Peso Pluma Sweeps Regional Mexican Field at iHeartRadio Music Awards

It’s a clean sweep for Peso Pluma

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards have been awarded, with the 24-year-old Mexican Grammy-winning singer sweeping all four awards in the Regional Mexican category.

Peso PlumaIn the field, Peso Pluma claimed the awards for Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Regional Mexican Best New Artist, Regional Mexican Album of the Year for Genésis and Regional Mexican Song of the Year for “Ella Baila Sola,” his collaboration with Eslabon Armado.

Karol G, meantime, registered two iHeartRadio Music Awards wins.

The 33-year-old Colombian superstar claimed Latin Pop / Urban Album of the Year for MAÑANA SERÁ BONITO and Latin Pop / Urban Artist of the Year.

Ice Spice claimed the award for Best New Artist (Hip-Hop); Selena Gomez won Best Collaboration for her Rema-collaboration “Calm Down;” Robert Trujillo and Metallica won Rock Album of the Year for 72 Seasons, Shakira won Latin Pop / Urban Song of the Year for Bizarrap-collab “Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53;” and Young Miko was named Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban).

Here’s a look at the winners:

Innovator Award

Icon Award

Landmark Award
Green Day

Song of the Year
“Kill Bill” – SZA

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Duo/Group of the Year

Best Collaboration
“Calm Down”- Rema & Selena Gomez

Best New Artist (Pop)
Jelly Roll

Pop Song of the Year (New for 2024)
“Flowers”- Miley Cyrus

Pop Artist of the Year (New for 2024)
Taylor Swift

Pop Album of the Year
GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo

Country Song of the Year
“Heart Like A Truck” – Lainey Wilson

Country Album of the Year
One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen

Country Artist of the Year
Morgan Wallen

Best New Artist (Country)
Jelly Roll

Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“All My Life”- Lil Durk ft. J. Cole

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Heroes & Villains – Metro Boomin

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

Best New Artist (Hip-Hop)
Ice Spice

R&B Song of the Year
“Snooze”- SZA

R&B Album of the Year

R&B Artist of the Year

Best New Artist (R&B)
Victoria Monét

Best African Music Artist
Burna Boy

Alternative Song of the Year
“One More Time”- Blink-182

Alternative Album of the Year
The Record – boygenius

Alternative Artist of the Year
Fall Out Boy

Best New Artist (Alt and Rock)
Noah Kahan

Rock Song of the Year
“Lost” – Linkin Park

Rock Album of the Year
72 Seasons – Metallica

Rock Artist of the Year
Foo Fighters

Dance Song of the Year
“Strangers” – Kenya Grace

Dance Artist of the Year

Latin Pop / Urban Song of the Year
“Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”- Shakira and Bizarrap

Latin Pop / Urban Album of the Year

Latin Pop / Urban Artist of the Year
Karol G

Best New Artist (Latin Pop / Urban)
Young Miko

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
“Ella Baila Sola” – Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Genesis – Peso Pluma

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
Peso Pluma

Best New Artist (Regional Mexican)
Peso Pluma

K-pop Artist of the Year (New for 2024)
Jung Kook

K-pop Song of the Year (New for 2024)
“Cupid (Twin Version)”- FIFTY FIFTY

K-pop Album of the Year
5 Star – Stray Kids – WINNER

Best New Artist (K-pop) (New for 2024)

Producer of the Year
Jack Antonoff

Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)”- Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“Seven”- Jung Kook ft. Latto

Best Fan Army: *Socially Voted Category
BTS Army

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Gracie Abrams

Favorite Tour Photographer: *Socially Voted Category
Joshua Halling – Louis Tomlinson

Favorite On-Screen (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category
“j-hope IN THE BOX”

TikTok Bop of the Year: *Socially Voted Category
“Cruel Summer”- Taylor Swift

Favorite Tour Style: *Socially Voted Category
Taylor Swift

Favorite Debut Album (New for 2024): *Socially Voted Category
Layover – V

Ice Spice Reports Her Debut Full-Length Album is “Finished”

Ice Spice is thisclose to releasing her debut full-length album…

The 24-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation, who’s real name is Isis Naija Gaston, has confirmed the project was finished via social media where she succinctly wrote, “I finished recording y2k the album.”

