1. Diddy, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes & More Remember The Notorious B.I.G. On His 20th Death Anniversary

    March 09, 2017 10:12 AM EST With Thursday (March 9) marking the 20th death anniversary of hip-hop great  The Notorious B.I.G ., many notable artists paid homage to the late Brooklyn MC, who passed away at 24 years old.  From seasoned veterans such as  Diddy , Rick Ross , and Busta Rhymes  to up-and-comers like Young M.A…

  2. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool,"…

  3. Soulquarius Brings All-Star R&B Acts, Production Flaws to Santa Ana, CA

    February 19, 2017 6:13 PM EST Performances by R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Monica and more weren't enough to overlook bad planning. How do you assemble one of the greatest R&B lineups in contemporary history and still manage to taint it with grave production flaws? That was the conundrum at the promising…

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Did It Again

    June 01, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 2000, Spears' second album debuted at No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Paula Abdul, Brandy & Monica and Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. June 1, 1991 Several notable albums enter…

  5. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard…

  6. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from singing to dabble in rap (under the name…

  7. Brandy and Monica Debut 'It All Belongs to Me' Video: Watch

    March 06, 2012 8:12 PM EST The last time Brandy and Monica got together, the two were in competition -- now the R&B duo's teaming up to take aim at the no-good men in their lives. The reunited pair's "It All Belongs to Me" finds the two standing up for their stuff: "Those clothes, those…

  8. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Saturday. Remembering Whitney • SLIDESHOW: The…

  9. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money canticle "The Motto," featuring Lil…

  10. Final Footage of Whitney Houston?

    February 12, 2012 12:25 AM EST As the world takes in the unfortunate news of Whitney Houston 's passing today (Feb. 11), footage of the legend just two days ago has surfaced. Whitney Houston: Her Life and Career in Photos Houston was last seen at rehearsals for Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party. In the footage…

  11. Whitney Houston Dies at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:25 PM EST Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said Houston was pronounced…

  12. Brandy, Monica Reunite For New Single, 'It All Belongs To Me': Listen

    February 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST Finally! Brandy and Monica reunite fourteen years after their Hot 100 No. 1, "The Boy Is Mine." On "It All Belongs To Me," produced and written by Rico Love, the R&B femmes join forces to kick their wrong-doing lovers to the curb, making sure they sure as hell don'…

  13. Brandy and Monica Reunite For First New Single in 14 Years

    January 17, 2012 4:05 PM EST Fourteen years after the massive success of "The Boy Is Mine," Monica and Brandy -- the '90s R&B sensations who helped keep the song at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 13 weeks in 1998 -- are back with a new collaboration. The song, dubbed "It All Belongs to Me," will…

  14. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on Friday, writing, "We have Both Been…

  15. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 27, 2011 10:10 AM EST chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 27: Steven Tyler Talks About Aerosmith Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series…

  16. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner's investigators said Friday. She was 53.…

  17. Four-Play: J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd

    September 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT J. Cole heads to Barbados, Frank Ocean plays nurse, Monica flaunts her fashion and Lloyd salutes old-school soul. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd. J. Cole and Trey Songz head to Rihanna 's homeland for Cole's second…

  18. 'The Voice': Contestants Grapple with Ne-Yo, Marvin Gaye, Who Classics

    May 18, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Oldies radio staples and Ne-Yo 's "Closer" were used to whittle down "The Voice" field Wednesday (May 17), with the four coaches making four smart decisions as they assemble their teams of four singers each. Only one of the battles was truly close. Tje Austin and…

  19. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Priceless." In fact, when she delivered…

  20. 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations

    April 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj , all-female collaborations are enjoying a rare spotlight.…

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