1. The 10 Worst Songs of the 2010s (So Far)

    January 12, 2015 4:30 PM EST Woman-hating, Instagramming and Achy Breaky-ing were among the worst musical offenses of the half-decade. The end of 2014 also meant the end of the first half of the 2010s, and although the half-decade has included some soaring highs for popular music, the past five years has also…

  2. Who Were 1984’s One-Hit Wonders?

    October 24, 2014 6:27 PM EDT So, what was the "Macarena" of 1984? The better question is -- what wasn't? Sexy talk and German anti-war protest songs ruled in the fight to be forgotten. Below, you can hear tracks from lesser-known Jackson siblings and listen to Clint Eastwood in a country song. A Look…

  3. NBA Jams: 10 Slammin' Songs For The All-Star Game

    February 26, 2012 4:45 PM EST While fans get ready to watch Kobe, LeBron, Dwight and CP3 in Orlando, Billboard.com is offering its own stellar basketball collection: 10 basketball-themed songs and music videos that will fire up any hoops diehard. From Michael Jackson's b-ball jam to all-star tracks by Shaquille O&…

  4. Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal's 10 Best Music Moments

    June 03, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Earlier this week, lovable basketball big man Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement after 19 seasons and four NBA championships. Although Shaq's career will undoubtedly be remembered for his dominating defense, powerful dunks and iffy free-throw shooting, Diesel has also been…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Skillz , born Shaquan Lewis, scores…

  6. 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…

  7. Bun B Reps for Texas on 'Trill OG' Album

    August 02, 2010 8:00 AM EDT Rappers have a propensity for christening themselves with royal titles to promote their standing in hip-hop (e.g., King of the South, Prince of Rap). But for rapper Bun B , "Trill OG," while less regal than most, was the most fitting. "My plan is just to ignite the fire that…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne

    January 07, 2010 5:45 PM EST FOLK TALES: Billboard's Folk Albums chart sports its first non-holiday No. 1 since its launch at the beginning of December. The Avett Brothers ' "I and Love and You" lifts 3-1, as the list's sole previous leader, Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart,"…

  9. Pitbull Ready For A 'Rebelution'

    August 14, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Last year, the once mighty TVT Records filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually shut its doors, leaving a number of artists in limbo. But for Miami rapper Pitbull , who signed to TVT in 2004 and released four albums on the label, the turn of events provided an opportunity to break free…

  10. Bun B Memorializes Pimp C With Final UGK Album

    March 23, 2009 5:23 PM EDT When his musical partner Pimp C passed away 15 months ago, rapper Bun B vowed to make sure the public would be able to hear the final songs they'd written together. "We weren't trying to take a new direction with this album; we just wanted to solidify the legacy we've set…

  11. Lil Wayne Producers Shocked By Grammy Nod

    December 05, 2008 3:43 PM EST Sibling duo Play-N-Skillz scored their first Grammy last year for best rap performance by duo or group for their production on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." But for Play, this week's album of the year nomination for Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is by far…

  12. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on…

  13. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." "I was trying to make the whole album be…

  14. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare'…

  15. Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is featuring more than three dozen original or licensed tracks from 22 top hip-hop acts in "NBA 2K5," a fall release for PlayStat In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is…

  16. Full Lineup Uncapped For Sprite Tour

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a number of artists to its bill, which will take two stages of performances to 20 cities in late summer. The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a…

  17. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's largest hip-hop communities. Okayplayer has…

  18. Billboard Bits: Cole/Price, Lyricist Lounge, Wainwright

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Bits: Natalie Cole and Kelly Price at the Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer concert and awards, Lyricist Lounge tour postponed, and Rufus Wainwright schedules a handful of shows. Natalie Cole -- who will release her debut Verve album, "Ask a Woman Who Knows," tomorrow …