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Selena Gomez Takes Over ‘Puro Pop’ Playlist With Songs by Shakira, Maluma & More

“I think this new generation of Latin artists brings such passion and proves the staying power of Latin music,” Gomez told Apple Music about her playlist takeover. “I chose a few all-time classics and some new ones. It’s undeniable how it moves people — even if you don’t speak Spanish you can feel it.” Although her “Taki Taki” banger with DJ Snake, Cardi B and Ozuna was notably absent, she included other bilingual bops like “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj and “MIA” by Bad Bunny featuring Drake. Listen to her Puro Pop playlist takeover below. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people,...

‘Ghost Ship’ Organizer Pleads Guilty in Warehouse Fire That Killed 36 People

Thompson scheduled sentencing for March 8, when she will determine whether he will pay restitution, continue to be monitored electronically at his home in rural Northern California and be subject to supervised probation. Families of the victims will be allowed to give victim impact statements at that time. Prosecutors say Almena was criminally negligent when he illegally converted the industrial Oakland warehouse into a residence and event space for artists dubbed the “Ghost Ship,” stuffing the two-story building with flammable materials and extension cords. It had no smoke detectors or sprinklers. The Dec. 2, 2016, fire broke out at the warehouse during an electronic music and dance party, moving so quickly that victims were trapped on the illegally constructed second floor. Prosecutors s...

First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Bicep, Logic1000, Artbat & More

“On an album, you want loads of detail for people listening at home,” Bicep’s Andy Ferguson said in a press release for the Belfast duo’s second LP, Isles. While Bicep presciently forecast popular dance music’s return to rave years ago, it’s less likely the guys knew that home would be the only place where people could listen to their new project upon its release. Whether through clairvoyance or luck, Isles meets the moment. It’s intricate, moody, nostalgic, introspective and emotional, with melodies (“Atlas”) that swirl somewhere between euphoria and melancholy and fidgety synths and percussion (“Fir,” “Sundial”) that bypass the feet in favor of cerebral stimulation. The star of the album (out via Ninja Tune) is its vocals, whose sample origins span the globe from Malawi to Bulgaria...

Luke Bryan Wanted This Top 10 Country Hit, But Morgan Wallen Got It First: ‘Sorry, Luke’

“I listened to it. I immediately fell in love with it, man,” Wallen chimed in about his initial reaction to hearing the demo. “I knew I was going to have to change some of your Mississippi sh– off of there, but that’s all right,” Wallen laughed. However, that “summer love kind of thing” wasn’t meant to be between the song and Bryan. HARDY told Wallen during the interview that the “Play It Again” hitmaker “fell in love with it too,” but he and Wallen didn’t know how he had even heard the demo. “We were all like, ‘Man, we wanted you [Wallen] to have it. We thought you could make it cool.’ So he missed out, dawg,” HARDY said. “Sorry, Luke,” Wallen teased at the end. Since Wa...

Grimes Didn’t Give Dave Chappelle COVID-19, Joe Rogan Says

Dave Chappelle tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday (Jan. 22), which led the comedian to cancel a string of shows in Austin, Texas. Following the news, sleuths on the Internet began to speculate that Grimes infected the star, as she and her partner Elon Musk were photographed hanging out at Stubb’s in Austin with Chappelle, Joe Rogan and a bunch of other comedians earlier this week. The singer revealed on Jan. 11 (less than two weeks ago) that she also tested positive. “Finally got COVID but weirdly enjoying the DayQuil fever dream…2021,” she wrote via Instagram Stories with a leaf and fairy emoji, over a screenshot of the single art for SZA‘s new track “Good Days.” You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reima...

U.K. Nurse Tells Kate Middleton About Being Asked to Sing Bon Jovi to Dying COVID Patient

“Can you make sure you sing Bon Jovi and hold his hand?” senior nurse Vasu Lingappa recalls being told by the patient’s wife, who couldn’t be with her dying husband. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton praised nurses from U.K. hospitals performing “acts of kindness” for their COVID-19 patients in a new video — including one wife’s musical request. The Duchess hopped on a video call with nurses from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and commended them for “going that extra mile” apart from their usual job duties. A senior nurse, Vasu Lingappa, told her about one of his dying patients and how the patient’s wife asked him to sing Bon Jovi while holding his hand. “She said, &#...