Ice SpiceShe also shared two images where she is seen rocking her signature ginger ringlets, wearing pink platform heels and a jean skirt with a red lollipop as an accessory. Her colorful garbs stand out from the background of the photo, which is gloomy and dark.

It’s unclear whether the visual nods will make their way into the concept for her debut album, but in recent months, Ice Spice has spilled other details on the anticipated debut.

While the release date, tracklist and even how many songs might be on it are completely unconfirmed, the artist told Variety in September that her go-to producer RiotUSA will be prominently featured in the credits with additional production from A Lau, who has worked with Jay Critch, Ski Mask the Slump God and others in the New York Drill scene.

She also said she has plans to co-produce some of the tracks.

Despite telling Variety that the set would not feature a lot of A-list heavy hitters, Ice Spice did confirm in a January interview with the“Today show that she has a “crazy collaboration” locked in for Y2k. She’s already released remixes and collaborations with Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rema and PinkPantheress.

The only single she’s released this year so far is “Think U The Shit (Fart),” which went viral across TikTok before its January 25 release. She told the Today show that the single was a “familiar sound and aura” for her, but that her forthcoming album will include that similar sound mixed in with genres she hasn’t experimented with before.

The record will build on what is already been a monumental 2024 for Ice Spice, who was nominated for four Grammys at the ceremony earlier this year. She is also set to receive a Billboard Women in Music Award on March 6

Selena Gomez’s Rema-Collaboration “Calm Down” Earns U.S. Afrobeats Song of the Year Honors

Selena Gomez is this year’s Afrobeats queen…

The 31-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s record-breaking hit collaboration with Rema, “Calm Down,” is the 2023 U.S. Afrobeats Song of the Year.

Selena Gomez, Rema, Calm DownFollowing Gomez’s addition to the buzzing track for a September 2022 remix release, it flew to No. 1 on the weekly U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart and rang up a record 58 weeks in charge, nearly obtaining a perfect shutout of holding the No. 1 spot for each week of the chart year that fell short when Tyla’s “Water” broke the stranglehold in the final frame.

The dominant “Calm Down” year helped the track make massive inroads for Afrobeats across multiple Billboard charts, setting new marks for the genre’s highest-charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 3) and posting a 10-week command on the all-genre Radio Songs chart.

Strong performances reap rewards for the track on both year-end lists, with “Calm Down” at No. 6 on the 2023 Hot 100 review and No. 4 on Radio Songs’ recap.

Selena Gomez Earns Three MTV Europe Music Awards

Selena Gomez is the leader of the Latinx pack…

The 31-year-old Mexican American singer/actress leads all Latino/a nominees for the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards with three nods.

Selena GomezGomez, who had previously earned five MTV EMA nods, is nominated for Best Song and Best Collaboration for her Rema-collaboration “Calm Down,” as well as Biggest Fans.

Anitta is nominated in two categories.

The 30-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter is nominated for Best Latin, an award she won last year, and Biggest Fans.

Ice Spice, a first time MTV EMAs nominee, has picked up three nods.

The 23-year-old half-Dominican American singer/rapper is up for Best New and Best Push, as well as Best Collaboration for her PinkPantheress-collab “Boys A Liar Pt. 2.”

Cardi B has earned two nominations.

The 30-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar and two-time MTV VMAs-winner is up for Best Hip-Hop and Best Video for her Megan Thee Stallion collaboration “Bongos.”

Karol G and Shakira are both nominated in the same two categories. The Colombian artists are up for Best Collaboration for “TQG;” and they’ll compete against each other in the Best Latin category.

Peso Pluma has picked up his first ever MTV EMAs nods.

The 24-year-old Mexican artist, the sole Latino artist with multiple nods, is up for Best New and Best Latin.

Other nominees include Jared Leto (and his Thirty Seconds to Mars band mates), Bad Bunny, Rosalia and Robert Trujillo (and his Metallica band mates).

This year’s event will be broadcast live to more than 150 countries on November 5 from the Paris Nord, marking the first time the ceremony has returned to the City of Light since 1995; the show will also be available in a number of international territories on Pluto TV and on-demand on Paramount+.

Fans can vote for their favorite categories; voting will be open through 11:59 p.m. CET on October 31. Fans in 24 regions around the world will be able to vote for their favorite performers in the best local act category.

Here’s complete list of 2023 MTV EMAs nominees:

Best Song
Doja Cat – “Paint The Town Red”
Jung Kook feat. Latto – “Seven”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
Rema, Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” 

Best Video
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “Bongos”
Doja Cat – “Paint The Town Red”
Little Simz – “Gorilla”
Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best Artist
Doja Cat
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift  

Best Collaboration
Central Cee x Dave – “Sprinter”
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”
KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG”
Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage – “Creepin’”
PinkPantheress, Ice Spice – “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”
Rema, Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” 

Best New
Coi Leray
Ice Spice
Peso Pluma
Reneé Rapp

Best Pop
Billie Eilish
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best Afrobeats
Aya Nakamura
Ayra Starr
Burna Boy

Best Rock
Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

Best Latin
Bad Bunny
Peso Pluma

Best K-pop
Jung Kook
Stray Kids

Best Alternative
Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia
Peggy Gou

Best Hip-Hop
Cardi B
Central Cee
Lil Wayne
Lil Uzi Vert
Metro Boomin
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best R&B
Chris Brown
Steve Lacy
Summer Walker

Best Live
Burna Boy
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd 

Best Push
November 2022: Flo Milli
December 2022: Reneé Rapp
January 2023: Sam Ryder
February 2023: Armani White
March 2023: FLETCHER
May 2023: Ice Spice
June 2023: FLO
July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith
August 2023: Kaliii
September 2023: GloRilla
October 2023: Benson Boone

Biggest Fans
Billie Eilish
Jung Kook
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
Sabrina Carpenter
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Best Group
Jonas Brothers

2023 MTV EMA Best Local Act Nominees:

Best African Act
Burna Boy
Tyler ICU
Diamond Platnumz 

Best Asia Act
Tiara Andini

Best Australian Act
G Flip
Kylie Minogue
Troye Sivan 

Best Brasilian Act
Kevin O Chris
Luisa Sonza
Manu Gavassi

Best Canadian Act
Charlotte Cardin
Jamie Fine
Shania Twain
The Beaches 

Best Caribbean Act
Eladio Carrion
Myke Towers
Rauw Alejandro
Young Miko

Best Dutch Act
Kriss Kross Amsterdam
Zoë Tauran 

Best French Act
Aime Simone
Aya Nakamura
Bigflo & Oli

Best German Act
Apache 207
Kontra K
Nina Chuba
Ski Aggu 

Best Hungarian Act
ajsa luna
Analog Balaton
Co Lee
Hundred Sins 

Best India Act
Dee MC
When Chai Met Toast 

Best Italian Act
The Kolors 

Best Israeli Act
Anna Zak
Liad Meir
Noa Kirel
Shira Margalit 

Best Lat Am Central Act
Manuel Turizo
Ryan Castro
Sebastian Yatra

Best Lat Am North Act
Danna Paola
Kenia Os
Kevin Kaarl
Natanael Cano 

Best Lat Am South Act
Fito Paez
Nicki Nicole 

Best New Zealand Act
Jolyon Petch

Best Nordic Act
Swedish House Mafia
Zara Larsson

Best Polish Act
Kasia Nosowska
Vito Bambino

Best Portuguese Act
Bárbara Bandeira
Carolina Deslandes
Marisa Liz

Best Spanish Act
Abraham Mateo
Álvaro de Luna
Lola Índigo
Samantha Hudson

Best Swiss Act
Gjon’s Tears
KT Gorique

Best UK & Ireland Act
Calvin Harris
Central Cee
Sam Smith
Tom Grennan 

Best US Act
Doja Cat
Nicki Minaj
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Feid Releases Eclectic New Album “MOR, No Le Temas A La Oscuridad”

Feid is back with new music…

After weeks of teasing fans on social media, the 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter has released his new studio album, MOR, No Le Temas A La Oscuridad.

FeidTranslating to “Love, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” the set’s title is a tribute to the renowned ‘90s Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark? and its concept is meant to remind us that everyone shines in the darkness.

On a personal level, Feid told Billboard earlier this year that its “whole concept has to do with how I went from being in the shadows as a composer to everything I am achieving now [as an artist].”

Home to 15 tracks, including the previously-released singles “Niña Bonita” with Sean Paul, “Vente Conmigo,” and “FERXXO 151” with Icon, which is rapidly gaining virality on TikTokMOR is easily Feid’s most eclectic production yet.

