1. Where to Live Stream the iHeart Radio Music Festival This Weekend

    September 19, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Taylor Swift ,  Ed Sheeran   and Nicki Minaj are all headed to Las Vegas this weekend for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. But you don't have to travel to Sin City to catch the show, it's available for live stream online.  iHeartRadio Fe ...

  2. Chris Brown Returns to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart After Two Years

    September 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT On the Social 50 chart, Chris Brown continues his rise on the tally, climbing 22-10 to reach the chart’s top 10 for the first time since July 2012. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  3. Nicki Minaj Gets Wig Designer's Lawsuit Dismissed

    September 18, 2014 4:09 PM EDT A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Breaks Vevo Record   In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Onika Maraj, wh ...

  4. We Predicted Every ‘SNL’ Musical Guest For Season 40

    September 18, 2014 12:23 PM EDT Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Hozier have already been confirmed. We predicted the rest... because we're crazy. A new season of Saturday Night Live is nearly upon us, and that means a slew of musical guest announcements. For big music fans, an ...

  5. Ellen DeGeneres Addresses 'Anaconda' Bootygate: 'My Butt Is Viral'

    September 16, 2014 3:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres has weighed in on Bootygate. On her show Tuesday (Sept. 16), the comedian shared that the video of her dancing in the " Anaconda" video had gone totally viral -- which opened it up to a certain level of scrutiny among newsc ...

  6. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  7. Katy Perry Lands Seven Nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With seven nominations, Katy Perry leads the way for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards. Though the pop superstar can expect some stiff competition on the night from the likes of Ariana Grande (with six nominations), 5 Seconds of Summer and Ph ...

  8. Ask Billboard: It's All About Women In The Hot 100's Top Five

    September 12, 2014 6:30 PM EDT 2.093 k 81 36 Women control the chart's top five this week, led by Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass.' How uncommon is a top-five male lockout? As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musin ...

  9. Beyonce & Jay Z HBO Show Will Have A Very Special Guest...

    September 12, 2014 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Watch a clip from Nicki Minaj's 'Flawless' duet with Bey. Nicki Minaj once rapped , "I'm out in Paris motherf---er with Beyonce." Now, it's the truth. Minaj joined  Beyonce  in Paris for the " Flawless" r ...

  10. Sir Mix-A-Lot on Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' Booty Fever & New Music

    September 12, 2014 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Mix-A-Lot didn't think he'd still be talking about his classic hit "Baby Got Back" decades after its release. Since the anthem impacted back in 1992, the 51-year old rapper has become the godfather of booty records, which hav ...

  11. Jeezy Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 12, 2014 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeezy scores his sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while Rae Sremmurd grasps its first top 10 on Hot Rap Songs. Jeezy arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with Seen It All: The Autobiography , moving 164,000 units in the week endi ...

  12. The Juice Podcast: Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Lil Wayne & More 'Ask The Juice'

    September 12, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On this week’s episode of The Juice Podcast, Pop Shop editor Jason Lipshutz joins me to answer fan questions related to R&B and hip-hop. We cover topics as Nicki Minaj , Chris Brown 's stage presence, Usher 's forthcoming album, Lupe F ...

  13. Nicki Minaj's High School Won't Let Her Come Back and Talk to Students

    September 12, 2014 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 People that "don't want none" of Nicki Minaj : Nicki Minaj's high school. According to the rapper, her old high school in NYC doesn't want her coming back to speak to students. "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to ...

  14. Nicki Minaj Reacts to Ellen DeGeneres' 'Anaconda' Video

    September 10, 2014 2:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone can't get enough of Nicki Minaj 's "Anaconda" video -- including Ellen DeGeneres . But unlike the milions of other people who've checked out the racy video, DeGeneres then took the additional step of inserting herse ...

