1. Big Sean to Release 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album on Feb. 24

    January 26, 2015 5:38 PM EST Big Sean is finally " done " with Dark Sky Paradise , and will be releasing his third studio album on February 24. The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to announce the album title and unveil the album cover. Sean also revealed collaborators on the album, including Drake , Jhené…

  2. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  3. 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…

  4. Madonna's 10 Most Surprising Collaborations

    January 23, 2015 6:42 PM EST Vanilla Ice, Björk, Deepak Chopra and Sofia Coppola have all entered Madonna's art over the course of her sprawling career. Madonna and Mike Tyson, on a song together? It's true: the pop legend and boxing icon have linked up for "Iconic," a track on her…

  5. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  6. B.o.B to Iggy Azalea at Winterfest: 'Critics Come With Success, F--- 'Em'

    January 23, 2015 10:55 AM EST Billboard caught up with B.o.B  in advance of his performance at Billboard Winterfest to talk about his latest mixtape, his concept of "the new black," and Iggy Azalea  during Sundance 2015 . Watch the video above. Sundance 2015 B.o.B just released No Genre: The Label , the…

  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. Why the Rap Veterans Behind Atlanta Indie Label Quality Control Music Are the Smartest Guys in Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST Two middle-aged guys in hoodies named Coach and Pee run what may be the most important hip-hop label in America. This spring, they'll release 2015's most anticipated rap debut, a Lil Wayne -featuring full-length from trap-rap trio Migos , who have already collaborated with Justin…

  10. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  11. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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'…

  14. The 10 Defining Artists of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 15, 2015 5:09 PM EST 0 From Taylor to Drizzy to Gaga, we think these 10 artists made the biggest impact on popular music in the 2010s' first five years. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, a decade that has been defined by larger-than-life personalities in the world…

  15. 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…

  16. Rap Genius Reveals Most-Viewed Songs and Artists From 2014

    January 14, 2015 2:34 PM EST This week, Rap Genius unveiled the songs and artists that earned the most views on the site in 2014. Unsurprisingly, big names top each list: Beyonce 's "Drunk In Love" and Eminem 's "Rap God" for songs, Drake , Eminem, and Beyonce for artists. But people…

  17. Nicki Minaj & Safaree 'SB' Samuels: 15 Things Learned From His Power 105 Interview

    January 13, 2015 6:55 PM EST Before The Pinkprint album, Nicki Minaj held her relationship with ex-boyfriend Safaree "SB" Samuels close to the heart. But on her third studio album, Minaj opened up about the ups and downs of their relationship, including on "The Crying Game" and "Bed of Lies…

  18. Lil Wayne on 'Sh!t' Remix: 'Did My Time at Cash Money... But This Agent Ain't Free'

    January 13, 2015 12:27 PM EST Manager Cortez Bryant shows his support for the rapper. As Lil Wayne  waits for Cash Money to release him and his Tha Carter V album, he pushes through and releases new music off his upcoming mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait 2 . Weezy's remix to Future 's "Sh!t" -- the first…

  19. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's Likely-Next-Single 'Style' Debuts on Pop Songs

    January 12, 2015 6:30 PM EST The not-quite-confirmed next track from '1989' bows. Plus, Madonna and Reba McEntire each return to their longtime respective stomping grounds. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  20. The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit

    January 09, 2015 10:01 AM EST On Dec. 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary , was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. The album,  Rebel Heart , was set for a late…

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