1. Swift Approval: Taylor Swift's Favorite Covers of Her Songs

    September 17, 2015 6:00 PM EDT For Taylor Swift , a seven-time Grammy winner and owner of 18 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 , some fans express their adoration of the superstar's music in one of the most personal ways possible: producing a cover of one of Swift's songs. And for a select few, Swift…

  2. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Tori Kelly Hits New High With 'Should've Been Us' After VMAs Performance

    September 10, 2015 11:35 AM EDT Kelly ascends to her best Hot 100 rank yet. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Imagine Dragons & Nicki Minaj. As previously reported, Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" vaults onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 19) at No. 1 , marking his first leader and…

  3. Nicki Minaj's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 17, 2015 4:15 PM EDT With only three albums under her garter belt, Nicki Minaj has broken chart records. She wears the crown for having the most Billboard Hot 100 hits among female rappers. She also has the most Hot 100 hits (77) among women in all genres. Nicki Minaj, 'The Pinkprint': Track-by…

  4. Billboard Hot 100 Fest Lineup Adds Tori Kelly, Trinidad James & Sicarii

    August 11, 2015 10:18 AM EDT Billboard's first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Festival has just added three new acts to its already stacked lineup. Joining Justin Bieber , The Weeknd  and Nicki Minaj  are breakout singer/songwriter Tori Kelly , rapper Trinidad James  and producer/DJ Sicarii . Hot 100 Festival: Check Out the…

  5. Watch Meek Mill Bring Caitlyn Jenner Into Drake Feud on New Verse

    August 07, 2015 9:26 AM EDT Meek Mill isn't ready to let Drake win yet. Meek Mill vs. Drake: A Full Timeline of the Rap Beef & Who Weighed In During his set at last night's edition of The Pinkprint tour in Camden, N.J. (Aug. 7), Meek Mill took yet another shot at the seemingly infallible Drake with an a…

  6. Watch Nicki Minaj Call Out a Guy for Selling Fake Pinkprint T-Shirts

    August 06, 2015 8:29 PM EDT Even Nicki Minaj  will buy her own tour merchandise -- when it's legitimate. On Thursday (Aug. 6), the rapper was driving when she saw a man on the side of the road selling knock-off T-shirts from her Pinkprint Tour. She caught the entire conversation on video and posted it to her…

  7. Robin Thicke Unveils 'Back Together' Featuring Nicki Minaj

    August 06, 2015 7:09 AM EDT If there's one way for musicians to stop rumors from spreading, it's to put out a kickass song. So that's exactly what Robin Thicke did, and he enlisted Nicki Minaj  to help. Amidst reports that Thicke is engaged to his 20-year-old girlfriend April Love Geary (which Billboard…

  8. Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks… Before It's Released

    August 05, 2015 6:10 PM EDT Bieber owns the fourth most-shared song on Twitter this week, and no one’s even heard it yet. Justin Bieber arrives at No. 4 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Aug. 15 with a song that has yet to be released: “What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber Joins Diplo & Skrillex at HARD…

  9. Disclosure & Sam Smith Return to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart With 'Omen'

    August 05, 2015 12:45 PM EDT The acts debut at No. 7 with their second charted collab, following last year's No. 1 'Latch.' Plus, new entries from Kaskade & Robin Schulz & moves for Madonna, Zedd & more. Disclosure darts onto Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Aug. 15) at…

  10. Nicki Minaj Calls Her Madame Tussauds Wax Figure 'So Iconic': See Photos

    August 04, 2015 7:30 PM EDT Nicki Minaj celebrated the one-year anniversary of "Anaconda" in a pretty unique way: She received her first wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas on Tuesday (August 4). Nicki Minaj Takes Jabs at Drake With Meek Mill, Brings Out Lil Wayne: Live Review The rapper is…

  11. Watch Will Smith, Kanye West & Drake Laugh at Meek Mill Together

    August 04, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Things went from bad to worse for Meek Mill during Drake 's OVO Fest set last night (Aug. 3) in Toronto. First Drake was reported to be wearing a "Free Meek Mill" t-shirt that he had previously worn onstage while the rapper was actually in prison. Then, he performed in front of…

  12. Zella Day, Conrad Sewell Join Lineup for Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

    August 03, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Arizona-raised alternative-pop artist Zella Day and Aussie singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell have been added to the lineup for the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, which is set to take place Aug. 22 and 23 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York.  Day and Sewell take their place on the…

  13. Drake, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & Kehlani: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 60

    July 31, 2015 3:43 PM EDT Welcome back to Billboard 's weekly series Real-Time Rewind , which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --  Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's driving the action. Billboard's Emily White hits the studio…

  14. Meek Mill vs. Drake: A Full Timeline of the Rap Beef & Who Weighed In

    July 31, 2015 11:01 AM EDT OG Maco, Chris Brown, Noah "40" Shebib, Lupe Fiasco & more offer their two cents. It all started with a tweet, as many rap beefs go nowadays: "Stop comparing Drake to me too... He don't write his own raps!" Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't…

  15. Party Thieves Celebrates 50,000 Followers With Brand-New SoundCloud Mix: Exclusive

    July 30, 2015 3:48 PM EDT Producer/DJ Party Thieves is ready to celebrate with his newest release. " 50,000 [followers] on  Soundcloud  is a good milestone," he tells Billboard, "so I wanted to give the fans something more than just a three minute song." "50K," the Hot 100 Music Festival…

  16. The Age of the Hyper-Scandal: Why Pop Stars Like Ariana Grande Can't Seem to Escape the Trap

    July 30, 2015 1:40 PM EDT In July it was DonutGate, in which the 22-year-old chart-topper Ariana Grande was caught on a security camera at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif., covertly licking a few pastries while loudly disparaging obese people and America to her new boyfriend, backup dancer Ricky Alvarez.…

  17. MTV VMA Nominations & Nicki Minaj Aftermath Shake Up Social 50 Chart

    July 29, 2015 6:43 PM EDT A bevy of stars rise up the Social 50 chart (dated Aug. 8) chart due to a flurry of conversation around the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations (announced on July 21). MTV Video Music Awards The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud,…

  18. Meek Mill Opens Up About His Relationship With Nicki Minaj, His Beefs and Why He's 'Scared to Be Political': Exclusive

    July 29, 2015 12:49 PM EDT Fresh off a No. 1 album, the rapper toes the line between his beefs (Drake, police) and his bae (Nicki Minaj). On July 17, the crowd at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion witnessed the full throes of "Omeeka." The portmanteau describes the love of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj…

  19. Drake Drops 'Back to Back,' Another Meek Mill Diss Track: Listen Now

    July 29, 2015 9:39 AM EDT Drake is back on the mic with yet another response to Meek Mill 's allegations that he uses ghostwriters. The rapper dropped his latest diss track, "Back To Back," earlier Wednesday morning (July 29), after sharing the first, "Charged Up," last Saturday. Meek Mill vs.…

  20. Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Only Have Eyes for Each Other in 'All Eyes On You' Video: Watch

    July 27, 2015 6:29 PM EDT Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj  certainly can't keep their eyes -- or their hands -- off each other in Mill's new music video for his single "All Eyes on You." The song, first released on MTV's Facebook page on Monday (July 27), features Minaj and R&B singer…

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