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Dominican Singer Natti Natasha Earns Top Viewed YouTube Video of the Week With Ozuna-Featuring 'Criminal'

The most watched video in the world on YouTube this week belongs to Dominican singer Natti Natasha, with “Criminal,” featuring reggaeton artist Ozuna. Natasha's latest feat comes months after Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” video dethroned Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” as most viewed YouTube video  all time. But with a whopping 634,972,238 views

Reba McEntire Prepares for Return to Grand Ole Opry Stage, Recalls Nearly Getting Bumped for Dolly Parton 40 Years Earlier

Country Music Hall Fame member Reba McEntire can pretty much gain entrance anywhere she wants to nowadays, but in 1977, things were a lot different. She recalls to Billboard her first time on the Grand Ole Opry, where she was greeted like a newcomer. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” says McEntire. “I had just come to

WK Entertainment Opens Madrid Office

Pascual Egea will head the European regional headquarters for the company, which reps Maluma, Carlos Vives and Wisin. Walter Kolm’s WK Entertainment will expand its global reach by opening an fice in Madrid, Billboard has learned. The Company’s first European fice, set to open Dec. 1, will be headed by Pascual Egea. A well-known tour

Watch Chance the Rapper Deliver Opening Monologue on 'Saturday Night Live'

Chance the Rapper is no stranger to Saturday Night Live — he's performed on the show more than once. But on Saturday (Nov. 18), Chano returned to studio 8H for his debut gig as the show's host.  “I've been here before as a musical guest,” he said, “but this is the first time I've had to… talk

13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Already 2017's Top-Selling Album

Sam Smith dominates at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his sophomore album, The Thrill It All, opens at the summit. The debut helps the singer-songwriter return to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 for a fourth total week on top. Plus, Post Malone's “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth

Meek Mill's Request To Be Moved From Solitary Confinement To General Population Granted

Meek Mill is now out solitary confinement, where he was being held in his cell for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week. The move comes just days after the 30-year old Philadelphia rapper, real name Robert Williams, made the request to be let out his lawyers. He has been moved from Camp Hill state prison

Meek Mill Appealing Prison Sentence in Probation Violation Case, Requesting Judge's Recusal

Meek Mill is filing a motion to be released from prison and for his probation to be terminated, his lawyer confirmed with Billboard on Wednesday (Nov. 15).  The Philadelphia rapper, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley for violating probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case, on Tuesday

Chance the Rapper Dances Out Pre-Show Jitters in 'SNL' Promo Video

Chance the Rapper is one the biggest hip-hop artists alive. His latest mixtape, Coloring Book, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart based solely on streams, and he’s headlined some the biggest festivals across the country. It stands to reason that he probably doesn’t get nervous before performing very ten. But hosting

10 Songs About Work

Work, work, work, work, work. If you want to get anywhere in this world, pay your bills on time and make something yourself, it's going to take a lot it. Even if you're born into some insanely-rich lifestyle, you'll go nuts without putting your time and energy into something. Even if you spend your hours toiling

Demo Taped Debuts Track 'Pack of Gum' & Exposes His Insecurities for the Greater Good: Interview

He tells me that one his biggest insecurities is his conversational skills, and if he hadn’t told me, I would never have guessed. It's worth mentioning because the subject matter the rest our conversation — mental health and the misunderstandings it from the outside looking in. He is Demo Taped (born Adam Alexander), a 19-year-old singer-songwriter whose music

Big K.R.I.T. & Terrace Martin Talk New Record 'Ready for the Next' for Fox's New Sports Documentary '89 Blocks': Exclusive

As if a new 22-track album wasn’t enough, get ready for another shot hard-edged, reality-saturated encouragement from rapper Big K.R.I.T. “Ready for the Next” is a pulsing original song created for the documentary 89 Blocks, will launch Fox Sports’ new film series when it debuts on Fox next Sunday, (Nov. 26). The doc, executive-produced by Time Inc.’s

Zedd, 21 Savage and More Revealed on Life In Color Miami's 2018 Lineup

Last year's 10-year anniversary was a doozy, but 2018's Life in Color flagship festival in Miami is quite prepared to be the biggest and brightest celebration sight and sound LiC fans have ever witnessed. The “world's largest paint party” returns to Mana Wynwood in the heart the city's Arts District, a venue surrounded by world-class

Major Lazer Releases 'Give Me Future' Doc & Soundtrack: Listen

Whether you like it or not, we've reached the holiday season, and the time for giving is near. Not yet feeling the cheer? Don't worry. Major Lazer will get you in the mood for good will toward all men and women with its documentary Give Me Future, a film that explores the communist island Cuba and the resilient culture

Chance the Rapper Considers Name Change in 'SNL' Promo With Eminem & Leslie Jones

In a preview for this week's Saturday Night Live, host Chance the Rapper talked with musical guest Eminem and cast member Leslie Jones about how excited they all are for the episode.  In the first clip, Jones challenges Eminem to a rap battle, to which Eminem admits that she would win. After that, Jones jokes about

Limited BTSxAMAs Merch Released for Historic First US Awards Show Performance

BTS will continue to achieve crossover success in America with their first televised U.S. performance “DNA” at the American Music Awards on Nov. 19. So the award ceremony decided to commemorate the historic occasion with a set merchandise that any ARMY would appreciate. The set is comprised three custom pins and three custom patches, which