• Hayley Kiyoko Explains Why It's So Exciting to See Queer Artists ‘Winning' in 2021

    3 monthes ago - By Billboard

    When Hayley Kiyoko set out to make new music in 2021, she was struck by just how queer her lyrics had become since she started back in 2013.
    “When we wrote and recorded it, I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is so gay ,'” she says with a laugh. “But it's for everyone! But my personal experience when I listen to the song is like... it just feels like me from beginning to end.”
    Kiyoko sat down with Billboard staff writer Stephen Daw as a part of Billboard's “Inclusivity and Coming Out Stories” video series, presented by Capital One, to discuss her new music, finally getting to perform live again...
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  • Lil Baby Named 2021 ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year

    3 monthes ago - By All Hip-Hop

    Songs by Chris Brown, Drake, and Kanye West are also being recognized.
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  • Kanye West Wins Top Gospel Song at 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

    3 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Kanye West 's “Follow God” won top gospel song at the 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The awards, which are in their 34th year, are being presented virtually for the second year in a row. Winners will be announced Tuesday through Thursday on ASCAP and ASCAPUrban social media.
    “Follow God,” which West co-wrote with Bryant “XCELENCE” Bell and Jahmal “BoogzDaBeast” Gwin, reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is from West's ninth studio album Jesus Is King , which topped the Billboard 200 and won a Grammy for best contemporary...
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