1. Drake Breaks Hot 100 Record With 20 Simultaneous Hits

    May 09, 2016 2:23 PM EDT As if debuting atop the Billboard 200 with his new album, Views , and scoring his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with Views single "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, weren't enough, Drake makes history on ...

  2. Drake Scores First Hot 100 No. 1 as Lead Artist With 'One Dance'

    May 09, 2016 2:20 PM EDT Drake celebrates his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 21), as "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, climbs 2-1. The track is from his new album, Views , which, as previously reported , debuts at No. 1 on ...

  3. Desert Trip Adds Second Weekend With Encores From McCartney, Stones, Dylan & More

    May 09, 2016 1:13 PM EDT Due to demand, a second weekend has been added to the inaugural Desert Trip festival with the Rolling Stones , Bob Dylan , Paul McCartney , Neil Young , Roger Waters and The Who  slated to play an encore weekend. All acts will now play on Oct. 14- ...

  4. Drake Dominates Australia's Charts

    May 09, 2016 12:10 AM EDT Drake has done the chart double Down Under.  The Canadian rapper nails down top spot on Australia’s singles and albums surveys this week with “One Dance” (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) and Views , respectively. “One Dance” rises 5-1 in its fifth week, ...

  5. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Rihanna's 'Anti' Stays Put in Top 10, Melanie Martinez Jumps Back Into Top 40

    May 06, 2016 10:11 PM EDT On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated May 14), Beyonce bounded in at No. 1 with her sixth straight chart topper, Lemonade , while the late Prince placed a record five albums in the top 10. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Prince & Beyonce&# ...

  6. Drake's 'Views' Debuts With 852,000 Copies Sold in First Week in U.S.

    May 06, 2016 6:37 PM EDT The official first-week sales figure for Drake's Views album has arrived. Views  sold 852,000 copies in the week ending May 5 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. That’s the best sales week ever for Drake, the biggest for any album in 2 ...

  7. Chris Young, Cassadee Pope Crown 
the Country Airplay Chart

    May 03, 2016 11:29 AM EDT Chris Young and Cassadee Pope 's duet "Think of You" rises 3-1 in its 18th week on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated May 14), increasing by 8 percent to 46.8 million audience impressions in the week ending May 1, accord ...

  8. Prince's Music Floods Australia's Charts as Beyoncé & Pink Land No. 1s

    May 03, 2016 3:46 AM EDT Beyoncé and Pink locked in No. 1s on Australia’s charts this week, but the national surveys are unmistakably tinged in the color purple as Prince makes impressive posthumous splashes. The late music genius has four sets in the Top 10 and no less t ...

  9. Desiigner Holds Off Drake Atop Hot 100, Prince & Beyonce Hit Top 10

    May 02, 2016 2:29 PM EDT Desiigner 's debut hit "Panda" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 14), fending off Drake 's "One Dance," which climbs 3-2. Meanwhile, two beloved '80s hits by Prince re-enter the to ...

  10. Beyonce Earns Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Lemonade'

    May 01, 2016 3:00 PM EDT Beyonce ’s Lemonade album charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the superstar her sixth chart-topper. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen Music. Pure album sales comprised 485, ...

  11. Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Hits No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Followed by 3 Prince Albums

    April 29, 2016 12:56 PM EDT The sudden release of Beyoncé 's Lemonade (Columbia) prevented a possible top 5 Prince takeover on the new U.K. album chart, announced Friday (April 29). Drake's “One Dance” (Cash Money/ Republic/ Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, ...

  12. 4 Million Prince Albums & Songs Have Been Sold Following His Death

    April 29, 2016 12:11 PM EDT Prince ’s albums and songs have sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. since his death on April 21, according to Nielsen Music. That sum combines his sales on April 21 (239,000 albums and 1.034 million song downloads), along with initial sales rep ...

  13. 20 Best-Selling Prince Songs Following His Death

    April 28, 2016 2:00 PM EDT The April 21 death of Prince triggered a swell in digital song sales for the icon. Notably, 20 tracks of his soar onto Billboard 's 25-position R&B Digital Songs chart (dated May 7), marking the most simultaneously charting tracks ever on ...

  14. Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    April 27, 2016 12:23 PM EDT Beyonce 's Lemonade album is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. The set, which was released on April 23 through Parkwood/Columbia Records, could sell around 450,000 copies (or more) in the week en ...

  15. FGL, Sturgill Simpson Sail to No. 1 on Country Charts; Marie Osmond Returns to Top 10

    April 26, 2016 10:10 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line 's "Confession" crowns Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated May 7), lifting 2-1, up 4 percent to 44.8 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending April 24, according to Nielsen Music. Penn ...

  16. Prince's Music Set to Flood U.K. Charts

    April 26, 2016 2:38 AM EDT Prince is poised to rule over the U.K. sales charts. The late music icon’s albums currently lock-up the Top 5 at the half-way stage of the chart cycle, as fans clamor to pay tribute to their hero. The chart Update is led by The Very Best Of  (Warn ...

