• Mon Laferte’s ‘La Mujer’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning in New Gloria Trevi-Assisted Version

    Mon Laferte’s ‘La Mujer’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning in New Gloria Trevi-Assisted Version
    Mon Laferte’s “La Mujer” takes on a whole new meaning thanks to fresh lyrics and a dream collaboration with Gloria Trevi.
    “The song is more powerful now,” says the Chilean singer-songwriter. “It needed fresh air and I thought, I wanted to sing with another powerful woman and, well, the first one that came to mind was Gloria.”
    The change in the lyrics is subtle but poignant. It went from “I am that woman of the overdose. I am that woman that yo
  • Jokia Tops Gospel Airplay Chart With ‘Yahweh’: ‘My Hope Is That This Inspires Others’

    Jokia Tops Gospel Airplay Chart With ‘Yahweh’: ‘My Hope Is That This Inspires Others’
    Jokia’s launch single “Yahweh” ascends 4-1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart dated April 17. In the week ending April 11, the song gained by 20% in plays, according to MRC Data.
    The song was solo authored by the 22-year-old Jokia, who hails from Killeen, Texas. It was released on her own label, Jokia Music.
    “Seeing ‘Yahweh’ at No. 1 is just one of the many small reminders that God is with me,” Jokia tells Billboard. “Being an independent ar
  • The Black Keys share ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ from new blues covers album ‘Delta Kream’

    The Black Keys share ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ from new blues covers album ‘Delta Kream’
    The Black Keys have shared new track ‘Crawling Kingsnake’, the first track to arrive from their new blues covers album, ‘Delta Kream’.
    The Ohio duo – comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney – will drop the 11-track collection on May 14, marking their first release since their ninth studio record ‘Let’s Rock’ (2019).
    ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ sees the pair delivering their take on the original track by Big Joe Williams, w
  • Kelly Clarkson’s Latest Cover Is Exactly ‘What A Girl Wants’: Watch

    Kelly Clarkson’s Latest Cover Is Exactly ‘What A Girl Wants’: Watch
    Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to a fellow pop powerhouse during the Thursday (April 15) episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show when she took on Christina Aguilera’s “What A Girl Wants.”
    Accompanied by her band Y’all and drenched in neon blue lights, Clarkson wasted no time, skipping the intro and jumping into the first verse of Xtina’s 1999 hit.
    “I wanna thank you for giving me time to breathe/ Like a rock you waited so patiently/ While I got it together, hmm/
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  • Taylor Swift Sends Georgia Frontline Nurse Huge Gift Box of Merch

    Taylor Swift Sends Georgia Frontline Nurse Huge Gift Box of Merch
    When Peach County, Georgia flight nurse Britta Thomason recently revealed in an interview that she’s a hard-core Swiftie, she had no idea that the news would result in a handwritten note and bulging gift box from her favorite singer.
    “I mentioned in a recent news article with The Telegraph & macon.com that I am a big Taylor Swift fan…and this showed up at work today!!,” Thomason wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (April 13).
    “I’ve always seen videos of h
  • Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Awarded $7,220 in Class Action Settlement

    Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Awarded $7,220 in Class Action Settlement
    Fyre Festival has reached a settlement with 277 aggrieved ticket holders of the infamous 2017 Bahamian event, awarding each of them $7,220 payouts. The settlement between the ticket holders and the trustee of Fyre festival assets was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of New York on Tuesday.
    “It’s a small but significant step for ticket holders who were defrauded and had their lives up ended as a result of the fraudulent conduct by [Fyre founder Billy] McFarland
  • Tencent Music Shakes Up Leadership With New CEO

    Tencent Music Shakes Up Leadership With New CEO
    Chinese music and entertainment giant Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) announced a slate of leadership changes today (April 15), including promoting Ross Liang to CEO and installing outgoing chief Cussion Pang as executive chairman of TME’s board.
    Liang formerly served as vice president of Tencent Holdings Limited, where he oversaw the company’s owned online music and social platforms including QQ and Qzone; and prior to that, general manager of QQ Music. In his new role,
  • The Black Keys Announce 10th Album ‘Delta Kream,’ Drop ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ Single: Listen

    The Black Keys Announce 10th Album ‘Delta Kream,’ Drop ‘Crawling Kingsnake’ Single: Listen
    The Black Keys announced Thursday (April 15) that they will release their 10th studio album Delta Kream on May 14 via Nonesuch Records.
    The Mississippi hill country blues cover album celebrates the Akron, Ohio-based duo’s roots while paying homage to the classics that influenced their career, from R. L. Burnside’s “Poor Boy a Long Way From Home” and “Going Down South” to John Lee Hooker’s “Crawling Kingsnake,” wh
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  • Sleaford Mods lead new line-up additions to Crystal Palace’s South Facing Festival

