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Tyla's 'Water' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Tyla's 'Water' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

Tyla's "Water" has climbed to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay chart (dated February 24), rising from the previous week's No. 4. "Water," which was released on FAX Records/Epic Records, logged a 25% surge in plays in the tracking week February 9-15, becoming the most played song on adult R&B radio stations… ... Continue Reading
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Denies Rape Allegation, Calls Lawsuit 'Unconstitutional'

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Denies Rape Allegation, Calls Lawsuit 'Unconstitutional'

Sean "Diddy" Combs has denied rape allegations filed against him and called them "fictional" and "unconstitutional." Combs filed his first legal response to allegations that he "sex trafficked" and "gang raped" a 17-year-old girl in 2003. Several allegations of sexual assault and abuse have been filed against the rapper and entrepreneur. A total of four… ... Continue Reading
Usher Reveals 2025 U.K., European Tour Dates

Usher Reveals 2025 U.K., European Tour Dates

Usher has announced U.K. and European dates on his Past Present Future Tour that are set to kick off in spring 2025. The R&B star, who recently announced the U.S. dates for the 2024 tour, will now be continuing his live run into next year. Tickets are on sale now. "Europe, you ready?" said Usher… ... Continue Reading
Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign's 'Vultures 1' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign's 'Vultures 1' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign's Vultures 1 has debuted atop the Billboard 200. The 16-track album, released on February 10, earned 148,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the February 9-15 tracking week, according to Luminate. Vultures 1 marks the 11th Billboard 200 albums chart topper from West, who is now known as… ... Continue Reading
Jack Harlow's 'Lovin On Me' Scores Sixth Week Atop Billboard Hot 100

Jack Harlow's 'Lovin On Me' Scores Sixth Week Atop Billboard Hot 100

Jack Harlow's "Lovin on Me" has scored its sixth non-consecutive week atop the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. With the song, the rapper has now doubled his longest reign on the chart, compared to his first No. 1 "First Class," which ruled for three weeks in April-May 2022. Harlow's "Lovin on Me," released on Generation… ... Continue Reading
Gunna Announces 2024 'The Bittersweet Tour' With Flo Milli

Gunna Announces 2024 'The Bittersweet Tour' With Flo Milli

Gunna has announced The Bittersweet Tour, with special guest Flo Milli joining him across all tour dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 16-date tour kicks off on May 4 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, and wraps up with a hometown performance at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Gunna will also be performing at the… ... Continue Reading
Nicki Minaj Wants Katt Williams To Join Pink Friday 2 World Tour

Nicki Minaj Wants Katt Williams To Join Pink Friday 2 World Tour

Nicki Minaj wants stand-up comedian Katt Williams to join her Pink Friday 2 World Tour. During a recent Instagram Live, Minaj asked her fans to help get Williams' attention to see if he'd be willing to join her tour. "I know that this is the busiest man in show business," she began. "I know that… ... Continue Reading
Bruno Mars Adds Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Bruno Mars Adds Dates To Las Vegas Residency

Bruno Mars has announced that he will perform 12 additional dates at Dolby Live at Park MGM as part of his Las Vegas Residency. The new dates are June 7, 8, 12, 14 & 15; August 20, 24, 27, 28 & 31; and September 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February… ... Continue Reading
Beyonce Earns Historic No. 1 On Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart With 'Texas Hold 'Em'

Beyonce Earns Historic No. 1 On Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart With 'Texas Hold 'Em'

Beyonce has earned an historic No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart with "Texas Hold 'Em," which also marks her debut on the chart. Another song by the pop and R&B/hip-hop superstar is also featured on the chart dated February 24; "16 Carriages" at No. 9. These are the opening two tracks from Beyonce's… ... Continue Reading
Kelly Rowland Walks Off 'Today' Show Over Dressing Room Issue

Kelly Rowland Walks Off 'Today' Show Over Dressing Room Issue

Kelly Rowland recently walked off the "Today" show over a dressing room issue, after which Rita Ora had to step in for her. The former Destiny's Child member abruptly left the set of "Today With Hoda & Jenna" over an issue with her dressing room, when she was supposed to fill in for Jenna Bush… ... Continue Reading
Usher Earns Fifth No. 1 On Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart With 'Coming Home'

