Wiz Khalifa Earns Spot On YouTube’s Top 10 Videos Of The Decade

In the 2000s, Wiz Khalifa was only getting started, building a grassroots following that lifted his career f the ground. Mixtapes like Burn After Rolling, Flight School, and Prince Of The City helped him make his name known but by the time the 2010s rolled around, Wiz Khalifa broke out into the mainstream with the success “Black & Yellow”. Since then, he’s made hit after hit.

YouTube shared their list top music videos the 2010s. Although Wiz Khalifa didn’t make number one, he came damn close. “See You Again,” Wiz’s tribute to Paul Walker ft. Charlie Puth, hit number three on their list following Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” (#2) and Luis Fonsi’s “Desposito” ft. Daddy Yankee. To date, Wiz’ “See You Again” has garnered 4,320,523,808 views on YouTube and counting. In 2018, Wiz Khalifa earned an incredibly rare diamond plaque for the track which featured on Furious 7 OST. 

This song continues to be Wiz’s biggest song his career. Perhaps he’ll get another diamond plaque in 2020s. 

Peep the list below  Forbes. 

1. Luis Fonsi – “Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee)” – 6,558,078,465 views
2. Ed Sheeran – “Shape You” – 4,517,718,066 views
3. Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth)” – 4,320,523,808 views
4. Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)” – 3,732,564,526 views
5. Psy – “Gangnam Style” – 3,471,161,219 views
6. Justin Bieber – “Sorry” – 3,225,301,301 views
7. Maroon 5 – “Sugar” – 3,086,744,534 views
8. Katy Perry – “Roar” – 2,968,228,909 views
9. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars” – 2,883,120,697 views
10. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” – 2,864,887,373 views

Wiz Khalifa Cracks YouTube’s Top 10 Videos Of The Decade

With 2020 on the horizon and the decade dwindling down to a close, YouTube took a trip down memory lane and revealed its list of the most-watched videos for the past four decades.

And a notable name on the list of the 2010s is Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa with “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth, arguably one of the most emotional tracks the movie and music industry has ever seen.

The music video for the smash hit has accumulated 4,324,374,180 views as of press time, good for No. 3 on the list.

The iconic 2015 track, which was produced by Puth, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, was written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker on the soundtrack for Furious 7.

It sent shockwaves through the internet after its release, becoming the first rap song to hit a billion views on YouTube in 2015, also earning multiple nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Written Song For Visual Media.

And for a short period of time from July 10 to August 4 in 2017, it was outright the most-viewed video on YouTube, eventually being surpassed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber with “Despacito.”

According to Billboard, the video averaged three million views per day in 2017 alone and wasn’t even on YouTube until a week after its Facebook premiere.

Check out the full list of the most-watched videos on YouTube in the 2010s below.

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
  3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack
  4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars
  5. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V
  6. Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)
  7. Maroon 5 – Sugar (Official Music Video)
  8. Katy Perry – Roar (Official)
  9. OneRepublic – Counting Stars (Official Music Video)
  10. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud [Official Video]

Warner Music, Providence Equity Partners to Buy Music Catalogs

Warner Music Group announced that they and Providence Equity Partners had raised $650 million, which they intend to use to purchase music catalogs.

The partnership is called Tempo Music Investments. According to the announcement, while Providence is supplying most of the capital in the joint venture, Warner Music is supplying its ability to identify and manage investment opportunities.

Tempo Music has already made its first acquisitions. These include the catalogs of the following artists:

  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Shane McAnally
  • Ben Rector

While McAnally recently won a Grammy Award for his contribution to Kacey Musgraves’s “Space Cowboy,” Bhasker has won 5 Grammy Awards, including for Producer of the Year, while working with artists such as Kayne West and Bruno Mars.

The partnership makes sense considering how the growth of music streaming has driven both sales and copyright values sky-high.

Global music sales have risen from a little more than $14 billion in 2014 to more than $19 billion this year, making music a hot investment, especially among institutional investors and private equity companies.

Universal Music Group is a deal to sell 10% of the company to Tencent in a deal that values the company at a whopping $33 billion. Warner Music, which is said to be the third largest music company in the world, has seen its value skyrocket, too, in recent years.

Stu Bergen, who is the head of international at Warner Music, issued a statement in conjunction with the announcement of the Providence partnership. He said, “More than ever before, the long-lasting value of music is being recognized outside the music industry.”

