1. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  2. Backbeat: Lil Wayne Films a Mountain Dew Spot Onstage During SXSW Young Money Gig

    March 16, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Lil Wayne filming a Mountain Dew spot onstage at South by Southwest on Thursday night (Photo: Karen Civil/@teamDEWeezy) AUSTIN -- Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW, which came in the wake ...

  3. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert

    March 16, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW since last week's announcement of his partnership with Mountain Dew. "DEWeezy" posters splattered across the streets of Austin, Texas since M ...

  4. Backbeat: Lil Wayne, Drake, Busta Rhymes @ Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST American Idols: (L-R) New YMCMB signees Busta Rhymes, American Idol fifth-place finisher Chris RIchardson, and Mystikal cash in at the Cash Money pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup) Like all Grammy-related parties on Saturday nig ...

  5. Chart Juice: Lil Wayne Earns Sixth No. 1 This Year on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

    October 13, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne stunned the masses when his ninth studio album, "Tha Carter IV," sold 964,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Tha Carter IV" last month became Wayne's third Billboard 200 No. 1 album, fol ...

  6. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold and lands 11 songs on the Hot 100 , Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, whic ...

  7. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursd ...

  8. Lil Wayne Closes 2011 MTV VMAs Like a Rock Star: Watch

    August 29, 2011 12:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Three years ago I was summoned from Toronto, Canada to Houston, Texas to meet a man that would eventually change my life," Drake said of Lil Wayne before bringing the YMCMB rapper onto the stage. Weezy, in leopard jeggings pants, closed t ...

  9. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single f ...

  10. Watch Lil Wayne on the VMAs, Then Buy His Album

    August 22, 2011 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne is hoping his performance on the MTV Video Music Awards will be so good, fans will rush out and get his new album: The rapper is making it digitally available at midnight after Sunday's show. "Tha Carter IV" will be availabl ...

  11. Lil Wayne Debuts 'She Will' Feat. Drake: Listen

    August 12, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After getting a sneak peak at the recording process behind the single, Lil Wayne debuts "She Will," today (Aug. 12), which features Drake . Lil Wayne previewed his verses off the T-Minus-produced track to Drake via video instant message be ...

  12. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her exp ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Preview: Lil Wayne Amps Up 'MTV Unplugged'

    June 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a decade since the last time a rapper headlined an episode of MTV's Unplugged ( Jay-Z in 2001, to be specific), so when Lil Wayne took the stage at Culver City's Sony Studios for his turn on May 13 (the episode airs Sunday n ...

  16. Lil Wayne Sings 'You're Beautiful' on Third Single 'How to Love': Listen

    May 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart/ Never really had luck/ Could never figure out/ How to love" sings (yes, sings) Lil Wayne on his third single, "How to Love," off "Tha Carter IV." The Detail-produced tra ...

  17. Hot 97 Announces 'Summer Jam 2011' Line Up: Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Rick Ross & More

    May 02, 2011 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The day after headlining Bamboozle (May 2), Lil Wayne is announced as one of the artists to perform at Hot 97's "Summer Jam 2011," presented by Boost Mobile. Aside from Weezy, the line up includes: Drake , Birdman , Young Money , Chri ...

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ...

  19. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone come ...

  20. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions ...

  21. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  22. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  23. Weekly Chart Notes: Michael Jackson, Lonely Island, Reba McEntire

    December 23, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RETURN OF THE KING: The late King of Pop makes a triumphant return to Billboard's charts. While "Michael" arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 behind Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" (2-1) and Susan Boyle 's "The ...

  24. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 ...

  25. Lil Wayne Performs First Show In NY Post-Jail

    December 17, 2010 12:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne performed his first show in New York City post-jail last night (Dec. 16). The performance, which was for Carson Daly's New Years Eve Special, was shot at 230 5th Ave. and found Wayne joined by Nicki Minaj and Cory Gunz. Check out the ...

  26. Lil Wayne 'Lasagna' Line In '6'7' Causes Controversy, Thoughts?

    December 15, 2010 1:32 PM EST 0 0 0 It seems folks are dissecting Lil Wayne 's "6'7" track to a, er, "G"? Although the single, released yesterday (Dec. 14) and featuring Cory Gunz, has a lot of Wayne fans looking forward to the February 2011 release of &q ...

  27. Jerkins Is Back, Busier Than Ever

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a little time away, producer Rodney Jerkins is back on the Billboard charts. With his Darkchild crew, he has a hand in current hits by Destiny's Child and Kierra "KiKi" Sheard. He's also working After a little time away, pr ...