Despite the lack of promotion of Eminem’s new album, 'Kamikaze' debuted at the number 1 with the fourth best week sales of this year. This is the 45-year-old rapper’s ninth album, which got the first spot.
Celebrities September 11, 2018
Lady Gaga experienced a remarkable sales resurgence following her Super Bowl performance. Both single ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ leapt into Billboard’s top 5, due to huge download sales increases.
Internet February 17, 2017
Lady Gaga’s song ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ are both set to hit the top 10 on the Billboard charts this week. Gaga’s Super Bowl performance spearheaded their comeback.
Internet February 11, 2017
Pandora streaming data will now be included in the Billboard top chart rankings in various genres. The programmed streaming service’s inclusion has already resulted in significant Hot 100 chart jumps for several songs popular on Pandora.
Internet January 31, 2017
Billboard’s top streaming songs of 2016 were dominated by superstars Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber and The Chainsmokers. It was ingénue rapper Desiigner’s smash hit 'Panda,' however, that took the top spot.
Internet December 14, 2016
EDM pop duo The Chainsmokers have had a banner year so far, but their new single has stalled on the streaming charts. Why is ‘Setting Fires’ not living up to its title?
Life & Style November 30, 2016
Britney Spears has just released a music video for her new single ‘Slumber Party’, featuring Tinashe. The video topped YouTube’s trending chart and propelled the song to the top of Billboard’s Twitter Trending chart as well.
Celebrities November 21, 2016
Breakthrough electronic music act The Chainsmokers have slated their new song 'All We Know' for imminent release and have offered up a preview of the new track on the web. The song is the follow-up to massive hit 'Closer,' which is now in its sixth week atop Billboard’s Hot 100.
Celebrities September 28, 2016
Lady Gaga's latest single 'Perfect Illusion' has topped the Billboard Twitter charts despite being weeks away from being released. The news of the song has ignited buzz for her new album, which some industry sources speculate she may release secretly.
Celebrities August 24, 2016
The soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Suicide Squad' film is shaping up to be a summer hit as well. The album topped the Billboard charts in its debut and broke the record for most streams for a soundtrack album.
Internet August 17, 2016
2016 has seen a whirlwind of activity at the top of Spotify's and Billboard’s streaming charts. Here’s a look at some of the best streaming songs available this year so far.
Internet July 31, 2016
Sia’s 'Cheap Thrills' has finally knocked reigning chart topper Drake off the top of the charts to rule the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber is making a late summer run of his own for the top spot with 'Cold Water,' his collaboration with Major Lazer.
Internet July 27, 2016
On the strength of his new album 'Views,' Drake has officially overtaken Justin Bieber as the most-streamed artist ever on Spotify. Meanwhile, another Justin named Timberlake shot Drake down a peg by beating him out for the number one spot on Billboard’s singles chart with 'Can’t Stop the Feeling!'
Internet May 21, 2016
It's Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' versus Drake's 'One Dance' in a fierce battle for next week’s number one song. Will Timberlake’s sales win out over Drake’s streaming lead?
Internet May 14, 2016
In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, music fans are downloading his greatest hits album, which is now set to top the Billboard chart. SiriusXM has launched a 24/7 satellite radio channel devoted exclusively to the pop star to satisfy the demand for his music.
Internet April 25, 2016
Have you ever wanted to hear every important hit in the history of hip-hop? This online graph has got you covered from N.W.A. to Kanye.
Internet January 29, 2016
Rockers Panic! At The Disco beat out a couple of huge names to take the top spot on Billboard’s digital and mainstream album charts this week. The group surpassed recent chart toppers David Bowie and Adele to claim the number one position.
Internet January 27, 2016
Electronic dance music had a breakout year in 2015. Billboard's most streamed electronic dance music chart shows producers Skrillex, Diplo, Kygo and Zedd leading the pack, along with some older anthems that just wouldn’t die.
Internet December 31, 2015
Despite breaking sales records and topping the music charts in 2015, Adele is hardly a factor in Billboard's year-end listings. Here’s why.
Internet December 30, 2015
Elvis Presley proves that he is still alive in the hearts of his fans as his 80th Birthday commemorative album, 'If I Can Dream,' tops the charts. Priscilla Presley reveals that the posthumous album was one of the King of Rock N' Roll's dream projects.
Movies/TV Shows November 7, 2015
Adele has been on hiatus for the past three years but is currently making a splash with her latest single. 'Hello,' has broken records over the past week and charted 1.112 million downloads just a week after its debut.
Internet November 3, 2015
Drake’s exclusivity with Apple Music for his viral 'Hotline Bling' video may have cost him the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week. Billboard doesn’t count Apple Music streams when calculating its music charts.
Internet October 30, 2015
The theme song to 1993's 'Jurassic Park' just climbed to the top of a Billboard chart after 22 years of popularity.
Geek June 18, 2015
Taylor Swift has swept the board at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, winning awards in 8 of the 14 categories in which she was nominated. Swift received the Top Hot 100 Artist award onstage, among others, at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17 in Las Vegas.
Movies/TV Shows May 19, 2015
Billboard has announced a big shakeup to their iconic Top 200 Album chart. The chart will now consider digital downloads of individual tracks from an album, and streams of tracks from services like Spotify, as a measure of album sales.
Internet November 22, 2014
Still a small sliver of total albums sales, vinyl record sales on uptick over last five years. Renaissance attributed to nostalgia, sound quality and iconic cover art.
Arts & Culture April 18, 2014
Billboard decided to join forces with Twitter to bring real-time charts, tracking conversations about music on the micro-blogging site. Twitter is one of the most popular platforms for musicians who are looking to promote their music. Will this partnership with Billboard make music even more accessible on Twitter?
Internet March 28, 2014
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