1. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their sea ...

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: 'Penny Lane' Marks Beatles' Route To No. 1

    March 17, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 1967, the Fab Four beat a path to the top of the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Wilson Phillips, Joan Jett and Diddy Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart ...

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto t ...

  4. Mase

    Mase

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  5. Maybach Music Group Talks Signings and Being Inspired by Bad Boy

    May 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 As of February, Rick Ross has taken Maybach Music Group to new heights. Rawse has hand picked rappers such as Wale , Pill, Meek Mill, Gunplay, Torch - and singer, Teedra Moses - to build a well oil machine, crafting one of many of the hip-hop imprin ...

  6. 29 Black Music Milestones: Diddy Launches Bad Boy Records

    February 15, 2011 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 After attending Howard University, music mogul Sean " Diddy " Combs, then known as Puffy, landed an internship at Uptown Records, eventually becoming Vice President of the company. But after getting fired a couple of years later, he founde ...

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Britney Spears, 'Country Strong,' Louis C.K.

    January 20, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 AND THE BRITNEY SONG IS ON: (To paraphrase Yoji "Pop" Asano, whose take on Miley Cyrus ' "Party in the U.S.A." proved one of the many highlights of last night's "American Idol" 10th season premiere). Britney S ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw

    December 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MARS' RETURN TRIP: Bruno Mars becomes the sixth solo male in the Billboard Hot 100 's 52-year history to send his first two radio singles as a lead act to No. 1, as "Grenade" ignites 2-1. Mars first topped the Hot 100 as a lead a ...

  9. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week ...

  10. R.I.P. Harlem World's Huddy Combs

    October 13, 2010 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harlem rapper Huddy Combs passed away this morning in a fatal car crash on the George Washington Bridge in New York/New Jersey. The Associated Press reports Combs' vehicle collided with a truck on the westbound upper level and that a female pas ...

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billb ...

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUE ...

  14. Mase Making Comeback, Inspired By Michael Jackson

    July 01, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an interview with DJ Self of New York's Power 105.1 radio station (WWPR-FM) on Friday (June 26), former Bad Boy artist Mase not only aired a remix to Drake's "Best I Ever Had," his first release in five years, but he also ...

  15. April 20, 2009

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 – Singer Alan Dale dies at the age of 75 in New York City. 2001 – Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies of a heart attack while leading a performance of Verdi’s “Aida” i ...

  16. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  17. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with & ...

  18. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on di ...

  19. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accom ...

  20. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with & ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on di ...

  22. Chart Beat Chat

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mary J. Blige's 72-week run on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the influence of airplay and downloads on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts and more! WITHIN YOU AND 'WITHOUT YOU' Dear Fred, I read both Ch ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the No. 4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at ...

  25. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Nor ...

  26. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies after collapsing at the podium while leading a performance of Verdi's "Aida" at Berlin's Deutsche Oper House. He is 54.<br clear="none"/><br cl ...

  27. DMX Inks With Sony Urban, Album Due This Summer

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Newly released from New York's Rikers Island prison after serving more than two months for a 2004 incident at New York's JFK Airport, rapper DMX has parted ways with longtime label Def Jam and signed Newly released from New York's Rik ...

  28. 50 Cent Preps Soundtrack, Streams Concert

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent has secured new music from Mase, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. for the soundtrack to his upcoming biographic film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album is due Nov. 8 via G Unit/Interscope and 50 Cent has secured new music fro ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts t ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits ...

  31. P.Diddy, WMG In Joint Venture

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint venture with Warner Music Group. NEW YORK -- Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint ve ...

  32. P.Diddy, WMG In Joint Venture

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint venture with Warner Music Group. Sources value the pact at $30 million. Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into ...

  33. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of ...

  34. Loon Splits Bad Boy, Wraps Sophomore Album

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Loon has parted ways with Bad Boy and formed his own company, Boss Up Entertainment. The artist has also nearly completed his sophomore album and has signed several acts to Boss Up, which has begun ne Songwriter/producer Loon has parted ways with Ba ...

  35. Bright Eyes Plotting Two Distinct Tours

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tours in support of the releases. In addition to launching two albums on Jan. 25, Saddle Creek act Bright Eyes will stage two distinct U.S. tou ...

  36. Hip-Hop Acts Lead 'Race To The Polls'

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to th ...

  37. 41TunesOnTV

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 4-10, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 4 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mase (also scheduled: John Travolta). "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years ...

  38. Welcome Back

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. There's nothing harder than plotting a comeback—particularly in hip-hop. More often than not, the genre's fickle fans are quick to write an artist off as a has-b ...

  39. McGraw's 'Live' Powers To No. 1

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens atop the chart with U.S. sales of 766,000 copies of his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying," according to Nielsen Sou Grabbing the best country debut of the ...

  40. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase also bow in top five. R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase also bow in top five. News Mase , R. Kelly , Young Buck ...

  41. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase also make mark. In the biggest country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens at No. 1 with "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), selling 766,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  42. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Neil and Tim Finn's latest album as the Finn Brothers, "Everyone Is Here" (Nettwerk). A CD/DVD from G-Unit's Young Buck, "Straight Outta Ca$hville" ( ...

  43. Mase Comes Back With New Label

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "There's no variety in hip-hop right now. You needed me to come back." So declares prodigal rapper Mase. Five years have passed since Mason Betha decided to devote himself to God and take ...

  44. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to ...

  45. Hip-Hop Stars Seek To Rally Voters

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's first Boston event. Set for July 26 to coincide with the Democratic National C Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon a ...

  46. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Rick Springfield, George Michael, Usher, Jimmy Buffett, Restless Heart and Lenny Kravitz. GOOD NEWS FOR RICK AND GEORGE: Two artists long absent from two different Billboard charts make their respect ...

  47. Mase Is 'Back' After Five-Year Break

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a five-year break spent pursuing religion, rapper Mase will release a new album, "Welcome Back," Aug. 24 via Fo' Reel Entertainment and Bad Boy. After a five-year break spent pursuing religion, rapper Mase will release a new alb ...

  48. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO ...

  50. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s an ...

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