1. Grammys 2016: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

    February 04, 2016 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Two Billboard critics survey the field, from Lamar vs. Swift to Dylan vs. Manilow, with a wary eye on the "Beck factor." Jody Rosen Is this Kendrick Lamar 's year? The stars seem to be aligned for Lamar, who has a near-record 11 ­nomi ...

  2. Carpooling With Anderson Paak: Hooking Up With Dr. Dre, His Inspirations and More

    Carpooling With Anderson Paak: Hooking Up With Dr. Dre, His Inspirations and More

    January 14, 2016 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer-rapper talks about his new album 'Malibu' and why meeting Dr. Dre had a huge impact on his career. Videos Malibu' and Dr. Dre ...

  3. Hear Dr. Dre's Smooth New Track 'Back to Business,' Featuring T.I., Victoria Monet & Others

    January 10, 2016 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre shared yet another previously unreleased track during his Beats 1 show The Pharmacy on Saturday, Jan. 9. Dr. Dre Drops Unreleased Track 'Naked' on Beats 1 Show: Listen The legendary hip-hop producer used his Apple Music radio progr ...

  4. Calvin Harris Becomes First DJ to Play Coachella as Premier Headliner

    January 05, 2016 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Calvin Harris has officially entered a league of his own. Coachella dropped its 2016 lineup yesterday (Jan. 4), listing LCD Soundsystem , Guns N’ Roses and Calvin Harris as the top-billed acts. Coachella 2015 Earns Over $84 Million, Breaks Attendanc ...

  5. Billboard.com's 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015: Critics' Picks

    December 21, 2015 5:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard hip-hop editors Adelle Platon and Dan Rys narrowed down this year's stellar crop to their 10 favorites. Hip-hop was allergic to release dates in 2015 with several noteworthy projects making out-of-nowhere arrivals, like Dr. Dre ' ...

  6. James Taylor, Janet Jackson and More Legendary Stars Who Rang Up Big Chart Numbers in 2015

    December 15, 2015 12:09 PM EST was a big year for legendary stars to make their return. From Janet Jackson's Unbreakable  to James Taylor's Before This World (the singer's first-ever No. 1 album), over-40 stars gave younger artists a run for their money on the ...

  7. 5 Best Music Movies of the Year

    December 10, 2015 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 This year was full of shockingly good -- and not-so-shockingly bad -- music-based films, from stellar documentaries on gone-too-soon icons to biopics that defied the often creativity-stifling genre form. And then there were the bombs -- movies so ba ...

  8. The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop 2015: Drake & The Weeknd Dominate

    December 09, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop charts were largely governed by a handful of superstar acts in 2015, led by Drake and The Weeknd , while also making way for emerging artists, including Fetty Wap , Silento and Rae Sremmurd . Chart veterans like D’Angelo ...

  9. The Muppets Perform Eminem's 'My Name Is': Watch

    November 25, 2015 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 After lip-sync covers of N.W.A's "Express Yourself," ODB's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray" and more, it's well established now the Internet likes seeing Kermit and Co. mashed ...

  10. 'Straight Outta Compton' Unreleased Director's Cut, Soundtrack & Score Arriving in January

    November 19, 2015 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The unreleased director’s cut, soundtrack and score of the N.W.A  biopic Straight Outta Compton  are headed straight for the new year.  The F. Gary Gray production -- which hit theaters this past August -- will roll out two releases, Straight Outta ...

  11. Dr. Dre Drops Unreleased Track 'Naked' on Beats 1 Show: Listen

    November 08, 2015 3:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Dre dropped an unreleased track on his Beats 1 show The Pharmacy on Saturday, Nov. 7. 'Straight Outta Compton' Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie From African-American Director The legendary producer used his Apple Music radio program to d ...

  12. From 'Compton' to 'Unbreakable': Producer Dem Jointz on Working With Dr. Dre & Janet Jackson

    November 04, 2015 7:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Talk about your one-two punch. Songwriter/producer Dem Jointz counts multiple credits on two of this year’s headline-making albums: Dr. Dre 's Compton and Janet Jackson 's Unbreakable . Pretty cool for a former AT&T wireless call cente ...

  13. 'Straight Outta Compton' Hit with Defamation Lawsuit by Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller

    October 30, 2015 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Heller alleges the hit film failed to get his consent, didn't give him compensation, stole his work and tarnsished his reputation. Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller wants the world to know he's not really a "bad guy." In a $110 ...

  14. 'Straight Outta Compton' Premiere: 'Tripled Security' at Red-Carpet L.A. Event

    August 10, 2015 11:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Los Angeles premiere of Straight Outta Compton takes place Monday, Aug. 10, at downtown entertainment complex L.A. Live and security is tight. An earlier report by L.A. Weekly noted that the LAPD was "beefing up its presence" for the e ...

  15. Dr. Dre's 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Lives Up to Its Cinematic Aspirations: Album Review

    August 10, 2015 5:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Not so long ago, rappers equated their albums, songs, studio sessions, even their partying with “making a movie,” as if their life moments were epic big-screen fare. But none -- save perhaps Kanye West ’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy  -- has ev ...

  16. Luke Bryan & Dr. Dre Aiming for Top of Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 10, 2015 3:49 PM EDT Country superstar Luke Bryan and returning hip-hop heavyweight Dr. Dre are aiming to take over the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week (dated Aug. 29). Industry forecasters suggest Bryan’s Kill the Lights is poised to debut at No. 1 ...

  17. 'Descendants' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 09, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 3.925 k 773 121 (Editor's note: Nielsen Music revised its data on Aug. 9, after our initial story was posted. The unit totals for a few titles have since changed, as have the rankings of two albums in the top 10.) The soundtrack to Disney Channel ...

  18. Ice Cube's Son Becomes Him in 'Straight Outta Compton'

    August 09, 2015 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 O'Shea Jackson Jr. was determined to play his father, Ice Cube , in Straight Outta Compton . Not only does the 24-year-old look uncannily like his dad, but he's also got the rapper-turned-movie star's mannerisms and expressions down - ...

  19. Dr. Dre's 'Compton': 5 Things We Learned

    August 06, 2015 10:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Dre 's first new album in 16 years, Compton , is now available for preview streaming on Apple Music. ( Listen here. ) The set will go on sale at midnight for purchase. The set usurps Dre's long-anticipated album Detox , acting as a com ...

  20. Chiodos' Craig Owens Is on Dr. Dre's 'Compton' Album With Snoop Dogg (Random But True)

    August 05, 2015 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Well, here's one you didn't see coming. Craig Owens, the high-pitched voice behind the post-hardcore band Chiodos , will appear on Dr. Dre's Compton: A Soundtrack .  If you would've told me as a kid that I'd be on Dr. Dre� ...

  21. How Will Dr. Dre's Assault On A Female Journalist Impact His Legacy?

    How Will Dr. Dre's Assault On A Female Journalist Impact His Legacy?

    August 04, 2015 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Our HuffPost Community discusses Dr. Dre’s history of domestic violence. others , HuffPost Live Highlights , Black Voices , rapper , 5minmedia , rap music , entertainment , Dr Dre , Dr. Dre Videos Dr. Dre ...

  22. Will Dr. Dre's New Album Live Up To The Hype?

    Will Dr. Dre's New Album Live Up To The Hype?

    August 04, 2015 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 After 16 years, Dr. Dre has announced he's releasing a new album that he's calling his 'grand finale'. But can "Compton: A Soundtrack" really live up to expectations? We discuss the upcoming record an others , HuffPost ...

  23. Dr. Dre to Debut 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Exclusively on Beats 1 Radio

    August 04, 2015 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Dre 's first new album in 16 years will make its debut on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio, the company announced Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 4). Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Release Date & Pre-Order Details Compton: ...

  24. Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Release Date & Pre-Order Details

    August 01, 2015 8:32 PM EDT 1.471 k 539 236 Dr. Dre has announced a release date for his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack . The rapper revealed details about the record on his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy , on Saturday, Aug. 1. Compton: A Soundtrack will be available very soon: ...

  25. Ice Cube Says Dr. Dre's 'Straight Outta Compton'-Inspired Album Is Dropping This Week

    July 29, 2015 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 New music from Dr. Dre (!) is, according to longtime collaborator Ice Cube , coming much sooner than expected. The Hollywood Reporter Cover: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Break Silence on N.W.A Movie, Suge Knight's Murder Charge and a Reunion Tour Plan In ...

  26. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Returns After Over 20 Years

    July 10, 2015 10:04 PM EDT 1.106 k 234 66 On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated July 18 ), rapper Meek Mill scored his first No. 1 album, as Dreams Worth More Than Money opened atop the tally. It moved 246,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 5, according to Niels ...

  27. Eminem Unveils Action-Packed Mini-Movie for 'Southpaw' Track 'Phenomenal'

    July 03, 2015 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem has unveiled an action-packed music video for his bold new Southpaw song "Phenomenal." Eminem and Gwen Stefani Collaborated on 'Southpaw' Track 'Kings Never Die': Listen Clocking in at over seven minutes, the stu ...

  28. BET Experience 2015: N.W.A Reunites, Kendrick Lamar Gives Commanding Performance in L.A.

    June 28, 2015 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maybe Dr. Dre didn't join Ice Cube , MC Ren and DJ Yella for the highly anticipated N.W.A. reunion. But rap fans were treated to another history-making event -- the legend-building ascendance of Kendrick Lamar -- at the third and final Staples ...

  29. 50 Cent Signs 'Power' Star Rotimi to G-Unit, Drops 'Lotto' Single

    June 19, 2015 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The G-Unit roster added a new member yesterday (June 18) as 50 Cent announced singer and actor Rotimi has joined the clique. The New Jersey native stars in the second season of the Starz show Power , alongside 50, who also produces the hit program. ...

  30. Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Named as Defendants in Lawsuit Against Suge Knight: Report

    June 03, 2015 8:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are surely wishing they'd never met Suge Knight. On top of the years of beef, the former N.W.A. rappers are now included in a lawsuit over Knight's alleged murder running over actor Terry Carter in a fast food restaura ...