Josh Empson, who is the managing director of Providence, also issued a statement. He said, “We are excited about this innovative new relationship, which combines Providence’s investment expertise in media with WMG’s distinctive skill in working with and recognizing top artists and assets in music.”

This is not the first time Warner Music and Providence have crossed paths. The latter once owned a stake in the former.

Keyshia Cole Explains Her "Confusion" With O.T. Genasis’s Remake Of Her Song

There have been plenty people who have tackled Keyshia Cole‘s “Love,” but not many have shown the same enthusiasm as O.T. Genasis. The rapper recently remixed the classic R&B track, switching up the lyrics to be about the Crip lifestyle while belting out the tune fkey. Fans have embraced the song, along with its chuckle-worthy music video, but Keyshia has taken to social media to call the remix “not cool.

The singer jumped on Instagram Live to share more her thoughts on the rapper’s rendition, mumbling something about O.T. Genasis changing the words to “Crippin'” and saying with a laugh, “That’s not funny!” People on her Live were apparently writing that the rapper messed up her song, but she told them not to spew negativity. “It’s too close to Christmas for that,” she told them. 

“I haven’t watched the whole thing,” Keyshia admitted. “I’ve seen a little bit it.” She made a face when a fan suggested that she hop on the track with him, but she understands that O.T. Genasis created the song to make people laugh. “You know what, honestly, it’s always so crazy for me to see when other artists sing that song in particular ’cause it’s just so funny. I hated that song when I recorded it.”

Bruno Mars, he made a video for Valentine’s Day. I was like, that’s crazy. He sung the whole song, but he sung it the way I wrote it, and I’m just used to that. So, I felt like it was a real surprise when I heard O.T. Genasis] do it in a different way. That’s where my confusion came in at.” Keyshia added, “But, I think it’s funny as hell.” Check out a clip her IG Live below.

Beyoncé Does Not Have Residency In Las Vegas Planned

Beyoncé does not have a Las Vegas residency planned after all.

A rep for the singer spoke with Variety, confirming that the reports initially sparked by the LoveBScott website were not true.

The report is “absolutely not true,” the rep tells the publication.

Beyoncé Does Not Have Residency In Las Vegas Planned

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Previously, “sources” revealed that Beyoncé had plans to announce the ficial residency in 2020 and that the residency would make Beyoncé the highest-paid entertainer in the city.

If reports were true, it would have been Beyoncé’s first residency since performing a series shows at the Wynn las Vegas’ Encore Theater in 2009, staging the live album I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn las vegas. All the while, fans maintain that Beyoncé would only set up any sort touring vehicle with an album in tow. Without one in sight, a residency would have been pretty out the ordinary.

Currently, a number stars occupy residencies in the city with Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, and Janet Jackson among them.

The next year will add even more to the rotation with Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars and Diana Ross among the lineup talent slated to kick f residencies in 2020.

Kanye West, JAY-Z & Beyoncé Top Forbes’ 2019 List Of Highest Earning Musicians

New York, NY – Forbes recently unveiled its list of the highest earning musicians of 2019. Unsurprisingly, Kanye West, JAY-Z and his superstar wife Beyoncé top the list.

Thanks primarily to his partnership with adidas, Ye landed at No. 2 with roughly $150 million, while JAY-Z and Beyoncé tied at No. 6 with $81 million each. The only artist to surpass Kanye was his nemesis Taylor Swift who landed in the No. 1 spot with $185 million.

“I am a product guy at my core,” West said in an August interview with Forbes. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

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Elsewhere on the list, Migos hit the No. 40 spot with $36 million, Kendrick Lamar settled at No. 34 with $38.5 million, DJ Khaled tied Marshmello at No. 29 with $40 million and Eminem matched Bruno Mars at No. 18 with $51 million. 

Check out the full list below.

