1. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, Fantasia, Ciara & Hodgy Beats

    July 03, 2013 10:58 AM EDT Chainz and Pharrell celebrate their bountiful supply of women, Ciara and Nicki Minaj break down the break up, Fantasia, Missy Elliot and Kelly Rowland remind everyone that the club’s not poppin’ without them, and Hodgy Beats enjoys some quality ...

  2. Australia's Hip Hop Supafest Calls Off Tour

    April 18, 2013 11:49 PM EDT The landscape for Australia's hip hop concert-goers has gone from an embarrassment of riches, to a downright dearth. The fourth edition of Supafest, which was meant to star T.I., Ne-Yo and 50 Cent, has pulled the pin on its event just days ...

  3. From Alabama to Rihanna, Stars Fight Pandora on Royalties

    November 15, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Rihanna wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates are set. T ...

  4. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  5. The Beat 8/28: Madonna on Elton John, Papa Roach leaves Uproar Fest

    The Beat 8/28: Madonna on Elton John, Papa Roach leaves Uproar Fest

    August 28, 2012 7:01 PM EDT - Papa Roach drops out of UPROAR Festival tour, Madonna Makes Nice With Elton… Kinda. Elton John , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , psy , Jacoby Shaddix , Billboard , K-Pop , madonna , GANGNAM STYLE , Flight of the Conchords Videos Madonna Bill ...

  6. Chart Juice: J. Cole, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 01, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher still reigns supreme as "Climax," his Diplo -produced hit, continues to top the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. J. Cole , Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj , meanwhile, enter the tally's top 10. Elliott and Minaj each log their 12th to ...

  7. New Film Explores The Decline In Female Rappers

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For more than a decade the number of women rappers signed to major American record labels has been in steady decline, leading hip-hop industry experts to ask, where have all the female rappers gone? The 1980s and 1990s saw the rise of women rap st ...

  8. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Ham ...

  9. Missy Elliot, Friendly Fires Added To Wireless Bill

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Multiple Grammy Award-winner Missy Elliot has been added to the bill for this year's three-day Wireless Festival, held in London's Hyde Park July 2-4. Elliot, who will make her only U.K. festival appearance this year at the Live Nation-p ...

  10. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mi ...

  11. Lilith Fair Returning In 2010 With 18-City Tour

    October 28, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lilith Fair will re-launch with an 18-city tour in 2010, according to an announcement from the Nettwerk Music Group. The festival will visit cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, among others. Dates for the shows ha ...

  12. Illfonics Hope Kid Cudi Production Sends Them Over The 'Moon'

    October 07, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, producer Matt Friedman got his first taste of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 when Kid Cudi 's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," for which he produced a track titled "Enter Galactic," entered at ...

  13. Jazmine Sullivan / Sept. 17, 2008 / New York (Knitting Factory)

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just a week shy of the release of her debut album, "Fearless," R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan performed a short but electric set on Wednesday (Sept. 17) for a capacity crowd at New York's Just a week shy of the release of ...

  14. Man Charged In Beating Death At Lil' Kim Party

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper Lil' Kim, the police commissioner said. A New York nightclub worker has confessed to beating a woman to death during a S ...

  15. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawy 2004 - In what is her first live ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpente ...

  17. Missy Elliot Turns To Fans For New Album Name

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliot is giving her fans the opportunity to name her upcoming album, due out on Goldmind/Atlantic late spring 2008, via the rapper/producer's Web site, missy-elliot.com. The contest closes February 20 with the winner announced on March ...

  18. Flo Rida, Missy Take It To The 'Streets'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be found on Atlantic soundtrack to "Step Up 2 the Streets," due Feb. 5. Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be foun ...

  19. Flo Rida, Missy Take It To The 'Streets'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be found on Atlantic soundtrack to "Step Up 2 the Streets," due Feb. 5. "Streets" is the sequel to the August 2006 "Step Up" film about a ...

  20. Big Names Come Out For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerstein Ballroom stage last night (Oct. 5) in New York as part of VH1's fourth Hip-Honors. Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado and Common were among the performers gracing the Hammerste ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawy 2004 - In what is her first live ...

  22. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Available for the first time on video, "Good Times," the only movie starring Sonny & Cher, hits stores. The video includes an unreleased version of "I Got You Babe." The 1967 film wa 2004 - In what i ...

  23. Police Bemoan Rhymes' Silence In Shooting

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of withholding information about the slaying of his bodyguard at a recent video shoot. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes y ...

  24. Rhymes May Be Questioned In Brooklyn Shooting

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Detectives want to question Busta Rhymes about the fatal shooting of the rapper's bodyguard outside a Brooklyn warehouse where a star-studded video was being taped. Rhymes was among several potential Detectives want to question Busta Rhymes abo ...

  25. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyoncé, George Strait, Dolly Parton, "chart years," year-end accounting and much more this week with readers. WHERE'S 'FIGHTING' - GILBERT'S GRIPE Dear Fred, I think I found another Beyoncé song that did ...

  26. Carey Still No. 1 As 'Together' Goes To 11

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" finds itself on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track also holds at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it has r For an 11th non-consecutive time, ...

  27. Guests Populate Ying-Yang Twins' 'U.S.A.'

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Missy Elliott to Maroon5's Adam Levine, the forthcoming Ying-Yang Twins album is packed with guest appearances. From Missy Elliott to Maroon5's Adam Levine, the forthcoming Ying-Yang Twins album is packed with guest appearances. Due J ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her ...

  29. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," ...

  30. Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts Carl Thomas will return ...

  31. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour c ...

  32. Lopez, Eminem Lead 'Teen Choice' Nominees

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and fe Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer L ...

  33. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angel ...

  34. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Na ...

  35. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Me ...

  36. Lavigne Wins Three MTV Asia Awards

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia Awards. Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the ...

  37. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! ...

  38. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week ...

  40. Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), Mariah Carey will perfor ...

  41. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropi ...

  42. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from r ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Missy Elliot, Big Daddy Kane, Matthew Sweet

    February 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Missy Elliot, Big Daddy Kane, Matthew Sweet, Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman, Eve, Ludacris, Ginuwine, Timbaland, Nisan Stewart, Dante Nolan. "Let's just say -- if there are any rules left to be broken... I'm breakin' 'em! ...