1. Watch Jenna Dewan Tatum Steal Channing Tatum's 'Pony' Lap-Dance Routine on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    January 06, 2016 3:44 PM EST In this week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle , it’s a battle between spouses: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum.  In the preview shown below, Jenna copies her husband’s Magic Mike performance to  Ginuwine ’s “Pony,” complete with fake abs, and even steals his lap-dance moves.  Watch Channing…

  2. R&B Supergroup TGT Splits Up

    December 19, 2015 2:18 PM EST R&B supergroup TGT -- comprised of Tyrese , Ginuwine and Tank -- has split up. Tyrese announced the breakup on social media Thursday, Dec. 17. “I’m sorry to break the news……… TGT is done……… It’s not about fault… Business is business…” The Fast & Furious actor wrote on Instagram,…

  3. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, Destiny's Child's 'Women' Led the Hot 100

    November 16, 2015 8:05 AM EST In 2000, the group began its longest reign. Plus, remembering chart feats by Ginuwine, Madonna & the Partridge Family. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 16, 1996 Ginuwine trotted to the top of Hot R&B/Hip…

  4. Bruno Mars Lights Up Las Vegas for Rock in Rio USA Festival Finale

    May 18, 2015 12:31 AM EDT Bruno Mars delivered a scintillating set to close the 30th anniversary of the Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.  Headliners No Doubt , Metallica and Taylor Swift were all impressive in their respective starring roles at the top of the bill, though it was Mars and his…

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1990, It Was Mariah Carey's 'Time' to Shine Again

    November 10, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1990, 'Love Takes Time' led the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rihanna, Rod Stewart and Ginuwine. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov. 10, 1990 Mariah Carey scored her second…

  6. The Juice Podcast: R&B & Rap Music of the 90's

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT This past week Billboard celebrated music of the 90's. We made a case for each year, as to why it was the best musical year of the decade. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s We close the week by breaking down 90's R&B and rap for the 23rd episode of The Juice…

  7. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  8. First Listen: Rihanna Previews 'Unapologetic' Album in NYC

    November 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST With her seventh album in seven years, "Unapologetic," Rihanna is finally growing up. Over the past few years, the Bajan crooner's albums were dotted with kitschy double entendres about private parts ("Cockiness (Love It)") and hat-tip anthems to knocking back shots (…

  9. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were unconfirmed at press time, but New York Daily…

  10. 'Magic Mike' Spurs Sales Gain for Ginuwine's 'Pony'

    July 13, 2012 5:25 PM EDT While the soundtrack to the Channing Tatum stripper film "Magic Mike" boasts many songs from the film, a few didn't make the cut -- like Ginuwine's "Pony." In turn, fans wanting the track, which is featured in a key dance sequence, are purchasing it a la carte. &…

  11. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

  12. Chart Juice: Kanye West Takes Over Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    June 29, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Just in time for summer celebrations, Kanye West and friends Big Sean , Pusha T and 2 Chainz take their party to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mercy" (2-1) gives Usher the boot after 10 weeks on top with "Climax" (1-2). "Mercy" rises by 9% to 27 million in…

  13. Op-Ed: Brian McKnight & the Fear of His Explicit Slow Jam

    May 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT "Will he break my heart a little more by performing THAT song?" was my first, and focal, thought when attending Brian McKnight 's first night of a three-night concert series at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Wednesday (May 16). It seemed far from a coincidence that…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie -- which will be remade by Lionsgate studios…

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: The Grammy Effect

    March 03, 2011 4:12 PM EST The effects of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are being felt on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week as winners and performers experience decent gains. Firstly, Eminem' s Best Rap Album -- winning "Recovery" reclaims the No. 1 spot with 61,000 copies (up 60%, according to…

  16. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too much in Cabo if you're going to be on…

  17. Nine Things We'll Never Forget About Aaliyah

    August 25, 2010 4:10 PM EDT Nine years ago today, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash, marking the too-soon end of one of the music industry's most unique voices. Here's our list of nine things we'll never forget about Aaliyah's too-brief time in the spotlight: Aaliyah Remembered By Celeb…

  18. Chris Brown Premieres New Track

    September 29, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Chris Brown released a track titled "I Can Transform Ya" today on his blog site, Mechanicaldummy.com . The song, the first official track Brown has released since the February altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna that resulted in his guilty plea to an assault charge, is said to be…

  19. Chris Brown To Headline First Concert Since Conviction

    September 25, 2009 11:33 AM EDT New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced this week that Chris Brown will be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at New Jersey's Izod Center. The singer will be joined by Fabolous , Keri Hilson , Trey Songz , The-Dream , Mario , Day26…

  20. Al B. Sure Comes Home With 'Honey'

    July 15, 2009 4:32 PM EDT It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson—notching strong comebacks…

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