1. Big Boi Plays Madden Bowl, Says He's 'Five or Six Songs Deep' Into New Album

    February 04, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The city of Dallas might be abuzz with excitement over Super Bowl XLV, but Big Boi remains as chill as ever. Just minutes before his performance at Thursday night's (Feb. 3) EA Sports Madden Bowl, the rapper/producer spoke to Billboard.com abou ...

  2. POTW: Janelle Monae, B.o.B, Big Boi, Nicki Minaj, Britney

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B.o.B , Janelle Monae and Big Boi showed their sparkly whites, Nicki Minaj toned down the costume-like outfits, Britney Spears smugged the media, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys were all smiles, Diddy was underdressed, Prince Michael Jackson I and uncle ...

  3. Talib Kweli Rejects 'Selling Out' on 'Gutter Rainbows' Album

    January 25, 2011 1:47 PM EST 0 0 0 T alib Kweli admits that he doesn't drink a lot of soda, and that he knows "very, very little" about professional football. But when the Brooklyn rapper was approached to star in a TV spot for Pepsi Max's NFL playoffs campaign, K ...

  4. Big Boi: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Big Boi "Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader" Late 2011 Big Boi says his new album, which is named for his favorite White Castle cashier, will include collaborations with Janelle Monáe. And, if the Black Keys/Chico Dusty mash-ups and "J ...

  5. Watch Lupe Fiasco's Pepsi Ad for the Packers-Bears Game

    January 21, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 After five long months of agony, ecstasy and couch potato-dom, the matchup for Super Bowl XLV is finally revealed, as the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship and the New York Jets square off against the Pittsburgh Steel ...

  6. Watch B.o.B.'s Pepsi Ad for Falcons vs. Packers Game

    January 14, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Blame it on the rare southern snowstorm last weekend that brought Atlanta to a standstill: Without the wintery squall, the track featuring B.o.B. rapping about his beloved Atlanta Falcons playing the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's National ...

  7. Big Boi Raps About NFL Playoffs for Pepsi

    January 07, 2011 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 B ig Boi is likely rooting for his hometown Atlanta Falcons in this year's NFL playoffs, but the Outkast rapper salutes this Sunday's wild card matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles in a new commercial for Pepsi. Vi ...

  8. Critics' Picks: Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010

    December 14, 2010 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 From banjo-led English folk to bone-crushing Miami rap, 2010 offered a plethora of superb albums that dominated the stereos of Billboard's staff. Check out our picks of the top 10 albums of the year, and tell us your personal favorites of 2010 ...

  9. Yelawolf Talks Rap Heroes, Goes From '0-60' On New Album

    November 22, 2010 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 As one of a select few rappers next in line for mainstream stardom, Yelawolf probably could have handpicked a famous songstress to sing the hook on his major-label debut single. Instead, the Gadsen, Ala.-born MC stuck to what got him to this point: ...

  10. Cee-Lo And Big Boi Plan 'Georgia Power' Tour?

    November 17, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 If nothing else excites you this morning, maybe this will. Cee Lo Goes Wild in New Video, Sings 'Fox News' on 'Colbert' As members of the Goodie Mob and Outkast , respectively, Cee-Lo Green and Big Boi have long been a part of th ...

  11. Favorite Musicians Of All Time: 28 Stars Sound Off

    November 15, 2010 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we've set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre -- from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow , Trey Songz , Drak ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Big Boi Gets Personal At Recording Academy Event

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter held an “Up Close and Personal" event with rapper Big Boi on September 27. The exclusive Q&A session provided a chance for fans and Recording Academy members to gain insight on Big Boi’s career, i ...

  13. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You ...

  14. Big Boi Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 15, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  15. Big Boi - "Daddy Fat Sax"

    Big Boi - "Daddy Fat Sax"

    September 15, 2010 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi performs "Daddy Fat Sax" in this extended session of Billboard's Tastemakers series LIVE at Mophonics Studios. tastemakers , performance , Live , daddy fat sax , Big Boi , Big Boi , Live , Performance , Tastemakers Videos Big ...

