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Miley Cyrus Shares Cover Of Talking Heads' 'Psycho Killer'

Miley Cyrus Shares Cover Of Talking Heads' 'Psycho Killer'

Miley Cryus recently released a cover version of Talking Heads' classic "Psycho Killer."

The cover is featured on the Talking Heads tribute album, Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, which is out now.

Cyrus had played an acoustic version of the song live at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont in March. The version released now is a synthpop-drenched take on the superhit track. It features a driving new-wave beat and pulsing synths in the background.

The lyrics have been changed a bit as well. The cover sees Cyrus proclaim, "I love you, psycho killer / Gonna love you forever / You know I'll never run away".

Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense also features Paramore's cover of "Burning Down the House," Lorde's take on "Take Me to the River," the National doing Fear of Music's "Heaven," Girl in Red's "Girlfriend Is Better," Teezo Touchdown's rendition of "Making Flippy Floppy," and more.

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Vince Staples Announces New Album 'Dark Times,' Shares 'Shame On The Devil' Video

Vince Staples Announces New Album 'Dark Times,' Shares 'Shame On The Devil' Video

Vince Staples has announced his new album, Dark Times, will be released on Friday, May 24.

Staples also shared the new song "Shame on the Devil" and its contemplative music video.

The 13-track collection, which is the rapper and singer's sixth full-length studio album, is described as "a muscular and revelatory work refining elements that have been present in his catalog for the last decade: dense lyricism over lush, layered beats; wry, melancholic observations about life; finding pockets of light in an endless dark."

According to Staples, "Shame on the Devil" is a "personal achievement. it's me mastering some things I've tried before that I wasn't great at in the beginning. It's a testament to musical growth, song structure - all the good stuff."

The album was recorded over seven months in North Hollywood.

Dark Times tracklist:

1 Close Your Eyes and Swing2 Black&Blue3 Government Cheese4 Children's Song5 Shame on the Devil6 Étouffée7 Liars8 Justin9 "Radio"10 Nothing Matters11 Little Homies12 Freeman13 Why Won't the Sun Come Out?

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Noah Kahan Earns First No. 1 On Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay Chart With 'Stick Season'

Noah Kahan Earns First No. 1 On Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay Chart With 'Stick Season'

Noah Kahan's "Stick Season" has ascended to No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay chart dated May 25.

The song is Kahan's first No. 1 on the chart after the track earlier peaked at No. 2 on the Adult Alternative Airplay chart in November 2022.

"Stick Season" also became Kahan's first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, rising to a No. 9 best in April.

"Stick Season" was released as the lead single from Kahan's album Stick Season on July 8, 2022. Kahan wrote the song and produced it with Gabe Simon.

The song went viral on TikTok in mid-2023 and charted internationally, reaching No. 1 in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, as well as charting in the top 10 in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.

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Saweetie Drops New Summer Anthem 'NANi'

Saweetie Drops New Summer Anthem 'NANi'

Saweetie recently released a new single, "NANi," along with a music video, via ICY/Warner Records.

"NANi" is Saweetie's second solo single this year after "Richtivities," which arrived in February.

The song, produced by Jean-Baptiste, Karl Rubin, Shawn Wasabi, Ryland Blackington, and Ryan Buendia, looks set to become a big dancefloor hit, given the track's infectious beat and the singer's aspirational bars.

"'Nani' is a record about empowering yourself to walk through any room you enter feeling beautiful, confident, and unstoppable. Commit to the work, get the bag and have fun doing it!" says Saweetie.

The Chandler Lass-directed visual sees Saweetie hosting a summer pool party with her "Nani" girls, where she shows off hypnotic dance moves and carefree energy.

"Ooh, got that nani, nani, nani/ How she walk through,swingin' that body/ Yellin','Who gon' stop me?'/ You ain't got the time to clock me," she sings on the summer anthem. "Ooh, got that nani, nani, nani/ Big, bag, I'ma fill it up with money/ Yellin', 'Who gon' stop me?'/ You ain't got the time to clock me."

"We gon' fkkk up the Summer," Saweetie wrote on Instagram while releasing the song's cover art, a few days ahead of the release of the new track.

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Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' Reclaims Top Spot On U.K. Albums Chart

Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' Reclaims Top Spot On U.K. Albums Chart

As she brings The Eras Tour to Europe, Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department has reclaimed the top spot on the U.K. Albums Chart.

This is the third non-consecutive week at No. 1 for Swift's latest studio album.

The Tortured Poets Department rose from second position to the top of the Official U.K. Albums Chart dated May 17.

Kings Of Leon claimed this week's highest new entry on the Official Albums Chart with their ninth studio album, Can We Please Have Fun, debuting at No. 2.

The Kid Harpoon-produced record becomes the Nashville rockers' ninth U.K. Top 10 LP.

This week's best seller on vinyl, Can We Please Have Fun, tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Dua Lipa's latest album, Radical Optimism, fell from the top to No. 3.

Gunna matches his previous Official Albums Chart peak with One Of Wun coming in at No. 4 this week.

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Chance The Rapper Drops DJ Premier-Produced 'Together'

Chance The Rapper Drops DJ Premier-Produced 'Together'

Chance the Rapper recently dropped his latest single, "Together," produced by the legendary DJ Premier.

A self-directed video for "Together" centers on lyrics of reminiscence and pride, against a backdrop of vintage personal home video and archival footage from community-led political movements through history. Nostalgic footage of Block club parties, barbecues, and Black Panther rallies contextualize the varying nature of Black communal spaces.

"'Together' is really a call to action for Housing Justice in Chicago and abroad," said Chance the Rapper. "It's one of the key themes of the Star Line project, and for this song I wanted to try to paint that point with nostalgia rather than trauma. Losing granny's house is a fear and reality a lot of us deal with and instead of lingering on the negatives of that reality I wanted to highlight why those spaces are so important: they're where we build memories, move family when they need somewhere to stay, raise our kids, do hospice. All of it."

Last week, Chance performed the newly released song live on Season 25 of "The Voice" for an estimated audience of 4.7 Million viewers. The exclusive performance was a mesmerizing display of Chance's artistry and passion for connecting with audiences through his music.

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Sean Combs Apologizes After Being Seen Assaulting Cassie In Newly Released Surveillance Footage

Sean Combs Apologizes After Being Seen Assaulting Cassie In Newly Released Surveillance Footage

About two days after footage from a surveillance camera showing him physically assaulting his girlfriend at a hotel in Los Angeles in March 2016 surfaced in the media, Sean "Diddy" Combs has issued an apology.

The footage published on Friday (May 17) by CNN from the surveillance video at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City shows Combs assaulting the pop & R&B singer Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, known professionally as Cassie.

A video uploaded by Diddy to social media on Sunday (May 19), shows him apologizing for his actions.

"It's so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that," he says in the clip. "I was f---ed up, I hit rock bottom, but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I'm disgusted now."

"I went and I sought out professional help. I got into going to therapy, going to rehab," Combs added. "I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I'm so sorry. But I'm committed to be a better man each and every day. I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm truly sorry."

The surveillance footage corroborated an allegation of physical abuse that Ventura included in her sex trafficking lawsuit filed against Diddy last November.

Cassie had alleged in her complaint that Diddy "became extremely intoxicated and punched [her] in the face" at the hotel. She claimed that Combs screamed at her when she tried to leave the room and followed her into the hallway of the hotel. She added that he threw glass vases at her, "causing glass to crash around them as she ran to the elevator to escape."

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Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Reaches No. 1 On Rhythmic Airplay Chart

Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar's 'Like That' Reaches No. 1 On Rhythmic Airplay Chart

Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar's collaboration "Like That" has climbed to the top spot on Billboard's Rhythmic Airplay Chart dated May 18.

The song, which has advanced from the previous week's No. 3 position, logged a 12% increase in plays on U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations in the tracking weak ended May 9, according to Luminate.

Thanks to the 12% surge, "Like That" has won the Greatest Gainer honor, awarded each week to the song with the largest increase in plays among the chart's 40 titles.

The song's climb to the top has earned Future his sixth Rhythmic Airplay No. 1. For producer Metro Boomin, the track's rise has given him his second No. 1 on the chart as a credited artist.

For Lamar, "Like That" becomes his fifth No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay and first since 2018.

On the Rap Airplay chart, "Like That" stays at No. 1 for a third week, thanks to a 13% gain in audience for the latest tracking week. The song also stays at No. 3 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

On the all-genre Radio Songs chart, the song has advanced 20-17 due to continued progress at the rhythmic and R&B/hip-hop formats.

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Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Leading 2024 BET Awards Nominees

Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Leading 2024 BET Awards Nominees

Drake and Nicki Minaj lead the BET Awards 2024 nominees with seven and six nominations, respectively.

Drake's nominations include Album of the Year for For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition), Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration with Sexyy Red and SZA for "Rich Baby Daddy," Viewer's Choice with Sexyy Red and SZA for "Rich Baby Daddy," and twice for Video of the Year for "First Person Shooter" with J. Cole and "Rich Baby Daddy" with Sexyy Red and SZA.

