Cardi B’s “WAP,” Featuring Megan Thee Stallion Reigns on the Billboard Global 200 Chart for Second Week

Cardi B‘s global domination continues…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, leads the Billboard Global 200 tally for a second week.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" Video

“WAP” dominates with 93.2 million global streams (down from 100.9 million a week earlier) and 17,000 global downloads sold (down from 23,000) in the week ending September 17.

The chart, which premiered a week ago, ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

BTS‘ “Dynamite” repeats at No. 2 on the Global 200 with 79.1 million streams (down from 83.4 million) and 29,000 sold (down from 36,000).

For a second straight frame, “WAP” was the most-streamed song of the week globally and “Dynamite” was the top-selling title.

Cardi B’s “WAP,’ Featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Tops the First-Ever Billboard Global 200

Cardi B‘s “WAP” is a global phenomenom…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s single featuring Megan Thee Stallion tops the maiden Billboard Global 200 chart, dated September 19.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

As revealed on Billboard.com, MRC has launched the new global survey, which is powered by MRC Data/Nielsen Music.

“WAP” rules the initial Billboard Global 200 chart with 100.9 million global streams and 23,000 global downloads sold in the week ending September 10.

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BTS‘ “Dynamite” comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200 with 83.4 million streams and 36,000 sold.

Breaking down the chart’s metrics, “WAP” was the most-streamed song of the week globally and “Dynamite” was the top-selling title.

Maluma‘s all-Spanish-language “Hawái” (94 million streams, 3,000 sold) comes in at No. 4 on the chart, while Blackpink and Selena Gomez‘s “Ice Cream” comes in at No. 8.

The charts, inclusive of worldwide songs, ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world.

Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales from full-service digital music retailers from around the world.

Cardi B’s “WAP,” Featuring Megan Thee Stallion Reclaims No. 1 Spot on Billboard Hot 100

Grab a bucket and a mop… Cardi B‘s back at the top of the charts.

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar’s smash single “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, has rebounded for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, WAP

“WAP” has dethroned BTS‘ “Dynamite,” which spent its first two weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1, at the top of the chart.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data.

“WAP,” released on Atlantic Records, notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 48.2 million U.S. streams (down 18%) in the week ending September 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

On the Digital Song Sales chart, which it led for two weeks, “WAP” rises 3-2 with 16,000 downloads sold (down 20%) in the same span. The collab ascends 32-27 on the Radio Songs chart with 27.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%) in the week ending September 13.

With its third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cardi B matches her longest career domination as a lead artist, as “WAP” ties the three-week reign of her debut No. 1 “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017. She has also led with “I Like It,” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin (one week, July 2018), and as feature artist on Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” (seven weeks, September-November 2018).

“WAP” logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

Anthony Ramos to Serve as a Presenter at This Weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards

Anthony Ramos wants his MTV…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor, who currently appears in the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton on Disney+, will participate in this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Anthony Ramos

Ramos will serve a presenter during Sunday’s award show, which will be hosted by Keke Palmer. Other presenters include Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore and Kelly Clarkson.

There will be several “first” moments during this year’s MTV VMAs, besides the fact that it’s being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

BTS will make their first television performance of their English-language single “Dynamite,” while Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will perform “Rain On Me” on stage for the first time on television since releasing their No. 1 hit. The two pop stars lead this year’s nominations with nine each. Maluma and CNCO are also confirmed to perform.

Taboo and his fellow Black Eyed Peas members, who performed “Where Is the Love?” on the VMAs pre-show 17 years ago, are making their way to the main stage for their first time ever to perform “Vida Loca,” from their eighth studio album Translationfor the first time. 

But previously announced acts J Balvin and Roddy Ricch will no longer appear at the socially distanced ceremony.

