1. Rostrum Records Founder Benjy Grinberg Responds to Wiz Khalifa Lawsuit: Exclusive

    June 29, 2016 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, Wiz Khalifa  filed a lawsuit against his former manager Benjy Grinberg and his ex-label, Rostrum Records, citing mismanagement and seeking more than $1 million in damages.  In new documents obtained by  Billboard on Wednesday (June 29), ...

  2. Wiz Khalifa Reveals More Details On 'Rolling Papers 2' and More Inside Scoop

    June 23, 2016 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa: Still Rolling 'Rolling Papers 2' Wiz Khalifa  dropped a new track, "More and More" from his hotly anticipated new album Rolling Papers 2 , but in an exclusive interview with  Billboard he said that he's still wo ...

  3. Watch Cash Cash Throw a Pool Party in 'Broken Drum' Video

    June 20, 2016 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Cash Cash 's Blood, Sweat & 3 Years arrives Friday, the trio shared a carefree clip for “Broken Drum,” the second song on the forthcoming album. Though the tune suggests post-relationship longing -- "My heart still beats like a ...

  4. Where to Eat, Stay and Play (Like Bey and Jay) at the Cannes Lions Fest, Hosting Its First-Ever Music Program

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Known for its über-elegant film festival, Cannes prepares to focus on music this month. It was where Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin vacationed in the early 1970s , where Elton John shot the 1983 video for "I'm Still Standing" -- but ...

  5. Nick Jonas' Stylist Dishes on How Late French Legend Serge Gainsbourg Is Influencing Today's Male Artists

    June 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "His style did not shout -- it whispered," says Nick Jonas ' stylist Avo Yermagyan, who explains how late French icon Serge Gainsbourg's "discreet elegance" is surfacing in male artists today -- from Wiz Khalifa 's ...

  6. Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Celebrate 'Love 4 Each Other' at Strip Club Before Reaching Divorce Settlement

    June 08, 2016 1:44 PM EDT 1.385 k 0 1 Ex-husband and wife  Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose made it rain at a strip club on the eve of their divorce settlement on Monday night (June 6). According to TMZ , there was cause for celebration as Rose reportedly gets to take home a million dol ...

  7. Andra Day, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo & More to Perform on ABC's 'Greatest Hits'

    June 01, 2016 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 ABC will premiere the new music miniseries Greatest Hits  later this month, which celebrates hits from iconic artists of the past few decades, and now the network has revealed the first round of performers. ABC Orders Singing Show 'Greatest Hit ...

  8. Wiz Khalifa Files Lawsuit Against Former Manager and Label

    June 01, 2016 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (May 31) against former manager Benjy Grinberg and Rostrum Records, the label that signed Khalifa as a young, up-and-coming local Pittsburgh rapper in 2005. The suit seeks terminati ...

  9. Drake and The Weeknd Lead 2015's Top 10 Earners in Streaming

    May 05, 2016 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Streaming is the primary revenue driver of the rec ...

  10. Adele, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Lead 2015 Global Albums and Digital Song Rankings

    April 08, 2016 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) set to release its annual Global Music Report on Tuesday, the organization has unveiled two of its top charts, which cover the global recording industry, today. Covering the entir ...

  11. Wiz Khalifa Recalls Kanye Beef, Explains DJ Name in 'GQ'

    March 22, 2016 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa , one of hip-hop's stoned elite, has no regrets or anything to apologize for, really, following his Twitter scuffle with Kanye West. The timeline entertainment, which followed 'Ye's announcement to maybe call his seventh a ...

  12. Max B Gets Wavy on 'Silver Surfer' With Wiz Khalifa, Joe Young & Alpac: Listen

    February 23, 2016 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite Max B  currently serving a 75-year prison sentence, a new record from the esteemed Harlem rapper has made its way onto Soundcloud. "Silver Surfer" -- which arrives after Max B's  "Silver Surfer Intermission"  cameo a ...

  13. French Montana on 'Wave Gods' Project, 'Mac & Cheese' Album Features & Max B's Influence

    February 23, 2016 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 French Montana has been riding the wave since his days as a business partner and close collaborator to revered Harlem rapper  Max B . While the latter -- who appeared on Kanye West's  The Life of Pablo  album after inspiring a Twitter feud betw ...

  14. Ian Connor Talks Working With Kanye West & Wiz's #CoolPants

    February 10, 2016 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 In advance of West's highly anticipated Yeezy Season Three presentation and Waves album debut at Madison Square Garden on February 11, Billboard spoke with Connor about innovation, expression, and teaching Kylie Jenner a few things about fashio ...

  15. Wiz Khalifa Continues to Cater to the Laidback and Stoned on 'Khalifa': Album Review

    February 08, 2016 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 During his recent tweet tirade against Wiz Khalifa , Kanye West tweeted that "no one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through," which is as scathing as it is misleading. Wiz's albums -- including  Khalifa , h ...

