1. Exclusive: Iovine Talks Axl, U2, Dre, Eminem

    November 24, 2008 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 When Universal Music Group pushed highly anticipated albums from U2, Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent from the fourth quarter to 2009, it seemed like a final stake in the heart of music retail this year. But Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovin ...

  2. Q&A: Soulja Boy

    Q&A: Soulja Boy

    November 20, 2008 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy sits down with Billboard to discuss his new 2008 album, his influences and why Gucci Mane is his hero. Rap , interview , Soulja Boy Tellem , exclusive , Soulja , vuclip , Gucci Mane , Bird Walk , Soulja Boy , Hip Hop Videos Soulja Boy Exc ...

  3. Bow Wow Takes It Back To The 'City'

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bow Wow has packed quite a bit of work into his 21 years, and he'll be back in the spotlight again in December with a new album. "New Jack City Part II" is due Dec. 16 via Columbia and is led by the s Bow Wow has packed quite a bit of ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Ask Billboard

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers questions on best-selling singles, Mariah Carey, "Making the Band" bands and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

  7. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an ...

  8. Amerie Finds New Home At Def Jam

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amerie has signed to Def Jam Records, according to label reps. The R&B singer parted ways with former label Columbia earlier this year. Amerie has signed to Def Jam Records, according to label reps. The R&B singer parted ways with former lab ...

  9. Hidden Beach, Collipark Package New 'Unwrapped'

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning this month with a new slant and production collaborator. Offering jazz instrumental covers of Southern hip-hop hits, "Unwrapped Vol. 5.0: The C Hidden Beach Recordings' ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Soulja Boy, Black Kids, Pioneer Awards, ACM Awards

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy preps fall release; Black Kids sign to Columbia; Pioneer Awards honorees announced; ACM fan voting opens. Soulja Boy is prepping his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," for a fall release, label Interscope confirmed to Billboard.com. ...

  11. Soulja Boy Preps 'Crank Dat' Follow-Up

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taking a page from his 2007 “Crank Dat” success, Soulja Boy is hoping to garner similar notoriety with his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," slated for a fall release on Interscope. Polow Da Don is among the LP’s possible producers while So ...

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Soulja Boy, Nas

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soulja Boy has postponed his upcoming "21 & Under" tour until this fall. The concert, touting Lil Mama and MC V.I.C. As supporting acts, was slated to begin this month and run through early May. However, the trek will be repackaged ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C Soulja Boy will hit the road this ...

  15. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through early May. & ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. NIU Shootings Affect Soulja Boy Date

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Due to the declared Emergency Status in the wake of yesterday's shootings at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, the university's Convocation Center box office is closed today, impacting a Soulja Boy Tellem onsale for a March 21 show ...

  18. Chart Beat

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Paula Adbul, Yael Naim, Flo Rida and more! 'DANCE' WITH THE STARS: She might be forever our girl, but it's been awhile since Paula Abdul has appeared on a Billboard singles chart. Granted, that's because she hasn&# ...

  19. Rahzel Delivers A 'Knockout' Blow

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four years removed from his last studio effort, 2004's "Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts," Rahzel is finally completing its follow-up. Four years removed from his last studio effort, 2004's "Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts, ...

  20. Macdonald Bumps Radiohead From U.K. Album Chart

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald's debut set "This Is the Life" (Vertigo) moved to the top of the U.K. album chart for the first time yesterday, five months after opening on the survey at No. Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Mac ...

  21. Flo Rida's 'Low' Starts Third Week Atop Hot 100

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's very little movement near the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T-Pain remains No. 1 for a third week. The track is also this week's biggest radio airplay g There's very littl ...

  22. Webbie's Next 'Life' Due In Late February

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Webbie, who co-wrote and guested on the ubiquitous rap track "Wipe Me Down" last year, will release his next album, "Savage Life 2," Feb. 26 via Trill Entertainment/Asylum/Atlantic. Webbie, who co-wrote and guested on the ubiquit ...

  23. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner L Radiohead made their expecte ...

  24. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily After topplin ...

  25. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and ...

  26. Melua/Cassidy Duet Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An "electronic duet" charity version of Louis Armstrong's 1968 U.K. No. 1 "What a Wonderful World" by Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy has repeated the feat of the original and gone to the top of An "electronic duet ...

  27. No Stopping Keys Atop Pop, R&B Charts

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "No One," which is No. 1 on the latter chart for a third week and the former for an eighth. Chris Brown Alicia Keys continues to dominate the ...

  28. Leona Lewis Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 2) as her Syco Music/Sony BMG album "Spirit" started a third week at No. 1 and "Bleeding Love" strode into a sixth week a Leona Lewis maintained her s ...

  29. Keys Keeps Cruising Atop Hot 100

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which begins its second week atop the chart. The song is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh straight frame. Alicia Keys continues to cruise on the B ...

  30. Keys Caps Banner Week By Topping Hot 100

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A day after debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "As I Am" (J), Alicia Keys assumes control of the Billboard Hot 100 with "No One," which inches up from No. 2. The track sold 210,000 downloads, A day after debuting at No. ...

  31. Brown Fends Off Keys, Timbaland To Remain No. 1

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, again fending off Alicia Keys' "No One" (3-2) and Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic (2-3). Chr ...

  32. Brown's 'Kiss' Still Sweet Atop Hot 100

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" featuring T-Pain is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer. Timbaland's "Apologize" featuring OneRepublic remains at Chris Brown&# ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Brown Overtakes Soulja Boy Atop Hot 100

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" (featuring T-Pain) finally overtakes Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" with a 2-1 move on the Billboard Hot 100, after the latter track reigned high for seven weeks. "Ki Chris Brown&# ...

  35. 'Kiss' On The List

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" capture the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 chart next week? Or will Soulja Boy Tell'em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" continue on to its eighth frame as leader of the pack? Chart Will Chris Br ...

  36. Chart Beat

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Bill Medley and more! 'KISS' ON THE LIST: Chris Brown had one of the biggest hits of 2005, when his debut single, "Run It!" was No. 1 for five weeks. Brown hasn't returned to pol ...

  37. Soulja Boy Fends Off Chris Brown Atop Hot 100

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it a lucky seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but new competition comes from Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," which soars 22-2 after selling 159,000 Soulja Boy's ...

  38. Chart Beat

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Frankie Valli, Alicia Keys, Soulja Boy and more! FRANKIE IS THE WORD: This summer, a friend of mine bought tickets to see Frankie Valli at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and at the last minute had a change of plans. He gave me his tic ...

  39. Soulja Boy Begins Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" remains unstoppable on the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a sixth non-consecutive week at the top. Kanye West's "Stronger" continues to hold at No. 2, while Soulja Boy's & ...

  40. No Stopping Soulja Boy On Billboard Hot 100

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in a week when his debut album, "souljaboytellem.com," debuts at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 Soulja Boy's " ...

  41. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales s Bruce Springsteen scores his eigh ...

  42. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  43. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw " Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add ano ...

  44. Soulja Boy Still Cranking Atop Billboard Hot 100

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy begins his second straight and fourth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," but he's facing stiff competition from a former pop princess -- Britney Soulja Boy begins his second stra ...

  45. Soulja Boy Still Cranking Atop Billboard Hot 100

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy begins his second straight and fourth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," but he's facing stiff competition from a former pop princess. As report Soulja Boy begins his second stra ...

  46. Springsteen Primed To Lead Next Week's Album Chart

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is on target to debut at No. 1 next week on The Billboard 200 with "Magic" (Columbia), his first album with the E Street Band in five years. Unweighted opening-day sales from eight l Bruce Springsteen is on target to debu ...

  47. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry ...

  48. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen regroups with the E Street Band for their first album together in five years, Brooks & Dunn pull back into "Cowboy Town," matchbox twenty tacks six new songs on its first "Greate The debut album from teen phenom ...

  49. iPod Ad Sends Feist Soaring On Digital Chart

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Holding the No. 1 spot on the Hot Digital Songs Chart this week is Soulja boy with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." Holding the No. 1 spot on the Hot Digital Songs Chart this week is Soulja boy with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." News Soul ...

  50. Soulja Boy Trades Places With Kanye Atop Hot 100

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" trades places with Kanye West's "Stronger" atop the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 increase, thanks to its best digital sales week yet (183,000 copies). "Crank" is Soulja B ...

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