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Rewinding the Charts: In 1986, Run-D.M.C. Raised 'Hell' & Hip-Hop's Profile

The trio’s third album became the first rap LP to crack the top 10 the Billboard 200 & the first certified platinum by the RIAA. Critics who dismissed rap as a passing fad were proved wrong when

Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin & Alicia Keys Covers 'Natural Woman' on Queen Radio

Nicki Minaj kicked f a jam-packed third episode Beats 1's Queen Radio on Thursday (Aug. 16) shortly after noon ET, with the music community in mourning following Aretha Franklin's death. Minaj made sure to rightly honor the life the Queen Soul,

Aretha Franklin: 5 Dance Songs That Sample the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin's legacy may live in the world soul and R&B, but the late icon's impact also goes well beyond to several other genres, including dance. From Tchami and Zeds Dead to Gramatik and more, Franklin's voice and spirit is

Ben Fisher Looks at 'Human Aspects' of Israel-Palestine on 'Does the Land Remember Me?' Album

Seattle singer-songwriter Ben Fisher moved to Israel during 2014 to get an up close and personal look at the conflicts in the region. After three years there he came out with a provocative new album, Does The Land

Country Songwriter Heather Morgan Branches Out on Her Own With 'Your Hurricane': Premiere

After a career writing hits for Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and more, Heather Morgan is ready to plant her flag as an artist in her own right. The singer and BMI 2015 Songwriter the

Father John Misty Ramps Up 'Mr. Tillman,' Covers Gillian Welch For Spotify Singles: Listen

Father John Misty took his turn in the Spotify Singles recording booth, releasing a more upbeat version his hit single “Mr. Tillman,” as well as a stripped down cover Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free," on Wednesday (Aug. 15). First,

Travis Scott Launches Cactus Jack Merch Collection

On the heels his Billboard 200-topping Astroworld album, Travis Scott returns with the launch his Cactus Jack Collection. La Flame announced the newly minted merchandise run on social media Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 14). "#1 label worldwide," the

Bobby Brown on Receiving the R&B Soul Music Icon Award, His Upcoming Single 'Like Bobby' & The State of R&B

On Aug. 16, Bobby Brown will join Faith Evans, Dallas Austin and Bebe and Cece Winans at the third annual Black Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee. Bobby will take home the R&B Soul Music Icon Award, a

Travis Scott Rules Billboard Artist 100 Chart For First Time

Plus, Mac Miller re-enters at No. 9. Travis Scott vaults from No. 64 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 18) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the first time. The move is

Ella Mai Takes a Well-Deserved 'Boo'd Up' Victory Lap With Brooklyn Show: Recap

"I used to live in New York so this low-key feels like home," British R&B phenom Ella Mai told the sold-out crowd at Brooklyn's Music Hall Williamsburg on Monday night partway through her headlining set. Later, she takes an