1. Jennifer Hudson Jumps Onto Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 02, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson returns to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 'JHud'; meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar scores his highest debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'i.' Jennifer Hudson debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her third album  JHud  (24,000 copies sold in…

  2. Jeezy Talks 'Seen It All' Album, Trap Music & Career Longevity

    September 09, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Like nearly all rappers, Jeezy is the axis of any room; he's the most magnetic person around. During an off day from the Under the Influence of Music Tour, he appears flustered only when the 1980s new wave record "I Melt With You" blasts through the restaurant’s speakers. (…

  3. Tegan & Sara Reflect on 'Heartthrob''s Success Onboard Parahoy! Cruise: Q&A

    March 12, 2014 12:35 PM EDT "Our music is like a selfie. It's easy to pick on because it seems so vain. But it's very revealing and a lot of people are drawn to exploring themselves." It's a great time to be Tegan & Sara, and it's not just because they just sailed the Caribbean as…

  4. Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa Win Big at Latin Grammys

    November 22, 2013 12:40 AM EST The green carpet never happened as rain fell over Las Vegas, but there were no dampened spirits during the 14th edition of Latin Grammys which celebrated the well-known faces of music and some of the newer voices. More Latin Grammys Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV Red…

  5. Chris Lighty RIP: Rihanna, Diddy, Nicki Minaj + Others React

    August 30, 2012 4:35 PM EDT "The man that saved my life" -- Fat Joe Chris Lighty, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in hip-hop, was found dead today. The man who founded and built Violator Management from the ground up died of an apparent suicide, according to the New York Daily News. Throughout his…

  6. Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  7. Simmons Plans Birmingham Hip-Hop Summit

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the epicenter of the 1960s civil rights movement. The event will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Bi Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the…

  8. Hot Boys 'Burn' Up New Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' rap foursome the Hot Boys will release "Let 'Em Burn" March 25 via Cash Money/Universal. Led by the single "My Section," which was serviced to U.S. radio outlets earlier this month for ai New Orleans' rap foursome the Hot Boys will release "…

  9. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  10. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  11. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money…

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Heavy Hitters Lead 'Undisputed'

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash Money Millionaires will be featured on the upcoming Cash Money/Universal soundtrack to the Miramax film "Undisputed. Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash…

  13. ODB, Lil' Kim, Brandy Cover Phil Collins

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, was released in Germany last month and debuted at No. 3. The record is a More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of…

  14. Hear'Say Overwhelms U.K. Charts

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hear'Say yesterday delivered perhaps the ultimate proof of their popularity since emerging via the "Popstars" TV series. The group achieved not only a third week at No. 1 with the single "Pure And Sim Hear'Say yesterday delivered perhaps the ultimate proof of their…