1. Jay Z & Justin Timberlake In Playful Mood As 'Legends of the Summer' Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

    July 18, 2013 6:11 AM EDT The "Holy Grail" stars dedicate their encore song ("Young Forever") to Trayvon Martin For the first stop of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s co-headlining Legends of the Summer stadium tour in North American, the pair’s packed-to-the-hilt concert at Toronto’s Rogers…

  2. Robin Thicke Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week; Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Debut In Top 10

    July 17, 2013 1:25 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, matches the year's longest reign. Plus, Jay Z blasts in at No. 8 with "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake Robin Thicke racks a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines,"…

  3. Ask Billboard: Any News On Britney Spears' New Album?

    July 16, 2013 11:15 AM EDT This week's mailbag looks at when we might expect Spears' next full-length, how big a radio hit Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' could be, Miley Cyrus' career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  4. Justin Timberlake Releases 'Take Back The Night' Single: Listen

    July 12, 2013 12:26 PM EDT Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience" due out on September 30. Justin Timberlake has unveiled the lead single to Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience," as the full audio of "Take Back The Night" was posted to YouTube on Friday (July 12) at noon ET. As previewed in a…

  5. Robin Thicke on Wife's Impact on 'Blurred Lines,' Not Touring America Until 2014

    July 09, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Thicke says he and his camp "plan to take our time" before touring in earnest to support the new album, out July 30 Robin Thicke says his home life provided a bit of quality control for his forthcoming album "Blurred Line," which has already spawned a Billboard 100…

  6. Jay-Z's Impromptu Twitter Q&A: 10 Things We Learned

    July 08, 2013 7:10 PM EDT Jay-Z's highly anticipated "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album officially hits shelves tomorrow (July 9). As we've reported, it's rollout and release has been a bit unconventional , with Jay creating "new rules." This afternoon he surprised his nearly 2.7…

  7. Poll: What's The Best 'Song Of The Summer' of the Past 10 Years?

    July 08, 2013 3:45 PM EDT 0 Vote now for the biggest summer jams from 2003 to 2012! With Independence Day now squarely in the rearview, this year's Songs Of The Summer chart -- based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- is (ahem) heating…

  8. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users faced difficulties when downloading the album at…

  9. Justin Timberlake Admires Naked Women in NSFW 'Tunnel Vision' Video: Watch

    July 03, 2013 6:39 PM EDT Hey, did you know that the biggest song in the country has a music video that features clothed men gazing upon multiple topless women? Justin Timberlake sure does, and for his music video for "The 20/20 Experience" single "Tunnel Vision," which was released on Wednesday …

  10. Jay-Z Reveals Track Listing For 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Via Scavenger Hunt

    June 22, 2013 11:58 PM EDT Days after Samsung's unprecedented deal with Jay-Z was detailed in Billboard's latest cover story , more details are seeping out about Hova's latest studio album. Today (June 22), the track listing from "Magna Carta Holy Grail" was revealed via a scavenger hunt held…

  11. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' & 8 Examples of Female Pop Stars Recruiting Hip-Hop Producers

    June 19, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Before Miley & Mike WiLL, there was Britney & the Neptunes and Nelly & Timbaland. We explore the pop-rap history. As big a single as the recently released "We Can't Stop" looks to be for Miley Cyrus -- debuting at No. 11 on this week's Hot 100 chart, an…

  12. 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…

  13. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  14. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electronic music masters tipped to appear alongside…

  15. J. Cole, 'Born Sinner': Track-By-Track Review

    June 07, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Perhaps inspired by his release-date rival, Kanye West, J. Cole has learned how to make an entrance. Last night (June 6), in a more intimate, high-tech version of the premiere of Yeezy's "New Slaves" — which was shown via projector in public spaces in 66 cities worldwide —…

  16. 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…

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Robin Thicke Reaches Top 10

    June 05, 2013 2:29 PM EDT The duo maintains its command for a fifth week with 'Can't Hold Us,' while 'Blurred Lines' soars upward. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke,…

  18. Beyonce Headlines 'Chime for Change' Charity Concert for Women in London

    June 01, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend , Jennifer Lopez and Madonna — turned the home of English rugby into a fortress for women's rights at a star-studded charity concert . Beyonce headlined a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for…

  19. 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…

  20. Kylie Minogue Drops 'Skirt': Listen To New Song

    May 28, 2013 11:23 AM EDT New track was co-written by The-Dream and produced by Nom De Strip. One year after Kylie Minogue released "Timebomb" as a sumptuous non-single timed to the release of her "The Best of Kylie Minogue" compilation, the Australian singer has released another new track, the…

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