1. J. Cole Aiming for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 10, 2014 9:07 PM EST Rapper J. Cole is heading for his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release 2014 Forest Hills Drive . Industry forecasters suggest the album -- which was released Dec. 9 through Roc Nation/Columbia Records -- could sell well over 300,000 copies in the week ending…

  2. The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop: Beyoncé, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea Lead Honors

    December 09, 2014 7:35 PM EST While familiar names in R&B and hip-hop music flooded the airwaves and music charts, 2014 welcomed a wealth of new players who fought to leave their mark. See All the Year End Charts Here! New acts like Jhene Aiko , Bobby Shmurda and YG scored big hits, while the year's…

  3. J. Cole Says 'White People Have Snatched the Sound' On 'Fire Squad'

    December 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Rapper calls out Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Justin Timberlake & Macklemore on the '2014 Forest Hills Drive' track. A week before its official release, J. Cole 's album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has sprung a leak. One album cut in particular, " Fire Squad ," is stirring…

  4. Taylor Swift's '1989' Returns to No. 1 on Revamped Billboard 200

    December 03, 2014 11:24 AM EST The chart now includes on-demand streaming and digital track sales. The newly refreshed Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes a familiar face back to No. 1, as Taylor Swift's 1989 hops back to the top slot (2-1) after a one-week vacation. This is the album's fourth non…

  5. Ed Sheeran is Spotify's Most-Streamed Act for 2014

    December 03, 2014 4:26 AM EST British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify, while Eminem tops the list in the United States. Spotify announced its top streaming artists, albums and songs of 2014 on Wednesday. Pharrell's ubiquitous "Happy" was the most…

  6. Eminem Quoted by Supreme Court Justice

    December 01, 2014 4:59 PM EST The high court tackles how to interpret statements made on social media and what constitutes a 'true threat.' On Monday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Supreme Court delved into modern times by looking at social media, rap music and how to balance an individual's freedom to shoot…

  7. Supreme Court to Consider Free Speech on Social Media Today, Thanks In Part to Eminem

    December 01, 2014 9:54 AM EST The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting graphically violent rap…

  8. Tyler, the Creator Shares His Opinion on Eminem’s 'Shady XV' Album

    November 29, 2014 2:40 PM EST Tyler, the Creator didn’t hold back his feelings about the new Shady XV album, which was executive produced by Eminem . Listen: Eminem, 50 Cent & More Featured on Mixtape Ahead of 'Shady XV’ Album Release The Odd Future rapper posted some not-so-positive tweets about Shady…

  9. One Direction Hits One Billion Plays on Spotify (But Are Still Way Behind Eminem)

    November 25, 2014 11:12 AM EST One Direction has surpassed a billion streams on Spotify, joining Coldplay as only the second British band to accomplish that feat on the streaming music service. According to data provided by Spotify, the boy band reached the milestone last week upon the release of their new album Four . …

  10. Watch Eminem Get in the Ring for 'Guts Over Fear' Video

    November 24, 2014 4:18 PM EST 'America's Next Top Model' alum Winnie Harlow lip-syncs Sia's chorus in the Syndrome-directed video. Eminem just released a music video for "Guts Over Fear," his collaboration with Sia , and the inspirational song now has an inspirational video to match. The…

  11. Interscope, Chrysler Team For Ad Spots With Eminem, Fergie, Gwen Stefani & More During AMAs

    November 23, 2014 11:03 PM EST Interscope has new videos coming from Eminem , Fergie , Gwen Stefani , Imagine Dragons and Phillip Phillips -- and the company is going to let you know about them during the American Music Awards telecast on Sunday (Nov. 23), with the help of Chrysler Group LLC. Full AMAs 2014 Coverage The…

  12. Listen: Eminem, 50 Cent & More Featured on Mixtape Ahead of 'Shady XV’ Album Release

    November 22, 2014 1:08 AM EST The 66-track mixtape features Eminem, 50 Cent, D12 and many more. Shady Records fans who can’t wait until the Monday (Nov. 24) release of the label’s 15th anniversary album, Shady XV , are being treated to a mixtape that should keep them occupied over the weekend.  Eminem Preps 'Shady…

  13. Iggy Azalea Fires Back at Eminem's 'Rape' Lyric on 'Vegas'

    November 20, 2014 3:34 PM EST Eminem is throwing shots at yet another female artist: Iggy Azalea . A leaked snippet of the Bad Meets Evil song "Vegas" features Em aiming at Iggy: "You're lucky just to follow my ride/ If I let you run alongside the Humvee/ Unless you're Nicki , grab you by the…

  14. Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica, Springsteen & More Salute Veterans & Soldiers at Concert for Valor

    November 11, 2014 11:10 PM EST Grand televised productions are tricky. There's an expected balance between pageantry and performance, individual voices and the unified amplification of a greater cause. Tuesday night's Concert for Valor, though not entirely even, was to its core a salute to the men and women…

  15. Eminem vs. Women: 13 Ladies He's Bashed in Raps

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST Lana Del Rey is the latest in a string of female targets. Eminem has been known for his controversial rhymes since his major-label debut in 1999, but in a just-released cypher promoting the upcoming Shady Records compilation album, he crossed a new line: He invoked the name of Ray Rice,…

  16. ‘Try Me’ Rapper Dej Loaf: ‘What I’m Doing Hasn’t Been Done’

    November 10, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Detroit rappers talks 'Try Me' remixes, her upcoming 'Sell Dole' project & women in rap. This past summer, rapper Dej Loaf (real name Deja Trimble) quit her janitorial job at the Chrysler plant in her native Detroit, unsure of the future. But after she uploaded…

  17. The Roadmap to Taylor Swift's Record-Breaking Week in 6 (Not So Easy) Steps

    November 07, 2014 10:19 AM EST The singer and her hard-charging label defied the odds by brilliantly influencing everything from fans' emotions to lowered expectations to hit almost 1.3 million in sales. Here's a head-scratcher for the digital era: even though U.S. album sales have plummeted 20 percent…

  18. Eminem Preps 'Shady XV' Album With Video Series: Watch

    November 06, 2014 5:57 PM EST It's Shady Records' 15th birthday, and Eminem has a pretty gruesome present planned. The rapper launched the "Shady XV Quinceañera" promotional series on his Facebook page Thursday (Oct. 6). The first installment is called "Birthday Clown," which features a…

  19. Eminem Honors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Madonna Lauds Lil' Buck at Innovator Awards

    November 06, 2014 12:50 PM EST It took two forces of nature to get Eminem to New York City on Wednesday night. The rapper made a surprise appearance at WSJ. Magazine 's fourth annual Innovator Awards at MoMA in order to honor two very important people in his life: Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine. "…

  20. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Begins 12-Week Hot 100 Reign

    November 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 2002, the rap god began his longest chart rule. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Roxette and the Beach Boys. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov. 3, 2001 Nine years after her…

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