest ascent to the top 10 this year, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to ...

  14. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 12, 2012 7:30 AM EST After a two-week respite, Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in charge. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest residence at No. ...

  15. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 11, 2012 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry's Record-Setting Quest Hits Snag, Jason Mraz Charges in at No. 8 After a two-week respite, Rihanna 's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in ch ...

  16. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100

    January 04, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 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 in ...

  19. Adele Rules 2011 With Top Selling Album & Song

    January 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele 's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  20. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  21. UK's Top Selling 2011 Albums and Singles: By the Numbers

    January 03, 2012 3:09 PM EST Official Charts Company data for the U.K. for the full year of 2011 reveal four million-selling albums and two million-selling singles, with female artists taking five of the top ten titles in each list. Combined sales of the top ten albums stood ...

  22. U.K.'s 2011 Digital Growth Fails To Offset Falling Music Sales (Again)

    January 03, 2012 9:15 AM EST Strong growth in digital and a record breaking year for singles was not enough to offset a further annual decline in total U.K. music sales, according to year-end figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) and British labels trade body ...

  23. LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot 100 Summit

    December 28, 2011 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 After an Eight-Week Reign, Rihanna 'Found' a Spot at No. 2 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 ...

  24. Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1

    December 21, 2011 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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 "Umb ...

  25. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, American Music Awards Spur Gains

    November 30, 2011 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the American Music Awards, broadcast live Nov. 20 on ABC. ...

  26. 'Party Rock Anthem' Singer Lauren Bennett Joins The Pussycat Dolls

    November 23, 2011 5:06 PM EST 0 0 0 You heard Lauren Bennett with LMFAO & GoonRock on Billboard's No. 1 Song of the Summer , "Party Rock Anthem," now you're about to hear her with a new entourage: The Pussycat Dolls . Talking to Billboard.com on the red carpet ...

  27. Lauren Bennett @ the 2011 AMA's

    Lauren Bennett @ the 2011 AMA's

    November 21, 2011 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lauren Bennett @ the 2011 AMA's Videos Lauren Bennett ...

  28. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10

    November 09, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week. Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart's top 10 ...

  29. Pussycat Dolls Creator Robin Antin: Revamped Group Will Be 'Fierce'

    November 06, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Did Perez Hilton jump the gun with his recent blog post and photo proclaiming, "The REAL New Pussycat Dolls!"? According to Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, the actual members of the revamped group haven't officially been chosen. & ...

  30. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100� ...

  31. Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

    October 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 holida ...

  32. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" ...

  33. 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No ...

  34. Adele Reclaims Hot 100 Throne, B.o.B Blasts Into Top 10

    October 05, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A busy week on the Billboard Hot 100 finds Adele reclaiming the apex and rapper B.o.B blasting into the top 10. Additionally, as previously reported , Rihanna roars to a 20th Hot 100 top 10 faster than any other solo artist , as "We Found Love, ...

  35. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100 as LMFAO Get 'Sexy' in Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges ...

  36. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

    September 21, 2011 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported , the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headline this week comes courtesy of Tony Bennett , who becomes the oldest living artist ever to appear on the tally. His duet with Amy Winehouse , "Body and Soul," enters th ...

  37. Lady Antebellum 'Own' the Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an albu ...

  38. Kelly Clarkson's 'Know It All' Debuts on Hot 100, Rihanna's 'Cheers' Rises

    September 14, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. Riha ...

  39. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Is Official Song of the Summer

    September 09, 2011 7:30 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi ...

  40. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Named Billboard's 2011 Song of the Summer

    September 08, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi- ...

  41. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following an acclaimed performance of the song on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele 's stark ballad "Someone Like You" bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. &quo ...

  42. LMFAO Closing In on 2011 Summer Songs 'Anthem' Status

    September 01, 2011 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 With one week to go until the release of the final Summer Songs 2011 ranking, LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, remains the favorite to capture the title of Billboard's summer song of 2011. The ...

  43. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor&# ...

  44. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single f ...

  45. Jay-Z and Kanye's 'Watch the Throne' Keeps Its Billboard 200 Crown

    August 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a quiet week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where Jay-Z & Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne" holds at No. 1 for a second frame with 177,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 59%) and just two albums bo ...

  46. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  47. LMFAO Brings 'Party' to Summer Songs Summit

    August 11, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After leading the Songs of the Summer 2011 chart for the first seven weeks of the season, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" drops out of the top slot (1-2) in favor of the festive "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren B ...

  48. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard 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 Digital Songs, "Party R ...

  49. Britney Spears Bounds Into Hot 100's Top 10, LMFAO Still No. 1

    August 03, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 LMFAO spends its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , to be released tomorrow (Aug. 4) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10, "I Wanna Go,&qu ...

  50. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her exp ...

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