1. 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…

  2. TLC Preps More New Music 'With Guests,' Talks Lil Mama 'Repping' For Left Eye

    August 26, 2013 2:04 PM EDT TLC has been "in the studio daily" prepping new music for an October 15 release, T-Boz and Chilli said Sunday from the red carpet at the Video Music Awards. The singers already announced two songs, the Ne Yo-penned "Meant To Be" and Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin’s "…

  3. Beyonce's New Haircut: Fans React Via Twitter and Instagram

    August 08, 2013 12:45 PM EDT This morning (Aug. 8), the world awoke to a newly-defined Beyoncé. The superstar uploaded a few “selfies” on Instagram, revealing that she had chopped off her golden locks and switched to an edgier pixie cut. Opinions on Instagram and Twitter have wavered from praise-worthy support to…

  4. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  5. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  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. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  8. Kelly Rowland Speaks On 'Talk A Good Game' Album & Joining 'X-Factor'

    May 31, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Nearly a decade after Destiny's Child last studio album, Kelly Rowland's fourth solo LP confronts fear, sex, self-doubt and lingering jealousy of Beyonce's success. "Talk a Good Game" is exactly what Kelly Rowland does on her new album of that name. Rowland's…

  9. TLC Plots Reunion Tour and New Music With J. Cole, Dallas Austin

    April 30, 2013 7:30 PM EDT TLC has a busy 2013 ahead, though Chili tells Billboard that contrary to reports, a Left-Eye hologram is not in the works: "It's definitely something we thought about, like years ago. But I think it's very creepy" The announcement of TLC's performance at this year…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  11. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  12. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  13. Ten Latin Artists to Watch in 2013

    January 29, 2013 10:00 AM EST To those who say there's no new Latin talent coming up, we say: Have you been listening? We hear exciting new voices and sounds everywhere and from every conceivable genre. But here are 10 artists that have displayed particular artistry early on and who we predict will rise to bigger…

  14. 2 Chainz, John Legend, MC Lyte Honored at Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

    January 21, 2013 8:55 AM EST John Legend believes hip-hop played its part in helping Barack Obama become president, and he's proud at how the genre has matured over the years.   "I think hip-hop had a role in making sure we elected a black president in America because we made it so that black people were in…

  15. Kelly Rowland Stays Cool in 'Ice' Video: Watch

    November 14, 2012 12:40 PM EST Kelly Rowland 's latest single, "Ice," finally received an appropriately sexual music video on Tuesday (Nov. 13). Lil Wayne , the song's co-star, does not make an appearance, sadly. In the clip, the beautiful former Child of Destiny croons the slow jam while splashing in a…

  16. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing records that weren't even out. They weren…

  17. Mixtape Review: Lil Wayne & DJ Drama, 'Dedication 4'

    September 04, 2012 5:10 PM EDT LIL WAYNE AND DJ DRAMA "Dedication 4" Producers: various Self-released Sept. 3 Rating: 58 As much as Lil Wayne 's "Carter" album series has defined his post-Hot Boys climb into the hip-hop stratosphere, his "Dedication" mixtapes with DJ Drama have proven…

  18. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z and Nas 's rivalry took physical form…

  19. Flo Rida Performs on 'America's Best Dance Crew': Exclusive Video

    April 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Flo Rida will be rapping and guest judging on this week's "America's Best Dance Crew," and we have an exclusive video of the hip-hop star's performance of "Wild Ones." In the video, Flo Rida shows off a massive mic -- with gold wings and "RIDA"…

  20. Update: Chris Brown, Tony Bennett, Carrie Underwood Added to Grammys Lineup

    February 07, 2012 10:35 AM EST Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago. Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood have also been added to the awards show. The duo will perform together, alluding to the pair's rendition of "It Had To Be You"…

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