1. Lil Wayne To Star In Sports Film 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rappe ...

  2. Lil Wayne To Star In 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rapper will play a character named Lamont, a student from a New Orleans high school who is skeptical of the school's n ...

  3. Q&A: Tiffany Evans

    Q&A: Tiffany Evans

    April 23, 2008 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tiffany Evans sat down with Billboard to chat about her new self titled record, Star Search and more. interview , exclusive , R&B , Ciara , Bow Wow , Tiffany Evans , I'm Grown , Tiffany Evans , Bow wow , Ciara Videos Tiffany Evans Bow wow C ...

  4. Casely

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jean Carlos Casely isn't ashamed to admit his mother raised him with a heavy hand. Jean Carlos Casely isn't ashamed to admit his mother raised him with a heavy hand. Mama Casely not only mandated her son be involved in musical theater by t ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "No No No," reggae singles, Alicia Keys and more! YES YES YES SEY SEY SEY Fred: Some years back one of your readers asked about palindromic titles and or artists on the Hot 100. The best example was "S.O.S ...

  6. Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Josh Groban's "Noel" ...

  7. Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off"

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off" Bow Wow & Omarion, "Face Off" News Bow wow , Omarion ...

  8. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accom ...

  9. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., accor Josh Groban sets a new record on The B ...

  10. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  11. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Wu-Tang Clan try to transcend in-fighting and tragedy on their first album in six years, Mario is ready to "Go" with his new J album and Pink Floyd and Radiohead boxed sets emerge just in time for A collaborative album between R&B ...

  13. Bow Wow, Omarion Set Date For Collaborative CD

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bow Wow and Omarion's collaborative album, "Face Off," will arrive Dec. 11 via Columbia as a standard 12-track CD or as a CD/DVD combo featuring behind-the-scenes footage and videos from the artists' Bow Wow and Omarion's co ...

  14. Dupri Biog, Compilation Ready To Land

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island's Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri is releasing both his autobiography and an album, "Y'all Know What This Is-The Hits" this October. Dupri's autobiography, "Young, Rich, And Dangerous: My Life in Music,&qu ...

  15. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerste ...

  16. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hay ...

  17. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not coun ...

  18. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving The "NOW! That's What I ...

  19. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free ...

  20. Bow Wow, Omarion Teaming For 'Event' Album

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion are getting ready to start work on a joint album project, a two-CD set the two plan to release before the end of the year. Rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion are getting ready to start work on ...

  21. Bone Thugs Sings From The Heart On New Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years together. For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Akon, "I'm A Flirt" by R. Kelly or Bow Wow and more! THE HIT-MAKERS OF 2006 AND 2007 Dear Fred, I've noticed something interesting about the artists that have been topping The Billboard Hot 100 this y ...

  23. Mims Remains 'Hot' At No. 1, Akon Stays Close

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" begins a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a week after rocketing 32-1 on the chart. The song also inches up 4-3 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which is Rapper Mims' "This ...

  24. Bone Thugs Rolling With Akon, Mariah On New Album

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran urban outfit Bone Thugs N Harmony has linked with Interscope for the April 17 release of a new album, "Strength & Loyalty." First single "I Tried" features chart mainstay Akon, while Maria Veteran urban outfit Bone Th ...

  25. Who's That 'Flirt?': Bow Wow, And R. Kelly, Too

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eagle-eyed readers of Billboard's charts will surely have cocked eyebrows when they come across hip-hop track "I'm a Flirt." Eagle-eyed readers of Billboard's charts will surely have cocked eyebrows when they come across hip ...

  26. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CB ...

  27. Beyonce Slips By Fall Out Boy To Remain Atop Hot 100

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 but barely edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race," which debuts at No. 2 thanks to 162,000 digital dow Beyonce& ...

  28. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  29. No Stopping Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' On Hot 100

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues to reign as the dominant song of December, as it moves into a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs fo Beyonce's "Irreplaceabl ...

  30. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  31. Nas Scores Third No. 1 Album With 'Hip-Hop Is Dead'

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with his eighth studio set, "Hip Hop Is Dead." The Def Jam effort moved 355,000 copies last week in the United States, according to Nielsen So Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Bill ...

  32. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  33. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been Beyonce's "Irreplaceable ...

  34. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick D ...

  35. The 'Price' Is Right

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bow Wow's image as the cute preteen heartthrob who cut his teeth on pop confections still lingers. But that's not the Bow Wow criss-crossing the country promoting his fifth album, "The Price of Fame," Bow Wow's image as the ...

  36. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nas puts his Jay-Z feud aside and takes his high-minded approach to hip-hop over to Def Jam, Bow Wow grows up with help from mentior Jermaine Dupri and DJ Clue surrounds himself with a high-profile ca An English-language album from six-piece Latin p ...

  37. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 C Beyonce's "Irrepla ...

  38. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two-week reign of Akon's "I Wanna Love You" at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, Beyonce' ...

  39. Mary J. Blige Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige dominated the field at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 35-year-o Earning a whopping nine awards, R&B veteran ...

  40. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cen ...

  41. BBMA Rehearsals: Mary J. Belts It Out, Janet Jams

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a rousing start Saturday (Dec. 2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Blige nailed her vocals for a me Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals f ...

  42. Akon Locks Down Top Two Slots On Hot 100

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 this week as "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg explodes 17-1 thanks to the combined power of radio airplay and digital do Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores ...

  43. Omarion Joins Ne-Yo, Mario On Scream 5 Tour

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer and former B2K frontman Omarion has been added to the lineup for the Scream 5 tour, joining fellow young vocalists Ne-Yo, Pretty Ricky and Mario as well as rapper Yung Joc. R&B singer and former B2K frontman Omarion has been added ...

  44. Bow Wow Pouring Heart Out On New Album

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bow Wow is putting the finishing touches on his fifth studio effort, "The Price of Fame," due Dec. 19 via Columbia/Sony Urban. The disc sees the young rapper re-teaming with longtime collaborator and Bow Wow is putting the finishing touche ...

  45. 42OnTV

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 16-23, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miley Cyrus (also scheduled: Brian Wansink, Ann Pleshette Murphy. "The Martha Stewart Show," Syndicated Featured Arti ...

  46. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1, New Single Keeps Climbing

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and leads the Pop 100 for a sixth frame, while his new single "My Love" continues to scale the Hot 100. The cut is the Justin Timberlake's ...

  47. California Student Wins Songwriting Contest For Teens

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner of the 2006 Songwriting Contest for Teens sponsored by Billboard and USA Today. Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner o ...

  48. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Public TV performance series "Sessions At West 54th" debuts John Hiatt as its new host, replacing David Byrne.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stag ...

  49. 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. This year's finalists and winners reflect the performanc ...

  50. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations ...

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