1. The Juice Podcast: R&B & Rap Music of the 90's

    October 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT This past week Billboard celebrated music of the 90's. We made a case for each year, as to why it was the best musical year of the decade. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s We close the week by breaking down 90's R& ...

  2. Bassnectar Has 'No Interest' in EDM, Vows to 'Bring the Ruckus' to Madison Square Garden

    October 03, 2014 5:21 AM EDT Disenchanted by "mainstream douches" in the Las Vegas club circuit, the bass music icon plots a freakfest for the iconic New York City stadium. For Bassnectar , the Bay Area DJ whose punishing basslines have generated a cult-like follow ...

  3. Pras Michel, Founding Member of the Fugees, Takes Ice Bucket Challenge in North Korea

    August 31, 2014 10:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pras Michel passed on the challenge to four people, including former bandmate Lauryn Hill. It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel , a founding member of the ...

  4. Ferguson Protest Songs Impact Real-Time Charts

    August 28, 2014 7:28 PM EDT The Game's 'Don't Shoot' is the latest Ferguson-related viral track to chart high on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 tally. The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important ...

  5. Lauryn Hill Dedicates Song 'Black Rage' to Ferguson

    August 21, 2014 9:49 AM EDT 7 2 0 In the midst of the tragic events still unfolding in Ferguson, Mo.,  Lauryn Hill  uploaded a version of her song, "Black Rage (Sketch)," dedicated to the beleaguered city.  Set to the tune of "My Favorite Things" the lyrics, of c ...

  6. Drake Welcomes Usher, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill And Many More To Fifth Annual OVO Fest

    August 05, 2014 4:37 AM EDT Drake’s OVO Festival is like hip-hop Christmas in Toronto – you anticipate it every year but you never know what you’re gonna get. Prior years have brought surprise cameos from the likes of Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , or Diddy, Mase, K ...

  7. Bonnaroo 2014: Lauryn Hill Jams to ‘Miseducation’ & Fugees Favorites

    June 15, 2014 4:08 AM EDT Lauryn Hill's sets may still be based in old songs, but the songs that the hip-hop legend and her ace backing band burned through at Bonnaroo on Saturday night (June 14) sounded anything but familiar. Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photos, Vide ...

  8. Ms. Lauryn Hill LIVE at Bonnoroo 2014

    Ms. Lauryn Hill LIVE at Bonnoroo 2014

    June 15, 2014 3:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ms. Lauryn Hill LIVE at Bonnoroo 2014 Videos Lauryn Hill ...

  9. Iggy Azalea Tops Hot 100 With 'Fancy,' Matches Beatles' Historic Mark

    May 28, 2014 1:05 PM EDT It's a fab week for Iggy Azalea, who earns a chart honor not achieved since the Beatles swarmed the U.S. in early 1964. The Australian rapper crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX (2-1). As A ...

  10. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Ou ...

  11. Coachella 2014: Nas Celebrates 'Illmatic' 20th Anniversary with Lauryn Hill, Damian Marley

    April 20, 2014 1:41 PM EDT 2 0 0 Legendary hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic," at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday (April 19) with a memorable second-week set featuring cameos by Lauryn Hill and Dami ...

  12. Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song ‘Draft Day’: Listen

    April 02, 2014 6:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake has shared a new song “Draft Day” in which he samples Lauryn Hill and name-checks a cadre of major league artists and athletes.  The Canadian rapper gives shout-outs for soon-to-turn-pro quarterback (and good buddy) Johnny Manziel, NBA star-in ...

  13. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved tha ...

  14. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 10:04 PM EST Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and V ...

  15. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    February 10, 2014 10:50 AM EST In the late 90s and early aughts, before the world ever really knew who he was, Kanye West was merely just a record producer. He cut his teeth ghost-producing tracks for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, a member of Diddy's Hitmen product ...

