1. Chart Moves: 50 Cent's 'Life' Begins On Hot 100, The Script, Adele, Melanie Martinez, Cassadee Pope Make Moves

    December 07, 2012 11:54 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Diamonds." She concurrently rises to No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay with the track, giving her 10 No. 1s on the list, a sum that's second only to he ...

  2. Chris Lighty Death Ruled a Suicide

    August 31, 2012 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide. The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent was found dead in his Bronx apartment Thursday with a gun ...

  3. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Conquers Yet Another Radio Format, Hitting No. 1 on Adult Contemporary

    August 09, 2012 6:43 PM EDT As previously reported Carly Rae Jepsen leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week with "Call Me Maybe." With yet another week atop the Hot 100 podium, the song passes the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Us ...

  4. Murs Supports Gay Rights, Kisses Man in 'Animal Style' Video: Watch

    July 20, 2012 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean 's revelations of a romance with a man last week shook up the hip-hop world, many stars, including 50 Cent , spoke out in support of the Odd Future star. Now, Los Angeles underground rapper Murs has ta ...

  5. 50 Cent Reveals 'Five (Murder By Numbers)' Album Artwork

    June 15, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Cent took to Twitter today (June 15) to unveil the official artwork for his fifth studio album, "Five (Murder By Numbers)." The artwork comes three days after 50 revealed the album title during an interview with Philly's Hot 107.9. ...

  6. 50 Cent Partners with Pepsi to Distribute Street King Energy Shot

    January 02, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After closing the year with his anticipated mixtape, "The Big 10," 50 Cent took to Twitter today (Jan. 2) to announce a partnership with Pepsi to distribute his energy shot, Street King. 50 Cent Drops 'The Big 10' Mixtape: Listen ...

  7. 50 Cent Drops 'The Big 10' Mixtape: Listen

    December 09, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Close to ten years since the release of his first mixtape, "50 Cent Is The Future," 50 Cent drops a new ten-track mixtape, titled " The Big 10 ." "Everything on it is new. It's like an album," 50 Cent told Vibe . & ...

  8. 50 Cent Addresses Label Drama & Will Appear on Dr. Dre's Next Single

    June 20, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week was a busy week for 50 Cent . On Thursday (June 16), the Queens rapper took to Twitter to announce that he was considering in postponing his yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album due to indifferences with his label, Interscope Records. Will ...

  9. Will 50 Cent Postpone His Album?

    June 16, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Cent took to Twitter Thursday morning (June 16) to criticize his record label, Interscope Records, saying that he will be postponing the release of his new album, rumored to be titled "Black Magic," until he and his label are able to wo ...

  10. Haley Reinhart Eliminated on 'Idol,' Scotty McCreery to Face Lauren Alaina in Finale

    May 19, 2011 11:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Get ready for an all-country music showdown on the "American Idol" season finale. Raspy-voiced hopeful Haley Reinhart was eliminated from the singing competition on Thursday night (May 19), leaving fresh-faced Scotty McCreery and Lauren Al ...

  11. Soulja Boy's "DeAndre Way" Track By Track

    November 24, 2010 9:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy is ready to become a man. With third album "The DeAndre Way," the rapper (real name: DeAndre Way) shows how far he's come since he was the 16-year-old kid from Atlanta who released the out-of-nowhere dance hit "Crank T ...

  12. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Not Dating, Juliette Lewis Hospitalized

    October 07, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Juliette Lewis Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Accident Actress and singer Juliette Lewis was hospitalized yesterday evening (Oct. 6) after her car was totaled by a hit-an ...

  13. Game Works With Pharrell, Feuds with 50 Cent

    January 05, 2010 5:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Once upon a time, gangster rapper Game had preconceived notions about eccentric rapper/producer Pharrell Williams -and vice versa. But the two have since put aside their differences; Williams is the executive producer of Game's fourth studio al ...

  14. Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert Lead Star-Studded Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Vevo, the music video streaming service that the major music labels hope will rival the influence of MTV, launched on Tuesday night with a star-studded party in New York City. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert , while music sta ...

  15. Listen: 50 Cent and Beanie Siegel "I Go Off" Exclusive Preview

    November 11, 2009 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 A few weeks ago, former Roc-A-Fella member Beanie Sigel released a diss song titled "What You Talkin Bout (I'm Not Your Average Cat)," aimed at then labelhead and friend Jay-Z . Now, the Philadelphia-raised rapper gives Billboard.com ...

