1. Jagged Edge Lining Up Guests For Slip-N-Slide Debut

    June 05, 2009 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slip-N-Slide Records, home to chart-topping artists like Rick Ross and Plies, has signed the R&B quartet Jagged Edge fresh off their departure from Def Jam Records. Now members Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo are in the ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first ...

  4. Murder Charge Filed In Dolla's Killing

    May 20, 2009 5:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man suspected of killing Dolla at a Los Angeles mall. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man killed Monday afternoon at the Beverly Center was 21-year-old Roderick Anthony ...

  5. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  6. Rapper Dolla Struggled For Hip-Hop Success

    May 19, 2009 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times , the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to ...

  7. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). ...

  8. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Chart Beat: Sugarland, Kid Cudi, The All-American Rejects

    May 13, 2009 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  11. BET Announces BET Awards Nominees

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BET announced yesterday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network’s music video countdown show “106 & Park.” Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los A ...

  12. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  13. 3OH!3 Hits Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boulder, Colorado's 3OH!3 is the newest resident on the Billboard Hot 100's top ten this week, with its chart debut "Don't Trust Me" jumping four spots to No. 9. The song scored a 29% increase in downloads (with 123,000 for ...

  14. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  15. Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2009 10:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flo Rida has a sweet week on the Billboard Hot 100, leaping into the top 10 with "Sugar" featuring Wynter at No. 7. The track is the rapper's fourth top 10, joining his current No. 5 hit "Right Round" near the top of the cha ...

  16. Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Flo Rida has a sweet week on the Billboard Hot 100, leaping into the top 10 with "Sugar" featuring Wynter at No. 7. The track is the rapper's fourth top 10, joining his current No. 5 hit "Right Round" near the top of the c ...

  17. Electrik Red

    April 24, 2009 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B quartet Electrik Red is changing the face of girl power. On the group's satirically titled debut album, "How To Be A Lady Vol. 1," due out on May 26 via Radio Killa/Def Jam, Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Kyndra "Binkie" ...

  18. Rick Ross Vs. 50 Cent: Behind The Beef

    April 24, 2009 12:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 In early April, Rick Ross, the Miami-born rapper known for highlighting his coke-dealing past, found himself in Medellin, Colombia—a city known for its coke-dealing. Sporting a white linen suit, his staple dark shades and an iced-out bracelet, Ross ...

  19. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  20. Eminem, Green Day Make Big Hot 100 Debuts

    April 23, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while the tally's highest debut comes at No. 9 from Eminem with "We Made You." It's the best Hot 100 debu ...

  21. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' &q ...

  22. Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa Top Hot 100

    April 09, 2009 7:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas rocket to the top of the Hot 100 this week, with "Boom Boom Pow" flying up to No. 1 from No. 39. The quartet was the week's biggest airplay gainer, with an audience gain of 10 million impressions. The Peas knocked ...

  23. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  24. Lady GaGa Scores Hot 100 Milestone With 'Poker Face'

    April 02, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa unseats Flo Rida at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the chart with her first two chart entries. The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, previously led t ...

  25. Flo Rida Is Doubly Sweet On The Hot 100

    March 26, 2009 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Flo Rida's appearances on the Hot 100 are doubly sweet this week, with "Right Round" maintaining at No. 1 and "Suga," featuring Wynter, scoring the chart's hot shot debut at No. 25. "Suga," which sold 78,000 d ...

  26. Flo Rida Tops Hot 100, Carrie Underwood's 'Home' Debuts High

    March 19, 2009 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Flo Rida, Lady GaGa and Kelly Clarkson continue their chart feats in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, it’s Carrie Underwood who scores the top debut. Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home,” the new elimination theme song for “American Idol,” ...

  27. Chart Beat: U2, Rick Ross, Miley Cyrus

    March 12, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 AND THE BEAT GOES ON: After the renowned Fred Bronson's 16-year run at the helm, and fellow music expert Paul Grein's 12-year stewardship before Fred, Chart Beat will continue to be a landmark feature on billboard.com. Please look for upda ...

  28. Miley Cyrus' 'Climb' Debuts High On Hot 100

    March 12, 2009 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Flo Rida's "Right Round" (featuring Ke$ha) retains the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row, Miley Cyrus is the big chart news this week, as her single "The Climb" crashes in at No. 6 in its deb ...

  29. U2, Flo Rida Top U.K. Charts

    March 09, 2009 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal) outdid the combined sales of the other albums in the new U.K. top five yesterday to debut at No. 1. “Right Round” (Atlantic) by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha went straight to the top of the new singles su ...

  30. T-Pain Cancels S. American Show After Death, Kidnap Threats

    February 23, 2009 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B singer T-Pain has canceled a concert in the South American nation of Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats." Kerwin Bollers says Monday's performance for Carnival celebrations was ...

