1. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of out ...

  2. Jay-Z Scores U2, Kanye West for 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

    July 31, 2012 8:48 PM EDT U2 will rocking arenas in a whole new way this fall. The band's "Elevate" will make an appearance in "NBA 2k13," the latest installment of the popular basketball gaming franchise -- as part of a soundtrack curated by the g ...

  3. Jay-Z Scores U2, Kanye West for 'NBA 2K13' Soundtrack

    July 31, 2012 8:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 U2 will be rocking arenas in a whole new way this fall. The band's "Elevate" will make an appearance in "NBA 2k13," the latest installment of the popular basketball gaming franchise -- as part of a soundtrack curated by the ...

  4. The Beatles Headed Back to Top 40 on Billboard 200

    July 28, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Poised to Debut in Top 5 The Beatles are headed back to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest release, the new iTunes-exclusive compilation "Tomorrow Never Knows." Based sales ...

  5. Chart Juice: Nas Nets Ninth No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Life Is Good," securing the veteran artist his ninth topper on the tally. The set starts with a larger-than-expected 149,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and enters the Bi ...

  6. Chart Moves: One Direction's 'Up All Night' Hits 1 Million U.S. Sales

    July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT The Billboard 200: Nas was the big news on the Billboard 200 this week as his Life Is Good album debuted at the top of the chart , selling 149,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The big surprise in the top 10 was the unlikely return of Phi ...

  7. Twitter 140: Page 10

    July 26, 2012 7:17 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Salaam Remi Producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie) @SalaamRemi The legendary producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) turns the bulk of his feed over to retweets of those either mentioning him and his work, talking music pr ...

  8. Twitter 140: Page 9

    July 26, 2012 7:11 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Minya Oh Founder, MissInfo.TV @missinfo Dishing the inside word on all things hip-hop and R&B, Miss Info tweets a steady diet of new music, videos and other random goings-on around the industry and the Web, ...

  9. Twitter 140: Page 3

    July 26, 2012 5:02 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Karen Civil Blogger/Online Marketer, Young Money @KarenCivil Karen Civil got her start as an assistant to DJ Funkmaster Flex, but made her name leading social media strategy for Lil Wayne through her own Always ...

  10. Nas Makes 'Good'; 'Dark Knight' Scores

    July 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nas returns to a familiar spot on the Billboard 200: No. 1. The artist's latest album, "Life Is Good," debuts atop the list with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks Nas' sixth chart-topper, stretching back to ...

  11. The Beat 7/26: Katy Perry & Popchips, Nas on the charts, Willie Nelson's Railroad Revival

    The Beat 7/26: Katy Perry & Popchips, Nas on the charts, Willie Nelson's Railroad Revival

    July 26, 2012 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson on (rail) road again, Nas rules the charts, Gaga's Bratz headache. Nas , Elton John , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , Lady GaGa , Billboard , Katy Perry , willie nelson , The Beat , Willie Nelson Videos Willie Nelson Nas Bright ...

  12. Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Aiming For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 25, 2012 8:47 PM EDT It's a quiet week in terms of huge new album releases, so a couple acts are aiming to make surprising top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart Passion Pit and Gaslight Anthem are ...

  13. Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 25, 2012 8:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a quiet week in terms of huge new album releases, so a couple acts are aiming to make surprising top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Passion Pit and the Gaslight Anthem are both in the hunt for their first top 10 sets, as & ...

  14. Nas Bows at No. 1 with 'Life is Good'

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Life Is Good" bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged i ...

  15. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  16. Elton John Is Back at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    July 23, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 With help of Pnau, and a slow sales week, singer scores first No. 1 in 22 years Elton John landed his first U.K. No. 1 album for 22 years, and Florence + the Machine a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company's weekly ...

  17. Elton John Tops U.K. Albums Chart for First Time in 22 Years

    July 23, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Elton John landed his first U.K. No. 1 album for 22 years, and Florence + the Machine a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company's weekly data was unveiled yesterday (22). The experimental reworkings of components of ...

  18. Hans Zimmer's 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:26 PM EDT The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album by Hans Zimmer may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next w ...

