1. Shaquille O'Neal Proposes to Nicki Minaj During Freestyle

    December 19, 2014 3:30 PM EST Nicki Minaj appeared on Inside The NBA yesterday for what Kenny Smith called, "the TNT Cypher." Smith, Shaquille O'Neal , and Grant Hill all took turns rapping light-heartedly -- Ernie Johnson mostly chose not to rhyme -- before Minaj ended up with the mic. Watch below. Grant…

  2. Charlie Daniels' Holiday Season Starts With Christmas 4 Kids Concert

    November 20, 2014 7:51 PM EST The legendary Charlie Daniels is proud of his longtime association with the annual benefit concert Christmas 4 Kids . "It's a concert with a heart," the southern rocker tells Billboard . "It's a very special thing. People are basically pretty doggone good and pretty…

  3. Code Picks of the Week: Kaskade vs. Patric la Funk & DBN, Dimond Saints & More

    September 26, 2014 5:49 PM EDT Each week, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Kaskade vs. Patric la Funk & DBN, “Please Say Quick Quack” [Audio Arkade] Largely owing to popular demand, this much-heralded mash-up from…

  4. Shaq Comes Out of Rap Retirement to Get on Pharrell's 'NBA 2K15' Soundtrack

    July 25, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Could a 'Kazaam' sequel be next? When Pharrell Williams said he was "pumped and excited" to be curating the NBA 2K15 soundtrack, he probably didn't realize he'd be getting a very special submission from one Shaquille O'Neal. The artist responsible for a…

  5. Jamie O'Neal Returns With 'Eternal,' First Album In 9 Years

    May 23, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Though it's been close to a decade since her last album, Jamie O'Neal -- who releases "Eternal" on Tuesday -- hasn't exactly been idle. She's had a few singles during that period, and has also lent her time and support to many younger female artists, such as…

  6. DJ Cassidy, 'Calling All Hearts' Remix ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J: Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 08, 2014 10:50 AM EDT In anticipation of his forthcoming album, "Paradise Royale," DJ Cassidy drops a dance remix to the album's lead single, "Calling All Hearts." Check out a stream of the Robin Thicke and Jessie J-assisted song below, exclusively premiered here on The Juice: "…

  7. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  8. 10-Year-Old Grace Liu Wants You to 'Get in My Car': Watch

    March 12, 2014 9:51 PM EDT The studio that brought you "Friday," "Chinese Food" and "It's Thanksgiving" is about to get bilingual with its newest venture. Such is the video for "Get in My Car," the new music video/song/best birthday ever from 10-year-old Grace Liu that'…

  9. Country Radio's Gerry House on Blake Shelton, Reba and Why 'Country Music Broke My Brain'

    February 25, 2014 2:48 PM EST For well over 25 years, the voice of Gerry House kept country music listeners entertained over the radio airwaves of WSIX / Nashville. The legendary personality-comedian-songwriter-singer (Does 1992's timeless Bull count?) documents many of his favorite memories from his career in "…

  10. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  11. DJ Cassidy's 'Paradise Royale' Album Unites R&B Dance Legends With Newer Stars

    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST The ambitious passion project brings voices of Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang... Album due this spring on Columbia... First single "Calling All Hearts" out February DJ Cassidy has made some…

  12. Alison Gold Delivers 'Chinese Food' to Hot 100

    October 23, 2013 4:18 PM EDT The pre-teen's controversial song debuts at No. 29 thanks to strong streaming figures Alison Gold's gone-viral hit "Chinese Food" debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, thanks almost exclusively to its popularity on YouTube. The 12-year-old singer&…

  13. Ty Herndon Returns With 'Lies I Told Myself'

    October 17, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Ty Herndon, one of the most played male country acts of the mid to late 1990s, returns to the fold with a brand new project titled "Lies I Told Myself," out Oct. 22. He tells Billboard that the music on the disc represents a little bit more modern of a sound, which was somewhat of…

  14. Alison Gold Sure Loves 'Chinese Food,' the Latest Video From the 'Friday' Creators

    October 15, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Zany "Food" video explodes on YouTube You've hit the jackpot, Internet persons who enjoy Chinese food, Asian stereotypes and videos of old guys wearing panda suits while tickling a little girl. The Jack. Pot. Courtesy of the tween-focused men who birthed Rebecca Black's …

  15. 615 Spotlight: Rachele Lynae Talks 'Fishin',' Karmin and New Music

    September 18, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae has been making the promotional rounds as of late while promoting her sassy new single "Fishin' For Something." She tells Billboard the events of this summer have been exciting. "I've been doing a lot of radio…

  16. Michael Jackson's Health Deteriorated from Sleep Deprivation, Expert tells Court

    June 24, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Michael Jackson's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday. Charles Czeisler said reports by workers on Jackson's ill-fated comeback…

  17. Unexpected Music Collaborations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    January 29, 2013 1:40 PM EST In honor of Miley and Tyler, here are 12 collaborations that we never saw coming. Soon, the world will know what a Miley Cyrus song that features Tyler, The Creator and was co-written by Mary J. Blige sounds like. The pop star revealed the gonzo collaboration on her forthcoming fourth studio…

  18. Little Big Town Float First No. 1 on Country Songs

    September 06, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer scores a top five hit and Carrie Underwood returns to No. 1 on Country Albums. Little Big Town 's "Pontoon" tops a second Billboard songs list -- this time Country Songs -- eight weeks after it became the group's first chart-topping song on Country…

  19. Wiggled Out: Purple, Red & Yellow Wiggles Leaving Group

    May 17, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 'It's Been a Great Ride In Our Big Red Car,' Founding Members Say Three founding members of the Australian group today announced they'd leave behind their famous colored skivvies -- an Aussie term for a thin sweater -- and pass them on to the next generation by year's…

  20. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

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