In 2006, 18 acts achieved their first U.S. number-one single, either as a lead artist or featured guest, including, James Blunt, Ne-Yo, Daniel Powter, Rihanna, Shakira, Taylor Hicks, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, T.I., and Akon. -- (1)Remove the comma after including (2)Akon should be listed first
Other singles with extended chart run include Timberlake's "SexyBack", which stayed at number one for seven straight weeks, and Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" for six weeks. -- chart run should be "chart runs"
Knowles "Check on It" and pop singer Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" both topped the chart for five weeks. -- Add an apostrophe after Knowles' name.
Added apostrophe. --Efe (talk) 17:27, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Powter's "Bad Day" is the best-performing single this year, topping the Billboard Top Hot 100 Hits of 2006. -- What makes it in the best performing single this year in terms of this chart?
Same as my comment below. --Efe (talk) 17:22, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
In 2006, Powter and Furtado were the only Canadian recording acts to have reached the summit to the chart -- Do you mean "of the chart"?
Oops. Fixed. --Efe (talk) 17:22, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Decreased the size of the Beyonce image, it runs over the lead limit (section).
"*Images should not be forced, per MoS, but I used "upright" so that it will fit in any screen resolution. Mine is fine, though. --Efe (talk) 17:15, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Decrease some of the sizes of the rest of the images because the Shakira image runs over its section limits.
"*Same as above. --Efe (talk) 17:15, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Singer Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" is the best-performing single of this year, topping the Billboard Top Hot 100 Hits of 2006. -- What makes it the best single in terms of this chart?
"*Because Hot 100 is determined by combining digital and physical sales, and airplay. So cannot just say best-selling or well-played. --Efe (talk) 17:09, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Well that should be made aware in the text, in a similar location like I mentioned above in the lead section. Images are fine now.--₮RUCӨ 17:22, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
I think its too much/detailed for a list article, IMO. --Efe (talk) 17:28, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Then that (those) statement(s) should be removed or reworded because its questionable as to how they are the best in terms of this chart and its relevancy to this chart article.--₮RUCӨ 17:35, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Do you have a suggestion how to phrase it? Because almost all article use that, without any further ado. Just say its the best-performing single, topping the year-end chart, topping the Top Hot 100, etc. --Efe (talk) 17:39, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not really a fan of it, but if other FLs use it, than its fine by me.--₮RUCӨ 20:12, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
"Knowles' "Irreplaceable" is the longest-running single of 2006...."Irreplaceable" became...." - why the jump in tense? "Bad Day" is also referred to in the present tense - is it really appropriate to state that something "is" the most successful thing of the year when the year was three years ago? Maybe it's variant American usage, but to my British eyes it reads very oddly. It would be like saying "Otho is the shortest-reigning Roman emperor of AD 69"..... -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 09:01, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Its really odd English in music articles. I am using "is" because the single remains the longest-running single of 2006. It does not change. That's how I understand grammar, unless I missed some. --Efe (talk) 10:01, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
I understand what you're saying, but it still reads strangely to me. I've noticed similar usage in other US articles, though, so I guess it must be an ENGVAR issue and therefore acceptable. So I guess I support -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 10:38, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, really strange. This style has attracted attention from those who have better grasp in English. Anyway, thanks for the support. --Efe (talk) 10:48, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Support, all issues resolved. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:25, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
"in a calendar year" Redundant, I think this came up in a previous FLC also.
Changed to chart year, according to billboard. Because billboard publishes a particular week's sales info with an issue date a week in advance, they normally don't start counting sales for the 2006 issues in January 2006. It starts with December 2007, and ends with December 2006. It its calendar year, its Jan 1 to Dec 31. --Efe (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. You might need to fix this on previously promoted FLs. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
"and T.I.. R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles and pop singer Timberlake had two number-one singles in this year. " Are there supposed to be double periods in "T.I.."? "this year" is too strong a back reference, just say the actual year. I think this should be a separate sentence.
I don't know how to deal with such case, until now. Since you brought it up, I removed the period. --Efe (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Whatever you did, it's much better now. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
"breaking the record set in 2003 and 2004, both with seven-->breaking the record set in 2003 and 2004, both of which had seven
""Irreplaceable" became the 20th single to have scored at" Simplify to ""Irreplaceable" became the 20th single to score at"
I presume its the "to have scored"? --Efe (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
No, but I finished my thought, sorry for the confusion. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Is there any grammatical difference between the two? I see "to have scored" better than "to score". --Efe (talk) 11:31, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Both are technically correct, but the latter is concise and less convoluted. Dabomb87 (talk) 01:56, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm worried of the tense. Anyway, I fixed it. --Efe (talk) 02:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
"since the era of longer-running singles " Is there an explanation or link that explains this "era"?
No. Buts its in the source. They are referring to singles that have reached at least 10 weeks. --Efe (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Could you somehow explain this through a footnote? Dabomb87 (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't know how to make the link appear in letters. I tried but its in numbers, and it will mix with the refs. How do you do it? --Efe (talk) 03:18, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Done. Thanks to today's featured article. --Efe (talk) 11:25, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
"Singer Shakira earned her first U.S. number-one single with "Hips Don't Lie" since she began her recording career in 1990." Really, everything after "Hips Don't Lie" is redundant or unnecessary info.
Its like trivial but its kind of integral, IMO. --Efe (talk) 07:53, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
I see what you mean. In that case, move the nonessential clause and rephrase some: ""Hips Don't Lie" was singer Shakira's first U.S. number-one single since she began her recording career in 1990." Dabomb87 (talk) 12:52, 9 March 2009 (UTC)