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Selena Gomez Trumps Jay Z

Blogamole | Michael Lopez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Despite a few unflattering reviews, Selena Gomez’ "Stars Dance" appears to have won over the public. So much so, that it k...

Will Adele Make History?

Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

Adele is approaching history. The 25-year-old singer released her hit album, "21," in January 2011, and more than two years later, the record is st...

The Next Prince Royce?

VOXXI | Federica Longo | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

With his new single “Mi Favorita,” which has already been a big hit on radio and even landed in the top 20 in Billboard’s Tropical genre list, R...

Taylor Swift Battles Maroon 5 And Fun.

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

-- Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, includi...

Bon Jovi Upsets David Bowie

Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment

Proving that everything old is new again, Bon Jovi and David Bowie topped the Billboard charts this week. "What About Now," Bon Jovi's 12th studio...

Billboard Makes A Huge Change

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Viral videos are hits on the Web, and now they can help propel a song to the top of the Billboard charts. Billboard has announced th...

Justin Bieber Does It Again

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber continues his reign on the pop charts. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, "Believe Acoustic" will take the No. 1 spot on the Billboar...

Justin Timberlake Breaks Records

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Timberlake is back and already breaking records. Billboard reports that Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie," is now the song with the highest...

Christian Singer Tops Billboard Album Chart

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as his album, "Burning Li...

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

Pathways of Connectivity

Laurence Boschetto | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Laurence Boschetto

It seems like a no-brainer to include diverse stars and songs that cross cultures and generations in ads. With the shifts we are seeing in our country, using diverse talent is more important than ever.

'Call Me Maybe' -- Catching the Rays of Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

What song describes you? What song do you live by? Think for a moment about "Call Me Maybe".

Chris Brown Has The No. 1 Album In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

After a string of misfortunes -- a label change, poor reviews and a brawl with Drake -- Chris Brown's Fortune actually managed to top the Billboard 20...

10 Seconds From Every Top-100 Song Ever

Nat Roe | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Nat Roe

Based on Billboard's year end lists, here are 17 hours of appropriated audio smoosh. I lost an entire winter listening to all of the horrible songs most people only listen to in a pharmacy or when on hold to pay a Verizon bill.

Madonna Sets Humiliating Record

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

Madonna's MDNA may be the first album to both top the Billboard charts and be a massive commercial failure. The record debuted at No. 1 on the cha...

Madonna Scores Eighth No. 1 Album With 'MDNA'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment

Despite a few lackluster reviews -- and a very public feud with house producer Deadmau5 -- Madonna scored her eighth career No. 1 album with MDNA. ...

Why We Should Make M83's "Midnight City" the #1 Song in America

Nico Lang | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

What we blog about on the Internet, what we think about culture and what we choose to listen to matter. We vote with our ears, and if we choose to listen to songs we deem to be masterpieces, that's what we will get back.

Who Could Take Down Adele & Bruce Springsteen?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.16.2012 | Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen may have topped the Billboard charts this week with his new album Wrecking Ball -- knocking Adele's 21 out of the No. 1 spot after 2...

Rock Music In Dire Straits: Critic

Rock Music Has Worst Year Ever | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

How dire is the state of mainstream rock? So dire that "Sublime With Rome," a band with no higher ambition than mimicking Sublime, has had a song on t...

What's Her Secret? The Method to Adele's Madness

Judah Joseph | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Judah Joseph

I tend to be able to gauge a musician's commercial worth on one thing: mothers' approval. If I were to play a song by Adele in the car with my mom, not only would she approve, but she would sing and clap along, too. Adele, if you can win over my mother, you deserve your #1 spot on nearly every worldwide chart.

Pop Music Is Human Nature

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

I've got a proud confession to make: I'm a pop music junkie. Drizzy Drake, Britney, Adele, Nicki, Ke$ha, you name it. I love it. But I've got to admit...

Katy Perry Makes History, Ties With Michael Jackson!

Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment

Let's call 2011 the year that Katy Perry ruled the world. Not only does Katy currently star in "The Smurfs", which opened at No. 2 at the box office, ...

Ray LaMontagne: Digging Deep And Doing What He Does

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Ray LaMontagne is living his dream and, unlike so many dreams, his seems to have never been a soft, misty vision.