40 | Migos
2019 EARNINGS: $36 million

39 | U2
2019 EARNINGS: $37 million

38 | Celine Dion
2019 EARNINGS: $37.5 million

37 | Shawn Mendes
2019 EARNINGS: $38 million

34 (tie) | Zac Brown Band
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

34 (tie) | Kendrick Lamar
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

34 (tie) | Calvin Harris
2019 EARNINGS: $38.5 million

33 | Dave Matthews
2019 EARNINGS: $39 million

32 | Lady Gaga
2019 EARNINGS: $39.5 million

29 (tie) | DJ Khaled
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

29 (tie) | Marshmello
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

29 (tie) | The Weeknd
2019 EARNINGS: $40 million

28 | Rolling Stones
2019 EARNINGS: $41 million

27 | Luke Bryan
2019 EARNINGS: $42.5 million

26 | Jennifer Lopez
2019 EARNINGS: $43 million

25 | Guns N’ Roses
2019 EARNINGS: $44 million

24 | The Chainsmokers
2019 EARNINGS: $46 million

22 (tie) | Ariana Grande
2019 EARNINGS: $48 million

22 (tie) | Paul McCartney
2019 EARNINGS: $48 million

21 | Fleetwood Mac
2019 EARNINGS: $49 million

19 (tie) | Jimmy Buffett
2019 EARNINGS: $50 million

19 (tie) | Eminem
2019 EARNINGS: $50 million

18 | Bruno Mars
2019 EARNINGS: $51 million

17 | Billy Joel
2019 EARNINGS: $52 million

15 (tie) | BTS
2019 EARNINGS: $57 million

15 (tie) | Pink
2019 EARNINGS: $57 million

13 (tie) | Katy Perry
2019 EARNINGS: $57.5 million

13 (tie) | Justin Timberlake
2019 EARNINGS: $57.5 million

12 | Travis Scott
2019 EARNINGS: $58 million

11 | Rihanna
2019 EARNINGS: $62 million

10 | Metallica
2019 EARNINGS: $68.5 million

9 | Diddy
2019 EARNINGS: $70 million

8 | Drake
2019 EARNINGS: $75 million

6 (tie) | Beyoncé
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

6 (tie) | JAY-Z
2019 EARNINGS: $81 million

5 | Elton John
2019 EARNINGS: $84 million

4 | The Eagles
2019 EARNINGS: $100 million

3 | Ed Sheeran
2019 EARNINGS: $110 million

2 | Kanye West
2019 EARNINGS: $150 million

1 | Taylor Swift
2019 EARNINGS: $185 million

Forbes Reveals Top-Earning Musicians of 2019

Kanye West was king in 2019.

Forbes has revealed its annual list of the year’s highest-earning musicians, which includes Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Drake, and Yeezus.

The Jesus Is King rapper lands at No. 2 on the list behind Taylor Swift with $150 million, thanks in large part to his Yeezy empire. His adidas partnership is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

“I am a product guy at my core,” Ye told the magazine. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

Music’s royal couple, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, tied at No. 6 with $81 million apiece. Drake ranks at No. 8 with $75 million, followed by Sean “Diddy” Combs with $70 million. Rihanna, who launched her Fenty fashion brand with LVMH this year, lands just outside the top 10 at No. 11 with $62 million in earnings.

The top 40 earners also include Travis Scott (No. 12, $58 million), Ariana Grande (No. 22, $48 million), The Weeknd (No. 29, $40 million), Kendrick Lamar (No. 34, $38.5 million), and Migos (No. 40, $36 million).

Overall, the 10 highest-paid musicians in the world earned just over $1 billion pre-tax from June 2018 to June 2019, up from $886 million last year.

Forbes World’s Top-Earning Musicians 2019

1. Taylor Swift – $185 million
2. Kanye West – $150 million
3. Ed Sheeran – $110 million
4. The Eagles – $100 million
5. Elton John – $84 million
6. JAY-Z – $81 million (tie)
6. Beyoncé – $81 million (tie)
8. Drake – $75 million
9. Diddy – $70 million
10. Metallica – $68.5 million
11. Rihanna – $62 million
12. Travis Scott – $58 million
13. Justin Timberlake – $57.5 million (tie)
13. Katy Perry – $57.5 million (tie)
15. Pink – $57 million (tie)
15. BTS – $57 million (tie)
17. Billy Joel – $52 million
18. Bruno Mars – $51 million
19. Jimmy Buffett – $50 million (tie)
19. Eminem – $50 million (tie)
21. Fleetwood Mac – $49 million

The Are the Top 100 Songs of the Decade (2010-2019)

As the 2010s draw to a close, Pandora has highlighted the top songs of the decade. These are the top 100 tracks on the platform. 

