November Rain, Guns N’ Roses

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Weak, AJR

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Angélique Kidjo Connects With Africa’s Next Musical Generation

Angélique Kidjo, the singer from Benin who has been forging Pan-African and transcontinental hybrids for three decades, didn’t really need another Grammy. In 2020, she received the best world music album award for the fourth time with “Celia,” her tribute to the Afro-Cuban salsa dynamo Celia Cruz. True to form, Grammy voters chose familiar names and snubbed the year’s world-music […]

DaBaby, H.E.R., Tyler, The Creator, Leon Bridges & More: What’s Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!

Music lovers had some great new releases to dive into this week, including standouts from DaBaby, H.E.R., Tyler, The Creator, and more. Billboard wants to know which one tops your list! This week, Charlotte superstar DaBaby dropped “Ball If I Want To,” his second solo single of 2021 after “Masterpiece.” Clocking in just under two minutes, the raunchy new track […]

H.E.R.’s Soulful Suspicions, and 11 More New Songs

H.E.R. (Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) has a rich grasp of soul and R&B history backed by her old-school musicianship as a singer, guitarist and keyboardist. There are 21 songs on her new album “Back of My Mind,” but most of them cling to a narrow palette: ballad tempos, two-chord vamps, constricted melody lines. “Cheat Code” is still a ballad, but a […]

DaBaby’s ‘Ball If I Want To’ Music Video: Watch

The raunchy “Ball If I Want To,” produced by D.A. Got That Dope, is DaBaby’s second new song of this year following “Masterpiece.” The rapper has been hard at work in recent months, appearing on songs by Yo Gotti (“Drop”), DJ Khaled (“I Did It”), and Polo G (“Party Lyfe”). In May, DaBaby won the top rap song award for […]

120 CDs Later, a Conductor’s Legacy Is Still Uncertain

Something odd happens when you reach the 28th disc in Sony’s enormous, enlightening, at times exasperating 120-CD box set of recordings by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The box covers the period when that ensemble was regarded as little short of a miracle — “America’s finest orchestra,” as The New York Times put it in 1954. For the first […]

Ed Sheeran Teases ‘Bad Habits’ on TikTok: Stream It Now

Sheeran will play the track live as part of a mini-set at the TikTok UEFA EURO 2020 Show, slated to be staged at his home ground of Portman Road, Ipswich Town on Saturday, June 26. “Bad Habits” will drop in full the previous day, June 25. The song is the Grammy-winning singer’s first official release since his 2019 No. 6 Collaborations […]

2021 A2IM Libera Awards Winners List

Bridgers also performed “Kyoto” on the show, which aired on YouTube. Most of the performances were pre-taped, but Fantastic Negrito performed “Chocolate Samurai” live. Other performances were by Arlo Parks (“Hope”), Black Pumas (“Colors”), Mavis Staples (“Who Told You That”), Lido Pimienta (“Te Queria”), Lecrae (“Drown”), Yuna (“Don’t Blame It on Love”) and Stax Academy Rhythm Section (medley). Staples received […]

Prince, Versailles Philharmonic Quintet

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Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Rey

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Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

The pandemic forced many American arts organizations to resort to mass layoffs and deep pay cuts as ticket sales vanished for more than a year. Now one of the nation’s most prominent ensembles, the Philadelphia Orchestra, is trying another tack as it seeks to recover from the crisis: It announced plans Thursday to merge with its landlord, the Kimmel Center […]

Canyon Club’s Lance Sterling on Hosting Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and all the Foo Fighters live nearby. They are always at the Canyon Club. They’re big music aficionados, especially with the new bands. Don Muller, their agent, knew that we were struggling and knew that we hadn’t received any grant money. The [Shuttered Venue Operators Grant] is in this endless loop for why it’s not paid out, and […]