1. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Debut 'History of Rap Vol. 5': Video

    February 22, 2014 6:45 AM EST The television best friends tackled Jay Z, Drake, "Fresh Prince," Kriss Kross and much more in the latest in their medley series. The fifth time's the charm for Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The television BFFs finished of Fallon's inaugural week on the Tonight…

  2. 50 Cent Leaves Interscope, Brings G-Unit Imprint to Capitol's Caroline

    February 20, 2014 12:44 PM EST Eminem & Shady Records will 'remain supporters of both him and G-Unit' despite the departure. 50 Cent has never shied away from airing his frustration towards Interscope Records. After 12-years at the record label, the rapper has decided to part ways with Interscope and go…

  3. Pharrell Williams' Reps Talk Strategy Behind 'G I R L' Album: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 9:24 AM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams' "G I  R L" on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC's "Good Morning America"  and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, "Happy," will definitely be heard on…

  4. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 19, 2014 3:23 PM EST With a 77th week, the rock band's multi-format hit bests the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for second with its 76th frame Imagine Dragons rewrite Billboard Hot 100 history, as "…

  5. Katy Perry Rules Hot 100, Pharrell Flies to No. 2

    February 12, 2014 2:00 PM EST Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a third week at No. 1, while Pharrell's "Happy" hikes 8-2 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Pharrell's "Happy…

  6. J. Cole Talks Dreamville Label Deal & Interscope's Joie Manda: Exclusive

    February 10, 2014 12:47 PM EST 'He really believed in me as an executive, a label CEO and a producer. A Dr. Dre to his Jimmy Iovine.' On Jan. 28, on his 29th birthday, J. Cole walked in his mentor/Roc Nation boss Jay Z's big footsteps once again. At his headlining gig at the Theater at Madison Square Garden,…

  7. Rick Ross Reveals 'Mastermind' Track List

    February 08, 2014 3:48 PM EST Kanye West, Jay Z, The Weeknd to appear on rapper's sixth album Rick Ross' "Mastermind" finally has a track list. The rapper released the list of songs to be featured on his sixth studio album yesterday (Feb. 7), Pitchfork reports . As with many of Ross' past records…

  8. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:50 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J,…

  9. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  10. Miley Cyrus, Lorde & More Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-GRAMMY Party

    January 26, 2014 3:37 PM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And between sets, co-host and icon himself Clive…

  11. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits as part of a “live playlist.” But, if you…

  12. Aloe Blacc Flies Solo With 'The Man' Thanks To Beats By Dre

    January 20, 2014 2:54 PM EST The singer readies his "Lift Your Spirit" album and prepares to open for Bruno Mars on the road. Nearly two years before a Beats By Dre ad made broke his song "The Man," Aloe Blacc got some important feedback about it from none other than Dr. Dre himself. "[Interscope…

  13. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  14. Kendrick Lamar: GRAMMY®s Best New Artist Nominee Spotlight

    January 15, 2014 11:44 AM EST For some, the debut sales week of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" album in October 2012 -- 241,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, good enough for a No. 2 bow on the Billboard 200 chart behind Taylor Swift's 1.2 million debut with "Red" --…

  15. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST 'Beyonce' holds at No. 2, while Kid Ink scores the week's top album debut. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   "Frozen"…

  16. Beats Music Streaming Service Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 3:56 PM EST Beats Music , the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Santa Monica-based Beats will join a parade of competitors, including…

  17. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 5:56 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on January 30, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement - and maybe even once again a few days after, in an apparent hack scandal .   But Thursday (Jan. 2)’s…

  18. N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Film Signs Writer

    December 18, 2013 8:19 PM EST The Ice Cube-produced flick will be written by Jonathan Herman. Universal Pictures is moving forward with an N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," and has tapped Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft. Sources say the studio is in the process of picking up the title in…

  19. Max Frost, 'White Lies': Exclusive Video Premiere

    December 13, 2013 3:00 PM EST "White Lies," the new single from promising Atlantic Records singer-songwriter Max Frost, injects some soul into a recent Beats by Dre TV commercial, and has now been paired with a stark new music video. Watch the "White Lies" clip, premiering exclusively on Billboard.com,…

  20. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Tinie Tempah & Lady Gaga

    November 08, 2013 5:44 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Tinie Tempah Tinie Tempah, who just celebrated his 25th birthday, looked slick as he attended the Beats by Dre party, which…

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