1. Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Passes 1 Million In Sales

    November 06, 2013 7:08 PM EST In its fifth week at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sixth week in the top five of the Billboard 200, Drake's third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" moves 38,000 copies to cross the million copies sold mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has now sold a total…

  2. Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour To Resume

    November 06, 2013 2:05 PM EST Kanye West fans rejoice. The artist will resume his 'Yeezus' tour on November 16. Kanye West postponed the rest of the tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged in a truck accident that occurred on Wednesday (Oct. 30). He has rescheduled the dates for…

  3. Pitbull To Host 2013 American Music Awards

    November 05, 2013 1:15 PM EST On Nov. 24, Planet Pit will orbit the awards show galaxy -- that's right, Pitbull has been tapped to host the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap/pop star will also perform his new single "Timber" along with Ke$ha at the ceremony, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre…

  4. Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2': Track-By-Track Review

    November 04, 2013 12:15 PM EST Eminem’s demons are as present on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” as they were on its 2000 predecessor -- except 13 years later, they have mutated from being his prey to now being his muse. Familiar affairs  — revenge, resentment and heartbreak — re-emerge as heavy-breathing voices which…

  5. Soul Train Awards Go Bigger for 2013, Promise '100% Live' Acts: 'No Tracks Here'

    November 04, 2013 4:44 AM EST Producers of the Soul Train Awards are prepping their biggest event yet. The 2013 edition of the urban music celebration takes place on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas (it airs Dec. 1 on BET), where a new venue promises a grander, two-stage production worthy of the marquee names…

  6. Stream Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' on iTunes Now

    November 01, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Just a few days before its official release, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" has surfaced online via an official stream. The album, the rapper's eighth studio album and continuation of the "Marshall Mathers" record from 2000, is streaming via iTunes ahead…

  7. Eminem Returns: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 01, 2013 1:00 PM EDT For "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Eminem set himself a challenge: to re-create the moment when people first heard him on record This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. Even at the peak of his popularity, when he was raising hell on…

  8. Fredo Santana Debuts Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Song, 'Jealous': Listen

    October 31, 2013 4:12 PM EDT Fredo Santana continues to hustle independently. The Glory Boyz Entertainment rapper – who's yet to sign to a major label – releases a malicious collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, "Jealous." Both rappers dive into their paranoia and woes of stardom on the Tarentino …

  9. Lady Gaga, Macklemore and Luke Bryan to Perform at AMAs

    October 31, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have joined the lineup of performers for the upcoming American Music Awards , set for Nov. 24 on ABC. Both acts will be making their AMA debuts. Previously announced performers include One Direction, Florida Georgia Line…

  10. Eminem Debuts Rihanna-Assisted Song, 'The Monster': Listen

    October 28, 2013 5:20 PM EDT A week before the release of "Marshall Mathers LP 2" (Nov. 5), Eminem premieres the album's Rihanna-assisted collaboration, "The Monster" on SiriusXM's Shade 45. While Eminem raps about his "Monster" haunting him, Rihanna embraces hers. The…

  11. NBA Rookie Playlists: Five Basketball Freshmen Talk Favorite Music

    October 28, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Read what first-round picks Michael Carter-Williams, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. said about their musical interests. The 2013-14 NBA season is finally about to tip off -- and with regular season games starting on Tuesday night (Oct. 29), basketball junkies get…

  12. Deluxe Edition for Eminem's 'MMLP2' Features Sia, Jamie N Commons

    October 25, 2013 8:06 PM EDT Eminem has revealed the details of the deluxe edition for "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," and it features a collaboration with Sia. The bonus disc for "MMLP2" features five tracks, adding to the 16-track standard edition for 21 songs total, SPIN reports . Sia, the subject…

  13. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney, the Avett Brothers and more score Top 10 debuts Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam's '…

  14. Angel Haze Opens Up About Her Sexuality On Macklemore's 'Same Love' Freestyle: Listen

    October 22, 2013 3:46 PM EDT Angel Haze takes on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit, "Same Love," to share her experiences with sexuality. "Hi mom, I'm really scared right now, but, I have to," the New York rapper begins. "At age 13 my mother knew I wasn't straight/ She didn't…

  15. YouTube Music Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PSY Score Nominations

    October 21, 2013 11:05 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting from New York City's Pier 36 on Nov. 3. The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , which have been grouped along six categories,…

  16. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  17. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Heading Down Under for ‘Rapture’ Stadium Tour

    October 21, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Eminem is heading back Down Under. And this time, he’s bringing Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole with him. The rap superstar will headline four stadium shows next February. The run will open with Eminem's first-ever date in New Zealand (Auckland, Feb. 15), before visiting each of Australia’s…

  18. Kanye West Brings Out Jesus Look-Alike On 'Yeezus' Tour

    October 20, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Check out footage from the 'Yeezus' tour courtesy of DONDA Creative Director, Virgil Abloh. Kanye West kicked off his 'Yeezus' tour in Seattle, WA last night (Saturday, Oct. 19) and as always, left people talking. The show, which reportedly started two hours late due to…

  19. Panic! at the Disco Parties at Billboard Studios: Watch Live Performances And Q&A

    October 17, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Panic! at the Disco have been through a lot in its near-decade of existence: lineup changes, ups and downs in popularity, and fluctuating usage of the exclamation point in their band name. For new album "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!" -- which debuts at No. 2 on this week…

  20. A Tribe Called Quest's 'Yeezus' Shows Will Reportedly Be Their Last

    October 16, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Yesterday (Oct. 15), Kanye West revealed that Pusha T and A Tribe Called Quest will be joining him on the "Yeezus" tour. Pusha will perform with 'Ye in Las Vegas, NV show on Oct. 25. A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Nov. 20 and at…

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