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Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor
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Barack Obama Lands Spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs Chart

Is there anything the Obamas can’t do? Just weeks after his wife, Michelle, achieved record-breaking sales for her memoir, Becoming, former President Barack Obama has found himself on the Billboard charts. CNN reports 44 made his debut on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with “One Last Time (44 Remix).” The track, which recreates a

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Drake Beats The Beatles’ 1964 Billboard Hot 100 Record

God’s Plan! Drake has broken another record. The rapper surpassed the Beatles for the highest number of Top 10 songs in a single calendar year on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday. In 1964, the rock band had 11 top 10 records. Drake earned his 12th top 10 song in 2018 through his feature on

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Hip-Hop Dominates the Billboard Hot 100 for 34 Consecutive Weeks

Hip-hop has become the No. 1 genre globally. On Monday, Billboard shared that the music born in the South Bronx has become a mainstay on the Hot 100 chart. “Rap songs have now led the #Hot100 for a record-extending 34 consecutive weeks,” the publication stated on Twitter. Rap songs have now led the #Hot100 for

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Drake Breaks Billboard Record Held By The Beatles for 54 Years

Folks who doubted Drake during his feud with Pusha T may be swallowing their words today, as the Toronto superstar has officially broken The Beatles’ 54-year-old record, posting seven simultaneous singles on Billboards Top 10. The Beatles set the record in 1964 with five singles landing in the Top 10. The British band is still

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Cardi B Breaks Beyoncé Billboard Record

Just eight months after freaking out over her first encounter with Beyoncé, Cardi B has already broken one of Bey’s Billboard records! One week after smashing Taylor Swift’s Apple Music streaming record with new alum, Invasion of Privacy, the “Be Careful” rapper has surpassed Beyoncé with the highest number of songs by a solo female

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Kendrick Lamar, Drake & Cardi B Score Big with Billboard Music Award Nominations

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20th, according to Billboard. The nominations for the award ceremony were announced today with Kendrick Lamar and Drake leading nominations and rap newcomer Cardi B making her debut as a nominee. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpuCM3FbI8/?hl=en&taken-by=billboard The winners in each category are determined

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Mary J. Blige to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

Mary J. Blige has been blessing the masses with gut-wrenching anthems and danceable tunes for over 20 years, and will be recognized for her work by Billboard at this year’s Women in Music ceremony. The “No More Drama” singer will be presented with the Icon Award while Grace VanderWaal, who made a name for herself

Kendrick Lamar Tops Billboard Chart With First No. 1 Album Featuring ‘Pimp’ in Its Name
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To Pimp a Butterfly Number One Album in the Country

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly album isn't just No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart — it's also the first album with "pimp" in its title to lead the 59-year old tally. The rapper's album, which was released on March 16 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records, debuted atop the Billboard 200 dated April 4. It's

'Beyonce' Sales Grow to 550k-Plus, Set for No. 1
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Sales of Beyonce Grow to Over 550,000

Beyonce's surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday night. The album may sell 600,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15.  The album bowed —

Beyonce's Surprise Album Trending Towards No. 1 on Billboard 200
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Beyonce Album Sells 80,000 Copies. In Three Hours

The stealth Thursday evening (9 p.m PT) release of Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when that chart's top 10 is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The iTunes exclusive "visual" album, retailing for $15.99 contains 14 tracks — not available for a la