1. 'Rising Star': What to Expect During the Duels

    July 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After downloading the app, repeatedly checking in and casting real-time votes, America raised the Wall for 20 singers on “Rising Star.” 'Rising Star': The Billboard Cover Shoot Next up on the ABC singing show? The "duels," but do ...

  2. Iggy Azalea Claims Longest Hot 100 Reign For A Female Rapper With 'Fancy'

    July 02, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Iggy Azalea makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, rewrites the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper. With a sixth week at the summit, she passes Lil' Kim, who spent five weeks a ...

  3. 'Rising Star': Ludacris on Voting Honestly, 'I Ain't Afraid!'

    June 23, 2014 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 While not all of "Rising Star"'s first crop of contestants won over America with a qualifying vote, one expert in particular might be rubbing audiences the wrong way: Ludacris. And he doesn't mind at all. 'Rising Star': ...

  4. 'Rising Star': Brad Paisley and Kesha on Their 'Terrifying' New Job (Video)

    June 17, 2014 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley and Kesha are heading into the June 22 launch of ABC's "Rising Star" with no idea of what to expect. They have not seen or heard the contestants, their first run-though will be a day before broadcast and they're not ...

  5. 'Rising Star' Will Be Cutthroat, Says Kesha, Ludacris, Paisley & Groban (Video)

    May 20, 2014 5:06 PM EDT The stars of ABC's "Rising Star" were on hand to discuss the upcoming TV sing-off on the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard caught up with the unlikely, genre-hopping cast comprised of Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Ke ...

  6. Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley & Josh Groban backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

    Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley & Josh Groban backstage at the Billboard Music Awards 2014

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  7. Ludacris on the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet 2014

    Ludacris on the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet 2014

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  8. Ludacris on New 'Ludaversal' Album at Billboard Music Awards 2014: 'We're About 90 Percent Done' (Watch)

    May 18, 2014 12:34 PM EDT 5 0 0 Before stepping onto the stage to host tonight's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Ludacris shared some news about his eighth album, “Ludaversal,” due out this fall. “It is almost done, we’re about 90 percent done,” Ludacris tells Billboard. ...

  9. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  10. ABC's 'Rising Star' to Include Kesha, Ludacris, Josh Groban and Brad Paisley

    May 16, 2014 12:55 PM EDT "Rising Star" is finally starting to take shape. ABC has tapped Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley to serve on the judges panel of its summer singing competition. Josh Groban will host. Though none of the musical four have been involved wi ...

  11. Ludacris to Host 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:45 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are getting a dose of Southern hospitality. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:   Top BBMA Performances • GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable Moments BBMAs ...

  12. Rico Love Recruits Pitbull For 'They Don't Know' Dance Remix: Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 08, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Rico Love changes the pace of his single, "They Don't Know," and recruits Pitbull for the dance remix. Check out the remix below, exclusively premiered here on The Juice: "Pit and I have been friends for years and it was dope ...

  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. 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 ...

  15. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST 7 2 0 Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts J ...

  16. Pentatonix Debuts on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 06, 2013 9:25 AM EST A cappella quintet Pentatonix debuts at No. 24 on the Social 50 this week, due to a consistently-growing online fan base kept engaged by the group's steady stream of releases to their YouTube channel. The Social 50 ranks the most popular arti ...

  17. Pentatonix Debuts on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 05, 2013 8:08 PM EST 0 0 0 A cappella quintet Pentatonix debuts at No. 24 on the Social 50 this week, due to a consistently-growing online fan base kept engaged by the group¹s steady stream of releases to their YouTube channel. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on ...

  18. R. Kelly Talks 'Black Panties,' Possible Cruise & Best '12 Play' Memory

    December 02, 2013 12:18 PM EST The singer-songwriter/producer will film 10 more installments of 'Trapped in the Closet' in 2014. It's as if R. Kelly has stepped out of a time machine. He was previewing his upcoming 12th studio album, "Black Panties," ou ...

  19. R. Kelly Reveals 'Black Panties' Cover Art, Tracklist

    November 19, 2013 9:45 PM EST R. Kelly's "Black Panties" was originally slated for a release this month, but it looks like the album's shiny new Dec. 10 release date could come to fruition, after the singer revealed the album's cover art and tracklist ...

  20. Imagem Music U.K. Sign Cathy Dennis to Global Deal

    August 09, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Hitmaking British songwriter Cathy Dennis has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K. Dennis has played a huge part in contemporary pop culture over the past 15 years, and is recognized as one of the most successful ...

