1. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the list. After reaching worldwide audiences as…

  2. Pop Shop Podcast: Lady Gaga, Ryan Tedder, Soko & More

    March 20, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  3. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now In The Final Four!

    March 19, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. P!nk ended Lorde's fantasy, "Get Lucky" went down to "Timber" and Gaga couldn't stop Miley's wrecking ball: Round 3 of Hot 100 March Madness has come to a close, and this year's…

  4. Lil Wayne Talks 'Carter V' Album & Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse In CRWN Interview

    March 19, 2014 1:00 PM EDT "I'm approaching it like it is my last project – I think that's why it's a lot different than anything else." Lil Wayne expands on why "Tha Carter V," set for a May release, will likely be his last solo album in the first episode of his "Lil Wayne CRWN…

  5. 'Frozen' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200 For Sixth Week

    March 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT New albums by Aloe Blacc, 311, Young Money & Sara Evans arrive in the Top 10. Spring is just around the corner, but don't tell the "Frozen" soundtrack. The wintry Disney album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 99,000 copies in the week ending March 16 (down…

  6. 'Let It Go' Helps Idina Menzel Make Hot 100 History

    March 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT Idina Menzel has made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The singer's rise into the top 10 with "Let It Go" makes her the first person with both a top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Menzel's Oscar-winning "Let It Go" (from the film "Frozen"…

  7. Big Albums, But No Big Hot 100 Hits

    March 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT New Billboard 200 leader Rick Ross is among artists who repeatedly dominate the chart despite having not landed a top 10 Hot 100 hit With the arrival of "Mastermind" atop the Billboard 200 chart , Rick Ross continues his streak of earning No. 1 albums without ever having tallied a…

  8. 'Frozen' Vs. Luke Bryan for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 14, 2014 7:25 PM EDT Bryan's "Spring Break" EP could hit No. 1, unless "Frozen" returns for its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top Industry sources forecast a battle of the seasons for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The "Frozen" soundtrack might bring a wintry…

  9. Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now in Round 3!

    March 14, 2014 1:23 PM EDT k Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year. Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball, Pharrell is no longer happy and Eminem barely squeaked by JT: the second round of Hot 100 March Madness 2014 has come to an end, with only eight Top 5 hits from the…

  10. Cher, 'I Walk Alone' (Tracy Young Remix): Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 14, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Listen to the Ferosh Reconstruction of Cher's "Closer to the Truth" jam. Cher's heading back to the club with her latest single, "I Walk Alone," and Billboard has the premiere of its first official remix, by superstar DJ Tracy Young. Listen below: Young&…

  11. Rick Ross is Boss on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Debuts

    March 13, 2014 8:14 PM EDT Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies sold in the week ending March 9, according to…

  12. Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell, Lea Michele, Skrillex & More

    March 13, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  13. 'Frozen' Flirting With Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 12, 2014 7:06 PM EDT A No. 1 next week would be the album's sixth nonconsecutive week atop the chart The soundtrack to "Frozen" is flirting with a return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album might sell upwards of 80,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the…

  14. Omarion Calls 'Sex Playlist' Album 'More Concept-Driven' Than Mixtapes

    March 12, 2014 3:11 PM EDT "It's a playlist for the lovers," the R&B star tells Billboard of his upcoming MMG debut. While Rick Ross enjoys another No. 1 album debut on this week's Billboard 200 chart with "Mastermind," his Maybach Music Group cohort, R&B singer-songwriter…

  15. Rick Ross Rules With Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 12, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams' second solo album starts at No. 2, and Lea Michele scores a Top 5 debut. Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9,…

  16. Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross to Hit BET Experience Concert Series

    March 11, 2014 5:56 PM EDT Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross are among the first wave of Staples Center performers announced for the BET Experience at L.A. Live music festival (June 27-29). This marks the second year of the event, an alliance between BET Networks and AEG Live, the developer…

  17. Pharrell Williams’ ‘G I R L’ Grabs Top Spot in U.K.

    March 10, 2014 6:18 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has followed the million-selling U.K. success of his “Happy” single with a No. 1 debut for his “G I R L” album (Columbia/Sony). Sunday's (March 9) new Official Charts Company sales data also saw London DJ-producer Route 94 go straight to the top of the singles chart…

  18. Lea Michele's Debut Album Aiming for Top 10

    March 07, 2014 7:21 PM EST "Louder" could debut within the top five with 50,000 to 60,000 in sales "Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Louder," to sell upwards of 50,000 to 60…

  19. Kanye West & Big Sean Team With Rick Ross For ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Surprise: Watch

    March 07, 2014 12:20 AM EST Arsenio Hall is leaving nothing to chance on his comeback to late-night television.  On Thursday night, "The Arsenio Hall Show" got a serious hip hop injection when Kanye West and Big Sean dropped by to assist Rick Ross on “Sanctified”.  In the clip below, Arsenio intros Rick Ross…

  20. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s

    March 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart , which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Hot Rap Songs artists, the artists with the…

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