  16. Pussy Riot Talks Imprisonment, Olympics, the Clash at New York Press Conference

    February 04, 2014 9:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Pussy Riot wants you to know your rights. The Russian punk band's first post-liberation trip to the United States is bringing out pop and rock royalty. Madonna will announce the group onstage at Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Hom ...

  17. Lauryn Hill Reschedules, Adds Upcoming Tour Dates

    December 20, 2013 8:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer reschedules shows in New York and New Jersey, while adding Georgia, North Carolina and Florida dates Lauryn Hill has rescheduled multiple dates of her current tour, with additional concerts added, Billboard confirmed today (Dec. 20). The ...

  18. Lauryn Hill Released From Prison

    October 04, 2013 8:13 PM EDT Lauryn Hill is a free woman. The former Fugees singer has been released from federal prison, the same prison that inspired Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," as noted by TMZ , after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. ...

  19. Lauryn Hill Releases New Track 'Consumerism' On Eve of Prison Release

    October 04, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has the perfect idea for a coming-out party -- she’s releasing a new single. The former Fugees singer is due to leave jail today, three months after her imprisonment for tax evasion. To mark the occasion, she’s dropping the song “Con ...

  20. Lauryn Hill Begins Prison Sentence

    July 08, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of P ...

  21. Lauryn Hill Begins Prison Sentence

    July 08, 2013 2:04 PM EDT Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Pri ...

  22. Lauryn Hill Schools Brooklyn, Doubters in Commanding Performance

    May 15, 2013 9:40 AM EDT "She wasn't performing like someone who was about to go to jail… She was performing like someone who cared so much about her craft that it bled seamlessly out of her" As soon as Lauryn Hill announced last Saturday that she'd ...

  23. The Seed: Ace Hood, French Montana, 2 Chainz & More

    May 14, 2013 1:04 PM EDT A slew of remixes hit the 'net this past week in attempt to extend the life of several chart-climbing songs. B.o.B’s "We Still in this Bitch," which sits at its peak of No. 19 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, receives the remix treatme ...

  24. Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

    May 06, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Lauryn Hill Settles Tax Bill Ahead of Sentencing Hill, ...

  25. Lauryn Hill Settles Tax Bill Ahead of Sentencing

    May 06, 2013 8:57 AM EDT Lauryn Hill's attorney says the Grammy-winning singer has paid her overdue taxes ahead of her scheduled sentencing for tax evasion. Lauryn Hill Confirms Sony Deal, Calls Reports ‘Inaccurate’ Hill is due in federal court in Newark on Monday afternoon. ...

  26. Lauryn Hill Makes 11th-Hour Tax Payment

    May 06, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has reportedly paid-back the taxes and penalties she had owed, completing the transaction just hours prior to her scheduled sentencing on tax evasion. The R&B artist's attorney said on Sunday she had “now fully paid” the sums ...

  27. Lauryn Hill Releases New Song, 'Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)': Listen

    May 04, 2013 7:33 PM EDT Lauryn Hill releases a new song, "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)," in connection with her newly signed deal with Sony. "Here is a link to a piece that I was 'required' to release immediately, by virtue of the impending ...

  28. Lauryn Hill Confirms Sony Deal, Calls Reports ‘Inaccurate’

    April 26, 2013 8:51 AM EDT Lauryn Hill took to her Tumblr page to comment on recent media reports that she’d inked a new deal with Sony Music in order to help her avoid prison time for three years' worth of missed tax returns. She wrote that she will be launching a n ...

  29. Lauryn Hill Sets the Record Straight on her Finances, Admits New Music is in the Pipeline

    April 26, 2013 3:02 AM EDT Lauryn Hill has broken her silence on that whopping tax bill, her reported new contract with Sony Music and the new tunes she’s working on. The ex-Fugee has posted a 353-word missive on her Tumblr page , in which she admits much of the media rucku ...

  30. Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Sentencing Delayed

    April 22, 2013 9:59 PM EDT A federal judge postponed Lauryn Hill's tax evasion sentencing on Monday but not before scolding the eight-time Grammy-winning singer for reneging on a promise to make restitution by now. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal ...

