Top Tracks: April 18 - April 24
What a tumultuous last few days it's been. Reports of Prince's sudden passing rocked us on Thursday, but then hours later we got a new A$AP Ferg album. About 48 hours after that, Lemonade arrived, effectively shutting down everything else on the internet at the time.
Future, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Appear On Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" Tracklist
Ariana Grande's third studio album, Dangerous Woman, is out next month, and the singer has shared the official tracklist for her new effort on Instagram.
Ariana Grande Performs New Music, Interns At Tidal & Impersonates Rihanna On SNL
In the tradition of Ray Charles, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, MC Hammer (?) and Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande took on double duties on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, serving as both the host and musical guest.
Stream Ariana Grande's "Christmas & Chill" EP
Ready for all the Christmas and chillage that's about to go down in the coming week? Ariana Grande is here to help put you in the mood, with her new EP Christmas & Chill. The surprise EP consists of six new records, all appropriately themed for the season. A stream of Christmas & Chill has arrived via Spotify, so you can check it out below. This isn't the first time Ariana has released Christmas-themed music, last year the singer blessed fans with her Christmas Kisses EP.
Lil Wayne’s Best Pop Culture References In "FWA"
Lil Wayne fans are familiar with his associative, stream of consciousness, lean-induced lyrical style, which lends itself to lots of punchlines and pop culture references. It has been well-documented that he records lyrics on his portable microphone and never writes them down. FWA is no different, as Weezy utilizes his encyclopedia knowledge of sports, politics, films, and TV shows as means to express his thoughts about money, drugs, and women. It is when he uses these sorts of comparisons that he is often at his funniest and most insightful.
Check Out The Full Winners List From The Billboard Music Awards
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards went down this past weekend, and after watching some great performances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and others, you can now view the full list of winners.
Lyrics On Big Sean's "Stay Down" Rumored To Play Part In Break-Up With Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande and Big Sean's break-up is going to be a source of fodder for at least another week, so hopefully you're not sick of it just yet. After reports circulated yesterday that Justin Bieber getting too grabby with Ariana played a part in her break-up with Big Sean (apparently it was a calculated move on Ariana's behalf), now more rumors have surfaced detailing where Big Sean went wrong.
Ariana Grande May Have Used Justin Bieber To Make Big Sean Jealous
While Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's handsy performance in L.A. was dismissed as friendly showmanship at the time, it only preceded Grande's break-up with Big Sean by about a week, suggesting that the stunt may have meant a little more than the singer made it seem.
Big Sean & Ariana Grande Have Reportedly Broken Up
Well, Ariana Grande's dad didn't actually respond to Big Sean's "I give her that D" comment yesterday, but the couple still seems to have had their fair share of problems. Us Weekly reports that they've broken up.
Justin Bieber Gets Handsy With Ariana Grande Onstage, Big Sean Reacts
Last night, Ariana Grande took her "Honeymoon Tour" to L.A., and brought out Justin Bieber to do "Love Me Harder" and "As Long As You Love Me." Over the course of his two-song appearance, the young pop star couldn't keep his hands off Grande, who you'll remember is currently dating Big Sean. In a since-deleted tweet (view it in the gallery above), Sean wrote "“This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that.” Watch videos of the Biebs groping Grande below.
Ariana Grande Brings Out Big Sean In Detroit, They Kiss On Stage
Ariana's "Honeymoon" tour wouldn't be complete without an appearance from her significant other, Big Sean, who's now coming down off an all-time career high as Dark Sky Paradise hit number one on the charts last week. Last night, Ariana's tour hit Detroit, so it was only right Sean came out to show his hometown some love. And that's just what he did.
13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked. In November of 2012 The Weeknd reissued the three mix tapes on the Triology release which donned his face on the cover. He was no longer an anonymous kid from Toronto, he was now a certified star and, in many ways, a sex symbol.
Nicki Minaj Likely Special Guest In Ariana Grande's NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show
Ariana Grande has enough hits to carry this the half time show for this Sunday's NBA All-Star game on her own, but nowadays, audiences expect at least one surprise guest in any high profile performance. We saw Katy Perry bring Missy Elliott out of retirement at her Super Bowl performance earlier this month, and it appears Grande will also be reaching into the world of hip hop for her guest.
Watch All The Performances From The 2015 Grammys, Featuring Kanye West, Rihanna & More
The 2015 Grammy Awards are underway, and as usual, there are plenty of high profile performances planned for the night. We'll be live-updating with videos of each set as they make their way online, so check back throughout the night to catch some great musical moments you may have missed. We're expecting to see Kanye West, Rihanna, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Madonna, and many more take the stage tonight, so we're sure to get more than a few memorable performances. Look below for the what we've seen so far, and let us know your favorite in the comments below.
A$AP Ferg Speaks On Collaborating With Ariana Grande, Tour With YG & More
Last night, following the sudden death of A$AP Mob's co-founder A$AP Yams, A$AP Ferg paid tribute to his brother and leader by holding a moment of silence during his show with YG. Following the show in the DMV, our host Baker sat down with an interview with Ferg, who was obviously still reeling from the death of his friend.
Spotify Names Their Most Popular Artists & Songs Of The Year, Pharrell Wins Big
By now, it's no secret that streaming giant Spotify has eclipsed nearly every other comparable service in its field, so its new list of the "top" (or most popular) music of the year is probably one of the best gauges of America's listening habits that we have. Including categories for male and female artists, albums and songs, the list includes several artists from the hip-hop/R&B world (alright, mostly the R&B one). Check out the lists below.
Ariana Grande & Jessie J Re-Recording Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" [Update: Jessie J Says It's Not Happening]
Brandy & Monica ruled the '90s, and their song "The Boy Is Mine" was a big part of that. Earlier this year when word came out that Iggy Azalea and Keyshia Cole were remaking "Mo Money Mo Problems," the backlash was high.
Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features
The internet got excited when Big Sean confirmed that the long-awaited collaboration with Eminem was finally happening. In a recent interview he kept it brief, just saying that a "somethin'" would arrive sooner or later. Now, in another interview with Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1, the G.O.O.D. rapper explains a bit more on his studio session with Eminem, and says that the song will likely not land on his upcoming album.
Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship With Big Sean
Although they've been rumored to be dating for several months now, Ariana Grande and Big Sean had never confirmed their relationship until now. In a new, exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Grande was asked directly if she was dating Sean, and she responded "Yes."
Big Sean Launches #IDFWU Photo Editor To Shade Your Ex
Big Sean's "I Don't Fuck With You" is the runaway hit from his recent surprise 4 track release last month, charting on the Hot 100, and becoming a mantra for anyone who's gone through a bad breakup. Sean is now taking this particular appeal a step further, introducing a new photo editor that allows you to get back at your ex.