MTV VMAs announce 2017 nominees including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Kanye West

New changes and categories arrive with the nominations. MTV has announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards with Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Katy Perry and DJ Khaled among the leading nominees. The nominations bring some new categories including Artist Of The Year — a non-gendered combination the Best Male Video and Best Female Video […]

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Hip Hop Tops The Highest Earning Celebrities Of 2017 –

Diddy isn’t yet rap’s first billionaire — as he proclaimed and then retracted in February. But he’s getting close, thanks to a big 2017. In fact, Forbes magazine has calculated that Puff is going to be the world’s highest paid global celebrity in 2017, with earnings $130 million. Here are the wealth mag’s top 10. […]

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Breaking: Canadian Music Week Confirms Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino

Earlier this month, we highlighted Canadian Music Week as a place for serious music industry dealmaking.  Now, CMW has confirmed one the industry’s biggest and most successful dealmakers: Live Nation President & CEO Michael Rapino. Just moments after securing an important keynote with longtime Taylor Swift manager Scott Borchetta, there’s another confirmed heavyweight.  Canadian Music […]

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Big Bang, CL, BTS & Rap Monster Top the Chainsmokers Collaboration List

Turns out The Chainsmokers are huge Kpop fans.  But who will they collaborate with?  Now, it looks like it’s down to Big Bang, CL, BTS, and Rap Monster. The Chainsmokers not only listen to Kpop, they absolutely love the genre!  That’s a bug spreading across America, with artists like BTS and EXO hosting sold out […]

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Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' Is His Highest Charting Track Ever –

This bodes well for the Kendrick Lamar album dropping later this week: K.Dot’s track ‘Humble’ has debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. That already makes it Kendrick’s highest charting single as a solo artist, besting ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’, which hit number 17. Lamar has hit number one as a feature on Taylor […]

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Beyonce, Madonna & More Signed an Open Letter Calling for Gender Equality

Duane Prokop, Getty s Yesterday, women everywhere were honored for International Women’s Day, which saw tons praise for the female gender around the globe. Not only did women take place in the #ADayWithoutAWoman strike across the country, but some female celebrities even signed an open letter from Global Citizen in order to make a difference […]

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Future's "HNDRXX" (Review)

Most writers can’t stand to read things they wrote years ago. Opinions change, tastes shift, people mature, and (sometimes, hopefully) writing improves. For me, the cutf is usually around two years, so things I wrote at the beginning 2015 are just starting to fray at the margins, but that same grace period wasn’t in the […]

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Drake, Chance The Rapper, D.R.A.M. and More Nominated for 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller, Getty s (3) Chance The Rapper might be taking home even more hardware soon. Today (Feb. 15), the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards releases their list nominees, which includes Chance, Drake, D.R.A.M. and more. Other nominees include The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, Kevin Gates, Desiigner, Kent Jones, Rihanna and Usher. You can […]

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