Drake dominates the list of 100 songs with 16 tracks, making him Pandora’s favored artist of the decade. Bad Girl Riri follows that up with a cool ten tracks on the list. The Weeknd takes the top spot overall with his song, “Earned It.”

Curious about the rest of the songs on the list? Take a peek below. You can also see the according to Apple Music. 

Top 100 Songs of the Decade

The Are the Top 100 Songs of the Decade (2010-2019)

Top 10 Songs of the Decade Winner – The Weeknd

  1. “Earned It” – The Weeknd
  2. “Someone Like You” – Adele
  3. “See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth)” – Wiz Khalifa
  4. “The Motto” – Drake
  5. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
  6. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
  7. “When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
  8. “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
  9. “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
  10. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

The Are the Top 100 Songs of the Decade (2010-2019)

Top 20 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Adele

11. “Hello” – Adele
12. “Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)” – Rihanna
13. “All Me” – Drake
14. “Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem
15. “Love Me” – Lil Wayne
16. “Needed Me” – Rihanna
17. “Somebody That I Used To Know (ft. Kimbra)” – Gotye
18. “Royals” – Lorde
19. “Roar” – Katy Perry
20. “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

The Are the Top 100 Songs of the Decade (2010-2019)

Top 30 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Rihanna

21. “Pour It Up” – Rihanna
22. “0 to 100/The Catch Up” – Drake
23. “I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift
24. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry
25. “I Don’t Fuck With You (ft. E-40)” – Big Sean
26. “All of Me” – John Legend
27. “Swimming Pools (Drank)” – Kendrick Lamar
28. “Sail” – AWOL Nation
29. “We Found Love (ft. Calvin Harris)” – Rihanna
30. “Marry You” – Bruno Mars

The Are the Top 100 Songs of the Decade (2010-2019)

Top 40 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Usher

31. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” – Usher
32. “Or Nah (ft. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa, and DJ Mustard) (Remix)” – Ty Dolla $ign
33. “Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)” – Mark Ronson
34. “The Monster (ft. Rihanna)” – Eminem
35. “Sure Thing” – Miguel
36. “Let Her Go” – Passenger
37. “Glad You Came” – The Wanted
38. “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
39. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
40. “Jumpman” – Drake and Future

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Top 50 Tracks of the Decade Winner –  Imagine Dragons

41. “Demons” – Imagine Dragons
42. “Thinkin’ Bout You” – Frank Ocean
43. “Headlines” – Drake
44. “Only (ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)” – Nicki Minaj
45. “Hell Yeah Fucking Right (ft. Lil Wayne)” – Drake
46. “Drank In My Cup” – Kirko Bangz
47. “She Will” – Lil Wayne
48. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
49. “Don’t Tell ‘Em (ft. YG)” – Jeremih
50. “Lights” – Ellie Goulding

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Top 60 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Iggy Azalea

51. “Fancy (ft. Charli XCX)” – Iggy Azalea
52. “Make Me Proud” – Drake
53. “The Hills” – The Weeknd
54. “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
55. “Problem (ft. Iggy Azalea)” – Ariana Grande
56. “Niggas In Paris” – Kanye West & Jay-Z
57. “Drunk On You” – Luke Bryan
58. “Don’t” – Bryson Tiller
59. “No Hands (ft. Roscoe Dash and Wale)” – Waka Flocka Flame
60. “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap

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Top 70 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Justin Bieber

61. “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
62. “Give Your Heart A Break” – Demi Lovato
63. “Drunk In Love” – Beyonce
64. “Poetic Justice” – Kendrick Lamar
65. “Loveeeeee Song (ft. Future)” – Rihanna
66. “Timber” – Pitbull
67. “Back to Back” – Drake
68. “Believe Me (ft. Drake)” – Lil Wayne
69. “Me, Myself & I” – G-Easy & Bebe Rexha
70. “Work (ft. Drake)” – Rihanna

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Top 80 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Jasmine Thompson

71. “Let Her Go” – Jasmine Thompson
72. “Up All Night” – Drake
73. “Closer (ft. Halsey)” – The Chainsmokers
74. “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
75. “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
76. “Down On Me” – Jeremih
77. “Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk
78. “You Da One” – Rihanna
79. “Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz)” – Kanye West
80. “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke

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Top 90 Tracks of the Decade Winner – Fetty Wap