  31. Drake, Pharrell Williams Confirmed for Apple's Music Service (Minus That $19 Million Payday)

    June 01, 2015 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple’s revamped music service -- expected to be unveiled during Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (June 8-12) -- has at least two confirmed faces: Drake and Pharrell Williams , according to multiple sources familiar with negoti ...

  32. Janelle Monae, Jim James & More Stars Reveal Their Most Recent Reads

    May 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab for Cutie ’s Ben Gibbard Right now I am reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle . It’s an autobiography about a guy who nobody really knows. He’s not famous, at least he wasn’t famous when he wrote this book, and he’s just writing about h ...

  33. All Sync'ed Up: Why Yogi's 'Burial' Is Music's Summer Blockbuster

    April 21, 2015 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Burial," a hip-hop-EDM anthem from Yogi and Pusha-T, has scored spots in the trailers for the 'Entourage' movie and HBO's new show, 'Ballers.' Few artists can straddle hip-hop and dance music without alienating ei ...

  34. Man Run Over By Suge Knight Says He Punched Ex-Rap Mogul

    April 13, 2015 11:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A man who Marion "Suge" Knight ran over told authorities he was mad at the former rap music mogul and punched him through the window of the truck before an encounter that left his friend dead. Cle "Bone" Sloan testified Monday ab ...

  35. Suge Knight Due Back in Court For Hearing in Murder Case

    April 13, 2015 3:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marion "Suge" Knight is due back in court for a hearing in which prosecutors will detail some of their evidence in a murder case against the former rap music mogul. A judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to support murder, ...

  36. Listen to Tyler, the Creator's 'Smuckers' Collab with Kanye West and Lil Wayne

    April 13, 2015 2:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, the Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb has just arrived and its big talking point -- a collaboration with Kanye West and Lil Wayne  -- has quickly found its way onto YouTube. It’s been less than a week since the 24-year-old rapper announced his ...

  37. A First Look at Jay Z's Tidal: Definitely Young, Probably Promising

    March 31, 2015 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Is Tidal worth 20 bucks a month? Overall, Tidal has the starting framework of what could be an interesting and engaging artist-led and backed company. With the product as-is, Spotify or Apple launching a lossless quality tier could make Tidal irrele ...

  38. Apple's Beats Music Reboot Rumors Surface: Android App, Launch This Summer

    February 05, 2015 8:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Apple watchdog 9 To 5 Mac has published a report , based on information from "multiple sources within Apple and the music industry," that goes inside the tech giant's nascent streaming service. It's the first (believable) informa ...

  39. Suge Knight Case: Detectives Review Video to Find Clues

    February 01, 2015 1:12 PM EST Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim i ...

  40. Dueling Narratives Surround Suge Knight in Deadly Run-in

    January 31, 2015 11:48 AM EST As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder , dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law. Suge Knight: A Timeline of His Legal Troubles S ...

  41. Why Jay Z's Streaming Purchase Is a Very Smart Move

    January 30, 2015 6:19 PM EST Jay Z should close the deal on Aspiro, the company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Few artists or executives could bring more value to a music streaming company that's trying to gain a foothold in a growing market. Reports say Jay Z ...

  42. Check Out Dr. Dre's New Protégé

    January 28, 2015 4:39 AM EST Dr. Dre has another asset to show off. The multi-millionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of N.W.A. and production mastermind/hip hop svengali who helped launch the careers of Eminem , Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar , is now working closely with Justi ...

  43. Lawsuit Alleges Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Swindled Beats Partner

    January 06, 2015 9:21 PM EST Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit alleging the duo duped one of their former partners in Beat Electronics before selling the trendy headphone maker to Apple for $3 billion last year. The compl ...

  44. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' World's Highest Paid Musicians, Beats Beyoncé by $500M

    December 10, 2014 7:08 PM EST After dominating Forbes ' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list a few months ago, it should come as little surprise Dr. Dre tops the magazine's 2014 World's Highest-Paid Musicians list as well -- beating out Beyonce by half a billion dollars.   ...

  45. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' World's Highest Paid Musicians, Beats Beyoncé by $500M

    December 10, 2014 7:08 PM EST 8.659 k 32 5 0 After dominating Forbes ' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list a few months ago, it should come as little surprise Dr. Dre tops the magazine's 2014 World's Highest-Paid Musicians list as well -- beating out Beyonce by half a billion dolla ...

  46. Eminem Honors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Madonna Lauds Lil' Buck at Innovator Awards

    November 06, 2014 12:50 PM EST It took two forces of nature to get Eminem to New York City on Wednesday night. The rapper made a surprise appearance at WSJ. Magazine 's fourth annual Innovator Awards at MoMA in order to honor two very important people in his life: Dr. Dre ...

  47. Jimmy Iovine Lauds 'Cool' Status of Beats Among NFL Players

    October 15, 2014 6:53 PM EDT Iovine talks NFL's headphones fine & his educational venture with Dr. Dre at USC event. "I can't believe I'm this lucky," Jimmy Iovine joked on Wednesday (Oct. 15), reacting to the $10,000 fine lobbed last week again ...

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