1. SXSW 2015: Iggy Azalea Surprises, Leon Bridges Astounds & 26 More Standout Moments From Day 2

    March 19, 2015 11:20 AM EDT With the music portion in full swing at SXSW, we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are 28 unforgettable moments from music's second big day at the fest. SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage Here   12:20PM ...

  2. A-Trak Talks New Solo Material, DJ Set Transparency, and 'Youth on the Come-Up'

    November 25, 2014 9:00 AM EST By this point in his career, A-Trak should probably be known as Multi-Track. The former Billboard cover star  (real name Alain Macklovitch, a last name you might recognize from his brother Dave, who goes by Dave 1 in the electro-funk duo Chromeo ...

  3. Wu-Tang Clan & Lil’ Kim Reign in Brooklyn: Live Review

    September 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Nostalgia was the selling point at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sept. 19, when hip-hop magazine The Source held its inaugural SOURCE360 variety concert to commemorate its 25th anniversary. While relative newcomers Curren$y and Dom Kennedy o ...

  4. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  5. Juelz Santana

    Juelz Santana

    8 Albums, 7 Songs

  6. Lil Kim Brings Out Missy Elliott, Eve For NYC Show

    May 19, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last night (May 18), Lil' Kim brought her "Return of the Queen" tour to Bronx's Paradise Theater for a comeback show that promised surprise guests as well as billed opening acts Saigon , Papoose , Cassidy and Shyheim. Her rolodex ...

  7. Lil Wayne Inks Four-Album Deal With Cash Money

    April 13, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Money ...

  8. Lil Wayne Signs New Four-Album Cash Money Deal

    April 12, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Mon ...

  9. Lil Wayne to Release 'I Am Not a Human Being 2' Before Summer, Birdman Says

    January 26, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Young Money plans to take over 2012. From Tyga 's "Careless World: Rise of the Last King" (Feb. 21) to Nicki Mina j's much anticipated sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," (April 3) more than half of the char ...

  10. Jim Jones Pleads Guilty to Driving with Suspended License

    October 07, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Jones pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 6) to driving his Bentley with a suspended license. The rapper and actor, whose "We Fly High" peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart, admitted to a traffic misdemeanor and was fined $200. Jim Jones, bo ...

  11. Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana to Finally Finish Joint Album

    September 22, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne shows no sign of slowing down after releasing his nearly one-million selling "The Carter IV" last month. The notoriously hard working rapper is resuming work on "I Can't Feel My Face," the long-delayed joint album ...

  12. Freshman Haze: Chipmunk

    August 12, 2011 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grime music has birthed big stars, such as Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal . Chipmunk is next up to bat. From rhyming on pirate radio sets in his early teenage years to now being one of the most successful urban acts in the UK, Chipmunk has achieved ...

  13. Juelz Santana Arrested On Drug and Weapons Charges

    February 03, 2011 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Juelz Santana was arrested yesterday (Feb. 2) on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses. The arrest comes after two loaded handguns and marijuana turned up in his New Jersey studio following a Jan. 20 raid that was the result of a ten mo ...

  14. Nicki Minaj Brings Out Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake For Thanksgiving Concert

    November 26, 2010 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a concert in her hometown last night (Nov. 25) and she brought out her famous friends for the festivities. Rappers Vado and Fabolous opened up the Hot 97-hosted event at New York City's Hamme ...

  15. Lloyd Banks Preps 'Hunger for More' After Going Gold

    October 16, 2010 8:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 L loyd Banks recently claimed gold when his independent top 20 hit, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," sold 523,000 digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And what better way to find out the news than through a good, old-fashioned prank s ...

  16. Rick Ross Brings Out MC Hammer at BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 13, 2010 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the most surprising moment of the night last night (Oct. 12), Rick Ross brought MC Hammer to the stage for a performance of "2 Legit 2 Quit" during his BET Hip-Hop Awards performance. Video: Rick Ross brings MC Hammer on stage for BET ...

  17. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You ...

  18. Rapper Juelz Santana Has Baby With Video Vixen Girlfriend

    September 08, 2010 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Congratulations to rapper Juelz Santana and video chick Kimbella on the birth of their new baby. Kimbella and Juelz linked last summer via Twitter. New baby Juelz -- no word on the sex yet -- marks the second birth for both Juelz and Kimbella, who e ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet ...

  20. Dipset Signs To Interscope?

    August 30, 2010 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Weeks after both Cam'ron and Jim Jones tweeted about a potential label deal "almost being done," the Dipset reunion seems to be inches away from becoming official. A source close to the New York crew says Cam, Jimmy, Juelz Santana and ...

  21. G-Unit Records Inks With EMI

    August 13, 2010 4:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 G-Unit Records has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing deal with EMI Label Services. EMI will handle the hip-hop label's releases in North America, beginning with Lloyd Banks ' third solo disc, "Hunger For More 2," due ...

