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'Rolling Stone' Challenging Legendary Billboard Music Chart Rankings

Starting May 13, Billboard will have a legitimate competitor to their iconic music charts. Rolling Stone has announced that they will be launching their own charts that will measure the top 200 albums and top 100 singles. According to Vanity Fair, the upcoming charts will be taking a different route compared to Billboard's. They "will be updated daily as opposed to weekly, they will go deeper on streaming data, and they will be completely transparent about their measurement methodologies." This is the first real threat that Billboard has to its chart services since it first took form in the 1950s and it doesn't help that Billboard is under the microscope given the recent controversy with the removal of the viral song, "Old Town Road," from its Hot Country Songs chart.

While Billboard has been calculating its rankings with Nielsen SoundScan since 1991, Rolling Stone will be employing the new analytics start-up Alpha Data. The start-up will help Rolling Stone measure digital and physical sales as well as streaming totals. This move from the media giant is the brain child of Jay Penske, the CEO of Penske Media Corporation that took control of Rolling Stone two years ago.

"Rolling Stone is the most widely recognized brand in the music space," Penske said in a statement to Vanity Fair, "and we think it should be used in other ways to help people discover music." Penske's Rolling Stone will also debut "the Rolling Stone Artist 500," which calculates the most streamed artists and "the Rolling Stone Trending 25," which will determine the quickest rising songs and their measurements for hot new artists.

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City Girls' Yung Miami Blasts Hazel-E Over Diss Track: "I'm Beating Your A**"

City Girl's Yung Miami recently blasted former Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star-turned-rapper, Hazel-E online after Hazel released a diss track called "Add It Up."

On the record (in reference to City Girl's girls' anthem, "Act Up"), Hazel-E takes shots at the Miami duo for having Lil Yachty write most of their lyrics. "I’m a real boss, I truly signed checks/You just got signed, you truly signed into debt/QC quit capping, quit comparing, you got bodied/Point blank bi**h, period...Lil Boat wrote your shit, are you serious?" Hazel raps, frequently referring to the duo as "little girls."

After catching wind of Hazel-E's track, Yung Miami delivered a heated response on her personal Instagram account. "Just know when I see you, sir, I’m beating your a** on sight for speaking on my mom and my son you lame a** h*e!"

The post also addressed Love & Hip Hop star, Joseline Hernandez, who co-signed Hazel-E's diss track.

"[And] @joseline what’s up with you coke head a** h*e ?!" she wrote in an IG post.

Listen to Hazel-E's single in the video above, and see Yung Miami's response below.

 

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#Joseline is here for #HazelE’s diss track, #YungMiami wants all the shmoke, & #GHerbo & #Masika say the track is trash 😩😩👀

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DJ Khaled Drops "Weather The Storm" Video Starring Meek Mill And Lil Baby

At this point, saying "another one" is redundant and exhausting. With that being said, DJ Khaled dropped another music video from his recently released album, Father of Asahd. The new visuals were for "Weather the Storm," starring Meek Mill and Lil Baby.

The black-and-white video shows the trio sharing a powerful message in front of a church choir. Both Meek and Lil Baby remind fans of the hurdles they had to jump over to make it to their spot. "I went from licks to most wanted to the top of the Forbes/F**ked up the trenches/I weather the storm/Young living legend, I be on that sh*t that these n***as ain't on," Meek spits.

As previously mentioned, "Weather the Storm" is the latest single to receive video treatment from Khaled's 11th studio album. The mega-producer previously dropped the videos for "Wish Wish," starring Cardi B and 21 Savage, the Nipsey Hussle and John Legend-assisted single, "Higher," "Just Us" with SZA, "Celebrate" featuring Travis Scott and Post Malone, and "Jealous" with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean.

Watch the "Weather the Storm" video above.

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Aretha Franklin's Niece Discovers Handwritten Will Under Couch Cushions

Aretha Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, was sorting through her aunt's personal belongings when she discovered three handwritten wills scattered throughout her Oakland County, Michigan home, The Associated Press reports. It was originally believed that Franklin didn't leave a will behind.

Owens reportedly found one of the wills, which was written in 2010, under couch cushions. The other two, written in 2014, she came across in a locked cabinet. All three of the wills were filed in a probate court in Oakland County.

In the documents, Franklin requested that her son, Kecalf Franklin, be the personal representative of her estate, although he previously handed the reigns over to Owens. The 2014 document details which assets should go to which relative.

A statement from Owens said, "She remains neutral and wishes that all parties involved make wise choices on behalf of their mother, her rich legacy, the family and the Aretha Franklin estate."

It's been nearly one year since Aretha Franklin passed away in Aug. 2018. The legendary musician was 76 years old at the time of her death.

A hearing to confirm the validity of the wills is scheduled for June 12.

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