1. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  2. Twerk It: The Top 10 Booty-Popping Artists in Music

    August 29, 2013 12:18 PM EDT There was a time when Miley Cyrus was in the running for America's Sweetheart. What happened? She bucked right off that stage and learned how to twerk. One could argue that the pop star has done more for the raunchy type of dancing than any other lady that's ever popped their…

  3. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  4. Big Sean Breaks Down 'Hall of Fame' Track-By-Track: Video

    August 22, 2013 1:02 PM EDT With one listen of " Hall of Fame ," it's apparent that Big Sean, taking the reigns of his career, has curated an album where he's at his best. Photos: Big Sean at Billboard Studio "I just wanted to make something that was a piece to the bigger puzzle of me as an…

  5. Joe Zee: Behind the Seams with Elle Magazine’s Creative Director

    August 22, 2013 1:12 AM EDT Fashion powerhouse, genius and creative visionary, Joe Zee has made quite the imprint on the fashion industry. Zee, the Creative Director of Elle Magazine, has worked with everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Taylor Swift, and is responsible for Nicki Minaj’s make under for the April 2013…

  6. Big Sean Brings Out the Big Names for 'Hall of Fame'

    August 21, 2013 11:53 PM EDT Big Sean has discovered that in order to find the spotlight, sometimes you have to stay out of it. The rapper put Miley Cyrus front-and-center in his recent "Fire" music video, with his face seen just briefly in the background. Then he released "Control," featuring an…

  7. Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Passes 1 Million Sales Mark

    August 21, 2013 8:08 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar's critically-acclaimed "good kid, m.A.A.d city" crosses the million copies sold mark thanks to the 9,000 units it moved this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has sold a total of 1,002,000 to date. Kendrick Lamar, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city':…

  8. Robin Thicke No. 1, Katy Perry No. 2 On Hot 100

    August 21, 2013 1:00 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads for an 11th week, fending off Katy Perry's 'Roar,' which rockets 85-2. Plus, Lady Gaga's 'Applause' debuts at No. 6 In an extremely close race, Robin Thicke tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th…

  9. Grouplove Quickly Returns With 'Much Heavier' Sophomore Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Tongue Tied" band will kick off a unique tour on Sept. 9. Most bands try to take a few months off between album cycles. But in the case of indie-tronic five-piece Grouplove, that break lasted about seven days. The band rang in 2013 with a headlining gig in downtown Washington, D…

  10. Jennifer Lopez To Return To 'American Idol,' Boyfriend Says

    August 18, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend may have spoken out of turn when he confirmed to E! News that the singer-actress will be returning as an "American Idol" judge next season. Asked whether Lopez is planning to join the Fox singing competition's 13th season, Casper Smart replied:…

  11. Chris Brown Drops 'Love More' Video

    August 17, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Hours after getting slapped with 1,000 more hours of community labor, embattled pop star Chris Brown has leaked his new video for "Love More," featuring a rap and appearance by Nicki Minaj and a cameo via "Reno 911" comedian Nick Swardsen. The clip begins with Brown and…

  12. Grimes Takes Over Boiler Room with Odd, Popped Out (Mariah and Britney?) Set

    August 15, 2013 11:51 AM EDT The electro star causes an uproar with her pop assault on the underground dance party. When techno icon Richie Hawtin was asked to curate a lineup of his “friends” for a special Boiler Room party, he probably didn’t think his pal Grimes would drop the pop on him. But that’s exactly what the…

  13. 'Magna Carta' Producer Wandagirl, 16, Working on a 'Banger' for Drake

    August 14, 2013 9:40 AM EDT At just 16 years-old, Canadian-Nigerian producer Ebony "Wondagirl" Oshunrinde is already making a name for herself. After defeating 32 aspiring producers to win the 2012 Battle of the Beatmakers challenge, held in Oshunrinde's native Toronto, the budding beat Betty created…

  14. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the…

  15. Big Sean Talks 'Mula' Remix Featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Earlly Mac: Exclusive

    August 12, 2013 1:47 PM EDT The rapper reveals the guest appearances on the 'Hall of Fame' song. Big Sean is revitalizing his "Detroit" hit, "Mula," with its remix. The remix, off the deluxe version of his sophomore album, "Hall of Fame," features 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Earlly…

  16. Chris Brown Says 'X' Album Will 'Probably Be My Last Album'

    August 06, 2013 1:56 PM EDT "Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album," Chris Brown tweeted earlier today (August 6). Don't worry mainstream America.After this X album, it'll probably be my last album. — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 6, 2013…

  17. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  18. Jennifer Lopez on Track for 'American Idol' Return, Will.i.am Eyed for Third Slot

    August 05, 2013 8:50 AM EDT The new "American Idol" judges panel is slowly coming together. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported on July 25 , Idol alum Jennifer Lopez and hitmaker Will.I.Am are at the top of producers' wish lists for the 13th season of the Fox show, and, according to sources , are…

  19. Keith Urban Returning To 'American Idol'

    August 01, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Keith Urban will return to the "American Idol" judges table for a second season. The country star has signed on for the long-running reality show's upcoming 13th season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday (Aug. 1). At the Television Critics Association press tour,…

  20. Big Sean Previews 'Hall Of Fame' Album in NYC: First Listen

    August 01, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Big Sean recruits Ellie Goulding, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy and more for 'Hall of Fame.' Big Sean is tranquil. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper is centered in a room full of journalists and label personnel, many of whom impatiently wait to listen to the soundtrack of the next…

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