Despite attempts from some of Pop’s heaviest hitters including Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and more, the past 15 weeks have seen all of them fail to unseat newcomer Lil Nas X‘s inaugural hit, ‘Old Town Road,’ from the Billboard Hot 100’s throne.

Galloping to the top of the charts on the back of historic streaming figures, the song’s initial popularity may have (arguably) been the result of controversy, but long after that news faded its enduring success can simply be attributed to monster radio airplay, digital downloads, and streaming of its original mix and various remixes.

Earning its 15th consecutive run atop the tally this week, the feat comes with news ‘Road’ is now in history books as the longest running chart-topping debut single ever (leaving the 14 week record of Los Del Rio‘s ‘Macarena’ in its rear view).  As if that’s not enough, the 20-year-old is just 1 week shy of tying the chart’s all time record.

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Coming as little to surprise everyone, Ed Sheeran‘s newest album – ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ – is projected to be next week’s Billboard 200 champion (as we reported here).

Featuring a slew of today’s biggest musical movers and shakers (including Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and many more), the July 12-released set has already seen a number of its gems accompanied by music video.  Now, it’s adding the Travis Scott-assisted ‘Antisocial’ to that number.

With a video helmed by Dave Meyers, the duo travel through time to land on the sets of some of Hollywood’s classic films.  Look inside to see if you recognize any of the scenery:

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The Game has been hit with a financial loss after his music royalties were seized to pay off his $7 million sexual assault judgment.

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It’s official! ‘Making The Band’ will be returning to MTV.

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James Arthur isn’t impressed by those of his Pop peers who employ publicity stunts to move records.

Who do you think he is referring to?

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Check out Missy Elliott!

The female rap pioneer covers the August issue of Marie Claire magazine.

Striking as ever, the star’s Micaiah Carter lensed shoot is paired with an equally engaging career retrospective – which arrives ahead of her long-awaited seventh studio album.

And though coy on the set, which she’s been working on daily for year, Missy did open up about the feeling she wants people to take away when listening to it.

The feature has been unveiled on the heels of an electrifying performance at the 2019 Essence Music Festival and her historic inauguration into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. 

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Rita Ora is keeping her ‘Phoenix’ album campaign a’rolling – this time with the video for ‘New Look.’ 

Directed by Tatia Pilieva, the colorful clip was lensed in Dubai and follows several visuals rolled out in support of the singer’s sophomore set.

Boasting a race against bae theme, the video for ‘New Look’ awaits after the jump…

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Ciara is cooking up new music!

And she’s doing so with one of the most prolific songwriters of all-time.

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That Grape Juice was on-hand at the European premiere of ‘The Lion King’ – and so was Beyonce!

Queen Bey attended the London, Leicester Square spectacle with husband Jay-Z and undoubtedly served as the evening’s most magnetic sight.

Turning heads in a shimmering gold ensembles, the superstar songstress (who plays Nala) posed it up with castmates including Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key, and Florence Kasumba. 

She also embraced ‘Lion King’ musical collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, and Tim Rice. 

Most notable, however, was her meeting with British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

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Ed Sheeran‘s headed to No.1 with ‘No. 6,’ his star-studded fourth studio album that’s lined with features from some of today’s hottest music stars including Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Khalid, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, and many more.

Lifted to digital outlets on July 12, the set – which serves as the singer-songwriter’s first new body of work since he topped the charts with ‘Divide’ in 2017 – conceptually serves as the follow-up to his 2011 EP, ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project.’

Not only projected to edge out the Beyonce & Donald Glover-led ‘Lion King’ soundtrack for the top spot, ‘No. 6’ also sits at #1 on iTunes charts ahead of the Disney effort (as of time reported) and is set to mark Grammy winner’s third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper.  Curious just how many units sales industry analysts predict Sheeran’s latest will move after its first 7 days on the market?

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New York fans of ‘Medicine’ singer Jennifer Lopez were undoubtedly feeling sick after her critically acclaimed tour, ‘It’s My Party,’ landed in their city in grand fashion only to be shut down early due to a massive blackout.

The hometown visit – which served as the second of two stops in the Big Apple – was hosted at the historic Madison Square Garden and came as a rousing appearance that saw attendees, celebrities and #JLovers alike, praise the 49-year-old for her fancy footwork and presentation of her brigade of hits.

Unfortunately, those in attendance at tonight’s showing (July 13) can’t join the chorus.  Look inside to see how everything went down and hear Lopez’s response to the hoop-la.

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Sam Smith is dusting off his dancing shoes for new video ‘How Do You Sleep?’

The seductive production is the follow-up to global smash ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ featuring stage blazer Normani; with both tracks believed to be featured on the British belter’s third studio album.

Speaking on the visual, which arrives on July 19th, Smith gushed:

I have never been this excited for a release. Ah 😭 My inner dancing queen is about to come out. You ready?

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