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Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200 After ‘Black Is King’ Premiere

Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 10, following the July 31 premiere of Black Is King on Disney+. The set earned 27,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 6 (up 1,462%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album originally debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Aug. 3, 2019-dated chart. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from...

Christina Aguilera Is ‘Feelin’ Some Type of Way’ About Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’

“WAP” is bringing out “Dirrty”-era Christina Aguilera. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hot new song got Xtina cooling off in the pool in a sexy pose this weekend. “#WAP got me feelin some type of way,” she captioned a photo on Twitter Saturday (Aug. 8). The sizzling snapshot caught Cardi’s eye. “I want to be that pool tho,” the rapper commented. {“nid”:”9430596″,”type”:”post”,”title”:”Megan Thee Stallion & Cardi B Unleash 'WAP': Watch the Video”,”relative_path”:”\/articles\/columns\/hip-hop\/9430596\/megan-thee-stallion-cardi-b-wap-video\/”,”media”:{“width”:1280,”height”:720,”ext...

Heather Morris, Grieving the Death of Naya Rivera, Reflects On Brittany & Santana’s ‘Glee’ Relationship

Glee star Heather Morris — who portrayed Brittany S. Pierce, the love interest of Naya Rivera’s Santana Lopez character on the Fox musical comedy series — held back tears as she looked back at the couple’s relationship, a month after Rivera’s tragic death. “I have been feeling very heavy lately,” Morris said in a video posted on Instagram Sunday (Aug. 9). “I’ve been feeling this like aching in my heart to connect with my fans, to connect with everybody who’s been feeling a little lost, a little confused during this time.” “I don’t need to explain what the importance of Santana and Brittany’s relationship was to all of you who are watching because most of you felt like it was your gateway into your current life. Most of you felt li...

‘WAP’ Is All Too Real for Cardi B: ‘You Saw What Happened to Me’

Cardi B’s been holding nothing back in this weekend’s “WAP” chatter. The rapper retweeted and offered entertaining commentary about her new track with Megan Thee Stallion throughout Saturday and Sunday, as famous peers like Christina Aguilera, Normani, Halsey, Halle Berry, Viola Davis and more joined in on the #WAP talk. Things turned a little personal for Cardi when she responded to one fan quoting a certain lyric from “WAP.” {“nid”:”9431635″,”type”:”post”,”title”:”Christina Aguilera Is 'Feelin' Some Type of Way' About Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP'”,”relative_path”:”\/articles\/columns\/hip-hop\/9431635\/christina-aguilera-...

Vote for Your Favorite Juanes Collaboration: Sebastian Yatra, Greeicy & More

Juanes is a man who enjoys working by himself but he also jumps on the wave when it comes to the new music trends, such as collaborating. In his 2019 album, Mas Futuro Que Pasado, the Colombian artist experimented with new sounds without compromising his Latin alternative essence. He navigated through the worlds of cumbia, vallenato and guasca (traditional folk music from Antioquia) with his authentic base and elements of electric guitar, reggae, rock. He also recruited some of the hottest Latin acts of today, such as Sebastian Yatra and Christian Nodal, for some promising collaborations. {“nid”:”9399756″,”type”:”post”,”title”:”LAMC 2020: Juanes Gets Real, Talks Creating Music During a Pandemic”,”relative_path...

Simon Cowell Hospitalized With Broken Back After Falling Off Electric Bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 8) while test riding his electric bicycle in Malibu, California, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The English record executive and host of America’s Got Talent is being treated in hospital and will have surgery. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” a spokesperson for Cowell told THR. “He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands.” {“nid”:”9418782″,”type”:”post”,”title”:”Simon Cowell to Acquire Sony Music Stake in TV Production Joint Ventu...

Zoe Kravitz Calls Out Hulu for Not Having Enough Shows Starring Women of Color

Following the cancellation of Hulu’s rom-com series High Fidelity earlier this week, castmember Zoe Kravitz briefly called out the streaming service for not having enough diversity in its programming slate. The actress wrote in an Instagram thread, “it’s cool. At least hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. oh wait.” The comment came as a response to actress Tessa Thompson’s reaction to Kravitz’s Instagram post following the show’s cancellation, where she gave a “shoutout” to her High Fidelity family and thanked those who watched, supported and loved the show. “I will miss you alllllllllllll so much.” Thompson wrote. {“nid”:”9430061″,”type”:”post”,&...

