1. Nick Cannon Talks 'White People Party Music' & 'Soul Train': Exclusive

    April 01, 2014 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the last few days, Nick Cannon has raised controversy and eyebrows by first going white-faced and now sporting cheetah-spotted hair. The attention-grabbing moves coincide with today's release of Cannon's first music album in 11 years, & ...

  2. Nick Cannon Defends 'Whiteface' Alter Ego

    March 31, 2014 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Cannon is once again defending the white alter ego he created to promote his upcoming album. The "America's Got Talent" host -- who created a controversy when he posted Instagram photos and videos in which he's sporting whit ...

  3. Nick Cannon Joins The RED Team

    June 14, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Nick Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment’s RED Distribution, Billboard has learned exclusively. In addition to Cannon’s own music and comedy projects, the pair’s slate of upcoming releases includes film/T ...

  4. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Receives Top Honors At Vibe Media's 20th Anniversary Event

    February 09, 2013 2:09 PM EST With more than two decades in the business, and over 50 million records sold, Mary J. Blige has more than earned her crown as the queen of hip-hop soul. Adding another item to her list of accolades, Blige was honored by Vibe magazine at their ...

  5. Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

    February 06, 2013 11:17 AM EST Swizz Beatz announced on Wednesday he has joined the creative and marketing team at Monster Cable Inc., lending additional star power to the audio company's already heavy line-up of celebrity backers. As part of the arrangement, Beatz, whos ...

  6. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  7. CES 2013 Backbeat: Alicia Keys Headlines Monster Products' Star-Studded Party

    January 11, 2013 3:46 PM EST Alicia Keys had a busy Wednesday evening. After performing at the People's Choice Awards , she hopped a plane and headed to Vegas, where she headlined a star-studded party for Monster Products . Check Out All Our CES Coverage Right Here As it ...

  8. Beats By Dre Debuts First Post-Monster Cable Products

    October 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Beats president Luke Wood Beats Electronics is going for a solo performance this holiday. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based purveyor of high-end Beats by Dre audio gear is introducing on Tuesday its first set of products created on its own, without t ...

  9. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on ...

  10. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  11. Why Mariah Carey Released Three Versions of 'Triumphant' Single

    August 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Most people probably don't understand this, but you always play to what's best for the song," Randy Jackson says. With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During ...

  12. Insider Tips: Mariah Carey's Plans, Ellie Goulding & Skrillex's Playlist

    August 10, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article August 10, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips ...

  13. Mariah Carey Releases Three Versions Of First Single

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT With latest single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," Mariah Carey is offering something for everyone. During a Def Jam conference call with media on Aug. 2, the singer debuted a hip-hop version of the track featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, ...

  14. Jennifer Lopez And Her 'American Idol' Rejuvenation: An Appreciation

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday (July 23), Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol," joining her husband, "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, on the small screen, albeit on a rival network. " ...

  15. Backbeat: Zya Music Creation Service Launch Makes A Big Splash At SXSWi

    March 13, 2012 11:41 AM EDT (L-R): Matt Serletic (CEO and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Bo Bazylevsky (President and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Dean Serletic (SVP Marketing, Music Mastermind). (Photo: Glenn Peoples) The launch party for music creation product Zya was ha ...

  16. Nick Cannon: Rare Form of Lupus 'Attacking My Kidneys'

    March 05, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Funny man Nick Cannon is making some serious changes, both personally and professionally, for the sake of his health. In a candid interview with ABC's " Good Morning America ," Cannon revealed the truth about the health scare that for ...

  17. Spotlight On Brooklyn Haley

    March 05, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article In 2010, 13-year-old Brooklyn Haley had to leave Little River-Academy, Texas. The town, with a population of 1,600, was just too small for her big-city dreams of pop stardom. Two years later, those dreams are becoming a reality. Order ...

  18. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  19. Nick Cannon Leaves Radio Show Due To Blood Clots in Lungs

    February 17, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 'Even Super Man had to sleep!' Cannon tweets Nick Cannon has announced that he has stepped down as the host of "Cannon's Countdown," his syndicated radio show, after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs. "A bitte ...

  20. Nick Cannon is '100 Percent Feeling Good' After Hospitalization

    February 06, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 What do you do after recovering from a serious illness? If you're Nick Cannon , you celebrate by attending the Super Bowl. The entertainer was hospitalized last month after suffering from a form of mild kidney failure, but he says he is now ful ...

  21. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  22. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  23. Web Trends: Listen To A New The-Dream Track, Watch Wu Lyf Live On 'Letterman'

    January 05, 2012 4:38 PM EST Google Music Trends: 5. clay aiken 7. nick cannon Twitter Music Trends: 3. #90sPopStarCrush Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Nick Cannon Hospitalized For Kidney Failure NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2011 2. Tin ...

