Charlie Puth to launch winter tour, drops new single, “I Don’t Think That I Like Her”

Charlie Puth is set to launch a string of upcoming winter tour dates, kicking-off on October 23 in Red Bank, New Jersey before wrapping-up on November 9 in Los Angeles. Puth will play a total of eight dates across North America, playing gigs in Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and more.  Tickets for Puth’s “One Night Only Tour” go on sale on September 23 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.

Puth also dropped his latest single “I Don’t Think That I Like Her,” featuring Travis Barker on drums.  To date, Puth has also released several singles from his upcoming LP, Charlie, including “Smells Like Me,” “Light Switch” and more.  Puth’s third studio LP is set to drop on October 7. Fans can pre-order Charlie – HERE.

Check out Puth’s new single “I Don’t Think That I Like Her” – here.

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Bebe Rexha and David Guetta drop the music video for “I’m Good (Blue)”

French DJ David Guetta and Bebe Rexha have released the official video for their hit single ‘I’m Good (Blue)’, filmed in locations across Ibiza. ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ is the duo’s first collaboration since their 2021 song, “Family”

‘I’m Good (Blue)’, which samples Italian music group Eiffel 65’s 1998 “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”,  has reached #3 on Global Spotify, with 100 million combined global streams and counting, and also over 250k creations on TikTok.

Take a look at the video for ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ – here.

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Taylor Swift announces title of the 13th track on her upcoming album Midnights, called “Mastermind”

Taylor Swift dropped the name of the 13th song on the tracklist for her upcoming album Midnights. The singer, 32, revealed the song is titled “Mastermind.”

Swift shared the news in a new TikTok series called “Midnights Mayhem With Me.” Said Swift: “I know that I have a habit of dropping cryptic clues and Easter eggs when giving you information about my music, and I am not here to deny that. But I am here to defy that. Welcome to a new series I’m calling ‘Midnights Mayhem With Me.’” Using a bingo ball cage, Swift explained that she was going to allow fate to decide what track titles to announce and in what order, saying: “In this cage are 13 Ping Pong balls labeled one through 13, each representing a track on the Midnights album. So, let’s leave it up to fate.”  The first ball that rolled out of the cage was the one labeled with the number 13, Swift’s favorite number. She said, “Track 13…because of course.” Picking up a red phone, Taylor then revealed the name of the song ‘Mastermind’.

Swift announced her upcoming album at the 2022 MTV VMAs in August while accepting the Video of the Year award.  She has continued to drop hints about Midnights since then, such as by sharing the cover art and posting behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album. In an August Instagram post, Swift described Midnights as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered” throughout her life.

Midnights will be released Oct. 21.

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Mariah Carey plans to release her ‘lost’ alternative-rock album

Mariah Carey revealed in her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, that she made an alternative rock album in the ’90s, but she kept it hidden until two years ago. The 1995 album Someone’s Ugly Daughter by the band ‘Chick’ was her ‘lost grunge’ album, and Carey’s lead vocals were recorded over by a musician named Clarissa Dane. In a 2004 interview with Dane, the Chick singer explained that she was Carey’s roommate at the time of the recording sessions.  While the Chick album isn’t currently available to stream, upon its initial release it had major label support and spawned singles such as “Malibu” and “Demented.”

Back in 2020, Mariah tweeted – “Fun fact: I did an alternative album while I was making [my 1995 album] Daydream ..my friend Clarissa … performs the lead, [with] me as a hidden layer.” Carey said at the time she recorded it “just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days.”

Now according to a new interview with Carey on Rolling Stone’s Rolling Stone Now podcast, a version with Carey’s original vocals has evidently been recovered by the star, and she plans to release it. Carey discovered the buried version of her secret alt-rock album with her own lead vocals intact. Carey said she is planning to release those versions, and is also planning something ‘mysterious’ related to the project with ‘another artist.’ It is currently unknown who the other mystery artist is.

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Demi Lovato releases Vevo Official Live Performance of ‘Happy Ending’

Vevo has released Demi Lovato’s Official Live Performance of “Happy Ending” off her new album, Holy Fvck. The video for “Happy Ending” was a single-take, shooting the performance continuously, and follows Lovato’s previously released Official Live Performances of “Freak,” “Eat Me” featuring Royal & The Serpent and “29.”

Lovato’s eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, debuted in the Top 10 across the Billboard Charts and landed at No. 1 on the Top Rock & Alternative Albums Chart, No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 on Top Alternative Albums Chart, No. 7 on the Billboard 200 Chart for her eighth consecutive Top 10 debut, and No. 4 on the Top Album Sales Chart.

