Drake blasts in at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Feb. 20), taking the top spot with his latest release, “Summer Sixteen.” (The new chart will appear on Billboard’s websites on Feb. 9.) The rapper replaces himself at No. 1 a week after his chart-topping debut as the featured artist on Rihanna’s “Work,” which falls one spot to No. 2. He becomes only the third act to earn two crowning entrances on the chart, following Rihanna and The Notorious B.I.G.
We could get a new Killers album before 2016 is out, and there’s a good chance Elton John’s name will be in the credits. In a recent interview with Shazam, Elton got on the subject of collaborating with other artists and matter-of-factly stated that he was about to hit the studio with Brandon Flowers and the boys.
Peter Cetera's on-again, off-again involvement in Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is now back in the off position, effectively turning the band into this year's version of Kiss, Guns N' Roses and other inductees plagued with personal (and personnel) drama.
Like many people, Trace Adkins was very focused on the events of Super Bowl 50 this past weekend. Taking it a step further, the Wheelhouse recording artist was actually in the Bay area for the festivities.
Alejandro Nieto Molina, the new svp and general manager of Univision’s radio division who took over that position just two weeks ago, has died. According to published reports, Nieto Molina had a heart attack this morning (Feb.8) in Miami.
Over the past few years, the Los Angeles trio King teased its brand of blissfully hushed soul in bites, delivering a pint-size EP and one-off singles that invoke both Erykah Badu’s incense-cloud coolness and Prince’s neon funk (the latter artist mentored the group after discovering it on YouTube).
Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae and Babyface round out the list of confirmed performers for 2016's Jazz in the Gardens festival, March 18-20 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Additional performers include Usher, Michael McDonald, Kool & the Gang.
A landmark Super Bowl 50 is tough to top; however, with such a delightfully diverse and rock solid landscape of current music makers, there is surely a solo artist or band that can kick off the Super Bowl’s second fifty years.
Singer-songwriter Mike Posner talks to Billboard about his Hot 100 hit "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," Avicii's reaction to the song that he inspired and why there was a "dark spot" after his debut album, '31 Minutes to Takeoff.'
Wiz's albums -- including 'Khalifa,' his sixth solo studio effort (not counting some dozen-plus mixtapes) -- are exercises in mood and attitude that cater to the laidback and stoned, and exist outside of the core of hip-hop's conversation.