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Billboard Posts Recap of “The Year In Music 2010”

December 13, 2010 drainu182 1

Billboard has just posted their “Year in Music 2010” Feature, which includes the Hot 100 Songs, Artists of the Year, and top songs/albums in a number of different genres, including Rock, Pop, and Country.

“Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the chart year that began with last year’s Dec. 5 issue and ended with the Nov. 27, 2010, issue. The year-end Top Artists list ranks the best-performing acts of the year derived from activity on two …

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Billboard Debuts New “Social 50” Chart

December 6, 2010 drainu182 0

Billboard announced that it is expanding its suite of chart offerings to include a new chart, the Social 50, presented by ZYNC from American Express, which ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social networking sites. Rihanna becomes the ‘only girl in the world’ to top the Social 50 chart in its debut week, followed by Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, respectively, to round out the top five. The full chart is available at…

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LIVE Q&A with MAROON 5 on at 5:30PM EST TODAY

July 28, 2010 drainu182 0

With new album “Hands All Over” due in September, lead single “Misery” scorching up the Hot 100 and a massive world tour starting in just a few days, Maroon 5 has a lot going on this year. We know there are lots of you out there who want to hear about everything directly from the band, so we’re hosting a live video Q&A on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 5:30pm ET with none other than frontman Adam Levine and keyboardist …

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BIllboard’s Top 30 “Summer” Songs of All Time

July 2, 2010 drainu182 0

The sun is shining, the beaches are crowded and the bodies are tanned, which can only mean one thing — Summer 2010 is in full swing. To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we’ve scoured the Billboard chart archives and compiled this definitive list of the most popular songs about summer ever recorded.

These 30 hot tunes with summer-specific themes are ranked based on each track’s performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from August 4, 1958 — the …

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Eminem Tops Billboard Top 200

June 30, 2010 drainu182 0

Eminem’s Recovery will come in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with a staggering 741,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC sold 784,000 with Black Ice in its first week.

Go to for the full, chart-topping story.…

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Metric’s Hit Album Fantasies Returns to Billboard Top 200

February 16, 2010 drainu182 0

Buoyed by the success of standout single “Gold Guns Girls,” Metric’s smash-hit album Fantasies makes a triumphant return to the Billboard Top 200 at #162. This is the first time the album has appeared on the chart since its debut nine months ago.

In continued support of Fantasies, the band announces that they will hit the road for a short run of headlining dates, beginning March 17th in Tempe, AZ and wrapping up March 27th in San Diego, CA. See …

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Steel Panther release Billboard Q+A & Acoustic Video

October 29, 2009 drainu182 0

The Kings of the Sunset Strip, Steel Panther, have just released two exclusive videos from their visit to The first clip is a Q+A with the band interspersed with an acoustic performance of “Girl From Oklahoma”. When talking about Feel The Steel, the band’s new album, lead singer Michael Starr said “When you hear the title, Feel The Steel, you’re going to feel some stuff you probably weren’t used to feeling before, and that’s the feeling of …

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David Gray scores fourth #1 Triple A single, WXPN session on 9/18

September 3, 2009 drainu182 1

(Via ‘FUGITIVE’ APPREHENDS NO. 1: David Gray’s fourth No. 1 on Triple A (viewable on, “Fugitive,” completes his first set of back-to-back leaders. “You’re the World to Me” ruled for eight weeks in 2007-08. Gray previously topped the chart with “Babylon” for two weeks in 2000 and “The One I Love” for six weeks in 2005.

Among solo artists, only Sheryl Crow (seven), Jack Johnson (six) and John Mayer (five) can boast more No. 1s in the …