Predicting the No. 1 Song of the Summer by July 4

On the latest list, “Butter” keeps at No. 1, followed by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, also steady at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, rises 5-4, swapping spots with Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon (4-5). With the latest Songs of the Summer chart marking […]

The ‘Prince of Opera’ Bids Munich Farewell

Audiences, too, were eager. Before the pandemic, the company’s ticket sales hovered around 98 percent capacity. Wolfgang Heubisch, the Bavarian culture minister during Bachler’s early years in Munich, said that the house was an important contributor to the city’s economy, and that “we as an audience were always excited about the next performance.” (The company is supported by extravagant government […]

BTS ‘Dynamite’ Funko Pop Figures at Walmart

Walmart is stocking dynamite. BTS “Dynamite” Funko Pop figures, that is. The K-pop superstars are rendered for a special “Dynamite”-themed set of seven, available through an exclusive with Walmart. For a price of $60, you’ll get your very own 3 3/4″ versions of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. But you’ll need to exercise some patience; the […]

With Venues Reopening Across New York, Life Is a Cabaret Once Again

“Thank you all for risking your lives by coming out tonight,” Joe Iconis quipped, welcoming a socially distanced crowd to the June reopening of the cabaret venue Feinstein’s/54 Below in Manhattan. Iconis, a composer, lyricist and performer beloved among young musical theater fans, was joking, but before diving into an alternately goofy and poignant set with the actor and singer […]

Savage, Megan Thee Stallion

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Cruise, Florida Georgia Line

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2021 CMA Awards Races We’re Watching

It will be interesting to see if CMA voters nominate Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album for album of the year. The blockbuster is in its 22nd week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. Long-running No. 1 albums are usually nominated in this category. Of the 27 previous albums that have topped the country chart for 20 or […]

Britney Spears’s Lawyer Asks to Step Down from Court-Appointed Role

A lawyer representing Britney Spears in the conservatorship that has overseen her life for the last 13 years requested on Tuesday that he be allowed to step down, becoming the latest party to resign from the arrangement after Ms. Spears called it abusive at a hearing last month. Samuel D. Ingham III, a veteran of the California probate system, has […]

Jaxsta Taps Beth Appleton as CMO

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Beth to our team as we enter this exciting growth phase of the company,” she continues. Appleton officially joins the company next Monday (July 12), ahead of the July 27 return of Jaxsta Pro, its business-to-business subscription platform that was temporarily made free as a way to support the music community during the pandemic. […]

Tyler, the Creator Hits No. 1 With ‘Call Me if You Get Lost’

Tyler, the Creator notches his second No. 1 on the Billboard album chart this week with “Call Me if You Get Lost,” while BTS remains atop the singles chart with “Butter.” “Call Me if You Get Lost” had the equivalent of 169,000 sales in the United States in its opening week, including 153 million streams, according to MRC Data, Billboard’s […]

Makin’ Tracks: Old Dominion’s ‘I Was on a Boat That Day’

If Tursi and his four bandmates operated in the mindset of the “Boat” protagonist, they wouldn’t give a flip about anyone’s opinion. The singer broke up with his girlfriend, tossed his cellphone in the water, set out to sea and dug into the cooler. If yogis are trying to convince their followers to live in the moment, this guy has […]