1. Romeo Santos & Enrique Iglesias Win Big at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 30, 2015 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Riding on the tails of major releases that circled the globe, Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias dominated the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, taking home 10 and nine awards, respectively. Santos was the top winner of the e ...

  2. Amber Holcomb Interview with Nicki Minaj

    Amber Holcomb Interview with Nicki Minaj

    April 30, 2015 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 We talk to American Idol top 8 contestant Amber Holcomb, after she performed Stevie Wonder's 'Lately'. music , clevvermusic , clevver music , American Idol , 5minmedia , amber holcomb interview , misty kindma , interviews , american i ...

  3. Five Hits, One Album: The Strategy Behind Ariana Grande's Singles From 'My Everything'

    April 28, 2015 11:05 AM EDT From 'Problem' to 'One Last Time,' Republic Records has carefully sequenced the hits from Grande's smash second album. Ariana Grande keeps collecting hits from her sophomore album, My Everything , as "One Last Time&q ...

  4. Who's Hotter, Beyonce or Ariana Grande? Find Out What FHM Decided

    April 28, 2015 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 While British actress Michelle Keegan sits pretty on top of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2015 list as declared by FHM magazine, a few spots behind her is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. While everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna to Katy ...

  5. Nicki Minaj Makes Boys' Dreams Come True at Bar Mitzvah -- See for Yourself

    April 27, 2015 8:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj gave a performance at a 13-year-old's bar mitzvah party this past weekend that might have even given her boss Lil Wayne 's daughter's Sweet 16 party a run for its money.  Meek Mill Opens Up About Dating, Arguing With Nicki ...

  6. Drake's 'My Side' Starts in Top 10 on Twitter Top Tracks

    April 24, 2015 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, comedian Amy Schumer & David Hasselhoff turn their latest projects into chart hits. Drake earns his sixth top 10 hit on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with “My Side,” which arrives at No. 9. The rapper announced the song as a bonus inclusi ...

  7. Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' Debuts at No. 1

    April 24, 2015 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tyler, The Creator takes the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Cherry Bomb enters with 51,000 first week sales, according to Nielsen Music (in the week ending April 19). It’s the rapper’s second chart-topper after Goblin started at the top ...

  8. Billboard Cover: Romeo Santos on Selling Out Stadiums 'Like Beyonce,' Rumors About His Sexuality and Manning Up as a Father

    April 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a high-profile cameo in 'Furious 7' and co-signs from Usher and Drake, the bachata star may finally be crossing over -- but strictly on his own terms. On May 31, 2014, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami,  Romeo Santos  brought a ...

  9. Nicki Minaj, 'Duck Dynasty' Guy, MLK: It's Name-Dropping Season for 2016 Candidates

    April 23, 2015 8:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Many of the 2016 presidential hopefuls are salting their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki Minaj  and astronomer Galileo. It� ...

  10. Music Messenger, the App That Nicki Minaj and David Guetta Invested In, Is Exploding -- Here's Why

    April 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT A team of six Israeli engineers may have figured out a way to make music messaging pop -- and it has nothing to do with the United States. Six guys, in-between projects and seemingly semi-bored in Israel, were looking for a way to avoid having to ...

  11. Coachella Tweets Dropped By How Much From Weekend One to Two?

    April 21, 2015 9:30 PM EDT 1 0 0 Although equally well-attended, social engagement at the festival took a nose-dive during its second go-round. The Coachella festival had no problem selling out two weekends, and with a surprise appearance from Kanye West , weekend two didn't l ...

  12. Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins and More to Play New Miami Concert Series

    April 21, 2015 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation Florida is launching a new concert series that will bring a varied list of acts, from Nicki Minaj to Counting Crows and Hillsong United , to Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. The series -- titled simply Bayfront Park Amphitheatre Conce ...

  13. Coachella 2015: Nicki Minaj Joins Drake, Father John Misty Offers Assist to Injured Florence Welch

    April 20, 2015 2:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other surprises during weekend-two included Kanye West (with The Weeknd and Stromae) and Ciara, who debuted a remix with Dutch DJ R3hab. Kanye West upped the cameo ante on Coachella's second Saturday (April 18) when the controversial rapper joi ...

