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Rappers Kendrick Lamar, Drake lead Grammy award nominations

LOS ANGELES: Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, with eight and seven nods, respectively. Canadian artist Drake, the most-streamed artist of 2018, was nominated in the top category - album of the year - along with rappers Cardi B and Post Malone, R&B singer Janelle Monae, folk singer Brandi Carlile, country star Kacey Musgraves, newcomer H.E.R. and the “Black Panther” movie soundtrack, which Lamar produced. Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, Drake, and…

Taylor Swift sets new American Music Award record, urges people to vote

LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into US politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday where she used her platform to again urge her fans to get out and vote. The 28-year-old pop singer won a record fourth artist of the year trophy at the fan-voted American Music Awards, beating rappers Drake and Post Malone, as well as Britain’s Ed Sheeran and rock band Imagine Dragons for the top prize. She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour, and…

Viral fan theory claims Drake’s ‘kiki’ is actually Kim Kardashian

LOS ANGELES:  Twitter user has created a whole theory proving  Drake and Kim Kardashian West had a secret relationship in the past and that his hit 'In My Feelings' is actually about her. In the thread, fan Tyler Morrison has listed a number of reasons why he thinks 'KiKi' is the Instagram star and beauty mogul  Kim Kardashian West. He starts off by mentioning  'In My Feelings', a song which addresses a woman named 'Kiki'. Tyler points out that Kim refers to herself as Kiki, as do her sisters, and she's even got a…

Arab girl’s Kiki challenge fail goes viral!

Most of netizens have heard and attempted this viral dance challenge known as the 'Kiki Challenge'. Also known as "In My Feelings challenge", the Kiki challenge involves jumping out of moving car and dancing alongside it to Drake's hit "In My Feelings" while the car continues moving. While a number of videos of people attempting to do the challenge have surfaced on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, an Arab girl's failure to do the challenge has perhaps surpassed all videos in popularity.…

Drake bought $10,000 worth ice cream and distributed it around the city

LOS ANGELES: Drake is doing his best to be known as the nice guy of rap, and his latest attempt might just get him there. After breaking records with his latest album, Scorpion records that he set himself The rapper decided to treat a lucky bunch of LA locals to some ice cream, to help them in the scorching heatwave. The 31-year-old spent a whopping $10,000 on the sweet treats. According to a publication, it was all a ploy to promote his new album, with five ice cream carts set up in LA neighborhoods baring his…

Drake on course to smash streaming records with ‘Scorpion’

LOS ANGELES: Canadian rapper Drake, the world’s best-selling artist of 2016, looked on course to set records tumbling again on Friday with his soul-baring new album “Scorpion,” in which he reveals he is a father. Spotify said the album was streaming at an average rate of 10 million times an hour on Friday, while Apple Music said “Scorpion” was the No. 1 streamed album in 92 countries. On the 25-track double album, Drake, 31, confirms long-standing rumours that he has fathered a son, but does not name the mother.…

Michael Jackson returns on Drake’s new album

NEW YORK: Nearly a decade after his death, Michael Jackson is out with new music in a guest appearance on the keenly awaited new album by Drake. The late King of Pop appears in a song on "Scorpion," the fifth studio album by the Toronto hip-hop star who pulled another surprise by using the release to come clean about his secret child. True to form for Drake, whose sensibility for catchy beats has made him one of the top-selling artists of recent years, the 25-track album that came out Friday sprawls defiantly as if…

Drake breaks new streaming record – in video games

NEW YORK: Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming -- this time in video games. The most streamed artist on Spotify, whose latest hit "God's Plan" has spent the last seven weeks at number one on the US singles chart, made waves this week when he joined the streaming video-game platform Twitch. His livestream -- on which he joined the shoot-'em'-up adventure "Fortnite" with players including video-game star Ninja -- drew 628,000 viewers, Twitch said, far outpacing the previous record of 388,000.…

Tayor Swift falls as Diddy tops Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

 NEW YORK: Rapper turned businessman Diddy was the world's top-paid celebrity in the past year, edging out closest competitor Beyonce, Forbes said in its annual list Monday. Diddy earned $130 million in the past 12 months, of which $70 million came from selling a one-third stake in his Sean John clothing line. Diddy -- whose real name is Sean Combs and earlier in his career was known as Puff Daddy -- is estimated by Forbes to be worth a total of $820 million even though he has released little music in the past decade.…

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 of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas. Drake, who also won top artist, top male artist and top rap album for "Views", later posed for photographers surrounded by his microphone-shaped trophies.…