1. Top 20 Christmas Rap Songs

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST No one has the type of holiday spirit as a rapper. From Kanye West to Run-D.M.C. , they're spins on Christmas classics or originals range from the hilarious, weird to serious, but all stay true to themselves. Busta Rhymes -- whose Jim Carrey- ...

  2. Miley Cyrus: Rap's Muse (Opinion)

    August 05, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Rap has found its muse and her name is Miley Cyrus. The game's infatuation towards Disney's sweetheart turned wild child has grown and grown, and now, Cyrus is starring in the music video for Big Sean's "Hall of Fame" s ...

  3. Ying Yang Twins

    Ying Yang Twins

    14 Albums, 23 Songs

  4. Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" And Four Other Hot Football Fight Songs

    October 13, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa 's new single "Black & Yellow" gave the rapper his first single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart when it debuted at No. 99 last week. While the song is making its mark on radio, the 23-year-old rapper h ...

  5. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Ham ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts w ...

  8. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  9. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry o ...

  10. Update: TVT To File For Bankruptcy

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TVT Records, once hailed as Billboard's top independent label and home to artists such as Lil Jon, Pitbull and Ying Yang Twins, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, company head Steve Gottli TVT Records, once hailed as Billboard' ...

  11. Update: TVT Records Sinking

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST TVT Records, once hailed as Billboard's top independent label and home to artists such as Lil Jon, Pitbull and Ying Yang Twins, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, company head Steve Gottlieb tells Billboard.biz. "This is not ...

  12. Chart Beat

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys and more! 'STARTIN'' ALL OVER AGAIN: After an absence from the Hot 100 of four years, one month and one week, Michael Jackson returns with "Wanna Be Startin' Someth ...

  13. 'Kingz' Ransom

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After five years and numerous street-date shifts, a proper UGK album is finally ready to hit stores. Due this week via Jive, "UGK (Underground Kingz)" is a 29-track double-album that proudly flies the After five years and numerous street-d ...

  14. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two-week reign of Akon's "I Wanna Love You" at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, Beyonce' ...

  15. Incubus' 'Grenades' Ignite At No. 1

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with the Epic set "Light Grenades," which moved 165,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. After six weeks o Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on ...

  16. UGK Dropping Double Album In December

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Southern rap titans UGK will release their first new album since 2001's "Dirty Money" before the end of the year. "U.G.K. Underground Kingz" is due Dec. 19 via Jive and will feature 20 songs spread ac Southern rap titans UGK ...

  17. Wyclef, Collipark Join Ying Yang Twins' 'Crew'

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean, Mr. Collipark and Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis are serving as executive producers of Ying Yang Twins' fifth album, "2 Live Crew," due in late November via Collipark Music/TVT. The disc is prec Wyclef Jean, Mr. Collip ...

  18. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). & ...

  19. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials, ...

  20. Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on Chamillionair ...

  21. Chamillionaire 'Rides' To Top Of Hot 100

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone ascends two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which falls to No. 3 on the Hot 10 Chamillionair ...

  22. Ying-Yang Twins Take Raunchy Route On Next Disc

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rap duo Ying Yang Twins is currently planning its third studio effort "2 Live Crew," due later this year. According to member D-Roc, the album title is an ode to the raunchy 1990s rap group of Atlanta rap duo Ying Yang Twins is cur ...

  23. Rihanna's 'SOS' Signals 3rd Week At No. 1

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same span. Daniel Powter's former Hot 100 char Rihanna's "SOS&quo ...

  24. Rihanna Stays Strong On Hot 100

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also holds atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a second frame. Rihanna's "SOS" maintains the No. 1 spot on the B ...

  25. Rihanna's 'SOS' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna's "SOS" leaps 33 rungs to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the five-week run of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which falls to No. 2. "SOS" also rises 7-1 on the Rihanna&# ...

  26. Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, extending its run to five straight weeks. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  27. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver ...

  28. No Stopping Powter On Singles Charts

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth straight week. The cut also extends its reign over the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts, where it has held th Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  29. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  30. Powter Stays Hot, Chili Peppers Sizzle On Charts

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a third week. Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Pepp Daniel Powter's "Bad Da ...

  31. Powter's 'Day' Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. introduction continues, as the single "Bad Day" maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also remains atop the Pop 100 for a second fra Daniel Powter's charmed U.S. ...

  32. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel P ...

  33. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Ch ...

  34. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200, trading places with last week's No. 1, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough." The J Records set mak After debutin ...

  35. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). & ...

  36. 2005 American Music Awards Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 33rd annual American Music Awards (AMA) to be distributed Nov. 22 in Los Angeles. Below are the nominees for the 33rd annual American Music Awards (AMA) to be distributed Nov. 22 at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live o ...

  37. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of ...

  38. R. Kelly's 'Reloaded' Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to sales of 139,000 copies in the United States, acc R. Kelly fends off competition to hold ...

  39. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "TP.3 RELOADED," R. KELLY 2. "The Cookbook," Missy Elliott 3. "X&Y," Coldplay 4. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 5. "U.S.A.: United States Of Atlanta," Ying Yang ...

  40. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's &quo ...

  41. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewh ...

  42. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Some ...

  43. Beats & Rhymes

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing with their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)." Read Ivory Jones' column. Not many rappers can boast of whispe ...

  44. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ying Yang Twins 'Whisper' Not Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing. Their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," peaked at No. 2 on billboard.com& ...

  45. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). &qu ...

  46. Lil Jon Leads Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/producer Lil Jon tops the list of finalists for this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards -- in five categories as a member of the East Side Boyz, as well as in the top producer and top song Rapper/producer Lil Jon tops the list of fi ...

  47. Carey Keeps It 'Together' At No. 1

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" nets a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, and is again the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The second single from her Island Def Jam album "The Emancipat Mariah Carey' ...

  48. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. "SLOW DOWN," BOBBY VALENTINO 2. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 3. "Oh," Ciara Featuring Ludacris 4, "Just A Lil Bit," 50 Cent 5. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang ...

  49. 50 Cent Nets Hot 100 Top 5 Trifecta

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" extends its No. 1 reign to a second week on Billboard's Hot 100, the rapper makes history with three hits in the chart's top 5. With the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 Cent As 50 Cen ...

Pages