Smokey Robinson for "Smokey & Friends"

Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez Talk Making of Smokey Robinson's 'My Girl' Remake

Smokey Robinson's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/Soul masterpiece that features new versions of some of the singer-songwriter's most memorable songs. Smokey & Friends includes remakes of 11 songs, which were written by Robinson for himself and other acts like the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles.
Host Ludacris during Billboard Music Awards rehearsals, May 2014.

Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills

This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award, a honor for songwriting and impact on pop culture that has previously gone to Adam Levine and Taylor Swift. Before he accepts the award at a private ceremony, Luda spoke at length with Billboard about past, present and future.
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda"

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Breaks Vevo Record

Nicki Minaj's much-discussed "Anaconda" video smashed Vevo's record for the most views in 24 hours, racking up 19.6 million clicks in the first day of its release.

Tamia Signs With Def Jam Ahead of New Album

Grammy-nominated singer Tamia has signed with Def Jam, signaling her return to the major label ranks. Her first album for the label -- and sixth overall -- is expected in spring 2015.
Nicki Minaj performs in 2013

Watch Nicki Minaj and Juicy J in 'Low' Video

Nicki Minaj strikes again in the video for Juicy J's "Low," which, unlike "Anaconda," focuses on Minaj's lyrics as opposed to her, err, other ass-ets
Watch Talib Kweli Call Out CNN & All Media for Ferguson Coverage

Watch Talib Kweli Call Out CNN & All Media for Ferguson Coverage

Talib Kweli's CNN interview started off on a nice enough note, with host Don Lemon lauding the rapper for his activism and referring to him as a "passionate voice on issues of racial equality." But when Kweli proceeded to call out the media's "horrible" coverage of Michael Brown's fatal shooting and the aftermath in Ferguson, Mo., Lemon went on the defensive, saying the community has been commending CNN for its coverage.