1. Rae Sremmurd Brings Out Drake at New Amsterdam Show: Watch

    January 23, 2017 11:19 AM EST On Sunday (Jan. 22), Rae Sremmurd surprised the crowd at their New Amsterdam show by bringing out Drake to perform "Jumpman" and "Fake Love."  “Can we bring one of the motherf--king homies out?” the duo asked. "Can we bring a f--kin’ homie out? A f--kin’ legend?"…

  2. Nelly vs. Drake: The Numbers Behind the Internet's Latest Debate

    January 19, 2017 6:31 PM EST Earlier this week, a debate emerged on Twitter (as they are wont to do, seemingly from the ether) about who was bigger: Nelly , hip-hop's enduring early aughts megastar, or Drake , the current king of the genre's radio (and, of course, streaming). Given how the industry has changed…

  3. Jennifer Lopez Confirms Drake Collaboration

    January 19, 2017 2:28 PM EST Jennifer Lopez could be giving more life to a forthcoming Drake project. In a recent interview with  ET ,  the singer/actress said, "He just asked me to do a song with him and that's what we've been doing."  J.Lo added, "We'll see if it's on his next album.…

  4. 'Fake Love' Lifts Drake to No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

    January 19, 2017 11:35 AM EST Drake lifts 2-1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated Jan. 28) with “Fake Love,” scoring his 18th No. 1 on the list, extending his record for most chart-toppers in the 24-year history of the chart. Rihanna follows with 14. The track, from his forthcoming More Life project, rises 6…

  5. Grammy Awards 2017: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban to Perform

    January 18, 2017 9:30 AM EST Soul great John Legend , metal legends Metallica and country stars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban will perform at next month’s 59th annual Grammy Awards.  The first batch of Grammy performers are regulars on stage and at the podium of the music industry’s biggest night. They own 29 career…

  6. David Bowie, Rihanna, Little Mix Score Nominations for 2017 Brit Awards

    January 16, 2017 3:24 AM EST With three nominations each , Little Mix , Rihanna and  Skepta are the frontrunners leading up to the 2017 Brit Awards, while the late British legend David Bowie and Canadian rapper Drake are in the chasing pack of artists with two nods apiece. Nominations for this year's awards were…

  7. Meek Mill Challenges Drake to a Fight for $5 Million

    January 13, 2017 10:20 AM EST After Chris Brown and Soulja Boy announced their decision to settle their differences in the ring , several notable rappers have been following that same approach. First, Kodak Black issued his challenge to Lil Wayne  for a bout earlier this week. Now, Meek Mill has joined in on the act by…

  8. The Weeknd Tops Billboard Artist 100, Ed Sheeran Surges

    January 12, 2017 10:43 AM EST The Weeknd remains at No. 1, while Sheeran leaps thanks to increased social reaction. The Weeknd remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 21). The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard 's most influential…

  9. Drake Reportedly Buys Jennifer Lopez a $100,000 Diamond Necklace

    January 12, 2017 10:01 AM EST Love may not cost a thing for Jennifer Lopez but Drake has reportedly spent a whopping $100,000 on a platinum and diamond Tiffany and Victoria necklace for J.Lo, according to E! News . While attending Drake's New Year's Eve concert in Las Vegas earlier this month, Lopez, who…

  10. Drake's 'Views' Is Nielsen Music's Top Album of 2016 in the U.S.

    January 05, 2017 9:00 AM EST Plus: Overall music consumption up 3%, on-demand streams rise by 39% & vinyl album sales hit a record high. Drake caps a banner year, as his smash album Views finishes 2016 as the most popular release of the year in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. The data tracking company reports…

  11. Young Thug Hints at Joining Drake's 'The Boy Meets World' Tour in Europe

    January 03, 2017 11:14 AM EST Drake may be recruiting Young Thug as a performer on his forthcoming The Boy Meets World tour throughout Europe. The Atlanta rapper shared a pic with Drizzy on Instagram with a cryptic caption that read: "European tour ft ......" Billboard  reached out to Drake and Young Thug's…

  12. Jennifer Lopez Working on New Music with Drake, Takes in Rapper's New Year's Eve Show in Las Vegas

    January 03, 2017 10:45 AM EST After Jennifer Lopez canceled her New Year's Eve performance in Miami, the singer was spotted at Drake 's New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas. According to E! News , Lopez, Drake and their entourages dined together at Hakassan nightclub, where the rapper was scheduled to perform…

  13. Drake's Record-Breaking Year: The 6 God's 2016 Highlights

    December 31, 2016 9:00 AM EST To say Drake owned 2016 is an understatement. The 30-year-old (born Aubrey Graham) had a magical run ignited by his multi-platinum album  Views .  Powered by the overwhelming success of his Caribbean infused singles "One Dance" featuring Wiz Kid & Kyla and "Controlla",…

  14. Watch Drake & Jennifer Lopez Smooch, Dance & Tease New Collaboration at Winter Wonderland Prom

    December 30, 2016 8:44 AM EST Drake and Jennifer Lopez became prom king and queen at Winter Wonderland Prom in Hollywood, Calif. After snuggling up for the 'Gram and sending the Internet into a frenzy on Wednesday (Dec. 28), the rumored couple continued to show more PDA on the dance floor kissing and dancing all…

  15. The DraLo Effect: Twitter Reacts to Drake & Jennifer Lopez's Rumored Romance

    December 28, 2016 12:05 PM EST Drake 's love life seems anything but dry. Earlier this year, he appeared to rekindle the flame with Rihanna . Last month, rumors swirled that he was dating  Taylor Swift . This month, he's cuddling up with Jennifer Lopez . While both parties have yet to confirm or deny the…

  16. Drake Ties Lil Wayne for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Soloists

    December 27, 2016 12:15 AM EST Drake debuts as featured on Gucci Mane's "Both," marking his 132nd entry, matching Lil Wayne's total. As previously reported , The Weeknd 's "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk , crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 7, 2017), rising from No. 2 to No. 1 and…

  17. 7 Times Hip-Hop & R&B Acts Flipped Hit Songs, From 'Black Beatles' to 'Black Barbie'

    December 26, 2016 11:40 AM EST When Rae Sremmurd  unleashed their viral hit “Black Beatles" featuring Gucci Mane , it became the soundtrack to the viral dance, the Mannequin Challenge, and even landed a freestyle from  Nicki Minaj , who flipped the script for her own remix titled “Black Barbies."  Throughout hip…

  18. Shia LaBeouf's Best Hip-Hop Moments

    December 20, 2016 6:06 PM EST If there's one thing that hip-hop has learned about Shia LaBeouf in 2016, it's that he can freestyle his tail off. The 30-year-old actor  earned his stripes over the past month and a half after he unleashed a series of rhymes targeted at Drake , Lil Yachty and Soulja Boy . When…

  19. The Weeknd's 20 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

    December 16, 2016 5:43 PM EST If you think about it, nothing about The Weeknd should make sense. He's the most NSFW household name in the pop game. We absolutely love that he is kind of sad and mostly sings about drugs, money, sex and late nights. He appeals to the devil in all of us, and it feels so good. People…

  20. Drake's 'One Dance' Is First Song to Reach 1 Billion Plays on Spotify

    December 15, 2016 10:27 AM EST The year of Drake continues, as Toronto's finest has just racked up a new record, becoming the first artist to reach one billion plays on Spotify for a single track with his smash "One Dance." The titanic tally clicked over this week (sitting at over 1.001 million as of press…

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