1. Slowdive's 'Star Roving' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    January 12, 2017 11:58 AM EST British dream-pop group Slowdive rocketed to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday morning (Jan. 12) with "Star Roving," the band's first song released in 22 years. The song reached No. 1 on the chart at 8 a ...

  2. David Bowie's Most Popular Releases in the U.K. Since His Death

    January 12, 2017 1:30 AM EST It’s been a year since David Bowie left us, but his music lives on in a big way.  In the 12 months since his untimely death, Bowie’s recordings have shifted approximately three-and-a-half million combined units in the U.K., according to new data p ...

  3. Kaleo's 'Way Down We Go' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for December

    January 11, 2017 5:29 PM EST Kaleo 's former No. 1 Billboard Alternative Songs hit "Way Down We Go" leads THR's Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for December, thanks to its appearance in The CW's The Vampire Diaries. Rankings for the Top TV Song ...

  4. Nirvana Topped the Billboard 200 25 Years Ago, But Garth Brooks & MC Hammer Still Dominated the Charts

    January 11, 2017 12:00 PM EST The Washington Redskins were on their way to winning their third Super Bowl in ten years, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was about to spend a month as the nation's top-grossing film and President George H.W. Bush had just thrown up on the Pri ...

  5. Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye' Enters Sixth Week at No. 1 Down Under

    January 10, 2017 5:58 AM EST Clean Bandit’s   "Rockabye" (EastWest/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie , extends its unbroken streak atop Australia’s singles chart to six weeks while the Trolls  (RCA/Sony) soundtrack climbs to the summit of the national albu ...

  6. Ed Sheeran's Comeback Songs Heading for U.K. Chart Record

    January 09, 2017 11:07 PM EST Ed Sheeran's comeback tracks are steaming toward big debuts and a new chart record in the U.K.  Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” (Asylum) and “Castle on the Hill” are way out in front in the race for the chart title having each surpassed more than 10 ...

  7. Soundtracks Score Blockbuster Week in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 09, 2017 9:35 AM EST Hooray for Hollywood! For the first time in more than 18 years, a whopping four soundtracks are in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. The film tunes parade is led by the surging soundtrack to Moana , which leaps from No. 6 to ...

  8. The Weeknd Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Moana' Soundtrack Zooms to No. 2

    January 09, 2017 8:30 AM EST After two weeks of Pentatonix ruling the Billboard 200 with its holiday effort A Pentatonix Christmas , the vocal group steps aside, to let The Weeknd return to the top slot with Starboy . The latter set climbs from No. 2 to No. 1 (for a second we ...

  9. Ed Sheeran Blasts to New Spotify Record for One-Day Streams

    January 09, 2017 3:49 AM EST Ed Sheeran’s return has been an immediate success with both of his new releases shattering Spotify’s record for one-day streams. Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was played 6,868,642 times after it dropped last Friday, according to his record company Warn ...

  10. Ed Sheeran Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart With 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill'

    January 06, 2017 12:14 PM EST New year, new music from Ed Sheeran. Hours after the singer/songwriter released two tracks off his forthcoming third studio album, both tunes launched to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Friday morning. The Billboard + Twitter ...

  11. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'La La Land' Soundtrack Sizzles, A Tribe Called Quest is Hot on Vinyl

    January 06, 2017 8:59 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 14), Pentatonix ’s A Pentatonix Christmas held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, earning 101,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboar ...

  12. Adele, The Chainsmokers Rule Australia's Year-End Charts

    January 06, 2017 4:10 AM EST When Adele visits Australia next month to kick off  her first tour of these parts , she’ll do so knowing she’s still No. 1.  The British songstress’ 25  (XL/Inertia) tops Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, according ...

  13. Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Claim About Jackie Evancho's Album Sales

    January 04, 2017 3:32 PM EST On Wednesday (Jan. 4), president-elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter that Jackie Evancho ’s album sales have “skyrocketed” since the 16-year-old singer was announced to be performing the national anthem at his presidential inauguration later thi ...

