1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Jay-Z Announces New Album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' In Samsung Commercial

    June 16, 2013 9:42 PM EDT 0 The rapper's album debuts on July 4 Rap fans rejoice: Jay-Z will release a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," on July 4. The icon announced the news through a Samsung commercial which played during tonight's (June 16) NBA Finals Game 5 (Miami Heat vs. San…

  5. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas & Timbaland Snapped in the Studio

    June 06, 2013 1:33 AM EDT If there was a competition for hip hop collaborations, then this would surely be the “Dream Team” -- Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland. The foursome have been snapped together in the studio, and they’re seemingly in good spirits as they pour over some tunes. The well-connected…

  6. Beyonce, Madonna Join 'Sound of Change' Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Madonna will be lending their support to the "Sound of Change Live" concert, being held in London on Saturday to raise funds for over a hundred worldwide projects that support women and girls. A billion people are expected to watch the concert, which is taking place…

  7. Beyonce's New 'Grown Woman' Song Hits the Net: Listen

    May 21, 2013 2:29 AM EDT The pregnant pause is over: Beyonce has a new song out. The pop superstar today dropped "Grown Woman," a feisty tribal beat-driven track co-written by The-Dream and produced by Timbaland. It’s full of an energy that'll inevitably draw comparisons with "Single Ladies.…

  8. Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' Talks Debut Album: Video Exclusive

    May 08, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mark Ballas, a two-time champion on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," has plans to strut his stuff on a different stage. The Emmy-nominated dancer and choreographer is gliding out with his first solo full studio album and today drops a teaser video -- for which Billboard has…

  9. Jay-Z Releases New Song 'Open Letter': Listen

    April 11, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Jay-Z hits back at critics over his trip to Cuba: "Politician never did shit for me/except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, lemme commit a real crime" It seems Jay-Z is not amused by the controversy surrounding his and Beyonce's trip…

  10. Jay-Z Signs Timbaland to Roc Nation

    January 30, 2013 4:40 PM EST Producer, rapper Timbaland (born, Timothy Zachery Mosley) has signed to Roc Nation, according to posts on both Roc Nation  and Jay-Z’s Life + Times site.  "Roc Nation Welcomes Timbaland To The Family," reads the caption beneath a photo (above) of Jay-Z and Timbaland in a…

  11. 50 Cent on Headphone Line, Teaming with Timbaland at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 9:30 PM EST Cent 's first foray into headphones didn't go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster. A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of…

  12. Bruno Mars Ties Nelly, Justin Timberlake For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 1:05 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Pop Songs topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week , Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this week on the Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs airplay chart. …

  13. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Wedding Playlist

    October 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married this week at a top-secret ceremony in southern Italy, taking the next step in their five-year relationship after a 10-month engagement. Stars like Andy Samberg, Timbaland and "7th Heaven's" Beverly Mitchell traveled to Europe to…

  14. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Marry in Italy

    October 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding took place in Italy this week, following a 10-month engagement and five year relationship. "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends," the couple said…

  15. Missy Elliott Unveils '9th Inning,' 'Triple Threat' Singles: Listen

    September 17, 2012 8:08 PM EDT Missy Elliott is back at last. The rapper-producer dropped two singles via YouTube on Monday, "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat." Both tracks will be available on iTunes on Tuesday, Sept. 18. "Triple threat: rap, dance and I'm a singer," Elliott raps on "…

  16. Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes' 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    September 05, 2012 2:35 PM EDT After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings. With $110 million in earnings in 2011, Dre blew away the…

  17. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    August 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Turn Up the Radio,' extending her mark for the most leaders in the chart's archives. She also closes in on even bigger Billboard chart history. Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as …

  18. Missy Elliott to Release Two New Songs in September

    August 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Although Missy Elliott will not be a part of the Drake co-executive produced Aaliyah posthumous album, the rapstress still plans to release some of her own music. According to Timbaland , Missy will be dropping two new tracks next month. "oh snap yall my sista @MissyElliott is dropping…

  19. Brandy Talks 'Wildest Dreams' Single, Possible Drake Collabo, & Touring with Monica

    August 23, 2012 2:00 PM EDT After spending the years since 2008's "Human" largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy is making a strong return to her R&B roots on the melodic, vocal-driven "Two Eleven" (Oct. 16, RCA Records…

  20. Damon Dash Talks Aaliyah Posthumous Album

    August 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 'Anytime I can hear her voice, that's a good thing," he said of the upcoming full-length. While many are saddened by the idea of an Aaliyah posthumous album without the participation of her lifelong friends collaborators, Missy Eilliot and Timbaland , her boyfriend, music mogul…

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