1. 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…

  2. 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 …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Enjoyed 'Life' at No. 1

    February 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Six years ago, Clarkson topped the Hot 100 for the second time. Plus, remembering chart feats by Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 2, 2008 The combination of an R&B/hip…

  8. Terrence Howard on 'Empire': Hip-Hop Success Comes With 'A Great Deal of Issues'

    January 07, 2015 5:26 PM EST Lee Daniels' new hip-hop drama Empire premieres Wednesday night (Jan. 7) on Fox, and with a high-caliber list of contributors it has piqued interest across film, TV and music. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson fill the starring roles of a former drug dealer-turned-hip-hop mogul and…

  9. 'Empire': TV Review

    January 05, 2015 5:24 PM EST Lee Daniels, big stars, great music, Shakespearean story — let's see if this works The real-life music biz is brimming with juicy storylines. But the drama runs even deeper on new series Empire . The show centers on cutthroat label head Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard), who is…

  10. Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued by Hungarian Singer Over 'Drunk In Love' Use

    December 15, 2014 8:09 PM EST A hungarian singer is suing Beyoncé , Jay Z and Timbaland for allegedly using her voice without permission in the hit song "Drunk In Love."  Beyonce & Taylor Swift Dance Together at Justin Timberlake Show Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, claims in a Manhattan civil suit…

  11. Listen: Timbaland Shares New Track ‘UFO’ Featuring Tink & Andre 3000

    December 07, 2014 2:13 PM EST Timbaland has shared his new track “UFO” featuring Chicago R&B singer Tink and Andre 3000. Timbaland Previews Tink's 'Movin' Bass,' Feat. Jay Z & Rick Ross: Listen After recently previewing a snippet of “UFO” on Instagram, the producer shared the infidelity…

  12. EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper

    December 01, 2014 3:11 PM EST The large and growing EDM genre has officially arrived: it has its own white paper. "The EDM Guide: Technology, Culture, Curation" is not just a white paper , it's a brand created to create an ongoing discussion about the economic and cultural impacts of EDM. Related…

  13. Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

    November 16, 2014 2:34 PM EST Timbaland obviously isn’t a fan of the new Aaliyah biopic. The famed music producer took to social media on Saturday night (Nov. 15) to express his disapproval of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premiered on the network the same evening. 'Aaliyah: The Princess…

  14. 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B': TV Review

    November 15, 2014 6:02 PM EST The controversial TV movie finally gets its premiere Based on Christopher John Farley 's book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman , Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B follows the meteoric rise of the young singer, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001. …

  15. Pandora Shares New York's Favorite Genres By Neighborhood, from Beach Bar Lounge to i-Pop

    October 08, 2014 3:22 PM EDT If there's one thing music streaming services love doing, it's studies on people's listening habits . (To be fair, who doesn't love trolling through and judging or coveting the songs in John's Jumpin' Jack iTunes Library or Giuliana's Grooves on the wi-fi…

  16. Jennifer Hudson, 'JHUD': Track-by-Track Review

    September 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's a difficult time for female R&B singers -- right now, Tinashe , Beyoncé and Jhené Aiko are the only three in the top 25 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts -- and veterans face an especially tough market. Ashanti released an album earlier this year that sold 28,000 copies in its…

  17. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Rides Country Wave to Top of the Publishing Heap

    August 08, 2014 1:52 PM EDT Round Hill and King of Crunk both break into the top 10 and Pharrell Williams hits No. 1 as Billboard's second-quarter rankings reveal a twang-fueled momentum. Sony/ATV encores as king of the hill among U.S. publishers in the second quarter, with a 32.2 percent slice of the top 100 radio…

  18. Jennifer Hudson Teases R.Kelly-Assisted 'It's Your World': Listen

    July 01, 2014 4:44 PM EDT After debuting "It's Your World" at the 2014 BET Awards on Sunday (June 29), Jennifer Hudson releases an official snippet of the single and other songs off her upcoming album. The full version of her R.Kelly-assisted single leaked the day after her performance. Before…

  19. Jennifer Hudson Flaunts It In '90s-Throwback 'Walk It Out' Video: Watch

    June 16, 2014 9:41 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson has done her sassy single "Walk It Out" justice with a new video that's all swagger and sex appeal.  The clip that's directed by Director X (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX "Fancy", Ciara "Body Party") opens on the heroine waking up in her…

  20. Tink Talks Working With Sleigh Bells, Timbaland; Premieres 'Used 2 Know' Video

    June 16, 2014 12:23 PM EDT With a Timbaland-produced album on the way, and collaborations with Jeremih, Kelela and Sleigh Bells under her belt, Tink has come across a huge rush of success recently. It's safe to say the 19-year old Chicago rapper has begun to carve out a space for herself. But to Tink, she's…

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