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Tekashi 6ix9ine Facing Life in Prison For Federal Charges

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was arrested Sunday and is facing federal racketeering and...

Ariana Grande Sets More Streaming Music Milestones

Ariana Grande's thank u, next still on top in UK

Ariana Grande is still holding on to the number 1 single but this time it's in the UK.According to the Official Charts Company, Grande's thank u, next is number 1 for the second week because of strong sales and streams.thank u, next actually had the biggest weekly UK streaming numbers of any song this year with a whopping 9.76 million plays.  That's the highest since the smash hit Despacito garnered 10.6 million UK streams in a week back in May 2017.Also, on the UK chart, Post Malone’s Sunflower ft. Swae Lee lifts rose to number 8.Other notables, the posthumous single Bad from XXXTentacion enters at Number 23. Jason Derulo’s Goodbye ft. David Guetta , Nicki Minaj & Willy William at 26. 

Legendary Production Trio Organized Noize Top The Charts Again With Janelle Monae’s #1 Hit...

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Legendary production trio Organized Noize has quietly crept back to the top of the charts with the success of their latest banger, Janelle Monae's hit song "I Like That," as the track reaches #1 on Billboard's "Adult R&B Songs" chart. Orginally debuting at #2 on Billboard's "Top TV Songs" chart after being featured in the wildly popular HBO seriesInsecure, "I Like That" is an introspective song that showcases Monae's confidence and delight in her idiosyncrasies as a nonconformist. The song

Janelle Monáe & Cyndi Lauper to Receive Billboard’s Trailblazer Award

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Janelle Monáe & Lauper to Receive Trailblazer & Icon Awards Respectively, Joining Previously Announced "Woman of the Year" Recipient Ariana Grande as Honorees.

Billboard, the leading destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, announced today that it will honor Janelle Monáe and Cyndi Lauper at its 13th annual Women in Music event on December 6 in New York City. Monáe will accept the Trailblazer Award while Lauper will accept the Icon Award at the same ceremony as previously announced "Woman of the Year" recipient Ariana Grande. The highly regarded event, held in conjunction with the release of Billboard's Women in Music issue, will also honor the most pow

MWP Announces Launch of “WANTED” A New Live Interactive Concert Series

"WANTED," a live interactive concert series, will hold its inaugural event kicked off by H.E.R. on December 14, 2018, MWP Entertainment Group announced today.

Shot in front of a LIVE audience the series will feature interactive displays, holograms & multi-camera media players, and behind the scenes (BTS) footage, allowing artists to reveal everything they aspire to share with fans, and enable fans to engage at unprecedented levels.This is particularly compelling for H.E.R. (an acronym for Having Everything Revealed), a rising artist who prefers the focus remain on her music rather than her identity. After a breakthrough release and over a billion streams to date overall, H.E.R. has been established as one of modern music's most fascinating new voices. H.E.R. debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B chart with "I Used To Know Her: The Prelude.""My fans are going to be blown away at the access a

Billboard Honors Ariana Grande with ‘Woman of the Year’ Award

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Billboard, the leading destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, announces today it will honor Ariana Grande with its 2018 Woman of the Year award.

The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist will accept the honor at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony on December 6 in New York City. The highly-regarded event, held in conjunction with the release of Billboard's Women in Music issue, will also honor the most powerful female executives in the industry."Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry," says Billboard's VP of Content, Ross Scarano. "Certain in her convictions, she consistently

Tory Lanez ‘Love Me Now?’ Charts at No. 4

[caption id="attachment_209717" align="alignnone" width="400"] LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Tory Lanez attends IGA X BET Awards Party 2018 on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for Interscope Records)[/caption]For the week ending November 1, Hip-Hop and R&B continue to dominate the Billboard 200's Top 10.Tory Lanez’s Love Me Now? has hit the chart at No. 4 with 53,795 total album equivalent units, 5,012 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 62,515,513.The project follows Memories Don’t Lie, which was released back in March and debuted at No. 3 with roughly 54,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo49t4pBc5S/[/embed]

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Future and Juice WRLD’s “WRLD On Drugs” Lands No. 2 Spot on Billboard 200

Future and Juice WRLD’s joint mixtape Wrld On Drugs was only a few thousand units behind the No. 1 Billboard 200 album for the week ending October 25. While Lady Gaga and Bradley Coopers, A Star is Born soundtrack still sits at No.1, the dynamic rap duo had to settle for the number two spot.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BpIDDC8ATwn/?taken-by=future[/embed]Sitting at 98,052 total album equivalent units, 8,006 pure album sales and a streaming count of 123,391,207, Future and Juice WRLD’s Wrld On Drugs mixtape landed in the No. 2 spot. The project marks the second Top 5-charting projects of 2018 for both artists.Future hit No. 3 on July 21 with his streaming-only release Beastmode 2, while Juice WRLD peaked at No. 4 on August 11 with Goodbye & Goo

Braxton Cook Debuts New Album ‘No Doubt’ Ahead Of Official Release

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Today, Maryland-raised, NYC-based saxophonist/vocalist Braxton Cook premiered his album No Doubt at Hype Machine ahead of its official release this Friday. Heavily influenced by John Coltrane, Frank Ocean, and D’Angelo, Braxton mixes the improvisatory elements of jazz and the soulful melodies of R&B into a fresh sound that’s all his own.
Last week, Billboard praised the album’s title track, saying “with a disorderly crash of percussion, the song tumbles into a lively groove that continually reaches for new heights with idyllic vocal harmonies and

TUNE IN: NE-YO to Debut a Special One-Hour Concert on AT&T AUDIENCE Network Friday

[caption id="attachment_208895" align="aligncenter" width="400"] NE-YO with AUDIENCE Music host Ted Stryker.[/caption]Tune in Friday, October 26 at 9:00p ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special“NE-YO” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.  This Friday night, the multi-GRAMMY Award winning artist, NE-YO will debut a special, one-hour concert on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive perfo

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Meek Mill Dropping New Album “Champions” on November 30

Meek Mill Teaming Up with TIDAL, PUMA and Foot Locker For Unprecedented Pre-Sale Plan

[caption id="attachment_193167" align="alignnone" width="400"] Courtesy of Fox 29 News Philadelphia[/caption]Meek Mill's highly anticipated new album CHAMPIONS will be released on Friday, November 30.This will be Meek Mill's fourth studio album.  Mill is teaming up a lot of major companies like TIDAL, PUMA and Foot Locker for pre-sale engagement.  The ambitious plan aims to connect the music and sports retail worlds together.Mill is not only a rapper and the CEO of Dream Chasers, Mill is also an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States. He is focusing on creating stronger prison rehabilitation programs, improving the bail system, shortening probationary periods.CHAMPIONSHIP

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