Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, earns its sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 1). Plus, Katy Perry's new album Witness debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, also fueling her leap 44-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
Rise Against's Wolves howls onto Billboard's Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated July 1) at No. 1 with 29,000 equivalent album units (27,000 in pure sales) in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
BMG's Zach Katz says that signing Nickelback -- despite the band's much-maligned reputation -- fits in with the company's broader strategy of focusing on veteran acts with more shelf life than most would imagine.
On his 2012 track "Freeze," A$AP Rocky raps, "She like, Where the cognac? Why we drink wine?" Five years later, he is a cognac brand ambassador. The Honor Your Code Courvoisier Cognac Campaign launched this week and features rapper, actor, model and fashion icon A$AP.
Jawara McIntosh, the youngest son of reggae legend Peter Tosh, lies comatose in a Boston hospital following an attack inside New Jersey's Bergen County Jail where he was serving a six-month sentence for cannabis-related charges.
The all-star, fundraising remake of Simon & Garfunkel's “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Syco Music/Sony), recorded in response to London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, races to No. 1 in the U.K., from just 40 hours of sales, according to the Official Charts Company.
On Thursday night, BET Experience 2017 kicked off the first of its three main concerts this weekend at L.A.'s Staples Center, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi headlining and Playboi Carti, Desiigner and Pusha T rounding out the bill.
Toronto's famed century-old Concert Hall, where Frank Sinatra hosted parties, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder climbed its balcony, Led Zeppelin held its first Toronto show, and The Rolling Stones rehearsed for tour, is officially back in business after Info-Tech Research Group purchased the building.