1. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Tour Cancelled

    December 08, 2012 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 A rep for Rick Ross confirmed to Billboard today that the remaining dates of the rapper's tour with his Maybach Music Group have been cancelled. The dates include Sunday in Nashville, the 12th in Memphis, 13th in Houston, 15th in Detroit and th ...

  2. Rick Ross/ Maybach Music Group Tour Cancelled

    December 08, 2012 6:35 PM EST A rep for Rick Ross confirmed to Billboard.biz today that the remaining dates of the rapper's tour with his Maybach Music Group have been cancelled. The dates include Sunday in Nashville, the 12th in Memphis, 13th in Houston, 15th in Detroit ...

  3. Chief Keef, Rep Talk 'Finally Rich' Album & Success

    December 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At 17 years old, Chief Keef is confident that his music is already setting trends. The Chicago native rose to prominence earlier this year with his self-released head-banging anthem "I Don't Like," parlaying online buzz into interest ...

  4. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  5. Rick Ross North Carolina Dates Cancelled After Gang Threats

    December 06, 2012 8:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross has canceled two shows in North Carolina, days after a gang named the Gangster Disciples released a video warning the Maybach Music head about his presence in the state. Meek Mill , Wale and Machine Gun Kelly were also set to perform at th ...

  6. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  7. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  8. Drake's OVO Label Inks Deal with Warner Bros.: Report

    December 04, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 October's Very Own, the label spearheaded by Drake , has inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. A rumored deal was first floated by Hits Daily Double on Tuesday (Dec. 4), and a source has confirmed the impending partnership to Billboard. More ...

  9. Randy Jackson to Debut Guitar Collection on HSN, Talks 'Idol' + New Mariah Carey

    December 04, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Jackson is gearing up for a busy 2013 that will see him return for an eleventh season as the longest continuous judge of "American Idol" as well as the release of an album from new "Idol" judge Mariah Carey, whom he also ma ...

  10. French Montana Talks 'Mac & Cheese 3' Mixtape, Readies 2013 Debut

    November 30, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 On Nov. 18, French Montana released his latest mixtape, " Mac & Cheese 3 ," as a gift to fans. Since its release, the tape, which features guest appearances from Sean " Diddy " Combs, Fat Joe , Rick Ross and more, has logged ...

  11. Alchemist Hopes to Launch Label in 2013, Preps Israeli Music-Inspired LP

    November 28, 2012 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran hip-hop producer and Eminem tour DJ Alan " Alchemist " Maman has had a busy 2012. The Los Angeles native has helmed projects for Odd Future 's Domo Genesis ("No Idols"), Action Bronson (" Rare Chandeliers " ...

  12. Omarion Talks 'Care Package' EP & Career Growth

    November 26, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Omarion doesn't want to be seen as a teen pop star anymore. The 28-year-old singer, who stepped onto the scene as frontman for B2K in the early 2000s, began his solo career with 2005's "O" (Epic), which debuted atop the Billboard ...

  13. Game's 'Jesus Piece' Album Coming in December

    November 20, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and many more guest on the LP. "Jesus Piece," Game's fifth studio album, is set for a Dec. 11 release on Interscope Records. The official album artwork and track list to the rapper's "R.E.D. A ...

  14. Kelly Rowland Enlists Jam & Lewis for 'Year of the Woman'

    November 19, 2012 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "I think that it's probably the most vulnerable I've been on a record," the R&B star says of her new music Kelly Rowland is not just excited about "Year of the Woman," her upcoming fourth studio solo album, she' ...

  15. Andre 3000 in No Rush to Record a New Album

    November 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 In order to capture his best version of Jimi Hendrix for an upcoming biopic, Andre 3000 said he had to think of him as a regular dude and not a rock star. "I didn't look at him as an icon because when you're in it, you don't know ...

  16. Omarion Announces 'Care Package' EP, Releases 'M.I.A.' Video

    November 13, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Omarion finally has set his first release on his new Maybach Music Group imprint: "Care Package," a free online EP, will hit iTunes on Nov. 29. In addition, the R&B singer released a visual for the track "M.I.A.," featuring W ...

  17. Chart Juice: Big Sean's 'Guap' Earns Top Debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Big Sean takes Hot Shot Debut honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as his "Guap" single earns the chart's highest debut, bowing at No. 31. The tune is the lead track from his upcoming album "Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroi ...

  18. Ne-Yo, Reps Talk 'R.E.D.' Album & Universal Motown Gig

    November 05, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "I pride myself on being the type of artist who can work half in the R&B world and half in the pop world." That was one of Ne-Yo 's first messages to industry colleagues who attended his intimate showcase at New York's Joe� ...

  19. Nicki Minaj 'The Re-Up' Track List: Lil Wayne, Ciara Featured

    November 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has claimed the month of November as her own. As the release date of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," quickly approaches, the singer-rapstress reveals the album's track list via iTunes . The double-disc project ...

