Two months after Kendrick Lamar notched his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with To Pimp a Butterfly, the rapper has landed his first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart — and it’s all thanks to Taylor Swift.
Pop, dance, country and rock all have had female duos break through to larger audiences and provide a lasting impact on their respective genres. From t.A.T.u. to Shampoo, here are 10 of our favorite female musical duos from the recent past.
After months of rumors surrounding their on-again off-again romance, Katy Perry and John Mayer were finally spotted together by photogs...at Disneyland! Yes, the couple brought a number of their friends to the Anaheim theme park over the weekend (hey, Grammy winners can appreciate the Happiest Place On Earth too), according to photos obtained by E!.
Musicians love to drop weight fast, sometimes by any means necessary. So Billboard asked David Allen of David Allen Nutrition in Woodland Hills, Calif., who has worked with Zac Efron and Janet Jackson, to weigh in on some current (and crazy) diets.
Apparently, working out with the stars can actually be detrimental to your health. While hiking with "close friend" Kanye West in Hawaii, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and West were nearly blown to bits in an abandoned military minefield. Then there was the time Pasternak bicycled alongside Alicia Keys across Vancouver Island with a broken ankle and full leg cast. Only slightly less intense are basketball standoffs with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Joss Stone has "The Answer" on the latest track off her upcoming seventh album Water For Your Soul, the first on her own Stone'd label. The soul singer takes on a more worldly sound with her latest release, which she co-wrote with Barbadian reggae musician Dennis Bovell.
Since Florence Welch made her debut in 2009, she has created music that turns heads and widens eyes. There's no doubt she's a flamboyantly imaginative writer and a captivating vocalist and performer. Yet her first two albums, with their mixture of cabaret exercises and stadium-scale anthems, never quite conveyed a sense of lasting consequence.
Why is Lil B so focused on mystical warfare against basketball stars? The Based God spoke to Billboard on Monday afternoon (hours before Harden and the Rockets eked out a Game 4 victory to stay alive in the playoffs) about the Houston situation, who he’s rooting for in the playoffs and why he questions Kevin Durant’s love of basketball.