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Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B & Hip-Hop Hits
     

Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B & Hip-Hop Hits

by Joel Whitburn
 
Back in the days of Louis Jordan and Bullmoose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats, swing, and World War II, Billboard magazine started keeping tabs on the best-sellers in record stores in New York City’s Harlem. That Harlem Hit Parade chart of 1942, the starting point of this book, was Billboard’s first accounting of the growing interest in the

Overview

Back in the days of Louis Jordan and Bullmoose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats, swing, and World War II, Billboard magazine started keeping tabs on the best-sellers in record stores in New York City’s Harlem. That Harlem Hit Parade chart of 1942, the starting point of this book, was Billboard’s first accounting of the growing interest in the music that would come to be known as R&B. Today, more than sixty years later, Billboard is proud to present the first edition of
The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits, packed with complete, authoritative chart information on the most popular songs and artists,
including everyone from the Nat King Cole Trio to Ray Charles to Mary J.
Blige to Jay-Z. Great for music fans,
record collectors, industry professionals,
and trivia lovers, this book will answer questions, resolve arguments,
and inspire new ideas.

• Capitalizes on one of W-G’s top-selling titles, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits—
more than 50,000 copies sold of the 7th edition!

• Complete history of Top 40 R&B and hip-hop hits, covering 62 years

• 300 pictures of top recording artists

• Author Joel Whitburn is the leading authority on charted music

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823082834
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.77(d)

Meet the Author

Joel Whitburn began collecting records in the
1950s, filing each one according to the position it reached on Billboard’s charts. He went on to publish this information—and his business, Record Research, was born.

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