Mejores momentos + Lista de ganadores de los Billboard Music Awards 2021

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Este domingo – 23 de mayo – se realizó una edición más de los Billboard Music Awards desde el Microsoft Theater en Los Ángeles, California, con Nick Jonas como el presentador del evento.

Este domingo – 23 de mayo – se llevó a cabo una edición más de los Billboard Music Awards en el Microsoft Theatre en Los Angeles, California. La ceremonia corrió bajo la conducción del menor de los integrantes de los Jonas BrothersNick Jonas, y contó con grandes momentos.

Y es que, como era de esperarse, The Weeknd fue el artista que más galardones se llevó al arrasar en diez de las 16 categorías en las que se encontraba nominado. Con ello, Abel se convirtió en el artista más premiado de los Billboard Music Awards 2021, mostrando así su gran talento tras ser rechazado de los Premios Grammy.

Además de ser el artista más premiado, The Weeknd también ofreció una de las presentaciones musicales más impactantes de la noche. El canadiense se apoderó de la transmisión para interpretar su éxito Save your tears’ sobre un convertible rojo rodeado de otros iguales.

Pese a que a simple vista pareciera una presentación simple, lo cierto es que los autos que acompañaron a The Weeknd estuvieron perfectamente coordinados hasta que éste se detuvo y continuó con su presentación de pie mientras que la coreografía vehicular seguía su ritmo. ¡Checa el vídeo!

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Los mejores momentos de la noche

Aunado a los grandes momentos que nos regaló The Weeknd, los BBMAs 2021 también contaron con la presencia de diversas celebridades que acapararon la atención e hicieron bailar a todos los presentes.

Entre las mejores presentaciones en vivo se encuentra el espectacular cierre que le dieron los Jonas Brothers al evento, mismo que contó con una colaboración especial con Marshmello. Por su lado, Twenty One Pilots llegó al escenario de los BBMAs para interpretar su más reciente sencillo ‘Shy Away, mientras que Bad Bunny y Karol G le dieron ese sabor latino a la velada.

P!nk fue galardonada con el premio Icon debido a su trayectoria musical, mientras que Drake recibió el premio especial ‘Artist of the Decade’ por sus logros en la industria durante los últimos diez años. El rapero protagonizó el momento más emotivo de la ceremonia al recibir el galardón acompañado de su pequeño hijo, Adonis Graham, a quien mantuvo en secreto por años.

Los ganadores de los Billboard Music Awards son elegidos con base en las preferencias de la audiencia, las ventas de álbumes y canciones digitales, presencia en radio y plataformas de streaming, así como el reconocimiento social de los artistas.

Aquí te dejamos la lista completa de ganadores.

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Lista completa de ganadores

Top Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top New Artist

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Doja Cat
  • Jack Harlow
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR
  • Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Female Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Dua Lipa
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Taylor Swift – GANADORA

Top Duo/Group

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Post Malone
  • Taylor Swift – GANADOR

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Dua Lipa
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake – GANADOR
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Morgan Wallen
  • The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Ariana Grande
  • SB19
  • Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • Doja Cat
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top R&B Male Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Doja Cat – GANADORA
  • SZA

Top Rap Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Megan Thee Stallion – GANADORA
  • Saweetie

Top Country Artist

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen – GANADOR

Top Country Male Artist

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen – GANADOR

Top Country Female Artist

  • Gabby Barrett – GANADORA
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line – GANADOR
  • Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Machine Gun Kelly – GANADOR
  • twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin – GANADOR
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny – GANADOR
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist

  • Becky G
  • Karol G – GANADOR
  • Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Eslabón Armado – GANADOR
  • Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Kygo
  • Lady Gaga – GANADOR
  • Marshmello
  • Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

  • Casting Crowns
  • Elevation Worship – GANADOR
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

  • Kirk Franklin
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Maverick City Music
  • Kanye West – GANADOR

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  • Lil Baby, My Turn
  • Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – GANADOR
  • Taylor Swift, folklore
  • The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album

  • Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
  • Doja Cat, Hot Pink
  • Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
  • The Weeknd, After Hours – GANADOR

Top Rap Album

  • DaBaby, Blame It On Baby
  • Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  • Lil Baby, My Turn
  • Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
  • Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – GANADOR

Top Country Album

  • Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
  • Sam Hunt, Southside
  • Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
  • Carrie Underwood, My Gift
  • Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album – GANADOR

Top Rock Album

  • AC/DC, Power Up
  • Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
  • Glass Animals, Dreamland
  • Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall – GANADOR
  • Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album

