1. Five Hits, One Album: The Strategy Behind Ariana Grande's Singles From 'My Everything'

    April 28, 2015 11:05 AM EDT From 'Problem' to 'One Last Time,' Republic Records has carefully sequenced the hits from Grande's smash second album. Ariana Grande keeps collecting hits from her sophomore album, My Everything , as "One Last Time" pushes to a new peak, No. 13, on the…

  2. Who's Hotter, Beyonce or Ariana Grande? Find Out What FHM Decided

    April 28, 2015 8:08 AM EDT While British actress Michelle Keegan sits pretty on top of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2015 list as declared by FHM magazine, a few spots behind her is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. While everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna to Katy Perry all nabbed spots on the list of…

  3. Nicki Minaj Makes Boys' Dreams Come True at Bar Mitzvah -- See for Yourself

    April 27, 2015 8:40 PM EDT Nicki Minaj gave a performance at a 13-year-old's bar mitzvah party this past weekend that might have even given her boss Lil Wayne 's daughter's Sweet 16 party a run for its money.  Meek Mill Opens Up About Dating, Arguing With Nicki Minaj The event was in honor of New York…

  4. Drake's 'My Side' Starts in Top 10 on Twitter Top Tracks

    April 24, 2015 3:10 PM EDT Plus, comedian Amy Schumer & David Hasselhoff turn their latest projects into chart hits. Drake earns his sixth top 10 hit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with “My Side,” which arrives at No. 9. The rapper announced the song as a bonus inclusion on the April 21 physical release of his…

  5. Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' Debuts at No. 1

    April 24, 2015 1:50 PM EDT Tyler, The Creator takes the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Cherry Bomb enters with 51,000 first week sales, according to Nielsen Music (in the week ending April 19). It’s the rapper’s second chart-topper after Goblin started at the top in 2011 (45,000 sold). His 2013 follow-up,…

  6. Billboard Cover: Romeo Santos on Selling Out Stadiums 'Like Beyonce,' Rumors About His Sexuality and Manning Up as a Father

    April 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT With a high-profile cameo in 'Furious 7' and co-signs from Usher and Drake, the bachata star may finally be crossing over -- but strictly on his own terms. On May 31, 2014, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami,  Romeo Santos  brought a girl in her 20s out of the crowd to join him…

  7. Nicki Minaj, 'Duck Dynasty' Guy, MLK: It's Name-Dropping Season for 2016 Candidates

    April 23, 2015 8:44 AM EDT Many of the 2016 presidential hopefuls are salting their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki Minaj  and astronomer Galileo. It's all part of a not-so-subtle effort to…

  8. Music Messenger, the App That Nicki Minaj and David Guetta Invested In, Is Exploding -- Here's Why

    April 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT A team of six Israeli engineers may have figured out a way to make music messaging pop -- and it has nothing to do with the United States. Six guys, in-between projects and seemingly semi-bored in Israel, were looking for a way to avoid having to copy and paste YouTube links when they…

  9. Coachella Tweets Dropped By How Much From Weekend One to Two?

    April 21, 2015 9:30 PM EDT Although equally well-attended, social engagement at the festival took a nose-dive during its second go-round. The Coachella festival had no problem selling out two weekends, and with a surprise appearance from Kanye West , weekend two didn't lack for headlines, either. Yet the total…

  10. Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins and More to Play New Miami Concert Series

    April 21, 2015 11:40 AM EDT Live Nation Florida is launching a new concert series that will bring a varied list of acts, from Nicki Minaj to Counting Crows and Hillsong United , to Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. The series -- titled simply Bayfront Park Amphitheatre Concert Series -- kicks off May 16 with the Go…

  11. Coachella 2015: Nicki Minaj Joins Drake, Father John Misty Offers Assist to Injured Florence Welch

    April 20, 2015 2:15 AM EDT Other surprises during weekend-two included Kanye West (with The Weeknd and Stromae) and Ciara, who debuted a remix with Dutch DJ R3hab. Kanye West upped the cameo ante on Coachella's second Saturday (April 18) when the controversial rapper joined The Weeknd for a mini-set that included…

  12. Coachella 2015: David Guetta Added More Hip-Hop to His Set After Seeing Flosstradamus

    April 18, 2015 11:30 AM EDT At Coachella, Flosstradamus and David Guetta harness the high energy of hip-hop. Most folks know David Guetta as the first DJ to blur the lines between EDM and pop (" Sexy Bitch ," " I Gotta Feeling "). But lately, it seems like the French producer has fallen under hip-hop…

  13. Nicki Minaj Crew Member's Death: Hearing Delayed

    April 16, 2015 12:21 AM EDT A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed. A judge Wednesday continued Pierce Boykin's preliminary hearing until April 28. That's when she is expected to determine…

  14. Watch Drake's Priceless Face as He Recoils from Madonna's Smooch

    April 13, 2015 5:20 AM EDT What Madonna wants, Madonna gets. That’s been the storyline for the past 30 or so years. Drake apparently didn’t study the script.  The Canadian rapper headlined Coachella in the Californian desert on Sunday night, wrapping up the first round of the two-weekend extravaganza. But it was…

  15. 'SNL' Recap: Mumford & Sons Go Electric, Taraji P. Henson Mocks 'Empire' & More

    April 12, 2015 12:26 PM EDT Henson terrorized Cookie Monster as her character from the hit Fox drama, along with impersonating Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes. Good news, boo boo kitties: Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, where she played Nicki Minaj , a baseball player and, of course, her…

  16. Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on Why No One Really Wants to See Her Naked, Her Impure Thoughts About Barack Obama and Why She's 'Not Here to Be Your Idol'

    April 03, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Nine o'clock one Monday night, Azealia Banks is demanding a rolling pin. The 23-year-old rapper-singer-controversy magnet wants to show off her cooking skills, so she has decided to make her grandmother's chicken and dumpling soup from scratch. She chooses a ritzy…

  17. Pancake Beef: Nicki Minaj Shades IHOP on Twitter

    March 19, 2015 12:10 PM EDT They should probably delete that truffle butter joke from this weekend's scheduled tweets. First the Iggy Azalea vs. Papa John's beef , now this? The International House of Pancakes social media technician thought he or she had come up with a great Rae Sremmurd joke, but Nicki Minaj…

  18. Nicki Minaj the First Woman With 4 Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    March 17, 2015 4:20 PM EDT "Truffle Butter" is now No. 1 on the chart. Nicki Minaj becomes the first female artist to chart four songs simultaneously in the top 10 of Billboard 's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (dated March 28), as "Feeling Myself," featuring Beyonce ,…

  19. Nicki Minaj Announces North American Summer Tour Dates

    March 16, 2015 10:05 PM EDT Nicki Minaj announced The Pinkprint summer tour dates Monday and she's bringing a solid cast of friends along with her for the North American run.  Nicki Minaj Road Crew Stabbing: Charge Upgraded to Murder Kicking off July 17 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas with Meek Mill , Rae…

  20. Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia

    March 15, 2015 11:10 PM EDT The Queen of Pop is back on the throne Down Under.   Madonna's new album Rebel Heart has debuted at the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming her 11th No. 1 in Australia, a run that stretches back to True Blue  which reached the summit in August 1986. The pop veteran now…

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