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Chief Keef Announces Worldwide Hologram Tour

After having his initial hologram concert in Hammond, Indiana shut down by law enforcement within minutes back in 2015, Chief Keef is teaming up with…
Michael Saponara / Billboard | July 18, 2018 - 3:47 pm

Drake Dethrones Drake On Hot 100 As “In My Feelings” Gives Him Most Career #1 Singles By A Rapper

Drake replaces himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 21), as the viral challenge-fueled "In My Feelings" blasts from #6 to #1, supplanting…
Gary Trust / Billboard | July 16, 2018 - 2:19 pm

Drake Drops “Fire In The Booth” Freestyle

Another week, another freestyle from Drake. The rapper joined host Charlie Sloth for a BBC 1Xtra segment called "Fire In The Booth," as seen in…
Ashley Iasimone / Billboard | July 14, 2018 - 9:07 pm

Petition Demands Charlamagne Tha God’s Firing From The Breakfast Club After Rape Allegations Resurface

The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God (born Lenard Larry McKelvey) is facing pressure over a 17-year-old rape allegation with a new petition demanding his…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | July 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Glassnote Files Complaint To Resolve Contract Dispute With Donald Glover Over $700K In Royalties

Glassnote Records filed a complaint last week (6/6) in US District Court seeking to resolve a contract dispute with Donald Glover, who records under the…
Dan Rys / Billboard | July 10, 2018 - 4:49 pm

Russell Simmons Accused Of Rape By Alexia Norton Jones

Another woman has come forward claiming that she was sexually assaulted by former rap impresario Russell Simmons. Alexia Norton Jones, granddaughter of late book publisher…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | July 10, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal

Braids’ Raphaelle Standell and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast are among the musicians who have openly criticized Danish company TC Electronic for the use of…
Sam Tornow / Billboard | July 10, 2018 - 11:17 am

Drake Beats The Beatles’ Record For Most Simultaneous Songs In The Top 10

Drake dominates the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated 7/14) in record-breaking fashion, as his new LP Scorpion launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200…
Gary Trust / Billboard | July 9, 2018 - 5:09 pm

Drake Earns Eighth #1 Album With Scorpion, Sets New Streaming Record

Drake’s Scorpion album makes a smashing, streaming-powered debut atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set opens with the largest overall week of 2018 for…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | July 8, 2018 - 3:58 pm

The Avett Brothers Cancel Oregon Concert After Man With Gun Disappears Into Crowd

The Avett Brothers were forced to cancel their concert at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, on Saturday (July 7) after a man with a gun…
Mitchell Peters / Billboard | July 8, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Ariana Grande Responds To Controversy Over Pete Davidson’s Resurfaced Manchester Bombing Joke

Ariana Grande has responded to a joke her fiancé Pete Davidson made months ago regarding the Manchester terrorist attack at her 2017 concert.
Sofia Mele / Billboard | July 5, 2018 - 6:13 pm

Uncle Of Prime Suspect In Tupac’s Death Claims To Know Identity Of Rapper’s Murderer

More than two decades after his death in a hail of bullets, new details are emerging in the murder of Tupac Shakur. The USA Network…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | July 3, 2018 - 11:36 am

Cardi B Is First Female Rapper With Two #1 Hits

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting Cardi B an unprecedented feat in the…
Gary Trust / Billboard | July 2, 2018 - 2:53 pm

Smoke Dawg Shot And Killed Outside Toronto Nightclub

A shooting outside of a Toronto nightclub on Saturday (June 30) has claimed the life of 21-year-old rapper Smoke Dawg, according to Drake and others.
Hilary Hughes / Billboard | July 1, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Prince Estate Signs Deal With Sony To Re-Release 35 Catalog Albums

Prince's estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced on Wednesday (6/27) they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement that covers 35 of the iconic musician's previously…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 27, 2018 - 11:46 am

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