1. The Juice Podcast 7/11/14: The-Dream's 'Royalty: The Prequel' EP, Meek Mill & Wale's Beef

    July 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 4 7 0 For this week's 11th episode of The Juice podcast, I'm joined by Tracy Garraud (Sirius XM's Sway In the Morning, BET), Nile " Low Key " Ivey ( You Heard That New , KWL Management) and this week's co-host, my co-worker J ...

  2. Wale’s ‘The Followers’ Shoots to No. 1 on Trending 140 Amid Meek Mill Feud

    July 08, 2014 8:48 PM EDT Wale’s new track “The Followers” hit No. 1 on the Twitter Trending 140 chart shortly after being released on SoundCloud late Tuesday afternoon. The Beef: Meek Mill Blasts Wale On Twitter, Wale Responds “The Followers” will appear on Wale’s forthcom ...

  3. The Beef: Meek Mill Blasts Wale On Twitter, Wale Responds

    July 08, 2014 3:13 PM EDT There seems to be tension in the Maybach Music Group camp. Meek Mill took to Twitter today (July 8) to throw shots at Wale for not supporting him by promoting his upcoming album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money." "Wale just ain't ...

  4. Wale on the BET Awards Red Carpet 2014

    Wale on the BET Awards Red Carpet 2014

    June 30, 2014 6:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wale on the BET Awards Red Carpet 2014 LA , 2014 , red carpet , bet , Wale , Billboard , Awards , Wale Videos Wale ...

  5. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glit ...

  6. Mariah Carey Announces 14th Album, 'Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'

    May 01, 2014 12:12 AM EDT Mariah Carey has unveiled the title, cover, release date and tracklist for her 14th album, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse,” which arrives at digital and physical retail on May 27. Carey, who appears on the cover of this week’s magazine, ...

  7. Wale, Big Boi, Common & Daddy Yankee To Appear On 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape

    March 06, 2014 5:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Could Westeros folk song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" be getting it's own hip-hop remix? Probably not, but HBO is poise to release a "Game of Thrones" mixtape Friday in preparation for the fantasy show's season 4 debu ...

  8. New Signings: Lindsey Stirling Signs to Reach Music, WME Inks Wale, Paradigm Nabs Solange

    November 25, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters@b ...

  9. Sebastian Mikael, 'Beautiful Life': Official Video Premiere

    November 12, 2013 1:19 PM EST Since releasing his first mixtape, "J'Adore," in 2011, Sebastian Mikael has been steadily working on his full-length debut under Slip-N-Slide Records. As he preps for its February release, Mikael debuts the official video for the br ...

  10. Jack Johnson Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Avicii and Chris Young Aiming For Top 10

    September 20, 2013 9:06 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is on course for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while EDM superstar and recent Billboard cover act Avicii is aiming for a top 10 debut with his first album, "True." Industry sources suggest ...

  11. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin ...

  12. Bubbling Under: Saints Of Valory March In; Midnight Red Finds 'Home' At Radio

    September 13, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Saints of Valory, Midnight Red, Sebastian Mikael and Dani Martin. Saints Of Valor ...

  13. Travi$ Scott Talks Working With Kanye West, Jay Z; Performs Two Songs

    August 29, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Travi$ Scott has had one hell of a year. The rapper and producer, born in Houston, Texas, has worked on two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums this year: Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" and Kanye West's "Yeezus." Photos: T ...

  14. Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Feature Yields Huge Twitter Followers Jump

    August 23, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 15 after creating one of the biggest news stories in hip-hop so far this year. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikiped ...

  15. Jeff Bhasker On 'Yeezus,' Collaborating With P!nk & Looking 'To Evolve My Sound'

    August 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT "You'll still be listening to ['Yeezus'] in 10 years, 20 years — not whatever else album came out today. I love Wale, but I don't think that's the music people are going to actually say, 'That's what defined ...

  16. Jay Z Premieres 'Picasso Baby' Video: Watch

    August 03, 2013 10:54 AM EDT Last night (August 2), Jay Z premiered the performance art film for his "Magna Carta Holy Grail" song, "Picasso Baby" on HBO. The Mark Romanek-directed, 10-minute video captures Jay Z performing "Picasso Baby" at NYC& ...

  17. J. Cole Announces What Dreams May Come Tour

    July 29, 2013 6:52 PM EDT Wale will be joining. J. Cole is embarking on a North American tour titled, What Dreams May Come. The tour, which features Wale, will kick off on Sept. in Miami, Fl. and close on Oct. 30 in Seattle, WA. "It's going to be a wild ride,&quo ...

  18. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line's Slow Chart Climb, Alexis Spight Hits No. 1

    July 18, 2013 8:23 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jay Z jumped in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," selling 528,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the fourth No. 1 in a row that w ...

  19. Chart Juice: Jay Z Nets His Fourth-Largest Sales Week Ever

    July 18, 2013 2:12 PM EDT As expected, Jay Z's latest opus "Magna Carta Holy Grail" debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Unexpectedly, the set beat industry sales projections, as it arrives with 528,000 sold in its first week, according to Nie ...

