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Kanye West Aims to ‘Save Souls’ in ‘Jesus Is King’ Trailer: Watch

In a trailer for Kanye West’s Jesus Is King that dropped Saturday (Oct. 19), the rapper states, “We’re here to spread the gospel. I’m not here for your entertainment.” Following a passage from the Bible (Mark 1:15), West states in a voice over, “I’m an evangelist, so my music, my films, every conversation, every room I...

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Summer Walker Performs Sweltering Medley for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

On the heels of releasing her record-breaking debut album Over It, Summer Walker stopped by the NPR office for the latest installment of their Tiny Desk Concert series, which released Friday (Oct. 18). Donning all gray and studded oval shades that Elton John would love, Walker kicked off the stirring medley with raw fan favorites “Session 32” and “Wasted.”...

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Casanova Says Showing People ‘Behind His Scars’ With His New Record Was a ‘Healing Process’

Casanova spoke with Billboard’s Bianca Gracie at the Billboard and Vibe R&B Hip-Hop Power Players event on Thursday (Oct. 17), chatting about his favorite spots in Brooklyn and what inspired his new album Behind These Scars. Seeing as he has a track out called “So Brooklyn,” Casanova is asked what the best non-tourist spots in...

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DaBaby Reflects on His Massive Year, Calls Billboard Cover ‘Nothing Short of a Blessing’

In this week’s episode of “My Billboard Moment,” DaBaby reflects on how it feels to appear on the cover of Billboard magazine, and why he always knew he would be called “Billboard Baby.” When asked for his thoughts on his first Billboard cover, DaBaby thought back to when he did a phone interview with Billboard...

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‘R&B Is Definitely Alive’: How Execs Are Keeping Up With Rap’s Streaming Boom

As streaming fuels rap’s chart dominance, R&B executives like H.E.R. manager Jeff Robinson say their genre must get creative — or get left behind. When Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson signed to RCA Records in 2011 as a 14-year-old, she never thought that, eight years later, she would be at the Grammys, taking home two trophies for...

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Anderson .Paak Performing at LACMA’s Art+Film Gala

The performer will join honorees Betye Saar and Alfonso Cuarón at the starry gala. Anderson .Paak has a date at LACMA on Nov. 2. The Grammy-winning singer, rapper and producer has confirmed to perform at the museum’s Art+Film Gala honoring artist Betye Saar and filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. “Anderson .Paak’s sound brings together a soulful variety of...

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Offset Brings the ‘Ric Flair Drip’ to NYC With Help From Cardi B & Baby Kulture for Billboard’s Hip-Hop Live Concert Series

Offset headlined the third installment of the Billboard Hip-Hop Live concert series, which rumbled through NYC’s cavernous Sony Hall on a rainy Wednesday night (Oct. 16). A refreshed Set was ready to get back to work following a relaxing getaway with Cardi B and some close loved ones over the weekend in Turks and Caicos to...

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Anderson .Paak Announces Shows to Benefit International Rescue Committee: Exclusive

Anderson .Paak is teaming up with Modelo and iHeartMedia for three shows in November to benefit refugees, immigrants, and Americans in need through the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  Before landing on Billboard charts, the Grammy-winning artist himself faced adversity and at one point, along with his wife and newborn son, was homeless.  “As someone who’s struggled,...

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