  16. 50 Cent Talks Kelly Rowland Collaboration, 'Self Destruct' Album

    November 03, 2009 11:49 AM EST Cent chose Kelly Rowland to star in his "Baby By Me" video "because she's beautiful...and has a really strong international presence," the rapper tells Billboard.com. The Chris Robinson-directed clip premiered on the int ...

  17. Cam'ron Returns From Exile With 'Crime Pays'

    April 13, 2009 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few years ago, Cam'ron seemed poised to become one of hip-hop's most successful artists. By 2006, he had released five studio albums, including "Come Home With Me," which sold 1.2 million copies, and "Purple Haze," wh ...

  18. Akon's New 'Freedom' Comes With Fresh Sound

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although there are some signature "Konvict" songs on his forthcoming album "Freedom," Akon says his fans should expect a new style on the Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Records set, due Dec. 2. "Now we Although there are some ...

  19. Eminem 'Banging Out Tracks' For New Album

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After years away from the limelight, Eminem may be releasing a new album this year. A representative for Interscope says there is no official release date nor a first single, but confirms that an albu After years away from the limelight, Eminem may ...

  20. New Eminem Album May Get '08 Release

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After years away from the limelight, Eminem may be releasing a new album this year. The MC admitted he's been producing for his Shady Records artists and himself during a recent appearance on his Sirius satellite radio station, Shade 45, to c ...

  21. 50 Cent Still Confident In Sales Battle With Kanye

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After weeks of public rivalry between 50 Cent and Kanye West about whose Sept. 11 album release would sell more copies, West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) has pulled into a six-figure lead over 50's "Curti After weeks of public r ...

  22. 50 Cent Still Confident In Sales Battle With Kanye

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of public rivalry between 50 Cent and Kanye West about whose Sept. 11 album release would outsell who, West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) has pulled into a six-figure lead over 50's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. McGriff, Lorenzo Link Debated At Trial

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial spent nearly an hour at the bench discussing the relevance of text messages and articles that followed the shooting of 50 Cent, as day four of the t Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering tr ...

  25. West To Receive Billboard Artist Achievement Award

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. The eighth Artist Ach Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievem ...

  26. G-Unit In The Game With Mobile Pact

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile media company Zingy to create an unusual series of games based on G-Unit artists including 50 Cent, Lloyd B G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cen ...

  27. Hot Product

    December 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tupac Shakur / Eminem 'Game' On Eminem produced 12 songs based around previously unreleased verses from late rapper Tupac Shakur for the album "Loyal to the Game." Due this week via Amaru/Interscope, the 16-track set is the seven ...

  28. 50 Cent Pleads Innocent To Assault

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper 50 Cent pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov. 9) in Springfield, Mass., to assault charges stemming from an alleged incident at a concert. Rapper 50 Cent pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov. 9) in Springfield, Mass., to assault charges stemming fr ...

  29. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards ...

  30. Britney Marks AOL's 100th 'First Listen'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The single will serve as a milestone for the "First Listen" program, as it is the 100th track streamed in its 21-month existence. A stream of Britney Spears' new single , "Me Against the Music" featuring Madonna, is availabl ...

  31. Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for t ...

  32. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell Eminem, 50 Cent, Nelly, and Sean Paul are among the star-studded performers who will appear at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam X on June 3 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.Y. Othe ...

  34. Missy, 50 Cent, B2K Lead BET Noms

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the nominations for the 2003 BET Awards, to be handed out June 24 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Elliott picked up three nods, for best female hip-hop artist, video Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, and B2K lead the no ...

  35. 50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now 50 Cent's ...

  36. AOL Offers 50 Cent, Taylor, Train, Jewel First Listens

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beginning today (March 28) AOL Music's First Listen program will debut four new songs from four different artists -- 50 Cent, James Taylor, Train, and Jewel -- over the next four days. Each of the tra Beginning today (March 28) AOL Music's ...

  37. Rapper 50 Cent Arrested On Weapons Charges

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was arrested Tuesday (Dec. 31) morning after police found two guns inside a car parked outside a New York nightclub where he was due to perform, authorities Rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was ar ...