1. Soulja Boy's Half-Brother Killed in Car Accident

    March 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Deion Jenkins, the 14-year-old half-brother of Soulja Boy , was killed in a car accident on Sunday (Mar. 21) in Charleston, Mississippi. A rep for the 20-year-old rapper confirms to Billboard.com that Jenkins was a passenger in the fatal accident, b ...

  2. Odd Future: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 11, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 P art social media carousel. Part hip-hop skate crew. Part weird (offensive?) creative conglomerate -- They post relentlessly to Tumblr, get tweeted about by Kanye, and with no single, perform on "Fallon." Is this the ODD FUTURE of the mus ...

  3. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  4. Gucci Mane Gets New Ice Cream Face Tattoo

    January 13, 2011 11:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Gucci Mane was recently released from a mental institution and to celebrate his freedom the So Icey rapper went and got a face tattoo of an ice-cream cone. Gucci Mane Sent To Medical Treatment Center, Waka Flocka Surrenders Rappers With Face Tattoos ...

  5. Willow Smith Songwriter Disses Soulja Boy For Writing Claims

    January 06, 2011 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Ronald "Jukebox" Jackson, one of the writers of Willow Smith's hit song "Whip My Hair," has released a track addressing Soulja Boy's claims that he wrote the track for the 10-year-old Roc Nation signee. "YES ITS TR ...

  6. Soulja Boy's Anemic Sales & Massive Twitter Fanbase: The Reaction

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Late last week we posted a think-piece questioning how an artist like Soulja Boy could have 2.5 million Twitter followers but rake up only a measly 13 thousand in first-week sales of his new album, and solicited thoughts from readers. Not only did ...

  7. Why Soulja Boy's 2.5 Million Twitter Followers Didn't Make a Hit Album

    December 18, 2010 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 What do 2.5 million Twitter followers get you? If you're Soulja Boy , it gets you a barely tepid 13,000 in first-week sales of your new album and a debut at No. 90 on the Billboard 200. "The DeAndre Way" sold 2,000 digital copies and ...

  8. The Soulja Boy Conundrum: What Is the Value of a Million-Plus Twitter Following?

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST What do 2.5 million Twitter followers get you? If you're Soulja Boy, it gets you a barely tepid 13,000 in first-week sales of your new album and a debut at No. 90 on the Billboard 200. "The DeAndre Way" sold 2,000 digital copies and ...

  9. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," &q ...

  10. Eminem's 'Recovery' Earns the Rapper Top Spot On R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    December 10, 2010 4:38 PM EST 0 0 0 During the past 12 months, the R&B and hip-hop charts have been rife with comebacks, buzz-drawing upstarts and hitmaking assists. Working his way up the comeback trail after the mediocre "Relapse," Eminem hit a peak with the refreshing ...

  11. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, Kanye West

    December 10, 2010 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite a 78% decline, Kanye West 's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, logging sales of 108,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nicki Minaj remains at No. 2 wit ...

  12. Soulja Boy, Flo Rida Flop On Billboard Album Chart

    December 08, 2010 3:59 PM EST 0 0 0 A couple of notable hip-hop and R&B artists dropped albums this week, but according to Billboard's latest 200 chart, it appears no one went out to buy them. *tear* Susan Boyle Likely to Top Billboard 200 Next Week Jazmine Sullivan dropped h ...

  13. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em Releases Location-based App

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, always an early technology adopter, is aiming to mimic the location-based app experience with a new iPhone app, SouljaWorld. The app, which will be released Nov. 30 alongside his new album “The DeAndre Way,” is Foursquare-like ...

  14. Soulja Boy's "DeAndre Way" Track By Track

    November 24, 2010 9:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy is ready to become a man. With third album "The DeAndre Way," the rapper (real name: DeAndre Way) shows how far he's come since he was the 16-year-old kid from Atlanta who released the out-of-nowhere dance hit "Crank T ...

  15. Soulja Boy Says He 'Loves' Hip-Hop Groupie Kat Stacks

    November 23, 2010 12:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy might not be doing coke, but the rapper has to be on something to publicly profess his love for hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks. Soulja Boy 'loves' Kat Stacks "It's sad that she's getting deported. They're taking ...

  16. Soulja Boy I Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy I Billboard.com

    November 11, 2010 4:37 PM EST 0 0 0 "Dre" interview, 2010. featuredVideo4 , Swag , featuredVideo2 , interview , Soulja Boy , Soulja Boy , Interview , Soulja Boy , Swag Videos Soulja Boy Interview Soulja Boy Swag ...

  17. Soulja Boy Meets World

    November 11, 2010 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy makes no apologies for the still-fresh ink on his body-the cross tattooed under his eye, the dollar sign printed on the side of his neck, the name "DRE" adorning his back. Two years after appearing as a baby-faced teenager on th ...

  18. Hip-Hop Groupie Kat Stacks To Get Deported?

    November 09, 2010 12:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Well, well, well. Look what we've got here. Apparently, infamous hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks, whose real name is Andrea Herrera-Cardena, might get deported back to her birthplace of Venezuela following an arrest last week in Nashville, TN. Accor ...

  19. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lil Wayne, Tech N9ne, Trey Songz

    November 05, 2010 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's "I Am Not A Human Being" ties Alicia Keys ' "The Element Of Freedom" for the year's third longest run at No. 1 as it picks up a fifth week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Eminem 's "Recovery&quo ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swifts Offers 'Apology' To Taylor Lautner, Christina Aguilera Confirms Split

    October 12, 2010 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift Says New Track is 'An Apology' to Taylor Lautner "Back to December," the latest Taylor Swift song to be previewed off her upcoming " ...

  21. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Kanye Cancels Good Friday, Bieber Makes $300K a Show

    September 30, 2010 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Makes $300K Per Concert Justin Bieber gets paid a minimum of $300,000 per concert, according to recent reports. The lofty sum is double the price of Weezer ($150K) ...

  23. Keri Hilson, Soulja Boy Debut New Tracks At Dr. Dre Event

    September 30, 2010 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dr. Dre , alongside Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee and radio host Mario Armstrong, unveiled the new line of products by Beats By Dr. Dre yesterday (Sept. 29) at New York's Best Buy Theater ...

  24. 21 Under 21: Soulja Boy

    September 23, 2010 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 No. 5: Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Birthdate: July 28, 1990 (age 20) Why He's Hot: Recent Kat Stacks drama aside, Soulja Boy remains high on our list of young hitmakers. The rapper/producer shot to fame in 2007 with his single "Crank That,&qu ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Album Updates from Beyonce and Radiohead, Mariah Carey on HSN

    September 17, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Working on 'Biggest Album Ever' After taking a break from the studio earlier this year, Beyonce is set to record her "biggest album ever," acc ...

  26. 'X Factor' Contestant Gets Her Soulja Boy 'Swag' On

    September 08, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 What aspiring singer picks a song like "Turn My Swag On" by rapper Soulja Boy to showcase their vocal abilities? Video: Cher Lloyd gets her Soulja Boy 'Swag' On 16-year-old contestant Cher Lloyd did just that during her "X F ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Kanye West Filming Movie, Soulja Boy Releasing Book

    September 01, 2010 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West Working on Movie Companion to New Album? Kanye West may be working on a "movie companion" to coincide with his forthcoming fifth album, which is set ...

  28. Soulja Boy Denies Kat Stacks' Drug Allegations

    August 25, 2010 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kat Stacks is at it again and this time she has a new victim: Soulja Boy Tell Em . ADULT CONTENT: Kat Stacks exposes Soulja Boy? The self-proclaimed hip-hop groupie, who's allegedly had sexual relationships with a number of rap artists, release ...

  29. POTW: Demi Lovato, Usher, Taylor Momsen, T.I.

    August 20, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 D emi Lovato blew out the candles, Usher lit up "Good Morning America," Madonna stayed classy, Bow Wow stepped in at Foot Locker, T.I. returned to the stage with some special help, Charice hit a high note, Taylor Momsen showed off her legs ...

  30. Cali Swag District Teaches You 'How To Dougie'

    August 17, 2010 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Done right, hip-hop fans go nuts for a good dance-step single. Witness Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How To Dougie," the latest in a recent string of dance-craze starters like Soulja Boy 's "Crank That," N ew Boyz  ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Warped Tour Fan Dies, Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol'

    August 03, 2010 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Warped Tour Concertgoer Dies in Kansas Concertgoer Curtis DeForest, 26, collapsed and died while attending the Vans Warped Tour stop in Bonner Springs, Ka., on Monday. A ...

  32. POTW: Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Foxy

    July 30, 2010 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg kicked it with a thugged-out sea lion at Seaworld, Ke$ha banged on sideways drums, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz had some family time, Soulja Boy showed off his tats, Madonna sailed the South of France, Justin Timberlake proved white men ca ...

  33. Katy Perry Extends Stay Atop Hot 100

    June 24, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry remains perched at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "California Gurls," while the title earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a second straight frame. Up 16%, the track, which features ...

  34. Soulja Boy "Pretty Boy Swag" Video and Dance Tutorial

    June 08, 2010 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 's been busy in the studio collaborating with the likes of Kanye West , Justin Bieber and Lil Jon . But the "Crank That" MC decided to bring some heat of his own this summer with the official release at iTunes ...

  35. Soulja Boy  "Pretty Boy Swag" Video

    Soulja Boy "Pretty Boy Swag" Video

    June 08, 2010 10:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy "Pretty Boy Swag" Video music video , Soulja Boy , Soulja Boy , Soulja Boy Videos Soulja Boy Soulja Boy ...

  36. Web Trends: Led Zeppelin, Axl Rose, Suge Knight and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Soulja Boy feat. Justin Bieber - Rich Girl 2. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - Rich Girl ( Full Version ) + Lyrics New Song 2010 3. Farma 2010 23.05 Odlazak Juice 4. Twilight Eclipse M ...

  37. Web Trends: Jewel, Bono, Twilight, Fergie and More

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 10. Jewel Singer-songwriter Jewel will perform sections from her newest album "Sweet and Wild" a day before it is released on June 7 during a live HD concert that will broadcast to 75 cities in t ...

  38. Gucci Mane Freed From Atlanta Jail

    May 12, 2010 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 G ucci Mane has been released from an Atlanta jail after serving six months for violating his probation on an assault charge. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released early Wednesday (May 12). He went to jail just as his latest albu ...

  39. Gucci Mane Freed From Atlanta Jail

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gucci Mane has been released from an Atlanta jail after serving six months for violating his probation on an assault charge. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released early Wednesday (May 12). He went to jail just as his latest alb ...

  40. Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling' Breaks Digital Sales Record

    May 03, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas continue to steamroll their way into the record books this week. The group's "I Gotta Feeling" surpasses Flo Rida 's "Low" as the best-selling digital song of all time, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  41. Chart Beat Thursday: B.o.B, Bobby & Billboard

    April 22, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 NOTHING BEATS 'NOTHIN' ': As previously reported , B.o.B ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars. The 21-year-old B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., is the just the fifth male r ...

  42. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 8: Dance Tutorial! - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 8: Dance Tutorial! - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy teaches Billboard's Bill Werde his latest dance moves in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010 at Billboard.com featuredVideo2 , live interview , Rap , interview , Bill Werde , tweets , Soulja Boy , Hip Ho ...

  43. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 7: Dating Fans, New Tatoos - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 7: Dating Fans, New Tatoos - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy answers tweets about whether he'd ever date a fan and about his new tattoos is in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010 at Billboard.comw tattoo live interview , Rap , interview , Bill Werde , tweets , Sou ...

  44. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 6: Iraq Troop Gig? - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 6: Iraq Troop Gig? - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy answers tweets about whether he'll do a show for the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan and about his other live plans is in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010 at Billboard.com live interview , Rap , intervi ...

  45. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 4: Stage Name Choice & Fave Song - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 4: Stage Name Choice & Fave Song - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy answers tweets about why he picked his stage name and what his favorite song is in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010 at Billboard.com live interview , Rap , interview , Soulja , tweets , Soulja Boy , Hip Ho ...

  46. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 5: Goals Tweet - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 5: Goals Tweet - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy tells answers tweet about his goals in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010 at Billboard.com Goals , live interview , Rap , interview , Bill Werde , Soulja , Soulja Boy , Hip Hop , Soulja Boy , Bill Werde Vide ...

  47. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt . 3 Jabar, Book & Label Work - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt . 3 Jabar, Book & Label Work - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy tells Billboard's Bill Werde about his label new book in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010. Rap , jabar , interview , Bill Werde , book , Soulja , Soulja Boy , Hip Hop , Soulja Boy , Bill Werde Videos ...

  48. Soulja Boy Live Q&A P.t 2  - Justin Bieber collab. - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A P.t 2 - Justin Bieber collab. - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy tells Billboard's Bill Werde about working with Justin Bieber and others in this clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010. live interview , interview , Bill Werde , Justin Bieber , Soulja Boy , Soulja Boy , Justin ...

  49. Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 1 New Album - Billboard.com

    Soulja Boy Live Q&A Pt. 1 New Album - Billboard.com

    April 16, 2010 8:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy tells Billboard's Bill Werde all about his new album in this first clip from the Live Q&A that took place on April 16, 2010. Rap , interview , Bill Werde , Soulja , Soulja Boy , Hip Hop , Soulja Boy , Bill Werde , Hip Hop , Inter ...

  50. Soulja Boy Live Q&A: Justin Bieber Collab, New Single, Your Tweets

    April 16, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Soulja Boy THANKS FOR WATCHING! Rapper and dance craze instigator Soulja Boy was in the Billboard.com studios April 16 taking your questions live via Twitter hashtag #bblivechat to @billboarddotcom . Don't miss the archived video ...

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