1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. The Juice Podcast 5/23/14: Aaliyah’s Relationship With R. Kelly, 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number,' Nicki Minaj & More

    May 23, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Everyone can agree that Aaliyah's spirit is very much present and influential, 13 years after her passing. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review Her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number," introduced an elusive…

  7. Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee Featured on Soccer-Themed Visual Album

    May 12, 2014 10:12 AM EDT "Beats of the Beautiful Game," curated by Pepsi, will be released June 10 ahead of the World Cup Pepsi is pairing singers and filmmakers to release a visual album that celebrates soccer during the World Cup. Spike Lee, Timbaland, Idris Elba and Kelly Rowland are some of the artists…

  8. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  9. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ("the house that Thriller built,"…

  10. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' Rules Hot 100

    April 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2010, she scored her sixth of 13 No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Richard Marx and Little Peggy March Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history April 21, 2007 Timbaland scores his…

  11. Jennifer Hudson Drops Sassy Single 'Walk It Out' Featuring Timbaland

    April 14, 2014 7:16 PM EDT Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson dropped a new single today called "Walk It Out" featuring Timbaland. The Timbaland and J-Roc-produced track is available for stream now, and will be up for sale digitally April 29th. It is the second release off Hudson's…

  12. Kelly Rowland Recruits Pharrell Williams For New Album: Video Q&A

    April 08, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Close to a year after the release of her album, "Talk A Good Game," Kelly Rowland is in the studio working on her follow-up LP. Fan Voted 2014 Milestone Award: Vote "I'm at the very very beginning stages of the record. We're at the point now where we are all talking…

  13. Jason Derulo Announces New Album, 'Talk Dirty'

    March 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT The album, his third full-length in the U.S., will be released in April After teasing the U.S. with a five-song EP last year. Jason Derulo has announced plans to released his third full-length album in America. According to Radio.com , Derulo, on the heels of top five U.S. hit "Talk…

  14. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behind last year's "Native,"…

  15. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Britney Spears Scores Her First No. 1

    January 27, 2014 8:05 AM EST Fifteen years ago this week, Spears topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Stevie Wonder, Alan Jackson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 27, 1973 Powered by…

  16. T.I. & Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records

    November 22, 2013 12:44 PM EST The rapper recruits Pharrell Williams to executive produce his upcoming 2014 album. T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. T.I. plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Records, early in 2014. Tip has recruited…

  17. Chris Brown Says He’s ‘Hangin with Drake in the Studio’

    October 03, 2013 2:37 AM EDT Chris Brown and Drake are back to being buddies. The pair, who allegedly brawled at a New York nightclub last year, have apparently put aside their differences and it seems they’re making music together. The unusual development was revealed with a six-word post on Brown’s Facebook page : …

  18. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after that tweet, the Miley chatter has become…

  19. Is Timbaland Producing a Michael Jackson Project?

    August 29, 2013 7:13 AM EDT Timbaland is working on a new project that features the vocals of Michael Jackson. Or is he? A vague, heavily-edited teaser suggests as much, and has become a talking point since it appeared on YouTube over the weekend. In the video, the beats-maestro tells of how L.A. Reid had approached…

  20. Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines': Track-By-Track Review

    July 30, 2013 11:20 AM EDT Long a staple in the R&B world, Robin Thicke entered 2013 as an artist on the outer reaches of the pop landscape. While he wasn't entirely unknown to pop fans, considering he's had four singles crack the Hot 100, all to often he was known, rather condescendingly, as a poor…

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