1. Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST Singer Performs Hits at NYC Event, Shouts Out 'Dem Babies' Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham…

  2. Jim Jones Arrested After Casino Brawl

    February 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Rapper Jim Jones was arrested Saturday in a brawl that broke out after a party hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, police said. A total of five people were charged in the fight that started after 2 a.m. in the foyer of the MGM Grand casino, where Combs…

  3. Album Review: Van Halen, 'A Different Kind of Truth'

    February 23, 2012 8:00 AM EST VAN HALEN "A Different Kind of Truth" Producers: Van Halen, John Shanks Label: Interscope Records Release Date: Feb. 7 It's been a whopping 28 years since David Lee Roth last made an album as the frontman of Van Halen -- more than twice as long, in other words, as his original…

  4. Heavy D Remembered in 'Be Inspired' Documentary

    February 22, 2012 9:37 PM EST The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. "Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper's family and artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, according to…

  5. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 12:20 PM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, is teaming up with Sean " Diddy " Combs to distribute his own network. Comcast will also distribute networks owned NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The…

  6. Report: Diddy Hospitalized & Released For Headache

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST Shortly after hosting a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion last night (Feb. 12), Diddy suffered a "massive headache" and was taken to the hospital, TMZ reports. Diddy's camp were worried of his pain and decided to drive Diddy to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center…

  7. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 1:20 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood and Leona Lewis household…

  8. Behind the Scenes of Cobra Starship's 'Middle Finger' Video: Watch

    January 20, 2012 4:43 PM EST Cobra Starship 's new video is killing haters with kindness. "The song is kind of like, fun, cheeky, screw-you-haters vibe," singer Gabe Saporta told Billboard.com on the set of "Middle Finger." But the video finds the band doing good deeds -- helping old folks across…

  9. Karmin's Style Council

    December 22, 2011 12:40 PM EST Chart Article An artist resembling Rosie the Riveter rapping like Busta Rhymes seems contradictory, but Amy Heidemann, one half of the band Karmin doesn't find her identity extraordinary. "I like that it has made [our music] more accessible to fans because it's not as…

  10. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 1:20 PM EST Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had yet to be elected, and the actual recession…

  11. 11 Artists' Favorite Albums of 2011

    December 16, 2011 2:25 PM EST What blockbuster Brit singer crossed all genre lines to make Skrillex , Zac Brown Band and Kelly Clarkson 's lists of the best albums of the year? Which rapper tag-team won Joe Jonas ' heart? Which international darlings insisted that some 2010 albums were still where it's at?…

  12. Exclusive: French Montana Talks Bad Boy Signing, Upcoming Album & More

    December 09, 2011 12:05 PM EST After a frenzied bidding war, one of most sought-after unsigned rappers is no longer a free agent. On Thursday (Dec. 8), French Montana , joined by Sean " Diddy " Combs, announced his freshly inked deal with Bad Boy Records on BET's "106 & Park." Hours before the…

  13. Mary J. Blige Talks 'Being Real' and Beyonce Collaboration

    November 29, 2011 10:55 AM EST It's no secret Mary J. Blige portrays her life, good and bad, in her songs. "When life is real it's not going to be smooth," the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul said onstage at the New York Time's Times Talks event on Monday (Nov. 28) in NYC. "I was just singing from my…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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&…

  17. 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…

  18. 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:…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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