Billboard Charts


DJ Khaled Played Himself With an Energy Drink Bundle Scandal

Billboard disqualified album sales of "Father of Asahd," preventing it from debuting at No.1, because of one of the music magnate's many brand deals.
Bettina Makalintal
Noisey News

Lil Nas X’s "Old Town Road" Is the No. 1 Song in America, No Thanks to Billboard

After it was controversially removed from the Billboard Country Charts, the breakout single is having a banner week.
Josh Terry
Noisey News

Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Has Been Deemed Ineligible for the Billboard Charts

‘Blond’ will probably go straight to number one, though.
Alex Robert Ross

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Hits Number One on Billboard Charts Based on Massive Stream Numbers

'TLOP's number one position is a milestone for music streaming.
John Hill
This Week In Drake

Is OVO Sound a Hip-Hop Label or Drake's Personal Hit Factory?

OVO Sound is excellent at the business of making Drake albums, but not yet the no-brainer star-making force up North it could be.
Craig Jenkins

How Should We Measure Rap Success in 2015?

For some people, album sales continue to be the sole metric for tracking success. Here are some other alternatives.
David Turner

Saying Goodbye to New Music Tuesdays: A Day of Remembrance for a Day That Didn't Really Matter

The day of the week an album comes out is an arbitrary thing to care about, but, hey, we care about all kinds of dumb things.
Al Shipley
Thinkpieces And Shit

How The Hell Are Slipknot So Successful?

Seven dudes whose personal brand includes severed goat heads, pentagrams, and a 666 sign on fire are on the verge of their second number one album.
Emma Garland