1. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show' ...

  2. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better ...

  3. Chris Brown Gets Personal With Rihanna On Leaked 'Graffiti' Tracks

    December 03, 2009 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Though Chris Brown hasn't discussed the intimate details about his assault of Rihanna in interviews to promote the Dec. 8 release of "Graffiti," several tracks from the just-leaked album seem to directly address the singer's feel ...

  4. Busta Rhymes Hopes 'Chemo' Is Cure For Ailing Music Biz

    November 20, 2009 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Less than a year after releasing his eighth studio album, "Back on My B.S.," New York rapper Busta Rhymes plans to shift the state of the music industry, which he says is "dying like cancer is killing it," with his brand new effo ...

  5. Chris Brown And Friends at Power 105.1 Powerhouse '09 / October 27, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    October 30, 2009 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 While comeback shows are typically created for aged artists or fallen stars who are attempting to re-energize their careers, 20-year-old Chris Brown should never expect a show of his to be branded by the media as such again. In his first high-profil ...

  6. Chris Brown Tweets 'Graffiti' Release Date

    October 26, 2009 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, Chris Brown gave his first radio interview to Hot 97 (WQHT) host Angie Martinez, spending the majority of the air-time stressing his deep regrets for his February incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Now, the Virginia singer has taken to ...

  7. Mario Goes From 'Break Up' To Breaking Records

    October 23, 2009 5:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The last time Mario saw the pinnacle of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart was in 2005. That's when "Let Me Love You"-from his 2004 second album, "Turning Point"-reached No. 1. Four years and two albums later, ...

  8. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  9. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Beyoncé, Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  10. The Daily Noise 9.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.30.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 30, 2009 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam scores No. 1 album with "Backspacer", Chris Brown tries for a comeback, Vampire Weekend preps new release "Contra." five finger death punch , keri hilson , The Daily Noise , Three Days Grace , Fuse , fabolous , Vampire ...

  11. Chris Brown Premieres New Track

    September 29, 2009 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown released a track titled "I Can Transform Ya" today on his blog site, Mechanicaldummy.com . The song, the first official track Brown has released since the February altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna that resulted in his gui ...

  12. Chris Brown To Headline First Concert Since Conviction

    September 25, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York radio station Power 105.1 (WWPR) announced this week that Chris Brown will be headlining its Powerhouse concert this year, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at New Jersey's Izod Center. The singer will be joined by Fabolous , Keri Hils ...

  13. Eminem, DMX, The Roots Pay Tribute To Def Jam At 2009 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    September 24, 2009 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its inception five years ago, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors has paid tribute to the preeminent figures in hip-hop history. For the sixth annual show, taped at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York last night (Sept. 23) and set to air on the ...

  14. Mario, Trey Songz To Headline BET/Live Nation Club Tour

    September 21, 2009 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation has partnered with BET Networks to produce a series of U.S. tours that are set to visit Live Nation-owned House of Blues venues and other clubs/theaters across the country. The new partnership will launch this fall with the 106 & Par ...

  15. Live Nation, BET Networks Partner To Produce U.S. Tours

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has partnered with BET Networks to produce a series of U.S. tours that are set to visit Live Nation-owned House of Blues venues and other clubs/theaters across the country. The new partnership will launch this fall with the 106 & P ...

  16. Beatles, Jay-Z Dominate Billboard Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close of ...

  17. Houston Tops Charts, Spider Named After Bowie, Boys Like Girls Release Album

    September 09, 2009 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Wednesday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Whitney Houston storms to the top of the charts, David Bowie gets an unlikely honor, and Boys Like Girls release their sophomore effort. Whitney Houston is back to N ...

  18. The Daily Noise 9.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.9.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 09, 2009 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston storms to the top of the charts, David Bowie gets an unlikely honor, and Boys Like Girls release their sophomore effort. Artwork , Bill Werde , Insane Clown Posse , chevelle , The Daily Noise , The Baja Men , Fuse , icp , Whitney Hou ...

  19. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston� ...

  20. Eminem, Fabolous, Jeezy To Celebrate Def Jam At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 03, 2009 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy , Rick Ross , Fabolous , Ludacris , Method Man and many others to celebrate the pioneering hip hop label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip ...

  21. Whitney Houston's Comeback Headed To Top Billboard 200 Chart

    September 02, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston struggled with her voice during her much-hyped comeback performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday (Sept. 1). But, industry prognosticators are suggesting the soul music diva won't trip up on the chart ...

  22. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley's 'Time' Comes Early, Houston's On Deck

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as expected, but Miley Cyrus crashes the party at No. 3. The latter's Wal-Mart-exclusive EP "The Time of Our Lives" enters early, as the set's r ...

  23. Drake To Re-Release 'Gone' Mixtape

    August 14, 2009 5:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 As originally reported on Billboard.com earlier this summer , Drake has finally cleared the samples to his highly-acclaimed "So Far Gone" mixtape and will re-release it on September 15th, 2009, confirms a rep at Universal Motown. The rappe ...

  24. Trey Songz 'Ready' To Grow Up On Third Album

    July 31, 2009 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Looking dapper as he took the stage at the upscale Joe's Pub in New York, Trey Songz wanted to make it clear that he was ready to shed the baggy jeans of his youth and embrace a more adult style. The 24-year-old Virginia native, born Treymaine ...

  25. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  26. Fabolous Gets Personal On 'Loso's Way' Album

    July 09, 2009 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Until now, Brooklyn rapper Fabolous kept his private life under wraps. Not only did he stay quiet about getting shot three years ago-a rarity among rappers-he also chose to keep his relationship and the birth of his first child out of the public eye ...

  27. Beyonce, New Edition, Maxwell To Perform Michael Jackson Songs On BET Awards Tribute

    June 28, 2009 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown will reunite with New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight (June 28) to open the BET Awards, part of an extended tribute to Michael Jackson. Other performers scheduled to honor Jackson wit ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Trey Songz: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    Trey Songz: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    February 09, 2009 2:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Trey Songz: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet grammys 2009 , Grammys , grammy awards , interview , Billboard.com , exclusive , R&B , Billboard , ready , trey songz Videos Trey Songz Billboard Exclusive Interview ...

  30. Flo Rida, Songz, Monae Help Gap 'Mix It'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlantic artists Flo Rida, Trey Songz and Janelle Monáe will be the face of an upcoming Gap holiday campaign. The "Merry Mix It"campaign, which launches Nov. 13, consists of TV, print and online ads and uses images of the artists. In add ...

  31. Easy Jeezy

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Young Jeezy balances commercial/ pop aspirations with core hip-hop sounds on his new Def Jam album "The Recession" ... Young Jeezy balances commercial/ pop aspirations with core hip-hop sounds on his new Def Jam album "The Recession,& ...

  32. Let's Get 'Real'

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Plies says he's plenty aware of the hip-hop marketplace's short attention span, which is why he's releasing his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," less than a year after his 2007 debut ... Rapper Plies says he ...

  33. Flo Rida

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music career, he was so broke that he was forced to live on the streets. When Flo Rida first took the bus from Florida to Los Angeles in hopes of launching a music ...

  34. Flo Rida's 'Low' Remains Hot 100 King

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with "Low," although strong challenges are being mounted by Chris Brown's "With You" (3-2) and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" (the top Flo ...

  35. Flo Rida, Missy Take It To The 'Streets'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be found on Atlantic soundtrack to "Step Up 2 the Streets," due Feb. 5. Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be foun ...

  36. Flo Rida, Missy Take It To The 'Streets'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be found on Atlantic soundtrack to "Step Up 2 the Streets," due Feb. 5. "Streets" is the sequel to the August 2006 "Step Up" film about a ...

  37. Where's The Love?

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As I thought of my list, I began to ponder Chris Brown's sophomore set, "Exclusive," which sparked this notion: there seems to be a lack of ardent, passionate R&B music these days. Recently, Billboard's editorial staff was as ...

  38. Flo Rida

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When you listen to the lyrical content of Flo Rida's debut single, "Low" -- which mentions pornographic posters and smacking big booties among other wickedness -- you'd never imagine the muse behind h When you listen to the lyric ...

  39. Trey Songz, "Can't Help But Wait"

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-two-year-old Trey Songz is an underrated young R&B talent with lackluster first-album sales, despite an armful of quality singles. Twenty-two-year-old Trey Songz is an underrated young R&B talent with lackluster first-album sales, des ...

  40. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales s Bruce Springsteen scores his eigh ...

  41. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  42. Springsteen A Lock For Another No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add another No. 1 album to his resume, according to Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building Chart, released Oct. 5. Unweighted sales through close of business Thursday saw " Bruce Springsteen is a lock to add ano ...

  43. Springsteen Primed To Lead Next Week's Album Chart

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is on target to debut at No. 1 next week on The Billboard 200 with "Magic" (Columbia), his first album with the E Street Band in five years. Unweighted opening-day sales from eight l Bruce Springsteen is on target to debu ...

  44. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen regroups with the E Street Band for their first album together in five years, Brooks & Dunn pull back into "Cowboy Town," matchbox twenty tacks six new songs on its first "Greate The debut album from teen phenom ...

  45. R&B Duo Nina Sky Signs To Polo Grounds/J

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to release its sophomore album, "The Musical," early next year. R&B duo Nina Sky has inked a deal with Polo Grounds/J Records. The group plans to releas ...

  46. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  47. Furtado's 'Say It Right' Bests Beyonce On Hot 100

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" ends the 10-week reign of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with a 2-1 climb. It's Furtado's second No. 1 from her album "Loose," following "Promis ...

  48. New Young Buck Album Penciled In For March

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due in late November, rapper Young Buck's sophomore album, "Buck the World," is back on track for a March 20 release via G-Unit/Interscope. Originally due in late November, rapper Young Buck's sophomore album, "Bu ...

  49. The Clue And The Trick

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives this week. DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release sch ...

  50. Trick Daddy Satisfies 'Demand' With New Album

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his seventh studio album, "Back By Thug Demand," via Slip N Slide/Atlantic. The set boasts collaborations with Trina, Jaheim, Lil Wayne, Baby and Trey Songz, among ot Trick Daddy will on Dec. 19 issue his ...

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