1. Backbeat: Kid Cudi, Diplo, Hit-Boy Rock Myspace's Secret SXSW Show

    March 15, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Myspace kicked off their three-day Secret Shows series, presented by Chevy , with a hip-hop heavy showcase featuring Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi and Diplo. Although Kid Cudi, who is performing nowhere else at SXSW besides Myspace, announced his performanc ...

  2. Monica Has a Fresh Start on RCA With 'New Life'

    April 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I always wanted to have that 'Waiting to Exhale' moment," veteran R&B songstress Monica says. Specifically, she's referring to the giddy experience of blowing up a car on the set of the video for her current single, &qu ...

  3. Lloyd Overcomes Label Drama To Become 'King of Hearts'

    July 01, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 LeBron James wasn't the only self-proclaimed "King" mulling over a big decision last year. After releasing his first three albums through music mogul/former reality star Irv Gotti's record label the Inc. (formerly known as Murda ...

  4. 'American Idol' Confirms Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler As New Judges

    September 22, 2010 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 As widely expected, the judging lineup for "American Idol" season 10 will be Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson , with Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, acting as an in-house mentor to contestants, wi ...

  5. Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Jimmy Iovine Join 'Idol'

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As widely expected, the judging lineup for "American Idol" season 10 will be Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, with Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, acting as an in-house mentor to contestants, w ...

  6. Roscoe Dash Reclaims 'Turnt Up,' Preps Debut Album

    April 16, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Roscoe Dash heard "All the Way Turnt Up" on hometown Atlanta group Travis Porter's "I'm a Differenter" mixtape last summer, his initial reaction was, "What the hell is going on?" That's because " ...

  7. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2010 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Usher and his creative team began tossing around ideas for his next album, they had one goal in mind: to get his swagger back. "I had checked out," the singer acknowledges. "I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, t ...

  8. Nicki Minaj: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Until Lil Wayne discovered Nicki Minaj on the DVD series "The Come Up" two years ago, nearly a decade had passed since a female rapper created much buzz in the music industry. Minaj, born Onika Maraj, has appeared on albums by Gucci Mane , ...

  9. Ester Dean: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 1:52 PM EST 0 0 0 If Ester Dean doesn't become a household name, it won't be for lack of trying. She has already written or co-written songs for Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Ciara and the Pussycat Dolls. Her most recent credits include Mary J. Blige 's l ...

  10. Jared Evan Is Ready To Make Major Noise

    October 12, 2009 6:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sometime in 1992 on Long Island's north shore, four-year-old Jared Evan began smacking the chairs in his family's basement with hockey sticks. To salvage their furniture, his parents borrowed a friend's old Ludwig drum set and passed ...

  11. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Top Songwriters At BMI Urban Awards

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop heavyweights T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don and Kanye West were among those honored at tonight's BMI Urban Awards. Sharing songwriter of the year accolades were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, while producers Polow Da Don and West were ...

  12. Better On The Other Side

    Better On The Other Side

    June 30, 2009 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Better On The Other Side" - Game feat. Chris Brown, Diddy, Boyz II Men, Polow Da Don and Mario Winans Diddy , Polow Da Don , R&B , soul , tribute , game , The Game , music video , Boyz II Men , Mario Winans Videos Boyz II Men Chris Br ...

  13. Rapper Dolla Struggled For Hip-Hop Success

    May 19, 2009 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times , the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to ...

  14. 'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester Signs Record Deal

    April 24, 2009 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leighton Meester, star of the CW Network's teen drama "Gossip Girl," has signed a deal with Universal Republic through Time-Act Music to release her debut album in the fall. The 23-year-old actress began recording material-- described ...

  15. Soulja Boy Walks The 'Walk' On New Album

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy Tell'em, best known for the hit single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" single from his 2007 debut, "SouljaBoytellem.com," returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set. Soulja Boy Tell'em, best known for the hit single &q ...

  16. Soulja Boy To Create Sneakers, Clothes For Yums

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company. Soulja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company. Interscope, the teen ...

  17. Fabolous Inspired By Film On Concept Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although he's not ready to get specific just yet, Fabolous' next album will be inspired by a film, much in the way Jay-Z's "American Gangster" was based on the movie of the same name. Although he's not ready to get spec ...

  18. Dolla

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If the team behind Roderick "Dolla" Burton is any indication of a promising music career, the Atlanta rapper is well on his way. If the team behind Roderick "Dolla" Burton is any indication of a promising music career, the Atlant ...

  19. Kelly's Turn

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Rowland's new album, "Ms. Kelly," was originally due in 2006. "It was dragging too much," Rowland recalls of listening to what she terms the album's "first draft." Kelly Rowland's new album, "M ...

  20. Fabolous Bumps Album Again, Preps New Single

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fabolous has once again reset the release date for his Def Jam debut, "From Nothin' To Somethin'." The album is now due June 12. It was originally expected before the end of 2006, then pushed to Febru Fabolous has once again rese ...

  21. Ciara Sounding 'Young But Sexy' On New Album

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Ciara has set Dec. 5 as the release date for her sophomore effort "Ciara: The Evolution," due via La Face/Zomba Label Group. The set boasts production from Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell Will R&B singer Ciara has set Dec. 5 as ...