1. Drake & Outkast to Headline 2014 OVO Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:17 PM EST With months to go, Drake has announced the line-up for the 5th annual OVO Fest taking place in August. Outkast will be headlining the first night (August 3) and Drake will be headlining the second night (August 4). Both nights will feature special guests. OVO Fest is known to shock with…

  2. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  3. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry Regains No. 1 Momentum

    February 17, 2014 1:15 PM EST A monster mailbag on Perry topping the Hot 100 again after missing the top 10; Mariah Carey's best-selling songs; Hall & Oates' 20 biggest hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  4. Kendrick Lamar All Smiles, Vanilla Ice Makes Surprise Performance At NBA All-Star Weekend: Watch

    February 16, 2014 12:19 AM EST Kendrick Lamar was in a playful mood as the headliner of the NBA's Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's on Saturday night (Feb. 15), performing a pair of songs in the New Orleans Arena before the Sprite Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend. Following Marco…

  5. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Receives May Release Date

    February 15, 2014 5:33 PM EST The rapper was present at a Drake concert Friday night to deliver the news Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" may have an official release date. At a concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans last night (Feb. 14), Drake brought out the rapper and announced that his hotly-anticipated…

  6. Nicki Minaj Removes Malcolm X Artwork After Family Objects, Threatens Lawsuit

    February 15, 2014 8:34 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm X's family and estate said Nicki Minaj's use of a famous photo of the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song's artwork is disrespectful and offensive. In an exclusive statement to The…

  7. Drake Apologizes For Rolling Stone Controversy

    February 14, 2014 12:04 PM EST Drake says the magazine was "completely justifiable" in replacing his cover with Philip Seymour Hoffman, but disagrees with the decision to run his article now. "I would have waited until it was my time" Less than a day after Drake slammed Rolling Stone magazine, which…

  8. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper, all with two apiece. Arcade Fire will vie…

  9. Toni Braxton & Babyface’s Triumphant No. 1 Return to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    February 13, 2014 8:00 PM EST The duo's album unseats Beyonce for the first time since its December debut Toni Braxton and Babyface return to the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as their duet set “Love, Marriage & Divorce” moves 67,000 in its debut week for a debut at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  10. Pharrell's 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    February 13, 2014 7:14 PM EST The song is the singer's second No. 1 song as a solo artist on the chart and first since 2003 Following his Nielsen era record of 16 weeks atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs last year with his featured turn on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (also featuring T.I.), Pharrell scores his second…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: Mariah Carey, Little Mix, Ask The Pop Shop & More

    February 13, 2014 11:25 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop…

  12. Drake Slams Rolling Stone for Giving 'My Cover' to Philip Seymour Hoffman

    February 13, 2014 11:22 AM EST Drizzy says he's "done doing interviews for magazines" after publication revokes cover and runs story with negative comments he made about Kanye West's "Yeezus" Update: Rolling Stone published the full interview on their site after Drake's tweets. Drake&…

  13. Beyonce Earns 7th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1 with 'Drunk In Love'

    February 06, 2014 6:50 PM EST Beyonce’s roll continues as “Drunk in Love” jumps 4-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs to mark her seventh chart-topper as a solo artist. (She also led the list four times as a member of Destiny’s Child.) Bey’s last leader on the chart was 2011’s “Love on Top” which ruled for seven weeks in 2012.…

  14. Romeo Santos Rockets to Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:20 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) in October 2012. In the process,…

  15. Pop Shop Podcast: Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams & More

    February 06, 2014 10:46 AM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  16. Romeo Santos, Marc Anthony and Prince Royce Top Finalists for 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 05, 2014 9:52 AM EST Fresh from landing his third No. 1 debut on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart with "Odio," featuring Drake, bachata star Romeo Santos led the charge as the top finalist for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm and broadcasting live on Telemundo…

  17. Arcade Fire Up for Six Juno Awards: Nominees List

    February 04, 2014 4:42 PM EST Michael Bublé, Serena Ryder, Céline Dion, Drake among other top nominees Canadian indie rock heroes Arcade Fire on Tuesday snagged a field-leading six nominations for the Junos, Canada's top music awards. Crooner Michael Bublé and Serena Ryder are each up for five noms, while Céline Dion…

  18. U2 Raises Over $3 Million For (RED) With 'Invisible' Free Download

    February 04, 2014 11:30 AM EST U2's exclusive premiere of new single “Invisible” during the Super Bowl, in partnership with (RED) and Bank of America, raised more than $3 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 36 hours through free downloads on iTunes, the band announced Tuesday morning…

  19. Chart Highlights: Passenger Rides To No. 1 On Adult Pop Songs With 'Let Her Go'

    February 03, 2014 6:30 PM EST The song tops another chart, months after breaking through in the U.K. Plus, new No. 1s for John Legend, Lorde, 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 the surveys…

  20. Romeo Santos Debuts Atop Latin Airplay With Drake-Assisted 'Odio'

    February 03, 2014 5:29 PM EST The King of Bachata enters at No. 1, tying the record for the most songs to begin at the top spot Romeo Santos' new single featuring Drake, the anguish-filled Bachata track "Odio," opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Airplay chart. Santos, aka the King of Bachata,…

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