1. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet w ...

  2. Newcomer Nikki Jean Works with Bob Dylan, Jimmy Webb and More on Debut Album, Lands Best Buy Ad

    August 05, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Who is Nikki Jean? That's what Twitter followers were asking recently when Lupe Fiasco wrote, "I'm quitting Twitter . . . I'm gonna let @Nikki­Jean takeover [sic] my Twitter--go get that album." That album is singer/song ...

  3. Patrick Stump: Solo Album Has 'Nothing To Do with Fall Out Boy'

    July 25, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although he expects Fall Out Boy to come together again in the future, Patrick Stump says his solo career -- which includes the EP "Truant Wave" and the upcoming album "Soul Punk" -- will be a going and primary concern. "I d ...

  4. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her exp ...

  5. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Rule Billboard.com's 2011 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears and Lady Gaga proved the ultimate pop music divas in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite songs, albums and performances of the first half of 2011 over the past week. Once t ...

  6. Lil B Releases 'I'm Gay' Album Without Warning, Lupe Fiasco Says Title Is 'Genius'

    June 30, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Without warning, Lil B released his anticipated album, "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" yesterday, June 29. Lil B was discreet on the process and release of "I'm Gay (I'm Happy)" when Billboard.com's The Juice caugh ...

  7. Lupe Fiasco Shows His Sensitive Side in 'Out Of My Head' Video: Watch

    June 30, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After delivering a video of real-life military footage for thought-provoking song, "Words I Never Said," Lupe Fiasco returns with lighter visuals for his third single, "Out of My Head," featuring Trey Songz . Lupe Fiasco Working ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Tyler, The Creator Predicts Death, Patrick Stump Pairs With Lupe Fiasco

    June 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tyler, The Creator Predicts His Death, Talks Columbine Tragedy The 20-year-old Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator recently told UK music magazine Q that he expects to ...

  9. Skylar Grey Says Debut Album Will Explain 'How I Became Invincible'

    June 24, 2011 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 One week after unveiling her debut single, "Invisible," Skylar Grey tells Billboard.com that the vulnerable track is a perfect introduction to first solo album "Invinsible" (pronounced 'invincible'), which will be relea ...

  10. Adele Gets Billboard's Summer Songs Chart 'Rolling'

    June 23, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's now officially the summer season -- not just according to the calendar, but also the launch of Billboard's Summer Songs 2011 ranking, a week-by-week tally of the top songs based on Billboard Hot 100 activity from Memorial Day through ...

  11. Katy Perry's 'Friday' Flies Up Hot 100, Adele Still No. 1

    June 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 23) on Billboard.com, while Katy Perry 's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" rockets into the top five. Ka ...

  12. Lupe Fiasco Argues on 'O'Reilly Factor,' Defends Calling Obama a 'Terrorist'

    June 21, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco butted heads with Bill O'Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama -- whom he once again called a "terrorist" -- in an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" that aired on Monday (June 20). A ...

  13. Lupe Fiasco Working on His Fourth Studio Album

    June 14, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As criticism made it's way onto Lupe Fiasco 's Twitter timeline, after calling President Obama a terrorist on CBS's show, "What's Trending," the Chicago rapper was in the middle of shooting promos for AT&T's &# ...

  14. Lupe Fiasco on Calling Obama a Terrorist: 'I've Got Nothing to Clarify'

    June 09, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco caused a stir this week when he called President Barack Obama a terrorist during an appearance on CBS' "What's Trending." His exact words? "To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America.&q ...

  15. Adele's Still 'Deep' Atop Hot 100, Coldplay Makes a Splash

    June 08, 2011 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 9) on Billboard.com, while Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" charges in as the chart's to ...

  16. Big Sean Previews 'Finally Famous' with Kanye West, Kid Cudi & More

    June 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ig Sean has been working non-stop since he spit 16 bars to his mentor, Kanye West at Detriot's Hot 102.7 FM WHTD radio station in 2005. Fast forward to six years later and a "Finally Famous" mixtape trilogy. Yesterday (June 7), Big ...

