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Drake, The Weeknd & J. Cole All FaceTimed an 11-Year-Old Fan Before He Died

Elijah Patrick Williams, an 11-year-old cancer patient, FaceTimed three of his favorite artists — Drake, The Weeknd and J. Cole — before he died last week. His cousin Michael Watson II confirmed the news Sunday via Instagram, where he posted a video of Elijah’s face-to-face conversations with the three R&B/hip-hop hitmakers. “Over the past 3 years, my […]

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6 Things to Know About Sophie Brussaux, The Mother of Drake's Son Adonis

Drake‘s 2-year-old son Adonis Graham made his adorable Instagram debut on Monday, with his superstar dad and mom Sophie Brussaux both posting a series of photos of the curly-haired cutie. Both commemorated their “beautiful family” in the heartwarming pictures of the toddler — who actually has two artists for parents: a world-famous rapper as a […]

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Joji Brings the 'Antidote' With Rap-Laden Quarantine Playlist

Producer-singer Joji may have been last spotted trying to escape an endless limousine in the video for his latest single “Run,” but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and need to remain in isolation has left him with even fewer places to go. Luckily, the enigmatic R&B crooner has compiled a wide-ranging self-quarantine set with plenty of […]

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Five Burning Questions: The Weeknd Scores a Double No. 1 With 'After Hours' & 'Blinding Lights'

While the rest of the world’s headlines get drearier by the day, The Weeknd just keeps winning. The artist born Abel Tesfaye scores his fourth consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his After Hours set, moving 444,000 first-week album equivalent units — not only a career best, but the best […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Nipsey Hussle's Legacy Endures a Year After His Death

The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.” Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Hussle’s death and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever. He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains […]