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Joel Carver Whitburn

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Pop Music Researcher

Billboard Magazine
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Company Description: Now in its 112th year, Billboard is the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events and brand, content and data licensing platform....   more

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Mariah Carey Biography, 10 Jan 2014 [cached]
"Don't Forget about Us" became her seventeenth number-one in the U.S., which tied her with Elvis Presley for the most number-ones by a solo act according to Billboard magazine's revised methodology (their statistician Joel Whitburn still credits Presley with an eighteenth).
In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a ..., 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955-99 because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Elvis Presley Portal @ (Young Elvis) [cached]
Billboard historian Joel Whitburn declared Presley the "#1 act of the Rock era", beating out The Beatles, based upon his dominance of Billboard's list of top 100 singles artists since 1955.
About Joel | Joel Whitburn's Record Research, 30 June 2013 [cached]
The World's Most Trusted Source For Music Information: Joel Whitburn's Record Research, a licensee of Billboard Magazine
About Joel Whitburn
Joel Whitburn
From pastime to passion to profitable enterprise, the growth of Record Research has been the outgrowth of Joel Whitburn's hobby. Joel began collecting records as a teenager in the 1950s. As his collection grew, he began to sort, categorize and file each record according to the highest position it reached on Billboard magazine's charts. He went on to publish this information - first on individual artists' cards, then in book form in 1970 - and a business was born.
Today, Joel leads a team of researchers who delve into all of Billboard's music charts to an unmatched degree of depth and detail. Widely recognized as the most authoritative historian on charted music, Joel has also collaborated with Warner/Rhino Records in creating a series of 150 CD albums, plus five CD albums with Curb Records. Joel's own record collection remains unrivaled the world over and includes every charted Hot 100 and pop single (back to 1936), every charted pop album (back to 1945), collections of nearly every charted Country, R&B, Bubbling Under The Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary records. Ever the consummate collector, Joel also owns one of the world's largest picture sleeve collections, many of which he displays in the series of books (Top 40 Hits, Top 40 Albums, Top 40 Country Hits, Top 40 R&B Hits) he writes for Billboard's book division. To date, Record Research has published nearly 200 books, over 50 of which are currently in the catalog.
Joel's site,, brought his enormous database online in 2009. The MusicVault, complete with chart data and record photos, has proved to be an immediate, reliable wellspring of data.
Ever the hobbyist, Joel participates in a wide variety of water, winter and motor sports, but the active, six-and-a-half footer ranks basketball and baseball as his top sports. The Wisconsinite and his wife, Fran, a native of Honduras, enjoy spending time in central Wisconsin, and especially love being with their grandchildren Samantha and Nathaniel.
The Driving Force Behind American Top 40 Music, 14 Nov 2011 [cached]
Joel Whitburn is a remarkable music historian and author of several books on the history of the Billboard charts, one of which is the Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists 1955 - 2003 (8th Edition).
Whitburn has also written the Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits, the Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-hop Hits and Billboard Pop Hits: Singles and Albums 1940 - 1954.
Joel Whitburn's painstaking research and attention to detail has resulted in his reference books being used by fans, DJs and music professionals all over the world. He founded Record Research Inc and began his documentation of all the music and video charts produced by Billboard with the assistance of a team of researchers.
112 books have been published in total. He has amassed one of the largest collections of phonograph records in the world, which he keeps in an underground vault. This incredible collection contains almost every copy of every 78rpm, 45rpm, Long Player, and CD single to have appeared on the Billboard chart.
Top 40 Music - Then and Now
A lot has changed since the start of Joel Whitburn's research and there has been many technical innovations, including computer downloads, iPods and so on.
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