1. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Hit No. 1

    April 20, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 3.617 k 399 41 Twenty-six years ago, the iconic set crowned the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering chart feats by USA for Africa, Whitney Houston and Rihanna. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard cha ...

  2. SXSW 2015 Day 5: Hudson Mohawke Surprises at Fader Fort, Timbaland Introduces Tink, J. Cole Drops Iggy Azalea Line & More

    March 22, 2015 3:25 PM EDT The music portion is in full swing at SXSW, and we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are some unforgettable moments from music's fifth day at the fest on Saturday (March 21). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Co ...

  3. Drake Becomes First Rapper to Top Artist 100

    February 19, 2015 3:25 PM EST 6.192 k 1.37 k 93 Drizzy dominates, soaring 21-1 thanks to the arrival of his surprise album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' Drake takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rocketing 21-1 for his first week atop the Billboard A ...

  4. Missy Elliott & Timbaland Are Working on New Music

    February 11, 2015 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Many have been impatiently awaiting new music from Missy Elliott -- even more so after her performance alongside Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Missy Elliott Works It During Three-Song Super Bowl Halftime Medley Good news: The rapper has b ...

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Enjoyed 'Life' at No. 1

    February 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Six years ago, Clarkson topped the Hot 100 for the second time. Plus, remembering chart feats by Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Fe ...

  6. Terrence Howard on 'Empire': Hip-Hop Success Comes With 'A Great Deal of Issues'

    January 07, 2015 5:26 PM EST Lee Daniels' new hip-hop drama Empire premieres Wednesday night (Jan. 7) on Fox, and with a high-caliber list of contributors it has piqued interest across film, TV and music. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson fill the starring roles of a ...

  7. 'Empire': TV Review

    January 05, 2015 5:24 PM EST Lee Daniels, big stars, great music, Shakespearean story — let's see if this works The real-life music biz is brimming with juicy storylines. But the drama runs even deeper on new series Empire . The show centers on cutthroat label head L ...

  8. Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued by Hungarian Singer Over 'Drunk In Love' Use

    December 15, 2014 8:09 PM EST A hungarian singer is suing Beyoncé , Jay Z and Timbaland for allegedly using her voice without permission in the hit song "Drunk In Love."  Beyonce & Taylor Swift Dance Together at Justin Timberlake Show Monika Miczura Juhasz, kno ...

  9. Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued by Hungarian Singer Over 'Drunk In Love' Use

    December 15, 2014 8:09 PM EST A hungarian singer is suing Beyoncé , Jay Z and Timbaland for allegedly using her voice without permission in the hit song "Drunk In Love."  Beyonce & Taylor Swift Dance Together at Justin Timberlake Show Monika Miczura Juhasz, known ...

  10. Listen: Timbaland Shares New Track ‘UFO’ Featuring Tink & Andre 3000

    December 07, 2014 2:13 PM EST Timbaland has shared his new track “UFO” featuring Chicago R&B singer Tink and Andre 3000. Timbaland Previews Tink's 'Movin' Bass,' Feat. Jay Z & Rick Ross: Listen After recently previewing a snippet of “UFO” on Instagr ...

  11. EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper

    December 01, 2014 3:11 PM EST The large and growing EDM genre has officially arrived: it has its own white paper. "The EDM Guide: Technology, Culture, Curation" is not just a white paper , it's a brand created to create an ongoing discussion about the economic a ...

  12. Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

    November 16, 2014 2:34 PM EST Timbaland obviously isn’t a fan of the new Aaliyah biopic. The famed music producer took to social media on Saturday night (Nov. 15) to express his disapproval of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premiered on the network th ...

  13. 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B': TV Review

    November 15, 2014 6:02 PM EST The controversial TV movie finally gets its premiere Based on Christopher John Farley 's book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman , Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B follows the meteoric rise of the young singer, who was tragically kill ...

  14. Pandora Shares New York's Favorite Genres By Neighborhood, from Beach Bar Lounge to i-Pop

    October 08, 2014 3:22 PM EDT If there's one thing music streaming services love doing, it's studies on people's listening habits . (To be fair, who doesn't love trolling through and judging or coveting the songs in John's Jumpin' Jack iTunes Lib ...

