1. Robin Thicke Mulls His Next Move: 'A Country Album, A Christmas Album, A Gospel Album?'

    August 09, 2013 12:24 AM EDT Robin Thicke is enjoying a pop culture moment with the upbeat Marvin Gaye-esque single "Blurred Lines," but the song didn't click with his record label when he previewed it last summer. "The record company didn't get it. They didn't even pay for the video.…

  2. T.I.: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 26, 2012 1:00 PM EST "People keep expecting me to fail. I'm going to continue to be huge." Inside the making of T.I.'s "Trouble Man." On Aug. 31, 2011, Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. walked out of Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Forrest City, a low-security federal…

  3. DJ Soul Drops 'Big Pun Tribute' Mixtape

    February 08, 2011 2:41 PM EST To celebrate his 11th death anniversary yesterday (Feb. 7), friend of the Juice DJ Soul finally dropped his " Big Pun Tribute" mixtape, which originally supposed to drop last year. Soul plans to release the tape on iTunes and donate all the proceeds to Pun's family. Here is the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Canoodles with Jake Gyllenhaal, Coldplay Puts People to Sleep

    October 26, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted Apple Picking Taylor Swift has been spotted around New York City with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The two spent the past weekend (Oct. 23-24) apple picking in Hopewell Junction,…

  5. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

  6. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg T.I. Kanye West Best collaboration: Ciara f…