1. Magic!, Kiesza and Leonard Cohen Lead Juno Awards Nominations

    January 27, 2015 4:23 PM EST Toronto transplants Magic! -- whose "Rude" was a massive international hit -- lead the Juno Award nominations this year with five nods -- for top single, pop album, Juno fan choice, breakthrough group, and songwriter -- it was announced earlier today at a press conference at…

  2. Snapchat Launches 'Discover' Feature with Warner Music, Big Media in Tow

    January 27, 2015 3:47 PM EST Today Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service fresh off a $485 million Series D round of fundraising, announced the launch of its new media platform Discover. It is a built in feature on the Snapchat app that offers daily refreshed content from select and disparate group of major media…

  3. Nielsen: Canada Loved Taylor Swift, Streaming Music and, Yep, Vinyl in 2014

    January 27, 2015 2:17 PM EST Bobby Bazini was the only Canadian artist to sell over 100,000 units domestically in 2014, according to The 2014 Nielsen Music Canada Report. The other six albums were by Taylor Swift , various artists on the Frozen soundtrack, Sam Smith , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay and Lorde . According to the…

  4. Drake Is 'Dropping a Mixtape,' P. Reign Says

    January 27, 2015 1:22 PM EST There's been talk of Drake releasing mixtape since late last year. OVO affiliate P. Reign has confirmed reports, saying he's "heard a lot of" it "and it's crazy." "I think its some of the best I've heard from him in my life and I already know off…

  5. Lil Wayne Plans to Leave Cash Money With Drake & Nicki Minaj: Report

    January 27, 2015 10:04 AM EST Lil Wayne 's feud with Birdman is getting serious. On top of reportedly planning to sue Birdman in order to be released from his contract -- and claims that he's owed an $8 million advance for the yet-to-be released Tha Carter V -- Weezy is demanding he leaves Cash Money Records…

  6. Drake Gets Called Out for Creeping on Porn Star Mia Khalifa

    January 26, 2015 7:08 PM EST Like much of the porn-viewing public, it seems Drake has acquired a taste for Mia Khalifa.  The top-ranking porn star and Florida State University student revealed on a local radio program Thursday that she had been hit up recently by a popular artist whose name rhymes with "rake.…

  7. Big Sean to Release 'Dark Sky Paradise' Album on Feb. 24

    January 26, 2015 5:38 PM EST Big Sean is finally " done " with Dark Sky Paradise , and will be releasing his third studio album on February 24. The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to announce the album title and unveil the album cover. Sean also revealed collaborators on the album, including Drake , Jhené…

  8. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Pop Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay

    January 26, 2015 5:05 PM EST Hot 100 leader 'Uptown Funk!' tops two more tallies. Plus, new No. 1s for Usher and Eric Church, and Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney debut. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio…

  9. Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Speaks In-Depth on Death of A$AP Yams For the First Time

    January 25, 2015 2:55 AM EST It was supposed to be a celebratory day for A$AP Rocky . On Saturday (Jan. 24) the third day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Harlem rapper attended the premiere of Dope , the buzzed-about coming-of-age film in which he makes his big-screen acting debut, with a…

  10. Coachella Party Neon Carnival to Make Super Bowl Debut

    January 24, 2015 3:42 PM EST The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl. Coachella Lineup Takeaways: Drake Gets His Shot, AC/DC's Back (In Black) & The Troubling Lack of Females The party has become a sought-out event hosted during the Coachella…

  11. Live Review: Father and Awful Records Electrify at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right

    January 24, 2015 3:15 PM EST In an age when every rapper's project seems to run long, having the courage to produce something short can be radical. Father , an Atlanta rapper, showed the virtues of brevity on 2014's Young Hot Ebony , a streamlined set of 10 songs that offered a distilled dose of his unique…

  12. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  13. Ricky Martin Debuts on Hot Latin Songs With 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    January 23, 2015 11:35 AM EST Plus: Romeo Santos breaks his own Hot Latin Songs record. Ricky Martin arrives on Hot Latin Songs with "Disparo Al Corazon," the second single from his upcoming 10th studio album A Quien Quiera Escuchar . The ballad bows at No. 35, aided by 3.2 million audience impressions gained…

  14. Big Sean, Neil Patrick Harris and More Weigh In on the Super Bowl -- From Their Favorite Eats to the Ultimate Halftime Show

    January 21, 2015 3:54 PM EST Artists from Big Sean to Neil Young weigh in on football's biggest night in advance of Superbowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Big Sean : "It was crazy when  Beyoncé  performed and the power went out [in 2013]. I was at  Drake 's crib and we were having a party. We were watching that like,…

  15. Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait 2' Mixtape is Out Now

    January 20, 2015 9:52 PM EST While Lil Wayne 's long anticipated Tha Carter V  still awaits a release date -- bogged down by feud with his record label Cash Money -- Weezy has delivered his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 to hold fans over. Listen to it here .  Lil Wayne on 'Sh!t' Remix: 'Did My Time at Cash…

  16. Why the Rap Veterans Behind Atlanta Indie Label Quality Control Music Are the Smartest Guys in Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST Two middle-aged guys in hoodies named Coach and Pee run what may be the most important hip-hop label in America. This spring, they'll release 2015's most anticipated rap debut, a Lil Wayne -featuring full-length from trap-rap trio Migos , who have already collaborated with Justin…

  17. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  18. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Debut; Cage the Elephant Tops Alternative Songs

    January 19, 2015 3:15 PM EST Maroon 5 and Clarkson soar onto multiple charts, while Cage the Elephant stomps to its fifth No. 1 on Alternative Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which…

  19. A$AP Yams, Founder of A$AP Mob, Mourned by Hip-Hop Community

    January 18, 2015 12:41 PM EST The rap community is mourning the loss of A$AP Yams, a founding member of New York rap collective A$AP Mob, who has died at the age of 26. Further details of Yams' (real name: Steven Rodriguez) death were not available at time of publication. "All of us at RCA Records are shocked…

  20. Best & Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kelly Clarkson to Ellie Goulding

    January 16, 2015 3:22 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> James Bay "Scars" Republic James Bay takes a nostalgic approach to road-weary rock ballads, and "Scars" is no exception. The track features dusty organs and outdated tech references: "In the dark, you try to make a…

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