1. Sean Garrett Working 'Feverishly' on New Justin Bieber & Beyonce Albums, Columbia Debut

    January 20, 2011 1:48 PM EST S ean Garrett , the producer/songwriter who has helped create hits like Usher 's "Yeah!," Beyonce 's "Ring the Alarm" and Chris Brown 's "Run It," expects to "work harder than I've ever worked" in 2011 by contributing to new albums…

  2. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 Album in SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look anymore different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide, as the No. 1-debuting set -- from a rather unlikely band -- sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, Britney Spears' …

  3. Nicki Minaj Releases Lil Wayne-Assisted 'Roman's Revenge 2.0'

    January 18, 2011 11:56 AM EST Nicki Minaj recently released the official remix to her "Roman's Revenge" track, titled "Roman's Revenge 2.0," and the track features none other than Young Money labelhead Lil Wayne . Check it out below. Audio: Nicki Minaj, "Roman's Revenge 2.0,"…

  4. POTW: Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj

    January 14, 2011 5:27 PM EST Christina Aguilera and her son posed with the Disney clan, Justin Bieber got bruised, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj made silly faces, Gucci Mane got an ice-cream tat on his face, Amy Winehouse let the girls breathe, Jennifer Lopez smiled hard while Steven Tyler seemed disconnected, Cee-Lo and…

  5. Foxy Brown Releases Lil Kim Diss Track

    January 14, 2011 10:43 AM EST Foxy Brown 's delayed Lil Kim diss track, now titled "Massacre," was finally released yesterday (Jan. 13), and in it Foxy invites listeners to "witness the rise and the fall of Miss Kimberly Jones" over Jay-Z 's "So Ghetto" instrumental. Audio: Foxy…

  6. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "Pink Friday" claims the chart throne…

  7. Sade, Willow Smith, Kanye Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations

    January 12, 2011 5:23 PM EST S ade , Usher , Kanye West and newcomer Willow Smith are among the multiple nominees in the recording category for the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. Nominations for the 42nd annual ceremony were announced today (Jan. 12) during a press conference at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills,…

  8. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Takes No. 1 in Record-Low Sales Week

    January 12, 2011 12:39 PM EST This week, though Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, it does so while earning a dubious honor. With just 52,000 copies sold (down 32%), it earns the distinction of notching the lowest-ever sales frame for a No. 1…

  9. Britney Spears' 30 Most Outrageous Outfits

    January 11, 2011 4:15 PM EST Since she exploded onto the music scene in 1998, Britney Spears has become a pro at turning heads on red carpets, as well as concert stages. Whether she was dolled up for an awards ceremony, or dressed down for a Starbucks run, what Britney was wearing became almost as celebrated and…

  10. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Get Flirty On Set Of 'Fly' Video

    January 10, 2011 1:49 PM EST Rihanna and Nicki Minaj shot the video for "Fly" over the weekend, and the two friendly gals wasted no time to get cutesy -- and playfully flirty -- with each other. "Me and Nikki in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!!" Rihanna tweeted along with the above…

  11. POTW: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jay-Z

    January 07, 2011 5:33 PM EST Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres played Charlie's Angels, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez canoodled on a private yacht, Jay-Z , Chris Martin and Kanye West were the new Men in Black, Lady Gaga became the witch of Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj rode home sans Drake on New Years Eve and Katy…

  12. Eminem, Drake Lead Rap Sales Surge in 2010

    January 06, 2011 6:15 PM EST While there was plenty of dispiriting news in Nielsen SoundScan's year-end numbers for 2010 , there were a couple of bright spots: For one, rap music made a big comeback last year, driven by the top-selling album of the year, Eminem's "Recovery," and the non-traditional…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Skillz

    January 06, 2011 5:54 PM EST Fresh off his coronation as Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop artist of 2010, Eminem returns to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "Recovery" - the past year's top title on the tally - rebounds 3-1 on the chart. The jump grants "Recovery" its 14th week at No. 1,…

  14. Jersey Shore's Pauly D Live Q&A Archived Video

    January 06, 2011 12:30 PM EST Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D You know DJ Pauly D best as co-star on MTV's reality juggernaut "Jersey Shore," and soon he'll have his very own MTV spin-off about his "life outside of the shore." On Jan. 5, the very day before the premiere of the third season of …

  15. Taylor Swift Still Tops Billboard 200, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 11:00 AM EST With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 albums chart begins to approach normality again, as many holiday flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielsen SoundScan tracking week of 2010, Taylor…

  16. Watch: Muppets Remix Kanye West's 'Monster'

    January 04, 2011 5:33 PM EST When Kanye West & co. rap about nightmarish beings in "Monster," it's doubtful that they had the Muppets in mind. However, a fan video remixing West's posse cut has hit the Web, combining Jim Henson's fuzzy creatures and profanity-laced rhymes in the most awesome…

  17. Lil Kim Goes At Nicki Minaj, Again

    January 03, 2011 3:02 PM EST Lil Kim hosted her own New Year's Eve party and took the time to go at Nicki Minaj , again. Video: Lil Kim attacks Nicki Minaj, again "I think this other bitch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the muthaf*ckin' other queen, Mary J. Blige. Me and my girl Mary…

  18. New Year's Eve 2011: 10 Best TV Performances

    January 01, 2011 11:29 AM EST New Year's Eve was an awesome night for music on TV, with everyone from Nicki Minaj "Save Me" (New Year's Eve with Carson Daly) Taio Cruz "Higher"/"Dynamite" (Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve) Drake "Fancy" (Dick Clark's…

  19. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Reveals More Collabs, M.I.A. Drops 'Vicki Leekx' Mixtape

    December 31, 2010 5:16 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Chris Brown Reveals Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne Collabs Chris Brown isn't just recording with Justin Bieber these days. The beleaguered R&B/pop star is also laying down tracks with Bruno Mars , Pitbull , Busta…

  20. Kanye West's Unfinished 'Monster' Video Hits The Net

    December 30, 2010 12:00 PM EST Kanye West recently released a snippet of his "Monster" video, which had fans excited to see the final product. Now, the unfinished version of "Monster" hit the net and fans are one step closer to seeing the end result. Video: Kanye West's "Monster," feat.…

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