1. Nicki Minaj, Fabolous Perform At Hot 97 NYC Party

    December 27, 2010 10:30 AM EST New York radio station Hot 97 hosted a Christmas party on Saturday (Dec. 25) at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, and Nicki Minaj , Fabolous and Lloyd Banks , among others, performed. Here's a clip of Nicki's wired *ss -- literally -- taking the stage: Video: Hot 97 Christmas Party…

  2. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic 's Ryan Tedder's label, tweeted…

  3. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Stays Atop Hot 100, Lil Wayne Cracks Top 10

    December 23, 2010 11:00 AM EST K aty Perry 's "Firework" continues to light up the Hot 100 at No. 1, leading the chart for a third consecutive week and continuing its climb up the Radio Songs chart, where it takes the Airplay Gainer tag with a 6-3 move on the airplay list (119.3 million, up 20%, according to…

  4. Music's 15 Best & Worst Fashions Of 2010

    December 22, 2010 1:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, the stylist who brought the world some of | Drake At Lil Wayne's Post-Jail Party NIKI SCHWAN: "I worked with The 'Glee' Cast's School-Days Look NIKI SCHWAN: "I think Leighton Meester's "Somebody To Love" Video NIKI SCHWAN: "I don&…

  5. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 "Speak Now" by Taylor Swift and…

  6. Foxy Brown To Release Lil Kim Diss Track

    December 21, 2010 3:54 PM EST I guess Lil Kim isn't the only female MC trying to get her career back up off the strength of Nicki Minaj 's buzz. Foxy Brown is reportedly releasing a Lil Kim diss track titled "Christmas Massacre" on Christmas eve which a press release has dubbed "the most…

  7. Lil Kim Imitates Nicki Minaj, Says Diddy Not Loyal

    December 20, 2010 10:43 AM EST Lil Kim hit up New York Hot 97's Angie Martinez show on Friday (Dec. 17) and chatted about, you guessed it, Nicki Minaj , Diddy , and other juicy topics. Watch the clip below in which she imitates Nicki. Video: Lil Kim imitates Nicki Minaj "Just because I been in the game for a…

  8. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: T.I., Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz

    December 18, 2010 12:00 PM EST Currently-incarcerated Atlanta rapper T.I. notches the week's top debut on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as "No Mercy" opens at No. 1 with 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening marks his fourth No. 1 set on the list, following 2004&…

  9. Photos of the Year: 2010

    December 17, 2010 3:15 PM EST Lil Wayne went from a Rikers cell to center stage. Justin Bieber got cozy with Kim Kardashian and Rihanna . Britney Spears got her "Glee" on. Nicki Minaj wigged out. Alicia Keys made a beautiful bride. Jay-Z blew upYankee Stadium with Eminem and set the desert on fire with Beyonce .…

  10. Nicki Minaj Former Manager Disappointed In 'Pink Friday'

    December 17, 2010 2:19 PM EST Despite coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling 561,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen Soundscan, Nicki Minaj 's former manager, Debra Antney, isn't too happy with the final product. Aunt Deb, as she's referred to by most, sat down with Vibe and had this…

  11. Lil Wayne Performs First Show In NY Post-Jail

    December 17, 2010 12:21 PM EST Lil Wayne performed his first show in New York City post-jail last night (Dec. 16). The performance, which was for Carson Daly's New Years Eve Special, was shot at 230 5th Ave. and found Wayne joined by Nicki Minaj and Cory Gunz. Check out the clip below: Video: Lil Wayne performs in NY…

  12. Michael Jackson Cracks Top 10 of Social 50, Peas Hold at No. 1

    December 16, 2010 12:20 PM EST The Black Eyed Peas become the first act to score multiple weeks at No. 1 on the recently launched Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike -- using a formula blending weekly…

  13. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Clocks Second Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    December 16, 2010 10:53 AM EST The spinning wheel atop the Billboard Hot 100 comes to a halt for the first time in almost two months, as "Firework" by Katy Perry spends a second consecutive week at No. 1. The track also leads Digital Songs for a third straight week with 201,000 downloads (down 5%), according to…

  14. Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 15, 2010 5:50 PM EST These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 21). Read more about each of them below. Keri Hilson "No Boys Allowed" "It's basically my way of saying 'girl power,'" she says about the set's title. "The…

  15. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  16. Boyle's 'Gift' Keeps Giving on Billboard 200, 'Tron' Hits Top 10

    December 15, 2010 11:16 AM EST S usan Boyle's "The Gift" racks up its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling another 243,000 (down 10%) according to Nielsen Soundscan. In its five weeks of release, the set has moved 1.43 million. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now…

  17. Lil Wayne's '6'7,' First Single Off 'Tha Carter IV,' Premieres

    December 14, 2010 3:00 PM EST As promised, Lil Wayne 's "6'7" song, featuring Cory Guz, premiered today (Dec. 14) on the Funkmaster Flex website. "6'7," produced by Bangladesh, is the first single from Wayne's highly-anticipated "Tha Carter IV" album, scheduled for a Feb.…

  18. Nicki Minaj Talks *ss, Relationships On 'Chelsea Lately'

    December 14, 2010 11:39 AM EST Nicki Minaj is still doing her talk show rounds. Last night she hit the "Chelsea Lately" show and chatted with Chelsea about her *ss, her alter egos, relationships and more. Video: Nicki Minaj on "Chelsea Lately" "I like to, umm, well... I like for the boy to take…

  19. Update No. 2: Lil Wayne WILL BE Performing Free Show In NYC

    December 13, 2010 4:24 PM EST Ok, so here goes the final update on this one. Lil Wayne WILL be in NYC on Thursday (Dec. 16) shooting the Carson Show. According to his rep (shout out to Karen Civil), he got confused by the tweet sent out by the label but he is scheduled to be there. Sigh. I've got a headache just…

  20. POTW: Lady Gaga, Perez Hilton, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry

    December 10, 2010 8:37 PM EST Gossip blogger Perez Hilton felt up a Lady Gaga wax figure, Justin Bieber serenaded a psyched fan, Katy Perry gave Frosty the Snowman a run for his money, Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey mean-mugged, Charice hopped her way on stage, Fabolous and Trey Songz put furniture together, Mariah…

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