1. Lil Wayne, Pharrell & Drake to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

    June 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some of music's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's BET Awards. Lionel Richie, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will perform. Comedians/actors, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, will also ta ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Trey Songz Tops Rhythmic Songs With 'Na Na'

    May 12, 2014 8:35 PM EDT The singer scores his third leader on the list. Plus, new No. 1s for Avicii, the Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers an ...

  3. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wa ...

  4. Chart Moves: American Authors Pen First No. 1; Brantley Gilbert Pops Cork Atop Hot Country Songs; Wisin's All-Star Collab Storms Latin Lists

    March 07, 2014 10:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" caps the Billboard Hot 100. Who else deserves a hat's off thanks to notable moves on Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: Spotlighted as recently as late Novem ...

  5. August Alsina Ascends To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    October 08, 2013 12:57 PM EDT New Orleans newcomer August Alsina picks up his first Billboard airplay chart-topper, as "I Luv This Shit," on which he's co-billed with Trinidad James, jumps 4-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay ranking. ...

  6. J. Cole Returns To No. 1 On Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    September 17, 2013 4:17 PM EDT In its 12th week on Billboard's Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" (featuring TLC) steps 2-1 to mark his second chart-topper on the list. Prior single "Power Trip" (featuring Mig ...

  7. Backbeat: Essence Festival Draws Blue Chip Sponsors for Record-Setting 19th Year

    July 08, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Now in its 19th year, the Essence Festival has often described as an event “you just need to see to believe.” The three-day conference and concert festival is massive in scale — it’s attracted more than 400,000 people over three days for years ...

  8. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first T ...

  9. In Their Own Words: Frank Filipetti on Phil Ramone (Video)

    July 02, 2013 1:11 PM EDT At last week’s R ecording Academy Honors New York Chapter event , between foot-stomping performances by Trey Songz and Ne-Yo, Melissa Etheridge with Joan Osbourne and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson along ...

  10. Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Valerie Simpson, 'Les Miserables' Honored at Recording Academy's New York Gala

    June 28, 2013 11:03 AM EDT The importance of music education was celebrated as Trey Songz, Melissa Etheridge, Joshua Bell, "Les Miserables"' composers Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Ashford & Simpson were honored at the Ne ...

  11. Juicy J Debuts Video For The-Weeknd-Assisted, 'One Of Those Nights': Watch

    June 20, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Instead of delivering what feels like today's typical rap video (women twerking in the club as rappers drop bills and sip on the alcohol they've recently co-signed), Juicy J gives fans a quick storyline to delve into in the video for his ...

  12. Sean Garrett, 'Twilight Zone' (Feat. Trey Songz, Future): Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 22, 2013 1:48 PM EDT Sean Garrett returns with his first lead single in two years, "Twilight Zone." The Auto-Tune love song, premiered here on The Juice, features Trey Songz and Future. "Twilight Zone" will be featured on The Pen's upcoming ...

  13. How Trey Songz's Fan Club App Earns More Than $50K a Month

    May 03, 2013 2:01 PM EDT This story on Trey Songz "Reinventing The Fan Club" is from the May 11 edition of Billboard and featues a cover package on the passing of the late, great country legend George Jones as well as looks at Anheuser-Busch's massive ...

  14. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 11, 2013 7:20 PM EST Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, ...

  15. Alicia Keys Annnouces 'Set The World On Fire' North American Tour

    January 10, 2013 4:10 PM EST 4 1 0 Miguel will join Keys on the 24-city tour. Alicia Keys will bring her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," to stadiums across the States. The singer-songwriter will embark on a 24-city North American tour. The "Set The World On Fire To ...

  16. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 10, 2013 7:50 AM EST 0 0 0 New Chart Peak For Ed Sheeran Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists ...

  17. Trinidad James: 'I Don't Think I've Made It'

    January 08, 2013 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Read what's in store for the 25-year-old hip-hop phenom. Trinidad James is the proverbial hip-hop overnight success story. In a matter of months, the 25-year-old neophyte went from slinging streetwear at a boutique in his hometown of Atlanta to ...

  18. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

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  20. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2012: Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's Chart Champs

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West , Lil Wayne, Beyoncé , Nicki Minaj , Drake , Rihanna and Chris Brown , to name a few. However, a closer look ...

  21. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  22. Trey Songz Sticks With R&B as Others Go Pop

    December 13, 2012 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 "It's not even that it's real or fake R&B,' he tells Billboard, 'It's that you have a lot of your favorite singers making pop music right now.' Trey Songz says the success of his new "Chapter V" -- hi ...

  23. Young Jeezy Releases 'It's Tha World' Mixtape, Announces CTE World, Atlantic Records Deal

    December 12, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeezy talks splitting ways with former CTE World artist, Freddie Gibbs. A year after the release of "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition," Young Jeezy debuts new mixtape, "It's Tha World." The 17-track project includes fe ...

