The Kid Laroi’s Ever-Growing Mixtape Is Now a No. 1 Album

A year ago, the Kid Laroi, a teenage rapper and singer from Australia, released a debut mixtape, “____ Love,” which opened at No. 8 on the Billboard album chart thanks to a single, “Go,” featuring Juice WRLD, the emo rap star who had died in December 2019 at age 21. That might have been the end of the story. But […]

Biz Markie Memorial Recap | Billboard

The New York MC, born Marcel Theo Hall, died July 16 at age 57. He was hospitalized in April 2020 because of diabetes complications and reportedly suffered a stroke while in a diabetic coma last year as well. Best known for his party anthem and Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit “Just a Friend,” Biz was bigger than his biggest hit, according to […]

Susani, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic

By José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic Listen to José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere without Wi-Fi or using […]

As Bang on a Can Returns, a New Generation Rises

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Venturing back to live performances and finding a classical music institution in rude health can be like putting on a pair of old jeans and discovering, with relief, an easy fit. That’s how it felt to attend Bang on a Can’s LOUD Weekend festival, held throughout the Mass MoCA complex here on Friday and Saturday, a […]

Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell: My First Fest Back

I think that this moment in time is extremely important in history as the country is coming back, getting through a pandemic. We’re right on the other side of it, [but] we’re still in it and it might be another year before we’re fully away from it. It depends on our actions. And I think there was a great divide […]

Billie Eilish’s Uneasy View From the Top

Billie Eilish has a voice full of secrets. She is known for rarely raising its volume higher than an ASMR-triggering whisper, but there’s also a certain taunting knowingness in its tone. Consider the withering “duh” that punctuates her breakout smash “Bad Guy” — if you don’t get it by now, she seems to be saying with an audible eye-roll, she’ll […]

NetEase Cloud Music Gets Approval for Spin Off

The app is a popular music curator for Generation Z consumers in larger, more affluent cities like Beijing and Shanghai than Tencent, which is stronger in lower-tier cities, label executives say. Cloud Village’s spinoff arrives as surging streaming revenues have invigorated investor interest in music from around the world. China was the seventh-largest global market in 2020, up from number […]

With #MeToo Case Against Kris Wu, China Hits Out at Celebrities

China’s ruling Communist Party has seized on the high-profile detention of a Canadian Chinese pop singer in Beijing on suspicion of rape to deliver a stark warning against what it regards as a social ill: celebrity obsession. In less than a month, the pop singer Kris Wu, 30, has gone from being one of China’s biggest stars, with several lucrative […]

Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza 2021: 5 Best Moments

To close out Lollapalooza 2021, here are the five best moments from Foo Fighters’ headlining set. No Rain For ‘My Hero’ The last time Foo Fighters headlined Lollapalooza was in 2011, through a downpour: Grohl and co. played while trying in vain to stave off rain showers and watching mud cake onto their audience members. Credit to the band’s longevity […]

The Weeknd’s ‘The Dawn Is Coming’ Teaser Is Here: Watch

Abel Tesfaye also played new music for ‘GQ’ and doubled down on his choice to brush off the Grammys moving forward. After teasing his musical follow-up to the blockbuster album After Hours at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, it looks like the next taste of the Weeknd’s new project is finally here. Abel Testafe dropped a one-and-half-minute teaser of the […]

Tosca, Act II: “Ha più forte sapore..Spoletta è giunto”, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Oliviero de Fabritiis, Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Lorin Maazel

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Billie Eilish Cruising to Highest New Entry on U.K. Chart

Eilish enjoyed some peak-time spotlight on Saturday (July 31) when she appeared for an interview on the BBC’s Up Close, and performed several songs. Despite its healthy weekend activity, “Happier Than Ever” is well off the pace of the leader, “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran. “Bad Habits” is the market leader on both sales and streams and is heading for a […]