1. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 20, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Four winters ago, Justin Vernon retreated to his father's secluded cabin in northern Wisconsin, purging his sorrow through a falsetto that no one would probably ever hear. He spent three brutally cold months alone, piecing songs together using ...

  2. Drake Releases New Track, 'Dreams Money Can Buy': Listen

    May 20, 2011 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Drake fans await the follow-up to debut album "Thank Me Now," the Toronto rapper has posted a new track, "Dreams Money Can Buy," on his October's Very Own blog this morning (May 20). The track finds Drake waxing poetic ab ...

  3. Adele, Avenged Sevenfold Climb Social 50 Chart

    May 19, 2011 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, Avenged Sevenfold re-entered the Social 50 at No. 44 but now with the premiere of the band's video for "So Far Away" -- the third single off the album "Nightmare" -- on May 10, the group rises 44-37 (595,000 YouTu ...

  4. Does Maybach Music Group Have Something to Prove?

    May 18, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 They release songs and visuals, daily. (You can't ever get to far from the blogosphere!) They're working on solo projects and film guest appearances, all while promoting their compilation album, 'Self Made Vol. 1,' out May 23. Do ...

  5. Adele Stays Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Glory'-ous Start

    May 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 19) on Billboard.com, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" soars in at No. 3. "Rolling in the Dee ...

  6. Nas Announces New Solo Album, Talks State of Hip-Hop and Collaborating with Frank Ocean

    May 17, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been three years - filled of allegations and adversaries - since Nas delivered a solo album, and although reaching the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, something about Nas' ninth solo album, 'Nas ...

  7. Maybach Music Group Talks Signings and Being Inspired by Bad Boy

    May 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 As of February, Rick Ross has taken Maybach Music Group to new heights. Rawse has hand picked rappers such as Wale , Pill, Meek Mill, Gunplay, Torch - and singer, Teedra Moses - to build a well oil machine, crafting one of many of the hip-hop imprin ...

  8. Listen: Drake 'Smells Like a Vacation' on DJ Khaled's "I'm On One"

    May 13, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 D rizzy warns of his return on DJ Khaled 's "Im On One," also featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne . The T-Minus and Noah "40" Shebib produced track is off Khaled's "We the Best Forever," debuting this summer, Ju ...

  9. Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt.2

    Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt.2

    May 12, 2011 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt.2 maybach music , The Juice , Rick Ross , interview , Interview , Rick Ross , The Juice Videos Interview Rick Ross The Juice Brightcove ...

  10. Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt. 1

    Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt. 1

    May 11, 2011 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard - The Juice - Maybach Music Q&A Pt. 1 maybach music , The Juice , Rick Ross , interview , Interview , Rick Ross , The Juice Videos Interview Rick Ross The Juice Brightcove ...

  11. Press Play: Frank Ocean, B.o.B., YelaWolf, Swizz Beatz, Snoop, Charlie Sheen & More

    May 10, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's the Juice is invading your Beats by Dre headphones with the latest tracks, leaked or just realeased. Check out the Juice's playlist featuring Frank Ocean , B.o.B. , YelaWolf, Wale , Meek Mill, Rick Ross , Pill, Swizz Beatz , Ma ...

  12. Lil Wayne Extends 'I Am Still Music' Tour

    May 09, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Peeps can't get enough of Weezy . The Grammy award winner will extend his 2011 North American tour, "I Am Still Music," through the summer. On the second leg of the tour, Lil Wayne will bring on board Rick Ross , Keri Hilson , Lloyd a ...

  13. Yung Berg: 'Derrick Rose' Song Is My 'Black and Yellow'

    May 04, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose officially became the NBA's youngest Most Valuable Player winner on Tuesday (May 3), fellow hometown native Yung Berg had already honored the basketball star with "Derrick Rose," a new sin ...

  14. Jagged Edge Drops 'Love Potion: The Remedy Mixtape'

    April 22, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 J agged Edge are such teases. Yesterday (April 21), the Grammy nominated R&B group dropped their mixtape, "Love Potion: The Remedy Mixtape" which features classic tracks (such as, "Walk Outta Heaven," "Let's Get Mar ...

