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Mariah Carey earned her 18th No. 1 song, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" was finally released and Lil Wayne sold over a million albums in a week. It's been quite a year in music. Where did your favorites land on Billboard's definitive year-end charts? What albums did our critics pick as 2008's best? Find out all of that and more as Billboard tallies 2008 in charts, tours, news, and great music both here and in the special Year In Music and Touring issue of Billboard Magazine.

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Leona Lewis chats with Billboard about her Hot 100 No. 1 single ''Bleeding Love," her album and much more.; Billboard; Billboard.com; bleeding love; Leona Lewis; spirit; Colbie Caillat sits down with Billboard at Women In Music to discuss her career, influences, and advice for young artists.; beyonce; Billboard; Billboard.com; bubbly; Colbie Caillat; Gwen Stefani; Jason Mraz; Joni Mitchell; juanes; myspace; taylor swift; Women in Music; Billboard sat down with Usher to talk about his new album "Here I Stand".; Billboard; Billboard.com; Clover Hope; confessions; here i stand; interview; Jermaine Dupri; Love In This Club; R&B; Usher; Just 16 years old, Taylor Swift is already enjoying a platinum album, her self-tilted debut. Taylor stopped by Billboard's New York HQ to play us ''Mary's Song (Oh My My My)."; Billboard; Billboard Presents; Billboard.com; Danielle Flora; Mary's Song; taylor swift; With a recent No. 1 on Top Digital Albums, the American Idol winner discusses his success and rocks a New York crowd.; Always Be My Baby; American Idol; Billboard Barbasol; Billie Jean; Daughtry; david archuleta; David Cook; Fox; Light On; Mariah Carey; Paula Abdul; Randy Jackson; simon cowell; Billboard sat down with Usher to talk about his new album "Here I Stand".; Billboard; Billboard.com; Clover Hope; confessions; here i stand; interview; Jermaine Dupri; Love In This Club; R&B; Usher; Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall to Wall and what it's like to be barely legal. ; Billboard; Billboard Q & A; Billboard.com; Chris Brown; music video; At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swift is enjoying the success of a platinum record with her self-tilted debut. Taylor stopped by Billboard headquarters in New York to play us her hit ''Tim McGraw''. ; Billboard; Billboard Underground; Billboard.com; music video; taylor swift; Tim Mcgraw; Josh Groban talks with Billboard about his Sundance experience and his upcoming album.; Billboard; Josh Groban; sundance; Billboard sat down with Usher to talk about his new album "Here I Stand".; Billboard; Billboard.com; Clover Hope; confessions; here i stand; interview; Jermaine Dupri; Love In This Club; R&B; Usher; Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts stopped by Billboard to share his amazing voice and to chat about his rocket-like rise from cellphone salesman to worldwide opera sensation.; Billboard; Billboard Presents; Billboard.com; caruso; Paul Potts; Billboard talks with Panic At The Disco about their new album, controversial name change and more.;Billboard; Brandon Urie; panic at the disco; Pretty Odd; ryan ross; Natash Bedingfield dropped by the Billboard studios to chat about her latest album, her United States tour and more.; Billboard; Billboard.com; Love Like This; Natasha Bedingfield; Pocketful Of Sunshine; Sean Kingston; UNWRITTEN; Billboard Senior Editor, Jonathan Cohen chats with My Morning Jacket about the making of their upcoming album, ''Evil Urges'' and tour schedule.; Billboard; Billboard.com; Evil Urges; Jonathan Cohen; My Morning Jacket; Billboard caught up with multi-platinum MC Nelly and discussed his J'z, changes in the music business and what fans can expect from his new album, "Brass Knuckles." ; Billboard; Billboard.com; Brass Knuckles; Nelly; Stepped On My J'z; Michelle Williams sat down with Billboard to discuss her album "Unexpected," where it's taking R&B;, and the Destiny's Child reunion.; Billboard; Billboard.com; Michelle Williams; The Greatest; We Break The Dawn; Billboard hip-hop expert Hilary Crosley gets down with T.I., speaking on his upcoming Grand Hustle effort, his struggles with his own alter-ego and acting side-by-side with Denzel. ; Billboard; Billboard Q & A; Billboard.com; Hillary Crosley; Music News; T.I.; Popera group Il Divo talks with Billboard about their upcoming album "The Promise," what it's like working in the studio, and why they're the one and only.; Amazing Grace; america; barbara streisand; Belgium; Billboard; Billboard.com; Carlos Mar�n; David Miller; france; Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Hallelujah; Il Divo; Jeff Buckley; oprah; Popera; spain; switzerland; S�bastien Izambard; The Power Of Love; The Promise; Urs B�hler; USA; 2008 Q&As; and performances with Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, Usher, Colbie Caillat and many other artists on Billboard charts in 2008.
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