1. Twitter Gives Mixed Reviews to Drake's New Tattoo of Lil Wayne

    July 27, 2017 2:10 PM EDT Earlier this week, Drake demonstrated his allegiance to Lil Wayne by tattooing his mentor's face on his bicep. Prior to his meteoric success, Drizzy was vying for an opportunity to become a rap superstar. Thanks to Weezy, the burgeoning MC inked a deal with Young Money and has since…

  2. James Hersey Gives Drake's 'Hold On We're Going Home' an Acoustic Twist for Amazon Music: Exclusive

    July 25, 2017 6:18 PM EDT The Drake cover is part of a new road trip-themed Amazon Original Playlist titled Open Road. Few things encapsulate the romance of summertime quite like a road trip. Between the freeing feeling of riding with the windows down and the relaxation that comes with playing that special song over…

  3. Drake May Have a New Tattoo of Lil Wayne's Face

    July 25, 2017 11:19 AM EDT Even famous rappers can be fanboys. Just look at Drake , who often pays tribute to his favorite artists through tattoos. The  More Life  rapper already has ink related to his inspirations Sade and Aaliyah , as well as a shark in honor of his old pal  Rihanna . And based on a photo Drizzy…

  4. 12 Unconventional Covers at Faster Horses Festival, From Britney Spears to Drake: Watch

    July 24, 2017 4:13 PM EDT If there's one thing country singers love to do when performing live, it's honor those who came before them or inspired them to do what they're doing. But while Faster Horses festival began with country covers like "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" and "Fishing…

  5. Meek Mill Says He's Willing to Squash His Beef With Drake 'One Day'

    July 21, 2017 10:21 AM EDT After their long-winded beef in 2015, Meek Mill and Drake might one day bury the hatchet, the Philly MC says in a new interview with Hot 97.  Two years ago, Meek called out Drake for allegedly using ghostwriters. The claim resulted in a lyrical skirmish between both parties, with endless jabs…

  6. Beach Week: A Guide to the Best Musician Style Collaborations of Summer 2017

    July 19, 2017 6:01 PM EDT From Rihanna 's reported $7 million creative director gig with athletic giant Puma -- her designs sold over $1.8 billion dollars of merchandise in the first half of 2016 alone -- to Justin Bieber 's international Purpose Tour pop-up shops filled with edgy clothing merchandised by…

  7. Congrats to Drake on This $8.25 'Degrassi' Royalty Check

    July 18, 2017 7:42 PM EDT Drake spent the  beginning of the week posing in a kitchen , sensually  sipping on Starbucks , and attending  a dance rehearsal , according to his Instagram. Early Tuesday morning (July 18), though, he posted something slightly less glamorous: a royalty check from Degrassi worth $8.25. …

  8. 4 Ways Drake Can Make Another Classic Album With Potential 'Take Care 2'

    July 18, 2017 3:46 PM EDT Even though Drake never uttered the words "Take Care 2" on Monday night, he set social media ablaze after posting cryptic pictures reminiscent of his 2011 album cover. With his signature curls beginning to sprout again, Drake loyalists salivated at the idea of a possible sequel.…

  9. Drake's Cryptic Instagram Photo Fuels 'Take Care 2' Rumors

    July 18, 2017 10:27 AM EDT Even though Drake released his  More Life  project last March, fans are already asking for new music.  On Monday (July 17), Drake shared a photo on Instagram , which was eerily similar to his 2011 album cover  Take Care. Donning a black and gold sweat-suit, the 6 God was pictured sitting at…

  10. Drake & His Dad Play Off 'Most Interesting Man in the World' for New Whiskey Ad

    July 17, 2017 8:43 PM EDT Introducing the Realest Dude Ever. Dos Equis may have the Most Interesting Man in the World, but now Drake 's Virginia Black whiskey has The Realest Dude Ever. The hip-hop superstar and his liquor brand unveiled two new retro-inspired commercials on social media over the weekend…

  11. Drake's House Attracts a New Trespasser, Cops Make Arrest

    July 14, 2017 12:27 PM EDT Stop trying to break into  Drake’s house, or you’ll get arrested. A security guard spotted an unidentified man in the backyard of Drake’s California mansion Thursday night (July 13),  TMZ  reports. When told to leave, the man “became aggressive,” prompting the guard to call police. The…

  12. Billboard's Top Money Makers: Who's Making as Much From Their Catalog as Their Live Shows?

    July 13, 2017 6:03 PM EDT Look at the financial breakdowns of the top earners on our Top Money Makers of 2016 list , and you'll notice a mostly consistent theme: Everybody's making their money through touring. Beyoncé, our No. 1 Money Maker of 2016, made roughly $54.7 million of her $62.1 million through her…

  13. Diplo (Sorta) Confirms Project With Starrah: It's 'Literally Lava Rocks'

    July 13, 2017 5:29 PM EDT Even if you don't know 26-year-old Starrah , you know her work. She co-wrote some of your favorite 2017 hits, from Drake 's “Fake Love” to Rihanna 's “Needed Me,” plus tunes for The Weeknd , Nicki Minaj and more. The Delaware talent recently stepped out from behind the scenes…

  14. Money Makers 2016: How Streaming Took R&B and Hip-Hop to the Top of This Year's List

    July 13, 2017 3:31 PM EDT Beyoncé , Drake , Kanye West : It may not seem surprising to see three of R&B and hip-hop’s biggest names in the Money Makers top 10. But it’s the first time since the 2006 inaugural list that so many artists from those genres have placed that high. With Rihanna , Future and The Weeknd…

  15. Drake Welcomes Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor to Toronto at Boxing Press Conference

    July 13, 2017 11:37 AM EDT Few stars could sell out 16,000 tickets just for a press conference, but boxing best Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor did so at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto yesterday to promote their unprecedented Aug. 26 fight in Las Vegas. And who could let such a trash-talking public…

  16. Author Margaret Atwood Eyes Drake Cameo for Season 2 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    July 06, 2017 10:35 AM EDT For those salivating for a possible Drake cameo on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale , your wish may be coming true. In an interview with the Boston Review , Canadian author Margaret Atwood revealed her desires to nab Drizzy for an appearance on season two of her adapted acclaimed TV…

  17. Ed Sheeran, Drake Top Canadian Mid-Year Chart, Streaming Continues To Rise

    July 05, 2017 4:59 PM EDT On-demand streaming is up precipitously year-over-year. Ed Sheeran ’s “Shape of You” is Canada’s biggest song of 2017, to date, and Drake ’s album, More Life  has significantly swiped The Weeknd ’s record for one-week audio on-demand streams—which overall have risen precipitously—according to…

  18. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Drake Extends Record for Most Hits Among Soloists With Two Debuts

    July 05, 2017 11:52 AM EDT Drake ups his count to 157 entries, led by "Signs" at No. 36. Plus, chart action for A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Bruno Mars. As previously reported , Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee 's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber , leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July…

  19. Drake, U2 Help Ring In Canada's 150th Anniversary

    July 03, 2017 7:30 PM EDT Drake made a surprise visit to Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall Sunday night to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the day after the official Canada Day (July 1) annual holiday. The “6 God” ambassador appeared during a set by R&B duo DVSN (Nineteen85 and Daniel Daley),…

  20. Chart Beat Podcast: After Rihanna, Who'll Be Next With 30 Top 10 Hot 100 Hits?

    June 29, 2017 10:00 AM EDT Gary & Trevor muse about Drake, Taylor Swift & more. Plus, more insights from Z100 New York's Mark Medina, Billboard's top pop programmer of the year. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard…

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