1. OutKast, 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip Hop in 1994, for the most part, was akin to the same government that it was at war with. You had the East Coast acting as the Republican party, leaning on classical sounds and ideologies, while the West Coast promoted the more Democratic, libera ...

  2. Solange Captivates With 'True' Songs At New York City Show

    December 12, 2012 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 From the moment Solange emerged onto the dimly lit stage at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (Dec. 11), the singer-songwriter took ahold of everyone's attention. Expected whispers of whether her older sister, Beyoncé , was in attendance we ...

  3. Morning Fix: iTunes 11 Launches; Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Headed For No. 1; Katy Perry Woman of the Year Video

    November 30, 2012 7:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other FREE music-business newsletters APPLE RELEASES ITUNES 11: Apple debuted its newest version of iTunes, one that gives users the ability to stream their entertainment from th ...

  4. Future Talks 'Pluto 3D,' Rihanna Collabo & Sophomore Album

    November 26, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'I'm the master of music, period. I feel like nobody in music can do what I do,' he says. Even if many were surprised by Future 's success with his debut LP, "Pluto," the Atlanta rapper says he was ready for the accolad ...

  5. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  6. Billboard's Genre Chart Policy Changes: A Letter From the Editor

    October 11, 2012 5:49 PM EDT I've been watching the feedback online regarding the Billboard chart policy changes that went into affect today. If you're unaware of these changes, you can read this . An excerpt: "Billboard unveils new methodology today for the lo ...

  7. The Beat 10/8: Adele's 'SkyFall,' Cee Lo & Christina, James Franco

    The Beat 10/8: Adele's 'SkyFall,' Cee Lo & Christina, James Franco

    October 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/8: Adele's “SkyFall”, will.i.am and Sampson's single, Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo's Christmas song, James Franco croons with Smokey Robinson. featuredVideo3 , James Franco , Will.I.Am , cee lo green , Adele , skyfall , C ...

  8. Ross on Radio: The Song Of Summer That Almost Wasn't

    September 24, 2012 6:43 AM EDT In their story on Carly Rae Jepsen and social media's role in helping break her "Summer Song of 2012," the New York Times credits Justin Bieber with helping anoint what was "a minor hit in Canada" when he first heard it. I ...

  9. Backbeat: LA's Haim Rock NYC's Santos With Columbia, Neon Gold, Universal Republic Execs

    August 06, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Photo: wagz2it for Stereogum.com LA-based sister act Haim (pronounced "hime") have been riding a fast-building buzz this year, due to the gloriously infectious indie-pop EP they released a few months back. In its wake came rapturous pres ...

  10. Goodie Mob Performs 'Fight to Win' On 'The Voice': Watch

    April 24, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oh you didn't believe Cee-lo Green when he said Goodie Mob was coming back? Welp. Ta-da! The foursome, consisting of Cee-Lo, Khujo, Big Gipp and T-Mo, confirmed their return when they performed their new song, "Fight To Win," on last ...

  11. Benjy Grinberg, John Branca Honored at Primary Violator Grammy Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:04 AM EST John Branca (left) with Benjy Grinberg who were honored at the second annual Primary Violator's Manager Brunch (Phil McCarten/PictureGroup) It wasn't just eggs, French toast, fruit and potent cocktails being served at the second annual P ...

  12. Bruno Mars Heads Back to Grammys With Smeezingtons

    February 08, 2012 8:33 AM EST Songwriting and production team the Smeezingtons (from left) Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine (WireImage). LOS ANGELES (AP) - A whiteboard hangs on the wall of the tiny Hollywood studio used by the Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars' producti ...

  13. Web Trends: Super Bowl Music Wrap Up

    February 06, 2012 4:39 PM EST Google Trends: 4. madonna half time show -- Madonna performed at the Super Bowl halftime show last night along with Cee-Lo, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., and LMFAO. 9. mia -- M.I.A. joined Madonna on stage at last night's Super Bowl halftime show; she ...

  14. 'The Voice' Kicks Off Post-Super Bowl With A Blast From Christina's Past

    February 06, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The second season of "The Voice" launched Sunday with the promise of making dream's come true just as they had moments earlier for the New York football Giants. The hour-long show filled the bulk of its time with exemplary auditions, ...

  15. Madonna Rocks, M.I.A. Flips the Bird During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 05, 2012 10:16 PM EST It's Madonna Louise Ciccone's world, we're just living in it. The pop icon took to the world's biggest stage to rock three-and-a-half older tracks and a playful new song during the Super Bowl halftime show. Entering on a golden ...

