1. Ludacris, Sugarland Added to Grammy Concert Lineup

    November 03, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Grammy winners Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland are all set to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards' nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live., and will be broadcast by the CBS network.…

  2. Justin Bieber Freestyles Over Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Otis': Watch

    November 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT In a stop by Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood, Justin Bieber showed off some of the skills possessed by his hip-hop alter ego "Shawty Mane." Bieber asked for the beat from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative hit, "Otis," off Billboard 200 No. 1 "…

  3. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17, raised her YouTube profile views from 104…

  4. Justin Bieber Working With Kanye West, Drake

    October 26, 2011 6:05 PM EDT On the heels of a new Usher collaboration for his Christmas collection , Justin Bieber has announced two more high profile hip-hop collaborations coming up for the young singer. The Biebs himself told Capital FM that he was working with "a lot of cool people." Those cool people…

  5. Electric Zoo Fest: 16 Things Seen & Heard

    September 08, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet this weekend, Sept 2-4. Comparatively smaller than the country's other three-day dance fests - Ultra Music Festival in Miami (150,000 estimated attendees)…

  6. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart; Dolly Parton Debuts High

    September 05, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rapper/singer Example won his second chart-topping…

  8. Black Keys' Blakroc Project Returns with Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica

    September 02, 2011 4:20 PM EDT The Black Keys will once again fuse indie rock and hip-hop by breaking out their Blakroc project for album number two. The Akron, Ohio duo unveiled a coming attraction for the album on Tuesday (Aug. 30), which shows footage of rappers Wiz Khalifa , Jay Electronica , Curren$y , The Cool Kids…

  9. Taio Cruz Talks 'Energetic' New Album, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Lopez

    September 02, 2011 12:35 PM EDT It's been a busy couple years for Taio Cruz . His first U.S. single, "Break Your Heart" (featuring Ludacris ), hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2010 and a few months later, he took "Dynamite" to No. 2. The latter earned Cruz three Billboard Music Awards in…

  10. David Guetta: Inside His Latest Hit Parade, 'Nothing But the Beat'

    August 15, 2011 11:30 AM EDT He's an international networker whose musical openness and megawatt personality have made him a magnet for established artists seeking a brand-new sound. He's the studio savant who parlayed that trust and collaboration into career--defining anthems, in the process redefining the…

  11. Nero Tops U.K. Singles Chart While Amy Winehouse Maintains No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey with "Back To Black" (Universal…

  12. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Iglesias had actually owned the record since…

  13. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000…

  14. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

  15. Amy Winehouse Tops U.K. Album Chart; Cher Lloyd's Single Has 'Swagger'

    August 08, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Amy Winehouse continued her posthumous reign on the new U.K. album chart, published Sunday (Aug. 7) by the Official Charts Company. "Back To Black" (Universal Island) achieved a second week at No. 1 since her death, in addition to the three it registered in 2007. Former "X…

  16. Amy Winehouse Takes Over U.K. Charts Amid Grief

    August 01, 2011 9:53 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other titles in the top ten and five tracks in the…

  17. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged, LCD Soundsystem Become Legos

    July 27, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged Former "American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze is engaged to model Jonna Walsh after proposing at Disney World on July 16. The couple is planning to tie the know in the fall of 2012. (…

  19. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  20. Chart Juice: Chris Brown Dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    July 21, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Chris Brown debuts three new titles, simultaneously, to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. He holds guest spots on Ace Hood 's "Body to Body," Game 's "Pot of Gold" and his own, "Wet the Bed," feat. Ludacris . Chris Brown 'Today' Show Appearance…

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