1. ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut,"Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a joint…

  2. Romeo Santos and Kid Cudi Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 28, 2014 8:15 PM EST The Latin artist and rapper would follow ScHoolboy Q, whose "Oxymoron" is expected to hit No. 1 The Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be flush with new arrivals next week, thanks to album releases from ScHoolboy Q, Kid Cudi, Romeo Santos, Beck and Dierks Bentley. ScHoolboy Q&…

  3. Kendrick Lamar Talks Macklemore Text, Could Release New Album in 2014

    February 28, 2014 7:18 PM EST "That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," says Lamar, who could release his next album in September. According to Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith, plans are in motion to release a new Kendrick Lamar album this year. Lamar has also followed up on…

  4. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    February 28, 2014 12:25 PM EST Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith tell the full story of how L.A.'s unexpected indie label rewrote rap's rules It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars.…

  5. ScHoolboy Q Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 26, 2014 5:35 PM EST ScHoolboy Q is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. His major label debut album, "Oxymoron," could sell between 150,000 to 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 2 – so say industry forecasters. ScHoolboy Q, "Oxymoron":…

  6. ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 12:13 PM EST On his 2012 independent release "Habits & Contradictions," ScHoolboy Q was dangerous -- and not in the boasting-about-your-guns type of way, but in the I-love-drunk-driving type of way. He was fiendish and self-sabotaging, sinking into the simple indulgences of sex, money…

  7. 'Divergent' Soundtrack Features Ellie Goulding, M83, Tame Impala/Kendrick Lamar Collaboration

    February 24, 2014 4:00 PM EST After a pair of tracks from the upcoming "Divergent" soundtrack, Zedd's "Find You" and Ellie Goulding's "Beating Heart," were announced last month , the full track list was revealed on Monday (Feb. 24), and it's a doozy. Goulding pops up thrice on…

  8. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, HAIM, Pharrell & More Make Moves

    February 24, 2014 3:05 PM EST Perry sets the Pop Songs weekly plays mark with 'Dark Horse'; HAIM hits its first airplay chart; and Pharrell's 'Happy' continues its multi-format surge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  9. Maria von Trapp, Last of Famous Trapp Family Singers, Dies at 99

    February 23, 2014 10:00 AM EST The last surviving member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music" died in Vermont Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the…

  10. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Debut 'History of Rap Vol. 5': Video

    February 22, 2014 6:45 AM EST The television best friends tackled Jay Z, Drake, "Fresh Prince," Kriss Kross and much more in the latest in their medley series. The fifth time's the charm for Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. The television BFFs finished of Fallon's inaugural week on the Tonight…

  11. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tapping the sound of classic R…

  12. Le1f Signs to Terrible Records/XL Recordings, Listen to New Single 'Boom': Exclusive

    February 21, 2014 10:42 AM EST The New York rapper and producer Le1f – who with the release of standout 2012 Internet single "Wut" became one of the most visible members of hip-hop’s queer, left wing – has signed a multiple-album recording agreement with Terrible Records as a part of its joint venture deal with…

  13. Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run

    February 19, 2014 3:23 PM EST With a 77th week, the rock band's multi-format hit bests the 76-week chart life of Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' in 2008-09. Meanwhile, AWOLNATION's 'Sail' ties for second with its 76th frame Imagine Dragons rewrite Billboard Hot 100 history, as "…

  14. Chart Highlights: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Beyonce & Jay Z Add New No. 1s

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM EST The former pair's 'Say Something' tops Adult Pop Songs, while the latter's 'Drunk in Love' dominates Rhythmic Songs. Plus, more new leaders for Jason Aldean, Arctic Monkeys, Enrique Iglesias and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  15. Janelle Monae, Trombone Shorty Bring New Orleans Funk To NBA All-Star Halftime

    February 16, 2014 10:31 PM EST Gary Clark Jr., Earth Wind & Fire and Dr. John also assisted in the halftime extravaganza. Hours before taking the stage at the NBA All-Star halftime show, Trombone Shorty told Billboard of the performance, "People will definitely be out of their seats dancing. That's what our…

  16. Pharrell Williams Rattles Through Hits & Guest Stars at NBA All-Star Player Introductions: Watch

    February 16, 2014 9:09 PM EST Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and Nelly all helped the singer-producer deliver the goods. Pharrell Williams continued his year-long hot streak with a hits-laden, crowd-dazzling performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night (Feb. 16) at New Orleans Arena, as part of the…

  17. Aloe Blacc Is 'The Man,' Jason Derulo Talks Dirty At NBA Pregame Concert: Watch

    February 16, 2014 8:48 PM EST Before the NBA All-Star Game took over the New Orleans Arena on Sunday night (Feb. 16), Aloe Blacc, Jason Derulo and Mack Wilds put on a slickly produced show next door. The Sprint Pregame Concert was held at the Bud Light District adjacent to the arena, and was broadcast live on NBA TV and…

  18. Kendrick Lamar All Smiles, Vanilla Ice Makes Surprise Performance At NBA All-Star Weekend: Watch

    February 16, 2014 12:19 AM EST Kendrick Lamar was in a playful mood as the headliner of the NBA's Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's on Saturday night (Feb. 15), performing a pair of songs in the New Orleans Arena before the Sprite Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend. Following Marco…

  19. NBA All-Star Weekend Preview: Inside The New Orleans Musical Programming

    February 15, 2014 1:36 PM EST An NBA exec explains why Pharrell Williams is a global superstar, and how Trombone Shorty helped organize the halftime show over GRAMMY weekend. Each year, NBA All-Star Weekend boasts an impressive lineup of musical stars delivering stylized performances in between various basketball…

  20. Pitchfork Music Fest: Beck, Kendrick Lamar & Neutral Milk Hotel Headlining

    February 14, 2014 3:01 PM EST Surprising as it seems, there is now a major American festival not featuring Outkast this summer. Leave it to Pitchfork Music Festival to go against the grain, as today it announced its non-Andre 3000 and Big Boi headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Beck and a reunited Neutral Milk Hotel. Per usual,…

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