1. Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM EDT K anye Wes t told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the…

  2. Lupe Fiasco Plays New Song at Wake Forest Gig

    October 11, 2010 12:45 PM EDT After what's felt like an eternity of setbacks and revisions, Lupe Fiasco recently gave patient fans a release date for his upcoming album "Lasers" -- March 11 -- and threw in a preview of what he's been working on to make up for the wait. Video: Lupe Fiasco Debuts New…

  3. Lupe Fiasco Gets A New Release Date

    October 08, 2010 1:11 PM EDT Weeks after his fans planned a protest outside the Atlantic Records New York headquarters for next Friday (Oct. 15), Lupe Fiasco 's "Lasers" album finally gets a release date. "AtlanticRecords #LASERS - MARCH 8, 2011 RT: @LupeFiasco Victory! http://plixi.com/p/49247847 ,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift 'Mine' Preview, Shyne Negotiates with Cash Money

    August 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sneak Peek of Taylor Swift's "Mine" Video A sneak peek of Taylor Swift 's "Mine" video hit the internet today via CMT. Photos from the shoot show Swift in a wedding gown holding hands…

  5. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Meets the Dead, Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Leaks

    July 23, 2010 7:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Meets The Dead Justin Bieber appears to have spent his Friday afternoon hanging out with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir . A photo posted to Weir's Twitter account shows the grizzled jam…

  6. Is Lyfe Jennings Ready For Retirement?

    June 25, 2010 1:30 PM EDT Much like the-Dream and Lupe Fiasco , Lyfe Jennings swears that his new album, "I Still Believe" (out Aug. 31 on Jesus Swings/Asylum/Warner Bros.), will be his last. But is he really ready to make a clean break with music? The success of "Statistics," the latest single…

  7. POTW: Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera

    June 11, 2010 2:33 PM EDT Shakira shook her bom bom, Christina Aguilera got sparkly, Lady Gaga gave the finger, Kelis was mitch-matched, Lil' Kim showed off her lady humps, Kanye West , Lupe Fiasco and Common repped Chicago, Erykah Badu borrowed T-Pain's hat, Diddy and his Dirty Money took the last train to…

  8. Kanye West Joins BET Awards Lineup

    June 10, 2010 2:58 PM EDT Kanye West will perform at the BET Awards '10, June 27, according to an announcement posted today (June 10) on the cable network's web site. It will be the infamous rapper's first appearance at an awards show since he upstaged Taylor Swift at last year's MTV VMA Awards.…

  9. Watch B.o.B. Do "Nothin'" Live, Talk No. 1 Success

    April 27, 2010 11:37 AM EDT B.o.B. might look to rappers like Lupe Fiasco and T.I. as inspiration for his rhymes, but when it comes to playing guitar, the Atlanta up-and-comer has another role model in mind. " Lauryn Hill was a huge influence to my guitar playing," B.o.B. told Billboard.com on camera after his…

  10. B.o.B.: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 1:14 PM EST Two months ago, rapper/singer B.o.B.-who also goes by his real name Bobby Ray (Simmons), Bobby or just plain Bob-made a viral video with Atlantic Records president Julie Greenwald in an effort to quiet rumors of tension between the artist and his label. Listen to B.o.B.'s "Nothin&…

  11. Clipse Eyes Fresh Start With New Label

    November 30, 2009 12:02 PM EST Between label setbacks and its ex-manager's legal case, rap duo the Clipse has weathered its share of drama. Instead of wallowing in self-pity or anger, however, the brothers (Gene "Malice" and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton) are reveling in the fresh start afforded by…

  12. Ian Astbury In 'Love' With Film, Theater, Music Projects

    June 01, 2009 12:38 PM EDT In between gigs with the Cult and recent studio collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, the Cult's Ian Astbury is in the process of adding the titles of theater producer and filmmaker to his resume. The singer is donating his time and talents to help raise funds for a production of…

  13. Killers, M.I.A. Cap Off Day Two At Coachella

    April 19, 2009 9:44 AM EDT As the sun was setting over the Empire Polo Field on Saturday (April 18), Arizona rock band Calexico lulled an attentive audience at the Outdoor Theatre with a collection of dusty, county-tinged tunes while just a few hundred yards away, New York's TV On The Radio bombarded the main…

  14. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  15. Producers Take Lil Wayne To The 'Prom'

    January 27, 2009 10:23 AM EST Although Miami producers Infamous and Drew Correa got their first major placement as a collective when their track "Mr. Carter" appeared on Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" album last year, the pair didn't think they'd have the same luck when they presented…

  16. Lupe Fiasco Bowing Out With Triple-Disc Set?

    November 10, 2008 11:36 AM EST Atlantic Records is declining comment on reports that rapper Lupe Fiasco will retire from music after releasing a triple disc album titled "LupEND." Fiasco made the announcement during a Halloween show in Chicago, explaining that "END" stands for "everywhere," …

  17. Lupe Fiasco Bowing Out With Triple-Disc Set?

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records is declining comment on reports that rapper Lupe Fiasco will retire from music after releasing a triple disc album titled "LupEND." Fiasco made the announcement during a Halloween sho Atlantic Records is declining comment on reports that rapper Lupe Fiasco will…

  18. T.I. / Sept. 30, 2008 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s curfew may have kept him from indulging in a conventional album release party that extended well past the morning hours, but the time constraint (part of his sentence for federal gun charges) d T.I.'s curfew may have kept him from indulging in a conventional album release…

  19. Wilco, Rage Bring The Noise At Lollapalooza

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two very different rock acts headlined at the same time on opposite ends of Chicago's Grant Park last night (Aug. 2), closing the second day of Lollapalooza. Wilco and Rage Against The Machine helped Two very different rock acts headlined at the same time on opposite ends of Chicago'…

  20. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. Click on a name to view Billboard's full…

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