The Grammy nominations always come with at least a few surprises, but in all the major categories, these 2019 nominations
reflect an increased recognition of the extreme artistry and talent women brought to the music industry over the past year.
The Grammy nominations always come with at least a few surprises, but in all the major categories, these 2019 nominations
reflect an increased recognition of the extreme artistry and talent women brought to the music industry over the past year. Theyve always been contributing strong releases, no doubt, but the awarding-powers-that-be have been slow to take note. This year, women dominated the big categoriesespecially queer women, and women of color to the point where the nominated men felt like more of an afterthought
Take, for example, Album of the Year. Janelle Monaes Dirty Computer;
H.E.R.s self-titled release; my lesbian country queen Brandi Carliles By The Way, I Forgive You;
Kacey Musgravess Golden Hour;
and Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy
are all clearly deserving and groundbreaking in their own unique ways, but their male counterparts?
and Kendrick Lamars Black Panther
are definitely strong albums (albeit, Scorpion
was underwhelming compared to the rappers previous releases). But Post Malones Beerbongs & Bentleys
feels more like a nod to his strong, dedicated fanbase, rather than the actual music, which pales in comparison to the social commentary and sonic masterpiece that is Dirty Computer;
and certainly does not stand up to the steady stream of bops that built up to be Cardi Bs Invasion of Privacy.
"This song is about concealing oneself; it could be from a lover or a friend, but in my case I wrote it about those who dont know the real me over social media, only a self that I choose to project, LFREAQ tells BUST of the track, called Moonlight."
The artists upcoming EP was mixed and produced by Mike Irish. LFREAQs mom, photographer Kelly Cappelli, shot all the cover and promotional art and executive produced the video. The album focuses on themes of self-discovery, liberation, and adventure, and shortly after its release, LFREAQ will be on tour.
Keep up with the artist on Facebook
, and Soundcloud
, and check out the video below, exclusively on BUST.
I had the pleasure of interviewing LFREAQ, which is the alias of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lea Cappelli...
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Igrew up an only child in Arizona with a fantastically artistic mother. She painted me, photographed me, and let me watch her create. This naturally led me to seek my own talents, which instead of using my hands to create art, was my voice. My mother brought me to vocal lessons at a very young age, where originally I was convinced I would be an opera singer. Then, at 12 years old, I discovered jazz. And at 16, started writing my own music. It was a long progression.
Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?
When I performed for Muhammad Ali at a small dinner party of eight, I was nervous. I sang and played guitar for him, and we sat down to eat dinner together. At the time the only thing he could eat after dark was ice cream. I couldnt believe I was in the presence of such a legend. I was nervous to look at him the whole night, so I kept my head down while the guests chatted. Finally, I mustered the courage to look up at him. He turned to me and winked.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
My new five song EP, Weird Awakenings, has been an incredible journey to create. Weve made a detailed music video for each of the three singles, with the upcoming single New Skin as one of my favorites. Im very visually inclined so its fun to watch the songs come to life. We went through a lot to make each one, especially Moonlight, where I was hanging in rope bondage for hours. That was a shoot Ill never forget. It became so painful after so long of being suspended that I had to have all six people on set help hoist me down.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger.
Acceptance! There is too much intolerance in this world nowadays. Being raised with the internet is both a blessing and a curse. There is unlimited knowledge at your fingertips, but so much hatred that comes with it. Part of the LFREAQ name, like anti-bullying and access to the arts, is also simply about accepting people for who they are.
"Dont be surprised if the song strikes you as a fitting intro to a certain franchise of action films; After listening multiple times, the song started sounding more and more Bond-like, says Cappelli. We wanted to pay homage to the original Bond intros while still keeping the emotional integrity of the track."
Did Madonna just take a shot at Lady Gaga? Is there still some bad blood between the two pop legends? Well, after a post on Madonna's Instagram story, that's what's what the internet is thinking!
People have been quick to point out that Gaga's word sound strikingly similar to Madonna's, and now Madge herself has taken notice and posted about it.
The pop icon previously feuded with Lady Gaga over the similarity of chord progressions between her Express Yourself and Gagas Born This Way, but, as Gaga had pointed out at the time, Its the same [chord progression] thats been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because Im the first fucking artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesnt mean Im a plagiarist, it means that Im fucking smart.
