1. Nicki Minaj's Kinetic 'Till the World Ends (Remix)' Cameo: Watch

    November 15, 2011 8:04 PM EST Nicki Minaj may have wrapped up her dates with Britney Spears, but that doesn't mean the pink-wigged rapper is finished with the "Femme Fatale" tour. Minaj has continued appearing during Spears' performance of "Till the World Ends (Remix)" in a rapid-fire video…

  2. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake brought along only close friends and family…

  3. Daughtry, Gym Class Heroes Added to Lineup at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2011 9:45 AM EST Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae , as well as Gym Class Heroes , have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show). They join previously announced performers Katy Perry , Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera , Justin Bieber …

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey, Beach Boys, Lou Reed

    November 11, 2011 4:15 PM EST Justin Bieber was born the year that Mariah Carey first released 'All I Want for Christmas Is You.' Now their duet of the song is on the Hot 100. CAREY ON: With the help of an artist who was less than a year old when the song was originally released, Mariah Carey returns to the…

  5. Drake: The Billboard Q&A

    November 11, 2011 11:10 AM EST On Oct. 24, You've mentioned feeling like a guinea pig for the current state of the music industry. I genuinely feel like the first one that really launched a career in this time period. I say it on my album, "They take the greats from the past and compare us/But I wonder if they&…

  6. Kanye West, Jay-Z Rock The Runway At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    November 10, 2011 11:05 AM EST What do you get when you mix angel wings, wonder bras and Kanye West ? The spectacle that is the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, of course. On Wednesday (Nov. 9), the Angels spread their wings and took to the runway for another dazzling VS fashion show at the Lexington Avenue Armory…

  7. Prince & Nicki Minaj Rock the Versace For H&M Fashion Show: Video

    November 09, 2011 10:00 PM EST Nicki Minaj and Prince lit up the stage last night at Pier 57 in NYC for the H&M and Versace runway. The eccentric pair took turns performing in front of Versace's most glittering super-fans including Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, Ke$ha, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Alba. "To have…

  8. #Guilty: Artists React To Conrad Murray Verdict on Twitter

    November 07, 2011 7:05 PM EST As the long-awaited Conrad Murray decision was made public , crowds outside the courtroom could be heard cheering Judge Michael Pastor's "guilty" verdict. But what about the rest of the world? Billboard.com tracked down ten memorable tweets from artists mourning, praying,…

  9. FCC Loses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Case

    November 02, 2011 8:02 PM EDT CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled. According to The Wrap , Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half…

  10. Four-Play: Nicki Minaj Shakes Her 'A$$' for Big Sean, Mary J. Blige Takes Control & More

    November 01, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Big Sean and Nicki Minaj leave little up to the imagination, V.V. Brown roams downtown Los Angeles, Wale and J. Cole live in luxury and veteran Mary J. Blige takes control. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, V.V. Brown, Chiddy Bang, Wale, J.Cole,…

  11. Drake Debuts 'The Motto,' T.I.'s 'Headlines' Remix & Talks Kendrick Lamar Feature

    November 01, 2011 2:30 PM EDT While stopping by L.A.'s Power 106 radio station yesterday (Oct. 31), Drake debuted a gem for the west coast, titled " The Motto ," and T.I. 's remix to his Rap Songs No. 1, "Headlines." "The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne , pays tribute to the Bay Area…

  12. Miranda Lambert Live Q&A: Watch Again

    November 01, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Chart Article Miranda Lambert Watch Again! Country's resident badass chick and recent Billboard cover star Miranda Lambert is coming up on a big week. On Nov. 1, she released "Four the Record" -- her (you guessed it) fourth record -- hot on the heels of the debut of her gal-pal…

  13. Drake Calls On Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Wayne & More for 'Take Care' Album

    October 31, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Drake 's much anticipated sophomore album is finally starting to take shape with the revealing of the official tracklist. "Take Care" (Nov. 15) includes guest appearances by The Weeknd , Rick Ross , Andre 3000 , Lil Wayne , Rihanna and more. With all of those big names, Drizzy…

  14. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Spit 'History of Rap, Vol. 3'

    October 31, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Jay-Z and Kanye West weren't the only ones trading verses this weekend: Justin Timberlake stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday (Oct. 28) to deliver the third installment of his "History of Rap" collaboration with the host. With The Roots'…

  15. Bryan Ferry Plots U.S. Return, Talks Style, Scandal & Roxy 'Babies'

    October 28, 2011 10:20 PM EDT After a long absence Bryan Ferry just finished hopscotching around the United States in support of his latest album, "Olympia." It features an impressive array of guest musicians like Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters and Groover Armanda. And keeping with his debonair image longtime fan…

  16. Nicki Minaj Curses Out Maid: Report

    October 28, 2011 1:25 PM EDT During an alleged heated verbal exchange at her home this morning (Oct. 28), "Super Bass" singer/rapper Nicki Minaj cursed out a former maid, whom a source says she mistook for a different maid she had fired weeks prior. According to TMZ , weeks ago Minaj's maid took a photo of…

  17. Chart Juice: Drake Vaults 50 Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    October 28, 2011 12:30 PM EDT It's been quite a birthday week for Drake . The same week Drake turns 25 years old (Oct. 24), the rapper earns Greatest Gainer honors on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj , blasts 50 spots from No. 94 to No. 44. That's…

  18. Get the Halloween Look: Rihanna, Nicki, LMFAO & More

    October 27, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Look no further than pop music's biggest stars for costume inspiration this Halloween . LMFAO Boys will be boys, and there's no better dudebroparty look than the Gordy guys of LMFAO. This is a particularly great costume idea for those fellas who sometimes find it difficult to dress…

  19. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17, raised her YouTube profile views from 104…

  20. Track Review: Willow Smith Feat. Nicki Minaj, 'Fireball'

    October 27, 2011 8:00 AM EDT WILLOW SMITH Fireball (feat. Nicki Minaj) (4:11) Producer: Stoopid Robots Writer: O. Rambert, M. Kinchen, L. Franklin, O. Miraj Publisher: various Roc Nation/Columbia Looking to build momentum for her forthcoming debut album, viral sensation Willow Smith teams with Young Money's most…

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