  • Anuel AA, Emmanuel
  • Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
  • Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
  • Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG – GANADOR
  • J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
  • Gryffin, Gravity
  • Kygo, Golden Hour
  • Lady Gaga, Chromatica – GANADOR
  • Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album

  • Bethel Music, Peace
  • Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
  • Carrie Underwood, My Gift – GANADOR
  • We The Kingdom, Holy Water
  • Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album

  • Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
  • Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 – GANADOR
  • Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
  • Kierra Sheard, Kierra

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Streaming Song

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” – GANADOR
  • Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • BTS, “Dynamite» – GANADOR
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
  • Harry Styles, “Adore You”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope” – GANADOR
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song

  • Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Doja Cat, “Say So”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Rap Song

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” – GANADOR
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”

Top Country Song

  • Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”
  • Gabby Barrett, “I Hope” – GANADOR
  • Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”
  • Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song

  • AJR, “Bang!” – GANADOR
  • All Time Low ft. blackbear, “Monsters”
  • Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear, “my ex’s best friend”
  • twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song

  • Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti” – GANADOR
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
  • Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers, “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”
  • SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” – GANADOR
  • Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ily (i love you baby)”
  • Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song

  • Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens” – GANADOR
  • for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “TOGETHER”
  • Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”
  • Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”
  • Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song

  • Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
  • Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
  • Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”
  • Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”
  • Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood” – GANADOR

 

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

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The past year has wreaked havoc on the music industry, with live music dramatically curtailed, crew workers struggling to make ends meet, and recording studios looking for ways to operate safely. Despite these serious challenges, we’ve got plenty of great music to look forward to as the new year gets underway — from some of music’s biggest names returning to their thrones to rising stars making new breakthroughs. Some of these albums have confirmed dates and details, others are just highly intriguing prospects on the horizon, and they’re all reasons to be excited about the months to come. Here are 54 of the pop, hip-hop, rock, country, and more LPs we’re hoping to hear in 2021.

New Music From SZA, Big Sean, 6ix9ine & More

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SZA photographed on Nov. 12, 2018 at Skyline West Mansion in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.

This week, SZA makes a delightfully unexpected return, Big Sean big-ups his hometown and 6ix9ine aims for the mainstream. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Song That’s The Most Pleasant Surprise of the Day:
SZA feat. Ty Dolla $ign, «Hit Different»

Although it’s only been three years since SZA released her masterful Ctrl album, the relative silence that has followed has been maddening for fans, as they eagerly await the next move from one of R&B’s most captivating voices. Now, out of nowhere, we get “Hit Different,” a new single featuring Ty Dolla $ign, produced by the Neptunes and showcasing the vision that makes SZA so unique. A song about yearning after a man and the jealousy that springs from passion, SZA runs circles around the sinewy beat, packing each thoughtful observation with enough vocal flair that she overshadows Ty’s sturdy hook. Will “Hit Different” lead a new project, or is it a one-off to tide us over? Either way, it’s nice to hear SZA back at what she does best.

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The Album That Helps Cement a Legacy:
Big Sean, Detroit 2

A sense of peace defines Detroit 2, Big Sean’s first album in three years and a sequel to his 2012 mixtape: once a punchline rapper looking up to Kanye West on the G.O.O.D. Music releases, Big Sean is now a seasoned, surefooted veteran, and his confidence in his craft elevates the work. Detroit 2 is a jam-packed record — there’s a nine-minute cypher featuring 11 Detroit MCs, a TWENTY88 reunion, a Travis Scott collaboration designed to be a smash, and an Erykah Badu spoken-word interlude, and that’s just the second half of this behemoth. Yet Big Sean nimbly hops around the different styles without sounding overtaxed or losing his carefree approach; on “Lucky Me,” he opens up about being diagnosed with a heart condition as a teenager, and through that lens, Detroit 2 is a celebration of life and survival from a still-hungry artist.

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The Album That Tries To Bring Trolling To The Mainstream:
6ix9ine, TattleTales

What happens when an underground hero, defined by his controversies and cult-figure status, goes fully mainstream? It’s the question that 6ix9ine’s latest full-length, TattleTales, tries to answer: after all, the most polarizing figure in modern pop is coming off of a jail stint as well as his first Hot 100 No. 1, both free and ready to dominate the charts with collaborators like Nicki Minaj, Akon and Lil AK. TattleTales ultimately straddles the line between more traditional pop craft — check the opening one-two punch of “Locked Up 2,” a rework of the Akon hit, and the rhythmic “Tutu” — and ultra-aggressive rap, as on “Punani” and the previously released “Gooba.”

