1. Los Speaks on 'Becoming King' Mixtape, Previews 'Dope' Song

    October 17, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los, newly signed to Bad Boy for the second time, has been in the studio, steadily working on his upcoming mixtape, "Becoming King." In the trailer above, premiered exclusively on The Juice, Los previews the Harry Fraud produced track, &qu ...

  2. Raekwon, GZA, Yelawolf and More Anchor Atlanta's A3C Festival 2012

    October 16, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before Eminem came calling, Yelawolf was ripping through sets at the annual A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta. "I did A3C twice, I think," the rapper tells The Juice. "First year, there was a small room, just a few people and I was doing re ...

  3. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  4. Ab-Soul's Timeline: The Rapper's Life From 5 Years Old to Now

    August 08, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Ab-Soul takes us on a journey through his 25-year life in five-year intervals. "Man… At 25, I lost my world and I got the world at the same time," Ab-Soul said, hours before stepping on stage at his first headlining New York show. " ...

  5. Jeremih Raises the Temperature With 'Late Nights' Mixtape: Listen

    August 07, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeremih wants to get cozy with listeners on his new mixtape, "Late Nights." Featuring a who's who of the rap world, "Late Nights" showcases 18 tracks produced by big names like Tricky Stewart, Yonny, and even Jeremih himself ...

  6. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Song ...

  7. Chart Juice: Kanye West and Jay-Z Earn First 'Watch the Throne' No. 1 Single

    November 03, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Ni**as in Paris" becomes the first song from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative album "Watch the Throne" to reach No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as the song rises 2-1. Jay-Z and Kanye West's ...

  8. 2 Chainz Nears Critical Mass with DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

    October 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, & ...

  9. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  10. Freshman Haze: Lil Playy

    July 12, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 You may think you don't know Lil Playy but you've actually heard him a thousand times. The up-and-coming songwriter wrote and appeared on the chopped-and-screwed hook of Ludacris ' Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 2 hit, "My C ...

  11. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice:Chris Brown's Outburst and Travis Barker's Opening

    March 24, 2011 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the negative attention surrounding his Good Morning America outburst, Chris Brown is having a great week on the charts as "Look At Me Now" steps 2-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (33.9 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen ...

  13. Chris Brown Headed for Another No.1 R&B/Hip-Hop Song with 'No BS'

    January 21, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown is headed for another No. 1. "No BS," which claimed Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors last week, steps up 5-4 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart -- an 11% gain with 29.9 million listener impressions. If "No ...

  14. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kid Cudi, Cee Lo Green, Trey Songz

    November 19, 2010 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Kid Cudi breaks open at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" as the title moves 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His debut "Man on the Moon: The End of the ...

  16. Far East Movement's 'G6' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 18, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following a two-week break, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its third cumulative week at No. 1. The song was removed from the perch two weeks ago by Ke$ha& ...

  17. Twista Appreciates Waka Flocka Flame, Gives Back to His Hometown

    November 16, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week, Twista released his eighth studio album "The Perfect Storm," with first single "Make a Movie" clocking in at No. 15 on this week's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. With over 15 years of recording experience under his ...

  18. Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control'

    October 20, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/producer Sean Garrett has been responsible for creating hits like Usher 's "Yeah," Beyonce 's "Ring The Alarm" and Ciara 's "Goodies." But it doesn't mean the hit-making machine has ...

  19. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  21. Chris Brown Regains Chart Momentum Through 'Deuces'

    August 13, 2010 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 C hris Brown may be hitting his musical stride again. Notching Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second straight week, the singer is this close to notching a top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Deuces." ...

  22. Daughtry Returns, Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 22, 2009 11:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 After three weeks of Michael Jackson owning the top selling album in the U.S., the late King of Pop steps aside as Daughtry reigns with "Leave This Town," which tops the Billboard 200 after selling 269,000 units, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  23. Daughtry Returns, Nets Second No. 1 Album

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daughtry leads the way this week as the band's second album, "Leave This Town," tops the Billboard 200 with 269,000 . . . And, after three weeks where the top-selling set in the United States came from Michael Jackson, the late King ...

  24. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboar ...

  25. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top o ...

