1. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' & 2NE1's 'Come Back Home' Video Similarities Surface in VMA Spat

    July 22, 2015 8:38 PM EDT In the wake of Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj 's  "Anaconflict,"  a new potential issue has been brought to light for the 1 989  star. Outlets like Jezebel , the  Daily Mail , the  Mirror and Kpopstarz  have picked up fan discussion that Swift's "Bad Blood"…

  2. Nicki Minaj Says VMA Tweets Had 'Nothing to Do With Any of the Women'

    July 22, 2015 6:47 PM EDT Since Nicki Minaj called out MTV on Tuesday for not getting a Video of the Year nomination for her "Anaconda" video, a whole lot of people have been talking about it.  Nicki Minaj Puts MTV on Blast After VMA Snubs Taylor Swift most notably assumed some of Minaj's…

  3. Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift's 'Anaconflict' Sparks Discussion on 'The View': Watch

    July 22, 2015 5:35 PM EDT On Wednesday's (July 22) show, the ladies of  The View  had a lot to say about Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj 's Twitter bad blood -- even dubbing it their "Anaconflict." The View  panel discussed whether Minaj's "Anaconda" clip should have been nominated…

  4. Nicki Minaj Puts MTV on Blast After VMA Snubs

    July 21, 2015 3:49 PM EDT MTV announced the 2015 VMA nominations earlier Tuesday (July 21), and despite Nicki Minaj getting three nods, Barbz across the Twitterverse were quick to point out that Nicki's Beyonce collaboration "Feeling Myself" was nowhere to be found. 2015 VMA Nominees: Biggest…

  5. 5 Craziest Fan Army Videos: From 'Leave Britney Alone!' to One Direction Fans Crying Over Zayn

    July 17, 2015 8:31 PM EDT Here at Billboard , we're in the thick of round two of our annual Fan Army Face-Off . After you take a moment to weigh in on #KatyCats vs. #LittleMonsters or Drake's #OVO vs. #RihannaNavy, we've got even more fan army madness for you.  Billboard's Fan Army…

  6. Nicki Minaj Is Using Grindr to Promote The Pinkprint Tour

    July 17, 2015 7:30 AM EDT Nicki Minaj is the latest artist to use a dating app as a promotional tool. The rapper zeroed in on her gay fan base using Grindr to remind users that The Pinkprint Tour begins Friday in Dallas. Just days after her Pinkprint Tour wraps, Minaj will play Billboard's inaugural Hot 100 Fest …

  7. Nicki Minaj Teases Meek Mill's 'All Eyes on You' Video With New Pictures

    July 12, 2015 4:54 PM EDT Nicki Minaj gave fans a sneak peek of the video for Meek Mill ’s new single, “All Eyes on You” (which features Minaj, as well as Chris Brown ). She revealed a series of behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot via Instagram on Sunday, July 12. Meek Mill Reigns Again at No. 1 on…

  8. Ask Billboard: Lead vs. Featured Artists: Who Has the Most Hot 100 Hits?

    July 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, 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. Or, tweet @gthot20 LEAD VS. FEATURED ARTISTS: WHO HAS THE MOST HOT 100 HITS?…

  9. Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Meek Mill's Wish for Kids

    July 07, 2015 2:46 PM EDT Nicki Minaj may be one tough mother, but she's not ready to be a mommy quite yet. While promoting his just-released album Dreams Worth More Than Money  on DJ Whoo Kid's radio show, Minaj's boyfriend  Meek Mill let it slip that he's already set to start a family. "…

  10. 10-Year-Old Dancer Freestyles to Nicki Minaj's 'Truffle Butter,' Kills It: Watch

    July 06, 2015 7:00 PM EDT A 10-year-old girl killed it when showing off her moves to the beat of  Nicki Minaj 's "Truffle Butter" featuring Drake and Lil Wayne . Sara "Lil' Mini" Phoenix's freestyle skills have already gained more than 600,000 views on YouTube. Will "WillDaBeast…

  11. Nicki Minaj Misses Wireless Festival Set Due to 'Travel Issues'

    July 06, 2015 9:47 AM EDT Nicki Minaj  missed her set at London's jam-packed Wireless Festival yesterday (July 5) following apparent "travel issues." She arrived two hours after her scheduled set time (7 PM BST), and joined David Guetta onstage around 9:30 PM to perform a half-hour long medley of her…

  12. Meek Mill Shows the Dark Side of the American Dream on 'Dreams Worth More Than Money': Album Review

    July 02, 2015 7:03 PM EDT Meek Mill 's long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money  may be just the Philadelphia rapper's second official full-length but it feels like much more.  F ollowing up his 2012 debut,  Dreams & Nightmares ,  Mill's cultural footprint over the last three years has been greater…

  13. Happy Birthday, Billboard Artist 100! Taylor Swift Celebrates at No. 1

    July 02, 2015 5:14 PM EDT Billboard's weekly ranking of the top musical acts in the U.S. completes its first year, with Swift on top again. The Billboard Artist 100 chart wraps its first year, with Taylor Swift the top musical act in the U.S. for a record-extending 31st week (on the list dated July 11)…

  14. Trey Songz on Tantric Sex and Why 'Everything Is Better in Slow Motion'

    June 29, 2015 11:14 AM EDT The R&B singer, 30, reissued his sixth album as Trigga Reloaded  on June 23. He talks to Billboard about his sexy single "Slow Motion," currently No. 29 on the charts. "Slow Motion" is about taking your time with a woman in the bedroom. But is it possible to have sex…

  15. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  16. BET Experience 2015: Nicki Minaj Brings 'The Pinkprint' Tour to Los Angeles

    June 27, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Rae Sremmurd and Tinashe round out the bill Nicki Minaj 's Pinkprint tour sashayed into the Staples Center Friday night (June 26), the second evening of headlining concerts kicking off the 2015 BET Experience weekend at L.A. Live. Technical difficulties delayed her formal entrance…

  17. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor Debut With 'Marvin Gaye' Ode

    June 26, 2015 3:58 PM EDT The bow marks Puth's first entry as a lead. Plus, moves for The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Ed Sheeran & Adam Lambert. As previously reported , Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth , leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 4) for a 10th…

  18. Booty Obsession Hits K-Pop Thanks to Sistar's 'Shake It' Video: Watch

    June 25, 2015 10:40 PM EDT No doubt that 2014 was year of the butt in Western-based pop music and now the more prudent K-pop scene dives into the trend thanks to Sistar . Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez: Top 10 Moments of the Year in Ass The girl group is back with "Shake It," a new single that…

  19. Madonna Returns to Hot 100 With 'B**** I'm Madonna'

    June 25, 2015 12:37 PM EDT The song, featuring Nicki Minaj, bows at No. 84, bringing Madonna back to the chart for the first time since 2012. Her Madgesty is back on the Billboard Hot 100. Madonna 's playfully self-celebratory "B**** I'm Madonna," featuring Nicki Minaj , debuts on the Hot…

  20. Exclusive: Janelle Monae, Robin Thicke, Kelly Rowland And More Join BET Awards Lineup

    June 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae , Robin Thicke , K. Michelle , Tyga and Jidenna are the latest additions to the performer lineup at the 2015 BET Awards. Also announced today as presenters are Grammy winner Kelly Rowland and Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Celebrating its 15 th anniversary,…

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