1. Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes' 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    September 05, 2012 11:04 AM EDT After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings . With $110 m ...

  2. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night be ...

  3. 'Gangnam Style' Helps Psy Dance Way to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    August 31, 2012 4:10 PM EDT South Korean artist Psy is dancing his way up Billboard's charts with his viral phenomenon single "Gangnam Style." This week, he leaps 9-1 on the Social 50 while the tune hops onto Heatseekers Songs at No. 23 and bows at No. 74 on ...

  4. 'Gangnam Style' Helps Psy Dance Way to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    August 31, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 South Korean artist Psy is dancing his way up Billboard's charts with his viral phenomenon single "Gangnam Style." This week, he leaps 9-1 on the Social 50 while the tune hops onto Heatseekers Songs at No. 23 and bows at No. 74 on Dig ...

  5. Steve Stoute On Uniting Budweiser & Jay-Z For Made In America: 'Brands Are Becoming Much Closer To The Content'

    August 31, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Though expectations are already high for the lineup at the inaugural Budweiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia this weekend - Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Skrillex and curator Jay-Z are among the confirmed headliners, with Beyonce rumored to make ...

  6. Chart Juice: Future & Keyshia Cole Hit Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 30, 2012 8:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Future and Keyshia Cole claim their latest top 10 hits, while Lil Wayne sets a record among rap acts. Atlanta's own Future earns his third top 10 as "Turn On The Lights" shimmies up 11-8. It's ...

  7. Trey Songz Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    August 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Chapter V bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer's fifth full-length studio album and follows 2010's Passio ...

  8. Ron Howard to Direct Film of Jay-Z's 'Budweiser Made in America' Music Festival

    August 28, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have inked a deal to film Jay-Z's Budweiser Made in America music festival, which runs Sept. 1-2 in Philadelphia. Howard will direct the film, which Grazer will produce alongside Transl ...

  9. Win Jay-Z's Made in America Festival Tickets

    August 27, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of 2-day passes to see Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Drake, Skrillex, Maybach Music & more could be yours. Jay-Z's 'Budweiser Made in America' festival is the place to be for Labor Day weekend. Jay-Z's gathered some of his favorit ...

  10. Trey Songz, DJ Khaled & Owl City Albums Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    August 25, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 As earlier reported , R&B singer Trey Songz is coasting to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his "Chapter V" should easily top the tally next week. Industry sources are projecting that the set could sell between 120, ...

  11. Trey Songz, DJ Khaled, Owl City Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    August 24, 2012 7:28 PM EDT As previously reported , R&B singer Trey Songz is coasting to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his "Chapter V" should easily top the tally next week. Industry sources are projecting the set could sell between 120, ...

  12. The Beat 8/24: One Direction's New Album, LL Cool J's Intruder, Rick Ross & David Copperfield | Billboard.com

    The Beat 8/24: One Direction's New Album, LL Cool J's Intruder, Rick Ross & David Copperfield | Billboard.com

    August 24, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/24: LL Cool J Takes Down an Intruder, Rick Ross brings out David Copperfield in Vegas, One Direction announces a new album. jonathan brooks , David Copperfield , springsteen , featuredVideo1 , Eric Church , Billboard , Kings Of Leon , No ...

  13. The Beat 8/22: One Direction's New Album, LL Cool J's Intruder, Rick Ross and David Copperfield

    August 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, August 24 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In toda ...

  14. Watch: Nicki Minaj's 'I Am Your Leader' Video With Cam'Ron & Rick Ross

    August 24, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Nicki Minaj . After debuting her first fragrance, "Pink Friday," and co-starring in B.o.B 's video for "Out of My Mind," the Young Money rapstress releases the visuals for Hit-Boy produced trac ...

  15. Chart Juice: Def Jam Scores Fourth Straight No. 1 Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 24, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam is on a roll. The label claims its fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the arrival of 2 Chainz ' "Based On a T.R.U. Story" (147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan). 2 Chainz follows a two-week ru ...

  16. Rick Ross Brings Out David Copperfield at Reebok Classics Concert: Watch

    August 22, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This is a mother fuckin' icon," Rick Ross said before bringing out… David Copperfled. Yes, David Copperfield. Both Ross and Copperfield shared the stage, yesterday (Aug. 21), during an exclusive Reebok Classics concert in Caesar' ...

  17. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected las ...

  18. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projecte ...

  19. Watch Mariah Carey Own The Boxing Ring in 'Triumphant' Video

    August 21, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Rocky," "Raging Bull," "Cinderella Man"... and now Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" music video. The glitzy clip, which premiered on Tuesday (Aug. 21), features Meek Mill as a scrappy boxer, Ri ...