  16. Big Boi - "General Patton"

    Big Boi - "General Patton"

    September 15, 2010 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi performs "General Patton" in this extended session of Billboard's Tastemakers series LIVE at Mophonics Studios. tastemakers , performance , Live , general patton , Big Boi , Big Boi , Live , Performance , Tastemakers Videos Bi ...

  17. Tastemakers: Big Boi

    Tastemakers: Big Boi

    September 15, 2010 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi gives Billboard a private performance of his hit single "Shutterbug" LIVE at Mophonics Studios NYC. tastemakers , Shutterbug , interview , performance , Big Boi , Big Boi , Interview , Performance , Tastemakers Videos Big Boi Inter ...

  18. BACKBEAT: Big Boi Performs For New Billboard Tastemakers Session

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Big Boi was in the house. Billboard.com's recently launched video series, based on our Tastemakers chart, was host to rapper Big Boi on Sept. 8. The series, which is being shot entirely on the roof at Mophonics – a company which writes origin ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Mariah Wears Maternity Dress, Miley Goes Wild in New Film

    August 25, 2010 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Reportedly Four Months Pregnant Mariah Carey is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon , according to Radar Online. Although Cannon dodged t ...

  20. The Maine Reels In Outkast

    August 16, 2010 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 You don't have to just imagine what Andre 3000 and Big Boi's smooth-cool hip-hop stylings reimagined by an Arizona pop punk band might sound like. This week's Mashup Monday finds one-time Tempe, AZ high school buddies the Maine doing ...

  21. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Winterbeatz: Ne-Yo, T-Pain and others, Scorpions

    August 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rocker Rod Stewart stands atop the Hot Tours list for the second week in a row with box office totals reported from another stop on his summer European trek. With 26,500 tickets sold for three performances at the Scottish Exhibition & Co ...

  22. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other ...

  23. Big Boi, Pavement Cap Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 19, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third and final day (July 18) of the Pitchfork Music Festival was filled with blog-approved openers pushing their debut albums and ruled by two veteran headlining acts with deep catalogues. Concertgoers at Union Park in Chicago once again endure ...

  24. LCD Soundstyem, Raekwon Bring Heat to Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 18, 2010 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Day two of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago included some early breakout performances, curious sets from veteran acts and punishing humidity throughout the day. However, most of Saturday afternoon (July 17) felt like a wait for headliners LCD ...

  25. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedis ...

  26. Chart Beat Thursday: Bret Michaels Rocks On

    July 15, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROSY: Veteran rocker/"Celebrity Apprentice 3" champion Bret Michaels inks his highest rank on the Billboard 200 i n almost 20 years, as "Custom Built" arrives at No. 14. His prior charted solo effort, "Rock My World," d ...

  27. Eminem Still No. 1, Village People Protest YMCA Name Change

    July 14, 2010 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem 's "Recovery" will hold the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row. Drake 's "Thank Me Later" holds at No. 2, and the ...

  28. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks i ...

  29. Third Week At No. 1 For Eminem's 'Recovery' On Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" while Drake's "Thank Me Later" hangs out at No. 2 for a third frame . . . The chart's highest debut is the first solo effort by OutKast's ...

  30. Eminem to Spend Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 08, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapped ...

  31. Eminem Rules the Charts, Big Boi on 'Lucious'

    July 07, 2010 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem holds the top spot on the Billboard 200, after "Recovery" sold 313,000 copies this week. He also takes the No. 1 spot on the Digital Songs chart for the second w ...

  32. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  33. Big Boi "Athens"

    Big Boi "Athens"

    June 29, 2010 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi "Athens" Videos Big Boi ...

  34. Big Boi "Uncle"

    Big Boi "Uncle"

    June 29, 2010 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi "Uncle" Videos Big Boi ...

