1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  2. Mya Talks 'K.I.S.S.' Deluxe Album, New 'Catty' Single, & Trina Collabo

    December 15, 2011 2:00 PM EST Christmas has come early for Mya's state-side fans. The Grammy-winning singer and dancer will release the U.S./Canada deluxe version of her seventh studio album, "K.I.S.S.," on Dec. 20. "This is more a gift to the fans," Mya told Billboard.com's The Juice of the…

  3. 'Braxton Family Values' Are Real On and Off Camera

    April 14, 2011 8:30 AM EDT If you think all the bickering the Braxtons do on their new series is for the benefit of the cameras, think again - it's definitely the real part of this reality show. The sisters proved as much after the cameras stopped rolling on the first season and they promoted the new WEtv show, …

  4. Toni Braxton and Family Starring in Reality TV Show

    January 03, 2011 4:30 PM EST T oni Braxton is the latest celebrity to open her home to reality television cameras. Braxton, the Grammy-winning singer of "Un-Break My Heart" and "You're Makin' Me High," will appear in "Braxton Family Values" on the WE network starting in April.…

  5. Listen Free: Ludacris, 'Battle Of The Sexes'

    March 23, 2010 11:11 AM EDT Ludacris is back with a new chart-topping album, "Battle of the Sexes," and you can listen to the Atlanta rap star's new set for free, right here on Billboard.com. Released Mar. 9, "Battle" earned Luda his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as it debuted atop the chart…

  6. Slip-N-Slide CEO Not Surprised Rick Ross Tops Chart

    April 29, 2009 7:31 PM EDT After speculations on whether or not Rick Ross would outsell fellow rapper Asher Roth this week, or whether or not his beef with 50 Cent would affect his sales overall, Rick Ross tops the Billboard 200 this week with "Deeper Than Rap" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam), shifting 158,000 its…

  7. Ask Billboard: Missy Elliott, Hot 100 And The Best Selling Album Of All Time

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Missy Elliott, Hot 100 and the best selling debut album of all time. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  8. Strait Speeds Past R.E.M. To Debut At No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the fourth time in his career, country vet George Strait earns the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 with "Troubadour." According to Nielsen SoundScan, the MCA Nashville album moved 166,000 copies, For the fourth time in his career, country vet George Strait earns the No. 1 spot…

  9. Trina Debuts High With Single Ladies' Anthem

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat. Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her…

  10. Trina Brings The 'B*tch' Back On New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life," which spawned her biggest hit to date, rapper Trina will return Aug. 14 with a new album, "Baddest B*itch II," via Slip-N-Slide/EMI. On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life," which spawned her biggest hit to date,…

  11. Nickelback Debuts 'Right' On Top

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback has scored the first chart-topping album of its career with "All the Right Reasons" (Roadrunner/IDJMG). The Canadian act's fifth full-length set sold 317,000 copies in its first week, accor Nickelback has scored the first chart-topping album of its career with "…

  12. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Twista/Trina Do The Twist Atlantic labelmates Twista and Trina storm back this week with new albums. Twista's "The Day After" is led by first single "Girl Tonite" featuring Trey Songz. The cut is No. 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album…

  13. Trina Feeling Glamorous On Third Album

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tart-tongued rapper Trina will release her third album, "Glamorest Life," Oct. 4 via Slip-n-Slide/Atlantic. Tart-tongued rapper Trina will release her third album, "Glamorest Life," Oct. 4 via Slip-n-Slide/Atlantic. The set is led by the single "Don't Trip"…

  14. Snoop Returns With 'Masterpiece,' Remixes The Doors

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on his upcoming studio album, "R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece." Beyond the hit first single "Drop It Like It's Hot" featu Rapper Snoop Dogg gets a hand from a host of high-profile stars on…

  15. 50 Cent, Nelly Win Big At The Source

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly…

  16. Hip-Hop's Biggest Acts Set For Source Awards

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Set for Oct. 13 at Florida's Miami Arena, the ceremony will also feature en Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during…

  17. Blade II

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. Inspired by the Wesley Snipes action flick, the 14 tracks—with the exception of the opening track "Blade (Theme From Blade)"—feature a…

  18. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  19. Eminem, Outkast Lead Source Awards Nominees

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each and will go head-to-head for album, single, artist, and video of the year honors. LL Cool J will receive t Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five…