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A Guide to Rappers Touring in 2023

In the world of hip-hop , the prevailing theme for the summer of 2023 appears to be "outside," emphasizing the excitement of experiencing live music and concerts.

While Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour  has dominated the summer conversation, hip-hop's heavyweight artists are are connecting with their fans in person. Although these may not be the first tours since the global impact of Covid-19, they could very well be the first opportunity for fans to witness their beloved rappers live since 2019. Rest assured, rap fans are covered with comprehensive coverage of all the exciting hip-hop tours happening this summer and into the fall.

Drake and 21 Savage  have been on their highly anticipated It's All a Blur Tour  all summer, in support of their 2022 album, Her Loss . Earlier this year,  Drake gave fans an intimate show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem , as well as a performance at J. Cole's Dreamville Festival  back in April. However, this tour marks his first co-headlining venture since the 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour , making it an exciting return to the stage for the acclaimed artist. Drake not only brings his extensive history of hits from his previous albums to the stage, but he's also been teasing his upcoming For All the Dogs album .

Celebrating the 20-year milestone of his iconic album, Get Rich or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent  has embarked on a 64-date tour for fans. Joining him on tour is legendary rhymer  Busta Rhymes and singer Jeremih .

Lil Baby  has also hit the stage for his  It's Only Us Tour , where he's joined by a lineup including GloRilla , Gloss Up ,  Rylo Rodriguez  and Hunxho.

Check out the gallery below for more anticipated hip-hop tours this past summer and for the rest of the year.

See the Guide to Rappers Touring in 2023

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop by seeing some masters of the craft and today’s newest hip-hop stars on tour. What began as a small back-to-school party thrown by two teen siblings living in the Bronx, would become the catalyst for the creation of hip-hop music and culture. From early records spun by a young Clive Campbell aka DJ Kool Herc to the award-winning artists of today, this music genre created a space that recognizes and celebrates African-American art, fashion, media and culture overall. Check out the wide range of 2023 hip-hop concerts that have kept the legacy alive.

Hip-Hop Classics

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Early hip-hop in the ‘70s was influenced by jazz and R&B artists like Nat King Cole and Nina Simone along with funk and disco stars like James Brown, Chaka Khan and Donna Summer. Early hip-hop figures like Grandmaster Flash and Jazzy Jay inspired a new wave of hip-hop to emerge in the ‘80s. Check out some hip-hop legends that are going on tour in 2023. 

Snoop has been an iconic rapper and songwriter for almost 30 years. When his debut album, Doggystyle , was released in 1993, hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” instantly pushed Snoop into the spotlight. Since then, the rapper has recorded 19 studio albums, 25 mixtapes and 175 singles. His newest album, BODR , was released in 2022, which was the same year that Snoop was selected to perform at the Super Bowl along with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar. Make sure to get your Snoop Dogg tickets and catch his High School Reunion Tour with Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, Too $hort and Berner. With hits like “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Snoop Doggy Dogg’s tour is one that you will not want to miss. 

LL’s music career took off with his breakout single “I Need a Beat” and debut album, Radio , in 1985. His later albums like Bigger and Deffer (1987), Mama Said Knock You Out (1990) and Mr. Smith (1995) gained further success and prestige. His work has earned him multiple nominations and awards, like two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance and three Soul Train Music Awards. More recently, he became the first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for Musical Excellence in 2021. 

After 30 years, LL Cool J is back with a headliner tour to the delight of his fans. He will be teaming up with DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Roots and DJ Z-Trip, along with a slew of special guests like Queen Latifah, Rick Ross and Ice-T on this star-studded tour. In a July Billboard interview, LL commented on the tour’s lineup saying “There’ll be hits, and there’ll be just rhymes and beats happening.” Grab LL Cool J tickets before they’re gone and jam out to hits like “Mama Said Knock You Out,” “Doin’ It” and “Ill Bomb.” 

Catch award-winning rapper 50 Cent on The Final Lap tour, a global expedition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin.’ The 2003 release kickstarted 50 Cent’s success and was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Best Albums of the 2000s.” His tour will feature his best hits like “In Da Club,” “Candy Shop,” and “P.I.M.P.” Joining 50 Cent on tour will be special guests Busta Rhymes (“Break Ya Neck,” “Gimme Some More”) and Jeremih (“Birthday Sex,” “Down on Me”). See one of Billboard ’s best rappers of all time live with 50 Cent tickets .

New Class of Hip-Hop Stars

The hip-hop music of today has evolved from its roots and branched out into genres like freestyle, hip-hop soul, pop rap and snap rap music. From the late ‘90s to the 2000s, the world saw a new wave of artists like Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Eminem and Nicki Minaj. Their contribution to the music scene has helped hip-hop to evolve further into trap music and mumble rap. The following artists are newcomers to the game that are going on to continue the innovation of hip-hop music.  

“Rack City,” “Best Friend” and “Go Loko” are all hits you’ll hear with tickets to the Str8 To The Club Tour. Beginning this fall, YG , Tyga and Saweetie will embark on a joint headliner West Coast tour. Fans got a sample of  the joint album by YG and Tyga with the June release of “Platinum.” The Compton-based rappers paid tribute to their roots with the single, which has been hailed as a “defiant, California-inspired anthem” ( RAP-UP , 2023). The duo has teamed up several times in the past on songs like “West Coast Weekend” and “Run” with 21 Savage and BIA. 

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This tour will be Saweetie’s first headliner, giving the “Icy Grl” rapper an opportunity to promote her music. The 2017 single “Icy Grl” brought Saweetie mainstream attention, with critics from publications like XXL and the LA Times praising her freestyle skills. She dropped the EP, Icy , in 2019 with the single, “My Type” becoming a Billboard Mainstream Top 40 hit. Her debut album, Pretty Bitch Music , is coming soon and was preceded by the 2020 singles “Tap In” and “Back to the Streets.” Get your Saweetie tickets now and see this rapper who made the 2021 Forbes ’ 30 Under 30 list.

Playboi Carti

The Atlanta-born rapper first made his mark on the scene with the debut of his self-titled mixtape in 2017. His single “Magnolia” made the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart and became a multi-platinum hit. Carti’s next album, Whole Lotta Red , dropped in 2020 and immediately hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The time between these two albums saw Playboi Carti as a featured artist on a number of songs by industry stars like A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert , A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Tyler the Creator and others.

Playboi Carti founded his record label, Opium, in 2019, and has taken the initiative to promote new talent within the rap and hip-hop scene. These newcomers include Ken Carson, Homixide Gang and Destroy Lonely, who will all be joining Carti on his tour. Enjoy hits like “Wokeuplikethis,” “Sky” and “@ Meh” live on the Antagonist tour when you get your Playboi Carti tickets today.

Victoria Monet

Her compositional work with artists like Lupe Fiasco, Nas and Ariana Grande, as well as solo creative projects, has brought to light Victoria Monet’s success. Her first EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2 was released in 2014 and featured tracks like “90’s Babies” and “See the Light.” As her popularity grew, Monet joined artists like Fifth Harmony on tour and composed additional albums, like Life After Love Pt. 2 (2018) and Jaguar (2020). The release of 2020 singles, “Moment” and “Dive,” earned her recognition as Apple Music’s Up Next artist in February. Watch this rising singer perform live with Victoria Monet tickets .

Join Victoria Monet on The Jaguar Tour following the August release of her debut studio album, Jaguar II . The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter will embark on her first headliner tour in late September. Monet released the lead single “Smoke” in March 2023, receiving praise in a Hypebeast article on her style and ability to “balance between groove, seduction and smoothness.” Fans were thrilled when she followed up with the release of the singles, “On My Mama” and “Party Girls,” a few months later.

Trippie Redd

Born and raised in Ohio, Redd shot to fame with his 2017 debut single “Love Scars” from the album, A Love Letter to You . Since then, songs like “Taking a Walk,” “Topanga” and “Dark Knight Dummo” have all made it onto the Billboard Hot 100. Trippie Redd is an artist who has been commended for his inclusion of heavy metal and rock & roll elements into his music. He has leveled from a Soundcloud rapper to a powerhouse performer with more than 19 million Spotify streams each month. Seven consecutive works made the Top 5 of Billboard ’s 200 Albums chart, with hits like “Miss the Rage,” “Hurts Me” and recently “Took My Breath Away” (ft. Sky Morales) boosting his success. Experience one of hip-hop’s new versatile creators live with Trippie Redd tickets . 

Forever bold and unapologetic with her music, the “Attention” singer is going on a nationwide tour, joined by Doechii and Ice Spice. Doja Cat became a viral internet sensation in 2018 when she released “Mooo!” The cow-print-styled music video that accompanied the single gained millions of views and gave the L.A. rapper a boost when she released her album, Hot Pink (2019). Her next album, Planet Her (2021) was packed with a number of popular hits like “Best Friend,” “Kiss Me More” and “Streets.” The latter single inspired the viral “silhouette” challenge on TikTok, where users mimicked Doja’s appearance in the “Streets” (Silhouette Remix) music video. Enjoy a visually bold concert experience live on The Scarlet Tour , which marks the Grammy-award-winning rapper’s first North American arena venture. 

Lil Tjay’s music is a true form of self-expression and calls back to one of hip-hop’s purposes in creating a space to freely speak on the violence and hardships experienced in life, particularly by Black men. After recovering from a traumatic shooting last June, Lil Tjay is back and setting off on his Beat The Odds tour. The rapper will be promoting his newest album, 222 , while touring North America, New Zealand and Australia. The album highlights his survival and struggles with vulnerability and grief after the shooting. “Project Walls” and “June 22nd” are popular tracks from the album that fans can expect to hear on tour along with hits like “Calling My Phone,” “Run it Up” and “F.N.” Don’t miss out and get your Lil Tjay tickets today.

Latin Stars Bringing a New Sound to Hip-Hop

When hip-hop culture began spreading throughout New York, it naturally influenced the music of neighboring communities, particularly those with Latin and Caribbean roots. This created a path for famous New York rappers like Fat Joe and Angie Martinez, who have Puerto Rican origins. Reggaeton, a music style popularized in Puerto Rico, was influenced by Jamaican music, just like hip-hop. This intersection helped people like Daddy Yankee and Don Omar become acclaimed figures in the global music scene. Check out the following Latin singers and rappers that are bringing a new sound to hip-hop.

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Armando Christian Pérez aka Pitbull is an iconic Cuban-American rapper and singer-songwriter whose music career took off in the 2000s. While his debut album, M.I.A.M.I., was released in 2004, it was Pitbull Starring in Rebelution (2009) that made Pérez a breakout artist. The lead singles, “I Know You Want Me(Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service,” shot to the Top 10 of Billboard ’s Hot 100 and succeeded abroad in several European nations. Pitbull has collaborated with artists like Ying Yang Twins , DJ Khaled, Shakira, Ne-Yo and dozens more. He has won upwards of 48 awards from Billboard and the US and Latin Grammys, in categories like Top Rap Song, Best Urban Performance and Latin Song of the Year. 

Get Pitbull tickets and catch this superstar on The Trilogy Tour alongside global Latin stars Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. The trio will put on unique sets during each stop, showcasing their versatile styles. Fans can expect a thrilling mix of rap, reggaeton and dance hits like “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Bailando” and “Give Me Everything” with tickets to The Trilogy Tour. 

Peso Pluma has become a prominent figure in the “corridos tumbados” movement. The movement revitalized regional Mexican music, fusing it with trap, hip-hop and urbano styles. Tracks like “Ella Naila Sola” and “Luna” made Pluma one of Billboard ’s Latin Artists on the Rise, with three of his singles making it to the Top 10. The Guadalajara-born rapper received nominations for awards like Viral Anthem and Artist to Watch at the 2023 MTV Millennial Awards. He has worked with Latin artists like Becky G and Yng Lvcas, whose single “La Bebé” (Remix), won the pair the Remix of the Year award at the 2023 Premios Tu Música Urbano.

Get your Peso Pluma tickets now and see him embark on his first US tour. Beginning in July and through late October, the Mexican singer-songwriter will be making stops in 17 major US cities.

At 16, Jhayco, formerly Jhayco Cortez, began writing songs for artists like Tito El Bambino and Zion & Lennox. His work paid off and Cortez signed with Universal Music Latino in 2017. Jhayco released his debut album, Famouz , in 2019. It featured the single “No Me Conoce,” which shot to the top of Latin music charts and became a multi-certified US hit. Jhayco’s success continued with his sophomore album, Timelezz , which secured the No. 2 spot on Billboard ’s Top Latin Albums chart. His collaboration with Bad Bunny on “Daikiti,” earned both Puerto Rican rappers a Best Urban Song nomination at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards. Enjoy addictive dance tracks like “Medusa” and “Mami Chula” on the Vida Rockstar tour with Jhayco tickets .

Myke Towers

A Latin artist currently taking over the charts, Towers became No. 1 on Billboard ’s Latin Airplay charts in May. His second album, Easy Money Baby , spawned multi-platinum hits like “La Playa” and “Si Se Da.” Myke Towers is an artist with international rapport in the Latin, afrobeat, reggae and alt-pop music communities. He has teamed up with some of the best in the Latin music industry like Bad Bunny, Piso 21 and Daddy Yankee. The latter collaboration resulted in the “Gasolina” (Safari Riot Remix) which was featured in the movie, Fast X .

Following his fourth album debut, La Vida Es Una , Towers is embarking on The La Vida Es Una tour. Enjoy songs like “Caramelo,” “Bandido” and “LALA” with Myke Towers tickets .

Top Hip-Hop Celebrations in 2023

Can’t decide which of these tours to see live? Catch a music festival celebrating all things hip-hop and the creators that have revolutionized the culture. Check out artists like Mary J. Blige , Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage live. 

Take it back to where it all began 50 years ago in the Bronx with Hip Hop 50 Live tickets. The concert takes place Aug. 11 at Yankee Stadium with a stellar lineup featuring Run DMC, Eve, the Sugar Hill Gang and Ice Cube as well as Lil Kim, A$AP Ferg and Trina. Get Hip Hop 50 Live tickets to be part of an unforgettable celebration of the birth of hip-hop music and culture.

Or head to the West Coast with Lights On Festival tickets . The event will feature Grammy award-winning singer H.E.R. along with Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, Toosii and other R&B and rap stars. The festival kicks off Sept. 16 and 17 at the Shoreline Festival Grounds in Mountain View, Calif.

With ONE Musicfest tickets you can catch Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, Megan Thee Stallion and Brent Faiyaz at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. TEMS, Coi Leray, Kodak Black and others will also be performing at the Southeast’s biggest urban music and arts festival.

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The biggest rap music tours in 2023: Concerts, festivals, dates, tickets, venues

  • Updated: May. 13, 2023, 2:46 p.m. |
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Drake will begin his "It's All a Blur" tour on June 29. Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

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The biggest rap artists in the industry are coming to an arena near you.

From Drake to Snoop Dogg , fans have many artists to choose from when buying concert tickets. Or, if you are in more of a music festival mood, fans can book a flight to Miami to attend Rolling Loud where Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky will headline.

Here is a comprehensive list of the biggest rap music concerts and festivals of 2023.

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Rico Nasty’s “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour”

Tour runs from April 16 to June 2

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Soulja Boy’s summer tour

Tour runs from May 7 to June 10

Bryson Tiller’s “Back and I’m Better” tour

Tour runs from May 10 to July 21

Pitbull’s tour dates

Tour runs from May 11 to July 21

Jelly Roll’s “Backroad Baptism” tour

Tour runs from May 19 to Oct. 14

Ice Cube’s tour dates

Tour runs from May 19 to Nov. 4

Lil Baby’s “It’s Only Us Tour”

Tour runs from May 19 to Sept. 22

Wiz Khalifa’s tour dates

Tour runs from May 20 to Aug. 27

Logic’s “The College Park Tour”

Tour runs from May 25 to June 30

TLC and Shaggy’s “Hot Summer Nights” tour

Tour runs from June 1 to July 15

Hive Music Festival

Headliners: Kid Cudi and Post Malone

Drake and 21 Savage’s “It’s All a Blur Tour”

Tour runs from June 29 to Oct. 7

LL Cool J’s “THE F.O.R.C.E. Tour”

Tour runs from June 25 to Sept. 3

Snoop Dogg’s “High School Reunion Tour”

Tour runs from July 7 to Aug. 27

NF’s “Hope Tour”

Tour runs from July 12 to Oct. 15

Broccoli City music festival

Tour runs from July 15-16

Headliners: Lil Uzi Vert, Jazmine Sullivan and Brent Faiyaz

Rolling Loud Miami

Headliners: Playboi Carti, Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky

50 Cent’s “The Final Lap Tour”

Tour runs from July 21 to Nov. 12

Chance The Rapper’s “The Acid Rap 10-Year Anniversary Show”

Shows on Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept. 21

Macklemore’s “Ben” tour

Tour runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 18

Wu-Tang Clan and Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind” tour

Tour runs from Sept. 20 to Oct. 22

Lil Yachty’s “The Field Trip Tour”

Tour runs from Sept. 21 to Nov. 17


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23 Rising Hip-Hop Artists To Watch In 2023

By Tony M. Centeno

February 27, 2023

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A new generation of lyrical phenoms and hit makers has been making an impact on Hip-Hop that will last for years to come. Within the past few months, we've witnessed an array of rappers shed their "upcoming artist" status and evolve into the most promising rookies in the industry. Artists like Ice Spice , Finesse2tymes , Lola Brooke and others have made waves with their music that have taken them to incredible heights in their respective careers. So much so that fans are finally hearing their hits across hundreds of Hip-Hop radio stations across the country.

