Post Malone announces new album “Twelve Carat Toothache”

Two years after Post Malone put out his chart-topping album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, Malone revealed to Billbord that his next album will be titled “Twelve Carat Toothache.”

As of now, an official release date hasn’t been revealed — however, Malone did note that this will be his shortest album to date, clocking in at 45 minutes.  Said Post: “Trying to shove 20 to 25 songs, it doesn’t work. Talking to the label [it’s like], ‘Oh, if you have less songs, you’re not going to stream as much,’ but the whole thing is that you don’t want to compromise your art and your gut vibe on anything.”

Earlier this month, Malone’s manager Dre London wrote on Instagram that Post’s label, Republic, was holding up the album — possibly over the album’s length. Post explained: “I’ve made a lot of compromises, especially musically, but now I don’t feel like I want to anymore. I don’t need a No. 1; that doesn’t matter to me no more, and at a point, it did.”

You can check out the full cover story with Post Malone on Billboard.

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Grimes releases music video for her new song “Shinigami Eyes” featuring BLACKPINK’s Jennie

After teasing her new song “Shinigami Eyes” on social media, Grimes has dropped the new video for her latest single featuring BLACKPINK’s Jennie.

Grimes told Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe in an interview: “Shinigami Eyes” was a “label executive decision song” that didn’t fit into the “space opera” narrative of her next project, a planned double album.  “Shinigami Eyes” was inspired by the cult Japanese anime and film Death Note — the song’s title is a reference to the blood-red eyes in that story — about a high school student who discovers a magical book that allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes on the pages.

“Shinigami Eyes” is the follow-up to Grimes’ Dec. 2021 single “Player of Games“; it’s unclear if either of the two singles will wind up on her upcoming double album.  Grimes said of the double LP, which currently has the title Book 1“I think I decided that the record needs to be a double album. I made a bunch of stuff and I just want to make a bunch more stuff. There’s just more kind of sonic, conceptual ideas that I think need to get done to make everything make more sense. And we kind of have two album covers and it seems like a waste to throw on one of them away.”

Take a look at the video for Shinigami Eyeshere.

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Elton John postpones concert dates after testing positive for COVID-19

Elton John’s two shows at the American Airlines Center in Dallas are being postponed after John announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. The singer is fully vaccinated and boosted and is experiencing only mild symptoms at this time.

The two shows — scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 — are expected to be rescheduled for a later date.   A statement posted on the American Airlines Center website read:  “It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates in Dallas set for Tuesday, Jan. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 26 must be postponed due to Elton recently testing positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates to be announced soon. Elton and the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour look forward to returning to the stage shortly.”

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off in North America on Jan. 19 in New Orleans;  John’s tour website lists his next scheduled dates for January 29 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and January 30 in Oklahoma City; those dates were not affected or cancelled as of press time.

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Halsey, J. Cole, and Kid Cudi to headline 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival

The lineup for the 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival has been announced. Headliners of the event are Kid Cudi, J. Cole, and Halsey, set to take place Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12th at the Citi Field complex in Queens.

The headliners will be joined throughout the weekend by Flume, Playboi Carti, Roddy Ricch, Glass Animals, Migos, Jack Harlow, Kaytranada, Joji, Louis The Child, Clairo, Jazmine Sullivan, Still Woozy, 100 Gecs, Japanese Breakfast, Becky G, Black Pumas, and many more.

A special presale for 3-day and 1-day GA and VIP tickets, exclusively for Citi Cardmembers, are available now through Thursday, January 27 at 11:59 AM EST.  3-day and 1-day GA and VIP tickets will be available to the general public via starting on Thursday, January 27 at 12:00 PM EST.

Governors Ball Music Festival promoters Founders Entertainment will also be making a $25,000 donation to the New York City Mayor’s Fund’s relief efforts for the victims of the Bronx apartment building fire. The festival co-founders, born and bred New Yorkers, have made giving back to NYC a priority throughout the festival’s decade long history.

For more information, visit the official Governors Ball website.

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Charlie Puth releases the video for his latest single ‘Light Switch’

Charlie Puth has released the music video for his latest single “Light Switch”.

“Light Switch” is the first single to debut from Puth’s forthcoming third studio album, Charlie, which is the follow-up to Voicenotes, released in May 2018.  Puth released his debut album, Nine Track Mind, back in 2016.

Take a look at the video for “Light Switch” – here.