  16. Wiz Khalifa Teams With RiverRock Cannabis for New Product Line

    February 04, 2016 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa is taking his weed business to a new high. The Pittsburgh rapper announced his new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock Cannabis (Feb. 5) for an exclusive cannabis line. The pro-green MC -- who renewed his deal with RAW Roll ...

  17. Wiz Khalifa Says He Accepts Kanye West's Apology; Max B Responds to Album Name 'Waves'

    February 03, 2016 11:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa is letting bygones be bygones. After Kanye West tweeted that he and Wiz Khalifa laid their beef to rest, the Taylor Gang leader made his press runs to confirm that the MCs have patched things up. In an interview with Power 105.1's A ...

  18. Kanye West Buries Beef With Wiz Khalifa After 'Great Convo'

    February 02, 2016 4:19 PM EST Hours after an Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian selfie nearly broke the Internet, Kanye West revealed to Twitter that he had buried the beef with his Twitter foe Wiz Khalifa . "Me and Wiz spoke yesterday," West wrote on Tuesday (Feb. 2). & ...

  19. The 9 Best Things We Saw at Sundance 2016

    January 31, 2016 11:00 AM EST Billboard’s new home every January? The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. What started as a must for film insiders has become a mecca for music as well, with lots of great concerts, parties, pop-star sightings, music documentaries and mo ...

  20. Amber Rose on Outside Opinions: 'I Just Stopped Caring'

    January 28, 2016 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 After getting dragged into Kanye West 's lengthy Twitter rant against Wiz Khalifa on Wednesday, Amber Rose is taking a stand. In a new op-ed for Time , the bald-headed beauty and ex-stripper discusses her struggles with shaming from both men an ...

  21. Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa Continue Beef as Max B Documentary Shares 'Waves' Release Date

    January 28, 2016 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa are attempting to move forward with their lives after Wednesday's Twitter fiasco (Jan. 27), handling the blowout away from timelines. Kanye Targets Wiz In Massive Twitter Rant TMZ confronted 'Ye at Los Angeles In ...

  22. Max B, KK & Cool Pants: A Guide to Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa's Twitter Beef

    January 27, 2016 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West  became the main event on Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 27) after the Chicago rapper announced his new album name  Waves , a title that didn't sit well with Wiz. What began as Wiz's campaign for Max B -- the incarce ...

  23. Wiz Khalifa, John Mayer & More React to Kanye West's 'Waves' Album Name Change

    January 27, 2016 10:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West pulled a fast one on Twitter on Tuesday night (Jan. 26), switching up the album title for his seventh studio effort for the third time. "New album title, WAVES," he announced on his timeline alongside a remixed version of the ha ...

  24. Wiz Khalifa Flips Adele's 'Hello' Into Weed Anthem 'Hella O's'

    January 26, 2016 12:24 PM EST During a recent pit stop at Power 106's  The Cruz Show (Jan. 26), rapper Wiz Khalifa  warmed up his vocal cords for an impromptu freestyle over Adele 's "Hello."  Wiz Khalifa on Politics, the Grammys and the 'See You Again ...

  25. Wiz Khalifa Talks Oscar Snub, 'Fast & Furious' Sequel & Racism at Sundance 2016

    January 25, 2016 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 At age 28, Wiz Khalifa is already a music-biz veteran, with two Billboard Hot 100 toppers and six solo albums (provided you count the just-announced Khalifa , due Feb. 5 on Atlantic). But he still doesn’t have a Grammy -- even after being nominated ...

  26. Critics' Choice Awards: Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth's 'See You Again' Wins After Oscar Snub

    January 17, 2016 8:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "See You Again," the hit song and emotional Paul Walker tribute by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth on the  Furious 7  soundtrack, was named best song at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday. Charlie Puth Talks About His Mind-Blowing 2015 ...

  27. Pandora Predicts Grammy Winners: The Weeknd, Chris Stapleton Expected to Win Big

    January 15, 2016 6:39 PM EST In anticipation of the 58th Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, Pandora has made predictions across 10 nomination categories based on user interactions and expects the Weeknd , Chris Stapleton and Wiz Khalifa to take home some top honors.  Grammys 2016 Pre ...

  28. Charlie Puth Talks About His Mind-Blowing 2015 and What's Ahead: 'It Has All Happened Stupid Fast'

    January 07, 2016 4:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Just over a year ago, Charlie Puth  was a Berklee College of Music grad living at home with his parents in New Jersey. Now, at 24, he's one of the world's fastest-rising pop singer-­songwriters, with a gated house in the Hollywood Hills, G ...

  29. Grammys 2016 Preview: Taylor Swift, Little Big Town and More Dish on Their Song of the Year Nominations

    January 05, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Five exquisitely written numbers, including a movie anthem, a political rallying cry and a groundbreaking country ballad "Alright" Kendrick Lamar ​Songwriters  Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, Pharrell Williams Publishers  WB Music ...

  30. Watch New Year's Eve 2016 Performances by Gwen Stefani, Pitbull, Mötley Crüe & More

    January 01, 2016 3:59 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a musical night on Thursday, Dec. 31, as some of today’s biggest music stars helped ring in the new year. New Year's Eve 2016 Photos: Stars Ring in the New Year Artists like Carrie Underwood , Demi Lovato and Luke Bryan performed in Time ...

