Everybody knows that Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are the most successful contestants ever to step onto the "American Idol" stage, but who's the top male contender to appear on the show?
The calendar says 2018, but the charts suggest otherwise. Of the five albums that debut in the top 10 this week, three are by artists who have been turning out albums for more than 40 years.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, soundtracks to theatrically released films hold down the top two spots on the Billboard 200.
Bon Jovi’s 2016 album This House Is Not for Sale re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1, dislodging the hot-selling soundtrack to the blockbuster film Black Panther. Bon Jovi’s album was boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, in which fans who bought a ticket to Bon Jovi’s upcoming arena tour could also opt to get the album. A similar redemption offer enabled the album to debut at No. 1 back in November 2016.
Black artists have been setting records on the pop music charts virtually as long as there have been pop music charts. To commemorate Black History Month, here are two dozen black artists who have made chart history.
Top albums and songs for the week of Oct. 9, 2017. Shania fared much better coming off a long hiatus than Fergie did last week. Plus, Miley, Demi, Petty, more.
The Weeknd, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran all spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the first half of 2017. But such veteran hit-makers as Katy Perry and John Mayer set records they would probably just as soon forget.
It was the summer of Drake and Rihanna, who, separately or together, account for an impressive six of the top 20 Songs of the Summer (counting both lead and featured credits). But what song came out on top on Billboard‘s annual recap of the biggest hits from Memorial Day to Labor Day? Grab a cold drink as we officially count down the top 20 songs of the season.
Though it’s hard to imagine, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 on Thursday (Jan. 8). To salute the King, here are 25 facts you should know about the man from Tupelo, Miss.