Drake, Kendrick Lamar Nominated for 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The first batch Billboard nominations has been announced and Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are among the nominees for this year's awards show. The announcements for the seven major categories were made by Khalid and Bebe Rexha this morning on the Today Show. Kendrick Lamar has four nominations, Drake has two and Taylor Swift has […]

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Cardi B Flattens Taylor Swift's Streaming Record on Apple Music

In a head-to-head battle, Cardi B’s Invasion Privacy easily surpassed Taylor Swift’s Reputation. Both are skilled in dissing.  But Cardi B’s rougher attacks are proving more potent. And these artists couldn’t be more different.  Taylor Swift got her start with the help wealthy Pennsylvania parents.  Belcalis Almanzar, aka Cardi B, first started her career after discussing […]

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Donald Glover Will Host and Perform on 'SNL' in May

Donald Glover has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Childish Gambino. Huh, what? The Golden Globe-winning actor will serve as host on the May 5 episode and perform as his rap alias Childish Gambino. Pretty clever SNL. Glover is doing phenomenal work with his FX dramedy series Atlanta (especially with the […]

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Cardi B Takes Over "The Tonight Show"

On Monday (April 9), Bronx rapper Cardi B took over nearly all aspects The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. From cracking jokes during the opening monologue to her performance “Money Bag,” Cardi was a mainstay throughout the full episode. Serving as “the first late night host that isn’t a white guy,” the Invasion Of Privacy rapper expressed […]

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Weeknd Runs Away With #1 Spot

The Weeknd didn’t need much promo to secure his third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200. The hit-making singer’s My Dear Melancholy EP continued his hot streak despite its abrupt release. Elsewhere on the chart for the week ending April 5, Rich The Kid’s inaugural LP performed well enough to reach #2. The Weeknd’s […]

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Hip Hop Album Sales: XXXTENTACION Falls To #2

New York City, NY – This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, XXXTENTACION remains the highest-ranking Hip Hop artist with his sophomore effort ? landing at No. 2. Despite the mounting controversy surrounding the 20-year-old Florida rapper, his music continues to be a success on the charts. Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Lil Uzi […]

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