  31. Promoter: T-Pain Cancels Guyana Show After Threats

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST R&B singer T-Pain has canceled a concert in Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats." Kerwin Bollers says Monday's performance for Carnival celebrations was called off after e-mail and ...

  32. Diddy Makes A Date For 'Paris' Trip

    February 19, 2009 3:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs has set a Sept. 22 release date for his new artist album, "Last Train To Paris." The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, the Neptunes, Marion Winans, T-Pain, Rodney Jerkins and the Souldiggaz are among the producers on the ...

  33. Atlantic Rules Hot 100 With Flo Rida, T.I.

    February 19, 2009 11:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Two big moves on the Billboard Hot 100 give Atlantic Records ownership of the top two positions. As reported yesterday , a 58-1 rush puts "Right Round" by Flo Rida on top, while a 9-2 jump pushes "Dead and Gone" by T.I. featuring ...

  34. Diddy Makes A Date For 'Paris' Trip

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sean "Diddy" Combs has set a Sept. 22 release date for his new artist album, "Last Train To Paris." The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, the Neptunes, Marion Winans, T-Pain, Rodney Jerkins and the Souldiggaz are among the producers on th ...

  35. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the ...

  36. Eminem's 'Bottle' Breaks Digital Record

    February 12, 2009 10:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The rap triumvirate of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent soars 78-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Crack a Bottle," which sets a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The first-week sum outpaces the prior mark of 33 ...

  37. Digital Briefs: 'Guitar Hero', T-Pain, P2P

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST - "Guitar Hero" fans who want to upgrade their equipment to the new controllers released with "Guitar Hero World Tour" can now do so on an instrument-by-instrument basis. Rather than having to buy the entire package, fans can b ...

  38. Ciara Album Gets April Release Date

    February 11, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected last year, Ciara's new album, "Fantasy Ride," will now arrive April 7 from Jive. Several tracks intended for the album have already either leaked or been sent to radio, including "High Price" with Ludacri ...

  39. 'Life' Is Good For Clarkson Atop Hot 100

    February 05, 2009 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 After a record-breaking 97-1 leap on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" stays put on the top spot this week. The song also becomes her fastest top 20 hit on the Hot 100 Airplay tally, wh ...

  40. Springsteen Has 'Dream' Debut Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ...

  41. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 10:18 AM EST 0 0 0 Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surviv ...

  42. T-Pain: CBS Grammy Special

    T-Pain: CBS Grammy Special

    February 01, 2009 3:34 PM EST 0 0 0 T-Pain, nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, gets candid in these special outtakes from Katie Couric's CBS Grammy Special. Grammys , grammy awards , Rap , interview , Katie Couric , T-Pain , CBS , Katie Couric , T-Pain Grammys 2014 Grammy ...

  43. Kelly Clarkson Breaks Record For Hot 100 Jump

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson makes history on this week's Billboard Hot 100 with the largest leap to No. 1 in the chart's 50-year history. Her new single, "My Life Would Suck Without You," rockets 97-1 after selling 280,000 digital downloads i ...

  44. Stars Sign On For Couric Grammy Special

    January 23, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will join Katie Couric for her "All Access Grammy Special," to air Feb. 4 on CBS. The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Rascal Flatts, Duffy, Ad ...

  45. Lady GaGa Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 5

    January 22, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Amid a static top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis is No. 1 for a third week after selling 192,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also staying put at No ...

  46. Artist Of The Year: Chris Brown

    December 30, 2008 11:21 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chris is just coming out of the shower, so we'll call you back in a couple of minutes." There's no doubt that many young females (as well as older ones, as you'll read below) would give anything to hear Chris Brown's a ...

  47. Chart Beat: Madonna, Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce

    December 29, 2008 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 <img width="1" height="1" src="http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/images/spacer.gif" alt="" />A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat column will return the week of January 5, 2009 after a brief break to brin FR ...

  48. Beyonce Back In Control Of Hot 100

    December 18, 2008 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce assumes control again of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," trading places 2-1 for a second time in recent weeks with T.I.'s "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna. "Ladies" is also ...

  49. Jamie Foxx Restarts The Party With New Album

    December 08, 2008 3:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx says he wanted his new album, "Intuition," to bang a little harder than his chart-topping, double-platinum 2005 release "Unpredictable." "'Unpredictable" was more, like, slow, bedroom things, which was g ...

  50. Lil Wayne Producers Shocked By Grammy Nod

    December 05, 2008 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sibling duo Play-N-Skillz scored their first Grammy last year for best rap performance by duo or group for their production on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." But for Play, this week's album of the year nomination for Lil Wayne&# ...

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