1. SXSW Announces Second Annual Music Hackathon

    February 17, 2015 11:00 AM EST The South by Southwest Music Hackathon is back.  Organizers of Austin's annual SXSW music festival and conference will gather musicians, top-level hackers, designers and programmers for the second annual SXSW Music Hackathon this March. Participants will have 24 hours to create new…

  2. Lil Wayne Plans to Leave Cash Money With Drake & Nicki Minaj: Report

    January 27, 2015 10:04 AM EST Lil Wayne 's feud with Birdman is getting serious. On top of reportedly planning to sue Birdman in order to be released from his contract -- and claims that he's owed an $8 million advance for the yet-to-be released Tha Carter V -- Weezy is demanding he leaves Cash Money Records…

  3. Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' Mixtape is Out Now

    January 20, 2015 9:52 PM EST While Lil Wayne 's long anticipated Tha Carter V  still awaits a release date -- bogged down by feud with his record label Cash Money -- Weezy has delivered his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 to hold fans over. Listen to it here .  Lil Wayne on 'Sh!t' Remix: 'Did My Time at Cash…

  4. Lil Wayne Signs Stephanie Acevedo to Young Money

    January 14, 2015 7:14 PM EST Singer Stephanie Acevedo is the newest signing to Lil Wayne 's Young Money Entertainment, the label announced earlier this week.  Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire' The confirmation comes after months of photos showing Acevedo posing with YME…

  5. Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine 'Praying' Lil Wayne & Birdman Resolve Beef; New Mixtape Coming 'Soon'

    December 15, 2014 9:41 PM EST It's got to be a bit awkward to have your two rap-star bosses at extreme odds, as Lil Wayne and Birdman have been over the last couple weeks. So now Nicki Minaj is speaking up saying she supports both her Young Money captain and the Cash Money CEO.  "We're good. Love conquers…

  6. Billboard Year in Music 2014: Nick Jonas, Kiesza, and Tove Lo Help Start a New Chapter for Island Records

    December 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST The Cool Kids Tove Lo : "Habits (Stay High)" 2 Weeks on Mainstream Top 40 ; 6 Weeks on Hot Rock Songs Kiesza : Sound of a Woman 1 Week on Dance/Electronic Albums Nick Jonas : "Chains" Trending 140 A little more than a year ago, Tove Lo, 27; Kiesza, 25; and Nick Jonas, 22…

  7. Phonio Hooks You Up with Your Favorite Young Money Rappers... and Chris Daughtry

    October 15, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Have you always dreamed about Lil Wayne whispering sweet, froggy nothings about having a milli and being a martian into your ear? Thanks to mobile platform Phonio, that fantasy can now be a reality, just by dialing a phone number. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums…

  8. Outside Lands 2014 Saturday Highlights: Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Haim and More

    August 10, 2014 10:10 AM EDT The second day of San Francisco’s annual music and arts festival Outside Lands brought classic rock hits, booty bouncing beats, furry freaks and even a surprise same-sex wedding proposal to scenic Golden Gate Park. Across genres, new songs were unveiled and fresh obsessions cemented. But…

  9. Essence Festival 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius & More

    July 06, 2014 11:19 AM EDT Here’s the thing about the Essence Festival – even though the Mercedes-Benz Superdome houses plenty of artists from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., there’s music to see virtually every hour of the day all around New Orleans. Essence Music Fest 2014: Photos from New Orleans! The perfect example of this was…

  10. BET Experience 2014: Maxwell Captivates, Jill Scott Sizzles at Staples Center In L.A.

    June 28, 2014 3:02 PM EDT The pair kick off BET Experience at L.A. Live’s three-night concert series “Are you feeling delicious tonight?” A resounding chorus of female screams gave Maxwell the unequivocal answer to his question Friday night (June 27) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.  It was the ninth stop on the suave…

  11. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Nas & More To Perform at Summer Jam 2014

    April 02, 2014 4:39 PM EDT Summer Jam 2014 is going to be big this year. Earlier today Hot 97's Angie Martinez, Miss Info, DJ Enuff and Mister Cee announced the line-up for the festival. 50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young Money, Trey Songz and more will grace the main stage. Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea,…

  12. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 1:04 PM EDT DJ illness, thunderstorms and crowd control issues dog America's most international music festival, as Miami's mayor resumes his campaign to kick the event out of his city. With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway,…

  13. Ultra Music Fest 2014's Saturday Highlights: Deadmau5’s 'Old MacDonald' 'Animals' Games, Armin van Buuren in the Rain

    March 30, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Watch clips of Deadmau5, Krewella and more perform at day two of this year's dance fest. Before most fans had even arrived at downtown Miami’s Bayside Park yesterday for the second day of Ultra Music Festival on March 29, a tragic and unnecessary injury had already occurred. The…

  14. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  15. Mack Maine Charged with Assault in Oklahoma

    September 16, 2013 8:17 PM EDT The Young Money president faces felony charges following an alleged altercation on a tour bus. Oklahoma City prosecutors have filed felony charges against rapper Mack Maine following an alleged altercation with two women aboard a tour bus. The 33-year-old Maine, whose real name is Jermaine…

  16. Lil Wayne's 'Dedication 5' Mixtape Pushed Back a 'Short Period'

    August 30, 2013 10:00 PM EDT The rapper's delayed, highly anticipated mixtape may still arrive on Friday night. Lil Wayne's new mixtape will be a little late to the party. In a message on YoungMoney.com, the label announced "Dedication 5" had been pushed back for a "short period" for…

  17. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  18. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  19. 'Rich Gang' Album Debuts; Jay Z Ends Macklemore & Lewis' Long Run at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman brings together a host of artists for the "Rich Gang" compilation album, which debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 24,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though most of the artists on the crew album are Birdman's…

  20. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

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