Leon Bridges Brings Southern Soul Into the 21st Century

Tenacity is baked into Southern soul. It’s there in the grain and determination of the singing, in the patiently rolling grooves, in how its down-to-earth stories unfold. It’s there in the way the music holds on to blues and gospel roots connected to deeper African ancestry. And it’s there in the way the sound persists and adapts through decades, finding […]

5 Best Moments From ‘Kanye West Presents A Donda Listening Event’

But the Grammy Award-winning rapper had the last laugh when he arrived in a sea of camera flashes and cheers from the crowd. Kanye has yet to say a word throughout this album rollout, and he remained quiet throughout the event. Regardless though, Kanye had people paying attention to what was about to go down in Atlanta. Billboard compiled a […]

Pitbull, Gente de Zona Deliver Message for Cuba on Pitbull, Camila Cabello & More Unite for Cuba on 2021 Premios Juventud

Support for Cuba and its citizens took center stage at the 18th annual Premios Juventud on Thursday night (July 22), where Pitbull, Camila Cabello and Emilio Estefan delivered a message of hope and solidarity. “Let me tell you that the biggest freedom we have is music,” Pitbull said. “Thanks to music, we have this movement called ‘Patria y Vida.’ I want […]

Messiah: 42. Chorus: “Hallelujah”, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Norbert Balatsch

By Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Norbert Balatsch Listen to Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Norbert Balatsch on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere […]

The Music Scene in This Brooklyn Neighborhood Is Here to Stay

One July Sunday, just off Newkirk Plaza in Brooklyn — between the yellow facade of a laundromat and the red awning of a bodega — the mellow strains of a saxophone floated over a crowd of about 150. The Haitian jazz guitarist Eddy Bourjolly introduced the song “Complainte Paysanne,” and the band serenaded the street. This was a kickoff event […]

‘All the Streets Are Silent’ Review: Hip-Hop and Skateboarding Collide

In the late 1980s and early ’90s, long before hypebeasts spent hours waiting for coveted drops outside the Supreme store in SoHo, skaters assembled at a smaller shop on Lafayette Street. There, they would smoke and watch skate videos, listen to music and crack jokes with friends. “All the Streets Are Silent,” a documentary from the director, Jeremy Elkin, is […]

BTS Will Cover This ’90s Chart-Topper Next Week

The Live Lounge session will premiere on Tuesday at 7 a.m. ET on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds. The BTS special, dubbed “BTS @ Radio 1” with presenter Adele Roberts, will air Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. ET on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. “I am beyond excited for this & the wonderful #bts army. Cannot wait! We purple you,” Roberts wrote on Twitter […]

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen’s Podcast to Become a Book

In “Renegades,” a podcast collaboration between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, the former president acknowledged that it was, at a glance, an odd partnership. “On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common,” he said. “He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey; I’m a Black guy of mixed race, born in Hawaii, with a […]

Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ Live Performance Video: Watch

Ariana Grande switched and live mixed “Positions” for her sixth and final Vevo live performance on Thursday (July 22). She kicked off the sultry display by expertly layering her vocal harmonies, as previously heard in a behind-the-scenes clip from the recording of the song, before repeating the pre-chorus, “I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday/ Then make a lotta […]

Jack Antonoff Doesn’t Want to Just Take Up Space

1. “Martha” by Tom Waits I’ve never heard more longing in a song. There are plenty of songs about love and regret, and there are plenty of sad chords. And then every once in a while, you hear something that is so much bigger than the sum of its parts. In high school, I had this girlfriend, and she would […]