Another day, another Taylor Swift history-making feat.

Having already snatched seemingly insurmountable records from music royals like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Madonna, and more, now the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker has shaken past The Beatles in Billboard 200 record books.

Look inside to see how.


In the 71-year history of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), only 100 acts can boast having earned 5 or more multi-Platinum-certified albums.

For context, projects that reach 2x Platinum or more (meaning they’ve sold the equivalence of at least 2 million in the United States) are deemed “multi-Platinum.”

Before February, only 4 of those 100 performers were solo Black male vocalists – Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, and Luther Vandross.

That count changed recently, however, thanks to a slew of certification upgrades afforded to Usher‘s most popular titles.

Look inside to see how the ‘Confessions‘ crooner joined the unique RIAA club.


Normani sent fans into a frenzy this week when she announced her long-awaited debut album, ‘Dopamine.’

Several years in the making, the LP was not only confirmed for a 2024 arriva, but the star also shared its cover and a snippet of a track from the project.

Now, the 27-year-old has poured out her emotions celebrating the reality that the wheels are finally in motion.

Full story below…


21 Savage brought Atlanta to the Big Apple with two stageblazing performances of hits found aboard his latest chart-topping album ‘American Dream’ on the latest ‘SNL‘ (February 24).

When not rocking the Shane Gillis-hosted episode with the fan favorite ‘Prove It‘ alongside fellow Atlanta hitmaker Summer Walker, Savage brought out Brent Faiyaz to assist with ‘Should’ve Wore a Bonnet.’

Also giving ‘Redrum’ the live treatment, hop inside to see all the action if you missed it when it first aired.


No doubt about it; GloRilla‘s ‘Yeah Glo‘ is a hit.

Last week’s top-selling new Rap song, the Go Grizzly-produced bop marked a personal milestone for its GRAMMY-nominated creator when it became her first solo entry on the Hot 100 (as we reported here).

In a bid to have it reach even higher Billboard heights, the femcee invited her growing fan base to peep the behind the scenes happenings of the tune’s semi-biographical music video.

Hop inside to see the Troy Roscoe-directed action.


Pop princess Britney Spears has made no secret of her admiration of the music royals who helped pave the way for her.

Among those is one of her idols, Janet Jackson, who not only has expressed a mutual respect for the ‘Baby One More Time’ hitmaker over the years but also shared a common enemy in Justin Timberlake experience of unjust sexism and double standards in the music industry in the early 2000s due to their proximity to a certain male entertainer.

Both boasting victories over the last 10 years, Spears took to social media over the weekend to toast Jackson’s triumphs, perseverance, and influence.


Thanks to ongoing domination on Tik Tok charts, Flo Milli‘s breakout hit – ‘Never Lose Me‘ – continues to prove itself a winner.

As if becoming the first Hot 100 top 20 hit of her career wasn’t enough to boast, the Gerreaux-produced bop – which serves as the latest taste of music set to line her next album ‘Fine Ho Stay‘ – can also brag about love it’s receiving outside of Billboard.

See what we mean inside.


Love him or loathe him, Kanye West‘s impact on music’s history books over his 20-year career is undeniable.


Beyonce may be currently holding on to the top of multiple charts with her Country single ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,‘ but it’s not her only new tune making major plays at Billboard.


French Montana has served no shortage of visuals to support his latest endeavor Mac & Cheese 5 – the latest installment in the MC series.

While ‘Dirty Bronx Intro‘ arrived in tandem with the set’s delivery to digital shelves on February 23, the music videos for ‘Hard Life’ and ‘Blood Thicker Than Water‘ came in the ten days preceding.  Just two months before that he dropped the official clip for ‘Okay.’

All four tunes are found aboard ‘MC5’ – a star-studded project that features Kanye West, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and more.

Hop inside to see all the French action.


In the Billboard Hot 100’s 65-year history, only 8 female-led songs can boast a tenancy of over 60 weeks.

Before the chart’s updated print, Mariah Carey – with her perennial holiday hit ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ – reigned as the only woman of color in the exclusive group as the yuletide tune sits in second place on the all-time list among females.

The Songbird Supreme made room for company in her nest this week, however, when SZA‘s history-making smashSnooze‘ woke her up to news it had crossed the elusive threshold.

Details inside.


Jennifer Lopez mounted a massive campaign in promotion of the February 16-releasedThis Is Me…Now‘  – her first LP since 2014’s ‘A.K.A.’

Buoyed by the lead single, the Latto-assisted ‘Can’t Get Enough,’ as well as its title track and follow-up ‘Rebound,’ ‘Now’ – the conceptual follow-up to 2002’s ‘This Is Me…Then‘ – saw its chart battle armed with the support of a Prime Video musical film of the same name that aided many of its tracks with music videos.

And while the ‘Now’ singles failed to impact the Hot 100 ahead of their parent project’s arrival to digital shelves, that didn’t stop buzz around the set as it quickly soared to the top of real-time sales outlets around the world shortly after its release.

Look inside to see how that out-of-the-box success is predicted to translate to chart placement.