1. Anatomy Of A Hit: 'Turn Down For What'

    May 20, 2014 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 How an unknown French DJ, a rapper without a recent hit and their team took a song with just 12 words to the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 How has DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" ruled Billboard's Hot Dance/Electr ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay No. 1s Record

    May 19, 2014 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar scores his 26th topper, doubling the total of runner-up Ricky Martin. Plus, new No. 1s for DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Luke Bryan and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  3. John Legend Leads Hot 100, Paramore Hits Top 10

    May 14, 2014 2:27 PM EDT Legend rules for a second week with 'All of Me,' while Paramore scores its first top 10 with 'Ain't It Fun' John Legend 's "All of Me" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Paramore, which ha ...

  4. Miley Cyrus Tackles 'Turn Down For What' On A Boat: Watch

    May 06, 2014 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus is definitely back and better than ever. MC has followed up yesterday's "big blue cock" #selfie with an EPIC head-banging, shirt-ripping slo-motion video on a boat. The best part though -- the very end -- is when the clip ...

  5. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100, DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while conti ...

  6. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100; DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 1:26 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10 Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while conti ...

  7. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited ...

  8. Sundance 2014: Lil Jon Goes Snowboarding

    Sundance 2014: Lil Jon Goes Snowboarding

    January 19, 2014 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Sundance 2014: Lil Jon hits the slopes with Billboard & Sonos in Park City, talks about his 2014 plans, and goes snowboarding. interview , 2014 , sundance , Lil Jon , snowboarding , Lil Jon Videos Lil Jon ...

  9. Chart Moves: Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION Extend Lengthy Hot 100 Stays; Beyonce Bounds At R&B/Hip-Hop Radio; DJ Snake, Lil Jon Debut With 'Turn Down For What'

    January 03, 2014 3:06 PM EST As previously reported, Eminem and Rihanna rule the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "The Monster" and Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with "Adore You" following the release of the song's video. Who else starts the ...

  10. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Katy Perry Power Up Dance Charts

    December 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The DJ and rapper land their first Dance/Electronic Songs top 10s, while Katy Perry extends a record atop Dance Club Songs DJ Snake and Lil Jon score their first top 10 each on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Turn Down for W ...

  11. Radioshack Taps 'Blurred Lines,' Steve Aoki, Michael Phelps to Remind Consumers It Still Exists (From the Magazine)

    September 03, 2013 1:51 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HERE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE Last April, before Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" soared to the top of the charts, RadioShack was ahead of the game ...

  12. Lil Jon Joins Zumba Fitness With Single, Upcoming Nightclub Series

    February 20, 2013 5:43 AM EST Entertainer Pitbull has done it and so has reggaeton singer Don Omar. Now DJ and rapper Lil Jon is joining Zumba Fitness with an upcoming new single and a nightclub series launching in April for the exercise brand which has inspired millions global ...

  13. Lil Jon Joins Zumba Fitness With New Single and Upcoming Nightclub Series

    February 20, 2013 5:27 AM EST Entertainer Pitbull has done it and so has reggaeton singer Don Omar. Now DJ and rapper Lil Jon is joining Zumba Fitness with an upcoming new single and a nightclub series launching in April for the exercise brand which has inspired millions glob ...

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  15. Pitbull Continues Brand Extension with 'Global Warming'

    November 19, 2012 12:47 PM EST At Billboard's Latin Music Conference in April, Pitbull explained the meaning behind the title of his upcoming album, "Global Warming." "Our career, our culture is just like global warming," he said. "When people sa ...

  16. Exclusive: Troy Carter, Terry Richardson Team For Pop Water, Launching In Early 2013

    October 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT Troy Carter, founder and CEO of entertainment company Atom Factory and manager of Lady Gaga, and photographer Terry Richardson are teaming up for a new consumer product, Pop Water , set for an early 2013 debut. The new beverage will be marketed as ...

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Score Top Billboard 200 Debut, Mumford Still No. 1

    October 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for eit ...

  18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200, Mumford Holds at No. 1

    October 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for either artist. ...

  19. Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 13, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ultimate diva Barbra Streisand is set to capture her 32nd top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The entertainer's new "Release Me" may sell 40,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 14 -- so say industry forecaster ...

  20. Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    October 12, 2012 8:56 PM EDT Diva Barbra Streisand is set to capture her 32nd top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The entertainer's new album, "Release Me," may sell 40,000 copies by Oct. 14, according to industry forecasters. The Columbia Record ...

  21. Polo Grounds Music's Bryan Leach Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Faces Two Years In Prison

    September 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Bryan Leach, who made his name as VP of A&R at TVT Records over the past decade by signing first Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull and, later, signing A$AP Rocky to his own Polo Grounds Music label, has pled guilt ...

  22. Go Inside Will.i.am's Out-of-This-World Song Premiere

    August 31, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas frontman becomes the first man to land (a song) on Mars. Here's why he did it NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition),& ...

  23. To Infinity...And Beyond

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Will.i.am uses unique single debut to drive education initiative, science and technology awareness. NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition ...

  24. Chris Brown, 'Fortune': Track-By-Track Review

    July 02, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 If 2011's "F.A.M.E." proved Chris Brown could still be commercially successful despite his increasingly volatile reputation, this year's "Fortune" sees Brown taking something of a victory lap. Cryptically referred by Br ...

  25. Chart Juice: Usher Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums Charts

    June 22, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B is synonymous with Usher this week, as the singer dominates both Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums charts simultaneously for the first time since 2004. His single "Climax" remains atop the Songs tally and new set &q ...

  26. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album ...

  27. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  28. Usher's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 06, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Only an elite class of artists can conquer more than one Billboard chart simultaneously and seemingly effortlessly. List The Juice Erika Ramirez Tyler McDermott , Erika Ramirez , Lil Jon ...

  29. Chart Juice: Tank Takes No. 1 Spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 17, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B crooner Tank debuts his fifth studio album, "This Is How I Feel," at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 33,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the Washington, D.C., native's third album ...

  30. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B Superstar Aims to Blend Genres on 'Looking 4 Myself' While Keeping Core Audience Kale salad. Steamed spinach. Lean protein-organic, no hormones or antibiotics. No sugar. No carbs. It may sound like the latest celebrity torture ...

  31. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    March 26, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ultra closed out 2012 by announcing its dates for 2013: March 22-24. More, Yes, Now... was definitely the vibe of the three-day festival, which featured hour-long sets heavy on the schmaltz and the drops from hundreds of the world's top EDM art ...

  32. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  33. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 24, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kraftwerk, Tiesto, Afrojack and... Paris Hilton? Here's the Day 1 Scene From Miami After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original do ...

  34. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  35. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  36. Four-Play: Rick Ross, French Montana, SWV, Lil Jon

    February 22, 2012 7:10 PM EST 0 0 0 SWV co-signs, French Montana showcases his Bad Boy swag, Rick Ross mounts luxurious whips (surprise, surprise), and Lil Jon and LMFAO turn a nursing home into a club. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime and our 'late pass' bo ...

  37. Chart Highlights: Flo Rida Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    February 06, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  38. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:54 AM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process. As Adele's set &q ...

  39. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 'Set Fire to the Rain' becomes the third single from '21' to lead the Hot 100 while '21' has sat atop the Billboard 200. Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, ...

  40. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. aft ...

  41. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  42. Ludacris Eyes Spring 'Ludaversal' Release, Confirms Usher Collaboration

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ludacris tells Billboard.com that his eighth studio album, "Ludaversal," is on track for a May release, and that the highly anticipated full-length will feature a familiar collaborator. " Usher is one person that I've already wor ...

  43. Matisyahu Shaves Beard: 'No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar'

    December 13, 2011 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Some things in pop music just go together hand-in-hand: Lil Jon and his pimp goblet, Nicki Minaj and her neon wigs, and, until recently, Matisyahu and his long, religiously significant beard. But on Tuesday morning (Dec. 13), the socially conscious ...

  44. The Year in Pop: Adele Makes History

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end charts honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, the No. 1 Billboard 200 Album and the No. 1 Hot 100 song. The woman, of course, is Adele . The album: "21." The song: "R ...

  45. Yelawolf Defines Himself in Debut Album 'Radioactive'

    December 03, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Wayne " Yelawolf " Atha, 31, is sitting on a couch in the lobby of a boutique New York hotel talking about race. As a white rapper from tiny Gadsden, Ala. (population 36,000), with the word "RED" tattooed across his neck, ...

  46. Usher, David Guetta Get a No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Without You'

    November 21, 2011 8:05 PM EST 0 0 0 At No. 9, Bruno Mars Maintains Perfect Top 10 Streak D avid Guetta scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Without You," featuring Usher , rises 2-1. The song marks the French DJ/prod ...

  47. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day,&qu ...

  48. Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele

    November 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  49. A$AP Rocky Talks Upcoming Projects, $3 Million Deal & A$AP WorldWide Signings

    November 04, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "My mixtape is better than a lot of people's albums," A$AP Rocky declares two days after the release of his much-anticipated mixtape debut, Live Love A$AP (Oct. 31). Before signing a $3 million deal with RCA-distributed Polo Grounds M ...

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