1. Drake, President Clinton Team Up for Hollywood Fundraiser

    March 12, 2011 1:30 PM EST President Bill Clinton and Drake will team up for a fundraising event next week for Millennium Network, in support of the former President's nonprofit organization, The Clinton Foundation. The fundraiser, which is open to the public, will take place at Hollywood's Boulevard3 on Mar.…

  2. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in our charts section. The biggest story of…

  3. 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…

  4. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's first top 10 as a lead artist since the four…

  5. Justin Timberlake Hints At Return to Music 'This Summer'

    February 28, 2011 6:11 PM EST Could Justin Timberlake's hiatus from music finally be coming to an end? The singer-turned-actor hinted as much at the Oscars on Sunday night (Feb. 27), telling E! Online , "I think I may spend some time in the studio this summer." Timberlake, who hasn't released an album…

  6. POTW: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Hudson

    February 25, 2011 5:03 PM EST Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got cozy at the Academy Awards, Seal , John Legend , Nick Jonas and Jamie Foxx rocked the White House, Jennifer Hudson showed off her adorable child, Jay-Z and Lebron looked sharp and David Hasselhoff got his groove on. It all happened this week and we've…

  7. John Legend, Jamie Foxx Celebrate Motown at White House

    February 25, 2011 3:25 PM EST The White House reverberated like a long-ago basement sound studio in Detroit as the likes of John Legend , Seal , Jamie Foxx , Nick Jonas and Sheryl Crow channeled their inner Motown before Michelle and Barack Obama. Musical pioneers Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder joined in for the…

  8. 'Glee' Gets Sick Over Ke$ha, Blames It 'On the Alcohol'

    February 23, 2011 12:10 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 22) episode of "Glee" was one big party, but was probably not suited to some of the show's younger Gleeks. When underage drinking becomes a problem at McKinley High, Principal Figgins declares "Alcohol Awareness Week" and commissions the New…

  9. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West…

  10. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone comes just over a month after the rapper's…

  11. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Remixes 'Grenade,' Bieber Leads Kids' Choice Nominees

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Lead Kids' Choice Nominees Justin Bieber , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry lead the music nominees of Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, which will be held April 2.…

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions (according to Nielsen BDS) while Nicki…

  13. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys

    February 09, 2011 12:00 PM EST A retha Franklin will receive a special tribute from an all-star lineup of female singers, including Christina Aguilera , Jennifer Hudson and Florence & the Machine 's Florence Welch, at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday (Feb. 13). Esperanza Spalding , a nominee for Best New…

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx's last chart-topper was the 2009 smash…

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, only Mary J. Blige 's "Be Without You…

  16. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz

    January 20, 2011 4:31 PM EST Nicki Minaj continues her winning streak as "Pink Friday" picks up a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Despite dropping 17% to 32,000 copies, Minaj fends off Rihanna 's "Loud" which steps 3-2 in its ninth week. Kanye West 's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted…

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "Pink Friday" claims the chart throne…

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Skillz

    January 06, 2011 5:54 PM EST Fresh off his coronation as Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop artist of 2010, Eminem returns to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "Recovery" - the past year's top title on the tally - rebounds 3-1 on the chart. The jump grants "Recovery" its 14th week at No. 1,…

  19. Taylor Swift Gets Christmas Boost on Billboard 200, Foxx Earns Highest Debut

    December 29, 2010 11:00 AM EST Last-minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted, Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, while over…

  20. Jamie Foxx Says Daughter Helped His Music Career

    December 23, 2010 11:53 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little slow music, you know, just R&B ... and my…

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