    Sleaford Mods lead new line-up additions to Crystal Palace’s South Facing Festival
    Sleaford Mods will curate their own all-day event at Crystal Palace’s South Facing Festival this summer.
    The Nottingham duo will head up the event on Saturday August 7, accompanied by an eclectic bill of support acts that includes the like of Fat White Family, The Orielles and Baxter Dury.
    Taking place at the iconic Crystal Palace Bowl, other new additions to the festival include a two-day Full Steam takeover with live music and DJs curated by Brixton’s jazz, funk and soul fiesta, Cr
  • Listen to Methyl Ethel’s addictive new single ‘Neon Cheap’

    Listen to Methyl Ethel’s addictive new single ‘Neon Cheap’
    Methyl Ethel have shared their new single ‘Neon Cheap’ – you can hear the track below.
    The song marks the Jake Webb-led band’s first new material of 2021 and their first release with their new label, Future Classic.READ MORE: Methyl Ethel – ‘Hurts To Laugh’ EP review: wonky pop studded with glimmers of brilliance‘Neon Cheap’ was written last year when the band’s plans to tour April 2020’s ‘Hurts To Laugh’ EP were cance
  • Keith Urban First Heard New Taylor Swift Songs While Chilling at the Mall

    Keith Urban First Heard New Taylor Swift Songs While Chilling at the Mall
    Sometimes the best gigs happen when you’re chilling out between Panda Express and Sbarro. At least they do if you’re Keith Urban.
    The country star told Ellen DeGeneres how he ended up on two songs from Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) album on Thursday (April 15), explaining that he was doing some holiday shopping when his phone rang.
    “We were in Australia. I was doing some Christmas shopping at the shopping mall in December, because everybody does their s
  • Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez confirm split

    Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez confirm split
    Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have decided they''re "better as friends".
  • Warner Music, Spotify Partner Up for Original Podcasts

    Warner Music, Spotify Partner Up for Original Podcasts
    Warner Music Group (WMG) and Spotify have struck a deal to develop original podcasts centered around the record company’s artists, songwriters and music catalog, the new partners announced today (April 15).
    The podcasts will cover topics like the stories behind hit songs and behind-the-scenes looks at superstar artists from WMG’s roster of labels and artists, which includes the likes of Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Dua Lipa.
    “We’re excited to take this step fo
  • Paul McCartney recalls the first time The Beatles got stoned with Bob Dylan

    Paul McCartney recalls the first time The Beatles got stoned with Bob Dylan
    Paul McCartney has shared a story about the first time that The Beatles got stoned, with a little help from Bob Dylan.READ MORE: Bob Dylan’s poetic mastery: 10 of his finest lyricsMacca was speaking as range of artists from throughout the ages paying tribute to Dylan to mark his 80th birthday for Uncut‘s June issue – which is out today. Looking back to their ’60s heyday, the former Beatle remembered how the Fab Four once got a little stoned at the hands of the singer
  • Rap and hip-hop’s popularity in the UK charts soared in 2020

    Rap and hip-hop’s popularity in the UK charts soared in 2020
    The popularity of rap and hip-hop music in the UK charts continued to soar in 2020, a new study by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has revealed.
    The results of the study have been published as part of the BPI’s new All About the Music yearbook, which has been launched today (April 15).READ MORE: AJ Tracey: “I’ve gone through so much. It’s been so hard, and I’m still here”The findings are based on streaming data and record sales that were provided by th
  • Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Call Off Engagement: ‘We Wish The Best For Each Other’

    Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Call Off Engagement: ‘We Wish The Best For Each Other’
    Just weeks after saying that they were trying to work things out, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez issued a joint statement on Thursday (April 15) confirming that they have officially called off their engagement.
    “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects,” the pair said in an exclusive statement to the Today Show. “We wish the best for each other an
  • Wyatt Pike Explains Abrupt Departure From ‘American Idol’

    Wyatt Pike Explains Abrupt Departure From ‘American Idol’
    Two days after shocking viewers at home by taking leave from American Idol after making it into the top 12, 20-year-old Wyatt Pike explained his actions. “I had to leave the @AmericanIdol competition for personal reasons but am so thankful I get to play music for the rest of my life,” wrote Pike in an Instagram post.
    “Fellow contestants – miss you all, good luck! Thank you to everyone for your support… do stick around for more musical things soon!”
  • London’s Night Tube service won’t return until 2022

    London’s Night Tube service won’t return until 2022
    While nightclubs are set to provisionally return in the UK from June, clubbers in London have been dealt a blow by the news that the capital’s Night Tube service won’t return until 2022.
    The news creates another hurdle for nightclubs, who are hoping for a clear path to financial recovery as they try to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
    Transport Commissioner Andy Byford told the Evening Standard: “We need the personnel to keep the day services going and frankly there
  • Miley Cyrus Frolics Amid Giant Mushrooms, Does Crosswords in Gucci Short Film

    Miley Cyrus Frolics Amid Giant Mushrooms, Does Crosswords in Gucci Short Film
    Miley Cyrus is her own best subject in a playful, self-directed short film for luxury designer Gucci’s new collection, Aria. The singer chills in the grass, tosses confetti and frolics among oversized mushrooms in the 45-second mini-movie cued to Melanie’s iconic 1971 ode to rollerskating with abandon, “Brand New Key.”
    While hanging with her dogs, Miley rocks a bright green Gucci logo jacket and matching high-waisted pants with a white shirt, as well as some oversized gla
  • NY Philharmonic Performs First Concert With Audience in 13 Months

