1. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Hits Of The World

    April 22, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. RIH-GARDING RIH…

  2. Fabolous Drops Awaited Mixtape, 'The S.O.U.L. Tape'

    April 21, 2011 3:00 PM EDT After holding a listening session on Tuesday (April 19) in NYC, Brooklyn rapper, Fabolous , drops his mixtape "The S.O.U.L. Tape." Features include Lil Wayne , Red Cafe, Vado , Lloyd Banks and Ne-Yo . On the 13-track (plus +1 bonus) tape, Loso samples peers and legends such as Kanye…

  3. Exclusive: Teedra Moses Signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

    April 20, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Last month, Teedra Moses made a move that took everyone by surprise. A month after debuting her video, "R U 4 Real," signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and put a hold on her sophmore album, "The Lioness." Video Premiere: Teedra Moses, "R U 4 Real" In…

  4. 2011 Billboard Music Awards Winners Page 4

    April 18, 2011 11:05 AM EDT HOME NEWS WINNERS PHOTOS VIDEOS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Show Page Showing Page 1 2 3 4 5 _ | _ TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST Casting Crowns MercyMe Skillet tobyMac Chris Tomlin WINNER TOP POP SONG Dynamite Taio Cruz WINNER Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars California Gurls Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg…

  5. 2011 Billboard Music Awards Winners Page 3

    April 18, 2011 11:04 AM EDT HOME NEWS WINNERS PHOTOS VIDEOS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Show Page Showing Page 1 2 3 4 5 _ | _ TOP MALE ARTIST Justin Bieber Drake Eminem WINNER Bruno Mars Usher TOP FEMALE ARTIST Ke$ha Lady Gaga Katy Perry Rihanna WINNER Taylor Swift TOP POP ARTIST Justin Bieber The Black Eyed Peas Ke$ha Lady…

  6. 2011 Billboard Music Awards Winners Page 2

    April 18, 2011 11:02 AM EDT HOME NEWS WINNERS PHOTOS VIDEO BATTLE OF THE BANDS Show Page Showing Page 1 2 3 4 5 _ | _ TOP DIGITAL SONG Airplanes B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams Dynamite Taio Cruz WINNER Love The Way You Lie Eminem Feat. Rihanna Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars California Gurls Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg TOP…

  7. Full 2011 Billboard Music Awards Finalists List

    April 12, 2011 11:15 PM EDT Chart Article Bottom See the complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below. Watch the awards live in ABC on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET to see if your favorites win. Click here to go back to the Billboard Music Awards Main Page. TOP ARTIST Justin Bieber Eminem Lady Gaga Rihanna…

  8. Diddy Promises 'Rockin' Dirty Money Tour

    April 12, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs says that taking Diddy-Dirty Money , his group with vocalist-writers Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane ) and Kalenna Harper, on the road was part of his plan for the trio from its inception. "I always said people will really start to get the album (2010&…

  9. The Weeknd, Frank Ocean Lead New R&B Internet Darlings

    April 11, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Although rap has ushered in a new era of MCs and styles in the last couple of years -- a la Drake or this week's No. 1, Wiz Khalifa -- R&B basically has had the same cast in place for five or six years now. But that scenario looks like it's about to change thanks to the Internet…

  10. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/9/2011

    April 09, 2011 8:00 AM 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 !) @MelanieFiona : I'm looking for a needle size amount…

  11. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Widens Lead Atop Hot 100

    April 06, 2011 1:03 PM EDT K aty Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, solidifying its top standing by claiming dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets to No. 1 on Hot 100 Spurred by the premiere of its…

  12. Imposters Posing as Drake's Managers Swindle Venue

    April 06, 2011 8:15 AM EDT A Pennsylvania theater says it's been the victim of a swindle by people posing as managers for rapper Drake. The management at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg says the two shows scheduled for late May were bogus from the start. The theater and a local promoter say they were swindled…

  13. Birdman: Lil Wayne Has 'New Energy' on 'Tha Carter IV'

    April 01, 2011 1:14 PM EDT Fans can expect "a new Wayne" when Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" is released on May 16, according to executive producer and Cash Money Records co-chief Bryan "Birdman" Williams . "He sounds brand new to me," Birdman tells Billboard.com. "There&…

  14. Nicki Minaj MTV Documentary Provokes Lawsuit from Street Drummer

    March 30, 2011 2:55 PM EDT A camera-shy subway busker is suing MTV and its parent company Viacom in New Jersey Federal Court, claiming his privacy was violated and his reputation was tarnished when his image appeared on the documentary show " Nicki Minaj : My Time Now." Street drummer Mike Alaska, whose real…

  15. Lil Wayne Talks 'Jersey Shore,' Drake and Nicki on Hot 97

    March 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT L il Wayne visited Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York today (Mar. 29) for his first on-air interview since being released from jail, and talked about Nicki Minaj and Drake 's albums -- which he confessed he hasn't listened to -- Eric Benet 's "Sometimes I…

  16. Nicki Minaj Gives Lil Wayne a Lap Dance During NY Tour Stop

    March 28, 2011 5:44 PM EDT During her stop at Nassau Coliseum in New York last night (March 27), Nicki Minaj tapped her inner dominatrix and gave her Young Money labelhead Lil Wayne a lap dance -- but not before giving him some strict orders. "You got three rules: legs open, hands behind your back and mouth shut.…

  17. Drake Earns Laughs with 'Old Money' Skit at Junos

    March 28, 2011 3:30 PM EDT D rake appealed to a more mature audience while hosting the 2011 Juno Awards last night (Mar. 27), as the Canadian rapper traded in his Young Money crew during a skit for a group of unassuming senior citizens called, of course, "Old Money." Video: Drake Hangs Out With the "Old…

  18. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win Big at Canada's Juno Awards

    March 28, 2011 12:30 AM EDT As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain , Neil Young and many others, with Drake as host. Thirty-two awards were…

  19. Nate Dogg Remembered by Snoop, Warren G, Game at Funeral

    March 26, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Rappers Snoop Dogg , Warren G and The Game joined family, friends and about 1,000 fans of Nate Dogg to remember the hip-hop singer, who died this month of complications from multiple strokes. The family of Nate Dogg - whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale - decided that the ceremony at…

  20. Lykke Li, "Wounded Rhymes"

    March 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lykke Li 's 2008 debut, "Youth Novels," was a strikingly intimate album filled with deceptively simple melodies and what sounded like shy confessions. Its seeming unassumingness is one of the set's charms, but the world noticed her quickly. During the past couple of years…

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