1. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  2. Jurassic 5 Talks Reunion, Doc Plans Backstage At Coachella

    April 13, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Six years after Jurassic 5 broke up in 2007, what once seemed impossible has now happened: the hip-hop group is back in action. Last night (April 12), a sea of thousands at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. watched as the group took the stage for their first…

  3. Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival

    April 10, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival, scheduled to return to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster, but will not perform unlike last year's…

  4. 20 Stories Behind Rappers' Stage Names: Waka Flocka, Jay-Z & More

    April 03, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Behind most rappers is an intriguing stage name: some of hip-hop's heavyweights have looked within themselves for the inspiration behind their monikers. Rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg drew inspiration from their favorite TV characters. T.I. and Gucci Mane embraced…

  5. Lollapalooza Tickets All But Sold Out

    April 03, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Your options for attending Lollapalooza are running out. Fast. Single day passes for the festival went on sale on Lollapalooza's site at 10 a.m. CST today (April 3), and sold out within hours. This follows the record-breaking three hours it took for three-day passes to sell out on…

  6. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

  7. Chart Juice: Brian McKnight Posts 10th Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    March 28, 2013 9:36 PM EDT The "Sweeter" singer's chart feat ties him with Keith Sweat for fourth most top 10s by a male R&B star in the SoundScan era. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" catapults 53-1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  8. 'Game of Thrones' Character Playlist: 25 Songs For Season 3

    March 27, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Why Stannis would blast Mumford & Sons, King Robert would drink up to Rihanna and Robb Stark can appreciate A$AP Rocky. The wait for the third season of "Game of Thrones" finally comes to an end on Sunday night (Mar. 31), with the brilliantly bloody HBO drama…

  9. Lil Wayne's Top 5 Most Absurd 'I Am Not A Human Being II' Lyrics

    March 26, 2013 3:54 PM EDT Lil Wayne’s tenth studio album, "I Am Not A Human Being II," out Tuesday (March 26) on Cash Money Records, is laced with everything you’d expect from the rapper. Similar to his latest efforts, "I Am Not A Human Being II" is filled with whit, lewdness and downright…

  10. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  11. Chart Juice: Mindless Behavior Scores First No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 21, 2013 3:37 PM EDT The young men of Mindless Behavior -- Princeton, Prodigy, Ray Ray and Roc Royal -- score their first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with their sophomore offering "All Around the World." Selling 37,000 copies in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan), the No. 1…

  12. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  13. PSY Announces New Single Release Date

    March 08, 2013 3:10 PM EST Follow-up single to "Gangnam Style" due April 13 On March 8, PSY teased his 2.3 million Twitter followers with a message announcing his hotly anticipated follow-up single to the viral smash "Gangnam Style": Allright PPL~!!! I'm Uploading the video at my @ youtube…

  14. Bubbling Under: B. Smyth Builds 'Leggo' at R&B Radio

    March 08, 2013 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: B. Smyth, Boy, Del Marquis and Brian Weaver B. SMYTH With his debut single "Leggo," featuring 2 Chainz (Motown/IDJMG)…

  15. 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…

  16. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Not a Human Being II' Track List Released: Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz & More

    March 04, 2013 8:24 PM EST Juicy J, Big Sean, Drake and many more will appear on the feature-heavy set. This past weekend brought the release of Lil Wayne’s ”I Am Not A Human Being II” track list. The soon-to-be tenth studio album from Weezy features 11 other artists, or as the rapper puts it, his friends. “I’m usually…

  17. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato 'Attack's Pop Songs

    March 04, 2013 4:30 PM EST The first single from the actress/singer's forthcoming album logs a strong first week at radio. Plus, Taylor Swift takes over at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs return. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 this week, as…

  19. Chart Juice: Drake Earns 30th Top 10 Single On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    February 21, 2013 10:22 PM EST Drake joins Lil Wayne and R. Kelly among the chart's biggest hit-makers. In only its second week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake's "Started from the Bottom" shoots 19-3 to become the rapper's 30th top 10 hit on the list. Only two other artists have posted 30 or…

  20. Fall Out Boy Braces Fans for 'Left Field' Collabs on 'Save Rock and Roll'

    February 17, 2013 2:30 PM EST At NBA All-Star Saturday Night, the reunited band talked about loving Gotye and Fun., and how their new album will broaden rock music When Fall Out Boy released their new single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” recently, fans that have been holding their collective breaths waiting…

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