1. Exclusive: T-Pain Launches Charity with Hometown Benefit Concert

    February 07, 2012 12:15 PM EST To celebrate the launch of his new charity, "If I Could Change The World," T-Pain will return to his hometown of Tallahassee, FL. for a huge benefit concert. "Come To The Crib 2," in partnership with Florida State University's Headliner Artist Series, will take place…

  2. Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1

    December 21, 2011 2:55 PM EST With an eighth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 for "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, Rihanna links her longest command of the list. The song's reign bests the seven-week rules of two of her prior leaders: 2007's "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z , and last year…

  3. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two months ago, the album has sold 1.96 million…

  4. Rihanna's 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z , in 2007 and as a guest on Eminem 's "Love the Way…

  5. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Black Keys Hit No. 2

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse, 'Glee,' Korn Also Crash The Top 10 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its handsome sales are the largest for a non…

  6. Amy Winehouse Roars on U.K. Charts

    December 12, 2011 9:30 AM EST Amy Winehouse posthumously achieved the biggest weekly sale of her U.K. chart career last week with "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," bowing on the album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Dec. 11) with 194,000 units. After two weeks in runner-up spot on the singles survey, Olly Murs moved to the…

  7. Michael Buble Set for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2011 6:55 PM EST Next week, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album will easily spend a third week atop the Billboard 200 chart, while Amy Winehouse 's posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" and the Black Keys ' "El Camino" are both aiming for top 10 arrivals.…

  8. Young Fyre Talks T-Pain's 'rEVOLVEr,' Working with Busta Rhymes & More

    December 07, 2011 4:30 PM EST Young Fyre, born Tramaine Winfrey, has produced for some of the hottest artists in the game from Chris Brown , Lil Wayne ("How to Hate") to his bossman at Nappy Boy Entertainment, T-Pain . The Iowa native produced three tracks on T-Pain's fifth studio album "rEVOLVEr"…

  9. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Jingles At No. 1 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 11:00 AM EST Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the seventh album to sell a million in 2011…

  10. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first Christmas set by a male artist to debut at No.…

  11. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history to tally at least 11…

  12. T-Pain Experiments on 'rEVOLVEr' Album

    October 21, 2011 12:55 PM EDT T-Pain 's fourth album, " rEVOLVEr," is set for a Dec. 6 release, RCA Records has announced. The auto-tune loving artist said in a statement, "'rEVOLVEr' is drawn from seven albums' worth of material. There are so many different things on this album. I…

  13. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" The song logs a second frame at No. 1 on…

  14. T-Pain Unveils Emotional '5 O'Clock' Video with Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen

    September 30, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Former Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain returns with a mid-tempo groove and wanders the streets alone in the music video for "5 O'clock," the first single off his upcoming album "RevolveR" which features Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen . Video: "5 O'clock," T-Pain…

  15. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV': Track-By-Track Review

    August 29, 2011 2:20 PM EDT "Tha Carter IV" arrives today (Aug. 29) with gargantuan expectations that Lil Wayne cannot match. How could he? The last installment in the New Orleans rapper's "Carter" series, "Tha Carter III," was a perfect storm of critical and commercial acclaim, riding…

  16. Lil Wayne Debuts 'She Will' Feat. Drake: Listen

    August 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT After getting a sneak peak at the recording process behind the single, Lil Wayne debuts "She Will," today (Aug. 12), which features Drake . Lil Wayne previewed his verses off the T-Minus-produced track to Drake via video instant message before he turned over his own. "I went…

  17. Chris Brown Tour Dates Revealed; T-Pain and Kelly Rowland on the Bill

    August 10, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Chris Brown will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour in Toronto on Sept. 12 and he's taking T-Pain , Kelly Rowland and Tyga along for the cross-country ride that will bring the R&B star to his native Virginia, as well as Los Angeles before ending in Hartford the day before Halloween. "…

  18. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

  19. Gym Class Heroes Talk 'Papercut Chronicles II,' Working with Adam Levine

    July 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes have been on a break from touring and recording since they finished up the album cycle for their 2008 release "The Quilt," but the alternative hip-hop group is back with a new album, "The Papercut Chronicles II," that will be released "sometime this…

  20. Game Disses Many On 'Uncle Otis': Listen

    July 22, 2011 3:35 PM EDT While reciting lines from hit songs ("Novacane," "How to Love," "I'm On One") and impersonating a few of the artists whose those songs belong to, Game takes it upon himself to diss 50 Cent , the Seans (and 'shawn) of the hip-hop game (Kreayshawn, Big…

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