1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. The Dream's New Album Bumped To March

    January 29, 2009 1:53 PM EST Originally expected out before the end of last year, the Dream's second album, Love Vs. Money," will now arrive in March via Def Jam. The wait has proven beneficial, as it has given current single "Rockin' That Thang" time to climb the charts. First released in…

  4. Soulja Boy: Soulja Of Fortune

    December 23, 2008 2:51 PM EST Looking like a spoiled kid forced to sit in on his dad's business meeting, DeAndre "Soulja Boy Tell'em" Way slumps in a black leather chair at Billboard's New York offices, twiddling his thumbs on his two-way. He's distracted. With BlackBerry in hand, the 18-year…

  5. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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&…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Chart Beat

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on British solo female artists, Madonna, Danity Kane and more! TOP OF THE WORLD: For the first time in almost 27 years, and only the third time in the entire rock era, a British solo female artist hits No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her first chart entry.…

  15. Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1…

  16. Lil Wayne's 'Carter III' Finally Has Street Date

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" album will at last be released on May 13th via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The album's first single, "Lollipop," produced by Jim Jonsin and featur Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" album…

  17. Kanye Joins Lil Wayne On 'Tha Carter III'

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has joined the roster of contributors to Lil Wayne's long-in-the-works album "Tha Carter III," tentatively due in May via Cash Money/Universal. Kanye West has joined the roster of contributors to Lil Wayne's long-in-the-works album "Tha Carter III,"…

  18. Second Lil Mama Hit Ushers In New Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having scored a second big hit without the benefit of an album, teenage rapper Lil Mama's debut finally has a release date. "VYP -- Voice of the Young People" will arrive April 29 via Jive. Having scored a second big hit without the benefit of an album, teenage rapper Lil Mama&…

  19. Usher Still Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 7

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 amid a static top 4 that includes Chris Brown's "With You" (No. 2), Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T Usher's "Love in This Club"…

  20. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour,…

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