Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to mother of five whose husband died of COVID-19

Taylor Swift has generously donated $50,000 to a mother of five children who was devastatingly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Swift and her mom Andrea donated the exact goal amount of a GoFundMe dedicated to Vickie Quarles, the mother of five daughters whose husband, Theodis Ray Quarles, died of COVID-19. Their donation made the fundraiser’s total amount for the Quarles family $61,268 at press time. Read full article >>

Demi Lovato shares teaser of her collaboration with Ariana Grande “Met Him Last Night”

Demi Lovato has revealed the title of her collaboration with Ariana Grande. The track “Met Him Last Night” which will be featured on Lovato’s upcoming seventh studio album Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over to be released on April 2.  In addition, Lovato also confirmed she and Saweetie will team up for the track “My GFs Are My BFs” and that another featured artist on her forthcoming LP will be Noah Cyrus. Read full article >>

Justin Bieber reveals new song ‘Peaches’ during NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert

Justin Bieber debuted his new song titled ‘Peaches’ during the latest NPR Tiny Desk (Home) concert. The 27-year-old performed the world premiere of his track from his upcoming album ‘Justice’, which is set for release today. Bieber’s Tiny Desk performance was stripped down, compared to the recorded version which features guest vocals from GIVEON and Daniel Caesar.  Bieber also performed the tracks “Holy” (the studio version features Chance the Rapper), “Hold On,” and “Anyone.” You can check out the full Tiny Desk concert – here. Read full article >>

BTS song ‘Dynamite’ becomes their first certified double platinum single

BTS’ hit song “Dynamite” is now certified double platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Wednesday that the K-pop group earned its first double platinum certification. A song is certified platinum in the U.S. after shifting at least one million equivalent units, which are composed of both sales and streams. Double platinum means the song has moved two million units or more. BTS has three songs with platinum status, “Boy with Luv” with Halsey,” “Idol” and “Mic Drop.” Read full article >>

Lil Nas X reveals release date for upcoming single “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’

Lil Nas X’s long-awaited new single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) is arriving later this month. The rapper first teased the track in July 2020 with a 38-second snippet, which includes lyrics such as, “Call me when you want, call me when you need, call me in the morning, I’ll be on the way.”  Lil Nas confirmed the single will officially drop on March 26th. Read full article >>

Yungblud Recruits Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne for YouTube Benefit Livestream

Yungblud recruited Tommy Lee, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave Navarro, Avril Lavigne, and more for The Yungblud Show Live, which was livestreamed on Thursday, March 11th as part of YouTube’s Music Nights series. The performance benefits the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)’s Emergency Relief Fund.
The show was streamed live from Yungblud’s YouTube page and featured appearances KSI, Renforshort, and Lil Huddy. Navarro and Lee performed alongside Yungblud during the livestream, and Lavigne performed a duet with the artist. 
You can watch a replay of the livestream of The Yungblud Show on YouTube – here.

“The Yungblud Show Live” – One Year Anniversary Livestream Set For Thursday, March 11 From An Independent Venue In LA


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2021 “Life is Beautiful” Festival in Las Vegas to feature Billie Eilish, HAIM, ASAP Rocky and more

The three-day annual Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas has announced its 2021 lineup. The 2021 festival marks a return for organizers after skipping the festivities last year due to the pandemic. Lauren DelFrago, Festival Director of Life is Beautiful, said in an emailed statement: “We have always put the health, safety, and security of our community first. As we prepare to produce the 2021 festival, we feel a heightened sense of responsibility to our staff, partners, performers, and attendees, and continue to work closely with local and state officials to ensure a safe return to live music.” Read full article >>