1. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  2. Mary J. Blige Owns NYC With 'My Life' Concert

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST Two days after the release of her latest album "My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)" (Nov. 23), Mary J. Blige invoked the emotional depth of its 1994 companion "My Life" at NYC's Terminal 5, performing her sophomore album in its entirety with the addition of…

  3. Rick Ross & Wale: The Billboard Cover Story, Part I

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST The latest issue of Billboard features an in-depth look at the partnership of Rick Ross and Wale , hip-hop's latest odd couple who joined forces on Maybach Music Group and have created a buzz online, on the radio, and on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Read the full story of Rick Ross&…

  4. Billy Corgan Starts Chicago Wrestling Company

    November 24, 2011 1:00 PM EST The long-standing relationship between rock music and professional wrestling has a new partner: Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has joined with two wrestling promoter brothers to debut the first show of Resistance Pro, an indie wrestling company, on Friday at a downtown Chicago…

  5. Heavy D Funeral Attracts Family, Stars, a Letter From Obama

    November 18, 2011 3:15 PM EST Hip-hop star Heavy D was remembered through laughter and tears at a funeral service Friday in his home town of Mount Vernon, N.Y. that included anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. Slideshow:…

  6. Report: Randy Jackson to Manage Mariah Carey

    November 16, 2011 9:45 AM EST Randy Jackson is adding an A-lister to his dawg pound. The "American Idol" judge is negotiating a deal to manage Mariah Carey 's career, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The duo know each other from their Columbia Records days when Jackson was vice president of A&R…

  7. Heavy D Autopsy Results Inconclusive, Pending Toxicology Reports

    November 15, 2011 10:35 AM EST A cause of death is still not officially known in the case of Heavy D . The late rapper and record producer died suddenly at the age of 44 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The results from an autopsy have proven inconclusive and are pending the results of toxicology tests, reports the L.A. Times . The L.A…

  8. Heavy D to be Memorialized at Public Viewing, Private Funeral

    November 11, 2011 7:45 PM EST Heavy D fans will have the chance to pay their respects to the late rapper next week, according to TMZ. The "Now That We Found Love" MC, who died at age 44 after collapsing on Tuesday, will reportedly be remembered at a public viewing on Thursday in New York. A private ceremony will…

  9. Mary J. Blige to Celebrate 'My Life' With New York Concert

    October 10, 2011 7:44 PM EDT Mary J. Blige will celebrate the 17-year anniversary of "My Life" with a New York concert. The Queen of Hip-Hop soul will revisit her 1994 sophomore album at Terminal 5 on Nov. 23, according to MTV News . The performance will come two days after the release of her latest album, …

  10. Diddy Apologizes for 'Ignorant' Ciroc Incident

    October 04, 2011 11:13 AM EDT Diddy has taken to Twitter to apologize for a heated incident at an Atlanta club on Saturday night (Oct. 1) in which he verbally attacked an attendee and threw an ice cube at him. "I'm a child God and I should be better no matter what someone [sic] says to me," the rapper wrote…

  11. Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up

    September 24, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Jason Derülo is a hit factory. Less than two years after he launched his solo career, the Miami-based singer/songwriter has already reeled off three multimillion-selling singles: "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Ridin' Solo." But as he gears up for the Sept.…

  12. Facebook Music: The New Social Connectivity

    September 23, 2011 1:30 PM EDT It's a generally accepted fact that Apple saved the music business. In the '00s with the iPod, iTunes and a fierce vision for a new way to experience music, Apple created a sensational alternative to illegal services and inferior legal ones. Music would never be the same. But times…

  13. Top 10 TV Theme Songs 1980-2011

    September 23, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Chart Article With the Fall TV season just getting underway, we combed the Hot 100 to find the last 30 years' ten hottest songs written as TV theme songs. These 10 hot TV tunes are ranked based on each track's peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1980 through Jan. 8, 2011. Few…

  14. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  15. Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes Party For Fueled By Ramen Anniversary

    September 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT "Do you really think we're not gonna play that before we leave tonight?" asked Gabe Saporta to a packed crowd at NYC's Terminal 5 on Friday (Sept. 9). Before breaking into the second song of their encore ("Guilty Pleasure"), Cobra Starship had to quell the…

  16. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  17. Cobra Starship Looks to Clean Up With 'Night Shades'

    August 26, 2011 3:15 PM EDT New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, "Hot Mess," released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by the smash lead single, "Good Girls Go Bad…

  18. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

  19. Video: Pete Wentz & Black Cards Talk New Sound, Album

    August 06, 2011 4:59 PM EDT "That was my helicopter coming in to take me to my set," Pete Wentz joked after spotting a chopper flying overhead as he sat down on Billboard's coach for a quick chat before Black Cards ' afternoon set yesterday (Aug. 5). After taking a leak behind our tent (rather than…

  20. Sean Kingston 'Definitely' Going Jet-Skiing Again

    August 03, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Sean Kingston sat down with MTV on Tuesday (Aug. 2) for his first televised interview since his May 29 jet-skiing accident. The "Beautiful Girls" singer was visibly slimmer and discussed his recovery, how his lifestyle has changed and, surprisingly, his desire to get back on a jet…

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