  17. 'Twilight' Rules MTV Movie Awards, Foo Fighters and Lupe Fiasco Perform

    June 06, 2011 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apparently excited to continue last year's trend of dropping f-bombs in every segment, the MTV Movie Awards carried the swearing to an extreme Sunday night (June 5) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, with sweethearts from the cast of th ...

  18. Eminem, B.o.B. Hitmaker Alex Da Kid Launches Record Label

    June 02, 2011 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Alex Da Kid, who in the last year has spearheaded such hits as Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna and B.o.B.'s "Airplanes" featuring Haley Williams , is launching his own record label. The hitma ...

  19. Adele Remains Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Hair'-Raising Bow

    May 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" maintains its hold over the chart with Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Radio Songs (134 million in audience, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS) and regis ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a L ...

  21. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Previews '4' at Listening Party, Kenny Chesney Playing Alabama Show For Charity

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Previews '4,' 'Run the World (Girls)' Video at Listening Party At a private listening party on Wednesday (May 11), Beyonce offered a select gr ...

  23. Ke$ha, Cee Lo, Mumford & Sons Announced for MTV O Music Awards in Las Vegas

    April 19, 2011 11:56 AM EDT Lil B, Lupe Fiasco, Matt & Kim, Mumford & Sons with Edward Sharpe, Old Crow Medicine Show and Foster the People will perform at MTV's inaugural O Music Awards on April 28 from Las Vegas, Nev. The show will include a mix of live perfor ...

  24. Lupe Fiasco, Matt & Kim, Lil B Performing at MTV O Awards

    April 19, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil B, Lupe Fiasco , Matt & Kim , Mumford & Sons with Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show and Foster the People will perform at MTV's inaugural O Music Awards on April 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., and other cities. Presenters include Ke$ ...

  25. The Weeknd, Frank Ocean Lead New R&B Internet Darlings

    April 11, 2011 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although rap has ushered in a new era of MCs and styles in the last couple of years -- a la Drake or this week's No. 1, Wiz Khalifa -- R&B basically has had the same cast in place for five or six years now. But that scenario looks like it&# ...

  26. Lupe Fiasco's 'Airplanes': Better or Worse Than B.o.B's?

    April 07, 2011 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 What would "Airplanes" have sounded like if Lupe Fiasco , not B.o.B , was the one rapping on the track? Listen for yourself (via Vibe ). On this earlier, previously unheard version of the No. 2 Hot 100 hit, Lupe rhymes about "wishes t ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks Chris Brown Restraining Order, Miley Cyrus Disses Rebecca Black

    March 30, 2011 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'We Don't Have to Talk Ever Again in My Life' In her Rolling Stone cover story, Rihanna reveals why she agreed to loosen the stipul ...

  28. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-tit ...

  29. Game Says Delayed 'R.E.D.' Album Will Be 'Best' Album of 2011

    March 29, 2011 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's upcoming "The R.E.D." album has been delayed numerous times and still has no set release date, but the California rapper says he isn't jaded. In fact, he feels he's still "one of the last artists that really car ...

  30. Adele Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200, Rise Against Bows At No. 2

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "21" heads back the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Laser ...

  31. Rise Against Debuts At No. 2, Adele's '21' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" returns to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," dow ...

  32. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  33. Uncharted Territory: Deadlies Still On Top, Selah Sue Debuts, Mac Miller Graduates

    March 18, 2011 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's official: this week's Uncharted ballots have been counted, and the Deadlies have won the election by a landslide. For the second week running, Los Angeles-based rock band coast along at No. 1, thanks to nearly 290,000 MySpace Music so ...

  34. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco Defies Radio

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about Lupe Fiasco this week as his often-delayed "Lasers" opens atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 with 204,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, his first No. 1 on either chart, was origi ...

  35. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A s predicted , Lupe Fiasco 's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 204,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool, ...

