Pop Smoke’s Second Posthumous Album, ‘Faith,’ Hits No. 1

“Faith,” the second album by the Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke to be released since he was shot and killed in February 2020 at the age of 20, tops the Billboard chart this week, just as the previous one did. But the difference in listenership was stark: “Faith” opened with 88,000 equivalent album units, including 113 million streams and 4,000 in […]

Justin Timberlake on Why He Didn’t Take Lance Bass’ Call

The “SexyBack” later hopped into the comments section on Bass’ video post to explain why he didn’t pick up. “Once those babies show up… your unavailability will all make sense, bro,” he explained with three laughing-crying emojis. Responded Bass, who is expecting twins: “Touche!” After Timberlake’s response, Bass shared a video of himself on TikTok and Instagram Stories that showed […]

Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Kick Off Hella Mega Tour

After L.A. punkers the Interrupters warmed the crowd up with a set that included their cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Weezer ripped through “My Name Is Jonas,” “Undone — The Sweater Song,” “Island in the Sun,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Beverly Hills,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly” and, of course, “Africa.” Fall Out Boy took over with a […]

P!nk Offers to Pay Bikini Fines For Norway Women’s Handball Team

“The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up,” P!nk continued. Posing in their shorts over the weekend, the Norwegian athletes appreciated the solidarity, writing, “Thank you so much for all the support. We really appreciate all the love we have received.” The team […]

The Salzburg Festival Opens in Search of Elusive Peace

SALZBURG, Austria — “What is peace?” a singer asks in Latin at the start of Klaus Huber’s “Quod Est Pax?” The orchestra responds with a wandering, spectral sound that underscores the question, as it is asked again and considered from different angles, until the instruments erupt in a disorderly mass as if to answer: Peace is not a pleasant tune. […]

Ed Sheeran and Dave Battle For U.K. Singles Chart Crown

The competition is Dave, who makes an almighty splash on the chart blast with three entries inside the Top 5. The London rapper’s collaboration with Stormzy, “Clash,” lifts 8-2 and is on track for a new peak. Close behind is “Verdansk” at No. 3, and “In The Fire” starts at No. 4, potentially taking the homegrown hip-hop artist’s career total […]

KSI, Ed Sheeran Rule U.K. Charts

All Over The Place goes one better than KSI’s 2020 debut Dissimulation, which peaked at No. 2. Also arriving in the Top 10 this week is Pop Smoke latest posthumous album Faith (Republic Records), new at No. 3. The late rapper has the highest new entry on this singles chart this week with Faith track “Deameanor” featuring Dua Lipa, new […]

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Shares Studio Photos Ahead of Solo Debut

BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is releasing solo music for the first time this summer, and this weekend, she offered a small glimpse into the making of what’s to come. Lisa posted a couple photos that appeared to be from the studio on her Instagram Stories on Sunday (July 25). In one picture, two people are seen huddled in front of a screen. […]

Olivia Rodrigo’s White House Visit: Go Behind the Scenes

“Olivia Rodrigo and I agree on a lot of things, from Dr. Fauci’s status as an ‘absolute legend,’ to the need for young people to get vaccinated. Take a look behind the scenes at Olivia’s day here at the White House,” @potus captioned the clip. The video begins with Rodrigo’s exciting first hello with President Biden and her enthusiastic walk […]

After Two Decades in Music, Yola Expands Her Powers

Calculus is hard. Parallel parking is hard. Meeting and working with people who don’t look like you — that’s a breeze. “It’s. Not. Hard,” the singer and songwriter Yola emphasized during a recent call, clapping her hands in between each word. “I literally came from another continent, and remedied it in six months. Even my manager, from remotely in England, […]

Rolling Loud Festival 2021: Day Two Recap

Later, Scott trumped his altruism by promising fans new music. “I can’t wait to come back and perform new music for you guys,” he said. “I can’t wait to bring the new rage for you guys. I can’t wait to introduce you to a new formula. I f—ing love y’all so much.” Other highlights from Saturday’s bill included Young Thug, […]

Britney Spears Shares Racy Photos Amid Conservatorship Battle

The sizzling pics caught the attention of several stars, including fellow singer Tinashe. “BRITNEYYYYYYYYYYY,” she wrote in the comments section. Paris Hilton also reacted with her famous catchphrase, “That’s hot.” Spears is currently in the midst of her ongoing conservatorship battle. In mid-July, she scored a major legal victory when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled that she […]