Billboard Magazine and Charts in History

Events in Music

  • 1900-05-05 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • 1913-07-19 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
  • 1936-01-04 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • 1939-03-25 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart
  • 1940-07-20 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
  • 1940-07-27 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • 1945-03-15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

Music releaseMusic Single

1949-02-11 "Lovesick Blues" single released by Hank Williams (Cashbox "Best Hillbilly Record of the Year", Billboard Song of the Year 1949)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1950-12-30 "Sixty Minute Man" record single released by The Dominoes (Billboard Song of the Year 1951)
  • 1951-12-11 "The Wild Side of Life" single recorded by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billboard Song of the Year 1952)

Music release#1 in the Charts

1952-02-02 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1953-12-03 "In the Jailhouse Now" single recorded by Webb Pierce (Billboard Song of the Year 1955)

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1955-07-09 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops the billboards chart, one of the best-selling singles ever

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley

Music releaseMusic Single

1955-12-15 "Folsom Prison Blues" single released by Johnny Cash (Billboard Song of the Year 1968)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1956-03-01 "Crazy Arms" single released by Ray Price - his 1st no.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1956)

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1956-03-03 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

  • 1957-09-24 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)
  • 1958-08-03 The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
  • 1959-03-09 The Coasters' single "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Top 100

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

1960-09-19 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964

Music releaseMusic Single

1961-01-30 "I Fall to Pieces" single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • 1961-04-30 "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

Music release#1 in the Charts

1962-06-02 Ray Charles' cover "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 1963-01-28 "Still" single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1963)

Music releaseMusic Single

1963-06-22 "Little" Stevie Wonder aged 13 releases his first single "Fingertips" (first live non-studio recording to go to No. 1 on Billboard)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1964-01-18 The Beatles make their first appearance on US Billboard Chart with single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at #45
  • 1964-02-24 "My Heart Skips a Beat" single released by Buck Owens (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1964)
  • 1965-03-10 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1965)
  • 1965-04-23 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" single released by the Four Tops (Billboard Song of the Year 1965)
  • 1966-01-01 Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Music releaseMusic Recording

1966-04-11 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1966-09-10 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1966-11-16 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)

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1967-02-14 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1967-04-29 "Respect" single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)
  • 1968-01-22 "Lady Soul" 14th studio album by Aretha Franklin is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1968)

  • 1968-08-26 "Hey Jude" single released by the Beatles (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968-11-04 "Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1969)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1969-02-17 "Cloud Nine" 9th studio album by The Temptations is released (Grammy Award Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Duo or Group 1969, Billboard Album of the Year 1969)
  • 1969-05-24 "Sugar, Sugar" single released by The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year 1969)

Music releaseMusic Single

1969-12-14 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1970-03-23 "Hello Darlin'" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • 1970-08-28 "I'll Be There" single by The Jackson 5 is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
  • 1972-01-17 "My Hang-Up Is You" single released by Freddie Hart (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)
  • 1972-03-07 “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” single written by Ewan MacColl, released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)
  • 1972-10-23 "I'm Still in Love with You" 5th studio album by Al Green is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1973)
  • 1973-02-19 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • 1973-07-02 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

Music releaseMusic Single

1973-08-28 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Music releaseMusic Single

1973-09-27 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1973-11-10 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)
  • 1974-06-10 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974-06-15 "Back Home Again" 8th studio album by John Denver is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1975-03-15 "That's the Way of the World" 6th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)
  • 1975-05-26 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)
  • 1975-05-31 "Fight the Power" single released by The Isley Brothers (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)
  • 1975-11-18 "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)
  • 1976-04-30 "Silly Love Songs" single released by Wings (Billboard Song of the Year 1976)
  • 1976-09-28 "Songs in the Key of Life" 18th studio album by Stevie Wonder is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)
  • 1977-04-11 "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" single released by Waylon Jennings (Billboard Song of the Year 1977)

