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Charlamagne Tha God’s 2001 Rape Case Will Not Be Reopened

After a 17-year-old rape allegation against The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God (born Lenard Larry McKelvey) resurfaced this week, South Carolina officials say they…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / July 13, 2018

Drake Earns Eighth #1 Album with Scorpion, Sets New Streaming Record

Drake’s Scorpion album makes a smashing, streaming-powered debut atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set opens with the largest overall week of 2018 for any album.

“Person of Interest” Sought in XXXTentacion Shooting

Law enforcement authorities in South Florida want to talk to a 22-year-old man wanted as a "person of interest" in the shooting death of rising…
Associated Press / July 5, 2018

Smoke Dawg Shot and Killed in Toronto Club Incident: Report

A shooting outside of a Toronto nightclub on Saturday (June 30) has claimed the life of 21-year-old rapper Smoke Dawg, according to Drake and others.
Hilary Hughes, Billboard / July 1, 2018

Sony Music to Re-Release 35 Catalog Albums by Prince

Prince's estate and Sony Music Entertainment announced on Wednesday (June 27) they have signed an exclusive distribution agreement that covers 35 of the iconic musician's…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / June 27, 2018

Kanye West & Tidal Must Face Fraud Suit Over The Life of Pablo Exclusivity Claims

A fraud lawsuit against Kanye West and Tidal is being trimmed but will continue on, following a judge's ruling last week. On Friday,…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / June 26, 2018

XXXTentacion Becomes First Lead Artist to Earn Posthumous No. 1 Single Since Notorious B.I.G.

XXXTentacion posthumously tops the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Sad!" jumps from No. 52 to No. 1 for its first week atop the chart.
Gary Trust, Billboard / June 25, 2018

Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Paul was 54. His representative confirmed the legendary…
Melinda Newman, Billboard / June 23, 2018

Halsey Announced as Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Headliner

Halsey will headline the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival alongside Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake and Future. The "Bad at Love" singer joins Kehlani, Daya and more previously…
Billboard / June 20, 2018

“Call Me Maybe” Video Actor Holden Nowell Says He Wasn’t Comfortable With His Character’s Gay Storyline

Ever since the debut of her smash-hit single "Call Me Maybe" back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen has become one of the LGBTQ community’s heroes. The success…
Stephen Daw, Billboard / June 10, 2018

Eminem Criticized for Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

Eminem is drawing criticism from festival-goers who were frightened and upset over the rapper’s use of realistic gunshot sound effects during his headlining performance at…
Mitchell Peters, Billboard / June 10, 2018

Kanye West’s Ye Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Kanye West’s new album, Ye, is heading for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry forecasters. Prognosticators suggest…

R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting STD in Lawsuit

R. Kelly is the subject of a new lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court on Monday (May 21), alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 22, 2018

XXXTentacion Drops Defamation Suit Against Woman Who Now Says They Were ‘Joking Around’ in Video

XXXTentacion has reportedly dropped his defamation lawsuit against a woman, following a signed statement saying she and the musician née Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy were just "joking…
Colin Stutz, Billboard / May 15, 2018

Cardi B Deletes Her Instagram Account After Responding to Azealia Banks’ Insults

The feud between Cardi B and Azealia Banks has reignited — and it’s getting pretty messy. During a visit to The Breakfast Club…

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