Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Image of Mesfin Fekadu

Mesfin Fekadu

More from Mesfin Fekadu

Nipsey Hussle’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation to Join L.A. Marathon as Charity Partner (Exclusive)

Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues: The late rapper’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation will join the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon as an official charity partner. Hussle, who died in 2019 at age 33, was known as a skilled lyricist and activist who worked to build and unite his South Los Angeles community. The 39th running of the L.A. […]

Usher to Headline Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Grammy-winning superstar Usher is set to headline the 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show. The NFL, Roc Nation and Apple Music made the announcement on Sunday. The big game will take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. It will air live on CBS. […]

THR’s Platinum Players on Their Favorite Films, TV Shows, Albums and More

The Hollywood Reporter named its top 25 Platinum Players in music, and below some of the top-performing acts — from Kim Petras to Coco Jones — share their favorite films of the year, top album of the year and say how they hope the music industry will change for the better. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Platinum Players in Music

The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Platinum Players power list honors 25 acts in music who are on top of the charts and at the top of the game. They move the needle on culture. They own their narratives. They create songs and albums that define a generation and connect with listeners all over the world. They […]

SZA’s Manager on MTV VMA Artist of the Year Snub: “It’s Disrespectful”

When the MTV Video Music Awards announced its nominations last month, no one was surprised when Taylor Swift and SZA were the top contenders. But heads turned when SZA’s name was missing from the artist of the year category after the star launched one of the year’s top albums with SOS, both a critical and […]

Tupac, Biggie and Jay-Z’s Emmy Nods: “You Never Thought Hip-Hop Would Take It This Far”

Dig through the 120-plus Emmy categories and you’ll discover more than double-digit nominations for Succession and Ted Lasso. You’ll also uncover the indisputable influence of hip-hop. The ever-growing television medium is keeping the legacies of two of the most important figures in rap — and overall pop culture — alive, and now the projects are […]

2023 VMAs: Taylor Swift Wins, ‘N Sync Reunites and Shakira Slays

At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift announced her Midnights album. And this year, the album helped her dominate the night with multiple wins, including her fourth for video of the year. Swift is the only artist to win the top prize four times — this year it was for her No. 1 […]

Kamala Harris to Honor 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop With Event at Her D.C. Residence

Vice President Kamala Harris is throwing a house party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Harris is partnering with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban for the event taking place Saturday at her residence in Washington, D.C. Dozens of artists will participate, including Common, MC Lyte, Jeezy and Roxanne Shante. […]

2023 CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson Leads With 9 Nominations

For a second consecutive year, Lainey Wilson is the most-nominated act at the Country Music Association Awards. And this time she’s competing for the top prize: entertainer of the year. The rising country star earned nine nominations, including album of the year for Bell Bottom Country, song of the year for “Heart Like a Truck,” […]

K-pop Leaders HYBE and Geffen Records Are Looking for the Next Global Girl Group

Geffen Records and HYBE, the K-Pop entertainment company that launched BTS, have joined forces to find the next global girl group. On Monday the companies revealed the top 20 contestants — selected from 120,000 submissions — who will compete to be in the international group, which will be created based on the K-pop training and […]

Elton John “Back at Home and in Good Health” After Fall

Elton John was discharged from the hospital Monday morning after slipping at his home in the South of France. A spokesperson for the singer says the fall happened Sunday. “Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure. Following check ups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back at home and in […]

Pete Davidson, John Mayer, Busta Rhymes Help Dave Chappelle Celebrate 50th Birthday in NYC

Dave Chappelle wrapped his four-show stint in New York City to celebrate his 50th birthday with famous friends, including John Mayer, Busta Rhymes, Common, T.I. and Pete Davidson, who said he just finished rehab. Davidson and fellow comedian Michael Che, both New Yorkers, took in the thrill of performing for a sold-out crowd at the […]