1. Drake to Receive Key to the City of Toronto

    February 11, 2016 6:29 PM EST No one in music reps Toronto more than Drake and now the hip-hop star is going to be rewarded for his civic engagement with a key to the city.  Drake Plasters Toronto in 'Views from the 6' Ads Toronto's mayor John Tory announced the news Thursday (Feb. 11) on Twitter, penning a…

  2. Drake's 'Summer Sixteen' Debuts at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    February 08, 2016 6:53 PM EST 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…

  3. Drake Says He's Not Performing at the Grammys After Ad With His Name Airs During Super Bowl 50

    February 07, 2016 10:05 PM EST A spot promoting the upcoming Grammys that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday (Feb. 7) revealed what seemed to be exciting news: Drake ’s name was mentioned among several other artists who are performing at this year’s awards ceremony. Drake Remembers First Pair of Jordans in Super Bowl…

  4. Drake Remembers First Pair of Jordans in Super Bowl Commercial: Watch

    February 07, 2016 3:31 PM EST It’s no secret that Drake is big Michael Jordan fan, so it’s no surprise to see the Toronto rapper featured in a Super Bowl commercial to promote the iconic shoes named after the basketball legend. S uper Bowl 50: Complete Coverage Ahead of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday (Feb. 8), Jordan shoes…

  5. Ja Rule on His Favorite Touchdown Dance and His Super Bowl 50 Pick (Sorry, Denver Fans)

    February 05, 2016 5:06 PM EST Ja Rule , one of rap's best-known hitmakers, is also one of the music world's biggest football fans. Even though his beloved Giants didn't make it to the big game this year, he still agreed to share his Super Bowl 50 picks and predictions with Billboard readers. Considering how…

  6. Zayn's 'Pillowtalk' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    February 04, 2016 3:49 PM EST "Pillowtalk" is the lead single from the former One Direction member’s first album "Mind of Mine," due March 25. Zayn Malik ’s debut solo single “Pillowtalk” bursts in at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Feb. 13, following its Jan. 29 debut and music…

  7. Rihanna's 'Anti' Album Sparks Three No. 1s on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140

    January 28, 2016 4:13 PM EST Rihanna’s Anti  album release on Jan. 27 has lit up the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 , as a number of the set's cuts united to become the top discussed and shared tracks on the platform in the first day of the set’s release. The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration…

  8. Rihanna Takes 'Work' to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140

    January 27, 2016 4:11 PM EST The superstar returns with a new single, ahead of an expected album release this week. A surprise Rihanna release “works” the singer back to a familiar spot: No. 1. The hitmaker premiered “Work” on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27), and the new single immediately flew to No. 1 on the real…

  9. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Ties Hot Rap Songs Chart Record

    January 25, 2016 5:21 PM EST Drake matches the Hot Rap Songs record for most weeks at No. 1, as “Hotline Bling” remains persistent at the top for an 18th week (on the chart dated Feb. 6). It ties Missy Elliott ’s “Hot Boyz,” featuring Nas , Eve and Q-Tip (which ruled at No. 1 for 18 straight weeks in 1999 and 2000) and…

  10. Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Future, Meek Mill & Liam Payne: Real-Time Rewind

    January 19, 2016 5:16 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Shira Karsen hits the studio for…

  11. Meek Mill Reignites Drake Feud on New '4/4' EP: Listen

    January 17, 2016 1:09 PM EST Just when you thought it was finally over, Meek Mill has reignited his beef with Drake . Meek Mill vs. Drake: A Full Timeline of the Rap Beef & Who Weighed In After five months of peace, Mill is firing back at the Toronto on his surprise new EP, 4/4 , which dropped on Saturday (Jan. 16).…

  12. Between Kendrick Lamar & Drake, President Obama Would Choose...

    January 15, 2016 5:14 PM EST Days after his last State of the Union address  in office, President Barack Obama had to pick favorites in a live-streamed interview (Jan. 15) with YouTube stars Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen and Adande Thorne at the White House. The Commander-in-Chief was put to task with pressing inquiries…

  13. Are Drake & Rihanna Plotting a New Collaboration Called 'Work'?

    January 14, 2016 5:19 PM EST The Internet has been buzzing about a rumored collaboration involving  Drake and Rihanna . Over the weekend, the former collaborators reportedly shot a video at Los Angeles-area mall Eagle Rock Plaza for a new duet called "Work."  An image of an alleged call sheet from the shoot…

  14. Head Coaches Drake & Kevin Hart Will Face Off in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016

    January 14, 2016 8:00 AM EST Aside from wrapping up his upcoming album Views From The 6 and fulfilling his duties as the Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador, Drake will compete against Kevin Hart in the  NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2016 in Toronto next month, with both stars serving as head coaches, the NBA announced in a…

  15. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Drake & Future's 'Alive' Hits Half-Million in U.S. Sales

    January 07, 2016 10:02 PM EST Plus: "Hamilton" ends 2015 on a sales high, Carole King's "Tapestry" returns after Kennedy Center Honors. On the most recent Billboard 200 chart ( dated Jan. 16 ), Adele ’s 25 locked down the No. 1 slot for a sixth straight week , as the chart began to stabilize after…

  16. Watch President Obama 'Rap' Drake & Future's 'Jumpman' in Detroit Pistons Video

    January 05, 2016 5:25 PM EST "Jumpman" -- from Drake and Future 's 2015 joint album What a Time to Be Alive -- was always destined to be a basketball anthem, with its slam-dunk-ready title and its references to NBA stars Manu Ginobili and Dikembe Mutombo. Now, the Detroit Pistons have co-opted the song …

  17. Meek Mill Remixes of Drake's 'Back To Back' & 'I'm The Plug' Might Appear on 'Dreamchasers 4' Mixtape

    January 04, 2016 10:50 AM EST The road to Meek Mill 's  Dreamchasers 4  mixtape is paved with potential Drake remixes.  Snippets from the MMG rapper's New Year's Eve listening party (Jan. 1) popped up on timelines, where Meek can be heard rapping on top of the beats to Drake's "Back To Back" …

  18. Lil Wayne and Birdman Pictured Together at Drake's New Year's Eve Party Amid Feud

    January 02, 2016 2:14 PM EST Have Lil Wayne and Birdman finally squashed their beef? Lil Wayne Addresses 'All the Bullsh-t I'm Going Through' at Billboard Hot 100 Fest Weezy and the Cash Money honcho were spotted together in a photo at Drake ’s New Year’s Eve party at Miami’s E11even nightclub, leaving…

  19. The Weeknd, Adele & The Year in Review: Real-Time Rewind

    December 31, 2015 12:06 PM EST Aaaand that’s a wrap! As 2015 enters its final days, Real-Time Rewind takes a look back at some of the biggest Billboard + Twitter real-time chart champions of the year. First up – The Weeknd , who races to the “Triple Crown” honor for being the first male artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 …

  20. 8 Hip-Hop Party Tunes to Celebrate New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2015 12:00 PM EST Ryan Seacrest and his pals aren't the only ones to keep New Year's Eve rockin'. Whether f'ing up commas or taking shots to the head, hip-hop soundtracks the good times and your worst behavior. Some rap acts have a New Year-themed song already in their stash (See: Fabolous …

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