1. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj Matches Mariah Carey's Hot 100 Mark

    April 12, 2013 3:04 AM EDT With the debut of 'High School,' Minaj notches her 44th Hot 100 hit, equaling the output of fellow 'American Idol' judge – and rival? – Carey Perhaps another element to add to their reported rivalry as judges on "American Idol": Nicki Minaj has tied Mariah…

  2. Bruno Mars Lands Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 With 'When I Was Your Man'

    April 10, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The singer has tallied his first five No. 1s faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. The ascent also results in just the second No. 1 ever for a song featuring only piano and vocals Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return To Top Of Hot 100

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM EDT As 'Thrift Shop' returns for a fifth total week at No. 1, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera enter the top 10 and Bruno Mars and P!nk crown Radio Songs and Digital Songs, respectively.. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the…

  4. Parker Ighile, First Signing to Nicki Minaj's Label, Talks 'So Beautiful’

    March 04, 2013 6:28 AM EST Parker Ighile is stepping away from the mixing desk to grab his own piece of the spotlight. Ighile produced "What Now" by Rihanna and "Do it like a Dude" for Jessie J, and has worked with Chip, Angel and Nicki Minaj. But it’s the music man’s association with Minaj which is…

  5. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 for Second Week

    February 27, 2013 3:12 PM EST The viral sensation stays at the summit, fueled heavily by another week of stratospheric YouTube streaming totals. Plus, Lil Wayne reaches the top 10 Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Harlem Shake," the Brooklyn producer's viral smash that…

  6. Questlove at Billboard's Party: Watch Him Talk About His Prince Charity Show and More

    February 26, 2013 2:00 PM EST Last week the Roots drummer talked about how he rocks a party and prepping for his big Prince-dedicated show. Between performances from Timeflies, Neon Trees and Ludacris at Billboard’s relaunch party at New York City’s Stage 48 last Thursday, Questlove’s DJing kept feet on the dance floor…

  7. Ke$ha To Headline NBA All-Star Pregame Concert

    February 12, 2013 9:00 AM EST Ludacris and B.o.B also performing at the pre-game showcase. Ke$ha, Ludacris and B.o.B have joined the NBA All-Star weekend festivities, as the trio of artists will perform at the Sprint Pregame Concert on Sunday (Feb. 17) in Houston. The pre-game performances tip off on NBA TV at 6:00 pm…

  8. Jay-Z Signs Timbaland to Roc Nation

    January 30, 2013 4:40 PM EST Producer, rapper Timbaland (born, Timothy Zachery Mosley) has signed to Roc Nation, according to posts on both Roc Nation  and Jay-Z’s Life + Times site.  "Roc Nation Welcomes Timbaland To The Family," reads the caption beneath a photo (above) of Jay-Z and Timbaland in a…

  9. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Dance/Club Play Songs: Chart Highlights

    January 28, 2013 3:19 PM EST Bieber scores his first leader on the list. Gary Allan, meanwhile, takes over top Country Airplay and Lady Antebellum soars onto the survey in with 'Downtown.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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. …

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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. …

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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