1. Exclusive: ASAP Rocky Reveals New Album Features FKA Twigs & Lykke Li

    March 20, 2015 5:41 AM EDT "I'm high as fuck right now, I'm drunk as fuck right now, and I just don't give a fuck right now." A$AP Rocky is onstage at Samsung's tricked-out Milk Music Lounge, filled with Vegas-style flashing lights, free boo ...

  2. Sam Smith Holds Off Madonna to Score U.K. Chart Double

    March 16, 2015 6:10 AM EDT Sam Smith's pre-eminence in the U.K. market reached new heights yesterday (March 15) as he scored a new chart double. "Lay Me Down" (Capitol/Universal/ Columbia/Sony), his collaboration with John Legend for the Comic Relief charit ...

  3. 'Empire' Composer Fil Eisler's Musical Mission? Make the Fox Show 'Sound Like a Movie'

    March 13, 2015 11:53 AM EDT Vanessa Freebairn-Smith is arguably as integral to the sound of Empire as executive music producer Timbaland . The first-chair cellist is the primary soloist on the 15 or so orchestral cues that composer Fil Eisler writes for each episode, some ...

  4. Watch Prince Royce's New 'My Angel' Video from 'Furious 7' Soundtrack

    March 04, 2015 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Furious 7 continues its stacked soundtrack rollout with new videos for songs by Prince Royce and Juicy J with Kevin Gates , Future and Sage the Gemini .  Prince Royce's "My Angel" comes with an official video that blends shots of the ...

  5. Is Wiz Khalifa Referencing Amber Rose on New Track?

    March 03, 2015 8:12 AM EST 0 1 4 Wiz Khalifa appears on Juicy J 's "For Everybody," along with Rock City, but it's Wiz's verse that's getting the most attention. On the track, Khalifa appears to make several lyrical references that seem to point to his ...

  6. YouTube's 10th Anniversary: Watch the Top 10 Most Viewed Videos to Date

    February 14, 2015 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 When former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim first came up with the idea to create a video-sharing site in 2005, they had no clue just what would unfold years later. On Feb. 14 that year, YouTube was launched, and on April 23 ...

  7. Juicy J: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    Juicy J: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    February 08, 2015 10:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Juicy J: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet music , Grammys , interview , Juicy J , 2015 , red carpet , Billboard , Q&A , arrivals , Awards Videos Juicy J ...

  8. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  9. One Direction + Juicy J? Rapper Teams Up With Liam Payne: 'We Working!'

    January 29, 2015 3:39 PM EST One Direction have never released a song with a rapper before ( though they did rap a little of Drake 's "Started From the Bottom" in 2013). But that might be about to change: Juicy J Instagrammed a photo Thursday (Jan. 29) in the s ...

  10. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  11. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Sam Smith Brings 'Merry Little Christmas' to Chart for First Time

    December 19, 2014 12:15 PM EST Smith's version of the 70-year-old ballad makes its first Hot 100 appearance, joining carols by Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande. Plus, moves for Usher and Charli XCX. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Blank Space" leads ...

  12. The Year in Social and Streaming Charts: Katy Perry and Justin Bieber Rule

    December 09, 2014 12:15 PM EST 0 1.07 k 1 0 Streaming and on-demand services continued to play a significant role in determining a song’s popularity on the Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2014. This year’s recaps are our first year-end tallies to include a full charting year of Y ...

  13. Juicy J on the AMAs Red Carpet 2014

    Juicy J on the AMAs Red Carpet 2014

    November 24, 2014 6:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Juicy J on the AMAs Red Carpet 2014 music , American Music Awards , AMAs , interview , 2014 , new single , Juicy J , red carpet , Billboard , new album Videos Juicy J ...

  14. Wiz Khalifa Signs with WME

    October 21, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa has signed with WME for his representation worldwide, the company has announced. Wiz Khalifa Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Khalifa has several fashion-focused deals, including with Converse, a partnership with headwear compa ...

  15. Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards With Six Nominations

    October 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 2.434 k 303 50 0 With six nominations, Iggy Azalea is at the front of the pack leading into next month’s 2014 American Music Awards .  The Hot 100 chart-topping, Australian-born performer is up for artist of the year, new artist of the year, single of the ...

  16. Ne-Yo's Seeing Strippers Everywhere in His New 'She Knows' Video

    October 08, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Ne-Yo 's having a hard time getting strippers off his mind in his new video for the Juicy J -featuring "She Knows."   Usher, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo Green & More Music Star Exes Exes Cash In In it, basically everywhere he goes -- from the ...

  17. Katy Perry Lands Seven Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and Ph ...

  18. Katy Perry Lands Seven Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and ...

  19. Ne-Yo Releases New Single 'She Knows' With Juicy J

    September 09, 2014 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lot of today's hits are led by horns -- Jason Derulo 's "Talk Dirty," Ariana Grande 's "Problem," Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" -- and Ne-Yo wants in on the action. The singer-songwriter's la ...

  20. Made in America Philly Day 1 Highlights: The National, Steve Aoki, Kanye West & More

    August 31, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Here’s a minute-by-minute recap of Saturday’s Philly highlights. Now in its third year, Budweiser Made in America got off to an auspicious, business-as-usual start in Philadelphia on Saturday (Aug. 30), featuring headlining performances from The ...

  21. Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood': Track-by-Track Review

    August 19, 2014 4:50 PM EDT 9 1 0 Since the release of his mixtape in 2005, Wiz Khalifa has evolved from a rising Pittsburgh rapper to a pop icon. While his easygoing persona makes him come off like one of hip-hop's most casual rappers, his work ethic speaks otherwise, spanning ...

  22. Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records Signs Distro Deal with INgrooves

    August 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Label’s roster includes Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign; first project is an EP by Chevy Woods. Rapper Wiz Khalifa ’s Taylor Gang Records has signed with INgrooves Music Group for worldwide distribution and marketing. An EP by rapper Chevy Woods is slated as ...

  23. Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records Signs Distro Deal with INgrooves

    August 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Rapper Wiz Khalifa ’s Taylor Gang Records has signed with INgrooves Music Group for worldwide distribution and marketing. An EP by rapper Chevy Woods is slated as the first project under the new alliance. His current single is “30 Deep.” Related A ...

  24. Juicy J and DJ Paul Sued Over Three 6 Mafia Samples

    August 12, 2014 4:14 PM EDT 9 0 0 A label head is taking Juicy J and DJ Paul to court over samples from a rap duo they'd previously collaborated with. Juicy J and DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia , the Oscar-winning southern rap group formed in 1991, and their label businesses (Select- ...

  25. Katy Perry Tops YouTube List of Most Popular Music Videos of 2014 (So Far)

    July 29, 2014 5:37 PM EDT She's coming at you like a dark horse: So far, Katy Perry tops the list of most played music videos for 2014, YouTube announced July 29. The music video for Perry's single "Dark Horse" has racked up nearly 500 million views and ...

  26. Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign Debut 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Track: Listen

    July 21, 2014 9:33 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign are wrapping up a music video for "Shell Shocked," the end credit song they wrote and recorded for Paramount’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The video is expected to be released next wee ...

  27. Usher Drops Tender Ode 'I Don't Mind': Listen

    June 26, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Usher's new track "I Don't Mind" features Juicy J and is a smooth love ballad to a stripper, telling her in his passionate croon, "I don't mind if you dance on a pole, don't make you a ho." Usher Breaks His S ...

  28. NXNE President Michael Hollett on Fine-Tuning and Growth, 'Taking Over' Toronto (Q&A)

    June 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Toronto’s North By Northeast, whose music festival begins June 18 -- and includes an “Interactive” digital media conference (18-21), comedy (17-22), art (16-22) and film component (ran 13-15) -- is expected to attract more than 350,000 people to i ...

  29. Iggy Azalea Remains Atop Hot 100 With 'Fancy'; MAGIC!, Calvin Harris Hit Top 10

    June 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Australian rapper holds at No. 1 with 'Fancy' and No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris reach the top 10. Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 10 ...

  30. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off ...

  31. Games: The New Music Video

    April 08, 2014 4:44 PM EDT When "Move That Dope," the latest single from Epic Records rapper Future, was released in March, its drug-chase music video received a warm reception on YouTube and Vevo. But Epic's real marketing coup was a retro-styled Internet ...

  32. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' ...

  33. 'Frozen' Returns To No. 1 on Billboard 200 For Sixth Week

    March 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Spring is just around the corner, but don't tell the "Frozen" soundtrack. The wintry Disney album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 99,000 copies in the week ending March 16 (down less than 1 percent), according to Niel ...

  34. Katy Perry Sets Record On Pop Songs Chart

    March 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST 2.518 k 492 17 As 'Dark Horse' reigns for a fourth week, Perry rewrites the mark for the most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the airplay chart's archives Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billb ...

  35. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard cha ...

  36. Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Breaks Records, Reclaims No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 4:09 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. I ...

  37. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST 9 2 0 Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It ...

  38. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

    February 26, 2014 1:18 PM EST After two weeks at No. 2, the song rises to the top, dethroning Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, after four weeks at the summit. Plus, John Legend lands his first top 10. Clap for Pharrell Williams, whose bouncy single ...

  39. BMG Relocates Writer Services Hub to L.A., Thomas Scherer Promoted

    February 25, 2014 3:27 AM EST BMG is shifting its worldwide Writer Services hub from Berlin to Los Angeles under newly-promoted executive Thomas Scherer. BMG Writer Services embraces BMG’s international songplugging operation which works with the company’s roster of songwriter ...

  40. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Bloo ...

  41. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 4:47 PM EST No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. It did so by tappi ...

  42. 'Notice to Black Artists': Behind R&B's Struggle at Radio & The Letter That Has the Industry Buzzing

    February 21, 2014 2:30 PM EST 6.687 k 383 59 No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 last year than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which logged 12 weeks at No. 1 and set the all-time record for radio audience when it reached 229 million listeners in a week. ...

  43. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Wins Hot 100 By A Nose Over Pharrell's 'Happy'

    February 19, 2014 3:11 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, scores a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although Pharrell Williams' "Happy" gallops closer with across-the-board-gains as it holds at No. 2. As we do each ...

  44. Katy Perry Rules Hot 100, Pharrell Flies To No. 2

    February 12, 2014 5:15 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Pharrell's "Happy" blasts from No. 8 to No. 2. As we do each Wednesday, let's happily scrutinize the num ...

  45. Katy Perry Rules Hot 100, Pharrell Flies to No. 2

    February 12, 2014 2:00 PM EST Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a third week at No. 1, while Pharrell's "Happy" hikes 8-2 Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  46. Katy Perry Ties Rihanna For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    February 10, 2014 2:05 PM EST With a 3-1 gallop for 'Dark Horse,' Perry matches Rihanna's total of 11 No. 1s on the radio airplay chart Katy Perry matches Rihanna for the most No. 1s in the 21-year history of Billboard's top 40-based Pop Songs radio airpla ...

  47. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:50 PM EST 2.308 k 1.719 k 10 Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's ...

  48. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson Collects Record No. 1

    February 03, 2014 8:05 AM EST Five years ago this week, the original 'American Idol' champ made the greatest leap to the top of the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany Your weekly recap celebrating significant mileston ...

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