1. Paris Hilton to Release Second Album on Cash Money, Feature Lil Wayne

    May 22, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Paris Hilton will be releasing her second album on Cash Money, the label co-founded and operated by Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams. The news was first revealed in a party report filed from Cannes by Showb ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Reservoir Media/Reverb Music, Steve Perry/Universal, Imagem, BMG/Little Green Cars, Hit House/Danail Getz

    September 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Reservoir Media Acquires Reverb Music Reservoir Media Management has acquired Reverb Music, a U.K. music publishing firm, with 30,000 copyrights and agreements and more than 100 songwriters. As part of the deal, Reverb MD Annette Barrett will rema ...

  3. Q&A: Hit-Boy on 'Ni--as in Paris' Success & His Own Rap Career

    May 11, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced "Ni**as in Paris," the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "Watch the Throne." With another West tr ...

  4. Big Boi Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 15, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  5. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  6. Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" (Def Jam, July 6) Big Boi 's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott ...

  7. Big Boi Sets July 6 Debut Album Release Date

    April 20, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally be available on July 6th on Def Jam Recordings. First single, "Shutterbug," produced by Scott Storch, has already bee ...

  8. 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Celebrates Quincy Jones Legacy

    March 10, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Akon , Ludacris , Usher , Mary J. Blige , Jennifer Hudson, Talib Kweli , BeBe Winans, Three 6 Mafia , Jermaine Dupri , Scott Storch and Jamie Foxx are among the host of artists and producers paying tribute to Quincy Jones on "Q: Soul Bossa Nost ...

  9. Chris Brown's 'Changed Man' Not His Comeback Single, Says Label

    August 14, 2009 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Chris Brown song entitled "Changed Man" leaked online Thursday night (Aug. 13), setting off speculation over whether it will be the first single on his upcoming album, "Graffiti." A rep for Brown, however, tells Billboard.com t ...

  10. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can ...

  11. New 50 Cent Album Pushed To Early '09

    November 14, 2008 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Dec. 16, 50 Cent 's new album, "Before I Self Destruct," has been pushed to an unspecified date in early 2009. Interscope says the artist was "rushing" to meet the December date but "with the deadline to ...

  12. New 50 Cent Album Pushed To Early '09

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Dec. 16, 50 Cent's new album, "Before I Self Destruct," has been pushed to an unspecified date in early 2009. According to Interscope, the set was not going to be finished in time to me Originally due Dec. 16, 50 Cent&# ...

  13. New 50 Cent Album Pushed To Early '09

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 16, 50 Cent's new album, "Before I Self Destruct," has been pushed to an unspecified date in early 2009. Interscope says the artist was "rushing" to meet the December date but "with the deadline to ...

  14. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chr ...

  15. Eminem, Dr. Dre Join 50 Cent On New Album

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent's new album will boast production and guest turns from mentors Dr. Dre and Eminem. As previously reported, "Before I Self Destruct" is due Dec. 9 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope. Producer Scott 50 Cent's new album will boa ...

  16. DJ Babu Returns To 'Duck Season'

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 L.A.-based DJ/producer DJ Babu will release the third installment of his "Duck Season" series through Nature Sounds Records on Oct 28. L.A.-based DJ/producer DJ Babu will release the third installment of his "Duck Season" series ...

  17. Big Boi Gets Political On 'Luscious' Lead Single

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba. Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo alb ...

  18. Producer Storch Hobbled By Debt, 'Mismanagement'

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just a few years ago, Scott Storch was one of the top producers in pop music, living in a $10.5 million mansion on an exclusive Miami island, driving a phalanx of luxury cars and dating the likes of P Just a few years ago, Scott Storch was one of th ...

  19. The Game Moves 'LAX' Release Date Again

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game's third album, "LAX," is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. ...

  20. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II ...

  21. Second Lil Mama Hit Ushers In New Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having scored a second big hit without the benefit of an album, teenage rapper Lil Mama's debut finally has a release date. "VYP -- Voice of the Young People" will arrive April 29 via Jive. Having scored a second big hit without the b ...

  22. Rap It Up

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Tr ...

  23. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has se ...

  24. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end ...

  25. Fat Joe Goes Gangster On 'Elephant'

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "'Elephant in the Room' is a gangster rap album - rap being the room and the elephant being me. Fat Joe's been doing it for 15 years and he still doesn't get his just due." That's what the Bronx-bred "'El ...

  26. Raheem Devaughn's 'Love' Revolution

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers himself an underdog. Raheem DeVaughn may be a newly minted Grammy Award nominee, but he still considers himself an underdog. "I enjoy being slept on," he sa ...

  27. Brown's 'Exclusive' Return

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Right in time, after his single "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain overtook Soulja Boy's "Crank That" on top of the Hot 100 last week, Chris Brown returns with his sophomore set, "Exclusive" (Jive). Right in time, after ...

  28. R&B Duo Nina Sky Signs To Polo Grounds/J

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to release its sophomore album, "The Musical," early next year. R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to releas ...

  29. Fat Joe Makes 'Room" For New Album

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. In ad ...

  30. Fat Joe To Unleash 'Elephant' In 2008

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe is shooting to release his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room" in early 2008. Rounding up his tried and true producers -- Scott Storch, Cool and Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and The Runners -- Joe also secured features fro ...

  31. Hot Boyz: B.G., Lil' Wayne Ready December Albums

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil' Wayne are both set to release new records in time for Christmas. However, B.G. tells Billboard.com he isn't worried about sibling rivalry between his "Too Hood To Be B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil ...

  32. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  33. Music On TV Aug. 13-19

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 13-20. MONDAY, Aug. 13 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold "Access Granted," BET Featured artist(s): Ciara, T.I., T-Pain, Lloyd, Yung Joc. "D&# ...

  34. Two Sides Of T.I.

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his new album, "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," due this week via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. The set features guest turns by Eminem, Nelly, Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit ...

  35. Cassidy Leans On The Lord For 'B.A.R.S.'

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After serving more than a year in jail and suffering serious injuries in a car accident, Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has a lot to be grateful for. After serving more than a year in jail and suffering serious injuriet in a car accident, Philadelphia ...

  36. Leak Building Buzz For New Chris Brown Album

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "Wall to Wall," leaked in May to New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97), more than four months before the artist's sophomore album, "Exclu Jive Records was none too th ...

  37. Trina Brings The 'B*tch' Back On New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life," which spawned her biggest hit to date, rapper Trina will return Aug. 14 with a new album, "Baddest B*itch II," via Slip-N-Slide/EMI. On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life,& ...

  38. It's Summer Time With T.I., 'T.I.P.'

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's just after midnight and T.I. is waiting to go home from Teterboro, N.J.'s Atlantic airport in a private G-3 aircraft, courtesy of producer Wyclef Jean. The plane is equipped with 10 seats, a padd It's just after midnight and T.I. ...

  39. NORE Snag Swizz Beatz, Pharrell For Indie Album

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After testing the reggaeton waters with last year's "N.O.R.E. Y La Familia... Ya Tu Sabe," Queens rapper NORE is going back to basics with "Global Warming 11368," which he will release independently i After testing the regga ...

  40. Mya 'Liberated' On New Album With Storch, Cox

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the last four years, R&B singer Mya replaced her entire management team, made a label switch and broke up with her boyfriend. So it's no wonder the Washington, D.C. native titled her upcoming M In the last four years, R&B singer Mya ...

  41. Chris Brown Offering 'Exclusive' In September

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teen R&B star Chris Brown is eyeing a September release for his sophomore Jive album, "Exclusive." Brown, who has also written several songs this time around, says recording has been like "a famil Teen R&B star Chris Brown is ...

  42. Danity Kane Keeping The 'Show' Going On New CD

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The show isn't stopping for Danity Kane. The "Making the Band 3" quintet, whose self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 last August and launched the hits "Show Stopper" and "Ride for Y The show isn' ...

  43. T.I. Stretches Out With Eminem, Timbaland, Wyclef

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his upcoming album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," due July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. The set will feature guest turns by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, R. Ke Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit ...

  44. Oft-Delayed Redman Album Finally Due Next Month

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. First single "Put It D ...

  45. Backstage At The 2006 Billboard Music Awards

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Go behind the scenes of the 2006 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas with news and notes from T.I., the Fray, Tony Bennett, Nas, Young Jeezy and more. Mary J. Blige was this year's top winner, taking Five-time winner T.I. has already recorded u ...

  46. Hot Cup Of Joe

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Fat Joe has teamed with Virgin Records and Imperial Records, a new urban label development unit of Caroline Distribution, for the release this week of his new album, "Me, Myself & I." T Rapper Fat Joe has teamed with Virgin Reco ...

  47. Governor

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It has been a long time coming for the 30-something artist, who over the years has been signed to three different labels and recorded music with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre that was never officially released. "I was born ready," says R&B singe ...

  48. The Game Ready To 'Ride' On Sophomore Album

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 California rapper the Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut, "The Documentary" with "Doctor's Advocate," due Nov. 14 via Geffen. Album track "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is No. 16 th Californ ...

  49. Styles P's 'Time' Is Now For New CD

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 deliver his long-awaited sophomore disc, "Time Is Money" (Ruff Ryders/Interscope). Originally expected last December, the Lox's Styles P will on Nov. 14 delive ...

  50. Ex-'Idol' Vasquez Readies Solo Debut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season four "American Idol" contender Mario Vasquez will on Sept. 26 release his self-titled Arista debut. The disc boasts collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Scott Storch and Ne-Yo, among others. Season four "American Idol" conten ...

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