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April 12 - Azealia Banks Shades Doechii, Dua Lipa & Zayn Malik Release New Music & More

It’s Friday, April 12th, and there’s a bunch of highly anticipated new music from some of the hottest artists! Dua Lipa just dropped her latest single “Illusion,” Zayn Malik released his new highly-anticipated track, “Alienated,” Sabrina Carpenter starts her new era with “Espresso” and more new releases. Azealia Banks and Doechii are fighting on social media. Coachella takes LA by storm this weekend, and we have a sneak peek just for you inside the year’s hottest music festival. Billboard Explains Metro Boomin’s journey through the charts. Sheryl Crow spills inspiration about her new album, 'Evolution,’ performing with Olivia Rodrigo and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 11 - Nicki Minaj Surprises Fans On Her ‘Pink Friday 2’ tour, Ice Spice Makes Acting Debut & Megan Thee Stallion Talks About Her Third Album

It’s Thursday April 11th and welcome to Gag City! Nicki Minaj surprises her fans with multiple special guests at the Boston stop of her ‘Pink Friday 2’ world tour, Ice Spice will make her acting debut as she joins Spike Lee and Denzel Washington’s upcoming film ‘High and Low,’ Megan Thee Stallion talks about how her third album will be a “rebirth” for her as she continues her next era of music, we talk about all the festivals you should be going to from Coachella to Lovers and Friends, Keith Urban shares 5 things you didn’t know about his new song “Straight Line,” Hozier and Jojo Siwa make noise on the TikTok Billboard top 50, Billboard looks back at when Lady Gaga, TLC and Elton John’s “Pokerface,” “No Scrubs” and “Bennie and The Jets” went to No. 1 on the Hot 100. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 9 - J. Cole Apologizes to Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift Teases Lyrics From ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ & More

Taylor Swift teases eclipse-themed lyrics from her upcoming album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ while her ex Calvin Harris’ wife reveals she listens to Taylor Swift when the DJ isn’t around. J. Cole apologizes to Kendrick Lamar at Dreamville Fest after releasing “7 Minute Drill,” a response to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Like That.” JT has been fighting with everyone including her fellow City Girls member Yung Miami after trading blows with GloRilla. Bryson Tiller opens up about his new self-titled album, Billboard explains Future’s chart success ahead of his and Metro Boomin’s second collab album ‘We Still Don’t Trust You’ and Conan Gray tells us about his new album ‘Found Heaven.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 8 - Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Debuts At No. 1 & Her Collaborators React, Morgan Wallen Arrested In Nashville & More

Morgan Wallen was arrested on April 7th after allegedly throwing a chair off a roof of a bar in Nashville. The incident reportedly took place at Eric Church’s Chief’s Bar. The CMT Awards 2024 were last night and we’re showing you is everything you missed. Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her collaborators are celebrating the news. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 5 - Megan Thee Stallion & GloRilla, Benson Boone, Doja Cat & More Drop New Music

Megan Thee Stallion & GloRilla team up for their new track “Wanna Be.” Doja Cat dropped a deluxe edition of her album ‘Scarlet,’ titled ‘Scarlet II: Claude Frollo.” Benson Boone’s debut album is finally here. And more! We’re giving you an inside look at JoJo Siwa’s “Karma” release party and we sat down with the singer to talk all about her new musical era. Kelsea Ballerini is hosting the CMT Awards this weekend and we caught up with her ahead of the big day. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 4 - Ice Spice & Cardi B Prove There’s No Feud, Offset Squashes Quavo Beef Rumors & More

It’s Thursday April 4th and Ice Spice and Cardi B are proving there’s no feud after Ice shares a series of photos with the “Like What (Freestyle)” rapper. Offset wishes Quavo a happy birthday on Instagram, seemingly shutting rumors that the two have been beefing. Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley announce they are divorcing after five years of marriage. Jojo Siwa stops by the Billboard News studio to talk about her new single “Karma,” the music video and the inspiration behind her new track! We look back on how well Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” did on the Billboard charts, Alek Olsen continues to top the Billboard TikTok Top 50 and highlight another country artist, Willie Jones ahead of the CMT Awards this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 3 - Metro Boomin Says He Got Hacked, Lizzo Clarifies ‘I Quit’ Post, Taylor Swift Historically Reaches Billionaire Status & More