  16. Madonna Rocks Super Bowl Halftime Show With Old Hits, New Friends

    February 05, 2012 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'Like a Prayer,' 'Vogue, 'Music' ... M.I.A. Flips Out During 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' It's Madonna Louise Ciccone's world, we're just living in it. The pop icon took to the world's biggest ...

  17. Adele Rules 2011 With Top Selling Album & Song

    January 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele 's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  18. Exclusive: T.I. Talks New Album, Working With Usher

    November 23, 2011 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 T.I. has walked a tumultuous road since the 31-year-old rapper/actor delivered his last solo album. Months before releasing his seventh studio effort, 2010's "No Mercy" (which lacked a strong grip on the charts), T.I. returned to pris ...

  19. Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, & Cee-Lo Star in 'Sparkle' Remake

    November 08, 2011 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston returns to the big screen to star in and executive produce the remake of the 1976 film, "Sparkle." While on the set of "Sparkle," ET , via Rap-Up , sat down with the legend and her on-screen daughter, singer, Jord ...

  20. Uncharted Territory: Strange Talk Goes Viral; Childish Gambino Signs to Glassnote

    September 09, 2011 1:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oh, Internet, you bastion of hope, you propeller of bourgeoning bands into the upper echelon of the cyber-sphere! Taking the coveted No. 1 spot here on Uncharted this week is not DJ Bl3nd or Traphik --instead, it's indie pop band Strange Talk w ...

  21. Coldplay Covers Amy Winehouse in Live Tribute

    August 04, 2011 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay paid tribute to Amy Winehouse Wednesday, playing a slow rendition of her hit "Rehab" before segueing into their tune "Fix You," which band leader Chris Martin wrote for his wife Gwyneth Paltrow after the death of her fat ...

  22. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  23. J. Cole Talks 'Work Out' Video, Touring with Rihanna and 'Watch the Throne'

    July 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While the hip-hop world questioned his hiatus, J.Cole was taking the advice of Jay-Z by "living and being on tour." J. Cole Eyeing Late Summer Release for 'Heavy' Debut Album "I felt like they had me on the road too much. I ...

  24. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  25. Cee Lo Drops 'Bodies' Video; Cameos By Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington

    February 15, 2011 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Cee-Lo dropped the video for his track, "Bodies," off his "The Lady Killer" album. Check out the clip below: Video: Cee-Lo Green, "Bodies" The video is directed by Miakel Colombu and features cameos from Janelle Monae, ...

  26. Fantasia Boycotts Grammys For Aretha Tribute Snub

    February 15, 2011 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 After 11 nominations, R&B singer Fantasia finally won a Grammy on Sunday (Feb. 13) for Best Female Vocal Performance, but the "American Idol" winner was not in attendance to accept the award. Why? Because she felt slighted that she was ...

  27. The Squeeze: Q&A with Teedra Moses

    February 10, 2011 2:53 PM EST 0 0 0 On the eve of the release of her latest single, "R U 4 Real," which will premiere on Monday, Feb. 14, alongside an accompanying video exclusively on Billboard.com's The Juice, R&B singer/songwriter Teedra Moses tells us she hopes ...

  28. Grammys Central 2011

    February 10, 2011 10:10 AM EST LATEST NEWS FEB. 14, 2011 Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party The artists celebrated with label brass Lyor Cohen, Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald and others. FEB. 10, 2011 Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears in the Studio with Will.i.am, Roots Playing Grammy After-Party

    February 09, 2011 7:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney in the Studio with Will.i.am, Collaborating with Ke$ha? Along with producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, Britney Spears announced on Twitter yesterday she was workin ...

  30. Gwyneth Paltrow Plays the Cool Substitute on 'Glee'

    November 17, 2010 2:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Gwyeneth Paltrow showed what it was like to be the coolest substitute in town on last night's (Nov. 16) episode of " Glee ." The actress made her first appearance on our favorite glee club comedy as Holly Holiday, the hippest substitu ...

  31. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On R.E.M., Nicki Minaj Offers Support to Gay Fans

    October 01, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' To Take On R.E.M. Next Week A week after taking on the songs of Britney Spears, "Glee" will feature a performance of R.E.M. 's 1991 hit &q ...

