Billboard’s Erika Ramirez is spending the week with Rihanna, traveling the globe for her 777 Tour! The first day, Rih Rih flew 150 journalists and 50 fans to Mexico City, and now they’re on their way to Toronto.
Drake dominated R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on his first try, as “Best I Ever Had” spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1. Drake has scored nine leaders on the chart in just three years, the most among all acts in that short span.
Ne-Yo stopped by the NYC Billboard office to give us a taste of his upcoming album, “R.E.D.” We can’t wait for you to hear it. The singer is giving us a mixture of then and now by lacing the album with soulful R&B, dance and a little bit of country.
Plus check out the note he wrote us. (We’re still waiting for that puppy, Ne-Yo!)
Twenty-two years ago today, the Mariah Carey era began on Billboard charts. The then-20-year-old newcomer made her chart entrance with debut single “Vision of Love,” which began at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 85 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It would eventually lead both charts.