Mariah Turns 18 / Billboard Goes Ñ

With “Touch My Body” climbing all the way from #15 last week, Mariah Carey has her 18th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing Elvis Presley and sliding in to the second spot on the all-time list. (The Beatles have 20 #1 hits.)
OK, not to be dicks, but, we thought Mariah was done for, let alone able to have a #1 song at this late stage of the game. Dunno…

In other Billboard-related news, this week saw the launching of billboardenespanol.com, “a Spanish-language Web site that will provide 24/7 authoritative coverage of Latin music artists and trends…while recognizing that the tastes of music fans who speak Spanish are not limited to a single genre, or to exclusively Spanish-language music”. A news item on the Martin Scorsese-directed Rolling Stones flick, Shine a Light, and an interview with Soda Stereo drummer Charly Alberti were the site’s main headlines today.