1. Lil Wayne's 'My Super Sweet 16': 5 Things We Learned

    February 16, 2015 8:00 PM EST Lil Wayne 's daughter, Reginae Carter, was the star of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 Monday night, racking up a massive tab for her star-studded party in the process.   Lil Wayne Announces 'The Free Weezy Album' It pays to be hip-hop royalty, obviously. Aside from hundreds of…

  2. Drake Decoded: 10 Subliminal Shots on 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

    February 13, 2015 5:11 PM EST Thursday night felt like Christmas day for Drake fans. The 28-year-old rapper dropped his brand-new album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, unannounced. In true Drake fashion, there are hidden messages and subliminal shots littered throughout the LP. Drake's Surprise Album…

  3. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

  4. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Soars, Nicki Minaj Notches 60th Hit

    January 30, 2015 11:15 AM EST 'Style' enters the top 40, while Minaj bows with 'Truffle Butter.' Plus, moves for Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & Natalie La Rose. As previously reported, Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth…

  5. Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million: Report

    January 28, 2015 5:26 PM EST Lil Wayne continues to fight for his freedom from Cash Money Records. Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, saying they violated his contract by withholding millions owed to him for his oft-delayed Tha Carter V album. Weezy is suing for $51 million, according to TMZ .…

  6. Is Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money? (Report)

    January 24, 2015 5:37 PM EST According to a report, Lil Wayne may be looking to sue Cash Money co-founder Birdman for $8 million in the wake of theiro ongoing feud . The report, via TMZ , claims that talks between the rapper and the Cash Money co-founder have stalled since initial discussions took place earlier this…

  7. Beyonce & Jay Z vs. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian: Whose 'Drunk In Love' Is Better?

    January 21, 2015 5:43 PM EST Before Lil Wayne 's Sorry 4 the Wait 2 even hit the Internet on Tuesday, some took to Twitter to voice their thoughts -- or moreso hesitance and disapproval -- on his and Christina Milian 's remix of Beyoncé and Jay Z 's "Drunk In Love." PPL ARE FED UP pic…

  8. Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' Mixtape is Out Now

    January 20, 2015 9:52 PM EST While Lil Wayne 's long anticipated Tha Carter V  still awaits a release date -- bogged down by feud with his record label Cash Money -- Weezy has delivered his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 to hold fans over. Listen to it here .  Lil Wayne on 'Sh!t' Remix: 'Did My Time at Cash…

  9. Did Lil Wayne Just Announce 'Sorry 4 the Wait 2' Release Date?

    January 17, 2015 4:48 PM EST Just days after releasing his remix to Future 's "Sh!t," Lil Wayne seems to have confirmed that his  Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape will be released on Tuesday (Jan. 20). Weezy reportedly confirmed the news with the release of a teaser video on Jan. 17. "Sorry for the wait,…

  10. Game Streaming Giant Twitch Announces Its Entrance Into the Music Biz

    January 16, 2015 10:35 AM EST Gaming site Twitch has announced  on its blog two new music-related developments: a fully licensed music library  and a music content creation tool . Google Chromecast Adds iHeartRadio, Disney, Twitch Apps " We understand that this is new and may be a bit confusing given Twitch's…

  11. Lil Wayne Signs Stephanie Acevedo to Young Money

    January 14, 2015 7:14 PM EST Singer Stephanie Acevedo is the newest signing to Lil Wayne 's Young Money Entertainment, the label announced earlier this week.  Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire' The confirmation comes after months of photos showing Acevedo posing with YME…

  12. Elvis Presley's Billboard Chart Records

    January 08, 2015 8:05 AM EST On what would've been the King of Rock & Roll's 80th birthday, a look back at five of his most impressive chart achievements. Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the anniversary of the Jan. 8, 1935 birthday of…

  13. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beefs by the numbers. No. of music beefs in 2014…

  14. R&B and Hip-Hop in 2014: A Lackluster Year for Some, But Not All

    December 17, 2014 5:01 PM EST Throughout the week, Billboard will be publishing pieces from our staff writers, each an outstanding authority on their specific area of coverage. From Nashville to Miami, the industry at large, publishing and retail, and the year in touring, we'll be taking comprehensive looks at…

  15. Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money: Can the Rapper Leave the Label He's Been With Since He Was 13?

    December 12, 2014 12:20 PM EST Album delays are ­nothing new for Lil Wayne . But the MC sent shockwaves through the hip-hop world on Dec. 4 when he publicly blamed his label for the ever-shifting release date of his new album, Tha Carter V . Calling himself a "prisoner," he tweeted, "I want off this label…

  16. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. 5) for the kind of hybrid, manic, alien…

  17. Watch: Lil Wayne Speaks Publicly About Cash Money & Birdman Battle

    December 06, 2014 2:33 PM EST Two days after tweeting that Cash Money Records and Birdman refuse to release his new album, Tha Carter V , Lil Wayne spoke out in public about the battle on Friday night (Dec. 5). Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' 'Tha Carter V' “I was…

  18. Lil Wayne Debuts New Song; Nicki Minaj Performs 'Bed of Lies' at 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:20 PM EST Lil Wayne debuted a new song, "Let's Start a Fire," alongside singer, Christina Milian , at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 23. Full 2014 AMAs Coverage "Mama I'm in love with a hot girl/ And they just don’t get it," Weezy kicks off the…

  19. What's the Most Common Billboard Hot 100 Song Title?

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST With the arrival of Zedd & Alessia Cara's "Stay," is it in the mix? Hold on ... for the answer. Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Hold On." The track bowed at No. 100 following the…

  20. Nicki Minaj Teases 'Only' Video With Sexy Instagram Photos

    November 17, 2014 9:44 PM EST Following the onslaught of negative criticism Nicki Minaj has received for employing what many have complained to be Nazi-like imagery in her "Only" lyric video, the hip-hop superstar is hard at work on a proper video for Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring track. And…

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