1. The-Dream Spreads The 'Love' On New Album

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." "In…

  2. Let's Get 'Real'

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Plies says he's plenty aware of the hip-hop marketplace's short attention span, which is why he's releasing his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," less than a year after his 2007 debut ... Rapper Plies says he's plenty aware of the hip-hop marketplace&…

  3. Rap It Up

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. The…

  4. Flo Rida's 'Low' Still Tops On Billboard Hot 100

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's "Low" remains a juggernaut atop the Billboard Hot 100, as it enters a fourth week at No. 1. The songs in the next four positions are all unchanged over last week, with Alicia Keys' "No One" Flo Rida's "Low" remains a juggernaut atop the…

  5. Fat Joe Goes Gangster On 'Elephant'

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap album - rap being the room and the elephant being me. Fat Joe's been doing it for 15 years and he still doesn't get his just due." That's what the Bronx-bred "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap…

  6. Ne-Yo Sues Over R. Kelly Tour Dismissal

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo and Compound Touring Inc. filed a suit Monday (Dec. 31) against Rowe Entertainment Inc., the promoter of R. Kelly's "Double-Up" Tour, for firing the singer after two shows as the opening act for Ne-Yo and Compound Touring Inc. filed a suit Monday (Dec. 31) against Rowe…

  7. Where's The Love?

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST As I thought of my list, I began to ponder Chris Brown's sophomore set, "Exclusive," which sparked this notion: there seems to be a lack of ardent, passionate R&B music these days. Recently, Billboard's editorial staff was asked to individually compile and submit a…

  8. Ne-Yo Dropped From R. Kelly Tour

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Ne-Yo, who was tapped to open for R. Kelly on his Double Up tour alongside Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday, was relieved of his duties just a week into the trek, his label has confirmed. R&B singer Ne-Yo, who was tapped to open for R. Kelly on his Double Up tour alongside…

  9. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales s Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the…

  10. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw " Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to…

  11. R. Kelly Drafts Cole, Holiday, Ne-Yo For Tour

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B acts R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo will join forces for a star-studded U.S. fall tour, beginning Nov. 14 at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga., and wrapping Jan. 12 at t R&B acts R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo will join forces for a star…

  12. J. Holiday, "Back Of My Lac"

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While new artists ride the wave of singles these days, J. Holiday's debut appears to reverse the formula. While new artists ride the wave of singles these days, J. Holiday's debut appears to reverse the formula. News Mariel Concepcion J. Holiday …

  13. Bruce Springsteen makes "Magic"

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Check out new releases for the week of Sept. 30, 2007, including Bruce Springsteen, Rob Thomas and J. Holiday. Check out new releases for the week of Sept. 30, 2007, including Bruce Springsteen, Rob Thomas and J. Holiday. News J. Holiday , Rob Thomas , Bruce Springsteen …

  14. Come To 'Bed'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and fellow Washington, D.C., native -- J. Holiday is simultaneously bouncing up the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Bil Packing some of the sexiest ooh's since Marvin Gaye -- a major influence and…

  15. 'Umbrella' Writer The-Dream Preps Solo Debut

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's chart-topper "Umbrella, will release his debut album, "Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter," Dec. 11 via Island Def Jam. First single Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's…

  16. The-Dream

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day 27-year-old Terius "The-Dream" Nash signed his first major publishing deal four years ago, he called Checkers restaurant, where he waited tables, quit his job and hit the golf course. The day 27-year-old Terius "The-Dream" Nash signed his first major publishing…

  17. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

  18. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…