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" by singers Byron Harlan and Arthur Collins is #1 (recorded in Camden, New Jersey)
  • 1936-01-04 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • 1939-03-25 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart

#1 in the Charts

1940-07-20 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart - "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey, with vocal by Frank Sinatra is #1

  • 1940-07-27 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • 1945-03-15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

Music Single

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

  • 1950-12-30 "Sixty Minute Man" record single released by The Dominoes (Billboard Song of the Year 1951)

#1 in the Charts

1950-12-30 "Tennessee Waltz" sung by Patti Page hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart (stays for 9 weeks)

  • 1951-12-11 "The Wild Side of Life" single recorded by Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billboard Song of the Year, 1952)

#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

  • 1952-08-23 Kitty Wells becomes 1st woman to reach #1 on Billboard Country chart with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"; stays at top for 15 weeks [1]
  • 1953-12-03 Webb Pierce records single "In the Jailhouse Now" (Billboard Song of the Year, 1955)

Music History

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

Music Single

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

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

Music History

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

#1 in the Charts

1958-08-04 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1

  • 1959-03-09 The Coasters' single "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Top 100
  • 1959-12-14 The album "Time Out" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is released, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and becomes the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

Music Single

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

  • 1961-04-30 "Tossin' and Turnin'" single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year, 1961)

#1 in the Charts

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

  • 1963-01-28 "Still" single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard No. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles, 1963)

Music 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)

  • 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 Recording

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

Music History

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

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

Music History

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

  • 1967-04-29 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); 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 in US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)

Album Release

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

  • 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 cartoon band The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year, 1969)

#1 in the Charts

1969-12-14 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver hits #1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

  • 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)

Music Single

1973-06-15 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard R&B Song of the Year, 1973; No. 4 overall)

  • 1973-07-02 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year, 1973)

Music Single

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

  • 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)

Album Release

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

  • 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)

Music Single

1977-04-11 "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" single released by Waylon Jennings (Billboard Song of the Year, 1977)

Music History

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

  • 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" second 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)

Album Release

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

  • 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)

Album Release

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

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

Music 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)

Music Single

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

  • 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)

Music Single

1984-05-16 "When Doves Cry" single released by Prince Rogers Nelson (Billboard Song of the Year, 1984)

Music Single

1984-07-24 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (credited in US to Wham!) (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

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

Album 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" second 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)

Album Release

1986-06-06 "Storms of Life" debut album by Randy Travis is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1987)

Album Release

1986-08-18 American rock band Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 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" second studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)

Album Release

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

  • 1987-04-04 "Always & Forever" second studio album by Randy Travis (Billboard Album of the Year 1988)
  • 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)

#1 in the Charts

1988-01-16 George Harrison's single "Got My Mind Set On You" tops the Billboard charts

  • 1988-09-09 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1988-09-20 "Loving Proof" second 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)

Music Single

1989-02-18 "A Better Man" single released by Clint Black (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)

Album 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)

Album Release

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

  • 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 Single

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

Album Release

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

  • 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)

Album Release

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

  • 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)

Album Release

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

  • 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 Single

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

Album Release

1994-03-22 "Not a Moment Too Soon" second 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)

Album Release

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

Album Release

1995-02-07 Mercury Nashville Records releases "The Woman in Me", the 2nd studio album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 1996)

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

Music Single

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

  • 1996-02-13 "The Score" second studio album by Fugees is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1996)

Album Release

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" second 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 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Come On Over", the 3rd studio album by Shania Twain (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)
  • 1998-05-19 Rapper DMX releases his debut studio album"It's Dark and Hell Is Hot", debuts at No. 1 Billboard 2000 Chart

Album 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)

  • 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 soul singer Maxwell released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year, 1999)
  • 1999-03-22 "Amazed" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 1999)

Album 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)

Music Single

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

Music Single

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

Music Single

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)

Album 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)

  • 2002-11-18 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Up!", the 4th studio album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 2003)

Music Single

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 American rapper 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 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)

Music 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)

  • 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 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain (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 American rapper 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Music 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)

  • 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. Blige (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)

Album 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 Single

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

  • 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 Single

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

  • 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 Single

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

  • 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)

Album Release

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

Music 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)

  • 2011-01-17 "Sure Thing" single released by Miguel (Billboard Song of the Year 2011)
  • 2011-01-24 "21" second 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)

Music History

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

  • 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 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)

Album Release

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