Black Panther soundtrack: Billboard No. 1 debut on album chart in the cards

Black Panther isn’t just coming to rule the box office, he’s coming to top the Billboard charts. The official soundtrack for Marvel’s latest, which was produced and curated by multi-Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, is heading towards a No. 1 debut atop next week’s Billboard 200 album chart. Released on Feb. 9,

Black Panther soundtrack: Billboard No. 1 debut on album chart in the cards

Black Panther isn’t just coming to rule the box office, he’s coming to top the Billboard charts. The official soundtrack for Marvel’s latest, which was produced and curated by multi-Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, is heading towards a No. 1 debut atop next week’s Billboard 200 album chart. Released on Feb. 9,

Kendrick Lamar's and SZA's Black Panther video features black panthers

Little more than a week away from the much-anticipated release of Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar and SZA released a music video for their soundtrack single, “All the Stars.” Lamar is curating the film’s soundtrack, which features other hip-hop stars like Vince Staples and Future. This music video plays

Kendrick Lamar Unveils ‘Black Panther The Album’ Track List

In anticipation of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Kendrick Lamar announced the songs appearing on the film’s soundtrack on Tuesday. Lamar, fresh off five wins at Sunday’s 60th annual Grammys, co-produced the album alongside Top Dawg Entertainment label CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. He tweeted the cover for “Black Panther The Album” and its 14

Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar Win Big; Jay-Z Shut Out

The big question leading into Sunday night’s Grammy Awards: will hip-hop finally get its long overdue recognition with an Album of the Year win? Not quite, though R&B had an exceptionally strong showing on Sunday night. Jay-Z, who was 2018’s most nominated artists, with eight, walked away empty-handed. Bruno Mars won all

Grammys 2018: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

In the Grammys pre-ceremony on Sunday, with 84 individual categories handed out (only nine were awarded on the evening telecast), it looked early on that it would be a Kendrick Lamar coronation. In fact, after piling up three Grammys in the afternoon and another two at night, Lamar looked like a

Grammys 2018: Insiders weigh in on nominees

Every year, EW gathers industry insiders to share — in exchange for anonymity — their unfiltered opinions about who should take home the golden gramophones when the Grammys air. For 2018, we asked an in-demand songwriter who writes for A-list talent; an acclaimed producer whose work has been inescapable in recent years; a Grammy-winning country whiz; and

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q to Headline ‘TDE: The Championship Tour’

To kick off Grammy Week, Top Dawg Entertainment announced “TDE: The Championship Tour,” featuring label artists Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more to be announced. Lamar and SZA are both among the most-nominated artists for the Grammy Awards, with seven and five nods respectively; both will

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2 Added to Grammy Performers Lineup

Variety Artist Hitmaker of 2017 Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 have been added to the lineup of performers at the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today. Also, Miley Cyrus will join Elton John to perform one of his hits (which  was not specified in the announcement), two days

Black Panther tickets presale sets Fandango Marvel movie record

It feels good to be the king. Chadwick Boseman’s onscreen version of King T’Challa, the Marvel superhero known as Black Panther, first made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, but his upcoming solo movie might prove even more popular than that superhero fight-fest. Fandango announced Wednesday that Black

The 10 best rap albums of 2017

After a 2016 slate that included inspired albums by Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, and more, hip-hop seemed destined for a quiet year in 2017. Instead, A-listers from Drake and Future to Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominated the charts with a batch of projects that rival

The 20 Best Albums of 2017

Looking back through the dense media mist of the befuddling and seemingly endless 2017, our mid-year music special notes an unusual if obvious trend: The most popular genres of music — hip-hop/R&B and pop — are also the primary incubators of innovation. Still, it’s fair to say that everyone was

Beyoncé Rocks Shredded Shorts And Minimal Makeup To See Kendrick Lamar On Tour

Damn, Beyoncé. The singer attended Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn” tour concert in Los Angeles over the weekend, wearing what are not so much shorts as two pieces of shredded denim fabric tied up on the sides. She paired the “shorts” with a vintage Fila T-shirt, DSquared boots, a Mistress Rocks camouflage jacket and minimal makeup. And she

Concert Review: For Kendrick Lamar, Less Is More at Staples Center

Plenty of emotions were on display at Kendrick Lamar’s Los Angeles Staples Center stop on Aug. 6, but the most evident one was ease. The Compton-native embodied a stage confidence that only few MCs possess. Opening a three-night run at the downtown arena, there was a palpable sense that

Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, The Weeknd Lead 2017 MTV VMA Nominations

MTV today announced nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most of the year with eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE.” Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for second with five nominations each. (The full list is below.) The show also announced a pair of