Talk:Billboard (magazine)

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Something[edit]

Shouldn't the title of this page be Billboard (magazine) instead of Billboard magazine? I would move it myself, except that I don't want to deal with the massive number of links that go to this article. --Lowellian 04:46, Mar 5, 2004 (UTC)

I think there is an easy method for moving the article somehow, I am not sure if the redirections are automatic though. If you goto the #wikipedia channel on irc.freenode.net ask about this? --ShaunMacPherson 07:59, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)

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As far as I know lists are5 not copyrightable, anyone know/feel like compiling a list and putting it on wikipedia? Comments? --ShaunMacPherson 07:59, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)


BANDS LISTED?

I was just wondering why the section saying "To this day, the most successful acts on Billboard's charts are Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Beatles, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson" has those artists listed. It seems like some information could be found on who had the most time on the charts, or the most songs or albums, or any type or record, instead of just listing a bunch of random names.

The records for each specific chart are mentioned at that chart's article. For records on the album chart, see Billboard 200. For the Hot 100 singles chart, there is actually a separate article about chart achievements at List of Hot 100 (U.S.) chart achievements and trivia. --musicpvm 08:32, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

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What's a Black Album chart?[edit]

In the article about the track album Saturday Night Fever, there is a reference to "Billboard Music Chart's Pop Album and Black Album charts". I can't find any explanation to this use of the phrase Black Album. (I thought all albums where black in the vinyl age...) -Ulla 12:43, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

  • As indicated at Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Billboard has used various designations for what it now calls the R&B/Hip-Hop musical genre. For some time, including much of the 1980s, it used the term "Black Singles" and "Black Albums" to refer to its music charts for this genre (or its forerunner genres at the time). --Metropolitan90 (talk) 07:01, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

List of acts in chart section[edit]

More importantly, is that an article about Billboard magazine, or their charts, need not mention popular pop stars. That is the stuff for the charts themselves. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.161.110.73 (talk) 21:21, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

This problem was raised about eighteen months ago, but wasn't resolved -- why is the following paragraph included in the charts section?

"To this day, the most successful acts on the Billboard charts are The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, The Supremes, George Strait, The Bee Gees, Bing Crosby, Pink Floyd, and Whitney Houston."

I'm not disputing that all these artists have achieved significant success on various Billboard charts, but there are others who might equally well be featured (Garth Brooks immediately springs to mind). More importantly, without qualifying the nature of each artist's success, this isn't much more than a laundry list, and one which people clearly add to at random from time to time.

It seems to me that the best option is to delete the entire paragraph -- the entries for individual charts include details of the most successful acts in that category -- but thought I'd raise it here before going ahead. Gusworld (talk) 22:39, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

OK, I've gone ahead and removed the offending paragraph. Gusworld (talk) 09:56, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Good deal, thanks for removing it. - eo (talk) 21:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Italicization[edit]

Shouldn't Billboard always be in italics, even when it appears in charts? For example, the Billboard 200? —Werson (talk) 03:47, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

I have been going along with the crowd on that by italicizing it, although I'd be in favor of not doing so for the two charts Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100, since those are the actual names of those charts. That would avoid a lot of unnecessary piping. --Wolfer68 (talk) 00:38, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Agree with Wolfer. - eo (talk) 00:56, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Founding[edit]

Quote: When founded in Cincinnati in 1894, Billboard Advertising magazine was a trade paper[...] - Founded by whom? -- Hartmann Schedel Prost 16:00, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

again, after more than 1 year I ask: founded by whom? thanks in advice -- Hartmann Schedel cheers 21:31, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

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