1. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj 's "Starships" has logged…

  2. Kanye West's 20 Best Lyrics About Cars

    July 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Between his clothing line, love life, and whatever his company DONDA is to be, 10. "Gold Digger" feat. Jamie Foxx (2005) "But while y'all washing, watch him / He gone make it to a Benz out of that Datson" On a somewhat-related-but-maybe-not-really note: Kanye made a…

  3. Linkin Park Squeaks By Maroon 5, Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Maybach Music Group, R. Kelly Also Score Top 5 Debuts As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be…

  4. Flo Rida, 'Wild Ones': Track-By-Track Review

    July 03, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "With this album, there's gonna be a lot of No. 1s, so that's why I came up with the title 'Wild Ones,'" Flo Rida told Billboard.com in May. Although none of the tracks from the Miami-based rapper's fourth studio album have topped Billboard's charts…

  5. 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…

  6. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased songs: "Dance Again," the Pitbull…

  7. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as it surges 74-41. ("Lemme See"…

  8. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'CALL ME MAYBE…

  9. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour

    April 30, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Wisin Y Yandel Tapped as Openers for North America Trek Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez , two Latin pop stars undergoing impressive career revivals, have joined forces to co-headline a summer tour. The initial 16 dates of the North America trek were announced on Monday (Apr. 30), with…

  10. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  11. Missy Elliott and Timbaland Debut New Song in NYC

    April 06, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Last night (April 5), Missy Elliott and Timbaland reunited on stage to perform a new song at Hennessey's 'White Rabbit' campaign launch event in NYC. The untitled cut samples lyrics from Run D.M.C. 's "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)," according to HipHopDX .…

  12. Track Review: Cody Simpson, 'So Listen'

    March 30, 2012 8:30 AM EDT CODY SIMPSON FEATURING T-PAIN "So Listen" (3:06) Producers: Shawn Campbell, DJ Frank E Writers: various Publishers: various Label: Atlantic Records After a few slower ballads that showcased his evolving vocal skills, Australian teen Cody Simpson has returned to dancefloor fare with …

  13. T-Pain Talks Struggle & Stardom on VH1 'Behind the Music' Episode

    March 29, 2012 11:55 AM EDT T-Pain 's way to the top wasn't easy. The Tallahassee, FL singer-songwriter, producer and rapper had to prove naysayers wrong since childhood. On tonight's (Thursday, March 29) episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," T-Pain opens up about his struggle to stardom. …

  14. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer badge as it moves 17-7, while "Climax"…

  15. Melanie Fiona Used 'MF Life' Delay To Bring In Nas, Drake, J. Cole

    March 14, 2012 2:20 PM EDT "The MF Life" is coming a little later than Melanie Fiona had planned, but the singer feels its a case of all good things coming to those who wait. "You know, there were a lot of changes, obviously, in the music industry, a lot of merging and label mergers and fires and re…

  16. Cody Simpson Drops 'So Listen' Single, Joins Big Time Rush Tour

    March 13, 2012 6:26 PM EDT Australian pop star Cody Simpson has announced a new single, "So Listen" featuring T-Pain , and some new tour dates for this summer. Cody Simpson, "So Listen" feat. T-Pain "So Listen," the first single off the teenage singer's still untitled debut album,…

  17. Cody Simpson on Working with Justin Bieber: 'The Fans Are Very Excited'

    February 24, 2012 2:40 PM EST Cody Simpson says that there are "only a certain few (people) I like to work with" in the studio as he continues to put together his debut album. But one of those is Justin Bieber , a match that certainly seems made in pop heaven. "We have a bunch of ideas floating around at…

  18. Chart Juice: Beyonce Banks First Adult R&B No. 1

    February 23, 2012 5:15 PM EST In a seeming case of chart déjà vu, Drake continues his reign on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne , rules at No. 1 for a second consecutive week. The routine success of Drake leaves allow plenty of room to focus on a stellar feat accomplished by…

  19. Exclusive: VH1 'Behind the Music' Season Stars Pitbull, T-Pain, Brandy, Nas, Akon & Game

    February 15, 2012 9:25 AM EST 'It's all about what you leave behind,' Pitbull says on 'Behind the Music.' VH1's "Behind the Music" documentary series is returning with an even more provoking season. This new season, "Behind the Music," is R&B/Hip-Hop heavy, featuring…

  20. T-Pain Talks Charity Concert, '5 O'Clock' Grammy Snub

    February 10, 2012 3:25 PM EST Between promoting his latest album "rEVOLVEr," hosting another benefit concert in his native Tallahassee this March and participating in Guitar Center's "Your Next Record" program, T-Pain is in store for a hectic 2012. Yet as the Grammy Awards approach this weekend,…

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