  31. Carrie Underwood, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and More Ring in 2016 in Times Square for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    January 01, 2016 2:07 PM EST 0 0 0 It was an American Idol reunion as Carrie Underwood rang in the New Year in New York City's Times Square as part of the lineup on ABC's  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest . Underwood, who rehearsed with ...

  32. Go Behind the Scenes at 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' With Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and More

    December 31, 2015 9:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Before Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest went live at 8 p.m. (ET), Billboard crashed the party on Luke Bryan , Demi Lovato , and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth . The country star rehearsed his set earlier today in Times Square ...

  33. Selena Gomez's 'Hands' Rockets Into Top Five on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    December 29, 2015 6:41 PM EST 0 0 0 The pop star's latest single zooms into the chart's upper region, while Adele ties a chart record! Selena Gomez 's "Hands to Myself" blasts into the top five on the  Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Jan. 9. The sul ...

  34. Wiz Khalifa Reveals That a New Project With Unreleased Music Is Coming in January

    December 27, 2015 12:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa released a new mixtape less than two weeks ago, and there’s already more new music on the way. While Cabin Fever 3 just rolled out on Dec. 15, another project will be arriving in January. Wiz Khalifa Rolls Out 'Cabin Fever 3' M ...

  35. Wiz Khalifa Rolls Out 'Cabin Fever 3' Mixtape: Listen

    December 15, 2015 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa  is lighting up timelines with the release of his  Cabin Fever 3  mixtape, the third installment of the CF  series, following 2012's Cabin Fever 2 . Tapping frequent collaborators and his Taylor Gang cohorts like Juicy J , Curren$y ...

  36. Grammy Nominations, Coldplay & Little Mix: Real-Time Rewind

    December 09, 2015 1:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the ...

  37. Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, and More To Perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 01, 2015 11:01 AM EST 0 0 0 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is never disappointing. Already, Carrie Underwood is set to headline the ABC telecast at Times Square. Helping her to ring in the 2016 countdown will be live performances from Luke Bryan , Demi Lovato , and Wiz Kh ...

  38. Oscars: Will Pop Music Take Home the Best Song Trophy?

    November 26, 2015 11:28 AM EST Wiz Khalifa's triple-platinum "See You Again" and an anti-rape song by Lady Gaga might put top 40 radio back on the Dolby stage. There was a time when best original song contenders easily took up residence on top 40 radio: 1977' ...

  39. Charlie Puth Takes Victory Lap (And Crowd Selfie) at L.A. Show: '1 Year Ago, I Was Doing None of This'

    November 05, 2015 3:40 PM EST 8.604 k 160 3 We’ll definitely be seeing Charlie Puth again. The 23-year-old singer played Hollywood's intimate Troubadour on Wednesday night for a bit of a victory lap after a breakthrough year that included 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 10 ...

  40. Amber Rose: 'No One Knows' What 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' Is About Except Her & Kanye

    October 21, 2015 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amber Rose in the Nov. 2015 issue of "GQ." Robert Maxwell for GQ Amber Rose is the subject of a new feature in GQ ahead of the release of her memoir/self-help book How to Be a Bad Bitch   -- and she pulls no punches, talking about sex, suc ...

  41. Wiz Khalifa Cited for Public Urination in Pittsburgh

    October 11, 2015 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pittsburgh police say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been cited for urinating in public. City public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says it happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 10) behind a bar called The Flats on Pittsburgh's South Side. Wiz Kha ...

  42. Watch Amber Rose Forgive Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West in Tearful Speech

    October 04, 2015 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amber Rose has finally made peace with her ex-lovers Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West . Amber Rose Responds to Kanye West & Disses Kim Kardashian The model and actress gave a tearful speech about her past troubled relationships with the rappers during ...

  43. Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd Join Forces on 'Burn Slow': Listen

    September 04, 2015 7:18 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa 's affinity for a natural high is no secret -- nevertheless, he's decided to elaborate on his love of the green stuff with a little help from Rae Sremmurd on their new smoker's anthem "Burn Slow." 'See Y ...

  44. Justin Bieber, One Direction & Jack & Jack: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Episode 61

    August 07, 2015 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts --  Trending 140  and  Emerging Artists  -- and the news that's driving ...

  45. 'See You Again' or 'Cheerleader': What Will Win for 2015 Song of the Summer?

    August 06, 2015 11:40 AM EDT Wiz Khalifa's smash has led Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart through the first 10 weeks of the season. But can OMI's debut finish at No. 1? Never mind back-to-school sales. Displays in stores are already up for Halloween (or, ...

  46. Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Has Become an AC Hit… Without Wiz Khalifa

    July 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa 's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again" has become an adult contemporary radio hit, bulleting for a second week at its No. 15 highpoint on Billboard 's AC chart . Um, small detail: The pop/rap hit has cross ...

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