Just a week after we reported Lil Uzi Vert made Hot 100 history for simultaneously charting 20 songs (click here to read more), the 25-year-old broke his own record on this week’s edition of the charts.
Sh*t is getting real for a Cardi B parody-turned-viral hit thanks to the ‘I Like It’ diva’s endorsement.
As we reported here last week, after DJ iMarkkeyz fashioned quotes from a video of her ranting about her fears of the spread of coronavirus into a full-on song, the clip became so popular it made its way to her Twitter page.
Once she put her stamp of approval on it, the tune found its way to the top 10 of iTunes charts. Fast forward to this week, ‘Coronavirus’ (the song) has found tenancy on multiple Billboard charts.
It isn’t over.
Following an “intense” first round, the Urban Pop titans Sean Garrett and The Dream glide into the arena on the wings of their respective smash hits to go head to head once again.
Tuned in? Tinashe, Lance Gross, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland, Charlamagne Tha God, Dawn Richard, Jay Versace, Swizz Beats, Big Sean, Keith Powers, Terrence J, Jermaine Dupri and more.
Forget quarantine snacks, The-Dream and Sean Garrett are heating a full-on beef.
The hitmakers have each crafted classics for the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna, and with the industry at large trying to find creative ways to engage audiences during lockdown the pair attempted to do the same.
See, they were set to follow a growing trend and do duel in an Instagram Live battle using the hits they’ve produced.
Yet, before the festivities could commence, things got all sorts of personal between the pair.
Peep what we mean after the jump…
As living R&B vocalists go, few can rival the premium of Tamia and Deborah Cox.
So, imagine the slay of a collaboration?
The ladies lived up to expectation during a virtual sing-a-long designed to lift spirits during this testing time.
Together they belted out a full version of Whitney Houston and Cece Winans classic ‘Count On Me.’
The dynamic duo joined forces in response to Winans’ #CountOnMeChallenge, which was launched akin to Tyler Perry’s #HesGotTheWholeWorldChallenge.
Watch the seasoned divas take vocal flight, accompanied by Shep Crawford, after the jump…
JoJo is one of many acts whose plans have been rocked by the on-going pandemic.
The vocal supernova was set to kickstart the ‘Good To Know Tour’ next month, rolling through many US cities before taking the trek across the pond to the UK and Europe.
However, with much of the entertainment sector shut down, she was forced to postpone.
Fans need not fret though, because she has pushed through with the brand new dates.
Check ’em out below…
Top-billed by Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson, this year’s instalment of the annual New Orleans spectacle was initially set to take place July 3rd-5th.
However, the pandemic has forced organizers to postpone.
It’s just a good week to be The Weeknd.
The same day the Grammy winner unleashed his highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘After Hours’ (March 20), he learned its two lead singles – ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ – had been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting over 1 million in sales equivalence respectively (as we reported here).
Released via XO/Republic, the set made Apple Music history by surpassing over a million pre-adds on the service by the time of its release. Going on to dominate the digital platform’s real-time charts, ‘Hours’ also commanded a number of positions on other digital tallies like iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. His grip over the latter was so notable, the streaming giants took to social media to congratulate him on news the LP had zoomed past the 1 billion spins mark.
Much like her idol, Queen of Pop Madonna (click here to read more), March 27 marks the anniversary of one of Pop Princess Britney Spears‘ most enduring classics.
Two decades after releasing ‘Oops!… I Did It Again,’ the lead single from her history-making sophomore album of the same name, she took to Instagram to celebrate: