1. 2 Chainz Celebrates Grammy Nominations in ATL

    February 07, 2013 11:30 AM EST 'Words can't explain how I feel right now,' the rapper says of Grammy nods. Wih three Grammy nominations under his belt, 2 Chainz has much to celebrate. Last night (Feb. 5), the rapper invited tastemakers from his hometown of Atlanta ...

  2. Wale Releases 'Folarin' Mixtape, Talks Upcoming Go-Go Album

    December 26, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 A year after releasing his sophomore album, "Ambition," Wale drops his mixtape, " Folarin ," on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). The 21-track mixtape, hosted by DJ Clark Kent, features guest appearances by Rick Ross , 2 Chainz , newly si ...

  3. E-40 Preps Too Short Collaborative Album, Launches New Online Store

    October 23, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Months after the release of his album trilogy, "The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1, 2, & 3 " (March 24), E-40 is on to his next project. The West Coast rapper is prepping a double-LP collaborative project with Too $hort , titled ...

  4. Chart Juice: Travis Porter, Rebecca Ferguson Enter R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 08, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap trio Travis Porter debuts its first full-length studio album, "From Day 1," on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 2 with 14,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group missed the No. 1 position by 1,000 units as Nicki Mina ...

  5. Regina Spektor & Edward Sharpe Are Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    June 02, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album seems to be set for a second week atop the Billboard 200 next week, a couple new albums might break into the top 10. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the mornin ...

  6. Regina Spektor, Edward Sharpe Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 01, 2012 8:17 PM EDT John Mayer's newest album, "Born and Raised," seems to be set for a second week atop the Billboard 200 next week, but a couple new releases might break into the top 10. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on t ...

  7. Travis Porter Talk 'From Day 1' Album, Short Film & Chart Success

    May 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter , the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tap ...

  8. Three For One: Travis Porter

    May 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 What has three heads, six legs and more club hits than anyone without a proper album down South? That would be Travis Porter, the oddly named rap group of three performers from ­Decatur, Ga. After a slew of popular mixtapes and a ­collaborative tape w ...

  9. T.I., 2 Chainz & More Struggle to Keep Mixtape Music off iTunes, Amazon

    April 30, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "No one should be seeing money off of a T.I. record if we're not seeing money off of that, period," Grand Hustle's Jason Geter says. A version of T.I. 's single "I'm Flexin'" has sold 2,000 copies, accord ...

  10. Chart Juice: Usher's 'Climax' Reaches R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Peak

    April 22, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher notches his 12th No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Climax" steps 2-1 with 31 million audience impressions (up 8%), according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Usher's first single from his forthcoming seventh studio album, "Loo ...

  11. 'Ayy Ladies' Rappers Travis Porter Tap Diplo For Debut Album

    March 23, 2012 8:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop trio Travis Porter is set to release its debut album, the group revealed on Friday. "From Day 1" is due on RCA/Porter House Music on May 29, the follow-up to Hot 100 singles including "Make It Rain," "Bring it Back&q ...

  12. T.I. and B.o.B Steal Warner SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South By South West, what's happenin'?" T.I. yelled out, as he greeted the eager audience at Thursday night's (March 15) Warner Music Group showcase in Austin, Texas. Massive lines formed around the block of downtown venue ...

  13. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  14. Travis Porter's Strap Arrested For Gun Possession

    February 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Strap, of Travis Porter , was arrested this morning (Feb. 15), for attempting to get through security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with a firearm. Strap, born Harold Duncan, entered booking at 11:16 a.m. according to HipHopDX ...

  15. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 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 our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  16. Freshman Haze: Machine Gun Kelly Talks Label Bidding War, 'Laced Up' Album & More

    June 17, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The slim, tattooed artist, Machine Gun Kelly, who has rhymed since 14 yrs. old, has recently caught the eyes and ears of many with his raw talent and grassroots following, "Lace Up." His "ragers" - the term MGK uses for his fans ...

  17. Bruno Mars Continues Hot 100 No. 1 Rotation with 'Grenade'

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars circles back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Grenade" once again replaces Katy Perry 's "Firework" at No. 1 (1-2). "Grenade" supplanted "Firework" two weeks ago, only to have Perry� ...