  15. Watch Ellen Degeneres Twerk in Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

    September 09, 2014 9:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone wants in on Nicki Minaj 's "Anaconda" action, including Ellen Degeneres.  Watch Nicki Minaj Teach Models the Racy ‘Anaconda’ Dance Moves at New York Fashion Week On Tuesday, celebrating Ellen 's premiere week, the talk s ...

  16. Watch Nicki Minaj Teach Models the Racy ‘Anaconda’ Dance Moves at New York Fashion Week

    September 07, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Nicki Minaj has brought the smoking-hot dance moves from her “Anaconda” music video to New York Fashion Week. Check Out Pret-a-Reporter’s Fashion Week Coverage Here Minaj went backstage at Alexander Wang’s spring 2015 fashion show on Saturday ( ...

  17. Iggy Azalea Also Wins the Search of Summer

    September 05, 2014 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 After 'Fancy' was named Billboard's Song of Summer, Google reveals Iggy is the most-searched artist of the season as well. Iggy Azalea has already won the "Song of the Summer" title on the Billboard charts, but new data conf ...

  18. Drake Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards with 8 Nominations

    September 04, 2014 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time, Drake tops nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. In a statement to The Associated Press, BET said Thursday that Drake received the most nominations with eight for the ninth annual awards show. It airs Oct. 14. Last year, the Canad ...

  19. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj & Jessie J Hit Artist 100 With a 'Bang Bang'

    September 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to Grande's debut atop the Billboard 200 and the trio's hit song, the singers all surge on the Artist 100 chart. As Ariana Grande , Nicki Minaj and Jessie J soar 9-4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Bang Bang," and as Grande ...

  20. VMA-Related Music Sales Up 41%, 'Beyonce' Rises By 181%

    September 03, 2014 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards , broadcast on Aug. 24, spurred a 41 percent gain in VMA-related music in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan. VMA-related music is defined as songs performed on the show -- that were not brand-new ...

  21. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Holds At No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 03, 2014 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swift spends a second week on top, fending off runner-up Meghan Trainor and the surging trio of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Taylor Swift scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Shake It Off." The son ...

  22. Rae Sremmurd, 'No Flex Zone' Remix Feat. Nicki Minaj & Pusha T: Listen

    September 02, 2014 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 After debuting their second single, "No Type," Rae Sremmurd releases the official remix to their single, "No Flex Zone." The remix pairs the duo's original verses with Nicki Minaj and Pusha T 's verses from their own &q ...

  23. Beyonce! Bruce Springsteen! Miley Cyrus! Check Out Some of the Coolest College Courses

    September 02, 2014 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now that summer is over, it's time for school and between History 101 and English 300, several institutions of higher learning are offering courses on some of the country’s most influential artists. (We're looking at you, Beyonce!) Ultimat ...

  24. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 2.405 k 120 37 'Prism' produces a sixth top 40 hit. Plus, moves for Bobby Shmurda, Blake Shelton, Mr. Probz and Steve Aoki. As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki M ...

  25. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who else shakes up the Hot 100 this week? - Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do&q ...

  26. VMAs: Which Performance Triggered the Biggest Sales Spike?

    August 29, 2014 3:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 MTV doled out the Moonmen during Sunday's Video Music Awards, but the musicians who really won at the awards show are the ones who performed. After performing a snippet from every single trackduring a 16-minute medley and receiving the Michael ...

  27. Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Slithers to Top of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 28, 2014 6:55 PM EDT The single logs third-largest streaming week on record, while Wiz Khalifa debuts atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Smokey Robinson launches at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums. Following the release of Nicki Minaj 's steamy music video for & ...

  28. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video, Behind the Scenes: Why She Never Feels Cool

    August 27, 2014 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even by Taylor Swift 's impossibly high standards, she's having a pretty great week.  Fresh off Swift's VMA performance of her new single "Shake It Off" on Sunday night,   Billboard announced earlier today that "Shake I ...

