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Drake makes a rare appearance at the Grammys, while Childish Gambino makes history

Drake surprised the music world when he emerged on stage to accept the best rap song award

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Video Music Awards: Camila Cabello beats Beyonce, Drake for top prizes

Camila Cabello won the Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for her song Havana in the MTV Video Music Awards 2018 on Monday

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Not everyone loves the Kiki challenge in Pakistan

The internet can be a scary place. We’ve got people slaying each other on Twitter. We’ve also got them making and posting Facebook videos of jumping out of cars and dancing. This is the space where most millennials and Generation Z’ers dwell. It is also where the mannequin challenge, planking, the Harlem shake and Kiki challenge were born. The Kiki challenge, in which people…

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ shatters global records with one billion streams

Canadian rapper Drake shattered records with his new album “Scorpion,” which became the first to score one billion streams in its first week and also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Drake’s record company, Republic Records, said the 31-year-old musician, who was the biggest seller in 2016, was the first artist…

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Ed Sheeran named world’s best-selling artist of 2017

LONDON: British folk-pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran on Monday was named the best-selling artist in the world in 2017 by the global recorded music industry group IFPI. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) was the best-selling album of last year and “Shape of You” was the best-selling single, London-based IFPI said in its announcement. Sheeran is the fifth recipient…

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Eminem performs ‘Walk On Water’ live, wins big at MTV EMAs

LONDON: US rap star Eminem performed live after a while at the MTV EMA 2017 with Skylar Grey on a memorable night that also saw him take home the Best Hip Hop prize. It was an emotional moment for the 44-year-old Artist of the Decade who had released the latest single from his new album…

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Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

LAS VEGAS: Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele’s previous record of 12 awards in 2012. “I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you’ll be back to get the record back,” the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one…

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Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES: Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album “Damn.” sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake’s “More Life.” “Damn.”, the third album from Grammy-winning Lamar to top the Billboard 200 chart, sold a total of 603,000 album units that comprised 340 million streams, according…

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Drake profits are sought in New York lawsuit

NEW YORK: The record label Cash Money Records was sued on Monday by Drake’s former label for a share of the profits from the Toronto rapper’s first six solo albums, potentially totaling tens of millions of dollars. Aspire Music Group, which claimed to have signed Drake in 2008, said it has received only “a few…

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Beyonce in brief superstar collaboration

NEW YORK: Two of music’s top-selling stars have come together, however briefly, as Drake put out a new song featuring Beyonce. Drake, the Canadian rapper who has found massive commercial success thanks in part to surprise releases, brought in the pop superstar on a song entitled “Can I?” A similar version of the song had…

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Drake Scores 100th Billboard Hot 100 Hit

The hip-hop superstar becomes just the fourth act to tally at least 100 Hot 100 entries. American hip-hop artist debuts eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, moving from 92 to 100. This week’s entries are all from his new mix tape title ‘What a Time to Be Alive.’ With this achievement, Drake has become…

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Drake scores year’s first platinum album

NEW YORK: Drake on Monday become the first artist to release an album this year that has sold more than one million copies in the United States, ending the latest industry drought. The Canadian rapper’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” which he put out digitally without prior warning in February, has sold 1.007…

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Rapper Drake postpones European leg of tour

NEW YORK: Rising Canadian Rapper Drake has postponed the ten dates of the European leg of his concert tour due to his mother having to undergo surgery, his publicist said on Thursday. The cancellation of shows in cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam comes right after his much anticipated debut album “Thank Me Later” was…

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