1. Billboard Bits: Jack White Goes Rap, Foxy Brown's Mooning Charges Dropped

    July 12, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jack White Collaborates With Rapper Black Milk Is there anything Jack White can't do? The former White Stripes frontman, Third Man Records owner, and all around rockin' dude just produced and played on…

  2. SBTRKT Brings Out Drake to Perform 'Wildfire': Watch

    July 11, 2011 1:55 PM EDT I have a confession. Back in late May, seconds before pressing the "Download Here" link on Drake 's track, " Dreams Money Can Buy ," released on October's Very Own, I strolled down to the track released a few hours prior, the Drake assisted remix to SBTRKT '…

  3. Chart Juice: DJ Khaled's 'I'm On One' Hits No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 07, 2011 6:10 PM EDT DJ Khaled 's first single, "I'm On One," off "We The Best Forever" has been on heavy rotation coast to coast, since debuting No. 60 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on May, 28. After eight weeks on the charts, "I'm On One" hits No. 1 on the R&…

  4. Beyonce Notches 4th Billboard 200 No. 1 with '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce 's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 310,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 -- and fourth studio set to top the list. She's only the third…

  5. Big Sean 'Finally Famous,' Preps Tour with Wiz Khalifa

    July 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "So the last shall be first, and the first, last." So goes the passage from the book of Matthew in the King James Bible. But scripture wasn't on the mind of Island Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean when he wrote "My Last," the lead single from his debut album, …

  6. J. Cole Talks 'Work Out' Video, Touring with Rihanna and 'Watch the Throne'

    July 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While the hip-hop world questioned his hiatus, J.Cole was taking the advice of Jay-Z by "living and being on tour." J. Cole Eyeing Late Summer Release for 'Heavy' Debut Album "I felt like they had me on the road too much. I was getting frustrated because they didn&…

  7. Uncharted Territory: BL3ND Still Rules, Polish Reggae's Big Debut

    July 01, 2011 1:44 PM EDT This week's Top 10 of the Uncharted Music chart has a striking resemblance to last week's--except for a certain Polish reggae group. DJ BL3ND adds another week to his reign atop Uncharted Artists as he also adds another on the Social 50 chart after his re-entry last week. His latest…

  8. Chart Juice: Drake's 'Marvin's Room' Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    June 30, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Drake 's emotional, candid cut, "Marvin's Room," debuts at No. 78 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, this week. "Marvin's Room," which was released on his "October's Very Own" website on June 9, has racked 2.4 million listener impressions…

  9. Lenny Kravitz Talks Drake, Jay-Z Collaborations on 'Black and White America'

    June 28, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz 's forthcoming "Black and White America" actually started life as another project altogether, one he describes as "a very funky album, really interesting and something that I am still going to put out." But "Black and White America" was an…

  10. Chris Brown Remixes 'Marvins Room,' Drake Drops Official Video: Watch

    June 28, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Early this morning (June 28), Drake debuted the official video for his drunk dialing, emo track "Marvin's Room." Drizzy gets tipsy through out Toronto night spots while wishing he was with an unavailable ex-girlfriend. Drake Sets 'Take Care' Release Date, Gets Emo on …

  11. DJ Khaled Drops Visuals for 'I'm On One': Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Before performing the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit on the 2011 BET Awards, DJ Khaled dropped the visuals for "I'm On One," featuring Drake , Rick Ross and Lil Wayne . DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop's Anthem King Why does everyone look so serious in the beginning…

  12. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

  13. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious reality show spoof "The Real Husbands…

  14. SBTRKT Catches 'Fire' with Drake Remix, Self-Titled Debut

    June 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT For European dance music producers looking to broaden their audience in the United States, it's hard to beat a Drake remix. The platinum-selling rap superstar is known for hopping on songs by artists that fall far outside the confines of rap- Lykke Li , Jamie xx , Jai Paul -and expanding…

  15. Drake Slams Universal for Taking New Songs Off the Internet

    June 24, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Drake, who recently unleashed two new songs onto the Internet, slammed his label's parent company, Universal, for ordering that the songs be removed from his blog and other sites that have posted them. "Universal needs to stop taking my f--king songs down" the Young Money…

  16. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  17. Big Sean Brings Out Kanye West, Pusha T & More in NYC

    June 22, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Hip-hop adoring masses piled into NYC venue Irving Plaza last night (June 21) to catch a glimpse of Kanye West 's protégé, Big Sean . The 23 yr. old stormed onto the stage to Ye's "All of the Lights" Remix, which features Sean, himself, Drake , and Lil Wayne . Big Sean…

  18. Eminem & Royce da 5'9" Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Bad Meets Evil EP

    June 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Bad Meets Evil -- the hip-hop duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its "Hell: the Sequel" launches with 171,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set beats out 11-year old Jackie Evancho's first major-label full-length effort, …

  19. Drake Has 'Trust Issues': Listen

    June 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Without warning, Drake releases yet another track on his site, "October's Very Own," titled, "Trust Issues." "Did my own little thing using some other thing I did. You know," Drizzy Drake says about " Trust Issues. " Drake opens the slow tempo…

  20. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Win at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2011 9:13 AM EDT A green-haired Lady Gaga did not go home green with envy at last night's (June 19) 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada. The Mother Monster won International Video of the Year for "Judas" and UR Fave International Video for "Born This Way." She also kicked…

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