1. DJ Khaled Taps Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne For 'Take It to The Head'

    March 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT There's no denying that DJ Khaled knows how to lace a hit. Yesterday (March 26), Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex premiered the first taste of Khaled's sixth studio album, "Kiss the Ring," titled "Take it to the Head." Khaled recruits a start-studded line-up for The…

  2. T-Pain Talks Charity Concert, '5 O'Clock' Grammy Snub

    February 10, 2012 3:25 PM EST Between promoting his latest album "rEVOLVEr," hosting another benefit concert in his native Tallahassee this March and participating in Guitar Center's "Your Next Record" program, T-Pain is in store for a hectic 2012. Yet as the Grammy Awards approach this weekend,…

  3. Exclusive: T-Pain Launches Charity with Hometown Benefit Concert

    February 07, 2012 12:15 PM EST To celebrate the launch of his new charity, "If I Could Change The World," T-Pain will return to his hometown of Tallahassee, FL. for a huge benefit concert. "Come To The Crib 2," in partnership with Florida State University's Headliner Artist Series, will take place…

  4. Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s

    February 03, 2012 11:55 AM EST With his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, Drake rewrites the mark for most leaders in the list's 23-year history. I.e., when it comes to topping the tally the most, Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart ever had. Drake earns his 11th No. 1 on the…

  5. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 28, 2011 9:05 AM EST From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 1 In part…

  6. Tim Tebow Gets Viral Remix Treatment in 'All He Does Is Win'

    December 14, 2011 11:35 AM EST Tim Tebow is the talk of the National Football League this season, with the Denver Broncos quarterback winning 7 of the 8 games he's started despite his poor technical skills and inability to score in the first three quarters of games. Now the improbable, ultra-religious star QB has…

  7. Exclusive: French Montana Talks Bad Boy Signing, Upcoming Album & More

    December 09, 2011 12:05 PM EST After a frenzied bidding war, one of most sought-after unsigned rappers is no longer a free agent. On Thursday (Dec. 8), French Montana , joined by Sean " Diddy " Combs, announced his freshly inked deal with Bad Boy Records on BET's "106 & Park." Hours before the…

  8. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  9. Rick Ross & Wale: The Billboard Cover Story, Part I

    November 25, 2011 10:00 AM EST The latest issue of Billboard features an in-depth look at the partnership of Rick Ross and Wale , hip-hop's latest odd couple who joined forces on Maybach Music Group and have created a buzz online, on the radio, and on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Read the full story of Rick Ross&…

  10. Drake: The Billboard Q&A

    November 11, 2011 11:10 AM EST On Oct. 24, You've mentioned feeling like a guinea pig for the current state of the music industry. I genuinely feel like the first one that really launched a career in this time period. I say it on my album, "They take the greats from the past and compare us/But I wonder if they&…

  11. Four-Play: Nicki Minaj Shakes Her 'A$$' for Big Sean, Mary J. Blige Takes Control & More

    November 01, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Big Sean and Nicki Minaj leave little up to the imagination, V.V. Brown roams downtown Los Angeles, Wale and J. Cole live in luxury and veteran Mary J. Blige takes control. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, V.V. Brown, Chiddy Bang, Wale, J.Cole,…

  12. Chart Juice: Drake Vaults 50 Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    October 28, 2011 12:30 PM EDT It's been quite a birthday week for Drake . The same week Drake turns 25 years old (Oct. 24), the rapper earns Greatest Gainer honors on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj , blasts 50 spots from No. 94 to No. 44. That's…

  13. A Drake Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    October 24, 2011 2:35 PM EDT As Drake celebrates his 25th birthday on Oct. 24, Billboard.com takes a moment to look back at his 24th year. Dear Drake , It's been one busy year for you. Following the release of your debut "Thank Me Later" last year, you've found a whirlwind of success, including a film…

  14. Rick Ross Pulls Out of Live Dates Following Day of Health Scares

    October 16, 2011 12:45 AM EDT Rick Ross pulled out of a scheduled concert in Greensboro, NC on Saturday night, citing health concerns a day after reportedly suffering seizures on two different flights. A spokesperson for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex tells Fox affiliate WGHP that the rapper canceled less than an hour…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/15/2011

    October 15, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fucktyler : Damn Shit Just Got Real. Hope Ross Is Fine…

  16. Chart Juice: Lil Wayne Earns Sixth No. 1 This Year on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

    October 13, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Lil Wayne stunned the masses when his ninth studio album, "Tha Carter IV," sold 964,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Tha Carter IV" last month became Wayne's third Billboard 200 No. 1 album, following "Tha Carter III" and "…

  17. Top 5 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Moments

    October 12, 2011 12:30 AM EDT Many tuned in to the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards tonight (Oct. 11) after much talk of the happenings before, during and after the show last week. Chris Brown 's "Look At Me Now" swept the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards with 4 wins. Although the Young Money crew weren't in attendance,…

  18. Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Four superstar acts add impressive milestones to their already distinguished careers with new No. 1s on Nielsen BDS-based Billboard airplay charts this week. Marc Anthony Anthony collects his 20th No. 1 on Tropical Songs, as "Rain Over Me," on which he's featured, rises 4-1.…

  19. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Tops Adult Pop Songs

    September 26, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  20. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

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