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Bad Bunny to embark on the ‘World’s Hottest’ stadium tour for 2022

Bad Bunny has announced a stadium tour—dubbed Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour— to launch in the United States in the summer. Bad Bunny will play U.S. shows in August and September before heading to the Dominican Republic, Central America, and South America for October, November, and December concerts.  The Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour includes shows at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, New York’s Yankee Stadium, Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, and Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. Joining him on tour will be Alesso and Diplo, who’ll take turns serving as support on select dates.

Bad Bunny is also about to hit the road on the ‘El Último Tour del Mundo 2022’ (a tour named for his third 2020 album.) The North American tour begins on February 9 and extends until April.

A ticket pre-sale for the tour begins Wednesday, January 26th at 12:00 p.m. local time, with a public on-sale following on January 28th at 12:00 p.m. local time via Ticketmaster – here.

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Katy Perry to serve as musical guest with Willem Dafoe as host for January 29th edition of “Saturday Night Live”

NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ has announced that Katy Perry will serve as the musical guest on the January 29 edition of the long-running late night show, with Willem Dafoe making his hosting debut.

The Jan. 29 show will mark Perry’s fourth time appearing on “SNL” as a musical guest. Perry is currently headlining her first Las Vegas residency, titled ‘Katy Perry: Play,’ at the Theatre at Resorts World Last Vegas, which currently runs through March. Dafoe is currently on the big screen reprising his role as Green Goblin in the film “Spider Man: No Way Home”.

SNL also recently announced that SNL alum Will Forte will return to make his hosting debut on Jan. 22, with Måneskin serving as musical guest.

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Adele FaceTimes fans to apologize after postponing her Las Vegas residency

After Adele was forced to postpone all 24 dates of her upcoming Las Vegas residency, the singer FaceTimed with fans that held tickets to the shows, apologizing and offering free merchandise, drink tickets and even a free meet-and-greet when the rescheduled dates takes place. In a video posted on social media last week, Adele cited cases of COVID-19 among her team, and other issues related to the pandemic, as the reason for the postponement.  Adele said that all Weekends With Adele shows that were set to open at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace would be rescheduled.

In the video, an emotional Adele explained:  “We’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays, and half my crew, half my team have come down with COVID. It’s been impossible to finish the show, and I can’t give you what I can right now.”  Adele offered an apology to those who had already traveled to Las Vegas for the show and assured the dates would be rescheduled: “We’re on it right now. I’m going to finish my show and get it where it’s supposed to be. I’m sorry it’s been impossible, we’ve been up against so much but it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry.”

The residency was set to run through April and available tickets for all of the shows had sold out. Caesars Palace said in a statement: “We understand the disappointment surrounding the postponement of Weekends With Adele. Adele is an incredible artist, supremely dedicated to her music and her fans. Creating a show of this magnitude is incredibly complex. We fully support Adele and are confident the show she unveils at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be extraordinary.”   Ticketmaster will offer refunds for all shows.

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Taylor Swift named Record Store Day’s first Global Ambassador

Record Store Day has named Taylor Swfit as the first Global Record Store Day Ambassador. Swift follows in the footsteps of recent ambassadors Pearl Jam, Run the Jewels and St. Vincent (who became the event’s first woman ambassador in 2017). Swift will be offering a special release in honor of the event.

The event’s announcement notes that Swift has: “had releases on the Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday lists often in the past (and supported record stores throughout her career) so for the 15th annual celebration of record stores, Record Store Day is proud to welcome [her].”

Swift said in a statement: “I’m very proud to be this year’s Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a pass

Record Store Day 2022 is set for April 23, with a full list of official releases soon to come. You can find out more at the website – here.

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Gunna edges out The Weeknd to earn the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 with his LP ‘DS4EVER’

Gunna edged out The Weekend to earn the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest LP DS4EVER. Gunna landed 144,000 equivalent album units, with 3,000 estimated to be traditional album sales. The project features 19 tracks with collaborations from 21 Savage, Chris Brown, Future, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch and Young Thug. DS4EVER is Gunna’s second No. 1 album, and his fourth project to land in the top 10.

The Weeknd’s Dawn FM took the No. 2 spot, and was expected to score about 157,000 units with 15,000 in traditional sales. Disney’s “Encanto” soundtrack fell two spots to No. 3 on the new chart, but saw a 32% boost for the week, scoring 95,700 album-equivalent units, the highest weekly tally to date for the album since it came out in mid-November. Adele’s “30” slipped to No. 4, with Morgan Wallen’s year-old “Dangerous: The Double Album,” hanging in at No. 5.

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