1. Joey Bada$$, Jidenna & Ryan Leslie Share Business Advice for Global Hip Hop Day Hosted by Kevin Liles

    June 09, 2017 4:14 PM EDT On Thursday, Joey Bada$$ , Jidenna and Ryan Leslie participated in a panel discussion for Global Hip Hop Day to educate aspiring artists on ways to generate money in hip-hop. Spearheaded by music executive Kevin Liles and Hot 97's Ebro Darden, the three artists dropped every possible gem…

  2. Ryan Leslie Enjoys The Good Life in 'The Wonderful Ones' Video: Premiere

    March 15, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Ryan Leslie may have kept his pockets full after launching  SuperPhone  (a handy dandy service available via app or web that helps users filter multiple conversations while managing social media apps), but he continues to rock the mic, as heard on his new offering "The Wonderful Ones.…

  3. App Revenue: How Artists Can Profit From Video Gaming's Recent Lessons

    July 14, 2015 9:46 AM EDT Do musicians need to sign to a major label to make it in 2015? Do they need Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote themselves, their music and that super exclusive behind-the-scenes selfie with their dog? Increasingly not, and a wave of new apps look set to make it even easier to sustain…

  4. Four-Play: Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie & B.o.B

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Tyga goes for the gold, Wale revisits his youth, Ryan Leslie lives lavishly in M.I.A., and B.o.B plays globetrotter. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie, and B.o.B. Tyga's gold-themed video exemplifies the West Coast rapper's affinity…

  5. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 19, 2011 8:30 PM EDT R yan Leslie demands "glory," Kid Cudi reassures us he's quit smoking, Swizz Beatz puts his own spin on the Knicks theme song and Waka Flocka Flame is "just thuggin' " in a Pink Panther chain. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. 1. In the black and…

  6. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  7. Kanye West's 'G.O.O.D. Music Fridays' Inspires Other Artists

    November 30, 2010 12:36 PM EST Before he had even come up with a street date for his next album, Kanye West tweeted in August that he was going to give away a brand-new song, free of charge, every week until Christmas. West worked hard to keep his pledge, and his "G.O.O.D. Music Fridays," named after his label…

  8. Asher Roth Gets Political With 'Bongress' Initiative

    October 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT Proposition 19, the proposal to regulate cannabis and make marijuana-related activities taxable, will appear on California ballots on Election Day next Tuesday (Nov. 2), and Asher Roth has become one of its most vocal supporters. In the spare time he had while working on his sophomore album,…

  9. Duck Sauce Use Famous Friends to Score Dance Hit

    October 24, 2010 8:00 AM EDT One legendary diva, two DJ/producers and a cavalcade of hip stars are the forces behind one of the hottest dance tracks in the world this week. Released digitally Oct. 12, Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" is No. 3 on the Official Charts Co.'s albums listing in the United…

  10. Lloyd Banks Preps 'Hunger for More' After Going Gold

    October 16, 2010 8:06 AM EDT L loyd Banks recently claimed gold when his independent top 20 hit, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," sold 523,000 digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And what better way to find out the news than through a good, old-fashioned prank staged by two hip-hop heavyweights? The prank…

  11. Duck Sauce's 'Barbra Streisand' Gets Help From Pharrell, Kanye, Questlove

    September 28, 2010 4:02 PM EDT Duck Sauce, aka DJ duo Armand Van Helden and A-Trak , recently released a video for its newest single, "Barbra Streisand." While the song is funkalicious on its own, the video takes it to a whole new level, with a cornucopia of celebrity appearances. Video: Duck Sauce, "Barbra…

  12. Ryan Leslie Splits With Universal; Works On Indie Album

    June 23, 2010 2:25 PM EDT Ryan Leslie enamored old and new fans alike last night (June 23) during the first of two back-to-back performances at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. The R&B singer/rapper/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist -- who parted ways with former label Universal Motown last month --…

  13. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 4:05 PM EDT After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. "He said, 'I'd really like to do something that puts…

  14. Chris Brown Headlines Virginia Benefit Concert

    April 19, 2010 10:50 AM EDT Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits from his previous two albums. He will be…

  15. Video: Keri Hilson Talks Grammy Noms, Performs "Knock You Down"

    January 20, 2010 1:15 PM EST may be almost a month old now, but singer/songwriter Keri Hilson is still aglow thinking about what an incredible year 2009 was -- she's got two Grammy nominations as a constant reminder. She told Billboard all about it in a recent video interview, and performed her hit "Knock…

  16. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better... more than I am." Since breaking…

  17. Rihanna / December 3, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 1:26 PM EST R ihanna performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (Dec. 3) as part of MySpace's urban music concert series, "The Release," in celebration of her new album, "Rated R." But the festivities were rather short, with Rihanna -- who hit the stage…

  18. Melanie Fiona Crossing 'The Bridge' At Last

    October 29, 2009 5:19 PM EDT M elanie Fiona 's debut has been a long time coming. After multiple delays, an internet leak this past summer and an early (Oct. 20) iTunes digital release Fiona's debut album, "The Bridge," will finally be available on Nov. 10 on Title 9/SRC/Universal Motown. Now, the…

  19. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET's recently launched CENTRIC Network. Taping…

  20. Kid Cudi, Chrisette Michele On Tap For BET Concert Series

    July 14, 2009 3:48 PM EDT BET Networks, in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka, will debut a TV and concert series dubbed "Rising Icons" on July 27. Each 30-minute episode will offer a glimpse into the life of an emerging artist by chronicling their journeys at home and on tour. The line-up of artists featured…

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