1. Jaheim Tries to Put His Lady First on New Song 'Something Tells Me': Exclusive Premiere

    March 16, 2016 12:35 PM EDT R&B veteran Jaheim  'fesses up to his mistakes after taking his special lady for granted on his new track "Something Tells Me," which Billboard  is premiering exclusively . The tender offering off his forthcoming seventh studio effort  Struggle Love  shows reinvention while…

  2. Take a Break From Kendrick Lamar's Album: Listen to Tinashe's 'Amethyst' Mixtape

    March 16, 2015 8:33 PM EDT If you don't live in a cave, you may have heard that Kendrick Lamar 's new album, To Pimp a Butterfly , leaked early. In the middle of the Internet frenzy surrounding that news, you might have missed the arrival of R&B singer Tinashe 's excellent new mixtape, Amethyst .…

  3. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tamar Braxton's "Love and War"…

  4. Jay-Z Puts New Music On Hold to 'Hang Out With My Daughter'

    May 14, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Hip-Hop Icon Talks Blue Ivy, Philly Music Festival, Jack White and New Brand Partnerships Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter may be headlining and curating a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," this Labor Day in Philadelphia -- but don't expect any new music from…

  5. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." Next are the singer/songwriter's first…

  6. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing sequel, "Recovery" (Web/Shady…

  7. Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100

    June 24, 2010 11:00 AM EDT K aty Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features Snoop Dogg , improves to 122.5 million…

  8. Chart Beat Wednesday: Taylor Swift, Muse, Jaheim

    January 13, 2010 1:40 PM EST 'FIFTEEN,' 12-10 HIKE!: Taylor Swift tallies her fourth top 10 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Fifteen" lifts 12-10. With her latest feat, Swift doubles her lead as the country-crossover artist with the most top 10s in the Pop Songs chart's 17…

  9. Jaheim's 'Without You' Single Climbs R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    January 08, 2010 4:20 PM EST One of the more refreshing songs climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is Jaheim 's "Ain't Leaving Without You." It's the lead single from the singer's Feb. 9 Divine Mill/Atlantic album, "Another Round." Like Charlie Wilson 's…

  10. Naughty By Nature Reunites For New Album

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's turning into a good year for Naughty By Nature. In addition to being one of the five honorees on VH1's recent "Hip-Hop Honors" special, the hip-hop trio has reunited to record a new album set for It's turning into a good year for Naughty By Nature. In addition to…

  11. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008," an update of a song…

  12. Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first…

  13. Never Say 'Never': Jaheim

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's house. And like a daddy in the waiting room pacing back and forth, I can't wait for my baby to come out." "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's…

  14. Never Say 'Never'

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's house. And like a daddy in the waiting room pacing back and forth, I can't wait for my baby to come out." "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of her career with the new "Growing Pains," Lupe Fiasco gets conceptual on his highly anticipated sophomore release and Jaheim starts fresh o Rapper Chingy's Def Jam debut, "Hate It or Love It." Gospel…

  16. The Clue And The Trick

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives this week. DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Stargate, "tied" albums, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more! DIALING UP THE STARGATE Hi Fred, First, I wanted to thank you for clarifying how digital tracks are figured into the Hot 100. Here's the question for this week: is Beyonce's "…

  18. Trick Daddy Satisfies 'Demand' With New Album

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his seventh studio album, "Back By Thug Demand," via Slip N Slide/Atlantic. The set boasts collaborations with Trina, Jaheim, Lil Wayne, Baby and Trey Songz, among ot Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his seventh studio album, "Back By Thug…

  19. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely…

  20. Blige Continuing 'Breakthrough' On Summer Tour

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project. With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B…

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