81. “679 (ft. Remy Boyz)” – Fetty Wap
82. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (ft. John Legend)” – Meghan Trainor
83. “Just The Way Your Are” – Bruno Mars
84. “It Will Rain” – Bruno Mars
85. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake
86. “Midnight City” – M83
87. “Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean
88. “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)” – Ellie Goulding
89. “The Worst” – Jhené Aiko
90. “Bitch Better Have My Money” – Rihanna

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Top 90 Tracks of the Decade Winner – ILOVEMAKONNEN

91. “Tuesday (ft. Drake)” – ILOVEMAKONNEN
92. “Take Me To Church” – Hozier
93. “Play It Again” – Luke Bryan
94. “Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj
95. “Say Something (ft. Christina Aguilera)” – A Great Big World
96. “Take Care (ft. Rihanna)” – Drake
97. “Post To Be (ft. Christ Brown and Jhené Aiko) – Omarion
98. “Want U Back” – Cher Lloyd
99. “I Don’t Want This Night To End” – Luke Bryan
100. “Marvins Room” – Drake

Diddy & "Making The Band" Reveal What Songs Singers Need To Learn For Auditions

After confirming back in October that Making the Band would be returning to small screens, Diddy and his production crew have ficially begun their hunt for new talent. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the hip hop mogul hinted that this next round competition may be more intense than anything audiences have seen before. “I just know that for me, I would only be able to sign legends,” he said. “To be honest, my decisions will be made through God. I’m at another frequency and level music. It would have to be something that God fully put in my heart, like when I heard Biggie or I heard Mary J. Blige].”

Diddy & "Making The Band" Reveal What Songs Singers Need To Learn For Auditions
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On Wednesday, MTV unveiled on their front page that they’ve begun to take applicants for the 2020 series, although people have been submitting since last month. They’ve laid out all the necessary requirements, and as now, it looks as if those that make it to qualifying rounds will be housed in Los Angeles. Applicants can’t be signed to contracts or deals, can’t be affiliated with people working for Combs Enterprises, and can’t have a certain questionable legal background.

Online audition submissions will be held until March 2020 and the casting website shows aspiring singers must be able to belt otu “one or two” these songs acapella:

112 – “Only You” (Remix)
Bruno Mars – “Versace on the Floor”
Lauryn Hill – “Ex Factor”
Mary J Blige – “I’m Goin’ Down”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Post Malone – “Wow”
Usher – “U Remind Me” OR Usher- “U Got It Bad”
Jodeci – “Come and Talk To Me”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Halsey – “Without Me”
Luis Fonsi – “Despacito” ft Justin Bieber
Chris Brown – “Yo” (Excuse Me Miss)
Marvin Gaye – “Distant Lover”

Previous Making the Band participants are hoping to get a feature on the upcoming season, including Day 26 who have stated they’d like to make an appearance. Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day has said that she believes Diddy should “finish what he started” with their group before moving on to another.

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Netflix's Music-Drenched 'Soundtrack' Series Coming ⁠— Here's the Trailer

Netflix will release a new musical drama called ‘Soundtrack‘ on December 18. The drama promises to tell a series of love stories across the city of Los Angeles in each episode.

“Every song is a love song,” is the pitch for the show, with the first trailer released below. The cast includes Campbell Scott, Jenna Dewan, Madeleine Stowe, Callie Hernandez, and Paul James.

“Love, loss and transformative luck intersect in this musical series about two struggling artists experiencing life at full volume in Los Angeles.”

Netflix says the new series will be a collection of love stories that connect groups across Los Angeles. The voiceover in the trailer describes the way music can transform the lives of those around us.

The series was developed by Joshua Safran and originated at Fox under the name Mixtape. Safran serves as writer and executive producer. Ali Krug is a co-executive producer along with Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison.

The trailer appears to stick to its original name by accentuating each clip with a cassette player button. Each episode is a self-contained love story with musical backing.

Some of the artists featured in the series include Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, the Weeknd, and Bruno Mars. You can watch the series starting December 18 on Netflix.

Soundtrack‘ isn’t Netflix’s first foray into music-driven programming.

is a hip-hop talent show hosted by Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. The tagline for that show promises to search for undiscovered hip-hop talent across America. The first four episodes of that series dropped on October 9 and finally wrapped up on October 23.

Check out the first trailer for the new series below. Let us know what you think about it in the comments. It looks very algorithmically appealing, doesn’t it? Netflix is losing so much content to , and a musical drama isn’t going to stem the flow.

