1. Kendrick Lamar, SZA Give Top Dawg 'Ctrl' of Top 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    June 23, 2017 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, songs by DJ Khaled, Playboi Carti & French Montana make moves. Singer-songwriter SZA ’s  Ctrl  album debuts at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums  chart (dated July 1), opening with 60,000 equivalent album units earned in the wee ...

  2. Kendrick Lamar Praises JAY-Z, Nipsey Hussle & 2 Chainz on Twitter

    June 20, 2017 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 After earning many accolades for his latest album DAMN . including topping the Billboard 200 for a third time while all 14 tracks hitting the Hot 100 , Kendrick Lamar watched the hip-hop community praise him for his explosive success. On Monday nigh ...

  3. Dave Chappelle Hosting Rihanna's Diamond Ball, Kendrick Lamar Performing

    June 20, 2017 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Chappelle has been tapped to host Rihanna 's third annual Diamond Ball on Sept. 14. The black-tie fundraising gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York will also feature a performance by Kendrick Lamar on a night dedicated to raising money ...

  4. Industry Executives Express Cautious Optimism About Grammys' Rap Changes: 'We Need People Who Understand the Culture'

    June 16, 2017 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The urban music industry weighs in on the Recording Academy’s decision to add a rap nomination review committee. While the Recording Academy’s addition of a nomination review committee for the rap  fields at the Grammy Awards is welcome news for the ...

  5. Listen to an Unreleased Version of Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA.' From the NBA Finals

    June 15, 2017 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 The NBA Finals don’t have a recurring “One Shining Moment” montage, but this year’s series did have an unreleased version of  Kendrick Lamar ’s  DAMN.  banger “DNA.” It was heard throughout the five games and popped up again with new lyrics to score ...

  6. Are Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna Shooting a Music Video For 'Loyalty'?

    June 12, 2017 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar seems to be readying another music video from his  DAMN. album. The Compton rapper has been shooting the visual for his “Loyalty” collaboration with Rihanna , according to Rap-Up . Footage of the top-secret video shoot found its way t ...

  7. SZA's 'CTRL' to Feature Kendrick Lamar, James Fauntleroy & More

    June 06, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 SZA stans are getting ready to lose control when the First Lady of TDE drops her debut album  CTRL  this Friday June (9).  Four days ahead of its release, SZA shared the track list, which names fellow Top Dawg mates Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad, ...

  8. Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers & LCD Soundsystem Top 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Lineup

    June 06, 2017 7:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar , LCD Soundsystem , Foo Fighters , The Killers and DJ Snake are among the headliners for the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival on Halloween weekend (Oct. 27-29). The 19th edition of the New Orleans-based event will also fea ...

  9. Watch Mike Will Made-It's Trippy 'Perfect Pint' Video With Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane & Rae Sremmurd

    May 30, 2017 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Things get trippy really quickly in Mike Will Made-It 's new video for "Perfect Pint." The star-studded visual featuring Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane and Rae Sremmurd features a flying unicorn, turtles swimming in the sky, and gargantua ...

  10. Kendrick Lamar Earns First No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart With 'Humble.'

    May 24, 2017 1:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Bloom’ arrives, and Calvin Harris’ Future and Khalid-assisted single bows. Kendrick Lamar scores his first No. 1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated June 3) as “Humble.” steps 2-1 in its seventh week (up 15 percent ...

  11. Justin Bieber Previews Remix to Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

    May 24, 2017 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Not only have Ne-Yo and Skrillex  offered their versions  of Kendrick Lamar 's "HUMBLE.," but it seems Justin Bieber is plotting his own remix of the song as well.  In several social media posts -- one of which was tagged at  New York ...

  12. Future Enlists Kendrick Lamar for 'Mask Off (Remix)' | Billboard News

    Future Enlists Kendrick Lamar for 'Mask Off (Remix)' | Billboard News

    May 23, 2017 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Future's monstrous year has just gotten even better. On Tuesday, (May 23) the Atlanta mega-star enlisted Kendrick Lamar for the remix of his buzzing single "Mask Off." mask off , Kendrick Lamar , 2017 , future , billboard news , Billb ...

