1. Sam Smith Back Atop Billboard Artist 100

    August 14, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Brit singer returns to No. 1, while Nicki Minaj blasts into the top 5. Sam Smith remains the only artist to have led the Billboard Artist 100 chart for multiple frames (over the list's first six weeks), as he rebounds 2-1 for a third cumulative week at No. 1. The list provides the first…

  2. Rough Version of Kanye West's 'All Day' Single Leaks

    August 12, 2014 9:57 AM EDT A rough version of Kanye West 's new single, "All Day," has leaked. The unofficial version sounds to have been recorded by phone. You can check out a low-quality recording of "All Day" courtesy of Revolt . 'Ye's flow is reminiscent of Nicki Minaj 's on …

  3. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith Settles In For A No. 1 'Stay' On Adult Contemporary

    August 11, 2014 3:50 PM EDT The British singer/songwriter's 'Stay With Me' makes a quick climb to the top. Plus, new No. 1s for Nico & Vinz, Royksopp & Robyn, Milky Chance, Godsmack and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  4. Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman Launches DIY-Focused Startup

    August 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT It took the Dillinger Escape Plan 's Ben Weinman a few years to figure out what he actually wanted to do with his own record label. Launched in 2009, Party Smasher Inc. was first and foremost a way for the mathcore minor deities to release their own music after finishing out their…

  5. Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim Beef Is ‘Complicated,’ T.I. Says

    August 09, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Lil’ Kim is in full attack mode against Nicki Minaj and it may be more "complicated" than anyone realizes, according to T.I., who tells Billboard that things are bound to get sticky when a “new and younger version” of an artist comes around after one who’s been "dominating…

  6. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj & Nick Jonas: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Video Show Ep. 10

    August 08, 2014 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Hosted by Billboard's Joe Levy,…

  7. The Juice Podcast: Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix, Jay Z Divorce Rumors, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim

    August 08, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Ladies -- Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Lil' Kim and Remy Ma -- took over R&B and hip-hop this week. Beyoncé kicked off the week with a surprise release of the remix to "Flawless," which features Nicki Minaj, on Sunday morning, Aug. 3. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed…

  8. Paris Hilton's Next DJ Tour Will Hit Clubs in Ibiza, St. Tropez, and Atlantic City, N.J.

    August 07, 2014 12:36 PM EDT The hotel heiress continues her push into EDM with two club residencies and a two month tour. Paris Hilton is continuing her push as an international DJ, and kicked off a summer and fall tour on Wednesday with a show at Ibiza's club Amnesia, where she has a residency. Her tour currently…

  9. Should Nicki Minaj Respond to Lil Kim's 'Identity Theft'? (Poll)

    August 06, 2014 3:31 PM EDT Kimmy's at it again! Lil' Kim releases another diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj , titled "Identity Theft." "Identity Theft" features Lil' Kim throwing shots at female rappers she claims are borrowing from her, and as you can see from the single artwork, one…

  10. Lil' Kim Disses Nicki Minaj on Remix to Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix

    August 05, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Two days after Beyoncé released her Nicki Minaj -assisted remix to "Flawless," Lil' Kim drops a remix to the remix and reignites her beef with Minaj. Lil' Kim comes in after Minaj raps "The queen of rap/ Slayin' with Queen Bey," to reclaim the crown. …

  11. Drake Welcomes Usher, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill And Many More To Fifth Annual OVO Fest

    August 05, 2014 4:37 AM EDT Drake’s OVO Festival is like hip-hop Christmas in Toronto – you anticipate it every year but you never know what you’re gonna get. Prior years have brought surprise cameos from the likes of Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , or Diddy, Mase, Kanye West and Lil Wayne , and this year’s…

  12. Nicki Minaj Explains How Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix Came to Be

    August 04, 2014 2:19 PM EDT Nicki Minaj owned this past weekend. Before releasing her second single "Anaconda" on Sunday, August 3, Nicki Minaj surprised the Barbz when appearing on the remix to Beyoncé 's "Flawless." Late Saturday, August 2, Beyoncé dropped a remix to the Beyoncé song…

  13. Nicki Minaj Previews Steamy 'Anaconda' Video, Unleashes Full Track

    August 04, 2014 5:17 AM EDT The video to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” is slithering ever-closer to its big reveal. The hip hop artist has stayed true to her word with the release on iTunes  of her latest track which, as previously reported, had been delayed by a week and ended up leaking early.  Nicki Minaj Snakes Up…

  14. Iggy Azalea Means Big Business for Brands

    August 01, 2014 2:49 PM EDT Two of summer’s biggest hits could lead to a $5 million year as branding deals and a revived House of Style rev up the female rapper. Iggy Azalea has been dominating the summer, holding down the top two slots of Billboard ’s Summer Songs chart for an uninterrupted nine weeks with “Fancy” and…

  15. Nicki Minaj Delays ‘Anaconda’ Release, Shares Another Sexy Photo

    July 28, 2014 3:07 AM EDT For fans of Nicki Minaj, the hip hop artist has turned negative news into a positive.  Minaj has announced her upcoming single “Anaconda” will be delayed by a week. Though she’s taken the edge off the news with another revealing promo photo. The rapper sent social media into a spin last week…

  16. Nicki Minaj Gets the (Unofficial) Google Doodle Treatment

    July 25, 2014 11:46 AM EDT Following the reveal of her NSFW "Anaconda" single artwork , Nicki Minaj shared an extremely clever Instagram from the interweb. It’s safe to say that Nicki’s Google Doodle would probably not make the website’s cue, but if it did, the blogosphere may explode. The MC captioned the…

  17. T.I. Addresses Rumors Of Ghostwriting For Iggy Azalea

    July 23, 2014 5:55 PM EDT T.I. "ain't no ghostwriter." When asked by Bijou Star TV if he's written rhymes for his Grand Hustle Records artist Iggy Azalea, he says that "Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she presents to the world in her own way." Claims of Iggy Azalea using…

  18. John Legend's Viral Video for 'You' Spurs Big Chart Debut

    July 17, 2014 8:45 PM EDT Also: Mike Stud debuts at No. 1 on Rap Albums, Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" continues to gain, and Usher & Nicki Minaj's new single makes a splashy debut. LEGEND'S 'YOU' CLIPS STIRS BIG DEBUT: John Legend's "You & I (Nobody In the World)…

  19. Nicki Minaj Releases 'No Flex Zone' Remix: Listen

    July 15, 2014 2:49 PM EDT Nicki Minaj released a freestyle over Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone" "just 4 da fuq of it."   #NickiFreestyle 30 mins away just 4 da fuq of it http://t.co/OwMiha240p — PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 15, 2014   Minaj spits a boastful verse over the Mike WiLL Made…

  20. Cam'ron, Nicki Minaj & Yummy Team Up For 'So Bad': Listen

    July 15, 2014 1:42 PM EDT Cam'ron revamps his 2012 collaboration with Yummy Bingham, "So Bad," by bringing Nicki Minaj into the mix. Minaj closes the song by claiming what's hers and putting Cam' in his place: "Ayo Cam', I'm the baddest bitch/ You were acting mad happy when you…

Pages