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Tori Kelly, Dinah Jane & More Set For Billboard Live At-Home Concerts: See This Week's Schedule

Another week of quarantine means another week of Billboard Live At-Home concerts to raise money for charity — and to keep you entertained! This week’s lineup will include at-home sessions by Tori Kelly, Dinah Jane, Echosmith and more via Billboard‘s Facebook page. DaniLeigh, who recently unveiled her new DaBaby-assisted single “Levi High,” will kick the […]

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Jay-Z and Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance Donates 130,000 Surgical Masks to Correctional Facilities

The REFORM Alliance, the justice reform organization co-founded by Jay-Z and Meek Mill, has stepped up to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic inside prisons. According to spokespeople for the rappers and the organization, this weekend REFORM donated more than 130,000 surgical masks to a variety of correctional facilities to help inmates, correctional officers […]

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Toni Braxton Signs with Island Records, Releases New Single ‘Do It’: Exclusive

Toni Braxton is back with a new single and label home. The seven-time Grammy Award winner has teamed with Island Records and is releasing “Do It,” the first track under the newly minted pact. In announcing the news, Island Records president/CEO Darcus Beese states, “It’s an honor and pleasure to welcome the incomparable Toni Braxton […]

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Cardi B Thinks This 'Tiger King' Player Gave a Tiger Coronavirus

Cardi B is still obsessing over Tiger King. Like everyone else holed-up at home with a Netflix account, the “Bodak Yellow” star has lived with the wild seven-part series on the eccentrics whose worlds revolve around big cats and huge feuds. Last week, Cardi joked about starting a GoFundMe for Joe Exotic (real name Joe […]

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A Timeline of YNW Melly's Career & Legal Troubles: From 'Murder On My Mind' to Murder Charges

YNW Melly made headlines on Thursday (April 2) when his Instagram account confirmed that he had contracted coronavirus while behind bars inside Florida’s Broward County Jail. The rapper’s legal team has since filed an emergency motion for his restricted release to receive better care and treatment for his diagnosis amid the virus’ outbreak. “I have […]

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'Gasolina' Sets the Internet On Fire After Lil Jon, T-Pain Instagram Battle: See the Reactions

Why was Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” a global trending topic on twitter Saturday night (April 4)? It was the result of an Instagram Live battle between T-Pain and Lil Jon, who proceeded to spin the reggaeton smash — and Twitter exploded. It’s been almost two decades since the 2004 release of “Gasolina” and 10 years since […]

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Lil Jon and T-Pain Each Dropped New Star-Studded Collaborations in Instagram Live Battle: Watch

Instagram Live turned down for Lil Jon and T-Pain on Saturday night (April 4) when they co-hosted a virtual club night — and dropped some yet-to-be-released music in the process, too. Like many other artists, the two rappers took matters into their own hands to deliver a great night in for their fans by livestreaming their […]

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Bill Withers ‘Didn’t Live Out Loud’: Engineer Dave Hampton Salutes the Man Behind the Music

Most people don’t know him by name, but Dave Hampton is one of the music industry’s top-flight audio engineers. His clientele has included Prince, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, RZA, M.I.A. — and Bill Withers, who died on Monday (March 30) at the age of 81. In this exclusive as-told-to, Los Angeles-based Hampton goes beyond the […]

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Of Bill Withers' 'Profound & Poetic' Songs, This Was John Legend's Favorite to Perform

“He loved our take on the song and emailed around to see how he could get ahold of me to say how much he loved it and how grateful he was for what we were doing,” Legend tells Billboard of Withers’ appreciation for “I Can’t Write Left Handed” cover. Back in 2009, John Legend and […]

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7 Things You Might Have Missed Inside Drake's House in 'Toosie Slide' Video

Drake returned Friday (April 3) with his latest single in the dance-heavy “Toosie Slide.” The Oz-produced record is sure to dominate apps like TikTok, with everyone quarantined inside, and should easily land Drizzy his 209th Billboard Hot 100 entry, after breaking the record in March. The 6 God also dropped off a visual to go […]