1. Mobb Deep Returns To Top 10 On Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 10, 2014 4:38 PM EDT After a nearly eight-year hiatus from the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums top 10, Mobb Deep returns to the region, as its eighth studio album, "The Infamous… Mobb Deep," opens at No. 10. The set starts with 7,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new release is the veteran…

  2. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  3. Country Legend Ray Price Dead at 87

    December 16, 2013 6:12 PM EST Ray Price, one of country music's most beloved voices, died at home Monday afternoon at the age of 87, his family said through a spokesman. Price had been hospitalized in Texas recently, and had been fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer since late last year. On Thursday …

  4. Kevin McCall, 'Xmas Love': Exclusive Album Stream

    December 03, 2013 11:40 AM EST After teasing 'Xmas Love' with its first single, "Merry LIttle Christmas (Without You), on Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 29), Kevin McCall debuts his EP. The 4-song EP features McCall putting a soulful twist to holiday classics a "Silent Night" and "Merry Little…

  5. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Control': 'Actual Kings of New York' Understood It

    August 28, 2013 8:52 PM EDT "It's about leaving a mark," he said of his boastful verse, which shook up the hip-hop world. Kendrick Lamar's explosive verse on Big Sean's "Control" has shaken up the hip-hop world, and the MC himself weighed in on the considerable response on Wednesday.…

  6. Carrie Underwood Builds An Uncertain Future On Classic Past

    August 07, 2013 4:16 PM EDT "I'm too proud to drop keys," says country superstar as she prepares to release "The Blown Away Tour: Live" DVD A blonde country singer in her late 20s sits nearly motionless, knees crossed while she belts out a from-the-gut power ballad. If you closed your eyes,…

  7. 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…

  8. Gucci Mane Wants To Drop 10 Albums in 2013

    October 09, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Atlanta rap star talks 'Trap God' mixtape, the state of Brick Squad and 'the bumps and the bruises' of his career. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gucci Mane will unveil "Trap God," his third mixtape of the year following "Trap Back" and "I'm Up."…

  9. Patsy Cline Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame

    August 24, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Though she was born Virginia Patterson Hensley, and was referred to by many of her childhood friends as "Ginny," those names don't, have the same ring to it as say Patsy Cline. The country music icon is celebrated in the new Patsy Cline: Crazy For Loving You exhibit, which…

  10. Darius Rucker Talks 'Best Record I've Ever Made' on Tour in Idaho

    July 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Just like with any artist, Darius Rucker likes exploring uncharted territory. This past weekend, the Capitol Nashville act did just that, with a stop in McCall, Idaho that was a little bit different than your average tour stop. The singer was brought to town to help introduce the Whitetail…

  11. Chart Juice: Wale 'Bag's Fourth Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Wale nabs his fourth top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Bag of Money," featuring Meek Mill , T-Pain and Rick Ross , jumps 13-9. The Greatest Gainer/Airplay earner (17 million audience impressions, up 17%, according to Nielsen BDS) gives fellow Maybach crew…

  12. Chris Brown, 'Fortune': Track-By-Track Review

    July 02, 2012 1:00 PM EDT If 2011's "F.A.M.E." proved Chris Brown could still be commercially successful despite his increasingly volatile reputation, this year's "Fortune" sees Brown taking something of a victory lap. Cryptically referred by Brown as his "last" album at Sunday&…

  13. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 27, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Chart Article   « Previous 20-11 10-1 Back » 10 No BS Chris Brown R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak Position: 3 Breezy pulled a good move when he re-released the lewd, "No BS," originally recorded and featured on his mixtape, "In My Zone" (2010). The single, which hit No. 3 on…

  14. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  15. Bubbling Under: Imagine Dragons On Fire

    May 25, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Imagine Dragons, Wolf Gang, Kristen Kelly and Kevin McCall. In just three months, Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons has gone…

  16. Chris Brown Delays 'Fortune' Album

    April 23, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Although having already released three tracks from, "Fortune," Chris Brown is pushing back his fifth studio album from May 8 to July 3. "Team Breezy! The official album date for FORTUNE is July 3, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!," Brown tweeted yesterday (April 22). Earlier this month …

  17. Chart Juice: Usher's 'Climax' Reaches R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak

    April 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Usher notches his 12th No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Climax" steps 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions (up 8%), according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Usher's first single from his forthcoming seventh studio album, "Looking for Myself," due June 12. "…

  18. Chart Juice: Fat Joe Returns to R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    April 13, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Fat Joe nabs his fourth career top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Another Round," featuring Chris Brown , rises to No. 8 from No. 11. The song becomes the Bronx Bomber's first top 10 since "Make It Rain" made a splash (No. 6 peak) in 2007.…

  19. Chart Juice: Melanie Fiona Notches First No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 06, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Melanie Fiona earns her first No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her two-week old "The MF Life" (2-1). It's the first album to reach No. 1 without debuting in the top slot since Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascended in its seventh chart week in January 2011. …

  20. Chart Juice: LoveRance Rises 'Up!' to Top 10

    March 30, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Just one week after Kirko Bangz earned his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Drank In My Cup" in its 31st week, marking the lengthiest rise to the top tier for a rap song since 2009, newbie LoveRance's "UP!," featuring IamSu and…

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