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On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. Since 1958 the Hot 100 has been published, combining single sales and radio airplay. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ...

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Methodology of its charts

Currently, Billboard utilizes a system called Nielsen Soundscan to track sales of singles, albums, videos and DVDs. Essentially, it's a system that registers sales when the product is purchased at the cash register of SoundScan-enabled stores. Billboard also uses a system called Broadcast Data Systems, or BDS, which they own as a subsidiary, to track radio airplay. Each song has a musical "fingerprint" which, when played on a radio station that is contracted to use BDS, is detected. These detections are added up every week among all radio stations to determine airplay points. Arbitron statistics are also factored in to give "weight" to airplay based on audience size and time-of-day. Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. ... A macro shot of a palm and the base of several fingers; as seen here, debris can gather between the ridges. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Each of Billboard's charts use this basic formula. What separates the charts is what stations or stores each chart uses - each musical genre having a core audience or retail group. Each genre's department at Billboard is headed up by a chart manager, who makes these determinations. Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ...


For many years, a song had to be commercially available as a single to be considered for any of Billboard's charts. At the time, instead of using SoundScan or BDS, Billboard obtained its data from manual reports filled out by radio stations and stores. In 1990, the country singles chart was the first chart to use SoundScan and BDS. They were followed by the Hot 100 and the R&B chart in 1991. Today, all of Billboard's charts use this technology.


Before September 1995, singles were allowed to chart in the week they first went on sale based on airplay points alone. The policy was changed in September 1995 to only allow a single to debut after a full week of sales on combined sales and airplay points. This allowed several tracks to debut at number one.


In December 1998, the policy was further modified to allow tracks to chart on the basis of airplay alone without a commercial release. This change was made to reflect the changing realities of the music business. Previous to this, several substantial radio and MTV hits had not appeared on the Billboard chart at all, because companies chose not to release them as standalone singles, in hopes that their unavailability would spur greater album sales. Not offering a popular song to the public as a single was unheard of before the 1970s. Among the many pre-1999 songs that had ended up in this Hot 100 limbo were Nirvana's "All Apologies," the Cardigans' "Lovefool," Smash Mouth's "Walking on the Sun," OMC's "How Bizarre," Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta," Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," Everclear's "Santa Monica," Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song," Fastball's "The Way," the Smashing Pumpkins' "Disarm," Veruca Salt's "Seether," and The Cranberries' "Zombie," as well as numerous Green Day, Live, Offspring, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette and Foo Fighters tracks. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... In Utero track listing tourettes (11) All Apologies (12) (Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip) (12 - hidden track, only European pressings) All Apologies is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... The Cardigans are a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. ... Lovefool is a 1996 single by Swedish indie pop band The Cardigans from their album First Band on the Moon. ... It has been suggested that Steven Harwell, Greg Camp, Paul De Lisle, and Jason Sutter be merged into this article or section. ... Walkin on the Sun is first single on the Smash Mouth album Fush Yu Mang. ... OMC is a TLA that may stand for: Offshore Management Centre Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. ... How Bizzare is a 1996 album by OMC. It was first done under the huh! recording label, issued by PolyGram New Zealand, and manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records in the United States. ... Harvey Danger is a rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992, and rose to prominence in 1998 with the single Flagpole Sitta. The band released a new album in 2005, Little by Little. ... Flagpole Sitta is a song by Harvey Danger from their 1998 album, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?. It was relased as a single on September 22, 1998. ... Jamiroquai (A portmanteau of Jam and iroquai, loosely based on the native American Indian tribe the Iroquois) is a Grammy Award-winning English funk / soul / disco band. ... Virtual Insanity is a single by the band Jamiroquai, and can be found on their 1996 album Travelling without Moving. ... Everclear is a rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 1992. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular Grammy Award-winning American rock band in the 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Interstate Love Song was a song written by the grunge band Stone Temple Pilots, from the album Purple. ... Fastball is an American rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s. ... The Way may mean: The Way International, a religious organization which describes itself as a biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry and which at least some sources consider to be a cult. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ... This article is about a song. ... Veruca Salt is an alternative rock group of the 1990s and 2000s. ... For other uses, see Seether (disambiguation). ... The Cranberries are an Irish alternative rock band that rose to mainstream popularity in the 1990s. ... Zombie is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... Live (IPA pronunciation: , rhymes with five)[2] (also typeset as LIVE) is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums). ... In biology, offspring are the product of reproduction, a new organism produced by one or more parents. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Alanis redirects here. ... This article is about the band. ...


Starting in 2005, Billboard changed its methodology to allow paid digital downloads from digital music stores such as iTunes to chart with or without the help of radio airplay. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ...


