At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
Next week Ed Sheeran will release No.6 Collaborations Project, a 15-track album of collaborations with other artists, including Travis Scott, Stormzy, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B. So far, we’ve heard his songs with Justin Bieber, Khalid, and Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock. Tonight, Sheeran shares two more: “BLOW,” a rocker with Bruno Mars and … More »
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.
The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.
Toy Story 4 is coming out in just a few weeks. And singer-songwriter Randy Newman, who wrote the music for the first three films, is returning with two new original songs for the soundtrack: “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy, which is written from Woody’s perspective. “Woody … More »
Sometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you’ve decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you’ve fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »
Real-life musicians are no stranger to Game Of Thrones. In the past, the HBO series has recruited the likes of Mastodon, Sigur Ros, and even Ed Sheeran to pad out their enormous cast, and in last night’s episode they had country musician Chris Stapleton go to war. As Rolling Stone reports, Stapleton played … More »
Fiona Apple, Miley Cyrus, Miguel, Josh Homme, Brandi Carlile, and Chris Stapleton have joined the lineup for the upcoming Chris Cornell tribute/benefit concert I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell, Pitchfork reports. Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams, and the remaining members of Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, and Audioslave … More »
Every year before the Grammys, the Recording Academy names a musician as the MusiCares Person Of The Year. This year’s honoree is Dolly Parton, who is the first country music artist to earn the title. The MusiCares Person Of The Year typically gets a special tribute concert to go along with their award, and because … More »
As long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the “boy band era” and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC led an insurgent army of meticulously styled hormone-activating ensembles. These dreamboat teams were the predominant unit … More »