1. 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…

  2. 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 "…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 …

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Missy Elliott, Timbaland 'Will Not Be Participating' in Aaliyah Posthumous Album, Rep Says

    August 13, 2012 4:55 PM EDT It feels like with every day that passes, new details pop-up regarding the upcoming Aaliyah posthumous album. According to a rep for Missy Elliott , via press release, Missy and Timbaland "will not be participating" in the Drake and Noah "40" Shebib executive produced…

  9. Drake Tops Jay-Z For R&B/Hip-Hop Chart No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2012 5:49 PM EDT Canadian rapper Drake overtakes Jay-Z as the rapper with the most No. 1s in the history of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week with a jump to the top as the featured guest on 2 Chainz's "No Lie," bringing the former's total of leaders to 10. Rap icon Jay-Z pegged his…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna's 57th Top 10 Dance Club Hit, 'Payphone' Gets Hung Up in Top Three

    August 10, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Madonna extends her lead as the act with the most top 10s on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart as "Turn Up the Radio" zooms 19-8 in its third chart week -- marking the diva's 57th top 10. It's her 28th top 10 in a row -- a streak that began with 1999's "Beautiful…

  11. Aaliyah and Drake Mash-Up: The Juice-y Debate

    August 06, 2012 4:40 PM EDT On Sunday (Aug. 5), Drake released "Enough Said," a collaboration he concocted with main producer Noah "40" Shebib and Aaliyah , the R&B star who was killed in a plane crash in August 2001. The song, billed as Aaliyah's "Enough Said" featuring Drake, is…

  12. Aaliyah Featuring Drake, 'Enough Said': Listen

    August 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Days after word hit the 'net that Drake is to reportedly executive produce an posthumous Aaliyah album, producer, Noah "40" Shebib, posts a song by the later singer featuring Drizzy. The artwork of "Enough Said," as MissInfo.tv pointed out, has the logo of both Drake&…

  13. Lil Kim Brings Out Missy Elliott, Eve For NYC Show

    May 19, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Last night (May 18), Lil' Kim brought her "Return of the Queen" tour to Bronx's Paradise Theater for a comeback show that promised surprise guests as well as billed opening acts Saigon , Papoose , Cassidy and Shyheim. Her rolodex still runs deep, with rappers including…

  14. Missy Elliott, Nas, Wiz Khalifa Top Rock The Bells Lineup

    May 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas , Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott . Elliott, who revealed her battle with Graves' disease last year and whose…

  15. Ask Billboard: Material (Girl) Issues, Continued

    April 30, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MATERIAL (GIRL)…

  16. Madonna Notches 42nd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 09, 2012 3:45 PM EDT The Queen of Pop materializes at No. 1 with 'Girl Gone Wild,' extending her record for the most leaders in the chart's history. M adonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. (All charts…

  17. Missy Elliott and Timbaland Debut New Song in NYC

    April 06, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Last night (April 5), Missy Elliott and Timbaland reunited on stage to perform a new song at Hennessey's 'White Rabbit' campaign launch event in NYC. The untitled cut samples lyrics from Run D.M.C. 's "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)," according to HipHopDX .…

  18. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Single Finally Arrives: Listen

    March 26, 2012 12:25 AM EDT Hear The First Single From New Album 'Believe' He put out a 3D movie, a line of a "real hairstyle" dolls and a memoir. He released a remix album and a full-length Christmas effort. Yet Justin Bieber hasn't released a stitch of new music from the follow-up to his best…

  19. Madonna Scores 41st No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    March 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Crowning of 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Marks Fourth Decade of No. 1 Singles M adonna achieves a record-extending 41st No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Give Me All Your Luvin' " jumps 2-1 on the tally. "Luvin' " will show at No. 1…

  20. Listen To Timbaland 'Break Ya Back' with Dev

    March 16, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Timbaland returns to the microphone with "Break Ya Back," a slithery new track featuring "In The Dark" singer Dev that premiered on Virginia's Z104 on Friday morning (via RapRadar ). The chemistry between Timbaland and Dev on the sexually charged track makes "…

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