  24. Game Talks 'Jesus Piece': Video Track-By-Track

    December 11, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Two months before his deadline, Game decided to scrap his fifth studio album -- then titled, "F.I.V.E." and laced with a year worth of material -- and start fresh. " Trey Songz came out with his album, called 'Chapter V,' an ...

  25. 50 Cent Talks 'My Life' Single, Relationship With Interscope & Fat Joe Beef

    December 07, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 50 Cent prepared to make his comeback, the hip-hop mogul wanted to show a new side of himself. "I wanted to make the record, particularly 'My Life,' vulnerable," the chart-topping MC born Curtis Jackson III says of his new sin ...

  26. Trey Songz Brings Out Jeezy, Fabolous & Trinidad James At NYC Show

    December 07, 2012 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Elle Varner, Miguel make fans swoon before the headlining act. An overwhelming sentiment of desire billowed through the air Wednesday night (Dec. 5) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for Trey Songz 's "Chapter IV" World Tour fea ...

  27. Hunter Hayes 'Blown Away' By Best New Artist Grammy Nod

    December 06, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Hunter Hayes was just hoping to nail his duties as a performing presenter at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Atlantic Nashville singer couldn't have expected to end the night a three-time nominee on top of singing t ...

  28. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the majo ...

  29. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  30. Trinidad James Performs in NYC; Brings Out Def Jam and Atlantic Records Execs

    December 05, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Trinidad James' come-up seems to have happened in the blink of an eye. A little less than a year into rapping and the Atlanta native has a hit, "All Gold Everything," that debuted on the top 50 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (No. ...

  31. 50 Cent Taps Chris Brown, Ne-Yo for 'Street King Immortal'

    December 04, 2012 10:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Though 50 Cent 's upcoming "Street King Immortal" has been plagued by delays, at least the album's had enough time to put together its guest list. The hip-hop mogul told Billboard.com that his fifth studio album will feature Chri ...

  32. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200 albums chart, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported , Rihanna 's "Unapologeti ...

  33. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut In Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported, Rihanna's "Unapologetic" opens ...

  34. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and A ...

  35. Meek Mill, 'Dreams & Nightmares': Track-By-Track Review

    October 30, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 All eyes have been on Meek Mill since the Philadelphia rapper signed to Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group imprint in February 2011. With seven mixtapes under his belt before signing, it's evident Meek has built a foundation for himself. But ...

  36. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Los Angeles Lakers

    October 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Check out what Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace and Devin Ebanks are listening to in these exclusive Q&As. The 2012-2013 NBA season is finally upon us, and no team is being talked more than the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. After winning the NBA ...

  37. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Mayb ...

  38. Chart Juice: MGK's 'Lace Up' Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 18, 2012 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 With four debuts in the top 10 this week, the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart is teeming with new music. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuts straight in at No. 1 with 78,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Clevelan ...

  39. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  40. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island� ...

  41. Road Work: Death Grips, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama Shakes, Trey Songz

    October 15, 2012 7:19 AM EDT Trouble makers: Sacramento, Calif.-based rock group Death Grips will take controversial new album "NO LOVE DEEP WEB" on an international swing booked by Robert Frazer of William Morris Endeavor. Starting with a headlining gig for Pitch ...

  42. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nie ...

  43. Morning Fix: Spotify on TV; Pandora's Payments Explained; New Rolling Stones Single; Eno's Album App

    October 11, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS' HEIST ALBUM HEADING FOR BIG BILLBOARD 200 DEBUT: Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the ...

  44. MTV Expanding, Consolidating Hip-Hop Programming Under 'MTV Jams' Banner

    October 11, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The jams.mtv.com digital hub page, where all of MTV's hip-hop content will live. MTV today announced a new initiative to expand and unify its hip-hop music and lifestyle content across its multiple platforms under the MTV Jams brand. MTV Jams ...

  45. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive ...

  46. Chart Juice: Brandy's 'Put It Down' Marks Her First Top 10 in 10 Years

    September 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in over 10 years, Brandy returns to the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer's "Put It Down" (featuring Chris Brown), rises 11-5 this week and marks Brandy's tenth top 10 and first since " ...

  47. Miguel's 'Kaleidoscope Dream': Inside The R&B Dynamo's Fresh Start

    September 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miguel is out to rearrange the genre. And with "Adorn" topping the R&B charts, he's well on his way. Miguel is not a bottle-popper. He's not buying tables or swilling Champagne in the club. He's not inside the club at al ...

  48. Chart Juice: Beyonce's 'Dance For You' Hits Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 20, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé 's album "4" nabs its fourth top 10 hit single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week as "Dance For You" sashays 13-10. It's the sixth cut from "4" to reach the tally, following "Run the ...

  49. R. Kelly Makes Soul Train History, Usher Up For Five Awards

    September 19, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 NEW YORK (AP) -- R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing ...

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