Add another triumph to the long list of achievements for Eminem. The Detroit lyricist will land atop the Billboard Hot 100 on Thursday, when his latest single, "Not Afraid," debuts at #1, marking only the 16th time in the chart's history that a record has premiered in the lead slot.
According to Billboard, Eminem has now joined a select group of artists that includes Michael Jackson ("You Are Not Alone"), Whitney Houston ("Exhale… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on May 12, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Former XXL Freshman alum B.o.B. is making big moves lately. The Atlanta MC snatched up the No. 1 position on The Billboard Hot 100 singles charts this morning (April 22) with his hit collaboration with Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ on You
XXLMag.com caught up the Grand Hustle
artist during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
last weekend—where he performed alongside Jay-Z, Wale
and De La… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on April 22, 2010 at 1:51pm —
Monica continues to reign atop the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
Scoring a fourth week on top with "Everything To Me
," Monica fought off Usher's
well charting single "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
(no.2)," "Rude Boy (Rihanna)(no.3), and "My Chick Bad
' hit single with Nicki Minaj
The latter of three, "My Chick Bad" is this week's top airplay gainer, moving… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on April 18, 2010 at 8:50am —
Pop princess Rihanna is hitting her stride with her new album 'Rated R
Her single "Rude Boy
" sits atop the Billboard Hot 100
chart for the fifth consecutive week.
She's also going to be on the road for an extended part of the summer. In addition to her own headlining tour Last Girl On Earth
RiRi has also hopped on Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair
tour which… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on April 16, 2010 at 8:22am —
Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released today (Thursday, March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1.
"Rude" is Rihanna's sixth Hot 100 No. 1
and fifth as a lead artist. Her most recent chart-topper had been as a featured vocalist on T.I.'s "Live Your Life"
in 2008. Her other leaders are "SOS
" (2006, three weeks), "Umbrella
," featuring Jay-Z (2007, seven weeks), "Take A… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 18, 2010 at 6:55am —
According to Billboard’s Hot 100 list, Ludacris has secured his fifth number one hit with a little help from London singer/songwriter Tao Cruz on their collaboration “Break Your Heart.”
The feat puts Luda as the first and only rapper to reach the mark in Billboard history. Mr. Bridges snatched his first number one single with the Kanye West-produced “Stand Up”
from his third solo project “Chicken-n-Beer
” back in… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 16, 2010 at 11:12am —
NEWARK, NJ (WABC) -- A sexy billboard for jeans in Newark is drawing criticism from the Mayor and citizens.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, some people say two words come into mind when they view a new billboard ad in Newark.
The racy billboard is for Akoo Jeans, a clothing line by rapper T.I.
It's perched at the corner market and Washington Streets in Newark.
Added by MMEHipHopNews on March 1, 2010 at 12:21pm —
Ke$ha’s hot start hasn’t let up yet: “TiK ToK” stayed firmly planted at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 for the eighth straight week. The Animal singer is now the first female artist since 1977 to have her debut single spend that much time consecutively atop the Hot 100, Reuters reports, with Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” the last single to accomplish it. Boone’s debut single spent 10 weeks at Number One, so “TiK ToK” needs another… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on February 13, 2010 at 2:34pm —
Keri Hilson is one of the best singers in the world today. No auto-tune or lip-syncing needed when she takes the stage
A lot of today's so called performers would faint at the thought of performing an acoustic version of any of their songs but not Miss Keri Baby
She shows exactly what I mean here as she sings "Knock You Down (Acoustic)
" from her… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on January 23, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Videos after the Break...
Keri Hilson speaks to Billboard.com
about her two Grammy nominations and performs an acoustic rendition of her hit “Knock You Down.”
“It would be an absolute dream come true, but I don’t… Continue
Added by Big Munny I G.O.O.D on January 21, 2010 at 1:43pm —
Video After The Jump
Jamaican sensation Sean Kingston helped ring in the New Year by performing a medley of songs on Billboard's New Year's Eve Special
Sean got the crowd excited by singing his biggest hit to date "Beautiful Girls
" followed by "Take You There
" and "Fire Burning
Added by ChasinDatPaper on January 2, 2010 at 10:00am —
Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind (ft. Alicia Keys) holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys managed to hold onto the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fifth week with "Empire State of Mind." They held off a strong surge by Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which jumps No. 3 to No. 2 this week.
Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," meanwhile slips from No. 2 to No. 3 on the Hot 100… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on December 18, 2009 at 8:18pm —
Taylor Swift ought to be getting used to this by now. The latest accolade showered on the 19-year-old breakout star of 2009 is Billboard magazine's Artist of the Year. Swift topped the list that also included tallies of the biggest singles, tours and albums of 2009.
"To say Taylor Swift had a remarkable year would be a comic understatement," wrote Billboard editors in announcing the honor, based on a review of the Hot 100 song rankings… Continue
Added by TheNew50Cent on December 13, 2009 at 11:00am —
The more Lil Wayne's rock-leaning LP Rebirth is delayed, the more fans wonder if the superstar rapper can really pull off the genre-switching feat he's attempting.
The project has been pushed back several times already, and producer Dre of Cool & Dre told MTV News back in April that the project wouldn't… Continue
Added by TheNew50Cent on November 1, 2009 at 10:35am —
After seven years off the charts, Whitney Houston has proven she's still got it. The R&B diva will debut at #1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with her comeback album, I Look to You. The LP notched 305,000 in sales last week (and 6,000 copies were sold before its official release), a strong showing that handily outperformed 2002's Just Whitney, which managed just 205,000 in its first week for a #9… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on September 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Fabolous will have his way with the Billboard 200 charts next week, when his latest, Loso's Way, snags the top spot in a quiet week of album sales. According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, the Brooklyn MC will easily nab the top spot as the only debut in the top 10, with sales of almost 99,000.
The rest of the heap will remain largely unchanged, with Daughtry's sophomore effort, Leave This Town resting comfortably again at… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on August 5, 2009 at 1:01pm —
rumor has it that Aubrey is out and Kanye and Ri-Ri are in for Hov’s first single.
Added by ATLNIGHTSPOTS.COM on July 20, 2009 at 8:15pm —
Added by ChasinDatPaper on July 17, 2009 at 11:12am —
-- After topping the charts last week for the second time since its release, the Black Eyed Peas drop in rank, while Mr. "Birthday Sex" Jeremih, Maino, Ace Hood and the Wu-Tang enter the charts.
The Black Eyed Peas latest, The E.N.D.
, fell to no. 5 this week, selling… Continue
Added by Balliinnnnn on July 9, 2009 at 4:47am —
by Leila Cobo [For Billboard Magazine]
Although 50 Cent has collaborated with countless musicians, few of those tracks made it onto another artist's album. With the reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel and the track "Mujeres En El Club," 50 Cent not only made the album but took it upon himself to promote the song and feature it on his Web site. The move highlights the importance of the Latin market to one of hip-hop's biggest stars and… Continue
Added by Angel G Unit on June 5, 2009 at 6:00pm —