1. T-Pain Dissects his Career on new Track 'Stoicville'

    November 06, 2014 12:54 PM EST The election season just ended, but T-Pain is still campaigning. The singer is working on his next album, Stoicville , and he's been trying to get acknowledged for his influence on the current landscape in rap and R&B. Recently he got a lot of attention for performing a NPR Tiny…

  2. T-Pain Performs Eye-Opening NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    October 29, 2014 5:34 PM EDT T-Pain is only beginning to get the credit he deserves as a pop innovator. His use of Auto-Tune on a series of hits in the '00s foreshadowed not just Kanye West 's 808s and Heartbreaks , but the success of two of hip-hop's biggest stars, Drake and Future , as well as up-and…

  3. Babyface Left a Piano in Andy Samberg's New Office

    September 26, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Andy Samberg stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers yesterday to talk about his longstanding comedy group The Lonely Island . They recently moved into a "mindblowingly awesome" new office in L.A., which also happens to be the former office of Babyface , the R&B triple-threat…

  4. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts along the way, from his first career single, …

  5. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  6. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  7. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who this week becomes the first lead artist to land…

  8. The Seed: Meek Mill, T-Pain, No Malice & More New Music

    August 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT With his signature auto-tune and penchant for strip clubs in tow, T-Pain returns with the twerk-ready, B.o.B-featured, "Up Down (Do This All Day)." The Mike WiLL Made It-produced cut is the lead single off his upcoming "Stoicville: The Phoenix." It's his first album…

  9. Baauer Tops Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Despite Continued Streaming Slide

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Harlem Shake" remains at No. 1, but a hefty loss in streaming closes the gap between the track and "Thrift Shop," which crowns Digital Songs for a 10th week. Plus: P!nk enters the Hot 100's top 10 Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "…

  10. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  11. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  12. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los Angeles after a 13-hour flight from Seoul.…

  13. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.…

  14. Los Speaks on 'Becoming King' Mixtape, Previews 'Dope' Song

    October 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Los, newly signed to Bad Boy for the second time, has been in the studio, steadily working on his upcoming mixtape, "Becoming King." In the trailer above, premiered exclusively on The Juice, Los previews the Harry Fraud produced track, "Dope," and shares a few words on the…

  15. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  16. Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes

    October 11, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Revamped genre charts add streaming and downloads to methodology Billboard unveils new methodology today for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by…

  17. 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."…

  18. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  19. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  20. Cody Simpson: 21 Under 21 (2012)

    September 17, 2012 5:36 PM EDT No. 12: Cody Simpson Last Year's Rank: 13 Birthdate: January 11, 1997 (Age 15) Why He's Hot: At age 15, Australian pop star Cody Simpson is already a veteran recording artist and live performer, having spent the past three years bewitching young ladies while releasing collaborations…

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