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Wale, Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar Keep Hip-Hop in Top Three Spots of Billboard Albums Chart

Wale, Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar helped ensure that hip-hop took the top three spots on the Album Sales Chart for the second week in a row. Wale, who was also no. 1 on the Billboard 200, sold 90,500 copies of his new record The Album About Nothing. ...

How Will Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Be Affetced by Exclusive Tidal Streaming Rights?

The biggest announcement in the music industry last week was the details of Tidal, a new streaming service kickstarted by Jay Z and held by a number of big-name performers such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jason Aldean and Jack White. The future looks ...

Drake Search Engine Ties Young Money Rapper to All Results, from "Lil Wayne" to "Bag Jacking"

Everyone knows that the world is mere steps away from a Kevin Bacon connection but new evidence has suggested that everything is a lot closer to Drake than you might think. Lmdraketfy.com is a new search engine that serves to take anything you enter ...

EXO and 'EXOdus' Break 2NE1's Record for Bestselling K-Pop Debut in American Music History

EXO and its new album EXOdus have taken advantage of the growing market for K-Pop in the United States, as the release became the highest-selling American debut in the genre's history. The band came in at no. 95 after selling 6,000 copies in its ...

Suge Knight Wheelchair-Bound in Ongoing Murder and Robbery Cases; Attorney References 'Silence of The Lambs'

Suge Knight's ongoing murder trial for the hit-and-run of Terry Carter in Compton was destined to be a media spectacle and new details continue to keep our attention. The headlines on Wednesday reported that Knight was brought to the courtroom, ...

Black Sabbath Pulls out Of Own Farewell Show...No Word on When Ozzy and Company Will Make Last Stand

One of the bands that won't be appearing at Black Sabbath's so-called farewell show in Tokyo: Black Sabbath. A report from NME indicates that the band has cancelled the Japanese date, which will take place as part of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest, ...

5 Examples of Rand Paul in Music: Candidate Deals with Mark Ronson, Rush and SXSW 2015

Rand Paul has announced his candidacy for president during the 2016 election, making him the second member of the Republican Party to throw his name into the ring. The first was Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who came out several weeks prior to the Kentucky ...

Wale's 'The Album About Nothing' Continues Hip-Hop's Billboard 200 Streak, 'Furious 7' Accelerates

Hip-hop continues to be the genre to beat on the Billboard 200 as Wale and his The Album About Nothing ensures that rappers dominate the equivalent album sales chart for a fourth consecutive week. Nothing is the emcee's second no. 1 album, selling ...

7 Longest Climbs to No. 1 on Hot 100: John Legend, Creed and More Took Months to Get to Top

The classic charity anthem "We Are The World" reached no. 1 on this date 30 years ago, but it was far from when the single debuted: It took more than three months for the song—which featured Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Lionel ...

Billboard's Emphasis on Barack Obama Sex Joke Leads Azealia Banks to Quit Interviews for 2015

Azealia Banks has claimed that she's done working with the media for the rest of 2015 but we doubt that will mean fewer stories on the outspoken emcee. The Harlem rapper didn't appreciate the way that her most recent feature, in Billboard magazine, ...

Death Cab For Cutie Extends Tour in United States to Support New Album 'Kintsugi' [DATES]

Death Cab for Cutie has announced a new tour to go along with the release of tis new album Kintsugi, which debuted last week. The band had already announced a slew of festival dates and an international tour (both of which you can see with the full ...

Niall Horan Taking Break from One Direction...to Caddie for Rory McIlroy at The Masters Par 3 Contest

What's next for One Direction, following the leaving of Zayn Malik? It looks like some of the boy band's members are already weighing new careers, as vocalist Niall Horan will be working as a golf caddie this week. OK, maybe not, but he will be ...

Crowdsourcing Campaign for Suge Knight Bail Money Not Going So Well...to Tune of $0

Suge Knight is in dire straights but he's got at least one friend on the outside, as a crowdsourcing campaigns continue in hopes of raising bail money for the embattled Death Row Records head. Unfortunately, the "Help Bail Out Suge Knight Fund" is ...

T in The Park 2015 Under Fire as Organizers Seek to Meet Needs of Nesting Ospreys

Scotland's T In The Park Festival has a new home for 2015 but the old Spring residents aren't excited for them to be there: Organizers have an unusual issue in dealing with the protected ospreys that enjoy nesting in the area of Strathallan Castle. ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge Championship: Green Day and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

The voters have spoken, and only two performers remain in Music Times' annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tournament: Green Day ad Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. By combining the obsessive bracketology of March Madness with the annual naming of ...

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