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Lindsey Buckingham Is Also Vibin’, Records His Own “Dreams” TikTok: Watch

Like cranberry juice, the “Dreams” TikTok challenge started out sweet and then quickly ran its course. Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is the latest to hop on the bandwagon, sharing a 15-second video on social media. The trend was started by the slick skateboarding of Nathan Apodaca, who later received a truck full of cranberry juice from Ocean Spray for his trouble. It got new life when Mick Fleetwood joined TikTok to recreate Apodaca’s video, and then Stevie Nicks laced up her skates to get in on the fun. All the attention pushed “Dreams” onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time since 1977, while making Rumors a top-ten album. In announcing his own video, Buckingham wrote that he, “Made this with my girls this weekend.” The clip opens on a...

43 Years After its Release, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors is Again a Top 10 Album

Ever since Nathan Apodaca jumped on his skateboard, with a jug of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry in hand, and began singing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, the band’s music has been surging up the charts. Last week, “Dreams” re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 21, marking Fleetwood Mac’s first such appearance on the chart since 1977. And now, the album from which the singles comes from, Rumours, has climbed all the way into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Album Charts. According to Billboard, Rumours earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending October 15, good enough for the No. 7 spot on this week’s charts. Upon its release in 1977, the album spent a record-setting 31 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but this marks Rumours’ first Top 10...

How Camilo Became TikTok’s Most-Followed Latin Artist

“Whenever he has an idea or before he posts something, he asks for my opinion,” she says. “Everything posted on TikTok is a team effort.” She says that they usually plan a dance challenge long before a single release, dedicating a day to think of the choreography with help from their friend Paula Macher, who has over 1 million TikTok followers herself. “[She] knows all the latest trends and popular dance moves,” says Evaluna. “In the end, it helps push the song we’re promoting.” Noel Nuez, TikTok’s director of operations for Spanish South America, believes that kind of collaboration has helped Camilo rake in new followers so quickly: “He’s surrounded by family and colleagues who are also well-integrated on TikTok themselves, which enables him to viralize across other top profiles and ...

Stevie Nicks Goes Her Own Way for “Dreams” TikTok Challenge: Watch

Fleetwood Mac have had a wild, profitable couple of weeks thanks to a viral TikTok video featuring “Dreams”. And now, their very own Stevie Nicks is joining in on the fun with a clip of herself singing the song at home in roller skates. This whole saga started when Nathan Apodaca uploaded a video of himself cruising along the highway on a skateboard while drinking a jug of Ocean Spray’s Cran-Raspberry to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit from Rumors. Immediately after, TikTok users began recreating the moment in their own ways, filming themselves singing along with a bottle of the juice in hand. Mick Fleetwood joined the social media platform to celebrate the pop culture trend, and now so has Nicks. In her take on the TikTok challenge, Nicks sings her iconic falsetto while she ties a pair of white ...

Diplo Partners with TikTok to Host Live Meditative Experience for Mental Health Awareness Day

With all the chaos going on this year, taking moments for yourself to focus on nurturing your mental health has become more important than ever. The Grammy Award winning jack-of-all-trades Diplo is here to help you do just that by teaming up with TikTok to host a special meditative music experience in honor of Mental Health Awareness Day. He will go live on the platform to present “Diplo & Secular Sabbath with Rhye – Looking For Me(ntal Health Awareness) LIVE” stream.  c/o Audible Treats The special is Diplo’s latest venture into the meditative and mental health space after recently dropping his first full-length ambient album, MMXX. The one-hour meditative experience with Secular Sabbath will draw from Diplo’s events he’s he...

Mick Fleetwood Joins TikTok Just to Recreate Viral “Dreams” Video: Watch

In the midst of one of the craziest, darkest weeks in a crazy, dark year, a viral TikTok video brought joy to the world. User @420doggface208, aka Nathan Apodaca, became an overnight star simply by posting a clip of himself skateboarding and drinking Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice while singing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”. Now, the band’s own Mick Fleetwood has launched his own TikTok account — just to pay tribute to Apodaca’s video. The legendary musician posted his own version of the clip, in which he rolls along (it seems he’s being pulled somehow) and sips from a full bottle of Ocean Spray. Making his lip-synching to his bandmate Stevie Nicks’ lyrics even sweeter is that there appears to be a light drizzle coming down. Even on such a gray day, there is something so blissfully p...

Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” Sees Sales, Streams Spike Following Viral TikTok Video

TikTok is a lot of things, from a breeding ground for obnoxious influencers to the bane of Trump’s social media existence. It’s also proven to be a massive boon to Fleetwood Mac’s career thanks to a recent video featuring the band’s “Dreams” going viral. Five days ago, TikTok user 420doggface208, aka Nathan Apodaca, posted a clip of himself cruising on a skateboard while drinking a jug of Ocean Spray’s Cran-Raspberry juice and singing along to “Dreams”. Stevie Nicks scoring his smooth glide against the clear, early morning sky combined for a vision of pure bliss, and the Internet ate it up. Since then, the single off 1977’s Rumors has experienced a huge bump in streaming and sales numbers. According to Billboard, the song has seen a 88.7% increase in streams (2.9 million) and a whopping 37...

US Federal Court Delays TikTok Ban

Sourced from Cosmico TikTok has been awarded a life-line after a US federal court ruled to delay its impending ban. Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump said the popular Chinese video-sharing platform’s ability to handle user data as well as its relationship with parent company, ByteDance, raised national security concerns. The Verge reports that motivation for the ban stems from the fact that “lawmakers allege that TikTok could be pressured into handing over data or other intelligence to the Chinese Communist Party”. However, TikTok hit back saying that was “led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy here in the US. We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our use...

Certain TikTok Accounts are Promoting Scam Apps, Research Shows

Sourced from Cosmico Avast claims to have found a total of seven “adware scam apps that were available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store”. These apps have since been downloaded over 2.4 million times, generating roughly $500,000 for the creators. The security firm also discovered three accounts that are ‘aggressively’ pushing the apps on TikTok, one of which has more than 300K followers, while on Instagram a profile with more than 5,000 followers has been promoting one of the apps. “The apps we discovered are scams and violate both Google’s and Apple’s app policies by either making misleading claims around app functionalities or serving ads outside of the app and hiding the original app icon soon after the app is installed,” says Jakub Vávra, Avast threat analyst. “It i...

ByteDance Forms TikTok Global as part of Oracle Deal

Sourced from Gadgets 360. ByteDance is creating a new company called TikTok Global that will be responsible for providing all TikTok services to users in the United States and most of the users in the rest of the world. TikTok Global is expected to be majority-owned by American investors, including Oracle and Walmart (20%), and with four Americans out of the five-member Board of Directors. It also aims to create more than 25,000 new jobs in the United States and pay more than $5 billion in new tax dollars to the US Treasury. As part of this deal, Oracle will become the company’s cloud provider and all of its data will be hosted at the Generation 2 Cloud data centres. /* custom css */ .tdi_3_135.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_3_135.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; } “Oracle will...

Trump Backs Proposed Deal to Keep TikTok Operating In U.S.

President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns in the latest flashpoint in the rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. The president’s support for a deal comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok’s legions of younger fans to use the app. Trump said if completed the deal would create a new company likely to be based in Texas. “I have given the deal my blessing,” he said. “If they get it done, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s OK too.” Trump said the ne...

TikTok Avoids U.S. Shutdown Following 11th Hour Deal with Oracle and Walmart

Donald Trump has signed off on an 11th hour deal allowing Oracle and Walmart to purchase a stake in TikTok, allowing the popular video sharing platform to avoid a ban in the U.S. previously set for Sunday. As part of the deal, the U.S. software company Oracle is partnering with Walmart to form a new entity called TikTok Global, which will be headquartered in the United States. Oracle will host all of TikTok’s U.S. user data and will safeguard TikTok’s computer systems “to ensure U.S. national security requirements are fully satisfied,” TikTok said in a statement (via NPR). However, the deal fall short of previous demands made by the Trump Administration. The Chinese-owned ByteDance will maintain an 80% stake in TikTok as well as control over its algorithm. Additionally, ByteDance has dispu...

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