1. Rick Ross, Birdman Release 'The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1' Mixtape

    May 23, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Five years after its initial release date, Birdman and Rick Ross drop their collaborative mixtape, "The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1." The 11-track effort, hosted by DJ Khaled, features guest appearances by Kevin Rudolf, Mack Maine and Gudda ...

  2. Lil Wayne Leaves Hospital, Mack Maine Says

    March 18, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Lil Wayne is out of the hospital, according to his Young Money associate Mack Maine. Mack Maine told his Twitter followers on Monday night that the multiplatinum rapper had left Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, where he had been hospitalized ...

  3. Lil Wayne 'Recovering' From Serious Seizure: Rep

    March 15, 2013 10:10 PM EDT Lil Wayne is in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital after suffering a seizure on Friday afternoon, according to multiple reports. An anonymous source close to the MC confirmed to the Associated Press that Wayne, 30, had a seizure; a rep for ...

  4. Young Money Inks Deal With Lil Wayne's Daughter Reginae Carter

    February 15, 2013 11:37 AM EST Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter is following her father down the Young Money path, with label president Mack Maine confirming the signing at Cash Money's pre-Grammy party last week. Backbeat: Annual Cash Money Party Brings Big Name ...

  5. PJ Morton Exclusive Song Premiere: 'Only One' feat. Stevie Wonder

    January 28, 2013 10:00 AM EST With an expansive fan base and the success of his 2012 EP, "Following My First Mind," PJ Morton has managed to create quite a buzz for himself. But the singer-songwriter, producer and Maroon 5 keyboardist is ready to kick it up a notch ...

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  7. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and ev ...

  8. Backbeat: Cash Money Throws BET Awards Party With Birdman, Slim, Monte Lipman, Cortez Bryant, More

    July 03, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Celebrating the Cash Money Billboard cover are (from left) Ronald "Slim" Williams, Cash Money's Vernon Brown, Universal Republic's Monte Lipman, Young Money president Mack Maine, Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Billboard ...

  9. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  10. Backbeat: Lil Wayne Films a Mountain Dew Spot Onstage During SXSW Young Money Gig

    March 16, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Lil Wayne filming a Mountain Dew spot onstage at South by Southwest on Thursday night (Photo: Karen Civil/@teamDEWeezy) AUSTIN -- Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW, which came in the wake ...

  11. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert

    March 16, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW since last week's announcement of his partnership with Mountain Dew. "DEWeezy" posters splattered across the streets of Austin, Texas since M ...

  12. Lil Wayne Records Sequels to 'Rebirth' and 'I Am Not A Human Being' Albums

    October 17, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hot off the heels of Billboard 200 No. 1 album, "Tha Carter IV", Lil Wayne is going back in with a few familiar titles: second installments of both "Rebirth" and "I Am Not A Human Being." Young Money member Mack Maine t ...

  13. Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana to Finally Finish Joint Album

    September 22, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne shows no sign of slowing down after releasing his nearly one-million selling "The Carter IV" last month. The notoriously hard working rapper is resuming work on "I Can't Feel My Face," the long-delayed joint album ...

  14. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  15. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  16. Lil Wayne Is Collaborating with Lil B on Upcoming Mixtape

    June 15, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne and Lil B are cooking up something as we patiently wait for both of their albums, "I'm Gay" (Lil B) and "Tha Carter IV" (Lil Wayne). Yesterday (June 14), the Based God took to Twitter to ecstatically announce a col ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' Out June 21, Tyler the Creator Golfs in 'Goblin' Promo

    April 22, 2011 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Releasing 'Carter IV' on June 21 After originally pegging "Tha Carter IV" with a May 16 release, Lil Wayne will release his much-anticipated ...

  18. Birdman: Lil Wayne Has 'New Energy' on 'Tha Carter IV'

    April 01, 2011 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans can expect "a new Wayne" when Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" is released on May 16, according to executive producer and Cash Money Records co-chief Bryan "Birdman" Williams . "He sounds brand new to me,&quo ...

  19. Lil Wayne Kicks Off I Am Still Music Tour in Rhode Island

    March 17, 2011 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne kicked off his I Am Still Music tour in Rhode Island last night (March 16), and to celebrate his return to the stage in more than a year, Weezy brought out Young Money artist Nicki Minaj , Jae Millz, Mack Maine, Lil Twist and Shanell as we ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Mack Maine Talks 'Carter IV' First Single, Rihanna Announces Fall 2011 UK Tour

    December 07, 2010 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mack Maine: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' First Single is '6'7"' Rapper Mack Maine has revealed that the first single to Lil Wayne 's mu ...