Billboard’s Top Ten Hip-Hop Songs Of The Decade List Is Fairly Cringeworthy

In Billboard’s defense, this list was probably aggregated using hard facts and data from their charting system. Also, each song listed was insanely impactful and dominated the radio airwaves. However, looking at their Top Ten Hip-Hop and R&B Songs the Decade list is a pretty cringe-worthy task. 

This has been an incredible ten years for the rap genre, developing into one the most-listened-to styles music in the entire world. These days, the Billboard chart is filled up with hip-hop selections, composing the majority the most popular global tunes. Still though, the fact that their decade-end list looks like this is almost a travesty.

Starting us f at the tenth position is Drake, who had a monster decade with “God’s Plan.” Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” follows that up before Travis Scott and Drake’s collaboration on “SICKO MODE” takes home the eighth slot. Drake then appears again with “One Dance” before two tracks from Post Malone and one from The Weeknd. The top three is where things seriously go awry though. Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” earns a bronze medal, Bruno Mars‘ “That’s What I Like” gets silver and, all the songs to have won this decade, Macklemore‘s “Thrift Shop” takes the pole position. Aight then.

What do you think Billboard’s list? Are we being a touch too dramatic?

The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

 

The most popular concert tickets, tour stops, and artists around the country, based on SeatGeek data through Wednesday, November 27th.

Welcome to our weekly report on the world of live music, based on exclusive data from SeatGeek, a ticketing platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. Read on for insights into the most popular artists and festivals from the prior and upcoming weeks.

Most Popular Artists and Festivals

Past Week, Based on SeatGeek Web Traffic

The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

1. Post Malone (Rank last week: 2)

After a strong showing at Posty Fest earlier this month, rapper Post Malone is as on top of his game as he’s ever been. You can catch him on the 2020 leg of his “Runaway Tour” starting in February.

2. Harry Styles (Rank last week: 1)

After a stellar SNL performance, the announcement of a new solo album, and now an upcoming world tour, Harry Styles is back in the spotlight. You can see him live at next year’s “Love On Tour,” with Jenny Lewis on tap as opener.

3. Luke Combs (Rank last week: 1)

Luke Combs is still on the road for his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour,” but he also made waves last month with the announcement of the “What You See is What You Get Tour” slated for 2020. Combs also dropped the official What You See is What You Get album earlier this month.

4. Billie Eilish (Rank last week: 5)

Unless you’re planning on attending one of the two Jingle Ball concerts Billie Eilish will be performing at this winter, fans will have to wait until spring of 2020 to catch her live. Her “Where Do We Go? World Tour” will kick off in March 9 in Miami at the American Airlines Arena.

5. Bad Bunny (Rank last week: 4)

Bad Bunny is in the midst of his new “X 100Pre Tour” dates, which will see the Latin superstar throughout parts of the South, Southwest and East Coast. Fans living in the Chicago area will get a taste of the musician when he performs at the Allstate Arena this weekend.

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SeatGeek “Rising” Artists and Festivals

Past Week, Based on the Percent Increase in SeatGeek Web Traffic

The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

1. Reba McEntire 409%

Country icon Reba McEntire is hitting the road next year for a late spring. Catch her starting March 20 in Evansville, IN and wrapping up on May 9 in Grand Rapids, MI. She’ll perform heavily throughout the Midwest.

2. Lil Mosey 170%

Young up-and-coming rapper Lil Mosey will tour next year. The 17-year-old Seattle native has just announced dates throughout Europe, including shows in Cardiff, Manchester and London. The performances are part of his “Certified Hitmaker Tour.”

3. Snoh Aalegra: 164%

Eclectic singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra is nearing the end of her current tour. The Oh Those Feels Again singer is performing a sold-out show at the Center Stage in Atlanta on Saturday, and the Wiltern in Los Angeles the following week.

4. Bruno Mars: 137%

Bruno Mars has just announced another round of Las Vegas shows for 2020. The residency will take place at the MGM Park Theater, and runs from March 6 to April 25 with five total shows. They mark Mars’ first confirmed live performances of the year.

5. Dan Shay: 130%

Country duo Dan Shay were in the spotlight over the weekend. The pair took the stage on Sunday at the American Music Awards to accept the award for Favorite Country Song. Their single “Speechless” has dominated the radio over the past year–fans can only hope to catch them live in 2020.

