1. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general musi ...

  3. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  4. BMG France Signs Exclusive Songwriting Deal With Platinum-Selling Rapper La Fouine

    March 31, 2014 4:18 PM EDT BMG France has singed platinum-selling rapper La Fouine to a worldwide exclusive songwriter agreement, the company announced Monday. Seven-Time Grammy Nominee Joe Signs New Manager, New Deal With BMG Chrysalis The urban hip-hop star -- whose name ...

  5. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved tha ...

  6. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  7. Chart Moves: Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs; Beyonce's 'Bodied' Returns; James Wolpert Hits New 'Voice' High

    November 15, 2013 9:00 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week and Lady Gaga debuts at No. 8 with "Dope." Who else is royalty (or at least worthy of mention …) on song charts this week?  -- Keith ...

  8. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who thi ...

  9. Chart Moves: Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; Luke Bryan Reaches Country

    October 18, 2013 4:11 AM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. Who else are rulers (rulers …) on other song charts this week?   -- Drake : "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) ...

  10. The Seed: Meek Mill, T-Pain, No Malice & More New Music

    August 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT With his signature auto-tune and penchant for strip clubs in tow, T-Pain returns with the twerk-ready, B.o.B-featured, "Up Down (Do This All Day)." The Mike WiLL Made It-produced cut is the lead single off his upcoming "Stoicville: ...

  11. Yandel of Wisin & Yandel to Premiere Solo Single, Confirming Rumors of Temporary Split

    June 06, 2013 6:43 PM EDT In the past few months, rumors have swirled about the imminent separation of reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel -- management denied the separation but admitted the two were working on individual projects.  Now, it's official. Yandel, real na ...

  12. Baauer Tops Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Despite Continued Streaming Slide

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Harlem Shake" remains at No. 1, but a hefty loss in streaming closes the gap between the track and "Thrift Shop," which crowns Digital Songs for a 10th week. Plus: P!nk enters the Hot 100's top 10 Baauer leads the Bil ...

  13. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  14. RCA Names Samantha Selolwane VP of Promotions

    December 17, 2012 4:46 PM EST Samantha Selolwane has been promoted to VP of promotion at RCA Records. Formerly senior national director of urban promotion for the label, Selolwane will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Geo Bivins, senior VP of urban promo ...

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  16. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights o ...

  17. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  18. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los ...

  19. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  20. Los Speaks on 'Becoming King' Mixtape, Previews 'Dope' Song

    October 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los, newly signed to Bad Boy for the second time, has been in the studio, steadily working on his upcoming mixtape, "Becoming King." In the trailer above, premiered exclusively on The Juice, Los previews the Harry Fraud produced track, &qu ...

  21. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All ou ...

  22. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  23. Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes

    October 11, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Revamped genre charts add streaming and downloads to methodology Billboard unveils new methodology today for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lif ...

  24. Billboard Shakes Up Genre Charts With New Methodology

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Billboard today unveils new methodology for the long-standing Hot Country Songs , Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) an ...

  25. Gucci Mane Wants To Drop 10 Albums in 2013

    October 09, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rap star talks 'Trap God' mixtape, the state of Brick Squad and 'the bumps and the bruises' of his career. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gucci Mane will unveil "Trap God," his third mixtape of the year following " ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

  27. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Bi ...

  28. Cody Simpson: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 No. 12: Cody Simpson Last Year's Rank: 13 Birthdate: January 11, 1997 (Age 15) Why He's Hot: At age 15, Australian pop star Cody Simpson is already a veteran recording artist and live performer, having spent the past three years bewitching ...

  29. Reach Music Works On Exceeding Its Grasp

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Nearly two decades after launching, publisher Reach Music relishes its mid-level status Michael Closter started Reach Music Publishing nearly 20 years ago in his New York apartment when he was just 24 years old, and since then has been growing the ...

  30. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find ...

  31. When Blake Met Beyonce

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Nashville songwriters work both sides of the fence. Blake Shelton and Beyonce do not make the same kind of music, but both of them gave the same basic assignment to a handful of songwriters in August: Write me a hit. Approximately 15 writers showe ...

  32. Chart Juice: Slaughterhouse Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Tamia Returns

    September 06, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slaughterhouse , the super group comprising rappers Joe Budden , Joell Ortiz , Crooked I and Royce da 5'9" , debuts its second studio album "Welcome to: Our House" at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 52,000 sold according ...

  33. Austin Mahone Signs With Chase/Universal Republic

    August 28, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Austin Mahone, the teen YouTube star dubbed "Baby Bieber," has signed a distribution deal with Chase Records through Universal Republic, the latter of which is home to Owl City, Florence + The Machine, the late Amy Winehouse and Dev. The ...

  34. 'Baby Bieber' YouTube Star Austin Mahone Signs to Universal Republic

    August 28, 2012 9:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin Mahone, the teen YouTube star profiled in the June 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, has signed with Universal Republic Records, home to Owl City , Florence + The Machine , the late Amy Winehouse and Dev . The 16-year-old tweeted a photo of ...

  35. Chart Juice: Def Jam Scores Fourth Straight No. 1 Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam is on a roll. The label claims its fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the arrival of 2 Chainz ' "Based On a T.R.U. Story" (147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan). 2 Chainz follows a two-week ru ...

  36. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and ev ...

  37. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To Y ...

  38. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100

    August 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Whistle' blows Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' out of the top spot after nine weeks, while fun., Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift also make notable moves Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboa ...

  39. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  40. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 11, 2012 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25 thanks to the viral success of his video for "Gangna ...

  41. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 10, 2012 9:25 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25, thanks to the viral success of his video for "G ...

  42. Chart Juice: 2 Chainz Gets Back-to-Back No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 10, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 2 Chainz gets his second overall No. 1 -- and first topper as a lead artist -- as "No Lie" (featuring Drake ) rises 2-1. 2 Chainz replaces himself atop the list as "No Lie" bumps "Mercy&qu ...

  43. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  44. Chart Juice: Jennifer Lopez's Greatest Hits Debuts in Top 10

    August 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez debuts her first greatest hits package, "Dance Again…The Hits," at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 20 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. On the former list, it's the highest ne ...

  45. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving ...

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