Usher Earns Fifth No. 1 On Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart With 'Coming Home'

Usher's new studio album, Coming Home, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart. Coming Home marks the contemporary R&B and pop music star's fifth No. 1 album in the chart's history. His previous toppers were Looking 4 Myself, Raymond V Raymond, Here I Stand and Confessions. Coming Home, released on February… ... Continue Reading
Lil Wayne & The Roots To Headline Roots Picnic 2024

Lil Wayne & The Roots To Headline Roots Picnic 2024

Lil Wayne and The Roots have been announced as headliners of the 2024 installment of "Roots Picnic." PJ Morton and Trombone Shorty will join them as special guests for a set highlighted by decades of definitive hits and an immersive celebration of Wayne's multi-cultural hometown New Orleans. Jill Scott, who is coming off the heels… ... Continue Reading
Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign To Headline Newly Added Fourth Rolling Loud California Date

Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign To Headline Newly Added Fourth Rolling Loud California Date

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign are set to headline a newly added fourth day at Rolling Loud California. Ye will make his return to Rolling Loud after withdrawing from his headlining set in 2022. West is set to perform at the California festival's newly announced Thursday night, March 14, kick-off date. Ye announced the… ... Continue Reading
Mariah Carey Joins Ariana Grande On 'Yes, And?' Remix

Mariah Carey Joins Ariana Grande On 'Yes, And?' Remix

Ariana Grande has tapped Mariah Carey for a remix of her recent hit song "Yes, And?" "Boy, come on, put your lipstick on/No one can tell you nothing/Come on and walk this way through the fire/Don't care what's on their mind," the pair sing in the chorus. "Yes, And?" had debuted atop the Billboard Hot… ... Continue Reading
Jaafar Jackson 'Embodies' King Of Pop In First Look At 'Michael' Biopic

Jaafar Jackson 'Embodies' King Of Pop In First Look At 'Michael' Biopic

A first look photo from the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic shows his nephew Jaafar Jackson draped in one of the late super star's most iconic outfits. Jaafar Jackson will play the lead role in the biopic Michael, which is scheduled for released globally on April 18, 2025. In the image, 27-year-old Jaafar is posing in… ... Continue Reading
Shakira To Release New Album 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran' In March

Shakira To Release New Album 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran' In March

Latin superstar Shakira has announced a new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran, her first album in seven years. Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran is a follow-up to May 2017's El Dorado. It arrives on March 22 via Sony Music Latin. "Making this body of work has been an alchemical process. While writing each song… ... Continue Reading
Usher Developing Drama Series About 'Black Love In Atlanta'

Usher Developing Drama Series About 'Black Love In Atlanta'

Grammy-winning singer Usher has partnered with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, to develop a drama series about "Black love in Atlanta." According to Variety, citing the official logline, the drama is about "Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home. The series will explore music, style, sex,… ... Continue Reading
Drake, Sexyy Red Drop 'Rich Baby Daddy' Video Co-Starring SZA

Drake, Sexyy Red Drop 'Rich Baby Daddy' Video Co-Starring SZA

Drake and Sexyy Red recently dropped a music video for "Rich Baby Daddy," which co-stars SZA. The song originally featured as part of Drake's latest album For All The Dogs, which arrived last October. In the video, directed by Drake himself, the "God's Plan" singer and Red play a couple. The video documents the actual… ... Continue Reading
Eminem To Co-Produce 'Stans' Documentary About Superfans

Eminem To Co-Produce 'Stans' Documentary About Superfans

Superstar rapper Eminem is set to co-produce Stans, a documentary about superfans. According to Variety, Stans will arrive later this year, with the 15-time Grammy winner involved via his Shady Films, along with DIGA Studios and Hill District Media. "Stan", which comes from a combination of the words "stalker" and "fan," is a slang term… ... Continue Reading
Post Malone To Appear In Upcoming 'Road House' Remake

Post Malone To Appear In Upcoming 'Road House' Remake

Post Malone is set to appear in the upcoming remake of Road House, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. On Tuesday, February 13, Amazon Prime Video's official X account shared a series of character posters, which also showcased the first look of the rapper as "Carter." Later, Gyllenhaal took to his personal Instagram account to share a photo… ... Continue Reading
Limited Edition Of Bob Marley's 'Exodus' To Be Released In Celebration Of New Biopic

