Drake added another nine gongs to his Billboard Music Awards ceremony haul on Wednesday (01May19) to clean up with 12. The rapper picked up the night's biggest awards for Top Artist and Top Male Artist during the actual awards show and also dominated the Billboard chart categories, while also landing the Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Male Artist honors. Cardi B, who was a double winner during the ceremony, picked up another four awards, thanks largely to her Maroon 5 Girls Like You collaboration, which claimed a total of four gongs, including Top Hot 100 Song. There were overall triple wins for Ella Mai, who dominated the R&B categories, country star Luke Combs, Ozuna, and Christian artist Lauren Daigle, while Beyonce and JAY-Z, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Panic! At the Disco, and BTS were all double winners.
Part of a New York City street has been named after murdered rapper Notorious BIG. The hip hop star's mother, Voletta Wallace, and rapper Lil' Kim gathered with fans to mark the naming of Christopher "Notorious BIG" Wallace Way in Brooklyn
Jennifer Lopez is set to wed for the fourth time after becoming engaged to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez. The retired baseball star reportedly popped the question during a vacation in the Bahamas, and he announced the big news via Instagram on Saturday (09Mar19) "She said yes," the 43 year old captioned a photo of Lopez, 49, showing off her new diamond engagement ring. J.Lo also shared the photo, while her longtime manager, Benny Medina, confirmed the news, and the sportsman's representative, Ron Berkowitz, told People, "They are on vacation and got engaged today." The couple has been dating for just over two years, and Lopez recently celebrated their anniversary by taking to social media and posting: "You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place... in the midst of our ever-changing, ever moving life." Alex added: "We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words." Rodriguez invited J.Lo to dine with him after a chance lunch meeting at a restaurant in Beverly Hills in early 2017, and they reportedly had their first date at the Hotel Bel Air on 3 February. The former New York Yankees superstar and the singer/actress confirmed their romance in the spring of 2017 and they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala in New York weeks later, in May. This will be Jen's fourth marriage and fifth engagement - she was married to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony - the father of her twins Max and Emme, while Ben Affleck broke off his romance with her in early 2004, days before they were set to wed. She also had a high-profile relationship with Sean 'Diddy' Combs. Rodriguez was previously married to Cynthia Scurtis, the mother of his daughters Ella and Natasha, from 2002 to 2008. He also dated Madonna and Cameron Diaz.
Hailee Steinfeld couldn't stop fan-girling over Kelly Clarkson! She had the chance to work with the newest Voice coach as a guest mentor this season, a situation that younger Hailee would've never seen coming. “I was so excited when she invited me to advise her team, because what she didn’t know was that she was a huge influence on me when I was younger," Steinfeld told Billboard. "When Kelly was on American Idol my parents surprised me and my brother with tickets to the show. I just remember looking at my dad and having him tell me that one day I would be on that stage too. It was one of those moments that reinforced my dream of pursuing music.” Steinfeld's time with Clarkson wasn't just a dream come true, though. As the "Most Girls" singer continues to work on her debut album, the 21-year-old took a few pointers from the 35-year-old superstar too. “One of the main things I learned from Kelly is to determine when and where to add embellishments in a song," Steinfeld explained. "She knows how to choose the right moment to give you that extra wow factor without it feeling like too much. A lot of times singing is based on feelings, but you also need to be able to make smart choices and pick the moments of greatest impact. She’s someone I truly admire."