1. Diddy Harlem-Shakes Back to His Roots for 'MMM' Mixtape: Listen

    November 04, 2015 3:44 PM EST Puff Daddy , also revered as Diddy and Sean Combs, knows how to make an entrance. On Tuesday night in a cozy screening room in New York hotspot Soho House, Puff is wearing a white tee, black track pants and three gold chains, lugging a huge, golden bottle of Ace of Spades champagne. His two…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 45 Years Ago, The Beatles Hit No. 1 for the Last Time

    June 08, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 1970, 'The Long and Winding Road' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Eminem, Wilson Phillips and Lady Gaga. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 8, 2002 The Eminem Show premiered at No…

  3. My Super Bowl Moment: Past Performers Discuss Their Halftime Shows

    February 02, 2013 11:00 AM EST The Edge, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO's Redfoo, The Who's Roger Daltrey and More Reflect on Past Performances Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries -- as one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking…

  4. Spotlight On Mike Lembo

    March 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Chart Article It began with a simple kick-drum beat. While his producers Mike Rizzo and Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore excused themselves from the studio for a few minutes to tend to some urgent business, Mike Lembo started freestyling over a kick-drum beat. "I just knew the speed of…

  5. Nelly's 'Dream' Makes No. 1 A Reality

    November 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST SWEET 'DREAM': Nelly extends his lead for most Pop Songs No. 1s among rappers, as "Just a Dream" rises 2-1. The song is the hip-hop star's fifth No. 1, distancing him further from Eminem , who ranks second with three rap toppers. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow …

  6. Video: Jason Derulo Talks "Whatcha Say"

    October 30, 2009 1:44 PM EDT "I told my mom, 'Ma, I'm going to be better than Michael Jackson,'' singer Jason Derulo , recently told Billboard . "When I saw him [Michael Jackson] for the first time was when I knew that's what I wanted to do. From then on, my goal in life was to express…

  7. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' "The Climb," which moves up two…

  8. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the all-time record by teleporting 97-1 with …

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  10. 'American' Standard

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will release his second album in a year, "American Gangster," this week via Def Jam. Jay-Z will release his second album in a year, "American Gangster," this week via Def Jam. The album features all new original material inspired by the upcoming movie of the same…

  11. Fat Joe Makes 'Room" For New Album

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. In addition to longtime production collaborators…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  13. Will's World: Peas Member Starts Label, Plots Solo CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a joint venture with A&M/Interscope. The label will officially launch with the Feb. 14 release of Sergio Mendes' Black Eyed Peas principal will.i.am has established his own will.i.am music group, a…

  14. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards -- six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott earned six With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV…

  15. Jay-Z To Continue Tour Without R. Kelly

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed course and opted to continue playing shows under the banner Jay-Z and Friends. The next performance will take pla Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed…

  16. Musicians Step Up Stumping Ahead Of Election

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy to John Kerry's old bandmates are making get out the vote appearances. With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop…

  17. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  18. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A self-titled Geffen album from pop/punk trio Blink-182, led by "Feeling This," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. A new album from country star Reba McEntire, "Room To Breathe"…

  19. Nelly's Jewelry Stolen From Hotel Room

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an awards show, authorities said yesterday (Oct. 28). Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an…

  20. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

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