1. How Beyonce Addressed Cheating, Father Issues & Black Pride Prior to 'Lemonade'

    April 27, 2016 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s difficult to tell which aspect of Beyonce ’s new visual album, Lemonade , garnered the greatest response: the sheer creative achievement of it all, or its exposure of the personal life of a notoriously private superstar. The project’s themes ar ...

  2. Beyonce Opens Her Diary on 'Lemonade'

    April 26, 2016 8:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 At this point, surprise  Beyonce album releases are like deaths, natural disasters and other acts of God: They're inevitable. We prepare for them, but we're never quite ready when they come. When we look back, the story is often about what ...

  3. Beyonce Slays in Roberto Cavalli in 'Lemonade' HBO Special

    April 24, 2016 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 In case you missed it, Beyonce 's HBO special Lemonade dropped Saturday evening (April 23) and you can bet that's all anyone is discussing on social media . In addition to all the new music that was featured in the hour-long special, there ...

  4. The Band Perry Shares 'All Our Friends' Playlist: Takeover Tuesday

    March 22, 2016 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday , where each week  Billboard  taps charting artists and mega tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account . We give the artists free reign to base the list on whatever ...

  5. Beyonce Shares Photos of Chris Martin & Blue Ivy's Pre-Super Bowl Dance

    March 04, 2016 5:19 PM EST 5.89 k 0 76 It's been almost a month now since Beyonce did what Beyonce does best and stole the show at Super Bowl 50 , making headliner Coldplay look like a warm-up act to her stunning "Formation" performance . Now she's stealing hear ...

  6. Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Gets Smooth R&B Cover by Mark Johns & Tennyson

    February 22, 2016 6:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse ’s Grammy-winning record, “Rehab,” has been stripped down and re-imagined by up-and-comer Mark Johns who gives the single an R&B makeover. Amy Winehouse's Billboard U.S. Chart History "Rehab" comes off the late songs ...

  7. Kanye West 'Parties' to Three Top 10s on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    January 13, 2016 4:24 PM EST The rapper scores a hat trick, while David Bowie's album release sparks two re-entries. Kanye West records a triple play in the top 10 of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 23 , led by the No. 3 debut of “No More Parties in ...

  8. Donald Trump Shares Surprising Thoughts on Taylor Swift & Jay Z

    November 20, 2015 1:11 PM EST 0 0 0 In an interview with Yahoo! Politics posted Thursday (Nov. 19), Donald Trump was asked to play a word association game that included subjects as wide-ranging as Charlie Sheen ("sad") and ISIS ("evil"). The billionaire-turned-Repu ...

  9. Justin Bieber L.A. Events Move Forward With Extra Security After Paris Shootings

    November 13, 2015 10:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After first "Purpose" release event, Bieber tweets: "Had a great first show but just heard about what happened in Paris. Thoughts and prayers with everyone." It’s been three years since the world got its last Justin Bieber album. ...

  10. Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill Added to Tidal Concert

    October 09, 2015 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross , Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert in October, concert organizers announced Friday (Oct. 9). Previously announced artists include Tidal-owners Beyonce and Jay-Z , as well as Prince ...

  11. Is Jay Z's Live Nation Deal Like the Formula for Coca-Cola?

    September 29, 2015 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The harm of exposing a secret deal is among the issues being resolved ahead of a "Big Pimpin" trial opening October 13. With just two weeks to go before Shawn " Jay Z " Carter stands trial for allegedly infringing an Egyptian fil ...

  12. Former Video Vixen Karrine Steffans on Kissing and Telling 10 Years After Her Tell-All Memoir: 'The Truth Is Never Regrettable'

    July 31, 2015 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the summer of 2005, Karrine Steffans, a hip-hop video dancer and groupie nicknamed “Superhead,” scandalized the rap world with  Confessions of a Video Vixen , a memoir brimming with explicit revelations of her sexual encounters with hip-hop royal ...

  13. Cash Money Sues TIDAL for $50 Million Over Lil Wayne's Latest Album: Report

    July 16, 2015 3:27 PM EDT 1.957 k 286 87 Lil Wayne 's most recent album, FWA ( Free Weezy Album ), began its life as a TIDAL exclusive -- and it looks like that decision may prove to be a costly one. Cash Money -- which (despite a lawsuit earlier this year) is still Wayne ...

  14. Billboard Cover: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, His 'Freemium' Business Model and Why He's Saving the Music Industry

    June 05, 2015 9:00 AM EDT “It’s hard to criticize someone who’s hugely successful,” says Daniel Ek. The Spotify CEO is sitting inside a diner-style booth, in one of the many thoughtfully placed nooks at the company’s 100,000-square-foot Manhattan office, the day after a M ...

  15. Diddy Talks Tidal, Baltimore, Philanthropy and His 'Tasteful' NSFW Cologne Ad

    May 12, 2015 12:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs will be the first to tell you that he doesn't launch brands, he launches lifestyles. So when it came time to promote his latest fragrance, he put himself on the line and starred in a racy video with girlfriend Cassi ...

