1. Rick Ross Rules With Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 12, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams' second solo album starts at No. 2, and Lea Michele scores a Top 5 debut. Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9,…

  2. Notorious B.I.G.'s 15 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 09, 2014 2:45 PM EDT Today (March 9) marks 17-years since The Notorious B.I.G.'s untimely death, but the celebrated MC continues to live on through his music. You can hear his influence on every other rapper in the game. And Biggie not only left a mark on fans and fellow hip-hip artists, but also on the…

  3. Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s

    March 06, 2014 2:00 PM EST As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart , which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Hot Rap Songs artists, the artists with the…

  4. 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'…

  5. Kanye West Signs with Adidas: Clothing Line Coming in 2014

    December 03, 2013 2:08 PM EST During a recent radio interviews, Kanye West’s been campaigning for platforms to get his ideas out particularly in the realm of clothing and fashion, but in the most politically incorrect way—by blasting elite couture houses like Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and sportswear titan Nike, who…

  6. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 6:50 PM EDT Alternative singer/songwriter Lorde's popularity has increased dramatically in recent months. In the same week she rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on…

  7. 10 Emo Hip-Hop Moments That'll Bring You to Tears

    September 20, 2013 4:15 PM EDT From Wayne and Birdman's bromance to Mister Cee's on-air sob-fest, relive rap's most tender moments It's hard to imagine something in hip-hop as emotional as the soundscapes of Drake, let alone what they compel us to reveal through vulnerable text messages and tweets.…

  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. Dear Daddy Playlist: 25 Songs for Father's Day

    June 13, 2013 3:35 PM EDT With Father's Day just around the corner (June 16), now is the time to think of the man that stood tall in your life from day one. Of course, not all us us are so lucky to have had ones. So from Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder showing love to their new born daughters to Tupac Shakur giving…

  10. Summer Songs 1985-2012: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    June 12, 2013 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 28 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  11. Dear Mama Playlist: 20 Songs for Mother's Day

    May 10, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday (May 12). Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your…

  12. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  13. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title?

    February 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST Alabama Shakes debuts on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... On the latest Billboard Hot 100, Alabama Shakes debuts with "Hold On…

  14. 'Chappelle's Show': 10 Best Musical Sketches

    January 22, 2013 1:25 PM EST It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years today (Jan. 22) since the premiere of Dave Chappelle's groundbreaking comedy series, "Chappelle's Show." Even more difficult to comprehend is that the show's long-lasting impact came from only two full seasons of…

  15. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March 31. With a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard…

  16. Chart Juice: Nas Nets Ninth No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Nas debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Life Is Good," securing the veteran artist his ninth topper on the tally. The set starts with a larger-than-expected 149,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1. (Last week, industry…

  17. James Rosemond Admits to Tupac Shakur 1994 Shooting Involvement: Report

    June 25, 2012 8:22 PM EDT The mystery of the shooting that launched a coast-to-coast hip-hop feud may finally be over. James Rosemond, also known as "Jimmy Henchman," has reportedly admitted his involvement in a 1994 assault on Tupac Shakur that left the rapper shot, robbed and nearly dead at New York's…

  18. Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Tupac's Outburst in 'Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Documentary

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM EDT There's one thing in particular I always respected about Tupac Shakur : his honesty. Whether spitting rhymes of harsh reality or penning poetry , 'Pac was not one to hold his tongue. But although it was a charasteristic of his that was refreshing, it welcomed legal repercussions.…

  19. Snoop Dogg's Social 50 Chart Gain, Courtesy of Coachella

    April 26, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Tupac Shakur 's virtual appearances at the Coachella Music Festival (April 15 and 22) spurs a gain for his on-stage duet partner, Snoop Dogg , on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,…

  20. Opinion: The Problem with the Tupac Hologram

    April 16, 2012 7:25 PM EDT If you haven't heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren't true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining performance on Sunday night were accurate,…

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