As it ascends to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, mounts the summit of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated July 29) in its fourth week on the tally. Wild Thoughts rises with gains at radio, earning a 5-4 lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and jumping to 30 million in audience in the week ending July 16,CONTINUE READING

For the first time in nearly two decades, music industry revenue has increased for two straight years — and that’s good news for the highest earners on Billboard’s annual Money Makers list. In 2016, the 50 top artists in U.S. sales, publishing, streaming and touring took home $890.7 million, a staggering 34 percentCONTINUE READING

DJ Khaled’s newest single Wild Thoughts could launch in the top 10 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8). The song features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and is from Khaled’s new album, Grateful, released on June 23. Following its first full week of activity, industry forecasters suggest thatCONTINUE READING

Rihanna earns her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as Love on the Brain rises 6-5 on the chart dated March 25. Airplay continues to drive the ballad most heavily, as it keeps at No. 3 on Radio Songs (107 million, essentially even week-over-week). Rihanna breaks outCONTINUE READING