1. Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s

    February 03, 2012 11:55 AM EST With his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, Drake rewrites the mark for most leaders in the list's 23-year history. I.e., when it comes to topping the tally the most, Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart ever had. Drake earns his 11th No. 1 on the…

  2. Marc Anthony, Toby Keith, Drake, Coldplay Score Landmark No. 1s

    October 03, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Four superstar acts add impressive milestones to their already distinguished careers with new No. 1s on Nielsen BDS-based Billboard airplay charts this week. Marc Anthony Anthony collects his 20th No. 1 on Tropical Songs, as "Rain Over Me," on which he's featured, rises 4-1.…

  3. Nelly's 'Dream' Makes No. 1 A Reality

    November 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST SWEET 'DREAM': Nelly extends his lead for most Pop Songs No. 1s among rappers, as "Just a Dream" rises 2-1. The song is the hip-hop star's fifth No. 1, distancing him further from Eminem , who ranks second with three rap toppers. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow …

  4. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  5. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the all-time record by teleporting 97-1 with …

  6. Ruthless' New Blood

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruthless Records has had a significant role in shaping hip-hop music during the last 20 years. Ruthless Records has had a significant role in shaping hip-hop music during the last 20 years. Founded by Eazy-E in 1987, the label is credited with pioneering the gangsta rap and G-funk movements…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss hits from film, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and more! LET'S GO THE MOVIES... NOT Hi Fred, This week, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc moves into the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100. There have now been 49 straight No. 1…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  9. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  10. My Brother & Me

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. The Ying Yang Twins follow in the footsteps of their labelmates Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz with the release of their own CD/DVD combo. Like Lil…

  11. Rapper Murphy Lee Arrested For DWI

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee was arrested in St. Louis after police pulled him over for an expired license plate and found marijuana in his Mercedes, authorities said. Grammy-award winning rapper Murphy Lee was arrested in St. Louis after police pulled him over for an expired…

  12. Ying Yang Twins Crunk Up New CD/DVD

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release Nov. 2 via TVT. The CD portion of "My Brother & Me" will feature 10 new songs, including the single "Halftime (Stand U Atlanta-based hip-hop outfit Ying Yang Twins will unveil a new CD/DVD release…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes its debut on Billboard's Hot 100. The…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap duo from Atlanta also moves up from 3-2. With…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  17. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  18. Nelly's Jewelry Stolen From Hotel Room

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an awards show, authorities said yesterday (Oct. 28). Rapper Nelly had more than $1 million in jewelry stolen from his Las Vegas Strip hotel room while he was in town for an…

  19. TOP 40 TRACKS

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/adult.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyoncé Featuring Sean Paul 2. Here Without You , 3 Doors Down 3. Why Don't You & I , Santana Featuring Alex Band or Chad Kroeger 4. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 5. Suga Suga , Baby Bash Featuring Frankie J Issue…

  20. 'NOW' Series Hits 14th Vol., Spawns DVD

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilation, a similar DVD will be issued under the same banner. The 20-track audio disc features tracks by the likes of Beyo Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call…

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