The set kicks off with a chill, one-minute piano melody, where Ferxxo (his alter-ego) summarizes all the fame and success he’s living now. “I always wanted to sing/I never wanted to be a bad boy/I don’t like to show off but music has me living like a gangster,” he chants.

If his latest singles, including the Spanglish AfrobeatBubalu” with Nigerian artist Rema, are any indication, the Colombian artist is experimental as ever. This time around, he dabbles into electronic music (“Luces de Tecno”), futuristic perreo (“Romanticos de Lunes”), and lacing funk and indie-pop (“Privilegios”).

On other notable tracks, such as the Ryan Castro-assisted “Ritmos de Medallo” and “Hey Chory,” Feid (real name: Salomón Villada Hoyos) keeps his essence by singing romantic lyrics using his Medallo slang and distinct reggaeton sound.

MOR, No Le Temas A La Oscuridad follows Feliz Cumpleaños Ferxxo, Te Pirateamos el Album, which after being leaked online, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in 2022.

Selena Gomez’s Rema-Collaboration “Calm Down” Surpasses One Billion Streams on Spotify

Selena Gomez is celebrating a music milestone…

The 31-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s collaboration with Rema, “Calm Down,” has hit one billion streams on Spotify.

Selena Gomez, Rema, Calm Down“I’m so grateful,” declared Gomez via Instagram Stories and Twitter. “Love you @heisrema!”

The billion-stream milestone is particularly special for Rema, as it’s the first time an African artist-led track has reached the number, per a press release.

“It’s a blessing. It’s not just a big win for me, my team and family, it’s also a big one for the culture. I feel really happy and I’m really proud of the fans as well for going back to the song and putting people on the song. Shout out to the DJs and everyone who made this possible,” the singer said in a press statement.

Over on the Billboard charts, “Calm Down” fared particularly well.

The crossover hit topped Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart dated May 13, marking Rema’s first leader on the list. It also topped the all-format Radio Songs chart and Pop Airplay chart.

“Calm Down” also topped the Rhythmic Airplay chart for four weeks in May-June. On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, the song has hit No. 3, becoming Rema’s first entry and Gomez’s ninth top 10.

Rema, from Nigeria, released the original version of “Calm Down” in February 2022 as a single from his debut solo LP, Rave & Roses. Its remix with Gomez arrived last August, and that version’s official video premiered in September.

Selena Gomez to Release New Song “Single Soon” This Friday

Selena Gomez is returning with new music…

The 31-year-old Mexican American actress and singer has announced that her new song “Single Soon” will arrive this Friday, Aug. 25, which should tide fans over until she’s able to finish her highly anticipated third album.

Selena Gomez“Y’all have been asking for new music for a while,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing the track’s glamorous cover art. “Since I’m not quite done with SG3, I wanted to put out a fun little song I wrote a while back that’s perfect for the end of summer.”

“SINGLE SOON,” she added. “August 25th. Presave it now. 😘”

Produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat, “Single Soon” unofficially kicks off Gomez’s new era of music, something fans have spent years waiting and wishing for.

She hasn’t released an English album since Rare in 2020, though she did drop her all-Spanish EP Revalación the following year. She’s also guested on a handful of sporadic singles since her last full album, including Rema’s 2022 smash “Calm Down,” and released a standalone track “My Mind & Me” in support of her documentary of the same name last year.

In the “Single Soon” cover art, Gomez smolders in front of the camera, posing in the backseat of a car with a glamorous fur jacket. The Only Murders In the Building star also shared a handful of behind-the-scenes photos featuring a couple of friends, a clothing rack filled with costumes and a note reading “I’m sorry I can’t don’t hate me,” possibly hinting at a “Single Soon” music video.

Selena Gomez’s Rema-Collab “Calm Down” Becomes Her First No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay Chart

Selena Gomez is celebrating the Calm

The 30-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s collaboration with Rema, “Calm Down,” has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart dated July 13.

Selena Gomez, RemaThe song, released on Jonzing World/Mavin/SMG Music/Virgin/Interscope Records, marks Gomez’s first leader on the list, as well as Rema’s first No. 1.

Gomez rules Adult Pop Airplay for the first time, following five top 10s: “Lose You to Love Me” (No. 3, 2020); “Back to You” (No. 5, 2018); “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo (No. 6, 2017); as featured on Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (No. 9, 2016); and “Same Old Love” (No. 7, 2016).

