1. Lloyd Talks New Album, NSFW Single & Working with Chris Brown and Trey Songz

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a two year hiatus, Lloyd returns with his fourth studio album, "King of Hearts" (July 5). After parting ways with The Inc., Lloyd locked himself away in the studio with Polow the Don to craft a work that would be played years after a ...

  2. Lloyd Overcomes Label Drama To Become 'King of Hearts'

    July 01, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 LeBron James wasn't the only self-proclaimed "King" mulling over a big decision last year. After releasing his first three albums through music mogul/former reality star Irv Gotti's record label the Inc. (formerly known as Murda ...

  3. J. Cole Talks 'Work Out' Video, Touring with Rihanna and 'Watch the Throne'

    July 01, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While the hip-hop world questioned his hiatus, J.Cole was taking the advice of Jay-Z by "living and being on tour." J. Cole Eyeing Late Summer Release for 'Heavy' Debut Album "I felt like they had me on the road too much. I ...

  4. Lupe Fiasco Shows His Sensitive Side in 'Out Of My Head' Video: Watch

    June 30, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After delivering a video of real-life military footage for thought-provoking song, "Words I Never Said," Lupe Fiasco returns with lighter visuals for his third single, "Out of My Head," featuring Trey Songz . Lupe Fiasco Working ...

  5. Chris Brown Wins Big At BET Awards

    June 27, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 The statuette for best music awards show host in 2011 should go to comedian Kevin Hart. He was a major bright spot during BET Awards '11 (June 26) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In between Hart's shenanigans-including a hilarious ...

  6. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Announces New Fragrance, Linkin Park Hits Studio

    June 15, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut Third Fragrance This Fall Beyonce will launch a third fragrance, Pulse, a floral citrus-scented perfume that represents her stage persona. "Women al ...

  9. Adele 'Rolling' Along Atop Hot 100, Jason Aldean & Nicki Minaj Reach Top 10

    June 15, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released Thursday (June 16) on Billboard.com, while Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj enter the top 10. "Rolling in the Deep" spends a ...

  10. Lupe Fiasco Working on His Fourth Studio Album

    June 14, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As criticism made it's way onto Lupe Fiasco 's Twitter timeline, after calling President Obama a terrorist on CBS's show, "What's Trending," the Chicago rapper was in the middle of shooting promos for AT&T's &# ...

  11. 'Twilight' Rules MTV Movie Awards, Foo Fighters and Lupe Fiasco Perform

    June 06, 2011 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apparently excited to continue last year's trend of dropping f-bombs in every segment, the MTV Movie Awards carried the swearing to an extreme Sunday night (June 5) at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, with sweethearts from the cast of th ...

  12. Jill Scott Sets 'Summer Block Party' Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ill Scott will bring her forthcoming fourth album, "The Light of the Sun," on the road this summer with the Jill Scott Summer Block Party, which kicks off July 28 in New York. The Budweiser Superfest-sponsored trek will also feature soul ...

  13. Red Carpet with Trey Songz I BBMA 2011

    Red Carpet with Trey Songz I BBMA 2011

    May 23, 2011 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Red Carpet with Trey Songz interview , BBMA , trey songz , Trey Songz , Interview BBMA 2013 Trey Songz Interview ...

  14. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Eminem and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber dominated the 2011's Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six official awards. There was a six-way tie for second place between Rihanna , Lady Gaga , Usher , Taylor Swift ...

  15. Beyonce To Be Honored by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bono at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyonce will receive an all-star tribute when she is honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air Sunday night (May 22) on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Among the ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a L ...

  17. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which w ...

  18. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations

    May 18, 2011 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last year at the BET Awards, Chris Brown performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson . It marked the beginning of a comeback for the embattled pop star. This year, Brown is the top contender at the award show with six nominations. Brown is up ...

  19. Neil Diamond to Perform at Billboard Music Awards, Receive Icon Award

    May 17, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. Diamond will also take to the stage and perform. The award, which honors the cultural impact of an artist whose ex ...

  20. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue Join Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 17, 2011 12:41 PM EDT J ustin Biebe r, Kylie Minogue , Jada Pinkett Smith, Joe Jonas , Keri Hilson , Marc Anthony , "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, Nas , Scott Weiland , Selena Gomez , Tim Allen, Travis Barker , Trey Songz and "Modern Family" star Ric ...

  21. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Among Billboard Music Awards Presenters

    May 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Biebe r, Kylie Minogue , Jada Pinkett Smith, Joe Jonas , Keri Hilson , Marc Anthony , "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, Nas , Scott Weiland , Selena Gomez , Tim Allen, Travis Barker , Trey Songz and "Modern Family" star Rico ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Previews '4' at Listening Party, Kenny Chesney Playing Alabama Show For Charity

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Previews '4,' 'Run the World (Girls)' Video at Listening Party At a private listening party on Wednesday (May 11), Beyonce offered a select gr ...

