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Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay Debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart

“It’s a dream come true,” Dan Smyers told Radio.com about how their music career has been progressing. “It’s unbelievable. It’s an incredible feeling.”

04/11/2014

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s ‘Out Among the Stars’ Debuts at No. 1

Johnny Cash’s posthumous ‘Out Among the Stars,’ initially recorded in the 1980s, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart this week.

04/02/2014

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Billboard Teams Up With Twitter For New Real-Time Charts

The Billboard charts have officially entered the Twitterverse.

03/27/2014

Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’ Is 2013’s Best-Selling Country Single

Florida Georgia Line hit another milestone this past year. The duo’s debut single “Cruise” was the best-selling country single of 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan. What other records has the song broken?

01/06/2014

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Florida Georgia Line Make History with ‘Round Here’

Florida Georgia Line join Brooks & Dunn as the only two groups in Billboard’s Country Airplay chart history, solo, duo or group, to have their first three singles hit No. 1 for multiple weeks.

09/18/2013

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Pitch Perfect’s ‘Cups’: How a Traditional Folk Song Went Top 10

The Cup Game is easy enough. You need a plastic cup, rhythm and a little bit of patience to play.

08/05/2013

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10 Interesting Facts About Artists’ Billboard Milestones

Did you know there are records for the biggest drops off the Billboard chart? Or that someone’s sexual orientation was used to set a world record?

06/17/2013

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Brad Paisley Tops Country Album Chart, Releases ‘Beat This Summer’ Video

Perhaps the old saying is true, that ‘all publicity is good publicity.’ Because after a week of living under the spotlight for his song “Accidental Racist,” Brad Paisley’s album Wheelhouse (which contains the song) has topped the Billboard Country Albums chart this week.

04/17/2013

Josh Turner

Josh Turner Talks ‘Time Is Love,’ The Most Popular Country Song Of 2012

Though it never reached Number One, Josh Turner’s song “Time Is Love” turned out to the most popular country song of 2012, according to Billboard. First released in January, the song appears on Turner’s latest album Punching Bag. “Time […]

12/19/2012

Taylor Swift

What Does Taylor Swift Have In Common With Britney Spears And Eminem?

Each artist has sold more than a million copies of a new CD during its first week. Taylor Swift’s “Red” just topped out at more than 1.2 million copies sold during its debut.

11/01/2012

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