Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’s that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »

Swedish House Mafia heads into 2019 with new management after parting with longtime manager Amy Thomson last August

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2019 is the year of Swedish House Mafia‘s return after a five-year hiatus. The trio has continuously made music industry headlines since announcing nine shows in the upcoming year after their momentous reunion at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello have announced residencies with Wynn Nightlife, and longtime manager Amy Thomson announced her departure as Swedish House Mafia’s manager with a touching post.

It has now been revealed that Ron Lafitte of Patriot Management will be taking Thomson’s reins in working with the trio moving forward. Lafitte started his career working in heavy metal with the likes of Metallica and Megadeth. He now oversees everyone from Pharrell Williams and OneRepublic, to the Backstreet Boys. The dance titans have not announced a label deal as of yet, but it has all but been confirmed that they are working on new music.

 

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Thanks for all the messages I got hit with about this. But I guess now is the time to say that in May this year I told the boys I would be leaving at the end of summer 2018. In this industry people expect you to stay in projects that make you powerful. Ego. Pride. Power. Money. All of that. But for me I have learned that life changes you and what you want to do with that gift is a gift in itself. It was a big decision after 14 years but one I made for myself. I wish them so much joy and happiness and success and I will be watching proudly but the era of me with the boys is at an end. And what an era it was. We changed the game so many times through everything from brave hearts to sheer blindness. What a ride. But for me life’s changed now. The future belongs to a new set of people around them and I wish them luck with all my heart. And I suppose telling people in this way is not very CEO of me. But that’s not who I am. My passion got me here not a boardroom. Thank you to everyone who helped us. Who put up with us. The fans who stayed with us. We made history. But most of all to my daughter who shared me with this crazy ride without ever complaining. We Came. We Raved. I Loved it. Thank you so much. Amy x

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Nick Carter Rape Case Declined By LA District Attorney

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Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter will not be prosecuted for alleged sexual assault, the Los Angeles Distrcit Attorney’s office announced on Tuesday. A police report was filed against Carter in February for alleged sexual assault and the Santa Monica Police Department presented its findings to the D.A. last month. The alleged assault was reported as taking … More »

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

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Jay-Z & BeyoncéOn The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »

Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell Defends Nick Carter, Suggests Rape Accuser Is “Fame Seeker”

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Brian LittrellYesterday, TMZ‘s airport cameras got Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell to talk about the ongoing rape investigation against bandmate Nick Carter. “I can’t make any public statement about it,” Littrell began, and then made a regrettable one, suggesting Carter’s accuser is a “fame seeker” looking to steal the shine of BSB’s recentMore »

JPEGMAFIA – “Millennium Freestyle”

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JPEGMAFIAEarlier this year, the Baltimore-adjacent, LA-based rapper JPEGMAFIA released Veteran, an album that made murky lo-fi rap exciting. It landed on our Best Albums Of 2018 So Far list and today he’s shared an outtake from those sessions. “Millennium Freestyle” twists the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” into a hazy cloud … More »

New Music Friday: A Totally Bandit week for pop, plus Christine and the Queens returns

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Notes:

  • The new Christine and the Queens single was released on a day that wasn’t Friday, which means it doesn’t quality for top-of-the-playlist status, and also it’s not as good as the Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato single, so that’s all worked out fine.
  • Great to see Leon Else get a big moment on the generally-really-good 13 Reasons Why season two soundtrack album with My Kind Of Love.
  • Galantis and Uffie: what a team.
  • Betty Who‘s still going!
  • Nicole Millar is one of the more exciting artists working in a very crowded pop space: No Strings is the latest glimpse of a really rather great debut album that’s due for release later this year.
  • Riton and Kah-Lo have released their song again, and that’s fine.
  • Hard to know how to cover the existence of the (pretty great but that’s not the point) new Backstreet Boys single, really.
  • For different reasons it’s hard to know how to approach Hillsong Young & Free‘s latest godbanger. What a world!

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I Regret To Inform You That My Nemesis Charlie Puth Is Getting His Shit Together

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Charlie PuthCharlie Puth is ridiculous, but more importantly, he is meticulous. His music is toothless, but his commitment to that music and its spoils is ruthless. More »

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Responds To Rape Accusation By Ex-Dream Singer

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Melissa Schuman, a former member of the early-’00s Bad Boy girl group Dream, has written a post on her blog that accuses Nick Carter, the Backstreet Boys member, of rape. Schuman writes that Carter raped her in 2002, when she was 18. The two were working together on The Hollow, a 2004 ABC … More »

It Appears A Steve Aoki, Backstreet Boys Collaboration Is In The Works

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Steve Aoki has spent all of 2017 slaving away at breaking down boundaries in dance music. His release of Kolony demonstrated that the line separating hip hop and dance music is as thin as ever, and is welcome to be blurred. Now though it seems that the jumping, cake throwing, DJ/producer has another project in

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