1. The GIF-t Of Video: How Simple Moving Images Are Driving Fan Engagement

    March 06, 2013 6:18 PM EST If a One Direction picture is worth a thousand words, a three-second looped animated GIF of the pop band is probably worth millions of fan shares. On Jan. 7, One Direction released the video for "Kiss You," the third single from the Br ...

  2. Lil Wayne Returns Home, Rocks Madden Super Bowl Party With Big Boi

    February 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Much of pregame festivities at the Super Bowl are centered around music, and considering the sponsorships and dollars thrown to host these affairs, the stakes are high. The name of the game is to get the most media impressions and ultimately, have ...

  3. Lil Wayne, Big Boi, More Score Lucrative Sponsored Gigs Around Super Bowl

    January 30, 2013 8:00 AM EST As thousands of football fans flock to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, dozens of musical acts will also head to the Big Easy to collect hefty paychecks for performing at brand-sponsored events and other private parties during the wee ...

  4. OutKast to 'Reunite' on Frank Ocean, T.I. Songs

    January 03, 2013 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi took to Twitter to reveal that he'll be joining Andre 3000 on updated renditions of Frank Ocean 's "Pink Matter" and T.I. 's "Sorry." This summer, Big Boi told his Twitter followers that he was to appear on ...

  5. Chart Juice: Game's On a Roll With 5th No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    December 20, 2012 7:49 PM EST 0 0 0 As "Jesus Piece" opens with 86,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan), Game now counts five No. 1 titles on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the last four coming consecutively. His major label debut, "The Documentary," spent five ...

  6. Big Boi, DMX: Who Remixed Christmas Classics Best?

    December 18, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 What's better than reciting the rhymed verses of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Listening to Big Boi tell and mid-way rap the children's story right in time for the holidays. There are three key moments in Big Boi's Chris ...

  7. Wiz Khalifa Scores Second No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    December 17, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa 's "O.N.I.F.C." debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 141,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the Pittsburgh rapper's second leader on the list. It follows his major label debut "Rol ...

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  9. Big Boi Performs Hits At NYC Show, Brings Out Phantogram, A$AP Rocky

    December 11, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi is a man of endurance. Throughout his 20-year long career, the Atlanta hip-hop luminary has specialized in elastic, bombastic verses that, to this day, leave mere mortals gasping for air. Last night (Dec. 10) at New York City's S.O.B.s, ...

  10. T.I. Debuts Andre 3000-Assisted Song, 'Sorry': Listen

    November 27, 2012 12:10 PM EST 0 0 0 When T.I. previewed a selection of "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" in NYC last month, "Sorry," was one of the tracks that a few in attendance couldn't shake afterwards. "Sorry" features both Tip and Andre 3000 con ...

  11. T.I., Ludacris Join Big Boi on 'In The A': Listen

    November 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's finest are repping for their hometown on Big Boi 's "In the A." The new track, the latest from the OutKast MC's upcoming solo set "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," corrals Ludacris and T.I. for a hard- ...

  12. The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000

    The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 11/16: Music's Sandy Relief Efforts, Big Boi + Andre 3000 Vicious Lies , featuredVideo2 , Dave Matthews Band , Lady GaGa , hurricane sandy , Justin Bieber , Big Boi Videos Big Boi Brightcove ...

  13. Andre 3000 in No Rush to Record a New Album

    November 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 In order to capture his best version of Jimi Hendrix for an upcoming biopic, Andre 3000 said he had to think of him as a regular dude and not a rock star. "I didn't look at him as an icon because when you're in it, you don't know ...

  14. Big Boi: 'No Beef' With Andre 3000 After Gillette Joke

    November 14, 2012 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Andre 3000 won't be appearing on OutKast partner Big Boi 's new album, but don't expect it's the end of the hip-hop duo. "The [Gillette] Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell," Big Boi tweeted on ...

  15. Big Boi to Spread 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' in December

    November 01, 2012 9:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi will make his solo return on Dec. 11 with "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors." The OutKast MC's follow-up to 2010 solo debut "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" was originally set for a November release. ...

  16. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  17. T.I. Previews 'Trouble Man' Album in NYC: First Listen

    October 24, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble," T.I. began an intimate listening session of his forthcoming album, "Trouble Man," on Tuesday evening (Oct. 23) at NYC's Germano Studios. "I shall embrace it," h ...

  18. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jok ...

  19. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island� ...

  20. Big Boi Releases 'Mama Told Me' with Kelly Rowland, Not Little Dragon: Listen

    October 03, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish synth-pop group is not featured on final version due to "business terms out of our control." On Tuesday (Oct. 2), Big Boi released "Mama Told Me," a track off of his forthcoming "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors&q ...

  21. Kimbra Vows Less 'Trickery' on Next Album

    October 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kimbra and the band that bears her name are enjoying their first-ever headlining tour in North America. But more than a year after releasing her debut album, "Vows," she's ready to get to work on a follow-up. "I'm just in th ...

