1. 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 …

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,"…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Azealia Banks Responds to Angel Haze On 'No Problems' Diss Track

    January 04, 2013 1:35 PM EST The beef between Azealia Banks and Angel Haze continues. After Banks was hit with Haze's diss track, "On The Edge" yesterday (Jan. 3), she releases "No Problems." Listen below. "She like my new talk, my new style, my new walk, this new whore. Open your mouth and…

  10. Angel Haze Releases Azealia Banks Diss Track, 'On The Edge': Listen

    January 03, 2013 11:40 PM EST After engaging in a heated discussion fight on Twitter with Azealia Banks earlier today (Jan. 3), Angel Haze releases diss track, "On The Edge," to share her side of the beef. "Lol. Any response that is not in the form of a song is null and void. 20 minutes. It took me nothing…

  11. Fashion's Night Out: Solange Talks Stylish Album + More Music Highlights

    September 07, 2012 11:30 AM EDT As the sun set yesterday in NYC the Empire State Building's iconic tower lights burned red in honor of the biggest evening in fashion, Fashion's Night Out. This evening of fashion splendor also ushers in the hottest in musical performances. Azealia Banks, Cyndi Lauper, Chairlift,…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden American hit spent nine weeks atop the…

  13. Kinetics & One Love Song Premiere: 'In My Own World' Feat. Yung Joey

    August 27, 2012 12:30 PM EDT After the success of the B.o.B 's "Airplanes," which the duo wrote, Kinetics & One Love will release their digital sophomore album, "You Are Not Alone," tomorrow (August 28) on iTunes. "You Are Not Alone" will feature guest appearances by Wynter Gordon ,…

  14. 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…

  15. Cali Swag District Overcomes Member's Death on Debut LP

    July 19, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Picture the last 15 months in the life of Cali Swag District . Prior to being old enough to legally drink, the formerly obscure quartet of Inglewood, Calif. rappers scored a massive hit in 2010 with "Teach Me How to Dougie." The how-to record broke down the intricacies of the Dallas…

  16. Cali Swag District Copes with M-Bone's Death Before 'Kickback' Release

    July 05, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Corey Fowler was driving when he heard the gunshots that killed his friend and bandmate Montae Talbert outside an Inglewood liquor store. Members of Cali Swag District had just returned from a trip out of town and were set to meet up at a studio on the night of May 15. "As I went past…

  17. Billboard Bits: Cali Swag District Announces Album, Snoop Dogg Wants Hip-Hop 'Idol'

    June 06, 2011 7:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cali Swag District Announces Debut Album, "The Kickback" "Teach Me How to Dougie" creators Cali Swag District will release their debut album, "The Kickback," on July 12, with "…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  19. Yung Berg: 'Derrick Rose' Song Is My 'Black and Yellow'

    May 04, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Before Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose officially became the NBA's youngest Most Valuable Player winner on Tuesday (May 3), fellow hometown native Yung Berg had already honored the basketball star with "Derrick Rose," a new single from his upcoming "More Money, More…

  20. Lil B Receives Death Threats After Titling Album 'I'm Gay'

    April 25, 2011 8:40 AM EDT Rapper Lil B received death threats after announcing at Coachella last weekend that his next album will be titled I'm Gay. "People been hitting me up like, 'I'm gonna bash your head in,' 'you f----t,' 'I'm gonna kill you,' " Lil B told…

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