The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the United States and elsewhere. The results are published in Billboard magazine. Billboard biz, the online extension of the Billboard charts, provides additional weekly charts,  as well as year-end charts. The charts can be ranked according to sales, streams, or airplay, and for main song charts such as the Hot song chart, all three data are used to compile the charts. The weekly sales and streams charts are monitored on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle since July ; previously it was on a Monday-to-Sunday cycle.
The Rolling Stone Artists is an artist chart that ranks the popularity of today's hit artists. The artist chart is built on data that measures the total audio streams an artist has received. The artist chart does not include passive listening like radio airplay or digital radio in its measurement.
The following list of the magazines in the world by circulation is based upon the number of copies distributed, on average, for each issue. This is a partial list of magazines from various Asian countries, sorted by their circulation, in first quarter Q1 [ citation needed ]. The following list presents the best-selling ten magazines in Japan from October to September The following list of French magazines is ranked according to their paid circulation from to . The following list of German magazines is sorted by their circulation as of the third quarter Q3 of .
Sure, Miley Cyrus is one of the great media stars of the decade. But when it comes to her status as a hitmaker, she is an upstart compared to icons like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher or the legions of greats that came before them. To put the Disney performer-turned-provocateur in perspective, TIME went through every song that reached the top ten of the Billboard back to to see which artists had both the biggest years and longest careers. Artists who collaborated on songs are both given credit for its success. Artists were chosen for this list based on all-time chart performance and contemporary significance.