1. A$AP Ferg Previews 'Trap Lord' In NYC: First Listen

    August 06, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A$AP Ferg is a self-proclaimed "Trap Lord." So it made sense that last night (August 5) the restaurant at NYC's The Darby had been turned into a sanctuary for a listening party of Ferg's debut album, "Trap Lord." A$AP Ferg stickers and lit candles adorned…

  2. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  3. Chart Highlights: Luke Bryan Scores His Highest Debut Ever on Country Airplay Chart

    August 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" bows at No. 21 as Romeo Santos scores a big bow on the Latin Airplay chart. Luke Bryan scores his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as 'That's My Kind of Night' bows at No. 21. Over on the Latin Airplay chart, Romeo…

  4. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs Word Cloud, Top Artists Map & More

    August 04, 2013 2:35 PM EDT The 55th anniversary celebration of Billboard's Hot 100 rolls on today (August 4), the chart's birthday, with a visual look at the all-time top 100 songs and artists in the form of a special word cloud, map, icons and more.  HOT 100 ALL-TIME TOP 1OO SONGS: FULL LIST HOT 100…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  6. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  7. TLC Preps New Album In October, Taps Lil Mama For Mixtape Performance

    July 25, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Two tracks have already been penned: 'Posh Life,' written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin and 'Meant To Be,' written by Ne-Yo. Nearly 11 years after their last studio album, "3D," TLC is prepping a massive comeback that will include new music, a VH1 biopic…

  8. Arsenio Hall Taps Robin DiMaggio & More for New Talk Show's 'Incredible' Band

    July 24, 2013 11:14 PM EDT "I am so glad these guys agreed to come off the road and do this," Hall tells Billboard of his upcoming show's musical quintet. Drummer Robin DiMaggio will assume the role of musical director on Arsenio Hall’s new talk show that will debut in September. DiMaggio, who has…

  9. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Tops Adult Pop Songs; Pearl Jam Returns

    July 15, 2013 5:50 PM EDT JT scores his first No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Mirrors.' Plus, Pearl Jam roars back with 'Mind Your Manners,' the first single from its album 'Lightning Bolt,' due Oct. 15 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Chart Juice: J. Cole Overthrows Wale and Outsells Kanye West

    July 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT In its third week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" claims the No. 1 spot to mark his second chart-topper after his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." With 58,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Born Sinner"…

  11. Chart Juice: Wale & India.Arie Debut in Top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    July 03, 2013 9:43 PM EDT On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, Kendrick Lamar nets new top 10 single Wale posts his second chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “The Gifted” opens at No. 1 with 158,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His sophomore album, “Ambition,” entered the chart at No. 1 in…

  12. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 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…

  13. Chart Juice: Kanye West's Perfect Seven Record of No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 27, 2013 10:11 PM EDT West continues his No. 1 streak, topping Alicia Keys as the act with the most complete catalog No. 1s. For the first time in over a year, four albums debut in the top five of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, led by Kanye West’s “Yeezus” with 327,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The…

  14. TLC Replaces Left Eye On New 'Waterfalls' Version: Listen

    June 25, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Chilli & T-Boz's new 'Waterfalls' rendition doesn't feature Left Eye. Is it good, bad or ugly? Vote. While I rather ignore the following, I can't. TLC released a new version of "Waterfalls," where they replace the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes…

  15. Chart Highlights: 'Ooh' She Did It Again ... Britney Spears Debuts On Pop Songs

    June 24, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Spears' 'Smurfs 2' single blasts onto the radio airplay tally at No. 22. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Demi Lovato, J. Cole, Jake Owen and Marc Anthony Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  16. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  17. J. Cole: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 03, 2013 1:20 PM EDT J. Cole's first album debuted at No. 1, helping ignite a new movement in hip-hop. But for his follow-up, he's taken on a new set of challenges. J. Cole flips through pairs of camouflage cargo pants at a sunny photo studio steps away from Manhattan's elevated High Line park.…

  18. J. Cole Releases TLC-Assisted 'Crooked Smile'; Announces 'Dollar And A Dream' Tour

    June 03, 2013 12:15 PM EDT A day after performing his first single, "Power Trip," alongside Miguel at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX, J. Cole releases his second, "Crooked Smile." The "Born Sinner" track is an uplifting ode to all those who continue to hold their heads up, especially women,…

  19. J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Will Feature TLC

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  20. J. Cole Drops 'Truly Yours 2' EP on Heels of 'Cole World': Listen

    May 01, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Hear the six-song mixtape from the "Born Sinner" rapper. After dropping his new single, “Cole Summer,” on Tuesday night, J. Cole quickly followed up with a new 6-track EP. The sequel to February’s 5-track “Truly Yours” EP, “Truly Yours 2," available for free, features Young…

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