Drake & Rihanna: A Brief History
There is hope yet for #AubRih. Drake's lust for Rihanna has never been fully reciprocated, but there is a clear mutual attraction between the two superstars. Despite a roller coaster relationship since 2015, replete with dance floor hook ups, the friend zone, actual musical collaboration, and more, the flame of #AubRih has never been extinguished. It threatened to burn down LAX Saturday night, during a music video shoot for their soon-to-be smash single "Work."
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Chris Brown Plans To Sue Vegas Woman Who Accused Him Of Assault
Yesterday (Jan. 3), it was reported that Chris Brown was under investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman in his Vegas hotel suite. Shortly after the news made headlines, Brown shared a video response, in which he denied all allegations and pointed out that the accuser, Liziane Gutierrez, has been involved in past drama with Jason Derulo.
Chris Brown Accused Of Punching Woman In Vegas Hotel Room
UPDATE #2: Not only has Chris Brown responded to the allegations against him, it has also been revealed that the accuser, Liziane Gutierrez, has been involved in past drama with another male R&B singer, namely Jason Derulo. This past August, TMZ shared a video of Gutierrez complaining to the paparazzi after she wasn't let in Derulo's car outside of a Vegas club.
Charts Don't Lie: December 30th
Christmas is always a big week for album sales, and we saw a few releases dropping December 18th, just in time for last minute gifts. Chris Brown's Royalty certainly seemed to benefit from the strategy, coming in with a big week, despite not earning the usual smash single that precedes Brown's albums. Pusha T's prelude album Darkest Before Dawn was a little lower down at 20, but seeing as its just a warm-up for the GOOD Music president's proper album, King Push, it's not too bad of a placement.
Chris Brown Drops "Royalty International" EP For Fans Outside Of U.S.
A week before Christmas, Chris Brown dropped his seventh studio album, Royalty. The original album contains 14 tracks and the deluxe edition includes 5 more, including a collab with Future ("U Did It"). And those aren't all the songs from Brown's Royalty sessions, as the singer has just released a 5-track EP, Royalty International, which is meant as a gift for his fans outside of the U.S.
Chris Brown's "Royalty" Debuts At No. 3, Behind Adele and Bieber
The first-week sales numbers for Chris Brown's Royalty are in, and though Breezy's seventh album performed even better than was expected -- selling 184,000 units -- it did not top the charts. In fact, for the week ending Dec. 24, Royalty made its debut at No. 3, behind Justin Bieber's Purpose, released on Nov.
Review: Chris Brown's "Royalty"
Listening to Chris Brown records is a bit more involved an activity than ingesting your average pop album. Listeners are required to constantly do mental arithmetic, weighing variables like catchiness and artistic merit to determine if their need to listen > the knowledge that Chris Brown has done some heinous things and your listens are enabling him, albeit in a very small way.
Chris Brown Covers Vibe Magazine
Chris Brown's Royalty is out now, and just in case there hasn't been enough promo already, the rapper nabs the cover of Vibe magazine.
Trespasser Arrested At Chris Brown's L.A. Home
Chris Brown's life has been drama free for a minute, as he's focused on his daughter and the album he named after her, Royalty. Nothing lasts forever though, and an unwanted guest found her way to Breezy's Woodland Hills mansion the other night, creating some brief but unnecessary drama for Brown.
Top Tracks: December 14 - December 20
The songs that received the most attention last week in our Hot 100. 10. Tory Lanez Feat. Nyce - Traphouse Tory Lanez brought back Fargo Fridays with a melodic banger in which he closes the doors of his traphouse to all females who don't understand the rules of the game. We gonna get that debut album in 2016?
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
First Week Sales Projections For Chris Brown's "Royalty" & Pusha T's "Darkest Before Dawn"
Pusha T and Chris Brown made sure we were covered for the holidays with their respective albums, Darkest Before Dawn and Royalty, both arriving in time to be given as Christmas gifts. With that in mind, we've received the first week sales projections for either album today, via the ever reliable HitsDailyDouble.
Chris Brown Defends Meek Mill: "The System Is Set On Bullshit"
Meek Mill's unfortunate 2015 got a lot worse yesterday when a judge ruled that he was guilty of violating probation still lingering from a crime he committed nine years ago. With sentencing set for February 5, it looks like Meek may be returning to jail. Chris Brown expressed support for the beleaguered Philadelphia rapper last night, as he went off on a furious Twitter rant last night railing against the justice system.
Stream Chris Brown's "Royalty" Album
After a slight delay, Chris Brown will finally release his 8th solo album tomorrow (12/17) called Royalty, named after his 1-year old daughter. Laced with 18 tracks in total, the follow up to last year’s X will feature guest appearances from Future, Solo Lucci, and Tayla Parx. Led by the previously-heard singles “Liquor,” “Zero,” & “Bck To Sleep,” fans now can stream the rest of the album for free ahead of its midnight release thanks to the good folks at Spotify.
Chris Brown Announces Intimate Concert Series For "Royalty"
Chris Brown recently had to cancel some of his Australia and New Zealand tour dates. The singer was reportedly denied entry to the countries because of his domestic violence past, although the concert promoters claimed otherwise, saying that the tour would resume in the near future.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
Omarion On Grammy Snub: "'Post To Be' Is One Of The Greatest R&B Collaborations Ever"
MMG hasn't had the best morning. Following the release of the Grammy nominations, Wale logged on to twitter to reflect on his lack of nominations, and it looks like the label's resident R&B singer Omarion has done the same.
Chris Brown’s Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates Cancelled
It appears Chris Brown’s upcoming Australian & New Zealand tour dates have been cancelled for next month. According to Billboard, a tour promoter confirmed the news announcing canceled shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane on Tuesday.
Top Tracks: November 23 - November 29
No one was more thankful last week than hip-hop fans.