  15. Fabolous Drops Awaited Mixtape, 'The S.O.U.L. Tape'

    April 21, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After holding a listening session on Tuesday (April 19) in NYC, Brooklyn rapper, Fabolous , drops his mixtape "The S.O.U.L. Tape." Features include Lil Wayne , Red Cafe, Vado , Lloyd Banks and Ne-Yo . On the 13-track (plus +1 bonus) tape, ...

  16. Exclusive: Teedra Moses Signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

    April 20, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, Teedra Moses made a move that took everyone by surprise. A month after debuting her video, "R U 4 Real," signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and put a hold on her sophmore album, "The Lioness." Video Premier ...

  17. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross Meet Up at a Warehouse for 'John' Video

    April 20, 2011 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne reconnects with Rick Ross for the visuals to "John," the first single off 'Tha Carter IV.' Lil Wayne Rocks a Cap and Gown on 'Tha Carter IV' Album Cover The Colin Tiley directed clip mostly takes place in a d ...

  18. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the p ...

  19. Listen: Estelle Pleads Don't 'Break My Heart' in New Single

    April 18, 2011 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 E stelle officially returns from her three year hiatus with "Break My Heart," featuring Rick Ross. The Don Cannon produced track is off of Estelle's upcoming album, 'All of Me.' Estelle: 2011 Album Preview In "Break My ...

  20. Diddy Promises 'Rockin' Dirty Money Tour

    April 12, 2011 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs says that taking Diddy-Dirty Money , his group with vocalist-writers Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane ) and Kalenna Harper, on the road was part of his plan for the trio from its inception. "I always said peopl ...

  21. Sound & Vision: RedOne and 10 Other Producers Ruling Music

    April 01, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 They produce the songs that make the whole world sing -- and dance, and mosh, and head-bob, and do the country two-step. RedOne and 10 other producers who rule the music universe: RedOne Five years ago, the Billboard Hot 100 was a safe haven for the ...

  22. Birdman: Lil Wayne Has 'New Energy' on 'Tha Carter IV'

    April 01, 2011 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans can expect "a new Wayne" when Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" is released on May 16, according to executive producer and Cash Money Records co-chief Bryan "Birdman" Williams . "He sounds brand new to me,&quo ...

  23. Game Says Delayed 'R.E.D.' Album Will Be 'Best' Album of 2011

    March 29, 2011 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's upcoming "The R.E.D." album has been delayed numerous times and still has no set release date, but the California rapper says he isn't jaded. In fact, he feels he's still "one of the last artists that really car ...

  24. Cali Swag District Working on New Label Situation, Prepping Debut Release

    March 29, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last spring, hip-hop upstart Cali Swag District exploded on the music scene with their first single, "Teach Me How to Dougie," which not only peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's rap singles chart, but also spawned the biggest dance phenome ...

  25. Rick Ross Arrested on Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Charge

    March 28, 2011 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge. The Year in Arrests: 2010 Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday (March 28) that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and re ...

  26. Lil Wayne Brings Epic I Am Still Music Tour to Philadelphia

    March 27, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the many hip-hop fans who understandably believe that Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive, his desire to be a rock star -- not a music star, not a rap star, but a rock star -- can be confounding. After releasing his breakthrough LP "Tha Cart ...

  27. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice:Chris Brown's Outburst and Travis Barker's Opening

    March 24, 2011 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the negative attention surrounding his Good Morning America outburst, Chris Brown is having a great week on the charts as "Look At Me Now" steps 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (33.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen ...

  28. Adele Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200, Rise Against Bows At No. 2

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dele's "21" heads back the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Laser ...

  29. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco Defies Radio

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about Lupe Fiasco this week as his often-delayed "Lasers" opens atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 with 204,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, his first No. 1 on either chart, was origi ...

  30. Lil Wayne Kicks Off I Am Still Music Tour in Rhode Island

    March 17, 2011 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne kicked off his I Am Still Music tour in Rhode Island last night (March 16), and to celebrate his return to the stage in more than a year, Weezy brought out Young Money artist Nicki Minaj , Jae Millz, Mack Maine, Lil Twist and Shanell as we ...

