1. My City: Atlanta, Featuring Raury, OG Maco & Father

    December 18, 2014 11:45 AM EST In the first of a series of videos highlighting regional hip-hop scenes titled 'My City,' Billboard's Erika Ramirez explores Atlanta's new rap scene. More than any other genre, hip-hop is strengthened by an artist's loyalt ...

  2. My City: Atlanta | The Juice

    My City: Atlanta | The Juice

    December 18, 2014 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 In the first of a series of videos highlighting regional hip-hop scenes titled 'My City,' Billboard's senior editor Erika Ramirez explores Atlanta's new rap scene & spends a day with the voices behind the city's new move ...

  3. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Delay Albums, Theophilus London Talks Working With Kanye

    October 31, 2014 5:45 PM EDT It was busy on the album news front this week, especially in R&B/hip-hop. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back their albums ( Tha Carter V , The Pinkprint ) to December, Mary J. Blige ’s The London Sessions leaked, Theophilus London unleashed ...

  4. The Juice Podcast: R&B & Rap Music of the 90's

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT This past week Billboard celebrated music of the 90's. We made a case for each year, as to why it was the best musical year of the decade. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s We close the week by breaking down 90's R& ...

  5. The Juice Podcast: Young Thug, Future & Atlanta Rap Scene; Makonnen Talks Drake 'Tuesday' Remix

    August 15, 2014 3:53 PM EDT 6 1 0 Atlanta has a history of redefining the sound of hip-hop and birthing unconventional artists. Today is no different, with emerging acts including Young Thug and Makonnen . Makonnen has been garnering buzz with singles as "I Don't Sell Moll ...

  6. The Juice Podcast: Beyonce's 'Flawless' Remix, Jay Z Divorce Rumors, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim

    August 08, 2014 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ladies -- Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Lil' Kim and Remy Ma -- took over R&B and hip-hop this week. Beyoncé kicked off the week with a surprise release of the remix to "Flawless," which features Nicki Minaj, on Sunday morning, Aug. 3. ...

  7. The Juice Podcast: Jeremih Talks 'Late Nights' Album, 'N.O.M.A.' Mixtape & Collabos

    August 01, 2014 1:55 PM EDT 1 3 0 Jeremih moves discreetly. Within the four years between his sophomore album All About You and his upcoming album, Late Nights: The Album (due out Sept.  30), the singer-songwriter/producer has been working steadily, releasing his Late Nights with Je ...

  8. The Juice Podcast 7/25/14: ScHoolboy Q Talks Touring, New Album & Bucket Hats vs. Panties

    July 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ScHoolboy Q , in his comfy Footaction sweats, stops by Billboard's NYC office to guest on this week's episode of The Juice Podcast. Joined by co-hosts ItsTheReal 's Eric Rosenthal and Jeff Rosenthal, the four of us joke and talk about ...

  9. The Juice Podcast 7/18/14: Drake Hosts ESPYs & His Top 25 Moments In Sports; ItsTheReal Co-Host

    July 18, 2014 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake killed it as the host at this year's ESPY Awards, which took place on Wednesday (July 16). ESPYs Host Drake Lights Up Global Twitter Streams, Causes More than 11 Million Tweets Some of the show's highlights include Chris Brown joinin ...

  10. The Juice Podcast 7/11/14: The-Dream's 'Royalty: The Prequel' EP, Meek Mill & Wale's Beef

    July 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 4 7 0 For this week's 11th episode of The Juice podcast, I'm joined by Tracy Garraud (Sirius XM's Sway In the Morning, BET), Nile " Low Key " Ivey ( You Heard That New , KWL Management) and this week's co-host, my co-worker J ...

  11. Would You Take Robin Thicke Back?: 10 Female Music Critics Answer

    July 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT From begging during performances to recording and titling his new album after Paula Patton, Robin Thicke has been trying hard—publicly, at least—to get his estranged wife back. Will the public campaign, including his album, help repair their marria ...