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1977-07-30 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1977-10-15 "Serpentine Fire" single released by Earth, Wind & Fire (Billboard Song of the Year 1978)
  • 1977-11-21 "All 'N All" 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)
  • 1978-08-11 "C'est Chic" 2nd studio album by Chic is released featuring single "Le Freak" (Billboard Album of the Year 1979)
  • 1979-06-30 "Good Times" single released by Chic (Billboard Song of the Year 1979)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1979-08-10 "Off the Wall" 5th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1980)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1980-02-01 "Call Me" single released by Blondie (Billboard Song of the Year 1980)
  • 1981-03-10 "Bette Davis Eyes" single released by Kim Carnes (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981-04-07 "Street Songs" 5th studio album by Rick James is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1981)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1981-04-20 "Fire and Smoke" single released by Earl Thomas Conley (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)

Music releaseMusic Single

1981-08-01 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
Singer Lionel Richie
Singer
Lionel Richie

Music releaseMusic Single

1981-09-28 “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1981-11-14 "Raise!" 11th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1982)
  • 1981-12-30 "That Girl" single released by Stevie Wonder (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)
  • 1982-11-30 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)
  • 1983-02-07 "José Cuervo" single released by Shelly West (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)
  • 1983-05-20 "Every Breath You Take" single released by The Police (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)
  • 1984-05-16 "When Doves Cry" single released by Prince (Billboard Song of the Year 1984)

Music releaseMusic Single

1984-07-24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1984-11-15 "Emergency" 16th studio album by American band Kool & the Gang is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1985)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985-02-14 "Whitney Houston" debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

  • 1985-10-30 "Rockin' with the Rhythm" 2nd studio album by The Judds is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1986)
  • 1986-03-22 "On My Own" single released by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (Billboard Song of the Year 1986)
  • 1986-06-06 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • 1986-09-27 "Give Me Wings" single released by Michael Johnson (Billboard Song of the Year 1987)
  • 1986-11-06 "Just Like the First Time" 2nd studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1986-11-15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 1987-04-04 "Always & Forever" 2nd studio album by Randy Travis (Billboard Album of the Year 1988)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987-08-16 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1987-09-07 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • 1987-10-06 "Faith" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

  • 1987-11-24 "Make It Last Forever" debut album by Keith Sweat is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • 1988-09-09 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1988-09-20 "Loving Proof" 2nd studio album by Ricky Van Shelton is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1989-01-02 "Superwoman" single released by Karyn White (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1989-02-18 "A Better Man" single released by Clint Black (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1989-05-02 "Killin' Time" debut album by Clint Black is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989-09-19 "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

  • 1990-02-23 “Hold On” single released by En Vogue (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • 1990-02-27 "Hold On" single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990-08-27 "No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1990-11-06 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)
  • 1991-04-29 "Don't Rock the Jukebox" single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year 1992, Billboard Song of the Year 1991)
  • 1991-05-28 "Forever My Lady" debut studio album by Jodeci is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)

Music releaseMusic Single

1991-06-18 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year 1991)

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991-08-12 Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica", debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • 1991-09-02 "Ropin' the Wind" 3rd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1992)
  • 1992-03-10 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1992-05-04 "I Saw the Light" single released by Wynonna (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1992-05-19 "Some Gave All" debut album by Billy Ray Cyrus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus
  • 1992-06-30 "End of the Road" single released by Boyz II Men (Grammy Award Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song 1993, Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1992-11-03 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)
  • 1992-11-17 "The Bodyguard" movie soundtrack is released by Arista Records (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • 1993-05-17 "Chattahoochee" single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993-11-23 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • 1993-12-13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • 1993-12-21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

Music releaseMusic Single

1994-01-25 "Bump n' Grind " single released by R. Kelly (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 1994-03-22 "Not a Moment Too Soon" 2nd studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)
  • 1994-10-31 "Creep" single released by TLC – their 1st US No.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994-11-29 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy

Music releaseAlbum Release

1995-02-07 "The Woman in Me" 2nd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1996)

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 1995-05-01 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Music releaseMusic Single

1995-08-08 "Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1996-02-13 "The Score" 2nd studio album by Fugees is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1996)
  • 1996-07-09 "Blue" debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1997)
  • 1996-12-17 "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)
  • 1997-03-25 "Life After Death" 2nd studio album by The Notorious B.I.G. is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)
  • 1997-08-09 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • 1997-09-30 "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • 1997-11-04 "Come On Over" 3rd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1999)
  • 1997-11-25 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1998-08-25 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
  • 1998-11-03 "400 Degreez" 3rd studio album by Juvenile is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1999)
  • 1999-03-03 "Fortunate" single by Maxwell is released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year)
  • 1999-03-22 "Amazed" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 1999)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-08-31 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines

Music releaseMusic Single

1999-10-04 "Breathe" single released by Faith Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Music releaseMusic Single

1999-10-19 "Believe" single released by Cher (Billboard Song of the Year 1999, Grammy Award Best Dance Recording 2000)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1999-11-22 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)
  • 2000-03-21 NSYNC release their 4th studio album “No Strings Attached” (2000 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2000-08-16 "Hanging by a Moment" single released by Lifehouse (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)
  • 2000-11-13 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2001-05-15 "Fiesta" single released by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)
  • 2001-08-21 "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • 2002-01-29 "Foolish" single released by Ashanti (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • 2002-05-06 "The Good Stuff" single released by Kenny Chesney (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2002-05-26 Eminem releases his 4th studio album “The Eminem Show” (2002 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003)

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • 2002-11-18 "Up!" 4th studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2003)
  • 2003-01-07 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

  • 2003-02-06 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2003-03-10 "My Front Porch Looking In" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 2003)
  • 2003-11-04 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)

Music releaseMusic Single

2004-01-27 "Yeah!" single released by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Music releaseMusic Single

2004-02-17 "If I Ain't Got You" single released by Alicia Keys (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 2004-03-23 Usher releases his 4th studio album “Confessions” (2004 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Contemporary R&B Album 2005)
  • 2004-06-07 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song 2004, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)
  • 2004-11-01 "That's What I Love About Sunday" single released by Craig Morgan (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)
  • 2004-11-08 "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2005)
  • 2004-11-16 "Let Me Love You" single released by Mario (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)
  • 2005-03-03 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Music releaseMusic Single

2005-03-29 "We Belong Together" single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 2005-06-27 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)
  • 2005-09-15 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Bilge (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2005-11-15 Carrie Underwood releases her debut album “Some Hearts” (2006 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best New Artist 2007)

  • 2006-01-09 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)
  • 2006-09-18 "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)
  • 2007-01-30 "Lost Without U" single released by Robin Thicke (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Music releaseMusic Single

2007-03-29 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z - stays 7 weeks at No.1 on US Billboard Hot 100

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 2007-07-03 "Just Got Started Lovin' You" single released by James Otto (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • 2007-10-09 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • 2007-10-30 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)
  • 2007-11-09 Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2008, 2008 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2007-11-26 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" single released by Alicia Keys (NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song 2008, Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

Music releaseMusic Single

2009-01-26 "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" single released by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • 2009-01-26 "I Run to You" single by Lady Antebellum is released (Grammy Award Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 2009, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)
  • 2009-03-31 "Boom Boom Pow" single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Music releaseMusic Single

2009-08-07 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
Singer-Songwriter
Kesha
  • 2009-08-11 "Need You Now" album released by Lady Antebellum (Billboard Album of the Year 2010)
  • 2009-08-24 "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

  • 2009-11-23 Susan Boyle releases her debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (biggest selling album worldwide 2009, 2010 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2010-05-28 "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" single released by Alicia Keys (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2010-10-25 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music releaseMusic Single

2010-11-29 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
  • 2011-01-17 "Sure Thing" single released by Miguel (Billboard Song of the Year 2011)
  • 2011-01-24 "21" 2nd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011-02-09 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • 2011-03-07 "Crazy Girl" single released by Eli Young Band (ACM Awards Song of the Year 2012, Billboard Song of the Year 2011)

Music releaseMusic Single

2011-09-12 "Love On Top" single released by Beyoncé (Grammy Award Best Traditional R&B Performance 2013, Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

  • 2012-01-09 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)
  • 2012-08-06 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)
  • 2012-08-27 "Thrift Shop" single is released by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 2013, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song 2014)
  • 2012-10-22 "Red" 4th studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2012/2013)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013-03-15 Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake

Music releaseAlbum Release

2013-08-13 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan

Music releaseMusic Single

2013-11-21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • 2013-11-25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2014-02-10 "This Is How We Roll" single released by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan (Billboard Song of the Year 2014)
  • 2014-10-27 Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)