1. Justin Bieber Scores First Pop Songs No. 1 With 'What Do You Mean?'

    October 12, 2015 10:45 AM EDT After becoming his first No. 1 on the Hot 100, the track does the same on the airplay tally. Justin Bieber celebrates his first No. 1 on Billboard 's top 40 radio-based Pop Songs airplay chart (dated Oct. 24), as "What Do You Mean?" rises 3-1. The single likewise…

  2. Michelle Obama's International Day of the Girl Spotify Playlist Includes Beyonce & Nicki Minaj

    October 11, 2015 3:17 PM EDT Michelle Obama is grooving to the tunes of Beyonce , Demi Lovato and Esperanza Spalding as she celebrates the International Day of the Girl. The White House released the first lady's music playlist on Spotify Sunday, Oct. 11, which the U.N. has designated annually to promote…

  3. Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill Added to Tidal Concert

    October 09, 2015 5:00 PM EDT Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross , Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert in October, concert organizers announced Friday (Oct. 9). Previously announced artists include Tidal-owners Beyonce and Jay-Z , as well as Prince , Nicki Minaj , Usher , Lil Wayne , Damian…

  4. Pharrell Williams to Open the MTV EMAs

    October 06, 2015 3:52 PM EDT Pharrell Williams will be the opening performer at the 2015 MTV European Music Awards ceremony this month in Italy's fashion capital of Milan. 'The Voice': Coaches Finalize Teams on Last Night of Blind Auditions The singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer will also be…

  5. Nicki Minaj Congratulates Zendaya On Her Barbie Doll

    September 28, 2015 11:05 AM EDT Zendaya received a major honor this month when Mattel announced they were creating a Barbie doll in her likeness -- and a fellow Barb couldn't contain her excitement.  Nicki Minaj was one of the stars who reached out to Zendaya to congratulate her on the honor, while also reminding…

  6. Diddy Tops Jay Z and Dr. Dre in Forbes' List of Hip-Hop Cash Kings

    September 23, 2015 9:41 AM EDT Diddy sold enough Ciroc vodka and Sean John clothing in the past year to become the world’s highest-paid rap act, according to Forbes ’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list . The mogul earned $60 million -- not from touring or releasing albums (he hasn’t since 2010), but from his various business…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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's also tied for third-most Hot 100 hits (65) among women in all genres, trailing only Aretha Franklin (73)…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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