1. Ed Sheeran Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for the First Time

    August 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following his NBC special, the singer-songwriter hits the top at last in his 60th week on the chart. Ed Sheeran is the newly-crowned top musical act in the U.S. for the first time, bounding 7-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Sept. 5). The ...

  2. 'Straight Outta Compton' Tops Friday as New Additions Stumble

    August 22, 2015 11:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 The weekend's three R-rated newcomers -- Sinister 2 , Hitman: Agent 47 and American Ultra -- can't seem to find any summer sizzle. Dr. Dre Apologizes to Women He's Hurt in New Statement But Universal and Legendary's Straight Outt ...

  3. N.W.A Claim Eminem & 'South Park' as Part of Their Legacy

    August 20, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ice Cube , who's in the middle of promoting N.W.A 's biopic  Straight Outta Compton , had a somewhat surprising response when asked about the seminal hip-hop group's legacy. Pusha T Reacts to N.W.A Cosign: 'It's the Ultimate ...

  4. Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Demand Out of Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Suge Knight Killing

    August 18, 2015 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As their Straight Outta Compton film enjoys tremendous success in theaters across the nation, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have filed court papers demanding they be released from a lawsuit over an incident earlier this year that's loosely connected wit ...

  5. 'Straight Outta Compton' Breaks Out With Massive $56.1M

    August 16, 2015 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swaggering into theaters across North America, Straight Outta Compton beat all expectations, grabbing an estimated $56.1 million -- and leaving The Man from U.N.C.L.E. , the weekend's other new wide release, which pulled in a meager $13.5 milli ...

  6. 'Straight Outta Compton' Muscles to Powerful $24.2M Opening Day

    August 15, 2015 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Straight Outta Compton , Universal's biopic about groundbreaking hip-hop group N.W.A , showed real muscle at the Friday (Aug. 14) box office, opening to an estimated $24.2 million in 2,754 North American theaters. Easily claiming the top spot f ...

  7. Taylor Swift, Austin Mahone, Fetty Wap & Dr. Dre: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 62

    August 14, 2015 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard 's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --  Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's driving ...

  8. The Cast of 'Straight Outta Compton' Discuss the Music That 'Gave Us Fuel for Our Fire'

    The Cast of 'Straight Outta Compton' Discuss the Music That 'Gave Us Fuel for Our Fire'

    August 13, 2015 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ice Cube's son, and his co-stars talk to Billboard about the music that helped get them into character on the movie. Videos Ice Cube Shea Jackson Jr. ...

  9. Ice Cube: 'Police Have Become Our Worst Bullies'

    August 13, 2015 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 N.W.A  was revolutionary, and not just because of their mark on music. The group’s signature hit -- the one that had Tipper Gore calling press conferences and the FBI writing them ominous letters -- was “Fuck Tha Police.” And it was more than just a ...

  10. Watch Kendrick Lamar's Full Interview With N.W.A: Exclusive Video

    August 13, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It’s a special moment when an artist comes face-to-face with his icons. This was the case when Kendrick Lamar had the chance to sit down and interview  N.W.A for Billboard's new cover story. Billboard Cover: Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A Abou ...

  11. 'Straight Outta Compton': Universal Will 'Support' Extra Security for Theaters

    August 12, 2015 10:21 PM EDT Universal Pictures will help pay for extra security in some theaters playing director F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton , the critically acclaimed biopic about N.W.A  that opens in North America this weekend. "The studio has not ...

  12. Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute to N.W.A and Eazy-E: They 'Gave Voice to the Voiceless'

    August 12, 2015 10:26 AM EDT 1 0 0 It's a trip when I think back and remember the first time I saw these guys. I was 5. It was a video, a party scene, when suddenly this guy wearing a hat with his hair curled underneath comes busting through the set. That was Eazy-E doing " ...

  13. '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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 - ...

  16. 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: ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Riot Fest 2015 Lineups Feature Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, Ice Cube & No Doubt

    May 28, 2015 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Riot Fest has announced the first wave of artists for its 2015 events in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto, featuring headliners  Modest Mouse , No Doubt , Faith No More , Iggy Pop , Ice Cube  and Snoop Dogg . The Ultimate Summer Festival Guide: Who to S ...

  21. Nicki Minaj Headed for the Big Screen in 'Barbershop 3'

    May 05, 2015 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj will hit the silver screen again, this time as a "sassy" hairdresser named Draya in the next installment of the Barbershop franchise, Variety reports. Nicki Minaj the First Woman With 4 Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Mainstream R& ...