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The Week’s Top U.S. Festivals & Tours, Presented by SeatGeek

Bad Bunny tops our list this week, as his “X 100Pre Tour” makes it way across North America. Fans can catch him this weekend, first at the Toyota Center in Houston and then at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL outside Chicago. The Jonas Brothers are still chugging along on the “Happiness Begins Tour,” which sees them along the East Coast over the holiday weekend. Namely, folks living near Atlantic City or Baltimore will have the chance to see them in the flesh when they perform at the Boardwalk Hall and Royal Farms Arena, respectively.

Celine Dion’s “Courageous Tour” will take her to the United Center in Chicago on December 1, meanwhile the equally iconic Cher is slated to perform at Madison Square Garden just two days later. The epic Jingle Ball will kick off next week, with a stop in Fort Worth, TX at the Dickies Arena.

Chris Brown and Drake Win Big at Soul Train Awards

Chris Brown and Drake were the big winners at the BET 2019 Soul Train Awards.

Their Indigo collaboration “No Guidance” received three awards including Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance, and Best Collaboration Performance at the 32nd annual awards show, which aired lived from the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Brown led with eight nominations, followed by Drake with seven nods. While nether was in attendance, a grateful Chris took to Instagram to thank fans for their support. “THANK YOU GOD !!! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME ❤️ I LOVE YOU. It means the world to me,” he said following Sunday’s win.

Six-time nominee Lizzo took home two awards for Video of the Year for “Juice” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for Cuz I Love You.

Other winners included Summer Walker, who won her first-ever award for Best New Artist. The “Playing Games” singer, who recently canceled her tour dates due to social anxiety, was on hand to accept the award. “Thank you so much. I didn’t expect this,” she said.

Cardi B took home the Rhythm & Bars Award for “Money,” H.E.R. was named Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Beyoncé won the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “Brown Skin Girl,” which she shared with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

The 2019 BET Soul Train Awards featured performances from Wale featuring Jeremih and Kelly Price, Queen Naija, K. Michelle, SiR, Boyz II Men, Luke James, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis received The Legends Award and Yolanda Adams was honored with the Lady of Soul Award.

See a full list of winners below.

Best New Artist
Summer Walker
Lucky Daye
Mahalia
Nicole Bus
Pink Sweat$
YK Osiris

Soul Train Certified Award
Trevor Jackson
Ciara
Daniel Caesar
Fantasia
india.arie
Kelly Rowland

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Kirk Franklin
Bebe Winans
Donald Lawrence
Erica Campbell
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Tori Kelly

Rhythm & Bars Award
Cardi B, “Money”
21 Savage feat J. Cole, “A Lot”
DaBaby, “Suge”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Meek Mill feat. Drake, “Going Bad”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. DaBaby, “Cash Shit”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
H.E.R.
Ari Lennox
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Khalid
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
Daniel Caesar
Tank

Album/Mixtape of the Year
Cuz I Love You, Lizzo
Shea Butter Baby, Ari Lennox
Indigo, Chris Brown
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
Free Spirit, Khalid

Song of the Year
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown feat. Drake
“Before I Let Go,” Beyoncé
“Shot Clock,” Ella Mai
“Talk,” Khalid
“Juice,” Lizzo
“Girls Need Love (Remix),” Summer Walker feat. Drake

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Brown Skin Girl,” written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)
“Hard Place,” written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth & Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)
“Juice,” written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)
“Make It Better,” written by Brandon Anderson, William Smokey Robinson, Alaina Chenevert, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Daniel Manman Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak feat. Smokey Robinson)
“No Guidance,” written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Josha Lewis, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib & Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown feat. Drake)
“Talk,” written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence & Khalid Robinson (Khalid)

Best Dance Performance
Chris Brown feat. Drake, “No Guidance”
Beyoncé, “Spirit”
Danileigh feat. Chris Brown, “Easy (Remix)”
Lizzo, “Juice”
Normani, “Motivation”
Teyana Taylor, “WTP”

Video of the Year
Lizzo, “Juice”
Alicia Key, “Raise A Man”
Beyoncé, “Spirit”
Childish Gambino, “Feels Like Summer”
Khalid, “Better”

Best Collaboration Performance
Chris Brown feat. Drake, “No Guidance”
Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole, “Shea Butter Baby”
Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter, “Brown Skin Girl”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
PJ Morton & JoJo, “Say So”
Ty Dolla $ign feat. J. Cole, “Purple Emoji”

Summer Walker, H.E.R. & More Wins Big At Soul Train Music Awards

Sunday night the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards kicked f at Las Vegas’s Orleans Arena to celebrate the best talent in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop over the course the year while also honoring industry legends.