Minaj's six nominations include Album of the Year for Pink Friday 2, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Video of The Year for "Barbie World" with Ice Spice and Aqua, BET Her with Tasha Cobbs Leonard for "Blessings" and twice for Best Collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert for "Everybody" and "Barbie World" with Ice Spice and Aqua.

J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monet each have five nominations. 21 Savage, Beyonce, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher are tied with four nominations each.

Voting for the BET Awards 2024 Viewer's Choice Award begins on June 6 and ends on June 30 at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET.

The BET Awards 2024 performance lineup also has been announced.

It includes GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monet. This year's BET Awards show will air live on BET on June 30 at 8 PM ET/ PT.

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Soulja Boy Apologizes To Metro Boomin For Posts About Late Mother

Soulja Boy Apologizes To Metro Boomin For Posts About Late Mother

Soulja Boy has apologized to Metro Boomin after receiving severe backlash from the hip-hop community for his posts about the producer's late mother.

The rapper recently lashed out at the producer after a 12-year-old tweet from Metro resurfaced online, where he made a jibe at the former.

"My phone rings to come to the studio with Jeezy. Yours rings to send Soulja Boy a pack of beats. Sit down," the tweet read.

Then, on May 12th, Soulja Boy took to social media to repeatedly take aim at Metro and his late mother, whom the producer was very close with and died in a murder-suicide in 2022.

"F-k that n-a mama!!!!!!!!!! Don't speak on my name b-h! You sacrificed your own mom @MetroBoomin you a puppet," Soulja Boy wrote in since-deleted tweets.

He continued, "All the streams, sales, money, and fame not gone bring your mom back @MetroBoomin was it worth it? can say f-k this money and fame s-t and still be a boss can you?"

Soulja Boy, who received severe backlash from the hip-hop community for his demeaning tweets, expressed remorse for his statements.

He issued an apology on X on Wednesday (May 15), writing, "I apologize to @MetroBoomin for over reacting over an old tweet. Condolences to his mom. I'm going to seek therapy and anger management. I'm done responding to hate, new or old."

Fans' reactions to Soulja Boy's apology were mixed. "I can't tell if this is a bit," one person wrote.

Another added, "I hope you reached out to him personally. Wishing you the best on your healing journey. Here's to putting forth positivity into the world."

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Gracie Abrams' New Album 'The Secret Of Us' To Feature Taylor Swift Collab

Gracie Abrams' New Album 'The Secret Of Us' To Feature Taylor Swift Collab

Gracie Abrams' upcoming 13-track new album, The Secret of Us, due out on June 21st, will feature a collaboration with Taylor Swift.

The collab with Swift, "us," is featured on track five, according to the tracklist revealed by Abrams.

"Screaming so loud...," Abrams captioned her social media post.

Abrams opened several dates on the 2023 North American leg of Swift's "The Eras Tour" and is set to be on stage again at Swift's shows in Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Toronto, and Vancouver later this year.

The Secret of Us is Abram's second album, following 2023's Good Riddance. Abrams recently told Kyle Meredith that the album "feels more extroverted. Every song feels more sure of itself. It's because I had so much fun making it."

The Secret of Us Tracklist:

01. "The Good About You"02. "Risk"03. "Blowing Smoke"04. "I Love You, I'm Sorry"05. "us" (feat. Taylor Swift)06. "Let It Happen"07. "Tough Love"08. "I Know It, I Know You"09. "Gave You I Gave You I"10. "Normal Thing"11. "Good Luck Charlie"12. "Free Now"13. "Close to You"

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Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: The Black Radio Experience Reveals Legendary Lineup

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: The Black Radio Experience Reveals Legendary Lineup

Blue Note Entertainment Group and Black Radio Productions have unveiled a legendary lineup for their newly announced "Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: The Black Radio Experience."

"Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: The Black Radio Experience" will be hosted by Sway Calloway. It is scheduled to take place on August 30 to September 1 at The Meritage Resort & Spa.

Inspired by the event's Artist In Residence, Grammy-winning Robert Glasper, The Black Radio Experience "is an immersive journey into the soul of music, transcending boundaries and celebrating the rich tapestry of Black culture."

Headliners include John Legend, Jill Scott and Andre 3000, and performances by Andra Day, Common, Nile Rodgers, Ledisi and more.

"Every year our festival in Napa brings a unique vibe, and this year we are bringing you the Black Radio Experience during Labor Day weekend with a dope list of artists for an exclusive hang," said Robert Glapser.