Here’s a look at the presenters and performers for the 2020 MTV VMAs, which will broadcast live around various NYC locations at 8:00 pm ET:

Presenters: 
Anthony Ramos
Bebe Rexha
Bella Hadid
Drew Barrymore
Jaden Smith
Joey King
Kelly Clarkson
Machine Gun Kelly
Madison Beer
Nicole Richie
Sofia Carson
Travis Barker

Pre-Show Performers:
Chloe x Halle
Jack Harlow
Lewis Capaldi
Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and blackbear
Tate McRae

Performers: 
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga
Black Eyed Peas
BTS
CNCO
DaBaby
Doja Cat
Maluma
Miley Cyrus
The Weeknd

Cardi B Launches OnlyFans Page

Cardi B has found her one and Only(Fans)

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar isn’t afraid to overshare on social media, but now she’s ready to spill even more for dedicated fans.

Cardi B

Cardi B has joined the suddenly-hot subscription service OnlyFans, where she promises to spill even more than she already does.

“Ok guys so now you can subscribe to my only fans! Yes I’ll be putting by BTS from WAP there !” Cardi wrote, promising to reveal some of the behind-the-scenes action from her “WAP” collab with Megan Thee Stallion. “And my day to day content.Also any rumors floating around.NO I WONT BE SHOWING P—Y , T—IES AND A– .LINK IN BIO…It will be a place for only me and my fans.”

In a video message to announce her OnlyFans, Cardi said that not only will she pull back the curtain on the “WAP” shoot, but also the “whole process” or recording it, from the day before to the day she tried to do a “f–ing split” on a chair after doing zero stretching for five months beforehand. She put out a call to fans to tell her want they want to see, with the promise of some “private stuff” (again, no nudes), just straight up private stuff.

“Just straight up, real-life content s–t,” Cardi said. “You guys be mad nosy when it comes to my life, I’ma be addressing certain shit in there. Everything you wanna know, ask the question and it will be a topic on my OnlyFans.”

OnlyFans confirmed that Cardi B had signed up, revealing her $4.99 a month page, which at press time had no posts yet, which made sense, since a short time later Cardi B tweeted, “How the f–k I go live on onlyfans? Wtfff.”

The service, launched four year ago, has become popular among fans of adult film stars, with subscriber numbers reportedly skyrocketing during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Among the other stars who’ve used the platform are Swae Lee, Rico Nasty and The-Dream, as well as reality stars Dorinda Medley, Erica Mena and more.

Cardi B has already provided her fans with plenty of explicit content via her hard-R-rated collab with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP.”

J Balvin to Perform at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

J Balvin is taking the VMA stage…

The 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer is among the handful of performers for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

J Balvin

Balvin leads the pack of Latino/a nominees this year with four nods, including Best Collaboration for his Black Eyed Peas team-up “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life).”

Other performers include BTS, taking the MTV VMAs stage for the first time ever to perform their new English-only single “Dynamite,” and “Say So” singer Doja Cat.

More performers for the annual awards show will be announced as the ceremony approaches.

The 2020 MTV VMAs  will air on Sunday, August 30 on MTV.

CNCO Celebrates Class of 2020 with Virtual YouTube Performance of Hits

CNCO is celebrating the Class of 2020 in a special way…

The Latino boy band got graduates dancing at home with their party-ready medley of hits on Sunday night (June 7).

CNCO

CNCO — Christopher, Erick, Zabiel, Richard and Joel — synchronized their own moves, in separate video frames, as they performed “Honey Boo,” “Hey DJ” and “Reggaetón Lento” remotely during the after party following the “Dear Class of 2020” YouTube Originals graduation ceremony.

Earlier in the evening, in the midst of the actual ceremony, they also popped in to teach this year’s grads how to say “Congratulations to the class of 2020” in Spanish.

The virtual graduation ceremony, which started with Lizzo‘s powerhouse flute performance and was chock-full of all-star commencement speeches from the likes of Barack and Michelle ObamaBeyoncéBTSLady Gaga and more, was capped off with a class of 2020 after party with CNCO, Megan Thee Stallion and BTS.

Victoria Justice to Host Nickelodeon’s Rescheduled Kids’ Choice Awards

Victoria Justiceis Nickelodeon’s choice…

The network is moving forward with its Kids’ Choice Awards with a new date, and with the 27-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer and former Nickelodeon star as host. 

