The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s Bouncy Plea, and 14 More New Songs

Bracingly effective, hyper-slick new wave/pop-punk hybridization from the Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, “Stay” is about expecting more from a partner than you’re capable of giving. They both sound aptly desperate and defensive, a familiar approach from Laroi and a sneaky stretch from Bieber, who still injects some falsetto tenderness into his icy pleas. “Stay” is a more effective pairing […]

INXS’ ‘Original Sin’ Short Film and Soundtrack Coming Soon

Accompanying the visual is a 13-song soundtrack, said to be the first-ever INXS-specific project between Petrol Records and UMe. Original Sin takes its name from the Australian new wave band’s 1984 song, produced by Nile Rodgers, and is the final project from the late Chris “CM” Murphy, INXS’s longtime executive producer and champion. Murphy managed the rockers from 1979 until 1995 […]

Jam & Lewis Shaped Pop History. They’re Working on Its Future, Too.

Some of the premium instruments were once in a storage space across the street — the Linn drum machine they used on the album “Control”; the SP1200 drum machine they employed on Jackson’s “Miss You Much,” “Escapade” and “Love Will Never Do Without You”; the OB-8 synthesizer that gives “Encore” its bass notes along with Lewis’s live playing (yes, that […]

Somebody to Love, Queen

By Queen Listen to Queen 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 data. There’s no commitment. You can cancel anytime.

Happier, Marshmello & Bastille

By Marshmello & Bastille Listen to Marshmello & Bastille 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 data. There’s no commitment. You can cancel anytime.

Lil Baby Detained by Paris Police

Lil Baby was detained in Paris on Thursday (July 8) for allegedly transporting drugs, according to the city prosecutor’s office. NBA star James Harden was also stopped but not detained, the prosecutor’s office said. Images shared on social networks showed the Brooklyn Nets star briefly frisked in the incident on one of the French capital’s most elite avenues. The prosecutor’s […]

Opera Roars Back With Dueling Wagner Premieres

If you were watching closely, opera never truly disappeared during the pandemic. Some companies performed in empty houses, hoping to reach audiences at home. A few took the risk of an early reopening, and were forced to abruptly cancel their shows if a coronavirus test came back positive. Composers began to skip the stage entirely and write for streaming platforms. […]

Ave Maria: Arr. from Bach’s Prelude No. 1, BWV 846, Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Cecilia Bartoli & Cinzia Maurizio

By Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Cecilia Bartoli & Cinzia Maurizio Listen to Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Cecilia Bartoli & Cinzia Maurizio 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 data. There’s no commitment. […]

Britney Spears’ Conservators Spar Over Security

Montgomery says in her filing, “There has been a marked increase in the number and severity” of threats via social media, text messages, phone calls and emails. She’s been reporting them to law enforcement and the security firm that was retained by the conservatorship, and says the company recommended 24-7 protection until she can make security improvements at her home […]

Tyler, the Creator, an Insider Forever on the Outside

In January of last year, Tyler, the Creator’s “Igor” won the Grammy Award for best rap album. Speaking to the press backstage, he expressed frustration at the narrow ways in which Black artists are celebrated at the Grammys, calling his nomination in the rap category, for a deeply musically diverse album, “a backhanded compliment.” But the attention focused on that […]

Phil Wickham Earns Third No. 1 on Top Christian Albums Chart

The set marks the third No. 1 for the 37-year-old Wickham, originally from San Diego. He co-wrote all 13 of its tracks. “It has been incredible to see this album connecting with so many,” Wickham tells Billboard. “These songs mean so much to me. I wrote many of them in the most uncertain and frustrating times of last year. I […]

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Symphonies

In the past, we’ve chosen the five minutes or so we would play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, piano, opera, cello, Mozart, 21st-century composers, violin, Baroque music, sopranos, Beethoven, flute, string quartets, tenors, Brahms, choral music and percussion. Now we want to convince those curious friends to love symphonies, the sweeping musical statements at the […]