Other stars set to perform include Tank and The Bangas, Cimafunk, Marcus Miller, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Madlib, Christian McBride, Pete Rock, Joel Ross, Terrace Martin, Jahi Sundance, Kendrick Scott, Derrick Hodge, Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Roberson, RC & The Gritz, DJ Aktive, Bryan Michael-Cox, Musiq Soulchild and more.

Hotel packages run from $2,250 per person to $3,400 per person, with three-day GA passes starting at $499.

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Katy Perry's 'Roar' Video Surpasses 4 Billion Views On YouTube

Katy Perry's 'Roar' Video Surpasses 4 Billion Views On YouTube

Katy Perry's "Roar" music video has surpassed 4 billion views on YouTube, marking the most views for any female artist on the platform.

"Roar" was released on August 10, 2013 by Capitol Records as the lead single from Perry's fourth studio album, Prism.

Perry co-wrote the song with Bonnie McKee and its producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut.

The video, released on September 5, 2013, was directed by Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi and filmed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The music video had reached 3 billion views on February 6, 2020.

In the video, Perry and her boyfriend, portrayed by actor and model Brian Nagel, crash land in the middle of a jungle. Perry finds herself stranded in the jungle after her boyfriend is attacked by a tiger, leaving her to face the wild alone. However, she makes friends with some animals, including a monkey, an elephant, and even tames the tiger that killed her boyfriend.

"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter/ Dancing through the fire/ 'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar," she croons in the chorus of the smash hit.

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Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo Sing 'Popular,' 'Defying Gravity' In New 'Wicked' Trailer

Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo Sing 'Popular,' 'Defying Gravity' In New 'Wicked' Trailer

A trailer released by Universal Pictures for the upcoming Wicked sees Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo playing Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, and singing "Popular" and "Defying Gravity."

The trailer opens with Ariana's voice asking, "Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?" Grande, clad in several pink costumes, is seen meeting Erivo's Elphaba and swinging from a chandelier in a shared dormitory at Shiz University.

The two then travel to the Emerald City to meet Jeff Goldblum's Wizard of Oz. Grande is heard singing "Popular," and then sings a few lines from "Defying Gravity."

The visual features flying monkeys, yellow bricks, silver slippers and plenty of pink and green.

The first Wicked film is set to premiere on Thanksgiving Day. The story, co-written by Winnie Holzman, is based on Gregory Maguire's 1955 novel "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West." Stephen Schwarts wrote the show's music and lyrics.

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French Montana Announces 2024 Tour With Fabolous, Fivio Foreign

French Montana Announces 2024 Tour With Fabolous, Fivio Foreign

French Montana has announced his 2024 "Gotta See It To Believe It" Tour featuring special guests Fabolous and Fivio Foreign.

The 7-city tour kicks off on August 1 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, making stops across North America in Buffalo, Chicago, Toronto and more before wrapping up at The Fillmore in Philadelphia on August 25.

The general on sale begins Friday, May 17 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

Moroccan-born, Bronx-raised French Montana is a 3-time Grammy Award-nominated, Diamond-certified rapper, humanitarian influencer, and philanthropist, actively fighting for global health care efforts in Uganda as Global Citizen's first-ever rap ambassador.

French Montana released the fifth edition of his Mac & Cheese series on January 5. The record sees guest spots from Kanye West, Drake, Lil Durk, Lil Baby and more.

French Montana 2024 Gotta See It To Believe It Tour Dates:

Aug 1 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale TheatreAug 2 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver SpringAug 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo RiverWorksAug 10 - Chicago, IL @ Radius ChicagoAug 15 - Toronto, ON @ REBELAug 16 - Albany, NY @ The Palace TheatreAug 17 - Boston, MA -@ Citizens House of Blues BostonAug 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEAug 24 - Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth PavilionAug 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia

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Cardi B Says She's Not Dropping A New Album This Year

Cardi B Says She's Not Dropping A New Album This Year

Cardi B says she is not dropping a new album this year, as she had promised a few weeks back.

The rapper made the announcement in a conversations with fans online about the follow up to her 2018 debut album.

It has been six years since the rapper released her first studio album, Invasion of Privacy.

Cardi B had earlier indicated that her new album is expected to be release in 2024.

Apparently provoked by a fan's tweet poking fun at Cardi's past promises of her delayed album, the 31 year-old artist wrote on X, "Exactly and I tell myself this all the time .. and I hate that I fall back and start interacting again and it bites me in the a**."

