1. Why Is T.I. Back in Prison? Report Cites VH1 Talks on Bus

    September 08, 2011 1:30 PM EDT According to an incident report attained by TMZ , T.I. was not authorized to be traveling from an Arkansas prison to his halfway house with anyone but his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. Also very important, the rapper was not supposed to conduct business while en route, but he allegedly…

  2. T.I. Back in Prison Following Luxe Bus Ride to Halfway House

    September 02, 2011 9:08 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. , who was moved to a halfway house this week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary, with his lawyer citing a flap over using a luxury bus to report to a halfway house. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows the rapper at…

  3. T.I. Released From Prison: 'Feels Great to Be Back'

    August 31, 2011 9:57 AM EDT T.I. has been released from an Arkansas prison after spending 11 months behind bars for violating his probation for an earlier gun conviction. The "Whatever You Like" rapper is trading Forrest City Correctional Facility for a halfway house in an undisclosed location. Chris Burke,…

  4. Billboard Bits: T.I. May Be Released Wednesday, Sebastian Bach's House Destroyed

    August 29, 2011 6:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T.I. To Be Released on Wednesday? T.I. is reportedly leaving the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas for a halfway house on Wednesday (Aug. 31), after spending 11 months in prison for a parole violation.…

  5. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  6. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonely Island, Bolton did a lot more than just…

  7. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot shy of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, remain…

  8. T.I. Reports to Prison

    November 01, 2010 6:34 PM EDT The rapper T.I. has reported for a second time to a federal prison to serve time for a weapons violation. The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, showed up shortly before noon at the gates of the Forrest City low-security prison, travelling in an entourage of two black…

  9. T.I. Ordered to Report to Prison

    October 26, 2010 2:04 PM EDT Federal authorities have ordered rapper T.I. to report directly to a federal prison in Arkansas by Nov. 1 to start serving his 11-month prison sentence . U.S. Marshal Beverly Harvard on Tuesday ordered T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., to report to the Forrest City low-security…

  10. Michael Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 10:31 AM EDT The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet Michael." The planet will live inside…

  11. Burnham Looks On The Killers' "Brightside"

    July 26, 2010 9:59 AM EDT Teenage brothers with a cute lead singer and an undeniably catchy pop sound? It's been a winning equation since long before the Jonas Brother s and Hanson and even before the Jackson 5 . In this week's Mashup Monday, the latest group of up-and-comers in this tradition, Burnham, take…

  12. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, T.I. Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

    July 20, 2010 12:56 PM EDT M.I.A . , LCD Soundsystem , Pavement , T.I. , and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the bill are Joan Jett , Thievery Corporation , Matt & Kim ,…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show's covers opened at No. 4 last month. The …

  14. 2009 Artists Of The Year

    December 10, 2009 12:17 PM EST Chart Article We've spent the year tallying album sales figures and reviewing Hot 100 song rankings. Now, at the end of 2009's road, look back at the 20 artists who traveled further and faster up the charts than all the others. These twenty stars were the best performers on the Hot…

  15. Jaicko: 'Yeah' He Can

    November 25, 2009 2:03 PM EST Rihanna may have put Barbados on the musical map, but native Jaicko (pronounced Jay-ko) is ready to take his island flair to new heights. Combining pop with Caribbean style, the singer/songwriter signed with Capitol Records earlier this year and soon after released his first single, "Oh…

  16. Matchstik

    July 23, 2009 6:33 PM EDT To say up-and-coming rapper Matchstik had a rough childhood is an understatement. Matchstik, born Allen Forrest in Fort Camble, Ky., grew up in the run down, drug-infested Martin homes of Dothan, Ala. When he was nine-years-old, his father tried to commit suicide and then walked out on the…

  17. T.I. Begins Federal Prison Sentence In Arkansas

    May 26, 2009 4:08 PM EDT T.I. entered an Arkansas federal prison Tuesday to begin a year and a day sentence on a weapon charge. The rapper made a concertlike entrance to the Forrest City low-security prison — showing up late inside of a black conversion van with tinted windows . T.I. (real name: Clifford J. Harris Jr…

  18. T.I. Packs Atlanta Arena On Eve Of Prison Term

    May 25, 2009 1:45 PM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. told fans he would stay optimistic when he heads to prison on a federal weapons conviction. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., performed for a packed audience Sunday night in Atlanta's Philips Arena less than two days before he…

  19. T.I. Headed To Arkansas For Prison Term

    May 15, 2009 2:44 PM EDT T.I. will be coming to Arkansas by May 26 to serve a prison sentence on federal weapons charges. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., will be serving his sentence of one year and a day at the Forrest City low-security federal prison. Paperwork filed in his…

  20. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

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