On this week’s Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next claimed Number One for the second straight week, while a decade-old Drake mixtape debuted in the Top Five. Grande’s latest LP sold 151,000 total albums in its second week at Number One, with the bulk of that total, 124,000 copies, from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs). […]

Every day of Black History Month 2019 has been a new level of hell. Politicians are getting caught for wearing blackface in their not-so-distant past. Liam Neeson is telling detailed stories of hunting black men for revenge. 21 Savage is detained in one of the worst immigration detention centers in the country. The suffering is […]

If you’re looking for a way to root for your favorite artists at the 2019 Grammy Awards, we’ve rounded up some of the best fan-driven merch from this year’s most-nominated artists. Rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the pack for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, with eight nods, including Record of the Year and Song of the […]

During his appearance on Rolling Stone Music Now, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott – whose band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March – took a listen to Drake’s “God’s Plan,” the biggest song of 2018. Elliott has broad musical tastes, but wasn’t crazy about what he heard: Any thoughts?Where’s the hook? […]

Drake gave dancehall fans an early holiday gift. During a Sunday performance at Unruly Fest, Graham announced that Popcaan was officially a member of his label, OVO Sound. “This is something we’ve worked on for a very long time,” Drake said. “I just wanna let everybody know, finally. Officially, 2019 Popcaan is signed to OVO.” […]

Rolling Stone’s Charles Holmes and Brendan Klinkenberg sat down in our SiriusXM studio to look back on an eventful year in hip-hop, from Drake’s never-ending dominance to the continued ascension of Cardi B and our latest cover star, Travis Scott. Rap’s generational battle continued but, as Klinkenberg points out, “the kids won” — an outcome […]

Has there ever been an artist who needed to release an album less than Bad Bunny? For three years now, this Puerto Rican star, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has been gushing hit singles like a broken fire hydrant. His voice, low and droning, is inimitable and absurdly adaptable, equally at home in stadium-ready trap […]

Ari had an eventful year, to say the least, snagging one hit after another — “God Is A Woman” taught us love, “No Tears Left to Cry” taught us patience, but “Thank U, Next” taught us pain. Right after her Pete Davidson engagement crashed, she celebrated with a Number One smash with kind words for […]

Drake has settled his lawsuit against Layla Lace (real name Laquana Morris), a woman who allegedly falsely claimed that she was impregnated by the rapper and then accused him of sexual assault, TMZ reports. “The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a […]

Skrillex unveiled a earth-rattling remix of Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” The Drake-featuring cut appears on Scott’s latest album, Astroworld. The track finds Skrillex finding clever ways to amplify and expand the already sprawling sonic palette of “Sicko Mode.” He laces Drake’s organ-tinged intro with extra synths, dredges the boom-bap mid-section through more mechanized grit and […]

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