1. Alan Jackson Scores Top Debut on Billboard 200, Adele's Back at No. 1

    June 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 20 years with his previous (and…

  2. The Beach Boys Set For Highest Charting Album in 37 Years

    June 08, 2012 7:51 PM EDT The Beach Boys are aiming for their highest charting album on the Billboard 200 in 37 years as "That's Why God Made the Radio" could debut in the top three next week. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 13. Industry…

  3. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  4. Adele's '21' Going For 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 06, 2012 7:47 PM EDT That Adele reign just won't stop. The diva's "21" album could return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week, so say industry sources. Those in the know suggest the set will sell over 70,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 10 -- enough to secure the top…

  5. Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty in Federal Case

    June 05, 2012 6:25 PM EDT A verdict was reached in Brooklyn federal court today (June 5) concerning James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond's case. Rosemond was found guilty of all 13 counts and faces life in prison, according to AllHipHop.com , Rosemond, who once managed atists like Akon , Brandy , Gucci Mane …

  6. Ray J Hospitalized for Exhaustion

    May 22, 2012 8:54 PM EDT R&B singer Ray J has been hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion. Ray J's representative said in a statement Tuesday that the singer went to the hospital Monday and "will remain there for treatment for exhaustion and jet lag." The rep says Ray J was in Las Vegas to host…

  7. Op-Ed: Brian McKnight & the Fear of His Explicit Slow Jam

    May 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT "Will he break my heart a little more by performing THAT song?" was my first, and focal, thought when attending Brian McKnight 's first night of a three-night concert series at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Wednesday (May 16). It seemed far from a coincidence that…

  8. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  9. Brandy Gets To 'Put It Down' with Chris Brown on New Single: Listen

    April 26, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Although Brandy 's sixth studio album is coming a little later than expected -- after originally being slated to come out in March, the full-length will now arrive this summer -- the singer unveiled its first single, "Put It Down," on Thursday (Apr. 26). The Chris Brown …

  10. Brandy Talks Tragic Car Accident on 'Behind the Music' Episode

    April 25, 2012 12:50 PM EDT On tonight's VH1's "Behind the Music "(April 25, 9 p.m. EST), a teary-eyed Brandy finally opens up about one of the most devastating incidents in her life. "I would hear what people would say, and still to this day they know that that's a button," Brandy…

  11. Chart Juice: Usher's 'Climax' Reaches R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak

    April 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Usher notches his 12th No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Climax" steps 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions (up 8%), according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Usher's first single from his forthcoming seventh studio album, "Looking for Myself," due June 12. "…

  12. Monica, 'New Life': Track-By-Track Review

    April 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's true that loyal fans ride a singer's roller coaster of a career, going along with the highs and lows, the twists and turns. But it's those lows and twists that not only make for the best stories to tell once the ride ends, but shakes us down to our core more than any girl…

  13. Monica Has a Fresh Start on RCA With 'New Life'

    April 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT "I always wanted to have that 'Waiting to Exhale' moment," veteran R&B songstress Monica says. Specifically, she's referring to the giddy experience of blowing up a car on the set of the video for her current single, "It All Belongs to Me." The Rico Love…

  14. Brandy and Monica Debut 'It All Belongs to Me' Video: Watch

    March 06, 2012 8:12 PM EST The last time Brandy and Monica got together, the two were in competition -- now the R&B duo's teaming up to take aim at the no-good men in their lives. The reunited pair's "It All Belongs to Me" finds the two standing up for their stuff: "Those clothes, those…

  15. Ask Billboard: Whitney Houston's Biggest Radio Hits

    March 05, 2012 11:05 AM EST Plus: More enduring rock era classics; Who's better, Mariah or Madonna?; and, a week-by-week analysis of women ruling the Hot 100's top five Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music…

  16. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Saturday. Remembering Whitney • SLIDESHOW: The…

  17. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money canticle "The Motto," featuring Lil…

  18. Track Review: Monica & Brandy, 'It All Belongs To Me'

    February 16, 2012 8:30 AM EST MONICA & BRANDY "It All Belongs To Me" (4:05) Producers: Rico Love, Earl & E Writers: Rico Love, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy II Publishers: Rico Love Is Still A Rapper/EMI Foray Music, E Hood 66 Music/EMI Foray Music, Grandma's Boy/EMI Foray Music (SESAC) RCA Records Nearly…

  19. Exclusive: VH1 'Behind the Music' Season Stars Pitbull, T-Pain, Brandy, Nas, Akon & Game

    February 15, 2012 9:25 AM EST 'It's all about what you leave behind,' Pitbull says on 'Behind the Music.' VH1's "Behind the Music" documentary series is returning with an even more provoking season. This new season, "Behind the Music," is R&B/Hip-Hop heavy, featuring…

  20. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

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