1. Yo Gotti Talks 'I Am' Album & Epic Records Partnership

    November 18, 2013 1:13 PM EST 'I ain't making decisions based on just checks and money anymore - the situation has to be right.' The title of Yo Gotti's new album, "I Am," due Nov. 19 through a new partnership between his CMG imprint and Epic Records, is meant to be a mission statement: The…

  2. Eminem's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 17, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Eminem's birthday is today (Oct. 17), and to celebrate the midwestern rapper who rose to the national stage a decade and a half ago, we're taking a look at Em's 30 biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100. He may go by a handful of names -- Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady …

  3. Dave Matthews Band Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 'Away From the World' is DMB's sixth straight No. 1; Top six on this week's chart are all debuts For only the second time in history, the entire top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band 's "Away From the World" at No. 1…

  4. Slaughterhouse, Paul Rosenberg Talk 'Welcome to Our House' Album & Success

    August 28, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse doesn't quantify success in numbers. Following its self-titled debut on E1 Records in 2009, the quartet started work on its sophomore album, "Welcome to Our House." Consisting of Royce Da 5'9" , Joe Budden , Crooked I and Joell Ortiz ,…

  5. Ad-Rock to Score Father's Off-Broadway Play

    November 01, 2011 8:51 PM EDT Adam Horovitz is about to pass the mic to his dad. The Beastie Boys MC, better known as Ad-Rock, will reportedly score off-Broadway play "Gloucester Blue." The play is the latest work of his father, Israel Horovitz, and debuts in New York City on Nov. 16. Beastie Boys Back on Rock…

  6. Top 10 Tupac Shakur Tributes

    June 16, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Close to fifteen years later and the death of Tupac Shakur (also known as 2Pac and Pac) still stings. It may be because the rapper, actor and poet was only twenty five when killed or because unfortunately Tupac's murder has yet to be solved.   Immortal Technique - "Obnoxious" …

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  8. Toby Keith Signs Trace Adkins To Newly Merged Label

    January 14, 2010 12:12 PM EST T oby Keith merged his Show Dog Nashville with Universal Records South and celebrated by signing a new artist to the label - Trace Adkins . Adkins made a surprise entrance at Wednesday's press conference to announce the Show Dog-Universal Music merger, then signed his new contract in…

  9. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the three would back the show. Although a rep…

  10. Eminem Victorious At Free Detroit Concert

    May 20, 2009 7:13 AM EDT It was short and sweet but decidedly victorious as Eminem brought his "Relapse" back home with a special free concert in Detroit. Marking the release of his first new studio album in five years, the rapper blitzed through eight songs in 35 minutes at the Sound Board theater in the…

  11. Recording Academy Salutes Four Tops, Autry

    February 08, 2009 2:35 PM EST One of the more emotional moments at the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony last night (Feb. 7) occurred during the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to venerable soul/pop group the Four Tops. Joined at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre by relatives of deceased members…

  12. Four Tops Vocalist Levi Stubbs Dies At 72

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arguably the most powerful voice in Motown's storied history has been silenced. Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, Jr., died today (Oct. 17) at his home in Detroit after a long series of illnesses. Arguably the most powerful voice in Motown's storied history has been silenced. Four…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation…

  14. Panic At The Disco

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Given the radical changes that Panic at the Disco has made to its image during the course of the last year, it's hard not to read the lyrics to its new album's opening song as a pre-emptive strike aga Given the radical changes that Panic at the Disco has made to its image during the…

  15. Starbucks Brews Up Simon & Garfunkel Live CD

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Simon & Garfunkel live album originally due last September via Columbia/Legacy has been revived as a Starbucks exclusive, beginning March 25. A release to traditional retail is expected in the The Simon & Garfunkel live album originally due last September via Columbia/Legacy has…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he doesn't see how it could get thro 2006 - Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, pulls his legislation…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  18. Crazy Train: Gnarls Barkley

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday, Brian Joseph Burton had consented to previewing a couple of songs from the forthcoming Gnarls Barkley album for Billboard. Now Burton, who's better-known by his stage name Danger Mouse, has Yesterday, Brian Joseph Burton had consented to previewing a couple of songs from the…

  19. Posthumous Proof Album Due Next Year

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A final album from late D12 rapper Proof will be released next year via his Detroit-based label, Iron First Records. "Time a Tell" features 18 songs Proof wrote and recorded in a 24-hour period in Jan A final album from late D12 rapper Proof will be released next year via his…

  20. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Cashis. "…

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