    NY Philharmonic Performs First Concert With Audience in 13 Months
    Esa-Pekka Salonen walked on stage to join the New York Philharmonic, which had not gathered before an audience for exactly 400 days. “On behalf of all us on stage, welcome back,” the conductor told the crowd Wednesday night (April 14). “We have been dreaming of this moment for a long time.” The philharmonic gave its first public performance after of a historic hiatus of more than 13 months caused by the coronavirus pandemic, playing at the Shed in Brookfield Place, about
  • Elton John calls for internet trolls to face “accountability”: “People are so cruel to each other”

    Elton John calls for internet trolls to face “accountability”: “People are so cruel to each other”
    Elton John has hit out at internet trolls by saying that they must face accountability for posting “hateful” remarks online.
    The music icon criticised the largely anonymous hate-spreaders for making the world “really divided and really cruel”.
    John has faced his fair share of criticism over the course of his career, but he’s now waging a war against the anonymous people who attack online, knowing they won’t face repercussions.
    Speaking on his Apple Music 1 sho
  • Listen to Justice’s Gaspard Augé’s new single ‘Force Majeure’

    Listen to Justice’s Gaspard Augé’s new single ‘Force Majeure’
    Justice‘s Gaspard Augé has released his new solo single ‘Force Majeure’ – you can hear the track below.
    Augé, who is one half of the French electronic duo along with Xavier de Rosnay, is preparing the release of his debut solo album ‘Escapades’, though a release date has yet to be confirmed.
    Augé has released ‘Force Majeure’ today (April 15) via Ed Banger Records / Because Music, and you can hear the track below.To tie in with
  • Anne-Marie lets slip that she has more songs with Nathan Dawe on second LP

    Anne-Marie lets slip that she has more songs with Nathan Dawe on second LP
    Anne-Marie has let slip that she and Nathan Dawe have a number of songs on her new album.
  • Bobby Brown feels guilty over son's drug overdose death

    Bobby Brown feels guilty over son's drug overdose death
    The star admits he feels somewhat responsible for his son's decision to dabble in drugs.
  • Suggs: Madness saved us from a life of crime

    Suggs: Madness saved us from a life of crime
    Suggs and his bandmates tell all about their life before the band in the upcoming docuseries, 'Before We Was We: Madness by Madness', including how music was a turning point in their lives after getting caught up in crime.
  • Ray BLK: My mum taught me I can be anything I want to be

    Ray BLK: My mum taught me I can be anything I want to be
    Ray BLK has shared how her mother inspired her to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a singer after being told it was an unattainable ambition.
  • Warner Music Continues Major Label Asia Expansion With Whet Records

    Warner Music Continues Major Label Asia Expansion With Whet Records
    The major label dance music expansion into Asia continues today with Warner Music Asia’s launch of Whet Records. Servicing pan-Asia, the label will be operated by Jonathan Serbin, the CEO of Warner Music Greater China.
    A dance music veteran and the former head of Billboard Asia and CEO of Mixmag Asia, Serbin has served as executive producer on tracks by electronic artists including KSHMR, Ferry Corsten, Steve Aoki and Jane Zhang. He founded Whet Records in xx and aims to wor
  • Cardi B criticises Republicans for silence on Daunte Wright shooting: “What’s going on?”

    Cardi B criticises Republicans for silence on Daunte Wright shooting: “What’s going on?”
    Cardi B has hit out at Republicans for their perceived silence in the wake of Daunte Wright’s death.
    Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed during a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center last weekend. Police Chief Tim Gannon, who has since resigned from his post, told reporters earlier this week (April 12) that the officer who fatally shot Wright mistakenly drew her handgun instead of a Taser.
    His death has sparked outrage and protests in Minnesota and across the US, and
  • Edinburgh Fringe set to return for 2021 festival

    Edinburgh Fringe set to return for 2021 festival
    The organisers of the Edinburgh Fringe have announced their plans to host the festival in 2021.
    The annual event, which is renowned as being the world’s largest arts festival, was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Although it hurts, the 2020 cancellation of Edinburgh Fringe could be the shake-up comedy needsEdinburgh Festival Fringe is set to return in 2021 and take place from August 6-30, though organisers say they are mindful of potential coronavirus-enfor
  • Newly renovated music venue Forum Birmingham is launching this summer

    Newly renovated music venue Forum Birmingham is launching this summer
    A newly renovated music venue in Birmingham, Forum Birmingham, is set to officially open in the summer.
    The city centre venue, located at 52-54 Dale End, has previously operated under the names of The Ballroom, the Hummingbird and the Carling Academy Birmingham. The likes of Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys and the late Amy Winehouse have all performed at the venue in the past.READ MORE: Move over, London! The Midlands is the new home of UK rapThe launch of Forum Birmingham in the summer will see the bui

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