1. Baz Luhrmann, RCA To Launch Bazmark Label

    February 19, 2015 7:00 AM EST Baz Luhrmann , whose films have spawned some of the top-selling soundtrack albums of the past 15 years, is getting into the record business. The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge! director is partnering with Sony Music's RCA Records on a custom label, Bazmark, to release music from Luhrmann&…

  2. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  3. Wu-Tang Clan & Lil’ Kim Reign in Brooklyn: Live Review

    September 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Nostalgia was the selling point at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sept. 19, when hip-hop magazine The Source held its inaugural SOURCE360 variety concert to commemorate its 25th anniversary. While relative newcomers Curren$y and Dom Kennedy opened the evening, it was the electric sets…

  4. Listen: Lil' Kim Releases Jadakiss-Assisted Song, 'Real Sick'

    September 11, 2014 1:49 PM EDT "The Queen's back, bitches." Lil' Kim kicks off her new song, "Real Sick," strong: "Lil' Kim, the one they all love and hate / The Queen's back bitches, regurgitate / I got these hos real sick like a stomach ache." "Real Sick" --…

  5. Beyonce! Bruce Springsteen! Miley Cyrus! Check Out Some of the Coolest College Courses

    September 02, 2014 10:40 AM EDT Now that summer is over, it's time for school and between History 101 and English 300, several institutions of higher learning are offering courses on some of the country’s most influential artists. (We're looking at you, Beyonce!) Ultimate Stuyding Playlist | 20 Best Videos Set in…

  6. The Juice Podcast: Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix, Jay Z Divorce Rumors, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim

    August 08, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Ladies -- Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Lil' Kim and Remy Ma -- took over R&B and hip-hop this week. Beyoncé kicked off the week with a surprise release of the remix to "Flawless," which features Nicki Minaj, on Sunday morning, Aug. 3. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed…

  7. Should Nicki Minaj Respond to Lil Kim's 'Identity Theft'? (Poll)

    August 06, 2014 3:31 PM EDT Kimmy's at it again! Lil' Kim releases another diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj , titled "Identity Theft." "Identity Theft" features Lil' Kim throwing shots at female rappers she claims are borrowing from her, and as you can see from the single artwork, one…

  8. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  9. Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell On Going Solo,Grammys Nods And Her Controversial Skintight Dress

    March 13, 2014 1:28 AM EDT When Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell decided to tell her sister Tina she wanted to pursue a solo career outside the Grammy-winning duo, she was nervous about having the talk. But Erica felt compelled to be honest with Tina at a time when she was already performing without her sister, who took…

  10. Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 on Hot 100 with 'One More Night'

    September 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun. , meanwhile, top the Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previously reigned with "Makes Me Wonder" for…

  11. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

  12. Lil Kim Brings Out Missy Elliott, Eve For NYC Show

    May 19, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last night (May 18), Lil' Kim brought her "Return of the Queen" tour to Bronx's Paradise Theater for a comeback show that promised surprise guests as well as billed opening acts Saigon , Papoose , Cassidy and Shyheim. Her rolodex still runs deep, with rappers including…

  13. Exclusive: Estelle, Lil Kim to Perform on BET's 'Rip the Runway'

    February 24, 2012 12:15 PM EST BET's annual fashion and music show, 'Rip the Runway,' is right around the corner and promises a star-studded show with notable performances and guest appearances. Billboard.com's The Juice exclusively announces female stage presence with performances by Estelle and Lil&…

  14. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Shaggy Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 24: Shaggy Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one…

  15. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

    September 21, 2011 4:59 PM EDT As previously reported , the Billboard Hot 100's splashiest headline this week comes courtesy of Tony Bennett , who becomes the oldest living artist ever to appear on the tally. His duet with Amy Winehouse , "Body and Soul," enters the chart at No. 87, lifting the 85-year-old…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  17. Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Moves to No. 1 on Hot 100

    August 31, 2011 3:50 PM EDT M aroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , rolling 4-1 with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of his own, as well, thanks to a leap into…

  18. Chart Juice: Monica's First Single Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Without Lil' Kim

    July 14, 2011 4:00 PM EDT One week after hitting the 'net, Monica 's first single, "Anything (To Find You)," featuring Rick Ross , debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 71. The track from Monica's upcoming seventh studio album, "New Life" (October 18), charts with Rick Ross as a…

  19. Ja Rule Set for Prison Sentencing

    June 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s -- is set to be sentenced Wednesday…

  20. 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations

    April 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj , all-female collaborations are enjoying a rare spotlight.…

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