1. EDM Power Players: The DJs

    June 30, 2014 6:40 PM EDT Who are the masters of the $6.2 Billion EDM universe? These tastemakers are dazzling the industry with the intensity of a stunning laser show. Skrillex DJ; founder, Owsla Skrillex At this point, Skrillex — born Sonny John Moore in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles — isn’t just…

  2. Bonnaroo 2014: Top 10 Best Performances

    June 16, 2014 1:25 PM EDT From Sam Smith's breakout moment to Lionel Richie playing hits all night long, these were the 10 must-see moments at Bonnaroo. Over the four days of Bonnaroo 2014, festival goers down on the biggest gathering in Manchester, Tenn. were treated to stellar performances on the five…

  3. Bonnaroo 2014: Skrillex Superjam Features Lauryn Hill, Mystikal, A$AP Ferg & More

    June 15, 2014 6:55 AM EDT Warpaint, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Robbie Krieger, Janelle Monae & more teamed up with the EDM star in Tennessee. Skrillex may have performed a two-hour set on Friday night (June 13) at Bonnaroo, but his standard spaceship-set extravaganza was apparently just a prelude to the…

  4. 20 Hot Bonnaroo Moments Day 3: Jack White Rocks, Frank Ocean Soothes, Skrillex Superjam Rages

    June 15, 2014 5:14 AM EDT By the third day of Bonnaroo 2014, the festival and its fans were in top form. Though no act matched the scope of Kanye West’s controversial headlining set the previous night, a barrage of a-list sets made for some memorable performances… and some very tough scheduling decisions.  Frank…

  5. Top 50 Forgotten Gems From The Now! Series

    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM EDT "Now That's What I Call Music! 50" has just been released. Let's stroll through some of the underrated cuts from the hit series' lengthy back catalogue. Since its debut in 1998, the "Now That's What I Call Music!" album series has dutifully gathered…

  6. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  7. Ask Billboard: They Are Women, Hear Them 'Roar'

    November 10, 2013 9:05 AM EST A look at eras in which female vocals have dominated the Hot 100, plus Drake's latest achievement and Kelly Clarkson's career sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  10. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  11. Mystikal to Release 'Original' Album in June

    February 07, 2013 1:06 PM EST Twelve years after releasing his sixth studio album, "Tarantula" (2001), Mystikal is back in the studio recording. The rapper is currently working on his forthcoming album, "Original," expected to debut in June. "The sound that’s prominent on the radio, and on hit…

  12. 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…

  13. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, Sterling Simms, Big K.R.I.T., & Mystikal

    August 13, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Chainz cashes out, Sterling Simms brings the heat, Big K.R.I.T. daydreams, and Mystikal gets comical. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chainz, Sterling Simms, Big K.R.I.T., and Mystikal. 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj hit the strip club yet again on the "I Luv Dem…

  14. Mystikal on Feeling 'Ashamed,' Performing in Jail and His New Mixtape

    May 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Cash Money Rapper To Release New Music During 81-Day Jail Stint 81 days. That's the amount of time separating Mystikal , the quick-tongued, oft-troubled New Orleans rapper best known for early 00s singles like "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)," from leaving…

  15. Mystikal Plays Jazz Fest Show Before Jail Return

    May 04, 2012 9:10 PM EDT Thousands turned out Friday to see New Orleans rapper Mystikal perform one last time before returning to jail on a probation violation. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He…

  16. Birdman To Put Cash Money Artists on the Big Screen With 'Rich Gang' Film

    May 01, 2012 5:25 PM EDT For Birdman and his Young Money/Cash Money crew, the charts are not the only thing to conquer. Up next: Hollywood. In an interview with XXL , the YMCMB leader (and Billboard Power 100 player) talked up the launch later this year of his Cash Money Films project, which will serve as his…

  17. Mystikal to Serve 3-Month Jail Term

    April 17, 2012 11:30 AM EDT One minute Mystikal is performing classics and dancing to Michael Jacksoon 's "Thriller" at Lil Wayne 's 2012 DEWeezy SXSW show and the next he's headed to jail for probation violation. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert Louisiana's State…

  18. Lil Wayne Inks Four-Album Deal With Cash Money

    April 13, 2012 9:50 AM EDT Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Money records, he announced in an interview on…

  19. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert

    March 16, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW since last week's announcement of his partnership with Mountain Dew. "DEWeezy" posters splattered across the streets of Austin, Texas since Monday (March 12) helped garner a line of…

  20. Lumidee Denies Young Money Signing

    March 05, 2012 8:06 PM EST Lumidee has not signed to the YMCMB label group, the "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" singer clarified on Twitter on Monday. "I did not sign a deal with anyone!!! Sorry for the false info corny ass people HAD access to my page….," she tweeted. Earlier, a tweet appeared…

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