1. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up against ex-beau Rihanna . Breezy is nominated for …

  2. Director Colin Tilley Talks 50 Cent's New Single, Working With Chris Brown & More

    October 17, 2011 5:50 PM EDT With an influx of directors claiming their stake in the digital age era, Colin Tilley is one of the video directors taking the lead. The Berkley, CA native, who broke through with Chris Brown 's "Dueces," has won multiple awards just this year, including 2011 MTV VMA's…

  3. Mary J. Blige Performs Classics, Tatyana Ali Returns to Music & More at 'Black Girls Rock'

    October 17, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Stars gathered at the famed Paradise Theater in NYC Saturday night (Oct. 15) to celebrate the talents, lives, and strength of Black women for the 6th Annual Black Girls Rock Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The award show was produced by BET and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc. and…

  4. Ollabelle, 'Neon Blue Bird'

    September 12, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Decade-old New York rootsy collective Ollabelle returns to recording after a four-year hiatus, choosing to mine early-'70s musical styles-funk, light country and singer/songwriter soft rock. By alternating lead vocals over rich accompaniment, Ollabelle's newest album, Neon Blue Bird…

  5. Melanie Fiona Talks New Album, Mixtape & Love: Video

    August 26, 2011 12:30 PM EDT "It's a lot of reflection on love," Melanie Fiona says of her sophomore album, "The MF Life" (Oct. 25). A year after her debut album, "The Bridge," Melanie Fiona returns with an emotional rollercoaster of an album. Fiona has been giving us sneak peaks of…

  6. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the music. FIONA APPLE As reported by Billboard.com…

  7. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album "Nevermind" with a…

  8. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Born' and Brad Paisley's 'Country': The Fans Weigh In

    May 27, 2011 1:30 PM EDT When Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and Brad Paisley's "This Is Country" albums hit stores this week, Billboard.com offered our Twitter-length track-by-track reviews of each album, then we asked fans of the pop and country megastars to send us their own 140…

  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. Melanie Fiona Talks 'MF Life,' Overcoming 'One-Hit Wonder' Status

    March 30, 2011 6:06 PM EDT M elanie Fiona has arrived at the tough part of her sophomore album, "The MF Life" -- choosing which songs are going to be on it. "I would say we're narrowing down from 20 songs right now, and I'm looking to have 10 to 12 on the album," the Canadian-born Roc…

  12. 20 Memorable Musician Meltdowns

    March 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT During his "Good Morning America" appearance this week, Chris Brown reminded us what a good ole-fashioned celebrity meltdown looks like. But the R&B bad boy isn't the first artist to freak out -- nor is he the worst offender. Artists spanning all genres have lost their cool…

  13. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Thursday

    March 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT The 2011 South By Southwest festival collided with St. Patrick's Day on Thursday (Mar. 17), as Austin's finest checked out some wacky sight and killer sounds while showing their green pride. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SXSW 2011 Main Page 1.…

  14. Miguel, Melanie Fiona, B.o.B Highlight BET's SXSW Showcase

    March 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It wasn't hard to find a party on Thursday at South By Southwest; it was, after all, St. Patrick's Day. But you'd be hard-pressed to find one more off the hook, for better and for worse, than BET's Music Matters showcase at Kiss & Fly. A perpetually packed house turned…

  15. J. Cole, Melanie Fiona Discuss Lil B and YouTube at SXSW Panel

    March 17, 2011 5:40 PM EDT J. Cole, Melanie Fiona and Lady Gaga 's manager Troy Carter gave advice to aspiring artists on the 'Baby I'm A Star! How to Get Major Exposure in a Multi-Platform Media Environment' panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX on Thursday (Mar. 17). J. Cole, whose debut album…

  16. Santigold Signs to Roc Nation Management

    March 14, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Santigold has signed a management deal with Roc Nation, a Roc Nation representative has confirmed to Billboard. "It's official! Made the change to Roc Nation Management!!!" the ecclectic singer/rapper, who recently gave five lucky Billboard.com readers a pair of her Vans X…

  17. Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Cee Lo Green

    March 04, 2011 5:55 PM EST 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. FLYING OBJECT Hi…

  18. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and working "happy birthday" into the lyrics…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Perform at NBA All-Star Game, Controversial Justin Bieber Quote Amended

    February 17, 2011 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West To Perform with Rihanna at NBA All-Star Game? Kanye West may join Rihanna as a performer during the NBA All-Star Halftime Show this Sunday (Feb. 20). While West's appearance has not yet been…

  20. Melanie Fiona, Gone and Never Coming Back

    February 12, 2011 5:53 PM EST Two years after "It Kills Me" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs chart, Melanie Fiona returns with a single that's similarly arranged but nonetheless impressive. "Gone and Never Coming Back," off her upcoming sophomore album, "The MF Life,…

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