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It is a famous American entertainment brand owned by the billboard reporter group. It publishes many things like news, video, reviews and its famous for its music chart. it also publish hot 100 name music chart. there website name is


Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. The world’s premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. It publishes articles involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style. Billboard is also appreciated for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200. It also tracks the most popular songs and albums of various genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows. A billboard is a good way for a business to catch people’s attention because it’s so big and a commuter may drive or walk past it five times a week.

Billboard History

The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894. Formerly, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry and was known as Billboard Advertising.

Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers in 1904 and became one of Billboard’s largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, 42,000 people were using the service.

Billboard started including the motion-film industry in 1907 but ended up concentrating on music. It created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow and was exposed heavily to Billboard, which led to even more editorial focus on music. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, and introduced a “Record Buying Guide” in January 1939.

In 1940, it introduced “Chart Line”, which pursued the best-selling records, and was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. It had eight charts by 1987 covering many genres and formats, and 28 charts by 1994. Billboard has above 100 employees. By 1969 Billboard Publications Inc. owned 11 trade and consumer publications, cassette tapes, and four television franchises. It also acquired Photo Weekly that year.

In 2005, Billboard expanded its editorial outside the music industry into other areas of digital and mobile entertainment. In 2006, after leading Billboard’s radio publication, former ABC News and CNN journalist, Scott McKenzie, was named editorial director across all Billboard properties. Conniff launched the Billboard Women in Music event in 2007. On June 15, 2016, Billboard PH, the very first Billboard chart company in Southeast Asia, mainly in the Philippines, was announced. On September 12, 2016, Billboard expanded into China by launching Billboard China in a partnership with Vision Music Ltd.

Billboard charts

The Billboard charts arrange the weekly popularity of songs and albums. The results are broadcasted in Billboard magazine. Charts may cover all genres such as R&B, country, rock, etc. The weekly sales and streams charts are observed on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle. Charts are ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay. For the Hot 100 song chart, all the above three aspects are used to compile the charts, but for the Billboard 200 album chart, streams, and track sales are included in addition to album sales.

billboard 1 year chart
billboard 1 year chart

Two main charts are listed below:

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. On August 4, 1958, the first #1 song of the Billboard Hot 100 was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson. Till date, the Billboard Hot 100 has had 1,095 different #1 entries. The chart’s current #1 song is “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Its constant rule states that songs were not eligible to enter the Hot 100 unless they were available to purchase as a single.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or group of artists. The chart is based mostly on sales of albums in the United States. Digital downloads of albums are also included in Billboard 200 tabulation. Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States are not eligible to chart. The current number-one album on the Billboard 200 is Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch. It can be helpful for radio stations in music selection as per the listener’s interest, retailers, and airline-music services.

Billboard Hit Song

Also known as a hit record or hit single is a recorded song or instrumental that becomes broadly popular or well-known. A hit single is variously called a number one hit, a top 10 hit, a top 20 hit or a top 40 hit, depending on its peak position. In 2010, a #1 single sold around 100,000 copies.

billboard hot 100
billboard hot 100

Billboard Music Award

It is an honor given out annually by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart. The show is conducted every year since 1990 in December but it was discontinued till 2011 and returned in 2011 with a bang in May. The award’s finalists are selected according to the album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement. Awards are given for the top album, artist, and single in different music genres.

Billboard Women in Music

Woman of the Year awards honor “extraordinary and inspirational” women from a variety of fields.

It’s an annual event held by Billboard, especially for women. The main award is titled “Woman of the Year”, to recognize “women in the music industry who have made great contributions to the business and inspired other women to put great efforts within the field” through their work and continued success according to the magazine. Some great names are Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monáe, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, and many more. Taylor Swift was honored with the first-ever Woman of the Decade Award. She is the first and only woman to be honored more than once. The most recent winner is Billie Eilish. She is the youngest artist to ever be honored with the award.

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