  14. Coachella 2015: David Guetta Added More Hip-Hop to His Set After Seeing Flosstradamus

    April 18, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 At Coachella, Flosstradamus and David Guetta harness the high energy of hip-hop. Most folks know David Guetta as the first DJ to blur the lines between EDM and pop (" Sexy Bitch ," " I Gotta Feeling "). But lately, it seems like  ...

  15. Nicki Minaj Crew Member's Death: Hearing Delayed

    April 16, 2015 12:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed. A judge Wednesday continued Pierce Boykin's preliminary hearing until April 28. T ...

  16. Watch Drake's Priceless Face as He Recoils from Madonna's Smooch

    April 13, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 What Madonna wants, Madonna gets. That’s been the storyline for the past 30 or so years. Drake apparently didn’t study the script.  The Canadian rapper headlined Coachella in the Californian desert on Sunday night, wrapping up the first round of the ...

  17. 'SNL' Recap: Mumford & Sons Go Electric, Taraji P. Henson Mocks 'Empire' & More

    April 12, 2015 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Henson terrorized Cookie Monster as her character from the hit Fox drama, along with impersonating Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes. Good news, boo boo kitties: Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, where she played Nicki Minaj , a ba ...

  18. Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on Why No One Really Wants to See Her Naked, Her Impure Thoughts About Barack Obama and Why She's 'Not Here to Be Your Idol'

    April 03, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 1.574 k 1.085 k 21 Nine o'clock one Monday night, Azealia Banks is demanding a rolling pin. The 23-year-old rapper-singer-controversy magnet wants to show off her cooking skills, so she has decided to make her grandmother's chicken and dumpling ...

  19. Pancake Beef: Nicki Minaj Shades IHOP on Twitter

    March 19, 2015 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 They should probably delete that truffle butter joke from this weekend's scheduled tweets. First the Iggy Azalea vs. Papa John's beef , now this? The International House of Pancakes social media technician thought he or she had come up wit ...

  20. Nicki Minaj the First Woman With 4 Simultaneous Top 10 Hits on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    March 17, 2015 4:20 PM EDT 49.029 k 1.745 k 111 "Truffle Butter" is now No. 1 on the chart. Nicki Minaj becomes the first female artist to chart four songs simultaneously in the top 10 of Billboard 's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (dated March 28), as &quo ...

  21. Nicki Minaj Announces North American Summer Tour Dates

    March 16, 2015 10:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj announced The Pinkprint summer tour dates Monday and she's bringing a solid cast of friends along with her for the North American run.  Nicki Minaj Road Crew Stabbing: Charge Upgraded to Murder Kicking off July 17 at the Gexa Energy ...

  22. Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Debuts at No. 1 in Australia

    March 15, 2015 11:10 PM EDT 7.015 k 277 69 The Queen of Pop is back on the throne Down Under.   Madonna's new album Rebel Heart has debuted at the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming her 11th No. 1 in Australia, a run that stretches back to True Blue  which reached the ...

  23. Janoskians' 'Girl' Debuts on Twitter Top Tracks

    March 13, 2015 1:08 PM EDT The comedy group makes a Top 10 debut, while Carly Rae Jepsen takes over the top slot. Plus, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran earn a chart milestone. Australian comedy/music group The Janoskians enter at No. 6 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with ...

  24. Nicki Minaj Sweetens Maroon 5's 'Sugar' Remix: Listen

    March 09, 2015 8:00 PM EDT 3.504 k 465 50 If you need an extra injection of sweetness, who better to call than Nicki Minaj ? The rapper lends a new verse to Maroon 5 's just-released "Sugar" remix, which also has an updated, bouncier backbeat. Nicki Minaj's 20 B ...

  25. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studi ...

  26. Nicki Minaj Road Crew Stabbing: Charge Upgraded to Murder

    March 03, 2015 5:59 PM EST Philadelphia police have upgraded the charges facing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a member of Nicki Minaj 's road crew. Pierce Boykin, 31, is now in custody on a murder warrant, Philadelphia police confirmed to Billboard . Boykin was a ...

  27. Madonna Scores Historic 71st Top 40 U.K. Single

    March 01, 2015 10:20 PM EST Madonna extends her own record for the most top 40 singles in the U.K. by a woman. Madonna scores her 71st top 40 single on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, as "Living For Love" debuts at No. 26 on the list dated March 1. The achieve ...

  28. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST 91.682 k 888 18 The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 53 ...

