Billboard Revamps the Hot 100

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Billboard have given their Hot 100 chart a new look in a partnership with Samsung. The new look allows readers to listen to the songs individually or as an entire playlist via Spotify or Rdio along with a button to watch the video.You can also share the song via Facebook or Twitter. No worries about being moved to a new page. Everything opens up on the chart and it’s easy to

In addition, in scrolling over the the artists position on the chart, to the left you can see the position of the song the previous week, the peak position, and number of weeks on the chart. There are also chart highlights separated into four categories: ‘Streaming Gainer,’ ‘Digital Gainer,’ ‘Airplay Gainer’, and ‘Hot Shot Debut.’Untitled

In sharing on Facebook and Twitter, you can create your own Top 10 based off what’s currently in the top 10 with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 popup. You can drag the songs and add your name. Once done, share.

Check out the full view HERE and cheers to those who ranked in the top 10 this week. The ladies still rule in the top 5, but the guys are gaining. Only time will tell who.

In other news, Usher covers the latest Billboard cover. Click the pic to the interview excerpt below:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY USHER! #LIBRASEASON

USHERNYLON3A Happy, Happy Birthday to another fellow libra Usher. To who I like to call, the full package: attractive, great vocals, and can dance his ass off, Mr. Usher Raymond IV. Usher debuted in 1994 with his self-titled debut. He followed up with six other albums and his 8th studio effort, UR, is set to be released along with the ‘The UR Experience’ kicking off in November. Still no word on the release of UR just yet.

To date Usher has accumulated a staggering amount of awards including: 8 AMAs, 20 BMAs, 2 VMAs, 3 NAACP Image Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, and 8 Grammy’s. Aide from his 20 Billboard Music Awards, he has ranked very high on the charts. In the 2000s, he had spent 41 weeks atop the Hot 100 along with having 7 number one singles. ‘Yeah!’ came in at #2 out of 10 songs that were best-selling and most-played in the 2000s and it spent 12 weeks atop the Hot 100.

It’s amazing how long of a career Usher has had as an R&B singer and how he has been able to bounce back and forth between R&B and pop. He’s also managed to do this all while minting his killer body, never missing an 8 count, and being a father.

Happy 36th Birthday #UrsherBaby. Enjoy a playlist of my Usher favs below (via Spotify):