  19. 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album, by Hans Zimmer, may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next w ...

  20. Album Reviews: Nas, Soul Asylum, JEFF the Brotherhood, Matisyahu

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT HIP-HOP NAS Life Is Good Producers: various Def Jam Release Date: July 17 Nas has admitted that the frilly green dress draped over his right knee on the cover of "Life Is Good" is the gown ex-wife Kelis wore at their wedding in 2005. It& ...

  21. Kanye West Joins CAA, Reunites With Cara Lewis

    July 19, 2012 8:03 AM EDT Kanye West and his longtime agent Cara Lewis have been reunited at CAA. The superstar rapper had been previously represented by Lewis at William Morris Endeavor, where her client roster also included Eminem, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Common, Kid Cudi ...

  22. Nas Set For Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 9:36 PM EDT Nas is set for his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his just-released album, "Life Is Good," is heading for the top slot next week. Industry sources suggest that the title will sell perhaps 120,000, which should be enough to sec ...

  23. Nas Set For Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 9:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas is set for his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his just-released album, "Life Is Good," is heading for the top slot next week. Industry sources suggest that the title will sell perhaps 120,000, which should be enough to secur ...

  24. The Beat: Coachella Cruise, Pitbull Bound for Alaska

    July 18, 2012 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's episode of "The Beat," Billboard.com's new daily music news show, host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the streets of Venice Beach, chatting who's making headlines and topping the charts each day. Tune in to the ...

  25. The Beat 7/18: Coachella Cruise Announced, Nas' “Life is Good," Pitbull Is Alaska Bound

    The Beat 7/18: Coachella Cruise Announced, Nas' “Life is Good," Pitbull Is Alaska Bound

    July 18, 2012 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/18: Coachella Cruise Announced, Nas' “Life is Good," Pitbull Is Alaska Bound Triple A Radio , Nas , zac brown , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , David Thorpe , PitBull , Billboard , coachella cruise , The Beat Videos Nas Brigh ...

  26. Alchemist Talks 'Russian Roulette' Album & Soviet Union Propaganda

    July 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else -- sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist , whose new album, "Rus ...

  27. Amy Winehouse's Father Says More Posthumous Albums On The Way

    July 06, 2012 11:27 AM EDT Fans of the late Amy Winehouse were treated to a newly released collaboration with rapper Nas on Wednesday, but according to Mitch Winehouse, there is more music to come. In an interview with BBC 6 Music, the late singer's father revealed pla ...

  28. Amy Winehouse Nas Collab Hits Web, More Albums in the Works

    July 05, 2012 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The world's not done hearing from late singer Amy Winehouse . According to her father, Mitch, Winehouse left a number of recordings behind -- including many that didn't make the cut on 2011 posthumous collection "Lioness: Hidden Treas ...

  29. Nas Releases 'Life is Good' Single 'Loco-Motive': Listen

    July 02, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As fans wait in anticipation for Nas' tenth studio album, "Life Is Good," until its July 17 release date, the Don has managed to whet palettes with single releases. Today (July 2), the veteran MC dropped another gem, entitled "Lo ...

  30. Chris Brown, 'Fortune': Track-By-Track Review

    July 02, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 If 2011's "F.A.M.E." proved Chris Brown could still be commercially successful despite his increasingly volatile reputation, this year's "Fortune" sees Brown taking something of a victory lap. Cryptically referred by Br ...

  31. Nas Opens Up About Personal Moments On 'Life Is Good' Album

    June 29, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life," Nas says. Nearly a decade ago, celebrated hip-hop lyricist Nasir " Nas " Jones discovered Marvin Gaye 's divorce masterpiece, & ...

  32. Four-Play: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Nas, & M.I.A. at Hackney Weekend 2012

    June 25, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some of music's biggest talents hit the stage in London this past weekend for BBC's Hackney Weekend 2012. In this special edition of Four-Play, check out four virals from the two-days festival that deserve extra playtime starring Rihanna , ...

