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The Weeknd Feels He Inspired Usher's Grammy-Winning Single "Climax"

In a new interview with Variety, The Weeknd touched on his influence on pop and R&B music, suggesting, for example, that he inspired Usher‘s 2012 hit, “Climax.” “House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes,” he said. “I heard ‘Climax,’ that [2012] Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f**k, that’s […]

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Jimmy Fallon's Daughter Loses a Tooth During Interview With Ciara

Jimmy Fallon‘s daughters have been stealing the show during his coronavirus quarantine broadcasts. On Tuesday night, for example, six-year-old Winnie interrupted a live interview with Ciara and Russell Wilson in the most adorable way imaginable. “Daddy! I lost my tooth,” she yelled from behind the camera, before appearing to interrupt the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy […]

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Apple Music Launches $50 Million Relief Fund for Indie Labels

Apple Music is helping independent record labels during the coronavirus crisis by launching a $50 million advanced royalty fund to ensure artists are paid. Indie labels are eligible to receive advances if they earned a minimum of $10,000 in quarterly Apple Music revenue. They must also have a direct distribution deal with Apple Music. “These […]

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Future Talks New Album, Juice WRLD & Toxic Memes | Highsnobiety

In his new cover story for XXL, Future shared details of his hugely anticipated new album, being one of the most influential artists of this era, Juice WRLD’s passing, and being the face of meme culture. Speaking to the mag, Future finally revealed the title of his upcoming project: Life Is Good (yes, like his recent Drake collaboration). In the interview, the rapper […]

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Vogue Italia Releases Blank Cover in Response to Covid-19

Vogue Italia’s April issue was released yesterday with a completely blank cover as a response to the developing Covid-19 crisis. Editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti confirmed on Instagram that although there was an April issue already in the works it was quickly shelved in order to make a more appropriate response to current events. Farneti writes “to […]

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Kanye West to Join Joel Osteen's Virtual Easter Sunday Service

Joel Osteen is going big this Easter Sunday, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. The televangelist’s Lakewood Church in Houston will welcome Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry, and his friend Kanye West for a virtual Sunday service, TMZ reports. According to sources close to the megachurch, Kanye was planning a big gospel performance with Joel before the Coronavirus made this impossible. Instead, Ye and his […]

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Kanye West Steps Out in a YEEZY Season 8 Boot for the First Time

Kanye West was photographed arriving at YEEZY’s Calabasas, California headquarters yesterday wearing a pair of yellow YEEZY Season 8 boots. This is the first time ’Ye has been seen wearing a style debuted on the Paris Fashion Week FW20 runway. The style is one of three unveiled in Paris in early March. It features a shorter […]

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Rihanna Has More Billboard Hits Than JAY-Z & The Beatles

Rihanna has surpassed JAY-Z and The Beatles with her 51 Billboard Top 40 hit. She reached the milestone thanks to her feature on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Believe It.” “Believe It,” which can be found on PARTY’s new album, PARTYMOBILE, entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 23 on the chart. The track accounts for Rihanna’s first feature […]

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Shoreline Mafia Associate Mac P Dawg Reportedly Killed in LA

Rapper Mac P Dawg was reportedly shot and killed late last night in Los Angeles. While there has been no official word on his death, members of LA-based music group Shoreline Mafia have taken to social media to confirm his passing and pay tribute to the musician. Record executive and podcaster Adam Grandmaison, better known […]

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Drake Just Previewed New Album Tracks on IG Live

Drake has been keeping busy in quarantine, releasing Tik Tok hits with isolation-centric video clips, as well as squashing beef and shooting his shot with Rihanna on IG Live. Thankfully, he’s also been using the Instagram feature to share new music. Last night he joined Mark from his OVO camp to play some under the radar cuts from around the […]