After a trifecta of preluding singles, Justin Bieber’s fifth studio album, Changes, has arrived. Led by the production’s debut showing, “Yummy,” which Bieber promptly followed with the Kehlani-assisted “Get Me,” and Quavo feature, “Intentions,” Changes is the successor to Bieber’s last LP, Purpose, delivered in 2015. Lofty, bubblegum-sweet professions of love pervade Changes, which, from start to finish, arrives as a 17-track jaunt into R&B and pop hybrid territory.
Post Malone, Clever, Lil Dicky, and Travis Scott grace Changes, but otherwise, the vocal reigns rest firmly in the Biebs’ hands as he smoothly assumes sole vocal responsibility for much of the album’s inclusions.
Changes will be supported by a multi-city tour. The complete list of dates is available here.
From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization has often been key to such artists’ success. So at a time when the speed of life is accelerating at an alarming rate, in a society where breaking down binaries … More »
Producer Benny Blanco has teamed up with popular and questionable rapper Juice WRLD for a new song called “Graduation.” It samples Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever),” which makes it partly a nostalgia grab, but its accompanying music video — which was directed by Jake Schreier — features a who’s who of … More »
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 »
Lil Dicky paid a visit to Ellen DeGenres on April 18 to promote and preview his forthcoming song and accompanying music video, “Earth.” He tells DeGenres that the animated video features a star-studded cast, including the voices of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and more.
“It’s all about saving the earth,” Lil Dicky tells DeGenres. “There’s an environmental crisis going on right now. When I started making the song, I didn’t know the facts at hand, but we have 12 years to completely change the way we do so many things on Earth or the damage is irreversible.”
Proceeds from sales of the song will go toward Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation, which will work with Lil Dicky to help and protect the sustainability of our planet.
“Earth” premieres at midnight Friday, April 19 on YouTube.
“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »
It doesn’t happen often enough, but every once in a while, an artist will turn a routine TV performance into something special. One of those times was this morning. Last last year, the R&B singer Teyana Taylor, whose K.T.S.E. album was probably the most underrated thing to come out of the whole Kanye … More »
It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For three minutes and 36 seconds — or 5:21 if you’re watching the music video, as more than 57 million people have so far — that’s the illusion “Freaky Friday” successfully … More »