Jung Kook & Latto’s ‘Seven’ officially debuts at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They both achieve their first solo Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit.
Jungkook of BTS joins Jimin of BTS as the only Korean soloist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its 65-year history. Throughout his career, he has had seven number-one hits.
Only three Korean acts have ever reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
- Dynamite, BTS (2020)
- Savage Love, BTS (2020)
- Life Goes On, BTS (2020)
- Butter, BTS (2021)
- My Universe, BTS (2021)
- Permission to Dance, BTS (2021)
- Like Crazy, Jimin (2023)
- Seven, Jungkook (2023)
“Seven” has surpassed “Dreamers” as Jung Kook’s best-selling song in the United States in terms of total units in less than a week.
The K-Pop and rap duo has also reached a new milestone. Jung Kook of BTS and Latto’s “Seven” has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube. This is Jung Kook’s fourth video and Latto’s second.
The newest face of New York hip-hop, Lola Brooke, arrives with a must-hear official remix to her breakout single “Don’t Play With It” featuring Yung Miami and Latto.
The latest music release from the Brooklyn-born rising rap phenom adds a glaring flare to the astronomically-rising native single featuring Billy B.
The ‘Don’t Play With It’ movement increases considerably with today’s fresh new offering coinciding with an official music video available to experience HERE via Lola Brooke’s YouTube channel.
Lola taps Yung Miami, and Latto for a new rendition of the lethal hit as each of the all-star artists creates an irresistible, synergetic energy that brings the essence of the New York-flavored track to new horizons. The Dizzy Banko-produced track has remained the soundtrack to the masses within the past year and has justly placed Lola Brooke in the conversation as one of the best new artists to watch on a global scale.
“Don’t Play With It” has received an array of international acclaim since its release, including 77M+ worldwide streams to date, over 27M+ views for the official music video along with placements on flagship Hip Hop playlists like Spotify’s “RapCaviar,” Apple Music’s “Rap Life,” and Amazon Music’s “Rap Rotation.”
On the global front, just as Lola concludes her first tour tonight in London, England, with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, “D.P.W.I.” continues to receive stellar radio support from Europe, including plays from UK BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1/Capital XTRA/Kiss Fresh/Ple Radio + Belgium Fun Radio, France Mouv Mix/Rinse France, Germany TIDE Radio, Ireland FM 104, Norway NRK P3 and more. Big Gator’s worldwide takeover has only just begun.
Earlier this month, Lola unleashed her highly praised song “So Disrespectful” along with an official music video touted by Okay Player as one of the ‘best videos to drop last week.’ Hypebeast highlighted the track stating, “The rising star has done it again,” furthermore sharing, “there’s a special magic that rests in New York City when procuring talented rappers. Lola Brooke is one of the newest stars on the scene, and with her caliber of recent hits, she’s here to stay.” Vibe Magazine added, “So Disrespectful carries similar gritty energy as “Don’t Play With It” and could strike fear even into the most macho men… it’s hard to determine whether her rap voice, flow, or diction stand out the most. Either way, the Brooklyn rapper turned in another impressive performance.”
The track was highlighted by XXL as ‘the best in Hip Hop for the week,’ coined by Billboard as one of ten ‘must-hear new tracks of the week via the publication’s R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week column, and praised on Rolling Stone ‘all the songs you need to know this week’ column. Listen to “So Disrespectful” HERE.
Nicki Minaj shares text from Latto after Nicki said ‘Big Energy’ should also be moved to the pop categories at the Grammys like ‘Super Freaky Girl.’
“…decides to be silent; rather than speak up for the black woman she called her biggest inspiration.”
Latto responds to Nicki Minaj:
“I texted u cause I didn’t wanna do the internet sht w sum1 I looked up to. Just like the 1st time I DMed u asking about ur ongoing subtweets.”
Nicki Minaj and Latto go back and forth after the Grammys moved ‘Super Freaky Girl’ to the pop category, instead of rap.
Latto calls Nicki Minaj a ‘bully,’ says she’s been ignoring ‘countless subtweets’:
“Ur literally older than my mom tryna be a bully”
Minaj responds to Latto saying she’s “older than her mom” and trying to be a ‘bully.’
“All this time I thought you was at least 35.”
Nicki Minaj says she declined two songs Latto sent her to be featured on. Minaj calls out Latto ‘age shaming’ and says she used her fanbase for album sales:
“Oh so you in your 20’s. Oh ok then. At least it match your album sales. You sold 20K right… she used me & the Barbz in every interview until that album sold double wood”
Nicki Minaj and Latto engage in a back-and-forth on Twitter following Grammy submissions drama. Latto claims Nicki Minaj told her she’s not ‘flourishing’ and that ‘nobody cares about her little song’ during a phone call between the two.
Latto comes after Nicki Minaj in a new tweet following back-and-forth:
“super freaky grandma is married AND related to fucking r*pists.”