A variety of charts

Originally, Billboard had separate charts for different measures of popularity, including disk jockey playings, juke box playings, and best selling records in stores. There was also a composite standing chart compiled by combining those, which gradually grew to become a top 100, the ancestor of the current Hot 100 chart. The juke box chart ceased publication after the June 17, 1957 issue, the disk jockey chart, after the July 28, 1958 issue, and the best seller chart, after the October 13, 1958 issue. The July 28, 1958 issue was also the last issue in which the composite chart was called the Top 100; the following week was the start of the Hot 100 title. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ...


Currently, Billboard has many different charts with the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 being the most famous. Billboard also has charts for the following music styles: rock, country, dance, bluegrass, jazz, classical, R&B, rap, electronic, pop, Latin, Christian music, comedy albums, and even for ringtones for cell phones. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... 20th century classical music, the classical music of the 20th century, was extremely diverse, beginning with the late Romantic style of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Impressionism of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, and continuing through the Neoclassicism of middle-period Igor Stravinsky, and ranging to such distant sound-worlds as the complete... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties, from the simple, rural conjunto music of northern Mexico to the sophisticated habanera of Cuba, from the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the simple and moving Andean... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... A ring tone is the sound made by a telephone when ringing. ... Cellular redirects here. ...


At year's end

At the end of each year, Billboard tallies the results of all of its charts, and the top single/album/artist(s) in each of those charts is awarded in the form of the annual Billboard Music Awards, held in December. The results are also published in Billboard's year-end issue, and heard on year-end edition of its American Top 40 and American Country Countdown radio broadcasts. The year-end charts cover a period from the first week of December of the previous year to the last week of November of the respective year.[1] The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an independent internationally-syndicated radio program currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest. ... American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. ...


Singles and tracks

The Billboard Hot 100

Main article: Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly. Chart rankings are based on airplay and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday; while the airplay tracking-week runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Thursday. Each chart is dated with the "week-ending" date of the following Saturday. “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Hot 100 Airplay

Main article: Hot 100 Airplay

The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly which measures radio airplay, and is one of the three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Singles Sales and the Hot Digital Songs charts, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Hot 100 Singles Sales

Main article: Hot 100 Singles Sales

The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly which measures sales of commercial singles and is one of three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Airplay and the Hot Digital Songs charts, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Hot 100 Singles Recurrents

Hot 100 Singles Recurrents is a music chart which ranks singles that have reached Billboard recurrent criteria. The Hot 100 Singles Recurrents chart is one of the many charts associated with Billboard magazine. ...


Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay

Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay follows the same recurrent rules as the Hot 100. When a song reaches recurrent status on the Hot 100, it is simultaneously removed from Hot 100 Airplay and moved to this chart.


Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles is a chart which comprises twenty-five positions that represent songs that are making progress to chart on the main singles chart, the Billboard Hot 100. Many times, singles halt their progress at this chart, and never debut on the Hot 100. The Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


The Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart can also be seen as a twenty-five position addendum to the Hot 100, but the chart only represents the twenty-five songs below position number 100 which have not yet appeared on the Hot 100. If a song were to be ranked at number 99 but then declined the following week to a position that is comparable to number 105, it would not be eligible for the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart because it already appeared on the Hot 100.


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Main article: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart used to track the success of popular music songs in urban, or primarily African-American, venues. Dominated over the years at various times by jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, doo wop, soul, and funk, it is today dominated by contemporary R&B and hip-hop. It lists the most popular R&B and hip-hop songs, calculated weekly by airplay on rhythmic and urban radio stations and sales in urban record stores. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythmic music and Rhythmic radio, also known as Rhythmic Crossover or Rhythmic Pop, is a term used to describe a certain group of radio stations and the Billboard chart that is compiled based on airplay from those radio stations. ...


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

Main article: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay is the airplay component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It is not the R&B subset of Hot 100 Airplay, but rather a separate panel of R&B stations in urban markets used. The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart is the airplay component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ...


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales

Main article: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales is the sales component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It is not the R&B subset of Hot 100 Singles Sales, but rather a separate panel of sales of commercial singles in the urban market. Due to the decline of standard commercial CD singles for the urban market, the chart is most often filled with the sales of 12" Maxi Singles, a format popular in urban markets. The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart is the sales component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ...


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrents chart follows the same recurrent rules as the Billboard Hot 100. Songs which have appeared on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for twenty weeks and fallen below position fifty are moved to this chart.


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay follows the same recurrent rules as the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. When a song reaches recurrent status on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, it is simultaneously removed from R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay and moved to this chart.


Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles

Main article: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles

Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles is a chart released weekly which comprises twenty-five positions that represent songs that are making progress to chart on the main R&B/hip-hop chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Many times, singles halt their progress at this chart and never debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


Hot Rap Tracks

Main article: Hot Rap Tracks

Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly which lists the most popular rap songs, calculated weekly by airplay on rhythmic and urban radio stations and sales in hip-hop-focused or exclusive markets. Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


Pop 100

Main article: Pop 100

The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 which ranks songs based on mainstream radio airplay, singles sales, and digital downloads. The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Pop 100 Airplay

Main article: Pop 100 Airplay

Pop 100 Airplay is a weekly chart which measures mainstream radio airplay, and is one of the three component charts, along with Hot 100 Singles Sales and Hot Digital Songs, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Pop 100 chart. The Pop 100 Airplay Chart is one of the three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart & Hot Digital Songs, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Pop 100 . ...


Hot Digital Songs

Main article: Hot Digital Songs

Hot Digital Songs ranks the best-selling digital sales, which have been incorporated into many of Billboard's music single charts. It was decided to do so mainly because the digital market was more reliable than the unpopular commercial single-sales market. The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ...


Hot Digital Tracks

Main article: Hot Digital Tracks

Hot Digital Tracks ranks the best selling digital tracks and is not to be confused with the Hot Digital Songs chart, which combines different versions of songs for a summarized figure (for example remixes, "explicit" or "clean" versions, and/or any other alternate versions can chart separately here, whereas all versions of the same track occupy only one position on Hot Digital Songs). The Hot Digital Tracks is a song popularity chart that ranks the best selling digital tracks in the United States according to Billboard magazine. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...


Top 40 Mainstream

Main article: Top 40 Mainstream

Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay chart which is often mistaken and confused with the Pop 100 Airplay chart. Whereas the Top 40 Mainstream charts and Pop 100 Airplay both measure the airplay of songs played on Mainstream stations playing pop-oriented music, the Pop 100 Airplay (like the Hot 100 Airplay) measures airplay based on statistical impressions, while the Top 40 Mainstream uses the number of total detections. Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ...


Rhythmic Top 40

Main article: Rhythmic Top 40

Rhythmic Top 40, also known as Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and "Rhythmic Crossover", is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop and R&B hits. While most rhythmic stations' playlists comprise that mentioned above, there are some tend to lean very urban with current hip-hop, urban pop and R&B hits that gain mainstream appeal. For another definition see rhythmic and CHR Rhythmic Top 40 is a contemporary hit music genre where the music, direction and makeup of the audience differ from the more mainstream Top 40 format. ...


Adult Top 40

Main article: Adult Top 40

Adult Top 40 is a format which is geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music, teen pop, dance music, hip-hop, modern rock or slower adult contemporary fare. The chart roughly corresponds to what is played on Hot Adult Contemporary stations. Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ...


Top 40 Adult Recurrents

Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks

Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs which include adult contemporary and pop songs played on "lite-pop" and adult contemporary radio stations across the United States. The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...


Adult Contemporary Recurrents

Modern Rock Tracks

Main article: Modern Rock Tracks

Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard since September 10, 1988. It lists the forty most-played songs on modern rock radio, most of which are alternative rock songs. The chart was introduced as a companion to the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and its creation was prompted by the explosion of alternative music on American radio in the late 1980s. Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...


Mainstream Rock Tracks

Mainstream Rock Tracks is a ranking of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (i.e. alternative), which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The two charts were formed in 1988 when Billboard split its album-oriented rock chart to reflect the increased specialization in radio station formats. Songs that charted on the AOR chart prior to this date are considered to have charted on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Mainstream rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada. ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as Adult-oriented rock or as West Coast Rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ...


Hot Country Songs

Main article: Hot Country Songs

Hot Country Songs is a 60-position chart which lists the most popular country songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales. Currently, the chart does not count digital downloads towards chart tabulation. Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Digital Downloads are official legally-released music singles released by artists to the public. ...


Hot Country Singles Sales

Hot Country Recurrents

Hot Dance Club Play

Main article: Hot Dance Club Play

Hot Dance Club Play is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. It is compiled by Billboard exclusively from playlists submitted by nightclub disc jockeys who must apply and meet certain criteria to become "Billboard-reporting DJs." Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ...


Hot Dance Airplay

Main article: Hot Dance Airplay

Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart which came about as a result of the small but influential impact of dance music on the radio in the United States and the stations that program it. The chart made its debut on October 17, 2003 with "Just The Way You Are" by Milky being the first number one song. Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Milky is a dance production group based out of Italy. ...