"The only time I ever criticised Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs," she said. "It's got nothing to do with 'she's taking my crown' or 'she's in some space of mine.' She has her thing. I do think she's a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue."
But, did these posts try to reignite the beef? Even if so, as Jezebel points out
, Lady Gaga has way better things going on right now and, likely, has no time to pay any mind to whatever Madonna is up to on the internet.
Gaga responded with a veiled insult in a 2016 interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, disputing Lowe's claim that she and Madonna are alike by seemingly criticising Madonna for not playing instruments or writing music.
"Madonna and I are very different," Gaga said. "Just say, 'we're very different.' I wouldn't make that comparison at all and I don't mean to disrespect Madonna, she's a nice lady, and she's had a fantastic huge career, biggest pop star of all time. But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer. What I do is different."
Rapper Cardi B
couldnt hide her emotions in Queens criminal court Friday morning, rolling her eyes, sticking out her tongue and eventually leaving with arms raised when a judge released her without bail.
The judge stuck with the warning and Cardis lawyer said the message was received loud and clear,
but still was outside saying Cardi is just simply too busy being a star:
"You all need to understand this is not about her saying, Screw going to court. I got things to do. Im important. She has managers, she has business people, she has things scheduled. So its not like we can just say, Hey you got to come to court on Monday."
Im going to try to use that Ive got manager, Ive got business people, Ive got things scheduled
bullshit excuse the next time I get called for jury duty. Lets see how far I get. And when the all-important (in her head) Cardi B finally gets to court, shell probably throw a shoe at the judge when she says something he doesnt like, which will result in him throwing the book at her by throwing her in the slammer, which will lead to her coming out with a new album: Belcaliz Of Vernon C. Bain Correctional.
The 26-year-old, born Belcalis Almanzar, surrendered to police
in October after two bartenders at a Queens strip club accused her of attacking them. Cardi had just performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Miami Beach (she likes it here, obviou).
Well, heres to hoping she doesnt blow off Fridays hearing.
"You should inform her that if she doesnt show up to the arraignment on December 7, that unless the circumstances change, then its very likely the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest," the judge reportedly told her lawyer, Jeff Kern.
You might not follow your mom on Instagram, but you should definitely follow someone elses mom, that specific mom being Britney Spears, owner of the most joyful Instagram feed ever to exist.
In Britneys world, fame isnt an evil, it just is. It is the background condition to her life. And so shes opened up the process of pop manufacture in a way thats bizarrely authentic. Before Jennifer Lawrence turned the concept of relatable celebrity into a competitive sport, there was Britney Spears.
pears Instagram first became a widespread object of fascination in 2017, when she posted a video of herselfponytail perched high on her head, cleavage perched high on her chestpainting in her backyard, a non-diegetic Mozart concerto tinkling in the background. The caption? Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!! (I remember approving her use of an even number of exclamation points since I think using an odd number is a minorand annoyingact of aggression.)
And so while loving Britney Spears is, currently, a popular thing to do, its important to distinguish those professing their love for her sincerely from those doing so ironically. Those who love her ironically probably do so because it is easier to keep Spears at arms-length, lest they too fully realize how close to her they are. Its a little bit like loving your mother, or an idea of your mother; you cant help but worry that love will transform into becoming her, or that idea of her. Its notnot reallyvery cool.
But if theres one thing Spears Instagram can teach us, its that being cool is not a means to an end, nor is it necessarily the end itself. The reason Spears continues to dominate is because she is consistently, almost decadently, herself, and she is so in a way that feels liberating to witness, so difficult it is to be that way in our own lives. So as we struggle to make sense of who we are, who we want to be, who well allow ourselves to become, it is nice to have an online oasis of sorts, a relief from the constant posturing that exists everywhere else, a place where we cant help but be reminded that its boring to pretend to be normal, we should all just, as Spears reminds us, go back to being ourselves.
"I Must Be Stupid For Being So Happy" and the other Hey Blue Baby with Antonoff.
The singer performed two new songs during Jack Antonoffs Ally Coalition benefit concert last night. Me and Jack wrote a couple of country songs just for fun, so we thought wed play them, Lana announced to the audience, according to Billboard
. Many think just for fun means they likely wont end up on her new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell
(which has a reported release date of March).
