Billboard (magazine)

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Billboard (magazine)

International news magazine devoted to music and the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world add

Category: Journalism

Founded in 1894.

Countries: United States (67%), Mexico (6%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Alaina, Billboard Hot 100

Linked to: Nielsen Holdings, Mediaweek, Miller Freeman, Inc.




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"Billboard" was founded in Cincinnati on November 1, 1894, by William H. Donaldson and James Hennegan add something


The magazine began coverage of motion pictures in 1909 and of radio in the 1920s add something


Though the first music connection was the Billboard sheet music best sellers charts & top songs in vaudeville theaters published in 1913 but it was not a regular chart yet add something


With the development of the jukebox industry during the 1930s, "The Billboard" began publishing music charts add something


On January 4, 1936 "The Billboard" published its first music hit parade, and on July 20, 1940 the first "Music Popularity Chart" was calculated add something


In the 1950s it introduced a section covering the television industry, including ratings charts for programs add something


Since August 4, 1958, the Hot 100 has been published, combining single sales and radio airplay add something


At the start of 1961, "The Billboard" was renamed "Billboard Music Week" add something


It continued to carry news of fairs, carnivals, theme parks and other outdoor entertainments until 1961 when these departments were spun off into a new weekly magazine called "Amusement Business" add something


The title was changed to simply "Billboard" at the start of 1963 add something


For many years, the weekly syndicated radio program "American Top 40", hosted by Casey Kasem , and Shadoe Stevens , played the top 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in reverse order; in late November 1991, it switched to using the top 40 portion of the Hot 100 Airplay chart add something


A country music version of "American Top 40", called "American Country Countdown", has been on the air since October 1973 add something


Allen Zwerdling - "Back Stage" was sold to Billboard Publications in 1986


It was acquired by Dutch publisher VNU in 1993, but later sold in 2009 along with the other Nielsen Business Media properties to the new company e5 Global Media, which was renamed in 2010 to Prometheus Global Media add something


Later, in early 1993, it began using the Top 40 Mainstream chart until it temporarily went off the air in 1995 add something


The Mad Stuntman - In 1994, the song peaked at number 89 on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100 chart


Carolyn Arends - "I Can Hear You" reached No. 37 on Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Christian Chart in 1996


When the show returned in 1998, it no longer used "Billboard" charts as its source, instead relying on Mediabase charts based purely on radio airplay add something


Julieta Venegas - In later years she positioned herself as one of the most prominent songwriters in Latin pop by achieving fame in 2003 in Latin America and Spain with the album "Sí" and singles "Andar Conmigo" and "Algo Está Cambiando" which were positioned at the top of Latin Billboard


In 2005, the magazine and its web sites were repositioned to provide coverage of all forms of digital and mobile entertainment add something


The show is hosted each week by Kix Brooks of the country duo Brooks & Dunn, who replaced radio legend Bob Kingsley in January 2006 add something


Shortly after its frequency of publication was reduced to monthly, and it finally ceased publication following its May 2006 issue add something


The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually in December until it went dormant in 2007, it returned in May 2011 add something


The group behind the billboard has an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group known as Billboard Reads, which bought the imprint from Nielsen in 2008 add something


Corey Taylor - In an interview with "Billboard magazine", Taylor confirmed that on January 13, 2009, he was planning on making a solo album, as well as returning to his side project Stone Sour after Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone World Tour


"American Country Countdown" used the top 40 songs of the Hot Country Songs chart until August 2009 add something


Gorilla Zoe - On June 14, 2011 Gorilla Zoe released his third solo album "King Kong" the album was not as successful as his previous albums only charting on the "Billboard" 200 at no. 56 with 10,300 copies in its first week out


Adele (singer) - In December 2012, Adele was named "Billboard" Artist of the Year, and "21" was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row


Taylor Swift - In November 2013, "Billboard" reported that Swift has been "doing much of her work with Max Martin again