Lovato will hit the road this fall across South America and North America on the Holy Fvck Tour, which the singer recently said is ‘her final tour.’ The North American leg includes stops in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Nashville and more before wrapping up in Irving, TX at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on Sunday, November 6th.

Take a look at the Vevo Official Live Performance of ‘Happy Ending’ – here.

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Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ ties the all-time record for longest-running #1 by a solo performer

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” is in the midst of its fifth separate run on top of the Hot 100, and has now reached 14 nonconsecutive weeks at #1, according to Billboard.

“As It Was” is now tied for the fourth-longest run at #1 in the 63-year history of the chart, tying with these smash hits: Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You,” Los Del Rio’s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997” / “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk!”

“As It Was” also ties the Whitney Houston, Elton John, and Mariah Carey tracks as the longest running #1 hit credited to a solo artist. The three songs with longer tenures at #1 were all collabs: Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” (16 weeks); Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” (16 weeks), and Lil Nas X and Billy Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” (19 weeks).

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Alesso and Zara Larson team up for ‘Words‘ remix EP

Alesso is teaming up with fellow Swedish pop star Zara Larsson for a “Words” remix EP. The “Words” remix follows Alesso’s recent single “In My Feelings”, and he also released “Only You” and “Dark,” written for The Batman. “Words” has already amassed over 135 million streams and charted in over 17 countries. The “Words” remix also arrives just months after Alesso teamed up with Katy Perry for their hit collar, “When I’m Gone”

Alesso is currently in the midst of his multi-year residency at TAO Las Vegas. and is joining Bad Bunny’s World’s Hottest Tour across multiple tour stops in North America.

To stream the Words Remix EP, head here.

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Taylor Swift to issue ‘Lavender’ edition of ‘Midnights’ including three bonus tracks

Taylor Swift has revealed a fifth edition of her forthcoming 10th studio album, Midnights, will be exclusively sold by retail chain Target. The album’s ‘Lavender’ edition is named for the pastel purple hue slicked over the title and tracklisting on its cover. The CD will feature three as-yet-untitled bonus tracks, including one new song and two remixes. It’ll also come with a collectible lyric booklet that includes exclusive photos, and unique artwork on the disc itself.

The vinyl edition will also come with that booklet, as well as a full-size gatefold photo and an album sleeve with an additional two photos. The record itself will come pressed on a marble of pastel lavender purple and white, however the bonus tracks will not be included.

Earlier this month, Swift announced the ‘Jade Green’, ‘Blood Moon’ and ‘Mahogany’ editions of Midnights, all of which sport exclusive color schemes, artwork and imagery.

Midnights will follow up on Swift’s two 2020 albums, Folklore and Evermore, as well as last year’s re-recorded versions of Fearless and Red.  You can pre-order the ‘Lavender’ edition of Midnightshere.

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Nicki Minaj and BLEU collaborate on the single ‘Love In The Way’

BLEU — formerly Yung Bleu — has recruited Nicki Minaj for the collaborative single “Love In The Way”, featuring a sample of the song “Whole” by Sam Thompkins.

“Love In The Way” follows Minaj’s hit “Super Freaky Girl,” which debuted at No. 1. marking her first No. 1 solo single. Shortly after the song dropped, the rapper released “Super Freaky Girl (Queen Mix),” a collaborative new cut that features JT, BIA, Katie Got Bandz, Akbar V, and Maliibu Miitch.

BLEU dropped his debut album ‘Moon Boy’ in 2021, featuring the breakthrough track “You’re Mines Still,” with Drake.

Take a listen “Love In The Way” – here.

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Post Malone shares update after falling on stage during St. Louis concert

Midway through his show at St. Louis’ Enterprise Center on Saturday, Post Malone took a nasty spill during his performance of ‘Circles,’ accidentally falling into an open trap door in the stage. See a fan video of Malone’s onstage fall in St. Louis: here.

Malone was walking down an extended ramp when he accidentally stepped into an uncovered hole that was used to lower his guitar. After crashing onto the stage floor, he clutched his ribcage in pain before calling for medical assistance. After leaving the stage for about 15 minutes, the singer returned and thanked the audience for their patience, telling the crowd:  “There was a big a** hole in the stage.” Still in pain while holding his side, Malone managed to finish with a shortened set that included “Rockstar,” “Cooped Up” (with Roddy Ricch), “Sunflower” and “White Iverson.”

Malone later took to Twitter on Sunday morning to explain what happened in a short video: “Whenever we do the acoustic part of the show, the guitar’s on the guitar stand and it goes down. And there’s this big ass hole, so I go around there and I turn the corner and I bust my ass. Winded me pretty good; got me pretty good.” The singer added that he was taken to the hospital and given a clean bill of health. “They gave me some pain meds and everything, so we can keep kicking ass on the tour.”  

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