1. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. TobyMac gets his first chart-topper with "Eye On It," as it bows with 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It ...

  2. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album On Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It," as it bows with 69,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It simult ...

  3. Slaughterhouse & TobyMac Albums Vying for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 29, 2012 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a quiet week for new album releases, two are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. Hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse and Christian artist TobyMac could each claim the No. 1 slot with their respective new albums, so say industry ...

  4. Slaughterhouse & TobyMac Albums Vying for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart Next Week

    August 29, 2012 6:49 PM EDT In a quiet week for new album releases, two are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. Hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse and TobyMac could each claim the No. 1 slot with their respective new albums, so say industry sources. The n ...

  5. Slaughterhouse, Paul Rosenberg Talk 'Welcome to Our House' Album & Success

    August 28, 2012 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse doesn't quantify success in numbers. Following its self-titled debut on E1 Records in 2009, the quartet started work on its sophomore album, "Welcome to Our House." Consisting of Royce Da 5'9" , ...

  6. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows 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 ...

  7. Katy Perry's 'Friday' Flies Up Hot 100, Adele Still No. 1

    June 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 23) on Billboard.com, while Katy Perry 's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" rockets into the top five. Ka ...

  8. Eminem Rules Bonnaroo 2011 with Fiery Headlining Set

    June 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a little more than an hour of a hard-as-nails set that had the bikini-clad rumps shaking at Bonnaroo, Eminem thanked the crowd and left the stage. Nearly 80,000 fans chanted "Shady! Shady! Shady!" in a thunderous roar for five minute ...

  9. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    June 12, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem , Mumford and Sons , and Wiz Khalifa led the list of must-see performances at Bonnaroo 2011 on Saturday (June 11) but there was a ton to see everywhere you looked, from parades to pyrotechnics. The Manchester, TN fest's third day kept th ...

  10. Eminem Disses Lady Gaga on Bad Meets Evil Track, 'A Kiss': Listen

    June 06, 2011 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 E minem reverts to his old celebrity-slamming days and takes a shot at Lady Gaga in "A Kiss," a intense cut off the forthcoming Bad Meets Evil EP. While Em name-checks Katy Perry in the Bangladesh-produced track, saying that he's &quo ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Bono Goes Hitchhiking, Moby 'Mildly Electrocuted'

    June 03, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. How Do You Get Backstage At A U2 Concert? Give A Lift to Hitchhiking Bono Gilbert Brule, a hockey player for the Edmonton Oiler, and his girlfriend, Kelsey Nichols, were ...

  12. Dr. Dre In 'Final Stretch' of 'Detox' Work, Says DJ Khalil

    June 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While DJ Khalil has recently contributed to new projects by Drake , John Legend , Eminem and Game , the producer tells Billboard.com that his top priority these days is helping Dr. Dre finish his endlessly delayed third album, "Detox." &qu ...

  13. Dr. Dre & Eminem's 'Die Hard' Single to Debut on 'Fight Camp'

    May 02, 2011 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Die Hard," the next single from Dr. Dre 's endlessly delayed "Detox" album featuring Eminem , will be unveiled during Friday's episode of Showtime's "Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Moseley." The world pre ...

  14. Eminem Signs Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse to Shady Label

    January 12, 2011 2:48 PM EST 0 0 0 After months of speculation, Eminem 's Shady Records finally announced the signing of Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf on Tuesday (Jan. 11). The label head and his new signees appear on the cover of the March issue of XXL, and Rapradar.com has a sni ...

  15. Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music, Ice Cube/Reverend Run BET Cyphers

    October 13, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET aired their 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards last night (Oct. 12) and Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music click broke into a cypher for one of the better moments of the show. Video: G.O.O.D. Music BET cypher West, alongside Common, Pusha T, Big Sean and Cy ...

  16. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: DJ Premier, TINU, 'Unsung,' Ludacris

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- DJ Premier is the executive producer of the new album by Royce Da 5'9": "Street Hop." Out this week (Oct. 20), the rapper's fourth album release coincides with the recently launched "K.O.D. Tour 2009," whose l ...

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Capital Jazz Fest, Slaughterhouse

    May 29, 2009 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 -- Chaka Khan is stepping in for Natalie Cole at the 17th annual Capital Jazz Fest (June 5-7) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Cole is recuperating from recent kidney transplant surgery. Khan joins a lineup that includes Lalah Hath ...

  18. Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 07, 2009 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas, Damian Marley, the Roots, Big Boi and Common, among others, will lead this summer's Rock the Bells traveling hip-hop festival, which is set to visit 10 North American cities on consecutive weekends from June 27-Aug. 9. Also on the bill in ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the ...

  20. Del, Automator, Dilated Take 'Big Trip'

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A cross-country road trip by five youths with video cameras is serving as the launch pad for a combination film and star-studded hip-hop compilation, "One Big Trip," due Aug. 13 release on double-side A cross-country road trip by five yout ...

  21. Royce Da 5' 9" Stands Tall On Debut

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Royce Da 5' 9" (aka Ryan Montgomery) has been whetting the appetites of hip-hop fans since he performed on "Bad Meets Evil," featured on Eminem's 1999 album "The Slim Shady LP." So it's only fitting t Royce Da ...

  22. Underground Airplay Version 1.0

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. The Lyricist Lounge brand has represented the best of underground hip-hop culture for at least 10 years. What began as a New York City-based ope ...

  23. Star-Studded 'What's Going On' Disc Due

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of Marvin Gaye's classic single "What's Going On" will be released Oct. 30 via Columbia. Originally lanned for release tomorrow (Oct. A disc of wide-ranging mixes ...