“I’m just having to really use my imagination and just think about the fans at home watching,” admitted Swae Lee, who took the stage with Khalid and Kane Brown to perform their hit “Be Like That.”  For his part, Khalid, who won multiple awards last night, admitted that it felt so “surreal” to be performing […]

Derek BlanksR&B singer Brandy hit the Billboard stage for the first time to perform a three-song medley of hits at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Speaking backstage with reporters, Brandy reflected on her many Billboard chart-toping hits, flashing back to her first entry in 1994.  “I do remember the first time I saw my name on the Billboard charts. I think I was number ninety something with “I […]

James Bailey Alicia Keys unveiled a “new side” of herself during her stunning performance of “Love Looks Better” at the 2020 Billboard Awards show Wednesday night.   Alicia stepped onto the stage in an eye-catching glittery body suit, accompanied by a few dancers, a band, and a gorgeous bright red piano. “Love Looks Better” was featured on her latest album, ALICIA, which recently topped Billboard’s R&B albums […]

Courtesy MRC EntertainmentRapper, social activist, entrepreneur and member of hip hop-rock duo Run the Jewels, Killer Mike will be honored with the inaugural Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The award — which honors the artist or group that speaks truth to power through their music, celebrity and community — will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the historic […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tom FordSavage Mode II, the latest album from 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. With their third collaborative effort, the Grammy-winning duo sold 171,000 equivalent album units for the week ending October 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That marks the biggest sales week for both artists. Savage Mode II is also […]

James BaileyAfter eight years, Alicia Keys will make her long-awaited return to perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards show. On Tuesday, the BBMAs announced the first group of performers including Post Malone, country singer Luke Combs and Latin superstar Bad Bunny, with more performers to come.  Keys last took the Billboard stage with one of her idols, the legendary Stevie Wonder, in 2012 for a performance of “Higher Ground.” […]

ABC/Mark LevineLil Nas X follows Post Malone with 13 nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The “Old Town Road” singer is up for Best Male Artist, Best Billboard Artist, Best streaming performance, Best rapper, and the Billboard Chart Achievement Award against the likes of Mariah Carey. “13 Billboard Award nominations!!” Lil Nas X tweeted. “LETS GOOOO!” Khalid landed 12 nominations, including Best […]

Weeknd: Phillip Faraone/FilmMagicSorry, Goo Goo Dolls — your chart record has fallen after 22 years. The Weeknd’s hit “Blinding Lights” has now been number-one on Billboard‘s Radio Songs chart — which is based on radio airplay — for 19 weeks.  That breaks the previous record of 18 weeks set by the Goo Goo Dolls back in 1998 with their smash, […]

Universal Music GroupAfter seven weeks, DaBaby still holds the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 songs chart with “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, which also concurrently tops Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. The North Carolina rapper also holds the number-two Hot 100 spot for his guest appearance on Jack Harlow‘s “What’s Poppin,” featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne.  DJ Khaled collected his fifth and sixth […]

The album sold 497,000 equivalent album units, marking the biggest posthumous chart debut in 23 years, since Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. posthumous albums in 1997.  Juice, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, died of an accidental drug overdose in Chicago last December at age 21. In addition, Legends Never Die scored the biggest streaming week of the year so far and the fourth-biggest […]

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