Apparently Lana Del Rey is venturing into country! The singer wrote a couple country songs with Jack Antonoff, which she performed on Dec. 5 at the Ally Coalition in New York.
"Me and Jack wrote a couple of country songs just for fun. So we thought wed play them," Del Rey
Were totally here for experimenting, and maybe its just us, but country Lana sounds a lot like regular Lana. Just, like, with an acoustic guitar playing in the background. If this is what country is nowadays, we might have to listen to the genre more.
For those unaware, Antonoff is quite prolific in the music industry. Hes not only the Bleachers frontman, but hes also written hits for stars like Taylor Swift
and Lorde, as well as many others. He co-organized the event last night to raise funds for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. Fun., Regina Spektor, and Taylor Swift were among performers at the benefit show.
"When things were bad and everyone was heartbroken and tired and sad, we wished it to go faster. And now that it's here, it's horrible."
The series follows Grande through her 2017 Dangerous Woman
tour and shows the lead-up to the Sweetener
album. The fourth episode shows Grandes devotion to meeting her fans and also addresses her One Love Manchester concert
, which benefitted the victims of the bombing that happened at her concert. The episode does not show footage from that night but gives us a little insight into how she publicly dealt with the attack.
Its been eight months since the attack at our show at the Manchester Arena. Its impossible to know where to start or to know what to say about this part. May 22, 2017, will leave me speechless and filled with questions for the rest of my life.
Grande then announced that shed be returning to Manchester to honor and raise money for the victims of the attack and their families, sharing a link
to the Manchester Evening News Just Giving partnership with the Red Cross.
The spirit of the people of Manchester, the families affected by this horrendous tragedy, and my fans around the world have permanently impacted all of us for the rest of our lives. Their love, strength, and unity showed me, my team, my dancers, band, and entire crew not to be defeated. To continue during the scariest and saddest of times. To not let hate win. But instead, love as loudly as possible, and to appreciate every moment.
The people of Manchester were able to change an event that portrayed the worst of humanity into one that portrayed the most beautiful of humanity. 'Like a handprint on my heart'
I think of Manchester constantly and will carry this with me every day for the rest of my life.
"When something so opposite and so poisonous takes place in your world that is supposed to be everything but that
it is shocking and heartbreaking in a way that seems impossible to fully recover from."
Grande went on to explain that the tragedy taught her resilience and to not take life for granted.
"Every time I put my hair up, its like a surprise. Like, I forget how much I love it, and then I tie it back and Im like, I love this look! Ooh, girl!"
Ariana Grande has shocked her fans with a dramatic new post-split hairstyle.
The newly single pop singer has long sported long locks and her signature high ponytail, but she appears to have now opted for the chop.
The break up occurred just weeks after the tragic death of Ariana's ex-boyfriend, US rapper Mac Miller who died of a cocaine and fentanyl overdose.
And earlier this year, the star broke down in tears when reliving the Manchester Arena terror attack, where a suicide bombing killed 22 people at her concert in May 2017.
"People are permanently affected by this stuff. It changes everything," she said in August.
"Well you actually have hair so that (probably) makes it a lil more painful," Grande replied, alluding to her natural hair, or lack thereof. "Nah jk Im in constant pain always and dont care at all."
Grande's hairstyle switch up comes during a liberating period for the star as she continues riding high with "Thank U, Next," her ode to her exes, hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100 singles charts this week.
While shes been synonymous with that big pony energy
forever, maybe the hairstyle was keeping her grounded in the past
. Earlier this month, with her single thank u, next,
she has already signaled a shift in her mindset.
A haircut can be cathartic when the world feels crazy (we know that from experience
), so hopefully Grande is feeling like a new person post-chop. Or, at least, not in pain
Earlier this month, singer Camila Cabello Tweeted at Grande about how she deals with wearing her signature ponytail all the time. She wrote: "I just did a high ponytail for the first time and it is literally pulling on my BRAIN ITS SO PAINFUL HOW DO YOU DO IT." The singer responded: "well u actually have hair so that prolly makes it a lil more painful ..... nah jk im in constant pain always and dont care at all."
