1. Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

    September 04, 2014 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 “No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.” That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner anticipating some of the likely responses of any radio people who might be listening to this new countr ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Lake Street Dive Splashes Onto Billboard 200

    February 14, 2014 10:44 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Lake Street Dive, Wild Cub and Eric Bellinger Lake Street Dive Having formed in 2005 at Boston& ...

  3. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &qu ...

  4. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &quo ...

  5. Chris Kelly, Half of '90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Died from Drug Overdose Says Medical Examiner

    July 02, 2013 9:50 AM EDT Chris Kelly of the `90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said Monday. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was ...

  6. SunTrust Files $1.9 Million Suit Against Jermaine Dupri, So So Def

    May 31, 2013 6:32 PM EDT Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def Productions are being sued for $1.9 million by SunTrust Banks for defaulting on a loan. Should the Grammy Award-winning producer be found at fault, he stands to lose the copyrights and royalties to many So So Def ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  8. Chris Kelly Funeral: Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Others Mourn Kris Kross Rapper

    May 09, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Chris Kelly's Kris Kross rap partner, Chris Smith, was among the well-known musicians, family and friends who gathered Thursday for Kelly's funeral in Atlanta. Smith walked into Jackson Baptist Memorial Church alongside rapper Jermaine D ...

  9. Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross' Chris Kelly

    May 02, 2013 4:53 PM EDT The mother of rapper Chris Kelly told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report. Kelly, half of the 1990s teen rap duo Kriss Kross, was found dead Wednesd ...

  10. Jermaine Dupri Calls The Late Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly 'Son I Never Had'

    May 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT To famed producer Jermaine Dupri, who turned a pair of backwards pants-wearing teens from Atlanta into the hit-making force Kris Kross, the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was like losing a son. Dupri released his first statement sinc ...

  11. Deftones Cover Kris Kross' 'Jump' in Honor of Chris Kelly: Watch

    May 02, 2013 6:35 AM EDT The Deftones have paid tribute to Kris Kross' Chris Kelly by performing the duo’s career-defining hit, "Jump." The rock outfit last night played The Pageant in St Louis, where they delivered a full-throttle rendition of Kris Kross&# ...

  12. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History

    May 02, 2013 12:21 AM EDT While Kris Kross' chart star burned relatively quickly in the early- to mid-'90s, it burned brightly, with the duo scoring one of rap's, and the entire rock era's, biggest hits with its debut single, "Jump."   The p ...

  13. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History

    May 02, 2013 12:10 AM EDT While Kris Kross' chart star burned relatively quickly in the early- to mid-'90s, it burned brightly, with the duo scoring one of rap's, and the entire rock era's, biggest hits with its debut single, "Jump."   The pai ...

  14. Backbeat: Jermaine Dupri Brings Out Jay-Z, Usher & More at So So Def Anniversary Concert

    February 26, 2013 6:53 PM EST "I do more than run So So Def," Jermaine Dupri said before a full house at Atlanta's Fox Theater on Saturday night (February 23), "I've produced so many hits for people outside of So So Def." In case there was any do ...

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  16. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 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 ...

  17. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Ham ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUE ...

  19. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth ...

  20. Chart Beat: Christopher Cross, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift

    January 22, 2009 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 DOUBLE CROSS: Christopher Cross returns to Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his second title to appear on this chart. Yes, that's pop star Christopher Cross, not hip-hop duo Kris Kross of "Jump" fame, who last appeared on this tally 11- ...

  21. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  22. Chart Beat

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! MAKING THE 'MOST' OF IT: Rascal Flatts writes its own chapter in chart history as it becomes the first group to have a song reach pole ...

  23. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I r ...

  24. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is comp ...

  25. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Diana DeGarmo, Usher, Josh Gracin, Madonna and chart policies with readers. WILL DIANA'S 'DREAMS' COME TRUE? Fred, Last week, Diana DeGarmo debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 [at No. 14] (and at No. 2 on the Ho ...

  27. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billbo ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Downloads and satellite radio, Euro pop, falls from No. 1, Led Zeppelin, methodology, most No. 1 titles, 50 Cent, and arti iWILL Hi Fred, I am very interested in ...

  29. Ask Billboard

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," Madonna's video sales record, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album sales. MAKIN' LOVE Hi, I was at a drag show last week and someone ...

  30. Dupri, So So Def Head To Arista

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Arista, four months after the imprint ended its decade-long association with Columbia Reco Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So ...

  31. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill ...

  32. Jermaine Dupri 'Instructs' By Example

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If anybody is drafting a blueprint for industry longevity and success, it's Jermaine Dupri. The 27-year-old producer/songwriter/artist/entrepreneur drops his sophomore solo album, "Instructions," Oct. If anybody is drafting a blueprin ...

  33. Dupri's So So Def Label Extends Columbia Pact"

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri's So So Def imprint has reached a new deal with Columbia Records, ending rumors that he was shopping the label to other majors, Billboard Bulletin reports. The signing marks the continu Jermaine Dupri's So So Def imprint has ...