Limited Edition Of Bob Marley's 'Exodus' To Be Released In Celebration Of New Biopic

In celebration of the new Bob Marley biopic, Island/UMe will release a new limited edition of the reggae icon's timeless album, Exodus, on May 24. The biopic, titled Bob Marley: One Love, was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on February 14, 2024. Including an exclusive 10" LP of rare bonus tracks and… ... Continue Reading
Drake Offers To Pay For Fan's Surgery During St. Louis Show

Drake Offers To Pay For Fan's Surgery During St. Louis Show

Hip-hop superstar Drake offered to pay for a fan's surgery during his recent St. Louis concert. Drake offered the financial help after noticing that a person from the audience was seeking his help to cover the expenses of an upcoming costly surgery. Drake responded immediately by saying, "You got a sign that says, 'Please help… ... Continue Reading
SZA Adds Dates To Australian Tour

SZA Adds Dates To Australian Tour

SZA has added two new dates to her upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, increasing the total number of shows to nine. The tour will kick off with two dates at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 15 and 16. The "Kill Bill" singer will then head to Brisbane for two… ... Continue Reading
Andre 3000 Joins Lineup For 2024 Oya Festival

Andre 3000 Joins Lineup For 2024 Oya Festival

Andre 3000 has joined the lineup for this year's Oya Festival in Oslo. Andre joins previously announced artists that include Pulp, Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey, The National, The Smile and Raye. The Oya Festival returns to Oslo's Toyenparken from August 7-10. Last November, Andre unveiled his debut solo album, New Blue Sun.… ... Continue Reading
Nicki Minaj's 'Everybody' Jumps To No. 1 On Billboard's Rhythmic & Rap Airplay Charts

Nicki Minaj's 'Everybody' Jumps To No. 1 On Billboard's Rhythmic & Rap Airplay Charts

Nicki Minaj's collaborative single "Everybody" has jumped to No. 1 on Billboard's Rhythmic and Rap Airplay Charts. "Everybody," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, topped both the charts, dated February 17. The song marks the third collaborative track from the two artists. "Everybody" was the most-played song on U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations during the February 2-8… ... Continue Reading
H.E.R. Signs Management Deal With Lighthouse Management + Media

H.E.R. Signs Management Deal With Lighthouse Management + Media

Singer, songwriter, musician, and actress H.E.R. has signed a deal with Lighthouse Management + Media, who will now manage all areas of her career. According to the press release announcing the news, the signing represents the artist's next career chapter and underscores "her commitment to expanding her artistic reach and exploring new creative avenues." The… ... Continue Reading
Kanye West Removes Black Sabbath Sample Following Ozzy Osbourne Criticism

Kanye West Removes Black Sabbath Sample Following Ozzy Osbourne Criticism

Kanye West removed a sample of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on his new album after receiving backlash from Ozzy Osbourne and his wife and manager Sharon. Ozzy lashed out at Ye on social media, claiming the rapper used a recording of the song without his permission and against his wishes. The rapper finally released the… ... Continue Reading
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Launch 'Gin & Juice' Canned Beverage

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Launch 'Gin & Juice' Canned Beverage

Musical and cultural icons Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg recently kicked off the rollout of Gin & Juice By Dre and Snoop, the first ready to drink product from their new premium spirits company. Three decades after "Gin And Juice" left an indelible mark on popular culture and helped establish Dre and Snoop as groundbreaking… ... Continue Reading
Usher Adds Dates To 2024 'Past Present Future' Tour

Usher Adds Dates To 2024 'Past Present Future' Tour

Usher has added more dates to his 2024 Past Present Future North American Tour due to overwhelming demand. The tour is now scheduled to kick off on August 16 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The new dates also include stops in Minneapolis, Vancouver, Las Vegas and more, with the tour now set to wrap… ... Continue Reading
Jack Harlow's 'Lovin On Me' Earns Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

Jack Harlow's 'Lovin On Me' Earns Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