  31. Lauryn Hill Faces Jail on Tax Dodge, Claims 'Threats' Made on Her Family: Reports

    April 16, 2013 3:10 AM EDT Documents show that Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill failed to file tax returns for three years, 2005 through 2007, during which time she earned more than $1.8 million. Hill already pled guilty to tax evasion in June 2012 and could face prison ...

  32. Philly Fourth Of July Jam Partners With VH1 on Nat'l Broadcast, Live Streaming

    January 09, 2013 2:32 PM EST America's largest free concert is coming to your house to help you party it down The annual Philly Fourth of July Jam announced today it is partnering with VH1 for exclusive broadcast, digital and live streaming rights. The concert will be av ...

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  34. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  35. Angel Haze Releases 'Classick' Mixtape: Listen

    October 25, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After taking CMJ by storm last week, Angel Haze releases her mixtape, "Classick." Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album & Azealia Banks Collabo On the 6-song mixtape, the Brooklyn native rhymes over a few hip-hop gems s ...

  36. Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill Announce Tour

    September 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two of Hip-Hop's most influential voices, Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill , announced their Life Is Good/Black Rage tour on Wednesday (September 19). The two MCs will start a 10-city run in late October. "Life Is Good" is the name of Nas' ...

  37. Top 7 British Female Rappers Making Noise

    September 10, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its birth in the 1970s, hip-hop has been dominated mostly by men. Along the way, though, we have been blessed with some strong females who like to rock the mic too, and even best their male counterparts. From Roxanne Shanté to Nicki Minaj , ea ...

  38. Nas Performs 'Life is Good' Hits & More at NYC iHeart Radio Show

    August 25, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The audience was fairly still at the iHeartRadio Theatre Friday (August 24), but not for lack of interest. They were entranced, as Nas bobbed and weaved through 15-year-old flows when performing his extensive catalogue. Fans across the room watched ...

  39. Marvin Hamlisch Leaves Behind Sterling Chart Legacy

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 that stretches more than 45 years. The New York-born composer was just 19 years old when Lesley Gore's recording of "Sunshin ...

  40. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  41. Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges, Could Face Prison Time

    June 29, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years. Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 20 ...

  42. Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges, Could Face Prison Time

    June 29, 2012 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years. Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007 ...

  43. Sandy Lal Joins Universal Republic's Twenty First Republic's Creative Management Team

    June 12, 2012 7:06 AM EDT Recording industry veteran Sandy Lal and his management and production company Kingpin Entertainment Group have joined forces with Universal Republic's Twenty First Republic, a new producer and engineer management team at Universal Music Grou ...

  44. Lauryn Hill Faces Federal Tax Charges

    June 07, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS. Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutors ...

  45. Nicki Minaj Calls Out 'B**ch-Ass S**t' in Summer Jam Pull-Out

    June 04, 2012 9:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj was a no-show at Hot 97's 19th annual Summer Jam in New Jersey on Sunday, a cancellation she explained in a heated debate with the station's Funkmaster Flex on Monday night. "Me and this girl been on the phone, arguing, fo ...

  46. Lauryn Hill Defends Nicki Minaj's Summer Jam Decision

    June 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the slew of conflicts and not-so subtly deployed insults generated by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg's comments of Nicki Minaj 's "Starships," it is nice to know that yesterday's (Sun., Jun 3) Summer Jam fostered at l ...

  47. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z ...

  48. Beyonce Returns to the Stage in Atlantic City

    May 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me running on that treadmill," Beyoncé said at her sold-out concert on Saturday night (May 26), the second of four shows at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, before ending the night with her No. ...

  49. Nas, Missy Elliott, Wiz Khalifa Headline Rock The Bells; Bone Thugs to Reunite

    May 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas, Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott. Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  50. Missy Elliott, Nas, Wiz Khalifa Top Rock The Bells Lineup

    May 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas , Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott . Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

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