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Post Malone and Morgan Wallen hit No. 1 with ‘I Had Some Help’

Post Malone has earned his second No. 1 single of the year with his collab with Morgan Wallen, “I Had Some Help.” Malone recently hit No. 1 in April alongside Taylor Swift on the single, “Fortnight” (off Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department”), which remains in the Top 10.  “I Had Some Help” follows Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” as the second country song to top the Hot 100 this year

Wallen and Malone’s country pop anthem “I Had Some Help” debuted during a duet performance at Wallen’s headlining set at the Stagecoach festival.  The song opens with 76.4 million streams, replacing “Fortnight” as the song with the most single-week streams this year.  Per Billboard, “I Had Some Help” arrives as the 1,172nd No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, and the 80th to debut in the top spot. It concurrently hit No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking Post Malone’s first No. 1 on the country charts, and Wallen’s eighth.

Additionally, Wallen’s 2023 LP “One Thing at a Time” returned to the top five, hitting No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 75,000 album units, while his 2021 album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” moved to No. 5.

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Imagine Dragons team up with J Balvin in the remix for ‘Eyes Closed’

Imagine Dragons have released a remix of their new single “Eyes Closed” featuring Colombian reggaetón star J Balvin, rapping in Spanish and delivering some of his best lyrics in recent memory.

Billboard reports that Balvin raps to Imagine Dragons’ rock beats, delivering lines like: “La tormenta no ha podido sacudir mis palmas […]Los que dieron la espalda se les vio la falda […] Si la fe es creer antes de ver, parcero, yo no nací pa perder” (The storm has shaken my palm trees; those who turned their backs on me showed their real colors […] if having faith means believing before seeing, parcero, I wasn’t born to lose.”

Check out the video of the “Eyes Closed” remix with Balvin – here.

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Lenny Kravitz announces exclusive ‘Blue Electric Light’ engagement in Las Vegas

Lenny Kravitz has announced an exclusive, limited Las Vegas engagement dubbed Blue Electric Light Las Vegas.

A post on social media read: “The Blue Electric Light Tour is coming to the US, only in Las Vegas. October 18-26, 2024 at Dolby Live at Park MGM.   The singer/musician, who just turned 60 years old, will perform a series of concerts held October 18, 19, 23, 25 and 26, 2024 at Dolby Live at Park MGM.

The Blue Electric Light show shares a name with Kravitz’s 12th studio album which just dropped, featuring the singles “TK421” and “Human,” along with 10 other songs. The album is Kravitz’s first in nearly 6 years, since 2018’s Raise Vibration. 

Kravitz said in a new interview with Flaunt magazine that his “sole purpose in music and in art is to amplify love. That is what I love to do. That’s the message to continually project. There’s not enough. It’s endless. I could write about love for a thousand years. Love is endless.”

Tickets for Kravitz’s Blue Electric Light Las Vegas engagement are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 soundtrack includes covers of BTS, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift/Lana Del Rey and more

The soundtrack for Season 3 of Netflix’s Bridgerton was revealed, which will feature string quartets playing modern day pop songs. Artists covered in Season 3 include Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, BTS, Nick Jonas and Billie Eilish.

A string version of Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” is included, The Vitamin String Quartet covering additional Eilish songs, as well as BTS’s “Dynamite” and Sia’s “Cheap Thrills.”  In addition, The Atwood Quartet covers Swift and Del Rey’s “Snow on the Beach,” and Jonas’s song, “Jealous.”

For the first time, Bridgerton will feature an original song, “All I Want,” Rogét Chahayed, Wesley Singerman, Taylor Dexter and Nicole Cohen. Tori Kelly will perform the song live at Bridgerton events this month, while an instrumental version of “All I Want,” adapted by composer Kris Bowers, will appear in Part 2.

“Bridgerton” Season 3 will include a total of eight episodes that are split into two parts. Part 1, comprised of four episodes, premieres Thursday, May 17; with Part 2 to debut the additional four episodes beginning on June 13. The soundtrack will also be released in two parts, with Part 1 dropping on May 16.

“Bridgerton” Season 3 music supervisor Justin Kamps said to Netflix’s Tudum website: “I start to try to think of songs from the past that could maybe work for this and then also current hits that could possibly make sense .. It’s really down to the script and then the themes. And sometimes initially it’s about what matches the choreography and then later it’s about what matches the scene and the emotion.”

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica Ball’ concert special to premiere May 25 on HBO

Lady Gaga‘s long-awaited Chromatica Ball concert special will finally air this month following a two-year wait. An HBO concert special based on Gaga’s 2022 “Chromatica Ball” tour will premiere on the network on Saturday, May 25at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will be available to stream on Max.

Gaga shared a trailer for the film on her social pages, writing: “This film chronicles a time of immense creativity…the fashion, the dance, the music. Revisiting the tour leaves me speechless the way we had each other — you all showed up for music and art in a big way, and with a level of excitement and freedom that I will never forget. Stadium after stadium. Sold-out crowds. The deafening sing-alongs. Chromatica was colorful revenge. The chaos of it all became pure energy and life. With a texture best experienced live.” Gaga continued: “see yourself in every vocal, every fabric choice, the choreography, every image. Here’s the truth — no matter where life or my career has taken me, my time with you always is a path back to a very powerful part of myself. In a stadium filled with YOU it came to life. Thank you for that feeling. I hope you will feel seen when you watch this film. And know that I edited it carefully to honor you.”

The concert film, originally announced in 2022, was filmed before a sold-out crowd of 52,000 people at Los Angeles’s Dodger Stadium in September of 2022, and features the artist performing such hits as “Bad Romance,” “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Shallow,” “Rain On Me,” “Stupid Love” and more.

