1. Ask Billboard: Will Miley Cyrus Score Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

    September 17, 2013 11:05 AM EDT In our latest mailbag, a look at acts who've notched multiple No. 2 hits, but no No. 1s, on various charts. Plus, some of the Hot 100's top current hits recall the past, while tomorrow marks a notable anniversary As always, submit your ...

  2. Syleena Johnson, Musiq Soulchild, 'Feel The Fire': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 15, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Syleena Johnson indulges in reggae alongside Musiq Soulchild for " Feel the Fire ," the official single from their upcoming album, "9INE." The song, exclusively premiered here on The Juice, stemmed from a chance encounter durin ...

  3. Freeway Talks Babygrande Partnership & 'Diamond in the Ruff' Album

    November 27, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 With more than a decade in the rap game, Freeway still has a hustler's spirit. The Philadelphia native broke into music as one of the flagship members of Jay-Z 's Roc-a-Fella Records, and his 2003 debut, "Philadelphia Freeway," b ...

  4. Freeway Hooks Up with Babygrande For Fourth LP

    November 19, 2012 12:49 PM EST With more than a decade in the rap game, Freeway still has a hustler's spirit. The Philadelphia native broke into music as one of the flagship members of Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Records, and his 2003 debut, Philadelphia Freeway, bowed at N ...

  5. Listen: Kanye West's Five Best GOOD Friday Songs

    April 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (Apr. 6) -- the actual Good Friday holiday -- Kanye West revived his GOOD Friday release series , which features a new single posted online every Friday as a free giveaway to the rapper's rabid fans, with "Mercy," a new trac ...

  6. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began ...

  7. Musiq Soulchild Penning Book About 'Love and Relationships'

    March 01, 2012 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Though he'll surely record a follow-up to last year's "MusiqInTheMagiq" album, Musiq Soulchild is "in writer-producer mode" right now. And in author mode, too. The Philadelphia neo-soul artist tells Billboard.com he has ...

  8. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  9. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend A ...

  10. Beastie Boys Score No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 1

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Adele 's "21" spends a lucky seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys ' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21&q ...

  11. Beastie Boys, 'Now 38' Vie for Top Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    May 04, 2011 7:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a slow week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the top 10 didn't greet a single new entry, next week's tally should liven up a bit, thanks to bevy of new releases. While Adele's "21" is on track to spend a seventh ...

  12. Adele's '21' Set For Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 28, 2011 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "21" album is set for a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as early prognostications suggest none of yesterday's (April 26) new releases will pose a threat to her reign. Adele: The ...

  13. Press Play: Jesse Boykins III, Kevin Cossom, Joe, Musiq Soulchild and Erin Christine

    April 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's the Juice is invading your Beats by Dre headphones with the latest tracks, leaked or just realeased. Today's playlist is heavy on emoness. Check out the Juice's playlist featuring Jesse Boykins III , Musiq Soulchild , Joe ...

  14. El Debarge Checks Into Rehabilitation Center

    February 14, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 R&B artist El Debarge has put his career comeback on hold by checking himself into a rehabilitation center. A press release states that the 49-year-old singer will use the rehab stint to address years of substance abuse. "I hate to disappoi ...

  15. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirit ...

  16. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  17. Ex-Floetry Member Marsha Ambrosius Readies Solo Set

    September 25, 2010 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a series of mixtapes, guest features on various projects and a much-touted debut on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records that never materialized, Marsha Ambrosius is finally closing in on her first solo CD. "Late Nights & Early Mornings&q ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would b ...

  19. Maxwell, Travis Barker Reflect on Grammy Spotlight

    February 04, 2010 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, we talk to Maxwell , who brought home two Grammys for "BLACKsummers'night," his first album in eight years. The R&B star tal ...

  20. The Daily Noise 2.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 04, 2010 2:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell shares his thoughts after winning two Grammys for "BLACKsummers'night," and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker talks about how his Grammy hip-hop performances of "Drop the World" and "Forever" with Eminem, Lil ...