  22. Drake, Trey Songz, Usher, DJ Khaled Heat Up Summer Jam Show

    June 07, 2010 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Hot 97 Summer Jam 2010 delivered the heat last night (June 6) as it ushered in the season with a all-star lineup that included Drake, Trey Songz and Usher. But it was the surprise guests during DJ Khaled's set that received possibly ...

  23. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. "He said, 'I'd ...

  24. Chris Brown Headlines Virginia Benefit Concert

    April 19, 2010 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits ...

  25. YelaWolf Confirms Signing To Interscope, Says He'd 'Love To' Work With Eminem

    March 31, 2010 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lot can change in two weeks. Just ask YelaWolf , who has signed a deal with Interscope Records after interest in the 30-year-old Alabama rapper surged at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Tex., earlier this month. YelaWolf will release his major ...

  26. POTW Feb. 26: Black Eyed Peas, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha

    February 26, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Courtney Love , Lily Allen , Ke$ha and more of music's controversial stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet at the NME Awards in London, while Lil Kim and Ashanti made sure they weren't tardy for Juelz Santana 's birthday party ...

  27. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  28. Big Boi Finishes Album, Predicts Busy 2010 For Outkast

    December 08, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 If Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton has his way, 2010 will be a busy year for he and Outkast mate Andre "3000" Benjamin -- collectively and apart. After leaking tracks for more than a year and a half, Big Boi has just turned in his ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. ThisIs50 Fest

    ThisIs50 Fest

    October 09, 2009 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 ThisIs50 Fest 50 Cent , Dipset , thisis50 fest , Rap , interview , Jim Jones , Juelz Santana , Hip-Hop , Fuse , interview with 50 cent Videos 50 Cent Dipset Fuse Interview Jim Jones Juelz Santana Brightcove ...

  31. Drake Readies First 'Thank Me Later' Single

    September 25, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake 's long-awaited debut, "Thank Me Later," was recently pushed from a fall release to early 2010. But one of the album's producers, Harlem-based Omen, says the Toronto MC is ready to release first single, "Shut It Down&q ...

  32. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  33. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter The-Dream has announced a 21-city tour with R&B artist Keyshia Cole that will take off on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support o ...

  34. Cam'ron Returns From Exile With 'Crime Pays'

    April 13, 2009 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few years ago, Cam'ron seemed poised to become one of hip-hop's most successful artists. By 2006, he had released five studio albums, including "Come Home With Me," which sold 1.2 million copies, and "Purple Haze," wh ...

  35. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day ...

  36. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Mull Collaborative Album

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His new Cash Money/Universal album "Tha Carter III" is only a week old, but rapper Lil Wayne is already in talks about a collaborative project with T-Pain. His new Cash Money/Universal album "Tha Carter III" is only a week old, b ...

  37. Lil Wayne

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's voice is especially noticeable. A little more than two weeks ago, the self-proclaimed and highly co-signed "best rapper aliv After a late night in an Atlanta recor ...

  38. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short t ...

  39. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain sta ...

  40. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track ...

  41. Columbia Snaps Up Rapper Jim Jones

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, following a series of releases for Koch. The deal does not affect the artist's pre-existing A&R director position at Warner Music Group. Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, ...

  42. Famous Friends Help Out On Yung Berg Remix

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Yung Berg is slated to shoot a video next week in New York for the remix of his burgeoning hit "Sexy Lady," directed by Dale Resteghini. The original version of the song is No. 7 this week on Billboar Yung Berg is slated to shoot a video n ...

  43. Twista Gives Fans A 'Rush' On New Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago rapper Twista is full of surprises on his upcoming album, "Adrenaline Rush 2007," due Aug. 24 via Atlantic. The project features guest turns by Juelz Santana, Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha, Pharrell, T-Pa Chicago rapper Twista is full of surpr ...

  44. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo' ...

  45. DJ Khaled Snags Heavy-Hitters For New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miami's own DJ Khaled is set to drop his sophomore album, "We the Best," June 12 via Terror Squad/KOCH Records, and he's recruited some of hip-hop's finest to assist. Among them are T.I., Akon, Fat Jo Miami's own DJ Kha ...

  46. Lloyd Discusses 'You,' Collaborators, The 'Street'

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "Southside," R&B crooner Lloyd sat on the sidelines as he watched other young male vocalists like Neyo and Chris Brown pl For the past three years that proceded ...

  47. Jim Jones Keeps Up The 'Hustle' On New CD

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones has penciled in a Nov. 7 release date for his third solo effort, "Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)," due via Koch and Diplomat Records. Rapper Jim Jones has penciled in a Nov. 7 release date for his thir ...

  48. Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana Teaming For Album

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While honing their respective solo projects, Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana will expand their mixtape collaboration, "I Can't Feel My Face," into a full album, due early next year. While honing their respective solo projects, Lil Wayne a ...

  49. DVD Captures Chris Brown's 'Journey'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teen R&B singer Chris Brown will on May 30 release the DVD "Chris Brown's Journey" via CBE/Jive. Teen R&B singer Chris Brown will on May 30 release the DVD "Chris Brown's Journey" via CBE/Jive. The set features ...

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