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2018 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 10:53 am

More Jay-Z stories

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

Muggings Mar Global Citizen Festival In Johannesburg

A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson…
Christopher Torchia / Associated Press | December 3, 2018 - 10:00 am

JAY-Z Addresses Kanye West’s Donald Trump Phase On Meek Mill Album

A couple of months ago, Kanye West claimed on Twitter that Watch The Throne 2 would be "coming soon." That is probably not happening! In…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2018 - 11:06 am

The Anniversary

Vol 2… Hard Knock Life Turns 20

I interviewed Lil Wayne once. This was sometime in 2006, when Wayne was deep in his historic mixtape run, when he hadn't yet achieved his…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2018 - 10:44 am

The Week In Pop

6LACK Wishes He Was A Rapper, But As An R&B Singer He’s On The Right Track

"I'm an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core." That's 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on "Scripture," a track from East Atlanta Love Letter,…
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

Kanye Says Watch The Throne 2 Is Coming Soon

It feels like a whole lifetime has passed since Watch The Throne, the blockbuster collaborative album by Kanye West and Jay-Z. Technically, it's been seven…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2018 - 11:05 am

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Video

Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, "This Is America." It was an exciting teaser for…
Julia Gray | September 2, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Beyoncé & Jay-Z Stage Crasher Arrested

At Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On the Run II tour stop in Atlanta on Saturday night, an audience member managed to get onto the stage and…
James Rettig | August 27, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Drunk Fan Rushes Stage At Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Atlanta Concert

Beyonce and JAY-Z's On the Run II tour stop in Atlanta came to a frightening conclusion when a fan rushed the stage and attempted to…
Mitchell Peters / Billboard | August 26, 2018 - 12:25 pm

The Week In Pop

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Black Thought – “Rest In Power” Video

Jay-Z is one of the executive producers of Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a six-part documentary series that debuts on the Paramount Network…
James Rettig | July 24, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Made In America Festival Will Stay In Philadelphia, Following Mayor’s Meeting With Roc Nation

Made in America Festival will stay in Philadelphia, the city's mayor announced on Monday (July 23) following what he called a "productive" meeting with JAY-Z's…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | July 23, 2018 - 6:07 pm

The Week In Pop

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

Remember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory.
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm
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