A former employee of Ye’s, formerly Kanye West, now closed, Donda Academy has filed a lawsuit against the rapper accusing him of discrimination and seeking to lock students in cages. Metro Boomin took to X to share that he had been hacked. Lizzo took to social media to clear up what she meant when she said she would “quit.” Flavor Flav clears up his involvement in a potential “Flavor of Love” reboot. Taylor Swift has been added to Forbes World’s Billionaires List. The publication stated that the “Lavender Haze” singer amassed an estimated $1.1 billion fortune this year. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 2 - Tate McRae Raves Over The Kid LAROI, Hunter Schafer Reveals She Dated Rosalía & More

Tate McRae gushes over The Kid LAROI at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Hunter Schafer revealed to GQ that she dated Rosalía back in 2019. Karina of AESPA and Lee Jae-Wook announce their breakup. Peso Pluma clears up rumors he’s dating Anitta after kissing her on stage at Tecate Pa’l Norte. Our Latin Music Week is set to take place in Miami from October 14th – October 18th. Singer-songwriter Chelsea Cutler stopped by Billboard News and opened up about her album ‘Stellaria,’ her collaborations with Jeremy Zucker and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


April 1 - Anitta & Peso Pluma Kiss, Billie Eilish Addresses Billboard Article Backlash & More

Billie Eilish took to social media to clear up public speculation after her interview with Billboard on sustainability went viral. Peso Pluma surprised Anitta with a birthday cake on stage during her set at Tecate Pa’l Norte and shared a kiss. We have a new No. 1 track on the Hot 100 this week. Ahead of the CMT Awards, we’re breaking down five country artists you should watch. Today, we’re spotlighting Dasha. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 29 - Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Features, New Music From J-Hope, MGK, Trippie Redd & More

It’s Friday, March 29th and we’ve been blessed with a ton of new music this week. Beyoncé’s long-awaited ‘Cowboy Carter’ is finally here. J-Hope dropped his new album, 'Hope on the Street Vol. 1.' Machine Gun Kelly teamed up with Trippie Redd for “Genre: Sadboy.” Fans are raving about the features on ‘Cowboy Carter’ with some even convinced that Taylor Swift was featured on the track “BODYGUARD.” And more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 28 - Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Rumored To Be Leaked, Tyla’s Billboard Cover & More

Tyla is Billboard’s newest cover star. Beyoncé’s long-awaited ‘Cowboy Carter’ is rumored to have been leaked and fans are freaking out over the features on the album. Megan Thee Stallion shows love to the “Texas Hold ‘Em” singer. We're running down her biggest chart achievements in honor of her new album. We catch up with Los Tigres Del Norte backstage at their record-breaking show at The Houston Rodeo. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 27 - Diddy's Home Raid Updates, Cardi B Clears Up LAPD Claim & More

It’s Wednesday, March 27th and we are breaking down all the biggest news stories of the day! Diddy’s attorney speaks out on Diddy's Los Angeles and Miami homes being raided by Homeland Security. As Diddy's legal troubles continue, 50 Cent is looking to capitalize on it with a documentary about the allegations. Cardi B threatened to sue LAPD saying the police falsely accused her of drug trafficking. Rap fans are divided after discovering that Drake and Lil Wayne were using a teleprompter at their recent ‘It’s All A Blur – Big As The What?” tour stop. SZA is releasing leaked tracks and outtakes from her chart-topping album ‘S.O.S.’ and announced that her upcoming album ‘LANA’ will be completely new music. We talked to up-and-coming rapper That Mexican OT at Rolling Loud LA 2024. Brazilian pop star Luísa Sonza reveals how she got Demi Lovato on her song “Penhasco2” and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 26 - Tyla Puts Kai Cenat in The Friend Zone, Jisoo & Jackson Wang’s New Ad & More

YouTuber and Twitch streamer Kai Cenat tries to shoot his shot at rising Afrobeats artist Tyla, by asking her on a date. Jisoo and Jackson Wang are starring in a new ad for Cartier. Lisa is spotted at the Thailand vs. Korea 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifier game. Tomorrow x Together release the track list for their upcoming album ‘Minisode 3: TOMORROW.’ We catch up with Silvestre Dangond and talk about his return to music. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 25 - Shakira Wants to Work With Taylor Swift, Drake Addresses Kendrick Lamar Feud & More

