Rihanna and Drake’s sultry “What’s My Name?” music video has officially reached one billion YouTube views, 13 years since its release in 2010.
In the clip, the rumored ex-couple gets cozy in a convenience store, before cuddling up in a New York apartment, drinking wine, holding hands and even having a little pillow fight.
RiRi and Drake’s collaboration topped the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart upon its 2010 release, and also hit No. 1 on Digital Songs. Over the years, the two R&B powerhouses have collaborated a number of times on songs like 2016’s “Too Good,” 2016’s “Work” and 2011’s “Take Care.”
“What’s My Name?” was featured on Rihanna’s November 2010 album, Loud, which was certified 3x platinum by the Recording Industry Associated of America and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album also topped Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Ledisi fans will be thrilled to know that the Grammy winning R&B singer will be very busy over the next few months. She just announced that she will be embarking on a 27-city tour. The “Good Life Tour” will begin on March 6 in York, Pa. But fans will see and hear plenty of Ledisi now. Ledisi will be performing at the broadcast of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 15, where she will be sharing the spotlight with Samara Joy and Dionne Warwick. Ledisi also released a new single, so fans who attend next year’s tour will hear new material along with Ledisi’s many hits. Her new single is titled “Sell Me No Dreams.” The track is classic Ledisi. It fuses Ledisi’s soulful and honest vocals with lyrical content that is aimed squarely at people who want truthfulness, transparency and commitment in a relationship. “Sell Me No Dreams” is a track where Ledisi combines her classic soul vocal stylings and timeless message with right now production techniques. The result is a song that has widespread appeal. The message of a woman who lets her man know that she’s done listening to empty promises is one that the singer is uniquely positioned to deliver. Listen to “Sell Me No Dreams” below.
Busta Rhymes is coming to a city near you next year. On Tuesday (Nov. 28), the rapper announced his Blockbusta North American Tour, which will see him making stops across the United States and Canada starting in March.
The trek — to support Rhymes’ album of the same name released on Nov. 24 — will begin on March 13 at The Masonic in San Francisco. The Blockbusta Tour will also make stops in Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and more before concluding with a hometown show at the Brooklyn Paramount in the New York City burough on April 21. A special guest who has not yet been announced will be joining the “I Know What You Want” rapper on tour for select cities.
Presale tickets are available now to Citi cardholders through Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. local time. Additional presales will run through the rest of the week until the tickets hit general onsale on Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com.
See the full list of tour dates below.
3/13 — San Francisco, Calif. —The Masonic
3/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Palladium
3/16 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues
3/17 — San Diego, Calif. — SOMA
3/19 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues
3/20 — Phoenix, Ariz. — The Van Buren
3/22 — Denver, Colo. — Fillmore Auditorium
3/24 — Dallas, Texas — South Side Ballroom
3/26 — Austin, Texas — Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
3/28 — Houston, Texas — 713 Music Hall
3/30 — Atlanta, Ga. — Coca Cola Roxy
4/1 — Orlando, Fla. — House of Blues
4/2 — Miami Beach, Fla. — Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theatre
4/4 — Raleigh, N.C. — The Ritz
4/5 — Charlotte, N.C. — The Fillmore Charlotte
4/7 — Philadelphia, Penn. — The Fillmore Philadelphia
4/8 — Silver Spring, Md. — The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/9 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues
4/11 — Detroit, Mich. — The Fillmore Detroit
4/12 — Toronto, ON — HISTORY
4/14 — Chicago, Ill. — Radius Chicago
4/17 — Nashville, Tenn. — Marathon Music Works
4/18 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Andrew Bradley Music Center
Lana Michelle Moorer, known professionally as MC Lyte, is an American rapper/disc jockey/entrepreneur/actress from Brooklyn, New York. Considered one of the pioneers of female rap, Moorer first gained fame in the 1980s, being the first female rapper to release a full solo album with 1988’s critically acclaimed “Lyte As A Rock.” Seven studio albums followed. Moorer is known for such hits as “10% Diss”, “Paper Thin” and “Cha Cha Cha.”
The Commodores are an American funk/R&B band from Tuskegee, AL. The group was signed to Motown Records and had their most successful period in the 1970s and 1980s. They are known for such hits as “Brickhouse”, “Easy”, “Three Times A Lady” and “Sail On.”
“End of the Line,” the new song by Michael Lynche, is a showcase for the vocal talent that powered him to a fourth place finish during the ninth season of American Idol. The song finds Lynche embodying a man who tells his soon to be ex that they’ve reached the end of their relationship.
“End of the Line” has the sound and feel of a power ballad with its rock infused guitars and bombastic work on the drums. Lynche takes the song in a different direction with his stunning vocals, adding a strong helping of soul to this track — he actually takes his listeners to church. A lesser singer would be buried under the avalanche of slashing rock infused guitars, pounding bass line, power packed drumming and wall of sound keyboard work. However, Lynche has the vocal range and assertiveness to take it higher when going all out is called for and the phrasing to pull back when vulnerability and finesse is in order. Check out Michael Lynche’s “End of the Line” here.