Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
Sunday night's BET Awards was one of the show's best iterations in years. Performers included Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Young Thug, Future, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, & Anderson. Paak -- and that doesn't even include any of the Prince tributes, which were bountiful and glorious. Sadly, the scheduled D'Angelo Prince tribute never came to pass. Otherwise, the show was nearly flawless.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher & More Set To Perform At 2014 BET Awards [Update: T.I., Rick Ross, Juicy & More Added]
The BET awards are quickly approaching, and today we've been given a few of the performers set to take the stage at the big event. Things were already off to a big start with Chris Rock confirmed to host the show, but this new announcement has definitely taken anticipation to the next level. According to the network, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, and Usher will all be doing musical numbers that night, while the likes of Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will be among the presenters.
Man Who Killed Usher's Step-Son With Jet Ski Has Been Arrested [Update: Accused Man Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges]
Usher's step-son died after a jet-ski accident last summer, at only 11-years old. Now the jet ski operator who allegedly ran over Kyle Glover has been arrested.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone.
Usher, J. Cole, 50 Cent & More Perform At Drake's OVO Fest
Drake always makes sure to keep the surprises coming at his annual OVO Fest, and this year is no exception. So far, he's brought out plenty of guests, including YG for "Who Do You Love", Lauryn Hill, who sang back up on "Days In The East", and Usher who performed a selection of hits like "Climax" and "Confessions". Other guests have included the likes of Jhene Aiko, J. Cole, PartyNextDoor, Tinashe, and more.
Usher And Justin Bieber Are Getting Sued For $10 Million
A R&B singer named De Rico is suing Justin Bieber and Usher for $10 million in damages for ripping off his song "Somebody to Love," reports Reuters. De Rico, otherwise known as Devin Copeland, is claiming that three Bieber-Usher tracks constitute copyright infringement by way of "beat pattern, time signature, and similar chords and lyrics."
Usher Comes To The Defense Of Former Protégé Justin Bieber [Update: Usher Makes Another Statement]
With Justin Bieber, a pop star with many connections in the hip-hop world, coming under fire this week for an unearthed video of him making a racist joke at age 15, it seems as if everyone in the music sphere is eager to voice their opinion on the issue. Following Lupe Fiasco's comparison of Bieber to Donald Sterling, Usher, the singer's former mentor, has come out in defense of Bieber.
Review: Wale's "Album About Nothing"
Seven years after Wale released his blazing Mixtape About Nothing, he’s released The Album About Nothing. His alternative hip hop style has come a long way in the time since; he’s inked a deal with Rick Ross, had a #2 album with Ambition, and a #1 album with The Gifted.
Drake Surpasses Usher For Most No. 1s On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
Drake broke a Billboard record this week, surpassing Usher for the most no. 1 records on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts since its inception 22 years ago.
Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Music From Usher, Kanye West, Dipset, & More On Abstract Radio
On Friday night, the legendary Just Blaze served as a special guest on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Spinning a two-hour set, the Jersey producer put together a filthy playlist full of timeless hits, coming from Jay Z, Eminem, Fabolous, and The Game, but that wasn’t all. Digging into the vault, Just Blaze decided to unleash some never before heard songs for us as well Friday night.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher & Ja Rule Attend Chance The Rapper's Show In NYC
Chance the Rapper's "Family Matters" tour came through NYC last night, and some celebrity guests were in attendance to watch the young rapper perform with his band, The Social Experiment. Fetty Wap isn't the only young artist Beyonce is rocking with these days, as she, her husband, and Usher were pictured with Chance backstage at last night's show.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Usher Details Chris Brown Collaboration On New Album
Chris Brown may be locked up, but his presence in the R&B game is still strong. The singer's Ty Dolla $ign-penned track, "Loyal" is currently tearing up the clubs, and even got the full video treatment.
Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's Latest Single Is An Usher "Rip-Off"
Last week, Robin Thicke and Pharrell were ordered to pay over $7 million to Marvin Gaye's family on the basis of copyright infringement. Jurors determined that Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines", which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, was guilty of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up".
Usher Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend & Manager Grace Miguel
There are wedding bells in the air for Usher. The 36 year old R&B superstar is reportedly engaged to his longtime girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel according to US Weekly and several other reliable sources.
Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & More To Perform At TIDAL Concert
Yesterday, a rare event occurred. Jay Z tweeted, albeit it was just about promoting his subscription streaming service, TIDAL. Hov announced that TIDAL had reached the 1 million mark in users, and there would be an event on 10/20 in Brooklyn to celebrate.
"The Mixtape About Nothing" Vs. "More About Nothing" Vs. "The Album About Nothing"
Wale's Projects About Nothing demonstrated his love for Seinfeld mixed in with a healthy dose of alternative hip hop. The Mixtape About Nothing kicked off the love affair with 19 tracks, mostly containing Best Kept Secret production, but the tape also had some music from The Roots, J Dilla, Lil Wayne, and The Budos Band for healthy measure.
The 10 Best Hip Hop Protest Songs Since The Trayvon Martin Shooting
It feels as though the never-ending cycle of violence in the United States is threatening to swallow the country whole. The unconscionable combination of the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings within a 24-hour window this week has already sparked several protest songs in the realm of hip hop.
Usher Maintains Custody Of Sons After Emergency Hearing [Update: Usher's Ex Asks Judge To Hold Him In Contempt For Poor Co-Parenting]
Usher will retain custody of his two sons after an Atlanta judge dismissed an emergency motion filed by his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, after she tried seeking temporary custody of their children.