Paris Jackson Unveils ‘Eyelids’ Video With Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull

Paris Jackson shared an emotional visual on Friday (Jan. 22) to accompany her collaboration with Manchester Orchestra‘s Andy Hull, “eyelids.” The black-and-white vignette finds the duo standing — first separately, then back-to-back — in a dark room as a light circles them. “Now I don’t know your name / It wouldn’t matter if I did anymore / Now I don’t know your name / I’m afraid of what’s under the floor,” they belt in the heartbreaking chorus. Jackson worked with Hull throughout the process of writing, producing and recording her debut album Wilted, which was released in December 2020. “Manchester Orchestra was the soundtrack to the most vital time in my life in regards to mourning and becoming who I am...

Asiahn Brings ‘Boss Talk & Big Vibes’ to the Bedroom With ‘The Interlude’ EP: Emerging Artists Spotlight

The three-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter also sings her own jams — often about loving your own body or having somebody else love it — and they can be listened to in the daytime at the beach or nighttime in the bedroom. “Be careful how you carry me, dear/ It’s automatic to be overcome with fear/ But let me love you still,” she asserts on the soulful “My World.” “My music is very grounded in positivity, self love, finding yourself, sexy, ethereal, soulful, healing, boss talk, and big VIBES for EVERYONE (especially girls that love girls),” Asiahn tells Billboard.  Asiahn’s five-track EP The Interlude debuts at No. 25 on the Heatseekers Albums chart with 2,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data. The sing...

Chloe x Halle’s Chloe Bailey Just Won the ‘Buss It’ Challenge: Watch

If you’re just now getting turned on to the “Buss It” challenge, congratulations, you’re already late. The first dance challenge of 2021 to swarm TikTok is based on up-and-coming Texas rapper Erica Banks’ single of the same name and it requires dancers to appear torn down in their no make-up/sweats look before dropping it low and twerking in full outfit and makeup. It has gotten some pretty great takes from the likes of Monica, Rico Nasty and DaniLeigh. But when Chloe X Halle‘s Chloe Bailey dropped her take on Thursday (Jan. 21) everyone pretty much called it game over. Bailey, 22, opens her bid in a colorful shower cap and black robe with gold cuffs, doing the requisite peek back for the Nelly-sampling line “I think my butt gettin’ big....

Maggie Lindemann’s Boots Were Made For Creeping

In 2019, she released “Friends Go,” a ska-tinged throwback that brought Lindemann’s preference for a guitar-driven sound to the forefront. The track “opened this door to something new, and I started writing more pop-alternative-rock-leaning music,” she says. “Friends Go” gained even more attention once super-drummer Travis Barker joined a version of the track, an experience that Lindemann calls “surreal” — and which turned out to be transformative for her. “When Travis hopped on it, I got a real taste of what it would be like to do that,” she says of accessing her punk rock side. “I immediately loved it, and I never want to go back to what I was doing.” Emboldened by a co-sign from rock royalty, Lindemann steadily released singles throughout 2020, each one edgier than the last —...

Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Sting Say Brexit Deal ‘Shamefully Failed’ Them

Music stars, including Elton John, Sting, Bob Geldof and Ed Sheeran, said on Wednesday (Jan. 20) that the U.K. government “shamefully failed” creatives with its post-Brexit trade deal and urged it to reach an agreement with the European Union to ensure visa- and bureaucracy-free tours. They highlighted that the trade pact, unveiled at Christmas, leads to “extra costs” and work that would “make many tours unviable, especially for young emerging musicians who are already struggling to keep their heads above water owing to the COVID ban on live music.” Instead, they called for “paperwork-free travel in Europe for British artists and their equipment.” One key concern is that under the trade pact touring musicians and their teams need separate vis...

Las Vegas High School Mariachi Band Calls Inaugural Performance a ‘Milestone’

It’s an important day in the United States, with the President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris being sworn in to the White House on Wednesday (Jan. 20). In true presidential inauguration fashion, a wave of artists will partake in various events, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks performing at the official swearing-in ceremony. Joining the slew of events is Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School, which will form part of the virtual “Parade Across America” event Wednesday afternoon. The mariachi, led by musical director Stephen Blanco, is composed of about 20 students between the ages of 14 and 18. “We had already performed for President-elect Joe Biden at one of his campaign rallies back in January of last year,” Magelyn Cabral, harpist and vocal so...