1. ACL 2013 Weekend One Roundup: Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Thom Yorke and More Rock Austin

    October 07, 2013 11:57 AM EDT For the first time in its 12-year history Austin’s Austin City Limits Music festival spans two weekends. The change not only accommodates the “Live Music Capital of the World” recently becoming the fastest-growing city in the country , but represents the capital of the Lone Star State…

  2. Pusha T Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Clipse MC?

    October 04, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Eghck! Answer these 12 questions to see how much you know about the "My Name Is My Name" star. Next Tuesday (Oct. 8), Pusha T releases his long-awaited solo debut, "My Name Is My Name," through Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint. Pusha has been hustling hard with the…

  3. Kendrick Lamar Subtly Disses Drake In 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

    October 03, 2013 12:14 PM EDT "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control.'" "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control,'" Kendrick Lamar raps during Top Dawg Entertainment's cypher at the 2013 BET Awards, which airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm…

  4. Terrace Martin, 'You're the One': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 01, 2013 1:46 PM EDT A month after releasing his latest single, "You're the One," Terrace Martin shares a visual for the self-produced, smooth cut. The ILL Camille-directed video for "You're the One," exclusively premiered on The Juice, finds the rapper/producer out for a low-key…

  5. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  6. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year's host Snoop Dogg and more made their…

  7. 21 Under 21's Next Class Poll: Vote For 2014's Best Bet

    September 27, 2013 3:08 PM EDT 0 Is next year the year for rising music stars like Becky G, Danny Avila and Zendaya? Vote now! This year's edition of Billboard.com's 21 Under 21 list featured a score of pop powerhouses, EDM stars, hip-hop influencers and, perhaps more than ever, fresh faces. Our 2013…

  8. Chart Juice: Maybach Music's 'Self Made' Scores Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 26, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Led by Meek Mill's "Levels," the set is the third Maybach Music Group compilation in the series to reach the top spot. Maybach Music Group's "Self Made" series scores its third consecutive chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “MMG: Self Made 3” opens…

  9. Rock the Bells Cancels Remaining Dates

    September 26, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Rock the Bells is getting hit with bad news. Billboard can confirm that the decade-old traveling hip-hop festival's remaining two dates, in Washington, D.C. and the New York City area, have been canceled due to low ticket sales. Festival organizers Guerilla Union confirmed the…

  10. Drake's 'Nothing Was the Same': The 15 Most Searched Rap Genius Lyrics

    September 24, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Drake’s third album, "Nothing Was the Same," officially dropped today (Sept. 24), but the Internet has already been buzzing about the album for the past week after it leaked online Sunday, Sept. 15. 
 Drake’s often emotional, melody-driven songs have fueled a great deal of…

  11. Chart Highlights: Britney Spears Bows, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Leap To No. 1

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Britney Spears' 'Work B**ch!' blasts onto Pop Songs, while Katy Perry scores a record-tying No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and Lady Gaga lands her lucky 13th No. 1 on Dance/Mix/Show Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

  12. Robin Thicke Ties Record Run at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 19, 2013 6:01 PM EDT With a 15th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) ties the Nielsen-era record for the chart's longest No. 1 run. Since the chart migrated to monitored airplay by Nielsen BDS and SoundScan sales data in December…

  13. Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival

    September 19, 2013 3:25 AM EDT Imagine Dragon's Wayne "Wing" Sermon remembered hearing all the childhood stories drummer Daniel Platzman used to tell about the Music Midtown Festival. "He made it seem like an epic thing," said Sermon, the guitarist of the four-man rock group. They're among…

  14. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  15. J. Cole Returns To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    September 17, 2013 4:17 PM EDT In its 12th week on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" (featuring TLC) steps 2-1 to mark his second chart-topper on the list. Prior single "Power Trip" (featuring Miguel) was the rapper's first song to…

  16. Pusha T's 'Nosetalgia' with Kendrick Lamar Lands: Listen

    September 16, 2013 8:39 PM EDT The two MCs tell tales of years in the drug world on the "My Name is My Name" track. Pusha T has tapped Kendrick Lamar for his latest track, "Nosetalgia." The new song, premiered on Funk Master Flex's Hot 97 show on Monday, is an ode to a life in the drug world: …

  17. Kanye West Charged with Battery, Attempted Theft: Report

    September 13, 2013 7:43 PM EDT West will reportedly face battery and attempted theft charges in Los Angeles after an airport incident in July. Prosecutors have charged Kanye West with misdemeanor battery over a July scuffle with a celebrity photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. City attorney's…

  18. Kendrick Lamar Responds to Meek Mill Disses in New York

    September 11, 2013 9:24 PM EDT The MC asserted his role as "king" at his first New York show since his game-changing "Control" verse. Kendrick Lamar has taken to calling himself the king of New York, and the Los Angeles MC defended his new turf at a show in Williamsburg Park on Tuesday. In the wake of…

  19. Q&A: f(x) Reacts to Topping K-Pop Hot 100 & World Albums Chart (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 8:11 PM EDT Backstage at KCON 2013, the K-pop group talks their big year and details filming a Funny or Die skit with Anna Kendrick. Girl groups were in short supply at KCON 2013. Though, given f(x)'s whirlwind 2013, they likely would have more than sufficed even without a last-minute addition…

  20. Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Performance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon': Watch

    September 10, 2013 1:50 AM EDT Kanye West’s surprise performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has arrived online. The rap star stopped in at the studio Monday, where he performed "Bound 2" with Charlie Wilson and The Roots. Watch the clip below: West's appearance comes days after the hip…

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