“Watermelon Sugar” Jumps to #1 on Billboard Charts and New Trending Songs

The Billboard Hot 100 Charts, especially for top singles, are constantly changing. One new hit may just be released and immediately go viral and reach the top of the charts within just a few months of the release. Another song…

THE WEEKND TAPS JAPAN’S FIRST BLACK-OWNED ANIME STUDIO FOR ‘SNOWCHILD’ VIDEO

Singer/Songwriter, and now cinematic star, The Weeknd has returned with a new visual for his single “Snowchild.” Last year, The Weeknd made his acting debut — as himself, nonetheless — in the Adam Sandler-led film Uncut Gems. Also, his Warren…

Republic Records Bans Use of the Term ‘Urban’ Within Label

Republic Records is banning the term “urban” from its company language, doing away with the term for hip-hop and R&B, which many consider an antiquated generalization that marginalizes and confines music by black artists. The label, which is home to…

The Weeknd Will Make A Special Appearance On ‘American Dad!’

Following the release of his top-charting album, After Hours, The Weeknd garnered an acting spot on American Dad! The musician is set to play himself, except in animation form. The word is that American Dad! hit its 16th season mark earlier this month, and on May 4, 2020,…

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ Remains Atop Billboard 200 For Third Straight Week

The Weeknd‘s After Hours continues to dominate the Billboard 200 chart for a third week in a row. To date, After Hours has amassed 90,000 equivalent album units. Out of this total, 23,000 came from album sales, while 64,000 came from SEA units, which grew…

The Weeknd Releases Full Version Of Newest Single

The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, recently partnered with the automobile giant, Mercedes-Benz, selected to serve as creative director for a new global campaign that is tied to his latest track, “Blinding Lights.” The artist previously unveiled a minute-long teaser and a…

Columbia Records Welcome Labrinth To The Label

In April of this year, singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Labrinth teamed up with Diplo and Sia to form supergroup LSD. Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD, peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard 200, and was the first collection of songs to be released from the group. …