Hot Dance Singles Sales

Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart which measures the sale of commercially released singles in the dance music market, including remixes. It was formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales, when the chart was restricted to sales of the 12" Maxi Single and CD Maxi Single format, but in recent years, singles only released in the CD Single format have apparently been counted too. Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... A CD Single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ...


Hot Latin Tracks

Main article: Hot Latin Tracks

Hot Latin Tracks is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. It was established by Billboard in the 1970s, when the music labels and the magazine realized that Spanish-language songs had a great potential in the American music market. Recognizing the phenomenal growth of the U.S. market for Spanish music during the last decades Billboard magazine established the Hot Latin Tracks singles chart. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Latin Pop Airplay

Latin Regional Mexican Airplay

Latin Tropical Airplay

Latin Rhythm Airplay

The Latin Rhythm Airplay chart comprises singles and tracks from artists who represent the Hispanic Rhythmic/Hurban genre, which includes Reggaeton, Hispanic R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop/Dance and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts. This chart came about as a result of radio stations tapping into the growing second and third generation Hispanic audience who wanted an Spanish-speaking or bilingual alternative to the (English-language Mainstream, Rhythmic, and R&B/Hip-Hop) formats that they felt would repesent them. The Latin Rhythm Airplay chart comprises singles and tracks from artists who represent the Hispanic Rhythmic/Hurban genre, which includes Reggaeton, Hispanic R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop/Dance and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts. ... Hispanic Rhythmic, also known as Hispanic Urban or Hurban, is a American radio and format genre that features a musical mix of Latin Hip-Hop, Mexican Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Latin Pop, Dance, Tropical and Salsa hits, all geared towards a bilingual Hispanic audience, most of them being third-generation... Hurban is a relatively new radio programming format from radio chain giant Clear Channel Communications. ... Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American (or Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For another definition see rhythmic and CHR Rhythmic Top 40 is a contemporary hit music genre where the music, direction and makeup of the audience differ from the more mainstream Top 40 format. ...


Hot Christian Songs

Main article: Hot Christian Songs

Hot Christian Songs is a Billboard chart of the top 20 Christian music singles of the week. ...

Hot Christian Adult Contemporary

Hot Gospel Tracks

Canadian Hot 100

Main article: Canadian Hot 100

The Canadian Hot 100 is a measure of digital singles sales and radio airplay in Canada. It is formatted similarly to the U.S.-based Hot 100 and premiered in the issue dated June 16, 2007. The Canadian Hot 100 is a music singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks songs in Canada. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hot Videoclips

Hot Ringtones

Main article: Hot Ringtones

Hot Ringtones is a weekly chart that first appeared in the November 6, 2004 issue of Billboard. The chart comprises forty positions, and the songs are ranked by the weekly sales of their polyphonic ringtones for mobile phones. The chart is complied by Nielsen Mobile. The data is collected from all major ringtone distributors and wireless carriers and represents over 90% market share. [2] Hot Ringtones is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ring (telephone), ringing signal and polyphonic ringtone (Discuss) A ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ring (telephone), ringing signal and polyphonic ringtone (Discuss) A ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ... The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company. ... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ...


Hot RingMasters

Main article: Hot RingMasters

Hot RingMasters is a weekly chart that first appeared just recently on December 1, 2006. The chart is complied by Nielsen Mobile. The chart comprises forty positions, and the songs are ranked by the weekly sales of their master ringtones for mobile phones. The first ever number 1 master ringtone was Smack That by Akon. [3] The Hot RingMasters chart is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ring (telephone), ringing signal and polyphonic ringtone (Discuss) A ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ... Smack That is the first single from Akons second album Konvicted and features Eminem. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ...


Canadian Singles Chart

The most popular physical singles sold in Canada, published every Thursday. The chart is supposed to have 50 positions, however only 10 to 20 positions are often occupied, because of the declining market for physical singles in Canada. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Albums

The Billboard 200

Main article: Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a musical group will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outsold all others during at least one week. The chart was first known as Top Pop Albums from the mid-1950s until 1983 when it changed its name to the Billboard 200. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Main article: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ...

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

Top Country Albums

Top Country Catalog Albums

Top Bluegrass Albums

Top Electronic Albums

Main article: Top Electronic Albums

Top Electronic Albums is a twenty-five position albums chart published weekly which ranks the top selling electronic music albums in the United States. Top Electronic Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling electronic music albums in the United States. ...