Its hard not to profess your love for Rihanna online, and Chris Brown relates to the struggle. Theres a reason why he cant help himself at times heres HLs EXCLUSIVE scoop.
Chris Brown sparked an outrage on Instagram after he left a comment on both Rihanna's latest Instagram posts here Rihanna was showing off her new range of lingerie. Rihanna also took to Instagram and gave Chris Brown a fitting reply
After she dropped some promotional shots for her Savage X Fenty Naughty Not Nice holiday collection
, Brown left flushed emojis underneath the comments. You know the one
big eyes, blushing cheeks. Five years after their final split, Brown is still hot and bothered by Bad Gal RiRi, and he wants the world to know it. Thats what men do. Brown has done it before
. Its a boisterous display of desire that only makes sense underneath the banner of male privilege. It's one of those annoying things you sign up for when you date men, and at least part of the reason why the internet is so upset about it. Rihannas Navy has flooded Browns mentions with emojis of their own the middle finger and the eye-roll ones among them. Other commenters have taken it upon themselves to revive Browns label as an abuser.
Despite their turbulent history, Chris and Rihanna still keep in touch. Chris stays in contact with her too in little, subtle ways, our insider reveals. A text message here, a DM there, sometimes even a phone call or a voicemail. Chris wants to keep his foot in the door with her in the hopes that one day, when the timing is right, he and Rihanna just might have their own happy ending. But were not so sure if Chris should keep daydreaming! The Diamonds singer posted a cryptic comment right after Chris left his flirty emoji on her Instagram page ...
"Dont use Kanye for your own vapid attempts to seem politically aware when there is SO MUCH MORE bootleg witchcraft you could be doing to TRY and take down 45."
took time from ripping roosters to ripping songstress Lana Del Rey
for the High By the Beach
beautys headline grabbing remarks on Kanye West
Thats when Banks chimed in and said Del Rey is using West to make herself look like shes in the political know. She also said the singer is involved in witchcraft.
West incited fury over the weekend after a lengthy pro-Trump rant saw him later call for the repeal of the 13th amendment (which abolished slavery in the United States). The announcement caught the eye of Del Rey who, via open letter, scolded the rapper and called his controversial stance in need of intervention
From there, Banks brought up fellow Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, who she accused of assaulting women. Rocky collaborated with Del Rey on more than one occasion and played her husband in the video for National Anthem.
Despite coming to Wests defense, Banks has long made her negative opinion on him be known. Two years after claiming the rapper lost all credibility when he became a Kardashian, she followed up with a verbal attack earlier this year.
If that wasnt enough, she refocused her attention on him just hours before coming to his aid by claiming he was a copycat.
Banks and Kanye have yet to collaborate, but its something the Harlem rapper clearly wants based on a separate message she sent. Banks also accused Kanye of stealing her idea of re-designing the MAGA hat.
Last week the Life of Pablo creator said that he made changes to the hat and brought positive energy to it. For her part, Banks created a version of the hat years ago but used the phrase Make Azealia Great Again instead.
"Kanye, I have already done it," she wrote about the MAGA hat. Stop lifting my ideas and come collaborate with me already. This is annoying now. The ideas I come up with arent half of what we could do with your resources. Let me give you original ideas please."
A Catholic priest has accused Céline Dion of being a Satanist
, citing her gender-neutral clothing line as the reason for his claim.
Who cares what Celine Dion thinks of the world, right? Shes really good at singing, in that earnest style. Why not judge her on that alone? No need to get political.
Well, she got into product lines, like many celebs. First a line of perfumes, and now childrens clothing. After all, she has a few kids of her own. (But that wasn't really normal either
, as I'll explain tonight...)
What's weird is that Celine Dion`s clothing for kids is gender-neutral.
These clothes are as ugly as youd think. For one thing, they have lots of skulls. Thats not normal, either. Children are a fountain of life; they are vivacious, lively, inspiring, energetic, growing. Its gross and unnatural to have children and dead mens skulls together.
"People behind this are influencing children to disorder, Esseff told
the National Catholic Register. This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind itan organized mindset." CELINUNUNU, however, considers itself
a brand that "liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect."
I think her clothing line will fail it feels like a political stunt, a trans activism gimmick.
