1. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki…

  2. French Montana Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 30, 2013 2:50 PM EDT French Montana makes his Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums debut with "Excuse My French" opening at No. 1 with 56,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The solid first-week sales figure is the second-highest by a new rapper in 2013, behind A$AP Rocky's "Long.Live.A$AP…

  3. Eric Bellinger Talks Chris Brown's 'Fine China' & Usher's Upcoming Album

    May 22, 2013 1:32 PM EDT The singer-songwriter says Usher will 'take it back to R&B, timeless music' on next album. It was twist of fate that catapulted Eric Bellinger to the success he basks in today. Born and raised in Compton, CA, music was never on the agenda for the budding football star.…

  4. Chris Brown Pulls Out Dance Fighting Moves At Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 9:42 PM EDT Chris Brown, donning Chinese garb, kicked off the second performance of the night with his latest single, "Fine China." Before a red backdrop of Chinese themed visuals, from the Great Wall of China to Chinese script, he pulled out dance fighting moves. BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS…

  5. Drake Leads 2013 BET Awards With 12 Nominations

    May 14, 2013 3:22 PM EDT Chris Brown announces an upcoming Aaliyah-assisted single. He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. The BET nominees were announced today (Tuesday, May 14) at a press conference on the rooftop of L.A.'s Icon Ultra Lounge, just up…

  6. Chris Brown's Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing: Report

    May 07, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Singer also confirms he and Rihanna are off-again... again Chris Brown was aboard a private jet on Monday when the cockpit filled with smoke, forcing the Gulfstream 3 to make an emergency landing. According to a TMZ source , Brown's flight from Burbank, Calif. to Teterboro, NJ was…

  7. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place on June 2 at the MetLife Stadium. Seeing as…

  8. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    May 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT There's nothing small about the Billboard Music Awards -- but it will have Lil Wayne. Weezy will join a number of new additions to the May 19 event, including label mate Nicki Minaj and stars including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and "I…

  9. Chris Brown Announces 'X' Release Date, Debuts New Song

    April 30, 2013 11:01 AM EDT Chris Brown announced yesterday (April 29) that his sixth studio album, "X," will be released on July 16. The announcement was accompanied with the release of a new song, "I Can't Win." Some shit I felt like writing that's not on the album vimeo.com/65110228 —…

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replace Themselves at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 25, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prevent themselves from tying a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs record as "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, replaces "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, at No. 1.

 Had "Thrift Shop" picked up its 15th week at the top, it would&…

  11. Will.i.am Says He Accidentally Stole a Song

    April 23, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Will.i.am admitted confusion today over whether he ever had the rights to use the backing track on his new song "Let's Go," featuring Chris Brown. Russian producer and DJ Arty had accused the Black Eyed Pea of stealing his song, "Rebound," on Twitter last week .…

  12. Rihanna's 10 Most Memorable Weed Moments

    April 20, 2013 10:05 AM EDT If there's one thing that Rihanna doesn't care about, it's what people have to say about her. Her public display of affection towards marijuana has been publicized and criticized -- even more so since the singer hopped on Instagram in 2011 -- still instead of paying mind…

  13. Tyga Talks 'Hotel California' Album, Readies Chris Brown-Assisted 'For the Road' Video

    April 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Cash Money rapper works multiple styles, videos for follow-up to breakout album. Tyga, who released his third album, "Hotel California," on April 9, is arguably the dark horse of Cash Money Records. The album's existing singles include the Rick Ross-assisted "Dope,…

  14. Chris Brown Debuts 'Fine China' Video: Watch

    April 01, 2013 10:16 AM EDT 'You'll see me taking care of the girl, doing gentlemanly things -- showing another side of me. I know my female audience sees it.' - the singer says Chris Brown pulls out all the moves in the video for his latest, "Fine China." The Sylvain White co-directed…

  15. The Seed: Chris Brown, Drake, Bridget Kelly and More

    March 09, 2013 9:26 PM EST The Seed is back with your weekly R&B/Hip-Hop round-up. This past week, Drake dropped his vicious "5AM in Toronto" cut while Chris Brown returned to rap with "Let the Blunt Go," off Funkmaster Flex’s upcoming "Who You Mad At? Me or Yourself?" mixtape.…

  16. Rihanna, Chris Brown Come Full Circle At 2013 Grammys

    February 11, 2013 8:30 AM EST It's hard to keep your eyes off Rihanna and Chris Brown. And it seems that's exactly the way they want it. The couple has been in the public eye, side-by-side, since the latter part of last year. With each outing -- from their courtside seats at the Lakers vs. Knicks game on…

  17. Chris Brown Totals Car While Being 'Ruthlessly Pursued' By Paparazzi

    February 10, 2013 8:45 AM EST Police in Beverly Hills say Chris Brown escaped injury after crashing his Porsche into a wall while being chased by paparazzi. Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said the collision occurred around noon Saturday. Brown told police that he lost control of his black Porsche during the chase. The singer'…

  18. Chris Brown Arrives to Court With Rihanna, Judge Delays Decision on Probation

    February 06, 2013 6:53 PM EST Chris Brown, accompanied by Rihanna, briefly returned to court Wednesday to face allegations he failed to complete his community labor sentence for Rihanna's 2009 beating, but the judge asked for more information and scheduled another hearing in two months. Rihanna blew Brown a kiss as…

  19. Chris Brown May Face Probation Violation

    February 05, 2013 7:05 PM EST Discrepancies were allegedly found in the singer's community service reports. Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents…

  20. Rihanna on Dating Chris Brown: 'We Value Each Other'

    January 30, 2013 1:01 PM EST "We don't have those types of arguments anymore," she says After being seen out and about together during the holidays, Rihanna finally opens up about her rekindled relationship with Chris Brown. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone , out Jan. 31, Rihanna talks about how…

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