1. Chris Brown Allowed to Skip D.C. Court Date

    November 22, 2013 7:36 PM EST A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court. D.C. Superior Judge Robert Tignor agreed Friday to let Brown waive his scheduled appearance on Monday. Brown is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. He and bodyguard…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Pryda, Kastle and More

    November 22, 2013 2:29 PM EST Pryda: “Lycka” [Pryda Recordings] A staple and a fan fave during his recent EPIC shows, Eric Prydz at last releases this flourish-filled trancey melodic house instrumental under his Pryda alias. Justin Bieber: “All That Matters” (Kastle remix) [Symbols Recordings] Does Justin Bieber always…

  3. Pharrell Debuts 24-Hour Music Video for 'Happy'

    November 21, 2013 8:28 PM EST Just days after Bob Dylan's highly interactive "Like a Rolling Stone" music video debuted, Pharrell has debuted what's being described as the first 24-hour music video. Today (Nov. 21), the singer/rapper/producer dropped a video for "Happy" that runs 24 hours and…

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Earn Fourth Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    November 21, 2013 6:54 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' stellar year on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs continues as "White Walls," featuring Schoolboy Q and Hollis, jumps 11-8 in its 11th week. The move spurs the Seattle duo's fourth top 10 on the list following the record-setting "Thrift Shop,…

  5. Five Finger Death Punch Heading for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    November 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST Rock band Five Finger Death Punch is on course for its second top five album this year. The group's new release, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2" may sell around 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Nov. 24.   That should…

  6. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 2004 compilation album, "Legend of the Wu…

  7. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

  8. DJ Khaled and TLC Rule on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 31, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Miami radio jock-turned-artist DJ Khaled scores his eighth consecutive top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “Suffering From Success” opens at No. 2 with 27,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The second-place debut makes Khaled only the fifth artist in the Nielsen era (Dec. 1992…

  9. Kelly Clarkson's Wedding, 'Wrapped in Red' Album Spur Social 50 Chart Gain

    October 31, 2013 9:26 AM EDT Getting married can do wonders for your social life. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, who tied the knot on Oct. 20 and, in turn, hits a new high on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and…

  10. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  11. Alison Gold Sure Loves 'Chinese Food,' the Latest Video From the 'Friday' Creators

    October 15, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Zany "Food" video explodes on YouTube You've hit the jackpot, Internet persons who enjoy Chinese food, Asian stereotypes and videos of old guys wearing panda suits while tickling a little girl. The Jack. Pot. Courtesy of the tween-focused men who birthed Rebecca Black's …

  12. Audra McDonald Balances NBC's 'Sound of Music' With Tour

    October 14, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Full cast rehearsals begin today (Oct. 14) in New York for NBC's live "The Sound of Music," bringing together Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald, who is squeezing in rehearsals around a national concert tour. "When you consider that this…

  13. Justin Timberlake Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Again

    October 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Just six months after “The 20/20 Experience” first reached No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (on its way to a 10-week reign), Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” debuts atop the chart with 350,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time an artist posted two…

  14. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Back on the Road After Surgeries

    October 10, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is back in action, having returned behind the kit just in time for the group’s show in Fresno. The 60-year old musician had emergency gall bladder surgery on Sept. 20 just one week after undergoing an appendectomy at the American British Cowdray Hospital in…

  15. Five Finger Death Punch Crank Second Album of 2013: Watch Exclusive Video

    October 09, 2013 10:35 AM EDT The songs are different, but the sound remains largely the same on the upcoming second volume of Five Finger Death Punch's two "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" releases.  "I really can't say anything is different about (Volume 2),"…

  16. John Legend Talks Seal Collaboration & 'Open Your Eyes' Cover: Watch

    October 08, 2013 1:38 PM EDT When it comes to love, John Legend is interested in tomorrow, not yesterday. "This is a new year for love; Love in the future, not the love I lost," he sings on the intro to his fourth studio album, "Love in the Future." One can see why John Legend is focused on the…

  17. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with “Blurred Lines” at 16 weeks and marks Drake…

  18. Chart Juice: Maybach Music's 'Self Made' Scores Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 26, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Led by Meek Mill's "Levels," the set is the third Maybach Music Group compilation in the series to reach the top spot. Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" series scores its third consecutive chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “MMG: Self Made 3” opens…

  19. Paul Oakenfold Launches a 'Trance Mission' With New Tour, Return to Genre: Exclusive

    September 18, 2013 3:10 PM EDT With a career that spans decades and includes three Grammy noms, over 10 million in global record sales, and a pioneering Las Vegas residency, Paul Oakenfold can basically do whatever he wants. This fall, the DJ is putting the weight of his career behind a musical cause most personal to…

  20. Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested After Traffic Incident

    September 12, 2013 12:52 AM EDT Former hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles. Police Officer Sara Faden says the founder of Death Row Records was stopped shortly after midnight Wednesday near Beverly Hills.…

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