Her own experience of having children was antiseptic and de-humanized; Im not condemning in-vitro fertilization; but you must agree with me that her comments about keeping kids in the freezer till she wants them is odd.
I still like the sound of her voice, and Im sure her concerts are great. But someone needs to get her off of this bizarre project shes on. She doesnt need the money.
I think Celine Dion is a bit screwed up
her life, while glamorous, has always been lived in a gilded cage. Her manager as a child, 26 years older than her, became her husband. She surely hasnt had a moment of real life she since was a child herself.
"Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" is the lead single from Ronson's upcoming fifth studio album. It's his first release as a lead artist since dominating the charts in 2014 with Bruno Mars
and "Uptown Funk." On his latest collaboration, Mark teams up with pop superstar Cyrus on "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart." The two wrote it together with Ronson producing
the song alongside Jamie xx
. The country-influenced dance track is not off from Miley's sound on last year's rustic Younger Now
album. Plucky guitar and cinematic strings back her tackling a relationship on the rocks head-on. "We got all night to fall in love, but just like that we fall apart," she sings. Ronson translates the heartbreak into one heck of a bluesy banger.
A new record to promote also meant advertising the material to her fans. Cyrus returned to Instagram on Nov. 26 after a four-month hiatus to tease the new music
. She had wiped her account and posted a picture of a broken heart-shaped disco ball on the social media site, followed by subsequent posts spelling out the title of the track. Each post had a brief audio snippet previewing the song in the background, with videos suggesting to show sneak peeks of scenes from the official music video. They share the caption "11/29" as well as tags referencing Ronson.
Cyrus and Ronson are slated as the musical guests for Saturday Night Live
for the Dec. 15 show. Matt Damon
will be joining the pair that night as the host of the episode.
But it wouldn't be a Miley Cyrus single without a slightly absurd, off-kilter music video. Following her as she leads the police on a slow speed chase, a la O.J. Simpson, we see Cyrus cruise down the highway and into a strip club, a shooting range, and in the process become a sort of folk hero as crowd line-up to cheer her on as she evades capture.
Rita let slip to pals about her brewing romance about a month ago, the source close to Ora informed The Sun
. But in recent days things have started to heat up and she says what they have is the real deal. It is still very early days but they like each other and are seeing what happens.
Andrew Garfield was famously dating Emma Stone for four years back in 2015.
A source told the newspaper: Rita let slip to pals about her brewing romance about a month ago.
But in recent days things have started to heat up and she says what they have is the real deal.
Ora told People in a new interview this week that she's open to dating anyone. I never know what Im looking for, Ora said. I dont actually, at all. Her rep had no comment for People on the Garfield dating rumors.
Garfield, 35, was last photographed making out with actress Susie Abromeit on a Malibu beach back in September. While outlets at the time reported they were dating, no update on them since then has come out. Ora, 28, broke up with producer Andrew Watt in September. So sure, maybe this is happening! Award season is a little more than month away, so we'll see how it progresses.
We're not sure whether the rumours are true but GLAMOUR has reached out to a rep for Rita and Andrew for a comment and we'll update you when we know more.
"I don't feel like I'll always have to be feeding the meter of show business. I got my spot, yo."
Katy Perry has topped Forbes magazines 2018 list of the highest-paid women in music, with earnings of $83 million (£64 million).
Katy was followed in the list by Taylor Swift, who placed second with pre-tax earnings of $80 million (£62 million). Forbes noted that while many may have expected Taylor to top the annual financial breakdown, many of her Reputation Stadium Tour dates fell outside of the June-June time period. Despite that, the launch of Taylor's new album Reputation saw her top the charts worldwide, selling two million copies in its opening week, and it undoubtedly contributed to her still impressive bank balance.
The top three of Forbes 2018 list was rounded out by Beyonce, who raked in $60 million (£46 million) thanks to her performance at Coachella earlier this year and her joint album with husband JAY-Z. Much like Taylor, Beyonces On The Run II tour fell outside of the time period looked at by Forbes, meaning it will be reflected in their 2019 list.
Battling it out for number one are Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Swift brought in $80 million but couldnt outdo Katy Perry who is the highest earning woman in music with $83 million.
Figures are for pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors. Sources include Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates. Additional reporting by Natalie Robehmed and Rebecca Lerner.