  12. The Juice Podcast 7/3/14: Robin Thicke, Trey Songz & Nicki Minaj's 2014 BET Awards Speech

    July 03, 2014 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robin Thicke has been trying hard, publicly, to get back his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton. For this week's episode of the The Juice Podcast, I'm joined by Jozen Cummings (founder of Until I Get Married and NY Post Dating Reporter) ...

  13. The Juice Podcast: Charlie Murphy Talks Chappelle, Prince & Michael Jackson's Impact & Beyoncé Jokes

    June 27, 2014 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 For this week's episode of The Juice podcast, we celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" album and the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing (June 25). VIBE's deputy editor Clover Hope a ...

  14. The Juice Podcast: Kanye West's Bonnaroo Set, Lil Wayne's Two 2014 Albums & Drake's '0 to 100'

    June 20, 2014 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also, will Frank Ocean pull a Beyoncé, and drop his sophomore album out of nowhere? The Juice Podcast discusses. On the eighth episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's own – Jason Lipshutz (Pop Editor) and Brad Weté (Features Editor) – join me ...

  15. The Juice Podcast 6/13/14: Nicki Minaj's 'The Pink Print,' 'Pills N Potions,' Evolution & 50 Cent's Sales

    June 13, 2014 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj's reign is unstoppable. This week, the singer/rapper earns her 17th top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Pills N Potions" moves from the No. 11 slot to No. 10. 50 Cent Nabs Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop A ...

  16. The Juice Podcast 5/9/14: SZA & MoRuf Talk TDE, New Albums, Usher & 2 Chainz

    May 09, 2014 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the second episode of The Juice Podcast we get to know SZA a little better. Top Dawg Entertainment's songstress touches on a range of topics, such as her experience of recording and performing with Coldplay, pranks and studio sessions amongs ...

  17. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Lopez Interview, Mariah Carey, Rita Ora, Drake vs Jay Z & Kirby Lauryen Interview

    May 01, 2014 3:10 PM EDT Guess who they gave a podcast to? This emo girl! Today (Thursday, May 1) marks the launch of The Juice's weekly R&B/hip-hop audio show hosted by myself, Billboard Senior Editor, Erika Ramirez. The 20-30-minute podcast to be featured on Th ...

  18. Cooking With 2 Chainz: Eating Our Way Through His 'Meal Time' Recipes

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chainz was my therapist this past weekend and he didn't even know it. From Friday night to Sunday night (September 13-15), omitting mornings (2 Chainz apparently sleeps through breakfast), I cooked dishes from his and Chef Aleem's co ...

  19. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year ...

  20. Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston, Donna Summer At 'VH1 Divas': Watch

    December 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 VH1 DIVAS Best Photos From the Show It was a confluence of glitz and glamour, spikes and suits and all manner of bare-chested male dancers. In other words, Adam Lambert 's Sunday night… And VH1 Divas 2012, which featured the American Idol seaso ...

  21. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Seven, New York City

    November 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. ...

  22. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Six, London

    November 20, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. ...

  23. Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEW: BRAND-NEW RELEASES FROM P!NK, CLARKSON, ALDEAN, PITBULL, MORE AVAILABLE FOR $5 & $7: It's beginning to look a lot ...

  24. Backbeat: Journalists Aboard Rihanna's Weeklong '777' Tour Spiral Into Madness...

    November 19, 2012 4:25 PM EST Billboard.com's Erika Ramirez is on a continent-hopping seven-day trip with Rihanna and 250 journalists and fans that is taking in concert stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London, and (finally) NYC, where the trip will ...

  25. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Five, Bedlam in Berlin

    November 19, 2012 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. ...

  26. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Four, Paris

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna as Flat Stanley?, four hours sleep, and more as Riri rocks France. Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usu ...

  27. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Three, Stockholm

    November 17, 2012 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye Rumors and a Drink-Slinging Rih in Sweden Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (N ...

  28. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues f ...

