Top 10 Overall Song Streams nationally (Drake’s new album release has him placing 9 songs in the Top 10. History in the making)
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1. Drake “Jimmy Cooks”
3. Drake “Falling Back”
4. Drake “Texts Go Green”
5. Jo Ji “Glimpse Of Us”
6. Drake “Massive”
7. Future Ft. Drake “Wait For U”
8. Drake “A Keeper”
9. Drake “Calling My Name”
10. Drake “Currents”
New releases Due Forthcoming
1. Chris Brown “Breezy” 6/24
2. Giveon “Give Or Take” 6/24
3. Lupe Fiasco “Drill Move In Zion” 6/24
4. NeYo “Self Explanatory” 7/15
5. Lizzo “Special” 7/15
6. Youngboy Never Broke Again “The Last Silento 8/5
Shazam Hip Hop/Urban Top 100 Chart
1. Future “Wait For U”
2. Jack Harlow “First Class”
3. Latto “Big Energy”
4. Post Malone “I Like You”
5. Kendrick Lamar “Silent Hill”
6. Lil Baby “In A Minute”
7. Post Malone “Cooped Up”
8. Jnr Choi “To The Moon”
9. Lil Durk “What Happened To Virgil”
10. Quavo & Takeoff “Hotel Lobby”
Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers were among the artists who spoke out during their sets at the Glastonbury Festival against the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. With Lilly Allen joining her, Rodrigo dedicated their performance of Allen’s “Fuck You” to the justices behind the ruling—Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh—calling each one out by name before saying, “We hate you.” So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this,” she said.
SULLIVAN, THE WEEKND LEAD BET AWARDS
Jazmine Sullivan, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Silk Sonic and Megan Thee Stallion took home the big prizes at Sunday’s BET Awards.
RCA acts scored five wins, led by Sullivan, who scored the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist trophy.
Tems won twice—Best Collaboration and International Artist—while Latto, pictured, was named Best New Artist and Kirk Franklin won the gospel prize.
Taraji P. Henson was the host of the show, which saw multiple presenters, winners and performers commenting on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said at the top of the show.
A few surprises were in store: Brandy performed with Jack Harlow, Mariah Carey sang with Latto and Ye showed up to honor Sean “Diddy” Combs, who received a lifetime achievement award.
Among the performance highlights: Muni Long sang “Time Machine” and “Hrs and Hrs.” GIVĒON delivered “Heartbreak Anniversary,” “For Tonight” and “Lie Again.” Diddy performed a medley of his hits.
BET AWARDS 2022 WINNERS
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Jazmine Sullivan
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: The Weeknd
Best Group: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
Best Collaboration: Wizkid f/Justin Bieber & Tems, “Essence”
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Smokin Out the Window”
Video Director of the Year: Anderson .Paak, aka Director .Paak
Best New Artist: Latto
Album of the Year: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening With Silk Sonic
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin, “We Win”
BET Her: Mary J. Blige, Good Morning Gorgeous
Best International Act: Tems (Nigeria)
Best Movie: King Richard
Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard
Best Actress: Zendaya, Euphoria/Spider-Man: No Way Home
Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin
This year’s Top 100 tours in North America have set records in four key metrics: total gross, average gross, average tickets sold and ticket price, according to data released today by Pollstar, which covered the period between 11/18/21 and 5/18/22. With Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022 leading the way with a gross of $120.1m, ticket sales for the Top 100 tours hit $1.69b, a spike of $140m over 2019, the last year not affected by COVID 19. Concert grosses are up 24.4%, average ticket prices spiked 17.8% and per-show average tickets sold rose 5.6%. Capacity sell-through for the Top 100 North American tours returned to 2019 levels at 92.7%. Coming in behind Bad Bunny on the Top 10 highest-grossing tours in North America are Elton John, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, the Eagles, John Mayer, Genesis, Garth Brooks and Dua Lipa.
Sony Music Group, has announced its Sony Music Group Global Scholars Program, a new initiative designed to provide scholarships for students around the world enrolled in music and music business-related fields of study at accredited colleges and universities. According to the announcement, the company’s goal is to help lessen the financial burden for up to 50 students from diverse backgrounds. Students will receive annual financial support for the period of the degree program or upon completion, whichever is sooner, depending on financial need and region. The Sony Music Group Global Scholars Program will provide a wide range of enrichment programs for accepted students—including advanced instruction and support for university assignments as well as structured events and webinars to connect students with SMG and industry experts—to cultivate future music industry professionals.