1. French Montana Talks 'Mac & Cheese 3' Mixtape, Readies 2013 Debut

    November 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 On Nov. 18, French Montana released his latest mixtape, " Mac & Cheese 3 ," as a gift to fans. Since its release, the tape, which features guest appearances from Sean " Diddy " Combs, Fat Joe , Rick Ross and more, has logged ...

  2. Chart Juice: Brandy Calls It A Comeback On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 25, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brandy reaches the summit of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for the second time in her nearly 18-year career, as "Two Eleven" debuts at No. 1 with 65,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's been more than 10 years since her prev ...

  3. Kevin Rudolf Explains Why New Album is Taking So Long

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished," Rudolf tells Billboard. Kevin Rudolf doesn't need any outside motivation to complete his long-in-progress third artist album. "I'm definitely kicking my o ...

  4. Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

    October 10, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the amounts of royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how much money those artists are actually collecting). The company is putting its politic ...

  5. Miguel's 'Adorn' Becomes His Third No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 13, 2012 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Miguel lands himself another No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs song as "Adorn," the Greatest Gainer/Airplay recipient, tip-toes up 2-1 (up 29% in audience impressions according to Nielsen BDS). The cut -- the first single f ...

  6. Drake, Lil Wayne and Mariah Carey Top Honorees at 2012 BMI Urban Awards

    September 08, 2012 1:00 AM EDT (L-R): BMI president/CEO Del Bryant awards YMCMB honcho Bryan "Birdman" Williams the songwriter of the year trophies for both Drake and Lil Wayne, as BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations Catherine Brewton and BMI director, writ ...

  7. Chart Juice: Slaughterhouse Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Tamia Returns

    September 06, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slaughterhouse , the super group comprising rappers Joe Budden , Joell Ortiz , Crooked I and Royce da 5'9" , debuts its second studio album "Welcome to: Our House" at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 52,000 sold according ...

  8. Limp Bizkit to Break Stuff for Cash Money

    February 24, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Cash Money had a stellar 2011 with platinum-plus releases by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne and now the company founded by brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams is spreading the wealth signing major label ...

  9. Limp Bizkit Signs To Cash Money, Is Ashanti Next?

    February 24, 2012 8:07 AM EST "The game is missing danger, electricity, and rock n roll!!!!" Cash Money Limp Bizkit - Fred Durst (@freddurst) February 24, 2012 Cash Money had a stellar 2011 with platinum-plus releases by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne and now the c ...

  10. Rapper Tyga Arrested in Las Vegas

    January 10, 2012 7:50 PM EST 0 0 0 "Rack City" rapper Tyga was arrested in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to TMZ . The MC, born Michael Stevenson, was reportedly booked on an outstanding warrant after being flagged for a traffic violation. He had an alleged four prev ...

  11. Birdman Confirms Drake & Wayne Collaborative Album, Comments on 'Watch the Throne'

    August 12, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Are you enjoying Kanye West and Jay-Z' s 'Watch the Throne'? Welp, Birdman wants you to save a bit of that excitement. Birdman says, yet again, that a Lil Wayne and Drake collaborative album is coming soon. "Wayne and I recently ...

  12. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  14. Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 13, 2011 9:03 AM EST 0 0 0 E minem , Lady Gaga , Arcade Fire , Miranda Lamber t, Cee Lo Green and Katy Perry will perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, it was announced Thursday (Jan. 13). Eminem, who leads the 53rd annual awards with 10 nominations and has 11 wins al ...

  15. Gaga, Kanye, Lil Wayne Send Most Retweeted Tweets of 2010

    December 15, 2010 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Kanye West and Lil Wayne were among the musicians that ranked on the list of the "10 Most Retweeted Tweets of Twitter in 2010," which was revealed online today (Dec. 15). Comedian Stephen Colbert earned the top slot with his J ...