1. Drake Laughs Off Winning Best Hip-Hop Video VMA for R&B Song

    August 26, 2014 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake 's Street Fighter -styled tour with Lil Wayne prevented him from accepting his VMA for Best Hip-Hop Video of the Year in person on Sunday night, but don't think for a minute that Drizzy would forgo an acceptance speech. During the du ...

  2. Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video To Feature Drake Cameo

    August 18, 2014 2:26 PM EDT While we wait for the premiere of the official video to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," Nicki Minaj teases with a video still which features Drake . One which shows Nicki Minaj squatting before Drake and placing her hand on his goods. T ...

  3. The Juice Podcast: Young Thug, Future & Atlanta Rap Scene; Makonnen Talks Drake 'Tuesday' Remix

    August 15, 2014 3:53 PM EDT 6 1 0 Atlanta has a history of redefining the sound of hip-hop and birthing unconventional artists. Today is no different, with emerging acts including Young Thug and Makonnen . Makonnen has been garnering buzz with singles as "I Don't Sell Moll ...

  4. Drake & Lil Wayne Team Up for Big Chart Move

    August 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The duo's tour launch -- and hot new track 'Grindin'' -- pushes Drake up the Social 50 chart. Plus: Zendaya returns and Jacob Whitesides debuts. Drake experienced notable social gains during the charting week (ending Aug. 10) as ...

  5. Watch PARTYNEXTDOOR's Clip For 'Recognize' Feat. Drake…& Kylie Jenner

    August 14, 2014 3:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wait, there’s another rap video starring a member of the greater Kardashian clan.  PARTYNEXTDOOR has dropped his party-time clip for “Recognize,” featuring Drake and a surprise cameo from  Kylie Jenner . Boats, cars and bikinis all appear in the NSF ...

  6. Drake Gets the Best of Lil Wayne in Chicago: Live Review

    August 11, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The two YMCMB rappers battled it out video game-style in the Windy City. In front of a crowd estimated at around 25,000, Drake and Lil Wayne went toe-to-toe during their Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour stop in the City of Wind on Sunday night, August 10. ...

  7. Watch Lil Wayne & Drake Perform New Single ‘Grindin’’ at Tour Opener

    August 09, 2014 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The YMCMB rappers performed “Grindin’” just hours after the new single debuted online. Fans attending Drake and Lil Wayne’s co-headlining tour opener on Aug. 8 were treated to the first live performance of Weezy’s new Drake-assisted song “Grindin’” ...

  8. Drake Faces 'Ultimate Test' as a Business Mogul

    August 04, 2014 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper-actor is one of today’s hottest stars, but it’s early days for his business ventures. Sure, Drake dropped the No. 2 rap album of 2013 ( Nothing Was the Same ) and earned high marks this year for hosting Saturday Night Live and the ESPY Aw ...

  9. Waka Flocka Flame, '0 to 100 (Freestyle)': Exclusive Video Premiere & Q&A

    July 31, 2014 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 'Drake deserves a Grammy for '0 to 100,'' Waka tells The Juice. After turning heads with feature appearances on Flosstradamus ' "TTU (Too Turnt Up)," DJ Scream's "Always" and Steve Aoki 's " ...

  10. Jhene Aiko Talks Making Of 'Souled Out' Album & Family

    July 28, 2014 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jhene Aiko stands around 5 feet tall and weighs perhaps as much as a decaf macchiato; the 2015 Cadillac Escalade stretches 18-and-a-half feet and tips the scales at nearly 6,000 pounds. Right now, the buzz-building singer-rapper -- she has performed ...

  11. Watch: Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q

    July 28, 2014 12:16 PM EDT 4 0 0 'Nah, I ain't Drake. I sing better. I do better.' Childish Gambino had a thing or two to get off his chest during his show in Australia on Sunday (July 27). During his freestyle, he made it clear that he "ain't Drake," ...

  12. ESPYs Host Drake Lights Up Global Twitter Streams Causing More Than 1.1 Million Tweets

    July 18, 2014 1:50 PM EDT 6 1 0 On Wednesday (July 16), the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (or ESPYs) on ESPN lit up Twitter feeds around the globe, with more than 1.1 million tweets sent during the show. The show was hosted by Drake – Toronto Raptors global ambass ...

  13. Chris Brown Crashes Drake's ESPYs Hosting Gig: Watch

    July 16, 2014 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown and Drake don't have the smoothest history. Between their on-and-off relationships with Rihanna, mutual dis tracks, and that bottle-breaking club brawl back in 2012, they just haven't seen eye-to-eye. But at Wednesday night ...