  16. New Photo Suggests Beyonce is a Queen Now

    January 05, 2015 3:50 PM EST Is it time to bow down? Attention, world: Resistance is futile. It appears Beyonce was officially named Queen of the World this weekend, in an official, binding, golden celebration that proclaimed a new world order. She apparently put on her frea ...

  17. Jay Z Has Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

    December 09, 2014 4:35 PM EST When it comes to unlicensed samples, New York federal judge Lewis Kaplan has limits. On Monday, he dismissed TufAmerica's lawsuit claiming that Jay Z and his record companies violated copyright by sampling an "oh" on the song " ...

  18. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Remember When Taylor Swift Was Country … in 2011?

    November 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Swift's 'Sparks Fly' topped Hot Country Songs just three years ago. Plus, looking back at key chart feats for Mary J. Blige, Jay Z & Alicia Keys and the Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more th ...

  19. Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

    November 23, 2014 10:30 PM EST 6.711 k 388 3 0 It's official:  Katy Perry will perform at this season's Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL's showpiece event will take place Feb. 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard.com had the inside track on ...

  20. Vice and Live Nation to Team Up on Joint Digital Content Venture

    November 12, 2014 4:34 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment and Vice Media today announced a joint venture whereby the two companies will create content around the live music space and co-launch a new digital platform slated to roll out in 2015. "We thought about how can we ...

  21. CBS Cuts NFL Segment With Rihanna Before Thursday Night Football Game

    September 11, 2014 6:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 CBS seemed pretty excited when it announced a new segment that would open each NFL Thursday Night Football game this year with Jay-Z 's Rihanna -featuring track "Run This Town" and narration by Don Cheadle. But now it has cut the segm ...

  22. Jeezy Talks 'Seen It All' Album, Trap Music & Career Longevity

    September 09, 2014 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Like nearly all rappers, Jeezy is the axis of any room; he's the most magnetic person around. During an off day from the Under the Influence of Music Tour, he appears flustered only when the 1980s new wave record "I Melt With You" bla ...

  23. Jay Z Argues Sound Engineer's Song Rights Lawsuit Came Too Late

    September 05, 2014 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay also explains why Chauncey Mahan shouldn't be considered a joint author of 45 songs. Jay Z has filed a motion to dismiss Chauncey Mahan 's lawsuit that asks a judge to declare the sound engineer to be a joint author of 45 songs, includ ...

  24. Beyonce & Jay Z Sell Out Stadium Tour

    September 04, 2014 4:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce and Jay Z land atop the Hot Tours chart, having wrapped the North American leg of their On the Run tour that played stadiums in 16 markets during a six-week span in the summer. Box office grosses totaled $96 million from ticket sales reporte ...

  25. See Beyonce & Jay-Z Hit the Go-Kart Track With Blue Ivy

    August 15, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Amid even more split rumors, Bey posts happy family photos to her website. What breakup? Yes, there are more split rumors -- most notably the latest cover of Us Weekly -- but Beyoncé took to her website Friday (Aug. 15) to post a handful of adorab ...

  26. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Jay-Z Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    July 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A year ago this week, Hova scored his lucky 13th leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alice Cooper, Richard Marx and UB40 Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history July 21, ...

  27. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Beyonce Scores First Solo No. 1

    July 07, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2003, Beyonce landed her first of five solo Hot 100 leaders with 'Crazy in Love.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Prince, Starland Vocal Band and Duran Duran Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from ...

  28. Beyonce Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List, Springsteen, Calvin Harris Also Make the Cut

    June 30, 2014 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Queen B reigns supreme in Forbes Celebrity 100 list, which was released Monday. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Katy Perry were also in the top 10 on the list that rates the cultural icons success and influence against one another.  Beyonce runs the sho ...

  29. The Man Behind Jay-Z and Mariah Carey's New Beverages: Going to 'Disrupt the Consumer Package Goods Market'

    June 22, 2014 8:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z and Mariah Carey-brand drinks are coming to a Walgreens and Duane Reade store near you.  Carey's "Butterfly" pink lemonade and Jay-Z's "40/40" Arnold Palmer-like drink are hoping the "disrupt the consumer pac ...

  30. Kevin Liles on Mariah and Jay-Z's Beverages, Lyor's 300 & D'Angelo’s New Record (Q&A)

    June 22, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Kevin Liles calls himself an entrepreneur, and it's hard to imagine a more accurate catch-all term for the items in his overstuffed portfolio. My Day: Kevin Liles, Founder of KWL Enterprises Lyor Cohen Unveils 300, New 'Content Company ...

  31. Stevie J of VH1's ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Released On Bond, Denies Child Support Claims

    June 12, 2014 3:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An attorney for music producer Stevie J denies prosecutors' allegations that his client owes $1 million in child support, and the reality star says he's happy to be home on bond. The star of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,&qu ...

  32. Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 03, 2014 12:46 PM EDT 2.22 k 209 0 On this date 25 years ago, June 2, 1990, Mariah Carey began her incomparable Billboard chart career. "Retro-flavored pop/R&B ballad has all the elements necessary to propel newcomer to diva status: infectious melodies, lush instrumen ...

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