  22. Ice Cube Debuts 'Straight Outta Compton' Footage at CinemaCon

    April 24, 2015 8:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Pratt left the CinemaCon crowd in stitches with his irreverent, high-energy and slightly racy comments at the annual conference of theater owners Thursday. The actor, there to promote Jurassic World  along with director Colin Trevorrow, introd ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Ice Cube Previews Trailer for N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

    December 30, 2014 6:20 PM EST 1.109 k 73 49 0 After much speculation and waiting, a sneak peek of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton , has surfaced. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review Ice Cube previewed the trailer to the forthcoming f ...

  25. Casting Company Apologizes for Offensive 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call

    July 19, 2014 10:43 PM EDT 6 1 1 The company behind a casting call that caused an uproar is saying sorry. In a casting call for the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” Sande Alessi Casting put out a call earlier this week seeking women in different categories. Universal Distances ...

  26. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Day 1 Highlights: Steve Angello, Diplo, Hardwell, Steve Aoki & More

    June 21, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Ahead of this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, which kicked off Friday night (June 20), Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told Billboard that the festival’s fourth edition would be “one for the record books.” Electric Daisy Carnival Previe ...

  27. NWA Biopic Casts Its Dr. Dre, Eazy-E (Sources)

    June 16, 2014 7:50 AM EDT After more than five years, four writers and a tough-to-please trio that holds cast and script veto power, Universal's N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is finally getting the green light. Sources say the studio has assembled i ...

  28. Bonnaroo 2014: Ice Cube Plays Throwback Hits & Pays Tribute To Nate Dogg

    June 14, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Immediately following Kanye West's heavy-handed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 13), Ice Cube provided a blast of unadulterated coolness with an hour-long set of old-school cuts and playful chest-thumping from the West Coast ...

  29. Ice Cube LIVE at Bonnaroo 2014

    Ice Cube LIVE at Bonnaroo 2014

    June 14, 2014 2:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ice Cube LIVE at Bonnaroo 2014 bonnaroo , 2014 , ice cube , Ice Cube Videos Ice Cube ...

  30. Chromeo Look to Steve Harvey, Guy Fieri as Style Icons

    April 12, 2014 4:40 PM EDT 4 2 0 "If you can dress as someone for Halloween, they're a style icon," Chromeo's David Macklovitch told THR. "It might not mean you like their style. It might not mean their style is good. But, it's recognizable." Chro ...

  31. Ice Cube Raps On Making Movies, the Grammys and N.W.A.'s Hall of Fame Snub

    March 14, 2014 12:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the 20-plus years since Ice Cube decided to focus on movies, he's taken on key roles in filmmaking - acting, writing, even directing. But it's his work as a producer, with his own production company Cube Vision, that's given him th ...

  32. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 10:04 PM EST Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and V ...

  33. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae To Perform At BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and W ...

  34. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae to Perform at BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and ...

  35. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits a ...

  36. Eminem, Diddy, Ice Cube Among Legendary Hip-Hop Line-Up Playing Tonight's Beats Music Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 2:00 AM EST Billboard and THR have learned that Eminem will be performing at tonight's Beats Music launch party along with a constellation of primarily old school hip-hop luminaries that includes, Ice Cube, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Geto Boys, Metho ...

  37. Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube to Receive BET Honors

    January 16, 2014 8:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursday that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems w ...

  38. Ice Cube Confirms May Release for New Album

    January 03, 2014 8:41 PM EST 0 0 0 "Everythang's Corrupt" will hit stores May 13 The first new album of new material from Ice Cube in over three years finally has a release date, and it'll come out prior to the year's halfway point. "Everythang's Co ...

  39. Skee-Lo's 'I Wish' Scores ESPN Ad Alongside Kevin Hart – Inside Hip-Hop's Most Unlikely Comeback

    December 24, 2013 1:31 PM EST On Christmas Day, Kevin Hart, his “Ride Along” co-star Ice Cube and ESPN will help cap off a triumphant year for hip-hop’s most unexpected comeback.   Skee-Lo’s “I Wish,” a hip-hop anthem for would-be ballers that peaked at No. 13 on the Hot 100 i ...

  40. N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Film Signs Writer

    December 18, 2013 8:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The Ice Cube-produced flick will be written by Jonathan Herman. Universal Pictures is moving forward with an N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," and has tapped Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft. Sources say the studio is in the ...

  41. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Robert Kraft Returns to Performing; Arsenio Hall Lines Up Guests; James Brown Biopic Set

    September 04, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Robert Kraft , the former president of music at Fox who put his music career on hold for more than two decades, is returning to the stage for two shows, one in New York and one in L.A. Kraft will perform at Joe's Pub on Oct. 30 and Largo at ...

  42. John Frusciante Q&A: On His Electronic Evolution and Why He's Done With Rock Bands

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM EDT In an exclusive interview, Frusciante talks about his new EP of abstract electronic music, why he left the Chili Peppers and the "funnest musical collaboration I've ever had with anybody in my life" Guitarist John Frusciante, absent ...

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