Selena Gomez Had The Top 5 Instagram Posts of 2016 (And More Year End Data)
For all of Kim Kardashian’s talk of “breaking the internet,” she has not been able to best the appeal of 24 year old starlet Selena Gomez. Instagram just released year end data for the social media platform, and the babyfaced singer/actress/model held the top five spots for most liked Instagram posts in 2016. More depressingly, the most liked post from 2016 was a Coca Cola advertisement.
Kendrick Lamar & Beyonce Reportedly Will Headline Coachella 2017
Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce will headline Coachella 2017, Hits Daily Double reports. Beyonce's set would be her first at Coachella. Lamar last performed a full set at Coachella in 2012. He made a surprise appearance alongside Ice Cube and Anderson .Paak earlier this year. According to HDD, Radiohead will be the third headliner, forming a potent triumvirate that easily rivals this year's headliners, LCD Soundsystem, Guns 'n' Roses, and Calvin Harris.
Beyoncé, David Bowie & Chance The Rapper Top Rolling Stone's 2016 Best Albums List
Hip-hop has been well represented in the year 2016, and it's always a beautiful thing to see that reflected in the end of year lists of the mainstream music publications. Beyoncé and Chance The Rapper both had incredible years, and their projects were essentially impossible for the world of rock music to ignore. Rolling Stone released their list of the "50 Best Albums of 2016" today. Here's where hip-hop stood on that list.
Beyonce Wins Big, Drake Leaves Empty-Handed At 2016 Soul Train Awards
The Soul Train Music Awards were held on Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, though the show didn't air until earlier tonight. With the TV broadcast came the unveiling of all of the award winners. The categories included the year's best in R&B and, of course, soul music, but there were also a handful of hip-hop nominations, as the event, hosted by Erykah Badu, is meant to serve as a celebration of black music.
Hip Hop's Best Couples
"Cause them punks like to hit it and quit it / And I'd rather stay and play" - Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back" ***
Twitter Reacts To Kanye West Calling Out Beyoncé & Cutting His Concert Short
While it's only been a few days after Kanye West told a bewildered audience that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye managed to piss people off all over again at his show in Sacramento Saturday night.
Kanye Reunites With Kid Cudi Then Ends Show After Lengthy Rant
Don't attend a "Saint Pablo" show if you're not ready for the infamous "Kanye rant." His last two shows have been characterized by his surprising confessionals much more so than any music. On Thursday (Nov. 17), Kanye revealed to his audience in San Jose, and thus the world, that he favored Trump in the recent election, praising different aspects of his campaign throughout the show.
Donald Trump Mispronounces Beyonce's Name
Jay Z and Beyonce's appearance at a Hillary Clinton rally in Cleveland on Friday elicited a response from Republican nominee Donald Trump, who criticized Jay Z's "bad language" in Tampa.
Jay Z, Beyonce & Chance The Rapper Star In Ad For Hillary Clinton
If you saw any footage from Jay Z and Beyonce's concert in Cleveland Friday night, you'll know that the power couple are endorsing Hillary Clinton in this election, and today they've shared a new ad encouraging fans to use their vote this Tuesday. Premiered on Tidal, the ad features words from both Jay and Bey, as well as guests at the show like Chance The Rapper and Big Sean. "She's killing this race, but she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on November 8th and cast our vote," says Chance during a clip from his performance.
Tina Knowles Impersonates Beyoncé & Solange On Instagram
With two iconic daughters to her name, Tina Knowles, mother of Solange & Beyoncé, has the right to do some trolling. Over the weekend, the superstars' mother took to Instagram to impersonate her daughters in two hilarious photos. The first one is a rendition of Solange, in the image of her #1 Billboard LP, A Seat At The Table.
Donald Trump Scoffs At Jay Z's "Bad Language" At Hillary Clinton Rally
Jay Z and Beyonce hosted a concert that functioned as a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Friday (Nov. 4). They were the headliners, and there were other performances from Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, and J. Cole. After the music, Bey and Hov made speeches in favor of Secretary Clinton and welcomed the Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has already responded to Jay Z's presence at the rally, telling his supporters that Clinton's tolerance of Jay Z's bad language is proof of her hypocrisy.
Watch J. Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper Perform At Jay Z & Beyonce's Hillary Clinton Rally
By now you've seen Jay Z and Beyonce welcoming presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the stage at their rally in Cleveland last night, and now you can watch their full performances, complete with any special guests.
Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Bring Out Hillary Clinton In Cleveland (Complete With Airhorn)
Jay Z and Beyonce held a special "Get Out The Vote" concert in Cleveland last night, and seeing that the whole thing was sponsored by Hillary Clinton's campaign, it was only right that the presidential candidate made an appearance. Bey had kind words for Clinton during her performance. "I want my daughter to see a woman lead the country and know that her possibilities are limitless," she said. "We have to think about the future of our daughters, our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do. And that's why I'm With Her."
Stream Jay Z's "Get Out The Vote" Concert For Hilary Clinton
We’re just days away from the Presidential election (November 11), so to help Hilary Clinton’s cause Jay Z is holding a star-studded event tonight in Cleveland State University’s at one of her rally’s. Hitting the stage expected to perform are Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Big Sean, Beyonce & of course the man himself Hov. Going down live right now, fans can tune in from your couch by hitting play (below).
The CMA Is Accused Of Removing Clips Of Beyonce's Performance After Racist Backlash
On Wednesday night (Nov. 2), Beyonce made a surprise appearance at the Country Music Association Awards show, performing "Daddy Lessons," a song off Lemonade, alongside the three women of the Dixie Chicks. Their "Daddy Lessons" rendition was surely one of the main takeaways of the night, though as of yesterday evening, there was no mention of the performance from the CMA's social media accounts. It was also discovered that the CMA deleted a promotional clip involving Beyonce before the broadcast.
Here Are The Costumes Rappers Wore For Halloween 2016
Year in and year out, Halloween never ceases to produce amazing costumes. This year witnessed some intriguing costume choices from the hip hop set. Big Sean was a storm trooper to Jhene Aiko's jedi warrior; Tyga was Juelz Santana; Beyonce was Pepa, Drake was as hip hop lawyer 2-Dollar Steve; Diddy was Thor; Chris Brown was Deadpool. But wait, there's more. Check out the embedded Instagram posts below to see how Bow Wow, Big Boi, Tech N9ne, Christina Milian, Fabolous, and a host of others did it large for Halloween 2016.
Charts Don't Lie: October 26
Last week was a tough break for hip hop records, with new releases by Green Day, Norah Jones, and OneRepublic occupying the top spots. They slipped back though, and now Drake, Travis Scott, the Suicide Squad Soundtrack, and a new record from The Game occupy space in the top 10. Rihanna and Solange stick around in the top 20, while Beyonce, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and Rae Sremmurd hang out on the top 30. Elsewhere, Gucci Mane's Woptober debuts at #43 in this week's installment of Charts Don't Lie. ***
Jay Z To Hold Concert In Support Of Hillary Clinton
This election season has seen many rappers becoming vocal about their politics, and Jay Z is doing so by throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton with a special concert in Cleveland.
President Obama Drops Workout Playlist Featuring Jay Z, Drake, & Beyonce
President Obama is no stranger to publishing his music playlists. Earlier this year, he showed off his pristine taste in music with a two-part summer playlist that featured Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, D'Angelo,Wale, Nina Simone, Nas, Anthony Hamilton, Tower of Power, Common, & more. He returned yesterday with the release of his workout playlist in the new issue of WIRED.
5 Things We Want From Nicki Minaj's Next Album
It's been almost two years since Nicki Minaj dropped a new album. Yes, that seems hard to believe, but it's true: The Pinkprint, her third studio release, came out on December 12, 2014. It's easy to understand the long wait since Nicki has been busy with a variety of other projects – including touring, recording guest verses, and taking on a few acting roles – but it doesn't change the fact that TWO YEARS is pretty long time to go without some fresh bars from The Pink One.