1. 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…

  2. 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 ,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Janoskians' 'Girl' Debuts on Twitter Top Tracks

    March 13, 2015 1:08 PM EDT The comedy group makes a Top 10 debut, while Carly Rae Jepsen takes over the top slot. Plus, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran earn a chart milestone. Australian comedy/music group The Janoskians enter at No. 6 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "LA Girl." The song scores the…

  6. Nicki Minaj Sweetens Maroon 5's 'Sugar' Remix: Listen

    March 09, 2015 8:00 PM EDT If you need an extra injection of sweetness, who better to call than Nicki Minaj ? The rapper lends a new verse to Maroon 5 's just-released "Sugar" remix, which also has an updated, bouncier backbeat. Nicki Minaj's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits In addition to…

  7. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studio time with during the Rebel Heart recording…

  8. Nicki Minaj Road Crew Stabbing: Charge Upgraded to Murder

    March 03, 2015 5:59 PM EST Philadelphia police have upgraded the charges facing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a member of Nicki Minaj 's road crew. Pierce Boykin, 31, is now in custody on a murder warrant, Philadelphia police confirmed to Billboard . Boykin was arrested Feb. 23 and hit with a variety of…

  9. Madonna Scores Historic 71st Top 40 U.K. Single

    March 01, 2015 10:20 PM EST Madonna extends her own record for the most top 40 singles in the U.K. by a woman. Madonna scores her 71st top 40 single on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, as "Living For Love" debuts at No. 26 on the list dated March 1. The achievement extends her own record for the most top…

  10. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to…

  11. Blur Steps 'Out' on Twitter Top Tracks

    February 26, 2015 4:12 PM EST Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts. U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's newest offering previews their first studio…

  12. Watch The 'Broad City' Girls' Nicki Minaj 'Micro-Impression'

    February 20, 2015 9:33 PM EST When a full impression is just too long, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City recommend the 'mico-impression.' Watch the 'Broad City' Girls' Incredible Sleater-Kinney Interview   The comedy duo joined David Letterman on The Late Show Thursday night,…

  13. Nicki Minaj Crew Member's Death: Arrests Expected

    February 20, 2015 5:52 PM EST Police in Philadelphia say arrests are expected in the killing of a member of rapper Nicki Minaj 's tour. Homicide Capt. James Clark tells The Associated Press that detectives have identified three people involved in a fight early Wednesday that ended with the fatal stabbing of 29…

  14. Madonna Notches Historic 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

    February 19, 2015 9:00 PM EST The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Living for Love,' tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs , where "Living for Love…

  15. Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and More Nab Nominations at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

    February 19, 2015 2:48 PM EST This year's Grammy Awards may not have wholly embraced the pop tastes of tweens, but their voices ring loud and clear in the music category nominations for the fan-voted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on Nick on March 28. Billboard got a head's up on the nominees…

  16. Music Stars Share Valentine's Day Wishes on Social Media

    February 14, 2015 4:15 PM EST Love is in the air today (Feb. 14), as numerous artists from around the music world are celebrating Valentine's Day on social media. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years From pop superstars like Madonna and Ariana Grande to rockers…

  17. Salva Talks Pop Production, the San Francisco Scene & Being 'Butt-Hurt' About Beyonce Haters

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Salva has done a complete 180 from when he first started putting out music in 2009. You might know him from his remix of Kanye West 's "Mercy" in 2012, but the DJ and producer born Paul Salva's first releases were the ultimate…

  18. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  19. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Pitbull, Ne-Yo Blast Toward Top 10 With 'Time of Our Lives'

    February 06, 2015 11:20 AM EST The collab also tops Hot Rap Songs. Plus, moves for Nicki Minaj, Natalie La Rose, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, while Rihanna , Kanye West and Paul McCartney…

  20. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and  Luke…

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