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Image caption Reggie Yates was due to present the Christmas and New Year TOTP specials with Fearne Cotton Presenter Reggie Yates will not host this year’s Top of the Pops holiday specials after making “ill-considered remarks” in a podcast interview. Yates apologised last month for using the phrase “fat Jewish guy” to refer to managers […]

The Grammys are being celebrated for being more inclusive of the hip-hop community this year after the 2017 nominations were revealed this morning, but not everyone is happy. Vince Staples voiced his displeasure after Big Fish Theory was left out of the nominations. And now Q-Tip has shared a series of videos directed at the Grammy […]

Jaden Smith‘s new album is loosely based around the life narrative of a boy as he comes to age and figures out his own legacy. Apparently the story won’t stop with the album, however. In a new interview with Billboard, Smith explains that he’s currently directing a SYRE film that will further flesh the story out. […]

De La Soul document their resilience in the innovative hip-hop group’s new “Royalty Capes” video. The clip opens with group member Dave detailing his battle with congestive heart failure. “I’m ready just to get back to the stage,” the rapper says. “I miss that. I love traveling. I love being around my guys. I want […]

Image copyright Getty Images Fugees star Wyclef Jean is throwing down the gauntlet to younger hip-hop artists with a mixtape featuring his take on the year’s biggest songs. He will rework tracks like Kendrick Lamar’s DNA and Young Thug and Future’s Killed Before – adding his own beats and lyrics to the originals. “It’s going […]

Always the ambitious musician, Kanye West apparently wants to control every aspect your streaming entertainment diet. West’s representatives recently filed a trademark for a new service called Yeezy Sound that aims to do everything from stream music to broadcast television, The Blast reports. The Yeezy Sound trademark states the service will be responsible for “streaming music, audio, images, […]

  A couple of months ago, R&B singer Mabel was trying to kill time while she waited to go to the gym. “I’d booked some dumb exercise class at eight o’clock and it was six – so my brother was like, ‘Just get on the piano and see what happens.’” Forty-five minutes later, the 21-year-old […]

Back in April, U2 popped up as one of only three features on Kendrick Lamar‘s blockbuster album Damn. The rock giants appeared on the two-part cut “XXX,” with Bono singing of America’s status as “the sound of drum and bass” during the track’s final 90-second stretch. Wednesday, U2 again joined Kendrick, this time for the […]

Image copyright Getty Images Rihanna may not have released an album this year, but she’s never been bigger and this is the first time Pharrell and Rihanna have appeared together in a song. Wild Thoughts Her collaboration with DJ Khaled, was one of the songs of the summer; while her new beauty line was valued […]

Chris Brown’s got a ploy that’s going to seriously embarrass Billboard. Just how reliable are Billboard’s charts?  That question surfaced earlier this year when Tyler The Creator blasted Billboard on Twitter. Here’s the quick background.  In July, Meek Mill and Tyler The Creator competed for the top spot on the Billboard 200.  A day after […]


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