1. Timbaland & La La Anthony Team for Hip-Hop Docuseries

    January 27, 2016 6:09 PM EST The Leftfield Entertainment project will center on Face Time Agency, one of the industry's top casting agencies for booking music video & hip-hop fashion models. The Empire effect continues. Music producer Timbaland and actress La La Anthony are joining forces with Leftfield…

  2. Timbaland Produces New Version of 'Daily Show' Theme Song: Listen

    January 05, 2016 3:23 PM EST Trevor Noah now has his own version of the Daily Show theme song. The comedian-turned-host who took over the Comedy Central series in September debuted a new version of the tune "Dog on Fire," which has been the show's song since its 1996 inception. Trevor Noah Opens '…

  3. 'What I'm Building Is an Empire': Timbaland Launches New Partnership With Jingle Punks

    January 05, 2016 2:51 PM EST The legendary producer wants to be everywhere. After 20 years in the music business, there isn't much that Timbaland hasn't accomplished -- but after releasing his memoir The Emperor of Sound last November, the Norfolk, Va. native isn't interested in the past. Timbaland has…

  4. Unreleased Aaliyah Track to Appear on Timbaland's Forthcoming 'Kings Stay Kings' Mixtape

    December 16, 2015 3:15 PM EST Timbaland will be gifting timelines with new tunes this Christmas. The Grammy-winning producer and  Empire 's resident beat smith announced his  Kings Stay Kings  mixtape, featuring a slew of note-worthy collaborators.  The 16-track mixtape will feature collaborations with Mila J  ("…

  5. Timbaland Teases Country Collaboration With Justin Timberlake

    November 18, 2015 5:43 PM EST In a new interview with TMZ, Timbaland teased a possible country album in the works with collaborator  Justin Timberlake , putting fans of Timberlake's last country-inflected song "Drink You Away" on high alert. After Timberlake performed that song with Chris Stapleton at the…

  6. Jay Z Seeks Delay of Copyright Trial Due to Egyptian's Medical Condition

    October 05, 2015 1:37 PM EDT The "Big Pimpin" copyright trial is scheduled to begin next Monday. It's now been eight years since Shawn " Jay Z " Carter was first sued for allegedly lifting an Egyptian tune for his mega-hit "Big Pimpin." On October 13, he is scheduled to defend himself…

  7. Club Cheval Look to Channel Timbaland's Daring on Debut Album

    September 23, 2015 7:18 PM EDT Club Cheval is an unusual alliance -- a group of French producers with solo careers who decided to pool their resources in search of a new sound. Canblaster , Sam Tiba , Myd and Panteros666 released a smattering of material in 2012 on Bromance Records. Those songs shared some of the thick,…

  8. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2015 11:10 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna': A Look…

  9. Timbaland Promises New Music From Aaliyah

    August 09, 2015 11:55 AM EDT Timbaland often gets asked if he still has any unreleased material from late R&B singer Aaliyah . Watch Timbaland Blast Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media "Well the answer is YES!!!!!!!!" the famed producer and rapper confirmed on Instagram Saturday, Aug. 8. He added…

  10. Billboard Cover: Duran Duran on Pushing the Pop Envelope, Staying Power and Why Harry Styles Is a 'Good Chap'

    July 17, 2015 9:00 AM EDT On a boiling July day at a photo studio in South West London, 56-year-old Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon is in full flamboyant mode, mincing and strutting, sucking in his cheekbones and giving what might just be his best sex face. Around him, his bandmates -- drummer Roger Taylor, 55;…

  11. The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

    June 30, 2015 2:45 PM EDT Shania Twain 's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible -- it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Come On Over , her 1997 masterpiece. So this…

  12. Meet Music's Top 15 Real-Estate Agents Who Broker Miley and Lil Wayne's Show-Stoppers

    June 26, 2015 6:20 PM EDT From L.A. to N.Y.C., these are music's property power brokers who deliver the deals for the biggest chart-toppers. Josh Altman, 36 The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills Altman recently closed Miley Cyrus ' $5 million buy of a ranch home in Hidden Hills. He also has…

  13. Zendaya Explains 'Bad Blood' Character Name & Previews 'Skin Wars' Appearance: Watch

    June 24, 2015 4:08 PM EDT Zendaya is taking on reality TV as a guest judge on Wednesday night's (June 24) episode of GSN's  Skin Wars alongside Rebecca Romjin and RuPaul. The GSN show centers on competitive body painting, with professionals from across the industry vying for a $100,000 grand prize. "I&…

  14. Is Meek Mill's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' Finally Ready to Drop?

    June 08, 2015 6:09 AM EDT Meek Mill has announced his long-delayed album release  Dreams Worth More Than Money  will finally arrive this month.  The rapper used the platform of the  Hot 97  Summer Jam to reveal his sophomore set would drop sometime in June. Of course, we’ve heard it all before. Nearly a year ago, he…

  15. Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    May 14, 2015 9:00 PM EDT The Queen of Pop reigns with "Ghosttown," giving her the most No. 1s of any artist on a single Billboard chart. "Thanks to all my fans on & off the dancefloor," she tells Billboard. The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty. Madonna makes momentous Billboard…

  16. Tink & Timbaland Cover Aaliyah's 'One in a Million'

    May 08, 2015 7:39 PM EDT Call it a passing of the torch: Timbaland ’s new R&B sensation, Tink , leaves her mark on “One in a Million,” one of the producer's breakthrough tracks from his late '90s partnership with  Aaliyah . Upon its release, the track leapt to No. 1 on the real-time  Billboard …

  17. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Hit No. 1

    April 20, 2015 8:05 AM EDT Twenty-six years ago, the iconic set crowned the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering chart feats by USA for Africa, Whitney Houston and Rihanna. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. April 20, 1985 The all-star…

  18. SXSW 2015 Day 5: Hudson Mohawke Surprises at Fader Fort, Timbaland Introduces Tink, J. Cole Drops Iggy Azalea Line & More

    March 22, 2015 3:25 PM EDT The music portion is in full swing at SXSW, and we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are some unforgettable moments from music's fifth day at the fest on Saturday (March 21). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage 12:00 p.m. -- Lyle Lovett , who was…

  19. Drake Becomes First Rapper to Top Artist 100

    February 19, 2015 3:25 PM EST Drizzy dominates, soaring 21-1 thanks to the arrival of his surprise album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' Drake takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rocketing 21-1 for his first week atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The catalyst: the lofty,…

  20. Missy Elliott & Timbaland Are Working on New Music

    February 11, 2015 4:11 PM EST Many have been impatiently awaiting new music from Missy Elliott -- even more so after her performance alongside Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Missy Elliott Works It During Three-Song Super Bowl Halftime Medley Good news: The rapper has been in the studio with longtime friend and…

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