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The Truth Shall Set You Free: How Kiana Lede Learned to Be Comfortable in Her Own Skin

At 23 years old, Kiana Lede has had her fair share of love and heartbreak. Her brutal candor on the latter is what makes her debut album KIKI a gripping experience. Whether she’s throwing her ex’s clothes out of the window on “Plenty More” or yearning for words of affirmation on “Attention,” the Arizona-bred fireball has no […]

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Chynna Rogers' Cause of Death Revealed

A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has confirmed to Billboard that MC/model Chynna Rogers’ official cause of death was an accidental drug overdose. She was 25. At press time, no further details were available about the nature of Rogers’ death. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family said in […]

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Laced Up: This Week's Coolest Sneaker Sightings With Kanye West, J Balvin & More

Thanks to the rise of celebrity collaborations over the past decade, sneaker culture has blossomed as one of the most coveted sectors in the fashion industry. From Drake’s close relationship to Nike, to Virgil Abloh’s rare Off-White x Nike collaborations, your favorites love showing off their fresh kicks just as much as they love designing […]

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Jac Ross ‘Questions’ Life in Darkchild/Island Video Premiere: Watch

Newcomer Jac Ross calls himself the “Faith Dealer.” One listen to his music and you’ll understand why. Already building buzz and a fan base with his first two singles, “It’s OK to Be Black” and “Saved,” Ross premieres the video for his latest single, “Questions.” Reminiscent of the social, cultural and political through-lines that connect […]

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Here Are All the Major Albums Postponed Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of major album releases that have been postponed due to the outbreak. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out at the end of 2019, live concert organizers began postponing and canceling everything from small shows to whole tours to prevent large gatherings where the disease can spread. Now, some major artists […]

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These Stars Are Having Fun With Viral Challenges in Self-Quarantine

Quarantine and chill? More like quarantine and have a little fun. In the midst of global efforts to stay home and socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of challenges have gone viral thanks to Megan Thee Stallion, Tim McGraw, Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Lopez and more. Billboard has rounded up everything you need to know about the […]

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Smoke DZA Has a Few Things to Say About Supreme and Jordans

Harlem’s Kush God started his music career as a battle rapper before signing to a label and going on to collaborate with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and Snoop Dogg. Recently, Smoke DZA returned with his latest album A Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed, and he talks about the new music video for […]

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Usher Proposes Some Bedroom Gymnastics on Sensual 'SexBeat'

Lil Jon and Ludacris are here to help out. Usher is back, in a big way. The singer dropped the sensual, highly erotic single “SexBeat” on Friday morning (April 10), a NSFW banger on which he re-teams with his “Yeah!” compatriots Lil Jon and Ludacris. Did we mention that this song is very passionate? After […]

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Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris Drop New Single "SexBeat"

Sixteen years after Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris dropped their iconic track “Yeah,” the trio has blessed us with another collaborative single titled “SexBeat.” And fans are wondering, is it 2020 or 2004? Lil Jon teased the track last week in an Instagram live battle with T-Pain. Apparently the rapper has been sitting on the song […]

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Rihanna Is Hosting a Virtual Party on Instagram Live Tonight

Just when we thought Instagram Lives couldn’t become a bigger phenomenon right now, Rihanna is upping the ante with her own star-studded virtual party tonight. Yesterday, RiRi announced her brand Fenty’s very first “Social Club.” The party will be hosted by Rihanna herself and feature DJ sets from prior Fenty collaborators Kitty Ca$h, DJ Pedro, and Stretch Armstrong. To […]