  29. Blur Steps 'Out' on Twitter Top Tracks

    February 26, 2015 4:12 PM EST Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts. U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's new ...

  30. Watch The 'Broad City' Girls' Nicki Minaj 'Micro-Impression'

    February 20, 2015 9:33 PM EST When a full impression is just too long, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City recommend the 'mico-impression.' Watch the 'Broad City' Girls' Incredible Sleater-Kinney Interview   The comedy duo joined David Lette ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Crew Member's Death: Arrests Expected

    February 20, 2015 5:52 PM EST Police in Philadelphia say arrests are expected in the killing of a member of rapper Nicki Minaj 's tour. Homicide Capt. James Clark tells The Associated Press that detectives have identified three people involved in a fight early Wednesday ...

  32. Madonna Notches Historic 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

    February 19, 2015 9:00 PM EST 17.929 k 1.52 k 118 The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Living for Love,' tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Danc ...

  33. Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and More Nab Nominations at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

    February 19, 2015 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 This year's Grammy Awards may not have wholly embraced the pop tastes of tweens, but their voices ring loud and clear in the music category nominations for the fan-voted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, airing live on Nick on March 28. Bil ...

  34. Music Stars Share Valentine's Day Wishes on Social Media

    February 14, 2015 4:15 PM EST Love is in the air today (Feb. 14), as numerous artists from around the music world are celebrating Valentine's Day on social media. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years From pop superstars like ...

  35. Salva Talks Pop Production, the San Francisco Scene & Being 'Butt-Hurt' About Beyonce Haters

    February 13, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Salva has done a complete 180 from when he first started putting out music in 2009. You might know him from his remix of Kanye West 's "Mercy" in 2012, but the DJ and producer born Paul Salva& ...

  36. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  37. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Pitbull, Ne-Yo Blast Toward Top 10 With 'Time of Our Lives'

    February 06, 2015 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The collab also tops Hot Rap Songs. Plus, moves for Nicki Minaj, Natalie La Rose, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, whi ...

  38. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  39. Nicki Minaj, Drake, David Guetta Booked for London's Wireless Fest

    February 02, 2015 11:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj , Drake , David Guetta , Avicii and Kendrick Lamar will headline this year's Wireless Festival in London. The 10th annual edition of the event will once again take place in Finsbury Park in the British capital. It will use the name ...

  40. Are Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill an Item?

    February 02, 2015 9:33 PM EST With rumors circulating lately over whether  Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dating, Minaj posted an image of the two to Instagram Monday that might confirm the two are an item.  Nicki Minaj & Safaree 'SB' Samuels: 15 Things Learned From ...

  41. 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    January 30, 2015 2:30 PM EST 3.63 k 1.456 k 45 0 UPDATE: Katy Perry Shines at Super Bowl Halftime Show Before Katy Perry takes the stage this Sunday (Feb. 1), we countdown the ten most spectacular Super Bowl halftime performances ever. Agree with our picks? Disagree? Tweet us at @Bil ...

  42. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Soars, Nicki Minaj Notches 60th Hit

    January 30, 2015 11:15 AM EST 'Style' enters the top 40, while Minaj bows with 'Truffle Butter.' Plus, moves for Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & Natalie La Rose. As previously reported, Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars ...

  43. Sophia Grace, Now on the Hot 100, Talks Ellen DeGeneres, Her Favorite Song & More

    January 16, 2015 3:51 PM EST Eleven-year-old Sophia Grace has built up quite a following, thanks to multiple appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show . This week, she makes her Billboard Hot 100 debut with her new track "Best Friends," which, among other placements, ...

  44. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Artist 100 for 13th Week, Prince Royce Debuts

    January 15, 2015 11:50 AM EST Swift matches her total weeks on top to her favorite number. Plus, Prince Royce arrives thanks to the fast-building success of his first English-language hit. Taylor Swift continues atop the Billboard Artist 100 , upping her record total weeks at ...

  45. Nicki Minaj & Safaree 'SB' Samuels: 15 Things Learned From His Power 105 Interview

    January 13, 2015 6:55 PM EST Before The Pinkprint album, Nicki Minaj held her relationship with ex-boyfriend Safaree "SB" Samuels close to the heart. But on her third studio album, Minaj opened up about the ups and downs of their relationship, including on " ...

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