Fans Choose Diplo and Joji’s ‘Daylight’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Diplo and Joji’s new song “Daylight” has topped this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Aug. 7) on Billboard, choosing the latest single from Joji’s forthcoming album, Nectar, as their favorite new music release from the past week. In the music video for their new collaborative track, Diplo and Joji work behind the scenes on a video shoot for an elderly boy band. The pair is tormented by a very tanned, waxed and demanding director before breaking into the wardrobe department and wreaking an innocent sort of havoc on the set. {“nid”:”9430283″,”type”:”post”,”title”:”Diplo & Joji Go Behind the Scenes as PAs in 'Daylight' Video: Watch”,”rela...

Meek Mill Helped Juelz Santana Get Out Of Prison Early

Source: @thejuelzsantana / Instagram Earlier this week, Juelz became a free man after serving about a year and a half of a two-plus-year sentence on a federal firearms conviction. Word is Meek Mill had a hand in getting the Diplomats rapper out of prison. Apparently, the Philly rapper had the plug when it came to navigating the system to get Juelz home earlier than scheduled. Reports TMZ: Here’s the deal … Juelz is fresh outta prison after serving 19 months of his 27-month sentence in his airport drug case, and he’s got Meek to thank for some smooth sailing. Our sources tell us Meek helped Juelz by connecting his wife, Kimbella, with a lawyer who helped guide them through the process to ensure everything worked out. Courts and the prison system can be tricky, and we’...

Fivio Foreign Involved In Atlanta Shooting, Allegedly

Source: @fivioforeign_8fs / Instagram Fivio Foreign is one of the stars of the Brooklyn Drill music scene, but he may have gotten into an altercation while out of state. Reportedly, the “Big Drip” rapper was involved in a shooting at an Atlanta club. The details are scarce, but Fivio was allegedly involved in a shooting outside of Club Elleven45 in Atlanta on Saturday night. Footage of the rapper’s car with its window shot out made it online. Although the Twitter rumor mill initially thought Fivio had been shot, a number of people quickly noted getting confirmation that he was actually okay. I just got word that Fivio is OK — kennybeats (@kennybeats) August 9, 2020 Foreign was reportedly on the way to Club Elleven45 to perform. However, the window getting blasted ou...

Watch Deborah De Luca Throw Down in an Italian Open Air Venue in the Jungle

COVID-19 has drastically diminished in Italy, so the techno queen returned with a raucous techno set at Clorophilla Club. Techno producer Deborah De Luca recently took the decks at Italian open air venue Clorophilla Club for a raucous set. Throwing down in her native country, the Italian techno queen graced the stage for an adrenalizing performance ensconced in the jungle. Clorophilla Club also recently hosted Charlotte de Witte over the weekend and is planning a show with Nina Kraviz on August 13th.  It’s important to note that COVID-19 has drastically diminished in Italy. According to a report by Bloomberg, the number of daily confirmed cases in the nation is now averaging at around 200, well below its peak, with no strain on hospitals. In fact, after ...

Jimi Hendrix’s Japanese Sunburst Guitar Sells For $216,000 at Auction

Jimi Hendrix’s Japanese sunburst guitar went for $216,000 at Auction yesterday, selling for more than four times its pre-auction estimate of $50,000. As GWS Auctions points out, this was the ax Hendrix played shortly after being discharged from the U.S. Army in 1962. “After leaving Fort Campbell Jimi moved to Clarksville, Tennessee for a short time where he played on the Chitlin’ Circuit with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Slim Harpo, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner and Jackie Wilson before moving to Harlem, New York in early 1964 where he stayed until late 1966 playing venues such as Cafe Wha and the Cheetah Club,” the item description reads. When Hendrix moved to London in 1966 to start his Experience and subsequently ascend into rockstardom, he left the guitar at hi...