  24. Nick Cannon Hospitalized; Mariah Carey Asks For Prayers

    January 04, 2012 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey has revealed that her husband, 31-year-old singer/actor/comedian Nick Cannon , has been hospitalized for a "mild kidney failure." The pop superstar posted a picture on Twitter of herself lying next to a somber-looking Cannon i ...

  25. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her chart-topping album "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone Good Top 2 ...

  26. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  27. Mariah Carey Talks Post-Pregnancy Voice, Death of Heavy D

    November 10, 2011 7:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey is known for her five-octave range, and she says her voice has gotten stronger, thanks to pregnancy. The 42-year-old gave birth to fraternal twins in April via C-section. She recently lost 30 pounds by following the Jenny Craig diet, an ...

  28. Maroon 5, Jason Derulo Performances Heat Up 'America's Got Talent'

    August 04, 2011 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 After spending the spring as a mentor on "The Voice," Adam Levine returned to reality TV on Wednesday night (Aug. 3) as his band Maroon 5 performed their new single "Moves Like Jagger" on NBC's "America's Got Talen ...

  29. POTW: Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

    July 29, 2011 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey smooches a mini Nick Cannon, friends and family bond over the loss of songstress Amy Winehouse and Justin Bieber and his dad get matching ink. It all happened this week, and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEE ...

  30. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  31. Eminem Disses Lady Gaga on Bad Meets Evil Track, 'A Kiss': Listen

    June 06, 2011 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 E minem reverts to his old celebrity-slamming days and takes a shot at Lady Gaga in "A Kiss," a intense cut off the forthcoming Bad Meets Evil EP. While Em name-checks Katy Perry in the Bangladesh-produced track, saying that he's &quo ...

  32. Jennifer Lopez's Mic Malfunction Prompts Encore at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango

    May 16, 2011 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 KIIS FM's annual summer blowout has become a huge draw, not just for listeners around the Los Angeles area, but for pop artists vying for heavy rotation spins on the hit station. So it's no surprise that Wango Tango, now in its 14th year, ...

  33. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Reveal Twin Baby Names

    May 04, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ariah Carey has revealed the names of her newborn twin babies with husband Nick Cannon . In a message on her official website , Carey announces that their son's name is Moroccan Scott Cannon, inspired by the country where Cannon proposed to t ...

  34. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Renew Vows After Welcoming Twins

    May 02, 2011 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two babies and a wedding. M ariah Carey and Nick Cannon welcomed twins this weekend -- and then renewed their vows in the hospital. "We just had a wedding in the hospital!" Cannon wrote on Twitter . The hospital ceremony was conducted by R ...

  35. Mariah Carey Gives Birth to Twins on Wedding Anniversary

    April 30, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their fourth anniversary with another milestone -- becoming parents to a baby girl and boy. Carey's representative, Cindi Berger, confirmed the births to The Associated Press. The singing superstar gave ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Ke$ha and Iggy Pop Fight Seal Clubbing, Justin Bieber Runs Over Paparazzo's Foot

    April 13, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Iggy Pop, Ke$ha Fight Seal Clubbing In Canada Rock veteran Iggy Pop and pop singer Ke$ha have joined a People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) campaign against bab ...

  37. Mariah Carey Bares Pregnant Belly for Life & Style

    April 06, 2011 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ariah Carey has taken the next big step in the celebrity pregnancy playbook, posing nude with her baby bump in full glory on the cover of Life & Style magazine. In an interview accompanying the revealing photo spread, Carey, who is due to have ...

  38. Nick Cannon, CBS Radio Launch Countdown Show

    April 05, 2011 8:25 AM EDT Nick Cannon, currently morning personality at WXRK (92.3 NOW) New York, has added new duties as host of a nationally syndicated weekly countdown show. Premiering the weekend of April 23, "Cannon's Countdown" will be broadcast on CBS ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Waka Flocka Poses Naked for PETA, Selena Gomez Debuts New Track

    March 08, 2011 7:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Waka Flocka Flame Poses Naked for PETA Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame is the latest celebrity to disrobe for a print ad by PETA. In the shot, Waka flexes a muscle a ...

  40. Mariah Carey 'Embarrassed' Over Gadhafi-Linked Concert

    March 03, 2011 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 M ariah Carey says she was unaware that she was booked to perform a concert linked to Gadhafi's clan -- and she's embarrassed "to have participated in this mess." Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid handsome fe ...

  41. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST 0 0 0 With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and workin ...

  42. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, ...

  43. Bruno Mars, Keri Hilson to Play NBA All-Star Pregame Show

    February 08, 2011 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars and Keri Hilson will perform at the NBA All-Star Pregame show on Sunday, February 20. The performances will take place - and stars will arrive - on a special T-Mobile Magenta Carpet before the game, which celebrates its 60th anniversary ...

  44. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Having A Boy And Girl

    February 01, 2011 5:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are scheduled to bring home their soon-to-be-born twins in the coming months, but now it's been revealed that couple is expecting the best of both worlds -- one girl and one boy! According to Life & Style , the ...

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