Lady Gaga has spoken about her friendship with Elton John in a new interview.
The singer, who will release new album ‘Chromatica’, her first since 2016’s ‘Joanne’, later this month, spoke about how making the new record helped her heal from past trauma. She added that John has supported her “to really take care of myself”.Read more: Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ at 10 – how the surreal single shook the pop landscapeJohn, who appears o
- Not even K-pop is free from controversy. BTS’ Suga is apologizing for sampling cult leader Jim Jones on his latest album. Sunday evening, Big Hit Entertainment issued an apology over the album using an audio clip of Jim Jones. Jones is an American cult leader who led the infamous mass-murder suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, in […]The post BTS Member Suga Apologizes for Sampling Cult Leader Jim Jones appeared first on Digital Music News.
- YouTube Music now allows users to pre-save unreleased albums – bringing it in-line with Spotify and Apple Music. The change was first spotted by eagle-eyed Reddit users, making upcoming albums visible on the platform. Before the change, those albums did not appear on YouTube Music until release day. Now the album and its tracks are […]The post YouTube Music Allows Users to Pre-Save Albums Ahead of Release appeared first on Digital Music News.
- Lady Gaga’s Chromatica (Interscope) is sprinting to the U.K. chart title.
At the midweek stage, Gaga’s sixth studio album is outperforming the rest of the top 20 combined, the Official Charts Company reports.
The new LP, which dropped last Friday (May 29), leads across all formats — physical, download and streaming — and is the fastest-selling vinyl album on the year, based on three days of sales.
Across all formats, Chromatica has shifted more than 40,000 chart sales to
- President Donald Trump declared himself the “president of law and order” in a Rose Garden speech Monday afternoon (June 1), threatening military response to protests if the violence does not ease.
“Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled,” he said. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the U.S. m
- Darius Rucker has officially spoken out against George Floyd’s unlawful death, and the subsequent protests for justice that have spanned the nation this week.
“I have been sitting here trying to figure out what I wanted to say,” the Hootie & the Blowfish frontman wrote in an emotional message via Instagram on Monday (June 1).
“2020 has already been heartbreaking. Now, here we are having to again face the truth of racism and the pain and frustration of the African Amer
- Meanwhile, Minaj also made a powerful statement regarding racial injustice.
- Fiona Apple has joined the ongoing protests in Los Angeles to support justice for George Floyd, who was murdered at the hands of four Minnesota police officers.
One officer, Derek Chauvin, has been arrested and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter, but the three others on the scene have been fired but not yet taken into custody.
“Cops: Don’t be white chauvinists. Arrest the other three!!!” Apple’s sign reads as she’s seen marching with oth
- As protests sparked by the death of 46-year-old Minneapolis resident George Floyd heated up this weekend, music companies began making statements in support of the movement to end police brutality against black Americans. On Friday, a number of companies and artists began sharing a statement posted under the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused, which calls for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” and “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and c
- On June 2, the music industry will unite for “Blackout Tuesday”—a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the community—but most importantly, as a call-to-action to end racial injustice and police brutality.
“As gatekeepers of the culture, it’s our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during loss,” reads a statement that’s being circulated under the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.
- Billboard will be taking part in #TheShowMustBePaused, or “Blackout Tuesday,” in solidarity with the nationwide protests demanding justice.
This movement, created by music industry executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black citizens at the hands of police, urges that we not conduct business and instead use this time to reflect and learn.
The blackout, scheduled for Tuesday (June 2),
- Adele is standing is solidarity with George Floyd, who was wrongfully murdered early last week by a Minnesota police officer who knelt on his neck (the independent autopsy recently ruled it a homicide due to asphyxiation).
As protests nationwide demanding justice continue to grow, the singer urged her followers to “be righteously angered but be focused! Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning!”“It’s important we don’t get disheartened, hijacked
- Some of the most influential K-pop and Korean artists are speaking out after the death of George Floyd for justice and showing their solidarity with the black community.