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
"That's the best thing about being a musician," said Halsey. "You get to constantly show the world how you've changed and how you've grown. And you get to say, 'Hey, look at me, look at how much better I am now than I used to be."
"Over the years, Sir Lucian Grainge and Monte Lipman have been such incredible partners. It's so thrilling to me that they, and the UMG team, will be my label family moving forward. It's also incredibly exciting to know that I'll own all of my master recordings that I make from now on."
Taylor Swift has left her record label home of the past 12 years and signed a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Group.
Announcing the big industry news via Instagram, the pop star posted a shot of herself posing with UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and Republic Records CEO Monte Lipman.
She added the caption: "I'm ecstatic to announce that my musical home will be Republic Records and Universal Music Group.
"Over the years, Sir Lucian Grainge and Monte Lipman have been such incredible partners. It's so thrilling to me that they, and the UMG team, will be my label family moving forward. It's also incredibly exciting to know that I'll own all of my master recordings that I make from now on.
The 10-time Grammy winner signed with Big Machine Record when she was just 15-years-old. In her time with the Nashville-based independent label, Swift sold more than 32 million albums in the United States alone. The 28-year-old is now the only artist in history to have four albums sell more than one million copies in their release week. Swift is arguably one of the most successful female artists of all time.
She closed her note with a "heartfelt thanks" to Big Machine's Scott Borchetta. "Im extremely grateful to get to do what I love, especially with the people Ive been fortunate enough to work with," she shared.
Swift has also sparred publicly with Spotify, removing her catalog from the service for what she said was unfair compensation. Her music returned last year, after Spotify agreed to restrict some music to its paid tier, which pays higher royalties.
Swift also teased new music. Im so excited, she wrote at the end of her note. I cant wait to show you what Im making next.
"When I found out that Waste It On Me' was the number one song in the world on Apple Music I realized that this track represented more than just me and BTS."
In 2018, everything that K-pop band BTS touch instantly becomes huge and that includes the groups latest collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki with Waste It On Me. Dropping the music video for the melodic club track on Monday morning, Aoki has spearheaded a music video that features an all Asian-American cast, making it one of the first mainstream English-speaking music videos by a major artist to do so.
Now, Aoki has unveiled the visuals for the track, which includes an exclusively all Asian-American cast.
As well as Jeong, the video sees appearances from 13 Reasons Why
star Ross Butler and Jamie Chung. Check the track out in full below.
The song, which marks BTS' first full song in English, touts a long list of Asian-American celebrities in its cast. Ken Jeong, Ross Butler, Devon Aoki, and Steve Aoki are the first stars fans see, then actress Jamie Chung appears. Throughout the video, fans get to see Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
's Vincent Rodriguez, Westworld
's Leonardo Nam (he's actually Argentine-Australian), YouTuber Tiffany Ma, Crazy Rich Asians
actor Jimmy O. Yang, and more lip-sync to the new Steve Aoki/BTS bop.
Happy Monday, BTS and Steve Aoki fans! You just got a brand new music video to go along with their latest collaboration. Based on the tweets about BTS and Steve Aoki's "Waste It On Me" video
, however, you all already knew that, so great! We're all caught up. Aoki and BTS dropped their highly anticipated music video for "Waste It On Me" on Monday, Nov. 19, after the song came out on Oct. 25.
The Chemical Brothers
have announced a new album No Geography and their biggest UK arena tour. Check out dates and ticket details below.
The Chemical Brothers
have announced a new album called No Geography
. Its slated to drop in spring 2019 via Astralwerks, and will feature their previously shared Free Yourself
. It follows 2015s Born in the Echoes
The Chemical Brothers have also announced their first string of live U.S. shows since 2015. Their short North American run behind No Geography
kicks off in Mexico City on May 12, 2019. Theyll then hit Los Angeles for two nights and San Fransisco. Black Madonna will support the U.S. dates. Their UK tour begins in November 2019. Find the dates on their website
For more details visit The Chemical Brothers website
and see below for a full list of dates.
The follow up to the UK electronic legends 2015 LP, Born In Echoes, will include their recent single Free Yourself, for which they shared a cinematic video last week.
UK fans who pre-order the album this week will get early exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for the tour, which will be available from 26th November.
