1. Sade Serena Recruits Shaggy for Infectious Jam 'Dum' (Premiere)

    March 30, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Following Rihanna 's dance hall smash "Work" and Kanye West paying homage to Sister Nancy on the "Bam Bam"-sampling "Famous," Jamaican songstress Sade Serena taps reggae vet Shaggy for another infectious hip-swaying number called "Dum," premiering…

  2. Adele's 'Hello' Dials-Up U.K. Chart Record

    November 02, 2015 3:36 AM EST It’s official: Adele’s comeback single “Hello” is a record-setter in the U.K. The song notched-up combined first-week sales of 333,000, a “staggering” performance, notes the Official Charts Company, which makes it the biggest No. 1 single in three years , since James Arthur’s X Factor winner…

  3. New Shazam Feature Tracks Artists' Tags

    June 29, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Shazam has announced its newest product feature, intended to prove that "the biggest the stars in the world are also the biggest fans," as the company's statement put it. The announcement centers around artist pages and a feed that will display what participants in the program …

  4. Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' No. 1 on Hot 100, OMI's 'Cheerleader' Hits Top 10

    June 17, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 'Again' leads for a ninth week, holding off Taylor Swift's former No. 1 'Bad Blood.' Plus, OMI charges into the top 10 with 'Cheerleader.' Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the…

  5. Shaggy & Kranium's 'It's Alright': Exclusive Premiere of Your New Summer Anthem

    June 12, 2015 2:48 PM EDT Nothing says summer like dancehall, and in particular bashment stalwart Shaggy . The man who brought you "It Wasn't Me," Mr. Boombastic himself, is back with yet another sunny, danceable tune -- called "It's Alright," it's one of those songs that you're…

  6. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Score Latest Hit Diva Duet

    May 15, 2015 4:40 PM EDT "Pretty Girls," new at No. 29, continues the tradition of women teaming up for chart hits. Plus, moves for Silento, Echosmith, Shaggy & Nicki Minaj. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth ,…

  7. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title? (Updated)

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST Last year, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that still the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard…

  8. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse 's 13th annual Gathering of the…

  9. Insane Clown Posse's 'Mighty Death Pop' May Be Its Last Physical Album

    June 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Rap duo has also decided not to tour behind its latest epic LP. Insane Clown Posse views its upcoming album, "The Mighty Death Pop!," as "the last ode to the physical CD" -- which is why the Detroit rap duo is issuing it in three separate versions, each with an elaborate…

  10. Don Omar Talks New Album at Billboard Latin Conference: Video

    April 25, 2012 10:10 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, recent collaborations, and the placement of his…

  11. Kid Cudi's WZRD Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele 's "21" album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored…

  12. Ray J, Brandy Attend Ne-Yo's Annual Grammy Brunch; Celebs Talk Whitney Houston

    February 12, 2012 2:45 PM EST News of Whitney Houston 's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo 's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Club in Hollywood, Calif. on Saturday night, so needless to say a somber mood was cast over the event. Remembering Whitney SLIDESHOW: Her Life in Photos • Whitney Houston…

  13. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fronted indie group kicked things off,…

  14. Jack White + Insane Clown Posse + Mozart = 'Arse' Single: Listen

    August 31, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Have you ever listened to a Mozart piece and thought, "I wish Insane Clown Posse was rapping over this"? Fortunately, a forthcoming single combines Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's wacky rhymes with Mozart's pristine melody, all thanks to Jack White . On Sept. 13, Third Man…

  15. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, 'next year is gonna be THE Gathering.&…

  16. Shaggy Makes Stateside Return With 'Summer in Kingston'

    July 23, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "I got to get some new pages in my passport," says Shaggy , Skyping from Tanzania in late June. Clearly. After rocking a crowd of 30,000 in the East African nation, Shaggy flew to Italy, Switzerland, New York and then Los Angeles for an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  17. Insane Clown Posse Prepping 'Devastating' New Album

    October 27, 2010 11:55 AM EDT I nsane Clown Posse will give its Juggalo fan base with a pair of albums in 2011 -- a three-disc compilation of guest appearances and a new studio set that the duo's Violent J promises will be "the bombest, most devastating thing we've put out yet." J (real name Joe Bruce)…

  18. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) on Billboard.com. COUNTRY POP: Among last…

  19. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai-American hip hop band Thaitanium and…

  20. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

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