As America grapples with the outrage over another black person’s death at the hands of police — Floyd was suffocated by a Minneapolis police officer during an arrest — the issue has gained notice around the world including in the Korean-music industry, an industry heavily inspired and influenced by black music
- via mtv.comMiley Cyrus, Mykki Blanco, and more celebrate the beginning of Pride by supporting protesters
- Music platform Bandcamp have announced that they will be donating 100% of their profits made on June 17 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The decision was inspired by ongoing worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other instances of racial injustice. It also marks Juneteenth, the anniversary of enslaved African Americans being informed of their liberation in the former Confederate States of America in 1865.
In a post on Bandcamp’s website, the platform’s co-f
- Ty Dolla $ign voiced how apparent police brutality in America continues to be after George Floyd, a Black man from Minnesota who died after a white cop knelt on his neck (the independent autopsy recently ruled it a homicide due to asphyxiation), in a new song he recorded last night (May 31).
The R&B crooner recorded the anthem for change alongside Skrillex, Ant Clemons, German DJ Virtual Riot and Nia Miranda, an actress and activist who garnered a lot of attention while attending this weeken
AFM & SAG-AFTRA Owes Session Musicians and Background Vocalists $46 Million — Here’s How Eligible Performers Can Get PaidAs part of a proposed settlement with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) & SAG-AFTRA, certain session musicians and background vocalists will receive a total of nearly $46 million in owed, previously unpaid royalties. Each year, AFM & SAG-AFTRA collects and distributes millions of dollars in royalties to session musicians and background vocalists via the […]The post AFM & SAG-AFTRA Owes Session Musicians and Background Vocalists $46 Million — Here’s How Eli
- Joey Image, drummer for longstanding horror punks Misfits for two of their formative years, has died at the age of 63, according to reports.
Although no official cause of death has been revealed, he had been battling liver cancer since 2016.
According to a GoFundMe he had set up in order to pay for medical expenses, Image had been seeking treatment at the University of Miami where he was a possible candidate for a liver transplant.
News was first reported by the Facebook page ‘The New York
- The 1975 and BTS member Suga also enjoyed Top Ten debuts
- Solid streaming numbers, high digital sales help Chromatica single bump DaBaby, Roddy Ricch's "Rockstar"
- Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike and El-P have given a new interview in which they discuss the ongoing worldwide protests against police brutality, sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, died on May 25 after being apprehended by a white police officer. Officer Derek Chauvin has since been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.Read More: Run The Jewels: The heroes we need in Trump’s AmericaSpeaking to The Guardian on th
- As protestors continue to demonstrate against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, many are calling for people around the globe to join the Black Lives Matter movement. For anyone still hesitant about using that phrase, drag stars Bob the Drag Queen and Peppermint are here to explain why they shouldn’t be.
In a one-hour conversation posted to Bob’s YouTube channel on Saturday (May 30), the two former Drag Race stars discussed the protests revolving around t
- All proceeds on June 19th this year and every year will be donated in support of recent protests against police racism and brutality
- Between his fan-favorite GOLF store getting damaged during the Los Angeles, Calif. protests and the four white cops who murdered an innocent Black man named George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Tyler, the Creator is only condemning one of these acts.
Graffiti marked up the local rapper’s avant-garde flagship store located on 350 N Fairfax Ave. while protesters took to the streets over the weekend to remember Floyd, one of them being Tyler himself, as a Twitter user pointed out ye
- Duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers plays three songs from their new album, 'Look Long,' including "Country Radio"
- Ash have announced that a number of shows on their 25th anniversary tour, initially due to take place this year, have been rescheduled for 2021.Read More: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! We put Ash’s Tim Wheeler to the testIt marks the second time that dates have been rescheduled, with original tickets for the band’s shows still valid. A number of shows in August and September are still scheduled to take place
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- Lorde is trying to strike a balance between "self-serving social media displays and true action".
- Keith Urban, Katy Perry, and Amy Shark are also on the line-up.
- "Those who came for justice went home," writes singer-songwriter Ryan Culwell, who witnessed Saturday's peaceful rally devolve into violent altercations
Hayley Kiyoko Thanks Barack Obama for ‘Being a True Leader’ After He Wrote About Enacting Real ChangeOn Monday (June 1), former President Barack Obama penned a note discussing how to bring real change in the wake of George Floyd’s unlawful murder last Monday (May 25) at the hands of white police officers.
“I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change — and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action,” he wrote on Twitter.
He then linked
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