Drake's "One Dance" Was Spotify's Most Streamed Song Of The Summer
"What's the song of the summer?" Every year this question is fiercely debated with no clear outcome... unless it's determined by a computer algorithm. According to Spotify, this year the answer is Drake's "One Dance."
Drake To Open New Houston Club “The Ballet”
Over the weekend, Drake announced a "new dance experience" event in Houston called "The Ballet." The event turned out to be a preview for a new Drake-owned Houston club "The Ballet" that will open next year. “Treat yourself don't cheat yourself," Drake wrote on Instagram. "Where the women are on a pedestal and the surroundings are unforgettable.”
dvsn Brings Out Drake, Majid Jordan, & Roy Woods In Houston
It's been an exciting year for the Canadian R&B duo dvsn, comprised of singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85. They signed to OVO, released what is commonly regarded as the best OVO album of the year, and were invited to join Drake as the opening act on his Summer Sixteen tour.
Top Tracks: August 29 - September 4
The week before Labor Day brought us some nice late summer treats in the form of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Isaiah Rashad's The Sun's Tirade, and Fabolous' Summertime Shootout 2. Of those, Scott's album was definitely the most feverishly anticipated, thanks to some delays as well as his substantial fanbase, and that popularity shows in this week's edition of Top Tracks. Scott leads the pack with three appearances, but oddly enough, none as a lead artist.
Sean Paul Says Drake and Justin Bieber “Don’t Credit Where Dancehall Came From”
Dancehall has become an increasingly influential force in music made outside of the Caribbean. In an interview with The Guardian, dancehall legend Sean Paul criticized Drake, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Kanye West for what he considers irresponsible appropriation of the genre and Jamaican patois
Drake Brings Out Lil Wayne In Houston, Shows Support For Wayne After Show
Drake's Summer Sixteen tour has been defined by the rotation of high-profile guests he's brought out. After inviting Lil Wayne out on stage in Miami a few days ago, Drake brought out Weezy once more at the tour's Sunday night stop in Houston.
Drake Announces "The Ballet," "A New Dance Experience" In Houston
Drake's been vocal about his love for Houston throughout his career. He's currently treating the city to the 3rd annual OVO-hosted Houston Appreciation Weekend. He's got two "Summer Sixteen" shows lined up, one for tonight and another for tomorrow night, and in the afternoon before Sunday's concert, he'll be in OVO's starting lineup as they challenge Rap-A-Lot Records in a celebrity basketball game. Earlier today, he announced an event for Monday evening, and the details are rather mysterious.
Rihanna Reportedly Gets Drake-Dedicated Tattoo
Another day, another Drake and Rihanna report. This is actually the second one today, so forgive us. Last night the two made their feelings for each other as clear as possible by sharing on an on-stage kiss after Drizzy brought out the singer at his "Summer Sixteen" tour stop.
Drake & Rihanna Share Kiss On Stage In Miami
Drake and Rihanna have been spending a lot of time together since Drake presented Rihanna's Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Sunday. “She’s someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he said.
Charts Don't Lie: August 31
Drake was holding down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for months, but this past month we've seen VIEWS fluctuate in place of different #1 albums. DJ Khaled, Suicide Squad, and now Frank Ocean have all had a taste of the top spot in the late-summer blitz of new releases. Ocean, who's long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange came out last week, was sold exclusively on Apple Music, and did just shy of a quarter million units on there.
Drake & Rihanna Were Seen Getting Affectionate In Miami
This whole Drake and Rihanna relationship is getting realer by the day. It all started to snowball on Sunday night, when Drake literally professed his love for Rihanna on the MTV VMAs stage. It was unclear at the time how things would progress, as RiRi seemingly curved Drake when he went for a kiss on the lips.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
That Drake & Rihanna Countdown Site Is Fake
Twitter had all kinds of theories as to what the mysterious countdown at the URL DrakeAndRihanna.com could signify, but unfortunately, it's been reported that the site is unofficial.
Drake & Rihanna Dined At Nobu The Night After The VMAs
Drake has received some heat for failing to plant a smooch on Rihanna's lips (which was seemingly his plan) Sunday night as he presented her Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs.
iLoveMakonnen To Drake Following VMAs: "I Have No Beef Or Animosity Towards U"
While Drake was quick to sign iLoveMakonnen shortly after remixing his track, "Club Going Up On A Tuesday," Makonnen's OVO stay was short-lived. Since then, there have been many rumors as to why Makonnen moved from the imprint to its parent label, Universal, but the rapper has maintained that he has no hard feelings for anyone on Drake's side (though he has cracked some jokes about it).
The 8 Best Moments From The 2016 VMAs
The VMAs are known for their spectacle. From Kanye's infamous interruption to Nicki's "Miley, what's good?" there's always something to talk about at the end of the night. As far as controversies go, this year's event was pretty clean of beef or provocation, but on the whole, it was one of the more consistent shows in recent years. Great performances, video premieres, awkward interactions, and a whole lot of memes defined the night, so we've gone back through and found 8 of our favourite moments. Let us know what you liked and didn't like in the comments below.
Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
Drake Posts Coupley Pic With Rihanna To Prove He Didn't Get Curved
Last night, Drake wasn't present to accept his Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video ("Hotline Bling"), but he did show up in the final moments of the ceremony as the surprise presenter of the Video Vanguard Award, which went to Rihanna.
Full List Of Winners From The 2016 MTV VMAs
The stars have arrived and the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are now underway. The performances will be a huge part of the show, as Rihanna will carry out something of a career retrospective and Kanye West will have free reign. Beyonce is also rumored to have something special in store.
A Billboard In L.A. Appears To Hint At Drake & Kanye West Collaboration
Drake likes to announce things on billboards (even if its simply congratulating Rihanna on her MTV Video Vanguard Award), so it makes sense that his recently announced joint project with Kanye West might be revealed in a similar way. A user of Reddit's Hip-Hop Heads section seems to have discovered a new billboard in L.A. that is likely hinting at a new collaboration between Drake and Kanye West.