1. Pusha T Sets North American, European Tour Dates

    January 16, 2014 2:25 PM EST Pusha T is embarking on a victory lap following the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, "My Name Is My Name": the GOOD Music rapper will spend the first half of 2014 on the road, as a headlining performer and as support on 2 Chainz's 2 Good To Be T.R.U. trek. After…

  2. B.o.B Talks Beyonce's Surprise Album & Upcoming Rock EP

    January 14, 2014 12:12 PM EST B.o.B. has no problem with Beyoncé's surprise album release last month. Just its timing. "It's like, 'Dang, couldn't you have waited for 2014!' " he tells Billboard with a laugh. His third album, "Underground Luxury," dropped just four days after …

  3. Chart Highlights: OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' Shoots To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    January 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST The band lands its third No. 1 at the format. Plus, Rascal Flatts returns and new No. 1s for Stone Sour, Marc Anthony and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  4. Pharrell Gets 'Happy' With Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:24 PM EST "Happy" marks singer/producer's first stop on the chart as a solo artist since 2006 After posting four songs on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a featured artist in 2013 -- including 17 weeks at No. 1 with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” -- Pharrell Williams opens 2014 with his own…

  5. Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    December 27, 2013 10:15 AM EST The song marks the singer's highest debut on the chart Just one week after "Beyonce" surprised the world and debuted at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, its lead single "Drunk in Love," featuring Jay Z, opens at No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The addictive…

  6. 15 Best Albums of 2013: Critics' Picks

    December 19, 2013 1:41 PM EST From ultra-ambitious musical comebacks to hype-surviving debuts to a certain unexpected album released right before the end-of-year buzzer sounded, 2013 contained a beautifully diverse array of full-length statements. After many, many repeated listens, the Billboard staff voted…

  7. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2013: Justin Timberlake, Drake & Macklemore Claim The Charts

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST Blue-eyed soul and hip-hop. New R&B breakthroughs. Rap icons still holding it down. Those are just a few of the key takeaways from 2013 in R&B and hip-hop. Monitoring all this activity to draw a more detailed picture: a host of new R&B and rap charts. Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip…

  8. 2013 Year-End Hot 100 By The Numbers

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST : The Year in Music • Buy a Copy • Subscribe • Billboard on iPad THE YEAR IN MUSIC 2013: Main Bruno Mars: Artist of the Year YEAR-END 2013 CHARTS : Hot 100 | Billboard 200 | Tours Now that Billboard has officially published the 2013 year-end Hot 100 Songs chart, it's time to have…

  9. Sevyn Streeter Makes ‘Crazy’ Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    December 12, 2013 6:53 PM EST Sevyn Streeter streaks to her first top 10 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as her EP “Call Me Crazy, But…” opens at No. 5 with 17,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 27-year-old singer first appeared on a Billboard chart more than 11 years ago when her…

  10. 2 Chainz to Tour With Pusha T in 2014

    December 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST Two of rap's more recognizable personalities are teaming up and going on the road in early 2014. This February and March, 2 Chainz will tour behind his sophomore release "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time," and he's bringing along fellow rapper -- and past collaborator -- Pusha T.…

  11. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  12. R. Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Possible Cruise & Best '12 Play' Memory

    December 02, 2013 12:18 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer will film 10 more installments of 'Trapped in the Closet' in 2014. It's as if R. Kelly has stepped out of a time machine. He was previewing his upcoming 12th studio album, "Black Panties," out Dec. 10 on RCA Records, at New York's…

  13. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  14. Akon, 2 Chainz, Ciara & Fall Out Boy To Present At American Music Awards

    November 21, 2013 8:00 AM EST Akon, 2 Chainz, Ciara and Fall Out Boy have been added to the line-up of presenters for Sunday’s American Music Awards.   Related Articles Top 10 American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights American Music Awards Photos: 41 Years Of AMAs History Also confirmed to present…

  15. Kanye West Astonishes at First Brooklyn 'Yeezus' Show

    November 20, 2013 1:55 PM EST Kanye West's message of creative freedom comes from deep within his core and often inspires. That is, if you're willing to listen -- but even if you aren't, 'Ye's impact is relentless. The first of four "Yeezus" New York shows, which took place on Tuesday…

  16. R. Kelly Reveals 'Black Panties' Cover Art, Tracklist

    November 19, 2013 9:45 PM EST R. Kelly's "Black Panties" was originally slated for a release this month, but it looks like the album's shiny new Dec. 10 release date could come to fruition, after the singer revealed the album's cover art and tracklist today (Nov. 19), according to Rolling Stone …

  17. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  18. Yo Gotti Talks 'I Am' Album & Epic Records Partnership

    November 18, 2013 1:13 PM EST 'I ain't making decisions based on just checks and money anymore - the situation has to be right.' The title of Yo Gotti's new album, "I Am," due Nov. 19 through a new partnership between his CMG imprint and Epic Records, is meant to be a mission statement: The…

  19. Eminem Has 10 Tracks on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    November 14, 2013 9:01 PM EST Eminem is the king of the Billboard charts this week. He not only has the No. 1 album on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, but also earns 10 concurrent songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. (His new "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" tops both album…

  20. Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Passes 1 Million In Sales

    November 06, 2013 7:08 PM EST In its fifth week at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sixth week in the top five of the Billboard 200, Drake's third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" moves 38,000 copies to cross the million copies sold mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has now sold a total…

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