  22. Janelle Monae Talks New Album, CoverGirl at Nokia Music Event: Video

    September 26, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae performed at Nokia Music's Social Media Week event Tuesday night (Sept. 25) in Los Angeles, and sat down to chat with Billboard about her upcoming album, Nokia, and what it's like to be a CoverGirl. "I'm really exci ...

  23. Big Boi Talks Andre 3000, Possible Phantogram Collabo EP & 'Vicious Lies' Album

    August 24, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks ago (August 10), Big Boi hosted a listening session for his solo sophomore studio album, "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," in Atlanta. It was one of the most anticipated events during the MixShow Live weekend as Sir Luscious o ...

  24. The Beat 8/14: Mariah Carey's Triple Single, Insane Clown Posse Vs. FBI

    August 14, 2012 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Tuesday, August 14 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  25. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  26. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal olig ...

  27. Big Boi and Little Dragon Perform New Song, 'Mama Told Me': Watch

    August 10, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of Swedish indie rock band Little Dragon got a surprise at their Austin show on Aug. 7 when Big Boi paid a visit. The Atlanta rapper joined the Swedes on stage to debut "Mama Told Me," to be featured on his upcoming second solo album ...

  28. First Listen: Big Boi Previews 'Vicious Lies' Album in NYC

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 New album out November 13, with guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi and more. In anticipation of the fall release of his next solo project, Outkast member and Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi hosted a private listening session of his ...

  29. Disco Biscuits' Camp Bisco Downsizes in 2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT It seems like U.S. rock festivals have been on a super-sizing frenzy. The typically three-day Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., played out over two weekends in April and just added a pair of Caribbean cruises in December. On the other side of t ...

  30. Little Dragon Talk New Music, Hip-Hop Collaborations at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As indie rock group Little Dragon 's latest road stint supporting 2011 album "Ritual Union" winds down, the group is planning to mix in a few inspired collaborations while conceptualizing their next album. Aside from working with Big ...

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

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ref ...

  32. Listen To Big Boi's New Sex Jam 'She Said OK'

    May 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast hero Big Boi took to Twitter late on Tuesday night (May 29) to release a new track, "She Said OK," featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London . And for those craving more of the explicit nature of "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son ...

  33. Killer Mike Teams With Adult Swim For 'R.A.P. Music' Album

    May 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 For rapper Killer Mike , independence is key. The Atlanta native born Michael Render launched his career with 2003's "Monster" (Columbia Records), but label issues delayed the highly anticipated follow-up. Three years later, in Novemb ...

  34. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  35. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  36. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  37. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 201 ...

  38. Skrillex, Bassnectar to Co-Headline Camp Bisco

    March 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Camp Bisco announced on Wednesday (March 21) that EDM heavyweights Skrillex and Bassnectar will co-headline their 11th edition, taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Festival founders Disco Biscu ...

  39. Skrillex, Bassnectar To Co-Headline Camp Bisco Festival

    March 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Yesterday (March 21) Camp Bisco announced that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights, Skrillex and Bassnectar, would co-headline their 11th edition. Taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Fe ...

  40. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition ...

  41. Andre 3000: 'There Are No Plans For Another OutKast Album'

    February 24, 2012 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Fellow citizens of Stankonia: we've got some sad news for you. In a new interview, Andre 3000, one half of the game-changing Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast , says that there is no new music from him and Big Boi in the works. "There's bee ...

  42. The Band Perry Turns Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' Country

    October 31, 2011 5:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and cover duo Karmin playing Foster The People , the Mashup Mondays post-season continues this week with The Band Perry covering countrifying Queen's " ...

  43. Karmin Pumps Up Foster The People's 'Kicks'

    October 24, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, the Mashup Mondays post-season kicked off with Patrick Stump's rockin' cover of Big Boi's "Shutterbug," and this week we've got another special Fall Mashup for you. Who better for a Mashup Monday than the You ...

  44. Patrick Stump Rocks Big Boi's 'Shutterbugg'

    October 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The official Mashup Mondays season ended last month, and the 2011 run got a great reaction -- from Grace Potter hollering down the house on Beyonce 's "Why Don't You Love Me," to Greyson Chance getting into "Empire State of ...

  45. Big Boi Avoids Jail Time, Must Complete Drug Testing & More

    October 13, 2011 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi has reached a deal on Florida drug charges that allows him to avoid jail time. Big Boi, real name Antwan Patton, appeared in a Miami courtroom Thursday (Oct. 13) as prosecutors outlined the deal that includes three months of drug testing, co ...

  46. Jay Electronica Battles on 'Call of Duty' Track

    October 11, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Electronica 's debut full-length may not be hitting stores anytime soon, but the MC rocked the Internet by releasing an electrifying new track, "Call of Duty" featuring Mobb Deep 's Prodigy, on Monday (Oct. 10). The single re ...

  47. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard ...

  48. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  49. Green Day Debuts Amy Winehouse Tribute, 'Amy,' at California Show

    August 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Along with playing a slew of previously unheard tracks, Green Day honored the late Amy Winehouse by debuting a new song, "Amy," at their "secret" show in Costa Mesa, Calif., last Thursday (Aug. 11). Three days later, the band pos ...

  50. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the by ...

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