1. Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica Working on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Compilation

    January 17, 2012 6:15 PM EST In October, Kanye West announced that the G.O.O.D. Music roster was working on an upcoming compilation album , slated for Spring 2012. Seems like the record has found even more star power. Within the past week, Pusha-T has revealed that he's been hard at work on the G.O.O.D. Music album…

  2. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Back to Black" by Florence Welch of…

  3. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Ledisi gushed over meeting Martha Reeves …

  4. Soul Train Awards 2011: Jill Scott & Cee Lo Green Win Big

    November 18, 2011 2:30 PM EST R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul legends attended the 40th anniversary taping of the 2011 Soul Train Awards in Atlanta on Thursday (Nov. 17) to celebrate "peace, love and soul." Slideshow: Soul Train Awards See Pics From the Show! Host Cedric the Entertainer opened the show at the historic…

  5. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire and…

  6. 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 …

  7. Rick Ross Pulls Out of Live Dates Following Day of Health Scares

    October 16, 2011 12:45 AM EDT Rick Ross pulled out of a scheduled concert in Greensboro, NC on Saturday night, citing health concerns a day after reportedly suffering seizures on two different flights. A spokesperson for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex tells Fox affiliate WGHP that the rapper canceled less than an hour…

  8. Mumford & Sons, Jason Aldean Lead Non-Pop Albums at 2011 Midpoint

    July 07, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011, while artists like folk act Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, is Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid…

  9. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious reality show spoof "The Real Husbands…

  10. Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals Win: 20 Music Tweets

    June 13, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Music and sports go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so of course musician tweets about the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA championship flowed in after they beat the Miami Heat during game six last night (June 12). Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  12. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations

    May 18, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Last year at the BET Awards, Chris Brown performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson . It marked the beginning of a comeback for the embattled pop star. This year, Brown is the top contender at the award show with six nominations. Brown is up for best male R&B artist, viewer's…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice:Chris Brown's Outburst and Travis Barker's Opening

    March 24, 2011 2:01 PM EDT Despite the negative attention surrounding his Good Morning America outburst, Chris Brown is having a great week on the charts as "Look At Me Now" steps 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (33.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS) to mark his fourth chart-topper on the…

  14. Adele Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200, Rise Against Bows At No. 2

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A dele's "21" heads back the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," down to No. 3 (47,000; down 77%).…

  15. Miguel, Melanie Fiona, B.o.B Highlight BET's SXSW Showcase

    March 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It wasn't hard to find a party on Thursday at South By Southwest; it was, after all, St. Patrick's Day. But you'd be hard-pressed to find one more off the hook, for better and for worse, than BET's Music Matters showcase at Kiss & Fly. A perpetually packed house turned…

  16. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A s predicted , Lupe Fiasco 's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 204,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," launched at No. 15 with 143,000 at…

  17. Adam Lambert Promises 'Less Campy, More Primal' New Album

    March 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST A dam Lambert made his "American Idol" return on Thursday with several purposes: to promote his latest anthem, "Aftermath," recently released as a dance remix; to help the Trevor Project, which provides a life-line to LGBTQ kids (part of the proceeds from download sales of…

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in our charts section. The biggest story of…

  19. Adele Holds Atop Billboard 200, Marsha Ambrosius Bows at No. 2

    March 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST A dele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little over 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the year's best selling album -- and…

  20. Marsha Ambrosius Sends Bullying/Suicide Message In New Vid

    January 05, 2011 10:46 AM EST Songstress Marsha Ambrosius released the video to her latest single, "Far Away," and in it she sends a message about bullying and the high rate of suicide because of it. Watch the clip below: Video: Marsha Ambrosius, "Far Way" Man, this video almost brought a tear to my…

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