To­day in Mu­sic His­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

In 1936, Bill­board mag­a­zine pub­lished the first pop mu­sic chart based on record sales. The chart, a list­ing of the 10 most pop­u­lar records, be­came a weekly fea­ture in 1940. It fluc­tu­ated in size from 10 to 30 records un­til 1955, when Bill­board in­tro­duced its first Top 100 chart.

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