1. Azealia Banks' ‘Yung Rapunxel’ Video: 5 Gorgeous, Dark Looks

    April 17, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Rapper Azealia Banks recently released the long awaited music video for her first single "Yung Rupunxel" from her fortchoming debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste.” Directed by Jam Sutton, the music video brings all of Azealia's dark and fantastically twisted fantasies to…

  2. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  3. Billboard Expands Streaming Charts With Seven Genre-Specific Rankings

    April 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Less than two months after launching the Streaming Songs chart, which blends data from a variety of streaming services into one ranking, Billboard today unveils seven genre-specific charts utilizing the same methodology. NEW STREAMING CHARTS COUNTRY R&B/HIP-HOP RAP R&B ROCK LATIN…

  4. Bruno Mars Lands Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 With 'When I Was Your Man'

    April 10, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The singer has tallied his first five No. 1s faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. The ascent also results in just the second No. 1 ever for a song featuring only piano and vocals Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the…

  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Hot 100; Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande Hit Top 10

    April 03, 2013 1:07 PM EDT 0 The duo's 'Thrift Shop' logs a sixth total week at No. 1, after spending five weeks at No. 2 while Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' reigned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, spends a sixth nonconsecutive week at No. 1…

  6. Juicy J Talks Radio Success & 'Stay Trippy' Album

    April 02, 2013 2:09 PM EDT Juicy J is back, for the first time. The rapper/producer renowned for his work with Memphis collective Three 6 Mafia -- the group debuted on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart in 1995 with Mystic Stylez and won the Academy Award for best original song in 2006 for "It's Hard…

  7. No Joke! The 20 Biggest Tunes for 'Fools'

    April 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Another April Fools' Day is upon us, and although many "fools" will be busy pulling lame pranks on Monday (Apr. 1), the fools with a thirst for chart history should explore this list of the 20 biggest songs with the word "fool" in the title. From Aretha Franklin to…

  8. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return To Top Of Hot 100

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM EDT As 'Thrift Shop' returns for a fifth total week at No. 1, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera enter the top 10 and Bruno Mars and P!nk crown Radio Songs and Digital Songs, respectively.. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the…

  10. Justin Timberlake Starts Atop Billboard 200, Earns Third-Largest Digital Week Ever

    March 27, 2013 11:00 AM EDT While JT earns the top debut of 2013 so far, Kacey Musgraves debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. As reported yesterday (March 26), Justin Timberlake comes roaring in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 968,000 copies of "The 20/20 Experience," according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  11. Gucci Mane Arrested For Assault

    March 27, 2013 10:41 AM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane was being held in jail on an assault charge after a fan told police the artist smashed a champagne bottle on his head in a downtown Atlanta nightclub. Fulton County Jail records show that Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was in custody early Wednesday (March 27…

  12. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  13. A$AP Rocky, ‘Wild For The Night’ Fashion Breakdown: 5 Things That Had to be Mentioned

    March 26, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Rocky is rap's style maven of the moment and shows why in his new video. We already know that A$AP Rocky is as well versed in the fashion game as he is in the rap world. Last night the Harlem-born rapper released his newest video , "Wild For The Night,” shot in the Dominican…

  14. A$AP Rocky Raps from Rooftops in 'Wild For the Night' Video: Watch

    March 25, 2013 9:29 PM EDT A$AP Rocky is getting "Wild." The tour-doc style video for "Wild for the Night" captures the Harlem MC heading to the Dominican Republic and rapping on a rooftop as locals look on. EDM star Skrillex is featured on the "Long.Live.A$AP" track, which also appears…

  15. Fatboy Slim: 'I Might Just Ride The EDM Thing Out'

    March 24, 2013 1:35 PM EDT The hit-making DJ/producer will not be recording new music any time soon. Before taking to the stage for what many immediately proclaimed one of Ultra's best sets thus far (including our own Code staff), Fatboy Slim told Billboard that despite his career's worth of hits from the &…

  16. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 2: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Mother Nature has been less than kind to Miami's festival-goers this weekend, dousing the city Friday (March 22) and delivering scorching temps on Saturday (March 23). Even the shaded stages -- the Carl Cox and UMF Worldwide -- felt dangerously hot at times. Water vendors were out in…

  17. Gucci Mane Wanted For Assault: Arrest Warrant Issued

    March 23, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Rapper reportedly cracked a bottle over the head of a fan. Gucci Mane is reportedly wanted by the Atlanta Police Department after a soldier claimed that he was assaulted by the rapper at a local club last week. According to Atlanta's Channel 2 (via WSBTV ), an arrest warrant was…

  18. A$AP Rocky, P. Reign Talk 'We Them Ni--as' Collaboration: Exclusive

    March 21, 2013 12:37 PM EDT A$AP Rocky is bringing his Harlem swag to the Great White North. The rapper took a break from touring on the Diamonds World Tour, alongside Rihanna, to shoot the video for his collaboration with P. Reign, "We Them Ni--as," yesterday (March 20). Drake, A$AP Rocky, P.Reign: Behind…

  19. Baauer Tops Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Despite Continued Streaming Slide

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Harlem Shake" remains at No. 1, but a hefty loss in streaming closes the gap between the track and "Thrift Shop," which crowns Digital Songs for a 10th week. Plus: P!nk enters the Hot 100's top 10 Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "…

  20. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Lead Six Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Mindless Behavior, Eric Clapton, "Sound City" all make notable starts on this week's albums chart The Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes six debuts into its top 10 this week, led by Bon Jovi at No. 1 with its fifth chart-topper: "What About Now." It's the…

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