1. Lupe Fiasco Hits Chicago With Cartoons in 'Around My Way' Video

    June 28, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco tackles an array of social issues -- all while hanging out in his native Chicago and inviting some two-dimensional friends onto his stoop -- in the music video for "Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free]," which debuted on Wednesday (June 27). Despite the song's…

  2. Summer Tours & Music Festivals 2012

    June 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on J.Lo's tour with Enrique Iglesias, check out what's in store for the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary, find out where Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will share the stage, and more. Keep reading for the latest info on all the summer music festivals and…

  3. MTV Movie Awards Ups the Music With Martin Solveig, Black Keys

    May 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. and Wiz Khalifa Will Also Perform on the June 3 Show Even the MTV Movie Awards will be influenced by electronic dance music this year, as Martin Solveig join the list of musicians that will be performing at the event. The "Hello" hitmaker will be house DJ for the evening,…

  4. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10

    May 16, 2012 2:50 PM EDT The song pulls into the chart's top bracket, completing the longest climb to the top 10 this year T rain's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , spends a fifth week…

  5. Missy Elliott, Nas, Wiz Khalifa Top Rock The Bells Lineup

    May 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas , Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott . Elliott, who revealed her battle with Graves' disease last year and whose…

  6. Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Beats Norah Jones, B.o.B

    May 09, 2012 11:10 AM EDT C arrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, "Blown Away," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the chart dated Oct. 1, 2011, when Lady…

  7. Firefly Fest: Silversun Pickups, Bassnectar & More Added to Lineup

    May 08, 2012 3:20 PM EDT The Firefly Music Festival, which is being held June 20-22 in Dover, Del., has added eight more artists to an already star-studded lineup that is topped by Jack White , the Black Keys and the Killers . New additions to the indie rock festival include the Silversun Pickups , Bassnectar , Fitz…

  8. Firefly Fest Lineup: Jack White, Black Keys, Killers Performing

    April 05, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The event will span three days with more than 40 acts, including the Flaming Lips and John Legend The Firefly Music Festival, which is being held at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, will host a collection of notable indie artists including Death Cab for Cutie , Lupe Fiasco ,…

  9. Game Song Premiere: 'Skate On,' Feat. Lupe Fiasco

    April 04, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Less than a year after the debut of his Billboard 200 No. 1 album, "The R.E.D. Album," Game has laced yet another mixtape, "California Republic" (April 5), and is currently in the studio working on his fifth full-length opus, "FIVE: Fear Is Victory's Evolution.…

  10. The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sande Set For Olympic Torch Relay Shows

    March 29, 2012 12:20 PM EDT To celebrate the 70-day torch relay that leads up to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, a series of Coca-Cola-sponsored events are coming to various U.K. cities, ending on July 26 with a massive Olympic Torch Relay Finale concert. The Wanted, Dizzee Rascal, Katy B and Mark Ronson will…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    March 26, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Ultra closed out 2012 by announcing its dates for 2013: March 22-24. More, Yes, Now... was definitely the vibe of the three-day festival, which featured hour-long sets heavy on the schmaltz and the drops from hundreds of the world's top EDM artists. After three days of raving in the hot…

  12. Web Trends: Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results

    March 23, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  13. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began using Nielsen data in December of 1992 (21…

  14. Kid Cudi's WZRD Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele 's "21" album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored…

  15. Exclusive: Diggy Talks 'Unexpected Arrival' Album, Pharrell Williams, & More

    February 22, 2012 1:10 PM EST In three years, Diggy Simmons has gone from notebooks to mixtapes to now working on his debut album, "Unexpected Arrival" (March 20). "It was just more so about me getting out my feelings through writing," says the 16 yr. old rapper of his start. "That's when I…

  16. Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

    February 13, 2012 3:35 PM EST See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night. This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take…

  17. Grammy Winners List 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:20 AM EST Chart Article Bottom Find out who won! ALBUM OF THE YEAR 21 Adele WINNER Wasting Light Foo Fighters Born This Way Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars Loud Rihanna RECORD OF THE YEAR "Rolling In The Deep" Adele WINNER "Holocene" Bon Iver "Grenade" Bruno…

  18. 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…

  19. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  20. 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…

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