Jack Harlow's "Lovin On Me" has earned its fifth total week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. The song rises to the top from No. 2 on the chart dated February 17. "Lovin On Me," released on November 10, earned 76.7 million radio airplay audience impressions, 23.2 million streams and sold 6,000 downloads in… ... Continue Reading
Beyonce Announces New Album 'Act II,' Shares First Two Singles

Beyonce Announces New Album 'Act II,' Shares First Two Singles

Beyonce has announced the release of her eighth studio album, Act II, due March 29th via Columbia Records. The album will serve as the second instalment of her three-part Renaissance project. The global superstar also dropped the first two singles, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages." The singer teased the album by posting a video… ... Continue Reading
Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign Drop Video For New Version Of 'Vultures'

Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign Drop Video For New Version Of 'Vultures'

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped a video for "Vultures (Havoc Version)." The visual, directed by Jon Rafman, and featuring verses from Lil Durk and Bump J, looks like a horror film capable of causing nightmares. It shows hooded ghosts participating in a ritual amid natural disasters, fires and explosions. The video also… ... Continue Reading
SZA's 'Snooze' Earns Record-Breaking 30th Week Atop Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

SZA's 'Snooze' Earns Record-Breaking 30th Week Atop Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

SZA's "Snooze" has earned a record-breaking 30th week atop Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. The song broke the record set by Chris Brown and Young Thug's "Go Crazy" for the most weeks atop the chart. "Snooze" earned the record on the chart dated February 17 after it recorded a 2% increase to 22 million in audience… ... Continue Reading
GloRilla Drops New Single 'Yeah Glo!'

GloRilla Drops New Single 'Yeah Glo!'

Grammy-nominated rapper GloRilla recently released a new single, "Yeah Glo!" "Big Glo, where you been at? / Mane, everywhere, I'm workin' hard / Maybach and G-Wagon trucks, got M&M's in my garage," she raps on the track. The song was produced by Go Grizzly, B100, Squat Beats and Lil Ronnie. It is the first new… ... Continue Reading
50 Cent, Lil Wayne To Be Coaches In NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

50 Cent, Lil Wayne To Be Coaches In NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

ESPN and the NBA have announced the rosters and coaches for the 2024 All-Star Celebrity Game, taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 16. The game will feature a wide array of celebrities ranging from the worlds of music, sports, film and more. Grammy Award-winning recording artist 50 Cent will serve as… ... Continue Reading
Mariah Carey, Cher & Foreigner Among 2024 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Mariah Carey, Cher & Foreigner Among 2024 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Mariah Carey, Cher and Foreigner are among the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees. Other nominees include Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinead O'Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Jane's Addiction, A Tribe Called Quest and Sade. Ten out of the fifteen… ... Continue Reading
Post Malone & Swae Lee's 'Sunflower' Makes History As First-Ever RIAA Double-Diamond Single

Post Malone & Swae Lee's 'Sunflower' Makes History As First-Ever RIAA Double-Diamond Single

Post Malone and Swae Lee have made history as their 2018 blockbuster hit, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)," becomes the first-ever RIAA Double-Diamond single. The song's double-diamond status means it is now 20x platinum with more than 20 million streams or downloads. Released in 2018, "Sunflower" peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 just over two… ... Continue Reading
Jennifer Hudson To Perform During Halftime Of NBA All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson To Perform During Halftime Of NBA All-Star Game

Jennifer Hudson is set to headline the halftime show of the 2024 NBA All-Star Game. Hudson will perform at halftime of the 73rd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18 on TNT. Indianapolis native and 13-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface and Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin will sing the U.S. and Canadian national… ... Continue Reading
Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks Among Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Honorees

Halle Bailey, Danielle Brooks Among Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Honorees

Halle Bailey and Danielle Brooks are set to be honored at Essence's 17th annual Black Women in Hollywood awards. The star-studded annual event celebrating Black women for their contributions to the film and TV business will take place on Thursday, March 7, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The event will be hosted by… ... Continue Reading
Usher Announces 2024 'Past Present Future' North American Tour

Usher Announces 2024 'Past Present Future' North American Tour

Following his highly successful two-year My Way: The Las Vegas Residency, Usher has announced the 2024 Past Present Future North American Tour. The multi-platinum, 8-time Grammy award-winning entertainment icon will be traveling across the country performing songs from his 30-year-long career, including from his newly released Coming Home. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will… ... Continue Reading