The duo have also announced more dates for the 2019 North American tour, adding shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Mexico City. Support for the Californian dates will come from DJ Mags March UK cover star The Black Madonna.
Set for release in spring 2019, the album will feature the single Free Yourself. It will be the bands first full-length release since 2015s Born In The Echoes.
quiet spell is coming to an end with the alt-pop singer promising new music very soon. But first, she needs to get healthy.
The wait for new Sky Ferreira
music may soon be over. Today, Ferreira shared what she calls the official first photo from upcoming music release. Check it out below. Ferreira recently revealed
that her heavily visual new EP is on the way, with new music coming in February, or March, for sure. Her last album, Night Time, My Time
, arrived in 2013. Last year, she appeared in the new season of Twin Peaks
and in the film Baby Driver
"No matter how hard I tried, it was beyond me. I couldn't say anything because of the possibility that it would make things worse
It has been genuine tasking on my soul & so frustrating. I stuck to my guns & that makes the process a lot longer than you would expect it to."
"The only reason I cant put a ton of new music all at once is because Im ill & have been for a while. I have to get completely better so I can tour & actually promote it. I was misdiagnosed for a long time & Im now just starting to actually recover. I am still putting out new music very soon though & have been working on it the entire time."
Sky Ferreiras sophomore album Masochism
is coming up next year, although theres no official release date yet, and first single Guardian
will be out sometime this summer. Today, Ferreira revealed two pieces of artwork for the album painted by Lucas David along with another short clip of new music
We just tried to give it a Sister Act
, Lauryn Hill kinda vibe," Lion Babe producer Lucas Goodman tells us. This remix is something holiday traditionalists can still appreciate. Hervey points out, "A little one might have never heard of, but this might be a way for them to relate to it easier."
, 27, is one amazing singer! Her band, Lion Babe
, just released a brand new track titled, Rockets, featuring Moe Moks
. Theres no music video yet, but you can hear a snippet of the song off Jillians Twitter and Soundcloud. Its a cool mix of reggae, electronic, and a whole lot of swag.
Catch the brand-new take on "Auld Lang Syne," below, and make sure to interact with its social media presencefor each comment, Segura Viudas will be donating $25 to Women in Music, a nonprofit that empowers women in the music industry.
As we approach the holidays and the end of 2018, the oft-repeated maxim of "new year, new me" can feel a bit, well, cliché. Same goes with the schlocky songs that come with the season. Lion Babe gets that, and have figured out a way to make one NYE classic feel fresh and relatable again with a remix of "Auld Lang Syne."
"We just tried to incorporate parts of the classic song that we felt were important like the guitar, but make it more contemporary for our time now. We just made minor tweaks and it made the song so much more powerful, and it made it come from the female voice. She's the one saying 'She's a lady.' She's the one claiming her own identity."
teamed up with rapper Nicki Minaj
for a new song, No Candle No Light, and its not what fans were expecting! The track, which dropped on Nov. 15, has a tropical feel, and while its upbeat overall, the lyrics are actually all about lost love! Nicki starts out the track, with a verse all on her own, but Zayn soon joins her, and the two sing in perfect harmony.
"I cant do it, no baby, I cant do it//I only end up losing, who are we fooling..."
The new music from Zayn comes just one week after the solo singer revealed he isnt in touch
with his former One Direction
bandmates anymore. The singer admitted that things fell apart between him and the 1D guys before he even left the band back in 2015! People had claimed that Zayn was messaging Cardi B about 'No Candle No Light' but fans have revealed that the Nicki Minaj collab was actually recorded over a year ago.
Malik has released a number of songs in 2018 including Let Me, Entertainer, Sour Diesel, Too Much with Timbaland and Fingers. The pop star has yet to announce a release date or detail the track list for his upcoming second solo album following the release of 2016s Mind of Mine.
points out, Zayn and Nickis song tells the story of a couple whose relationship has run its course and includes such lines as Hand on your hand/ Chest on your chest/ Tangled in bed/ But Im feeling you less. In the song, the pair take turns singing and then join up for the chorus.
Earlier this month, Malik made headlines when he admitted to not having made friends
during his tenure in One Direction. Hopefully, a working relationship with Minaj could lead to even more bops and an introduction to some new pals.