1. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts along the way, from his first career single, …

  2. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. Op-Ed: Killer Mike on the…

  3. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal…

  4. Big K.R.I.T.'s Major Label Moment Almost Never Happened

    May 23, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Ever since Big K.R.I.T. staked his claim on Southern rap with the 2010 mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here , hip-hop fans have anxiously awaited the Mississippi native's proper debut. Though the wait for Live From the Underground , due June 5, has been almost exactly two years since the rapper…

  5. Justin Bieber Becomes 'Shawty Mane' on Chris Brown Mixtape: Listen

    August 05, 2011 5:15 PM EDT After giving fans a taste of his MC skills on the popular "Look at Me Now" collaboration, feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne , Chris Brown released rap mixtape, 'Boy In Detention,' today (Aug. 5). The set features a handful of producers and guest artists from Swizz Beatz to…

  6. David Banner on New Single, Company Launch and Not Giving Up

    May 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Having worked on the soundtrack for Gatorade's campaign "G Series: Evolve & Before/During/After," taking on the world of advertising (Gillette and Marvel Vs Capcom 3), and most recently producing a song for Mercedes-Benz, there's no denying that David Banner is taking…

  7. Snoop Dogg Previews Kanye, Willie Nelson Collabs at 'Doggumentary' Album Listening

    February 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST "I'm just trying to keep this Snoop thing popping," declared Snoop Dogg while previewing his 11th studio album, "Doggumentary" (Priority/Capitol, March 29), at Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood. The rapper played 21 tracks, featuring guest turns by Kanye West , Wiz…

  8. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 "Speak Now" by Taylor Swift and…

  9. David Banner Gets Down to Business On 'Death of a Pop Star'

    December 04, 2010 8:26 AM EST In 2010, one rapper-turned-entrepreneur spent his time crafting music for Gatorade and "Megamind" TV ad campaigns, as well as developing a graphic novel, sneaker and new album. It wasn't one of the usual mogul suspects, like Jay-Z or Sean "Diddy" Combs , but rather…

  10. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo

    December 02, 2010 12:10 PM EST Kanye West takes the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" catapults 59-1 with 496,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Street date violations caused the set to debut last week at No. 59. Each of West's five albums have now…

  11. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  12. Album Premiere: Pimp C, 'The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones'

    September 29, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Just weeks after UGK partner Bun B released his highly-touted "Trill OG" album, Rap-A-Lot/Fontana has released the late Pimp C 's first posthumous effort, "The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones." The Juice has got the exclusive premiere of the album right here. Pimp C, "…

  13. Dwele Expands Soul Vision On 'W.W.W.'

    June 21, 2010 3:49 AM EDT Soul stylist Dwele has no problem with the "baby-making music I've been giving people" since he started releasing albums nationally in 2003. But he had a more ambitious vision for his new "W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)," which is due out on June 29. "I felt…

  14. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  15. Billboard Bits: Keith Richards, Drake, David Banner, Kurt Cobain and more

    May 14, 2010 9:19 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has finished writing his memoirs, and the book is due to be released in October. "It's kind of weird writing about your own life," he told NME . …

  16. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight (Feb. 5). Pharrell will join…

  17. Exclusive: Fake Drake Album Sold On iTunes, Lawsuit Planned Against Label

    June 05, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Drake is such a hot artist that one of his albums is selling even though he didn't release it. An unauthorized album, "The Girls Love Drake," which features selections from the Toronto rapper's mixtape "So Far Gone" and other tracks, was released May 28th by a…

  18. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying the message is the first single "Cool…

  19. Pharrell, Oakenfold, Of Montreal Remix Maroon 5

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are…

  20. David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" News David Banner …

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