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The Weeknd Rules Artist 100, Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Charts Simultaneously

The Weeknd previously completed the trifecta in 2015. The Weeknd is simultaneously No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts, thanks to the opening week of his new album After Hours, which launches atop the Billboard 200 with 444,000 equivalent album units earned (the top weekly total for any album […]

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Lizzo Is Treating Hospital Staffers Across the Country With Lunch For Working Overtime

Lizzo thanked medical staffers for working to combat coronavirus by donating lunches to several hospitals across the United States, Billboard can confirm. The “Good As Hell” singer posted a montage video on Instagram yesterday (March 30) that documented medical workers at the University of Washington Medicine Center Montlake Emergency Department, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and more posing with […]

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Rina Sawayama Says Shut the F*ck Up | Highsnobiety

It’s the middle of December when I first interview Rina Sawayama, who chats animatedly over the phone from her London flat as she reheats a cup of tea in the microwave. At this point, she’s spent several months on a self-imposed social media hiatus. “I’ve been in the studio every day, and we finally sent […]

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Jay-Z & Rihanna Foundations Each Donate $1 Million to Coronavirus Response Efforts

Jay-Z and Rihanna are joining forces for a special cause. The Shawn Carter Foundation, along with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, will be each donating $1 million for COVID-19 response efforts. According to a press release, the combined $2 million funded by both foundations will “support undocumented workers, the children of frontline health workers and first […]

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Offset Drops First Trailer for His Car Show, 'Skrrt': Watch

We’ve finally got a first look at Offset‘s upcoming car show Skrrt With Offset, set to premiere this April on Quibi. The reality TV show follows Offset and his cohort of celebrity friends and rappers as they take tricked-out luxury cars for a spin. Guests on the inaugural season include his wife Cardi B — and daughter Kulture […]

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Rihanna's New 'R9' Album 2020: Everything We Know So Far

Last year came and went without a new Rihanna album, but in her recent Vogue cover interview the Bajan pop-sensation promised she’s “very aggressively working on music.” That might be welcome news for some, but not for her army of stans. The Navy has waited four long years since 2016’s ANTI. All the while, Rihanna has taken great pleasure in teasing the project, dubbed […]

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LVMH Has Lost up to 20% of Revenue Due to Covid-19

Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH (holding company of Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fenty Beauty) has announced a 10-20 percent drop in revenue compared to the same period in 2019. The slump is attributable to the global impact of Covid-19, as reported by Bloomberg. The luxury goods sector has been struggling to adapt to the knock-on effects of the pandemic with many physical […]

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How a Chance Reunion Led to Nipsey Hussle's Death

Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin’ 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighborhood legend and local hero. Holder’s music never caught […]

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Lil Uzi Vert Says He's Ready to Drop More New Music

Lil Uzi Vert might have just dropped his chart-topping EP Eternal Atake and deluxe album Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2 a few weeks ago, but the eccentric rapper says he’s already primed to release more new music. On Monday, Uzi took to Twitter to tease fans that he “can’t wait to drop again” because he “got some shit.” He also […]

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Cardi B Was 'Just Playing' About Trying to Free Joe Exotic

Like the rest of us, Cardi B has been super into Tiger King, and like the rest of us, knows Carole Baskin did it. In a series of since-deleted tweets, the rapper vowed to launch a GoFundMe account to free Joe Exotic, who is in prison after a jury found him guilty in a murder-for-hire plot to take […]