  23. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross Meet Up at a Warehouse for 'John' Video

    April 20, 2011 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne reconnects with Rick Ross for the visuals to "John," the first single off 'Tha Carter IV.' Lil Wayne Rocks a Cap and Gown on 'Tha Carter IV' Album Cover The Colin Tiley directed clip mostly takes place in a d ...

  24. Hot Tours: Usher, Lady Gaga, Rush

    April 14, 2011 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Five single-venue sold out concerts in Australia and New Zealand by Usher on his OMG Tour give the Grammy-winning R&B star the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours list. Usher grossed over $7.6 million from five performances at Melbourne& ...

  25. Diddy Promises 'Rockin' Dirty Money Tour

    April 12, 2011 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean "Diddy" Combs says that taking Diddy-Dirty Money , his group with vocalist-writers Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane ) and Kalenna Harper, on the road was part of his plan for the trio from its inception. "I always said peopl ...

  26. Chris Brown Impersonates Trey Songz, R. Kelly, Brown Fans Beef With Songz

    March 21, 2011 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the eve of a Twitter beef between Chris Brown fans and R&B singer Trey Songz , Chris Brown coincidentally found himself breaking into his best Trey Songz -- and R. Kelly -- impersonation on the Russ Parr morning show. Video: Chris Brown imper ...

  27. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ...

  28. Justin Bieber Wins MVP at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    February 19, 2011 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber had eight points, ...

  29. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone come ...

  30. Mary J. Blige, Kanye West Headlining Essence Music Festival

    February 16, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M ary J. Blige , Trey Songz , Jill Scott and rapper Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Com ...

  31. Kanye West, Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival

    February 16, 2011 5:29 PM EST Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott and Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communicati ...

  32. Drake Grammys Q&A: Watch Now

    February 11, 2011 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Few hip-hop artists have had a more meteoric rise than Aubrey " Drake " Graham. Since emerging on the scene in 2009, the Canadian rapper has become one of the biggest names in the game, thanks to his chart-topping debut album, "Thank ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Drake Vs. Drake and Bob Marley's Debut

    February 10, 2011 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Without a song of his own on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Drake is in a heated battle for No. 1… Against himself! Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," on which Drake is featured, holds onto the top spot with 34.9 million listener impressions ...

  34. April Smith Covers Trey Songz' "Bottoms Up'

    April Smith Covers Trey Songz' "Bottoms Up'

    February 09, 2011 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The lost Mashup! Videos Trey Songz ...

  35. April Smith Puts A Speakeasy Spin On Trey Songz

    February 09, 2011 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 What better way to celebrate the Feb. 14 return of our weekly Mashup Mondays video series, in which cool artists cover hot songs far outside their normal sound, than with a special preview mashup? April Smith and her band, the Great Picture show, ca ...

  36. Trey Songz Allegedly Sued for $18 Million Over 'Bottoms Up' Track

    February 08, 2011 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 It appears R&B heartthrob Trey Songz is being sued for $18 million over the rights to the song "Bottoms Up," which appears on his latest effort "Passion, Pain & Pleasure." According to allhiphop.com, a Washington D.C.-bas ...

  37. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx ...

  38. Bruno Mars Holds Off P!nk Atop Hot 100

    February 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars' "Grenade" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , although P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" appears primed to assume the summit next week. "Grenade" registers its highest weekly audien ...

  39. Trey Songz Planning New Album for 2011

    February 03, 2011 6:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Even as his latest album, "Passion, Pain & Pleasure," continues to churn out singles -- including the latest, "Love Faces" -- Trey Songz is hatching plans for its successor. "I want to release an album this year," t ...

  40. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirit ...

  41. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, onl ...

  42. Lupe Fiasco: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco "LASERS" March 8 The title of Lupe Fiasco's third album stands for "Love Always Shines Every Time: Remember 2 Smile." Centered on the Chicago MC's change-the-world manifesto, producers on the set include Ale ...

  43. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz

    January 20, 2011 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj continues her winning streak as "Pink Friday" picks up a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Despite dropping 17% to 32,000 copies, Minaj fends off Rihanna 's "Loud" which steps 3-2 in its ninth week. Kanye ...

  44. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "P ...

  45. Paramore Controversy Sparks Social 50 Chart Climb

    January 06, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 As the soap opera-worthy drama of Paramore's recent lineup change continues to make headlines, the rock band sees a corresponding surge in social network buzz, as it re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 36. On Tuesday, Paramore spo ...

  46. Taylor Swift Still Tops Billboard 200, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 albums chart begins to approach normality again, as many holiday flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielse ...

  47. Lupe Fiasco Drops Label Beef to Focus on 'Lasers'

    December 30, 2010 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Lupe Fiasco 's upcoming album "Lasers" has suffered noticeable delays due to label disputes and leaked tracks, the Grammy award-winning rapper plans on making this release his biggest yet. "Lasers," out March 8, 201 ...

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