1. Cam'ron, Nicki Minaj & Yummy Team Up For 'So Bad': Listen

    July 15, 2014 1:42 PM EDT Cam'ron revamps his 2012 collaboration with Yummy Bingham, "So Bad," by bringing Nicki Minaj into the mix. Minaj closes the song by claiming what's hers and putting Cam' in his place: "Ayo Cam', I'm the baddest bitch/ You were acting mad happy when you…

  2. Sean Kingston Debuts New Music Via Facebook-Based Game Play GIG-IT

    September 03, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Today Sean Kingston fans will get to preview unheard tracks from the singer's upcoming album, "Back 2 Life," due Sept. 10 via Epic. But this won't be an ordinary album premiere. Through the Facebook-based concert game Play GIG-IT, fans can watch an animated Kingston…

  3. Robin Thicke Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week; Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Debut In Top 10

    July 17, 2013 1:25 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, matches the year's longest reign. Plus, Jay Z blasts in at No. 8 with "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake Robin Thicke racks a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines,"…

  4. Para One's 'Miamix': Listen to the New Mix Here

    March 19, 2013 10:49 AM EDT French producer debuts new Cam’ron-featuring remix on Miami Music Week mix. French producer Para One (aka Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) has a busy few weeks ahead of him. On top of his slew of back-to-back tour dates (including several appearances during Miami Music Week), the Paris-based…

  5. 50 Cent's Evolution: How His Past Is Hurting His Future

    February 06, 2013 5:05 PM EST The rapper has disrupted his sonic evolution by choosing to relive the past instead of exploring -- and speaking candidly about -- the present. Despite his physique, 50 Cent is no longer the giant he once was. With every piece of music released, from his debut album "Get Rich Or Die…

  6. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  7. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musicians (Gene Simmons, Kid Rock and Blake Shelton,…

  8. Listen: Three Songs Off Ayo Olatunji's 'Isolation' Mixtape

    June 27, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Exactly a year after releasing his first mixtape, "8 Bit Love" (June, 2011), Ayo Olatunji returns with his progressive R&B mixtape, "Isolation," on July 24. Yesterday (June 26), the independent singer-songwriter and producer gave fans a taste of the 11-songs set when…

  9. Mike Posner Returns with 'Sex' Single, 2012 Album

    November 29, 2011 2:55 PM EST Pop singer-songwriter Mike Posner issued "Looks Like Sex," the first single off his upcoming sophomore album "Sky High," on Tuesday (Nov. 29). The follow-up to last year's "31 Minutes To Takeoff" is currently slated for an early 2012 release. "Looks…

  10. 50 Cent Sued Over Alleged Attack at His Home

    September 20, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Cent is being sued for an alleged violent attack on a woman at his home, TMZ is reporting. The case is peculiar because the famous rapper was not present when the alleged crime took place. The lawsuit targets Dwayne McKenzie, who was employed by the rapper at the time of the incident;…

  11. Hits Of The World: Around The World In Five Songs

    April 19, 2011 1:05 PM EDT The Hits of the World section of Billboard magazine has always emitted an aura of exoticness. Pre-internet and, especially, pre-YouTube, a scan of the Hits of the World international chart listings afforded a rare snapshot of the dance music thumping in U.K. clubs; hit Australian songs by…

  12. Taio Cruz, "Dynamite"

    July 09, 2010 5:53 PM EDT On his first single, "Break Your Heart," Taio Cruz made his plan to love and leave explicit from the beginning, his smooth vocals enabling him to get away with such an admission. The U.K. singer is equally clear about his intentions on "Dynamite": Here, the goal is to…

  13. Depeche Mode Soars To Euro Album Chart Summit

    April 30, 2009 9:12 AM EDT Depeche Mode races 67-1 on European Top 100 Albums with its new, 12th studio set "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI), while Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) moves into a tenth week atop European Hot 100 Singles. The Depeche Mode album is new at No. 1 in…

  14. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the all-time record by teleporting 97-1 with …

  15. Bareilles, Phair In Banana Republic Campaign

    February 10, 2009 10:50 AM EST Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go and Tommy Torres will join five other artists as the faces of Banana Republic's spring and summer ad campaigns. The national campaigns will feature print advertising, window displays and billboards identifying the artists wearing the company's…

  16. Ask Billboard: Kanye West, 50 Cent and Kenny Chesney, UK artists, Rock Charts

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions Kanye West, 50 Cent and Kenny Chesney, UK artists, rock charts and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  17. Ayo

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Even when I was child, in days when it wasn't easy, I used to smile a lot," says Ayo. "I think it's because my parents gave me the name they did. A name becomes like a guide -- it's something very st "Even when I was child, in days when it wasn't easy,…

  18. Springsteen Scores Seventh U.K. Chart-Topper

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen racked up his seventh U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 7) with "Magic" (Columbia), while the Sugababes started a second week atop the British singles chart with "About You Now" (Univ Bruce Springsteen racked up his seventh U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct.…

  19. Sugababes, Foo Fighters Control U.K. Charts

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop/R&B trio Sugababes racked up their sixth U.K. No. 1, and second of 2007, as "About You Now" (Universal Island) climbed 35-1 on yesterday's new singles chart thanks solely to digital sa British pop/R&B trio Sugababes racked up their sixth U.K. No. 1, and…

  20. Soulja Boy Trades Places With Kanye Atop Hot 100

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" trades places with Kanye West's "Stronger" atop the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 increase, thanks to its best digital sales week yet (183,000 copies). "Crank" is Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"…

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