Jennifer Lopez and Maluma dropped their two-part music video collaboration, “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” on TikTok, followed by a live discussion that revealed behind-the-scenes details on the making of the tunes. Charlie D’Amelio, Natasha Rodriguez and Nick Silva also made appearances in the visual.
Lopez and Maluma co-star in the upcoming rom-com Marry Me, set to be released on Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 12, 2021. The film follows follows Lopez, a pop star, who, moments before marrying her rock star fiancé (played by Maluma) at Madison Square Garden, finds out he was cheating with her assistant and spontaneously picks a random math teacher (Owen Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead.
Check out the video for “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” at the link: here.
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Travis Scott is releasing his new single “Franchise” today. “Franchise” is the follow-up to “The Plan,” Scott’s theme song for Christopher Nolan’s latest epic Tenet, which was released late last month.
Franchise is accompanied by original artwork by George Condo, the renowned contemporary artist behind the paintings that accompanied Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and can be preordered digitally or on cassette and CD now via Scott’s website.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Scott; he launched a collaboration with McDonalds — a version of the Quarter Pounder bearing his name — as well as a limited edition merchandise line.
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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit collaboration “WAP” is once again the #1 song in America, remaining at the top of the Hot 100 chart for the fourth week in a row. “WAP” is now Cardi’s longest-running #1 as a lead artist, surpassing her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” which held onto the top spot for three weeks in 2017.
In addition, “WAP” is still #1 on Billboard‘s Global 200. Last week, the track became the first-ever Number One on the new chart which ranks the most popular songs on the planet.
“WAP” also spends a sixth week at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Cardi and Megan lead the Streaming Songs chart for the fifth week (41.5 million streams) as well.
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Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” has hit No. 1 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart, and the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs charts.
The track has taken the longest journey to No. 1 on Pop Songs since the chart began in 1992, reaching the top in its 37th week. On the Radio Songs chart, Before You Go dethroned The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” which dropped to No. 2 after a record-breaking 23 weeks on top.
To date, Before You Go has drawn 1.2 billion in cumulative radio audience and 330.4 million U.S. streams and has sold 186,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. You can watch the official music video for “Before You Go” at the link: here
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Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again has earned his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in less than a year with his latest release, titled Top.
Top is YoungBoy’s third total No. 1 album within 11 months. The 20-year-old first topped the list with AI YoungBoy 2, which bowed at No. 1 on the chart dated Oct. 26, 2019. He scored his second No. 1 with 38 Baby 2 on May 9, 2020, followed by Top on the Sept. 26, 2020, chart.
On Tuesday, the nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced with Post Malone leading all artists with 16 nominations. Lil Nas X earned 13 nominations, and Billie Eilish and Khalid tied with 12 nominations each.
The nominees for the top honor, the Billboard 200 Album award, will be decided between Swift’s Lover, Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Khalid’s Free Spirit, Grande’s Thank U, Next and Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will air Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC, hosted by Kelly Clarkson for the third year in a row. The ceremony was originally set to take place in April but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A full list of nominees can be found on the official Billboard website.
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Rihanna has announced the “Savage x Fenty Vol 2” will showcase the Fall 2020 collection of her lingerie brand. The star-studded extravaganza will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on October 2.
Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch, Miguel, Rosalía, Bad Bunny, Mustard, and Ella Mai were named as performers for the event and many other famous faces such as Lizzo, Big Sean, Normani, Rico Nasty, Chika, Willow Smith, and Christian Combs will make appearances.
Fenty made the announcement on social media with a teaser video and a caption that read: “Y’ALL NOT READY.” The teaser shows Rihanna wearing a mask and a visor as she walks behind-the-scenes at the show, before showing glimpses of models wearing Savage X Fenty garments.
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Lady Gaga has released a short film for “911,” off of her critically acclaimed #1 album Chromatica. The film, directed by award-winning director Tarsem, made its global broadcast premiere.
Take a look at the video for “911” at the link: here
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Sam Smith has released their new single “Diamonds” alongside a new music video. The video features Smith singing and dancing to the electro-pop song. Smith also announced their pandemic-delayed album will drop with a new title this October.
Smith told fans their new album will be available on October 30. The album, Love Goes, was previously titled To Die For and was set to be released in June; but was re-titled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can check out the new video for Diamonds at the link: here
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Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have released the video for their new track, “Holy.” The five-minute long video stars Ryan Destiny from the Fox series “Star” and Wilmer Valderrama from “NCIS.” The video casts Bieber as an out-of-work oil worker and Destiny as his love interest, a nurse. The video was directed by Colin Tilley, who recently shot Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s video “WAP.”
Bieber and Chance the Rapper previously collaborated on a number of tracks, including “No Brainer” in 2018 along with DJ Khaled and Quavo, “I’m The One” in 2017 and “Confident” in 2013.
“Holy” is Bieber’s first new track since his album “Changes” was released in February. Take a look at the video for “Holy” at the link: here.
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