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The Album That Compels You To Move:
Ozuna, ENOC

As you look at the track list to Ozuna’s new project, ENOC (El Negrito Ojos Claros), your eyes linger on the heavy-hitting guest list: not only has the reggaeton star tapped fellow Latin A-listers J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Karol G, but he’s also united Doja Cat and Sia on the radio-ready single “Del Mar.” The collaborations often live up to their pedigree, but the 72-minute ENOC also gives Ozuna ample time to shine on his own, his voice deepening and winding around the simmering beats on tracks like “Sincero,” “A Escondidas” and the hit “Caramelo.” Both charming and prolific, Ozuna has figured out how to evolve on his own and alongside other major artists.

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The Music Video That Is… Absolutely Not What You Expected:
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, “Popstar”

It’s easy to imagine a music video for “Popstar,” the recent DJ Khaled/Drake collaboration, after a single listen — Drake and Khaled, floating around a decadent existence with expensive toys surrounding them, as they’ve done in countless clips together and separately. Instead, the “Popstar” video is high-concept — after an opening monologue in which Drizzy vents his frustration with Khaled’s many demands, he calls in a favor from Justin Bieber, who lip-synchs the song and enjoys the luxurious setting in his place. The gamble pays off, as “Popstar” sounds more arresting when its visual is an unexpected experience; also, kudos to Drake for some over-the-top, genuinely funny exasperation in the intro.

The Remix That Unites Six Rising Stars:
Chloe x Halle feat. Doja Cat, City Girls & Mulatto, «Do It» remix

Grouping Chloe x Halle, Doja Cat, City Girls and Mulatto together on the same remix feels like it will be a quietly important moment — as if, years from now, we’ll look back and marvel at how many soon-to-be stars shone on a single track. And the best part: this remix of Chloe x Halle’s Ungodly Hour standout “Do It” somehow doesn’t stray too far from the essence of the original, as the guests join the party without making the room too crowded. Listen for Doja Cat’s raucous energy, City Girls’ melodic flow and Mulatto’s confident drawl, but don’t overlook the classy vibe Chloe x Halle carried over from the original.

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The Song That Aims To Inspire During a Tumultuous Time:
Finneas, «What They’ll Say About Us»

In a statement, Finneas reveals that he wrote his new solo track “What They’ll Say About Us” in June, inspired by both the powerful voice created by the Black Lives Matter protests as well as the sorrow inflicted by the coronavirus  pandemic: “I hope this song can offer some sort of comfort to those who may need it,” he writes. During a year of great upheaval, Billie Eilish’s most trusted collaborator has done his best to take center stage and transmit 2020’s mix of emotions. While the production on “What They’ll Say About Us” is effectively restrained, credit Finneas for going full-on showstopper when he draws out the line, “We’ve got the time to take the world / And make it better than it ever was.”

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The Song That Understands its R&B History:
Bryson Tiller, «Inhale»

On the same day that SZA has returned with a new single, another enigmatic R&B star whose last project was released three years ago, Bryson Tiller, also takes a bold stride back into the spotlight with a single, “Inhale,” that’s daring in all the right ways. Sampling both SWV’s “All Night Long” and Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon’ Cry,” Tiller uses the prism of ‘90s R&B to refract his own vulnerabilities on the track: “Yes, I spent all these f–kin’ years dwelling, yes, I feel irrelevant,” he sings, a few seconds after admitting he’s been both crying and overanalyzing text messages. Dating back to 2015’s TRAPSOUL, Tiller has proven to be a songwriting dynamo, and “Inhale” is one of his most inventive moments yet.

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Here’s Why Drake Is Handing Out Flowers All Over Toronto

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Drake is most definitely up to something. The 6 God teased a new business venture on his Instagram called More Life Growth Co. on Tuesday (Nov. 5), and spent the day gifting some friends across Toronto with flower bouquets to build hype for Thursday’s (Nov. 7) unveiling.

More Life Growth Co. takes on the namesake of his 2017 project. Posts on social media have popped up with Drake’s team outside spreading joy and positivity by handing out flowers. Local television host Dina Pugliese-Mirkovich posted the bouquet sent courtesy of Drizzy to Instagram hinting at his new business.

«That one time when @champagnepapi sent me flowers! Ok….so his team is out and about spreading all kinds of positive vibes with flowers to unsuspecting peeps today…but still. Lol! He’s launching a new business venture this Thursday,» she wrote. Fans are encouraged to follow @MoreLife on Instagram to stay in the know for Thursday’s launch.

