1. Lil Wayne, Pharrell & Drake to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

    June 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Some of music's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's BET Awards. Lionel Richie, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will perform. Comedians/actors, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, will also take the stage. Lil Wayne, Drake and Trey…

  2. Macklemore & Who? Fans Can't Recognize Ryan Lewis on 'Fallon'

    June 03, 2014 9:54 AM EDT John Oates, Art Garfunkel and Chad Hugo would understand Pop quiz: What exactly does Ryan Lewis do ? Those who have been paying attention to popular music over the past year and a half should at least have some idea that he's a producer associated with the very, very successful rapper…

  3. Drake Shares New Track '0 to 100 / The Catch Up': Listen

    June 01, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Drake dropped new a new track Sunday called “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”, teasing a full album release for spring 2015.  Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations “They ain’t make we what I am, they found me like this,” Drizzy raps over a minimal beat co-produced by…

  4. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  5. Doors Survivors Still Working on Ray Manzarek Tribute: 'We Don't Want It to Be Half-Assed'

    May 29, 2014 9:33 AM EDT Robby Krieger talks long-in-the-works tribute to the late keyboardist, plus his upcoming visit to Bonnaroo to play in Skrillex's Superjam set Robby Krieger says he and John Densmore still plan to pay musical tribute to their late Doors bandmate Ray Manzarek, but logistics have proven to…

  6. Chart Highlights: Justin Timberlake Passes Bruno Mars For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Solo Males

    May 26, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Timberlake tallies his seventh leader - and debuts with Michael Jackson on 'Love Never Felt So Good.' Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias, Pop Evil and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  7. Austin Mahone Debuts 'Shadow' on 'Today'

    May 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The Mahomies were out in full force at Rockefeller Center on Monday morning (May 26) in support of Austin Mahone. Clad in white pants, a white shirt and black jacket, Mahone performed three songs on "Today," "Mmm Yeah," "What About Love" and a new single,…

  8. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Dazzles Fans at Los Angeles Concert

    May 24, 2014 11:20 AM EDT The hype surrounding bachata crooner Romeo Santos has been plentiful the last three years. It proved to be very real for the Bronx-born singer, who shook fans to their core this week at Los Angeles’ Staples Center as part of the first leg of a major tour.   Romeo, a well-chiseled figure with…

  9. Mark Ronson on East Village Radio's End: 'I'm Shocked It's Closing' (Guest Post)

    May 23, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Influential Internet station East Village Radio closed its doors on May 23, blaming rising rents and the congressional Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which mandates that Web broadcasters pay a performance royalty for every listener. One of the station's best-known DJs,…

  10. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The first of Aaliyah's three studio albums is a tease, an outlier and, above all, an annunciation. The rising R&B star was just 15 years old at the time of its 1994 release, and thanks to the risqué title and sultry way she sings these dozen songs, she manages to transcend spotty…

  11. Kid Ink Sets Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Rap Airplay Chart

    May 22, 2014 6:04 PM EDT On Rap Airplay, Kid Ink scores the record for most weeks at No. 1 as his breakout hit "Show Me," featuring Chris Brown, spends its 18th consecutive week at the top (31 million audience – down 6 percent – in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen BDS). The California…

  12. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  13. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in the Your Fave Artist/Group competition voted…

  14. Usher Says He's 'Keeping It Sexy' with Next Album and 'Good Kisser' Single

    May 20, 2014 2:48 PM EDT If nothing else, Usher considers himself a facilitator. “I try to make the conversation between men and women easier with my records,” the veteran R&B singer and Cupid of sorts says. His efforts have been fruitful for nearly 20 years, with sultry R&B hit singles like 1998'…

  15. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay No. 1s Record

    May 19, 2014 5:55 PM EDT The superstar scores his 26th topper, doubling the total of runner-up Ricky Martin. Plus, new No. 1s for DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Luke Bryan and more 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…

  16. Luke Bryan Hits 'Play It Again' During Second 2014 Billboard Music Awards Performance

    May 18, 2014 9:49 PM EDT Luke Bryan just enjoyed one of the biggest years of any country artist delivering hits today, and at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , one performance just couldn't contain the Georgia superstar. The winner of the Top Country Artist trophy returned to the BBMAs stage for something of…

  17. Lil Wayne Releases 'D'usse' Song: Listen

    May 16, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Lil Wayne teases his upcoming album "Tha Carter V" with a new song, "D'usse." Weezy kicks off the Lee Majors-produced song with a shout out to God and D'usse ambassador Jay Z ("Hov, fuck wit' yo boy"), respectfully of course. Check it out below:…

  18. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, the solo set "All 6's & 7's…

  19. Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

    May 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Shortly after revealing the nominations for the 2014 BET Awards yesterday (May 14), BET announces that Chris Rock is hosting the award show. "I watch the BET Awards every year. It's one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music," Chris Rock…

  20. Coldplay's Haunted 'Ghost Stories' Album: Track-By-Track Review

    May 14, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Coldplay's sixth studio album will forever be tied to frontman Chris Martin's out-of-the-blue announcement that he and wife Gwyneth Paltrow were separating , nearly two months before the full-length's release. The timing of the breakup hovers over "Ghost Stories," a…

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