  26. Ask Billboard: Pitbull, Amanda Marshall, Journey

    May 22, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PITBULLL ATTACK Hi Gary! I am not ...

  27. Chart Beat: Eminem, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Sligh, Jennifer Hudson

    February 12, 2009 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 'BOTTLE' ROCKETS TO NO. 1: The calendar year isn't even two months old, but for the second time in 2009, a song has catapulted to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 from the bottom 25 positions. Just two weeks after Kelly Clarkson set the ...

  28. Chart Beat

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Kanye West, AC/DC, "Mamma Mia!" and more! 'LOVE' IS IN THE TIER: Only 10 songs have entered The Billboard Hot 100 in the top three this millennium; the 10th song to begin its chart life in this el ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills ...

  30. T.I. Back In Studio, Drama CD Due In December

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already recording new material, according to Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. ...

  31. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville a In a week where six of the top 10 ...

  32. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  33. Twista Speaks On Congressional Hearings

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As rappers David Banner and Master P joined more than a dozen representatives on Capitol Hill today for a hearing on the content of hip-hop and rap lyrics , fellow MC Twista weighed-in, stating "hip-hop music is just a scapegoat." " ...

  34. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 i Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sea ...

  35. Artists Band Together For 'Jena 6' Benefit

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nick Cannon, Lloyd, Baby Boy, Sean P, Twista, Tank, Jagged Edge, Killer Mike, Bobby Brown, DTP's Small World and Hurricane Chris will perform at the "Jena 6 Empowerment Concert," to be held Sept. 29 in Birmingham, Ala. The event aim ...

  36. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on top 40 radio, "The Simpsons" soundtrack and mega-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . POP GOES THE R ...

  37. Chart Beat

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Stand By Me," the Cyruses, Daughtry and more! SEAN BY ME: "Stand by Me" is one of the classic songs of the 20th century. It has charted on The Billboard Hot 100 by eight different artists, and that's not coun ...

  38. Twista Cut From McDonald's Live Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 McDonald's has pulled rapper Twista from its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the Chicago-based hip-hop artist's "controversial lyrics." McDonald's has pulled rapper Twista from its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing ...

  39. Twista Cut From McDonald's Live Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's USA has pulled Chicago-based rapper Twista from appearing on its free 10-city parking lot tour, citing the hip-hop artist's "controversial lyrics." Twista was scheduled to perform Aug. 7 in Chicago as part of the mul ...

  40. Twista Gives Fans A 'Rush' On New Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago rapper Twista is full of surprises on his upcoming album, "Adrenaline Rush 2007," due Aug. 24 via Atlantic. The project features guest turns by Juelz Santana, Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha, Pharrell, T-Pa Chicago rapper Twista is full of surpr ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills ...

  42. Bone Thugs Working On Album With Twista

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony continue to bring the curtain down on their once nasty feud with Chicago MC Twista via the collaboration "C-Town," a track from "Strength & Loyalty," the Cleveland rap troupe' Bone Thugs-N-Harmony co ...

  43. Bone Thugs Sings From The Heart On New Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years together. For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ...

  44. Chart Beat

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mims, Justin Timberlake, Trace Adkins and more! MIMS THE WORD: In the almost 49-year history of the Hot 100, only four songs have jumped to No. 1 from below the top 30. The first was Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This,&quo ...

  45. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Stargate, "tied" albums, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more! DIALING UP THE STARGATE Hi Fred, First, I wanted to thank you for clarifying how digital tracks are figured into the Hot 100. Here's the questio ...

  46. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

  47. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in ...

  48. Lollapalooza / Aug. 4-6, 2006 / Chicago (Grant Park)

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, and Kanye West swore there'd be "repercussions" for sound issues during his set. But when the three-day Lollapaloo The Flaming Lips' ...

  49. Monica Opens Up 'Musical Diary' On New Album

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B songstress Monica is putting the finishing touches on her fourth album, "The Makings of Me," due Sept. 26 via J. The set is led by the single "Everytime Tha Beat Drop," which was produced by J R&B songstress Monica is ...

  50. Sean Garrett: Proving The Power of 'The Pen'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply "the Pen." And for good reason. The 27-year-old songwriter/producer from Atlanta has emerged as a creative powerhouse with a hot str His name is Sean Garrett, but to ...

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