  13. Future Recruits Kendrick Lamar for 'Mask Off (Remix)'

    May 23, 2017 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Future's monstrous year has just gotten even better. On Tuesday, (May 23) the Atlanta mega-star enlisted Kendrick Lamar for the remix of his buzzing single "Mask Off."  The Compton MC doused the Metro Boomin'-produced track with ...

  14. Peace God: Every Beef Drake Has Squashed So Far This Year

    May 22, 2017 2:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 After netting 13 trophies at the Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday night (May 21), Drake's quest to music immortality appears imminent. As he continues to smash every possible record in sight courtesy of his 2016 multi-platinum album View ...

  15. 6 Hip-Hop Collaborative Projects That Still Need to Be Released

    May 19, 2017 7:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The old adage “the more, the merrier” just about always feels right on when it comes to hip-hop. Sure going platinum with no features is an impressive feat, but the amazing work created consistently by the genre's changing guard of top tier act ...

  16. Halsey Talks Lauren Jauregui Collaboration, Compares Kendrick Lamar to Lady Gaga in New Interview

    May 18, 2017 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 3 The "Now or Never" singer opened up about the sexist double standard she's faced and her anticipated duet with Lauren Jauregui Halsey opened up about the sexist double standard she's faced when it comes to counterculture credibil ...

  17. Kendrick Lamar Portrait Painted by a High School Student Will Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol Building

    May 17, 2017 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar may have severed ties with the White House once the Obama's exited but thanks to a high school student, the Compton rapper is heading back to the U.S Capitol. On Tuesday, Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton took to Twitter to congr ...

  18. Kendrick Lamar Extends DAMN. Tour, Adds YG to Lineup

    May 15, 2017 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing plans to take his latest effort (and Billboard 200 chart-topper) DAMN. on the road back in April -- and given the increasing demand for more tickets -- Kendrick Lamar announced Monday (May 15) that 15 additional dates have been adde ...

  19. Kendrick Lamar Continues Reign Atop Billboard Artist 100

    May 11, 2017 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper spends his third straight week atop the list, as 'DAMN.' holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Kendrick Lamar spends his third consecutive week as the top musical act in the U.S, holding the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 ...

  20. Chart Beat Podcast: Justin Bieber Finds New 'Purpose' Between Albums & Billy Cyrus Remembers His 'Achy Break'-Through Hit

    May 11, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bieber has now landed more top five Hot 100 hits in featured roles post-"Purpose" than he did with songs from his smash 2015 album. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , fro ...

  21. Man Posing as Adele's Manager Arrested After Trying to Scam Free Kendrick Lamar Tickets

    May 08, 2017 8:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 A husband and wife were arrested in Miami over the weekend for allegedly posing as Adele 's manager in an attempt to obtain free tickets to see Kendrick Lamar at Rolling Loud festival. This was the latest in what has been a series of attempted ...

  22. Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200, Gorillaz Bow at No. 2

    May 08, 2017 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar ’s DAMN. holds steady atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third week, as the set earned 173,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 4 (down 28 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the mos ...

  23. Rolling Loud Day 2 Highlights: Kendrick Lamar Unleashes Kung Fu Kenny, Action Bronson Teases New Album & More

    May 07, 2017 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 While day 1 of the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in Miami came to a slow start with its unpredictable schedule, the second day held no punches as it boasted a heavy-hitting roster of talent. Rolling Loud's primetime hip-hop artists brought the ...

  24. Watch Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & More on the Rolling Loud Fest Live Stream Here

    May 05, 2017 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Yachty, Lil Wayne, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Young Thug and Future will all perform as well. The 2017 Rolling Loud Fest is running this weekend in Miami with performances from Kendrick Lamar , A$AP Rocky , Lil Yachty and more and you can live str ...

  25. Kendrick Lamar Goes Platinum With 'DAMN.'

    May 04, 2017 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar , who just dropped his fourth album DAMN. last month, has been reaping the rewards of the critically acclaimed project, which has spent two weeks (so far) at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and dominated the Billboard Hot 100 with the sing ...

  26. Kendrick Lamar Keeps at No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    May 04, 2017 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper rules, as 'DAMN.' holds atop the Billboard 200. Kendrick Lamar remains the top musical act in the U.S., holding at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 13). The Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014) measures art ...

  27. Watch Louis Futon Remix Kendrick Lamar's 'PRIDE' Before Your Eyes

    May 03, 2017 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Louis Futon knows how to flip a quick remix. Yesterday (May 3), the producer posed a question to his Facebook audience, asking them which song he should sample to make a beat with and the people chose Kendrick Lamar's "PRIDE" off of h ...

  28. The 7 Best Kendrick Lamar Remixes

    May 01, 2017 4:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Without a doubt, the hottest rapper in the world right now is Kendrick Lamar . He just dropped his fourth album, Damn , aptly-titled since that's the only thing anyone on my Facebook feed could think to say about it. It's another triumph f ...

  29. The Weeknd Brings Out Kendrick Lamar During Electrifying L.A. Stop of Starboy Tour

    April 30, 2017 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 7 Opening acts Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6lack also joined the pop star onstage at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday. “Is this the biggest party in L.A. tonight?” asked Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd , to the crowd during the first of two Los ...

  30. Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Incubus & 'Guardians 2' Debut in Top 10

    April 30, 2017 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 6 Kendrick Lamar ’s DAMN. rules the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set earned 239,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 27, according to Nielsen Music. That’s a decline of 60 percent as compared to its debut frame a ...

  31. Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Incubus & 'Guardians 2' Debut in Top 10

    April 30, 2017 3:00 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar ’s DAMN. rules the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set earned 239,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 27, according to Nielsen Music. That’s a decline of 60 percent as compared to its debut frame ...

  32. 13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga & Bruno Mars Make Moves

    April 29, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar scores a trifecta atop three of Billboard 's signature charts (dated May 6): His new LP DAMN. debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest week for an album in 2017; the set's "Humble." assumes the throne ...

  33. Rap Songs Account for Half the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10 for First Time Since 2013

    April 28, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 6), Kendrick Lamar 's "Humble." rules at No. 1 and oversees a raptastic top 10: For the first time in four years, half of the Hot 100's top 10 hits for the week are rap songs. In additio ...

  34. Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Taylor Swift & More: Artists Who've Topped Billboard Hot 100 & Billboard 200 in the Same Week Since 2000

    April 28, 2017 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 1 As Kendrick Lamar pulls a one-two punch to take over the No. 1 slots on both the Billboard 200 , where his album DAMN. starts with the biggest weekly unit sum in nearly a year, and the Billboard Hot 100 , where the LP’s lead single “Humble.” gives h ...

  35. L.A's Top Cop Was Super Excited to Snap a Photo with Kendrick Lamar

    April 27, 2017 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just days after the release of his third No. 1 album  DAMN ., Kendrick Lamar was seen sitting front row at the L.A. Clippers game. The "HUMBLE." rapper said hello to the crowd after realizing he was on the jumbo screen and then commenced t ...

  36. Kendrick Lamar Holds Top Nine of On-Demand Streaming Songs Chart

    April 27, 2017 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Songs from the rapper’s chart-topping new “DAMN.” album lands positions Nos. 1-9, setting a new chart record. Kendrick Lamar lands each of the top nine songs on Billboard ’s On-Demand Streaming Songs chart dated May 6, setting a new chart record wit ...

  37. Kendrick Lamar Blasts to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    April 27, 2017 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper rules the Artist 100, Billboard 200 & Hot 100, up 774 percent in overall activity. Kendrick Lamar is the top musical act in the U.S., leaping from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated May 6). The Artist 100 (which l ...

  38. Chart Beat Podcast: Justin Bieber Reigns in Spanish & Kendrick Lamar Tops Hot 100

    April 27, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, Hit Songs Deconstructed's Yael & Dave Penn return to analyze more pop music trends & Billboard's Dan Rys joins for a flashback to 2Pac's first top 10 in 1995. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week ...

  39. Kendrick Lamar Sits Courtside at Clippers Playoff Game

    April 26, 2017 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a No. 1 single and album under his belt, Kendrick Lamar took a well-deserved break on Tuesday night (April 25), when he sat court side during a Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers playoff game.  As "HUMBLE." thumped through the loud sp ...

  40. Kendrick Lamar Heading for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200; Incubus Set for Top 10 Debut

    April 25, 2017 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar ’s DAMN. will likely score a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry forecasters. The set could earn around 220,000 to 240,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 27, easily granting it an ...

  41. Producer !llmind Reveals How His Sound Kit Made It to Kendrick Lamar's 'GOD.' Beat

    April 25, 2017 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 3 "This what God feel like," Kendrick Lamar , clad in an all-white ensemble, rapped during his headlining Coachella weekend 1 set at the music and arts festival in Indio, California. Three days after dropping his third studio album  DAMN.,  ...

  42. Mike WiLL Made-It Says Kendrick Lamar's 'HUMBLE.' Beat Was Originally for Gucci Mane

    April 25, 2017 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine hearing Gucci Mane over Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE." According to the song's producer, Mike WiLL Made-It , the beat was originally intended for the "Back on Road" rapper. In an interview with  NPR , Mike Will expl ...

  43. Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble.' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Dethroning Ed Sheeran | Billboard News

    Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble.' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Dethroning Ed Sheeran | Billboard News

    April 24, 2017 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble.' dethrones Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." Plus, another new top 10 for Lamar and a pair from the tandem of Zedd & Alessia Cara and triple team of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber. ...

  44. Kendrick Lamar Charts All 14 Tracks From 'DAMN.' on Billboard Hot 100

    April 24, 2017 6:00 PM EDT The rapper is just the fifth artist to land that many songs on the chart simultaneously. Kendrick Lamar inhabits 14 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 6), all from his new Billboard 200 chart-topping album DAMN. As previously repor ...

  45. Producer DJ Dahi Talks the 5 Songs He Made For Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

    April 24, 2017 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although  Kendrick Lamar ’s new album  DAMN.  is far more accessible and contemporary than its predecessor  To Pimp a Butterfly , the past still plays a major thematic role. There is the frequent evocation of the Old Testament, as well as the legend ...

  46. Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble.' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    April 24, 2017 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song dethrones Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." Plus, another new top 10 for Lamar and a pair from the tandem of Zedd & Alessia Cara and triple team of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber. Kendrick Lamar 's "Hum ...

  47. Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, His Mom Gushes Over Album Via Text | Billboard News

    Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, His Mom Gushes Over Album Via Text | Billboard News

    April 24, 2017 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar has notched his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as 'DAMN.' debuts atop the tally dated May 6. Plus, he shared a text from his mom, in which she expressed her love for the album. music , Kendrick Lamar , 2017 , d ...

  48. 'DAMN.' Proves Kendrick Lamar Doesn't Make 'Fun' Music, So Is Drake Better?

    April 24, 2017 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 I don’t listen to new music with the rest of you, and by the “rest of you,” I mean the Internet. The Internet speeds everything up and an accelerated digestion of an album that took an artist months, (sometimes years) to make will only spawn surface ...

  49. Draymond Green Stars in Parody of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' Video

    April 24, 2017 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" video garnering massive attention, Athletes Underground decided to provide a humor-filled parody by using Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green.  The video conveys a trash-talking Green boasting abou ...

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