1. Rick Ross Suffers Second Health Scare; Reportedly in Stable Condition

    October 14, 2011 11:50 PM EDT Rapper Rick Ross was reportedly hospitalized in Alabama on Friday evening after suffering two medical scares in six hours that required planes to be diverted. The first scare came Friday afternoon as Ross was on a Delta Air Lines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., where…

  2. GIVERS Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 13, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Our Tastemakers video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Load-in featured…

  3. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square , who scored seven…

  4. Drake Debuts Video for 'Headlines': Watch

    October 02, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Drake takes us on a journey through his hometown of Toronto in the video for his first single, "Headlines." Directed by Lamar Taylor and Highly Alleyne, of The Weeknd's XO team, Drizzy Drake and his camp tour their city, ranging from The Guild to the Rogers Center, before…

  5. Q&A: DJ Drama Talks Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa & The Mixtape's Future

    October 02, 2011 10:00 AM EDT With roughly 100 mixtapes to his credit since his first, "Illadelph" in 1995, DJ Drama is regarded as the leading hip-hop mixtape DJ of the past 10 years. Through his signature "Gangsta Grillz" mixtape series, the Philadelphia-born, Atlanta-based DJ has helped break the…

  6. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

  7. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and singer Peter Asher organized the Holly…

  8. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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. AS STUDENTS…

  9. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'Section.80,' New Album and Upcoming Videos

    September 02, 2011 6:00 PM EDT "I'm making music that represents my generation, their struggle," Kendrick Lamar told Billboard.com's The Juice before hitting the stage in NYC on Wednesday (Aug. 31). Lamar's refreshing style of storytelling has an uncanny way of connecting with his fans. This was…

  10. About Us

    August 18, 2011 11:50 AM EDT About Us The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Miranda Lambert's New Single, Cee Lo in Raekwon Biopic

    August 02, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, 'Baggage Claim' Country songstress Miranda Lambert's latest single, "Baggage Claim," has hit the net. The new track is the first single off her fourth…

  12. Beyonce's 'Best Thing I Never Had' Songwriter Releases Original Version: Listen

    July 28, 2011 5:20 PM EDT After played on Los Angeles' Power 106 last week, songwriter Patrick "j.Que" Smith, co-writer of Beyoncé 's second single, "Best Thing I Never Had," posted the original version of the song today (July 28) on his site, The Super Random. Beyonce Making Alternate &…

  13. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  14. Motorhead Guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston Dies at 61

    July 11, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister once referred to Michael "Wurzel" Burston as "a quiet monster. He's a very soft-spoken guy -- kind of a gent, even. But give him a guitar and he just...erupts." Wurzel, who was with Motorhead for nine albums between 1985-1995, died on…

  15. Kate Moss Marries The Kills' Jamie Hince

    July 01, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Supermodel Kate Moss married Jamie Hince of The Kills Friday in England's Cotswolds region. The bride wore a sleeveless dress by longtime friend John Galliano, the former Christian Dior designer who is currently on trial for spouting racist slurs and anti-Semitic remarks at a Paris cafe…

  16. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her new album, "The Light of the Sun."…

  17. Glen Campbell Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease

    June 22, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he reveals in the new issue of People magazine. The Grammy winner, 75, and his wife, Kim, say they are sharing the news because he hopes to give a series of goodbye concerts this fall -- in conjunction with a final album, "…

  18. Il Volo, "Il Volo"

    June 03, 2011 10:00 AM EDT The operatic pop world has had all kinds of groups- Il Divo , Amici Forever -but has yet to welcome a boy band to its ranks. Say hello, then, to Il Volo , three teenage tenors from Italy who nevertheless sing with the booming authority of those twice their age. The trio's self-titled…

  19. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams,…

  20. Mary Mary Covers Bruno Mars

    May 16, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Bruno Mars may be a king of the pop charts while Mary Mary have reigned on the Gospel charts, but in this week's Mashup Monday the soulful voices of the Mary Mary sisters turn Mars' hit "Just The Way You Are" into an ode of parental love. Photos: Mary Mary's Mashup…

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