Drake’s business portfolio is about to get a little more diverse. A rep from Drizzy’s team told Pitchfork that «more will be announced soon.»

Find Drake’s teaser and some of the flowers being handed out below.

 

 

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See Drake’s Unplanned, But Nonetheless Impressive, Halloween Costume

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Drake didn’t have to look too far when it came to his costume on Wednesday night (Oct. 30), as the 6 God dressed up as his father, Dennis Graham.

Drizzy posted a photo with his dad in the wee hours of Halloween morning, and the resemblance is uncanny.

When the father-son duo linked up, Drake noted that their nearly identical outfits were «not planned.» Aubrey matched his dad with a heavy mustache, white top, cap, and glasses.

Earlier in October, the two engaged in a public disagreement, but it seems they’ve agreed to move past it. Dennis Graham joined Nick Cannon for an interview, where he claimed that Drake exaggerated their strained relationship in his music to move more records, which Drizzy quickly refuted.

«Woke up today so hurt, man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him,» Drake wrote in response. «It’s sad when family gets like this, but what can we really do? That’s the people we are stuck with. Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept.»

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Drake Celebrates ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Sixth Anniversary With Throwback Photos, Cake: See Pics

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Drake’s third studio album, Nothing Was the Same, celebrated its sixth anniversary on Tuesday (Sept. 24). Drizzy chimed in with some throwback photos from 2013 posted to his Instagram before the night was out.

«NWTS,» he captioned. Pics included the 6 God sitting on top of his roof, rocking a «September 24th» hoodie, various NWTS merchandise, and a CD cover of the album. He also took to his Instagram Story to post a photo of his Nothing Was the Same birthday cake, which was expertly decorated with the project’s artwork.

The LP successfully debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after selling 658,000 copies in first-week sales. NWTS would end up spawning seven singles total, which included «Started From the Bottom,» «Hold On, We’re Going Home,» «Worst Behavior,» «Too Much,» «The Language,» «Pound Cake,» and «All Me.»

Check out the pics below and give NWTS a spin if you didn’t yesterday.

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Drake Is Officially the First Solo Artist to Have More than 200 Appearances on Billboard Hot 100

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Drake has «more slaps than the Beatles,» but not more Billboard Hot 100 charting songs than the cast of Glee

Started from the bottom and now he’s here!

Drake has officially made Billboard history. This week, the “Started From the Bottom” rapper became the first solo artist to have more than 200 appearances — a number that trumped legends like Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Ray Charles.

The Canadian artist and Degrassi: The Next Generation alum, 32, hit the major milestone on the Aug 17-dated charts thanks to his new album, Care Package — a compilation of never-released singles.

The LP, which dropped on Aug. 2, yielded six tracks on the Hot 100, upping Drake’s grand total to 203 entries, according to Billboard. Only the Glee cast has accumulated more on the charts with 207 songs.

Care Package also hit No. 1, making it Drake’s ninth LP to top the charts. The songs from the album that pushed him to his new record are “Trust Issues” (No. 58), “How About Now” (No. 60), “The Motion” (No. 61), “Dreams Money Can Buy” (No. 68), “Club Paradise” (No. 85) and “Days in the East” (No. 95).

Other rappers that have come close to Drake’s Hot 100 record include Lil Wayne, who has 163 entries, Nicki Minaj who has 103, and JAY-Z, who has 100.

Presley is the highest of the legendary musical acts on the list, with 109 tunes, while iconic artists like Franklin boasts 73 — just two more than the Beatles, who have 71 entries.

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Last year, Drake set another record for the highest number of top 10 songs on the Hot 100 chart in a single calendar year — surpassing The Beatles, who earned 11 top 10 songs in their breakout year of 1964. The rapper beat the legendary band by one song.

The artist recently celebrated his history-making record, proving that he’s “got more slaps than The Beatles”  with a tattoo inspired by the group’s iconic Abbey Road album cover. The unique tatoo features Drake walking ahead of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the famous road.

Drake has been releasing music for more than 10 years with his breakthrough track, “Best I Ever Had,” charting in May 2009.

Of his 203 Hot 100 charting singles, he’s seen 35 hit the top 10 and six hit No. 1 — including “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” and “In My Feelings.”

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Drake Previews New Song With Lil Baby

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Drake and Lil Baby were spotted at the same ATL nightclub over the weekend (May 6), hanging together at Preme’s album release party — with a preview of a collaboration in tow. The 6 God and the emerging Quality Control rapper shared a snippet of the anticipated track, which made its way to social media in a since-deleted Instagram story from Quality Control CEO Pierre «Pee» Thomas.

It’s still unclear if the song will appear on Baby’s Harder Than Ever project, which releases on May 18, or if it’s slated for a cameo on Drizzy’s upcoming Scorpion album in June. Throughout the snippet, Drake can be heard alluding to Atlanta’s Wheezy behind the boards as the track’s producer. «Wheezy produced it and Weezy done made me,» he raps.

Increasing buzz about the tease over the weekend, the «My Dawg» MC teased the idea of a potential collaboration on the horizon with the Toronto native on Twitter early Monday morning (May 7). «Imagine Me And Drake Droppin A Song,» he shrewdly tweeted. With OVO on the side of another alley-oop, Lil Baby’s burgeoning career could be taken to the next level in 2018.

Check out a preview of the joint effort from Drake and Lil Baby below.

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Olivia Wilde, Tiffany Haddish, Zoe Saldana, More Appear in Drake’s Star-Studded Music Video for ‘Nice for What’

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Everything Drake touches turns to gold — and his latest music video won’t be any different, thanks to some A-list cameos! 

The hip hop legend, 31, dropped the star-studded video for his new single “Nice For What” on Friday, April 6, where none other than Olivia WildeTiffany HaddishEmma RobertsZoe SaldanaRashida JonesYara Shahidi, Issa Raeand Tracee Ellis Ross, among others, made appearances. The flashy video seems as though it’s Drake’s way of honoring the Hollywood actresses — who look powerful while decked out in lavish outfits — as it’s shot from different perspectives … a sly nod to his lyric, “With your phone out/Gotta hit them angles.”  

Fans quickly took to Twitter to praise the “Hotline Bling” singer for making a music video that celebrates women. One fan wrote, “#NiceForWhat On Repeat Thank you Drake women of the world needed this song fr fr,” while another tweeted, “Drake really made a whole song empowering WOMEN, i love (1) man and (1) man ONLY!”

Another follower analyzed the message Drake was sending out with the video: “Throughout the song, Drake speaks about female empowerment in the digital age. Women always looking to gain a following and live in the light, but that also comes with some resistance and hate — despite what they go through, Drake understands it and appreciates the hustle.”

 “This New Drake song got the bad b—ch in me feelin[g] even badder. Thanks @Drake for reminding me I ain’t gotta be nice to these guys lol,” one Twitter user hilariously quipped.

Looks like the guest stars are just as pleased with the video as fans of the “Best I Ever Had” rapper are.  Wilde, who is the first Hollywood star featured in the video — looking fantastic in a black top and red skirt — tweeted her approval: “This was funnnnnnnn.” Haddish also shared a clip on Instagram, writing, “This video is great and Everybody is Looking Good.”

The single — equipped with a funky hook using Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” — is the second song by Drake that borrows from the former Fugee. He previously sampled Hill’s song, “Doo Wop (That Thing)” for his hit, “Draft Day.”

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Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Hits No. 1 on Multiple Airplay Charts in Record Time

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Drake’s “God’s Plan” completes a coup of hitting No. 1 on four R&B/hip-hop-leaning airplay charts in record time, becoming the first song ever to hit No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Airplayin five weeks or less.

The track hikes 2-1 on both the Rhythmic Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts (dated March 3), with gains of 18 percent in plays and 19 percent in radio audience, respectively, in the week ending Feb. 25, according to Nielsen Music.

In addition to its new dual coronation, “Plan” wins a second week atop the plays-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart and audience-driven Rap Airplay chart, improving 18 percent on each.

While Drake rules Rhythmic Songs, two tracks from Black Panther: The Album roar into the chart’s top 10. The Kendrick Lamar and SZA collaboration “All the Stars” leads the pair, shooting 11-5 in its seventh charting week with a 16 percent gain in plays in the week ending Feb. 25, according to Nielsen Music. Plus, “Pray for Me,” a Lamar tune with The Weeknd, darts 12-7 and picks up a 23 percent spike in spins for the tracking week.

As the Panther cuts scale the chart, SZA adds a second top 10 on Rhythmic Songs to her resume. Her “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott, reached No. 3 last October. The Weeknd, meanwhile, grabs his 13th.

And thanks to his double duty, Lamar collects his 11th and 12th top 10s on the chart.

This article was originally published by: Billboard