Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habit’ Racing to Fourth Week at U.K. No. 1

Eurovision Song Contest winners Maneskin are chasing a personal best on the Official U.K. Singles Chart this week, as “I Wanna Be Your Slave” improves 7-3. Also, the Italian rockers’ cover of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ “Beggin’” is on the rise, improving 8-6. German DJ, writer and musician Jonasu is aiming for a U.K. Top 10 entry with […]

Britney Spears Sings ‘Lonely’ in the Car With Sam Asghari

The voice sang the emotional bridge of “Lonely”: “Think of times you made me cry/ You had me so confused/ I’m tired of trying, I’ll leave behind this/ What’s a girl to do?” Spears was active on social media over the weekend, taking the time to speak her mind about the actions of her “so-called support system” throughout her ongoing […]

Live Nation’s Theresa Velasquez Dies in Florida Condo Collapse

Velasquez was a Los Angeles-based executive for the Live Nation event promotion company. She had flown into Miami to visit her parents at the Surfside condo, both of whom also died in the collapse. “Theresa was an impassioned leader at Live Nation, who elevated every project she was part of, at the same time breaking down barriers for women, and […]

Can I Go to See This Show? Must I Wear a Mask? It Depends.

During its preview performances in June, New York Classical Theater was allowed to put on “King Lear” for only up to 75 audience members outdoors. Those patrons were socially distanced on picnic blankets, wore masks and could not eat or drink during the play. That same month, Foo Fighters played a full-capacity show inside Madison Square Garden for 15,000 vaccinated […]

4 Faster Horses Festivalgoers Found Dead During Michigan Country Concert

At least four people died while attending a weekend country music festival in southern Michigan, including three men who likely succumbed to carbon monoxide exposure inside a travel trailer, authorities said Saturday (July 17). Two more men were in critical condition at a hospital from the same exposure, the Lenawee County sheriff’s office said. The five men were in their […]

‘Space Jam 2’ Is No. 1 at the Box Office

Heading into the weekend, Warner Bros. expected Space Jam 2 to open in the $20 million range. That would have been a problematic start for a movie that cost a reported $150 million to make. The film is being buoyed by an A- CinemaScore and an ethnically diverse audience. The live-action/animated movie is also available on HBO Max. (Black Widow […]

5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (July 17)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week. Billboard Latin Music Awards This week, Telemundo and Billboard unveiled the official date and venue of the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards to take place Thursday, […]

Camila Cabello Shows Bare Stomach, Shares Body Positivity Message

“I wasn’t tucking it in, because I was running and existing like a normal person that doesn’t tuck it in all the time,” she continues with sass. “And I was like, ‘Damn.’ But then I reminded myself being at war with your body is so last season.” Cabello goes on to say she’s “grateful” for having a body that “lets […]

Camila Cabello Shares ‘Don’t Go Yet’ Teaser

“I always talk like a robot when I’m about to release a song I love so damn much,” she joked. Cabello — who also made headlines this weekend when she took to social media to share a personal message about body positivity — first revealed the song title earlier in the week, along with art. The new music follows her […]

Willow Shaves Her Head During Rock ‘Whip My Hair’

“When I made ‘Whip My Hair,’ I didn’t really know it was an important thing because I was just expressing my joy. I was just expressing myself,” Willow said during the concert special. “Young Willow was just so fearless.” She continued: “The core of ‘Whip My Hair’ is the core idea of all of my music. The genre just changes. […]

Usher Launches Las Vegas Residency: Concert Recap

From there, Usher rolled out hit after hit as well as other fan faves curated from a Grammy Award-winning career that began in 1994. The energetic journey down memory lane kicked off with “Caught Up,” followed by “Love in This Club” and “Party” (the Chris Brown song featuring Usher and Gucci Mane). It was a nonstop audience sing-along as Usher […]