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Kevin Rutherford


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Recent articles by Kevin:

'Unforgettable' Achievement: Godsmack Scores Fourth Mainstream Rock No. 1 From 'When Legends Rise' Album

After landing three No. 1s on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart off an album for the first time, Godsmack extends its haul to four. → Read More

Little Richard's Streams Soar by 2,228% After Legend's Death

The icon's catalog received 4.1 million streams on May 9-10. → Read More

Twenty One Pilots Score Fifth Rock Airplay No. 1 With 'Level of Concern'

The track is the fastest-rising leader this year. → Read More

Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce’s ‘Savage’ Nabs Streaming Songs Chart No. 1

It’s the first No. 1 on the chart for Megan Thee Stallion and third for Beyonce. → Read More

Travis Scott & Kid Cudi’s ‘The Scotts’ Blasts in at No. 1 on Streaming Songs Chart

Travis Scott earns his fourth No. 1 – and Kid Cudi his first – on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “The Scotts,” which debuts atop the list dated May 9. → Read More

Surprise Streaming Hits: 10 Songs From the 2010s You Wouldn't Expect Still Get Millions of Weekly Plays

Here are ten songs that are at least five years old that weren't necessarily chart smashes upon their initial release -- and aren't old enough to have been bronzed as classics -- but which were still streamed at least 2.5 million times last week. → Read More

Beastie Boys Gain in Sales & Streams After New Documentary, Led By ‘Sabotage’

“Sabotage” and “Intergalactic” reach Hot Rock Songs, while “Licensed to Ill” returns to Alternative Albums. → Read More

Fiona Apple Makes Record-Breaking Return to Radio With 'Shameika'

The track becomes her first Adult Alternative Songs hit in two decades. → Read More

Falling in Reverse Earns First Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With 'Popular Monster'

The band has surged past its prior best, the No. 22-peaking "Superhero." → Read More

The Rolling Stones' Quarantine Anthem 'Living in a Ghost Town' Surges on Rock Charts

The Rolling Stones' new quarantine-themed single "Living in a Ghost Town" hits new highs following its first full tracking week. → Read More

Twenty One Pilots' Latest Has Already Reached the Top 'Level' on Alternative Songs Chart

'Level of Concern' blasts to No. 1 in its fourth week, the quickest rise since the act's own 'Jumpsuit.' → Read More

Travis Scott's Streams & Sales Leap Following 'Fortnite' Virtual Concert

Scott's catalog drew 24.4 million streams on April 24, the same day he released new single "The Scotts" with Kid Cudi. → Read More

The Rolling Stones Mark 56th Anniversary of Billboard Chart Debut With Latest Hit

"Living in a Ghost Town" debuts on Hot Rock Songs. → Read More

Fiona Apple Returns to No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart With 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters'

Apple picks up where she left off with "The Idler Wheel…" in 2012. → Read More

The Strokes Score First Airplay Chart No. 1 With 'Bad Decisions'

After two decades as a band, The Strokes have their first Billboard radio chart No. 1. → Read More

Gusttavo Lima's Multi-Hour Quarantine Concert Paces March 2020's Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

In March, much of the world began isolating itself due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 -- and a result, Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart tracked more uploads than ever, as multiple musicians and bands uploaded videos from quarantine to their Facebook. → Read More

Peter Hook Scores First Chart Hit as a Soloist on Gorillaz's 'Aries'

The track, also featuring Georgia, debuts on Hot Rock Songs. → Read More

Godsmack Ties Shinedown & Van Halen for Second-Most Mainstream Rock Songs Top 10s

Godsmack continues its hot streak on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs radio airplay chart, scoring its fourth straight top 10 with "Unforgettable" on the April 25-dated list. → Read More

The Strokes Score First No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart Since 2011

The Strokes notch their first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts since 2011, as The New Abnormal bows atop both surveys dated April 25. → Read More

The Killers Break Record for Longest Time Between Alternative Songs No. 1s

"Caution" becomes the band's first leader in over 13 years. → Read More