  14. PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake Commit on 'Recognize': Listen

    July 14, 2014 10:09 PM EDT 9 0 0 PARTYNEXTDOOR's recruited his OVO label boss, Drake, for a guest verse on his new love-ode "Recognize" that sees the two Canadian MCs whispering promises to their ladies.  The song's off OVO Sound signee’s forthcoming "PARTY ...

  15. Drake, Beyonce, Jay Z Atop BET Awards Nominees

    June 29, 2014 7:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Could this year be a repeat for Drake at the BET Awards? Last year the rapper won video of the year and two more awards, and he could do the same Sunday, where he is nominated for five honors. The only difference: He'll actually be in attendanc ...

  16. Drake Manager and OVO Founder Oliver El-Khatib Started From the Bottom, Too

    June 26, 2014 12:40 PM EDT Oliver El-Khatib rarely gives interviews. The October’s Very Own (OVO) founder and Drake co-manager, who has helped turn OVO into a global brand, isn't aloof or inarticulate -- he’s just a busy guy who prefers the spotlight to be on the a ...

  17. The Juice Podcast: Kanye West's Bonnaroo Set, Lil Wayne's Two 2014 Albums & Drake's '0 to 100'

    June 20, 2014 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also, will Frank Ocean pull a Beyoncé, and drop his sophomore album out of nowhere? The Juice Podcast discusses. On the eighth episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's own – Jason Lipshutz (Pop Editor) and Brad Weté (Features Editor) – join me ...

  18. Nicki Minaj, John Legend & More To Perform At 2014 BET Awards

    June 19, 2014 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tracy Morgan will not be attending the award show following his accident. He's recovering. After killing her performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam on June 1, Nicki Minaj will grace the stage at the 2014 BET Awards. The Juice Podcast 6/13/14: ...

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  20. The Juice Podcast: Trey Songz Plays Love Doctor; Talks 'Trigga' Album, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber

    June 06, 2014 2:23 PM EDT The singer-songwriter shares that he's five songs into his next album and hints on its title. For this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Trey Songz stopped by the Billboard NYC studio to offer love and sex advice and insight on his upc ...

  21. Lil Wayne, Pharrell & Drake to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

    June 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Some of music's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's BET Awards. Lionel Richie, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will perform. Comedians/actors, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, will also ta ...

  22. Drake Shares New Track '0 to 100 / The Catch Up': Listen

    June 01, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Drake dropped new a new track Sunday called “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”, teasing a full album release for spring 2015.  Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations “They ain’t make we what I am, they found me like this,” Driz ...

  23. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in t ...

  24. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 7:36 PM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year twic ...

  25. Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards

    May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT BET has announced the nominees for the 2014 BET Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z take the lead with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration ("Drunk In Love"), and Video of the Year tw ...

  26. Lil Wayne, Drake Team For ‘Believe Me,’ First Song From ‘Tha Carter V’: Listen

    May 03, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Less than a week after Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant helped debut the artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V,” the rapper has released the first single from the highly-anticipated album. Kobe Bryant Dishes Assist to Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Tha Car ...

  27. Jhene Aiko Brings Out Drake & Childish Gambino For Coachella Set: Watch

    April 14, 2014 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jhene Aiko's first time performing at Coachella, this past weekend, was one to remember. On the last day of the festival's first of two weekends (Sunday, April 13), the singer-songwriter brought out Childish Gambino and Drake during her se ...

  28. Drake Releases 'Days In The East' Song: Listen

    April 03, 2014 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Early this morning, Drake released his second song in two days, "Days in the East." Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song 'Draft Day': Listen Drake changes the pace from the subliminal-charged "Draft Day" to the slow, a ...

  29. Morning Fix: Miami Mayor, Officials Look to End Ultra After Security Guard Trampled; Benzino of 'Love & Hip-Hop' Shot; Drake, Tegan & Sara, Arcade Fire Top Juno Awards

    March 31, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE MIAMI MAYOR AND CITY OFFICIALS LOOK TO END ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Mia ...

  30. Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win 2014 Juno Awards

    March 30, 2014 3:33 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates  Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 award ...

  31. Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Cover Debacle (Exclusive)

    February 27, 2014 7:27 PM EST 0 1 0 Two weeks after Drake slammed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, Billboard has confirmed.   Drake had been working with ID for the past year to ...

  32. Drake Apologizes For Rolling Stone Controversy

    February 14, 2014 12:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake says the magazine was "completely justifiable" in replacing his cover with Philip Seymour Hoffman, but disagrees with the decision to run his article now. "I would have waited until it was my time" Less than a day after Dra ...