  21. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." ...

  22. Chart Beat Wednesday: Taylor Swift, Muse, Jaheim

    January 13, 2010 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 'FIFTEEN,' 12-10 HIKE!: Taylor Swift tallies her fourth top 10 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Fifteen" lifts 12-10. With her latest feat, Swift doubles her lead as the country-crossover artist with the mos ...

  23. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  24. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  25. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" d ...

  27. India.Arie Readies Next 'Testimony'

    December 29, 2008 1:44 PM EST 0 0 0 India.Arie's second volume in her series of "Testimony" albums, "Love & Politics," will arrive Feb. 10 from Universal Republic. The lead single, "Chocolate High," features Musiq Soulchild, while second single & ...

  28. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Returns To No. 1

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" comes back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, displacing Britney Spears' "Circus," which slips to No. 2 in its sophomore frame . . . The top 10 of the chart is devoid of debuts, ...

  29. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  30. Cole, DeVaughn Set For Heineken Red Star Tour

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los ...

  31. Heineken Mounts Third Red Star Soul Tour

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. From there the tour will make stops in eight other major markets with a lineup that includes K ...

  32. Peter Hadar

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Everything comes full circle. Just ask R&B/soul singer Peter Hadar. Though born into a performance-minded family (his father was a singer and an actor) and blessed with musi ...

  33. Never Say 'Never': Jaheim

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's house. And like a daddy in the waiting room pacing back and forth, I can't wait for my baby to come out." "Not much has changed. It's like g ...

  34. Never Say 'Never'

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Not much has changed. It's like going from momma's house to daddy's house. And like a daddy in the waiting room pacing back and forth, I can't wait for my baby to come out." "Not much has changed. It's like g ...

  35. Chart Beat Chat

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss country hits, R&B hits, Robyn and more! IN THE SECOND PLACE To: Mr. Fred Bronson Until a little over a month ago, no song had stalled at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs tally since Toby Keith's "A Little Too ...

  36. Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No. 1 Debut

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 al ...

  37. Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to N Six new albums debut in the top 1 ...

  38. Musiq Ushers Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Soulchild also ...

  39. Chart Greets Sweet Sounds of Musiq

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musiq Soulchild takes his "Luvanmusic" straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the R&B singer his second chart-topper ... Five other acts' albums debut in the top 10 this week: Lloyd, Rich Boy, Neil Young, Amy Winehouse a ...

  40. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  41. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. singer Amy Winehouse heads across the Atlantic with her hit sophomore album, Lloyd and Rich Boy ride hot singles to chart success and Neil Young unearths a vintage Toronto gig in this week's Hot An album of rock covers from veteran artist ...

  42. Beyonce Stays Ahead Of Fall Out Boy Atop Hot 100

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" once again edges out Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" at No. 1 on the Hot 100. This is the ninth week "Irreplaceable" has enjoyed the top position, whi ...

  43. MTV Launches Tempo With Caribbean Concert Series

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to Caribbean music and culture, MTV Networks will host Caribbean Rising, a series of concerts featuring performances fr In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new ...

  44. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for ...

  45. Musiq, Lauryn Hill Storm The Charts

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "Juslisen" (Def Soul), which sold 260,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist, formerly known as Musiq Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a N ...

  46. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow ...

  47. Musiq, Cee-Lo Make Touring Team

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musiq, formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, will team up with Atlanta-based rapper Cee-Lo for a month-long U.S. tour in support of the artists' new albums, "Juslisen" (Def Soul) and "Cee-Lo Green and Hi Musiq, formerly known as Mus ...

  48. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist forme ...

  49. Keys, Isleys Top Soul Train Awards

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each took home a pair of trophies last night (March 20) from the 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each took home a pair of trophies l ...

  50. Cherokee Shows Her 'Soul'

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would find her musical home in Philadelphia. Her debut album, 1999's "I Love You ... Me" on Trip/RCA, was an organically soulful a It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N ...

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