While some Hip-Hop heads have come to know and love the aforementioned artists, there are still plenty more MC's that are also rising in the ranks from California's LaRussell to Georgia's Cae Cartier . There are also a few women who are making shaking up the industry with their distinguished flows and catchy bars like Memphis' Gloss Up and New York's Lady London . If you're looking for some new artists to add to your playlists, scroll below to find out more about the rap artists you should be listening to in 2023.

Ice Spice has only been in the game for two years and she’s already impacted Hip-Hop’s drill scene in New York City and beyond. The Bronx native made her grand entrance with her “Bully Freestyle” produced by RIOTUSA, who also crafted her other hits “No Clarity” and “Euphoric." Following her On The Radar freestyle, Ice Spice and RIOTUSA hit the jackpot after “Munch (Feelin’ U),” went viral and got praise from the likes of Drake and Cardi B. After her breakthrough hit had mobs of fans following her every move, Ice Spice inked a deal with 10K Projects/Capitol Records and released her debut EP Like..? The project contains all her hits plus “Gangsta Boo” featuring Lil Tjay. Her latest collaboration with PinkPantheress “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2” has also impressed the masses. As of February, Ice Spice’s six-track EP has sold an impressive 100,000 units according to Chart Data. We know she’ll go on to sell way more in the future.

SleazyWorld Go

The Sleazy campaign has been nonstop since 2020. Upon releasing his first project Big Sleaz, SleazyWorld Go established himself as the grimiest lyricist to come from his hometown of Kansas City, MO with trap bangers like “Sliding” and “Pass My The Glock.” Fans’ response to his records around his city, and eventually around the country, pushed him to drop more records like his most popular hit “Sleazy Flow.” The bass-heavy anthem laced with a catchy piano loop dropped in 2021 and caught the attention of Lil Baby, who hopped on the official “Sleazy Flow” (Remix). Soon after, other remixes from NLE Choppa, Yungeen Ace and more began to flood the Internet. Over the past year, Sleazy gained even more hype with the release of his debut album Where The Shooters Be via Island Records. The project features Offset, Fredo Bang, G Herbo, Rich The Kid and more. He kicked off 2023 by being nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist ahead of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards , and dropping more new music. Where The Shooters Be 2 , which is the deluxe version of his debut LP, gifts fans with five new records before he heads out on his first tour this year.

Fans of GloRilla will recognize her best friend Gloss Up from her infamous “FNF (Let’s Go)” music video. While Big Glo found fame under Yo Gotti’s CMG imprint, Gloss Up landed her own deal with Quality Control and has been making a name for herself in the game ever since. Gloss Up has been posting her freestyles over songs from T.I., Chris Brown, Lil Baby and others to YouTube since 2015. She released her first mixtape Different Shades of Gloss in 2019 and followed-up with a handful of singles like “Raw,” “Gloss Up Sonshine” and more. Last year she teamed up with Lakeyah and Bankroll Freddie before she teamed up with HitKidd once again for “Shabooyah” featuring Aleza, K Carbon and Slimeroni. She reunited with the aforementioned crew of ladies for “Eeny Meeny Miny Mo” off her debut EP Before The Gloss Up . The 13-track project, which also features GloRilla and Icewear Vezzo, proves Big Gloss is here to stay.

Fridayy’s bone-chilling voice has captivated the industry in recent years, but he’s actually been making music for nearly a decade. He dropped his first track in 2014 as an artist. However, he landed his first major placement as producer on Chris Brown’s Breezy album. Since then, he formally broke on the scene on DJ Khaled’s “God Did” alongside JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and John Legend. A few months later, he appeared on Lil Baby’s “Forever” on It’s Only Me and dropped his debut EP Lost In Melody featuring Vory. He continued to impress fans by receiving several Grammy nominations for “God Did” and making his debut performance at the 2023 Grammy Awards . Shortly after he got off the stage, Fridayy delivered the deluxe version of Lost In Melody with five brand new songs including “Shoot” with Ty Dolla $ign. Fridayy’s career is literally prospering before our eyes, and he’s still going up as we speak. It’ll be impossible to miss his rise to the top this year.

Rome Streetz

Rome Streetz is finally receiving the attention and praise he deserves.. Since breaking onto the scene with his 2016 mixtape I Been Thru Mad Sh*t , the New York City rapper, who’s name is inspired by his numerous treks from Queens to Harlem, has consistently delivered hard-hitting bars in every song he makes. Inspired by the Golden era of Hip-Hop, Rome Streetz is able to utilize classic flows from the 90s and turn them into modern stories that his fans can relate to today. Rome released 13 projects independently before he landed at Griselda Records in 2021. Prior to signing, Rome delivered four projects that year: Death & The Magician with DJ Muggs, Genesis 1:27 , Razor’s Edge and Coup De Grace with Ransom. Nearly a year after the latter project, Streetz dropped his debut under Griselda, Kiss The Ring . Rome hasn’t slowed down since. He’s about to hit the road in March to bring his latest album to more cities across the country.

Jeleel! Is quickly becoming a household name in the festival circuit. He’s only been active in the rap game since 2018, but he’s managed to build a massive following due to his highly energetic records and his explosive stage presence during his concerts. After dropping projects like Angel From Heaven and Generation Z , the Rhode Island native delivered his single “Dive In!” which blew up on digital streaming platforms and social media. Since then, he landed himself a deal with 10K Projects and hit up every festival stage possible from Rolling Loud to Made In America Festival. His debut album Real Raw , which is led by his recent banger “Ride The Wave!”, is expected to drop this spring.

Rob49 has spent the past two years consistently establishing himself alongside some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop. Since he broke out on the scene with his debut project 4our The World in 2020, the New Orleans rapper has followed-up with a slew of singles with Babyface Ray, Icewear Vezzo, Doe Boy, Birdman, Curren$y and more. In 2021, Rob49 got Lil Baby to hop on his song “Vulture Island V2,” which brought him even more attention. He’s dropped five projects in total including Vulture (2020), Krazy Man (2020), 4GOD (2021) and his latest body of work Vulture Island , which arrived last April. Within the past two months alone, Rob49 released two new singles “4GOD II” and “Ball N Chill” appeared on two major projects from Trippie Redd and French Montana. It’s safe to say Rob49 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Cae Cartier

Cae Cartier only has four major singles that have hit streaming platforms within the past year, but all of them are fire. Despite making music since 2019, Cae Cartier began to take his music career seriously last year. Since then,he’s delivered some of the grittiest records to come out of Atlanta in a long time like “Smoke” and “Quicksand.” His provocative, yet passionate delivery blends well with his eloquent flows and rugged bars. Not only can serve up heat in every song he drops, but he also knows how to make his music stand out with menacing visuals. His video for “Tuci” went viral and amassed over 340K views since it dropped at the beginning of February, and his latest video for “Mozart” is also racking up hundreds of thousands of views over a week after its release. Look out for his debut EP dropping this spring via Geffen Records & Special ENT.

Lola Brooke

Don’t ever play with Lola Brooke . The Brooklyn rapper who reps Bed-Stuy already had a buzz going in 2016 strictly based on her witty freestyles alone. After her "Brooklyn Freestyle" blew up, she was noticed by Team 80 Productions founder Eugene Sims, who later signed her. From there, Brooke continued to gain traction with other bangers like "Back to Business" and "Gator Season." She finally made her way into the spotlight following the release of her smash hit “Don’t Play With It” featuring Billy B. The street banger has earned her praise from Lil’ Kim, Future and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, who’ve all invited her to perform her viral record on various stages throughout her hometown. Now that she's signed to Artista and Team 80 Productions , her debut EP is currently in the works and is expected to drop sometime this year.

Apollo Lofton

Miami’s own Apollo Lofton has been on the grind for years, but now he’s finally starting gaining the traction he needs to make it to the big leagues. Following the release of his 2020 project Truth Is I’m Terrified , the rapper made headlines for approaching Drake after he left a restaurant in South Beach and performed a freestyle over the instrumental to “No Friends in the Industry” off Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy album. Drake was so impressed that he started following him on Instagram. Since then, he’s gained other co-signs from Kanye West to Miami legend Emilio Estefan, and released more music. He spent the past year pushing records like "Never Trust a Soul," "You'll Never Love Me" and "Play The Villain." He closed out 2022 by releasing his impressive project Chaos Is Necessary . It’s only a matter of time before Apollo Lofton gifts his fans with more new music in 2023.

Symba has been on the rise for years, but he’s finally being recognized as the talented MC he’s always strived to become. The Bay Area native dropped his major label debut Don't Run From R.A.P. via Atlantic Records with an all-star crew of collaborators including 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Moneybagg Yo, O.T. Genesis, Too $hort and more. Songs like "Big Homie" with 2 Chainz, "Gotta Love It" with Ty Dolla $ign, and "Follow Me" impressed the masses. Yet, it was his collaborative album with DJ Drama that truly had people paying attention to his artistry. Results Take Time not only proved Symba's star power, but it also shows fans how tapped into the culture he is. The 24-year-old recruited heavy hitters like Pusha T, Key Glock and Roddy Ricch along with other rising acts like Fridayy, Kali and others. He hasn’t released any new music this year, but that might change as he gets closer his scheduled performance at the 2023 Roots Picnic.

Memphis’ own Big Boogie has been rapping to vent about his inner pain and frustrations since 2017. Now he’s got a lot more reasons to make bars about the finer things in life. Once Yo Gotti signed him to his CMG imprint in 2020, Big Boogie has been captivating his fans with gritty stories from his past and uplifting bars that reflect how far he’s come. In 2020, Boogie delivered his first project via CMG Final Nightmare . He followed up with his 16-track album Underrated and released the deluxe version shortly afterward. In the past three years, he’s worked with several big names like Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, Dej Loaf and Fat Trel. Trel appears as the sole feature on Boogie’s latest album Definition of Big Dude , which dropped last month.

TiaCorine brings a rare perspective to Hip-Hop with every song she drops. After she landed a deal at South Coast Music Group in 2019, she dropped her debut project 34Corine which features synth-heavy trap single “Lotto” and her rock-inspired “Avril Lavigne.” The following her, she followed up with The Saga of 34Corine , which features “Lotto (Part 2)” featuring her labelmate DaBaby and the Kenny Beats-assisted “Luigi.” Her love for all things rap, anime, pop and rock has made TiaCorine a gem in an industry where originality is hard to find. Tia’s ability to fuse all of her passions into cohesive music that separates her from the rest of the competition deserves recognition. Hopefully, she gets all her flowers and more this year. She just dropped her third album I Can’t Wait via SCMG, which she’ll most likely perform while she’s on the road for Key Glock's Glockoma 2 tour this spring.

LaRussell is one of the hardest working artists in the industry today.. Since 2018, the Vallejo, Calif. Native has shined on his solo albums and collaborative projects with other rising artists. Once his “2021 Freestyle” went viral, LaRussell began to garner respect from top-tier acts like Chance The Rapper, Erykah Badu, Meek Mill and more. LaRussell had a huge year in 2022 after he dropped 10 projects through his collective Good Compenny alongside artists like Hokage Simon, DJ Swaggy B, Tope and Deaf Heff. He doesn't plan to slow down in 2023. At the end of January, LaRussell released his latest project Dragonfly with Dom Bailey.

Lady London

Despite launching her career in the era of viral videos and social media fame, Lady London established herself as a rapper the old fashion way: freestyling. Her “Lady Londay” freestyles attracted hundreds of thousands of fans online as well as some of the influential artists in the game like Busta Rhymes, Timbaland and Diddy. In between her freestyle, Lady London also released original songs like “Never,” “Money Over” and “What Is It Giving,” which allowed her to flex her lyrical skills over unique instrumentals. In 2022, she dropped off two projects, I Kant Make This Sh*t Up and Lady Like: The Boss Tape , that amplified her flows and attracted even more attention to her original music. She kicked off her 2023 with a fresh "Pop Ya Sh*t" freestyle over Birdman and The Clipse’s “What Happened To That Boy” beat. Based on her recent social posts, London is hard at work on her next project that will surely impress even more fans.

Seddy Hendrinx

Seddy Hendrinx has been Generation Now’s secret weapon over the past three years. The Duval, Fla. native began to garner a massive following after he turned the pain stemming from his difficult childhood into enticing bars on songs like “Smoking Lonely” and “Where I Came From,” which appear on his 2017 mixtape The Roots . After following up with projects like Death B4 Dishoner Loyal over Everything , Hendrinx landed a deal at Generation Now and released Roots II in 2019 featuring his stand out hit “LOWKEY.” He dropped two EPs in 2020, B.H.D (Black Hearted Demon) and Sayless. The latter project features his label mate Jack Harlow plus G Herbo, Jetsonmade, Gunna, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and 24hrs. Hendrinx spent a good year knocking out features with rising artists before he dropped his Gangsta Grillz project Well Sed with DJ Drama. Led by his single “Lights,” Hendrinx recruited Fivio Foreign and T-Pain to throw down on the 10-track project.

Doechii has only been in the game for a few years, but she’s already made a lasting impression on the music industry. After delivering projects like Oh The Places You’ll Go and Bra-less , the Florida native signed with TDE in 2022 and released her single “Persuasive” featuring SZA. From there, she’s made her debut at the 2022 BET Awards with an electrifying perform of “Crazy” and “Persuasive.” A few months later she dropped her first EP under TDE, she/her/black b*tch . The unique five-track project features her SZA-assisted single and a rugged collaboration with Rico Nasty. In addition to her own music, she also teamed up with Smino for his Luv 4 Rent LP, and received a major co-sign from Babyface after he enlisted her to appear on the title track of his Girls Night Out album. After the phenomenal year she had, there’s no doubt that we’ll be hearing something new from Doechii in 2023.

Central Cee

UK Drill rapper Central Cee has been impacting the U.S. with his catchy bars for the past a couple of years now. After he began recording at 14, Cee released trap-induced rap records until he switched his style up on “Day In The Life” in 2020. His breakthrough hit would lead to other bangers like “Molly” and “Loading” which helped establish him as one of the go-to drill artists. He dropped his debut mixtape Wild West independently in 2021 featuring “Day In The Life,” “Loading” and 12 other songs. From there,other prominent UK artists like FKA Twigs and Ed Sheeran caught on to his work as well as U.S. rapper Ohgeesy, who recruited him for his GEESYWORLD album in 2021. Central Cee continued to intrigue more international fans with the release of his second mixtape 23 and songs like “Doja” “No more Leaks” and “Let Go.” He’s still making noise in 2023 as well. He just dropped his latest single “Me & You” earlier this month.

Dess Dior is molding her own lane in Hip-Hop. Born in St. Louis and raised in Savannah, Ga., Dior first broke out on the scene in 2019 with singles like “F*cked Up” and “Bandz” before she dropped her debut EP Definition of Dess . A few months later, she started dating Future, which brought even more attention to her music and career. Since then, she's cut records with Coi Leray, Maliibu Miitch, Karlae, Kidd Ken and more. In 2022 Dior served up RAW -- an eight-song EP featuring songs like "Rich and Raw" and "Nann Hoe" which samples Trina's verse off Trick Daddy's "Nann." She may have ended her romantic relationship with Future, but she is joining him for his One Big Party Tour this year.

There aren’t a lot of rappers from Miami who’ve put Allapattah on the map like Fayn has. Since he dropped his first project Better Than My Last in 2017, Fayn has delivered a slew of motivational records that have caught the attention of several big names in the Hip-Hop community from Westside Gunn to Statik Selektah. Following the release of his project Certified Hustler: The Lone Wolf in 2021, Fayn has gone on to open up for a slew of heavyweights like Raekwon & Ghostface Killah,Havoc, Styles P, Kool G Rap, Termanology, Curren$y and more. In 2022, he came through with two project The Lone Wolf EP and a collaborative effort with V.E.G.A., The Lion and the Wolf . Based on his movements on social media, it looks like he’s got a lot more in store for 2023.

Lakeyah has been going viral for her raps since 2015. After knocking out a few social media challenges and freestyling over 42 Dugg and Lil Baby’s “We Paid,” the Milwaukee, WI native earned herself a deal with Quality Control. Since then, the 21-year-old lyricist has dropped off five successful projects including her most recent releases My Time (Gangsta Grillz: Special Edition) and No Pressure Pt. 2 . The latter project, which dropped back in September, features her labelmate Gloss Up, Flo Milli, Lucky Daye, Iceear Vezzo, Latto and more. Lakeyah is working on her next moves in 2023, but in the meantime, she dropped her first feature of 2023 on Kash Doll’s Back on Dexter mixtape.


