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Britney Spears Takes Over Apple Music's 'I Miss Y2K' Playlist With Favorite Throwback Bops: Listen

Thursdays aren’t the only time to throw it back. Britney Spears took over Apple Music’s I Miss Y2K playlist on Friday morning (May 29) and packed it with 30 amazing throwback tracks from the late 1990s and early 2000s that will give your serious millennium vibes. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since a […]

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Cardi B Speaks Out About Riots Over George Floyd Death: 'The People Are Left With No Choice'

The rapper also took on conservative commenter Tomi Lahren. Cardi B joined the swelling chorus of artists speaking out about the police-related death of George Floyd, after a video of a Minneapolis officer kneeling on the unarmed black man’s neck sparked several nights of rioting and protests in the city amid calls for the arrest […]

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Lil Yachty Drops 'Lil Boat 3' Featuring A$AP Rocky, Future & More

Lil Yachty’s boat has come in. The Atlanta rapper’s new album Lil Boat 3 arrived at midnight, featuring assists from Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Mike WiLL Made-It and more. The star-studded set is the followup to Lil Boat 2, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in […]

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Gunna Gearing Up for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Plus: The 1975 set for top 10 debut with “Notes on a Conditional Form.” Gunna is set for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest his new effort, Wunna, may launch atop next week’s tally with perhaps over 100,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. […]

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Polo G's 'GOAT' Posts Career High: 'I'm Elevating as an Artist'

Polo G earns his second top five album on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as The GOAT debuts at No. 2. The set earned 99,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 21, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The 21-year-old rapper, born Taurus Bartlett, repeats the entry position of his previous release, Die a […]

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Polo G's Actions Will Take Him Further Than His Words

"I know how easy you could lose everything you gain." There’s a changing of the guard brewing in the Midwest. After introducing himself to the world with the vivid storytelling behind Die A Legend,  Polo G cemented himself as a fixture in rap for years to come with the May release of his sophomore album THE […]

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Audio Engineer Kesha Lee in Atlanta, in a Pandemic: 'I'm Starting to See Progress'

Lee decided to take on new work remotely, rather than fly to the studio. Since getting her start through a chance meeting with Gucci Mane, Atlanta-based audio engineer Kesha Lee has worked on chart-toppers like Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” and is now the go-to audio engineer for rappers including […]

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How Well Do You Know Beyoncé's Billboard History? Take Our 20-Question Quiz

The reign of Queen Bey was officially extended into the 2020s this week, as Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” — featuring an invaluable assist from one Beyoncé Knowles-Carter — takes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The No. 1 is Beyoncé’s seventh as a solo artist — along with four she picked up […]

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Watch Lil Nas X Take on 'Elmo's Song' on 'The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo'

Lil Nas X stopped by Sesame Street on Thursday (May 28) to be a guest on The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo. During the show — a new Sesame Street spin-off for HBO Max — the rapper teamed up with Elmo for an Auto-Tuned rendition of “Elmo’s Song,” the classic theme song sung by the iconic […]

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‘Savage’ Expands Radio Reach, Hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Chart

Megan Thee Stallion scores her second No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, steps to the summit on the list dated May 30. The single ascends from the runner-up spot thanks to a 7% jump in plays in the week ending May 25, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. “Savage” dethrones […]