How Billy Joel Became a 20th-Century Pop Zelig, Celebrating His Heroes by Imitating Them
How Did Latin Crossover Go From Shakira’s Rock en Español to Bad Bunny’s Everything en Español?
Why the Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Is the First Chart Topper of the Coronavirus Era
The Latin-Pop Boom of ’99 Made Ricky, J.Lo, Enrique and Shakira Household Names.
Was Whitney Houston the Best Vocalist of All Time—and Was That a Double-Edged Sword?
How Whitney Houston Broke Chart Records and Changed the Game for Black Female Crossover
How Did “Weird Al” Yankovic Become the Most Successful Novelty Musician Ever?
The History of Novelty Songs on the Charts, From the Big Bopper to Tiny Tim to Weird Al
2020 Might Have Just Gotten Its “Old Town Road”
Mariah’s Loyal “Lambs” Love Her for Her No.1s and Her Flops Alike
The Hot 100 Formula Had to Change for Mariah Carey’s Christmas Song to Hit No. 1 After 25 Years
Genre Isn’t Really Dead. The Boundaries Have Just Moved.
Why Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Is Finally No. 1
The Weeknd’s Latest No. 1 Hit Proves He’s the New AC/DC
Who Were the Musical Tastemakers of the 2010s?
Welp, Looks Like Post Malone Is the Defining Musician of Our Era
How the Charts Swung From Queens of Pop to Kings of Rap
Is Goth a Musical Movement or a Fashion Statement?
Why America Was Finally Ready for Selena Gomez to Have a No. 1 Hit
Why This Scottish Bloke Has the No. 1 Song in America