Victoria Justice

Initially scheduled for March 22, the awards ceremony was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The newly titled virtually-produced Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will air on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Celebrities scheduled to appear via video include Dwayne JohnsonAriana GrandeKristen Bell, Josh GadCamila CabelloMillie Bobby BrownEllen DeGeneresBTSShawn MendesLil Nas X, Dove CameronDavid DobrikTom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakkeand SSSniperWolf

Also scheduled are appearances by cast members of The Avengers: Endgame, and a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s new live-action series The Astronauts,from Imagine Entertainment.

Leading nominees for the awards show, which honors kids’ favorite celebs, movies, TV shows, games and more, include Avengers: Endgamewith 11, followed by Taylor Swift with five noms and Frozen 2, Henry Danger and Lil Nas Xwith four apiece.

NBA championLeBron Jameswill receive the 2020 Generation Change Award, honoring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education.

Nickelodeon also will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19pandemic.

Justice rose to acclaim as the star of the Nickelodeon series Victorious.

Becky G & BTS’ J-Hope Release Trilingual Track “Chicken Noodle Soup”

Becky Gis sharing a little chicken soupfor the soul…

The 22-year-old Mexican American bilingual singer/rapper has joined voices with BTSmember J-Hope on a new single, “Chicken Noodle Soup,” released on Friday.

Becky G, BTS, J-Hope

The J-Hope fronted track features the “Secrets” singer, and is inspired by Webstarand Young B’s“Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring The Voice of Harlem, a song that inspired both J-Hope and Becky G. 

A sonic sequel of sorts to that 2006 hit, the collaboration is an anthemic, groovy track from the duo, through which they incorporate the original’s lyrics and flow into their own verses as they rap and sing declarations of their self-worth, dreams, and skills, as well as their relationship with dance. 

“Gwangju, one gang of you-know-what/ Geum-nam Choong-jang Street, that’s my Harlem/ Joined Neuron, bounce with ma team/ Went head over heels for dancing, workaholic, everyday,” J-Hope begins his verse with his free-flowing rap, mentioning his hometown of Gwangju and his dance team, Neuron. “Grew being up all night as a teen, that’s the case/ My height is measured by dance, I’m OK.”

“Chicken Noodle Soup” is a trilingual track, featuring J-Hope performing primarily in Korean, while Becky G performs in English and Spanish with lyrics that she wrote. 

The pair are credited as composers on the track along with JinboSupreme BoiPdoggAdora, and Brasa, per Apple Music.

“Chicken noodle or chicken with spaghetti/ None of these women have a flow like Becky/ Latina-American, I’m from here/ Face of an angel but freaky/ Who’s going to tell me?/ I’ve seen it all/ Where I was born, they never thought a woman would stand out,” singsBecky G in Spanish.

It was released through a music video that focuses on the pairs’ dancing, during which they incorporate the originals’ iconic dance moves and are backed by a diverse crew of 50 dancers from across the globe. 

Pitbull to Take Part in Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series

Pitbull is ready for an early morning concert…

Good Morning America announced the lineup for its annual Summer Concert Series, with the38-year-oldCuban American rap superstar set to participate.

Pitbull

Pitbull, who recently launched his latest single “No Lo Trates” with Natti Natashaand Daddy Yankee, will appear on the ABC morning show on August 2.

In addition to Pitbull, the A-list roster includes K-popsuperstars BTS, who will get the party started on May 15, warming up the Rumsey Playfieldstage in New York’s Central Park, which will host a free show every Friday during GMA’s 7-9 a.m. broadcast.

The rest of the summer will be filled by a roster of pop, rock, country, Latin and hip-hop stars, including HozierCiaraEllie GouldingBastilleChance the RapperKane BrownKeith Urban and many more.

Click here for information on who to attend the shows.

Here’s the full lineup:

May 15 – BTS
May 24 – Hozier
May 31 – Ciara
June 7 – Alessia Cara (in-studio)
June 14 – Ellie Goulding
June 21 – Bastille
June 28 – Adam Lambert
July 5 – Sabrina Carpenter
July 12 – The Struts
July 19 – Blink-182
July 26 – Lady Antebellum
Aug. 2 – Pitbull
Aug. 9 – Keith Urban
Aug. 16 – Chance the Rapper
Aug. 23 – French Montana
Aug. 30 – Kane Brown & Marshmello