1. Iggy Azalea Continues Record-Tying Run Atop Hot 100; Sam Smith Soars Into Top 10

    June 11, 2014 2:17 PM EDT The rapper rules for third frame with 'Fancy,' while holding at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, Sam Smith vaults to his first top 10 with 'Stay With Me' Iggy Azalea tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "…

  2. Miranda Lambert Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country star Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of "Platinum." The set — her fifth release — sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sum is Lambert's best sales week yet,…

  3. G-Eazy Talks 'These Things Happen' Album; Releases A$AP Ferg Collaboration

    June 10, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Sold-out shows, screaming fans, big co-signs, but still no major-label deal: Is G-Eazy the next indie rap sensation? The teenagers spy him from across a coffee shop in San Francisco's SOMA district. "Excuse me. Are you G-Eazy?" The Berkeley, Calif.-bred rapper in the…

  4. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  5. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  6. BET, Louder Than Life Partner For 'Music Matters' Compilation Series

    June 09, 2014 5:31 PM EDT Miguel, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Mack Wilds, The Internet among featured acts BET Networks and its new artist program Music Matters has partnered with Louder Than Life/Red Associated Labels to launch the new compilation album series, "BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1." Featuring…

  7. Lil' Kim Names Her Baby Girl Royal Reign

    June 09, 2014 4:12 PM EDT The self-coronated Queen of Rap is a new mom. Hip-hop veteran Lil' Kim , 39, gave birth to a baby girl named Royal Reign on Monday morning at a hospital in New Jersey, according to multiple outlets that track this sort of thing. The rapper's rep told E! Online that RR entered…

  8. Davido and Tiwa Savage Top Winners at MTV Africa Music Awards

    June 08, 2014 10:49 AM EDT The event marked the return of the MAMAs after a three-year hiatus MADRID – Nigerians Davido and Tiwa Savage won the top male and female artist awards respectively Saturday night at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, known as MAMA, in Durban, South Africa, with local group Mafikizolo snagging…

  9. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast Corrects Course With Energetic Outing in NYC

    June 07, 2014 9:48 AM EDT In April, when Outkast set off their 2014 reunion tour with a problematic, unfocused set at Coachella's first weekend, critics suggested many different scapegoats: a flawed setlist, a disengaged Andre 3000, overlong solo sets from he and Big Boi, a festival crowd that was too young…

  10. Hot 97 Co-Hosts Respond to Chuck D’s Harsh Criticism of Summer Jam

    June 06, 2014 9:16 PM EDT In a wide-ranging stream of tweets that began by calling Hot 97’s Summer Jam a “sloppy fiasco” on June 2 and has continued as recently as Thursday evening, Chuck D’s timeline has been scattered with the remnants of a conversation about hip-hop, social activism and radio business. Hot 97 on…

  11. Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week

    June 06, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Every day, every hour, every minute, the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart surfaces the most shared tracks on Twitter from up-and-coming acts. The most talked about of these acts wind up in the weekly summary of this chart, which can be found in print in Billboard magazine and online…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber's Racist Comments to Donald Sterling: Video

    June 06, 2014 12:53 PM EDT Recently, the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Birdman and Floyd Mayweather have come to defense of Justin Bieber, following the leaking of racist videos from the singer's younger days. But Lupe Fiasco isn't so sure.   In a recent interview with MTV, the rapper compared Bieber'…

  13. Austin Mahone On Those Justin Bieber Comparisons: ‘It's Kind Of Obnoxious’

    June 06, 2014 12:18 AM EDT Austin Mahone is over the Justin Bieber comparisons. Like Bieber, Mahone got his start on YouTube and catapulted to teen heartthrob status with his female-centric pop sound and dance moves. But the 18-year-old says enough is enough. "I can kind of see where they're coming from, but…

  14. Funkmaster Flex to Dame Dash Amidst Growing Beef: 'You Didn't Adapt to the Game'

    June 05, 2014 10:24 PM EDT A dispute between Funkmaster Flex and Damon "Dame" Dash has been heating up and is finally coming to a boil, with Flex calling Dash out on his Hot 97 radio show Thursday. He alleged racism and claimed Jay-Z's former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records is a "…

  15. Jimmy Iovine's 'Secret iPod': How 'Jungle' Became the New Beats Song

    June 05, 2014 5:25 PM EDT While Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and a dizzying array of the globe's biggest soccer stars are featured in the new Beats promotional film short entitled “The Game Before the Game” released today, the real star of the clip, as is the case with most Beats promotional spots, is the song. The…

  16. Royksopp & Robyn's 'Again,' Idina Menzel's Remixed 'Go' Crown Dance Charts

    June 05, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Norwegian duo Royksopp (Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland) and Swedish singer Robyn team up for each act's first Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1, as the EP "Do It Again" bows with 15,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, the set's title cut single…

  17. Lil Wayne Extends R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Record; Mariah Carey Captures Seventh No. 1

    June 05, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Lil Wayne soars 48-9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated June 14, with his newest single "Believe Me" featuring Drake, extending Wayne's record of the most top 10s (39) within the Nielsen BDS era (Dec. 5, 1992-present). (Drake is in second place, with 35.) Wayne's…

  18. Iggy Azalea-Led Songs Of the Summer Chart Returns to Billboard

    June 05, 2014 11:54 AM EDT The annual warm-weather tally splashes back onto Billboard's charts menu, as the race officially begins for the top summer song of 2014 The speculation has been running rampant since seemingly the end of a bitter, icy winter (at least in much of the U.S.): What will be the top song of…

  19. 50 Cent: G-Unit To Release New Album 'By Late November'

    June 04, 2014 5:45 PM EDT After reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 1), 50 Cent announces the coming of a new album from G-Unit. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog While stopping through Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia," 50 Cent said fans can expect a new G…

  20. Iggy Azalea Remains Atop Hot 100 With 'Fancy'; MAGIC!, Calvin Harris Hit Top 10

    June 04, 2014 2:08 PM EDT The Australian rapper holds at No. 1 with 'Fancy' and No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris reach the top 10 Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX…

Pages