1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 15 Years Ago, 'Oops,' Britney Spears Did It Again

    June 01, 2015 8:05 AM EDT In 2000, Spears' second album debuted at No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Paula Abdul, Brandy & Monica and Elton John. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. ...

  2. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Brandy & Monica Fight Their Way To No. 1

    June 02, 2014 8:05 AM EDT .559 k 0 This week in 1998, the divas' harmonic dispute 'The Boy Is Mine' topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Elton John and Eminem Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestone ...

  3. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  4. Monica

    Monica

    17 Albums, 32 Songs

  5. Canada's Linus Entertainment Buys Solid Gold Records

    November 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Toronto's Linus Entertainment has purchased historic Solid Gold Records, one of Canada most successful independent label in the 1980s, co-founded by Neill Dixon and the late Steve Propas. The gold and platinum selling catalog of about 30 albu ...

  6. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from ...

  7. Monica Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Monica Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monica Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 Monica , back stage , interview , BBMA , Monica Backstage , Interview , Monica BBMA 2013 Monica Backstage Interview Monica ...

  8. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  9. Brandy and Monica Debut 'It All Belongs to Me' Video: Watch

    March 06, 2012 8:12 PM EST 0 0 0 The last time Brandy and Monica got together, the two were in competition -- now the R&B duo's teaming up to take aim at the no-good men in their lives. The reunited pair's "It All Belongs to Me" finds the two standing up for ...

  10. Whitney Houston Funeral: Family, Friends, Fans Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:49 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Sa ...

  11. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Satu ...

  12. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money ca ...

  13. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  14. Final Footage of Whitney Houston?

    February 12, 2012 12:25 AM EST 0 0 0 As the world takes in the unfortunate news of Whitney Houston 's passing today (Feb. 11), footage of the legend just two days ago has surfaced. Whitney Houston: Her Life and Career in Photos Houston was last seen at rehearsals for Clive Davis&# ...

  15. Whitney Houston Dies at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police ...

  16. Brandy, Monica Reunite For New Single, 'It All Belongs To Me': Listen

    February 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Finally! Brandy and Monica reunite fourteen years after their Hot 100 No. 1, "The Boy Is Mine." On "It All Belongs To Me," produced and written by Rico Love, the R&B femmes join forces to kick their wrong-doing lovers to the ...

  17. Brandy and Monica Reunite For First New Single in 14 Years

    January 17, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Fourteen years after the massive success of "The Boy Is Mine," Monica and Brandy -- the '90s R&B sensations who helped keep the song at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 13 weeks in 1998 -- are back with a new collaboration. The song, dubb ...

  18. The Boy's Still Theirs: Brandy and Monica Make Studio Reunion

    January 09, 2012 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been 14 years since R&B singers Brandy and Monica battled over a man in "The Boy is Mine," a track that topped the Hot 100 for 13 weeks -- but the dynamic duo is back. Monica tweeted pictures of the pair in a Miami studio on ...

  19. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 27, 2011 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 27: Steven Tyler Talks About Aerosmith Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrati ...

  20. R&B Singer Vesta Williams Found Dead at 53

    September 23, 2011 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big-voiced R&B diva Vesta Williams, perhaps best-known for her 1980s hits "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and "Congratulations," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room, coroner' ...

  21. Four-Play: J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd

    September 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 J. Cole heads to Barbados, Frank Ocean plays nurse, Monica flaunts her fashion and Lloyd salutes old-school soul. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring J. Cole, Frank Ocean, Monica and Lloyd. J. Cole and Trey Songz head to Rihan ...

  22. Remembering Aaliyah

    September 01, 2011 10:02 AM EDT Ten years ago on Aug. 25, Aaliyah Haughton was killed in a plane crash after filming the video for her hit single "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas. The R&B singer/dancer/actress was only 22 years old. A month prior to her death, Aali ...

  23. 'The Voice': Contestants Grapple with Ne-Yo, Marvin Gaye, Who Classics

    May 18, 2011 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oldies radio staples and Ne-Yo 's "Closer" were used to whittle down "The Voice" field Wednesday (May 17), with the four coaches making four smart decisions as they assemble their teams of four singers each. Only one of the ...

  24. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Pri ...

  25. 10 All-Female Hit Collaborations

    April 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Rihanna and Britney Spears sharing space atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "S&M," and with Spears having released a remix of "Till the World Ends" featuring Ke$ha (the song's co-writer) and Nicki Minaj , all-female co ...

  26. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got fou ...

  27. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz ce ...

  28. POTW: Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z

    June 25, 2010 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert took his eyeliner to new heights, Miley Cyrus serenaded Justin Bieber , Jay-Z and Diddy greeted fans, Katy Perry licked Spiderman, Drake chatted with Ludacris about his Conjure Vodka, Nick Jonas looked like royalty, Ke$ha got bored, Cia ...

  29. Jay-Z Leads BET Awards Noms; Justin Bieber Gets New Artist Nod

    May 18, 2010 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Artist/actress/entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the 10th edition of the BET Awards. Leading with five nominations is Jay-Z, followed by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona, tied at four nods each. Among this year ...

  30. Videos of the Week: Rihanna Moonwalks (Badly), Miley Cyrus Dirty Dances, Phish Covers Rolling Stones

    May 14, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top viral videos that had everyone buzzing, Rihanna attempts -- and fails -- to moonwalk, Miley Cyrus dirty dances with Adam Shankman, Phish and Green Day cover the Rolling Stones , Big Boi makes salad with Martha Stewart, " ...

  31. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am ...

  32. Whitney Houston Brings 'I Look To You' Album To New York

    July 22, 2009 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston held a listening event for her upcoming album, "I Look To You," last night (July 21) at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in New York City. Hosted by Clive Davis, the event was attended by Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, L.A. Reid ...

  33. Beyonce, New Edition, Maxwell To Perform Michael Jackson Songs On BET Awards Tribute

    June 28, 2009 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown will reunite with New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight (June 28) to open the BET Awards, part of an extended tribute to Michael Jackson. Other performers scheduled to honor Jackson wit ...

  34. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can ...

  35. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chr ...

  36. Chart Beat Chat: No. 1 Jumps, Rihanna, Kenny Chesney

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the biggest movers before 2000, Rihanna, Kenny Chesney and more! THIS QUESTION IS SO LAST CENTURY Dear Fred, As an "American Top 40" listener back in the '70s and '80s, I hope you'll answer this ...

  37. Jay-Z, Stargate Form Label, Publishing Company

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z and Norwegian songwriting/production duo Stargate have joined forces under the StarRoc banner, which will encompass a record label and publishing company under Jay-Z's Roc Nation venture with Li Jay-Z and Norwegian songwriting/production ...

  38. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City ...

  39. Chart Beat: David Archuleta, Rihanna, Brandy and Monica, Journey, Isaac Hayes

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses David Archuleta's chart position, Rihanna 'Bowing' on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Monica and Brandy's return to the charts and more! 'CRUSH' TO JUDGMENT: Different artists have different feelings abo ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City ...

  41. I, 'Me,' Mine

    October 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B songstress Monica returns this week with her fourth album, "The Makings of Me." R&B songstress Monica returns this week with her fourth album, "The Makings of Me." The J set is led by the single "Everytime Tha Be ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant. <br clear= 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist i ...

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