Finesse2tymes has been rapping for over a decade, but finally struck gold in 2022 following the release of his mixtape 90 Days . The Memphis native began to make a name for himself while coming up in a rap group called Memphis’ Greatest Underrated in 2012 with Moneybagg Yo, Blac Youngsta and more.They even dropped a self-titled mixtape in 2019. After serving five years behind bars, Finesse2tymes walked out of prison and delivered smash hits like “Back End” and “Guci Flow” featuring Gucci Mane. Those records appear on his breakthrough solo mixtape 90 Days which dropped via Atlantic Records and J Prince Jr.’s Mob Ties imprint. In 2023, Finesse2tymes continues to serve up new music. He just dropped his new single “Out of State.”

If you haven’t heard of Yeat by now, it’s time to get acquainted. The 23-year-old rapper acquired a massive following online as an affiliate of the underground rap collective Slayworld who’s served up innovative rage-induced trap bangers over the past eight years. He released his debut mixtape Deep Blue Stars in 2018, but he truly drew more attention after he dropped his 4L mixtape in 2021. His debut album Up 2 Me arrived a few months later, which features his popular track “Get Busy.” In 2022, Yeat came through with two more albums, 2 Alive and Lyfe . 2 Alive features collaborations with Young Thug, Gunna, Ken Carson, and more while Lyfe contains his stand-out joint with Lil Uzi Vert “Flawless.” Yeat continued his reign in 2023 with the release of his third studio album AfterLyfe . The lengthy 22-track album features his most-talked about single “Shmunk” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

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11 Rappers Set to Make it Big in 2023

The rap world is ever-changing, and 2022 showed us where we might be heading next. The year was full of solid releases from budding stars who set the stage for a lower-key sensibility within hip-hop. It was a year where fans turned away from the larger-than-life superstars towards more down-to-earth figures in the scene. The rise of homegrown acts like Babytron and newcomers Ice Spice proved that hip-hop’s new landscape is abundant. In today’s rap world, there’s something for everyone. 

After Kei Henderson — who managed 21 Savage until late 2019 — took a hiatus from hip-hop,  Ben Reilly , an ATL transplant by way of Brooklyn, was the rapper to bring her back. In 2021, his first solo project, Freelance , caught her ear. Last year, a cut from it, “Maytag (Tax-Free),” caught everyone else’s with an artful TikTok featuring Reilly delivering a sharp a capella portion of “Maytag” took off on the app. Today, the clip has over six million views, and the full song has over 30 million plays on Spotify. He tells Rolling Stone he considers 2022 his first year as a professional musician.

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His visuals are crisp and compelling; his songs and projects are conceptual. For example, Freelance was inspired by Reilly’s time in pandemic isolation spotting red cardinals on every run. “And every time I seen them, I would feel at peace,” Reilly told Complex . “As I looked more into it, I learned the longest that a cardinal has ever lived in captivity was 13 years. But in freedom, it was 28 years. I challenged myself to make 13 songs within the 28-minute mark, and that’s what I did.” — M.C

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After officially starting his rap career in 2021, Tallahassee’s own Real Boston Richey released his first full-length project, Public Housing , which debuted at 60 on the Billboard 200 and number nine on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. On tracks like “I Want You” and “No Static,” Richey shows off his gift for finding the most impressive pockets to place his flows. 

As an MC, Richey’s effortless knack for melody and his peculiar rap cadence, similar to Michigan rappers’ but true to his Florida roots, cemented him a spot on our list. He explains that his patent flow comes from “God really,” said Richey. “My flow is like how I actually talk, my regular swag. I just speed it up to catch the beat.” Still, his stories of triumph from poverty on tracks like “Getting Better” could find Richey at the forefront of rap.“Public housing is where I went through the most problems,” says Richey. “Where I made the most money and learned how to rap. It’s where I learned how to be a man and get through certain situations.” 

“It’s about not letting what I’ve been through be a hurdle,” he explains. “I’m putting the things that hurt me the worst to the side. Nothing stopped me.” After releasing Public Housing 2 at the top of this year, it is safe to say there are no signs of Richey slowing down. Last year was like a blur,” he says. “I accomplished so much in a year, and it was really a learning experience. I learned that music controls everything. The biggest thing as an artist, even bigger than doing shows, is staying at the studio more than you do anything.” — D.G

Detroit has been spearheading the rap game for the past couple of years. Among some of the new wave leaders, like Peezy, Icewear Veezo, and Babyface Ray, is Veeze. Those tapped into the Detroit rap scene are probably familiar with Veeze’s clever wordplay and potential in his future rap career. He’s already made cameos in a ton of Lil Baby and Babyface Ray videos sporting a fitted cap. He even made his debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Lil Baby and 42 Dugg-assisted single “U-Digg,” which reached No 52. 

Veeze’s 2020 “Law and Order” caught viral attention thanks partly to producer Smerf Beats’ sample of the popular crime procedural’s theme song. All the while, the track showcased Veeze’s smooth, slurred flow full of metaphors. His appearance on Babyface Ray’s “Gallery Dept” and several appearances on Lil Yatchy’s Michigan Boy Boat prove that Veeze is a capable wordsmith. With more music and time, he will only become sharper. His 2022 release “Close Friends” offered quotable lines filled with humor like, “I be ballin’ more than I be rappin’, I’m an athlete/Diamonds on me movin’, look like Usher when he roller skate.” 

Veeze’s slow build is poised to pay off soon enough, and he knows it. “I basically did an internship to become a Superstar in 2022,” he says. “I got a chance to see how much more work I have to put in, but I had a lot of fun. I charted for the first time. I went overseas for the first time––I had moments I’ll never forget.”   — D. G

Last summer, TiaCorine experienced her first show as a headliner and got to do so with a home-state advantage in NC. She told AltPress that her 6-year-old daughter is her biggest fan. “She knows all the words,” she said tearily. “She says, ‘You just got this.’ The fans chant my name. They were like, ‘Tia, Tia,’ and I come offstage, she just starts crying. I ask her what’s wrong, and she’s like, ‘I’m so proud of you, Mommy. You did so good. You’re so amazing.’ And that was just… whew.”

“2022 was definitely a surprise,” Tia tells Rolling Stone . “I had a lot of confidence in my new album, but the success of ‘Freaky T’ has become life-changing. In 2023, I’m looking forward to releasing more music and doing my first international tour.” On her docket for the year are remixes to “FreakyT” (we hope Duke Deuce’s is first), moving up the fliers for some music festivals, and a few surprises. — M.C

Before the evolution of “drill” music, there was “trap” music. Without the efforts of Atlanta rap pioneers like T.I., Young Jeezy, and Gucci Mane, drill music simply couldn’t exist. The Chief Keef “drill” movement couldn’t emerge from Chicago and create a cultural phenomenon, birthing a subgenre that artists all over the globe would go on to partake in. In a full circle moment, Atlanta’s Baby Drill directly represents what can happen when the two worlds collide. His innate trap sound spills out thanks to his Georgia roots, not to mention his impressive new take on ad-libs, his signature one being the swift yell of “Baby Drill,” almost crammed in the middle of his bars, but it works. While plenty of artists from Atlanta make drill music with trap influences, Baby Drill’s persistent and aggressive bars over trap-like beats sit him at the forefront of his city’s immense rap scene. With notable co-signs from Drake, 21 Savage, and Young Nudy, Baby Drill has pushed his way out of local recognition. 

Stove God Cooks

“ Stove God Cooks is that storyteller, that punchline king, that cocaine rap,” Westside Gunn told Rolling Stone last year while extolling the components of Griselda’s greatness. Almost everyone in the Buffalo-based crew released projects last year except Cooks, who instead made his presence felt with six show-stopping appearances on Westside Gunn’s 10, and on “Blow For Blow” from Rome Streetz’ Kiss The Ring , where he displayed his combination of vivid storytelling and wit with lines like, “Had the bread stuffed in a box, flame so hot, I dropped the pot / I caught it and the cookie still was good, I’m Magic Johnson.” 

The Syracuse native can stand bar for bar with anyone, but his mic presence radiates a charisma and a knack for melody that sets him apart from the gritty street rappers casual fans may lump him with. He emerged as Aaron Cooks in the mid-2010s, when he signed to Busta Rhymes’ Conglomerate and was managed by Lord Jamar. Cooks didn’t release a project but showed his skills on numerous freestyles that displayed the remnants of the rapper he’d come to be. His bars on DJ Vlad, Sway In The Morning stirred intrigue for what he had in store — but his moment didn’t come on Conglomerate. 

Eventually, Cooks rebranded as StoveGod Cooks and met Roc Marciano, who produced Reasonable Drought, an underrated 2020 album where Cooks delivered an intriguing ode to the trap. Cooks’ compelling lyricism shone on tracks like “Rose Royce Break Lights,” “John $tarks,” and “Cocaine Cologne,” where he attacks Roc’s loops with an unmistakably east coast mesh of ferocity and slickness. 

“Stovey’s Home! This year, I’m stepping into my destiny with a new album,” he tells Rolling Stone . “I’m putting the stove on my back and carrying it out of the underground to the highest heights the universe sees fit for me.” — A. G

Cash Cobain 

Cash Cobain is renowned as the Sample God for his ability to take any loop, throw quaking drums under it, and turn it into a banger. He’s produced for the likes of Lil Yachty, B-Lovee, Shawny Bin-Laden, Chow Lee , Central Cee and numerous other rappers — and he also has his own solo career. 

He released Sliick Cobain in 2020, and in 2021, he dropped Nirvana and 719 Deluxe. Last year, his work on 2 Slizzy 2 Sexy with his creative comrade Chow Lee showed him exploring New Jersey Club and helping drill pivot in a new direction. “J Holiday” showcases Cash and Chow crooning to their next one-nighter over sparse drums and a catchy J Holiday sample. “Jenni” has a similar approach, with both songs paired in a video where the two are downing Henny and enjoying the company of a cadre of women. 

The right sample can trigger a nostalgia that cures all generational fractures; a song like B-Lovee’s Mary J. Blige-sampling “My Everything,” which Cobain produced, bonds the 40-year-old Mary stan with the 19-year-old drill junkie. What Cash does with his samples doesn’t just highlight the musicality of drill, but its cultural value — which means a lot in a time when so many forces in New York vie to stifle it.  With an album that he tells us is coming soon, Cobain says, “2022 was an amazing year. I feel like I set the tone and changed the sound waves with the sampling and even the Jersey Club the way I did—it was different from others, I made a new sauce. Going into 2023, I got a lot of different sounds and things in the tuck for y’all.” — A. G

Signed to 4th & B’way/Def Jam Recordings, Kidd Kenn is gearing up for a big year with a slew of enticing opportunities under wraps. “I feel like 2022 was amazing,” he tells Rolling Stone. “From sync in games like Need for Speed and NBA 2K to the visuals, to the features with Delli Boe, Erica [Banks], and Baby Tate , to me putting in the work and showing why I’m not going anywhere! I’m looking forward to more features and collabs, working with more brands, playing more festivals, and really showing my fans and the world a new side of me and breaking through in every way I can.” — M.C

Chow Lee 

Chow Lee is at the forefront of an exciting fusion of hip-hop and dance music permeating the rap world (read: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Wanna Rock”). He’s a purveyor of so-called “sexy drill,” a sound that achieved new fame last year through Chow’s collaborations with Cash Cobain on their album 2 Slizzy 2 Sexy . In 2021 he dropped five projects which displayed the first glimpses of what his sound would come to be known as. Listening back to songs like “RN,’ where Chow rhymes, “I eat her pussy like it’s ziti,” it’s little wonder where the coinage comes from. He rhymes with a cool that one could expect from someone with such a erotic catalog, offsetting his often charged up production with slinky melodies rife with raunchy lyrics. 

Chow Lee is already a Tri-state area cult hero, tearing down venues with turnt-up performances that take cues from their raucous videos. But with the public’s newfound zeal for the frenetic, triplet kick-tinged soundscapes that Chow helped popularize, he may be primed to have the whole country doing the Blick dance. 

“2022 was amazing. We dropped 2 Slizzy 2 Sexy, and It went crazy. I did my first Rolling Loud with my brothers Cash Cobain and Lonny Love, plus many other shows, and I gained a bunch of new fans,” he tells Rolling Stone . “In 2023, I’m looking forward to dropping a new project and collaborating with more artists.” — A. G

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Drake knows. The rap icon DMed Trayle after his 2021 Rolling Loud Miami set (his first ever onstage performance), giving him kudos on his music. Drake also offered to do a song with Trayle “anytime he needs him,” but to Trayle’s credit, he hasn’t needed any co-signs — though the stars are still intrigued with what he’s been putting together. Later in 2021, Gunna jumped on a remix of “OK Cool,” and Thug actually offered to sign him to YSL, but Trayle passed, ultimately signing to 10K projects in May of this year. 

He was a busy man in 2022, releasing four EPs, all displaying a mastery of his sound. Trayle draws listeners in with chilling lyrics not concerned with over-the-top threats but by expressing the dread of being consumed by an environment where trust and love are hard to come by. That dynamic is most at play on “Alter Ego,” a creative concept track from HH3, where he goes back and forth with his evil twin and tries to figure out which one represents his truth. He started 2023 with “Alter Ego 2,” rhyming, ‘I can give a fuck who don’t like who long as my son richer.” He’ll have no worries in that department at the pace he’s going. “My 2022 was insightful. In 2023 I’m looking forward to a bigger platform,” he tells Rolling Stone .  — A. G

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11 Essential Hip-Hop & R&B Tours to Catch in Fall 2023

As autumn approaches, it brings with it the staples of the season: sweaters, apple picking, and, of course, a new host of can’t-miss tours. From the biggest names in modern music to icons from the past, music fans are in no short supply of highly-anticipated upcoming shows. To help you start hammering out your fall concert schedule, we’ve rounded up 11 of the most essential R&B and hip-hop tours coming to a city near you. Check them all out below, and peep our lists of essential pop , rock , country , and heavy metal tours as well.

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Underground hip-hop heroes Armand Hammer (Billy Woods and ELUCID) have a brand-spankin’-new album on the way, We Buy Diabetic Test Strips . But that’s not all, because they’re also bringing their left-field raps on the road . The trek predictably kicks off in New York City on October 1st, and the duo will make their way through the United States through November before picking it back up in January.

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) , hip-hop trio Digable Planets have charted out a tour across North America . Starting in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 8th, the trek will go on to hit 11 additional cities including D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and more. If they’re coming anywhere near you, take it as your chance to catch legends of the genre performing some of their most heralded work.

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Doja Cat has entered her weird era, and we’re so here for it. Now that she’s grabbed our “Attention” with the singles from her upcoming album  Scarlet , we’re all the more excited for her fast-approaching tour dates . Kicking off on October 31st in San Francisco, the 24-date run sees the artist accompanied by Ice Spice and TDE rapper/singer Doechii — a trio for the ages.

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Ms. Lauryn Hill

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The Miseducation of Lauren Hill  is an undisputed classic (in fact, we ranked it as the second best hip-hop album of all time ). For the record’s 25th anniversary, the iconic artist is taking the album on the road , and she’s brining along her old rap group Fugees for good measure. Seemingly, this 11-date run is geared towards a very specific audience: people who enjoy incredible music.

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After being the year’s first hip-hop artist to nab a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with  Pink Tape , Lil Uzi Vert is set to hit the road. The “Pink Tape Tour” will hit 17 cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and more, and runs from October 21st through December 4th.

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For the first time since 2019, British-Nigerian rapper Little Simz is heading to North America for a run of dates . The artist will kick off the tour in Chicago on September 20th, before making her way across the continent and eventually wrapping up in New York City on October 13th. Get excited by checking out her excellent project NO THANK YOU , and for a taste of what the shows might be like, take a peek at her tour documentary  On Stage Off Stage . 

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A Guide to Rappers Touring in 2023

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In the world of hip-hop , the prevailing theme for the summer of 2023 appears to be “outside,” emphasizing the excitement of experiencing live music and concerts.

While Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour is anticipated to dominate the summer conversation, hip-hop’s heavyweight artists are also preparing to connect with their fans in person. Although these may not be the first tours since the global impact of Covid-19, they could very well be the first opportunity for fans to witness their beloved rappers live since 2019. Rest assured, we have rap fans covered with comprehensive coverage of all the exciting hip-hop tours happening this summer and into the fall.

Drake and 21 Savage are set to embark on their highly anticipated It’s All a Blur Tour this summer, in support of their 2022 album, Her Loss . Earlier this year,  Drake gave fans an intimate show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem , as well as a performance at J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival  back in April. However, this upcoming tour will mark his first co-headlining venture since the 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour , making it an exciting return to the stage for the acclaimed artist. Drake not only brings his extensive history of hits from his previous albums to the stage, but he’ll also likely include tracks from his successful releases like Certified Lover Boy , Honestly, Nevermind , and Dark Lane Demo Tapes .

Celebrating the 20-year milestone of his iconic album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ , 50 Cent  will be embarking on a 64-date tour for fans. Joining him on tour is legendary rhymer  Busta Rhymes and singer Jeremih .

Lil Baby is also gearing up for his highly anticipated It’s Only Us Tour , where he will be joined by a lineup including GloRilla , Gloss Up ,  Rylo Rodriguez , The Kid Laroi  and Hunxho.

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2023 In Review: 5 Trends That Defined Hip-Hop

While hip-hop’s lack of chart success was rife for discussion during the first half of the year, there was plenty of great rap music in 2023. It may not be reaching the top of the charts as frequently, but the genre is as vibrant as ever.

For the first half of 2023, hip-hop’s lack of chart success seemed to be all anyone could talk about. 

No hip-hop album went No. 1 until Lil Uzi Vert ’s Pink Tape in July , and it wasn’t until September that Doja Cat broke a 13-month dry spell for the genre on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart with "Paint the Town Red" (the single is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 2024 GRAMMYs , alongside Miley Cyrus ' "Flowers," "Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo , Taylor Swift 's "Antihero" and Billie Eilish 's "What Was I Made For?").

This situation caused a bunch of hand-wringing. As hip-hop celebrated its 50th anniversary, was the genre past its prime — artistic, commercial or both? Was it, as one popular radio personality proclaimed , being eased out by mysterious powers-that-be in favor of Afrobeats or reggaeton?

While it may not be reaching the top of the charts as frequently as in years past, hip-hop is as vibrant as ever. As it turns out, there was plenty of great hip-hop around in 2023, thanks to both new and veteran artists. As hip-hop enters its next 50 years , look back on some of the trends that are keeping the genre one of the most innovative.

SoundCloud Rap Returns

"SoundCloud rap" was an appellation given to a group of artists starting sometime in the mid-2010s. It referred to artists like XXXTentacion , Trippie Redd , Smokepurpp , Lil Pump , Denzel Curry , and many more. Often the artists looked as colorful as the music sounded — face tattoos were the norm — and its approach was structurally experimental, emo-influenced, and raw. (A good summary of the movement is here ). 

SoundCloud rap as a movement ran out of steam in 2019 after a string of tragic deaths ( Lil Peep , XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD). But now a new iteration of it is back. 

Yeat , who in 2018 back at the tail of SoundCloud rap’s initial run was hailed as "SoundCloud’s latest sensation," has developed into a major star who duets with Drake on the latter's For All The Dogs . He and a crew of artists such as Ken Car$on , Midwxst , and SSGKobe are taking the high-energy vibe of the initial wave of SoundCloud rap artists like Playboi Carti, and updating it for a new generation. 

This new slate is, as other coverage has pointed out , overall less chaotic and noisy, and more professional-sounding, than its predecessors, while still having similar youthful energy.

Women Are Leading The Way

For far too long in mainstream hip-hop, women have been relegated to "the one girl in the crew" status, or been pitted against each other by fans, media, and pretty much everyone else with a there-can-only-be-one mentality. Despite that, girls and women have always played a key role in the genre, both in front of the mic and behind the scenes .

Fortunately those retrograde notions are dead in 2023. A diverse array of female rappers are leading the way artistically and commercially. On the commercial side of the ledger, last year’s GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Latto was the first rapper to score a No. 1 hit in 2023, while GloRilla , Coi Leray and Best New Artist nominee Ice Spice (who is nominated in the category alongside Gracie Abrams , Fred again.. , Jelly Roll , Coco Jones , Noah Kahan , Victoria Monét , and the War And Treaty ) have all had big chart wins.

Other female artists who are making big noise include Tierra Whack (who this publication pinpointed as someone " leading the next generation "), Rico Nasty, Flo Milli, Kash Doll, BIA, and countless others. For a primer on both how we got here and what the current generation is up to, make sure to watch the Netflix documentary Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop .

Change Is Happening At The Margins

As with most art forms, the real excitement happens at the edges . Whether it's people who are operating outside of the commercial mainstream, or artists who are pushing to expand the idea of what being a rapper even means by incorporating other types of music, the margins are where all the fun is.

In 2023, artists continued to incorporate other genres to the point where questioning whether their music is still hip-hop becomes impossible to answer — see Lil Yachty’s recent psychedelic turn and Kassa Overall’s jazzy explorations . There are also the truly outré, experimental artists like Fatboi Sharif , whose dark and abstract vision is unlike anything else; and psychedelic deep thinker Gabe ‘Nandez .

And there is a vibrant, arty underground scene that has its own revered veterans like billy woods whose profile (both solo and as a member of the duo Armand Hammer with ELUCID) has been rising rapidly over the past few years; as well as a contingent of younger aligned musicians like Fly Anakin and Pink Siifu. 

Veterans Are Killing The Stage

While some young artists are canceling or postponing live dates , or having tickets on the secondary market go for surprisingly low prices , there’s one contingent of artists who are having no problem filling seats and satisfying fans: the OGs.

The culture's legends crossed the country on stacked tours — many of which coincided with  the much-heralded 50th anniversary of hip-hop.The Rock the Bells F.O.R.C.E. Tour featured LL Cool J , the Roots , and a busload of veteran rappers . 2023 also saw the Nas and Wu-Tang Clan New York State of Mind Tour, and 50 Cent ’s Final Lap Tour. 

Hip-hop’s longtime stars are tearing down stages all over the world, and filling up arenas while doing it. Despite a popular culture always focused on the new and next, these OGs are showing their staying power where it counts — onstage, in front of the people. 

Hip-Hop Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

Hip-hop officially celebrated 50 years of groundbreaking culture in August, but 2023 became a year-long celebration of the genre’s past. Figures going all the way back to Kool Herc and  DJ Hollywood had huge moments and a renewed focus on their achievements.

The celebration wasn’t limited to one single Yankee Stadium concert or one media outlet. It was instead a long and well-needed look back that spanned live events, museum exhibits, documentaries, books, and more. The retrospective really kicked off in February, with a killer showcase of hip-hop history at the 2023 GRAMMYs. And it continues all the way through to December with the Recording Academy’s "A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop" special . 

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How 1994 Changed The Game For Hip-Hop

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How 1994 Changed The Game For Hip-Hop

With debuts from major artists including Biggie and Outkast, to the apex of boom bap, the dominance of multi-producer albums, and the arrival of the South as an epicenter of hip-hop, 1994 was one of the most important years in the culture's history.

While significant attention was devoted to the celebration of hip-hop in 2023 — an acknowledgement of what is widely acknowledged as its 50th anniversary — another important anniversary in hip-hop is happening this year as well. Specifically, it’s been 30 years since 1994, when a new generation entered the music industry and set the genre on a course that in many ways continues until today.

There are many ways to look at 1994: lists of great albums ( here’s a top 50 to get you started); a look back at what fans and tastemakers were actually listening to at the time; the best overlooked obscurities . But the best way to really understand why a single 365 three decades ago had such an impact is to narrow our focus to look at the important debut albums released that year. 

An artist’s or group’s debut is their entry into the wider musical conversation, their first full statement about who they are and where in the landscape they see themselves. The debuts released in 1994 — which include the Notorious B.I.G. 's Ready to Die , Nas ' Illmatic and Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik from Outkast — were notable not only in their own right, but because of the insight they give us into wider trends in rap.

Read on for some of the ways that 1994's debut records demonstrated what was happening in rap at the time, and showed us the way forward. 

Hip-Hop Became More Than Just An East & West Coast Thing

The debut albums that moved rap music in 1994 were geographically varied, which was important for a music scene that was still, from a national perspective, largely tied to the media centers at the coasts. Yes, there were New York artists (Biggie and Nas most notably, as well as O.C., Jeru the Damaja, the Beatnuts, and Keith Murray). The West Coast G-funk domination, which began in late 1992 with Dr. Dre ’s The Chronic , continued with Dre’s step brother Warren G . 

But the huge number of important debuts from other places around the country in 1994 showed that rap music had developed mature scenes in multiple cities — scenes that fans from around the country were starting to pay significant attention to.

To begin with, there was Houston . The Geto Boys were arguably the first artists from the city to gain national attention (and controversy) several years prior. By 1994, the city’s scene had expanded enough to allow a variety of notable debuts, of wildly different styles, to make their way into the marketplace.

Read more: A Guide To Texas Hip-Hop: Definitive Releases, Artists & Events

The Rap-A-Lot label that first brought the Geto Boys to the world’s attention branched out with Big Mike’s Somethin’ Serious and the Odd Squad’s Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! Both had bluesy, soulful sounds that were quickly becoming the label’s trademark — in no small part due to their main producers, N.O. Joe and Mike Dean . In addition, an entirely separate style centered around the slowed-down mixes of DJ Screw began to expand outside of the South Side with the debut release by Screwed Up Click member E.S.G.

There were also notable debut albums by artists and groups from Cleveland ( Bone Thugs-N-Harmony , Creepin on ah Come Up ), Oakland (Saafir and Casual), and of course Atlanta — more about that last one later.

1994 Saw The Pinnacle Of Boom-Bap

Popularized by KRS-One’s 1993 album Return of the Boom Bap , the term "boom bap" started as an onomatopoeic way of referring to the sound of a standard rap drum pattern — the "boom" of a kick drum on the downbeat, followed by the "bap" of a snare on the backbeat. 

The style that would grow to be associated with that name (though it was not much-used at the time) was at its apex in 1994. A handful of primarily East Coast producers and groups were beginning a new sonic conversation, using innovations like filtered bass lines while competing to see who could flip the now standard sample sources in ever-more creative ways. 

Most of the producers at the height of this style — DJ Premier, Buckwild, RZA , Large Professor, Pete Rock and the Beatnuts, to name a few — worked on notable debuts that year. Premier produced all of Jeru the Damaja’s The Sun Rises in the East . Buckwild helmed nearly the entirety of O.C.’s debut Word…Life . RZA was responsible for Method Man ’s Tical . The Beatnuts took care of their own full-length Street Level . Easy Mo Bee and Premier both played a part in Biggie’s Ready to Die . And then there was Illmatic , which featured a veritable who’s who of production elites: Premier, L.E.S., Large Professor, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip .

The work the producers did on these records was some of the best of their respective careers. Even now, putting on tracks like O.C.’s "Time’s Up" (Buckwild), Jeru’s "Come Clean" (Premier), Meth’s "Bring the Pain" (RZA), Biggie’s "The What" (Easy Mo Bee), or Nas’ "The World Is Yours" (Pete Rock) will get heads nodding.

Major Releases Balanced Street Sounds & Commercial Appeal

"Rap is not pop/If you call it that, then stop," spit Q-Tip on 1991’s "Check the Rhime." Two years later, De La Soul were adamant that "It might blow up, but it won’t go pop." In 1994, the division between rap and pop — under attack at least since Biz Markie made something for the radio back in the ‘80s — began to collapse entirely thanks to the team of the Notorious B.I.G. and his label head and producer Sean "Puffy" Combs.  

Biggie was the hardcore rhymer who wanted to impress his peers while spitting about "Party & Bulls—." Puff was the businessman who wanted his artist to sell millions and be on the radio. The result of their yin-and-yang was Ready to Die , an album that perfectly balanced these ambitions. 

This template — hardcore songs like "Machine Gun Funk" for the die-hards, sing-a-longs like "Juicy" for the newly curious — is one that Big’s good friend Jay-Z would employ while climbing to his current iconic status. 

Solo Stars Broke Out Of Crews

One major thing that happened in 1994 is that new artists were created not out of whole cloth, but out of existing rap crews. Warren G exploded into stardom with his debut Regulate… G Funk Era . He came out of the Death Row Records axis — he was Dre’s stepbrother, and had been in a group with a pre-fame Snoop Dogg . Across the country, Method Man sprang out of the Wu-Tang collective and within a year had his own hit single with "I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By." 

Anyone who listened to the Odd Squad’s album could tell that there was a group member bound for solo success: Devin the Dude. Keith Murray popped out of the Def Squad. Casual came out of the Bay Area’s Hieroglyphics. 

Read more: A Guide To Bay Area Hip-Hop: Definitive Releases, Artists & Subgenres From Northern California

This would be the model for years to come: Create a group of artists and attempt, one by one, to break them out as stars. You could see it in Roc-a-fella, Ruff Ryders, and countless other crews towards the end of the ‘90s and the beginning of the new millennium.

Multi-Producer Albums Began To Dominate

Illmatic was not the first rap album to feature multiple prominent producers. However, it quickly became the most influential. The album’s near-universal critical acclaim — it earned a perfect five-mic score in The Source — meant that its strategy of gathering all of the top production talent together for one album would quickly become the standard. 

Within less than a decade, the production credits on major rap albums would begin to look nearly identical: names like the Neptunes , Timbaland , Premier, Kanye West , and the Trackmasters would pop up on album after album. By the time Jay-Z said he’d get you "bling like the Neptunes sound," it became de rigueur to have a Neptunes beat on your album, and to fill out the rest of the tracklist with other big names (and perhaps a few lesser-known ones to save money).

The South Got Something To Say

If there’s one city that can safely be said to be the center of rap music for the past decade or so, it’s Atlanta. While the ATL has had rappers of note since Shy-D and Raheem the Dream, it was a group that debuted in 1994 that really set the stage for the city’s takeover.

Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was the work of two young, ambitious teenagers, along with the production collective Organized Noize. The group’s first video was directed by none other than Puffy. Biggie fell so in love with the city that he toyed with moving there . 

Outkast 's debut album won Best New Artist and Best New Rap of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards, though the duo of André 3000 and Big Boi walked on stage to accept their award to a chorus of boos. The disrespect only pushed André to affirm the South's place on the rap map, famously telling the audience, "The South got something to say." 

Read more: A Guide To Southern Hip-Hop: Definitive Releases, Artists & Subgenres From The Dirty South

Outkast’s success meant that they kept on making innovative albums for several more years, as did other members of their Dungeon Family crew. This brought energy and attention to the city, as did the success of Jermain Dupri’s So So Def label. Then came the "snap" movement of the 2000s, and of course trap music, which had its roots in aughts-era Atlanta artists like T.I. and producers like Shawty Redd and DJ Toomp. 

But in the 2010s a new artist would make Atlanta explode, and he traced his lineage straight back to the Dungeon. Future is the first cousin of Organized Noize member Rico Wade, and was part of the so-called "second generation" of the Dungeon Family back when he went by "Meathead." His world-beating success over the past decade-plus has been a cornerstone in Atlanta’s rise to the top of the rap world. Young Thug , who has cited Future as an influence, has sparked a veritable ecosystem of sound-alikes and proteges, some of whom have themselves gone on to be major artists. 

Atlanta’s reign at the top of the rap world, some theorize, may finally be coming to an end, at least in part because of police pressure . But the city has had a decade-plus run as the de facto capital of rap, and that’s thanks in no small part to Outkast. 

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Inside GRAMMY House's 2024 GRAMMYs Best New Artist Spotlight:  Victoria Monét, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll & More Share Tales About Their Road To The GRAMMYs

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Inside GRAMMY House's 2024 GRAMMYs Best New Artist Spotlight: Victoria Monét, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll & More Share Tales About Their Road To The GRAMMYs

Nominees for Best New Artist descended upon GRAMMY House on Feb. 3 for a panel discussion. From Noah Kahan almost deleting his hit song to Gracie Abrams' initial fear of performing, learn how the 2024 GRAMMY nominees arrived at Music's Biggest Night.

In an era when nobody wants to be pigeonholed, diversity is an important facet when it comes to the musical cultural zeitgeist. Case in point: the 2024 GRAMMY Nominees for Best New Artist. 

At the 66th GRAMMY Awards, the General Field Category was a zig-zagging array of budding superstars who are the epitome of their respective genres. From the bopping club tracks of  Ice Spice , the smooth R&B of   Victoria Moné t — who ultimately won the golden gramophone on Feb. 4 — or the unflinching discography of Jelly Roll , this year’s Best New Artist class represents every taste. 

As part of the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY House , that variety was on full display as seven of this year’s nominees descended onto the stage with moderator and Rolling Stone writer Brittany Spanos to muse about creativity, their respective journeys, and what the honor means to them. 

Read on for some of the most exciting insights from the Best New Artist Spotlight at GRAMMY House.

Noah Kahan Almost Deleted His Star-Making Song

For the singer/songwriter known for his ripped-from-the-heart "Stick Season," Noah Kahan said he was blown away when he found out about his Best New Artist nomination. "It’s the realization of a childhood dream," he said. "I’ve practiced my GRAMMY speech as a kid, and didn’t believe it was going to happen until the day it happened. It’s so special and beautiful, because no matter what I’ll be able to tell my grandkids I was nominated for a GRAMMY." 

However, Kahan’s dream nearly didn’t come to fruition due to an initial fear of rejection. "I put a verse on TikTok and thought I was going to delete it that nobody liked it," Kahan of "Stick Season." Planning to delete it, Kahan said he ate an edible and forgot; the song subsequently went viral. 

