1. World Series Showdown: Music of Detroit vs San Francisco

    October 24, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Which World Series city has the richer musical history? Vote now! On Wednesday night (Oct. 24), the 2012 World Series kicks off in San Francisco, when the upstart Giants take on the star-studded Detroit Tigers. As baseball junkies mull the lineups and pitching match-ups in lieu of the opening…

  2. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album…

  3. Boston Business, Not Beyonce, Gets 'Blue Ivy' Trademark

    October 22, 2012 8:55 PM EDT It may be the baby name heard 'round the hip-hop world, but Jay-Z and Beyonce won't be able to trademark "Blue Ivy" -- at least not for their next bash. Instead, according to the Boston Herald , a wedding and event planning business of the same name has won trademark…

  4. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. 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.…

  5. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace 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…

  6. Young Jeezy Talks BET Awards Rick Ross Squabble, Gucci Mane Diss

    October 12, 2012 8:35 PM EDT Young Jeezy has addressed the backstage incident at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in a new interview. In his first comments on the awards show squabble between his and Rick Ross ' crews, he told Power 106 FM's Big Boy that it's been "back and forth, two, three years, about…

  7. Young Jeezy Releases 'Get Right' Track: Listen

    October 11, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Young Jeezy is moving ahead with new music: the MC has released "Get Right," a new track featuring production from Black Metaphor, on Thursday evening (Oct. 11). "Call me Mel Gibson/Got a brave heart," Jeezy sneers in the opening verse of his new trap anthem. "Get…

  8. Berry Gordy-Inspired 'Motown: The Musical' Comes to Broadway

    October 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Motown is coming to Broadway. ' Motown: The Musical ,' opening on April 14, is bringing the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy to New York City's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Berry Gordy Starts Motown The musical will showcase interweaving stories of Gordy and the artist careers he…

  9. The Beat 10/11: Taylor Swift's New Song, Rihanna's Chart Success

    October 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, October 11 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes on Taylor…

  10. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 4:10 PM EDT One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart , marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, outpaced only by Elton John's No. 1…

  11. 50 Cent & French Montana Beef on Twitter

    October 10, 2012 2:00 PM EDT One minute 50 Cent is posing with French Montana and the rest of Bad Boy clique at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards (see above), and the next minute they're beefing on Twitter. Early this morning (Wed., Oct. 10), 50 took to Twitter to fire shots at French for an interview he did with Complex…

  12. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  13. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

  14. Gucci Mane Wants To Drop 10 Albums in 2013

    October 09, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Atlanta rap star talks 'Trap God' mixtape, the state of Brick Squad and 'the bumps and the bruises' of his career. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gucci Mane will unveil "Trap God," his third mixtape of the year following "Trap Back" and "I'm Up."…

  15. Rick Ross Releases 'The Black Bar Mitzvah': Listen

    October 09, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Two months after scoring his fourth No. 1 album with "God Forgives, I Don't," Rick Ross releases his mixtape, "Black Bar Mitzvah." The 18-track project includes guest appearances by 2 Chainz , Drake , Diddy , Pharrell , Omarion and more. Amongst his signature adlibs…

  16. Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ debut 'Keep It Together' Single: Listen

    October 08, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ are getting quiet on their new single. The minimalist, glitchy "Keep It Together" is the first single from the group's upcoming "An omen_" EP, due Nov. 13 on Columbia. The group's new music comes with a punctuation…

  17. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  18. Diana Krall, Three Days Grace & Cher Lloyd Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    October 06, 2012 3:07 PM EDT As earlier reported on Wednesday (Oct. 3), it seems Mumford & Sons ' "Babel" album will hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Label sources have suggested the album could sell 150,000 or more in its sophomore frame, and that should be enough to block any new…

  19. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive top 10 album, and follows last year's …

  20. Muse & Miguel Albums Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Chart

    October 03, 2012 8:44 PM EDT Rock band Muse and R&B singer Miguel are aiming for the top five on next week Billboard 200 albums chart, while reigning kings Mumford & Sons should hold the top slot for a second week. The latter's "Babel" will seemingly fend off any competition for the No. 1 position…

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