The Chicago rapper posted a screenshot from their memorable “Otis” performance from the 2011 MTV VMAs. “Miss my bro … real talk,” West captioned it on Twitter.
The two hip-hop heavyweights last linked up at Diddy’s 50th birthday bash in his LA multi-million dollar home on Dec. 14, 2019. Although their bromance hasn’t remained as strong in the past decade, Hov will always consider West to be his “little brother,” according to his 2018 episode on David Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.
“That’s my brother. We’re beyond friends. Really, like literally, my little brother is Kanye, and like your little brother, things happen sometimes,” he said of their difficult relationship to the iconic talk show host.
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With Electric Daisy Carnival 2020 officially off the calendar, fans have clamored for tickets to the 2021 event.
EDC 2021 went on sale August 6, four days after Insomniac Events Founder Pasquale Rotella announced the cancellation of EDC 2020.
According to Insomniac, tickets for the 2021 show sold out in less than 12 hours after going on sale. It is not clear how many tickets were actually up for sale, given that ticket holders for the 2020 show automatically had their tickets transferred to the 2021 event. Ticket holders who cannot make the 2021 show must request a refund via the EDC website.
Insomniac tells Billboard that EDC 2021 has no plans to operate at a limited capacity due to COVID-19, with 150,000 people expected for what is the biggest dance music festival in the United States. Fans who did no get tickets can join a waitlist, which will provide tickets as 2020 ticket refund requests are received.
Electric Daisy Carnival 2021 will celebrate 25 years of the festival, which began as an underground party during the early ’90s rave era in Los Angeles and has gone on to become one of the world’s biggest and best known dance festivals.
Meanwhile, DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, reigns a ninth week at No. 1 on the chart. And the following top four songs hold their positions for another week: The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (No. 2); Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé (No. 3); Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin,” featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne (No. 4); and Saint Jhn’s “Roses” (No. 5).
The Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 6 through Sept. 5). At the end of the season, the top song of the summer will be revealed.
So which is your Song of the Summer? Vote below!
As previously reported, Taylor Swift’s Folklore tops the Billboard 200 for the second week. It’s Swift’s sixth album to log two or more weeks on top of Billboard’s flagship album chart, which puts her in very exclusive company. Since the Billboard 200 was introduced in March 1956, just 11 artists have released six or more albums that had multiple weeks at No. 1. The tally includes just two women—Swift and Barbra Streisand.
This feat is getting harder to accomplish, as more albums have just a single week on top. Kenny Chesney has had nine No. 1 albums—but not one of them managed a second week on top. Future has had seven No. 1 albums—again, without one album logging a second week in pole position.
Here’s the complete list of artists with six or more albums that logged multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The Beatles: All but three of the Fab Four’s 19 No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. (They don’t call them Fab for nothing.) The group’s longest-running No. 1 albums are Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (15 weeks in 1967), the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack (14 weeks in 1964), Meet the Beatles! (11 weeks in 1964) and Abbey Road (11 weeks in 1969-70). As you can see, the exclamation point in Meet the Beatles! was well-deserved.
Elvis Presley: Eight of the King’s 10 No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. His longest-running No. 1 albums are the Blue Hawaii soundtrack (20 weeks in 1961-62), his debut album Elvis Presley (10 weeks in 1956), the Loving You soundtrack (10 weeks in 1957) and the G.I. Blues soundtrack (10 weeks in 1960-61).
The Rolling Stones: Eight of The Stones’ nine No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. The band’s longest-running No. 1 albums are its two most recent – Tattoo You (nine weeks in 1981) and Emotional Rescue (seven weeks in 1980). Its only album to be booted out of the top spot after just one week was It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (1974). It was dethroned by Elton John – Greatest Hits, to which it played runner-up for the next four weeks.
Garth Brooks: Seven of Brooks’ nine No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top – more than any other country artist. His longest-running No. 1s are Ropin’ the Wind (18 weeks in 1991-92), The Hits (eight weeks in 1994-95) and The Chase (seven weeks in 1992). Ropin’ made history as the first country album to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. It is, to this day, the country album with the longest run at No. 1.