“Calm Down” concurrently claims a third week atop the all-format Radio Songs chart, with 92 million audience impressions, up 2%, June 30-July 6, according to Luminate.

It likewise became Rema and Gomez’s first No. 1 each on the survey.

Plus, the song rebounds for a fourth week atop Pop Airplay, having become Rema’s first No. 1 and Gomez’s fourth; it now stands as Gomez’s longest-leading No. 1 of her four chart-topping titles, after “Good for You” featuring A$AP Rocky and “Same Old Love” each ruled for two weeks, while “Hands to Myself” spent a week at the summit. (The three songs led in 2015-16.)

“Calm Down” also topped the Rhythmic Airplay chart for four weeks in May-June.

It’s the first song to have achieved enough crossover appeal to lead Pop Airplay, Adult Pop Airplay and Rhythmic Airplay since Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” which dominated Pop Airplay for seven weeks, Adult Pop Airplay (two) and Rhythmic Airplay (one) last July-August.

Before that, 24kGoldn’s “Mood” featuring Iann Dior paced all three charts in 2020-21, after Camila Cabello’s “Havana” featuring Young Thug tripled up in 2017-18.

Rema, from Nigeria, released the original version of “Calm Down” in February 2022 as a single from his debut solo LP, Rave & Roses. Its remix with Gomez arrived last August, and that version’s official video premiered in September.

“Calm Down” has topped the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for 45 weeks running, the longest command since the ranking began just over a year ago, in partnership with music festival and global brand Afro Nation.

On the all-genre, multimetric Billboard Hot 100, “Calm Down” has hit No. 3, becoming Rema’s first entry and Gomez’s ninth top 10, and second-highest-charting, after “Lose You to Love Me” led for a week in November 2019.

Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Global 200

Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma have returned to the top of the global charts…

The Regional Mexican band and the 24-year-old Mexican rising star’s popular collaboration “Ella Baila Sola” returns to No. 1, from the No. 2 spot, on the Billboard Global 200 chart dated July 1.

Eslabon Armado x Peso PlumaIt rules for a sixth total week, having become the list’s first leader for the Regional Mexican genre.

It drew 58.2 million streams (down 10%) and sold 2,000 (down 6%) worldwide June 16-22.

Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma’s “La Bebe” rises 3-2 on the Global 200, revisiting its best rank; Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” lifts 4-3, after 12 weeks at No. 1 starting in January; Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” climbs 9-4, after reaching No. 3 in January; and Fifty Fifty’s “Cupid” shoots 7-5, after it hit No. 2.

On the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma’s “La Bebe” ascends 3-2., adding a fifth week at its highpoint, while Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” elevates 7-5, after reaching No. 2.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, which started in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the United States.

Chart ranks 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.

Rosalía to Perform Headlining Set at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival

Rosalía is ready to Rosk

The 30-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer is set to serve as a headlining act at this year’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

RosaliaIn addition to Rosalia, the festival will feature headlining sets from Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Queens of the Stone Age, Christine and the Queens and others.

Organizers announced a slew of new additions to the line-up on Monday, February 27, including Angélique KidjoCaroline PolachekWeyes BloodCode OrangeIndigo De Souza and Special Interest.

Other previously announced names on the roster for the fest slated to take place between June 24-July 1 are: Burna Boy, Sudan Archives, Big Freedia, GloRilla, Lil Nas X, Central Cee, Fever Ray, Hudson Mowhawke, Tinariwen, Lock Up, Benny Jamz, Clarissa Conelly’s Canon, 070 Shake, Derya Yildrim & Grup Simsek, Alice Glass, Rina Sawayama, Denzel Curry, Tove Lo, Japanese Breakfast, Nikki Lane, First Hate, Fulu Miziki, J.I.D., Rema, Armand Hammer, Billy Woods, Nora Brown and Phelimuncasi.

In a statement, Roskilde’s head of programming, Anders Wahrén, praised the eclectic lineup, saying, “This announcement features some of the most vehement vocalists and powerful performers right now, acts whom in each their own way convey hope, meaning and change. Roskilde Festival has shared a special, decade-spanning bond with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Angélique Kidjo, and they always bring something new to this festival.”

Speaking specifically about Lamar, Wahrén added, “Kendrick Lamar is one of the most requested artists among our festival audience, and he possesses a peerless artistic vision. He is no doubt the most influential rapper of his generation, and we’re excited to welcome him back.”