1. Bruno Mars Lights Up Las Vegas for Rock in Rio USA Festival Finale

    May 18, 2015 12:31 AM EDT Bruno Mars delivered a scintillating set to close the 30th anniversary of the Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.  Headliners No Doubt , Metallica and Taylor Swift were all impressive in their respective starring roles at the ...

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1990, It Was Mariah Carey's 'Time' to Shine Again

    November 10, 2014 8:05 AM EST This week in 1990, 'Love Takes Time' led the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rihanna, Rod Stewart and Ginuwine. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history N ...

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

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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&B ...

  4. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top ...

  5. Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Buffett and TGT Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    August 23, 2013 8:04 PM EDT After a week where only two albums debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, next week should provide a healthy influx of new releases to the region. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Aug. 28. John Ma ...

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  7. First Listen: Rihanna Previews 'Unapologetic' Album in NYC

    November 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 With her seventh album in seven years, "Unapologetic," Rihanna is finally growing up. Over the past few years, the Bajan crooner's albums were dotted with kitschy double entendres about private parts ("Cockiness (Love It)") ...

  8. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were un ...

  9. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  10. 'Magic Mike' Spurs Sales Gain for Ginuwine's 'Pony'

    July 13, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 While the soundtrack to the Channing Tatum stripper film "Magic Mike" boasts many songs from the film, a few didn't make the cut -- like Ginuwine's "Pony." In turn, fans wanting the track, which is featured in a key dan ...

  11. Chart Moves: 'Magic Mike' Spurs Sales Gain for Ginuwine's 'Pony,' 'Top Gun' Soundtrack Returns

    July 13, 2012 4:50 PM EDT On the Billboard 200 this past week, Chris Brown claimed his second No. 1 album , as "Fortune" opened atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. In other news, Amazon MP3 stirred up some crazy moves, thanks to sale p ...

  12. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set ...

  13. Backbeat: Interscope, Warner Music Group Host BET Awards After Parties With Kevin Liles, Todd Moscowitz, More

    July 05, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Michael Kyser (President of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group) poses with DJ D-Nice at the Warner Music Group BET Awards after party. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Following the 12th annual BET Awards on Sunday, which was widely regarded as a resounding ...

  14. Chart Juice: Kanye West Takes Over Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    June 29, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just in time for summer celebrations, Kanye West and friends Big Sean , Pusha T and 2 Chainz take their party to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mercy" (2-1) gives Usher the boot after 10 weeks on top with "Climax" (1-2). &qu ...

  15. Op-Ed: Brian McKnight & the Fear of His Explicit Slow Jam

    May 17, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Will he break my heart a little more by performing THAT song?" was my first, and focal, thought when attending Brian McKnight 's first night of a three-night concert series at New York City's Blue Note jazz club on Wednesday (Ma ...

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Dirty Dancing,' Miranda Lambert, Drake

    August 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 'DIRTY DANCING' ON THE CHARTS: When news broke this week about how the 1987 hit film "Dirty Dancing" was being remade, we were immediately reminded about what a phenomenon its soundtrack was on Billboard's charts. The movie ...

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: The Grammy Effect

    March 03, 2011 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 The effects of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are being felt on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week as winners and performers experience decent gains. Firstly, Eminem' s Best Rap Album -- winning "Recovery" reclaims the No. 1 sp ...

  18. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too ...

  19. Nine Things We'll Never Forget About Aaliyah

    August 25, 2010 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nine years ago today, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash, marking the too-soon end of one of the music industry's most unique voices. Here's our list of nine things we'll never forget about Aaliyah's too-brief time in ...

  20. Chris Brown Premieres New Track

    September 29, 2009 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown released a track titled "I Can Transform Ya" today on his blog site, Mechanicaldummy.com . The song, the first official track Brown has released since the February altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna that resulted in his gui ...

  21. Chris Brown To Headline First Concert Since Conviction

    September 25, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced this week that Chris Brown will be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at New Jersey's Izod Center. The singer will be joined by Fabolous , Keri Hils ...

