1. Chris Brown Says He’s ‘Hangin with Drake in the Studio’

    October 03, 2013 2:37 AM EDT Chris Brown and Drake are back to being buddies. The pair, who allegedly brawled at a New York nightclub last year, have apparently put aside their differences and it seems they’re making music together. The unusual development was revealed with a ...

  2. Chris Brown Reveals 'X' Album Release Date

    October 01, 2013 11:38 AM EDT After several delays, Chris Brown took to Twitter to announce that his upcoming album, "X," will be released on November 19. 111913! — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) September 30, 2013 His sixth studio album was originally scheduled to debut ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  4. Luke James Debuts 'Whispers in the Dark' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2012 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 With a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance ("I Want You") in his back pocket, Luke James debuts a his mixtape, "Whispers in the Dark," today (Dec. 12). The lustrous 11-track project features a guest appearance by Hit-B ...

  5. Allow Brandy To Reintroduce Herself

    October 15, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Singer returns with new deal and first solo album in four years. After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran' ...

  6. Brandy & Reps Talk 'Two Eleven' Album & Four-Year Hiatus

    October 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After spending the four years since 2008's "Human" (Epic Records) largely away from the recording booth -- save for a brief foray into rap, under the name Bran'Nu -- Brandy Norwood is making a return to her R&B roots on the m ...

  7. Chris Brown: A Deep Dive into the Superstar's Career

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT With Justin Bieber and Usher's highly anticipated albums now out of the chute, another potential summer heater is warming up. As is the question, Can Chris Brown parlay comeback "F.A.M.E." into continuing "Fortune?" Since ...

  8. M.I.A. Releasing 'Bad Girls' Remixes on USB Necklaces

    June 21, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Live fast, die young, bad girls sell wacky merchandise: M.I.A. announced on Thursday (June 21) that the remixes for her single "Bad Girls" will be released on a USB necklace that resembles a BMW car key. Fans can now pre-order the item, wh ...

  9. Album Reviews: Don Williams, Josh Turner, Usher

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT DON WILLIAMS And So It Goes Producers: Garth Fundis, Don Williams Sugar Hill Records Release Date: June 19 It's been a few years since the "Gentle Giant" has graced us with new music. But Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams ret ...

  10. Rico Love Talks Working With Diddy, Rick Ross & Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself' Album

    May 29, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 This month has been memorable for Rico Love. After celebrating his second win for Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Annual POP awards on May 10, Rico Love's latest effort, Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," debuted at No. 74 on the R ...

  11. Summer Music Preview: New Artists Are Hot In Here

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Chris Brown Album title: Fortune Label: RCA Management: Tina Davis, TDC/Phase Too Release date: July 3 Chris Brown continues down the comeback road he began paving with 2011's "F.A.M.E." That project's cache of hot singles ("D ...

  12. Chris Brown Shares 'Sweet Love,' 'Til I Die' Singles

    April 10, 2012 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 As promised, Chris Brown is giving fans a double shot of "Fortune." The singer shows off his R&B and hip-hop sides with a pair of new singles, "Sweet Love" and "Til I Die," respectively, which hit the web on Tuesday ...

  13. M.I.A. Takes Her 'Bad Girl' Attitude To Morocco In New Video: Watch

    February 03, 2012 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 M.I.A. takes "The Fast and the Furious" to Ouarzazate, Morocco in her new video for "Bad Girls," which features Arabic street racers, ghost riders and women in patterned, blinged-out burkas touting semi-automatics. M.I.A. Returns ...

  14. M.I.A. Returns with 'Bad Girls' Single: Listen

    January 30, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Aside from an Amy Winehouse tribute song and working on a forthcoming collaboration with Madonna , M.I.A. remained fairly quiet in 2011, apparently hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's poorly received "/\/\ /\ Y /\." In anticipatio ...

  15. Freshman Haze: Stacy Barthe

    December 14, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 For Stacy Barthe, the decision to become a songwriter came as easy to her as the skill itself. The New York native always had a knack for pairing the right words to the right melody, most of which were produced by her partners from the Surf Club -- ...

  16. Mary J. Blige to Celebrate 'My Life' With New York Concert

    October 10, 2011 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige will celebrate the 17-year anniversary of "My Life" with a New York concert. The Queen of Hip-Hop soul will revisit her 1994 sophomore album at Terminal 5 on Nov. 23, according to MTV News . The performance will come two days ...

  17. Lil Wayne Adds 'Dope' Rap to Joe Jonas Remix

    September 27, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's "Young Moola, baby" shriek seems nearly ubiquitous on pop and rap radio, but here's a reminder that there's still land left to conquer: He's finally teamed up with a Jonas Brother. Namely, Weezy's hopp ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Joe Jonas Drops 'See No More' Single: Listen

    June 03, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Jonas' first solo single, titled "See No More" and co-written by Chris Brown , debuted worldwide today (June 3) via Chicago radio station B96 (96.3 FM)'s morning show. Joe Jonas, "See Now More" (radio rip) Jonas dis ...

