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Drake Smashes a Record, Has Big Words for His Mom

A recap of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

(Newser) - Mother's Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked... More »

Video of Drake With Girl, 17, Resurfaces, to Internet's Horror

He learns she's 17, then talks about her breasts

(Newser) - "Drake is cancelled," declares one Twitter user, and he's not alone in that sentiment. This after a video of Drake with a 17-year-old fan was posted to Twitter late last week and has raised the Internet's collective eyebrow. In the clip, which TMZ reports is from... More »

No. 1 Song of Year: the 'Anthem 2018 Deserves'

According to Digg, Ariana Grande rules the roost with 'Thank U, Next'

(Newser) - "Everyone" has weighed in, and they've told Digg what the best songs of 2018 are. The site confesses it didn't use a "super fancy algorithm" to figure out what tunes were resonating with the people at large. Instead, a "human Digg Editor" pored over a... More »

Here Are Your Grammy Nominations

It's a woman-centric year, with the ladies heavily represented in the 4 big categories

(Newser) - The music of Black Panther, with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards. Also of note: Women are heavily represented in the major four categories. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical companion... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Drake Just Broke an Old Beatles Record

He notches his 12th top-10 hit of the year

(Newser) - Drake is averaging more than one top-10 hit per month in 2018, and his remarkable roll just allowed him to surpass a long-standing milestone of the Beatles. Drake just notched his 12th top 10 in a single year, beating the 11 put up by the Beatles in 1964, reports Billboard ... More »

Cops Warn of Drake-Induced Dance Challenge

People have already gotten hurt, arrested for dancing outside moving cars

(Newser) - Drake's "In My Feelings" is catchy enough to make people want to get up out of their seats and dance. But some should be staying in their seats, specifically those who are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The Guardian reports many aren't heeding that sage... More »

Drake: Unlike Billie Jean, the Kid Is Mine

Rapper drops new album that admits he has a son with French former adult film star

(Newser) - "She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time/ S---, we only met two times, two times," Drake raps in a new album, Scorpion, which dropped... More »

Drake Drops $200K on Strangers in Miami

Good deeds will feature in upcoming music video

(Newser) - Further showing Canadians to be oh so nice, rapper Drake surprised a hotel maid with a spa visit, a lobster dinner, and a $10,000 shopping spree—though, to be fair, Odelie Paret truly deserved it. The mother of five, born in Haiti, has spent that last 20 years cleaning... More »

Spotify Has a Very Different Artist of Year Than Grammys

Ed Sheeran, largely shut out of awards nominations, is most streamed artist of the year

(Newser) - The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with Divide, streamed 3.1... More »

There's Still Time to Overthrow 2017's Most Popular Album

Drake comes in at No. 1 (so far) with 'More Life'

(Newser) - The year's not yet over, but inquiring minds are already wondering if Lorde has managed to trump Lana and whether it's Jay-Z's tunes or the surprise return of his hyphen that continues to capture people's attention (it appears to be the former). 24/7 Wall St. has... More »

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due... More »

Drake Has Record-Breaking Night at Billboard Music Awards

He picked up 13 awards

(Newser) - Drake surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist, and top Billboard 200 album ("Views"), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las... More »

Drake, J.Lo Picture Sets Internet Aflame

But is it just 'genius marketing'?

(Newser) - The internet is buzzing after Drake and Jennifer Lopez both posted the same photo on Instagram early Wednesday—a photo showing them cuddling. Neither actually captioned the photo, but many fans are assuming that it confirms existing rumors that the rapper and singer are dating. The rumors first circulated earlier... More »

Drake, Bieber Win Big at AMAs

Green Day slammed Trump, 'fascist USA'

(Newser) - The 2016 American Music Awards featured a number of pop stars strumming their guitars, Drake making a rare awards show appearance, an emotional speech from Selena Gomez, and political moments about President-elect Donald Trump. Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, was the big... More »

Drake Just Busted a Michael Jackson Milestone

He is nominated for a record 13 AMA awards

(Newser) - Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, Views, shattering Michael's Jackson's mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984 when the King of Pop had Thriller. Rihanna got seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with... More »

Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

Taylor Swift's Apple Ad Spawns 5 Amazing Figures

Drake and Future should be happy

(Newser) - On April 1, Taylor Swift shared an ad for Apple Music in which she belts out Drake and Future's "Jumpman" while running on a treadmill, then does a faceplant. (Shake it off, Swift.) AdWeek reports the video—"based on real events," says Swift—has been... More »

Here Are the 7 Most Influential Celebs on the Internet

According to 'Time'

(Newser) - Celebrities make up a big chunk of Time's second annual list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet , and the Kardashian-Jenner-West clan makes up a big chunk of that chunk. Here are the seven most influential celebrities on the Internet, in no particular order, per Time:
  1. Kanye
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Madonna Drops a Very Uncomfortable Kiss on Drake

Drake doesn't seem too happy about it

(Newser) - Madonna and Drake performed together last night at Coachella, and things got a little awkward. At one point, Madonna kissed Drake—an apparently willing Drake, at least at first. But as the moment stretched on, Drake's arms started to flail, and the look on his face when they finally... More »

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