  17. Prince Has Sold Nearly 3.5 Million Albums & Songs in U.S. Since His Death

    April 25, 2016 10:49 PM EDT Since Prince died on April 21, fans have paid tribute to the late legend by purchasing his music in huge quantities. According to Nielsen Music, Prince’s catalog of albums sold 654,000 copies in the U.S. between April 15 and April 24, while his in ...

  18. Zayn Tops Pop Songs Chart With 'Pillowtalk'

    April 25, 2016 10:50 AM EDT Zayn zips from No. 3 to No. 1 on Billboard 's Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated May 7) with "Pillowtalk." Notably, with his first entry on the mainstream top 40-based radio ranking, he achieves an honor that he didn't as a m ...

  19. Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts Like the Sound of No. 1 on Country Charts

    April 19, 2016 11:03 AM EDT Dierks Bentley earns his 11th No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart, and first in nearly four years, as "Somewhere on a Beach" breaks 4-1 on the April 30 list. The track tops Hot Country Songs, which encompasses sales, strea ...

  20. Gnash, Deftones Bump Lukas Graham from Australia's Chart Peaks

    April 19, 2016 6:15 AM EDT Lukas Graham’s glorious run at the summit of Australia’s charts has come to an abrupt end thanks to recordings from Gnash and Deftones .  Gnash Feat. Olivia O'Brien’s “I Hate U, I Love U” (via his ":):" label) rises 5-1 in it fourth ...

  21. PJ Harvey On Target for U.K Albums Chart Crown, Drake Leading Singles Chart Race

    April 19, 2016 2:42 AM EDT PJ Harvey is on the verge of being crowned queen of the U.K. albums chart for the first time, while Drake’s "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic) is shuffling toward a second week atop the singles chart.  Harvey’s latest and ninth studio alb ...

  22. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Drake Moves Closer to Elvis, Rihanna's 'Kiss It Better' Debuts

    April 14, 2016 7:47 PM EDT As previously reported , Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake , posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 23). With her latest frame on top, she has tied the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No ...

  23. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Cheap Trick Returns to Top 40 After 27 Years

    April 14, 2016 8:00 AM EDT On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated April 23), Kanye West claimed his seventh consecutive No. 1, as The Life of Pablo arrived atop the list. Lukas Graham , Weezer and Twenty88 also debuted in the top 10 with their new efforts. The ...

  24. The Lumineers Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Cleopatra'

    April 13, 2016 7:51 PM EDT The Lumineers are heading for their first No. 1 album, as Cleopatra is set to debut atop next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the trio's second effort, which was released through Dualtone Records on April 8, coul ...

  25. Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean & More See Sales Growth, Country Chart Moves From ACM Awards

    April 12, 2016 7:01 PM EDT The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast Sunday, April 3, on CBS, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, provided no shortage of live music. The night boasted 23 performances, from Luke Bryan 's latest, "Huntin', Fishin� ...

  26. 12 of Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Tracks Are on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    April 12, 2016 1:06 PM EDT The wide release of Kanye West 's The Life of Pablo to streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, April 1, causes 11 of the set’s tracks to debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated April 23), joining previously charting ...

  27. Lori McKenna Brings the Solo Songwriter Back to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    April 12, 2016 12:01 PM EDT As in pop music, songwriting teams have taken over the top of Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart. Many country classics have been written by a single songwriter. Patsy Cline 's "Crazy" was penned by Willie Nelson . Johnny Cas ...

  28. Tim McGraw Tops Hot Country Songs, Merle Haggard's Sales Surge

    April 12, 2016 11:17 AM EDT Tim McGraw 's "Humble and Kind" crowns Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (dated April 23), rising 4-1. The ballad was performed by McGraw at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (April 3), broadcast on CBS, comple ...

  29. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Eighth Week, Ties the Beatles for Second-Most Total Weeks at No. 1

    April 11, 2016 2:22 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake, posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 23). With her latest frame on top, Rihanna has now tied The Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 (59) and trai ...

  30. Lukas Graham Dominates Australia's Charts, Breaks Record

    April 11, 2016 3:06 AM EDT Lukas Graham has done the chart double Down Under. The soul-pop group this week bows at No. 1 with their self-titled third album and its international hit “7 Years” (Warner) notches up an eighth week at the top of Australia’s singles survey, estab ...

  31. Kanye West's 'Life of Pablo' Headed For A No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200, Despite Wild Rollout

    April 08, 2016 4:28 PM EDT From its late night arrival on Feb. 13 to April Fool’s Day, Kanye West confined his seventh solo full-length, The Life of Pablo , exclusively to streaming on Tidal while he tinkered with his “living album.” Then, after six weeks of withholding its ...

  32. Margo Price Makes History on Top Country Albums Chart; Keith Urban & Jason Aldean Bow on Country Airplay

    April 05, 2016 4:54 PM EDT Americana-country singer-songwriter Margo Price ’s debut LP, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (Third Man), makes a historic debut on Billboard ’s Top Country Albums chart, arriving at No. 10 with 4,000 sold in its opening week, according to Nielsen Music ...