  20. Joe Jonas to Drop 'See No More' Solo Single June 3

    May 16, 2011 6:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Jonas will release his debut solo single "See No More" -- co-written by Jonas and Chris Brown -- on June 3, arriving to digital retailers on June 13. "See No More" is the Jonas Brothers singer's first offering from his u ...

  21. Mary J. Blige to Release 'My Life II' Album in September

    April 04, 2011 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seventeen years after issuing sophomore album "My Life," Mary J. Blige will offer a sequel to her breakthrough disc this fall. "My Life II, The Journey Continues," the R&B star's tenth studio album, will be released Sept ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 1 ...

  23. Song Premiere: Keri Hilson, "Toy Soldier"

    December 13, 2010 2:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Keri Hilson 's sophomore album, "No Boys Allowed," will be available on Dec. 21 and in anticipation of the release the R&B songstress has given The Juice readers an exclusive first listen to the track "Toy Soldier." List ...

  24. T.I. Releasing 'No Mercy' Album From Jail On Dec. 7

    November 03, 2010 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 T .I. may be back behind bars , but like Lil Wayne , he's not letting that stop him from releasing a new album. The rapper announced Wednesday (Nov. 3) that "No Mercy," his much-anticipated first studio release since 2008's " ...

  25. Jennifer Lopez "Love?" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez, "Love?" (Epic) Release Date: April 2010 Talk about a long lead time-promotion for Jennifer Lopez 's "Love?" began last year, with the Pitbull collaboration "Fresh Out the Oven" leaked online and to ...

  26. Whitney Houston's Grammy Snub Irks Producers, Friends

    December 04, 2009 12:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's comeback album, "I Look To You," may have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , but it wasn't enough of a feat to garner a single Grammy nod this year. In a surprising omission, Houston received no nomin ...

  27. Whitney Houston's Grammy Snub Irks Producers, Friends

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's comeback album, "I Look To You," may have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but it wasn't enough of a feat to garner a single Grammy nod this year. In a surprising omission, Houston received no nomi ...

  28. Producer Danja Talks Working With Whitney Houston

    September 24, 2009 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Whitney Houston 's comeback album "I Look To You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , Billboard caught up with producer Danja to talk about his work on two of the album's songs: "For The Lovers" and "Nothin& ...

  29. Ciara Album Gets April Release Date

    February 11, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected last year, Ciara's new album, "Fantasy Ride," will now arrive April 7 from Jive. Several tracks intended for the album have already either leaked or been sent to radio, including "High Price" with Ludacri ...

  30. New Britney Spears Single Hits Radio

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Womanizer," the first single from Britney Spears' upcoming album "Circus," hit U.S. radio outlets this morning. The track, produced by up-and-coming Atlanta team the Outsyders, has a thick, synthy so "Womanizer," ...

  31. Exclusive: Milian Signs With MySpace Records

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of her 2006 departure from Def Jam, Christina Millian has signed a new deal with MySpace Records, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Her label debut is due next spring. In the wake of her 2006 departure from Def Jam, Christina Millian has ...

  32. Britney Makes December Date For 'Circus'

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off winning three top awards at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has confirmed she will release a new album before year's end. "Circus" is due Dec. 2 via Jive; the first sin Fresh off winning three top ...

  33. Britney: New, 'More Urban' Album Due In '09

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears says her next Jive album will be out in between six and nine months and that "I think it is more urban," she says in an interview with OK! Magazine. "I'm writing every day, right here a Britney Spears says her next ...

  34. Kobalt Inks Deal With 'Danja'

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Kobalt Music Group has signed an exclusive global administration deal for all new works from producer/songwriter Nate "Danja" Hills (Danja), who has been involved in songs such as Maria Carey's "Migrate" and Usher' ...

  35. Britney Spending Summer In The Studio

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album, according to a statement from Jive Records and the artist's manager, Larry Rudolph. Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recordin ...

  36. Britney Spending Summer In The Studio

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album, according to a statement from Jive Records and the artist's manager, Larry Rudolph. Spears is said to be working "with a team of top-not ...

  37. Ciara Gets Conceptual On 'Fantasy Ride'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled R&B singer Ciara has slated her th ...

  38. Diddy: Cassie CD Will Catch People 'Off Guard'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Billboard fans are in for a surprise. Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean & ...

  39. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end ...

  40. Another 'Idol' Exit: McPhee Leaves RCA

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow "American Idol" contestants Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard as former members of the Sony BMG family. The artist has parted ways with RCA after a solitary album, a 2 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow &qu ...