Dua Lipa‘s ‘Houdini‘ magically appeared on last week’s Hot 100 at #11, coming as the week’s highest debut among female acts and the overall highest opening the GRAMMY winner’s enjoyed to date.

However, the influx of holiday songs as well as new tracks from Drake‘s surprise drop (‘For All the Dogs: Scary Hours Edition‘) made ‘Houdini’ disappear from the chart’s topmost quadrant this week.

In a bid to lift the Kevin Parker-produced bop from its #33 post on the current Hot 100, Lipa’s lifted an extended version.

Clocking in almost 3 minutes longer than its original incarnation, hop inside to hear the updated take on Dua’s latest hit.


After dropping jaws with the Justin Timberlake-assisted remix to the smash hit, ‘3D,’ former BTS star Jung Kook has repeated the feat by calling on R&B icon Usher to assist on a revamp of Standing Next To You.’

Released Friday (December 1), the updated version of the ‘Golden‘ single arrives less than a month after the original incarnation of ‘Standing’ – like ‘3D’ before it – soared to #5 on the Hot 100.

“The universe approves when you and I dance / So elegant and heaven sent these vibes yeah / It’s way way too early to leave,” Ush croons on the blazing track.

Hear it in full inside.


In what comes as a major surprise, Beyonce has dropped a new song to celebrate the December 1 release of the ‘Renaissance‘ concert film.

Titled ‘My House,’ the tune – which plays in the movie’s credits – comes her first taste of new music since she unleashed the Madonna-assisted remix to the chart-topping hit, ‘Break My Soul,‘ the ‘Wetter’ mix of ‘Cuff It,’ and the Kendrick Lamar-assisted revamp of ‘America Has a Problem‘ (all found aboard the ‘Renaissance‘ album).

“I will always love you (Ooh, house, house) / But I’ll never expect you to love me (Ooh, house, house) / When you don’t love yourself (Ooh, house, house) / Let’s heal the world (Ooh, house, house),” she wails on the new Dream-produced track.

Stream ‘House’ in full inside.


Relative newcomer Tyla has been making a splash on Billboard charts since her breakout single, ‘Water,’ flooded social media timelines thanks to a viral dance challenge.

After riding the wave all the way into the Hot 100’s top 10 this week (as we reported here), the South African starlet is capitalizing on the momentum by unveiling three new songs from her 2024-due debut album.

Hear ‘On & On,’ ‘Butterflies,’ and ‘Truth or Dare’ inside.


Sexyy Red colored her name onto the charts for the first time of her career this year thanks to cuts like Pound Town 2and SkeeYee found aboard her sophomore mixtape, the June-released ‘Hood Hottest Princess.’

Having previously peaked at #62 on the Billboard 200, Red – whose public profile has risen significantly in just the last few months – is ready to give the project a second chance at bat courtesy of a deluxe edition.

Expanded by a whopping 11 tracks (bringing its total to 22), the re-release features appearances from Summer Walker, Sukihana, Chief Keef, 42 Dugg, G Herbo, and more.

Supported by the recently released controversial tune, ‘Free My N***a,’ hop inside to stream the updated ‘Princess’ via Spotify and Apple Music.


‘Make Her Feel Good’ hitmaker Teairra Mari wanted to make Keri Hilson feel everything but good after the singer-songwriter cryptically brought up their old beef on a recent episode of Tank‘s ‘R&B Money.’


Tyla may be enjoying a history-making run on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakout single, ‘Water,’ but she’s far from resting on her laurels.

Just days after taking to the net to tease the chart-topping tune’s successor, ‘On & On,’ the South African hitmaker gave the new song the live treatment courtesy of a visit to ‘A Colors Show.’

See the stunning showing inside.


Drake may be gearing up to take the United States by storm with the January 2024 kickoff of the forthcoming ‘It’s All a Blur Tour – Big as the What?’ with J. Cole, but he’s still finding time to gift cuts from his latest project – ‘For All the Dogs: Scary Hours Edition‘ – the video treatment.

The latest in line is ‘Polar Opposites.’

“No, no, you remind me of someone I think you know,” he sings in the Lil Yachty-produced tune. “You know and I know things that she didn’t know / I’m not the same person I was five drinks ago.” 

Dropped on Wednesday (November 29), the visual serves several nods and references to Albania (which was celebrating its national Independence Day).

See ‘Polar’ in full inside.


Shawn Mendes has received some new plaques thanks to his hit songs ‘Mercy’ and ‘Treat You Better.’ 

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Ari Lennox had to hit pause on her performance in Los Angles last night (November 29) after a concertgoer threw of bottle of water at her.

And needless to say, the singer was less than impressed.

Full story below…


Fantasia‘s illustrious career looks set to ascend to even higher heights as she steps back into the role of Celie in ‘The Color Purple.’

Warner Bros‘ reimagining of the beloved tale hits the big screen as a musical movie on Christmas Day (December 25).

Anchored by the vocal powerhouse, the Blitz Bazawule directed film also stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Aunjanue Ellis, and more.

Styling and profiling for ELLE’s Women in Hollywood issue, Fantasia opens up about her breakthrough moment, how the film has helped her heal, and her future ambitions.

Check out pics and quotes below…


Check out Jennifer Lopez!

The multihyphenate chanteuse serves golden goddess on the cover of ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood 2023 issue.

One of an elite list of names bestowed with their own spread, J.Lo’s feature comes during an exciting week of unveilings.

As reported, the superstar announced her first album in a decade, ‘This Is Me…Now,’ revealed that it’ll be accompanied by a full-fledged movie, and teased its lead single ‘Can’t Get Enough.’

With the LP due on February 16 and ‘Enough’ dropping on January 10, tide yourselves over by peeping more of the glorious spread below. Also awaiting there are quotes from Lopez, who opens up about about her spot in Hollywood and the broader landscape…