28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 16)
This week, we saw Kobe Bryant retire after 20 seasons with the Lakers, and there were plenty of tributes on Instagram. Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and ScHoolboy Q, who all made it out to the final game, managed to take a pretty epic photo together, making us wish another collaboration into existence, while The Game grammed his Lakers-inspired gear, promoting his upcoming 1992 project in the process.
A Photo Of Post Malone Grabbing Justin Bieber By The Throat Surfaces
As you may have seen from the photo of Post Malone and a dreaded Justin Bieber that made the rounds last week, the Purpose tour got off to a weird start, and things only seem to be getting weirder.Yesterday, TMZ reported that Justin Bieber had mischievously ashed a cigarette on Post Malone while he was performing his hit, "White Iverson," at a Houston club. As far as we could tell from the clip, Malone seemed unbothered by the move, or perhaps he's just a good showman and withheld the pain until after his performance-- because a new photo tells a slightly different story.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 9)
Once again, there was a lot going on on Instagram this week. After telling Ellen that she didn't like to put herself in "relationship" categories, Nicki Minaj still kept it real with Meek Mill, who is till under house arrest, by posting up a selfie with the rapper she's been "hanging out" with a lot lately, while Ellen photoshopped herself into one of Minaj's more memorable IG posts from the last little while.
Kanye West's Favorite Song of 2015 Was By Justin Bieber
2015 was the year of the Justin Bieber bandwagon, and while Kanye West has sung the singer's praises today, he can't be counted among that group. Taking to Twitter today, Ye revealed "What Do You Mean," one of the singer's many recent jams, was his favorite song of last year, but let's no forget that GOOD Friday track from many moons ago.
Diddy Gives Justin Bieber A Rare Bad Boy Jacket For His 22nd Birthday
It's hard to believe, but Justin Bieber will turn the tender age of 22 on Tuesday (Mar. 1). Last night, he kicked off the festivities a few nights early with a massive, star-studded party in L.A. Among the party's celebrity guests was Puff Daddy, who gifted Bieber with a rare Bad Boy bomber jacket.
Justin Bieber Recorded Vocals For Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam"
Whenever new Kanye West music is released, there's always a fair bit of mystery of how the songs all came together, especially when the writing credits often shed light on surprising collaborators.
Justin Bieber Covers GQ
Justin Bieber has done a lot of growing up over the last year, from introducing a new, more mature sound, to owning up to his past mistakes. Bieber has now taken the final step towards manhood by earning his very first GQ cover, and they're ready to forgive and forget.On the two separate covers, the singer is rocking some suave blazers and serious bling on his fingers, as well as debuting tiniest trace of facial hair -- basically, he looks the part.
Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$ & More Star In New Calvin Klein Campaign
Yesterday you may have noticed several celebrities/artists post images of themselves on Instagram, showing off how whatever it is they do when they're rocking their Calvin Klein underwear. The brand has been pushing the #mycalvins hashtag for a minute now, but they're taking it to a new level with the star power they've tapped for this 2016 global ad campaign.
The Weeknd, Drake, & Fetty Wap Crack Top 10 Best-Selling Albums Of 2015
Nielsen has announced the United States' best-selling albums of 2015. Representing from the hip hop sector are The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness at #5, Drake's IYRTITL at #6, and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut album at #10. Meanwhile, Adele's 25 absolutely obliterated the competition, selling more than twice as many copies as any other album despite having been released at the end of November.
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.
Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell, Missy Elliott & More Perform On “The Voice” Season Finale
On Tuesday night, NBC’s "The Voice" came to an end with it’s 9th season finale taking place live in Los Angeles. The two-hour show was filled with not just the contestants’ performances, but with performances from some of the biggest names in the music business altogether, including Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Usher, Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Coldplay, and more.
Drake Is Bummed Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Aren't Back Together
Justin Bieber created quite a stir when he posted a photo of himself and Selena Gomez on an ATV to Instagram yesterday, with some fans assuming the picture was new and a sign the two were back together. However, the true Bieber stans identified it as an old photo from back when the two were dating, and Biebs confirmed it with a new caption; "Just a throwback calm down".
Drake Is The Most Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2015
You know Drake's about to take over all these impending year-end lists. Be prepared, troll or otherwise. It begins today, with the release of Spotify's Year in Music lists, which round up some of the most-streamed artists on their worldwide platform.
Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
After multiple weeks without any big chart debuts, we were starting to think it was a drought. Thankfully, last week saw some HUGE releases, with Justin Bieber, Logic, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign all dropping their albums. Biebs unsurprisingly came out on top, beating out fellow pop superstars One Direction in what turned out to be less of a battle than expected (1D moved 460,000 units to Bieber's 649k). Nevertheless it was the first time two debuting albums had sold over 400k in one week since Kanye West and 50 Cent's infamous head-to-head in 2007.
Justin Bieber Breaks Drake/The Beatles' Billboard Record
The Justin Bieber takeover is upon us. With the release of his new album, Purpose, the Biebz is transcending genres and widening his already-massive fanbase with a more grown sound. It's working well, so it seems, as Purpose debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, and has now gone on to take over Billboard's Hot 100 chart, lifting records previously held by Drake and The Beatles.
Logic, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, & Justin Bieber First Week Sales Are In
The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Sales Projections For Jeezy, Logic & Justin Bieber
The biggest battle on this charts is between pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction, but it's far from the only one.As it stands, Bieber is looking to take the number one spot with Purpose, with 425-450k in traditional sales, and 475-500k with streams, but it's damn close, with 1D looking to come in with 415-440k (450-475k with streams).And of course, on to the actual rap releases -- Logic is set to move an impressive 85-90k (90-95k with streams), while Jeezy is expected to sell a more modest 60-65k (65-70k with streams).
Watch Justin Bieber's "Purpose: The Movement" Videos Featuring Travis Scott & Big Sean
Justin Bieber's new album Purpose finally dropped on Friday, and it's been winning over naysayers ever since. Even if you can't find anything to like in the singer's electro-inflected R&B, as a rap fan, you probably enjoyed verses from the likes of Big Sean, Travis Scott, and Nas.
Justin Bieber’s New Album “Purpose” Has Arrived
The highly-anticipated November 13 album release day has finally arrived, with the likes Ty Dolla Sign, Jeezy, Logic, and Skeme all dropping off their respective projects on iTunes. However, the biggest album to drop today may not necessarily be a hip-hop album as Justin Bieber’s Purpose was just made available on iTunes as well, and you already know the teeny bops are going wild for it.
Justin Bieber Announces 58-Show "Purpose" World Tour
With Purpose set to drop on November 13th, Justin Bieber announced a massive 2016 world tour. It is set to kick off in Seattle on March 9th and close in NYC's Madison Square Garden on July 18th, hitting 58 cities in the United States and Canada in total. Justin Bieber stock is at an all-time high, but there's still room on the bandwagon for you non-Beliebers. Watch out for Purpose dropping this Friday and check out the complete tour dates below. Pre-sale for AMEX card holders opens November 16 at noon.