1. Angie Martinez Talks Hot 97 Departure & Power 105.1 Move: Exclusive

    June 20, 2014 5:32 PM EDT Angie Martinez has broken her silence since resigning from New York City's famed radio station Hot 97 earlier this week. The radio personality, who spent two decades on-air with Hot 97, resigned earlier this week through a social networking ...

  2. Jennifer Lopez Talks Jay Z, Beyonce & Solange Drama: 'You Can't Speculate' (Video)

    May 15, 2014 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez stopped by Hot 97's Angie Review and weighed in on the issue everyone in pop culture has been talking about -- Solange's recent bout with Jay Z  in a hotel elevator in NYC. Hotel Fires Staffer Who Leaked Jay Z, Solange Eleva ...

  3. UMLE Signs Deal with MeccaLani to Sign/Develop Latin Urban Acts (Exclusive)

    April 03, 2014 6:49 PM EDT In an effort to expand its urban music roster, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Miami-based management/production company MeccaLani to develop and sign urban acts to its roster. MeccaLani is headed by music attorney Angie Mar ...

  4. Kanye West Confirms Adidas Partnership, Cuts Ties With Nike

    November 25, 2013 7:18 PM EST Kanye West has long held a partnership with Nike, but all that's changing thanks to a new deal with Adidas. The rapper confirmed his partnership with the German sports clothing and accessories giant in an interview with New York's Hot 9 ...

  5. Lil Wayne's Seizure Had 'Nothing to Do With Drugs,' Says Birdman

    March 18, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Lil Wayne had a single seizure caused by stress, not drugs, and will soon be leaving an L.A. hospital where he's been for nearly a week, Birdman said on Monday in a radio interview aimed directly at quashing "false rumors." " ...

  6. Chris Nadler, Hot 97/Emmis Communications Exec, Dies

    August 25, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Chris Nadler, a longtime executive at Hot 97/Emmis Communications and a familiar face on the New York music scene for decades, died on Friday. Further details were not available at press time. A press release issued by Emmis on Saturday reads in p ...

  7. Mary J. Blige: Burger King Ad Was A 'Mistake'

    June 28, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige leaked and caused a wave of criticism, the singer kept her head low and endured public mockery and accusations of racism. Mary J. Blige: 'Unfinished' Burger King Ad Wasn't Cleared ...

  8. Remembering Left Eye, 10 Years After Her Death

    April 25, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years ago today (April 25), hip-hop and R&B lost a great soul too soon. Rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes lost her life in a fatal car accident in Roma, Honduras at the age of 30. Honduran Villagers Mourn ...

  9. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  10. Mary J. Blige Finds 'Mr. Wrong' With Drake's Help

    October 26, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the latest off of "My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act I)" (Nov. 21), Mary J. Blige sings about always attracting the wrong kind of man. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul stopped by Angie Martinez's Hot97 show to debut the track that ...

  11. Frank Ocean Talks Working with Jay-Z and Kanye West, Meeting Beyonce and More

    September 22, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (Sept 21), the in-demand singer and Odd Future member Frank Ocean stopped by Hot 97 to chat with Angie Martinez. In his first major solo radio interview, Frank Ocean talked about working with The Throne, consisting of Jay-Z and Kanye West ...

  12. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour

    August 02, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jay-Z / Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according ...

  13. L.A. Reid Says He'll Announce New Label Gig 'In a Little While'

    April 13, 2011 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even though he's signed on as a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor," it's unlikely that anyone thought L.A. Reid, who left his post at the helm of Island Def Jam last month, would be out of the music business for long. And su ...

  14. L.A. Reid Confirms That He'll Announce A New Label Gig 'In A Little While'

    April 13, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Even though he's signed on as a judge on Simon Cowell's "X Factor," it's unlikely that anyone thought L.A. Reid, who left his post at the helm of Island Def Jam last month, would be out of the music business for long. And ...

  15. Lil Wayne Talks 'Jersey Shore,' Drake and Nicki on Hot 97

    March 29, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne visited Angie Martinez's Hot 97 radio show in New York today (Mar. 29) for his first on-air interview since being released from jail, and talked about Nicki Minaj and Drake 's albums -- which he confessed he hasn't listened ...

  16. Chris Brown's 'Look at Me Now' Video Leaks

    March 10, 2011 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown 's "Look at Me Now" video leaked yesterday (March 9) and while it's not the final edit, according to CB's tweet, we wanted to show it some love before Jive pulled it down. Video: Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and ...

  17. Lil Kim Imitates Nicki Minaj, Says Diddy Not Loyal

    December 20, 2010 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Kim hit up New York Hot 97's Angie Martinez show on Friday (Dec. 17) and chatted about, you guessed it, Nicki Minaj , Diddy , and other juicy topics. Watch the clip below in which she imitates Nicki. Video: Lil Kim imitates Nicki Minaj &quo ...

  18. T.I. Talks Jail, Family Life And More On BET 'Food For Thought'

    November 30, 2010 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Before going to prison again, T.I. sat down with sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith, radio host Angie Martinez, journalist Harry Allen and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for a session of BET's "Food For Thought." Tip spoke on various topic ...

  19. Foxy Brown Calls Nicki Minaj A Liar, Lil Kim Nicki Diss Drops

    November 25, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj is kicking off her "Pink Friday" release week by stirring up some drama with hip-hop's femcee elite. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Set for Huge Billboard 200 Debuts Following a radio interview with New York's Hot 97 host An ...

  20. Kanye West Premieres Beyonce Track, Album Due Nov. 16

    August 11, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West premiered his new "See Me Now" song, featuring Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson , and revealed that his album will be released on Nov. 16 during an interview this afternoon with New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97). "Beyoncé fin ...

  21. Rihanna / December 3, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (Dec. 3) as part of MySpace's urban music concert series, "The Release," in celebration of her new album, "Rated R." But the festivities were rat ...

  22. Chris Brown Album Release Date Moved Up

    November 04, 2009 3:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Originally tweeting a Dec. 15 release date, Chris Brown 's much-anticipated album, "Graffiti," has been pushed up a week, Jive Records has announced. Now available on Dec. 8, the label did not state a reason for the change as of press ...

  23. Chris Brown Tweets 'Graffiti' Release Date

    October 26, 2009 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, Chris Brown gave his first radio interview to Hot 97 (WQHT) host Angie Martinez, spending the majority of the air-time stressing his deep regrets for his February incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, the Virginia singer has taken to ...

  24. Lil Wayne Faces Jail Time, Chris Brown Scolds Oprah

    October 23, 2009 5:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has pled guilty in New York to gun possession charges stemming from a July 2007 tour bus pull-over by NYPD. Wayne is free on bail until February, when he could be sent ...

  25. The Daily Noise 10.23.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.23.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 23, 2009 4:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne pleas guilty to gun possession, Chris Brown addresses Oprah in Hot 97 interview, 50 Cent talks about hip-hop and commercialism. oprah , Lil Wayne , 50 Cent , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , angie martinez , Fuse , Before I Self Destruct , C ...

  26. Chris Brown Unhappy With Oprah, Has 'No Issues' With Jay-Z

    October 22, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown granted his first radio interview since the February altercation with his then-girlfriend Rihanna on Wednesday (Oct. 21) to New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT). During the talk with host Angie Martinez, Brown -- who spent the majority o ...

  27. Kid Cudi

    April 15, 2009 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Early last month, the pressures of the music industry seemed to overwhelm Kid Cudi. On his KidCudi.com site, the Cleveland-born rapper blogged about retiring after the release of his debut album. "I am falling back on being an artist," he ...

  28. Rapper Kid Cudi Signs With Universal Motown

    April 15, 2009 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Early last month, the pressures of the music industry seemed to overwhelm Kid Cudi. On his KidCudi.com site, the Cleveland-born rapper blogged about retiring after the release of his debut album. "I am falling back on being an artist," he ...

  29. Jazmine Sullivan / Sept. 17, 2008 / New York (Knitting Factory)

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just a week shy of the release of her debut album, "Fearless," R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan performed a short but electric set on Wednesday (Sept. 17) for a capacity crowd at New York's Just a week shy of the release of ...

  30. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, 'Saturday Night Live,' Spider Loc

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent and New York's Hot 97 Radio Station (WQHT) have teamed up for "50 Cent's 5 Borough Tour," a four-day trek during which the Queens MC will perform tracks from his upcoming album, "Curtis" (G-Un 50 Cent and New Yo ...

  31. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Lil' Kim, Jewel, Ashanti, Audioslave, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken. 'STICK' UP: Lil' Kim has the biggest hit of her career where she is the lead artist. Her collaboration with Christin ...

  32. 'Idol 2' Kicks Off With 2 Specials

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fox is planning to introduce the second season of "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" with two 90-minute specials set to air Jan. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 ET/PT, respectively. For th Fox is planning to introduce the secon ...

  33. Martinez Bolts From 'Idol' Post

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after it was announced she would be a judge on the upcoming second season of the Fox television talent show. Angie Martinez has left "American Idol" less than a week after ...

  34. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-t ...

  35. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, ...

  36. Animal House

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez. With experience comes confidence. At least that seems to be the case for Angie Martinez. For her sophomore set, Animal House, the New York radio personality/rap ...

  37. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The ...

  38. Elektra All-Stars Prepare To 'Transport'

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Transporter." The first single from the set, due Sept. 17, Songs from Tweet, ...

  39. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of ...

  40. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for t ...

  41. Female Artists Set For V-Day Benefit

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop artist Eve, R&B singer Amel Larrieux, mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, and inspirational female a capella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock will take part in V-Day Harlem 2002, a benefit for co Hip-hop artist Eve, R&B singer Amel Larrieux ...

  42. Star-Studded 'What's Going On' Disc Due

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of Marvin Gaye's classic single "What's Going On" will be released Oct. 30 via Columbia. Originally lanned for release tomorrow (Oct. A disc of wide-ranging mixes ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St ...

  44. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink, Lionel Richie, Popstars 'LADY' FLASH: All four of the artists involved with the new version of "Lady Marmalade" have been in the top-10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, althou ...

  45. Wyclef To Perform At Online Hip-Hop Awards

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean will perform at the fifth annual Online Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out May 3 at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York and Webcast live online. Redman and Angie Martinez will co Wyclef Jean will perform at the fifth annual Onl ...

  46. Up Close & Personal

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. New York radio personality Angie Martinez crosses over to the other side with her debut set, Up Close & Personal. On one hand, ...

  47. Hot Product

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing upcoming albums from the Billboard 2001 Latin Music Awards, Angie Martinez, David Gray, MJ Cole, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Hot Latin Sounds Christina Aguilera, Christian Castro, Luis Miguel, Carlos Vives, Son By Four, and Paulina Rubio ...