1. Drake and The Weeknd Lead 2015's Top 10 Earners in Streaming

    May 05, 2016 1:02 PM EDT As part of  Billboard's annual Moneymakers  ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Streaming is the primary revenue driver of the record business these days, and hitting its…

  2. Adele and Taylor Swift Are 2015's Top Sellers

    May 05, 2016 1:00 PM EDT As part of Billboard's annual Moneymakers ranking of music's top earning artists, we are breaking out the Top 10 in four revenue stream sources: Sales, Publishing, Streaming and Touring. Unsurprisingly, given the industry-bolstering success of  25,   Adele  tops this year's top…

  3. Drake Will Return to 'Saturday Night Live' as Host & Musical Guest in May

    May 04, 2016 4:15 PM EDT Drake will make his way back to 30 Rock as the host and musical guest of NBC's  Saturday Night Live  later this month. This would mark the Toronto rapper's second go-round after he hosted the late-night sketch show in January 2014 and also guested on  SNL  in October 2011 for its…

  4. Beenie Man Talks Drake's 'Controlla' Sample: 'Dancehall Is a Culture Everybody Wants To Be Part Of'

    May 04, 2016 4:00 PM EDT Among the myriad R&B samples that appear on Drake 's fourth studio offering Views --  ranging from Ray J 's "One Wish" to Mary J Blige 's "Mary's Joint" -- one standout cameo comes from dancehall legend Beenie Man. After  Views'  release on…

  5. Drake Replaces 50 Cent on Forbes List of Richest Hip-Hop Stars

    May 04, 2016 1:57 PM EDT With an estimated net worth of $60 million, Drake has become the newest member of the Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists. His inclusion was actually made possible by 50 Cent 's departure, brought on by mismanagement of funds and last summer's bankruptcy filing.…

  6. Drake Breaks Adele's Streaming Record In The UK With 'One Dance'

    May 02, 2016 9:54 AM EDT Drake 's view from the charts just got that much sweeter -- he recently broke Adele' s UK Official Charts streaming record with "One Dance," which features vocals from Nigerian artist Wizkid and British vocalist Kyla, per Official Charts . Drake's "One Dance"…

  7. Drake Set for Career-Best Sales Week With 'Views'

    April 30, 2016 4:19 PM EDT New album may sell more than 800,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., according to forecasters. Drake ’s new Views album is set for a spectacular debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the hip-hop star’s latest effort could sell more than 800,000 copies…

  8. Watch Justin Bieber Debut New Haircut at Drake's 'Views' Album Release Party

    April 30, 2016 11:24 AM EDT Justin Bieber is officially dreadlock free. The 22-year-old pop star debuted his fresh new buzz cut Friday evening (April 29) on Instagram, causing the hashtag RIPJustinHair to trend on Twitter shortly after.   @justinbieber #GroomingByFlorido A photo posted by F L O R I D O (@florido) on Apr…

  9. Drake's 'Views' Tracks Conquer Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    April 29, 2016 3:52 PM EDT Drake  has a great “view” from the top of the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, where his “Hotline Bling” leads several of his Views album tracks onto the chart after the set's early morning release Friday (April 29). The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of…

  10. 10 Times Drake Compared Himself to Other Celebrities On 'Views'

    April 29, 2016 3:01 PM EDT As a former actor and one of pop culture's most meme-able figures, Drake 's bars are proof he's up on current events. Sit through  Views  and the Toronto rapper's name-dropping spree is hard to miss. Below are 10 famous folks Drizzy gave a lyrical salute.  “MJ in every way…

  11. Drake Reveals Kanye West Joint Project Almost Happened & Everything You Need to Know From His Beats 1 Interview with Zane Lowe

    April 29, 2016 9:42 AM EDT Drake   was an open book during his interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe.  Before his global listening party kicked on Apple Music late Thursday night (April 29), the Man of the Night described his admiration for Kanye West  and his "phenomenal" pool. Drake also reveals that a…

  12. Drake Unveils 'Views' Track List

    April 27, 2016 5:15 PM EDT Drake is set to roll out 20 tracks for his upcoming studio effort  Views. The Toronto rhymer took to Twitter to reveal the track list, which includes the previously released "One Dance" featuring WizKid and Kyla, as well as "Pop Style" co-starring The Throne (comprised of…

  13. Drake to Host 'Global Listening Party' of 'Views From the 6' Album on Apple Music's Beats 1

    April 27, 2016 12:12 PM EDT Before Drake 's fourth studio effort  Views From the 6  makes its grand entrance this Friday (April 29), the 6 God will host a global listening party on Beats 1 Radio, Apple Music announced in a Tumblr post .  For a special edition of the rapper's weekly radio show OVOSOUND Radio,…

  14. Drake Announces Seventh Annual OVO Fest, Summer Sixteen Tour with Future & Special Guests

    April 25, 2016 11:28 AM EDT Drake  kicked off the week off with a major two-pronged announcement about his summer plans. The Toronto rapper announced on Twitter (April 24) that he would be embarking on a Summer Sixteen tour with  What a Time To Be Alive  collaborator  Future as well as hosting his seventh annual…

  15. Drake Announces 'Views' Pop-Up in New York City

    April 18, 2016 3:23 PM EDT With less than two weeks till Drake 's fourth studio effort  Views From The 6 drops, the Toronto rapper is bringing his "Views" to New York City for a pop-up. Everything We Know About Drake's 'Views From the 6' (So Far) "NYC TODAY #VIEWS Powered by …

  16. Drake Gets His First Solo No. 1 Single in the U.K. With 'One Dance'

    April 15, 2016 1:25 PM EDT Plus: The Lumineers' "Cleopatra" debuts atop the U.K. albums chart. The Lumineers ' sophomore release Cleopatra, which looks set to become their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, claimed the U.K. album crown on Friday (April 15). Plus, Drake scored his first singles chart…

  17. Is Meek Mill Trying to Hijack Drake's Album Release Day?

    April 13, 2016 9:36 PM EDT The feuding rappers might both be gunning for April 29 album drops. UPDATE: A rep for Meek Mill tells Billboard that April 29 “isn’t an official date” for Dreamchasers 4 . For anyone who thought Drake and Meek Mill's feud might be cooling down, think again. Now it looks like Mill is…

  18. Drake Brings the 'Swagger, Glamour & Soul' With Virginia Black Whiskey: Exclusive Extended Look

    April 13, 2016 6:32 PM EDT Drake makes his grand entrance into the liquor business with the arrival of his Virginia Black whiskey. The smooth new libation comes from the 6 God as well as esteemed spirits maker Brent Hocking. Drake Unveils First Look at Virginia Black Whiskey Bottle Though no release date has been…

  19. Justin Bieber Keeps No. 1 'Company' on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    April 13, 2016 5:56 PM EDT The superstar gains a new leader, while Drake doubles in the top five. Plus, moves by Carly Rae Jepsen & Thomas Rhett. Justin Bieber ’s “Company” jumps from No. 10 to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 23), becoming his fourth chart-topper from his Purpose…

  20. Everything We Know About Drake's 'Views From the 6' (So Far)

    April 13, 2016 9:00 AM EDT Drake 's Views From the 6  is shaping up to be quite the spectacle. With a bundle of leaks (refer to: "Faithful" featuring the late UGK legend  Pimp C , "These Days" and "Controlla" co-starring Jamaican dancehall act Popcaan) and a joint delivery of "…

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