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Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He i… More »

Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Look, we gotta observe protocol over here. Everybody knows that new Pope track is fire, but it dropped too late to be eligible for this week’s list. Sorry! We can get into that one next week. This week, though, this is what ya got. More »

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The Weeknd’s New Album Debuts At #1 With Second Biggest Sales Week Of 2015

Too bad the Weeknd can't feel his face, because news of his new album's first week sales would definitely cause him to smile. Today Billboard
Caitlin White | September 8, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Hear Drake Freestyle Over The Weeknd & Kanye West’s “Tell Your Friends”

Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib are continuing to use their OVO Sound Radio Beats 1 show as a place to debut new material. Last…
Peter Helman | September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am

Majid Jordan – “My Love” (Feat. Drake) Video

Majid Jordan are one of those acts floating in the outer circles of OVO's solar system who may or may not end up exerting their…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Apple Blocks Tidal From Streaming Drake’s Lil’ Weezyana Performance

Last night, on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne held his first annual Lil' Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. As MissInfo points out,…
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 11:38 am

The Week In Pop: JoJo, A Pop Star For The Post-Hits Era

"Remember JoJo?" To most of the Western world, that's a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as a…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Future – “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake) Video

Future's great new album DS2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart last month, and now he's just debuted the video for the Drake-featuring cut…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm

Puff Daddy Says He Originally Asked Drake To Ghostwrite “0 To 100″ For Him

Last winter, Puff Daddy and Drake reportedly brawled and beefed over the Boi-1Da beat for "0 To 100 / The Catch Up." Initially, Puff claimed…
Caitlin White | August 17, 2015 - 11:42 am

Drake Shares Statement About OVO Fest Shooting Victims

A shooter opened fire at an afterparty for Drake's OVO Fest last week in Toronto, killing two people. Drake shared a statement on the OVO…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 5:39 pm

The Week In Pop: Jordin Sparks Makes The Leap

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Drake’s If You’re Reading This Is First Million-Selling Album Released in 2015

Following in Taylor Swift's footsteps, Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late has become the second album in 2015 to sell over 1 millio…
James Rettig | August 10, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Skepta Remix)”

For the past couple of weeks, Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib have been using their Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio to premiere some
Peter Helman | August 8, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Swell Content: Speedy Ortiz On Donald Trump, Lenny Kravitz, Drake, & Other Hot Topics

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Meek Mill Is Still Trying To Take Drake Down

At this point, Drake has definitively won his feud with Meek Mill, but Meek is not willing to accept that yet. A few nights ago,…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Makes His Stand-Up Comedy Debut With Jokes About Kanye, Drake, & Caitlyn Jenner

What happens when a rapper becomes a comedian? He makes jokes about other rappers! Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, made his stand-up debut at Montreal'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Drake Won

Last week in this space, I wrote that I wanted Drake to lose his current feud with Meek Mill. In fact, I didn't just want…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Watch Meek Mill Take More Shots At Drake In Onstage Freestyle

At this point, it's pretty inarguable that Drake has completely schooled Meek Mill in their recent feud. But Meek isn't rolling over yet. And last…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 10:02 am

2 People Killed At OVO Fest Afterparty

Drake’s OVO Festival ended last night in Toronto, and it was, by most accounts, a triumphant moment for Drake and for his hometown. But that…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 9:05 am

Drake Clowns Meek Mill; Brings Out Kanye, Pharrell, Future At OVO Fest

Drake headlined his own sixth annual OVO Fest in Toronto tonight, and he took the opportunity to go all-in on his recent beef with Meek
Peter Helman | August 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Drake Officially Announces His OVO Air Jordans

A couple of years ago, Drake announced that OVO would be partnering with Nike's Air Jordan brand on an exclusive sneaker collection. After some teasing
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There's always beef, but beef doesn't always result in songs. That's a shame! Who among us wouldn't want to hear a Kanye diss track directed…
Stereogum | July 31, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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