1. 29 Black Music Milestones: Nicki Minaj Puts Female Rap Back On the Map

    February 22, 2012 11:05 AM EST In honor of Black History Month, Billboard.com is paying tribute to the many contributions Black musicians have made throughout the years. From the opening of The Apollo Theatre to Beyoncé 's presidential serenade , we're presenting a list of 29 black music milestones to pay homage…

  2. Brianna Perry Talks Upcoming Album, Trina's Guidance & Rick Ross Collabo

    February 10, 2012 6:55 PM EST Brianna Perry is all grown up. Prior to her freestyles and four mixtapes, most recently, "Face Off" (2011), Perry was featured on Trina 's "Kandi," off "Diamond Princess," (2002) when she was nine yrs. old. "A lot people still have that image of me.…

  3. Katy Perry to Release 'Teenage Dream' Special Edition in March

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry 's sophomore album which spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, will be rereleased as a special edition on March 27. "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" will feature three new songs, as well as four re…

  4. Missy Elliott, Timbaland Plotting Solo Album 'Movement'

    February 07, 2012 5:12 PM EST Missy Elliott and Timbaland will both launch new albums this summer, Timbaland told MTV News . "Me and Missy are both coming out with our albums at the same time, and it will be in June," he said. "Right now, we're just preparing to get both our videos, our first singles…

  5. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. Just like our…

  6. Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' Receives B.o.B-Assisted Remix

    December 15, 2011 4:15 PM EST Capitol Records is adding another weapon in its arsenal to help Katy Perry 's "The One That Got Away" reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The label today (Dec. 15) serviced a remix of the song featuring rapper B.o.B to pop and rhythmic radio. It expects to make the track…

  7. Mya Talks 'K.I.S.S.' Deluxe Album, New 'Catty' Single, & Trina Collabo

    December 15, 2011 2:00 PM EST Christmas has come early for Mya's state-side fans. The Grammy-winning singer and dancer will release the U.S./Canada deluxe version of her seventh studio album, "K.I.S.S.," on Dec. 20. "This is more a gift to the fans," Mya told Billboard.com's The Juice of the…

  8. The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj Reign Supreme

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST You can call Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj label mates, mentor and protégée, or employer and employee. Or you can call them the top two R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of 2011. Lil Wayne claims the No. 1 spot on the Artist ranking thanks to his No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year, "Tha Carter IV…

  9. Katy Perry's Record-Setting Year: A Birthday Timeline

    October 25, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Katy Perry celebrated her 27th birthday on Tuesday (Oct. 25) -- and for the California pop star, 26 was a year to remember. After releasing her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," in August 2010, Perry proceeded to embark on a yearlong rule of the Billboard Hot 100, with a massive…

  10. J. Cole Talks 'Cole World': Video Track-By-Track

    September 27, 2011 11:45 AM EDT "Cole World: The Sideline Story," the debut album from North Carolina MC J. Cole, arrives today (Sept. 27) after years of slow-growing hype and a handful of mixtapes that allowed the young rapper to polish his delivery. Since releasing debut mixtape "The Come Up" and…

  11. 21 Under 21: Demi Lovato (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:20 AM EDT No. 7. Demi Lovato Birthdate: Aug. 20, 1992 (age 18) Rank Last Year: 8 Why She's Hot: After launching her career with starring roles in the Disney Channel franchises "Sonny with a Chance" and "Camp Rock," Demi Lovato dropped out of her spot on the Jonas Brothers tour…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ne-Yo Engaged, Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne

    September 19, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Ne-Yo Engaged, Expecting Child Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw are reportedly planning to tie the knot and expecting a second child together. The 31-year-old R&B star became a dad in Nov. 2010, when Shaw…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner of the NYC-based bar and restaurant. The…

  14. Luke Bryan, Ace Hood Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While all eyes were trained on the No. 1 arrival of Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200, there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week. Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' Debuts at No. 1…

  15. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  16. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000…

  17. Katy Perry Brings Rebecca Black Onstage for 'Friday' Duet: Video

    August 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Katy Perry surprised her audience at the Nokia Theater on Friday (Aug. 5) by bringing out Rebecca Black on the Los Angeles stop on her California Dreams tour. The duo performed an acoustic rendition of the 14-year-old Internet sensation's song "Friday." In the video, Perry, who…

  18. Katy Perry's 'Last Friday' Remix Feat. Missy Elliott Leaks: Listen

    August 06, 2011 2:45 PM EDT The remix to Katy Perry 's Hot 100, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," hit the 'net earlier than expected. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" remix, featuring Missy Elliott leaked today (Aug. 6), before it's slated date of Monday (Aug. 8). Katy Perry Could Tie No.…

  19. Katy Perry Could Tie No. 1s Record With Missy Elliott 'Friday' Remix

    August 05, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Katy Perry is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record -- held by Michael Jackson -- thanks to some help from Missy Elliott . Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his 1987 classic "Bad." Presently,…

  20. The 10 Best '90s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the '90s,…

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