The advent of social media has brought a new type of connectedness and an easier way to share thoughts and content across the world. It also allows companies like fast food chain Whataburger to add to the beef when music artists feud, as was the case in last week's squabble between Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill and Canadian crooner, Drake.
Yandel soars 13-1 on the Latin Airplay chart dated Aug. 15 with “Calentura,” notching his fourth solo chart-topper on the list (additional to the 10 he previously logged as part of urban duo Wisin & Yandel). The reggaeton track rises 73 percent in its 14th week on the chart, to 11.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 2, according to Nielsen Music.
Following a string of hit singles on Billboard’s airplay charts, salsa star Victor Manuelle is readying for what may be his most extensive U.S. tour in recent memory.
Manuelle’s “Que suenen los tambores” tour, named after his most recent album and single (which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart), kicks off Aug. 25 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater.
From there, Manuelle will play a total of 20 dates, ending in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater Nov. 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 7 at 10 am.
The tracks released by Drake and Meek Mill on the heels of their recent public friction continue to reflect on the Billboard charts. The tweet-spawned beef (which launched July 21) kicked off an online back-and-forth between the rappers, and led to Drake dropping “Charged Up” (July 25), propelling it onto the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (No. 3 debut, chart dated Aug. 8). It falls to No. 5 this week (chart dated Aug. 15).
U2 wrapped the North American leg of the Innocence + Experience tour in stunning fashion with an eight-night, sold-out stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City that grossed nearly $20 million from the attendance of almost 150,000 fans.