"I wrote the first verse and chorus in 20 minutes, while the second verse took me three months," he told the audience at GRAMMY House. "There were a lot of rewrites, stepping away from TikTok. But one night at a show in Syracuse, everybody was suddenly singing and I knew it was going to be special." 

Gracie Abrams Was Initially "Horrified At The Idea Of Performing"

While she may have had a stint opening for Taylor Swift’s blockbuster Era’s tour , it wasn’t too long ago that singer/songwriter Gracie Abrams found the idea of playing shows a terrifying prospect. 

"I was horrified at the idea of performing," Abrams said. "Up until a few years ago, I had never sung in a room that wasn’t my bedroom. I originally turned to music to be alone, and not to experience community."

Abrams' successes have changed her. "Everyone needs that kind of space, and it’s been really magical to connect in a room full of people that way. Now I have such gratitude for live music in a way that I didn’t before," she told GRAMMY House attendees. 

Of course she’s taken pointers from her aforementioned Eras headliner along the way. "When I see Taylor fill the stadiums she does with such force, power and joy, there’s something about it that feels lighter in the studio, I’ve been really lucky to learn from the best in the past year."

Coco Jones Rebuilt Her Career From The Ground Up

A showbusiness veteran who got her start as a young Disney star, first-time nominee Coco Jones noted that despite her initial acting success, she made a conscious effort to become a more authentic artist. 

"I went through years of uncertainty," she admitted to Spanos. "When you’re a child star, it was fine but I had no dignity. You can’t really control much. I had to find out who I was: have fun, meet people, fall in love, fall out of love, and that’s what gave me the stories to share [in my music]."

As a result, Jones snagged five GRAMMY nominations, and took home the golden gramophone for Best R&B Performance for "ICU." 

Every new level of success inspires me to dream bigger," she said. "At one point, my dreams got so tiny and believable. But I want to dream things that are unbelievable."

The War And Treaty Learned To Be Vulnerable 

For many years, the country-folk outfit The War and Treaty (composed of couple Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter) drove around in a van playing tiny gigs. "Just eight years ago we’d be performing for three people in a coffee shop,"  said Tanya. "So when we started, we always were very closed in our writing process."

However, as they became more successful, they began to become a bit more vulnerable when it comes to their artistry. "When we decided to open ourselves up to working with other songwriters," she continued. 

"It’s scary, because I’m sensitive about my art," said Michael.  "I had one song I was banking on, it’s the greatest song ever and I’m giving them the best that I got. And I go to the bathroom, come back, and they changed my entire song." However, he soon realized that was part of the process. "You have to realize it’s for the better."

Victoria Monét's Creative Evolution Took Patience

When the R&B star Monét was growing up, she was initially inspired by the music her parents listened to. "I’d listen to artists like Earth, Wind and Fire (with their) arrangements, live musicianship, lyrics and feeling," she told the Best New Artist Spotlight audience. "And then I became really obsessed with Destiny’s Child , Aaliyah , TLC , Janet Jackson and Sade ." 

It’s those artists who lit a musical fire and led Monét to seven GRAMMY nominations and a range of hit singles, including "Hollywood" and "How Does It Make You Feel."  

"I want to make sure I’m living life to have experiences to write about," she said. "Life is a writing session, one long writing session, and you get to record it when you get in the studio."

Ice Spice Took Taylor Swift’s Advice To Heart

Perhaps the biggest cheers of the panel went to breakout artist Ice Spice who, along with her Best New Artist nod, snagged a total of four GRAMMY nominations including Best Rap Song with Nicki Minaj for "Barbie World."   

"As an artist overall, I’m always working on my craft," she said. "I’ve been surprising myself a little bit, especially working on my new album. I have some interesting sounds I haven’t really done before."

But it was a bit of inspiration from Taylor Swift that helped her look at her career in a new way. "One of the best pieces of advice Taylor gave me was to keep making music. She said, ‘As long as you keep making music, everything’s going to work out.’"

Jelly Roll Uses Genre-Defying Music As Therapy 

When it comes to splicing together disparate genres into a cohesive sound, there’s no better example than Jelly Roll, the dynamic country artist currently riding high with his powerful and unflinching anthem, "Need a Favor." 

"I learned every trick I had from hip-hop," he said. "It taught me so much when it comes to storytelling and not being afraid to tell your truth."

Jelly Roll also noted he uses the marketing savvy of hip-hop artists when it comes to his own career. "When it comes to volume, I want to release music as a rapper, I want to write music like a country writer, and I want to tour like a rock and roll star."

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2024 GRAMMYs: Kylie Minogue Wins First-Ever GRAMMY For Best Pop Dance Recording For "Padam Padam"

Kylie Minogue beat out David Guetta, Anne-Marie, and Coi Leray; Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding; Bebe Rexha and David Guetta, and Troye Sivan. This is the first-ever win in this brand-new category.

Kylie Minogue has taken home the golden gramophone for Best Pop Dance Recording — an all-new category — at the 2024 GRAMMYs, for "Padam Padam."

Minogue came ahead of of David Guetta , Anne-Marie and Coi Leray ("Baby Don’t Hurt Me"); Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding ("Miracle"); Bebe Rexha and David Guetta ("One in a Million"); and Troye Sivan ("Rush").

The win marks Minogue’s second GRAMMY win after six career nominations. She had previously won Best Dance Recording for "Come Into My World."

The Australian pop star — along with producer Peter "Lostboy" Rycroft and mixing engineer Guy Massey — are the first-ever winners of the Best Pop/Dance Performance category. It was one of three new categories introduced at the 66th GRAMMYs; the other two are Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical and Best African Music Performance. 

Lostboy took the stage to accept the award on behalf of himself, Minogue, and Massey. 

"Padam Padam" charted at No. 7 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic chart; it was a much bigger hit in the UK, where it was a No. 1 hit. The song was embraced by the LGBTQ+ community on both sides of the Atlantic. 

"It's hugely important to me and so touching," said Minogue of her popularity with LGBTQ+ fans in an interview with GRAMMY.com earlier this year. "I hope that for that community and beyond, I just want to say I am open-minded and I want people to be happy in themselves. That community needed support and still needs support. I'm here . And they padamed for me."

Keep checking this space for more updates from Music’s Biggest Night!

The Rise Of Ice Spice: How The "Barbie World" Rapper Turned Viral Moments Into A Full-On Franchise

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The Rise Of Ice Spice: How The "Barbie World" Rapper Turned Viral Moments Into A Full-On Franchise

Ice Spice charmed the masses with her flirty rhymes and playful, Bronx-born personality. Now with four nominations at the 2024 GRAMMYs — including Best New Artist — she's solidified her position as Gen Z rap royalty.

From Slick Rick to Cardi B , rap has long been synonymous with exorbitant personalities. But in 2023, Ice Spice showed that you can still make noise with subtle charm.

The 24-year-old charmed the masses with her nonchalant flow and demeanor, paired with boisterous Bronx drill beats. Just two years into her career, Ice Spice was coined the "People's Princess" — a title first given to the late Princess Diana, whose name serves as the title for the rapper's breakthrough single. 

While Ice's Bronx pride, Y2K fashion and relatable disposition contribute to her appeal, a fan noted on Twitter that her most prominent qualities mirror Diana's: "Resilient, determined and blazing their own trail - in [her] own way." Even her mentor (and "Princess Diana" collaborator) Nicki Minaj co-signed the royal title: "Catch it!!" she exclaimed in a March 2023 Instagram Story.

Ice Spice's reign was solidified by countless accolades in 2023, as she scored four top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and over a billion streams. And when it came to the 2024 GRAMMYs , her impact is apparent: not only did Ice Spice earn her first four nominations, but she's the only rapper up for Best New Artist . (She also earned nods in the Best Rap Song and Best Song Written For Visual Media Categories for her "Barbie World" collaboration with Minaj, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her "Karma" collaboration with Taylor Swift .)

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The first inklings of Ice Spice's virality came in 2021, when she began making music with her college friend-turned-producer and fellow Bronx native RIOTUSA. That year, the rapper took part in TikTok's "Buss It" challenge, with her seductive dance moves going viral. She quickly capitalized on the moment, using her growing number of followers to draw attention to her music. She soon released debut songs like "Bully Freestyle" and "Name of Love," but it was the following year that officially ignited her rap takeover.

In the summer of 2022, Ice Spice's independently released "Munch (Feelin' U)" single was virtually inescapable following a Drake co-sign, nearly 120 million Spotify streams and a music video that became a meme ( Lil Nas X even donned Ice Spice's video look for Halloween). The song's rapid popularity led to a deal with 10K Projects and Capitol Records shortly after its release. But it also had naysayers questioning if the rapper was an industry plant and doubting her career success.

"Everybody was tryna be like, 'Oh, she a one-hit wonder,'" Ice Spice said of her critics in an episode of Genius' "Verified" series. "But now, it's like, 'What? Two-hit wonder?'"

When it comes to virality, Ice Spice has the Midas Touch — and she's well aware of it. Whether it's her signature phrases "grah" and "like", her passion for twerking ("But I'm still shaking ass in the deli", she exclaims on "Deli"), or self-affirmations that are perfect for Instagram captions ("How can I lose if I'm already chose? Like," she assures on "Bikini Bottom"), her calm, cool and collected confidence has held a tight grip on social media and beyond.

"I wouldn't consider myself a lyricist. Obviously, lyrics go into music and I do think about them, and I do be having bars in my music but they're just super simple," she told Complex in October. "I want them to be digestible, I don't want them to fly over people's heads and they never catch it. I want people to hear it right away and be like, 'OK, that was cute.' But it's also fun at the same time."

Following the release of her Like ..? EP in January 2023, Ice Spice proved her versatility and knack for hit-making with an onslaught of both niche and A-list collaborations. Massive singles like "Boy's a Liar Pt. 2" with fellow Gen Z princess PinkPantheress and the "Princess Diana" remix with Nicki Minaj peaked at No. 3 and 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

In fact, "Diana" helped Ice Spice already land a history-making feat: it marked the first time that No. 1 co-billed by two women topped Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart since its launch 34 years ago. And through that collab, Ice Spice gained a mentor in Minaj.

"She be telling me to learn from her mistakes — just watching her in general, if you pay close enough attention, you gonna see what you should do," Ice shared with The Guardian about Minaj. "I love to talk to her about things that I can't talk about publicly — it just means so much to be able to have somebody like her."

Ice Spice further proved her mainstream appeal last May, propelling into the pop stratosphere alongside Taylor Swift. The two joined forces for a remix of Swift's Midnights track "Karma," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the rapper's highest-charting song to date as of press time. 

"I relate to Ice in many ways, but I think her dedication and focus is what blew me away from the very start," Swift, who brought the rapper on stage at the New Jersey stop of her blockbuster Eras Tour , shared with Variety in September. "She's extremely professional without being cold. Playful and fun without ever taking her eye off the prize. 

"She knows what is and isn't 'her' and sets those boundaries with grace," Swift continued. "She studies the industry and other artists' careers but is very clear about charting her own definitive, original path. It's her ability to carefully find that balance that impresses the hell out of me."

Ice Spice kept the momentum going last June, latching on to the summer's biggest pop culture moment — the Barbie movie . And what better way to celebrate the occasion than with the Head Barb herself?

The rapper reunited with Minaj for "Barbie World," which sampled Aqua's 1997 Eurodance smash "Barbie Girl" and soundtracked the closing credits of the blockbuster. The drill-meets-Jersey-club collaboration debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Ice Spice's fourth top 10 hit in just four months. 

"Where we come from, our borough is often 'judged' — people have a lot of mixed opinions on it. So to be able to have such an iconic song with the type of genre that comes from where we're from is awesome," producer RIOTUSA told Billboard of the track. "[We] get to shed new light on the genre and bring it to a bigger place."

Ice Spice wrapped a momentous year with multiple festival performances including Rolling Loud and Hot 97's Summer Jam, a Best New Artist win at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, a brilliant partnership with Dunkin' Donuts (the commercial announcement of the Ice Spice Munchkins Drink featured actor and Dunkin superfan Ben Affleck), a musical guest debut for the season 49 premiere of "Saturday Night Live" in October (Swift made a surprise cameo to introduce her new BFF), and opening for Doja Cat 's Scarlet Tour in November.

And just one week into 2024, the rapper spawned her first viral moment of the year, sharing a snippet of a hilariously unserious bar, "Thinking you the s—, bitch you not even the fart." The clip was a preview of her first release of 2024, aptly titled "Think U The S— (Fart)," which racked up eight million views on the teaser alone.

On Jan. 30, Ice Spice confirmed that her forthcoming album (titled Y2K , which alludes both to her style and her January 1, 2000 birth date) is coming this year; though she didn't announce a release date, she did reveal it's "almost finished". On the heels of a massive 2023, there's no doubt Ice Spice is ready to continue her rap domination — one drill anthem at a time.

"I always felt like I could do anything I tried to do, but especially now it feels like anything is possible," she told The Guardian . "Being at award shows, being on magazine covers, getting huge features — all those moments made me feel like, Wow, we're really doing it big ."

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Every hip-hop and r&b tour and residency of 2024: megan, mariah, nicki, usher and more.

Check out every Hip-Hop and R&B trek set to take place in 2024.

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Megan Thee Stallion, Mariah Carey. Nick Minaj, Usher

Throughout 2023, some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B hit the road for record-breaking tours that left fans in awe. Superstars like Beyoncé, SZA, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill, and more put on a show for fans at arenas, theaters and clubs around the world, and it seems 2024 will be no different.

From Nicki Minaj touring her smash Pink Friday 2 album alongside Monica to Usher venturing out of Vegas for his own massive tour , check out every Hip-Hop and R&B trek set to take place in 2024. See tickets on Ticketmaster or find discount tickets on Vivid Seats , Stubhub or Seatgeek . Bonus: use promo code HOLLYWOOD10 to save $10 at Seatgeek.com .

Be sure to check back for updates throughout the year, or risk major FOMO after missing your fave in a city near you!

Nicki Minaj 'Pink Friday 2' World Tour

Nicki Minaj

Description: Nicki Minaj will headline arena shows in North America and Europe on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour, hitting cities ranging from Las Vegas, Orlando, and Philadelphia to London, Amsterdam and Berlin. She’ll be joined by R&B fave Monica.

“BARBZZZ!! It’s time for the  #GagCity   TOUR . So excited to see you guys!!,” the “Super Bass” creator announced back in December 2023. Purchase tickets here.

Dates : Fri Mar 01 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena Sun Mar 03 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena Fri Mar 08 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena Sun Mar 10 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena Wed Mar 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center Fri Mar 15 – Inglewood, CA – Rolling Loud California* Mon Mar 18 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center Wed Mar 20 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena Fri Mar 22 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center Tue Mar 26 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center Thu Mar 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center Fri Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center Sat Mar 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Mon Apr 01 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena Tue Apr 02 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena Thu Apr 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center Fri Apr 05 – Hartford, CT – XL Center Sun Apr 07 – Raleigh, NC – Dreamville Festival* Wed Apr 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden Fri Apr 12 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center Sat Apr 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum Wed Apr 17 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre Thu Apr 18 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena Sat Apr 20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena Wed Apr 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center Sat Apr 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center Thu May 02 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center Thu May 09 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center Sat May 11 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center Sun May 12 – Austin, TX – Moody Center Sat May 25 – Manchester, UK – Co-Op Live Sun May 26 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena Tue May 28 – London, UK – The O2 Sat Jun 01 – Paris, France – Accor Arena Sun Jun 02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome Wed Jun 05 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena Fri Jun 07 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena * Festival Performance

Usher 'Past, Present, Future Tour'


Description: After back-to-back Las Vegas residences, Usher will be hitting the road in 2024 on the Past, Present, and Future Tour. The North American leg of the tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 20, making stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, and Miami throughout September and October. It will wrap up on Oct. 29 in Chicago. 

Dates: Aug. 20 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena Aug. 24 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena Aug. 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden Aug. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center Sept. 2 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena Sept. 3 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena Sept. 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center Sept. 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center Sept. 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena Sept. 17 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Intuit Dome Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Intuit Dome Sept. 28 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena Sept. 29 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena Oct. 4 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center Oct. 7 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ATX Oct. 11 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center Oct. 12 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena Oct. 22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center Oct. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center Oct. 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center Oct. 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Mariah Carey ‘The Celebration Of Mimi’ Las Vegas Residency

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Description: The Celebration Of Mimi Residency will commemorate the 19th anniversary of her 2005 album,  The Emancipation Of Mimi . It follows her first two Las Vegas residencies, #1 to Infinity  (2015-2017) and  The Butterfly Returns  (2018-2020). Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, Feb. 10.

Venue:  Dolby Live at Park MGM

Dates: April 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 and 27

Offset 'Set It Off Tour'


Description: “ SET IT OFF  is more than a phrase, it’s a vibe we’re creating together,” Offset stated in a press release. “This tour is not just a series of concerts, it’s a journey into my mind. I’m ready to hit the road on my first solo headlining tour, bringing the heat and most importantly, giving the fans a new way to experience my music.”

The 17-city tour will kick off March 10 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia before concluding at Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta in early April. Purchase tickets here.

Dates : Sun Mar 10 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore Philadelphia

Tue Mar 12 | Silver Spring, MD | The Fillmore Silver Spring

Thu Mar 14 | New York, NY | Palladium Times Square

Fri Mar 15 | Boston, MA | Citizens House of Blues Boston

Sun Mar 17 | Toronto, ON | HISTORY

Tue Mar 19 | Detroit, MI | The Fillmore Detroit

Wed Mar 20 | Grand Rapids, MI | GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Fri Mar 22 | Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s

Sat Mar 23 | Chicago, IL | Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Wed Mar 27 | Denver, CO | Fillmore Auditorium

Fri Mar 29 | Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood Palladium

Sat Mar 30 | San Francisco, CA | The Masonic

Mon Apr 01 | Anaheim, CA | House of Blues Anaheim

Wed Apr 03 | Phoenix, AZ | The Van Buren

Fri Apr 05 | Dallas, TX | South Side Ballroom

Sun Apr 07 | Houston, TX | Bayou Music Center

Wed Apr 10 | Atlanta, GA | Coca-Cola Roxy

Megan Thee Stallion 'Hot Girl Summer Tour'

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion announced her Hot Girl Summer tour during a visit to Good Morning America. “The Hot Girl Summer tour is going to be 2024, summertime,” she shared. “I feel like I’ve never been able to be outside doing my own thing during the summer. Like, since like 2019, so this is going to be the first time that I drop an album on time for the summer. I do want to give the Hotties the ‘Megan Thee Stallion experience.’”

Show dates and ticket options have yet to be released. Check back for updates leading up to the tour.

Janet Jackson 'Together Again Tour', Part 2

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Description: Janet Jackson will embark on the second leg of her 2023 Together Again Tour , beginning June 2024. She’ll be supported by opening act Nelly after bringing Ludacris along for her 2023 shows. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: June 04 – Palm Desert, CA – Acrisure Arena June 06 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre June 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum June 09 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center June 11 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center June 12 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center June 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre June 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena June 18 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center June 19 – Chicago, IL – United Center June 21 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre June 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center June 23 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse June 25 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse June 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center June 28 – Boston, MA – TD Garden June 29 – Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre July 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre July 03 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena July 05 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater July 06 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium July 09 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center July 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center July 12 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena July 13 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena July 14 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion July 16 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre July 18 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Financial Amphitheatre July 20 – Orlando, FL – Kia Center July 21 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena July 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center July 25 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena July 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center July 27 – Austin, TX – Moody Center July 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Justin Timberlake 'Forget Tomorrow World Tour'

Justin Timberlake

Description: Justin Timberlake’s 2024 will be busy working his Everything I Thought It Was album, including a tour to support the project.

The Forget Tomorrow Tour is set to kick off in Vancouver April 2024 and hit major cities including Seattle, Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, and more. The 22-city trek will wrap July 9 in Lexington, KY. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: April 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

May 2 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena 

May 6 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose 

May 10 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena* 

May 14 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San Diego* 

May 17 – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum 

May 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center 

May 29 – San Antonio, TX @ Frost Bank Center 

May 31 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center 

June 4 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena 

June 6 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center 

June 10 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena 

June 12 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena 

June 14 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 

June 15 – Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center 

June 21 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 

June 25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 

June 29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden 

July 3 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena 

July 4 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 

July 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse* 

July 9 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie 'Better Off Alone Tour'

A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Description: The Bronx’s own A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie will be hitting stages across the globe on his Better Off Alone Tour, to be joined on selected dates by NLE Choppa, Fridayy, Luh Tyler, Dess Dior, and Byron Messia.

The International journey will begin in Auckland, NZ, and makes stops in Sydney, Amsterdam, Paris, and more before wrapping up in Birmingham, UK. US cities on the itinerary include Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles. Purchase tickets here.


Wed Apr 10 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Fri Apr 12 – Melbourne, AU – John Cain Arena

Sun Apr 14 – Brisbane, AU – Riverstage

Tue Apr 16 – Sydney, AU – Hordern Pavilion


Tue Apr 23 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live

Wed Apr 24 – Cologne, DE – Palladium

Sun Apr 28 – Paris, FR – Zenith

Wed May 01 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live

Thu May 02 – London, UK – The O2

Sun May 05 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena


Sat May 18 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^@&%

Mon May 20 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum ^@&%

Wed May 22 – Concord, CA – Toyota Pavilion at Concord ^@&%

Thu May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum ^@&%

Fri May 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre ^@&%

Sun May 26 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *@&%

Wed May 29 – Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater ^@&%

Sat Jun 01 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^@&%

Sun Jun 02 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^@&%

Tue Jun 04 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^@&%

Wed Jun 05 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre^@&%

Thu Jun 06 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater at the FL State Fairgrounds^@&%

Sat Jun 08 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre^@&%

Sun Jun 09 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion^@&%

Tue Jun 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater^@&%

Wed Jun 12 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live^@&%

Fri Jun 14 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre^@&%

Sun Jun 16 – Tinley Park, IL – Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre^@&%

Tue Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center@&%

Thu Jun 20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden^@&%

Sat Jun 22 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre^@&%

Mon Jun 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden^@&%

Tue Sep 10 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena%

Wed Sep 11 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens%

Thu Sep 12 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre%

Sun Sep 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre%

Tue Sep 17 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome%

Wed Sep 18 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place%

Fri Sep 20 – Vancouver, BC –Rogers Arena%

*Non-Live Nation Date

^ With  NLE Choppa

@ With Luh Tyler

& With Dess Dior

# With Fridayy

% With Byron Messia

Andre 3000 'New Blue Sun Live Tour'

Andre 3000

Description : Kicking off in Brooklyn, 3 Stacks’ tour finds the beloved MC performing his instrumental LP in select cities, including New York City, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, and his hometown of Atlanta before closing out his intimate tour in Los Angeles in early March. Purchase tickets here.

Dates : 02-08 Detroit, MI – Cliff Bell’s 02-09 Detroit, MI – The Chapel at Masonic Temple (7:00 p.m.) 02-09 Detroit, MI – The Chapel at Masonic Temple (10:00 p.m.) 02-12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 02-13 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed 02-15 Chicago, IL – Garfield Park Conservatory (7:00 p.m.) 02-15 Chicago, IL – Garfield Park Conservatory (9:00 p.m.) 02-02 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club 02-22 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club 02-24 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (7:00 p.m.) 02-24 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (9:00 p.m.) 02-27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 02-28 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 02-29 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 03-02 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater 03-05 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 03-06 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 03-07 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 03-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 03-09 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Kevin Gates 'The Ceremony Tour'

Kevin Gates

Description: Baton Rouge rep Kevin Gates will hit the road March 2024 on his The Ceremony Tour . The 12-date trek will make its way to New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: March

23 – San Angelo, TX – Riverstage 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency

3 – Boston, MA – Citizens House of Blues 4 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza 5 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore 6 – Chicago, IL – Patio Theater 27 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

9 – Birmingham, AL – Arena At The BJCC 10 – Mobile, AL – Civic Center Arena 11 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum

18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

Tamia And Joe 'Tamia & Joe Tour'


Description: A night of classic R&B grooves are in store for anyone attending the Tamia & Joe Tour, featuring the “Stranger In My House” legend and “I Wanna Know” crooner. Initially a 4-city run, the tour was extended to 18 dates across the US, including Washington D.C., Oakland, Atlantic City, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Chicago. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: Feb 9, 2024 — Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall Feb 10, 2024 — Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square  Feb 17, 2024 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit Mar 2, 2024 — Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theater Mar 15, 2024 —  Greensboro, NC @ Steve Tanger Theatre Mar 23, 2024 —  Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum Mar 29, 2024 —  Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre Mar 30, 2024 —  Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Pac Apr 5, 2024 —  Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall Apr 6, 2024 — Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Apr 12, 2024 —  Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Theater Apr 19, 2024 —  Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater At Virgin Hotels Apr 20, 2024 —  Los Angeles, CA @ Peacock Theater May 4, 2024 —  St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena.

Sean Paul 'Greatest Tour 2024'

Sean Paul

Description: Dancehall staple Sean Paul is hitting the road for his Greatest Tour 2024, bringing his biggest hits to Miami, Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, and more, spread across 22 dates. The upcoming trek will follow the “Gimme The Light” artist recently wrapping up several tour dates across New Zealand and Australia. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: Thu May 02 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues Orlando

Fri May 03 — Miami, FL — The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

Sun May 05 — Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy

Tue May 07 — Boston, MA — Leader Bank Pavilion

Thu May 09 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Paramount

Fri May 10 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore Philadelphia

Sun May 12 — Washington, DC — Echostage

Tue May 14 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit

Wed May 15 — Chicago, IL — Radius Chicago

Fri May 17 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore New Orleans

Sat May 18 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom

Sun May 19 — Austin, TX — Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Mon May 20 — Houston, TX — 713 Music Hall

Thu May 23 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium

Sat May 25 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues Las Vegas

Sun May 26 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren

Thu May 30 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues Anaheim

Fri May 31 — San Francisco, CA — The Masonic

Sat Jun 01 — San Diego, CA — SOMA San Diego

Sun Jun 02 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium

Fri Jun 14 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz

Sun Jun 16 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore Charlotte

BJ The Chicago Kid 'The Gravy Tour'

BJ the Chicago Kid

Description: R&B crooner BJ The Chicago Kid will be hitting the road on his The Gravy Tour in support of his album of the same name, traveling through cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta before concluding in Honolulu. Several cities will see multiple dates, upping your chances of catching the vocalist live at your convenience. Purchase tickets here.

4/27 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall 

4/30 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/1 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/2 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/3 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/4 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/5 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club (2 Shows)

5/9 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery Philadelphia

5/10 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery Philadelphia

5/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – City Winery Pittsburgh

5/13 – Chicago, IL – City Winery Chicago

5/14 – Chicago, IL – City Winery Chicago

5/15 – Chicago, IL – City Winery Chicago

5/18 – Minneapolis, MO – The Dakota (2 Shows) 

5/21 – St. Louis, MO – City Winery St. Louis

5/22 – St. Louis, MO – City Winery St. Louis

5/24 – Nashville, TN – City Winery Nashville

5/25 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery Atlanta

5/26  – Atlanta, GA – City Winery Atlanta

5/27 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery Atlanta

5/31 – Napa, CA – Blue Note Napa (2 Shows) 

6/1 – Napa, CA – Blue Note Napa (2 Shows)

6/5 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (2 Shows)

6/6 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii (2 Shows)

Mariah the Scientist ‘To Be Eaten Alive Tour’

Mariah the Scientist

Description: Mariah The Scientist announced her To Be Eaten Alive Tour in late 2023, hitting up Honolulu, Hawaii, on Feb. 1 followed by dates in the U.K. and Europe. She returns to The States March 6 for a Seattle show and will conclude the tour in Atlanta on May 3. Purchase tickets here.

Dates: Feb 1 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik Feb 10 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee Live Feb 11 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan Feb 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Feb 14 – Paris, FR @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge Feb 15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max Feb 17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute Feb 18 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla Feb 20 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton Mar 6 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre Mar 7 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Mar 10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Mar 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom Mar 15 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park Mar 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Mar 17 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC Mar 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren Mar 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater Mar 22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Mar 23 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn Mar 24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Mar 26 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre Mar 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall Mar 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater Mar 30 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr 1 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall Apr 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall Apr 3 – Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Beanfield Apr 5 – Providence, RI @ The Strand Apr 6 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues Apr 7 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster Apr 9 – Washington, DC @ Echostage Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia Apr 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount Theater Apr 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! Apr 16 – Richmond, VA @ The National Apr 17 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa Apr 19 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Apr 20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte Apr 21 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Apr 24 – New Orleans, LA The Joy Theater Apr 26 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Apr 27 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live Apr 28 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Craig David '7 Days Commitment Tour'

Craig David

Description: British crooner Craig David is celebrating his hit 2000 single “7 Days” with his aptly titled  7 Days  Commitment  Tour . The seven-city tour — eight if you count his Lovers & Friends fest appearance — kicks off in San Francisco on May 6 and will stop in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia before concluding in Washington, D.C. on May 16. Purchase tickets here.

Sat May 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Lovers & Friends Festival 

Mon May 06 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

Wed May 08 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Fri May 10 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square

Sat May 11 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

Mon May 13 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre

Wed May 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

Thu May 16 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

Frankie Beverly 'I Wanna Thank You Farewell Tour'

Frankie Beverly Farewell Tour

Description: Frankie Beverly  is retiring and has unveiled the dates for his I Wanna Thank You Farewell  Tour . The five-city run kicks off in Atlanta on March 22 with  El DeBarge  and  Chaka Khan  as the featured guests. It hasn’t been confirmed if they will continue to join Beverly and crew in other cities. The tour will stop in Alabama, Chicago, and Houston before its final stop in Los Angeles on May 12.

Dates: Mar. 22 – State Farm Arena, Atlanta GA

Apr. 6 – Mobile County Fairgrounds, Mobile AL

Apr. 13 – Toyota Arena, Houston TX

Apr. 27 – United Center, Chicago IL

May 12 – KIA Forum, Los Angeles CA

Scarface "The Brad 'Scarface' Jordan: Behind The Desk Experience”

Scarface performing

Description: After a moving performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk , the veteran Texas rapper is set to hit the road this spring. Promising to bring the heat and energy signature to his career, Scarface begins his journey in Atlanta and hits Memphis, TN, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia, before wrapping in Charlotte, NC. Tickets are available here.

The Brad “Scarface” Jordan: Behind The Desk Experience Tour Dates:

*Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

March 10: Miami, FL. Hard Rock Stadium* 

March 12: Atlanta, GA. Variety Playhouse

March 13: Jacksonville, FL. Florida Theater

March 14: Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

March 15: New Orleans, LA Joy Theater

March 16: Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall

March 17: Dallas, TX Studio At The Factory

March 20: Houston, TX Warehouse Live Midtown

March 22: Orange County, CA Garden Amphitheatre

March 23: San Francisco, CA  The Regency

March 27: Seattle, WA Showbox

April 4: St. Louis, MO The Hawthorn

April 5: Chicago, IL Remova Theatre

April 6: Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre

April 7: Cleveland, OH Newport Music Hall

April 9: Washington D.C. Howard Theater

April 10: New York, NY Webster Hall

April 11: Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

April 13, Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater

April 14: Charlotte, NC Superstarz CLT

Omarion 'Vbz on Vbz' Tour

Omarion performing

Description : R&B singer Omarion is set to tour across the country this spring with additional performances from Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin. The Omarion: Vbz on Vbz tour kicks off in Grand Prairie, TX. and makes stops in Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and more before wrapping in Atlanta. Tickets are available here.

April 5: Grand Prairie, TX 

April 6: Houston, TX

April 11: New York, NY

April 12: Washington D.C.

April 14: Newark NJ 

April 19: Chicago, IL 

April 20: St. Louis, MO 

April 21: Detroit, MI

April 26: Los Angeles, CA 

April 27: Oakland, CA 

April 28: Las Vegas, NV 

May 3: Philadelphia, PA 

May 4: Portsmouth, VA 

May 9: Greensboro, NC 

May 10: Charlotte, NC 

May 11: Baltimore, MD 

May 12: Cleveland, OH 

May 17: Richmond, VA 

May 18: Cary, NC 

May 19: Atlanta, GA

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Best Dressed Artists Of 2023

We saw some seasoned entertainers, such as Keke Palmer and Gunna fully step into their confidence this year.


The rollercoaster ride of 2023 is quickly coming to an end, and there's plenty to reflect back on. At HNHH , we've gone over the best songs and albums that the year has had to offer, as well as some of the biggest rap beefs and most memorable pop culture moments. Now, for the third year in a row , we're looking back on a few of our favourite fashion moments within the industry from couples and singles alike. With so much negativity and drama circulating in the news, especially in recent months, there's never been a more perfect time to pretend you're a wardrobe critic from the comfort of your Christmas pyjamas.

This year, our focus is on people who have clearly stepped into new levels of confidence, which, in turn, has helped to elevate their sense of style. From playfully hiding potential pregnancies to finding comfort in radically altered bodies , you can certainly take inspiration from 2023's best dressed celebs. We unfortunately couldn't include every star who's earned the title of "Fashion Killa" on our annual round-up, but we're curious to hear who else you would've added. Let us know in the comments, and check out more of our Advent Calendar content at the link below. Happy holidays!

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Halle Bailey & DDG

With The Little Mermaid 's release slated for May, we anticipated 2023 would be a big year for Halle Bailey. The 23-year-old certainly enjoyed her moment in the spotlight during the Disney live-action remake's world premiere, but in the months after, she seemed happy to be back in the arms of her beau, DDG . The couple's coordinated style moments only continue to grow more impressive as their relationship blooms , however, recent months have seen them making headlines non-stop due to the pregnancy rumours plaguing them.

To this day, we're still unsure whether Bailey is expecting her first child. If yes, her stylist undeniably deserves a raise for near-flawlessly hiding any traces of a baby bump. Knowing DDG's typical troll-like behaviour, we wouldn't be surprised if he and the "Angel" singer are turning the gossip into an opportunity to clown those overly invested in their personal business while capitalizing on the accompanying content views. Even if Halle isn't pregnant, she's still got a noticeable glow that we hope to see carry over into the new year with more glamorous style moments.

Beyonce & Jay-Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z are both superstars in their own right, but the reason they work so well as a couple is their natural understanding of when it's time to step back and support their other half. This year was mostly the mother of three's time to shine as she finally embarked on her RENAISSANCE World Tour . Performances initially began in Europe, where she and Hov spent their time off from work dining at luxurious restaurants, playing Uno , and snapping sweet photos together. Rather than trying to outdo Bey, her husband focuses on looking timeless and dapper in his designer duds, allowing the "Telephone" songstress to shine brightly in more eye-catching pieces.

We previously saw him in the audience, leading friends like Kris Jenner and Offset in doing the Electric Slide while waiting for his other half to stun the crowd. Besides praising Queen B's good looks, hard work, and dedication, both parents have also been hyping up their firstborn, Blue Ivy Carter for not only joining most of her mom's concerts but also confidently taking criticism and using it to improve at just 11 years old. They've had their issues in the past, but Beyonce and her man seem more in sync than ever before at this time, from their outfits to their mindsets.

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky [+ Baby RZA]

It shouldn't come as a surprise to see these two on our list again, especially after yet another fierce maternity (and postpartum) style season from Rihanna. The Bad Gal has been busy from the moment 2023 started, first rehearsing for her legendary Super Bowl Halftime concert, then preparing for the arrival of her second son with ASAP Rocky. While she was expecting baby RZA, we became accustomed to seeing Rih flaunting her baby bump and other curves in barely-there outfits, both with and without her man by her side. When the world found out about their exciting news in February, she was already feeling comfortable showing off her body, making it even easier to boldly experiment with fashion the next time around.

For his part, Rocky continues to mesh masculine and feminine clothing, specifically making waves with his accessories of choice. Some believe that his creatively styled hair clips inspired Drake to rock a similar look, though the Canadian faced significantly more criticism for his fashion statement. Now that Riot has completed their family, and Rihanna has had time to recover from giving birth two times over, we've seen the happy couple outside together more frequently, sometimes even with their sons. Their most recent date night was in Las Vegas for the F1 Grand Prix, where the chemistry between ASAP and his girlfriend was so strong it had the internet spreading pregnancy rumours all over again.

Ashanti & Nelly

Anyone who's still single this cuffing season has likely looked at Nelly and Ashanti as an example of why spinning the block may be worth it. If you were in a toxic situation, and have done nothing to grow from that, we obviously don't suggest reconnecting with your past flames. However, if you, like our two R&B icons, have put in serious work to change and become better, there's no reason not to send a holiday check-in. Who knows, this time next year, you may just find yourself in matching outfits , like the glitzy ones Nelly and his partner wore to the third annual Quality Control Birthday Ball.

Much like we saw with Bey and Jay, Ashanti and the "Hot in Herre" hitmaker also seem to have found a healthy balance between shining and supporting. The smile on Nelly's face alone when he's with the New Yorker speaks volumes as to how he feels. Elsewhere, her willingness to constantly show off their love on social media tells us how serious their feelings are. As they continue to spoil each other with lavish gifts and healing energy, we're excited to see what other fits this duo will pull off.

Cardi B & Offset

Cardi B and Offset are far from your average duo , but the lovebirds certainly do have a knack for making everything they touch turn to gold. Earlier in 2023 they came together with McDonalds, following in the footsteps of stars like Travis Scott and Saweetie, to develop their own meal . Of course, fast food isn't exactly classy – or something most celebrities admit to eating – but for their campaign shoot, the couple dressed to the nines and reminded us that, beneath the fame and fortune, they're still humans who enjoy indulging too.

The former Migos member is another man who knows how to compliment his wife without stealing her shine. For the MTV Video Music Awards in particular, Set added some of the same silver hair clips on Cardi's avant-garde gown to his hair, perfectly complimenting his "JEALOUSY" collaborator . Speaking of the pair's newest joint single, its visual saw them pull off noteworthy looks too, with the mother of two still managing to look like a million dollars while channelling her far less financially secure roots.

Before he was arrested along with Young Thug and other YSL co-defendants in May 2022, Gunna was no stranger to body-shaming comments. The 30-year-old has always been a fashion lover, but despite attempts to express himself through his outfits, haters always found a way to shift the conversation to the size of his body . When he returned home from jail after taking a plea deal, Wunna was noticeably smaller, though the snitching allegations still held him back from getting the praise he deserved. Regardless, the Georgia native kept his head down and focused on making a triumphant return with a Gift & a Curse .

That and the lyricist's physical transformation gave him the confidence necessary to get back outside, and he's been killing it, to say the least, from flexing his skills at football games to turning up at GQ 's Men of the Year event. Some conspiracy theorists insist that Gunna was replaced by a clone because of how different he looks now, especially in the "fukumean" visual. To be fair, spending nearly a year behind bars is bound to have lasting transformative effects on a person, so we're eager for the YSL artist to continue introducing fans to the new and improved him.

Pharrell Williams

When the untimely death of Virgil Abloh was first announced, fashion lovers couldn't help but wonder who would replace the creative director of the Louis Vuitton Menswear division. Of course, no one can match the Off-White founder's distinctly original spirit, but Pharrell Williams was definitely the perfect choice to take over where Abloh left off. After taking time to quietly create his debut collection, the Virginia Beach native made his runway debut back in June as many of our aforementioned best-dressed couples watched on. In his usual nature, Pharrell made sure to push boundaries with his designs, likely knowing not everyone would understand or approve, but choosing to move forward anyway.

Among the most memorable elements from this year's show were the pixelated designs worn by Skateboard P above, which also had the internet comparing Kim Kardashian to a Minecraft character . Besides looking spiffy for his own fashion show, the "Happy" artist made sure to look fresh when supporting his contemporaries, including Nigo, as they showed off their work. What we love about Williams' style is that he's constantly several steps ahead of the curve, setting the tone for anyone who doesn't want to get caught up in the trend cycle.

Usher has a lot to live up to when he headlines the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime show following Rihanna in 2023, but we're confident the R&B crooner won't let us down. His vocals have always spoken for themselves, but something that only adds to the Southern artist's seemingly endless charisma is his versatile wardrobe. This year in particular, Usher had plenty of fun with his fashion choices , with one of our favourite looks coming from the Chanel S/S24 runway show, where he sat next to Jennie from BLACKPINK in a classic bouclé tweed suit from the historic brand.

For the most part, Usher spent his summer and fall heating up the stage in Las Vegas for his residency performances , which have seen plenty of handsome looks. When heading out of Sin City for festivals, the "OMG" singer made sure he was one of the most boldly dressed names on the lineup, seriously bringing the fire to The Roots Picnic back in June. Even when he's not working, the multi-talent likes to stay looking fresh, playing around with concepts like colour blocking and accessorizing for his Instagram photo dumps.

Drake is perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in hip-hop, but as a Scorpio , this is pretty much his purpose in life. By now, he has little left to prove to both fans and critics and as he moves into his late 30s, the Certified Lover Boy seems more confident in his decisions than ever before. Like anyone else, Drake sometimes takes pointers from his contemporaries . However, there's plenty that he's popularized on his own as well, even if it takes the rest of the world a little longer to catch up to his vision.

During his For All The Dogs rollout, the father of one kept us laughing with his animal-related outfits. He's since mostly retired those, but we did also love Drake's unconventional take on a Canadian tuxedo at a recent Toronto Raptors game. While he was on tour with 21 Sav the "Way 2 Sexy" hitmaker had his yellow Chrome Hearts apron out to remind us he's always cooking up heat, and when he heads out on the road with J. Cole in the new year, we'll likely only have more outfits to discuss.

Keke Palmer

Keke "Keep A Bag" Palmer had one of the biggest years of her career to date in 2023, and we're certain that if she could find a way to capture her confidence in a bottle and sell it, she would make millions. After giving birth to baby Leodis, it wasn't long before the Chicago native returned to work as a more elevated version of herself than we've ever seen before. While she was stealing the show at Usher's Las Vegas residency and shining like a star music video sets, her baby daddy Darius Jackson was at home fighting demons over his jealousy.

Of course, Palmer didn't go out of her way to stir the pot with her ex, but stepping into motherhood gave her both a naturally enhanced body and a higher perspective on her strength as a woman. Since walking away from Leo's dad and filing a restraining order against him in November, the 30-year-old continues to focus on herself, most recently serving looks while hosting the annual Soul Train Awards, where she also gave a stunning performance .

Chloe Bailey

We've already reflected on the huge year of firsts for Halle Bailey, but lest we forget everything that Chloe accomplished in 2023. The Atlanta-born vocalist shared her debut solo album In Pieces , which she followed with two rounds of touring around the country in glitzy, curve-hugging styles that prove she's wisely taking notes from Beyonce. For the past few years, it's been suggested that Bailey was trying too hard to achieve an overly sexualized image as an adult after spending much of her childhood in the limelight. The older she grows, the more comfortable the fashionista seems to feel tapping into her sensuality without stepping out of her integrity.

Because life currently has them moving down different paths, we saw little of the Bailey sisters together. Still, when they did manage to link up, the pair's glamorous gowns revealed their distinct personalities. Elsewhere, she had some of the best Halloween costumes we saw this fall, and her first Carnival experience was one for the books. Even if shining her light brightly (and showing skin while she's at it) makes others uncomfortable, Chloe refuses to be anyone but her most authentic self, which is why we love her.

At the end of 2022, Saweetie shared her six-track EP, THE SINGLE LIFE , which ultimately debuted to lacklustre first week sales . Rather than letting the hate that female artists too often face for low numbers make her bitter, the California native instead spent 2023 pouring into herself – particularly her wardrobe and her love life. She and fellow West Coaster YG have been boo'd up for the past few months now, and they've been known to beautifully coordinate their outfits, but because of her dedication to staying icy with or without her man, we felt as though Saweetie deserved a solo spot on our list.

Her Edward Scissorhands cosplay for Halloween was incredible (and a clever clap back at anyone who's ever questioned her ultra-long nails ), and in true Cancer style, she looked more ethereal than ever while celebrating her 30th trip around the Sun in the summer. Of course, looks aren't the only thing Saweetie served up for us over the past 12 months – singles like "SHOT O' CLOCK" and "Hey, Hickey!" featuring Baby Tate are now available on streaming, along with her YG and Tyga collaboration, "BIRTHDAY."

Few people experience a rise to fame as quickly as Ice Spice, and there are even fewer who could make it look as good as the 23-year-old. From the very start of her career, the New Yorker set herself apart from the crowd, allowing her bright red hair, fast-paced raps, and eccentric sense of style to help her carve out her own lane. Interestingly, one of the biggest sources of drama for Spice lately has been others taking notes on her style choices – specifically Latto. Though they thankfully haven't come to blows, we have seen subliminal shots thrown between the 777 and Like..? artists on social media, proving that the latter likely doesn't think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

We're surprised Isis Gaston even found time in her busy schedule to address the discourse about her and Latto. She's been nominated for numerous accolades at virtually every award show, spent her summer touring around the globe for festival season, and now, is opening up for Doja Cat on the Scarlet tour. With longtime icons like Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift on her side, we're sure that Spice will only continue to grow more confident in her role as a trendsetter and recording artist in 2024.

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2020 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

T-Pain 'Mansion in Wiscansin' tour coming to Stone Pony Summer Stage

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hip hop artist on tour 2023

T-Pain, whose party anthem hits include “Buy U a Drank” and “I'm in Luv (Wit a Stripper),” is coming to Asbury Park.

The hitmaker will headline the T-Pain's Mansion In Wiscansin Party Tour show Friday, June 21, at the city's Stone Pony Summer Stage. LaRussell, NandoSTL and Young Ca$h are also on the bill. Ticket prices have not been released yet, but go on sale via an artist presale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

The tour begins Wednesday, May 29, in Houston and concludes Wednesday, July 3, in Miami. Area shows include Sunday, June 23, at the Central Park Summer Stage in New York City. T-Pain is also playing at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Friday, June 14, in Manchester, Tennessee.

T-Pain, aka Faheem Rashad Najm of Tallahassee, Florida, was the recipient of the 2023 Soul Train Legend Award. He popularized the use of Auto-Tune software over sung vocals in hip-hop and R&B. He recently dropped a new single, “Dreaming,” an inspirational ballad.

The tour name is drawn from the T-Pain lyric “Put you in a mansion, somewhere in Wiscansin” from his 2008 hit “Can’t Believe It.”

The T-Pain show is the first hip-hop concert on the Stone Pony Summer Stage in more than a decade. The 2013 Mac Miller show with Meek Mill and Chance the Rapper was the last one.

Hip-hop legends Eric B and Rakim played a North to Shore Festival show inside the Pony last June. They were introduced by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Visit stoneponyonline.com for more information.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]

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  • Friday 23 February 2024

Yo La Tengo

Heights Theater , Houston, TX, US

soul'd out , Katy, TX, US

  • Saturday 24 February 2024

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  • Sunday 25 February 2024

Bronze Peacock Room, House of Blues , Houston, TX, US

  • Wednesday 28 February 2024

Ariel Pink and Period BOMB

White Oak Music Hall - Upstairs , Houston, TX, US

  • Saturday 02 March 2024

NOTO Houston , Houston, TX, US

  • Monday 04 March 2024

Tkay Maidza and Tayla Parx

Scout Bar , Houston, TX, US

  • Tuesday 05 March 2024
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White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs , Houston, TX, US

  • Friday 08 March 2024

Eric Bellinger and Zae France

House of Blues - Houston , Houston, TX, US

Night Lovell

White Oak Music Hall , Houston, TX, US

Skizzy Mars, Brake, and Moonlander

  • Friday 08 March 2024 – Friday 08 March 2024

RODEOHOUSTON 2024 Major Lazer

NRG Arena , Houston, TX, US

  • Saturday 09 March 2024
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Lil' Flip

  • Friday 22 March 2024

Trey Songz Keyshia Cole, Jaheim, and K. Michelle

Toyota Center , Houston, TX, US

  • Saturday 23 March 2024

Smart Financial Centre , Sugar Land, TX, US

Winters , Pasadena, TX, US

  • Sunday 24 March 2024

Twiztid The Blaze, ABK, and Reddstar

  • Thursday 28 March 2024

Busta Rhymes

713 Music Hall , Houston, TX, US

  • Saturday 30 March 2024

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Home Run Dugout , Katy, TX, US

  • Saturday 06 April 2024

Ledisi and Raheem DeVaughn

Revention Music Center , Houston, TX, US

Ying Yang Twins and Collect

George R. Brown Convention Center , Houston, TX, US

  • Sunday 07 April 2024

Offset Skilla Baby, SleazyWorld Go, and YRN Mango Foo

Bayou Music Center , Houston, TX, US

  • Thursday 11 April 2024

Ryan Caraveo

The Secret Group , Houston, TX, US

  • Thursday 18 April 2024
  • Friday 19 April 2024

Last Concert Cafe , Houston, TX, US

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024

Arizona Zervas

  • Saturday 27 April 2024
  • Wednesday 01 May 2024

The Veronicas and Jesse Jo Stark

  • Thursday 09 May 2024

Nicki Minaj Monica

  • Friday 10 May 2024

Faith Evans, Ginuwine, Bobby V, and Pleasure P Jon B and 702

Arena Theatre , Houston, TX, US

Waxahatchee Good Morning

  • Saturday 11 May 2024
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Real Estate Water From Your Eyes

  • Monday 20 May 2024
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Trapt and Saliva Adema and Tantric

Warehouse Live Midtown ( Formerly Rise Rooftop) , Houston, TX, US

  • Saturday 25 May 2024

Gunna and Flo Milli

  • Sunday 26 May 2024

Alpha Wolf and Emmure Unity-TX and Chamber

  • Wednesday 29 May 2024

T-Pain, LaRussell, NandoSTL, and Young Ca$h

  • Sunday 02 June 2024

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Luh Tyler

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman , The Woodlands, TX, US

  • Friday 07 June 2024

Mickey Avalon

  • Monday 24 June 2024

MC Chris Crunk Witch

  • Sunday 11 August 2024

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  • Sunday 11 August 2024 – Sunday 11 August 2024

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Jelly Roll announces ‘The Beautifully Broken Tour.’ Get tickets today

In 2023, 39-year-old Jelly Roll defied all odds and won “Best New Artist” at the Country Music Awards.

One year later, the country/Hip-Hop icon is taking off on his nationwide ‘The Beautifully Broken Tour’ with special guests Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay that will send them to arenas all over North America from August through October.