  36. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  37. LUPE FIASCO -- THE SHOW GOES ON

    March 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco, missing from mainstream hip-hop since 2007, returns with new single "The Show Goes On," from his highly anticipated third album, "Lasers." While the track is catchier than the rapper's past singles, it ...

  38. Lupe Fiasco To Score Best Sales Week, Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    March 09, 2011 8:15 PM EST Lupe Fiasco is on his way to scoring his best week ever on the Billboard charts, as his third album, "Lasers," is on track to sell around 190,000 to 220,000 copies and easily bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Some indust ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Kim Kardashian Previews Music Video, Liam Gallagher Tells Off Radiohead

    March 01, 2011 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kim Kardashian Finishes Recording With The-Dream, Previews Music Video Kim Kardashian has finished recording her debut song, "Turn It Up," with The-Dream , acco ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Asks for Birthday Charity Donations, Slayer Singer Hospitalized

    February 28, 2011 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Asks for Charity Donations for Birthday To celebrate his 17th birthday, Justin Bieber is asking his diehard fans to direct their good will toward Charity: W ...

  41. Billboard's Danyel Smith Chats With Lupe, B.o.B, Estelle, Janelle Monae

    February 08, 2011 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's recently-appointed Editor Danyel Smith kicked it with Atlantic Records' Lupe Fiasco , B.o.B , Estelle and Janelle Monae for the label's new web series, "Game Changers." Check it out: Video: Danyel Smith chats wit ...

  42. Talib Kweli Rejects 'Selling Out' on 'Gutter Rainbows' Album

    January 25, 2011 1:47 PM EST 0 0 0 T alib Kweli admits that he doesn't drink a lot of soda, and that he knows "very, very little" about professional football. But when the Brooklyn rapper was approached to star in a TV spot for Pepsi Max's NFL playoffs campaign, K ...

  43. Lupe Fiasco: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco "LASERS" March 8 The title of Lupe Fiasco's third album stands for "Love Always Shines Every Time: Remember 2 Smile." Centered on the Chicago MC's change-the-world manifesto, producers on the set include Ale ...

  44. NFL Pepsi Ad AFC Director Jan. 2011

    NFL Pepsi Ad AFC Director Jan. 2011

    January 21, 2011 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 NFL Pepsi Ad AFC Director Jan. 2011 lupe fiasco , nfl , commercials , pepsi , Lupe Fiasco Videos Lupe Fiasco Brightcove ...

  45. Lupe Fiasco NFL Pepsi Ad Jan. 21, 2011

    Lupe Fiasco NFL Pepsi Ad Jan. 21, 2011

    January 21, 2011 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco NFLPepsi Ad Jan. 21, 2011 lupe fiasco , nfl , commercials , pepsi , Lupe Fiasco Videos Lupe Fiasco Brightcove ...

  46. Watch Lupe Fiasco's Pepsi Ad for the Packers-Bears Game

    January 21, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 After five long months of agony, ecstasy and couch potato-dom, the matchup for Super Bowl XLV is finally revealed, as the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship and the New York Jets square off against the Pittsburgh Steel ...

  47. Watch Lupe Fiasco's Pepsi Ad for the Packers-Bears Game

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST After five long months of agony, ecstasy and couch potato-dom, the matchup for Super Bowl XLV will finally be decided this weekend, as the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship and the New York Jets square off against t ...

  48. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the S ...

  49. Watch B.o.B.'s Pepsi Ad for Falcons vs. Packers Game

    January 14, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Blame it on the rare southern snowstorm last weekend that brought Atlanta to a standstill: Without the wintery squall, the track featuring B.o.B. rapping about his beloved Atlanta Falcons playing the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's National ...

  50. Lupe Fiasco Drops Label Beef to Focus on 'Lasers'

    December 30, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Lupe Fiasco 's upcoming album "Lasers" has suffered noticeable delays due to label disputes and leaked tracks, the Grammy award-winning rapper plans on making this release his biggest yet. "Lasers," out March 8, 201 ...

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