Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

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Christina Aguilera - LiberationAlong with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop explosion. Long after most of their peers found alternate careers in show business or disappeared from pop culture entirely, these artists kept sending singles to the top 10. Spears survived … More »

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

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J BalvinQuick: Who’s the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if your list only reaches to the end of the English language, it’s far too limited. More »

BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ is first K-pop album to debut at no. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart

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BTS is sitting pretty.

The K-pop boy band’s third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear has become the first number one chart-topper for the group after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums of a given week in the US as per multi-metric consumption, assessed by traditional album sale counts, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. Love Yourself: Tear is the first K-pop album to ascend to the first rank on the chart.

The album sold 135,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending May 24. 100,000 of that 135,000 were in traditional album sales.

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H/T: Billboard

BTS Are The First K-Pop Group With A Top 10 Song

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Superstar Korean boy band BTS’ “Fake Love” launches at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated 6/2), marking the first Hot 100 top 10 ever for a K-pop group. As previously reported, parent album Love Yourself: Tear debuts as BTS’ first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it’s also the … More »

BTS’ Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’ Is The First K-Pop Album To Hit #1 In The US

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Korean boy band BTS debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest effort, Love Yourself: Tear. It’s the first No. 1 for the seven-member group, and the first K-pop album to lead the tally. The set, which was released through BitHit Entertainment on May 18, launches with 135,000 equivalent album … More »

Drake Is Having Fun Again, And People Can’t Get Enough

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Drake announced a new album this week, and depending on its tracklist, it may already be eligible for gold certification — never mind that it’s not out for another two months. More »

Dozens Of Musicians Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s Death In “The Dream Still Lives” Video

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as ever, Stevie Wonder has assembled a mind-bogglingly vast lineup of musicians, celebrities, and public figures to share their hopes for the future in a video entitled “The Dream Still Lives.” … More »

Steve Aoki & Desiigner Get Matching ‘Mic Drop’ Tattoos

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In late November, Steve Aoki, BTS, and Desiigner received RIAA’s Gold certification for Steve Aoki and Desiigner’s remix of “Mic Drop.” The award is granted after any song surpasses 500,000 units in sales which is also equivalent to 75 million streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. To date, the remix of “Mic

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Steve Aoki Confirms New BTS Collaboration For 2018

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If you’re not familiar with the K-Pop worldwide superstars BTS yet, we’re sure this next year you’ll get acquainted here. After dropping his remix of BTS’ “Mic Drop,” Steve Aoki recently confirmed with Trending Live that he has some originals that he will be releasing with BTS in 2018. “Now we’ve got some new music

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These Are The Best Remixes of 2017 According To Billboard

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To go along with our growing list of the most popular remixes of 2017 playlist, Billboard has decided to chimed in with their choices for the 10 best dance/electronic remixes of 2017. Related: 25 Of The Best EDM Remixes of Pop Songs This past year, we saw quite a few remixes from some of the

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