Top Independent Albums

Top Pop Catalog Albums

Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. Billboard defines a catalog title as one that is more than two years old and that has fallen below position 100 on the Billboard 200. Albums meeting these criteria are removed from the Billboard 200 and begin a new chart run on Top Pop Catalog Albums. Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Top Latin Albums

Main article: Top Latin Albums

Top Latin Albums is a chart which ranks Spanish language music albums. Like Billboard's other albums charts, it is based on sales, with totals provided by Nielsen Soundscan. This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ...


Top Patin Pop Albums

Top Regional Mexican Albums

Top Tropical Albums

Top Latin Rhythmic Albums

Top Rap Albums

Top Compilation Albums

Top Cast Albums

Main article: Top Cast Albums

Top Cast Albums is a chart that was added to Billboard's listings January 12, 2006, measuring sales of cast recordings. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cast recording is a recording of a musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. ...


Top Comedy Albums

Top Classical Albums

Top Classical Crossover Albums

Top Classical Budget Albums

Top Classical Midline Albums

Top Holiday Albums

Top Canadian Albums

Top Blues Albums

Top Christian Albums

Top Contemporary Jazz

Top Gospel Albums

Top Jazz Albums

Top Kid Audio

Top Kid Audio chart records the sales of children's music albums. In order to be eligible to chart, the album has to be marketed and meant for kids.


Top New Age Albums

Top Reggae Albums

Top World Music Albums

European Top 100 Albums

Top Soundtracks

Billboard Comprehensive Albums

Billboard Comprehensive Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine that ranks the biggest selling albums in the United States regardless of the product's age or method of sales. Billboard Comprehensive Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine that ranks the biggest selling albums in the United States regardless of the products age or method of sales. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Albums which are over two years old (from the date of release) and have dropped below position 100 on The Billboard 200 are removed from that chart and placed on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ...


Additionally, albums sold as an "exclusive" to a particular retail outlet (such as Wal-Mart or Starbucks) are not eligible for the Billboard 200. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck. ...


Billboard Comprehensive Albums includes any album, old or new, sold anywhere. Generally, the Billboard Comprehensive Albums is nearly identical to the Billboard 200, with the exception of approximately twenty to thirty "catalog" albums that still sell well enough to be one of the top 200-selling albums in any given week.


Billboard Comprehensive Albums is not published in the print edition of Billboard magazine. Instead, it can be viewed via paid subscription to Billboard's online service.


Top Internet Albums

Top Heatseekers

Main article: Top Heatseekers

Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard magazine in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. Albums appearing on Top Heatseekers may also concurrently appear on The Billboard 200. Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...


Top Heatseekers contains fifty chart positions. Although the chart's policies have changed slightly over the years, its current rules for an album's eligibility to enter Top Heatseekers are as follows (per Billboard):

"The best-selling albums by new and developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared in the top 100 of The Billboard 200. If a Heatseekers title reaches that level, it and the act's subsequent albums are immediately ineligible to appear on the Heatseekers chart."

Heatseekers/East North Central

Heatseekers/Mountain

Heatseekers/Northeast

Heatseekers/Pacific

Heatseekers/South Atlantic

Heatseekers/South Central

Heatseekers/West North Central

Home videos

Top VHS Sales

Top Video Rentals

Top DVD Sales

Top Video Game Rentals

Top Kid Video

Top Music Video

Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos

Top Video Sales - Health & Fitness

Top Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD

Further reading

  • Durkee, Rob. "American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century." Schriner Books, New York City, 1999.
  • Battistini, Pete, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem The 1970s." Authorhouse.com, January 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5.

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See also

Billboard charts
Albums
Billboard 200 | Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums | Top Electronic Albums | Top Pop Catalog Albums | Billboard Comprehensive Albums | Top Heatseekers
Singles and tracks
Hot 100 | Hot 100 Airplay | Hot 100 Singles Sales | Hot Digital Songs | Hot Digital Tracks | Hot 100 Singles Recurrents | Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales | Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles | Hot Rap Tracks | Pop 100 | Pop 100 Airplay | Top 40 Tracks (defunct) | Top 40 Mainstream | Rhythmic Top 40 | Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Latin Rhythm Tracks | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Country Songs | Hot Dance Club Play | Hot Dance Airplay | Hot Dance Singles Sales | Hot Latin Tracks | Hot Christian Songs | Hot Ringtones | Hot RingMasters | Canadian Hot 100
Lists of number-ones
Billboard 200 | Hot 100 (Motown; by artist nationality: Australian, British, Canadian, European | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lists of artists who reached number-one
Hot 100 (by total number; simultaneous U.S. and UK hits) | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
See also
Billboard Radio Monitor (defunct) | Billboard Year-End | Hot 100 achievements (most hit singles from an album) |
Hot Country Songs achievements | Pop 100 achievements | R&R
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