  14. George Michael Songs Storm LyricFind Charts

    January 04, 2017 10:34 AM EST After George Michael passed away at his home on Christmas Day, the pop legend posthumously tops the LyricFind U.S. and Global charts (dated Jan. 14, encompassing data in the week ending Jan. 1), while sweeping the entire top five of the Global lis ...

  15. Clean Bandit, Michael Buble Rule Australia's Charts

    January 03, 2017 6:05 AM EST Clean Bandit and Michael Buble see in the New Year as champions of Australia’s charts.  Buble’s perennial holiday favorite Christmas (Reprise/Warner) rises 2-1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, published Saturday (Dec. 31), a feat which means th ...

  16. Adele, Drake Lead U.K.'s Year-End Charts

    January 03, 2017 4:31 AM EST Adele’s all-conquering 25 (XL Recordings) topped the U.K.’s year-end best-seller’s list for the second successive year, while Drake’s “One Dance” (Cash Money/Republic) was the indisputable hit single of 2016, according to newly published data.  Ad ...

  17. Pentatonix's 'Christmas' Album Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 02, 2017 2:50 PM EST Pentatonix spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 with A Pentatonix Christmas , as the set earned 101,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 29, 2016 -- the final tracking week of the calendar year. The Billboard 200 chart ranks t ...

  18. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Pentatonix's 'That's Christmas to Me' Surpasses 2 Million Sold in U.S.

    December 30, 2016 7:34 AM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 7), Pentatonix notched its second No. 1 album with A Pentatonix Christmas , as the holiday effort rose from No. 2 to No. 1 with 206,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 22, ...

  19. Wham!'s 1984 Classic 'Last Christmas' Makes First Hot 100 Appearance

    December 27, 2016 2:44 PM EST One of George Michael 's most beloved songs, Wham! 's 1984 carol "Last Christmas," debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 7, 2017) at last, at No. 50. News broke late Dec. 25 that Michael had passed away earlier that day , ...

  20. Pentatonix's 'Christmas' Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 26, 2016 5:00 PM EST Vocal group Pentatonix scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as A Pentatonix Christmas jumps from No. 2 to No. 1 on the latest list, earning 206,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 22 (up 32 percent), according t ...

  21. 'Behold,' Lauren Daigle Unwraps Second No. 1 on Top Christian Albums

    December 22, 2016 6:42 PM EST Lauren Daigle's Behold: A Christmas Collection dashes 2-1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Dec. 31), increasing 8 percent to 14,000 copies sold in the week ending Dec. 15, according to Nielsen Music. The 10-song Behold hi ...

  22. Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' Passes One Million Sales Milestone Down Under

    December 22, 2016 1:00 AM EST Michael Bublé’s enduring holiday hit Christmas  (Reprise/Warner) has some extra sparkle. It’s been certified double diamond in Australia, in recognition of sales in excess of one million units. Christmas has racked up 50 weeks on the ARIA Albums C ...

  23. J. Cole Leads Billboard Artist 100 Chart for First Time

    December 20, 2016 5:37 PM EST J. Cole is the top musical act in the U.S., soaring from No. 19 to No. 1 for his first week atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Dec. 31). The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard 's most influential charts, including th ...

  24. Clean Bandit Lead Tight Race to U.K. Christmas Chart No. 1

    December 20, 2016 4:36 AM EST Clean Bandit , Rag ‘n’ Bone Man   and  Little Mix   are the lead pack in a tight race for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 single.  Reigning chart champs Clean Bandit   is in pole position for the crown with “Rockabye” (Atlantic). The track ...

  25. J. Cole Scores His Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, With Third-Largest Debut of 2016

    December 19, 2016 9:00 AM EST J. Cole ’s 4 Your Eyez Only bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, granting the rapper his fourth chart-topper and notching the third-largest debut of 2016, according to Nielsen Music. The set earned 492,000 equivalent album units i ...

