• Lil Nas X's ‘Montero' Co-Director Tanu Muino Explains How She Directed a Satanic Lap Dance Over Zoom

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    With Lil Nas X's new single, “Montero ,” ascending to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this week, plenty of credit for his second career No. 1 single can be given to its eye-popping music video, and all the chatter it's caused over the past two weeks.
    The clip finds the “Old Town Road” star playing both Adam and the snake in the Garden of Eden, getting judged by versions of himself in the Colosseum, descending to hell via elaborate pole dance and gyrating on Satan upon his arrival. That last sequence has been criticized as demonic by conservative media, defended as...
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  • Chart Rewind: In 2000, ‘N Sync Soared in Atop the Billboard 200 With ‘No Strings Attached'

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    In April 2000, ‘N Sync was on top of the world. The members of the group - Lance Bass, then 20; J.C. Chasez, 23; Joey Fatone, 23; Chris Kirkpatrick, 28; and future prince of pop Justin Timberlake, 19 - were steadily building in popularity since their first hit, “I Want You Back,” debuted on the Pop Airplay chart in January 1998.
    But, things were about to get much bigger. RCA Records (through a production deal with Louis “Lou” Pearlman's Trans Continental Group) released the boy band's self-titled debut in March 1998, and although it debuted at a modest No. 82 on the Billboard 200, it hit...
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  • IU Dominates Billboard K-Pop 100 With 7 Top 10s

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    IU's “Lilac” rules the Billboard K-Pop 100 chart , becoming the K-pop queen's fifth leader on the list.
    The song from her latest EP, released on March 25, ranks at No. 1 with the most streams and downloads in the tracking week ending April 1st after debuting at No. 36 last week based only on a single day of tracking.
    Upon the track's rise to the top, IU dominates the chart with seven top 10s this week, breaking the last year's record of five hits by BTS on the chart dated Feb. 29 and setting the new record high for the most simultaneous top 10s.
    Pre-released on Jan. 27, “Celebrity” manages...
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