1. Soulja Boy Meets World

    November 11, 2010 4:29 PM EST Soulja Boy makes no apologies for the still-fresh ink on his body-the cross tattooed under his eye, the dollar sign printed on the side of his neck, the name "DRE" adorning his back. Two years after appearing as a baby-faced teenager on the cover of 2008 sophomore album "…

  2. Hip-Hop Groupie Kat Stacks To Get Deported?

    November 09, 2010 12:41 PM EST Well, well, well. Look what we've got here. Apparently, infamous hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks, whose real name is Andrea Herrera-Cardena, might get deported back to her birthplace of Venezuela following an arrest last week in Nashville, TN. According to Vibe Magazine, the Nashville…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 10/30/2010

    October 30, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @liltunechi : 8 days until they #FreeWeezy . Shoutout …

  4. 21 Under 21: Soulja Boy

    September 23, 2010 11:47 AM EDT No. 5: Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Birthdate: July 28, 1990 (age 20) Why He's Hot: Recent Kat Stacks drama aside, Soulja Boy remains high on our list of young hitmakers. The rapper/producer shot to fame in 2007 with his single "Crank That," which sparked an accompanying dance…

  5. 'Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham Debuts "Cold Hearted" Video

    September 20, 2010 1:00 PM EDT Kat Graham can be a real witch sometimes - but only when she's portraying Bonnie Bennett on TV's "The Vampire Diaries." Other times, she's an actress, a singer, a dancer and even a fighter - and she's all of these in the new video for her cover of Paula Abdul&…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 9/11/2010

    September 11, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @50CENT : Perez hilton calld me douchebag so I had my homie…

  7. Rufus Wainwright Silences Audience On Late Night Show

    August 25, 2010 1:07 PM EDT Rufus Wainwright hit Chelsea Lately last night and explained why he asks his audience to remain quite during a portion of his set while on tour. Video: Rufus Wainwright on Chelsea Lately "I sing my new album in its entirety as a song cycle and because I can," he said with a giggle…

  8. Soulja Boy Denies Kat Stacks' Drug Allegations

    August 25, 2010 11:46 AM EDT Kat Stacks is at it again and this time she has a new victim: Soulja Boy Tell Em . ADULT CONTENT: Kat Stacks exposes Soulja Boy? The self-proclaimed hip-hop groupie, who's allegedly had sexual relationships with a number of rap artists, released a video yesterday (Aug. 24) in which she…

  9. Juvenile, "Beast Mode"

    August 20, 2010 5:05 PM EDT On his ninth solo album, "Beast Mode," New Orleans native Juvenile raps about what he knows best: thug life. The single "Drop That Azz" has a bright synth melody that coincides with a chorus about voluptuous women-a topic in which the rapper seems well-versed. A prime…

  10. POTW: Kevin Jonas, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Rihanna

    August 13, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Kevin Jonas pitched at the baseball game, Jay-Z embraced Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga crowd-surfed, Rihanna showed off her new tattoo, Ke$ha got comfy on the "Today" show, Katy Perry emulated "Ugly Betty," Ciara and Justin Bieber got cozy, Rick Ross , Fabolous and Jay posed…

  11. POTW: Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Katy Perry, Chris Brown

    August 06, 2010 2:58 PM EDT Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sealed it with a kiss, Katy Perry rocked an ice cream sunday, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown put the deuces up, Ke$ha showed off her G-Shock watches and blue lipstick, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato shared a stage, Steven Tyler was in a choke-hold, the Black Eyed…

  12. Kat Von D's 20 Celeb Tattoo Tour

    July 29, 2010 1:00 PM EDT "If I had a religion, it would be music," says L.A based tattoo artist, Kat Von D . Though she came to public consciousness when she was featured on the TLC show "Miami Ink" and subsequently earned her own show, "L.A Ink" in 2007, Von D was already famous to the…

  13. Slum Village 'Manifesto' Reunites Rappers Past and Present

    June 30, 2010 1:02 PM EDT As he prepares for the July 27 release of "Villa Manifesto" -- the first Slum Village album to feature all four members, including the late J Dilla and Baatin -- co-founder T3 says the future of the Detroit rap troupe is up in the air at best. "For us to continue, I don't…

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Idols Take on Billboard No. 1s

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wooo! Billboard No. 1s is the theme this week! The "AI" behind-the-scenes people have been running around our offices this week -- alas, no Miley Cyrus sightings, though. Let's get to it. Oh wait, let's get to it after 10 minutes of inane chatter between the judges. First…

  15. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  16. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-language version of " We Are the World ,…

  17. Musicians Mourn Designer Alexander McQueen

    February 11, 2010 7:15 PM EST The death of visionary designer Alexander McQueen , who was found dead at his London home on Thursday (Feb 11), sent ripples not only through the fashion industry, but the music world as well. Many celebrities, including Katy Perry , Estelle , Jordin Sparks and more took to Twitter to mourn…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  19. Producer RedOne: Making Hits with Lady Gaga 'Feels Incredible'

    June 20, 2009 6:45 PM EDT If you're an artist looking to make a comeback, RedOne is apparently the man to bring onboard. Recently, the Moroccan and Swedish-bred music maker masterminded the bulk of New Kids on the Block's comeback album, "The Block," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200…

  20. John Legend's Brother, Vaughn Anthony, Ready For Spotlight

    May 11, 2009 5:12 PM EDT John Legend didn't have to look very far to find his next protégé. After two years of helping him develop as an artist, the R&B singer is gearing up to introduce his younger brother, Vaughn Anthony, as the second signing to his HomeSchool Records imprint. "[Vaughn] has a great…

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