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Drake Now Has Twice as Many Streaming Songs No. 1s as the Next Closest Act

"Toosie Slide" extends Drake's record with eight leaders on the chart, compared to Justin Bieber's four. Drake’s “Toosie Slide” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated April 18, giving him twice as many leaders as his closest competition over the tally’s seven-year history. “Toosie Slide” bows with 55.5 million U.S. streams in […]

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Drake Is Now Tied for Most No. 1s Ever on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

“Toosie Slide” is Drake’s 20th leader on the list, tying Aretha Franklin & Stevie Wonder. Drake‘s “Toosie Slide” soars in with a No. 1 debut on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated April 18, granting the prolific hitmaker his 20th leader on the list and a share of a historic mark, as he ties Aretha […]

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Life's a Gamble: How Shooting Dice With Lil Baby Led to 42 Dugg's Blossoming Rap Career

Many gambling stories end in nightmares, but rolling the dice may have saved 42 Dugg‘s life. After starting to rap while behind bars in 2015, Dugg began to take his rhyming career more seriously upon regaining his freedom in 2017. And he quickly caught the ear of rising star Lil Baby. The pair would eventually connect […]

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Is DaBaby Dropping New Music on Friday?

Is DaBaby dropping new music on Friday? That might be the case after he teased fans on Twitter Monday afternoon (April 13). “This Friday,” tweeted Baby with a record emoji. Two weeks ago, Baby released his 10-minute mini-movie for “Find a Way,” an ode to ride-or-die relationships. In January, Baby spoke to Billboard about potential […]

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10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week: Ava Max, Pink Sweats, The Aces & More

Looking for some Monday motivation to help power you through the start of another week? We’re right there with you, and with some stellar new pop tunes, we’ve got you covered. These 10 tracks from artists like Ava Max, Pink Sweat$, The Aces and Sam Fischer will get you energized to take on the week. […]

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Watch Drake and Diddy Hit the 'Toosie Slide' on Live Stream

With Drake’s “Toosie Slide” vying for a No. 1 position on the Hot 100 this week against the reigning champ, The Weeknd, the 6 God’s fun dance slid its way onto Diddy’s Team Love Dance-A-Thon Sunday night (April 12). Before they engaged in their dance-off, Diddy invited Drake for a brief chat about his time […]

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Anitta, Matoma, Nas & More Set For LiveXLive 48-Hour Streaming Festival 'Music Lives': Exclusive

The massive two-day event will feature more than 50 artists performing over two days (April 17-19) to benefit the MusiCare COVID-19 Relief Fund. LiveXLive Media is teaming up with TikTok for a 48-hour livestreamed festival, “Music Lives,” which will air on April 17-19 and benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Billboard can reveal today (April 13). The […]

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Sony Music Invests in Joyner Lucas' Tully App to Expand User Experience: Exclusive

The grind doesn’t stop for Joyner Lucas following the release of his long-awaited ADHD album last month, which notched him a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200. Billboard confirmed on Monday (April 13) that Lucas’ Tully app has received a strategic investment from Sony Music Entertainment to help take their user experience to the […]

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Q-Tip Slaps The Bass, Teases Three New Albums

Q-Tip found the very best way to celebrate his 50th birthday over the weekend. Rocking a bright red shirt and slapping the bass, the rapper posted a video in which he shared some exciting news with fans. “Message from da Abstract,” read the scrawl on the screen, followed by “I pray u and ur loved […]

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Drake Talks New Album: It’s ‘Fresh and Brand New’

Drake was a virtual guest for Diddy’s digital “dance-a-thon,” and he had a few things to say about his upcoming album. Just days after his new tune “Toosie Slide” hit sales charts around the world, Drizzy is turning his attention to the followup to Scorpion, his triple album from 2018. One thing we know for […]