1. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping 20 weeks or more, as his smooth ballad tops…

  2. New Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Launches With Will.i.am & Britney at No. 1

    January 17, 2013 9:54 AM EST Billboard also introduces new R&B Albums and Streaming Songs charts Billboard expands its coverage of the burgeoning dance scene by launching Dance/Electronic Songs, the first-ever ranking of the nation's top dance songs combining digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan…

  3. Bruno Mars Marks a Chart First With Hot 100 Leader 'Heaven'

    December 27, 2012 11:15 AM EST "Heaven" is first track to top the Hot 100, Radio, Digital and On-Demand Songs charts simultaneously Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a third week at No. 1. The song also crowns the Radio Songs chart for the first time. As it…

  4. Bruno Mars Ties Nelly, Justin Timberlake For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 1:05 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Pop Songs topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week , Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this week on the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs airplay chart. …

  5. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look reveals a host of newcomers and established…

  6. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  7. Pusha T Announces Album Title, Confirms Lil Wayne, Birdman Diss

    November 30, 2012 6:20 PM EST Pusha T goes with what he feels, whether you like it or not. It's hard to not respect that. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), Pusha T's verse from Ludacris ' "Tell Me What They Mad For" leaked. On his verse, Pusha throws shots at Lil Wayne and Birdman , which Pusha T later…

  8. T.I., Ludacris Join Big Boi on 'In The A': Listen

    November 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST Atlanta's finest are repping for their hometown on Big Boi 's "In the A." The new track, the latest from the OutKast MC's upcoming solo set "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," corrals Ludacris and T.I. for a hard-charging song driven by blasting horns. …

  9. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  10. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  11. Big Boi: 'No Beef' With Andre 3000 After Gillette Joke

    November 14, 2012 10:42 PM EST Andre 3000 won't be appearing on OutKast partner Big Boi 's new album, but don't expect it's the end of the hip-hop duo. "The [Gillette] Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell," Big Boi tweeted on Wednesday, after a joke about Andre being…

  12. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  13. Jason Aldean Sings Ludacris' Praises, Talks 'Night Train': Video

    November 08, 2012 4:10 PM EST One of Jason Aldean 's favorite things about showbiz are all the opportunities to work with other artists, especially outside the world of country. Case in point is his bromance with Ludacris, rapper and fellow Georgian. Jason Aldean + Billboard LIVE Q&A | COVER STORY | BUY A COPY …

  14. Four-Play: Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Angel Haze & Game

    November 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST Kid Cudi raises the red cup to his directorial debut, Game shows his appreciation for everything Christian, Angel Haze revamps a Missy Elliott classic, and Swizz Beatz , Chris Brown & Ludacris pop bottles like its their birthdays. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances among women in the Billboard Hot 100 's…

  16. Swizz Beatz Debuts Chris Brown, Ludacris-Assisted 'Everyday Birthday': Listen

    November 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Swizz Beatz takes to the club for the latest off his upcoming album, "One Man Band Man." "Everyday Birthday" showcases the rapper-producer celebrating life like its an on-going party, alongside Chris Brown and Ludacris . "I was inspired to do a song that people can…

  17. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  18. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive top 10 album, and follows last year's …

  19. Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes' 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    September 05, 2012 2:35 PM EDT After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings. With $110 million in earnings in 2011, Dre blew away the…

  20. Chart Juice: Future & Keyshia Cole Hit Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 30, 2012 8:15 PM EDT On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Future and Keyshia Cole claim their latest top 10 hits, while Lil Wayne sets a record among rap acts. Atlanta's own Future earns his third top 10 as "Turn On The Lights" shimmies up 11-8. It's the fourth single from his "Pluto"…

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