  33. Amy Winehouse, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross Set for Nas' 'Life is Good'

    June 22, 2012 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas will be in good company on his latest album. "Life is Good," due July 17, will feature performances from Rick Ross , Mary J. Blige , Anthony Hamilton and the late Amy Winehouse . The singer will be featured on "Cherry Wine," ...

  34. LeBron James Playlist: Updated Championship Edition

    June 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Songs for the Newly Crowned NBA Star Last week, Billboard.com unveiled a playlist for basketball superstar LeBron James, who had just entered his third NBA Finals in nine seasons and his second with the Miami Heat. After the Heat lost in the fina ...

  35. Chris Brown: A Deep Dive into the Superstar's Career

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT With Justin Bieber and Usher's highly anticipated albums now out of the chute, another potential summer heater is warming up. As is the question, Can Chris Brown parlay comeback "F.A.M.E." into continuing "Fortune?" Since ...

  36. Maybach Music Group Holds 'Self Made Vol. 2' Album Listening at NY Strip Club

    June 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "All we know how to do is be self-made," Rick Ross declared last night (Wednesday, June 13), at an exclusive listening session designed to unveil tracks from the sequel to Maybach Music Group's first collaborative album, "MMG Pre ...

  37. Nas Introduces '12 Society' Lifestyle Website

    June 13, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The age of social media has allowed fans to develop a 'personal' connection with their favorite celebrities. In an effort to continue that connection, many celebrities, such as Nas , are allowing fans to experience their own lifestyles wit ...

  38. Lauryn Hill Charged With Failing to File Federal Tax Returns

    June 07, 2012 4:40 PM EDT NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS. Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutor ...

  39. Lauryn Hill Faces Federal Tax Charges

    June 07, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS. Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutors ...

  40. Nas Holds Kelis-Like Wedding Dress on 'Life is Good' Cover

    June 05, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas revealed the cover of his long-awaited tenth studio album, "Life Is Good" (July 17), yesterday (June 4) to mixed reactions. The picture, which depicts the rapper holding a dress similar to his ex-wife, R&B singer Kelis' , wedd ...

  41. Nicki Minaj Calls Out 'B**ch-Ass S**t' in Summer Jam Pull-Out

    June 04, 2012 9:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj was a no-show at Hot 97's 19th annual Summer Jam in New Jersey on Sunday, a cancellation she explained in a heated debate with the station's Funkmaster Flex on Monday night. "Me and this girl been on the phone, arguing, fo ...

  42. Lauryn Hill Defends Nicki Minaj's Summer Jam Decision

    June 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the slew of conflicts and not-so subtly deployed insults generated by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg's comments of Nicki Minaj 's "Starships," it is nice to know that yesterday's (Sun., Jun 3) Summer Jam fostered at l ...

  43. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z ...

  44. Four-Play: Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Nas, Mary J. Blige

    May 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa rides around the 'hood, Pusha T gives us a reality check, Nas represents for the fathers with daughters, and Mary J. Blige keeps it sexy and simple. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Wiz, Pusha, Nas, and MJB ...

  45. Summer Music Preview: Hip-Hop, And It Don't Stop

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Waka Flocka Flame Album title: Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family Label: Brick Squad Monopoly/ Warner Bros. Management: Debra Antney, Mizay Entertainment Release date: June 12 Driven by the street anthem "Hard in Da Paint," Atlanta-by ...

  46. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  47. Nicki Minaj Taps Chris Brown, Nas for 'Right By My Side' Video: Watch

    May 16, 2012 8:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has a pair of leading men right by her side in her new video. The star's latest gets a feature from Chris Brown , who adds his high-flying vocals to Minaj's R&B effort. "Right By My Side" also features an acting p ...

  48. Nas, Missy Elliott, Wiz Khalifa Headline Rock The Bells; Bone Thugs to Reunite

    May 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas, Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott. Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  49. Missy Elliott, Nas, Wiz Khalifa Top Rock The Bells Lineup

    May 16, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual hip-hop summit Rock The Bells revealed its lineup on Wednesday (May 16), and while Nas , Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa top the 2012 bill, the big news is the promised special performance by Missy Elliott . Elliott, who revealed her battle with ...

  50. Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career

    May 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced "Ni**as in Paris," the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne." With another West tr ...

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