‘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 […]

Monica Lisa Stevenson’s ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ Tops Gospel Airplay

The song is her first No. 1, as well as the first for featured act Paul Porter. Monica Lisa Stevenson’s “I’m Not Ashamed,” featuring Paul Porter, rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Gospel Airplay chart (dated July 24). In the tracking week ending July 18, the collaboration gained by 20% in plays, according to MRC Data. The song marks the […]

5 Things to Do This Weekend

It’s always tough to define the purview of First Look, the Museum of the Moving Image’s annual showcase of pathbreaking new films. But the lineup tends to be international, experimental and light on brand-name directors. The last edition, which opened on March 11, 2020, had to be canceled shortly after it began. Enter First Look 20/21, which runs through Aug. […]

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama ‘Renegades’ Book

On Renegades: Born In the U.S.A., an eight-episode podcast, Obama and Springsteen reunited for intimate chats on race, fatherhood, marriage and the state of America. “There were serious conversations about the fate of the country, the fortune of its citizens, and the destructive, ugly, corrupt forces at play that would like to take it all down,” writes Springsteen in his […]

Music From Brisbane, 2032 Olympic City

The music community in the Sunshine State has also kicked countless goals, from Mallrat to Thelma Plum, Ball Park Music, Busby Marou, Katie Noonan, The Chats, Lobby Loyde, The Jungle Giants, Confidence Man, tyDi, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kev Carmody and many more. Billboard highlights ten global acts with deep roots in Brisbane, the future Olympic city. Bee GeesThough born in Britain, […]

Ledisi Pays Tribute to Nina Simone on a New Album

On Friday, Ledisi will pay tribute to the woman who brought her back from despair with “Ledisi Sings Nina,” an album that features seven of Simone’s most popular songs redone in orchestral, jazz and pop arrangements. They showcase both the diversity and depth of Simone’s musicianship and the breathtaking range and reach of Ledisi’s own voice. Ledisi’s career, now two […]

Belly Teams With The Weeknd, Young Thug on ‘Better Believe’

Earlier this year, Belly ended a three-year music drought with a string of new releases, “Money on the Table” featuring Benny The Butcher, “IYKYK” and “Zero Love.” Speaking to Billboard, Belly says he’s thrilled to have leaders like The Weeknd and Jay-Z in his corner, and he’s in a much happier place than the time of his last album, 2018’s Immigrant. […]

A Violinist on How to Empower Asian Musicians

I have not been surprised by the recent violence toward Asian Americans. I palpably remember being afraid when I was a child in Illinois, in the 1980s. At that time, Japan was seen as a looming economic force invading the United States. In 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man, was beaten to death by two white men who thought […]

The Wallflowers’ ‘Exit Wounds’ Debuts at No. 3 on Top Album Sales

Exit Wounds marks The Wallflowers’ highest-charting album yet, and second top 10, on the 30-year-old Top Album Sales chart. The act’s previous high came with its debut set, 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse, which peaked at No. 4 in 1997. Exit Wounds also launches in the top 10 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart (No. 4) and Tastemaker Albums chart (No. […]