1. Lil Wayne: 'I Didn't Step On the Flag On Purpose'

    June 18, 2013 11:48 AM EDT Lil Wayne stirred up controversy yesterday (June 17) when behind-the-scenes footage of his upcoming "God Bless Amerika" video hit the Internet. The one-minute clip shows Lil Wayne rapping before an American flag and surrounded by an assembly of Hollygrove, New Orleans locals. As…

  2. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with the most prestigious APRA Awards category,…

  3. The 10 'Baddest Females' in K-Pop

    June 17, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "This is for my bad girls all over the world. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?" -CL Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina, Shakira... the top divas of the West all ooze sex appeal and confidence. The same is not true in South Korea as most top acts have an…

  4. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  5. CODER Picks of the Week: Lucas Nord & Tove Lo, Helix, Alex Sibley & More

    June 07, 2013 2:57 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob and Elissa have to say. Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo: “Run On Love (Radio Edit)”   The bright chords that open this tune, leading directly to Tove Lo’s Sia…

  6. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  7. The Seed: A$AP Ferg, Wu-Tang Clan, The Weeknd & More

    May 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT After weeks of anticipation, A$AP Mob’s second-in-command, A$AP Ferg, lets loose the remix to his breakout song,“Work." The remix features verses from French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q, and of course, A$AP Rocky. The song's accompanying video, premiered on May 14, has…

  8. Mariah Carey Scores 27th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Hit, Fourth-Most For a Woman

    May 16, 2013 7:27 PM EDT With a 39-7 catapult on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, becomes the 27th top 10 hit for Mariah Carey. The singer was previously tied with Whitney Houston for the fourth-most top 10s all-time for a female but now claims the position all to herself. Ahead…

  9. The Seed: Ace Hood, French Montana, 2 Chainz & More

    May 14, 2013 1:04 PM EDT A slew of remixes hit the 'net this past week in attempt to extend the life of several chart-climbing songs. B.o.B’s "We Still in this Bitch," which sits at its peak of No. 19 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, receives the remix treatment with new verses from Young Jeezy, Young…

  10. Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty in Club Assault

    May 14, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane after James Lettley of…

  11. LL Cool J Scores 13th Top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 09, 2013 11:04 PM EDT The rapper's "Authentic" is his first independently distributed album after a long run with Def Jam. LL Cool J’s 14th full-length release, “Authentic,” opens at No. 7 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 14,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Queens rapper has…

  12. Led Zeppelin Wouldn't Reunite for Bill Clinton

    May 06, 2013 8:30 PM EDT The former president of the United States reportedly asked the group to reform for the 12-12-12 benefit concert. It's a diplomatic failure at the highest level: Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin to reunite. The CBS "60 Minutes Overtime" webcast reported Monday that…

  13. Tyler, the Creator Talks Mountain Dew Controversy: 'It's Not Gonna Change My Art in Any Way'

    May 02, 2013 10:25 PM EDT On Wednesday, PepsiCo removed an online ad for Mountain Dew developed by Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator after it was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot, a battered white woman on crutches is urged by an…

  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replace Themselves at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 25, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prevent themselves from tying a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs record as "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, replaces "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, at No. 1.

 Had "Thrift Shop" picked up its 15th week at the top, it would&…

  15. Chart Juice: Tyga Makes Top Five Return to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 18, 2013 8:07 PM EDT Justin Timberlake continues at No. 1 as Tyga's "Hotel California" bows with 54,000 copies sold. Another challenger for No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, another victory for Justin Timberlake. Though Tyga’s latest offering, “Hotel California,” opens with 54,000 copies …

  16. Fall Out Boy, 'Save Rock and Roll': Track-By-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Here's a not-well-kept secret: back in their heyday, Fall Out Boy could stand toe-to-toe with any rock act, not just those corralled into their "pop-punk" sphere. In a very short amount of time, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman found a winning formula…

  17. Tyler, the Creator Extends Odd Future's Top 10 Run on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 11, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Over on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis extend their residence at No. 1 with "Thrift Shop" picking up a 13th week at the top. While Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" holds down the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for a third…

  18. Paisley: 'Accidental Racist' is 'Music's Turn to Have the Conversation'

    April 09, 2013 7:54 PM EDT "I don't really trust Hollywood... or talk radio," to deal with the tough topic, the country star said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL…

  19. Meek Mill Defends Rick Ross' Controversial 'U.O.E.N.O.' Lyrics

    April 09, 2013 4:11 PM EDT Meek Mill comes to Rick Ross' defense when talking about the controversial lyrics Ross spits on Rocko's 'U.O.E.N.O.'  ("Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it.”) Meek tells Philly&…

  20. Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist': LL Cool J's 10 Craziest Lyrics

    April 08, 2013 7:38 PM EDT When "Accidental Racist," Brad Paisley's new collaboration with LL Cool J featured on the country superstar's new "Wheelhouse" album, was officially released on Monday (April 8), the media's reaction to the song was… dubious, at best. Paisley and LL are…

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