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Five Burning Questions: Pop Smoke Scorches the Charts With ‘Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon’ Debut

In the months following the murder of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke at age 20, the rapper has been elevated from a rising star to a national icon — a legacy now cemented with the stellar debut of his posthumously released Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon album. The set debuts at No. 1 on...

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Willie Nelson Makes Billboard Top Country Albums History With ‘First Rose of Spring’

The set also opens at No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums. The legendary Willie Nelson, now 87 years young, becomes the first artist with top 10s in every decade –seven in all — since Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart originated in January 1964, as First Rose of Spring blooms at No. 5 on the July 18-dated...

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DaBaby’s ‘Rockstar’ Leads Songs of the Summer Chart For Fifth Week, Jack Harlow’s ‘Whats Poppin’ Hits Top 10

‘Whats Poppin’ jumps 11-8. DaBaby‘s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, continues atop Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart, logging a fifth week at No. 1 on the ranking (dated July 18). The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard...

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The Streets, Juice Wrld Challenge For U.K. Albums Chart Title

Mike Skinner is streets ahead on the midweek U.K. albums chart. The Birmingham artist and producer, who records as The Streets, bolts to No. 1 on the Official Chart Update with None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive (Island), which takes the lead by almost 3,000 combined sales, according to the Official...

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Billboard Announces New Chart Rules: No More Merch & Ticket Bundles

It has also changed how sales are counted for non-manufactured physical albums delivered at a later date. Billboard is changing the rules to its Billboard 200, Hot 100 and other album and song charts. The announcement comes in an effort to rectify how sales are counted with respect to album bundles with merchandise and concert...

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On This Day in Billboard Dance History: Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers Got Lucky

If there were a Mount Rushmore of electronic music, Daft Punk‘s helmets would surely be blasted into the side of a mountain. But in fact, the robot icons have only have a single No. 1 song to their name. In the spring of 2013, the anticipation around Daft Punk’s forthcoming LP was kinetic. It had...

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DaBaby’s ‘Rockstar’ Rules Hot 100 For Fifth Week, Pop Smoke’s ‘For the Night’ Debuts in Top 10

Lil Baby & DaBaby are featured on the late Pop Smoke’s first top 10. DaBaby‘s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, posts a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, late rapper Pop Smoke ranks in the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time, as “For the Night,” featuring Lil Baby and...

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The Weekend Tops Nielsen Music/MRC Data Midyear Charts Across Canada

Data suggests the COVID-19 pandemic halted momentum of audio streaming across several genres, with alternative rock taking a big hit. TORONTO — For the first half of 2020, R&B superstar The Weeknd dominated multiple Nielsen Music Canada charts, including physical albums, total consumption album sales, Canadian albums, Canadian radio, and, overall, the most consumed of...

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