  35. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  36. ASCAP Honors Dr. Dre At Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo, Chris "Tricky" Stewart" and The-Dream shared honors as songwriters of the year at ASCAP's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles (June 25), ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Big Boi, Lollapalooza, Donnie Klang, Daniel Lanois and More

    June 08, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. The Lollapalooza schedule was revealed today: Soundgarden or Arcade Fire? The xx or Gogol Bordello? Lady Gaga or The Strokes? Start choosing now . --- Former 'Making ...

  38. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's 'Te Amo' Too Sexy for U.S., Lee DeWyze Makes Mom Hysterical, Fox Anchor Suggests Bret Michaels Faked Illness

    May 28, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna's "Te Amo" is too hot for the U.S., Lee DeWyze's "Idol" win makes a mom hysterical, a Fox news anchor wonders whether Bret Michaels faked his brain he ...

  39. Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" (Def Jam, July 6) Big Boi 's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott ...

  40. Videos of the Week: Rihanna Moonwalks (Badly), Miley Cyrus Dirty Dances, Phish Covers Rolling Stones

    May 14, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna attempts -- and fails -- to moonwalk, Miley Cyrus dirty dances with Adam Shankman, Phish and Green Day cover the Rolling Stones , Big Boi makes salad with Martha Stewart, " ...

  41. Taylor Swift Joins Nashville Relief Effort, Courtney Love's Pillow Talk

    May 11, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Tuesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift is among stars who have joined the lineup for Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery on June 22. The singer has already donated $500,000 to relief ...

  42. Janelle Monáe Crosses Boundaries With 'ArchAndroid'

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 J anelle Monáe has no desire to define her sound. "It's genre-less, because it has an energy about it that genres can't really live up to, so I don't want to diminish it by trying to restrict it," the eccentric 24-year-old s ...

  43. Big Boi Sets July 6 Debut Album Release Date

    April 20, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally be available on July 6th on Def Jam Recordings. First single, "Shutterbug," produced by Scott Storch, has already bee ...

  44. Big Boi Premieres Tracks From Solo Def Jam Debut

    April 06, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," is finally ready -- again -- for the world to hear it. Although he wouldn't reveal the exact release date, the Atlanta rapper played a ...

  45. Janelle Monae Shows Off Fancy Footwork In 'Tightrope' Video

    March 31, 2010 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 J anelle Monáe's "Tightrope" video takes place in "The Palace of the Dogs" -- an asylum where "dancing has long been forbidden for its subversive effects on the residents and its tendency to illegal magical practices.&q ...

  46. Outkast's Big Boi Signs Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, it looks like Big Boi 's upcoming album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally see the light of day -- on a new label. The rapper, one half of the collective Outkast with partner Andre 30 ...

  47. Outkast's Big Boi Announces Signing Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After numerous delays, it looks like Big Boi's upcoming album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally see the light of day -- on a new label. The rapper, one half of the collective Outkast with partner Andre 3 ...

  48. Big Boi Recruits George Clinton, Too $hort For 'Yo Sorrows' Video

    March 11, 2010 6:51 PM EST 0 0 0 If the low-budget aesthetic of Big Boi's "Fo Yo Sorrows" video doesn't catch your eye, George Clinton will. The scraggly, wrinkled funk legend wears green and yellow chains and multicolored hair extensions that make Lady Gaga loo ...

  49. B.o.B.: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Two months ago, rapper/singer B.o.B.-who also goes by his real name Bobby Ray (Simmons), Bobby or just plain Bob-made a viral video with Atlantic Records president Julie Greenwald in an effort to quiet rumors of tension between the artist and his la ...

  50. Big Boi Finishes Album, Predicts Busy 2010 For Outkast

    December 08, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 If Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton has his way, 2010 will be a busy year for he and Outkast mate Andre "3000" Benjamin -- collectively and apart. After leaking tracks for more than a year and a half, Big Boi has just turned in his ...

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