That includes huge gigs at Albany’s MVP Arena on Sept. 24, New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sept. 27, Long Island’s UBS Arena on Sept. 28, Newark’s Prudential Center on Sept. 29 and Buffalo’s KeyBank Center on Oct. 6.

Plus, he’ll also headline at a whopping ten (!) festivals this year, as well.

“This is the biggest tour of my life y’all and I’m going to do it really really big this year— I can’t wait to see y’all at a show,” the “Save Me” singer shared on Instagram . “Come party with us!”

And if you can’t wait to “do it really big” with Jelly Roll, you can pick up tickets for all of his upcoming concerts as soon as today.

Although inventory isn’t available for the newly announced ‘Beautifully Broken’ dates on Ticketmaster until Friday, March 1, fans who want to ensure they have tickets ahead of time can purchase on sites like Vivid Seats before tickets are officially on sale.

Vivid Seats is a secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.

They have a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and will be delivered before the event.

A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to buy tickets can be found below.

Prior to the tour, you may have noticed Jelly Roll is lending his talents to a number of major festivals.

For a closer look, here’s who’s headlining with him at these major gigs this year.

After reviewing Jelly Roll’s 2023 ‘Backroad Baptism Tour,’ it appears he does a little bit of everything.

The Tennessee native plays the hits, pays tribute to classic rock favorites and even throws in a party-starting Hip-Hop medley for good measure.

To get a better idea, you can find a breakdown of what he performed at a show in Bozeman, MT courtesy of Set List FM , here:

01.) “The Lost”

02.) “Hate Goes On”

03.) “Halfway to Hell”

04.) “Creature”

05.) “Dead Man Walking”

06.) “Son of a Sinner”

07.) “Boys in the Hood / Fancy / Lose Yourself / Ms. Jackson / Just a Friend”

08.) “Smoking Section”

10.) “Only”

11.) “Dancing With the Devil”

12.) “Bottle and Mary Jane”

13.) “Need a Favor”

14.) “The House of the Rising Sun / Hurricane / Colt 45”

15.) “Nail Me”

16.) “Wheels Fall Off”

17.) “Kill a Man”

18.) “Fall in the Fall”

19.) “Simple Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)

20.) “Save Me”

In 2023, Jelly Roll dropped his seventh solo album “Whitsitt Chapel.”

As expected, the country rapper melds the two genres to create a record that is distinctly Jelly Roll-esque.

The bumpin’ opening track “Halfway To Hell” sets the tone — tight rhymes lead to a soaring country twanged chorus.

After that, he moves into ballad territory on “Church” before returning to his mashup sound on “The Lost.”

For our money, the highlight is the lively, Hip-Hop heavy “Unlive” featuring Yelawolf. Fingers crossed, he shows up on ‘The Beautifully Broken Tour.’

Of course, you won’t want to sleep on the tearjerking hit “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson, either.

If you want to hear for yourself, you can check out “Whitsitt Chapel” here .

At all ‘Beautifully Broken’ gigs, Jelly Roll will be joined by his pair of opening acts.

To get you up to speed, here are their most streamed tracks on Spotify.

Warren Zeiders: “Ride The Lightning”

Alexandra Kay: “Best Worst Ex”

It seems like everyone’s a little bit country these days.

For our money though, these are the five rising country icons you won’t want to miss live these next few months.

•  Zach Bryan

• Lainey Wilson

•  Tyler Childers

•  Morgan Wallen

•  Luke Combs

Who else is on the road again? Check out our list of the 50 biggest country stars in 2024 here to find out.

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Taylor Swift, Barbie and Grey's Anatomy Score at 2024 People's Choice Awards: See the Full List of Winners

Beyoncé, Travis Kelce, Ice Spice, Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and more won prizes this year

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The people picked the year's best in movies, music, television and pop culture.

The 2024 People’s Choice Awards , hosted by Simu Liu , aired live on Sunday on NBC, Peacock and E! from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

This year, the number of categories expanded to 45. Barbie won the top movie prize, while Grey's Anatomy was voted TV show of the year. Other big winners included Taylor Swift , Travis Kelce, Ice Spice, Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston , Pedro Pascal and more.

Adam Sandler accepted the People’s Icon Award (with a hilarious speech about confusing the honor with PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive ), plus Lenny Kravitz received the Music Icon Award after giving a career-spanning performance.

Read on for the complete list of winners.

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The Movie of the Year

Barbie - WINNER Fast X Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Oppenheimer Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film The Little Mermaid The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Action Movie of the Year

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Fast X Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 John Wick: Chapter 4 Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes - WINNER The Marvels Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

The Comedy Movie of the Year

80 for Brady Anyone but You Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Asteroid City Barbie - WINNER Cocaine Bear No Hard Feelings Wonka

The Drama Movie of the Year

Creed III Five Nights at Freddy's Killers of the Flower Moon Leave the World Behind M3GAN Oppenheimer - WINNER Scream VI The Color Purple

The Male Movie Star of the Year

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 4 Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon Michael B. Jordan, Creed III Ryan Gosling, Barbie - WINNER Timothée Chalamet, Wonka Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

The Female Movie Star of the Year

Florence Pugh, Oppenheimer Halle Bailey, The Little Mermaid Jenna Ortega, Scream VI Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings Julia Roberts, Leave the World Behind Margot Robbie, Barbie - WINNER Rachel Zegler, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Viola Davis, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Action Movie Star of the Year

Brie Larson, The Marvels Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Gal Gadot, Heart of Stone Jason Momoa, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 4 Rachel Zegler, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes - WINNER Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Viola Davis, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Comedy Movie Star of the Year

Adam Sandler, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah Glen Powell, Anyone but You Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings - WINNER Margot Robbie, Barbie Ryan Gosling, Barbie Scarlett Johansson, Asteroid City Sydney Sweeney, Anyone but You Timothée Chalamet, Wonka

The Drama Movie Star of the Year

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer Julia Roberts, Leave the World Behind Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple Florence Pugh, Oppenheimer Jacob Elordi, Priscilla Jenna Ortega, Scream VI - WINNER Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon Michael B. Jordan, Creed III

The Movie Performance of the Year

America Ferrera, Barbie - WINNER Charles Melton, May December Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple Jacob Elordi, Saltburn Melissa McCarthy, The Little Mermaid Natalie Portman, May December Simu Liu, Barbie Viola Davis, Air

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The Show of the Year

Grey's Anatomy - WINNER Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Only Murders in the Building Saturday Night Live Ted Lasso The Bear The Last of Us Vanderpump Rules

The Comedy Show of the Year

Abbott Elementary And Just Like That... Never Have I Ever Only Murders in the Building - WINNER Saturday Night Live Ted Lasso The Bear Young Sheldon

The Drama Show of the Year

Chicago Fire Ginny & Georgia Grey's Anatomy Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Outer Banks Succession The Last of Us - WINNER The Morning Show

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of the Year

Ahsoka American Horror Story: Delicate Black Mirror Ghosts Loki - WINNER Secret Invasion The Mandalorian The Witcher

The Reality Show of the Year

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Below Deck Jersey Shore Family Vacation Selling Sunset The Kardashians - WINNER The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of New Jersey Vanderpump Rules

The Competition Show of the Year

America's Got Talent American Idol Big Brother Dancing with the Stars RuPaul's Drag Race Survivor Squid Game: The Challenge The Voice - WINNER

The Bingeworthy Show of the Year

Beef Citadel Jury Duty Love Is Blind Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story The Crown The Night Agent The Summer I Turned Pretty - WINNER

The Male TV Star of the Year

Chase Stokes, Outer Banks Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso Jeremy Allen White, The Bear Kieran Culkin, Succession Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us - WINNER Samuel L. Jackson, Secret Invasion Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building Tom Hiddleston, Loki

The Female TV Star of the Year

Ali Wong, Beef Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building - WINNER

The Comedy TV Star of the Year

Ali Wong, Beef Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso Jeremy Allen White, The Bear - WINNER Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

The Drama TV Star of the Year

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us Chase Stokes, Outer Banks Ice-T, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show - WINNER Kieran Culkin, Succession Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

The TV Performance of the Year

Adjoa Andoh, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Ayo Edebiri, The Bear Billie Eilish, Swarm - WINNER Jon Hamm, The Morning Show Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building Steven Yuen, Beef Storm Reid, The Last of Us

The Reality TV Star of the Year

Ariana Madix, Vanderpump Rules Chrishell Stause, Selling Sunset Garcelle Beauvais, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kandi Burruss, The Real Housewives of Atlanta Khloé Kardashian, The Kardashians - WINNER Kim Kardashian, The Kardashians Kyle Richards, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jersey Shore Family Vacation

The Competition Contestant of the Year

Anetra, RuPaul's Drag Race Ariana Madix, Dancing with the Stars - WINNER Charity Lawson, The Bachelorette Theresa Nist, The Golden Bachelor Iam Tongi, American Idol Keke Palmer, That's My Jam Sasha Colby, RuPaul's Drag Race Xochitl Gomez, Dancing with the Stars

The Daytime Talk Show of the Year

Good Morning America Live with Kelly and Mark Sherri The Drew Barrymore Show The Jennifer Hudson Show The Kelly Clarkson Show - WINNER The View Today

The Nighttime Talk Show of the Year

Hart to Heart Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Late Night with Seth Meyers The Daily Show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - WINNER Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

The Host of the Year

Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen Jimmy Fallon, That's My Jam - WINNER Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race Ryan Seacrest, American Idol Steve Harvey, Celebrity Family Feud Terry Crews, America's Got Talent

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The Male Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny Drake Jack Harlow Jung Kook - WINNER Luke Combs Morgan Wallen Post Malone The Weeknd

The Female Artist of the Year

Beyoncé Doja Cat Karol G Lainey Wilson Miley Cyrus Nicki Minaj Olivia Rodrigo Taylor Swift - WINNER

The Male Country Artist of the Year

Chris Stapleton Cody Johnson HARDY Jelly Roll - WINNER Kane Brown Luke Combs Morgan Wallen Zach Bryan

The Female Country Artist of the Year

Ashley McBryde Carly Pearce Carrie Underwood Gabby Barrett Kelsea Ballerini Lainey Wilson - WINNER Megan Moroney Shania Twain

The Male Latin Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny - WINNER Bizarrap Feid Manuel Turizo Maluma Peso Pluma Rauw Alejandro Ozuna

The Female Latin Artist of the Year

Ángela Aguilar Anitta Becky G Kali Uchis Karol G Rosalía Shakira - WINNER Young Miko

The Pop Artist of the Year

Billie Eilish Doja Cat Dua Lipa Jung Kook Miley Cyrus Olivia Rodrigo Tate McRae Taylor Swift - WINNER

The Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Cardi B Drake Future Jack Harlow Latto Nicki Minaj - WINNER Post Malone Travis Scott

The R&B Artist of the Year

Beyoncé - WINNER Brent Faiyaz Janelle Monáe SZA Tems The Weeknd Usher Victoria Monét

The New Artist of the Year

Coi Leray Ice Spice - WINNER Jelly Roll Jung Kook Noah Kahan Peso Pluma PinkPantheress Stephen Sanchez

The Group/Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay Fuerza Regida Grupo Frontera Jonas Brothers Old Dominion Paramore Stray Kids - WINNER TOMORROW X TOGETHER

The Song of the Year

"Dance The Night," Dua Lipa "Fast Car," Luke Combs "Flowers," Miley Cyrus "Fukumean," Gunna "greedy," Tate McRae "Last Night," Morgan Wallen "Paint The Town Red," Doja Cat "Vampire," Olivia Rodrigo - WINNER

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The Album of the Year

Endless Summer Vacation , Miley Cyrus For All the Dogs , Drake Gettin' Old , Luke Combs Guts , Olivia Rodrigo - WINNER Mañana Será Bonito , Karol G Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana , Bad Bunny One Thing at a Time , Morgan Wallen Pink Friday 2 , Nicki Minaj

The Collaboration Song of the Year

"All My Life," Lil Durk feat. J. Cole "Barbie World," Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua - WINNER "Ella Baila Sola," Eslabon Armado x Peso Pluma "First Person Shooter," Drake feat. J. Cole "I Remember Everything," Zach Bryan feat. Kacey Musgraves "Seven," Jung Kook feat. Latto "TQG," Karol G, Shakira "Un x100to," Grupo Frontera x Bad Bunny

The Concert Tour of the Year

+–=÷x Tour, Ed Sheeran Coldplay Music of the Spheres World Tour Love On Tour, Harry Styles Luke Combs World Tour Morgan Wallen One Night at a Time World Tour P!nk Summer Carnival Tour Renaissance World Tour, Beyoncé Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour - WINNER


The Social Celebrity of the Year

Britney Spears Dwayne Johnson Kim Kardashian Kylie Jenner Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Selena Gomez Taylor Swift - WINNER

The Comedy Act of the Year

Baby J , John Mulaney Emergency Contact , Amy Schumer God Loves Me , Marlon Wayans I'm an Entertainer , Wanda Sykes Off the Record , Trevor Noah Reality Check , Kevin Hart Selective Outrage , Chris Rock - WINNER Someone You Love , Sarah Silverman

The Athlete of the Year

Coco Gauff Giannis Antetokounmpo LeBron James Lionel Messi Sabrina Ionescu Simone Biles Stephen Curry Travis Kelce - WINNER

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Peso Pluma Announces 2024 Exodo Tour: Here Are the Dates

The mexican star will kick off his trek in may at the sueños festival in chicago and come to toronto and montreal in june..

Peso Pluma at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California. The show will air on November 19, 2023 on BBMAs.watch.

Peso Pluma at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards at The Mayan in Los Angeles, California. The show will air on November 19, 2023 on BBMAs.watch.

Mexican star Peso Pluma has unveiled the dates for this 2024 Exodo Tour, set to kick off May 26 at the Sueños Festival in Chicago. Produced by Live Nation, the North American leg of the arena trek will include more than 35 shows, with stops in New York, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego and more before wrapping Oct. 11 in Montville, Conn.

According to a press release, fans can expect an “all-new show, inclusive of a fully reimagined set design and setlist” with his live band in tow. Peso’s upcoming trek follows his first-ever tour last year.

His first reported Boxscore was an April 8 concert at the Toyota Center in Ontario, Calif., where he grossed $988K and sold more than 8,000 tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore. He finished the 2023 tracking period with two $2 million shows in Hidalgo, Texas, and Chula Vista, Calif. His 2023 run landed him at No. 47 in the all-genre Top 100 Tours, grossing a total of $48.8 million across 39 shows, according to Billboard ‘s year-end Boxscore charts .


The 24-year-old artist’s breakthrough year was marked with 26 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 , all of which he entered in 2023 alone. His history-making album Génesis peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 — the highest ranking for a regional Mexican album — and he most recently won his first Grammy, taking home the gramophone for best música mexicana album (including tejano) for Génesis .

Tickets are set to go on sale Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com . See the complete list of dates for Peso Pluma’s 2024 Exodo Tour below:

  • May 26 – Chicago, IL – Sueños Festival
  • May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
  • May 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
  • May 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
  • June 1 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
  • June 3 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
  • June 4 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
  • June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • June 9 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball**
  • June 10 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
  • June 12 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
  • June 21- Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
  • June 23- Miami, FL – Kaseya Center
  • June 26- New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
  • June 28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • June 30 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
  • July 17 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
  • July 19 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
  • July 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Arena
  • July 26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • July 30- Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • July 31 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Aug. 3 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
  • Aug. 5 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
  • Aug. 6 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
  • Aug. 9 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
  • Aug. 10 – Rosarito, MX – Baja Beach Fest
  • Aug. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Center
  • Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
  • Aug. 16 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
  • Aug. 28 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
  • Sept. 7 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
  • Sept. 17 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
  • Sept. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
  • Sept. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
  • Oct. 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center
  • Oct. 9 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Oct. 11 – Montville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

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The Beaches

The Toronto quartet brought their viral single into their late night TV debut.

Following the viral success of "Blame Brett" in 2023, The Beaches have made their late night TV debut, performing their naming-and-blaming single on Jimmy Kimmel Live !

Though the Toronto band has been together for a decade, winning a 2018 Juno for Breakthrough Artist following their debut album, last yearmarked a watershed moment for the quartet. They traded their heavier rock sound for sleek new wave guitar tones and took back control of their career, deciding to release their new album, Blame My Ex , independently. (They co-wrote the album with Canadian artist and songwriter Lowell, who also has a credit on Beyoncé's newest hit.)

The changes led to a bigger splash than anything they'd done before when "Blame Brett" took off on TikTok. The song went on to chart on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart and The Jonas Brothers brought the band on stage to perform it at a November concert. The band also recently picked up two new Juno nominations , for rock album of the year and group of the year. They joined Billboard Canada on the red carpet .

Wednesday night (Feb. 21), they brought "Blame Brett" to late night TV, playing to a whole new kind of audience. Rocking shades and a tartan skirt, frontwoman Jordan Miller seemed relaxed as she did double duty on vocals and bass. Her bandmates bopped around the stage behind her as they performed, making for an energetic television debut. Watch the performance below.


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