1. Report: Chris Brown Settles Two Lawsuits, Including Frank Ocean Incident

    October 30, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Recent Billboard cover star Chris Brown is a couple steps closer to getting out of legal trouble. According to TMZ , the singer recently settled a pair of lawsuits, doling out nearly $120,000.  First off, Brown’s Jan. 2013 scuffle with Frank Ocean and his posse outside a Hollywood recording…

  2. Dr. Luke Files Another Defamation Complaint Against Kesha's Mother: Report

    October 29, 2014 6:45 PM EDT Amidst a mounting legal battle, Dr. Luke has filed a lawsuit against Kesha 's mother accusing her of defamation and "tortious interference" with her daughter's contract.  Wayne Coyne: Dr. Luke Restricted Kesha Creatively The suit against Pebe Sebert , Rolling Stone…

  3. Future Doesn't Shy Away From Rumors on 'Monster' Mixtape: Listen

    October 29, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Monster , the latest mixtape from Future , comes during a tumultuous year for the rapper. The highs: He put out Honest in April, an acclaimed album that will likely end up on year-end lists, and Ciara gave birth to his son not long after. The lows: Within months, Future split up with ex…

  4. Lil Wayne Releases New Song 'Gotti,' Announces 'Tha Carter V' Release Date

    October 29, 2014 3:29 PM EDT Lil Wayne has some good and bad news. Bad news first: Lil Wayne has pushed back Tha Carter V to December 9th… The first part at least. The good news is that Tha Carter V will now be a two-part album. Weezy is breaking up the album since he recorded "too much." He flashed a track…

  5. Miley Cyrus & Wayne Coyne Flash Breasts on Instagram

    October 28, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Earlier this year, BFFs Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus decided to get matching tattoos of Cyrus' dead dog Floyd, accompanied by the phrase "With a Little Help From My Fwends." That phrase also happens to be the name of Coyne's latest album, on which the Flaming Lips roped…

  6. Nicki Minaj Says She Never Slept With Drake or Lil Wayne on New Song 'Only'

    October 28, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Weezy, Drizzy and Chris Brown join Minaj on her latest track. As promised, Nicki Minaj releases her latest single, "Only," on Tuesday morning, Oct. 28. Minaj's third single from her third album, The Pinkprint  -- which has been pushed back to Dec. 15 -- features all-star…

  7. Watch Drake Storm Into Strip Club After Alleged Altercation

    October 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Shortly after Drake blessed the internet with three new songs on Saturday, Oct. 25,  footage of Drake storming into a strip club surfaced. Drake is seen rushing into Washington D.C.'s Club Stadium, reportedly where he celebrated his 28th birthday. On his way to the door, it appears as…

  8. David Guetta Reteaming With Nicki Minaj & Sia on New Album 'Listen'

    October 28, 2014 8:52 AM EDT French DJ extraordinaire David Guetta has his sixth album, Listen , arriving Nov. 24. The hitmaker behind "Titanium" and "Turn Me On" recently  told Billboard , "There are featured artists of course, but none that you’d expect with me, and really it’s just…

  9. Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' Release Date Pushed Back to December

    October 27, 2014 8:25 PM EDT Nicki Minaj 's highly anticipated third studio album, The Pinkprint , has been pushed back to a Dec. 15 release.  The word comes according to a press release from Minaj's camp, promoting Tuesday's release of her new Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown -featuring single "…

  10. Ryn Weaver's Semi-Charmed Life: Why The Internet Is Infatuated with the 'OctaHate' Singer

    October 27, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Benny Blanco thinks she’s a sure thing. Charli XCX is working with her on a top-secret project. She cries easily, loves Samuel Beckett and blew up the Web with her debut single. Inside the rise and inevitable takeover of Ryn Weaver. Ryn Weaver is sprawled out on the bed in the cluttered…

  11. Watch Temple of the Dog Reunite at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert

    October 26, 2014 5:09 PM EDT Grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog reunited at Neil Young 's annual all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre near San Francisco Saturday night, performing the song "Hunger Strike" from their lone self-titled studio album.  The band comprises…

  12. Nicki Minaj Shares Artwork for New Single ‘Only’ Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

    October 26, 2014 2:31 PM EDT With less than a month remaining before the release of her third studio album, The Pinkprint , Nicki Minaj has shared the artwork for her new single “Only.” Nicki Minaj Takes Over the World in Promo for MTV EMA Hosting Gig "Only" will be released on Tuesday (Oct. 28) and features…

  13. Jay Sean Leaves Cash Money and Premieres 'Tears in the Ocean' Video

    October 24, 2014 2:43 PM EDT Jay Sean , the best selling Urban artist in the history of the UK, is leaving Cash Money Records and independently releasing a mixtape, Mistress II , in November. Today Billboard premieres a new video for the song "Tears in the Ocean," which will appear on the tape next month.…

  14. Wayne Coyne: Dr. Luke Restricted Kesha Creatively

    October 24, 2014 9:51 AM EDT A new voice has weighed in on the  Kesha and Dr. Luke controversy: Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips . In an interview with Radio.com , Coyne recalled that the singer had "some anxiety" about her relationship with Dr. Luke, who restricted her creatively. Date Rape, 'Sober…

  15. Billboard Cover Sneak Peak: 5 People (and Things) That Inspire Usher -- From Picasso to Puff Daddy

    October 23, 2014 7:55 PM EDT Usher 's career stats are astounding. He's sold close to 24 million records in the United States and taken home eight Grammys. His 2004 album Confessions sold more than any other album in the '00s. His recent single "Good Kisser" was his 13th No. 1 on…

  16. The Game Wins Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 23, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Also making waves: Hoodie Allen, DJ Quik, Bobby Shmurda, Mila J Rapper The Game collects his sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as his latest release, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , opens atop the chart. The set sold 33,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen…

  17. Tyga: I Don't Really Get Along With Drake or Nicki Minaj

    October 22, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Tyga isn't biting his tongue. The rapper opened up about his relationship with fellow Young Money artists, Drake and Nicki Minaj  in a recent interview with Vibe , saying: "I don't really get along with Drake. I don't really get along with Nicki . " "I…

  18. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends': Track-By-Track Review

    October 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The Lips tap Miley Cyrus, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara and more for a loving deconstruction of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' Given it's a frequent contender for the 'Greatest Album Ever Made' title, it almost seems like there…

  19. Exclusive: Chance the Rapper Reveals New Album 'Surf,' Working With Frank Ocean & J. Cole

    October 21, 2014 3:30 PM EDT 0 Chance and the Social Experiment are aiming to drop 'Surf' for free by the end of the year. In the year and a half since he released his breakout mixtape, Acid Rap , Chance the Rapper has charted a remarkable course. Forgoing signing with a major label, the Chicago…

  20. Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Covers Album Is Streaming Now

    October 20, 2014 12:29 PM EDT It was 47 years ago that Sgt. Pepper's taught the band to play, and in the process, changed popular music forever. The Beatles ' magnum opus certainly doesn't lack for lauds (and backlash), but that didn't stop Beatlemaniac Wayne Coyne from leading the Flaming Lips into…

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