  33. 'Work' Week: Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Seventh Week, Fifth Harmony Earns First Top 10 Hit

    April 04, 2016 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , logs a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 16). Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony achieves its first Hot 100 top 10 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Let� ...

  34. Zayn's 'Mind of Mine' Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    April 01, 2016 3:01 PM EDT Former One Direction member Zayn entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 today (April 1) with his solo debut Mind of Mine (RCA/Sony). Mike Posner tops the singles countdown for a third straight week with "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" (Universal ...

  35. Justin Bieber No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for 10th Week, Gwen Stefani Soars 89-4

    March 29, 2016 1:29 PM EDT Justin Bieber remains the top musical act in the U.S., keeping the No. 1 rank on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated April 9) and leading the list for a 10th total week. The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard 's most influ ...

  36. Zayn Heading for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'Mind of Mine'

    March 29, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Zayn ’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine , is heading for a No. 1 bow atop the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released on March 25 through RCA Records, could earn upwards of 160,000 equivalent album units in the ...

  37. Rihanna's 'Work' Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week, Meghan Trainor's 'No' Hits Top 10

    March 28, 2016 2:18 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9). Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor ascends to the top 10 with her new single, "No," which also takes over as the best-selli ...

  38. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Chris Stapleton Scores First Top 10 Hit & More

    March 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT It's been a big week for Chris Stapleton , who already won an ACM Award even though the show isn't until next Sunday night (April 3) and also reached a million copies sold of his breakthrough album, Traveller , according to Nielsen Music ...

  39. Adele Tops U.K. Album Chart for 11th Week

    March 25, 2016 3:24 PM EDT Adele 's 25 (XL Recordings) has landed an 11th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, while Mike Posner starts a second week atop the singles survey with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Universal Island).  Meanwhile, the compilation ...

  40. Zac Brown Band Makes History on Country Airplay Chart; Randy Houser Debuts

    March 22, 2016 12:52 PM EDT Zac Brown Band 's "Beautiful Drug" ascends 2-1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated April 2), increasing by 2 percent to 43 million audience impressions in the week ending March 20, according to Nielsen Music. The song ...

  41. James Leading Adele in Race For U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    March 22, 2016 4:48 AM EDT You might want to sit down for this: James is on the verge of knocking Adele from the summit of the U.K. albums chart for what would be the British rock group’s first No. 1 in nearly two decades.  James, which enjoyed hits with “Sit Down” and “Lai ...

  42. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Ariana Grande Debuts at No. 10

    March 21, 2016 2:46 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 2). Meanwhile, Ariana Grande blasts in at No. 10 with "Dangerous Woman," the title track from her forthcoming third stud ...

  43. Lukas Graham Extends Chart Streak Down Under, Matt Corby's Debut Album Opens At No. 1

    March 21, 2016 5:52 AM EDT Lukas Graham has extended its streak to five weeks at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart, while Matt Corby is crowned leader of the national albums survey.  Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (Warner) has earned platinum certification during the Danish soul ...

  44. Rihanna's 'Anti' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 20, 2016 3:45 PM EDT Rihanna ’s Anti moves back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, collecting its second week at the top. The diva’s set earned another 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 ch ...

  45. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Loretta Lynn Earns Her Highest Charting Album Ever With 'Full Circle'

    March 18, 2016 8:00 AM EDT On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 26), Kendrick Lamar ’s surprise new release Untitled Unmastered swooped in for a No. 1 debut. It bowed with 178,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 10 according to N ...

  46. Kelly Clarkson & RuPaul Work Their Way Onto Top Dance/Electronic Albums

    March 18, 2016 7:30 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson collects her first entry, and first No. 1, on Billboard 's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated March 26), as Piece by Piece: Remixed starts with 2,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The release by the original American ...

  47. Cole Swindell & Carrie Underwood Take Over Country Songs Charts

    March 15, 2016 10:57 AM EDT Cole Swindell 's ode to his late father, William , "You Should Be Here,” climbs 2-1 on Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart (dated March 26). It's his second leader, following his 2014 debut single, "Chillin' It," ...

  48. Adele's '25' Cruising to 11th Week at No. 1 in U.K.

    March 15, 2016 1:48 AM EDT Adele’s 25  (XL) is heading for an 11th week atop the U.K. albums chart while Mike Posner is challenging Lukas Graham for No. 1 on the singles chart.  Adele’s third album is enjoying a sales bump as the superstar’s world tour makes its way across ...

  49. Rihanna's 'Work' Rules Hot 100 for Fourth Week

    March 14, 2016 3:02 PM EDT Rihanna 's "Work," featuring Drake , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 26). Plus, Lukas Graham 's "7 Years" crowns the Digital Songs chart, Mike Posner 's "I Took a Pill in ...

  50. Lukas Graham, The Cat Empire Rule Australia's Charts

    March 14, 2016 5:43 AM EDT Lukas Graham’s  "7 Years" (Warner) locks-down a fourth week as the best-selling single in Australia, while homegrown act The Cat Empire debuts at the top of the national albums chart.  The Cat Empire’s Rising With The Sun is the six-piec ...

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