1. The Juice Podcast: Awful Records on Career Start, Gucci Mane Influence & Lil B Advice

    February 27, 2015 5:44 PM EST On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, a crop of talented artists from Awful Records -- Father, Abra, Playboi Carti, Keith Charles Spacbar, Archibald Slim and Rich Po Slim -- join co-hosts ItsTheReal 's Jeff and Eric Rosenthal and myself to talk about music consumption in…

  2. TLC Surpasses 'Last Album' Kickstarter Fundraising Goal

    January 22, 2015 9:57 PM EST It's official: TLC will be recording its final album.  After launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the iconic girl group's last LP earlier this week, their goal of $150,000 has been met and exceeded thanks to the help of Katy Perry and other excited fans.  Katy Perry Donates…

  3. Watch Justin Bieber's Smooth Cameo in Poo Bear's 'Work For It' Video

    December 27, 2014 2:12 PM EST Music producer and songwriter Poo Bear has released the music video for his seductive R&B jam “Work For It” -- and the clip features a cameo by his smooth-looking pal Justin Bieber . Justin Bieber Drops New Song ‘Hard2FaceReality’: Listen Bieber, who has collaborated with Poo Bear on…

  4. Bobby Shmurda Shmoney Dances To No. 1 with 'Hot Boy'

    November 14, 2014 4:15 PM EST The track that prompted a viral sensation tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Fourteen weeks after first landing on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his debut single “Hot Boy,” Bobby Shmurda reaches the No. 1 spot. The crowning track rises 3-1, and takes Streaming Gainer honors with a 45 percent…

  5. Vine Brings Timmy Trumpet's 'Freaks' to Real-Time Charts

    November 12, 2014 6:17 PM EST "Freaks," a collaboration between Australian musician/producer Timmy Trumpet and New Zealand rapper Savage , debuted on the Nov. 15 Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists (No. 9) and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 36) charts. The track, which was released in April, traces its…

  6. Forever Young: Top 21 Songs By Under-21 Musicians (From the Last 21 Years)

    September 24, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Pop isn’t necessarily a young person’s game. Singing, rapping, songwriting, melting minds with various instruments: These are skills that improve with time, and plenty of veteran artists produce music that resonates with fans of all ages -- even fickle teens that are generally suspicious of…

  7. Musicians Remember 9/11 on Social Media

    September 11, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Many musicians documented the the anniversary of  9/11 on Twitter today, offering prayers and support for the families of attack victims. Taylor Swift remembered her visit to the 9/11 memorial, and Snoop Dogg encouraged people to help "someone else 2day." See more tweets below:  …

  8. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Katy Perry, Riff Raff, Usher, Raury & More

    August 27, 2014 5:19 PM EDT On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, the Billboard staff talks about everything from Katy Perry working with eccentric MC Riff Raff to Brad Paisley 's make-out song to insanely promising newcomers like Raury and Sofi de la Torre . We don't always agree with each other -- and…

  9. Nicki Minaj Releases Video For ‘Pills N Potions’ (Watch)

    June 10, 2014 3:50 AM EDT Nicki Minaj has dropped the official video for "Pills N Potions," the first track lifted from her upcoming studio album “The Pink Print.” The hip hop star is in sultry, sex-kitten mode as she tokes from a cigarette and works her cleavage with her eyes pointed skyward. In one moment,…

  10. Usher Breaks His Silence on Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes

    June 07, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Usher wrote on Instagram that Justin Bieber is "unequivocally not a racist." Usher, who first introduced his protégé Justin Bieber in 2009, posted a message on his Instagram account Saturday in defense of the 20-year-old pop star, who has been under fire for racist jokes he made as…

  11. Cali Swag District Member Jayare Dies at 25

    June 07, 2014 11:43 AM EDT Jayare, a member of Inglewood, Calif., rap group Cali Swag District, died on Friday at 25 years old. Cali Swag District Spreads 'Dougie' Fever Jayare, whose real name was Cahron Childs, suffered from sickle cell anemia and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night, according to…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Comments to Donald Sterling: Video

    June 06, 2014 12:53 PM EDT Recently, the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Birdman and Floyd Mayweather have come to defense of Justin Bieber, following the leaking of racist videos from the singer's younger days. But Lupe Fiasco isn't so sure.   In a recent interview with MTV, the rapper compared Bieber'…

  13. CODE First Play: Gold Top ft. Soulja Boy, 'Gold Like This'

    June 06, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Attention trap music: Soulja Boy is now in the building. The Atlanta rapper’s dance music debut comes courtesy of a catchy collaboration with Southampton trap producer Gold Top. Soulja Boy has never shied away from showing off his wealth, and “Gold Like This” aptly finds the 23-year…

  14. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  15. Nicki Minaj Drops 'Pills N Potions,' Her New Dr. Luke-Produced Single

    May 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT After hyping it on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards , Nicki Minaj's new single is here. The Dr. Luke-produced "Pills N Potions" is a sincere, slow-burning song that is set to be the first single from Minaj's upcoming studio album "The Pink Print,"…

  16. Nicki Minaj Reveals New Single Title at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2014 1:29 AM EDT The hip-hop superstar's third studio album will be out before the end of the year. Nicki Minaj's new single, which will be released on Wednesday (May 21), now has a title: "Pills N Potions." The rapper unveiled the title on the red carpet of the 2014 Billboard Music…

  17. Nicki Minaj Reveals Origin of ‘Yasss Bish’ Song Title: Watch

    May 17, 2014 9:08 PM EDT While on the set of her commercial for MYX Fusions Moscato, Nicki Minaj spoke about the meaning of her new Soulja Boy-assisted track “Yasss Bish.” Nicki Minaj’s ‘Yasss Bish!!’ Featuring Soulja Boy Reveals New Single Release Date: Listen “I guess drag queens started that whole little lingo,”…

  18. NFL's Top Newcomers Select 'Happy,' 'The Man,' 'Draft Day' As Walk-Out Songs

    May 08, 2014 11:35 PM EDT NFL draftees select their own walk-out tunes for the first time. Players attending the NFL draft get to choose a song that will be played when they walk on stage after being selected. It's a first for the league, which has a record 30 players at Radio City Music Hall. Jadeveon Clowney,…

  19. Nicki Minaj Shows She's Summer Ready In Salmon Gucci Bikini

    May 08, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is like "let's go to the beach, each, let's go get a wave" in some recent Instagram bikini pics from her Myx Fusions commercial. Nicki Minaj Releases 'Yasss Bish!!' Featuring Soulja Boy, Raps about Los Angeles Clippers Miss Minaj has no problem…

  20. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

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