1. Big Sean Previews 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album: 'I Want to Be the Best'

    February 10, 2015 2:58 PM EST From the mixed reception of his Hall of Fame album, to being overshadowed by Kendrick Lamar on "Control," Big Sean took some professional blows, but he's back to deliver what could very well be a game-changing studio album. Similar to how My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy…

  2. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  3. Grammys 2015: 51 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 09, 2015 12:27 AM EST You saw Sam Smith accept four awards and dozens of performers hit the stage on Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, but that was only part of the story. To see when Taylor Swift had to get up and dance -- and read about her surprise lovefest with Kanye West -- Billboard is here to help.…

  4. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  5. Go Inside Roc Nation's Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 07, 2015 9:51 PM EST Off the chain. Those three words are all you need to describe the chill yet fun atmosphere surrounding Roc Nation's annual Pre- Grammy Brunch 2015. Major names on both sides of the industry fence- artists and executives- didn't let a little rain dampen the party spirit. Held at the…

  6. Big Sean, Sam Smith & Hozier: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 35

    February 06, 2015 5:20 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy talks Grammys at Z100…

  7. Kanye West Soars With Friends Big Sean, Drake & Paul McCartney on Top Twitter Tracks

    February 06, 2015 12:20 PM EST The powerhouse duo of Big Sean and featured artist Drake lands the top debut on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "Blessings," which roars onto the chart at No. 2. The song, from Sean's forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album, leapt to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter…

  8. Big Sean on 'Supercool' Girlfriend Ariana Grande, Working With Kanye and His Personal Heartbreak

    February 06, 2015 11:36 AM EST Here's a list of things that Big Sean admittedly gives an "F" about: his family; his girlfriend, pop star Ariana Grande ; his business; his charitable foundation; "how people feel"; Dragon Ball Z; professionalism; video games; all the Batman movies; the "good as…

  9. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Rihanna, Kanye, Paul McCartney, Drake & More

    February 05, 2015 11:00 AM EST With the Grammys staring down at us, we turn our attention to "FourFiveSeconds" on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. The Kanye West/Rihanna/Paul McCartney collabo no one expected will make its live world premiere at the Feb. 8 ceremony, and Jason Lipshutz , Joe Lynch and…

  10. Rick Ross References Suge Knight Hit & Run on 'IDFWU' Remix

    February 02, 2015 5:23 PM EST Rick Ross is no stranger to a controversial rhyme. On a remix of Big Sean 's "I Don't F--- With You," Ross throws in a line about Suge Knight's recent murder arrest. "Suge Knight with a bitch, hit-and-run," he raps in the remix's opening. Knight was…

  11. Chart Highlights: New No. 1s for Maroon 5, Hozier, Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, the Decemberists & More

    February 02, 2015 5:20 PM EST It's a super-sized list of new toppers on Billboard charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out…

  12. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  13. Big Sean Unveils 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album Track List, Artwork

    January 31, 2015 12:20 PM EST Big Sean has unveiled the track list and artwork for his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise , which is scheduled to arrive on Feb. 24. Big Sean to Release 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album on Feb. 24 The rapper shared the artwork and track list (via an iTunes link ) through Twitter…

  14. Big Sean Teams Up With Drake & Uncredited Kanye West for 'Blessings'

    January 30, 2015 11:30 AM EST Big Sean , Drake  and Kanye West have teamed up for "Blessings," the latest track to surface in advance of Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise album (due Feb. 24). Compared to the frenzied rush of Sean's latest hit, "I Don't F--- With You," "Blessings"…

  15. Which Is the Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever? Vote!

    January 28, 2015 12:30 PM EST It's Super Bowl week, which means everyone needs to make important decisions. Who are you rooting for? Which Super Bowl party are you going to attend? And what's the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time? Katy Perry's Super Bowl Mantra? 'Eyes On The Prize Not On The…

  16. NYC Dancehall Star Kranium Signs Multiple Album Deal With Atlantic Records

    January 28, 2015 12:22 PM EST "I am really excited to be back in the reggae business," Atlantic president Craig Kallman tells Billboard. With the release of his sly, sultry single "Nobody Has to Know" upcoming Queens New York based sing-jay Kranium moved from anonymity onto international dancehall…

  17. Big Sean Admits Naya Rivera Inspired 'IDFWU'

    January 28, 2015 10:11 AM EST In the latest Complex cover story , the rapper Big Sean addressed rumors that his recent hit, "I Don't F--- With You," is about his ex-girlfriend Naya Rivera . Big Sean, DJ Mustard & Kanye West Lead Football Team to Victory in 'IDFWU' Video "I Don't F-…

  18. Big Sean to Release 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album on Feb. 24

    January 26, 2015 5:38 PM EST Big Sean is finally " done " with Dark Sky Paradise , and will be releasing his third studio album on February 24. The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to announce the album title and unveil the album cover. Sean also revealed collaborators on the album, including Drake , Jhené…

  19. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  20. Is Big Sean's New Album Coming Soon?

    January 26, 2015 1:42 AM EST Fans of Big Sean take note -- there's a storm brewing. The rapper has shared what would appear to be the art and title for his new album, which is presumably called Dark Sky Paradise . If the picture tells the story of the album, it'll be a dark affair. The photo crackles with…

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