1. Game's 'Jesus Piece' Album Coming in December

    November 20, 2012 1:15 PM EST Kanye West, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and many more guest on the LP. "Jesus Piece," Game's fifth studio album, is set for a Dec. 11 release on Interscope Records. The official album artwork and track list to the rapper's "R.E.D. Album" follow-up were released on…

  2. Nicki Minaj 'The Re-Up' Track List: Lil Wayne, Ciara Featured

    November 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Nicki Minaj has claimed the month of November as her own. As the release date of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," quickly approaches, the singer-rapstress reveals the album's track list via iTunes . The double-disc project will include original "Roman Reloaded…

  3. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  4. E-40 Preps Too Short Collaborative Album, Launches New Online Store

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Months after the release of his album trilogy, "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 " (March 24), E-40 is on to his next project. The West Coast rapper is prepping a double-LP collaborative project with Too $hort , titled "The History Channel." The 34…

  5. Kevin Rudolf Explains Why New Album is Taking So Long

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished," Rudolf tells Billboard. Kevin Rudolf doesn't need any outside motivation to complete his long-in-progress third artist album. "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished,"…

  6. American Music Awards: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead Nominees

    October 09, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Christina Aguilera Set to Perform at 40th Anniversary Event, Airing Nov. 18 on ABC Among the artists securing multiple nominations were Drake , 2012 American Music Awards Nominees: ARTIST OF THE YEAR Justin Bieber Drake Maroon 5 Katy Perry Rihanna NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR J. Cole fun. Gotye…

  7. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  8. Lil Wayne's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 27, 2012 2:19 PM EDT Chart Article   It's indisputable that Lil Wayne is among an elite group of artists that can turn an ordinary song into a hit, whether the song is his own or another's. Since stepping into the rap game at nine years old, the rapper has garnered a heavy pocketful of fans with his…

  9. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT The rapper tops the King of Rock and Roll's mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among solo acts. Presley, however, maintains a wide lead for the most entries among all artists as a lead solo act. He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but w hen it comes to the artist with the…

  10. Listen To Big Sean's 'Detroit' Mixtape

    September 06, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Before the world gets to hear his contribution to the G.O.O.D. Music compilation "Cruel Summer," Big Sean has dropped a new mixtape, "Detroit." The follow-up to his "Finally Famous" mixtape series was released on Wednesday night (Sept. 5). "Detroit"…

  11. Four-Play: Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, & Waka Flocka Flame

    September 04, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Azealia Banks taps into the 90s', Nas reminisces on the past, 2 Chainz commemorates a way only he can, and Waka Flocka Flame keeps it classy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, and Waka Flocka Flame. Azealia Banks pulls inspiration…

  12. Nicki Minaj Announces Fall International 'Pink Friday: RELOADED Tour' Dates

    August 28, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Nicki Minaj isn't stopping any time soon. The Young Money rapstress has announced the fall international tour dates for her ' Pink Friday: RELOADED Tour .' The second leg of the tour will start in October 21 in Notthingham, UK and will close in Perth, Australia on December 8.…

  13. Rick Ross Brings Out David Copperfield at Reebok Classics Concert: Watch

    August 22, 2012 3:20 PM EDT "This is a mother fuckin' icon," Rick Ross said before bringing out… David Copperfled. Yes, David Copperfield. Both Ross and Copperfield shared the stage, yesterday (Aug. 21), during an exclusive Reebok Classics concert in Caesar's Palace' Pure Night Club in Las Vegas…

  14. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  15. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  16. Lil Twist Talks 'Don't Get It Twisted' Collabos, Movie Scripts, & Touring

    July 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 'I got a few scripts on the table, one being a voice-over script. But, 'Don't Get It Twisted' is my main priority," the YMCMB rapper says. Lil Twist may have yet to deliver his debut studio album, "Don't Get it Twisted," but his name has been all over…

  17. Tyga Announces 'Closer to My Dreams Tour', Recruits Kirko Bangz, Ca$h Out & More

    July 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Fresh off of his 'Careless World Tour,' Tyga is set to hit the road once again for 'The Closer to My Dreams Tour.' Joining the YMCMB member this fall is Kirko Bangz, Iggy Azalea, Ca$h Out , and Sterling Simms. Presented by MTV Jams and Reebok, the tour kicks off on…

  18. Pop & Rock Rule Mid-Year Music Sales Charts

    July 04, 2012 4:00 PM EDT With the year half-over, let's take a closer look at some of the biggest selling albums and songs across the major genres of music: pop, rock, R&B/hip-hop, country and Latin. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year Music Sales Charts TOP ALBUMS A year ago at this point, a full half of the top 20…

  19. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million and 5.50 million according to Nielsen…

  20. Lil Wayne Explains Why He Pulled Nicki Minaj From Summer Jam

    June 18, 2012 5:06 PM EDT Lil Wayne has explained why he decided to pull Nicki Minaj from performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert earlier this month. Lil Wayne broke his silence about the incident over the weekend, telling MTV News on Saturday that he honored Nicki Minaj's feelings of being disrespected by…

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