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Anthem Beloved by Conservatives Makes Music History

Oliver Anthony's 'Rich Men North of Richmond' debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

(Newser) - Oliver Anthony, the formerly unknown singer who is now anything but after his hit became a conservative anthem , has now made music history. "Rich Men North of Richmond," a song that bemoans high taxes, low wages, and "the obese milking welfare" while others live on the street...

Luke Combs' 'Fast Car' Cover Pushes Tracy Chapman to Country Music History

She's the first Black female songwriter to hit No. 1 on Country Airplay chart

(Newser) - Tracy Chapman is the first Black female songwriter to top Billboard's Country Airplay chart since it started in 1990—and the No. 1 spot is for a song she came out with two years before the chart even existed. "Fast Car" is, of course, experiencing quite a resurgence...

No One Has Done This Before in Billboard's History
No One Has
Done This Before
in Billboard's History

No One Has Done This Before in Billboard's History

Taylor Swift snags all of the top 10 spots on Billboard's Hot 100

(Newser) - Taylor Swift released her latest album, Midnights, on Oct. 21, and by Monday, she'd made history: All of the top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 belonged to her. "Anti-Hero," the lead single from the album, is in the No. 1 slot, followed by nine others...

This Song Just Hit No. 1 After Record Time on Billboard Chart
It Took 59 Weeks, but
This Song Is Now No. 1

It Took 59 Weeks, but This Song Is Now No. 1

Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" breaks record for longest time to reach top spot on Billboard Hot 100

(Newser) - "Heat Waves" has been simmering on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 59 long weeks, but the mercury finally bubbled over for Glass Animals, who hit No. 1 this week and set a record for the longest climb to the top of the rankings, Billboard reports. The song...

After Claiming Record, Swift Sends Flowers to a 'Giant'

She reaches out to Don McLean after replacing him in the record books

(Newser) - Update: Taylor Swift recently claimed the record for the longest No. 1 song, and she made a point to reach out to the singer she replaced. CNN reports that Swift sent flowers to Don McLean after her "All Too Well" (10-plus minutes) surpassed his "American Pie" (8-plus minutes)....

Billboard Hot 100 Gets New No. 1 Song of All Time
The Weeknd

The Weeknd Dethrones Chubby Checker

'Blinding Lights' is new No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time

(Newser) - After years as the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time, Chubby Checker's "The Twist" has been dethroned. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" is now in the top spot, after Billboard updated its Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs recap. "The Twist,"...

With 'Oprah's Bank Account,' a Record for Drake

Canadian rapper has his 208th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

(Newser) - The cast of Glee had a good run, but Drake's now taking over. The AP reports that the Canadian rapper's latest single, "Oprah's Bank Account," performed with Lil Yachty and DaBaby, debuted at No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it his 208th...

Hip-Hop Artist's Song Got Rejected. Enter Billy Ray Cyrus

Lil Nas X releases a remix of "Old Town Road"

(Newser) - Lil Nas X seems to be asking, Am I country enough now? The Atlanta hip-hop artist just released a remix of his rappy cowboy song "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus as guest vocalist—after Billboard kicked the original Cyrus-less version off its country chart , the New York ...

Rapper Sells 823 Albums, Tops Billboard Chart

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie had 83M streams

(Newser) - Scoring the Billboard No. 1 spot with album Hoodie SZN was a big moment for New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie—and a new low for traditional album sales. The rapper made the top spot on the Billboard 200 by selling just 823 albums, all of them downloads,...

Kids Song 'as Infectious as Anthrax' Is Climbing the Charts

You'll be hearing 'Baby Shark' in your head all weekend now

(Newser) - If you're a fan of fins, or under the age of 5, you'll be pleased with one of the Billboard Hot 100's newest hits. Otherwise, you'll likely just be fascinated at how "Baby Shark," a children's song about sharks, is now making its...

America's No. 1 Song Isn't in English for 1st Time in 30 Years

And it's only happened 3 times in the past 35 years

(Newser) - Something pretty dang rare is happening on the American music charts. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (and featuring Justin Bieber) has been the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The song, which is in Spanish, is only the third non-English-language...

Bowie Scores First No. 1 Album Ever

His 'Blackstar' debuts at top of Billboard 200 chart

(Newser) - If only David Bowie were here to see it. The legendary rocker just scored his first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his newly released Blackstar, Billboard reports. Less than a week after Bowie died of cancer , his jazz-inspired record streaked to the top with 181,000...

Billboard Names Greatest Album of All Time

Sorry, Julie Andrews

(Newser) - Attention, everyone: We can finally stop arguing about The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, Wu-Tang Clan vs. A Tribe Called Quest, GWAR vs. Michael Bolton. That's because Billboard has finally named the objective, indisputable greatest album of all time: Adele's 21. To reach that conclusion, Billboard awarded points...

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...

Streisand's Latest No. 1 Makes History

She has topped charts in every decade since '60s

(Newser) - The last time there was a decade without a Barbra Streisand No. 1 album in it, Dwight Eisenhower was president and stereo sound was still a novelty. The singer's new album Partners debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making the 72-year-old the first artist to have a...

Weird Al Nabs His First No. 1 Album

Even weirder: that it took parody master Yankovic this long to top the Billboards

(Newser) - With an A-list cast that includes Jack Black, Margaret Cho, and Eric Stonestreet, it’s not surprising that "Weird Al" Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album, released last week, has been garnering attention. It’s also not surprising that the accordion-playing satirist’s 14th album debuted at No. 1 on...

Rihanna Gunning for Madonna's Longtime Record

Singer now second only to Madonna when it comes to No. 1 Dance/Club hits

(Newser) - Kids these days ... no respect for their elders. Rihanna has officially swooped in and stolen Janet Jackson's No. 2 spot on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. "Right Now" marks Rihanna's 20th No. 1 hit, bumping her in front of Jackson and her 19 top songs. Up...

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...

Top Artist of 2012 Is...
 Top Artist of 2012 Is... 

Top Artist of 2012 Is...

Adele ... again, according to Billboard

(Newser) - Adele is the top musical artist of the year for the second year running. She snagged the top artist spot and the top album spot (for 21) on Billboard's year-end lists —and she also got both honors last year, the AP reports. More highlights from the charts:
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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...

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