  21. POTW: Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Pink, Lil Wayne

    November 19, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera got a Hollywood star, Jay-Z chopped it up with Dr. Cornel West and Harry Belafonte , Ellen DeGeneres rubbed Pink's baby bump, Lil Wayne and Young Money president Mack Maine enjoyed a game of b-ball, Ke$ha got mohawk-tastic, N ...

  22. Fake Email Sent To Promoters About Bogus Lil Wayne Tour

    November 16, 2010 12:53 PM EST 0 0 0 On August 2010, a lawsuit was brought against a man who was caught impersonating Lil Wayne 's manager Cortez Bryant and booking and collecting money from promoters after falsely booking Young Money artist Drake for shows. Nicki Minaj: The Billb ...

  23. Lil Wayne Redefines Stardom Behind Bars

    November 01, 2010 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people f ...

  24. Drake Brings Out Jay-Z, Fabolous, Trey Songz at NYC's Radio City

    September 30, 2010 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 D rake performed his second of back-to-back shows in New York City Wednesday night (Sept. 29) at Radio City Music Hall, and to wrap up his two-night stand in the Big Apple, the Toronto rapper brought to the stage some of music's heavyweights. J ...

  25. Drake To Drop Another Album Before Next Summer? This Year?

    August 31, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake is the rapper that never sleeps. Just short of two months since releasing his "Thank Me Later" debut, Young Money president Mack Maine is speculating that Drizzy might be releasing his follow-up set as soon as end of year. Video: Mac ...

  26. Lil Wayne Does Jail Interview With DJ Funkmaster Flex

    August 04, 2010 11:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Funkmaster Flex had a very special guest for the launch of his website, as incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne made his first phone interview, calling in from Rikers Island where he is serving a sentence for criminal possession. Video: Lil Wayne Calls ...

  27. Lil Wayne Talks Prison Life in New Letter to Fans

    July 14, 2010 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the fact that he's currently behind bars, Lil Wayne is still keeping in touch with his fans. In a new public letter published on Weezythanxyou.com , the rap superstar shares his mindset about life on New York's Rikers Island, where ...

  28. The Daily Noise 1.8.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.8.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 08, 2010 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" revamped but on schedule for Feb. 2 release, Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" tops Hot 100 for third week, the Script say recording their self-titled album was therapeutic after an unexpected tragedy. Lil Wayne , ...

  29. Lil Wayne Album Still Due In February, Label Insists

    January 07, 2010 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 After online reports suggested that Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Rebirth" album was once again delayed, this time to June 22nd, the rapper's publicist tells Billboard.com that the rumors are incorrect and the rock-leaning set is stil ...

  30. Susan Boyle Likely To Beat Mary J. Blige For No. 1 Album

    December 23, 2009 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 She kept Alicia Keys' "The Element of Freedom" from topping the Billboard 200 this week , and now it's looking like Susan Boyle will block another diva -- Mary J. Blige -- from the No. 1 slot. Industry sources suggest that Boyle& ...

  31. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Drake, Mariah Carey

    June 25, 2009 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 FAMILY AFFAIR, PART 1: Jonas Brothers burst onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album, featuring first single "Paranoid" and "Before the Storm," a duet with Miley Cyrus, is the sibl ...

  32. Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits

    April 07, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem Premieres New Song, Video Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spo ...

  33. Lil Wayne Re-Ups With Cash Money

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne has re-signed his contract with Cash Money Records for an undisclosed number of albums. The rapper has recorded for the Universal-distributed label since he was a teenager. Lil Wayne has re-signed his contract with Cash Money Records for a ...

  34. Lil Wayne's 'Carter III' Finally Has Street Date

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" album will at last be released on May 13th via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The album's first single, "Lollipop," produced by Jim Jonsin and featur Lil Wayne's o ...

  35. Kanye Joins Lil Wayne On 'Tha Carter III'

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West has joined the roster of contributors to Lil Wayne's long-in-the-works album "Tha Carter III," tentatively due in May via Cash Money/Universal. Kanye West has joined the roster of contributors to Lil Wayne's long-in-th ...

  36. Lil Wayne: New Album 'Will Stick With You Forever'

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been delayed numerous times in the past six months, but in his first interview since his recent arrest on felony drugs and weapons charges in Arizona, the rapper promi Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter ...