Tag: Billboard Hot 100

Feature Artist: The Ronettes (Singles) 9pm ET

ronettesThe Ronettes were an American R&B/Pop girl group from New York City. One of the most popular groups from the 1960s, they placed more than eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, five of which became Top 40 hits. The trio from Spanish Harlem, New York, consisted of lead singer Veronica Bennett (later known as Ronnie Spector), her older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Among the Ronettes’ most famous songs are “Be My Baby”, “Baby, I Love You”, “(The Best Part of) Breakin’ Up”, and “Walking in the Rain”, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Walking in the Rain” won a Grammy Award in 1965, and “Be My Baby” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The girls had sung together since they were teenagers, when they were known as “The Darling Sisters”. Signed first by Colpix Records in 1961, they moved to Phil Spector’s Philles Records in March 1963, and changed their name to “The Ronettes.” In late 1964, the group released their only studio album, Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica, which entered the Billboard charts at number 96. Rolling Stone ranked it number 422 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The group were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The Ronettes were the only girl group to tour with the Beatles. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: John Waite w/Babys – Bad English 6pm ET

John WaiteJohn Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952) is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, 1984’s “Missing You”, was a No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart.

The Babys are a British rock group best known for their songs “Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You”. Both songs were composed by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy, and each reached #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Cashbox chart in the late 1970s. The 1976–1978 Babys line-up consisted of keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker.

babys2The brainchild of Michael Corby and Adrian Millar, the group signed a contract that was the highest ever for a new music act at the time. Two studio albums, The Babys and Broken Heart went without incident and were well received. However trouble emerged with Head First and Brock, Waite and Stocker remained with Chrysalis and continued to record as The Babys. Corby has always denied their right to do so and had publicly produced documents to prove his title to the business name used by Waite, Brock and Stocker. That was however, back in 1977. Corby no longer owns the rights to the name of The Babys. The name is now owned by Tony Brock. There are publicly produced documents that confirms that fact – dated in 2013.

Bad EnglishBad English was an American/British hard rock supergroup formed in 1987, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain from Journey with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Nicki Minaj Top 45 Hits 6pm ET @nickiminaj

N MinajOnika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj received public notice after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–2009. She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009.

Minaj’s debut studio album, Pink Friday (2010), peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned the top-three single “Super Bass”. During that time, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), also topped the chart and its lead single, “Starships”, peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was reissued as an expanded version, subtitled The Re-Up. Minaj’s upcoming third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014), is preceded by its second single, “Anaconda”, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the United States to date. Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, and also starred in the 2014 film The Other Woman. In 2013, she was a main judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.

Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times saying that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time”. Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. Minaj’s colorful costumes, wigs and clothing have given her recognition as a fashion icon. In April 2013, Minaj became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, with over 44 appearances. Minaj has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. She has won four American Music Awards, eight BET Awards, two MTV Music Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award, five Billboard Music Awards and Billboard ’​s 2011 Rising Star award. – Wikipedia

1 Anaconda
2 Starships
3 Where Them Girls At (David Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj)
4 Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) (Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj)
5 Super Bass
6 Turn Me On (David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj)
7 Pills n Potions
8 Bang Bang (with Jessie J and Ariana Grande)
9 Pound the Alarm
10 Beauty and a Beat (Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj)
11 Fly (featuring Rihanna)
12 Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
13 BedRock (with Young Money featuring Lloyd)
14 Moment 4 Life (featuring Drake)
15 Va Va Voom
16 Check It Out (with will.i.am)
17 High School (featuring Lil Wayne)
18 Only (featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
19 2012 (It Ain’t the End) (Jay Sean featuring Nicki Minaj)
20 Bed of Lies (featuring Skylar Grey)
21 Make Me Proud (Drake featuring Nicki Minaj)
22 Your Love
23 Right Thru Me
24 Bottoms Up (Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj)
25 I’m Out (Ciara featuring Nicki Minaj)
26 Letting Go (Dutty Love) (Sean Kingston featuring Nicki Minaj)
27 Monster (Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj)
28 Beez in the Trap (featuring 2 Chainz)
29 Girls Fall Like Dominoes
30 Tapout (with Lil Wayne, Birdman, Mack Maine and Future)
31 My Chick Bad (Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj)
32 Get Low (Waka Flocka Flame featuring Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Flo Rida)
33 Freaks (French Montana featuring Nicki Minaj)
34 Did It On’em
35 Right by My Side (featuring Chris Brown)
36 You the Boss (Rick Ross featuring Nicki Minaj)
37 Y.U. Mad (Birdman featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne)
38 Lil Freak (Usher featuring Nicki Minaj)
39 Freedom
40 The Boys (with Cassie)
41 Up Out My Face (Mariah Carey featuring Nicki Minaj)
42 Marilyn Monroe
43 Raining Men
44 Automatic
45 Young Forever

Artist Countdown: Kelly Clarkson Top 30 Hits 1pm ET @kelly_clarkson

Kelly-ClarksonKelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop-rock singer-songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as “The Original American Idol.” Her debut single, “A Moment Like This”, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and broke the record for the biggest jump to number one in the chart’s history; it became the best-selling single of the year in the country. She became the runner-up of World Idol the following year.

Clarkson’s debut studio album, Thankful (2003), has been certified 2× platinum and sold over 4.5 million copies internationally. Its lead single, “Miss Independent,” became an international hit, earning Clarkson her first Grammy nomination. She developed a rock-oriented sound with the release of her second album, Breakaway (2004). It has been certified 6× platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide, earning Clarkson two Grammy Awards, including one for the hit single “Since U Been Gone.” She later took full creative direction of her third album, My December (2007), which has been certified platinum. Its lead single, “Never Again,” became a top ten hit. Clarkson’s fourth album, All I Ever Wanted (2009), debuted at number one, and became a critical and commercial success. Its worldwide hit single, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, surpassed “A Moment Like This” for the biggest leap to number one on a single week in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from number 97, a record it still holds today. Her fifth album, Stronger (2011), generated international chart-topping singles, “Mr. Know It All” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” with the latter being the best selling American Idol single to date with over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making Clarkson the first and only artist to win the award twice. In 2012, Clarkson released Greatest Hits – Chapter One; its lead single, “Catch My Breath,” became her twenty-fourth entry on the Hot 100 and eleventh million-selling single. Clarkson’s sixth album and first Christmas-themed release, Wrapped in Red (2013), became the best-selling holiday album of the year, making her the first American female artist to achieve this feat. – Wikipedia

1 My Life Would Suck Without You
2 Since U Been Gone
3 Because of You
4 Behind These Hazel Eyes
5 Breakaway
6 Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
7 Mr. Know It All
8 Never Again
9 Walk Away
10 Already Gone
11 I Do Not Hook Up
12 Miss Independent
13 The Trouble with Love Is
14 Catch My Breath
15 Dark Side
16 People Like Us
17 Low
18 A Moment Like This
19 Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)
20 Because of You (with Reba McEntire)
21 Tie It Up
22 Sober
23 Don’t Rush (featuring Vince Gill)
24 If I Can’t Have You
25 One Minute
26 Don’t Waste Your Time
27 All I Ever Wanted
28 Beautiful Disaster
29 Respect
30 In the Basement (with Martina McBride)