1. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  2. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  3. Lil Wayne 'Lasagna' Line In '6'7' Causes Controversy, Thoughts?

    December 15, 2010 1:32 PM EST It seems folks are dissecting Lil Wayne 's "6'7" track to a, er, "G"? Although the single, released yesterday (Dec. 14) and featuring Cory Gunz, has a lot of Wayne fans looking forward to the February 2011 release of "Tha Carter IV," there's one…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 12/11/10

    December 11, 2010 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @MariahCarey: Billboard.com : Oh Santa! jumps from #12 to …

  5. T.I. Talks About Addiction To Pain Killers, Seeking Eminem's Advice

    November 22, 2010 11:28 AM EST T.I. is the cover subject of Vibe Magazine's Dec./Jan. 2011 issue, and the recently-incarcerated rapper talks to the publication about his addiction to pain killers and going to Eminem for advice on kicking the habit, among other things. I've heard you mention how the good that you&…

  6. T.I. 'Sick And Tired' Of Jail, Says In Letter From Prison

    November 19, 2010 10:52 AM EST T.I. has penned another letter from jail and in it the rapper says he's "sick and motherf*cking tired of going to jail" and that his return to the pen this time is a " real *ss whoopin'." Read below for the full letter. This experience is truly a pain I have…

  7. Insane Clown Posse Prepping 'Devastating' New Album

    October 27, 2010 11:55 AM EDT I nsane Clown Posse will give its Juggalo fan base with a pair of albums in 2011 -- a three-disc compilation of guest appearances and a new studio set that the duo's Violent J promises will be "the bombest, most devastating thing we've put out yet." J (real name Joe Bruce)…

  8. Keith Richards: People Still Think 'I'm a Junkie'

    October 26, 2010 2:40 PM EDT R olling Stones guitarist Keith Richards opens up about fame and fighting with Mick Jagger in his new autobiography, "Life," which hits bookstores Tuesday. "I can't untie the threads of how much I played up to the part that was written for me," Richards writes. "…

  9. Eric Benet Says Lil Wayne Shout Was 'Huge Compliment'

    October 06, 2010 12:23 PM EDT When R&B powerhouse Eric Benet heard that his "Sometimes I Cry" single was one of Lil Wayne 's favorite jams to listen to in prison, he was flabbergasted. "That was dope. It's a huge compliment," Benet tells Billboard.com. "He's sitting somewhere…

  10. Stone Temple Pilots Scrap Tour After Weiland's Onstage Rant

    September 22, 2010 6:05 PM EDT S tone Temple Pilots have postponed 12 dates on their reunion tour, the band announced on its official website Tuesday (Sept. 21). The announcement states that the group will re-route its tour for a "short break" and hit the road again in mid-October. The next scheduled tour date is…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboard chart summits this week. The Beatles bow…

  12. Kanye West Bares All on Twitter: 'I Wrote a Song for Taylor Swift'

    September 04, 2010 1:23 PM EDT There's never a dull moment to be found on Kanye West's Twitter feed , and the rapper/producer proved it once again early Saturday morning (Sept. 4). After delivering on his "G.O.O.D. Friday" promise for another week with a new track entitled "Devil in a New Dress,…

  13. Soulja Boy Denies Kat Stacks' Drug Allegations

    August 25, 2010 11:46 AM EDT Kat Stacks is at it again and this time she has a new victim: Soulja Boy Tell Em . ADULT CONTENT: Kat Stacks exposes Soulja Boy? The self-proclaimed hip-hop groupie, who's allegedly had sexual relationships with a number of rap artists, released a video yesterday (Aug. 24) in which she…

  14. Nicki Minaj Finishing Next Single, Says Young Money 'Keeps Me Grounded'

    August 06, 2010 8:00 PM EDT Two days after announcing her "Pink Friday" album , due Nov. 23, Nicki Minaj visited Billboard's Los Angeles office for a live video Q&A hosted by Billboard.com, during which she answered fans' questions sent via Twitter. Nicki Minaj Live Q&A The Harajuku Barbie…

  15. Mike Posner Takes 'Cooler' Route to Success

    July 26, 2010 11:23 AM EDT It's a warm day in May, and Mike Posner is engaging in a game of "Posner Says" during his performance at the Bamboozle Music Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. "When I say 'Bam,' you say 'Boozle.' Bam!" the 23-year…

  16. Our 2010 Summer Concert Survey

    July 19, 2010 4:48 PM EDT It's smack dab in the sticky, hot, dog days of summer so 'tis the season to head to the arena or amphitheater and catch some of your favorite artists -- from Justin Bieber to Bob Dylan -- live in concert. Billboard wants to know what you're thinking and planning this year. We&…

  17. New Black Sheep Album Inspires Native Tongues Reunion

    July 06, 2010 9:26 AM EDT When rapper Dres' phone started ringing nonstop in late May, the main man behind Black Sheep figured it was to congratulate him on his just-released single, "Birds of a Feather," a reunion of the legendary Native Tongues posse-Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, Dave from De La…

  18. Insane Clown Posse Gearing Up For Busy Summer

    May 13, 2010 12:19 PM EDT I nsane Clown Posse is ready for another non-stop summer. ICP is setting up for its 11th Gathering of the Juggalos festival, taking place Aug. 12-15 at Cave In Rock, Ill. And on Aug. 17, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J hit the road again, this time to present special screenings of their second…

  19. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  20. Insane Clown Posse's 'Miracles' Video Is Itself a Miracle

    April 07, 2010 5:25 PM EDT I nsane Clown Posse takes us on a wondrous journey in its new "Miracles" video -- not just to the sun, moon and Mars, but also under the sea, to the 'Frisco bay, the Giza Pyramids, and wherever you might find "long-neck giraffes." And that's just in the first 60…

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