Drake

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‘After healing comes dancing’: Tems, the Nigerian singer loved by Drake and Adele
As a teenage loner in Lagos, Temilade Openiyi immersed herself in Kate Nash, Green Day and poetry. She’s now one of Nigeria’s few female music producers and a globally famous vocalist

Emmanuel Akinwotu

27, Sep, 2021 @9:23 AM

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Drake: Certified Lover Boy review – trawl through a conflicted psyche
Amid all the navel-gazing and posturing, the rapper has his moments on this sprawling latest offering

Michael Cragg

12, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Drake: Certified Lover Boy review – drizzness as usual
Has hip-hop’s most self-pitying superstar finally grown up? The answer delivered by another album of toasts, boasts and dubious love songs is clear: you bet he hasn’t

Alim Kheraj

03, Sep, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Drake’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
With the release of a new album – Certified Lover Boy – we pick the best tracks from the Canadian rapper and global superstar’s hit-studded career

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Sep, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Kanye West formally applies to change name to Ye
Rapper, whose new album Donda is expected this week, previously announced name change in 2018

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Aug, 2021 @9:03 AM

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The greatest ever songs of the summer – ranked!
From Don Henley to Drake, we rate the hottest sounds of the season

Michael Cragg

10, Jun, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Folk singer Mustafa: ‘I’m trying to preserve the memories of young Black Muslims’
The poet, a songwriter for artists including the Weeknd, explains how music helped him explore the loss of friends to inner-city violence: ‘Sorrow is meant to be experienced and felt’

Aina J Khan

02, Jun, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Bad Bunny is most streamed artist of 2020 on Spotify
Puerto Rican vocalist earns more than 8.3bn streams, with the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights the year’s most streamed song

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Dec, 2020 @9:05 AM

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Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after snubbing Black artists
Singer’s demand follows absence of the Weeknd in all categories of the 2021 awards despite huge success this year and dismay at exclusion of Lil Uzi Vert

Laura Snapes

26, Nov, 2020 @1:19 PM

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Music videos replace runways as Covid halts fashion shows
Pop promo looks from BTS, Beyonce and others are driving designer sales through increased screen time

Priya Elan

08, Nov, 2020 @2:44 PM

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Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction
Sotheby’s hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2020 @9:05 AM

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Drake beats Madonna's record for most US Top 10 hits
Canadian rapper’s two new tracks with DJ Khaled push his tally of US Top 10 hits to 40 and his Hot 100 hits to 224

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jul, 2020 @8:46 AM

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