1. Mac Miller Moves In at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST As forecasted, indie rapper Mac Miller 's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 144,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources had expected (180,000 was the optimistic…

  2. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake brought along only close friends and family…

  3. Justin Timberlake Had Great Time at Military Ball, Says Marine

    November 15, 2011 10:30 AM EST The Virginia-based Marine who took Justin Timberlake to her unit's annual ball said she didn't know what to expect from the evening but had a great time. Cpl. Kelsey De Santis said she was honored that the singer and actor accepted her invitation via YouTube video to the Marine…

  4. Drake Challenges Lil Wayne to Sound Clash

    November 14, 2011 6:00 PM EST The release of Drake's sophomore album, "Take Care," on Tuesday (Nov. 15) is cause enough for celebration, but the rapper has mapped out how he'd really like to party, and it involves two DJs, Jamaica, and an on-stage clash with Lil Wayne. In an exclusive interview with…

  5. Drake 'Came So Close' to Justin Timberlake Collaboration on 'Take Care'

    November 14, 2011 11:05 AM EST Rick Ross . Rihanna . Lil Wayne . Stevie Wonder ! It's a crowded guest list on "Take Care," Drake 's sophomore album due out tomorrow (Nov. 15), but in an exclusive interview in early October, the rapper told Billboard that there was one guest appearance that he wasn'…

  6. Childish Gambino: 'J. Cole and Drake are Way Cooler Than Me'

    November 13, 2011 10:00 AM EST Hip-hop may be more emotionally available than ever, but Donald Glover, who's best-known for his role on NBC's hit sitcom "Community" and who raps under the name Childish Gambino , still considers himself an outsider. " J. Cole and Drake are way cooler than me,"…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 11/12/2011

    November 12, 2011 11:15 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @50cent : people are protesting cause they feel major…

  8. Drake: The Billboard Q&A

    November 11, 2011 11:10 AM EST On Oct. 24, You've mentioned feeling like a guinea pig for the current state of the music industry. I genuinely feel like the first one that really launched a career in this time period. I say it on my album, "They take the greats from the past and compare us/But I wonder if they&…

  9. Mary J. Blige to Perform in American Express Unstaged Series & Chat with Billboard.com

    November 10, 2011 12:40 PM EST Mary J. Blige is hitting the stage on Nov. 17 (Thursday) as the latest performer of American Express' livestream music series, "American Express Unstaged." Mary's "Unstaged" performance will be livestreamed from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PT on…

  10. Mary J. Blige Upclose

    November 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST _ _ Chart Article _ _ Mary J.'s Fashion Evolution A gallery of 23 of the style chameleon's most interesting looks through the years. _ Mary J. Blige To Be Streamed Live & 'Unstaged' Blige's Los Angeles show on Nov. 17 to be streamed free live online. _ Mary J.:…

  11. Rihanna Preps 'You da One' Single, Samples The XX

    November 10, 2011 11:50 AM EST Continuing her rapid-fire release schedule, Rihanna will reportedly unveil the second single from her forthcoming album "Talk That Talk" on Friday (Nov. 11), just as "We Found Love" stays strong at the top of the Hot 100 . "You da One" will officially be posted…

  12. Exclusive: Drake Addresses Album Leaks

    November 07, 2011 6:35 PM EST Late last night (Nov. 6), while Drake was in his hometown debuting a new song, "Crew Love," from his upcoming sophomore album, "Take Care" (Nov. 15), on Toronto's Flow 93.5, a leaked version of the project began circulating online. The version of the album that…

  13. Drake To Partner With Rick Ross On Upcoming Mixtape

    November 07, 2011 2:40 PM EST Drake may be awaiting the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album "Take Care" (Nov. 15), but the Toronto rapper is already thinking about his next project: a joint mixtape with Rick Ross . Drake Reacts to 'Take Care' Album Leak Drake revealed to XXL Magazine that…

  14. Drake Reacts to 'Take Care' Album Leak

    November 06, 2011 11:50 PM EST Nine days before its release date, Drake 's sophomore album has sprung a leak, starting with Just Blaze-produced "Lord Knows," featuring Rick Ross, and "Take Care," featuring Rihanna . The two songs off "Take Care" (Nov. 15) hit the 'net tonight (Nov. 6…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 11/5/2011

    November 05, 2011 1:05 PM 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 @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @JanelleMonae : Attended Watch The Throne concert as a fan! Lots…

  16. A$AP Rocky Talks Upcoming Projects, $3 Million Deal & A$AP WorldWide Signings

    November 04, 2011 3:45 PM EDT "My mixtape is better than a lot of people's albums," A$AP Rocky declares two days after the release of his much-anticipated mixtape debut, Live Love A$AP (Oct. 31). Before signing a $3 million deal with RCA-distributed Polo Grounds Music-and before the notable co-signs ( Lil…

  17. Jermaine Dupri Lists Top Five Hip-Hop Club Songs; Teases Mariah Carey Collabo

    November 03, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Jermaine Dupri has embarked on a unique venture with liquor line, Crown Royal Black, to bring people from his online blog-turned-social-network Global14.com together in-person. The music mogul and Crown Royal Black have taken their new collaborative project on the road, kicking off the 1414…

  18. Chart Juice: Kanye West and Jay-Z Earn First 'Watch the Throne' No. 1 Single

    November 03, 2011 1:10 PM EDT "Ni**as in Paris" becomes the first song from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative album "Watch the Throne" to reach No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as the song rises 2-1. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne': Track-by-Track…

  19. JoJo Attempts A Comeback with 'Disaster': Watch

    November 03, 2011 12:55 PM EDT Mounting a comeback is no easy task, but perhaps for JoJo , the stakes are even higher. The young "Leave (Get Out)" singer has been missing from the charts since hitting No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2006 with "Too Little Too Late," and she returns five years…

  20. The Weeknd Remixes Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night': Listen

    November 02, 2011 5:00 PM EDT When Lady Gaga announced a remix album based on her chart-topping album "Born This Way" last month, one artist on the track list immediately raised some eyebrows: mysterious R&B phenom the Weeknd . Three weeks before the disc's Nov. 21 release, the Weeknd's dark,…

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