1. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer badge as it moves 17-7, while "Climax"…

  2. J. Cole To Kick Off MTV's 'Sucker Free Road to Release'

    September 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT J. Cole , the first artist signed to Jay-Z 's Roc Nation, will kick off MTV2's "Sucker Free Road to Release" on Wednesday (Sept. 14) with the video premiere of his single "Can't Get Enough" featuring Trey Songz . The video will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT…

  3. T-Pain Ditches Auto-Tune: 'You Can't Stick with One Thing Forever'

    July 20, 2011 11:51 AM EDT Auto-Tune really is dead for T-Pain on his upcoming album, "rEVOLVEr." The Atlanta MC tells Billboard.com that he's ditching the audio production software that dominated his previous three albums in favor of technology of his own invention -- The T-Pain Effect, a joint venture…

  4. Jazmine Sullivan Thrilled to Succeed Gaga As Billboard's Rising Star

    December 03, 2010 11:49 AM EST In 2008 and 2009, Jazmine Sullivan was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including best new artist and best R&B song for not one, but two tracks off her highly touted 2008 debut album, "Fearless" (J Records). The set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop…