1. Classixx Traveled the World and Soul-Searched for Sophomore Album 'Faraway Reach'

    July 05, 2016 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Listen to Brian Eno's song “On Some Faraway Beach,” and the last thing you'll think about is Classixx. It's not played on synthesizers, but rather a real piano along with drums and guitars. The melodies are lush and build dramatically ...

  2. Allow T-Pain to Bring the Feels with Mushy 'Officially Yours' Lyric Video

    February 12, 2016 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 With Valentine's Day two days away, T-Pain is in the mood for love with his new "Officially Yours" lyric video. Pain put a call out to fans to submit their wedding photos and footage for the video last December and brings Da Internz-p ...

  3. T-Pain Wants to Put Your Wedding Shots in His 'Officially Yours' Video

    December 23, 2015 8:41 PM EST 0 0 0 After T-Pain recently debuted his new first-dance ready song "Officially Yours" at an intimate NPR performance , the crooner is looking to seal the deal with some help from fans.  'Rappa Ternt Sanga' Turns 10: T-Pain Looks Back o ...

  4. T-Pain Returns to NPR for Stripped-Down, Laid-Back Set: Watch

    December 09, 2015 7:42 PM EST 0 0 0 T-Pain recently performed an intimate set at the NPR studio headquarters in Washington, D.C., stripping back his sound for a laid-back performance full of his classic hits.  'Rappa Ternt Sanga' Turns 10: T-Pain Looks Back on His Influentia ...

  5. Ask Billboard: Lead vs. Featured Artists: Who Has the Most Hot 100 Hits?

    July 12, 2015 9:05 AM EDT As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, tweet @gthot20 LEAD VS. FEAT ...

  6. T-Pain, Lindsey Stirling and More Share Their Summer Getaway Plans

    June 30, 2015 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With July 4 around the corner, T-Pain and other musicians are making like the rest of us and heading out of town With July 4 around the corner, T-Pain and other musicians are making like the rest of us and heading out of town. From mountaineering in ...

  7. T-Pain is 'Still and Always Will be Sorry' for Blabbing About FKA Twigs & Robert Pattinson's Engagement

    June 03, 2015 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Remember that time T-Pain slipped up in an interview and announced FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson's engagement? FKA Twigs does.  In Complex 's new Twigs cover s t ory  -- which was written over this time a couple months ago when Pain made ...

  8. Jamie Foxx’s ‘Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses’ Is a Disjointed Outing: Album Review

    May 18, 2015 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx returns to music with his fifth album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses , and little left to prove. He's a double-threat with an Oscar, two Grammy Awards and hits like "Blame It" with T-Pain and Kanye West 's " ...

  9. T-Wayne Talks Signing to 300 Entertainment, 'Nasty Freestyle' & Viral Success

    May 04, 2015 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 For rapper T-Wayne , the Internet has been a giving meal ticket. The Texas native, who has steadily released music videos and dance clips to his YouTube page on a nearly weekly basis over the past seven years, uploaded the audio track for his breako ...

  10. Black Atlass, Johnny Cinco & Sicko Mobb: Free Music Roundup

    April 13, 2015 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week's free music includes molten R&B from Montreal's Black Atlass, bracing hip-hop from Atlanta's Johnny Cinco and a frantic, fluorescent release from Chicago's Sicko Mobb. Black Atlass, Jade The emotional centerpiece o ...

  11. Darius Rucker Eyeing Rap Collab…And a Hootie Reunion

    April 08, 2015 2:09 AM EDT Nelly and Florida Georgia Line . Ludacris and Jason Aldean . Darius Rucker and Jay Z ? The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer says he's hoping to jump on a song with a rapper. "I don't have much left on my bu ...

  12. Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs Are Engaged, T-Pain Says

    April 01, 2015 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 He now claims his comment was all an April Fools' Day joke. Robert Pattinson is engaged to FKA Twigs , according to Twigs' friend and collaborator T-Pain . FKA Twigs Says Dating Robert Pattinson Is 'Very Worth It' In  an intervie ...

  13. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Towkio's 'Free Your Mind' Featuring Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

    February 25, 2015 3:37 PM EST Back in 1970, the band Funkadelic released Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow , an album with a title that served to define the group's mission for the rest of their existence. If you weren't interested in the freeing process, that ...

  14. T-Pain Dissects his Career on new Track 'Stoicville'

    November 06, 2014 12:54 PM EST The election season just ended, but T-Pain is still campaigning. The singer is working on his next album, Stoicville , and he's been trying to get acknowledged for his influence on the current landscape in rap and R&B. Recently he got a l ...

  15. T-Pain Performs Eye-Opening NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    October 29, 2014 5:34 PM EDT T-Pain is only beginning to get the credit he deserves as a pop innovator. His use of Auto-Tune on a series of hits in the '00s foreshadowed not just Kanye West 's 808s and Heartbreaks , but the success of two of hip-hop's biggest s ...

  16. Babyface Left a Piano in Andy Samberg's New Office

    September 26, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Andy Samberg stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers yesterday to talk about his longstanding comedy group The Lonely Island . They recently moved into a "mindblowingly awesome" new office in L.A., which also happens to be the former offi ...

  17. Chris Brown's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown 's talent is proven. Setting the singer's tumultuous personal history aside, Brown's musical career has been pristine since he first stepped onto the scene at age 16. Brown has made a big impact on the Billboard charts alo ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Sam Smith Triples Up In The Top 40

    June 01, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Is the pop singer/songwriter the first British act to place three songs in the top 40 at back-to-back-to-back ranks? A trip through Hot 100 history reveals the answer As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general musi ...

  19. New Signings: Rufus Wainwright to CAM, ICM Signs T-Pain, Epitaph Inks Roll the Tanks, O.A.R. Joins Reach Music

    May 02, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.       RECORD LABELS -- Brazilian singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto signs with ...

  20. BMG France Signs Exclusive Songwriting Deal With Platinum-Selling Rapper La Fouine

    March 31, 2014 4:18 PM EDT BMG France has singed platinum-selling rapper La Fouine to a worldwide exclusive songwriter agreement, the company announced Monday. Seven-Time Grammy Nominee Joe Signs New Manager, New Deal With BMG Chrysalis The urban hip-hop star -- whose name ...

  21. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved tha ...

  22. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  23. Chart Moves: Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Hot Country Songs; Beyonce's 'Bodied' Returns; James Wolpert Hits New 'Voice' High

    November 15, 2013 9:00 AM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week and Lady Gaga debuts at No. 8 with "Dope." Who else is royalty (or at least worthy of mention …) on song charts this week?  -- Keith ...

  24. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10

    November 07, 2013 11:15 AM EST The singer ties Elvis Presley for eighth place for the most top 10s in the chart's history. She also bests Madonna to become the woman to reach 25 top 10s the fastest Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who thi ...

  25. Chart Moves: Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; Luke Bryan Reaches Country

    October 18, 2013 4:11 AM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. Who else are rulers (rulers …) on other song charts this week?   -- Drake : "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) ...

  26. The Seed: Meek Mill, T-Pain, No Malice & More New Music

    August 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT With his signature auto-tune and penchant for strip clubs in tow, T-Pain returns with the twerk-ready, B.o.B-featured, "Up Down (Do This All Day)." The Mike WiLL Made It-produced cut is the lead single off his upcoming "Stoicville: ...

  27. Yandel of Wisin & Yandel to Premiere Solo Single, Confirming Rumors of Temporary Split

    June 06, 2013 6:43 PM EDT In the past few months, rumors have swirled about the imminent separation of reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel -- management denied the separation but admitted the two were working on individual projects.  Now, it's official. Yandel, real na ...

  28. Baauer Tops Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Despite Continued Streaming Slide

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Harlem Shake" remains at No. 1, but a hefty loss in streaming closes the gap between the track and "Thrift Shop," which crowns Digital Songs for a 10th week. Plus: P!nk enters the Hot 100's top 10 Baauer leads the Bil ...

  29. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  30. RCA Names Samantha Selolwane VP of Promotions

    December 17, 2012 4:46 PM EST Samantha Selolwane has been promoted to VP of promotion at RCA Records. Formerly senior national director of urban promotion for the label, Selolwane will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Geo Bivins, senior VP of urban promo ...

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  32. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights o ...

  33. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  34. PSY's 'Gangnam Style': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 26, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 How the K-Pop Breakout Star Harnessed the Power of YouTube, SNL and More to Become Music's New Global Brand On the afternoon of Aug. 15, Korean rapper PSY and the overseas business manager from his record label, YG Entertainment, arrived in Los ...

  35. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gai ...

  36. Los Speaks on 'Becoming King' Mixtape, Previews 'Dope' Song

    October 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los, newly signed to Bad Boy for the second time, has been in the studio, steadily working on his upcoming mixtape, "Becoming King." In the trailer above, premiered exclusively on The Juice, Los previews the Harry Fraud produced track, &qu ...

  37. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All ou ...

  38. Billboard Home Front: Shaking Up The Genre Charts

    October 15, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Revamped charts will add streaming and downloads to methodology, breaking out fresh genre lists. Billboard unveils new methodology this issue for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each rec ...

  39. Taylor Swift, Rihanna & PSY Buoyed by Billboard Chart Changes

    October 11, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Revamped genre charts add streaming and downloads to methodology Billboard unveils new methodology today for the long-standing Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lif ...

  40. Billboard Shakes Up Genre Charts With New Methodology

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Billboard today unveils new methodology for the long-standing Hot Country Songs , Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Latin Songs charts. Each receive a major consumer-influenced face-lift, as digital download sales (tracked by Nielsen SoundScan) an ...

  41. Gucci Mane Wants To Drop 10 Albums in 2013

    October 09, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rap star talks 'Trap God' mixtape, the state of Brick Squad and 'the bumps and the bruises' of his career. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gucci Mane will unveil "Trap God," his third mixtape of the year following " ...

  42. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fi ...

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