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From Waka Flocka to Jay-Z, read the 20 most interesting stories behind rappers’ stage names: http://blbrd.co/XSBVfx

Tyler, the Creator’s new “Wolf” album debuts next week. Read our track-by-track review of the 18-song set before it’s released in stores and online.

Watch Eve, Pusha-T and T.I. talk tattoos in Billboard’s new “Marked Up” video series, presented by Oxygen’s “Best Ink” show: http://blbrd.co/XGzGHT

Billboard’s Erika Ramirez is spending the week with Rihanna, traveling the globe for her 777 Tour! The first day, Rih Rih flew 150 journalists and 50 fans to Mexico City, and now they’re on their way to Toronto.

Read More: Our Day One Tour Diary | Photos: Rihanna on the 777 Tour

Rihanna announced the title and release date for her new album! (Click here for details.) What do you think of the “Unapologetic” cover art?

Ne-Yo stopped by the NYC Billboard office to give us a taste of his upcoming album, “R.E.D.” We can’t wait for you to hear it. The singer is giving us a mixture of then and now by lacing the album with soulful R&B, dance and a little bit of country.

Plus check out the note he wrote us. (We’re still waiting for that puppy, Ne-Yo!)

Today in Billboard History

June 2, 1990

Twenty-two years ago today, the Mariah Carey era began on Billboard charts. The then-20-year-old newcomer made her chart entrance with debut single “Vision of Love,” which began at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 85 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It would eventually lead both charts.

Today In Billboard History

May 29, 2004

Eight years ago today,¬†Alicia Keys¬†wrapped a five-week reign atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with the elegant, piano-driven “If I Ain’t Got You.”

Today In Billboard History

May 14, 1994

R. Kelly has notched 11 No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. This week 18 years ago, he wrapped his longest reign, as “Bump N’ Grind” spent its 12th and final frame at No. 1.