1. Miley Cyrus: Rap's Muse (Opinion)

    August 05, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Rap has found its muse and her name is Miley Cyrus. The game's infatuation towards Disney's sweetheart turned wild child has grown and grown, and now, Cyrus is starring in the music video for Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" single, "Fire." Miley Cyrus struts…

  2. Big Sean Previews 'Hall Of Fame' Album in NYC: First Listen

    August 01, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Big Sean recruits Ellie Goulding, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy and more for 'Hall of Fame.' Big Sean is tranquil. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper is centered in a room full of journalists and label personnel, many of whom impatiently wait to listen to the soundtrack of the next…

  3. Drake Releases 2 Chainz, Big Sean-Assisted 'All Me' Song: Listen

    August 01, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Days before OVO fest (August 5), Drake releases his latest, "All Me," off his third album, "Nothing Was the Same " (Sept. 17). The Key Wane-produced song, kicks off with an introduction from Aziz Ansari as Randy, followed by Drake, 2 Chainz and Big Sean bragging of their…

  4. Kanye West: Everything We Know About His Upcoming Album (Infographic)

    May 17, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Kanye West has been gradually teasing his sixth studio album: the rapper tweeted what is rumored to be the tentative release date (" June Eighteen ") and performed new songs at the Met Gala and Adult Swim upfront event, including the Auto-Tune love song, presumably titled "…

  5. The Seed: Pusha T, Miguel, Major Lazer and More

    April 15, 2013 1:14 PM EDT Last week was a busy week for hip-hop with releases by Jay-Z, Pusha T, Big Sean and more. Miguel let loose a pair of buzzing tracks, “Right Now” and Kendrick Lamar-assisted “How Many Drinks (Remix),” while The-Dream dropped the title track off of his upcoming “IV Play” album, due May 28.…

  6. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Grammer, Owl City's Adam Young and The White…

  7. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  8. Chart Juice: Big Sean's 'Guap' Earns Top Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST Big Sean takes Hot Shot Debut honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as his "Guap" single earns the chart's highest debut, bowing at No. 31. The tune is the lead track from his upcoming album "Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player," which is due out Dec. 18. …

  9. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Rules R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT With the release of his much-anticipated major-label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Kendrick Lamar bows on multiple charts beginning with R&B/Hip-Hop Albums where the set opens at No. 1 with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The top-spot opening comes three…

  10. Big Sean Readies 'Detroit' Mixtape; Recruits Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa & More

    August 22, 2012 4:05 PM EDT When not working on the Good Music compilation album, "Cruel Summer," alongside Kanye West , Big Sean has been prepping his upcoming mixtape, "Detroit." The rapper recently told Hip-Hop Wired that his fourth mixtape, slated for a Sept. 5 release, will feature appearances…

  11. Justin Bieber's Next Single: 'As Long As You Love Me'

    June 26, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Island Def Jam has confirmed to Billboard that "As Long as You Love Me" will be the second radio single from Justin Bieber 's new album, "Believe." The set is due to soar onto the Billboard 200 this week. Check Billboard.com tomorrow morning (June 27) for complete…

  12. D'Angelo Making TV Return at 2012 BET Awards

    June 21, 2012 8:27 PM EDT D'Angelo will make his first televised performance appearance in 12 years at the BET Awards, the network announced on Thursday. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on July 1. D'Angelo Back at Work on Long-Awaited Album The long-absent R&B star has returned to the music world this…

  13. Watch Justin Bieber Perform The Hits on 'Today'

    June 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT In anticipation of his forthcoming album "Believe," Justin Bieber stopped by the "Today" show to chat with Matt Lauer about his whirlwind year, as well as deliver a few of his hits to throngs of screaming fans. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news…

  14. Chris Brown Nods to Rihanna, Shouts Out New Rappers in '106 & Park' Appearance

    June 12, 2012 7:43 PM EDT In a rare interview to promote his new "Don't Wake Me Up" music video, Chris Brown visited BET's "106 & Park" on Monday, and the star's appearance wasn't without its share of controversial comments. When asked by a fan what his favorite lyric from…

  15. Justin Bieber Goes Dubstep with 'As Long as You Love Me': Listen

    June 11, 2012 8:31 PM EDT Justin Bieber continues to showcase his evolving musical style with each new track, debuting the dubstep-heavy "As Long As You Love Me" on Monday. "As Long As You Love Me" is the latest song to be released off his upcoming "Believe," due out on June 19. The track…

  16. Nicki Minaj to Headline Hot 97's 'Summer Jam 2012'

    May 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Before embarking on her 14-day North American tour, Nicki Minaj will headline Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. Earlier today (May 3), Hot 97 announced the line up which, aside from Minaj, includes: Rick Ross , Waka Flocka , 2 Chainz , Young Jeezy , French Montana , Maino , Tyga , Mavado , J.…

  17. Listen: Kanye West's Five Best GOOD Friday Songs

    April 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT On Friday (Apr. 6) -- the actual Good Friday holiday -- Kanye West revived his GOOD Friday release series , which features a new single posted online every Friday as a free giveaway to the rapper's rabid fans, with "Mercy," a new track featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T.…

  18. Joe Budden Arrested Before Slaughterhouse NYC Show

    March 30, 2012 2:25 PM EDT There was someone missing at last night's (March 29) Slaughterhouse concert at NYC's Best Buy Theater. That would be on of the rap collective's own member, Joe Budden. According to MTV's Rapfix , the New Jersey rapper was arrested hours before the show by for a warrant…

  19. SXSW 2012: 8 Things Seen & Heard Wednesday

    March 15, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Which R&B hitmaker is looking to collaborate with Shakira this month? How did The Staves deal with a chatty crowd at their show? Here's 8 things from Day 1 of South By Southwest 2012 that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Billboard @ SXSW • PHOTOS: The Scene From Austin …

  20. Kanye West Gives Surprise SXSW Performance at 2 Chainz Show

    March 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Two nights after Jay-Z dazzled South by Southwest with an American Express-sponsored show on Monday night (Mar. 12), his "Watch The Throne" partner, Kanye West , made an unannounced appearance during New York venue S.O.B.'s 30th anniversary showcase Wednesday night at the…

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