  15. Jennifer Hudson, 'JHUD': Track-by-Track Review

    September 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's a difficult time for female R&B singers -- right now, Tinashe , Beyoncé and Jhené Aiko are the only three in the top 25 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts -- and veterans face an especially tough market. Ashanti released an album earlier ...

  16. Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ Continues U.K. Chart Streak, Nico & Vinz Score Top Single

    August 11, 2014 2:27 AM EDT Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz have become the first act from that country to score a U.K. No. 1 single since A-ha , more than 28 years ago. Their “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) raced from No. 52 to top Sunday’s (Aug. 10) new Official Cha ...

  17. Aaliyah Biopic Adds Missy Elliott and Timbaland Roles: Report

    August 09, 2014 6:21 PM EDT With the Aaliyah role finally locked into place for the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the singer, more pivotal roles are reportedly being revealed.  According to The Wrap , Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast as Aaliyah's co ...

  18. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Rides Country Wave to Top of the Publishing Heap

    August 08, 2014 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Round Hill and King of Crunk both break into the top 10 and Pharrell Williams hits No. 1 as Billboard's second-quarter rankings reveal a twang-fueled momentum. Sony/ATV encores as king of the hill among U.S. publishers in the second quarter, wi ...

  19. Jennifer Hudson Teases R.Kelly-Assisted 'It's Your World': Listen

    July 01, 2014 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 After debuting "It's Your World" at the 2014 BET Awards on Sunday (June 29), Jennifer Hudson releases an official snippet of the single and other songs off her upcoming album. The full version of her R.Kelly-assisted single leaked the ...

  20. Jennifer Hudson Flaunts It In '90s-Throwback 'Walk It Out' Video: Watch

    June 16, 2014 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson has done her sassy single "Walk It Out" justice with a new video that's all swagger and sex appeal.  The clip that's directed by Director X (Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX "Fancy", Ciara "Body Party&q ...

  21. Tink Talks Working With Sleigh Bells, Timbaland; Premieres 'Used 2 Know' Video

    June 16, 2014 12:23 PM EDT With a Timbaland-produced album on the way, and collaborations with Jeremih, Kelela and Sleigh Bells under her belt, Tink has come across a huge rush of success recently. It's safe to say the 19-year old Chicago rapper has begun to carve out ...

  22. The Juice Podcast 5/23/14: Aaliyah’s Relationship With R. Kelly, 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number,' Nicki Minaj & More

    May 23, 2014 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone can agree that Aaliyah's spirit is very much present and influential, 13 years after her passing. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review Her debut album, "Age Ain't Nothi ...

  23. Pepsi Launches Label With Caroline, Releasing Soccer Album With Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland

    May 16, 2014 12:38 PM EDT In 2012, Pepsi took a chance by tapping then-emerging DJ-producer Calvin Harris to create an original song for a European soccer campaign on behalf of its fledgling sugar-free soda Pepsi Max. The result? “Let’s Go,” a global hit featuring Ne-Yo ...

  24. Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee Featured on Soccer-Themed Visual Album

    May 12, 2014 10:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Beats of the Beautiful Game," curated by Pepsi, will be released June 10 ahead of the World Cup Pepsi is pairing singers and filmmakers to release a visual album that celebrates soccer during the World Cup. Spike Lee, Timbaland, Idris Elb ...

  25. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 5 2 0 The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALIS ...

  26. Michael Jackson To Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  27. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ...

  28. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Rihanna's 'Rude Boy' Rules Hot 100

    April 21, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2010, she scored her sixth of 13 No. 1s so far. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Richard Marx and Little Peggy March Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart h ...

  29. Jennifer Hudson Drops Sassy Single 'Walk It Out' Featuring Timbaland

    April 14, 2014 7:16 PM EDT Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson dropped a new single today called "Walk It Out" featuring Timbaland. The Timbaland and J-Roc-produced track is available for stream now, and will be up for sale digitally April 29th. It is ...

  30. Kelly Rowland Recruits Pharrell Williams For New Album: Video Q&A

    April 08, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Close to a year after the release of her album, "Talk A Good Game," Kelly Rowland is in the studio working on her follow-up LP. Fan Voted 2014 Milestone Award: Vote "I'm at the very very beginning stages of the record. We' ...

