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Rahim FortuneRod Wave has landed his first-career #1 album, after SoulFly topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart this week. The Florida rapper’s third solo album earned 130,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 1, according to Billboard. 126,000 units came from streaming, marking the largest streaming week of 2021 for an R&B/hip-hop release.  From the 14-track effort, Rod’s single “Street Runner” is at #18 […]

Courtesy of Giveon R&B vocalists Giveon and Daniel Caesar landed their first Billboard Hot 100 hit after appearing on Justin Bieber‘s track, “Peaches.” The collaborative effort was taken from Bieber’s latest album, Justice, and topped the chart less than two weeks after its release earlier this month.  “Wow my first number 1! Shoutout to my brother JB for letting me be apart of this moment,” wrote Giveon on […]

Sam LevitonLouisville rapper EST Gee earns his first-career entry on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart for assisting on Lil Baby‘s “Real As It Gets.” The track was released earlier this month, placing at the #34 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and #15 on Rolling Stone‘s Top 100 songs last week.  As a Grammy-nominated rapper working toward legendary status, Lil Baby made a bold declaration, comparing Gee to one […]

NBCUniversalThe 2021 Billboard Music Awards has an air date. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Monday that the ceremony will take place on May 23, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Additional details on the show will be released at a later date. Last year, the show took place on October 14 […]

Blair CaldwellSZA is off to a great start in 2021, and now she’s landed her first solo hit record on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her single, “Good Days,” landed at #10 — marking SZA’s third top 10 on the chart overall.  In a celebratory Instagram post, the R&B singer — signed to Kendrick Lamar‘s Top Dawg Entertainment label — expressed […]