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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

Billboard's Industry Nights Kicked Off With Performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan & Cape Francis

Billboard kicked f our Industry Nights concert series at the Ludlow House in New York City on Thursday (Nov. 16) with performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan and Cape Francis. The exclusive members-only club on the Lower East Side — an fshoot the London-based Soho House — fered a swanky setup on the third floor

Kidricc James New Music Video to Current Single “A Million”

Houston Rap artist Kidricc James, whom has been busy promoting his latest single entitled “A Million”, now presents the ficial music video! “A Million” has been receiving impressive FM Broadcast Radio airplay as late with 191 spins to date according to Mediabase and so far has reached number 35 in the nation on Mediabase’s Urban Indie Label Report.  “A Million” is from

Stalley Announces Post-MMG Album & Drops "My Line" Single With Migos

Atlanta, GA – Stalley and M-m-m-aybach Music Group had a nice run but now it’s time for the Blue Collar Gang boss to fully assume the status he constantly raps about. For his first trick as an indie powerhouse, the Ohio rhyme player shows f how strong his network has grown since moving out to

XXXTentacion Signs Huge Deal With Capitol Music Group –

All  XXXTentacion’s antics (and good sales numbers) have paid f. Billboard is reporting that the 19-year old has just signed a deal with Capitol Music Group worth $6 million. The deal is through indie distributor Caroline, and will cover yet-to-be-released material. In his young career, X has beefed with Drake, was knocked out with a punch,

Space is the Place: A Somewhat Comprehensive Guide to Sun Ra’s Cosmic Jazz

Every few years, jazz visionary Sun Ra returns like a comet on an elliptical course with pop culture, his blinding brilliance experienced anew by the next generation listeners. While the man born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, Alabama (though he would later cite Saturn as his true home), left his terrestrial form back in 1993,

St. Vincent Embraces Artifice in the Video for ‘Los Ageless’

Tabloids wouldn’t be tabloids if they didn’t reach; when the baleful eye the Daily Mail fell on Annie Clark in 2016, the newspaper, in an attempt to explain the indie artist who records as St. Vincent to a more general audience, introduced her as a “female David Bowie.” In true tabloid fashion, the description Clark,

Macklemore’s Latest Effort Falls Flat Without Ryan Lewis

Macklemore’s mainstream moment arrived too loudly and precipitously, and he always seemed to be too pure an underground rap guy to know exactly what to do about it. His breakthrough hit was a sneering, anti-commercial screed about things dumb people do wrong when they suddenly come into money and influence. I can’t think the last

Perfume Genius’s ‘Wreath’ Video Is a Tribute to the Human Form

The development Mike Hadreas, the Seattle-born indie musician who performs as Perfume Genius, has been marked by progression toward a more ethereal, otherworldly sound. Based in the artist’s personal experience homophobia and addiction (he also suffers from Crohn’s disease, a painful and incurable immune-related illness), Hadreas’s songs are well versed in bodily agony, but the

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: King Art to Soon Release “Gwap Tape” this Fall

LOS ANGELES, CA – Pittsburgh based rapper King Art may very well be exactly that: king his own art form. The artist has been heavily involved with music since he can remember, as it played a constant role in his youth. When asked about the motivation behind starting a career in the music industry, King

[Single] Will Metty "Pray" @WillMetty

Will Metty “Pray” Will Metty, a 21 year old hip hop artist from New Bern, NC. Has over 18,000 views on his debut music video. Was Nominated for the 2014 Best New Hip Hop Artist at the Carolina Music Awards. Went on a 4 state tour, and has dropped 4 solo EPs in a 3

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Lou Jefe bakes the beats with new single ‘Pippen’

MILWAUKEE, WI – Lou Jefe is a musician who wants to invite you into the kitchen for his new project, “Lou Cheffe.” The EP is inspired by his journey through the music industry – a journey that spans more than a decade and has seen him collaborate with the likes Mike Jones, NotNormal and Earl &

Rostam Batmanglij on Identity, Love, and His Gorgeous New Solo Album

Rostam Batmanglij is dangling a mostly empty cfee mug from his index finger and thumb on a lightly crowded street in Brooklyn. New Yorkers do all kinds indoor things outside that would seem weird in any other place with more private space, like sprint to their bodega in a bathrobe and dramatically break up with

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: AfterParty brings upbeat new sound with good vibes to the industry with self-titled EP

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Give Ashley Uriegas a bottle Hennessy and a kickin’ beat and she will create a song so upbeat that it’ll be hard for anyone to stay f their feet and have a good time. That’s what her music is all about – good times and good vibes. It’s the reason she adopted

Rap’s Borderless Future Is Here

“Love,” the new single from rap crazies iLoveMakonnen and Rae Sremmurd, is a delightful mess contradictions. It’s a song called “Love” about a relationship falling apart, a summit between southern rap stars that doesn’t contain an ounce rapping, and a collaboration with pop and stripper-rap impresario Mike WiLL Made-It that leans closer to pop-punk than