Kendrick Lamar is one of the most successful artists in the world, as seen by Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ first-week sales figures.
In his first week, he sold about 300,000 units and even reached the top of the Billboard charts
Kendrick Lamar and his single “Die Hard” will be at the top of the R&B charts this week, according to Billboard.
Dancehall superstar Sean Paul today (Fri) released his eighth full-length album “Scorcha”, via Island Records.
The sixteen-track album boasts features from legendary artists across genres including “Light My Fire” featuring Gwen Stefani and Shenseea.
The new album also includes previously released songs “Scorcha,” “Only Fanz” (ft. Ty Dolla Sign), “Dynamite” (ft. Sia), “How We Do It” (ft. Pia Mia), and “No Fear” (ft. Damian Marley & Nicky Jam).
Sean’s next stop on the 2022 U.S. “Scorcha” tour is a special album release performance tonight (Fri) in Los Angeles, before he hits the road in the U.K., Europe, and Canada this summer.
He is also set to join Pitbull this fall for the 2022 “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour.
Lizzo to get Documentary On HBO Max
Her hit series Watch Out for the Big Grrrls has taken over Amazon Prime and industry executives are ready to feature Lizzo in another production.
The superstar hitmaker is sitting at the top of the world as her new single rules over airwaves—and TikTok with its own dance craze—but now fans will receive a full-length documentary about Lizzo’s rise to fame.
According to Billboard, HBO Max is partnering with the singer to showcase her life before she became a “Truth Hurts” icon.
At the moment, HBO Max has yet to share the title of the documentary and it is unclear when it will be released. However, fans can expect to receive this Special on July 15.
Ed Sheeran has confirmed that his wife Cherry Seaborn has given birth to their second daughter.
The 31 year old singer-songwriter, announced the news on Instagram and said they were “over the moon” to be a family of four.
Posting a picture of baby socks, Sheeran added: “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. “We are both so in love with her.”
Sheeran, who is protective over his private life, confirmed that the couple were husband and wife in 2019 but did not share further details.
They welcomed their first daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in August 2020.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, said her son did not only “spread love the Brooklyn way” but could spread love worldwide.
Her remarks were given at a celebration for what would have been Biggie Smalls’s 50th birthday today. Celebrities packed the Empire State building on Thursday, May 20th, the eve before the Brooklyn native’s official b-day.
“First, I need to thank all the staff and everyone at the Empire State building who put all this together. I am a proud mother tonight. I don’t do proud. I am one of the most humble human beings you will find on the face of the earth. But tonight, I can say I am proud. I am proud to be a mother of one of the nicest human beings you will ever know, that is my son Christopher Wallace.”
The crowd erupted into applause to affirm how nice the “Juicy” artist was.
The bereaved mother, lost her son in March of 1997 to a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
In celebration of his Biggie’s birth, the estate will have vans driving throughout the city with a crown projected in the sky spinning around the five boroughs.
Tonight, the Empire State Building will pay homage to The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die LP by changing to red and white with a crown in its mast to honor Biggie’s classic album.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will honor The Notorious B.I.G. tonight as well, by displaying a video montage of his records on the oculus above the arena’s entrance.
A$AP Rocky has a new song called “D.M.B.”
It comes with a music video written, directed, and executive produced by Rocky for AWGE. The visual stars Rocky and Rihanna, who is pregnant and expecting her first child with the rapper.
Last year, he tacked “Sandman” on to a new edition of Live. Love. A$AP, and, in 2019, released the song “Babushka Boi.”
Rocky was arrested last month in Los Angeles on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
In a 2018 Vogue cover story, Rihanna told the magazine that she was planning on making a reggae album. Later that same year, she claimed that her ninth studio album would drop in 2019, but the LP never materialized. Rihanna’s latest full-length remains 2016’s Anti.
Drake has signed what’s being called a “LeBron-sized” deal with Universal Music Group.
According to Variety, the expansive, multi-faceted partnership includes recordings, publishing, merchandise, and visual media projects.
The announcement was made on Tuesday. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Variety claims that it could be worth north of $400 million.
Drake remains one of UMG’s most bankable stars.
His music reportedly brings in $50 million annually for the company.
Eminem is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Eminem is among the inductees for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Detroit rapper joins the diverse class of 2022 including Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, and Carly Simon.
According to Rolling Stone, Eminem is the only hip-hop artist to be inducted as a Performer this year and the only artist that began releasing music in the ’90s.
Additionally, he is the only act to be inducted in his first year of eligibility, an achievement previously matched by Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy, Nirvana, and Guns N’ Roses.
Eminem is the latest rapper to be inducted into the Rock Hall following hip-hop icons JAY-Z and LL Cool J last year.
Popular Youtuber Kevin Samuels dies
Reports have been circulating online that YouTube sensation and self-proclaimed relationship guru Kevin Samuels has passed away (May 5).
He was known for dating advice and YouTube videos where he operated under the self-proclaimed title of an “image consultant.”
Although Samuels himself was twice divorced with an alleged single status, he never shied away from speaking his mind when it came to relationship topics.
Rumors regarding his death began circulating on Twitter and other social media outlets earlier yesterday evening, leading to an online battle between Samuels’ fans and critics.
Those who have found fellowship in the influencer’s ideology accused his critics of celebrating his death.
The Marvel Universe is going big this Friday with the release of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
The Marvel madness is about Dr Stephen Strange, who casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness might be if not the most insanely Marvel movie ever, for good and ill. Unleashing the infinite possibilities of the multiverse throws open the studio’s toy chest, but the anything-goes aspects of that can be alternately thrilling, disorienting and occasionally, a little silly. All told, this sequel proves highly entertaining, if not quite worthy of the pent-up demand for it.