British rapper Stefflon Don signs her label to Universal and then signs herself: ‘A year ago labels weren’t offering me my worth. I had to grind to show them my value’
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British rapper Stefflon Don signs her label to Universal and then signs herself: ‘A year ago labels weren’t offering me my worth. I had to grind to show them my value’

BRITISH RAPPER Stefflon Don celebrated a major career milestone this week announcing she had signed her label V-IV London to Universal music – and then signed herself. Writing on Instagram, the 25-year-old said: “Signed my label to Universal, then I signed myself.” “A year ago, I walked into labels and they wasn’t offering what I … Continue reading

Nicki Minaj has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with a total of 76
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Nicki Minaj has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with a total of 76

NICKI MINAJ has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with 76 singles making it on the coveted rundown. The 34-year-old rapper debuted three songs on the Hot 100 last week – No Frauds with Drake and Lil Wayne, Regret In Your Tears, and Charged It with … Continue reading

Apple Music paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 to exclusively release ‘Coloring Book’
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Apple Music paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 to exclusively release ‘Coloring Book’

CHANCE THE Rapper says Apple paid him $500,000 to release his last mixtape, Coloring Book. Following queries from fans, who questioned his independence as an artist – a staple in his young career, the Grammy Award-winning star revealed through a series of tweets that Apple paid “half a mil” plus a commercial, to release Coloring … Continue reading

Award-winning singer Bryson Tiller slept in his car before finding fame and made hit song with $600. His message to young people: ‘Stick to your dreams’
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Award-winning singer Bryson Tiller slept in his car before finding fame and made hit song with $600. His message to young people: ‘Stick to your dreams’

  BRYSON TILLER is a prime example of perseverance. In 2014, the Louisville native premiered debut single, Don’t, on Soundcloud. It was taken from his first mixtape Killer Instinct Vol. 1, released three years prior, and spoke of a man’s promise to do right by a woman. The smooth and sultry R&B track with a hint … Continue reading

Stormzy’s No.1 debut album goes gold in 16 days. Celebrates with release of new video depicting young black children as Kings and Queens
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Stormzy’s No.1 debut album goes gold in 16 days. Celebrates with release of new video depicting young black children as Kings and Queens

JUST 16 days after releasing his No.1 debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer (GSAP), British rapper Stormzy has gone gold with sales exceeding 100,000. “Grateful would be an understatement,” the south London-born star wrote on Twitter announcing the news. Stormzy was relentless in the promotion of GSAP, surprising fans with performances and signings around the … Continue reading

Rolling Stone has referred to Notorious B.I.G as the “greatest rapper that ever lived”. Today marks 20 years since his death, aged 24
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Rolling Stone has referred to Notorious B.I.G as the “greatest rapper that ever lived”. Today marks 20 years since his death, aged 24

TODAY MARKS 20 years since Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed. He was just 24 at the time of his death, but the Brooklyn-born rapper left an indelible mark on the music industry. When he released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a central figure in the East Coast hip hop … Continue reading

Stormzy’s debut album secures No.1 spot in UK charts. It’s also gained the most first-week streams for a No.1 album in chart history
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Stormzy’s debut album secures No.1 spot in UK charts. It’s also gained the most first-week streams for a No.1 album in chart history

HE DIT IT! British rapper Stormzy has secured the No.1 spot on the official UK charts with his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer. The south London-born star was neck-and-neck with fellow Brit, Rag’n’Bone Man, for the entire week, but secured the coveted spot after a relentless promotional campaign. Gang Signs & Prayer captured the … Continue reading