“Made in America” festival 10th Anniversary line-up to feature Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and more

 JAY-Z’s Made In America Festival is returning to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Highway on September 4th and 5th.  Roc Nation in conjunction with Live Nation revealed the star-studded lineup, with Lil Baby and Justin Bieber serving as headliners. The rest of the lineup includes Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda, Baby Keem, A$AP Ferg, Freddie Gibbs, Tinashe, and more. Read full article >>

Listen to Dua Lipa’s new song “Can They Hear Us”

Dua Lipa has returned with a new song, a collaboration with electro producer Dillon Francis called “Can They Hear Us.” The tune appears on the just-released soundtrack for Gully, the feature film debut from Nabil, the director behind some of the century’s best music videos.  The Gully soundtrack also features 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, Schoolboy Q, B-Real, Don Toliver, Miguel, Buddy, Snoh Aalegra, Gary Clark Jr., 2 Chainz, Sleepy Rose, and Mike Will Made-It. Read full article >>

Olivia Rodrigo continues to dominate the charts as Dixie D’Amelio reaches a milestone on Triller

Olivia Rodrigo topped the charts in Australia this week, as Dixie D’Amelio tied Megan Thee Stallion for the most No. 1’s on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S chart.

Rodrigo’s “Sour” debuted at number one on the National Albums chart, with “Good For You” hitting the top of the singles charts. “Good for You” has now become Rodrigo’s second No. 1 single following “Driver’s License.” Read full article >>

Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary, announces pronoun change to they/them

28-year-old Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary and is changing their pronouns to they/them. Lovato wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday that they identify as non-binary, or a person whose gender identity does not fit into the binary of male or female. Wrote Lovato: “I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward. This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me. I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.” Lovato also posted a video, saying in part: “I feel this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and am still discovering.” Read full article >>

Travis Scott to headline his sold-out, two-day ‘Astroworld” festival in Houston

After Travis Scott confirmed that he will be headlining his two-day “Astroworld” festival in Houston, the event fully sold out in under an hour with over 100,000 total guests scheduled to attend the weekend event. The music festival is slated to return for a third year to NRG Park in Houston, Texas with an expanded two-day format on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6. Read full article >>

Nick Jonas will host this year’s 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Nick Jonas. The ceremony will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT on NBC. Jonas currently serves as a coach on NBC’s The Voice; his fellow coach on The Voice, Kelly Clarkson, previously hosted the Billboard Awards for the last three years.  Jonas tweeted about the hosting gig, posting a video saying “Truly an honor to have already received the first preemptive 2021 #BBMAs award. Best host ever?! Wow!” Read full article >>

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