1. Sean Kingston "Tomorrow" Q&A

    Sean Kingston "Tomorrow" Q&A

    August 04, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Beautiful Girls" singer tells Billboard.com about working with Lil Wayne and Good Charlotte and what fans can expect from new album "Tomorrow." Video interview by Mariel Concepcion. Lil Wayne , Mariel Concepcion , Good Charl ...

  2. Video Q&A: Sean Kingston's "Burning" Up

    August 04, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As soon as Sean Kingston came up with the hook to "Fire Burning," he knew he had a hit. "I started humming the melodies to [producer RedOne]," he tells Billboard.com in a video interview at our studios. "I was like 'Fir ...

  3. Three 6 Mafia Lays Down 'Laws Of Power'

    August 04, 2009 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three 6 Mafia is in the final two weeks of work on its next album, "Laws of Power," which is due out Nov. 10. "We've probably got about 20 songs, about 90 percent of the album done," the group's Juicy J tells Billboard. ...

  4. Black Eyed Peas Set Billboard Hot 100 Record

    July 30, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas set a record this week for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history. "I Gotta Feeling" is in its fifth consecutive week at No. 1, following 12 weeks at the top by ...

  5. Taylor Swift, Shakira Make Moves On Billboard Hot 100

    July 23, 2009 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" at No. 3 nets a new peak on the Hot 100 for Swift, who made it to No. 4 with "Love Story" in January. Katy Perry gets back into the top 10 with "Waking Up in Vegas," which makes ...

  6. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Hit The Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which d ...

  7. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Debut High On Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which d ...

  8. Daughtry, T-Pain, Dierks Bentley Set For Free Samsung Concert Series

    July 12, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daughtry, the Offspring, Dierks Bentley and T-Pain, among others, will perform as part of the third annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight the Samsung JACK mobile phone. The concert series starts Jul ...

  9. Daughtry, T-Pain, Dierks Bentley Set For Free Samsung Concert Series

    July 10, 2009 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daughtry, the Offspring, Dierks Bentley and T-Pain, among others, will perform as part of the third annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight the Samsung JACK mobile phone. The concert series starts Jul ...

  10. Colbie Caillat, Ting Tings Shake Up Billboard Hot 100

    July 09, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colbie Caillat , Mary Mary and the Ting Tings shake up the Billboard Hot 100 in a week where the top five spots on the chart remain unchanged. Caillat has the week's hot shot debut at No. 12 with "Falling For You," the first song from ...

  11. Drake Flies Twice Into Top 10 Of Billboard Hot 100

    June 25, 2009 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Drake flies twice into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with "Best I Ever Had" the week's greatest airplay gainer and "Every Girl," his collaboration with Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine and Jae Millz, the w ...

  12. Black Eyed Peas Take Top Two Slots On Billboard Hot 100

    June 18, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After eleven weeks at No. 1 with "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas are right behind themselves at No. 2 with the debut of "I Gotta Feeling" on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With their No. 1 and No. 2 songs this week, the Pe ...

  13. The Black Eyed Peas Snag Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 11, 2009 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas hold on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, but there's plenty of drama elsewhere on the chart from Kings of Leon, Drake and Mitchel Musso. Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" flies up 52-19 on the chart afte ...

  14. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," ...

  15. Lady GaGa Takes Two Top 10 Spots On Billboard's Hot 100

    June 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa soars into the top 10 with her third single, "LoveGame," as Keri Hilson and Sean Kingston also break into the top tally on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "LoveGame" flies up from No. 22 to No. 10 and scores this we ...

  16. Black Eyed Peas Still Top Hot 100, Lady GaGa Soars Into Top 10

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lady GaGa soars into the top 10 with her third single, "LoveGame," as Keri Hilson and Sean Kingston also break into the top tally on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "LoveGame" flies up from No. 22 to No. 10 and scores this ...

  17. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black Eye ...

  18. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Diane Warren

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Diane Warren grew up in the San Fernando Valley listening to top 40 radio. Little did she know then that she would one day rule the charts. With nine songs peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Warren has locked up the charts for years with h ...

  19. Soulja Boy Walks The 'Walk' On New Album

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy Tell'em, best known for the hit single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" single from his 2007 debut, "SouljaBoytellem.com," returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set. Soulja Boy Tell'em, best known for the hit single &q ...

  20. Mariah, Nas, Nelly Set For Free Samsung Shows

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly and Nas, among others, will perform as part of the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight Sams Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly ...

  21. Devin The Dude Inks With Razor & Tie

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "Landing Gear," for release this fall. Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie a ...

  22. Devin The Dude Inks With Razor & Tie

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "Landing Gear," for release this fall. After 15 years, Devin The Dude left Rap-A-Lot Records in February but insists ther ...

  23. Exclusive: Kidz Bop Taps Kingston

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an edition of the best-selling children's music series Kidz Bop will feature an established artist in the project's marketing efforts, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Rapper-reggae star Sean Kingston will be feature ...

  24. Soulja Boy To Create Sneakers, Clothes For Yums

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company. Soulja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company. Interscope, the teen ...

  25. 3 Doors Down Cruises To No. 1 On Album Chart

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A trio of new releases top The Billboard 200 this week, with 3 Doors Down's self-titled Universal Republic effort leading the charge at No. 1. The effort moved 154,000 copies in the United States, acc A trio of new releases top The Billboard 20 ...

  26. Bun B Featuring Sean Kingston, "That's Gangsta"

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bun B Featuring Sean Kingston, "That's Gangsta" Bun B Featuring Sean Kingston, "That's Gangsta" News Bun B Featuring Sean , Sean Kingston ...

  27. Offishal, Hedley, Simple Plan Set For MuchMusic Awards

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emerging hip-hop star Kardinal Offishal with Akon, rock band Hedley and Simple Plan will be among the acts to play live at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards. International acts playing the show include Rihanna, Girlicious and Sean Kingston. The awar ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track ...

  30. Q&A: Natasha Bedingfield

    Q&A: Natasha Bedingfield

    May 01, 2008 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Natash Bedingfield dropped by the Billboard studios to chat about her latest album, her United States tour and more. UNWRITTEN , Natasha Bedingfield , Pop , interview , exclusive , Love Like This , Sean Kingston , Pocketful Of Sunshine , Natasha Bed ...

  31. 'Bored' By R&B, Ne-Yo Experiments On New Album

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo says he didn't plan to rush his new album, "Year of the Gentleman," his third release in as many years, into production. "I wanted the third album to be something a little different," he tells B Ne-Yo says he didn' ...

  32. Leona Lewis Scores First U.S. No. 1 Hit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Already a chart-topper in her native U.K., Leona Lewis scores her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Bleeding Love," which zooms 8-1. She's the first female to take her inaugural Already a chart-topper in her nat ...

  33. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malaka ...

  34. Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World, Kingston Join Sound Check Series

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore and Sean Kingston will perform as part of the first Samsung Sound Check, a series of free private concerts to begin later this month. Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore and Sean King ...

  35. Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World Join Samsung Concert Series

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its continuous effort to reach consumers via live music, Samsung has announced that Ne-Yo, Jimmy Eat World, Gym Class Heroes, Paramore and Sean Kingston will perform as part of the first Samsung Sound Check, a series of free private concerts to ...

  36. Simpson, Kingston, Akon Lined Up For Nick's 'Sunset'

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon will premiere "Dance on Sunset," on March 29, a variety show that has already slated Ashlee Simpson, Sean Kingston, Akon with Colbie Caillat and Menudo to perform. "We know that music and dance are a big part of our view ...

  37. Usher's 'Club' Rockets 50 Spots To Top Hot 100

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher posts the third-largest jump to No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history as "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy, zooms 51-1. It also opens at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs with 198,000 downloads, t Usher posts the third-largest jump to ...

  38. Flo Rida

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music career, he was so broke that he was forced to live on the streets. When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Flo Rida Starts Tenth Week Atop Hot 100

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" enters a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Low," while another new track, "Elevator," rockets 100-28 thanks to digital sales of 64,000 units. The rapper's debut album, Flo Rida ...

  41. Flo Rida Makes It Nine Straight Atop Hot 100

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" begins a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continuing to stave off challenges from Chris Brown's "With You" and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," which hold at Nos. 2 and ...

  42. Flo Rida's 'Low' Continues To Rule Hot 100

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Flo Rida continues to fend off all challengers on the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Low" beings an eighth week at No. 1. Chris Brown's "With You" remains at No. 2 and is the fastest growing Rapper Flo Rida continu ...

  43. Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top Flo ...

  44. Flo Rida Dominating Pop, Digital Charts

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and is still making noise in a number of other places. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track ends the 14-week run at No. 1 by Flo Rida's "Low" st ...

  45. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's The Rhino soundtrack to &quo ...

  46. Flo Rida Remains No. 1, But Brown Closes In

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" continues to reign supreme on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, and also inches into the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the first time with a 12-10 climb. But there's a Flo Rida's "Low&qu ...

  47. Fun In The 'Sun'

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine," is now due this week via Epic. First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore albu ...

  48. Flo Rida's 'Low' Still Tops On Billboard Hot 100

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's "Low" remains a juggernaut atop the Billboard Hot 100, as it enters a fourth week at No. 1. The songs in the next four positions are all unchanged over last week, with Alicia Keys' "No One" Flo Rida's &q ...

  49. Bedingfield Album Bumped To January Release

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album has shifted on the Epic release schedule once again. First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, "N.B." is now pegged to arrive Jan. 15. Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album has shifted ...

  50. Kobalt Signs One Republic's Tedder

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has signed a worldwide administration deal with OneRepublic's Ryan "Alias" Tedder. Tedder has written, co-written or co-produced songs like Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic, Natasha Bed ...

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