Full List Of Winners From The 2013 MTV VMAs
The 2013 MTV VMAs have come to a close. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake came out with the most moonmen, earning 3 a piece. Outside of those two artists, there weren't very many winners in the Rap/R&B sphere. If you missed the performances, you can watch all of them here. View the full list of winners below. BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” SONG OF THE SUMMEROne Direction, “Best Song Ever”
Rumor: Is Jay Z About To Perform A Secret Show In Brooklyn? [Update: Rumors Are False]
RevoltTV is reporting that Jay Z may be performing a secret show in Brooklyn-- and it's about to go down RIGHT NOW. The hint provides the address 421 Troutman Street, and claims that Justin Timberlake and Beyonce will join him as special guests. With the VMAs happening in BK tomorrow this would not be out of the question. So far no sign of the Jigga man, according to Complex. More coverage to come as information arrives.
Jay Z's "Holy Grail" Reaches Platinum
Jay Z appeared on Justin Timberlake’s first single off his recent album, and Timberlake returned the favor by appearing on the first track off Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now the rap-pop collabo is continuing to pay dividends as the lead single off MCHG, “Holy Grail” has gone Platinum with over a million purchases. Currently the track is No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
LeBron Given Police Escort Because Jay Z Would Not Perform Till He Arrived
LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road.
LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted]
Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia. Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake.
Charts Don't Lie: August 4th
Last week we contemplated the low sales for Ace Hood's Trials & Tribulations album. This week, we see a severe drop for Ace's album, at the same time we get a new entry with similarly low sales, Rich Gang.
Justin Timberlake Hands Out Last Jordan Retro On Tour
Just a few hours ago we reported the "Red Legend 3's" photoshop rendering, today we have what could be official images of the shoe.
Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
In a brief preview clip of Timbaland's upcoming interview with REVOLT TV, the super-producer revealed a new Nas record that came about during the Magna Carta Holy Grail recording sessions. "Nas got a song right now with him, Jay, and Justin, and it’s completely stupid," says Timbo. "It’s called 'Sinatra In The Sand' and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra." Also, it looks like he'll be contributing heavily to the veteran emcee's next project. "I told Jay this, the person that gets me from Hip Hop now, their album is really gonna be phenomenal, and that’s Nas."
Justin Timberlake Reveals Artwork For "The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2)"
Justin Timberlake just let go of the new single for The 20/20 Experience (2 Of 2), and has now released the official artwork, which is very similar to it's predecessor, differing only in color. The album will contain 11 new tracks, and be available September 30th. View the artwork in the gallery above, and pre-order the project here. Listen to "Take Back The Night" below.
Jay-Z Previews "Holy Grail" Lyrics Featuring Justin Timberlake [Update: Jay Previews "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" Lyrics]
Jay-Z continues to do things differently for the rollout leading up to his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. In anticipation of a Justin Timberlake collaboration titled "Holy Grail," which we'll be receiving in full tomorrow, Hov has decided to let go some of the track's lyrics.
Charts Don't Lie: June 23
We're still waiting on the exact numbers for what may be the biggest week in hip-hop since 2006 (Kanye West's Yeezus, J. Cole's Born Sinner, Mac Miller's WMWTSO and Kelly Rowland's Talk A Good Game all dropped on the 18th of June), but projections for the sales show that Cole is closer to 'Ye's numbers than we previously thought.
Charts Don’t Lie: June 16
This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands. While it's been generally assumed that Yeezy will lord over the other releases, there have been some people who say Cole's Born Sinner will dominate (such as DJ Drama).
Charts Don’t Lie: June 9
This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer. The-Dream writes (and produces) tracks of all kinds for huge stars like Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce etc. It's kind of strange to think that all your favorite female singers get their content from one man.
Photo: Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland In The Studio
Coming at ya with another photo this evening, it looks like Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland are cooking up some new material for us.
Charts Don't Lie: June 2
French Montana joins Charts Don't Lie this week, with his debut album Excuse My French. French, Diddy and the whole Bad Boy team went hard with promo for this one, rounded up the biggest features in the game, but the album wasn't able to move more than 50k opening week. With the decrease of hip-hop album sales forever waning, this isn't horrible, but it isn't the "classic" numbers French may have been expecting.
Charts Don’t Lie: May 26
For now, rap releases have slowed down, but new ones are on the way. The month of June promises to be one full of album drops-- which all fall under a few different dates. The biggest date by far, is, of course, June 18th. The date which 'Ye tweeted a month ago is (unsurprisingly?) turning out to be a huge one in terms of hip-hop. We'll be getting a matured Mac Miller's Watching Movies With The Sound Off, J.
Charts Don't Lie: May 19
This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut. However, there are some chart main-stays which we couldn't have predicted when the album initially dropped-- such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist.
Charts Don't Lie: May 12
Last week we questioned the grip of Will.i.am's influence on the mainstream, with his solo effort, #willpower, moving less than 30k opening week. We could also blame this on the ever-waning sales of albums in general. This week, we get LL Cool J's Authentic album as a new entry in Charts Don't Lie. The old school rapper only moved around 13k, and so we gotta ask, what factors played into his serious lack of sales?