  32. Bruno Mars Is Love-Struck In 'Just The Way You Are' Clip

    September 08, 2010 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 When he's not co-writing explicitly-profane songs like Cee-Lo's "F*ck You," Bruno Mars is professing his love for the ladies. Video: Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are" On the video to his latest single, "Just The W ...

  33. Cee-Lo Gets Sweet Revenge In 'F**k You' Video

    September 01, 2010 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cee-Lo is giving heartbreakers of every age a piece of his mind in the new official video for the expletive ridden "F**k You." Video: Cee-Lo, "F**k You" Even primary schoolers are prone to getting stiffed for a richer alternative ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Cee-Lo's 'F*** You' Is Viral Hit, Gaga Snuggles Up to KISS

    August 23, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cee-Lo Turns 'F*** You' Into Viral Hit Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo may have finally found the perfect follow-up to the chart-topping "Crazy." The e ...

  35. Bruno Mars Brings Cee-Lo to 'The Other Side'

    July 16, 2010 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars -- the singing voice behind the ultra-catchy choruses of B.o.B.'s "Nothin' On You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" -- tries to reconcile his newfound fame with everyday life in the just-released video f ...

  36. Travie McCoy: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Lazarus" (Fueled by Ramen, June 8) Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy emphasizes his vocal range on his debut solo album, joined by big-name guest stars (including Cee-Lo ) and producers (including T-Pain , among others). Previous alb ...

  37. Bruno Mars Steps Out Solo After Hitting No. 1 with B.o.B.

    May 06, 2010 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper/singer B.o.B and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy both share a knack for bridging the gap between hip-hop and rock. However, their current Billboard Hot 100 singles reveal another common thread between them: Bruno Mars. Mars -- ...

  38. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Cee-Lo Guest On Oakenfold Album

    April 30, 2010 8:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 British dance star Paul Oakenfold has recruited a host of big name artists for his next solo album "Pop Killer," including the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo and One Republic 's Ryan Tedder . "I've go ...

  39. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder Guest On Oakenfold Album

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance star Paul Oakenfold has recruited a host of big name artists for his next solo album "Pop Killer," including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee-Lo and One Republic's Ryan Tedder . "I've go ...

  40. Travis McCoy "The Lazarus Project" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Travis McCoy, "The Lazarus Project" (Fueled By Ramen) Release Date: Spring 2010 Travis McCoy's debut solo album, "The Lazarus Project," not only has the New York rapper playing with melodies and warming up his singing voice, ...

  41. Fantasia Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Fantasia, Title TBD (J/RCA Music Group) Release Date: March 2010 When Fantasia 's VH1 reality series, "Fantasia for Real," premiered Jan. 11, it included footage of her working on her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled CD will ca ...

  42. Travis McCoy Juggles Multiple Musical Projects 'One At A Time"

    November 16, 2009 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Travis McCoy is one of the busiest rappers in the business. Last week, the Gym Class Heroes frontman dropped by MTV's studios to show off his new documentary, "Travis McCoy's Unbeaten Track," and premier an accompanying charity s ...

  43. Kid Cudi, Asher Roth Team For Great Hangover Tour

    June 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first co-headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of the Great Hangover Tour with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-based ra ...

  44. Cee-Lo, Justice, Little Boots Signed To Reborn Elektra Label

    June 01, 2009 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic EVP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say they are p ...

  45. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, Julianne Hough, Barack Obama, Darius Rucker

    March 19, 2009 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MOST 'WANTED' : Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, "All I Ever Wanted," arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 255,000, granting the original "American Idol" her second chart-topper. She first reigned with ...

  46. MC Asher Roth Readying Major-Label Debut

    February 05, 2009 4:17 PM EST 0 0 0 New Universal rapper Asher Roth is putting the finishing touches on his debut album, tentatively titled "Asleep in the Bread Aisle" and due April 21. Roth told media at a listening event Tuesday Feb. 3) that the project is still a work in ...

  47. Gnarls Barkley Bares Its 'Soul' On New EP

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" on a digital EP of the same name, due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Go ...

  48. Big Boi Gets Political On 'Luscious' Lead Single

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba. Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo alb ...

  49. Gnarls Barkley Rings In MySpace's 150th Secret Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley, Battles and newcomer Janelle Monae hit New York's Fillmore at Irving Plaza last night (June 8) for MySpace's 150th "Secret Show." Admission was free on a first-come, first-served basis Gnarls Barkley, Battles and ...

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