1. Chris Brown Released From Prison

    June 02, 2014 6:32 AM EDT Chris Brown is out of jail.  The singer was released around midnight after serving 108 days of his 131-day sentence, TMZ reports .  A clearly thrilled Brown posted this tweet some hours follow his release: Humbled and Blessed — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 2, 2014 Brown had been in…

  2. Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Robin Thicke Debut In Top 40 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 30, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Nicki Minaj debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 13, taking the Hot Shot Debut prize with her latest single "Pills N Potions."  The song – from her upcoming "The Pink Print" album – opens with 84,000 digital downloads sold in the week ending May 25 (according to…

  3. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Passes Bruno Mars For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Solo Males

    May 26, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Timberlake tallies his seventh leader - and debuts with Michael Jackson on 'Love Never Felt So Good.' Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  4. Chris Brown Writing Music With James DeBarge In L.A. County Jail (Report)

    May 17, 2014 4:56 PM EDT Chris Brown seems to be making the most of his time while locked behind bars. Brown has been collaborating on music with R&B singer James DeBarge, who is located in the cell next to him, TMZ reports . Apparently, the two artists can’t see each other but have already written three songs…

  5. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, the solo set "All 6's & 7's…

  6. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  7. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twice ("Partition," "Drunk In…

  8. Chris Brown Admits Probation Violation, Handed More Jail Time

    May 09, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Chris Brown on Friday admitted a probation violation over an altercation last year outside a Washington, D.C., hotel and was sentenced to remain on probation and serve an additional 131 days in jail. The singer appeared in court and, while his mother and several friends and supporters…

  9. Chris Brown Bodyguard Trial Photos Released

    May 06, 2014 2:20 PM EDT A judge has approved the release of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of singer Chris Brown's bodyguard. One image shows Brown posing with two women outside a Washington hotel last year before the alleged assault. Another shows Brown and bodyguard…

  10. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music), beating off the…

  11. Jennifer Lopez Previews New Album in Malibu: First Listen

    April 25, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has always been a hopeless romantic, and she's never been afraid of expressing it. If the six songs she previewed at an intimate brunch in Malibu Friday (April 25) are any indication, JLO will soon be baring her heart once again on her forthcoming record. "If you…

  12. Chris Brown's DC Trial Delayed for Months

    April 23, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown's trial had been set to start Wednesday, and Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy,…

  13. Chris Brown's Trial On Assault Charge Delayed

    April 21, 2014 3:48 PM EDT Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown's bodyguard, who was convicted of assault in a separate trial. Chris Brown…

  14. Chris Brown Bodyguard Convicted of Assault

    April 21, 2014 11:18 AM EDT A judge has convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of an assault charge following a two-day trial that provided a preview of a similar case against Brown. Chris Brown's Bodyguard Goes On Trial Chris Brown Trial Could Start Any Day Chris Brown Assault Case Moves Ahead After Judge…

  15. Chris Brown Teases Ariana Grande Duet ‘Don't Be Gone Too Long’ With Dance Video (Watch)

    April 14, 2014 7:52 PM EDT The Chris Brown and Ariana Grande team-up "Don't Be Gone Too Long" has taken its time coming out.  The duet was supposed to drop last month but was delayed due to Brown’s legal problems. Currently in jail awaiting trail on assault charges, on Monday Brown’s team released a…

  16. Chris Brown Assault Case Moves Ahead After Judge Refuses to Dismiss

    April 08, 2014 8:53 AM EDT Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. Lawyers for the Grammy-award-winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Brown&…

  17. Chris Brown Taken Into Custody For D.C. Case

    April 03, 2014 11:54 PM EDT Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday. Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals' spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She…

  18. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) being released on March 26, …

  19. Chris Brown’s Attorney Asks Judge to Block Jail Transfer

    April 02, 2014 12:10 AM EDT Chris Brown's attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to block an order that would transfer the jailed R&B singer to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial. Brown is being held without bail and is due to go on trial on April 17 in Washington on the assault charge…

  20. RoccStar, 'Confidence': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 01, 2014 11:03 AM EDT RoccStar is stepping into the spotlight. The producer and songwriter – who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Eminem – is working on something of his own, his debut studio album "Confidence." Check out the video to RoccStar's lead single, "Confidence,…

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