1. Lil Mama's 'Sausage' Sizzles on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    June 05, 2015 7:11 PM EDT The rapper's comeback hit nets a top 20 debut, while The Weeknd crashes in at No. 1. Plus, new tracks from Diplo and Disclosure! Rapper Lil Mama returned to the Billboard charts this week for the first time since 2008, as her new single "Sausage" debuts at No. 16 on the…

  2. MC Lyte, 'Ball' Feat. Lil Mama & AV: Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 13, 2014 1:25 PM EST MC Lyte takes the throne in the music video for her latest single, "Ball." The Ron Yuan-directed video kicks off with the MC taking questions from Shanghai Entertainment News reporters. When asked for the meaning behind "Ball," MC Lyte transports to other locations where…

  3. TLC & Lil Mama Talk AMAs Performance & Upcoming Album

    November 25, 2013 2:18 PM EST This year not only marks the 20-year anniversary of TLC as a group, but also the 20-year anniversary of their first American Music Awards appearance. In celebration, Chilli and T-Boz performed their '94 hit, "Waterfalls," at this year's show, alongside special guest, Lil…

  4. TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' Biopic to Premiere on VH1

    October 21, 2013 2:33 AM EDT For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic. But it was especially strange to watch Lil Mama, who played the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - the…

  5. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

 I happen to live nearby, and it was quite surreal seeing the…

  6. TLC Preps New Album In October, Taps Lil Mama For Mixtape Performance

    July 25, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Two tracks have already been penned: 'Posh Life,' written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin and 'Meant To Be,' written by Ne-Yo. Nearly 11 years after their last studio album, "3D," TLC is prepping a massive comeback that will include new music, a VH1 biopic…

  7. Best VMA Performance Ever? 28 Stars Make Their Picks

    August 29, 2011 2:00 PM EDT To celebrate the, we asked Billboard.com readers to pick the best performances in VMA history -- and not surprisingly, pop megastars including Michael Jackson , Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga came out on top of the tally. Well, we camped out on the black carpet on Sunday and came away…

  8. Lil Mama Gets Booed During NYC Show

    December 28, 2010 10:20 AM EST Lil Mama recently attempted to spit a freestyle during Chris Brown 's All Black Extravaganza in New York City, but was booed by the unimpressed crowd. Video: Lil Mama gets booed in NYC As the boos seem to get louder, Lil Mama took a second to explain herself. "Excitement comes in so…

  9. Photos of the Week: Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, Lil Mama

    December 04, 2009 1:45 PM EST Katy Perry helped fans in Austria get into the holiday spirit, while Lil Mama helped feed the less fortunate in New York. Nick Jonas went solo at the Grammy nominations concert, Ashlee Simpson made her Broadway debut and Stevie Wonder got props from the U.N. It all happened this week, and we&…

  10. Kanye West Apologizes Again, Lil Mama Meant No 'Disrespect'

    September 14, 2009 5:00 PM EDT And the apologies continue rolling in. Kanye West took to his blog again to apologize for interrupting Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech for Best Female Video during this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards and Lil Mama 's publicist releases a statement from the rapper, who says…

  11. Kanye Apologizes To Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Compares Lil Mama To T-Pain

    September 14, 2009 1:20 PM EDT One of the most talked about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall shortly after his…

  12. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium…

  13. Girl Talk's 'Animals' Run Wild Online

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web site for his label, Illegal Art. As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web…

  14. Madonna Leads Busy Billboard 200 With 7th No. 1

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a busy week at the top of the The Billboard 200, with Madonna's "Hard Candy" leading the action at No. 1. It is the artist's seventh chart-topper, the second-most among all female artists -- only It's a busy week at the top of the The Billboard 200 , with…

  15. Chart Beat

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Colby Caillat and more! LEONA'S TRIPLE PLAY: "Bleeding Love" (SyCo/J) returns to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, making Leona Lewis the first artist to have three separate turns at No. 1 since January 1979, when Chic&…

  16. Billboard Bits: Soulja Boy, Black Kids, Pioneer Awards, ACM Awards

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy preps fall release; Black Kids sign to Columbia; Pioneer Awards honorees announced; ACM fan voting opens. Soulja Boy is prepping his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," for a fall release, label Interscope confirmed to Billboard.com. As previously reported , Soulja Boy…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna gets her groove on with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, Portishead breaks a decade-plus hiatus, the Roots serve up hip-hop with a hard-hitting punch and Santogold and Robyn put a new spin on Teen rapper Lil Mama's Jive debut, "VYP: Voice of the Young People." Rock…

  18. Karina Pasian

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "It's crazy. It's all just really crazy," says an astounded Karina Pasian when asked about the current status of her music career. "It's crazy. It's all just really crazy," says an astounded Karina Pasian when asked about the current status of her music…

  19. Favorite Female Solo Artist?

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last week, we posed to readers: Which female solo artists currently in the top 50 on the chart is your favorite? Last week, we posed to readers: British singer Leona Lewis just topped the Hot 100 with her new single "Bleeding Love." Which of the other female solo artists currently…

  20. Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain, "Shawty Get Loose"

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Her "Lip Gloss" ain't the only thing poppin' this spring. Lil Mama follows that top 10 debut from last summer with a caffeinated shot of fun in "Shawty Get Loose" with can't-miss hitmakers Chris Brown Her "Lip Gloss" ain't the only thing…

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