1. Who Will Win Best Rap Album at 2012 Grammys?

    February 10, 2012 3:45 PM EST Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco: Who will it be? As the 2012 Grammys quickly approach, the debates of who will win heighten. Grammy Predictions 2012: Billboard.com Picks The Winners Not only does Kanye West go head-to-head with himself for Best Rap Album -- "My…

  2. Pharrell Williams In the Studio with Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa & More

    February 08, 2012 2:35 PM EST Pharrell Williams may be hush, hush about upcoming projects -- such as his collaborative album with Lupe Fiasco -- but it's evident he's at work. Since the new year started Pharrell has been in the lab with more than ten artists that include Snoop , Dr. Dre , Ne-Yo , Wiz Khalifa and…

  3. Beyonce, Chris Brown, Adele Up for NAACP Image Awards

    January 19, 2012 7:45 PM EST A number of R&B and hip-hop world royalty are among the nominees for this year's NAACP Image Awards. Anthony Hamilton , Bruno Mars , Cee Lo Green , Chris Brown and Common will vie for the title of Outstanding Male Artist at the 43rd annual ceremony, while the women's category…

  4. DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2011' Mashes Adele, Rihanna, Gaga

    December 27, 2011 10:35 AM EST It's that time again: DJ Earworm's closely watched "United State of Pop" mashup of the year's 25 hottest pop songs. For his fifth installment of the holiday treat, dubbed "World Go Boom," the real-life Jordan Roseman kicks things off with Bruno Mars' …

  5. Gaga & Bruno Among Grammy Concert (Fashion) Winners

    December 01, 2011 2:25 PM EST Although it was merely an hour-long concert for the Grammy nominations, there were plenty of fashion winners that arose at the The Grammy Nominations Concert Live . From Lady Gaga's zombified look to Katy Perry's sweet pink lace creation, the evening spawned glowing and gorgeously…

  6. Rihanna, Band Perry & Usher Added to Grammy Concert

    November 16, 2011 1:00 PM EST The star power keeps on growing for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 16) that Rihanna , The Band Perry and Usher will all be performing. Previously announced acts include Lady Gaga , Sugarland , Ludacris , Lupe Fiasco and Jason Aldean for the TV…

  7. 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.…

  8. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their bikes. And from the looks of his Twitter…

  9. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up against ex-beau Rihanna . Breezy is nominated for …

  10. Patrick Stump, 'Soul Punk': Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2011 5:30 PM EDT "If this is it, I want to go out with a bang," Patrick Stump sings on "Explode," the opening track on "Soul Punk." It's a sentiment that hangs over the singer's debut full-length, which Stump recorded following eight years as the frontman of Fall Out…

  11. Patrick Stump Lets Soul Flag Fly in 'This City' Video

    September 20, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump has previewed his R&B-inflected solo debut, "Soul Punk," with a music video featuring bright colors, bow ties, admiring shots of Chicago and a hoodie-sporting Lupe Fiasco . Check out the clip for "This City" below. Patrick…

  12. 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…

  13. Joe Jonas Breaks From His Bros, Gears Up for Tour With Jay Sean

    August 31, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Joe Jonas and Jay Sean won't commit to performing together when the two hit the road Sept. 6 in Boston for an 18-date North American tour. "There's something to be said for surprises and not giving anything way," Sean told reporters during a conference call to promote the…

  14. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet was sent from the account of Los Angeles…

  15. Patrick Stump: Solo Album Has 'Nothing To Do with Fall Out Boy'

    July 25, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Although he expects Fall Out Boy to come together again in the future, Patrick Stump says his solo career -- which includes the EP "Truant Wave" and the upcoming album "Soul Punk" -- will be a going and primary concern. "I do have a lot of records I want to put out,…

  16. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her explosive clip "Firework" in the…

  17. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Rule Billboard.com's 2011 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Britney Spears and Lady Gaga proved the ultimate pop music divas in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite songs, albums and performances of the first half of 2011 over the past week. Once the hundreds of thousands of votes were…

  18. Lil B Releases 'I'm Gay' Album Without Warning, Lupe Fiasco Says Title Is 'Genius'

    June 30, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Without warning, Lil B released his anticipated album, "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" yesterday, June 29. Lil B was discreet on the process and release of "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" when Billboard.com's The Juice caught up with him in May. "I'm just…

  19. Lupe Fiasco Shows His Sensitive Side in 'Out Of My Head' Video: Watch

    June 30, 2011 1:00 PM EDT After delivering a video of real-life military footage for thought-provoking song, "Words I Never Said," Lupe Fiasco returns with lighter visuals for his third single, "Out of My Head," featuring Trey Songz . Lupe Fiasco Working on His Fourth Studio Album Tags: Lupe Fiasco…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tyler, The Creator Predicts Death, Patrick Stump Pairs With Lupe Fiasco

    June 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tyler, The Creator Predicts His Death, Talks Columbine Tragedy The 20-year-old Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator recently told UK music magazine Q that he expects to be dead at 40. "Either an obsessed fan…

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