Charlie Puth took to social media on Sunday (July 5) to share his unfiltered thoughts on the toxicity of stan culture between pop stars’ fan bases. “I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said. This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop,” he began […]

The BET Awards not only reimagined what a virtual performance can be, but what award shows could look like even post-pandemic. In April, BET aired a special called Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort, which was the network’s first foray into producing and airing a show under pandemic conditions. “At that point, even […]

On Sunday night (June 28), the 2020 BET Awards didn’t skip a beat, even after being forced to go the virtual route due to the global pandemic. With host Amanda Seales quarterbacking the three-hour festivities, a slew of Black celebrities punched in splashy performances and stirring speeches as if they were center stage at the […]

John Harold Olson · Special Education Teacher Lou Gramm had health issues, ranging from substance abuse recovery to treatment for a brain tumor, which affected his pituitary gland. His health issues slowed his career and these days is living a quiet semi-retirement from which he does occasional shows and Christian recordings.

Ely Matawaran · Writer – Artist (1982–present) “Eleanor Rigby” In a 1967 interview, Pete Townshend of The Who commented: “I think ‘Eleanor Rigby’ was a very important musical move forward. It certainly inspired me to write and to listen to things in that vein.” This was a unique, fully formed sound and very distinctive. A […]

6/26/2020 by Jason Lipshutz 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, Blackpink gives us something we really like, Megan Thee Stallion flips a classic beat […]

by Jason Lipshutz As superstars and rising artists alike release songs about racial injustice, the music industry adapts to a more socially conscious moment. The week that George Floyd was killed by police on May 25 in Minneapolis, R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. was experiencing a very acute type of sadness. “I think we all were,” the […]

Gary Trust The song is the seventh leader for Bieber and second for Quavo. Justin Bieber‘s “Intentions,” featuring Quavo, rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, dated June 27. The track, released on Quality Control/SchoolBoy/Motown/Raymond Braun/Capitol/Def Jam, becomes Bieber’s seventh Pop Songs leader. Here’s a recap: “What Do You Mean?,” two […]

Also stream new releases from Jessie Ware and Quin Kirchner By Allison Hussey June 26, 2020 With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes […]

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