  26. John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's 'Friends For Christmas' Rises to No. 1 Down Under

    December 18, 2016 11:47 PM EST It’s taken five weeks to get there, but John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s Friends For Christmas (Sony Music) has finally reached No. 1 in Australia.  Friends For Christmas is now platinum certified (70,000 units) after debuting at No. 3 in Nov ...

  27. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 'Together' at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    December 17, 2016 12:35 PM EST In the last sales charts before the race for the prestigious Christmas No. 1 slots, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Together (Decca/Universal) completes its climb to the top of the album bestsellers. Clean Bandit 's “Rockabye” (Atlantic/War ...

  28. Anderson .Paak's 'Am I Wrong?' Leads Top TV Commercials Chart for November

    December 16, 2016 2:44 PM EST For the first time in three months, a new song graces the No. 1 spot of Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam. Anderson .Paak’s “Am I Wrong?” featuring ScHoolboy Q , a hip-hop track combining R&B and neo-soul, lead ...

  29. Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' Challenging for U.K. Chart Title

    December 13, 2016 5:53 AM EST The biggest names in pop are locked in battle for the U.K.’s singles chart crown. X Factor U.K . 2016 season winner Matt Terry is expected to place at or near the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart with "When Christmas Comes Around." ...

  30. The Rolling Stones Bow at No. 1 in Australia with 'Blue & Lonesome'

    December 12, 2016 1:46 AM EST The Rolling Stones blast to a seventh No. 1 Down Under with Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal).  The veteran British band’s first studio album in more than a decade opens at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart . Blue & Lonesome is their firs ...

  31. The Rolling Stones Earn Record-Extending 37th Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 11, 2016 3:50 PM EST The Rolling Stones notch their record-extending 37th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the band’s new set, Blue & Lonesome , debuts at No. 4. The blues covers effort starts with 123,000 equivalent album units earned in the week endin ...

  32. 'The Hamilton Mixtape' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    December 11, 2016 3:20 PM EST The all-star compilation album The Hamilton Mixtape debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 187,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 169,000 were in traditional album sales. Th ...

  33. The Year in Charts 2016: Republic Rules as Top Label for Second Straight Year

    December 08, 2016 10:11 PM EST For the second straight year, Republic Records is the top label on Billboard’s year-end charts. The top labels of 2016 are determined by blending cumulative performance on the Billboard 200 albums chart and Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, through t ...

  34. Rolling Stones' 'Blue & Lonesome' Bolting to U.K. No. 1

    December 06, 2016 3:10 AM EST The Rolling Stones are hurtling towards the top spot on the U.K. albums chart with the rock veterans’ comeback album Blue & Lonesome (Polydor).  The all-blues covers set is almost 66,000 combined sales ahead of Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s s ...

  35. 'Hamilton Mixtape' Heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    December 05, 2016 10:07 PM EST Following the top five-charting success of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton: An American Musical on the Billboard 200 , its spin-off set, The Hamilton Mixtape , is aiming to debut at No. 1 on next week’s chart. Industry forecasters suggest t ...

  36. The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Shines on Australia's Albums Chart

    December 05, 2016 3:47 AM EST The Weeknd’s Starboy (Republic/Universal) rockets to No. 1 on Australia’s albums survey while Clean Bandit snatches the week’s best-selling single with “Rockabye” (EastWest/Warner). Starboy debuts at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart , giving the Can ...

  37. Little Mix, Clean Bandit Still Reign on U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2016 2:53 PM EST Little Mix secure a second week atop the U.K. album chart with Glory Days (Syco Music/Sony), while Clean Bandit 's “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie , is the No. 1 single for a fourth week. Glory Days adds a sec ...

  38. Kate Bush On Track for First U.K No. 1 Album In Almost 30 Years

    November 29, 2016 3:57 AM EST Kate Bush is running up the hill that is the U.K. albums chart for what could be her first No. 1 in nearly 30 years. The English singer’s Before The Dawn (Noble & Brite), a live collection featuring recordings from her 2014 Eventim Apollo Lond ...

