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django was ill without it. 

Frank Ocean’s new “Wise Man” track, recorded for (but cut from) the “Django Unchained” soundtrack. [Read more]

Billboard’s 20 Best Songs of 2012

Agree with our picks? Think we’re crazy? Click here to find out what we chose as our No. 1 song of the year and head to the comments section to tell us what was wrong (or right) about our choices.

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?

Today in Billboard History

June 27, 2009

Drake dominated R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on his first try, as “Best I Ever Had” spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1. Drake has scored nine leaders on the chart in just three years, the most among all acts in that short span.

Today in Billboard History

June 23, 1990

M.C. Hammer's signature party tune, “U Can't Touch This,” topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. (Donning parachute pants as you watch the video now is optional.)

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.”