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.
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.
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.
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.
Tracklist Revealed For Usher’s “Hard II Love” Album
A couple weeks ago, Usher revealed the release date & artwork to his long awaited 8th studio album Hard II Love, and now we know who’s going to be on it.
Here Are The Sales Projections For Mac Miller's "The Divine Feminine" & Usher's "Hard II Love"
Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine and Usher's Hard II Love were both released on all platforms Friday (Usher's project was available exclusively on Tidal 3 days prior to that), and the projected sales have now made their way in.According to Hits Daily Double, Mac is looking to move 35-40k in album equivalent units this week, and 30-35k in pure sales. Usher is expected to be behind Mac, debuting with 25-28k units (20-23k excluding streams).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch President Obama Dance To Drake's "Hotline Bling" At White House BET Party
Judging by his playlists, we know that Barack Obama has pretty good taste in music for a president, and he lived up to his reputation at BET’s “Love and Happiness” event, hosted Friday night on the White House's south lawn. The concert hosted performances from Jill Scott, Usher, the Roots, Janelle Monáe, De La Soul, and more, but the true highlight came when Barack joined his guests on the dancefloor.
Black Eyed Peas Release Epic Star-Studded “Where Is the Love?” Remix
The Black Eyed Peas returned Thursday in glorious fashion with an incredible star-studded remix to their 2003 international hit "Where Is The Love?" It's officially titled "#WHEREISTHELOVE" and features over 50 well-known musicians, actors, and other celebrities, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled, J The Game, Jessie J, Snoop Dogg, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Randy Jackson, Tori Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jaden Smith.
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.
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.
Charts Don't Lie: October 5
With a new album at #1 on Billboard's 200 chart (Shawn Mendes' Illuminate if you're curious), Drake recedes back to the #2 spot this week, where he's followed by the Suicide Squad soundtrack, Travis Scott and Rihanna to represent hip hop in the top 10. Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Maxwell, and Usher remain in the top 20, while DJ Khaled slips into the #27 position. Ty Dolla $ign debuts just behind him, at #28, with his new Apple Music mixtape Campaign.