1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 "…

  4. Bieber Watch: First 'Believe' Single & Far East Movement Collab On The Way

    February 23, 2012 12:15 PM EST Justin Bieber fans, rejoice! The superstar singer has got some new tracks on the way -- and you've only have to wait five days to hear the first one. It may not be a proper Bieber single, but his collaboration with G6-ers Far East Movement -- which will also feature everyone's…

  5. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna 's " MDNA," was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," Moxey tells Billboard.com. "…

  6. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., bounds 13-10 in its second chart week.…

  7. Missy Elliott, Timbaland Plotting Solo Album 'Movement'

    February 07, 2012 5:12 PM EST Missy Elliott and Timbaland will both launch new albums this summer, Timbaland told MTV News . "Me and Missy are both coming out with our albums at the same time, and it will be in June," he said. "Right now, we're just preparing to get both our videos, our first singles…

  8. Madonna's 'Luvin' ' Makes Super Start at Radio

    February 06, 2012 11:45 AM EST Madonna 's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which she performed at the halftime festivities of last night's (Feb. 5) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, blasts onto multiple radio format charts. Aided by Clear Channel's promotion of the song - participating…

  9. Drake 'Proud'-ly Rewrites Record for Most Rap Songs No. 1s

    February 03, 2012 11:55 AM EST With his 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, Drake rewrites the mark for most leaders in the list's 23-year history. I.e., when it comes to topping the tally the most, Drake, in less than three years, has become the best the chart ever had. Drake earns his 11th No. 1 on the…

  10. Justin Bieber Taps Lil Wayne For New Album

    February 02, 2012 2:15 PM EST Get Ready For Weezy F. 'Baby' First it was Ludacris on "Baby." Then Kanye West remixed his "My World 2.0" track "Runaway Love" with Raekwon . Then, just when we thought he wasn't going to ask Busta Rhymes to be on his version of "Little…

  11. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on Friday, writing, "We have Both Been…

  12. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beverly Hills home around 11:25 am when a 911…

  13. Chart Juice: Drake Vaults 50 Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    October 28, 2011 12:30 PM EDT It's been quite a birthday week for Drake . The same week Drake turns 25 years old (Oct. 24), the rapper earns Greatest Gainer honors on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj , blasts 50 spots from No. 94 to No. 44. That's…

  14. Demi Lovato: Top 5 Debut of 'Unbroken' is 'A Little Different'

    September 29, 2011 4:27 PM EDT Demi Lovato notched the second-biggest debut on the Billboard 200 this week when "Unbroken," her third album, started at No. 4 with 96,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Although Lovato has frequented the Top 5 of the albums chart before -- 2009's "Don't…

  15. 21 Under 21: Demi Lovato (2011)

    September 27, 2011 11:20 AM EDT No. 7. Demi Lovato Birthdate: Aug. 20, 1992 (age 18) Rank Last Year: 8 Why She's Hot: After launching her career with starring roles in the Disney Channel franchises "Sonny with a Chance" and "Camp Rock," Demi Lovato dropped out of her spot on the Jonas Brothers tour…

  16. Lil Wayne Adds 'Dope' Rap to Joe Jonas Remix

    September 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne 's "Young Moola, baby" shriek seems nearly ubiquitous on pop and rap radio, but here's a reminder that there's still land left to conquer: He's finally teamed up with a Jonas Brother. Namely, Weezy's hopped on the remix "Just in Love,"…

  17. Four-Play: Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne, The-Dream's Lover Is 'Long Gone,' and More

    September 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Demi Lovato covers Lil Wayne 's "How to Love," The-Dream fears his lover's heart is "Long Gone," Tyrese begs Taraji P. Henson to "Stay," and Timbaland shows his love for the culo. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring The-Dream,…

  18. Jay-Z and Beyonce Are 'Ecstatic' About Pregnancy, Says The-Dream

    September 06, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Between writing songs for artists like Justin Bieber , Mary J. Blige and Rihanna and releasing solo material like his brand-new "Internet album," "1977," Terius Nash, aka The-Dream , has stayed incredibly productive over the past few years. The producer/songwriter tells…

  19. Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012

    September 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT Madonna 's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna is there to promote her film "W.E.,…

  20. Brandy Speaks on Her Friendship With Aaliyah

    August 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT "She was the first girl on the scene. She came out before Monica and I did, and she was our inspiration," Brandy tells The Juice of Aaliyah . It was different with Aaliyah and Brandy. Femme camaraderie trumped competition. Besides being side by side on the Billboard charts, with…

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