She followed it up with the disappointing statement, saying, "Anyway NO album this year I don't care I'm relaxing this year .. Dropping these features I already committed to and traveling and enjoying my summer."

In celebration of the sixth anniversary of Invasion of Privacy in April, Cardi B had promised, "6 years later I'm preparing to drop the next one this year.. it's so different from what everyone is expecting and I'm sooo excited."

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Eminem Promotes Upcoming Album With Slim Shady Obituary In Detroit Newspaper

Eminem Promotes Upcoming Album With Slim Shady Obituary In Detroit Newspaper

Eminem ran a fake "Slim Shady" obituary in the Detroit Free Press earlier this week to promote his upcoming 12th studio album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace).

The message features a photo of Eminem in a white Jason Voorhees hockey mask. The headline reads, "Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions" and the subhead says, "Fans 'Will Never Forget' Controversial Rapper."

The obituary reads: "A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single 'My Name Is,' which - along with its uniquely eye catching video - exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience."

"Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end. His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world. May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth."

The album announcement came in April in the form of an "Unsolved Mysteries" episode featuring Eminem meeting his demise in search of "who killed Slim Shady?"

The Death Of Slim Shady will serve as a follow-up to the rapper's 2020 album, Music to Be Murdered By, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving Em his historic 10th consecutive leader.

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Foo Fighters, Noah Kahan To Headline 2024 Soundside Fest

Foo Fighters, Noah Kahan To Headline 2024 Soundside Fest

Foo Fighters and Noah Kahan have been announced as headliners of the 2024 Soundside Fest.

The two-day festival is scheduled to take place at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on September 28 and 29.

Grammy-nominated and New England native Kahan will perform on Saturday, while the Dave Grohl-fronted Foo Fighters will perform on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.

The festival will also feature performances from Queens of the Stone Age, Goo Goo Dolls, Teddy Swims, Fleet Foxes, Norah Jones, Boyz II Men, Gregory Alan Isakov, Grace Potter, The Kills, Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories and much more.

"I am very excited that Bridgeport is once again the host to this year's Soundside Music Festival, formally known as Sound On Sound," said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. "In past years, this festival has drawn in over 50,000 visitors. I am sure this year it will again draw tens of thousands who will get to experience all that Bridgeport has to offer. This is another example of how Bridgeport is 'on the move' as we strengthen our legacy of being the music and entertainment capital of Connecticut."

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Drake & Kendrick Lamar Diss Tracks Dominate Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart

Drake & Kendrick Lamar Diss Tracks Dominate Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart

Drake and Kendrick Lamar's diss tracks hog the limelight on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart dated May 18, claiming the top six slots on the list.

Lamar's "Not Like Us" debuted at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart. The song logged 70.9 million official U.S. streams in the tracking week ended May 9, according to Luminate.

The song's streaming sum becomes the highest one-week count for a hip-hop title, since YouTube song user-generated content was removed from chart calculations in 2020, taking the honor from Drake's "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, which racked up 67.3 million streams in its debut week.

"Not Like Us" also registered 5 million radio audience impressions and sold 15,000 downloads in the same tracking period.

Lamar also captures the No. 2 slot with "Euphoria," which stays firm at that spot for a second consecutive week, thanks to 49 million official U.S. streams. "Like That," which stayed atop for six weeks, is at No. 3 in the latest week.

Drake's "Family Matters," debuts at No. 4, riding on 38 million streams, while his first entry into the battle, "Push Ups," is pushed 4-6 in its third week on the list. Lamar's "Meet the Grahams" opened at No. 5.

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Lizzo Speaks Out In Support Of Palestine, Sudan & Democratic Republic Of Congo

Lizzo Speaks Out In Support Of Palestine, Sudan & Democratic Republic Of Congo

Hip-hop superstar Lizzo has spoken out in support of Palestine, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on social media.

In a video she shared on Instagram, Lizzo thanked "all of the activists who have been working tirelessly to help the liberation and the freedom of the people who have been genocided all over the world, specifically Palestine, Sudan and the Congo."

"Your work is not in vain. You have helped so many people, you have saved literal lives and, on a personal note, you have activated me," she added.

The American rapper and singer, whose original name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, revealed that she was suffering from "a deep, dark depression" and "had some mental health crises and episodes" over the last year, which left her in "an emotional state" where she could not process or handle anything. "It was very dark."

She appreciated the people in her life who love and care about her and helped her "get out of this dark space".

Lizzo concluded her video message by pledging solidarity with "the students who have been tirelessly protesting on college campuses, as well as organizations like Operation Olive Branch."

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