Nina Rosenstein, HBO executive VP of programming, late night & specials, says: “Lady Gaga is a complete powerhouse. She’s a once-in-a-lifetime artist who never holds back, and ‘Gaga Chromatica Ball’ puts her endless list of talents on full display. We’re thrilled to partner with her once again for this breathtaking concert special.”

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‘TODAY’ show Citi Concert Series lineup includes Chris Stapleton, Meghan Trainor, Chance the Rapper & more

NBC’s ‘TODAY’ show is celebrating 30 years of its iconic Rockefeller Plaza concert series by revealing the 13-date lineup for the 2024 CITI SUMMER CONCERT SERIES this summer, with special concerts and performance across multiple music genres.

The Citi Concert Series kicks-off with alt-rock trio Wallows set to perform on Friday, May 24 at Rockefeller Plaza, with the star-studded list of performers this summer to include performances by Anitta, Meghan Trainor, Kehlani, Lainey Wilson, Gracie Abrams, Bleachers, Rauw Alejandro, Maggie Rogers, Little Big Town & Sugarland, Chance the Rapper, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, LL Cool J and more.

Viewers can register for Fan Passes to attend the concerts at today.com/concerts. Fan Passes allow priority access to the show ahead of General Admission. In addition to Fan Passes, viewers can join the General Admission line the morning of the concert and will be admitted if space permits. The entrance is located at 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Head HERE for the full summer lineup.

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Avril Lavigne to release ‘Greatest Hits’ album on June 21st

Avril Lavigne will release a greatest hits album on June 21, with the 39-year-old singer-songwriter sharing the news amid the kick-off of her ‘Greatest Hits’ tour. Lavigne wrote on Instagram: “Can’t do a greatest hits tour without a greatest hits album!!! Dropping June 21st 🩷💚🧡🖤 Pre-Order link in bio.”

Greatest Hits will feature the singles “Sk8er Boi,” “Complicated,” “I’m a Mess” featuring Yungblud, “Head Above Water” and 16 other tracks, with the project available on 12-inch vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The album will be available in 12-inch black vinyl and a Target-exclusive 12-inch vinyl neon green pressing. The album packaging includes new photos and a personal note to fans from Lavigne.

The Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits Tour kicked-off on May 22nd in Vancouver, British Columbia at Rogers Arena, and will make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Toronto, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago, and more before wrapping up on Wednesday, September 18th in Calgary. All Time Low and Simple Plan will join Avril on select dates throughout the tour as special guests and direct support, with Royal & the Serpent and Girlfriends joining select dates as opening acts.  For tickets, head here.

To pre-order Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits, head here.

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BTS’s RM drops ‘Come Back to Me’, shares tracklist for solo album, ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’

BTS member RM will release his sophomore solo album, titled ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’ on May 24th via BigHit Music. The news was revealed via an announcement from the global fandom platform Weverse and BTS’ official social media channels, BigHit Music. The label shared: “Right Place, Wrong Person embodies facets of RM as a solo artist, distinct from albums released under BTS, would appreciate the attention and support from many for this album that delves into RM’s authentic essence.”

RM said in a statement: “Working on this album set something off in me. I actually started working on new materials one or two weeks before releasing this album. Putting Indigo together was hard work, so I wanted to take some time off after releasing it. But once I released it, I found new inspirations and felt the desire to work on new music. I realized that I’m really not the type to take breaks.”

In addition, the K-pop star dropped the first single from the album, titled “Come Back to Me”, along with the official music video. The single is described as “‘an indie-pop genre song that explores thoughts about right and wrong, the main theme of the album, Right Place, Wrong Person.”   The music video is directed, produced and written by Lee Sung-jin, the Korean American director of the popular Netflix series, Beef.   You cam check out the video for “Come Back to Me” – here.

RM also just shared the tracklist for “Right Place, Wrong Person”, unveiling a puzzle for fans to solve. The finished puzzle depicts the album’s 11 tracks, including the single “Come Back to Me.”

 

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Jennifer Lopez and Simu Liu star in the trailer for ‘Atlas’, premiering May 24

Jennifer Lopez and Simu Liu star in the latest trailer for Netflix‘s upcoming sci-fi movie Atlas.

The trailer for Atlas, written by Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite and directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), sees Liu introduced as the AI character Harlan, whom counter-terrorism analyst Atlas Shepherd (Lopez) has long hunted. Harlan is shown to have nearly ended humanity after first being engineered to advance it.

Sterling K. Brown, Gregory James Cohan, Abraham Popoola, Lana Parrilla and Mark Strong also star in the film.

Atlas premieres May 24; take a look at the trailer – here.

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Camila Cabello and Lil Nas X team up for “He Knows” off her upcoming LP ‘C,XOXO’

Camila Cabello has shared that her fourth solo album, C,XOXO, will drop on June 28, posting on her socials: “THE NEW ALBUM C,XOXO IS OUT JUNE 28TH 💅🏼💘

The cover art for C,XOXO features a close-up shot of the Cabello with her recently dyed blonde hair, licking a blue lollipop and looking into the camera. The new project will be the follow-up to Cabello’s April 2022 LP, Familia, which featured singles “Don’t Go Yet” and “Bam Bam” with Ed Sheeran.

Cabello introduced her new album era with the Playboi Carti-assisted “I Luv It,” which samples Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade”.  She also just dropped her new collaboration with Lil Nas X titled “He Knows” which she previously teased on social media, writing: “SHE’S A PROVOCATEUR, DANCEFLOOR CONNOISSEUR. HE KNOWS FT @LILNASX”. Check out the official visualizer for ‘He Knows” – here.

To stream “He Knows” head here.
To preorder C,XOXO, head here.

 

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