Friday , 28 January 2022

Music News

Even Will Smith loves “Heat Waves”: Glass Animals’ frontman says, “It’s totally blowing my mind”

Jennifer McCord Glass Animals‘ “Heat Waves” has been around since June 2020, but only recently broke into the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to a late 2021 surge on TikTok. It’s also earned the band a Grammy nomination, the number-one spot on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart and so many other accolades that frontman Dave Bayley can …

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The Chainsmokers are flying “High” with their brand new single

Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vega  The Chainsmokers are back and they’re flying high! The EDM pop duo not only dropped their brand new single “High” at midnight Friday, they also graced fans with the visuals to match.  The music video is a classic game of cat-and-mouse as one of the band members goes on a dangerous chase after a woman through airplanes, cranes, …

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Taylor Swift’s ‘evermore’ was the best-selling “Americana” album of 2021 in the UK

Beth Garrabrant What would you call Taylor Swift’s album evermore? Pop? Folk? Indie?  Well, according to British music fans, it’s “Americana,” and it was the best-selling example of that genre in the U.K. last year. The U.K.’s Official Charts Company has officially announced evermore as the biggest U.K. Americana Release of the Year in connection with the U.K. Americana Awards, …

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Man arrested after crashing into NYC building in an attempt to meet Taylor Swift

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame An erratic driver crashed into a building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood and tried to rip out the intercom system – all in a failed attempt to meet Taylor Swift, police sources tell ABC Audio. The man drove down Franklin Street in the wrong direction, crashing into the …

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Doja Cat, Saweetie, Gabby Barrett and more to be honored at ‘Billboard’ 2022 Women in Music Awards

Michael Hickey/Getty Image Billboard‘s 2022 Women in Music Awards has announced its list of honorees, which includes Doja Cat, Gabby Barrett, Saweetie and many more. Hosted by Ciara on March 2, this year’s event will be available for the public to attend — a first in the ceremony’s history. The awards show will be held at the YouTube Theater at L.A.’s Hollywood Park and tickets …

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Lizzo loves being “outrageous” on TikTok: “I’m a walking birthday cake!”

Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Lizzo enjoys that she is not only able to connect with people through her music — but also through the power of TikTok.  The “Truth Hurts” singer spoke with Billboard about why she is fascinated by the social media site. “I see social media like I see my music, because it still is an avenue in which I’m connecting with …

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After playing just two shows, BTS had one of last month’s top tours

ABC BTS were rolling in the dough last December — and then some, according to the Billboard Boxscore.  After crunching the numbers, the publication reports that the K-pop sensations earned a jaw-dropping $16.8 million dollars from only two concerts. Boxscore tracks how much money an artist makes every month while on tour, and the septet earned the third-highest amount, overall.  Besting them …

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New ‘PLAY’ dates: Katy Perry adds new summer shows to her Las Vegas residency

John Shearer/Getty Images for Katy Perry Las Vegas in the summer is scorching hot…but it’s about to get even hotter: Katy Perry just added 16 new shows to her new Las Vegas residency, PLAY. Katy will now perform three dates in May starting May 27, plus five shows in June, two shows in July and six dates in August. Tickets …

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Janet Jackson shuts down rumors she secretly welcomed a child

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic Janet Jackson has personally weighed in on the rumors that she and ex-husband James DeBarge secretly welcomed a child during their brief marriage. The two were married between 1984 and 1985, but the rumors persisted that they had a child and had it raised by other members of the Jackson family. People obtained an advance copy of the upcoming Janet documentary, which sees …

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Why is teenage angst taking over radio? GAYLE has an idea

Paula Lobo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Heartbreak anthems are taking over the radio thanks to teen artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid LAROI and GAYLE — and the “abcdefu” singer has an idea why teenage angst is making a roaring comeback.  She thinks it’s because her generation isn’t afraid to make people angry. “Like other young artists, I’m just drawing from my own personal experience and other people are …

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