1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Kendrick Lamar Throws Down on Drake, Basically Everyone Else in BET Cypher: Watch

    October 15, 2013 10:35 PM EDT Ever since a preview clip of his verse at the BET Hip-Hop Awards surfaced earlier this month , perhaps the most anticipated part of the ceremony has been Kendrick Lamar's cypher in which he purportedly calls out Drake. Now that the full cypher has aired, it's clear Lamar…

  7. Eminem's New 'Rap God' Song Leaks

    October 14, 2013 5:38 PM EDT Eminem follows up his successful single, "Berzerk," with his latest, "Rap God." The six-minute song features Em' spitting rapid rhymes on reigning rap. Listen to "Rap God" below: The rapper teased the release of "Rap God" on Facebook with a post…

  8. Eminem Reveals 'MMLP2' Tracklist

    October 10, 2013 9:50 PM EDT Not to be outdone by Lady Gaga's similar announcement earlier in the day, Eminem released the tracklist for his new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," late Thursday (Oct. 10). The tracklist for "MMLP2" reveals a few collaborations the rapper created for the new…

  9. Justin Timberlake Crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart Again

    October 10, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Just six months after “The 20/20 Experience” first reached No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (on its way to a 10-week reign), Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” debuts atop the chart with 350,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time an artist posted two…

  10. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Rounding…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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