1. Missy Elliott & Timbaland Are Working on New Music

    February 11, 2015 4:11 PM EST Many have been impatiently awaiting new music from Missy Elliott -- even more so after her performance alongside Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Missy Elliott Works It During Three-Song Super Bowl Halftime Medley Good news: The rapper has been in the studio with longtime friend and…

  2. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Ne-Yo Hits Top 10; Katy Perry, Missy Elliott Surge

    February 05, 2015 11:20 AM EST Swift stays at the summit, Ne-Yo reaches a new peak & Perry and Elliott make Super-sized moves. "Fifteen" isn't just a Taylor Swift song: it's now also how many weeks she's led the Billboard Artist 100. Despite a 9 percent drop in activity, Swift remains atop the…

  3. Katy Perry & Missy Elliott See Super Sales Bump Thanks to Super Bowl

    February 04, 2015 8:13 PM EST Plus: Lenny Kravitz's catalog of albums & digital songs rises by 111 percent Thanks to Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show, both she and guest star Missy Elliott earned some sizzling sales gains. In the week ending Feb. 1 -- the day of the big game -- Perry's…

  4. Why Missy Elliott? Super Bowl Halftime EP Explains Her Surprise Appearance

    February 04, 2015 4:38 PM EST Few who pay attention to rumors were surprised to see Missy Elliott come out for a guest spot during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show. But what was surprising was how much airtime she got: nearly three minutes of the 12-and-a-half-minute performance and a medley of three…

  5. Missy Elliott on Track for 1,000% Sales Gain Thanks to Super Bowl

    February 02, 2015 5:28 PM EST Katy Perry also sees a sales bump. Missy Elliott 's well-received (and highly watched ) guest turn during Katy Perry 's Super Bowl halftime show (Feb. 1) is generating major sales gains. Katy Perry's Halftime Show the Most-Watched in Super Bowl History Industry sources suggest…

  6. Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance Sparks Funny Memes

    February 01, 2015 10:01 PM EST Leave it to the Internet to have a field day with Katy Perry 's Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance. After blazing through a slew of hits -- "Teenage Dream," "I Kissed a Girl," Firework" -- and bringing out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott , people…

  7. Stars React to Bobbi Kristina Brown's Hospitalization on Social Media

    February 01, 2015 3:47 PM EST Music stars and celebrities are expressing their concern for 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after being found unconscious in her Georgia home. Bobbi Kristina's Hospitalization: The Latest Details Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby…

  8. Ask Billboard: Can Kanye, Rihanna & Paul Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

    February 01, 2015 9:15 AM EST Will 'FourFiveSeconds' clock in atop the Hot 100? Plus, another new McCartney achievement & more everlasting, if not high-charting, hits. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first…

  9. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Madonna, Beyonce & Celine Dion Hit No. 1

    December 15, 2014 8:05 AM EST The divas all scored notable milestones. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Supremes, Missy Elliott and more. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Dec. 15, 1984 On this date 30 years ago, Madonna notched the…

  10. Watch Faith Evans Dish on Her 'Incomparable' New Album

    November 25, 2014 3:39 PM EST Faith Evans put out her sixth album, Incomparable , on Monday. Billboard caught up with the R&B singer to talk about the inspiration for the new release, collaborating with Missy Elliott and how her experience in the '90s with the Bad Boy label informs her current work. Watch…

  11. The Juice Podcast 6/13/14: Nicki Minaj's 'The Pink Print,' 'Pills N Potions,' Evolution & 50 Cent's Sales

    June 13, 2014 1:42 PM EDT Nicki Minaj's reign is unstoppable. This week, the singer/rapper earns her 17th top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Pills N Potions" moves from the No. 11 slot to No. 10. 50 Cent Nabs Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums The climb extends her record for…

  12. Jazmine Sullivan Is 'Completely Finished' With 'Reality Show' Album; Talks 3-Year Hiatus: Exclusive

    May 19, 2014 3:35 PM EDT While she's "a little scared" to step back into the spotlight, Jazmine Sullivan "can't escape my calling." The singer-songwriter – whose vocal prowess is heart-stirring – released her first official single, "Dumb," last Monday (May 12) after taking a…

  13. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  14. Drake's Aaliyah Project Halted, Says Producer

    January 08, 2014 7:32 PM EST The would-be Aaliyah record of unreleased tracks from the late singer is staying on the shelf -- for good, this time. Production of the posthumous album, spearheaded by Noah "40" Shebib and Drake, has been halted, according to a new Vibe interview with Shebib. "Aaliyah’s label…

  15. A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon Named Style Icons at Top Asian Awards

    October 25, 2013 12:37 AM EDT A$AP Rocky and G-Dragon accepted prizes at the 2013 Style Icon Awards held Thursday in the South Korean capital. The U.S. hip-hop artist visited the country for the first time for the internationally broadcast event, calling it a meaningful feat for street fashion. "I appreciate [the…

  16. Fantasia Talks 'Side Effects of You' Album & Confidence

    May 03, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Strong sales and musical identity propel the 'Idol' winner's fourth album. As the "American Idol" final four tuned up for another showdown recently, season-three winner Fantasia found herself back in the spotlight as well. That's because her fourth album, "…

  17. Angel Haze Releases 'Classick' Mixtape: Listen

    October 25, 2012 3:20 PM EDT After taking CMJ by storm last week, Angel Haze releases her mixtape, "Classick." Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album & Azealia Banks Collabo On the 6-song mixtape, the Brooklyn native rhymes over a few hip-hop gems such as Missy Elliott 's "Gossip…

  18. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

  19. 50 Cent Debuts Too Short-Assisted Single, 'First Date': Listen

    October 03, 2012 1:20 PM EDT The rapper also made amends with Fat Joe at the BET Hip-Hop Awards for the late Chris Lighty. With a month away from the release of his fifth studio album, "Street King Immortal," 50 Cent drops his newest single, "First Date," today (Oct. 3). "Im doing what I want…

  20. Missy Elliott Unveils '9th Inning,' 'Triple Threat' Singles: Listen

    September 17, 2012 8:08 PM EDT Missy Elliott is back at last. The rapper-producer dropped two singles via YouTube on Monday, "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat." Both tracks will be available on iTunes on Tuesday, Sept. 18. "Triple threat: rap, dance and I'm a singer," Elliott raps on "…

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