Taylor Swift is no stranger to tying or breaking the longstanding Billboard records of Pop music royalty.

In the past, she surpassed Queen of Pop Madonna for most overall Hot 100 top 10 hits among women, broken Janet Jackson‘s record for most Hot 100 top 10 hits from one album (among women), zipped past Whitney Houston for most cumulative weeks atop the Billboard 200, bumped Barbra Streisand from the top of the “women with the most Billboard 200 #1 hits” list, and more.

This week Swift added yet another milestone to her neverending tally of accomplishments that placed her squarely beside a legendary musical monarch.

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Girl Power!

Brit-born beauties Adele and Dua Lipa have had their respective fan bases levitating after the recent pleasantries they shared in the press.

First, Addy – who made headlines this week for being honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at ‘The Hollywood Reporter’s annual ‘Women in Entertainment’ event on December 7 – also acts as the mag’s most recent cover girl.

In its pages, she not only talked about her next album (the follow-up to 2021’s ‘30‘) but also praised the likes of SZA, Beyonce, and Victoria Monet.  Most notably, she gave a huge shout out to Dua.

“I’m also very excited that Dua is back. When I first ever heard ‘New Rules,’ I remember saying to my manager, ‘Whoa,'” the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ diva shared revealed to ‘THR.’ “I was like, ‘She should be the next big pop girl.’ And she is.”

See how the ‘Houdini’ hitmaker responded to the massive compliment inside.


It’s been over a month since Offset watched his solo sophomore effort, ‘Set It Off,‘ jet to the top 5 of the Billboard 200, but the GRAMMY nominee is far from done hitting the promo trail in its support.

Having already lifted visuals for the LP’s housed cuts ‘Hop Out the Van,’ ‘Say My Grace,’ ‘Jealousy,’ and ‘Fan‘ (as we reported here), he has now gifted fan favorite ‘Blame It On Set’ the video treatment.

“N-ggas still bite my style, they can’t be too upset (Uh-huh) / I done laid low for a while, they can’t be that upset (Hey) / N-ggas lost all my respect, they can’t be that upset (Uh-uh) / N-ggas point fingers at ‘Set, and I ain’t even done nun’ yet,” he relays in the Maya Table-directed clip.

See the action inside.


News that Nicki Minaj‘s new album is set to top the Billboard 200 isn’t sitting well with some Cardi B fans (affectionately called the #BardiGang).

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To say 2023 was SZA‘s year is an understatement in itself.

From matching or surpassing the chart stats of legends like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Janet JacksonMariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige to enjoying a slew of personal milestones (e.g. ‘Kill Bill’ becoming her first #1 placement on the all-genre chart), the GRAMMY winner (born Solana Rowe) rocked the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 all year long.

And, if persual of the updated edition of the latter tally is any indication, she’s not done.


December 8 brought with it the long-awaited arrival of Nicki Minaj‘s fifth album ‘Pink Friday 2.’

Her first studio effort of the decade, the 22-track project – lined with a who’s who of Rap hitmakers like Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, J. Cole, and Lil Wayne – follows 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘Queen’ and was crowned the top-selling album in the world just hours after its arrival to digial shelves.

Are the American Billboard charts set to herald the same news? Find out inside.


It’s been 20 years since Fantasia first launched into superstardom on the heels of a win at ‘American Idol‘ under the tutelage of then-judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and Pop star Paula Abdul, but a recent reunion of the latter with the now-GRAMMY-winning R&B diva makes it seem like yesterday.


If her work ethic and ongoing touring schedule are any indication, out of fight is the last thing P!nk is. Yet, her new single suggests the contrary.

One of two new singles featured on the December 1-released deluxe edition of her latest studio album, ‘Trustfall,’ ‘Fight’ follows the previously released ‘Dreaming‘ featuring Sting and Marshmello.

“I’m all out of fight / My heart will always know your name / I’m all out of love / But look at all the love we made / I’m all out of life / Oh, babe, it’s killing me to say / I’m all out of love, I’m all out of life,” she sings on the Fred Again-produced cut.

Accompanied by an official music video directed by David Spearing, get acquainted with ‘Fight’ inside.


From vacations to dates, parties, and any social gatherings, workaholic “Amy Bell” (portrayed by Michele Weaver) is the queen of saying “no.”  That is, until her job gives her the boot during the holidays.

To lighten her otherwise uptight demeanor, she accepts a challenge from her brother to say “yes” to everything this Christmas season – a delightful and heartwarming ride that sends her on a trip to lovers lane.

Directed by Rhonda Baraka, ‘Yes’ also stars Jeff Pierre, Ian Collins, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Karen Holness, and more.

Ahead of its OWN premiere on Saturday (December 9) at 9p EST, hop inside to see the official trailer.


On the wings of 2022’s Hot 100-topping ‘Super Freaky Girl’ and 2023’s ‘Last Time I Saw You,’ rapstress Nicki Minaj lifted her long-awaited fifth LP ‘Pink Friday 2′ to chart battle on Friday (December 8).

Boasting guest appearances from Drake, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, and Future as well as production from big names like Finneas, ATL Jacob, Boi-1da, Murda Beatz, and others, the 22-track opus comes as Minaj’s first studio effort since ‘Queen’ conquered the Billboard 200 in 2018.

And despite an unconventional rollout devoid of the major promotional onslaught afforded its predecessor, ‘Pink Friday 2’ is still managing to prove the naysayers wrong who argued it lacked major buzz ahead of its arrival to digital shelves.


In October, Kylie Minogue watched her 16th studio album, ‘Tension,’ rise to her biggest opening in nearly 20 years on the Billboard 200 and even higher on charts around the globe.

Powered by the pandemonium of ‘Padam Padam’ (the project’s lead single), the LP is not only a critical darling but continues to make big waves on the commercial front as well.

In a bid to extend its impact in the latter arena, Kylie – on a Vegas high aboard a critically acclaimed Sin City residency – announced exTension‘ – a collection of extended mixes of all the LP’s tracks.

Set for release in digital and physical formats on December 8, the remix effort will be launched on the back of the extended mix of fan favorite ‘Hold On to Now.’

The news comes not long after Kylie lifted the lid on the behind the scenes look at the music video of another critically acclaimed cut from the album – its title track.

See the Sophie Muller-directed action below.


Mariah Carey may have graciously accepted defeat earlier this week when her perennially chart-topping classic, ‘All I Want for Christmas,’ was bested by Brenda Lee‘s ‘Rockin Around the Christmas Tree’ for the Hot 100’s top spot, but – as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently evidenced – the Songbird Supreme is still soaring to major wins overall.

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