Lil Nas X’s breakout hit ‘Old Town Road’ rakes in another Billboard chart record

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Lil Nas X’s breakout hit ‘Old Town Road’ rakes in another Billboard chart recordLil Nas

Few songs in history have dominated the zeitgeist like Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road,’ and now there is considerable data to support that statement. This past week, the country-rap crossover hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus sat atop the coveted Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a record thirteenth week.

This is the longest any rap single has led the chart, beating out past monsters like ‘See You Again,’ by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, in 2015; ‘Boom Boom Pow,’ by The Black Eyed Peas (2009); and ‘Lose Yourself,’ by Eminem (2002-03). Beyond breaking rap records, only 11 other singles in history share this record, the last of which was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s ‘Despacito‘ which featured Justin Bieber.

‘Old Town Road’ also currently leads the Streaming Songs chart for the thirteenth week with 88.7 million streams in the U.S.. It’s on top of the Digital Song Sales chart once again as well with 59,000 downloads sold.

The song was already enormous prior to this record-breaking week, but an honest admission at the end of Pride Month from Lil Nas X that he is, in fact, gay gave the single an even bigger bump to close out June.

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H/T: Billboard

Lil Dicky – “Earth” Video

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Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday.” Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

Slushii serves up stomping remix of Charlie Puth’s ‘The Way I Am’

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Slushii serves up stomping remix of Charlie Puth’s ‘The Way I Am’Slushii Live Credit Rukes

Slushii is back with a brand new remix of Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am.” The new remix effort comes off of Puth’s recently released sophomore album titled Voicenotes, which managed to obtain a Gold certification within four days of its release.

Slushii uses the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s vocals as the centerpiece of the remix, accented by dreamy piano chords, weaving in steep drum builds before a stomping rave-ready break. Injecting Puth’s original work with a hefty tempo bump, the young LA-based beatmaker dips into crossover appeal, using the original’s radio pop groundwork to lean into electro house and happy hardcore territories. The record was premiered by Puth on all streaming platforms, along with a balancing acoustic version to temper Slushii’s fiery dance floor ignitor.

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Lil Xan Says Columbia Records Arranged His Recently Ended Romance With Noah Cyrus

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Lil Xan & Noah Cyrus in happier timesLil Xan, a.k.a. Diego Leanos, is a 21-year-old SoundCloud rapper with facial tattoos and predictable appeal to teenagers. Noah Cyrus is an aspiring pop star and the 18-year-old sister of Miley. Their brief romantic relationship sparked an unremarkable collaborative single, “Live or Die,” and peaked with an excruciatingly awkwardMore »

Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, and more slated for ‘Im Listening’ broadcast for mental health awareness and suicide prevention

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Entercom recently announced their lineup for this year’s “I’m Listening” campaign — a live, commercial-free broadcast to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

Set to air September 9 at 7:00am local time on live streams via the Radio.com app as part of National Suicide Prevention Week, the broadcast will feature a variety of music, film, and sports role models. The special will have call-in opportunities and an interactive website for listeners to share stories and discuss resources for help.

Influencers featured on the show this year are Alessia CaraBebe RexhaCharlie Puth, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Academy Award-winning actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, Stone Temple Pilots, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind and more.

After Chester Bennington died in 2017 from suicide, his bandmate, Mike Shinoda, released his first solo album, Post Traumatic, about his journey out of grief and darkness. He told Billboard, “In most parts of the world, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. I hope that sharing my personal story, in music and conversation, helps open up the door to new discussions and awareness about mental health.”

Last year, the broadcast featured HalseyLogic, and Metallica. The iconic rock band said, “Talking about it is the most important thing.” Bassist Robert Trujillo reminded fans, “It’s not a sign of weakness to see a doctor when you are depressed.”

The special will be hosted by Seattle KISW-FM personality BJ Shea and, feature clinical psychologist and NowMattersNow.org CEO Dr. Ursula Whiteside as well as co-founder and executive director of Concussion Legacy Foundation, Dr. Chris Nowinksi. For more information about the I’m Listening campaign, visit their website here. If you or someone you know is going through a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

H/T: Billboard

Boehm drops euphoric new single, ‘Cool Kidz’

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It’s been quite some time since fans have gotten an original from Romanian DJ/producer Boehm. Since the release of “Outside of the Lines,” a successful hit single featuring Laurell, he’s been on a steady remix track, producing official edits for Tritonal, Bingo Players, Olmos, and more.

In releasing “Cool Kidz” on Ultra Music, Boehm has gifted listeners with a fresh new production that is a guaranteed summer crowd-pleaser. The masterpiece is chock-full of lively synths, pitched vocals, and piano riffs, making way for a signature beach playlist spot.

Keep an eye out for new material from Boehm, as there’s an array of heavy weight DJs/artists who have requested official remixes from the producer including Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, and more. He’s been steadily rising in reputation for his original works as well, which, like “Cool Kidz” often show off his penchant for mellow, yet infectious creations.

 

 

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Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

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Taylor SwiftI am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video screens several stories high, each angled slightly toward its respective side of the stadium, converging at the center of the stage like two sides of a triangle. A gargantuan rig … More »

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 »