  20. Trey Songz, 'Chapter V': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's no secret that R&B has been slightly askew since the emergence of electronica music into the mainstream. Chris Brown , Ne-Yo and even Usher took advantage of the EDM wave and pushed aside the genre that made them stars. Trey Songz , on ...

  21. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and ev ...

  22. Insane Clown Posse on Track for Third Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2012 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is due to collect its third top 10 album next week, as "Mighty Death Pop" should bow with 30,000 to 35,000 sold -- so say industry sources. Also looking for a high debut, as previously reported, is rapper 2 C ...

  23. Insane Clown Posse on Track for Third Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2012 7:32 PM EDT Hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is due to collect its third top 10 album next week, as "Mighty Death Pop!" should bow with 30,000 to 35,000 sold, according to industry sources. As previously reported , rapper 2 Chainz is also looking fo ...

  24. Chart Juice: Elle Varner Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    August 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner bows at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut "Perfectly Imperfect," selling 33,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is home to three charting singles on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs . "Only Wanna Give It To Y ...

  25. Chart Moves: Mariah Carey's 'Triumphant' Makes Modest Start, Maroon 5's 'Night' Takes Flight on Hot 100

    August 16, 2012 7:23 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" blows Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" out of the Billboard Hot 100's top spot after nine weeks, while Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift debut with the first sing ...

  26. Four-Play: DJ Khaled, Azealia Banks, Rick Ross, & A$AP Rocky

    August 15, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Azealia Banks gets wet and wild, DJ Khaled shakes the earth, Rick Ross stunts, and A$AP Rocky gets lifted. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring DJ Khaled, Azealia Banks, Rick Ross, and A$AP Rocky. DJ Khaled and director Hype Wi ...

  27. 'Now 43' Tops Billboard 200; 16th No. 1 for Series

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner, Colt Ford also soar into the Top 10 on this week's chart. The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111 ...

  28. 'Now 43' Scores Franchise's 16th No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Excluding t ...

  29. Elle Varner & Colt Ford Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 11, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Elle Varner is on her way to a better-than-expected bow on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Her debut album "Perfectly Imperfect" should start in the top 10 of the tally as industry sources are projecting it m ...

  30. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 11, 2012 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25 thanks to the viral success of his video for "Gangna ...

  31. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 10, 2012 9:25 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25, thanks to the viral success of his video for "G ...

  32. Elle Varner, Colt Ford Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 9:07 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Elle Varner is on her way to a better-than-expected bow on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Her debut album, "Perfectly Imperfect," should start in the top 10 of the tally as industry sources are projecting ...

  33. Chart Juice: 2 Chainz Gets Back-to-Back No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 10, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 2 Chainz gets his second overall No. 1 -- and first topper as a lead artist -- as "No Lie" (featuring Drake ) rises 2-1. 2 Chainz replaces himself atop the list as "No Lie" bumps "Mercy&qu ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  36. 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, ...

  37. Charts: Ross Is Boss, Whitney Houston 'Sparkles'

    August 08, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  38. 'Now 43' Set to Bow at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 08, 2012 7:40 PM EDT The long-running "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise is on course for its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Now 43" should debut atop the list next week. Industry sources suggest that the set will sell perha ...

  39. 'Now 43' Set to Bow at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 08, 2012 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The long-running "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise is on course for its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" should debut atop the list next week. Industry sources suggest that the set will sell perhaps ...

  40. Rick Ross Scores Fourth No. 1 Album With 'God Forgives, I Don't'

    August 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As projected last week, rapper Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach mogul his best sales we ...

  41. Rick Ross Reigns With Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    August 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week, rapper Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don't bows atop the list with 218,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  42. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  43. 2 Chainz Talks 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Album & Success

    August 06, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-shi ...

  44. Four-Play: Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lloyd, & Keyshia Cole

    August 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar drowns, Rick Ross cruises, Lloyd gets down and Keyshia Cole goes crazy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Kendrick, Ross, Lloyd and Keyshia. In the video for "Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar ...

  45. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  46. OVO Fest 2012: Drake Shows Toronto Love with Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & More

    August 06, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Looking out at the adoring crowd before him, Drake smiled widely. "Every year, I feel like this is my motherfucking birthday," he said. From the screams and cheers that filled the air for the entirety of his third annual OVO Fest at the Mo ...

  47. Conor Maynard's 'Contrast' Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    August 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard 's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British ...

  48. Conor Maynard, British Pop Heartthrob, Tops UK Album Chart; Wiley Has No. 1 Single

    August 06, 2012 8:32 AM EDT Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British ...

  49. Joss Stone, Gloriana Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Singer Joss Stone and country trio Gloriana are both aiming for the top 10 on the Billboard 200 with their newly-released albums. According to industry sources, Stone's "The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2" might sell around 25,000 by week� ...

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