It was actresses Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold who served as co-host and co-producers the show. Among those who walked away from the awards with a trophy in hand were Summer Walker, who earned the Best New Artist title and H.E.R. who was awarded as Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

Walker appeared onstage very briefly to thank her LVRN label and management team and producer London On Da Track.

Check out the full list nominees and winners from the 2019 Soul Train awards.

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Lucky Daye

Mahalia

Nicole Bus

Pink Sweat$

Summer Walker – WINNER

YK Osiris

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ciara

Daniel Caesar

Fantasia

India.Arie

Kelly Rowland

Trevor Jackson

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BeBe Winans

Donald Lawrence

Erica Campbell

Kirk Franklin – WINNER

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

21 Savage – “A Lot” featuring J. Cole

Cardi B – “Money”

DaBaby – “Suge”

J. Cole – “Middle Child”

Meek Mill – “Going Bad” featuring Drake

Megan Thee Stallion – “Cash Shit” featuring DaBaby

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Ari Lennox

Beyoncé

H.E.R. – WINNER

Lizzo

Mary J. Blige

Summer Walker

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Anderson .Paak

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

Daniel Caesar

Khalid

Tank

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby

Chris Brown – Indigo

Ella Mai – Ella Mai

H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her

Khalid – Free Spirit

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

SONG OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “Before I Let Go”

Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake

Ella Mai – “Shot Clock”

Khalid – “Talk”

Lizzo – “Juice”

Summer Walker – “Girls Need Love (Remix)” featuring Drake

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Brown Skin Girl” – Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)

“Hard Place” – Written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth, Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)

“Juice” – Written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)

“Make It Better” – Written by Brandon Anderson, William “Smokey” Robinson, Alana Chenevert, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Daniel Maman, Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak featuring Smokey Robinson)

“No Guidance” – Written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Joshua “J-Louis” Huizar, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib, Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown featuring Drake)

“Talk” – Written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence, Khalid Robinson (Khalid)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Beyoncé – “Spirit”

Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake

DaniLeigh – “Easy (Remix)” featuring Chris Brown

Lizzo – “Juice”

Normani – “Motivation”

Teyana Taylor – “WTP”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”

Beyoncé – “Spirit”

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”

Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake

Khalid – “Better”

Lizzo – “Juice”

BEST COLLABORATION

Ari Lennox – “Shea Butter Baby” featuring J. Cole

Beyoncé – “Brown Skin Girl” featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”

Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake

PJ Morton  – “Say So” featuring JoJo

Ty Dolla $ign – “Purple Emoji” featuring J. Cole

Bruno Mars Demands $1M Concert Promoter Lawsuit Be Thrown Out

About two months ago, Bruno Mars was served with a $1 million lawsuit by promotion and booking company Major Entertainment who sued the Grammy-Award winning artist for allegedly bailing on a scheduled concert. As we posted, Bruno allegedly agreed to a special performance during his “24k Magic” World Tour that was coordinated by Bruno’s supposed publicist, Michelle Reece, who confirmed he’d be in Springfield, Missouri on October 23, 2017.

Bruno Mars Demands $1M Concert Promoter Lawsuit Be Thrown Out
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Michelle was paid $77,800 since Bruno’s show was expected to pull in over $1 million with plans for him to get some the prits. The Blast now reports that Bruno denies any wrongdoing and wants the case dropped since he believes the concert promoter was a “victim a scam at the hands defendant Michelle D. Reece.” Michelle seemingly scammed her way into making people believe she was an agent for the “When I Was Your Man” singer.

“Plaintiff also acknowledges that it turns out that Reece never had a contract with Mars,” the documents state. “Plaintiff does not allege that it had any contact with Mars or Mars’ authorized representatives, much less a binding contract. Indeed, Plaintiff openly concedes that neither it nor Reece ever had any contact or a contract with Mars or his representatives.”

Bruno wants to be removed from the case. Michelle has yet to respond.