Any time The Weeknd dropped "Blinding Lights" — recently named Billboard's No. 1 Hot 100 song of all time — way back in 2019, the world was a much different place. The album that followed, After Hours, was released in March 2020, right around the time the coronavirus pandemic brought up worldwide lockdowns. Since then, it feels like we've all aged approximately 70 years. The Weekn..

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Another year plagued by both hope and uncertainty. Another year soundtracked by artists attempting to process the same. While in 2021, we kept up with the largest music releases every Friday, becoming Certified Lover Boys and good denizens of Planet Her. We felt both happier than ever and sour in equal measure. We processed a lot of eccentric feelings we've unfortunately come to know..

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The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is challenging. Playlists and streaming-service suggestions can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and could add anything — it's a snapshot of wh..

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Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper whose robust baritone voice anchored seven albums, numerous mixtapes, and tracks with Megan Thee Stallion, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Lil Durk, and more, was shot and killed in his hometown today (November 17), according to a local news report from Fox 13. He was 36. Police confirmed to the news outlet that the rapper entered the Makeda's Homemade Butter Co..

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The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is complicated. Playlists and streaming-service suggestions can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and could include anything — it's a snapshot o..

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The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is complicated. Playlists and streaming-service suggestions can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and could contain anything — it's a snapshot o..

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By Sunni Anderson Sitting across from songwriter and producer Ester Dean as she settles into a Zoom call from her bright studio, I perceive her warm aura through my monitor. Colorful pink furnishings accent the room, like a visual representation of the electric feminine energy at work. A successful hitmaker for legends like Beyoncé (“Count Down”), Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Sele..

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By Myles Johnson For their debut performance of “WAP” on the Grammys stage earlier this year, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion swapped nasty verses and suggestive hip movements. Before a backdrop of a supersized bedroom, with pillows as large cars and also a comforter that could cover a tiny crowd, they exposed their tongues and zipped through uncensored lyrics. There’s not muc..

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Blackpink member Rosé performed a cute cover of Alicia Keys’s 2003 hit “If I Ain’t Got You” with Shinee’s Onew and AKMU’s Lee Suhyun on Tuesday (July 27). The cover can be seen in the latest episode of South Korean variety show The Sea of Hope. It’s a true collaboration: Suhyun starts the efficiency while Onew provides backing vox on the chorus. Rosé kicks off the sec..

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Justin Bieber made history on Tuesday (July 20) because the youngest solo artist to ever hit 100 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the age of 27. The track that cinched the milestone was “Stay,” the synthy song on which he guested as a feature with The Kid Laroi and debuted at No. 3. Prior to Bieber’s achievement, Drake previously contained the career title at 28 years ..

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Over the last few days, Lil Nas X has made a number of joke tweets and TikToks about him going to jail for his controversial Nike Satan shoes, nevertheless on Monday (July 19), he revealed that he’s certainly heading to court for it — in a new music video, anyway — as shown in the new teaser for his upcoming single “Industry Baby.” https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=5QLFrE2qSZ..

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Normani and Cardi B really did that on “Wild Side.” After drumming up excitement in the week leading up to Normani’s collaborative comeback, her new single dropped Friday (July 16) with a cinematic music video with stunning visuals and sizzling choreography. The video introduces Normani in a black bodysuit, posing seductively in a red room. As she pours wine over the camera, t..

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