1. Drake vs. Young Jeezy: Which Single is Better?

    August 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the release of Drake 's "Headlines" and Young Jeezy 's "Shake Life" over the past week, rap fans have been given previews of two highly anticipated fall hip-hop albums. Only one question remains: which single is be ...

  2. The Weeknd Makes Performance Debut in Toronto: Watch

    July 25, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (July 24), The Weeknd made his performance debut at the Mod Club in his hometown of Toronto. The singer-songwriter performed his latests, "The Birds (Part 1)" and "Rolling Stone" and ran through cuts from his mixtape, & ...

  3. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in ...

  4. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  5. Drake Cancels Concert over Family Death

    July 15, 2011 2:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake has canceled a concert set for Saturday night (July 16) in Orlando Fla. due to a death in his family. A rep for the 24-year-old rapper has issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stag ...

  6. Chart Juice: Monica's First Single Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Without Lil' Kim

    July 14, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 One week after hitting the 'net, Monica 's first single, "Anything (To Find You)," featuring Rick Ross , debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 71. The track from Monica's upcoming seventh studio album, "New Life" ...

  7. Chart Juice: DJ Khaled's 'I'm On One' Hits No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 07, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Khaled 's first single, "I'm On One," off "We The Best Forever" has been on heavy rotation coast to coast, since debuting No. 60 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on May, 28. After eight weeks on the charts, "I ...

  8. DJ Khaled Drops Visuals for 'I'm On One': Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before performing the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit on the 2011 BET Awards, DJ Khaled dropped the visuals for "I'm On One," featuring Drake , Rick Ross and Lil Wayne . DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop's Anthem King Why does ...

  9. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  10. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  11. Four-Play: Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Rick Ross & Karmin

    June 24, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson stands her ground, Estelle and Rick Ross lap in a life of luxury, Lil Wayne and the Bawse get creative with their iPhones and Karmin cover another hip-hop classic. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Jennifer H ...

  12. Jagged Edge Talks Hiatus, New Album and Jermaine Dupri

    June 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Real R&B was brought back to NYC last night (June 21) as Jagged Edge took the stage to celebrate the release of their new album, "The Remedy." Clad in red shirts and black vests, they performed vintage hits and the album's first s ...

  13. DMX Leaving Jail Next Month, Working on New Album

    June 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In "twenty eight days," DMX , born Earl Simmons, will be home after spending more than six months in jail, initially a year long sentence, for violating his probation in November, 2010. DMX Moved to Mental Health Unit After several run-ins ...

  14. Press Play: The Game, Curren$y, J. Cole & The Weeknd

    June 17, 2011 4:50 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 our playlist featuring The Game , J. Cole , Curren$y and The Weeknd . The Game - "Bottles & Rockin' J' ...

  15. Erykah Badu, Rick Ross Perform at Tupac Birthday Show in Atlanta

    June 17, 2011 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though rapper Rick Ross lacked a father figure growing up, he found guidance through many of Tupac Shakur 's songs that taught him how to approach life as a young man. So when Ross was asked to perform at Shakur's 40th birthday concer ...

  16. Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' Video to Premiere Next Wednesday

    June 16, 2011 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears' official "I Wanna Go" video will make its MTV premiere at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday (June 22), sliding in just in time to qualify for this year's Video Music Awards. The eligibility period for the MTV Video Awards close ...

  17. Big Sean Previews 'Finally Famous' with Kanye West, Kid Cudi & More

    June 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ig Sean has been working non-stop since he spit 16 bars to his mentor, Kanye West at Detriot's Hot 102.7 FM WHTD radio station in 2005. Fast forward to six years later and a "Finally Famous" mixtape trilogy. Yesterday (June 7), Big ...

  18. Chris Brown Does the Dougie at 'Summer Jam 2011': Watch

    June 06, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (June 5), Hot 97's 'Summer Jam 2011' delivered memorable performances from heavy weights such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and more. But the title for stand-out performance of the night goes to Chris Brown. See Photos of Hot 97 ...

  19. Kanye West Releases Final Version of 'Monster': Watch

    June 06, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Finally! Yesterday (June 5), Kanye West released the finished video to one of the most anticipated posse cuts of last year, "Monster," featuring Rick Ross , Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj . We got a glimpse of the glam horror scenes when an unfinis ...

  20. Chris Brown, Rick Ross Steal 'Summer Jam 2011' Show

    June 06, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a powerful roster that included Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , and Chris Brown , hip-hop reigned supreme at 'Summer Jam 2011' last night, June 5. Before the main event, Big K.R.I.T. , Big Sean , Pusha T and Ace Hood hit the stage to warm up ...

  21. Hot 97's 'Summer Jam 2011' Live: Watch

    June 05, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 You weren't able to buy a ticket for 'Summer Jam 2011'? Don't worry, we have you covered. Hot 97 and Miss Info.tv are live streaming the entire show and backstage interviews for the first time! Sit back, relax, and catch the sold ...

  22. Chart Juice: DJ Khaled's 'One' Hits Top 10, Adele Debuts

    June 04, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm On One," DJ Khaled 's latest all-star rap opus, notches the producer his third top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart as it moves 21-10 on this week's tally. The posse cut, which features Lil Wayne , Rick Ross and Dr ...

  23. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Release Pushed to August

    June 02, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" release date has been pushed back again, a source confirms to Billboard.com. The highly anticipated set will now hit stores on Aug. 29, over two months after its last announced release date of June 21. &q ...

  24. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debu ...

  25. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album sinc ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Bieber & Selena: PDA in Maui, Jose Conseco Wants to Marry Gaga

    May 27, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: PDA in Maui Following their appearances at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Justin Bieber and his ladyfriend Selena Gomez jetted off ...

  27. Lil Wayne Sings 'You're Beautiful' on Third Single 'How to Love': Listen

    May 26, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "You had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart/ Never really had luck/ Could never figure out/ How to love" sings (yes, sings) Lil Wayne on his third single, "How to Love," off "Tha Carter IV." The Detail-produced tra ...

  28. Drake Gets Animated For 'The LeBrons' Show: Watch

    May 25, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the most recent episode of LeBron James' web-based animated series, ' The LeBrons ,' Drake gets animated. Check out Drizzy avoid drama in his October's Very Own/All Things Fresh varsity jacket. If you want more Drizzy, don ...

  29. Chart Juice: Lil Wayne Dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 20, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's a celebration b*tches, Mazel tov/ It's a slim chance I'll fall," Lil Wayne raps on DJ Khaled 's "I'm On One." From the looks of it, there's truth to Weezy's rhymes. After "I'm On ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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, ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

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