1. N.O.R.E., 'She Tried' Remix Ft. Lil Wayne, Ja Rule & Birdman: Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 08, 2013 2:34 PM EDT N.O.R.E. (a.k.a. P.A.P.I.) is true to his word: the sequel to "Student Of The Game" is coming. But before releasing the follow-up to his 2013 effort, the rapper, alongside Good Belt Gang members whose names he's yet to disclose, has ...

  2. Ja Rule Released From Upstate New York Federal Prison

    May 07, 2013 3:56 PM EDT Federal authorities say rapper Ja Rule has left federal prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he left a correctional facility in New York's Adirondacks on Tuesday (May 7), though time remains on his sentence. The bureau says the release ...

  3. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot ...

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  5. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March ...

  6. Chris Lighty Remembered By Larry Mestel, Diddy, Rev Run, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, More

    August 30, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Veteran hip-hop manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty passed away earlier today. One of the most influential managers in hip-hop music, Lighty worked with such luminaries as Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nas, Mobb Deep, Mariah ...

  7. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100

    August 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Whistle' blows Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' out of the top spot after nine weeks, while fun., Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift also make notable moves Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboa ...

  8. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  9. Chart Moves: Olympics' Soundtrack Album Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was a quiet week at the top of the Billboard 200. So quiet, that Zac Brown Band returned to No. 1 with its Uncaged set, selling a rather tiny 48,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. There were, however, two debuts in th ...

  10. Chart Juice: Jennifer Lopez's Greatest Hits Debuts in Top 10

    August 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez debuts her first greatest hits package, "Dance Again…The Hits," at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 20 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. On the former list, it's the highest ne ...

  11. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased so ...

  12. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  13. Ja Rule Gets Advice On Stocks & Education While In Prison

    February 02, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 NEW YORK (AP) -- Ja Rule has been getting advice behind bars from two once high-powered men: ex-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and ex-Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski. The rapper, born Jeffrey Atkins, is serving two years for gun poss ...

  14. Stegosaurus

    January 14, 2012 1:49 PM EST Brainless Herbivore This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arr ...

  15. Losticle

    January 14, 2012 11:41 AM EST Losticles This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. Accord ...

  16. Triceratops

    January 12, 2012 2:15 PM EST Why so many horns? This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arre ...

  17. Losticles, Part Deux

    January 12, 2012 1:32 PM EST Lostices This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested follo ...

  18. Velociraptor

    January 11, 2012 1:39 PM EST Evil Killing Machine This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were ar ...

  19. Bilbo

    January 11, 2012 11:42 AM EST Baggins This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. Accordin ...

  20. Gallimimus

    January 08, 2012 1:50 PM EST Ostrich-type Dinosaur This is a test of the system. Testing everything out right now . ANDY GENSLER IS A SCIENTOLOGIST! Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were a ...

  21. Lil Wayne Logs Hot 100's Biggest Bow, Katy Perry Still No. 1

    August 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest single f ...

  22. Ja Rule Given Two-Year Sentence for Failing to Pay Taxes

    July 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune lead to his financ ...

  23. 50 Cent to Write Anti-Bullying Novel for Teens

    June 20, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Cent has the writing bug. The rapper-actor is following up his bestselling 2005 autobiography "From Pieces to Weight" and 2008's "The 50th Law" with a book about bullying, titled "Playground." Unlike his previou ...

  24. Web Trends: Broken Social Scene Drops A New Video For "Sweetest Kill" + New Far East Movement Video

    June 08, 2011 2:58 PM EDT Google Trends: 4. Bonnaroo The four day festival start tomorrow. 5. Ja Rule Ja Rule is checking into prison today for two years. He pleaded guilty this spring to federal tax fraud charges Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Please don't let th ...

  25. Ja Rule Set for Prison Sentencing

    June 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the earl ...

  26. Chart Juice: Lil Wayne Dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 20, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's a celebration b*tches, Mazel tov/ It's a slim chance I'll fall," Lil Wayne raps on DJ Khaled 's "I'm On One." From the looks of it, there's truth to Weezy's rhymes. After "I'm On ...

  27. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for ...

  28. Four-Play: Juice's Viral Playlist

    April 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 ATLiens Big Boi and Janelle Monáe take a stroll, Gucci Mane gives Jackie Chan a ring, Bilal takes action through a tribute, and Lloyd brings Murder to New York City. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. From "Sir Lucious Left Foot ...

  29. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Hits Of The World

    April 22, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  30. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the p ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP, Britney Spears Reunites with Kevin Federline

    March 14, 2011 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kid Rock Draws Criticism from NAACP Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are protesting the organization's decision to h ...

  32. Ja Rule to Begin Two-Year Prison Sentence in June

    March 09, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 J a Rule is set to go to prison in June in a New York City gun case. On Wednesday, a judge set a June 8 date for the platinum-selling rapper-actor's sentencing. His lawyer says he'll spend the intervening months finishing a new album, &quo ...

  33. 50 Cent Pokes Fun At Ja Rule On Twitter, Ja Replies

    December 13, 2010 5:28 PM EST Cent isn't sympathetic towards his enemies, not even when they're about to hit the slammer. After reports surfaced this morning that Ja Rule was set to serve two years in jail following a gun bust, 50 took to twitter to share his sentim ...

  34. Ja Rule to Serve Two Years In Prison

    December 13, 2010 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. According to MTVNews.com , the plea deal was reached this morning (Dec. 13) in a ...

  35. Ja Rule To Serve Two Years In Prison

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule is set to serve two years in prison stemming from a July 2007 gun bust, when both he and rapper Lil Wayne were arrested following a concert performance. According to MTVNews.com , the plea deal was reached this morning (Dec. 13) in ...

  36. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  37. 50 Cent Brings Together N.Y. Rap Elite, Taking 'Thisis50' Fest To L.A. and Atlanta

    October 09, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New Yor ...

  38. Eminem, DMX, The Roots Pay Tribute To Def Jam At 2009 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    September 24, 2009 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its inception five years ago, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors has paid tribute to the preeminent figures in hip-hop history. For the sixth annual show, taped at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York last night (Sept. 23) and set to air on the ...

  39. Eminem, Fabolous, Jeezy To Celebrate Def Jam At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 03, 2009 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy , Rick Ross , Fabolous , Ludacris , Method Man and many others to celebrate the pioneering hip hop label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip ...

  40. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Countr ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. T.I. Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

    May 12, 2009 4:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper T.I. joined Rev. Al Sharpton, Ja Rule, and various community activists at a march on Monday (May 11) in New York City to speak out against gun violence. The rally also honored the memory of 13-year-old Christopher Owen and 17-year-old Cory Sq ...

  43. Irv Gotti Plans To Axe Ashanti From Murder Inc.

    May 08, 2009 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Irv Gotti, whose Murder Inc. label once boasted such chart-topping artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti, says he's "going to drop" the latter. "Our relationship has run its course. We're in two totally different places," th ...

  44. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood

    April 01, 2009 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" d ...

  46. Chart Beat: T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler and more! T.I., T.I., OH!: In a very newsy chart week, one newsmaker stands out above the rest: T.I. rewrites chart history, not only replacing himself at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot ...

  47. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

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