Lil Nas X

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer. Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has been named album of the year. Eilish and her brother […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Genre-mashing, bold and chart-topping new artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards. RELATED: Lizzo Is Top Nominee For 2020 Grammys Lizzo is in first place, scoring eight bids Wednesday for her fun, positive […]

Rapper Lil Nas X recently sparked debate about the erasure of black cowboys, musicians, and the settlers of yesteryear. When Billboard removed his track “Old Country Road” from the Hot Country chart back in March, his fans argued that the move was racially motivated or bias against rap music. Then Wrangler announced it was launching a Lil […]

In a teaser clip from a new episode of HBO’s “The Shop,” Lil Nas X chops it up with a cast of characters, including Kevin Hart, about why it was important for him to come out on Twitter during Pride month. “It’s not that, like, it’s like being forced,” the rapper said, per Complex. “It’s just knowing [that] growing […]

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, “You Need to Calm Down.” Elliott earned the Michael Jackson […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus has created a musical phenomenon, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is underway for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards. “Old Town Road” faces an uphill challenge. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes are set to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Rosalia will also hit the stage at the Aug. 26 event, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ariana […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.” The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set […]

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Lil Nas X: The breakthrough rapper’s viral “Old Town Road” has broken the Billboard record set by Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1. Lil Nas X accomplishes the feat this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top […]

Lil Nas X has been sued by a California music publisher for $25 million for allegedly stealing Bobby Caldwell’s 1982 song “Carry On,” Reuters reports. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, The Music Force LLC said X used aspects of Caldwell’s “Carry On” without permission, claiming the 20-year-old rapper and his producer were “motivated by greed and malicious […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. “Old Town Road” logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this […]

Young Thug ain’t really feeling Lil Nas X’s decision to publicly reveal his sexual orientation during Pride Month. In an interview with BET.com, Thugger — known for wearing women’s clothing — explains why he’s concerned about the backlash the budding rap star will face going forward. Speaking with podcaster Adam22 for No Jumper backstage during London’s Wireless Festival, Young Thug noted […]