1. Watch Rapper Plies Get Body Slammed by Fan at Florida Concert

    April 04, 2015 11:46 AM EDT Rapper Plies was attacked on stage by a fan during a concert in Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday night (April 3). An angry fan grabbed Plies by the waist and slammed him to the ground after the rapper said he was "too close" to him on stage. Watch the vicious incident below, via TMZ .…

  2. Top 10 Dirtiest Rappers

    September 13, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The 10 hip-hop stars with the filthiest lyrics, from Lil Wayne to Akinyele to Plies, all for your nasty listening pleasure. If you're a rapper whose first name is not "Will" and whose last name is not "Smith," you probably utilize profanity, some sexual innuendo, and…

  3. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  4. Listen: Plies Releases Trayvon Martin Tribute, 'We Are Trayvon'

    March 28, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. by a community watch captain in February despite being unarmed, has sparked a media firestorm and allegations of racism. Many public figures, from President Obama to the members of the Miami…

  5. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop&…

  6. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

  7. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debuts. "Deep" ascends 2-1 on Radio…

  8. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing sequel, "Recovery" (Web/Shady…

  9. DMX Calls Plies 'One of the Worst' Rappers Out

    September 07, 2010 3:15 PM EDT D MX dropped by St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1 to talk about his new album but ended up dissing Plies in the process. When asked who he's feeling on the hip-hop scene, X praised T.I. but said that "[Plies] has to be one of the worst." From RapRadar : Video: DMX Disses Plies…

  10. Nelly Regains Cool with Taylor Swift's Help

    September 06, 2010 12:00 PM EDT He's a Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum hip-hop star who's scored a host of top 10 hits, collaborated with heavy hitters from T.I. to Tim McGraw , owns a label and a successful clothing line and is celebrating his 10th anniversary in music. But for rapper Nelly 's teenage…

  11. Jeezy Sets 'TM103' Release Date, Calls It His 'Best' Album Yet

    July 19, 2010 5:32 PM EDT After numerous delays, rap star Jeezy announced today (July 19) that his fourth studio album, "TM103," will be released on Sept. 28. The album's first single, "Jizzle," is produced by longtime collaborator Shawty Redd and features Lil Jon . Among the other…

  12. 'Glee' Rises Past 'Twilight' To Top Billboard 200

    June 16, 2010 12:51 PM EDT It was Team Jacob and Team Edward versus the Gleeks this past week in the race to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack went up against the latest installment of the "Glee" soundtrack series -- "Journey to Regionals." …

  13. 'Twilight,' 'Glee,' Aguilera Vying For Top Spots on Billboard 200

    June 09, 2010 5:41 PM EDT The Billboard 200 is finally heating up after a long spell of lackluster weeks, as three just-released albums are going to make big bows on the tally next week. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack is going up against both Christina Aguilera 's first studio release in nearly…

  14. Billboard Bits: Black Keys, Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Jagged Edge and more

    May 18, 2010 7:09 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Black Keys are a duo no longer, at least when it comes to the band's fiery live performances. The band debuted its new lineup as a four piece during live taping for AOL this afternoon (May 18).…

  15. Greyson Chance Signs with Interscope, ACL Lineup Announced

    May 18, 2010 1:43 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Greyson Chance has signed a recording contract with Interscope. The sixth grader blew up on the internet in late April after posting a video of himself covering Lady Gaga 's "Paparazzi" at a talent show. The…

  16. Eminem Leads Host Of High Debuts On Hot 100

    May 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT As mentioned in a breaking story yesterday , Eminem scores his third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with the chart-topping debut of "Not Afraid." The song is one of two top 10 debuts and five top 40 entries for the week. Eminem also announced a pair of stadium concerts with Jay-Z yesterday…

  17. LL Cool J Knocks Out Palin Plans, Miley Cyrus Movie Panned

    April 01, 2010 1:50 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, an interview with LL Cool J has been removed from tonight's debut episode of Sarah Palin's talk show on Fox, because it turns out he wasn't actually interviewed for the show. Diddy 's new group Dirty…

  18. Listen Free: Usher's "Raymond Vs. Raymond"

    March 30, 2010 10:30 AM EDT On his album, "Raymond Vs. Raymond," released today (March 30) on Jive Records, Usher got his swag back. Listen to the new and improved sex symbol's latest set for free, right here on Billboard.com. LISTEN TO "RAYMOND VS. RAYMOND" Usher Chart History | Usher Billboard…

  19. Ke$ha Bumps Jay-Z, Clocks First Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2009 1:37 PM EST Newcomer Ke$ha takes her first solo chart single "TiK ToK" to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (2-1), set to be released on Billboard.com Thursday (Dec. 24). Ke$ha is the first female vocalist to rise to No. 1 with her debut single since Lady Gaga stormed the list with "Just…

  20. Chris Brown Gets Personal With Rihanna On Leaked 'Graffiti' Tracks

    December 03, 2009 2:29 PM EST Though Chris Brown hasn't discussed the intimate details about his assault of Rihanna in interviews to promote the Dec. 8 release of "Graffiti," several tracks from the just-leaked album seem to directly address the singer's feelings about his ex-girlfriend. "I might…

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