  31. New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Be Released in May

    March 31, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Epic Records and Michael Jackson's estate have announced they'll release "Xscape," an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks from the late King of Pop, on May 13. Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's ...

  32. Jason Derulo Announces New Album, 'Talk Dirty'

    March 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The album, his third full-length in the U.S., will be released in April After teasing the U.S. with a five-song EP last year. Jason Derulo has announced plans to released his third full-length album in America. According to Radio.com , Derulo, on th ...

  33. 50 Cent Teams with Hang W/ App for Live Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 1:07 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile w ...

  34. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behin ...

  35. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Britney Spears Scores Her First No. 1

    January 27, 2014 8:05 AM EST Fifteen years ago this week, Spears topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Stevie Wonder, Alan Jackson and the Beatles Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billbo ...

  36. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:26 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J. After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha clim ...

  37. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 11, 2013 11:56 AM EST The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100's history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard ...

  38. T.I., Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records

    November 22, 2013 1:15 PM EST T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. T.I. plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Records, early in 2014. Tip has recruited Pharrell Williams, who was influential in his ...

  39. T.I. & Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records

    November 22, 2013 12:44 PM EST The rapper recruits Pharrell Williams to executive produce his upcoming 2014 album. T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. T.I. plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Recor ...

  40. Chris Brown Says He’s ‘Hangin with Drake in the Studio’

    October 03, 2013 2:37 AM EDT Chris Brown and Drake are back to being buddies. The pair, who allegedly brawled at a New York nightclub last year, have apparently put aside their differences and it seems they’re making music together. The unusual development was revealed with a ...

  41. Why 'Wrecking Ball' Is Miley Cyrus' 'Cry Me A River' (Opinion)

    September 19, 2013 11:24 AM EDT "My new music is gonna shut everyone up," Miley Cyrus posted to Twitter on March 6. In hindsight, that declaration could not have been less true. Since the release of her new single "We Can't Stop" three months after t ...

  42. Is Timbaland Producing a Michael Jackson Project?

    August 29, 2013 7:13 AM EDT Timbaland is working on a new project that features the vocals of Michael Jackson. Or is he? A vague, heavily-edited teaser suggests as much, and has become a talking point since it appeared on YouTube over the weekend. In the video, the beats-mae ...

  43. New Signings: August Alsina to Def Jam, Windish Agency Wins Bobby Womack, Frankie Rose Goes and Labrinth to Paradigm

    August 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters ...

  44. Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines': Track-By-Track Review

    July 30, 2013 11:20 AM EDT Long a staple in the R&B world, Robin Thicke entered 2013 as an artist on the outer reaches of the pop landscape. While he wasn't entirely unknown to pop fans, considering he's had four singles crack the Hot 100, all to often he ...

  45. Timbaland, Ole Sign Co-Venture Publishing Deal

    July 17, 2013 7:09 PM EDT ole has entered into a music publishing co-venture deal with Timbaland, the writer, producer and artist, who has worked with such artists as Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Eminem, Ludacris, Kenye West, No Doubt, the Bla ...

  46. Jay-Z Announces New Album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' In Samsung Commercial

    June 16, 2013 9:42 PM EDT 1.369 k 1.111 k 0 0 The rapper's album debuts on July 4 Rap fans rejoice: Jay-Z will release a new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," on July 4. The icon announced the news through a Samsung commercial which played during tonight's (June ...

  47. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas & Timbaland Snapped in the Studio

    June 06, 2013 1:33 AM EDT If there was a competition for hip hop collaborations, then this would surely be the “Dream Team” -- Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland. The foursome have been snapped together in the studio, and they’re seemingly in good spirits as they ...

  48. Beyonce, Madonna Join 'Sound of Change' Concert

    May 29, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Madonna will be lending their support to the "Sound of Change Live" concert, being held in London on Saturday to raise funds for over a hundred worldwide projects that support women and girls. A billion people are expected to ...

  49. Beyonce's New 'Grown Woman' Song Hits the Net: Listen

    May 21, 2013 2:29 AM EDT The pregnant pause is over: Beyonce has a new song out. The pop superstar today dropped "Grown Woman," a feisty tribal beat-driven track co-written by The-Dream and produced by Timbaland. It’s full of an energy that'll inevitably dr ...

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