1. Chris Brown Does the Dougie at 'Summer Jam 2011': Watch

    June 06, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Yesterday (June 5), Hot 97's 'Summer Jam 2011' delivered memorable performances from heavy weights such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and more. But the title for stand-out performance of the night goes to Chris Brown. See Photos of Hot 97 'Summer Jam 2011' Breezy stole the…

  2. Miguel, Melanie Fiona, B.o.B Highlight BET's SXSW Showcase

    March 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It wasn't hard to find a party on Thursday at South By Southwest; it was, after all, St. Patrick's Day. But you'd be hard-pressed to find one more off the hook, for better and for worse, than BET's Music Matters showcase at Kiss & Fly. A perpetually packed house turned…

  3. Billboard Bits: Miley Cyrus Lashes Out at Paparazzi, Strokes Frontman Dissatisfied with New Album

    March 10, 2011 7:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miley Cyrus Lets Loose on Paparazzi Miley Cyrus and mother Tish were spotted at California Chicken Cafe in West Hollywood Wednesday (Mar. 10), with the paparazzi in close pursuit. While leaving, one of the…

  4. Uncharted Territory: Tyler Ward and Porta Climb, Big Sean Graduates

    March 01, 2011 2:19 PM EST Surprise, surprise: Long Beach's up-and-still-coming rapper Traphik rounds out yet another week, his sixth, as the reigning king of Uncharted , Billboard's newest chart for emerging artists. The ranking features independent, never-before-charted musicians who are breaking new ground…

  5. Kanye West Speaks Upcoming Tour, Being 'The Best'

    November 04, 2010 5:46 PM EDT On the eve of the release of his highly-anticipated "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" album, due Nov. 22, Kanye West and members of his G.O.O.D. Music family took to his Ustream channel today (Nov. 4) to chat with his fans about the set. "Everything I do, I try to make it the…

  6. Mike Posner Takes 'Cooler' Route to Success

    July 26, 2010 11:23 AM EDT It's a warm day in May, and Mike Posner is engaging in a game of "Posner Says" during his performance at the Bamboozle Music Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. "When I say 'Bam,' you say 'Boozle.' Bam!" the 23-year…

  7. New Kanye West Album Due In September

    June 28, 2010 4:18 PM EDT G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean has been the main source of information as it pertains to Kanye West's fifth album, still tentatively titled "Good Ass Job." Back in April, Big Sean tweeted the album would be released in June. Over the weekend, the rapper tweeted the album will…

  8. Kanye West Taps Q-Tip, RZA, Pete Rock For New Album

    April 06, 2010 11:24 AM EDT Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project -- which is tentatively titled "Good Ass Job…

  9. Kanye West Returns With 'Coldest Winter' Video

    February 24, 2010 1:41 PM EST After avoiding making public appearances since his outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards a few months back, Kanye West has returned with the video for "Coldest Winter" from his 2008 album "808s & Heartbreak." The clip was released on the internet today (Feb. 24). The…

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