  31. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Compilation Arriving May 24

    March 10, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after Maybach Music Group landed a partnership with Warner Bros. Records, the hip-hop label's founder, Rick Ross , has announced a May 24 release date for Maybach's first compilation album, "Self Made," on Twitter today ...

  32. The Squeeze: Q&A with Raekwon

    March 03, 2011 1:41 PM EST 0 0 0 On a drizzly Wednesday (March 2) night in Los Angeles, the Wu-Tang Clan' s resident chef, Raekwon , arrives at Blu Monkey Lounge -- a small bar tucked just off Hollywood Boulevard -- to attend a weekly industry party called Bubble Gum. As he ho ...

  33. Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot' Video Spoofs 'Inception'

    March 03, 2011 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 "Inception" may have lost the Best Picture race to "The King's Speech" at the Oscars on Sunday, but the drama received a nice consolation prize: a tip of the cap from Lil Wayne . The rapper pays homage to the film in his mus ...

  34. Foxy Brown: Lil Kim Should 'Put Out Great Music,' End Feud with Nicki Minaj

    February 24, 2011 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 F oxy Brown is weighing on the bitter feud that escalated between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim last week, after the latter appeared to behead the Young Money rapper on the cover of her "Black Friday" mixtape. "When you're using that a ...

  35. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warner Bros., Signs Pill

    February 22, 2011 8:28 PM EST Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross, has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill. "This deal with Warner Bros. Records has been a long time in ...

  36. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warner Bros., Signs Pill

    February 22, 2011 3:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross , has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill, earlier today (Feb. 22). "This deal with Warner Bros. Records ...

  37. Wiz Khalifa Drops 'Cabin Fever' Mixtape, 'Roll Up' Cracks Hot 100

    February 18, 2011 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 W iz Khalifa has released a new mixtape, "Cabin Fever," before his proper debut "Rolling Papers" comes out Mar. 29 on Rostrum/Atlantic. The nine-track release features guest spots from Big Sean, Juicy J, Trae Tha Truth and Chevy ...

  38. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone come ...

  39. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  40. TRAVIS BARKER: DRUMMER BOY

    February 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Blink-182 is returning with a new album, but not before TRAVIS BARKER releases a hip-hop collection with Lil Wayne, the RZA and Rick Ross attached. This is a passion project to be taken seriously Travis Barker outshines Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game and ...

  41. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions ...

  42. Rick Ross Welcomes Rapper Meek Mill To Maybach Music Group

    February 08, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Just days after announcing Wale had joined his Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross tweeted today (Feb. 8) that another rapper has joined the "empire." Meek Mill is the latest addition to the Maybach Music family. "EVERYONE WELCOME @MEEKMIL ...

  43. Wale Signs To Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group

    February 07, 2011 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 After much speculation, rapper Wale confirmed via Twitter recently that he has signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. According to Complex, Maybach Music is in the center of a bidding war between Jay-Z's Roc Nation (which actually manag ...

  44. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  45. Diddy, Rick Ross Make 1 Million Dollars Rain At Strip Club

    January 31, 2011 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 A couple of weeks back, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday at Miami's King of Diamonds strip club alongside some of his famous friends. Now, a video has hit the net and it finds Rozay and manager Diddy blowing 1 million dollars at the birthday c ...

  46. Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' Video': A Cinderella Wedding with Drake

    January 27, 2011 8:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Relating the lyrical hook "I wish I could have this moment for life" to a classic character whose time is especially fleeting -- Cinderella -- Nicki Minaj goes glamorous in the official music video for "Moment 4 Life," which prem ...

  47. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  48. Wiz Khalifa Announces 'Rolling Papers' Album Title, March 29 Release Date

    January 26, 2011 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Just days after performing his chart hit "Black And Yellow" at the Steelers vs. Jets game in his hometown of Pittsburgh, rapper Wiz Khalifa has finally made an official announcement about his upcoming Atlantic album. The highly-anticipated ...

  49. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a hea ...

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