1. 'Ayy Ladies' Rappers Travis Porter Tap Diplo For Debut Album

    March 23, 2012 8:31 PM EDT Hip-hop trio Travis Porter is set to release its debut album, the group revealed on Friday. "From Day 1" is due on RCA/Porter House Music on May 29, the follow-up to Hot 100 singles including "Make It Rain," "Bring it Back" and the Tyga-featuring "Ayy Ladies…

  2. Chart Juice: Kirko Bangz Earns Long-Awaited Top 10 With 'Drank In My Cup'

    March 22, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Houston-born rapper Kirko Bangz earns his first top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as his second charted single, "Drank in My Cup," advances 13-10. "Drank in My Cup" enters the top tier in its 31st week, a rare showing of a long chart climb culminating…

  3. Waka Flocka Flame: A Day in the Life

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT On any other day, Waka Flocka Flame would wake up at 12 p.m., hit up a few of his favorite food spots in ATL then head over to Rich Beatz's recording studio to continue working on his sophomore studio album, "Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family." But on Wednesday morning …

  4. Four-Play: Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie & B.o.B

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Tyga goes for the gold, Wale revisits his youth, Ryan Leslie lives lavishly in M.I.A., and B.o.B plays globetrotter. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Tyga, Wale, Ryan Leslie, and B.o.B. Tyga's gold-themed video exemplifies the West Coast rapper's affinity…

  5. Shots Fired After Tyga Concert in Omaha

    March 20, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Police in Omaha, Neb., are investigating a shooting that followed a rowdy concert by rapper Tyga. Authorities say heated words were exchanged between members of Tyga's act and some audience members Monday night at Sokol Auditorium, south of downtown. Some garbage was thrown up on the…

  6. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer badge as it moves 17-7, while "Climax"…

  7. Hot 100 Impacted by New On-Demand Songs Chart

    March 14, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data is now factored into the chart's ranking,…

  8. 'Project X' Soundtrack Gunning for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 09, 2012 7:36 PM EST While Adele 's "21" and Bruce Springsteen 's new "Wrecking Ball" are vying for the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart next week, the soundtrack to "Project X" is poised to the crash the party in the top three. The companion album to the film…

  9. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began using Nielsen data in December of 1992 (21…

  10. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  11. Kid Cudi's WZRD Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele 's "21" album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored…

  12. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 7:20 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, so say industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third straight week, while joined in the top 10 by the…

  13. Chart Juice: Beyonce Nabs Sixth No.1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    March 02, 2012 5:05 PM EST As if nabbing her first No. 1 on Adult R&B last week wasn't enough for Beyoncé , earning the No. 1 spot on the overall R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is certainly just right. "Love on Top," the song that will always remind us of Bey's pregnancy announcement on the MTV…

  14. Adele's '21': Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele 's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 297,000 (down 59%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored 24 weeks…

  15. Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)

    February 27, 2012 6:15 PM EST The 20-year-old bows with his second chart entry, "Wanted." Hear an exclusive live version of the ballad, performed at Billboard's offices. Plus, Carrie Underwood storms the chart's top 30. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  16. Chris Brown Nightclub Incident Still Under Investigation

    February 24, 2012 8:19 PM EST The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is still "reviewing information and talking to the parties involved" following an alleged incident involving Chris Brown and a fan's iPhone, Miami's NBC 6 reported. Contrary to rumors, no charge was made on Friday and Brown had…

  17. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 7:34 PM EST Adele 's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album could sell another 300,000 copies by…

  18. Tyga's Album's First Week at Retail Disrupted by Uncleared MLK Sample

    February 23, 2012 6:20 PM EST Tyga trumpeted Tuesday's release date for his long-awaited Young Money/Universal debut, "Careless World," for weeks. The album's title has come to mean more than the MC probably intended: While the LP did officially drop on that date, an uncleared sample meant that it didn…

  19. Chris Brown Accused of Stealing Woman's Phone

    February 23, 2012 6:20 PM EST The 'Turn Up the Music' Singer, Currently on Probation, Is Under Investigation for Alleged Incident in South Beach Chris Brown is under investigation for allegedly swiping a female fan's phone out of her hands and driving away after leaving a nightclub in South Florida on…

  20. Tyga, fun. & Chiddy Bang Aiming for Top 10 Debuts

    February 23, 2012 5:30 PM EST After a very busy Grammy-fueled week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where Adele 's "21" collected a 21st week at No. 1 (but zero debuts appeared in the top 50) we should be seeing some fresh faces in the top 10 next week. On course for a top five debut is Tyga 's debut…

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