Song rankings are based on digital download sales, radio airplay, and internet streaming, while albums are based solely on sales until 2014 add something


Franco De Vita - In 2014, De Vita was inducted into the "Billboard" Latin Music of Fame


Eminem - After teasing and speculation, on August 25, 2014, "Billboard" announced in an article that Eminem was going to release a compilation album titled, "Shady XV" on November 28, 2014 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his second album "The Slim Shady LP" and the founding of Shady Records


Nicki Minaj - The album was officially released on December 15, 2014, peaking at number two on the "Billboard" 200 chart


As of 2015, its focus has been shifting to have more of a consumer focus add something


Jenni Rivera - At the 2015 "Billboard" Latin Music *awards Rivera was *awarded: Top Latin Albums Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Artist of the Year


Cledus T. Judd - In a January 2015 article in "Billboard", Judd announced that he would be retiring from the music industry, as he felt that he had lost the desire to continue, and wanted to focus on raising his daughter instead


Lady Gaga - On January 16, 2015, "Billboard" reported that Gaga was collaborating with producer RedOne for the album


Demi Lovato - In May 2015, "Billboard" revealed Lovato was in the process of starting an "artist-centric" new record label, Safehouse Records, of which she will be co-owner


Adele (singer) - On 27 August 2015, "Billboard" reported that Adele's label XL is planning her third studio for a release in November


Selena Gomez - In an October 2015 interview with "Billboard", Gomez revealed that she had been diagnosed with lupus and had undergone chemotherapy to treat the illness


In December 2015, Guggenheim Digital Media sold several media brands, including "Billboard", to its own executive, Todd Boehly add something


As of 2016, it has been shifting to more of a consumer focus add something


Dustin Kensrue - His fifth studio album, an album of cover songs, "Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood", was released on March 18, 2016, with Vagrant Records, and this album charted on three "Billboard" magazine charts


Drake (entertainer) - On April 5, 2016, Drake released two new singles, "Pop Style" and "One Dance", which debuted within the top 40 of the "Billboard" Hot 100


Britney Spears - On May 2, 2016, Spears announced that she would be performing a greatest hits medley at the 2016 Billboard Music *awards, and will be receiving the Millennium *award at the event


Britney Spears - On May 22, 2016, Spears performed a greatest hits medley at the 2016 Billboard Music *awards and received mostly positive responses


On June 15, 2016, BillboardPH in the Philippines was announced add something


Diana Ross - And in December 2016, "Billboard magazine" ranked her as the 50th most successful dance artist of all-time


Taylor Dayne - In December 2016, "Billboard magazine" ranked her as the 28th most successful dance artist of all-time


Grace Jones - In December 2016, "Billboard magazine" ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all-time


Martha Wash - In December 2016, "Billboard magazine" ranked her as the 58th most successful dance artist of all-time


Kristine W - In December 2016, "Billboard magazine" ranked her as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time


Lauren Alaina - In April 2017, "Road Less Traveled" reached number one on the "Billboard" Country Airplay chart


Spotify - Spotify - After being mentioned in an article by "Vulture" in July 2017, a Spotify spokesperson told "Billboard" that "We do not and have never created 'fake' artists and put them on Spotify playlists


As of 2018 the Billboard and Prometheus Global websites still say Billboard is owned by Prometheus while the Eldridge website lists Billboard in its "Portfolio" add something


Lauren Alaina - The single debuted on the "Billboard" Country Airplay chart at number 58 on November 6, 2018


Paula Abdul - Abdul performed a medley of her greatest hits at the 2019 "Billboard" Music *awards, closing out the show


Kelly Clarkson - On February 28, 2019, it was announced that Clarkson will return to host the 2019 "Billboard" Music *awards


Kelly Clarkson - Three days later, it was announced that she would return to host the 2019 "Billboard" Music *awards, which aired on May 1, 2019


Kelly Clarkson - Three days later, it was announced that she would return to host the 2019 "Billboard" Music *awards, which aired on May 1, 2019