Once more, Drake has beaten a record previously held by The Beatles. The rapper, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, has secured the most Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in a single year, a record which was previously held by the Liverpool band for over 50 years. He landed his 12th Top 10 spot this year thanks to his appearance on the track "MIA" by Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, which launched at no. 5. The Beatles had 11 Top 10 singles on the chart in 1964. The solo songs by the Canadian rapper that appeared on the chart this year were "God's Plan", "Diplomatic Immunity," "Nice for What," "Nonstop", "I'm Upset," "Emotionless," "In My Feelings" and "Don't Matter To Me," which features Michael Jackson. Also included were collaborations, including "Look Alive" by BlocBoy JB, "Walk It Talk It" by Migos and "Yes Indeed" with Lil Baby. Drake has had 32 Top 10 songs overall, the most among any solo male artist. In July, Drake beat another Beatles US … [Read more...] about Drake beats the The Beatles for the most top 10 singles on US chart
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Sock season is here. Socktober, you could say. Socktober is the time to rejoice after the sweaty loafers and gnarled flip-flops and chafing deck shoes of summer. Shh, listen carefully. That’s the sound of your feet breathing a little sigh of bliss as you ease a pair of brand new socks over your beleaguered trotters, the wool or cotton cosseting each precious toe like a swaddled newborn, providing a knitted buffer between delicate pad, defenceless heel and the cruel world of leather insoles. Freed from shoes, these mittens from another mother provide snuggly armour against the chilliest of bathroom tiles or bedmate’s toes and allow you to confront wizened, unloved stumps with impunity. Socks: they’re great. For someone who makes his money rapping, Wiz Khalifa has hitherto seemed oddly unenthused about wrapping his feet in cosy cotton, preferring nude tootsies in Gucci loafers. But the young, wild and free-from socks days are behind Khalifa. Now, the once notoriously … [Read more...] about Rapper Wiz Khalifa tells us about his love of socks
Like many of the internet’s worst trends, it began with the Paul brothers. For the uninitiated, the Pauls, older brother Logan and younger brother Jake, are two YouTube creators who last year ranked in YouTube’s highest paid channels. After originally skyrocketing to stardom on the defunct video-sharing app Vine, Jake is now most famous for starring on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark while Logan is best known for filming a dead body in Japan in January of this year. The Pauls are some of YouTube’s biggest stars and the content they make often has an extraordinary ripple effect, shaping content across the platform for months to come. Over the last year, the Paul brothers have brought a new, unrelenting plague to YouTube. That is, the proliferation of vlogger-made, social-media driven, terrible, godawful music videos. The trend began in the summer of 2017, around the time that Jake Paul released his first ever song “It’s Everyday Bro”. Prefacing … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight “It’s Everyday Bro”: the rise of vlogger-made, social-media driven, godawful music videos
CARDI B reached No1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 with her first single Bodak Yellow. But just who is this new rapper and what else do we know about her? We take a look... Who is Cardi B? Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, is originally from the Bronx in New York and started out as a stripper. She said the money she made from stripping helped her pay for school. Cardi began to get more high profile as she documented her life on social media. In 2015, she joined the reality show Love and Hip Hop: New York for two seasons. She left the show to concentrate on her music career. She won Best New Hip Hop Artist, Single of the Year, Hustler of the Year at the BET Hip Hop awards in 2017. When did Cardi B have her baby? Cardi gave birth to her daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus on July 10. The rapper posted on Instagram to announce the news. The music star shared a picture of herself posing naked during her pregnancy along with a message revealing her daughter arrived on Tuesday. She also … [Read more...] about Who is Cardi B, when did she marry Offset, what are the I Like It star’s hit songs and when did she have her baby?
Ed Sheeran is reportedly being sued for $100m (£76.4m) after being accused of ripping off a classic Marvin Gaye hit on his No.1 single ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Legal documents filed in the US allege the Brit singer copied “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping” of Gaye’s 1973 classic ‘Let’s Get It On’. According to TMZ, the claim has been filed by a company called Structured Asset Sales - which owns one-third of the copyright of Gaye’s song. It’s not the first time Ed has faced legal action over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ - but he has always denied the allegations. Marvin Gaye co-wrote ‘Let’s Get It On’ with US singer Edward Townsend - who died in 2003. The daughter of Mr Townsend sued Ed in 2016, also claiming ‘Thinking Out Loud’ copied ‘Let’s Get It On’. ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hit the top spot in the … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran ‘Being Sued For £76m For Copying Marvin Gaye Song On Thinking Out Loud’