1. A$AP Ferg's 'Always Strive and Prosper' Bows at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 05, 2016 6:20 PM EDT Plus, Johnny Gill & New Edition Earn New No. 1s and Jeremih’s ‘Oui’ Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop A$AP Ferg arrives at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated May 14) with Always Strive and Prosper , selling 22,000 copies in the week ending April 28 (according to Nielsen…

  2. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire and…

  3. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up against ex-beau Rihanna . Breezy is nominated for …

  4. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars , Eminem joins an…

  5. Jagged Edge, Carl Thomas, Dru Hill Spread Love at MSG

    February 11, 2011 12:29 PM EST Carl Thomas , Donell Jones , Dru Hill , Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat filled the Theater at Madison Square Garden with love last night (Feb. 10) as the R&B acts sang some of their heartfelt hits for the "Ladies Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition" concert. Carl Thomas, looking…

  6. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shady LP," on March 13, 1999, and then…

  8. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 7:13 PM EDT E minem 's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 27. There'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Frank Black, Apache, Dru Hill And More

    January 22, 2010 6:58 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Hip hop pioneer Apache has died, according to an AllHipHop.com report . An original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache best known single was "Gangsta Bitch" which hit No.…

  10. Backwards Bullets: July 21, 1990

    July 21, 2009 2:40 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to the July 21, 1990, issue. 'LOVE' AT FIRST 'VISION': While the Billboard Hot 100 this week nineteen years ago sported a…

  11. Pleasure P

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -- who is slated to release "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" in January via Atlantic Records -- plans on embarking o You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -…

  12. Death Cab For Cutie Earns Hot Shot Debut, No. 1 Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Kids on the Block, Death Cab and Keith Sweat earn Hot Shot Debuts while Miranda Lambert and Radiohead make a showing as Greatest Gainers. Hot Shot Debuts : Keith Sweat crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums -- and wins the chart’s Hot Shot Debut award -- with "Just Me," his first…

  13. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first survey marked the beginning of an ongoing…

  14. Death Cab For Cutie Scores First No. 1 Album

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie claims its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs" starts at the top slot on the Billboard 200. The Atlantic set moved 144,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. Deat Death Cab For Cutie claims its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs"…

  15. Death Cab For Cutie On Track For Billboard 200's Top Spot

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First day sales of Death Cab For Cutie's "Narrow Stairs" put the album on course to top next week's Billboard 200, according to the Nielsen SoundScan Building chart released Wednesday (May 14). First day sales of Death Cab For Cutie's "Narrow Stairs" put the…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie takes it to the next level on its second major-label album, Duffy takes on the States after quickly conquering her native United Kingdom and Jason Mraz goes mellow for the fans in A new album from fresh-from-jail rapper Foxy Brown, "Brooklyn's Don Diva" …

  17. Keith Sweat Works Up New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album, "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole ("Love Your Better") R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album,…

  18. Sweat Signs With Atco, New CD Due In March

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran R&B artist Keith Sweat will release his first album in five-plus years, "Just Me," March 18 as the first in a new deal with Rhino's Atco imprint. Veteran R&B artist Keith Sweat will release his first album in five-plus years, "Just Me," March 18 as the…

  19. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New…

  20. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist(s):…

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