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Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Dr. Dre were presented with the Recording Academy and Black Music Collective’s Global Impact Award Thursday. They were each honored with star-studded performances and video tributes featuring some of their peers. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Wayne was introduced by DJ Khaled, and praised in videos messages from Deion Sanders and Drake, who joked about […]

Peacock This year’s Super Bowl festivities will include a special performance catered to fans in the metaverse. The NFL has teamed up with Saweetie for a free, virtual concert that will air on Roblox. Taking place in Warner Music Group’s Rhythm City, the Saweetie Super Bowl Concert will see the rapper put on a “family-friendly” performance of hits […]

Prince Williams/Wireimage Drake recently made Spotify history as the first artist on the platform to surpass 75,000 streams. He recognized the accomplishment on social media while throwing in a suggestion to the streaming service. “We should get bonuses like athletes to motivate the future artists to be consistent and competitive,” he captioned a screenshot of the story. […]

Carlijn Jacobs/Parkwood/Columbia Beyoncé has extended her Renaissance World Tour to meet the high demand from members of her loyal Beyhive. Ahead of next week’s ticket sales, the singer’s added seven more North American shows to the trek. A second show has been added in Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Inglewood and Bey’s hometown of Houston. Bey […]

Dreamville/Interscope Records The first song from the Creed III soundtrack is slated to drop Friday. The track is titled “Ma Boy,” and features J.I.D. and Lute. The Creed III soundtrack will accompany the premiere of the movie featuring Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors, a newcomer to the installment. Dreamville is executive producing the album, which not only features J.I.D. and Lute, but also other […]

Rich Polk/NBC Diddy will be gracing your television screens during Super Bowl LVII via an appearance in an Uber commercial. In the clip, he takes on the very familiar role of a music executive who declines Uber’s proposition to create a jingle for the company. “So, we’re thinking a song could really put Uber One on the map,” […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean “Diddy” Combs Ne-Yo‘s divorce from Crystal Renay has been finalized, Page Six reports. TMZ adds that the singer will pay Crystal $1.6 million to balance out their real estate holdings, $20,000 for moving expenses and $150,000 for her to buy a new car. He will also dish out $12,000 monthly for child support and cover education-related […]

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images While virtually everyone has seen Will Smith‘s Oscar night slap of Chris Rock, Serena Williams had a different perspective than most. She and her sister, Venus, were on hand that night to celebrate King Richard, a film about their early lives. Following the incident with Rock, Will was awarded the Best Actor […]

Nathan Congleton/NBC Billboard and Vibe’s unveiling of their all-time best 50 rappers list is nearing an end. This week, the publications unveiled their picks for numbers 11 through 20. In reverse order, the list begins with Big Daddy Kane at #20, followed by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Scarface. J. Cole, “a defining byproduct of rap’s blog era,” per the […]

Carlijn Jacobs/Parkwood/Columbia Looks like Ticketmaster might have to worry about the Beyhive soon because some of Beyoncé‘s British fans are having trouble getting tickets to her tour. Bey announced the Renaissance Tour, her first in about seven years, on Wednesday, and some select venues are already having a presale — such as London’s O2 Arena. Unfortunately, it appears people are […]

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