  20. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipatio ...

  21. Rap's History-Making Week on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    July 11, 2013 5:37 PM EDT For the first time in the Billboard 200 chart's history, rap albums hold down the top three spots in three successive weeks. J. Cole's Born Sinner is No. 1 this week, followed by Wale's The Gifted and Kanye West's Yeezus at ...

  22. Chart Juice: J. Cole Overthrows Wale and Outsells Kanye West

    July 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT In its third week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" claims the No. 1 spot to mark his second chart-topper after his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." With 58,000 copies sold, according to ...

  23. Jay-Z Performs 'Picasso Baby' at NYC's Pace Gallery: Watch

    July 10, 2013 4:30 PM EDT During his Twitter Q&A on Monday (July 8), Jay-Z mentioned that he'd deliver six pieces of art following the release of his "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album.   RT @NickyP7D @S_C_ have you began working on any visuals for any track ...

  24. J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Album Jumps To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Surpasses Sales of Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

    July 10, 2013 11:00 AM EDT While J. Cole's Born Sinner was initially blocked from No. 1 on the Billboard 200, he celebrates his second No. 1 this week. In its third week on the chart, Born Sinner rises 2-1 with 58,000 sold (down 32%, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  25. Joe and Relient K Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    July 05, 2013 5:04 PM EDT R&B singer Joe and rock band Relient K could both earn new top 10 albums next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast Joe's new "Double Back: Evolution of R&B" may sell 25,000 or so by the end of the t ...

  26. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Climbs, Bob Marley's 'Legend: Remixed' Debuts, Lorde's 'Love' Leaps

    July 05, 2013 4:05 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Wale celebrated his first No. 1 , as "The Gifted" opened atop the list. The set sold 158,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts in the top 10 ...

  27. Skillet and August Burns Red Heading for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 28, 2013 5:26 PM EDT New albums from rock bands Skillet and August Burns Red are heading for the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the former's "Rise" may sell around 50,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Kid Ink Breaks Down 'Almost Home' Album Rollout

    June 10, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Ahead of his major-label debut LP with RCA, rapper Kid Ink released digital-only EP "Almost Home" on May 28. The set debuts at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five Months Ago 88 Classic/RCA ...

  30. Wale Releases Rihanna-Assisted 'Bad' Remix: Listen

    June 03, 2013 3:44 PM EDT The rapper also debuts Maybach Music Group single 'Poor Decisions' featuring Rick Ross and Lupe FIasco. Wale releases the full-version of the Rihanna-assisted remix to "Bad" just three days after teasing 90 seconds of it on Swa ...

  31. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey & More Surprise At Summer Jam XX

    June 03, 2013 7:55 AM EDT Rap's new class dominates: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of ...

  32. Wale Previews 'The Gifted' Album In NYC: First Listen

    May 23, 2013 2:13 PM EDT The rapper's third studio album will feature Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and more. Maybach Music Group rhymer, Wale, has finished recording the follow-up to his breakout 2011 effort “Ambition," titled,"The Gifted." While Wa ...

  33. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam

    May 02, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Hot 97 has announced the line-up for this year's Summer Jam event. Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Miguel, Joe Budden and French Montana will all be performing. Summer Jam XX will take place on ...

  34. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboa ...

  35. Marcus Canty, 'This... Is Marcus Canty': Exclusive Album Stream

    March 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST The anticipation behind Marcus Canty's debut album, " This... Is Marcus Canty ," has been brewing since appearing on the first season of reality TV singing competition, "The X Factor." The singer captivated fans and judge ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Pusha T, 'Only You Can Tell It' Feat. Wale: Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 27, 2013 11:35 AM EST A day before the release of his mixtape, "Wrath of Caine" (Jan. 28), Pusha T debuts his latest song, "Only You Can Tell It," exclusively on The Juice. The Boogz and Tapez-produced track, featuring Wale, showcases both DMV rap ...

  38. Wale: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 6:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Wale Title: TBA | Release Date: Summer With his third release Wale is coming full circle. Inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy series “Seinfeld,” the Washington, D.C. native paid homage to the show with his 2008 and 2010 mixtapes “The Mixtape About N ...

  39. Rick Ross Reveals Album Title

    January 07, 2013 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In true Bawse fashion, Rick Ross debuts a video to reveal the title of his sixth studio album. His forthcoming album, to debut this year, is titled "Mastermind." The short clip features Ross spending quality time with a lovely lady in his ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Meek Mill Can't Tour For a Month, Judge Says

    December 18, 2012 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has been barred from touring for a month after a judge found he violated probation restrictions associated with a 2008 drug and gun conviction. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley said Monday the rapper, whose real name ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprud ...

  47. What's L.A. Reid's Track Record at 'X Factor'?

    December 13, 2012 9:25 PM EST With just a week left until the second season of "X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a television show. It's not an impru ...

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