  29. Watch Usher & Nicki Minaj's Underground Disco in 'She Came to Give It to You' Video

    August 26, 2014 7:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell also makes an appearance in the dance-heavy clip. First we got Usher and Nicki Minaj 's booty-tastic VMA performance of "She Came to Give It to You" on Sunday. Now, two days later, a video for the MJ-channeling single has arr ...

  30. VMAs Ratings Down Despite Blue Ivy Surprise

    August 26, 2014 12:02 PM EDT The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was the most-watched show on television Sunday, pulling in 8.3 million total viewers, down 18 percent from the 10.1 million viewers who tuned in last year. Based on Nielsen numbers, the original broadcast had 10.3 mi ...

  31. Ask Billboard: If Taylor Swift Hits No. 1 ...

    August 26, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 3.802 k 186 27 A look at chart feats that could await Swift tomorrow. Plus, women are dominating the Digital Songs chart As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include you ...

  32. Usher Releases 'Believe Me' Single, Announces 'The UR Experience' Tour

    August 26, 2014 10:50 AM EDT 6.996 k 14 3 After performing "She Came to Give It to You" alongside Nicki Minaj  at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, Usher released his latest single, "Believe Me." MTV VMAs 2014: Usher Performs 'She Came to Give It to You' With Nick ...

  33. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Crowns Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, AC

    August 25, 2014 3:35 PM EDT 12.906 k 359 17 The ballad becomes one of only three songs ever to lead the three lists simultaneously. Plus, new No. 1s for Jeremih, ScHoolboy Q, Demi Lovato & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mond ...

  34. Nicki Minaj's Biting Boa Got Canned Hours Before the VMAs

    August 25, 2014 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite being a "professional entertainment snake," producers showed him the door. Given Nicki Minaj 's mind-boggling physique, you can be forgiven for not noticing that her "Anaconda" performance featured exactly zero snake ...

  35. Kathy Griffin Challenges Nicki Minaj to a ‘Boo-tay Off’

    August 25, 2014 12:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj : a booty challenge. The 53-year-old comedian said after watching the eye-popping, rump-shaking music video for Minaj ...

  36. MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj Twerks to 'Anaconda'

    August 24, 2014 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj left jaws dropped after performing "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 24. In a sparkling two-piece, she and four backup dancers twerked on stage to her second The Pinkprint single. There was no snake on st ...

  37. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already release ...

  38. Drama Reigns at MTV VMAs Before Awards Show Even Airs

    August 24, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Snakes and stage slips: There's drama and the MTV Video Music Awards haven't even begun yet. Days before the big show, Iggy Azalea slipped offstage while performing "Fancy" at a MTV benefit concert, later posting the video on I ...

  39. Nicki Minaj Dancer Bit by Snake During VMA 'Anaconda' Rehearsal (Report)

    August 22, 2014 9:34 PM EDT 4 4 4 In an episode where the irony is surely lost on no one, one of Nicki Minaj's backup dancers was reported bit by a six-foot-long snake during a MTV Video Music Awards run-through performance Friday.  Sir Mix-A-Lot Has One Word for Nicki Minaj� ...

  40. Taylor Swift, Charlie XCX & Nicki Minaj: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 12

    Taylor Swift, Charlie XCX & Nicki Minaj: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 12

    August 22, 2014 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift, Charlie XCX & Nicki Minaj: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 12, August 22, 2014. chartroundup , Taylor Swift , Nicki Minaj Videos Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj ...

  41. Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Breaks Vevo Record

    August 22, 2014 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Step aside, Miley Cyrus. Nicki Minaj 's much-discussed "Anaconda" video smashed Vevo's record for the most views in 24 hours, racking up 19.6 million clicks in the first day of its release. The explicit clip is still going strong ...

  42. Watch Nicki Minaj and Juicy J in 'Low' Video

    August 22, 2014 9:50 AM EDT It's one busy week for  Nicki Minaj. The rapper strikes again in the video for Juicy J's "Low," which, unlike "Anaconda," focuses on Minaj's lyrics as opposed to her, err, other ass-ets. Also featuring Lil Bibby, ...

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