WILLOW drops “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” remix featuring Kid Cudi and Travis Barker

WILLOW and Kid Cudi have collaborated to reimagine her hit single “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” from her fifth album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. Travis Barker is also featured on drums for the track.

WILLOW says in a press release:  “I am so grateful for this song because it was created during such an introspective time during quarantine. The solitude allowed me to introspect and really let go of the insecurities I had about making a project in this genre. I am humbled and grateful that Kid Cudi is now able to bring his magic to this remix.”

After recently wrapping a run of U.S. shows, WILLOW is set to return to the road in February 2022 to support Billie Eilish. Check out the t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l remix – here.

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The Weeknd’s upcoming HBO series ‘The Idol’ adds Troye Sivan, Tunde Adebimpe and more to cast

HBO has officially picked up the Weeknd’s new series The Idol, co-written and co-created with ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson and the Weeknd’s production partner Reza Fahim,

The Idol will star the Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, and newly announced cast members Troye Sivan, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Anne Heche, Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, and Nico Hiraga. The show’s summary reads: “Set against the backdrop of the music industry, The Idol centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.”

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming said in a statement:  “When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson brought us The Idol, it was clear their subversive, revelatory take on the cult of the music industry was unlike anything HBO had ever done before.”

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2022 Grammy Nominations: Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish lead this year’s nominees

Nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were revealed on Tuesday by the Recording Academy via a Livestream from Los Angeles. Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish both earned seven nominations, with Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. earning eight nods each.  Jon Batiste earned the most nominations, with 11 in total.

Olivia Rodrigo’s seven nominations include Record of the Year (“Drivers License”), Song of the Year (“Drivers License”), and Best New Artist.  Eilish earned nods for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Happier Than Ever”, as well as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video for its title track.  Doja Cat’s Planet Her was nominated for Album of the Year, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album.

Justin Bieber and H.E.R. are each up for eight Grammys. Bieber’s “Peaches” is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best Music Video.

You can see the full list of nominees here. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2022, live on CBS.

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Taylor Swift earns her 8th No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift just scored her eighth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with her recently re-recorded track “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”.  This marks Taylor‘s 30th Hot 100 top 10, making her the sixth artist to reach that milestone.

According to Billboard, the two versions of the song – both the original 5-minute track and the extended 10-minute one – were combined into one listing for Billboard‘s chart Streams for the extended mixes the charts dominated, earning 62% of its clicks and 78% of its downloads. As the 10-minute version is the dominant track, it can be considered the longest No. 1 by run time in the Hot 100′s history. “All Too Well” beat out previous record holder, the eight-minute, 37-second 1971 Don McLean hit “American Pie (Parts I & II),” which held the record as the longest song for nearly 50 years.

Red (Taylor’s Version) also debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. making Swift the first artist ever to simultaneously top the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 for the third time.

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Taylor Swift releases re-recorded version of ‘Christmas Tree Farm’

Taylor Swift released a new, re-recorded version of her 2019 holiday song “Christmas Tree Farm” on Monday. The new version titled “Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version)”is available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music (here), and adds a 70-piece orchestra, which was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.  Said Swift: “This new version is amazing because it feels like it’s that more, sort of laid back Christmas feel of doing all your shopping and relaxing by a fire. It’s definitely a little bit more of that old-school, Christmas song feel.”

“Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version)” comes after Swift recently released her re-recorded version of 2012 album Red, titled Red (Taylor’s Version). The album contains 30 songs in total including never-before-released tracks such as collaborations with Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, Mark Foster and Ed Sheeran, and also contains a 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”

Swift took home Favorite Female Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Album for Evermore at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

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Twenty One Pilots announce 2022 ‘The Icy Tour’

After recently wrapping up the U.S. leg of their Takeøver Tour , Twenty One Pilots have announced that they will be hitting the road next summer for a North American arena trek, dubbed The Icy Tour 2022.  The 23-date tour is set to kick off on August 18th in St. Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center and will be wrapping up on September 24th in Seattle, WA at the Climate Pledge Arena.

Twenty One Pilots — comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun — celebrated the tour announcement with the surprise release of a digital deluxe version of their new album, “Scaled And Icy,” which includes never before released performances of fan favorite tracks from the group’s global streaming event, “Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience” that took place back in May.

For more info, head to twentyonepilots.com/tour

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2021 American Music Awards: See The Full List Of Winners

The 49th annual American Music Awards (AMAs) were held on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Cardi B serving as host.

BTS took home the biggest award of the night, Artist of the Year, beating out fellow nominees Ariana Grande, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. The K-pop band also won the award for favorite pop duo or group and favorite pop song for “Butter.”

Olivia Rodrigo, who led the nominations with seven, won the award for New Artist of the Year, and Megan Thee Stallion received three wins, for favorite trending song for “Body,” female hip-hop artist and hip-hop album for “Good News.” Doja Cat had the same amount of honors, winning collaboration of the year for “Kiss Me More” with SZA, as well as favorite female R&B artist and R&B album for “Planet Her.”

For a full list of 2021 AMA winners, check out the link below or visit https://www.theamas.com/

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Taylor Swift shares ‘All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)’

Taylor Swift has released yet another version of the song “All Too Well” — “All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)”.   You can stream the track – here.

Swift wrote on Twitter“One of the saddest songs I’ve ever written just got sadder. Drove up to Long Pond Studios to record All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version) with the besties,” tagging The National’s Aaron Dessner and producer Jonathan Low.  Swift first mentioned in a 2012 interview that the initial 5 1/2 minute version of All Too Well was originally meant to be 10-minutes in length.  Swift performed the full 10-minute version of the song for the first time on Saturday Night Live, playing footage from All Too Well: The Short Film on the backing screen.

Red (Taylor’s Version) is the second release of Swift’s re-recording process, joining Fearless (Taylor’s Version) which arrived earlier this year. Buy or stream Red (Taylor’s Version) – here, and take a listen to All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)  – here.

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Summer Walker earns first No. 1 on Billboard 200 with “Still Over It’

Singer-songwriter Summer Walker has earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her sophomore album, Still Over It, smashing her own record for the highest one-week streams for a female-identifying R&B artist. Still Over It pulled 201.1 million streams in its debut week, which breaks Summer’s own record and puts her in the company of artists including Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift and Cardi B.

Still Over It tops the Billboard 200 with 166,000 units, the biggest week for a R&B female act since Beyonce’s Lemonade in 2016, and makes Summer the first female R&B singer to debut at No. 1 on the chart since Solange’s A Seat at The Table in 2016.

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BTS and Coldplay to sing ‘My Universe’ at 2021 American Music Awards

British rockers Coldplay and the South Korean K-pop band BTS will come together to sing their chart-topping hit “My Universe” at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. The performance marks Coldplay’s first time taking the AMAs stage since 2015, when they sang “Adventure of a Lifetime.” BTS, who are nominated for artist of the year, performed at last year’s show from Korea.

“My Universe” features on Coldplay’s most recent album ‘Music of the Spheres.’ In addition to their performance with Coldplay, BTS is also slated to perform at the AMAs with Megan Thee Stallion.  Other scheduled performers include Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Diplo, Måneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, the Creator, Walker Hayes and Zoe Wees. Rodrigo leads the pack with seven nominations, and The Weeknd follows with six. Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon each have five nods.

The AMAs, hosted by Cardi B, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on ABC, and will stream the next day on Hulu.

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