Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, & Ed Sheeran Lead Billboard Music Awards Nominations   The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominees are in. Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars lead the way with 15 noms apiece, while Post Malone (12), Drake (9), Justin Bieber (8), and Cardi B (8) nab major nods as well. Pulitzer Prize […]

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’   Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his critically-heralded album DAMN. Pulitzer’s website celebrates the album as a “virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” K-Dot joins […]

Drake Announces New Album ‘Scorpion’   New album alert! After teasing new music for several months, Drake confirms that his new album Scorpion is due in June. Drizzy shared the news in two Instagram posts on Monday (April 16). One of the images featured a scorpion on a chain pendant. The other shows Drake in […]

Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200   Cardi B invades the charts. The Bronx rapper’s debut album Invasion of Privacy opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 255,000 equivalent album units (103,000 traditional) in its first week. Invasion had the biggest sales week for a hip-hop or […]

Watch Beyoncé’s Epic Coachella Performance Coachella turns into Beychella. Beyoncé proved why she is the world’s greatest entertainer on Saturday (April 14) with a history-making performance on Day 2 of Coachella. After postponing last year’s performance due to her pregnancy, Queen Bey slayed with a spectacular 105-minute set, complete with a marching band, outfit changes, […]

Watch The Weeknd, SZA, Vince Staples Perform Live at Coachella Coachella is here. The annual festival in Indio, Calif. A star-studded and diverse lineup. Best of all, the entire day was streaming live via YouTube. As one of the year’s most anticipated events, the three-day fest will feature some of the biggest names in hip-hop […]

Nicki Minaj Drops ‘Chun-Li’ Vertical Video Nicki Minaj keeps kicking with “Chun-Li.” After unleashing a 2-track bundle, Barbie reveals the vertical video for her “Street Fighter”-themed anthem. The clip provides an up close and personal look at Nicki. Dressed like a dominatrix, Barbie holds the phone for a selfie-styled thirst trap visual that focuses on […]

Cardi B Makes Apple Music History   Cardi B keeps making history. Invasion of Privacy set a new Apple Music record for most streamed album by a female artist in a single week thanks to 100 million streams worldwide. Look what fans made her do. In half a week, Cardi B already more than doubled […]

Meek Mill Speaks Out From Prison on ‘NBC Nightly News’  Meek Mill brings his case to “Nightly News.” The incarcerated Philadelphia rapper spoke out about his legal troubles during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. Over the phone, Meek Mill addressed the issues surrounding his case. “I think God delivered me the job to […]

Preview: Young Thug feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘Anybody’ After dropping the one-two punch of “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” Nicki Minaj joins Young Thug on “Anybody,” a collaboration off his surprise EP Hear No Evil. Barbie wastes no time attacking her nameless foes. “You should be cleanin’ my mansion,” she raps. “My past is disgustin’ / […]

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