  33. Romeo Santos Debuts Atop Latin Airplay With Drake-Assisted 'Odio'

    February 03, 2014 5:29 PM EST 37.369 k 308 3 The King of Bachata enters at No. 1, tying the record for the most songs to begin at the top spot Romeo Santos' new single featuring Drake, the anguish-filled Bachata track "Odio," opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Air ...

  34. Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration

    January 21, 2014 10:39 AM EST 2 6 0 Lil Bibby can still recall Drake's initial praise: "Streets need that TAPE! I'm waiting on it." Initially, the Twitter direct message inspired the rising Chicago rapper to reassess and record new songs for his debut mixtape " ...

  35. Drake Shows Off Comedy Chops, Broods a Bit as 'SNL' Host

    January 19, 2014 1:25 AM EST Drake's not just a rapper -- but we already knew that, especially for those who grew up watching Aubrey Graham on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now, he can add a new notch to his belt of appearances: "Saturday Night Live&quo ...

  36. Grammy 2014 Noms —R&B & Rap: Mainstays, Left-Field Surprises

    December 07, 2013 11:22 AM EST Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations? Grammys 2014 Rock Noms: Black Sabbath Rules; Zep, Bowie, Stones, QOTSA, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case Get Nods Grammy Nominations ...

  37. Grammy Nominations Show Preview: Booking Strategies, the Move to Friday, Water Cooler Moments

    December 05, 2013 8:00 AM EST Lorde, Drake, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the performers on this Friday's (Dec. 6) Grammy Nominations Concer Live produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Li ...

  38. Future Eyes Wedding Date With Ciara, Relationship with Drake ‘Stronger Than Ever’

    November 13, 2013 11:11 PM EST Future says he's ready to marry Ciara because he has reached an age in his life when it's time to settle down. "I'm getting older," said the 29-year-old Future, who proposed to the Grammy-winner last month. "You got ...

  39. Drake Debuts 'Worst Behavior' Video: Watch

    November 11, 2013 1:20 PM EST Drake takes us to his father's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee for the music video to "Worst Behavior." Directed by Director X and Drake, the 10-minute video opens with Drake's father, Dennis Graham, reciting words from his son& ...

  40. Jhené Aiko Talks 'Sail Out' EP & New Wave of R&B

    November 11, 2013 10:47 AM EST Jhené Aiko, the first signee to No I.D.'s Artium imprint, makes formal debut with the new EP. From vegan cafe waitress to breakthrough artist. That's the short take on Jhené Aiko. But like most seemingly overnight sensations, there' ...

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  42. Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Passes 1 Million In Sales

    November 06, 2013 7:17 PM EST In its fifth week at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sixth week in the top five of the Billboard 200, Drake's third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" moves 38,000 copies to cross the million copies sold mark, according t ...

  43. Lorde's 'Royals' Is Hot 100's Ruler For Fourth Week

    October 23, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" sits in the Billboard Hot 100's throne for a fourth week, establishing the longest rule by a woman this year, and reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Eminem, meanwhile, debuts in the Hot 100's to ...

  44. Morning Fix: Katy Perry's Exec Team on 'Prism' Roll-Out; SFX Shares Keep Dropping; Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; 'Bangerz' Nets Year's Biggest Sales Week for Women

    October 18, 2013 6:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE KATY PERRY'S EXECUTIVE TEAM ON 'PRISM' ROLL-OUT: STEVE BARNETT, MARTIN KIRKUP, GREG THOMPSON IN THEIR OWN WORDS Katy Perry's unprecedented success with 2010's "Teenag ...

  45. Justin Timberlake's Album Sales Forecast Grows, Lorde Set for No. 3 Debut on Billboard 200

    October 04, 2013 9:18 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake is set for his second No. 1 this year, while red-hot singer Lorde is aiming for a No. 3 start with her debut full-length album, "Pure Heroine." As reported on Tuesday, T ...

  46. Chart Moves: Elton John's Top Five Feat, Nirvana's 'In Utero' Returns, 'Jon Stewart' Sends Atoms Flying

    October 04, 2013 9:07 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Drake led a party of debuts in the top 10, as his "Nothing Was the Same" started with 658,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His launch marked the second-largest sales week of ...

  47. Justin Timberlake's Album Sales Forecast Grows, Lorde Set for No. 3 Debut on Billboard 200

    October 04, 2013 8:47 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake is set for his second No. 1 this year, while red-hot singer Lorde is aiming for a No. 3 start with her debut full-length album, "Pure Heroine." As reported on Tuesday, ...

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