  39. Metallica Blasts to No. 1 on Australia's Albums Chart With 'Hardwired'

    November 28, 2016 6:00 AM EST Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Virgin/EMI) has exploded out the blocks to debut at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart .  Hardwired is the American hard rock veterans’ sixth No. 1 on Australia’s chart and the first since Death Magnetic reached ...

  40. Little Mix Lands First Chart-Topping Album in U.K. With 'Glory Days'

    November 25, 2016 2:03 PM EST Female pop act Little Mix follows its recent fourth No. 1 U.K. single “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco Music/Sony) by landing its chart-topping album. Glory Days goes straight to the top with 96,000 combined units, the highest opening tally for a Britis ...

  41. Desiigner's 'Panda' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart for October

    November 22, 2016 4:15 PM EST Desiigner ’s former No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Panda” leads THR ’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam , for October, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s Black-ish. Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, ...

  42. Little Mix Leads Metallica, Bruno Mars in Race for U.K. Albums Chart Title

    November 22, 2016 5:55 AM EST New releases from Little Mix, Metallica and Bruno Mars are locked in battle for the U.K. albums chart crown.  At the midweek stage, Little Mix’ fourth LP Glory Days (Syco Music) has the lead over Metallica’s 10th studio set Hardwired… to Self-Dest ...

  43. Lady Gaga's 'Million Reasons' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart Following AMA Performance

    November 21, 2016 10:58 AM EST Barefoot and guitar in hand, Lady Gaga brought down the house Sunday night (Nov. 20) at the 44th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles as she performed her latest single “Million Reasons.” The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Tr ...

  44. James Arthur, Illy Rule Australia's Charts

    November 21, 2016 4:36 AM EST British singer James Arthur   begins week six at the summit of Australia’s singles chart with “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Columbia/Sony) while homegrown rapper Illy nabs his first-ever No. 1 album Down Under with Two Degrees (Warner) and Leonard Cohen ...

  45. Toulouse's 'I Will Follow You' Debuts at No. 2 on THR's Top TV Commercials Chart

    November 18, 2016 8:31 PM EST New York-based singer Toulouse claims the best debut on Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart, Powered by Shazam, for October, as “I Will Follow You” opens at No. 2. Using tagging data from Shazam, as well as sales and streaming inf ...

  46. Childish Gambino Returns with No. 2 Debut on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    November 18, 2016 10:00 AM EST Childish Gambino debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Nov. 26) with “Me And Your Mama,” earning the week’s highest debut. The song arrives after Gambino, the musical pseudonym of actor Donald Glover, premiered the son ...

  47. Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Tops LyricFind Charts Following His Death

    November 17, 2016 3:09 PM EST After renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died at age 82 last week, his signature song "Hallelujah" leads the LyricFind U.S. and Global charts (dated Nov. 26), as it debuts at No. 1 on each survey. The LyricFind Global and ...

  48. Olly Murs, Emeli Sande and Cliff Richard Battle for U.K. Chart Supremacy

    November 15, 2016 3:39 AM EST It’s a tight race at the top of the U.K. albums chart where sales heavyweights Olly Murs , Emeli Sande and Cliff Richard are battling it out for the crown.  Murs is on top at the midweek point with his fifth studio set, 24 HRS (RCA). If it stays a ...

  49. Bon Jovi's 'Home' Settles in at No. 1 in Australia

    November 14, 2016 5:38 AM EST James Arthur starts a fifth week at No. 1 on Australia’s new singles chart with "Say You Won't Let Go" (Columbia/Sony) while Bon Jovi’s This House is Not For Sale (Island/Universal) finds a home at the top spot of the latest albums ...

  50. Bon Jovi Earns Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 13, 2016 3:00 PM EST Bon Jovi ’s new album This House Is Not for Sale debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the rock band its sixth No. 1. The set earned 129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 128,000 ...

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