1. Foxy Brown Calls Nicki Minaj A Liar, Lil Kim Nicki Diss Drops

    November 25, 2010 1:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is kicking off her "Pink Friday" release week by stirring up some drama with hip-hop's femcee elite. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Set for Huge Billboard 200 Debuts Following a radio interview with New York's Hot 97 host Angie Martinez, during which Nicki Minaj spoke…

  2. Nicki Minaj Says Lil Kim Will Be Remembered As 'Sore Loser'

    November 22, 2010 10:42 AM EST Nicki Minaj had a live interview with New York's Hot 97 jockey Angie Martinez on Friday (Nov. 19) and this time she didn't bite her tongue about her feelings towards rapper Lil Kim . Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story "She just really jumped out of the window and you got to…

  3. 2010 Latin Grammys: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 8:52 AM EST Not all the action at the 2010 Latin Grammys took place on the stage. Here's 10 memorable moments that you dind't see on TV. 1. Alejandro Sanz , winner of Best Male Pop Album, gave a sharp answer when asked if Bolivian president Evo Morales had influenced Hugo Chávez's decision…

  4. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by lead vocalist Mario Domm with songwriter…

  5. Kanye West Premieres Beyonce Track, Album Due Nov. 16

    August 11, 2010 5:44 PM EDT K anye West premiered his new "See Me Now" song, featuring Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson , and revealed that his album will be released on Nov. 16 during an interview this afternoon with New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97). "Beyoncé finished those vocals at 5am this morning,"…

  6. DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football

    June 09, 2010 1:03 PM EDT Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original…

  7. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  8. Rihanna / December 3, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 1:26 PM EST R ihanna performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (Dec. 3) as part of MySpace's urban music concert series, "The Release," in celebration of her new album, "Rated R." But the festivities were rather short, with Rihanna -- who hit the stage…

  9. Chris Brown Album Release Date Moved Up

    November 04, 2009 3:11 PM EST Originally tweeting a Dec. 15 release date, Chris Brown 's much-anticipated album, "Graffiti," has been pushed up a week, Jive Records has announced. Now available on Dec. 8, the label did not state a reason for the change as of press time. Brown's single, "I Can…

  10. Jon Spencer Reignites Blues Explosion For Reissue Series

    October 30, 2009 10:15 AM EDT Jon Spencer is deep into Heavy Trash , his continuing collaboration with Matt Verta-Ray, but next year will see the return of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion . In retrospect, at least. Starting in the late spring, Shout! Factory will begin a catalog campaign that includes a new best-of…

  11. Chris Brown Tweets 'Graffiti' Release Date

    October 26, 2009 6:50 PM EDT Last week, Chris Brown gave his first radio interview to Hot 97 (WQHT) host Angie Martinez, spending the majority of the air-time stressing his deep regrets for his February incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, the Virginia singer has taken to Twitter to announce the long-awaited release…

  12. Lil Wayne Faces Jail Time, Chris Brown Scolds Oprah

    October 23, 2009 5:49 PM EDT On Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has pled guilty in New York to gun possession charges stemming from a July 2007 tour bus pull-over by NYPD. Wayne is free on bail until February, when he could be sentenced to a year in prison. Chris Brown had…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Happy (Early) Holidays

    October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: More than a week before Halloween, and five weeks before Thanksgiving, the Billboard 200 is being decorated with a sleighful of yuletide albums. Five new holiday sets enter the Billboard 200, led by Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart…

  14. Chris Brown Unhappy With Oprah, Has 'No Issues' With Jay-Z

    October 22, 2009 3:31 PM EDT Chris Brown granted his first radio interview since the February altercation with his then-girlfriend Rihanna on Wednesday (Oct. 21) to New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT). During the talk with host Angie Martinez, Brown -- who spent the majority of the air-time stressing his deep regrets…

  15. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  16. Juanes' Cuba Concert Draws Huge Crowd In Havana

    September 21, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes , an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support to the island's communist government…

  17. Guest: Many Wept During Michael Jackson's Funeral

    September 04, 2009 9:48 AM EDT Paris Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael , was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place. On a sultry Thursday evening, amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejeweled…

  18. Colombian Singer Juanes Receives Threats Over Cuba Concert

    August 21, 2009 12:15 PM EDT Latin pop singer Juanes considered canceling a Sept. 20 concert in Cuba because he received what he felt were threatening messages on his Twitter account, according to a police report. The 17-time Latin Grammy winner is scheduled to hold his Paz Sin Fronteras - Peace Without Borders - concert…

  19. Video Q&A: 311 Cranks The 'Uplifter'

    July 29, 2009 5:09 PM EDT Twelve years after its breakout album, "Transistor," invaded the mainstream and turned frontman Nick Hexum into a '90s star, 311 is proving it still rocks. The punk-ska-reggae band's new album "Uplifter" -- its first since 2005 -- debuted at No. 3 on the…

  20. Kid Cudi

    April 15, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Early last month, the pressures of the music industry seemed to overwhelm Kid Cudi. On his KidCudi.com site, the Cleveland-born rapper blogged about retiring after the release of his debut album. "I am falling back on being an artist," he wrote. "The drama that comes with it is…

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