The 1997 Billboard Music Yearbook is the ultimate recap of the year's hits and happenings in the world of music. Everything that made "Billboard"'s singles and album charts in the pop, country and R&B music, as well as the Rock Tracks, Bubbling Under and Adult Contemporary singles charts, is exhaustively covered. Get the complete stats (chart debut, peak position, total weeks charted, and more) on Elton John's "Candle in the Wind '97" ; Puff Daddy's chart-topping reign as writer/producer/rapper; the Spice Girls and Hanson phenomenons; Leann Rimes' giant crossover success; the return of Fleetwodd Mac, The Rolling Stones and Hall & Oates; the hit debuts of OMC, Lee Ann Womack, Smash Mouth, Michael Peterson and Sugar Ray. Also features a Time Capsule of the year's events, entertainment obits, the #1 hits of nearly 20 charts, and many special sections. ©1998, 244 pages.