Eminem: Eminem’s first seven (of 10) No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. His longest-running No. 1 albums are The Marshall Mathers LP (eight weeks in 2000), Recovery (seven weeks in 2010) and The Eminem Show (six weeks in 2002).
Jay Z: Seven of Jay-Z’s 14 No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top – which puts him in a tie with Eminem for the most multiple-week-No. 1 albums by a rapper. His longest-running No. 1s are Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life (five weeks in 1998) and The Blueprint (three weeks in 2001).
Elton John: All seven of Captain Fantastic’s No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. He’s the only artist with six or more No. 1 albums who never had a one-week No. 1. His longest-running No. 1 albums are the aforementioned Elton John – Greatest Hits (10 weeks in 1974-75), the classic double-disk album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (eight weeks in 1973) and Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (seven weeks in 1975). Captain Fantastic made history as the first album to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1.
Led Zeppelin: Six of the band’s seven No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top – more than any other hard rock band. The band’s longest-running No. 1 albums are Led Zeppelin II (seven weeks in 1969-70), In Through the Out Door (seven weeks in 1979) and Physical Graffiti (six weeks in 1975). Its only No. 1 to get sent packing after one week was the triple-disk live album How the West Was Won (2003).
Bruce Springsteen: Six of The Boss’ 11 No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. His longest-running No. 1 albums are Born in the U.S.A. (seven weeks in 1984-85), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 (seven weeks in 1986-87) and The River (four weeks in 1980). That live album, a five-disk box set, was the first album to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1 since Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life 10 years earlier.
Barbra Streisand: Six of the legendary diva’s 11 No. albums spent multiple weeks on top. Her longest-running No. 1 albums are the A Star Is Born soundtrack, on which she shared billing with Kris Kristofferson (six weeks in 1977) and People (five weeks in 1964).
Taylor Swift: Six of Swift’s seven No. 1 albums spent multiple weeks on top. Her longest-running No. 1s are Fearless (11 weeks in 2008-09), Red (seven weeks in 2012-13) and Speak Now (six weeks in 2010-11). Swift’s only album to get the boot after just one week is Lover (2019).
Sure, the idea of Kane Brown getting lost on his own 30-acre property might seem funny, but the experience was a lot more harrowing than one might think.
“Someone help! I’m lost…[laughing emoji]… ALL JOKES ASIDE,” Brown shared late last week, according to People.“The real story is I moved into a new house. I own 30 acres of 3000 around me. I told my wife I wanted to go check out the property I’ll be 30 minutes.”
He then went out onto his woodland-filled property with a friend and his friend’s girlfriend. “Thirty minutes turned into three hours it started raining turned dark and dropped to 40 degrees,” Brown added, realizing that he left his phone in his truck and his friend’s phone had low battery.
After some failed attempts at finding their way via GPS, the country star called fellow musician Ryan Upchurch, who “lives in the area.” When Upchurch and his friend found the group, “three turned into five of us lost.”
“He has four other friends riding around in a canam and they start getting shot at,” Brown added. “My buddy’s girl who has asthma started then freaking out. We HAD to get her out. So we call the cops. The cops arrive and hear the gun shots and think we are shooting at them. We yell at them and tell them we are not armed and made it out.”
After the reactions to Brown’s story were mostly comical, Upchurch took to Instagram to set the record straight. “Okay, look. I see all the memes and stuff about Kane Brown,” he says. “Yeah, they’re kinda funny. But here’s the fact of the matter, man. You weren’t there. I was there.”
“Me and my brother and a couple of my friends went there into the woods we’ve never even been in our life, I had to get GPS even to go to his house,” he continued. “We ended up finding him in the woods, because me and my brother, you know, we know how like look for trails recently ridden on and s— like that. So we found him. But we run out of gas. We ran out of cell phone service, too. We got lost in the woods with him.”
“When you’re in pitch black and your eyeballs are open and you can’t even see your hand in front of your face, and you’re on thousands of acres that you’ve never even been on before, it’s kinda hard to find your way out,” he added.