1. Jay-Z & Kendrick Lamar's ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Hits The Web

    March 19, 2013 12:35 AM EDT Just days after its first public airing at SXSW, the hotly anticipated Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar team-up “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” has arrived in its entirety. The remix features two new verses from K-Dot. And there’s a new verse from Hov, in which the Brooklyn rap star charters familiar…

  2. Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar Collab Previewed At SXSW

    March 14, 2013 4:59 AM EDT It’s only a taste, but there’s some real flavor to Jay-Z’s team-up with Kendrick Lamar on the “Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe” remix. In a clip captured and uploaded from the dancefloor of SXSW, Jay-Z’s personal engineer Young Guru spins a set which includes the “Vibe” remix. HOV’s…

  3. Kanye West: 'I Ain't F-cking With That 'Suit & Tie''

    February 24, 2013 11:14 AM EST The rapper also goes off about Grammys and sponsorhips. There's nothing like a rant from Kanye West. The rapper is known to occasionally let off steam during his shows by going off on long freestyles. While performing in London yesterday (Feb. 23), 'Ye took to the mic for a minute,…

  4. Jay-Z, Timberlake to Headline U.K.'s Wireless Concerts

    February 19, 2013 5:56 AM EST Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will headline this summer's Wireless festival at the Olympic Park here, concert promoter Live Nation said Tuesday. The music stars are the first performers confirmed as the lead acts for concerts at the Olympic Park after the live events giant struck a deal…

  5. Justin Timberlake Cleans Up in 'Suit & Tie' Video

    February 14, 2013 11:01 AM EST Justin Timberlake's black-and-white drenched video for "Suit & Tie" starts quietly, with the dressed-down singer in various domestic situations: at a piano, getting a rub-down, mixing drinks and eating cereal while Jay-Z, his collaborator on the track, reclines in front…

  6. Frank Ocean, Drake & Others Broaden R&B/Rap Horizons at 2013 Grammys

    February 11, 2013 1:00 PM EST Last night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards was an overall win for the R&B and rap genres, especially R&B. The wins of the night were true to what ruled hip-hop and R&B in 2012: emotion. From Drake's Best Rap Album victory for his sophomore album, "Take Care," to…

  7. Kylie Minogue Joins Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Will Release Single 'Soon'

    February 06, 2013 2:03 PM EST Kylie Minogue has joined Jay Z's Roc Nation family, the label and entertainment company announced Wednesday. The Aussie singer's U.S. publicist confirms to Billboard that the partnership is for management services, while she is still signed to Parlophone as a recording…

  8. Justin Timberlake Suits Up in Live Return, Bringing New Songs (and Jay-Z) to NOLA

    February 03, 2013 4:50 AM EST In first solo concert in five years, JT takes lucky Super Bowl weekend crowd on a tour of hits old and new Years from now, when event planners begin figuring out what might make their event talk of the town during Super Bowl week, they'll look back and cite what happened in New…

  9. Jay-Z Signs Timbaland to Roc Nation

    January 30, 2013 4:40 PM EST Producer, rapper Timbaland (born, Timothy Zachery Mosley) has signed to Roc Nation, according to posts on both Roc Nation  and Jay-Z’s Life + Times site.  "Roc Nation Welcomes Timbaland To The Family," reads the caption beneath a photo (above) of Jay-Z and Timbaland in a…

  10. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  11. Chart Juice: Alicia Keys' 'Girl On Fire' Returns to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    January 11, 2013 10:35 AM EST Despite decreased album sales across the board this week, two albums managed to rise in sales and position in the entire top 40 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.   Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" returns to No. 1 for a second week with 44,000 copies sold, up 6% according to…

  12. Beyonce Discusses New Album Collaborators, Writing Inspirations

    January 10, 2013 3:40 AM EST R&B Superstar Talks Album No. 5 In GQ Cover Story In addition to setting the Internet ablaze with the sexiest pictures of the young year and introducing GQ correspondent Amy Wallace to "Business Beyoncé" for her February cover story , Bey' also took a little time to talk…

  13. Beyonce to Sing at Obama's Inauguration

    January 09, 2013 9:25 AM EST Kelly Clarkson Also Announced, Will Perform 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration later this month, a major honor for the singer who four years ago crooned Etta James' "At Last" at…

  14. A Blue Ivy Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    January 07, 2013 12:15 PM EST Happy 1st birthday, Blue Ivy! Here's a look back at your joyous year. As Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, celebrates her 1st birthday on Monday (Jan. 7), we take a moment to look back at her first year . Dear Blue Ivy, It's been a joyous ride since your mommy…

  15. Britney Spears Taps Hit-Boy, Will.i.am for New Album

    January 03, 2013 7:37 PM EST Britney Spears revealed last week that she's working with "new inspiring producers" on her new album -- and Hit-Boy is one of them, according to Entertainment Weekly . The rising producer of Kanye West and Jay-Z 's "Ni**as in Paris," Kendrick Lamar 's "…

  16. Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Joins Musical 'Fela!'

    January 03, 2013 1:10 PM EST Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is joining the latest national tour of the musical "Fela!" Producers said Thursday the singer, who starred on the UPN sitcom "Half & Half," will be onstage when the tour opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C…

  17. The Beat 1/2: Taylor Swift, Jay-Z & Coldplay Rock New Year's Eve

    January 02, 2013 7:15 PM EST Welcome to the Wednesday, January 2 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the latest…

  18. Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Feel 'Blessed and Lucky' About Pregnancy

    January 01, 2013 10:45 AM EST Expecting couple made their first public appearance together since the baby announcement. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are feeling lucky about their first child together. "It's true," the 32-year-old reality TV star said in a statement on her site Monday . "Kanye and I…

  19. Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square, Kisses Harry Styles on New Year's Eve: Watch

    January 01, 2013 9:45 AM EST Last night (Dec. 31), Swifties crowded around their tubes to watch Taylor Swift rock "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with her pop-perfect performance. But it was her encounter with One Direction 's Harry Styles that has gossip bloggers a flutter on the…

  20. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

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