  22. Al B. Sure Comes Home With 'Honey'

    July 15, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 17 years since Al B. Sure recorded a studio album. But with the June 23 release of "Honey I'm Home" (Hidden Beach Recordings), the singer/songwriter joined a current wave of R&B vets—including Ginuwine, Teena Marie ...

  23. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  24. Ginuwine Preps New Album For 2009

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ginuwine is set to return in the first quarter 2009 with a new single and album. The as-yet-untitled project will be released by Notifi Records, with distribution through Warner Bros. Notifi is headed Ginuwine is set to return in the first quarter 2 ...

  25. Ginuwine Preps New Album For 2009

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine is set to return in first-quarter 2009 with a new single and album. The as-yet-untitled project will be released on Notifi Records, with distribution through Warner Bros. Notifi is overseen by CEO Ira Dewitt. In addition to singer/songwri ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a c ...

  27. R&B Star Avant Signs With Capitol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After releasing four albums via Geffen, R&B singer Avant has signed a new deal with Capitol Records. After releasing four albums via Geffen, R&B singer Avant has signed a new deal with Capitol Records. "They've shown that they' ...

  28. Ginuwine Sues Over Fraudulent Contract

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn't exist. Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn't exist. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan's state Supreme ...

  29. Ginuwine Alleges Contract Fraud

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine says he was duped into signing a contract with a record company that doesn't exist. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, the R&B singer says he was persuaded to sign on May 8, 2007, with King Music Group In ...

  30. Timbaland 'Back With A Vengeance' On New Album

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd never make a solo album as an artist. But that's exactly what will arrive March 27 in the form of "Shock Value," which, as previously re Producer Timbaland told Bill ...

  31. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a c ...

  32. Chart Beat Chat

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idol, Madonna, airplay-only hit songs, Nelly Furtado and more! IDOL SALES Hi Fred, I was wondering about the phenomenal sales of the "American Idol" finalists' CD singles and how they compare to the sales of th ...

  33. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  34. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featur ...

  35. LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than two decades into his career, this artist continues to diversify, but keeps his head in the game. Grow. That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a singl ...

  36. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nash ...

  37. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  38. Ginuwine, Jagged Edge Team To Tour

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link up early in 2006 on the Ladies Night Out tour. It is unknown how long the tour will stretch as only a handful of shows are confirmed at deadline. Epic labelmates Ginuwine and Jagged Edge will link u ...

  39. Madonna Dances Straight To No. 1

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. Her latest, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.), sold nearly 350,000 copies For the sixth time in her career, Madon ...

  40. Rhythm & Blues

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ginuwine plans to further stoke the R&amp;B fires with his fifth studio album, "Back II Da Basics." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Ginuwine plans to further stoke the R&B fires with his fifth studio album, "Back II Da Bas ...

  41. Ginuwine Thinking About 'Love'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B star Ginuwine will release a new album, "Back II Da Basics," Nov. 15 via Epic. R&B star Ginuwine will release a new album, "Back II Da Basics," Nov. 15 via Epic. First single "When We Make Love" debuted last ...

  42. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violenc ...

  43. Jerkins Tries His Hand At Film Scoring

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Rodney Jerkins is among the growing number of music producers and hit songwriters venturing into the world of film scoring with his work on Universal Pictures' "Honey," which opened Dec. 5 ...

  44. Gap, Virgin Megastores Feeling Charitable

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. In the spirit of the upcoming winter holidays, the Gap and Virgin Megastores have set plans to raise money for charities. The c ...

  45. 'NOW' Series Hits 14th Vol., Spawns DVD

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilation, a similar DVD will be issued under the same banner. The 20-track audio disc features tracks by the likes of Beyo Concurrent with the release of th ...

  46. Missy, Tweet, Sean Paul Sweeten 'Honey'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey," due Nov. 25. Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured o ...

  47. R. Kelly: 'I Wish People Could Just Know Me As A Person'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. R. Kelly's biggest hit was the inspirational, Grammy Award-winning "I Believe I Can Fly." But for his life outside music, the Chicago-based singer/songwriter/producer may be grounded for ...

  48. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/R ...

  49. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Ba ...

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