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One Direction Kills a Beatles Record


(Newser) - Time to be depressed, baby boomers: One Direction has officially overtaken a long-standing Beatles record. The current-day boy band's new single, "Perfect," debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the fifth time a 1D song has done so—putting One Direction ahead of the... More »

Swift on Being Maxim's 'Hottest': Nice Compliment

She's this year's Hot 100 top pick

(Newser) - Continuing her apparent quest to Win All The Awards , Taylor Swift has been named the No. 1 pick on Maxim 's annual Hot 100 list. Among the reasons why: Swift is "deeply unconcerned with whether or not you consider her attractive, which of course only makes her more... More »

No. 69 on Maxim's Hot 100: Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend

She looks great in a bikini, the magazine points out

(Newser) - The No. 1 pick for this year's Maxim Hot 100 is no surprise, since Miley Cyrus just couldn't contain her excitement and spilled the beans over the weekend —but No. 69 is definitely an amusing surprise. It's Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, as Mashable noticed,... More »

Miley Cyrus Spoils Maxim Hot 100 List

Claims No. 1 spot via Twitter

(Newser) - For former Disney starlet Miley Cyrus, dreams really do come true—especially if those dreams include being ranked by your hotness in a lad mag. Maxim still hasn't released its annual Hot 100 list for 2013, but Cyrus just couldn't contain the news that she's taken the... More »

Nielsen to Add iPads, Xbox, Streaming to TV Ratings

It hopes to have new software in place this year

(Newser) - With fewer people watching TV in the traditional manner and more turning to broadband, iPads, and even the Xbox or PlayStation, the Nielsen Co. plans to expand how it measures program ratings, reports the Hollywood Reporter . By September, Nielsen expects to have new hardware and software in its 23,000... More »

Lil Wayne Topples Elvis' Billboard Record

But the world apparently loves 'Glee' more than either of them

(Newser) - Well, this is embarrassing: The King of Rock 'n' Roll has seen his Billboard Hot 100 record overtaken by none other than Lil Wayne. "Celebration," a Game song featuring Lil Wayne, debuted on the chart recently—the rapper's 109th appearance on the chart. Which is enough... More »

Amanda Knox Makes Maxim's Hot 100

No. 1 spot goes to Bar Refaeli

(Newser) - Bar Refaeli is No. 1 on this year's Maxim Hot 100 , but No. 92 is arguably more interesting: It's Foxy Knoxy herself, Amanda Knox. She's probably the most controversial entry, but the list also contains a cartoon character (Family Guy's Lois Griffin) and a man (Stephen... More »

Katy Perry Is Maxim's Hottest

Singer replaces last year's No. 1, Olivia Wilde

(Newser) - Katy Perry tops Maxim’s Hot 100 this year, causing a few bloggers to say, “Really?” The mag justifies its somewhat uncharacteristic choice by explaining that Perry “is the best friend you suddenly realize you’ve loved your whole life. The rad chick who taught you how to... More »

Clarkson Soars to Top of Charts

New single rocketed from 97th spot in Hot 100

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson’s new single has jumped from No. 97 to No. 1 , breaking the record held by Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” for the largest leap to the top spot, Billboard reports. “My Life Would Suck Without You” sold 280,000 digital downloads in one week and is climbing... More »

Twist Is Top All-Time Hit

Billboard's top songs of past 50 years including other twists, like no Elvis in top 10

(Newser) - Billboard has produced its definitive list of the top 100 songs of the past 50 years—and it's full of surprises. One is that neither Elvis nor the Beatles made the top five. They were beaten out by Santana, Bobby Darin, and even Los Del Rio's Macarena. Another twist—Chubby... More »

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