1. Yung Gleesh, 'Since When': Exclusive Video Premiere

    August 19, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The rapper's 'Cleansides Finest 3' mixtape is slated to drop on Sept. 16. Yung Gleesh continues his Cleansides Finest mixtape series with the release of Cleansides Finest 3, slated to drop on Sept. 16. The rapper offers a taste of his upcoming mixtape with the new music video…

  2. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  3. Azealia Banks Channels Houdini, Rides Dirt Bikes in 'Heavy Metal' Video: Watch

    August 05, 2014 7:21 PM EDT Azealia Banks is kidnapped, bound and left for dead in the dusty wilds in her new video for "Heavy Metal and Reflective," the fiery rapper's first offering since departing Universal Music last month. Tied to a chair by some guy in a truck, Banks wastes little time and quickly…

  4. Azealia Banks Drops New Song ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’: Listen

    July 27, 2014 3:32 PM EDT Controversial rapper Azealia Banks has released her first piece of new music since announcing her departure from Universal Music earlier this month. Azealia Banks Leaves Record Label: 'I'm Gonna Have A Fresh Start' The new track, titled “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” is…

  5. Billboard + Twitter Real-Time Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week

    June 27, 2014 5:41 PM EDT The Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart tracks some of the newest releases being shared on Twitter, in real time. An emerging artist on Twitter is defined as an artist who has less than 50,000 Twitter followers and who has not appeared in the top 50 on the Billboard 100. Below are our…

  6. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  7. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs

    March 06, 2014 1:15 PM EST To honor the 25th anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, we’re counting down the tally's top 100 tracks ever. Rap is a victorious genre. Having built its history on songs of overcoming the harshest of hard-knock lives, in addition to observances of all of life'…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Robin Thicke: Longest Hot 100 Reign This Year

    July 24, 2013 2:15 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads the list for a seventh week, the most time spent atop the list this year. Plus, Bruno Mars enters the top five Robin Thicke notches a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines" (featuring…

  10. Azealia Banks Premieres Pharrell Williams-Assisted, 'ATM Jam': Listen

    July 03, 2013 2:13 PM EDT After performing the song live at Glastonbury last week, N.Y. radio station, Hot 97, debuted Azealia Banks new single, "ATM Jam," yesterday (July 2). Azealia Banks and Pharrell Williams alternate between rapping and singing on a funky beat that operates as a marching band. …

  11. Frank Ocean, Beck Lead O Music Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Frank Ocean and Beck top this year's O Music Awards with two nominations each. On June 19, the awards return with a "Make a Band Famous" competition, performances from across the country and a drum-a-thon led by The Roots band leader and drummer Questlove. Among this year&…

  12. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I am a free agent. I'm operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don't have no corporate backing. I don't have no major distribution. We Master-P-ing this shit right now... I'm proving I'm worth $200 million." - T.I. Not…

  13. Chart Juice: Tyga Makes Top Five Return to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    April 18, 2013 8:07 PM EDT Justin Timberlake continues at No. 1 as Tyga's "Hotel California" bows with 54,000 copies sold. Another challenger for No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, another victory for Justin Timberlake. Though Tyga’s latest offering, “Hotel California,” opens with 54,000 copies …

  14. Azealia Banks' ‘Yung Rapunxel’ Video: 5 Gorgeous, Dark Looks

    April 17, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Rapper Azealia Banks recently released the long awaited music video for her first single "Yung Rupunxel" from her fortchoming debut album “Broke With Expensive Taste.” Directed by Jam Sutton, the music video brings all of Azealia's dark and fantastically twisted fantasies to…

  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return To Top Of Hot 100

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM EDT As 'Thrift Shop' returns for a fifth total week at No. 1, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera enter the top 10 and Bruno Mars and P!nk crown Radio Songs and Digital Songs, respectively.. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the…

  16. Shystie Speaks Out on Azealia Banks' 'Control It' Diss: Exclusive

    March 08, 2013 1:45 PM EST 'Anything that comes out of the mouth of that girl [Azealia Banks] is total bulls--t,' the rapper says of her 'Control It' beef with Banks. Twenty-four hours after Shystie premiered the video for her and Azealia Banks' latest collaboration, "Control It,"…

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return to No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 07, 2013 7:00 PM EST It was an uneventful week on the major R&B/Hip-Hop charts with very little movement in the top tiers. For Seattle's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, however, the timing couldn't have been better for an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend. Stemming from…

  18. Cashius Green, Fat Trel, 'Never Go Broke (Remix)': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 06, 2013 2:02 PM EST Download Cashius Green's remix to "Never Go Broke," featuring Fat Trel. Cashius Green's buzz is brewing. The West Coast rapper recently signed to Sylvia Rhone's joint venture with Epic Records, Vested in Culture, and is set to debut his EP, "Pisces" on…

  19. Azealia Banks Covers the Strokes' 'Barely Legal,' Announces First Single

    February 28, 2013 4:12 PM EST After putting her own twist to the "Harlem Shake," Azealia Banks debuts a cover of the Strokes' "Barely Legal." Azealia changes it up and sings over the group's "Is This It" track, instead of rap. She debuted the Lindbergh Palace produced song earlier…

  20. Azealia Banks Beefs With Perez Hilton, Using Gay Slur

    January 05, 2013 1:55 AM EST Azealia Banks has been involved in countless Twitter beefs, but she may have gone too far this time. On Friday night, Banks went toe-to-toe with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, on Twitter, after he expressed his dislike for her beef with Angel Haze and for her apparently not wanting to work…

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