It’s Monday March 25th and we have to run down all the Taylor Swift news! Shakira reveals she wants to collaborate with the “Cruel Summer” singer, while The Eras Tour opener, Sabrina Carpenter, is reflecting on her experience on tour with her. Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce is in talks to host ‘Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader ?’ Kendrick Lamar sparked a lot of conversation online after taking some pointed shots at Drake with his surprise feature on Future and Metro Boomin’s track “Like What” off their new album ‘We Don’t Trust You.’ The Canadian rapper has seemingly responded to being called out at his concert in Florida. Billboard reveals a new No. 1 on the Hot 100. Brazilian pop star Luísa Sonza talks on the importance of therapy. Tems reveals 5 things you didn’t know about her music and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 22 - New Music From Shakira & Tyla, Kendrick Lamar Takes Shots At Drake & J. Cole & More

It’s Friday, March 22nd and there’s a ton of new music to listen to! Shakira dropped her new album ‘Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran’ which features a track with Cardi B. Future and Metro Boomin released a collaboration album titled ‘We Don’t Trust You.’ Tyla’s self-titled debut album is finally here. And more. We went to Rolling Loud LA to find the biggest Barbz. Chicano Batman talks about their upcoming album ‘Notebook Fantasy.’ Ivan Cornejo tells us all about his experience performing at the Houston Rodeo. Green Day rocks out to their new album ‘Saviors’ at the House of Blues in Anaheim. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 21 - Erykah Badu & Azealia Banks Call Out Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen Is Back & More

Erykah Badu and Azealia Banks took to social media to give their unfiltered thoughts on Beyoncé’s upcoming album ‘Cowboy Carter.’ After having to postpone 29 shows, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band make this big return at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Djo returns to the top spot on the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart as Beyoncé & Dasha break into the top 10. We break down Shakira’s chart history. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 20 - Beyoncé Unveils ‘Cowboy Carter’ Album Cover, Olivia Rodrigo New ‘Guts’ Songs & More

Beyoncé unveiled the cover for her highly anticipated upcoming album, ‘Cowboy Carter,’ and Maren Morris showed her support after the 'Texas Hold 'Em' singer revealed she didn’t feel welcome in the country music world. Olivia Rodrigo announces that she’s releasing a deluxe version of her album ‘Guts’ which will include new tracks “So American,” “Obsessed,” “Scared Of My Guitar,” “Stranger,” and “Girl I’ve Always Been.” Megan Thee Stallion is hitting the road for the Hot Girl Summer tour alongside GloRilla. Bebe Rexha tells us 5 things we didn’t know about her and NewJeans shares what advice they would give to their younger selves. We caught up with Chief Keef at Rolling Loud LA and he opened up about working with Sexyy Red and Mike WiLL Made-It. Raf Saperra gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of his latest music video “Hood Harvest” with featured artists Dave East and Big Body Bes. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 17th - Dua Lipa On New Album 'Radical Optimism,' Nicki Nicole Healing From Split & More

Billboard News exclusively sat down with Dua Lipa. The pop star opened up about her upcoming album 'Radical Optimism.' Nicki Nicole is on the cover of Billboard Español and we sat down with Jessica Roiz to get the inside scoop on her conversation with Argentina’s pioneering urban artist. K-Pop boy band THE BOYZ members Kevin, Jacob, Hyunjae Lee, Juyeon Lee and Eric stopped by Billboard News to talk about their latest album 'PHANTASY Pt. 3,' how fans inspired them to write their song "Love Letter," and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 16 - Reba McEntire Denies Taylor Swift Diss, North West’s First On-Cam Interview & More

We spent the weekend at Rolling Loud LA and here is everything you may have missed! Country legend Reba McEntire denies dissing Taylor Swift. North West gave her first on-camera interview at Rolling Loud this weekend and discussed her debut album, ‘Elementary School Dropout.’ Taeyong of NCT is set to enlist for mandatory military service next month. New entries enter the Hot 100 top 10 with Drake and Ariana Grande, Benson Boone and Teddy Swims hit new highs and we crown a new No. 1. We caught up with Sexyy Red at Rolling Loud LA and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


March 15 - Reneé Rapp Honored at GLAAD, New Music From *NSYNC, Cardi B & More

It’s Friday, March 15th and there’s a ton of new music to run through. Justin Timberlake’s new album “Everything I Thought It Was” is finally here and *NSYNC is featured on a track. Cardi B keeps giving us new music. The rapper released her new song “Enough (Miami)” and is featured on Flo Milli’s “Never Lose Me” remix with SZA. Meghan Trainer dropped a new collab with T-Pain, titled “Been Like This” and more. Ye took over Rolling Loud LA with his ‘Vultures’ listening party and had a few special guests. Reneé Rapp and Oprah were honored at the GLAAD Awards and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit