1. Nicki Minaj Congratulates Beyonce & Jay Z's Daughter Blue Ivy on Becoming a Big Sister

    February 02, 2017 4:03 PM EST "This beautiful little lady bug is so smart & special." On Thursday (Feb. 2), Nicki Minaj posted a photo of Beyoncé and Jay Z 's daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Instagram to celebrate the soon-to-be big sister. "This beautiful little lady bug is so smart & special,…

  2. Los Angeles' Apt. 4B Clothing Brings '90s NYC Street Life to the West Coast

    December 16, 2016 2:27 PM EST “I used to take pictures of drug money on the table,” says Moon, designer and co-owner of Apt. 4B , a streetwear boutique on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. “I had all access. This is from memory, things I grew up around.” He’s not gloating, just explaining how his life experiences…

  3. The 10 Best Music Videos Inspired By a Movie

    September 27, 2016 1:39 PM EDT Kanye and Teyana doing 'Flashdance,' Madonna playing Marilyn, and many more. Music videos themselves are really just short films, so it only makes sense that many of the art form's finest works would pay homage to their feature-length counterparts on the silver screen. We don&…

  4. Hip-Hop's 10 Best Reunions

    September 20, 2016 3:38 PM EDT Judging by Diddy ’s Bad Boy Family reunion tour and Dungeon Family ’s reunion at Atlanta’s One Music Festival, rap reunions have been all the rage as of late. Providing a nostalgic glimpse for fans and a return to relevance for artists, reunions can go a long way at preserving the legacy of…

  5. Jay-Z Releases 'Reasonable Doubt' Documentary 'RD20' on Tidal

    June 25, 2016 5:56 PM EDT June 25 marks the 20 th anniversary of Reasonable Doubt , Jay-Z ’s debut album, and a new documentary commemorating the release is now streaming on Tidal. Jay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Look-Back Jay-Z: RD20 features interviews with those…

  6. Beyonce and Jay Z Are Crazy In Love at NBA Finals

    June 17, 2016 12:17 PM EDT On Thursday night during game six of the NBA finals in Cleveland, Ohio, Jay-Z and Beyonce  couldn’t have appeared more in love. The two sat court side as they watched the Cleveland Cavaliers take down the Golden State Warriors, clearly enjoying each other's company just as much as the…

  7. Jay Z Remix Boosts 'All the Way Up' All the Way to Top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    June 09, 2016 4:58 PM EDT Plus, Maxwell reaches No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs and Kevin Gates returns. Fat Joe and Remy Ma ’s “All the Way Up,” featuring French Montana and Infared, gets a push from Jay Z as a remix with the rapper triggers a 14-9 jump on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (chart dated June 18). Fat Joe Says He…

  8. How Beyonce Addressed Cheating, Father Issues & Black Pride Prior to 'Lemonade'

    April 27, 2016 1:15 PM EDT It’s difficult to tell which aspect of Beyonce ’s new visual album, Lemonade , garnered the greatest response: the sheer creative achievement of it all, or its exposure of the personal life of a notoriously private superstar. The project’s themes are highly personal: infidelity, family issues…

  9. Beyonce Opens Her Diary on 'Lemonade'

    April 26, 2016 8:01 PM EDT At this point, surprise  Beyonce album releases are like deaths, natural disasters and other acts of God: They're inevitable. We prepare for them, but we're never quite ready when they come. When we look back, the story is often about what we were doing and where we were when we…

  10. Beyonce Slays in Roberto Cavalli in 'Lemonade' HBO Special

    April 24, 2016 10:27 AM EDT In case you missed it, Beyonce 's HBO special Lemonade dropped Saturday evening (April 23) and you can bet that's all anyone is discussing on social media . In addition to all the new music that was featured in the hour-long special, there was obviously a number of killer fashion…

  11. The Band Perry Shares 'All Our Friends' Playlist: Takeover Tuesday

    March 22, 2016 3:01 PM EDT Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and mega tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever subject they want and add whatever tracks…

  12. Beyonce Shares Photos of Chris Martin & Blue Ivy's Pre-Super Bowl Dance

    March 04, 2016 5:19 PM EST It's been almost a month now since Beyonce did what Beyonce does best and stole the show at Super Bowl 50 , making headliner Coldplay look like a warm-up act to her stunning "Formation" performance . Now she's stealing hearts all over again with photos she posted to…

  13. Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Gets Smooth R&B Cover by Mark Johns & Tennyson

    February 22, 2016 6:04 PM EST Amy Winehouse ’s Grammy-winning record, “Rehab,” has been stripped down and re-imagined by up-and-comer Mark Johns who gives the single an R&B makeover. Amy Winehouse's Billboard U.S. Chart History "Rehab" comes off the late songstress’ second and final album, Back to Black…

  14. Kanye West 'Parties' to Three Top 10s on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    January 13, 2016 4:24 PM EST The rapper scores a hat trick, while David Bowie's album release sparks two re-entries. Kanye West records a triple play in the top 10 of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 23 , led by the No. 3 debut of “No More Parties in LA” (featuring Kendrick Lamar ). West…

  15. Donald Trump Shares Surprising Thoughts on Taylor Swift & Jay Z

    November 20, 2015 1:11 PM EST In an interview with Yahoo! Politics posted Thursday (Nov. 19), Donald Trump was asked to play a word association game that included subjects as wide-ranging as Charlie Sheen ("sad") and ISIS ("evil"). The billionaire-turned-Republican presidential candidate largely stuck…

  16. Justin Bieber L.A. Events Move Forward With Extra Security After Paris Shootings

    November 13, 2015 10:00 PM EST After first "Purpose" release event, Bieber tweets: "Had a great first show but just heard about what happened in Paris. Thoughts and prayers with everyone." It’s been three years since the world got its last Justin Bieber album. Now back, claiming to be stronger than ever…

  17. Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill Added to Tidal Concert

    October 09, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross , Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert in October, concert organizers announced Friday (Oct. 9). Previously announced artists include Tidal-owners Beyonce and Jay-Z , as well as Prince , Nicki Minaj , Usher , Lil Wayne , Damian…

  18. Is Jay Z's Live Nation Deal Like the Formula for Coca-Cola?

    September 29, 2015 2:44 PM EDT The harm of exposing a secret deal is among the issues being resolved ahead of a "Big Pimpin" trial opening October 13. With just two weeks to go before Shawn " Jay Z " Carter stands trial for allegedly infringing an Egyptian film composer's tune on the mega-hit "…

  19. Former Video Vixen Karrine Steffans on Kissing and Telling 10 Years After Her Tell-All Memoir: 'The Truth Is Never Regrettable'

    July 31, 2015 6:04 PM EDT In the summer of 2005, Karrine Steffans, a hip-hop video dancer and groupie nicknamed “Superhead,” scandalized the rap world with  Confessions of a Video Vixen , a memoir brimming with explicit revelations of her sexual encounters with hip-hop royalty. (In the book, she alleges, for instance,…

  20. Cash Money Sues TIDAL for $50 Million Over Lil Wayne's Latest Album: Report

    July 16, 2015 3:27 PM EDT Lil Wayne 's most recent album, FWA ( Free Weezy Album ), began its life as a TIDAL exclusive -- and it looks like that decision may prove to be a costly one. Cash Money -- which (despite a lawsuit earlier this year) is still Wayne's label -- is suing Jay Z 's TIDAL…

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