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By Billboard Staff 11/6/2020 Though these seven artists didn’t make this year’s 21 Under 21 ranking, they’re worth keeping an eye on as they capitalize on their momentum, from an unexpected smash-hit collaboration to a protest song that arrived when the country needed it most. Holly Humbersone: This 20-year-old independent British singer-songwriter scored a breakout hit with “Falling Asleep at […]

By Jason Lipshutz 11/6/2020 Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. This week, Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks combine for a one-of-a-kind remix, The Weeknd lends Maluma an […]

By Gil Kaufman 11/6/2020 Chicago-bred drill rapper King Von (born Dayvon Daquan Bennett) has died at age 26 after being shot at an Atlanta nightclub, the Atlanta Police Department confirms to Billboard. The rapper was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition early Friday morning following a shootout at the Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta, which resulted in the deaths of three […]

By Gil Kaufman 11/6/2020 We asked experts to break it down. When Kanye West announced the launch of his long-shot presidential campaign under the “Birthday Party” banner on July 4, the effort seemed unlikely to shake up what was already a highly contentious, oxygen-sucking showdown between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. In addition to registering for the party incredibly late (with […]

Rupa’s Disco Jazz is nearly 40 years old and more relevant than ever. By Vrinda JagotaJanuary 22, 2020 In 2014, Debayan Sen found a mysterious album inside of a trunk in his mother’s attic, in Kolkata, India. The red-orange record sleeve featured a picture of his mom as a young woman along with her name—Rupa—in big, bold lettering. […]

Backed by a full band, they brought their new single to the Late Show stage By Madison BloomNovember 5, 2020 Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye were the musical guests on last night’s episode of The Late Show With Steven Colbert. They performed their recent single “All About You” with a full band. Watch it happen below. Leon Bridges recently teamed up with […]

By Leila Cobo 11/5/2020 At noon Thursday (Nov. 5), Maluma and The Weeknd dropped a surprise new bilingual version of “Hawái,” featuring the latter singing the opening verses in English and the chorus in Spanish. In other words, this wasn’t a last-minute, let’s-slap-this-together remix, but a let-me-write-a-new-verse-and-work-on-my-Spanish collaboration. Still, recording of the song, filming the video and releasing it Thursday […]

James O’Connor – Music is the reason I exist. One of the first concerts I ever attended as a young man in high school was at the Palace Theater in my hometown of Waterbury, CT, in 1974. It took some talking and pleading and cajoling to get my parents to let me go to one […]

Back in August, researchers assembled 1,400 volunteers for a 10-hour show, featuring German pop singer Tim Bendzko By Matthew Ismael Ruiz and Matthew Strauss November 3, 2020 Back in August, a team of scientists conducted an experiment in the transmission of coronavirus at Quarterback Immobilien Arena in Leipzig, Germany. The Restart-19 study, which sought to collect data on various activities at large […]

Stephen Colbert said the new track is “inspired by the current climate of the country” By Evan MinskerNovember 4, 2020 Arcade Fire were the musical guests on Stephen Colbert’s election special (which is titled Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020). The special aired on SHOWTIME as election results took […]

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