  20. Meek Mill, 'Dreams & Nightmares': Track-By-Track Review

    October 30, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 All eyes have been on Meek Mill since the Philadelphia rapper signed to Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group imprint in February 2011. With seven mixtapes under his belt before signing, it's evident Meek has built a foundation for himself. But ...

  21. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  22. Chart Juice: Brandy Calls It A Comeback On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 25, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brandy reaches the summit of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for the second time in her nearly 18-year career, as "Two Eleven" debuts at No. 1 with 65,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's been more than 10 years since her prev ...

  23. Lil Reese Assaults Girl in Newly Posted Video

    October 25, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Reese, the Chicago rapper best known for his association with rising Glory Boys Entertainment MCs Chief Keef and Lil Durk, is featured in a cellphone-shot video posted online on Thursday (Oct. 25) that shows the rapper physically attacking a you ...

  24. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Mayb ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace 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 ou ...

  27. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  28. Young Jeezy Talks BET Awards Rick Ross Squabble, Gucci Mane Diss

    October 12, 2012 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Young Jeezy has addressed the backstage incident at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in a new interview. In his first comments on the awards show squabble between his and Rick Ross ' crews, he told Power 106 FM's Big Boy that it's been "ba ...

  29. Young Jeezy Releases 'Get Right' Track: Listen

    October 11, 2012 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Young Jeezy is moving ahead with new music: the MC has released "Get Right," a new track featuring production from Black Metaphor, on Thursday evening (Oct. 11). "Call me Mel Gibson/Got a brave heart," Jeezy sneers in the opening ...

  30. The Beat 10/11: Taylor Swift's New Song, Rihanna's Chart Success

    October 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, October 11 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 t ...

  31. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work ...

  32. Gucci Mane Wants To Drop 10 Albums in 2013

    October 09, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rap star talks 'Trap God' mixtape, the state of Brick Squad and 'the bumps and the bruises' of his career. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gucci Mane will unveil "Trap God," his third mixtape of the year following " ...

  33. Rick Ross Releases 'The Black Bar Mitzvah': Listen

    October 09, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two months after scoring his fourth No. 1 album with "God Forgives, I Don't," Rick Ross releases his mixtape, "Black Bar Mitzvah." The 18-track project includes guest appearances by 2 Chainz , Drake , Diddy , Pharrell , Omar ...

  34. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  35. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive ...

  36. The Beat 10/3: Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Punch Bros., Ross v. Jeezy

    The Beat 10/3: Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Punch Bros., Ross v. Jeezy

    October 03, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/3: Swift’s Top Beau Songs, Trace Adkins, Punch Bros' Chris Thile Is A Genius, a Jeezy v Rick Ross reenactment John Mayer , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , Jack White , Billboard , Punch Brothers , Jeezy , Trace Adkins , white str ...

  37. BET's Stephen G. Hill Downplays Hip-Hop Awards 'Altercation,' Cites 'Reckless Tweeting'

    October 02, 2012 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reports of a fight backstage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards taping on Saturday night were blown out of proportion, according to the network's Stephen G. Hill, its president of music programming and specials. In an interview with Complex , Hill confi ...

  38. BET Hip-Hop Awards: Footage of Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Brawl Hits the Internet

    October 01, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Video of a fight between MMG's Gunplay and G-Unit's camp surfaces too. Video of the alleged brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy at Saturday's BET Hip-Hop Awards has hit the Web. The feud between the two Def Jam artists reportedly ...

  39. Morning Fix: BET Brawl Video; Artists Protest Parlophone Sale; Big Album Debuts; Jay-Z Opens Barclays

    October 01, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters BET HIP-HOP AWARDS MARRED BY SCUFFLE: Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards though no arr ...

  40. BET Hip-Hop Awards Marred by Backstage Scuffle

    September 30, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in th ...

  41. Scuffle Backstage at BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 30, 2012 12:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the ...

  42. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since " ...

  43. Chart Juice: Beyonce's 'Dance For You' Hits Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 20, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé 's album "4" nabs its fourth top 10 hit single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week as "Dance For You" sashays 13-10. It's the sixth cut from "4" to reach the tally, following "Run the ...

  44. Fashion Week NYC: Theophilus London Takes Over

    September 14, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Theophilus London has been one of fashion's favorites this year. Not only did he spend most of the past week in the tents at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week, but the Brooklyn rapper also performed at Rebecca Minkoff's fall fashion ...

  45. Miguel's 'Adorn' Becomes His Third No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 13, 2012 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Miguel lands himself another No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs song as "Adorn," the Greatest Gainer/Airplay recipient, tip-toes up 2-1 (up 29% in audience impressions according to Nielsen BDS). The cut -- the first single f ...

  46. Chart Juice: Slaughterhouse Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Tamia Returns

    September 06, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slaughterhouse , the super group comprising rappers Joe Budden , Joell Ortiz , Crooked I and Royce da 5'9" , debuts its second studio album "Welcome to: Our House" at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 52,000 sold according ...

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

    September 05, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 mill ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

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