Cardi B‘s success has been a sight for supporters of the rapper and reality television star and now she can boast of a feat that hasn’t in nearly 20 years. Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” hit is the first single since Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 smash “Doo Wop (That Thing)” to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts as […]

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Chris Brown has battled a poor image since 2009 when his domestic violence case involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna went public. The R&B singer’s recent legal woes and meltdowns are being attributed to heavy drug and alcohol abuse with those close to Brown offering an inside view in a revealing profile.

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Fetty Wap’s omission for Best New Artist for the upcoming Grammy Awards is huge but no surprising according to 50 Cent.


Billboard’s Twitter account recently posted a photo of North West along with mama Kim K. The caption read: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The kicker? It showed North West about to lick what may or may not be lollipop. Not a good look when you put the two together. The tweet in […]


A$AP Rocky, the cover star of Billboard Magazine’s next issue, confirmed rumors that his sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP releases on May 12.


More often than not, it’s what Azealia Banks says outside of the studio that makes headlines. Not to slander her musical talents, but she has a rather, umm, uncanny ability to say things that get people going.


Azealia Banks graced the cover of latest issue of Playboy, in which she bared her unmentionables. Now, the Harlem rap star returns a bit more clothed, but with her usual candor in on the cover of Billboard Magazine.


The digital age has changed it all. It gave birth to a computerized economy, thusly reshaping the way we consume music. But a new solution is currently being pushed to counteract piracy and the dramatic decline in album sales.

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Despite abandoning his Twitter account on January 13, Chicago rapper, Lupe Fiasco, still has plenty to say. In an interview with Billboard, Lupe sounded off on everything from his contentious relationship with Atlantic Records to his interest in painting.

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Mary J. Blige, Billboard’s latest cover star, marks two years of sobriety and that’s more than enough reason for the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to celebrate. That, and she has a new highly-anticipated album on the way. In her latest cover story, Blige talks to Billboard “about the essential life lessons she’s learned from A-list […]

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Nicki Minaj recently scored her 56th Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with “Only,” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. The Barbz now has the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of any female MC. Not too shabby for a Trinidadian from Southside Jamaica, Queens.

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Who better to surpass the legendary rock band in hit singles than the king of anthems himself? Drake can now brag about his 72nd appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100, which oneups The Beatles.