  21. The Seed: Machine Gun Kelly, Goodie Mob, Quadron & More

    May 26, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Following Cee-Lo’s announcement that Goodie Mob's "Age Against the Machine" album will be drop August 27, the Atlanta rap collective releases its first single, “Special Education,” featuring Janelle Monae. The upcoming album will be ...

  22. The Seed: Ab-Soul, Party Next Door, Adrian Marcel & More

    April 26, 2013 4:05 PM EDT There was a plethora of hip-hop debuts this week. Party Next Door’s “Make a Mil” made a big splash online after being posted on Drake’s October's Very Own site. The Canadian rapper sparked rumors that he has signed the new singer as a replace ...

  23. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj Matches Mariah Carey's Hot 100 Mark

    April 12, 2013 3:04 AM EDT With the debut of 'High School,' Minaj notches her 44th Hot 100 hit, equaling the output of fellow 'American Idol' judge – and rival? – Carey Perhaps another element to add to their reported rivalry as judges on "Americ ...

  24. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  25. Miguel 'Adorn's No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay For 20th Week: Weekly Chart Notes

    January 25, 2013 6:24 PM EST A look at other songs to rule Billboard radio charts for at least 20 frames, as well as what makes Miguel's smash so durable. Miguel's "Adorn" joins an elite group of hits to have led a Billboard airplay ranking for a whopping ...

  26. Bruno Mars Marks a Chart First With Hot 100 Leader 'Heaven'

    December 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a third week at No. 1. The song also crowns the Radio Songs chart for the first time. As it continues to lead Digital and On-Demand Songs, "Locked" ...

  27. Bruno Mars Marks a Chart First With Hot 100 Leader 'Heaven'

    December 27, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 "Heaven" is first track to top the Hot 100, Radio, Digital and On-Demand Songs charts simultaneously Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a third week at No. 1. The song also crowns the ...

  28. Bruno Mars Ties Justin Timberlake, Nelly For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Mainstream Top 40 topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this wee ...

  29. Bruno Mars Ties Nelly, Justin Timberlake For Most Pop Songs No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Mars notches his fifth Pop Songs topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week , Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this week on the ...

  30. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look ...

  31. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

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  33. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Hot 100 Airplay Reign; Britney Spears, will.i.a.m Just Miss Top 10

    December 05, 2012 3:50 PM EST As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over atop Hot 100 Airplay. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the Hot 100's top 10. "Diamonds" remains atop the Hot 100 powered by its 2-1 a ...

  34. Pusha T Announces Album Title, Confirms Lil Wayne, Birdman Diss

    November 30, 2012 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Pusha T goes with what he feels, whether you like it or not. It's hard to not respect that. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), Pusha T's verse from Ludacris ' "Tell Me What They Mad For" leaked. On his verse, Pusha throws shots at Lil ...

  35. T.I., Ludacris Join Big Boi on 'In The A': Listen

    November 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta's finest are repping for their hometown on Big Boi 's "In the A." The new track, the latest from the OutKast MC's upcoming solo set "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors," corrals Ludacris and T.I. for a hard- ...

  36. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  37. American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or tw ...

  38. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Hot 100; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ludacris, Bruno Mars Make Moves

    November 16, 2012 11:48 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," tying Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for the chart's longest command this year. What other songs make ...

  41. Big Boi: 'No Beef' With Andre 3000 After Gillette Joke

    November 14, 2012 10:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Andre 3000 won't be appearing on OutKast partner Big Boi 's new album, but don't expect it's the end of the hip-hop duo. "The [Gillette] Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell," Big Boi tweeted on ...

  42. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking t ...

  43. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  44. Jason Aldean Sings Ludacris' Praises, Talks 'Night Train': Video

    November 08, 2012 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 One of Jason Aldean 's favorite things about showbiz are all the opportunities to work with other artists, especially outside the world of country. Case in point is his bromance with Ludacris, rapper and fellow Georgian. Jason Aldean + Billboar ...

  45. Four-Play: Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Angel Haze & Game

    November 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Kid Cudi raises the red cup to his directorial debut, Game shows his appreciation for everything Christian, Angel Haze revamps a Missy Elliott classic, and Swizz Beatz , Chris Brown & Ludacris pop bottles like its their birthdays. Check out four ...

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