  29. BET Hip-Hop Awards: Footage of Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Brawl Hits the Internet

    October 01, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Video of a fight between MMG's Gunplay and G-Unit's camp surfaces too. Video of the alleged brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy at Saturday's BET Hip-Hop Awards has hit the Web. The feud between the two Def Jam artists reportedly ...

  30. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  31. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  32. Aaliyah and Drake Mash-Up: The Juice-y Debate

    August 06, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday (Aug. 5), Drake released "Enough Said," a collaboration he concocted with main producer Noah "40" Shebib and Aaliyah , the R&B star who was killed in a plane crash in August 2001. The song, billed as Aaliyah's ...

  33. Chris Brown, Drake Not To Blame For Bar Brawl, Meek Mill Says

    June 19, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I never seen Chris Brown or Drake throw a bottle, and I was there,' Mill told XXL. The Chris Brown - Drake saga continues. This time, Meek Mill is slamming claims made by musician Kenneth " K-Mac " McCray that Drake instigated t ...

  34. Usher's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 06, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Only an elite class of artists can conquer more than one Billboard chart simultaneously and seemingly effortlessly. List The Juice Erika Ramirez Tyler McDermott , Erika Ramirez , Lil Jon ...

  35. Nicki Minaj Cancels Hot 97 Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 04, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annu ...

  36. Nicki Minaj Scraps NYC Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 03, 2012 9:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annual ...

  37. Bubbling Under: 'Next' Up for Emeli Sande: U.S. Success

    May 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Emeli Sande, Gavin Creel, A$AP Rocky and Rhett Walker Band. Having topped the UK Alb ...

  38. Opinion: The Problem with the Tupac Hologram

    April 16, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you haven't heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren't true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining perf ...

  39. Nicki Minaj Leaves Twitter, 11 Million Followers After Fansite Allegedly Leaks Music

    April 16, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Nicki Minaj has gone silent. An unlikely statement, yes, but true nonetheless, at least as far as her Twitter presence is concerned. The rapstress wished her 11 million followers good-bye (with more pointed words to a select few) on Sunday (April ...

  40. Nicki Minaj Quits Twitter After Fansite Leaks Music

    April 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has gone silent. Nicki Minaj's 25 Most Outrageous Outfits An unlikely statement, yes, but true nonetheless, at least as far as her Twitter presence is concerned. The rapstress wished her 11 million followers good-bye (with more poin ...

  41. About us

    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  42. Cashmere Agency's Ryan Ford: SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Cashmere Agency's Ryan Ford @ SXSW . (Photo: Erika Ramirez) After moderating SXSW panel "From the Blocks to the Blogs," Cashmere Agency's Vice President Ryan Ford chatted with us of SXSW, from what he's looking forward to ...

  43. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  44. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  45. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  46. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, is teaming up with Sean " Diddy " Combs to distribute his own network. Comcast will also distribute networks owned NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Ho ...

  47. Rihanna's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 20, 2012 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article There are only a handful of femmes that can make being bad look so good and do it so well. Rihanna, without a doubt, is one of them. With her free spirit, style and talent, the Barbadian singer has won the hearts of many since her pre- ...

  48. An Open Letter to Chris Brown: Act Your Age

    February 17, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 In light of the widespread reports that Rihanna and Chris Brown were teaming up on the remix of her "Birthday Cake" track, we (The Juice's Erika Ramirez and Assistant Editor Jason Lipshutz) decided to compose open letters to each the ...

  49. 50 Cent Visits Famine Victims In Somalia, Kenya

    February 09, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya. The hip-hop mogul flew to Dolo, Somalia, on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Tens of thousands of women and children have fled t ...

  50. Kanye West Preps New Collection for Paris Fashion Week

    February 08, 2012 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West will finally show the world his new collection that he's been working on and eagerly tweeting about. West will debut his second namesake collection during Paris fashion week. His agency, Karla Otto, confirmed to WWD that he will make ...

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