Minaj responds to Latto’s tweet about her being ‘married and related to r*apists.’
“Didn’t care about r*pe when she was begging for features… Kodak’s past, Dr. Luke who produced Big Energy”
Nicki Minaj responds to people “weaponizing the word rape” and using her husband against her in a new tweet. calls out the alleged age gap between Latto’s parents after Latto said Nicki is “married and related to rpists”:
“Since you just became a r*pe activist in the last 5 minutes hoe you BETTA HAVE A GOOD EXPLANATION FOR THIS SHIT”
Minaj and Latto engage in a back-and-forth on Twitter.
The first round of performers taking the stage at the “2022 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs), which honor the year’s most successful artists in 62 categories across all genres of music. The superstar lineup includes Burna Boy, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, Rauw Alejandro, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The BBMAs will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC and stream live on Peacock.
Iconic rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to the BBMAs stage, 23 years after their 1999 performance, to showcase their timeless talent. Most recently the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 12th studio album Unlimited Love, which landed them their first No. 1 Billboard 200 album in nearly 16 years.
Superstar Megan Thee Stallion will make her BBMAs performance debut with what promises to be a dynamic production. The 2021 Top Rap Female Artist winner is up for the same category this year.
Puerto Rican urban singer and songwriter Rauw Alejandro will make his BBMAs performance debut and is a finalist for four awards: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Male Artist, Top Latin Album (“VICE VERSA”) and Top Latin Song (“Todo De Ti”).
Burna Boy, the African Giant and Nigerian global superstar, will light up the stage with his unique blend of Afro-fusion music for his historic debut BBMAs performance.
Top Rap Female Artist finalist and breakout rapper Latto will perform on the BBMAs stage for the first time. Her Platinum hit single “Big Energy” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100; the track also hit #1 on Top 40 Radio this week, making Latto the first female rapper to ever have a #1 record at Pop, Rhythm and Urban Radio with one single.
As previously announced, Mary J. Blige is this year’s Billboard Icon Award recipient and will take the stage for a breathtaking performance. More information about the “2022 Billboard Music Awards,” including additional performers, host, presenters and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
Today, ATL-based Queen Of Da Souf rapper Latto releases her highly anticipated new album 777. Her latest project includes her previously released tracks – the electric single “Wheelie” featuring 21 Savage, her top 20 Billboard hit single “Big Energy” and her melodic track “Soufside,” which paid homage to her roots in ATL. Additionally, the album has guest features such as Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Nardo Wick and more, plus a “Big Energy (Remix)” bonus track with surprise features coming out Monday, 3/28. You can hear Latto’s new album live on her headlining 777 Tour that’s currently underway – click here to purchase tickets.
For the past two years and counting, Latto’s made it known that she’s the one you bitches hate, but they can’t get past. To start off 2021 , Latto released “The Biggest,” the first official release under her new moniker, which explained the 23-year-old rapper’s reasoning for the stage name change, her intentions and moving forward with this new phase of her career. Following that with the release of her hit single “Big Energy” in September 2021 has made Latto inescapable. The Tom-Tom Club-sampled “Genius of Love” single cracked top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, currently seated at #14, and is now RIAA-certified Gold. It’s also been dominating all radio platforms – reaching top 5 at Pop and #1 at both Urban and Rhythm. In November, Latto had her late-night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers performing the certified smash hit.
With this new chapter of her career, Latto’s star continues to rise. She received her first-ever nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Awards. She followed that with performances at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). She performed a medley of “Big Energy” and “Soufside” at the BET Hip Hop Awards and at the VMA’s she gave fans a sneak peek snippet of “Big Energy” prior to its release along with performances of her RIAA-certified Platinum singles “Bitch From Da Souf” and “Muwop” on their Extended Play Stage. In addition to her VMAs performance debut, she received her first VMA nomination for “MTV Push Performance of the Year” for “Sex Lies.” She was also nominated for two 2021 Soul Train Awards and one 2022 NAACP Image Award for Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” with Young Thug, Lil Durk and Future.
From her appearances on LA Leakers and Funk Flex with her viral freestyles to her feature on soundtracks for Halle Berry’s Bruised and F9: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to her energetic appearances and sets at festivals – her elevation to the top remains unmatched. With over 880 million streams worldwide across all platforms and accolades continuing to rack up from her success, it’s clear that Latto has set the stage to become a global superstar.
Check out her new album 777 out now via RCA Records and stay tuned for more coming soon.
1 777 Pt.1
2 777 Pt.2
3 Wheelie feat. 21 Savage
4 Big Energy
5 Sunshine feat. Lil Wayne & Childish Gambino
6 Like A Thug feat. Lil Durk
7 It’s Givin
8 Stepper feat. Nardo Wick
9 Trust No Bitch
10 Bussdown feat. Kodak Black
12 Sleep Sleep
13 Real One
Latto will release the remix of “Big Energy” with Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled on Monday, March 28th.