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Beyoncé has declared “music industry gatekeepers” aren’t happy with her experimenting with different genres. The 42-year-old has gone from R&B sensation to having astonishing success with her country album Cowboy Carter, with the “Texas Hold ‘Em” singer reaching the top of Billboard’s Hot country songs chart, but she has now spoken out about how she
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Ashton Irwin bursts into our scheduled Zoom meeting like a ray of light. You can tell he’s every bit as happy-go-lucky as he seems, simply introducing himself in a lighthearted manner, “Hi, I’m Ashton!” Of course I already know who he is…I’m interviewing him today for his single, “Straight To Your Heart”, and subsequently his
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The world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group, announced plans to offer its artists AI models of their own voices. The corporation’s deal with digital startup firm SoundLabs will create software called MicDrop, designed to replicate an individual voice via machine learning techniques. The artist will retain full control of the model – it won’t
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Not just anyone can earn the title “People’s Princess.” I mean, the moniker was first used to describe Princess Diana, so the bar is high. It describes someone who isn’t just iconic but feels relatable. But this is a tough balance to reach — especially for celebrities who are, by definition, not relatable. And many
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Fans are convinced Kesha is throwing shade at Katy Perry after it was revealed that Perry reportedly worked with Dr. Luke on her upcoming album. On Monday (June 17), Kesha tweeted, “lol.” Fans immediately responded to the tweet with assumptions about Kesha and Katy’s friendship. “Yall are laughing like this is some dumb celebrity drama but
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Ever since Juneteenth became a national holiday, corporations have been trying to do to it what they’ve done with Pride: strip it of its roots and turn it into a commercialized holiday to sell more stuff. There’s a scene in American Fiction in which Jefferey Wright’s character is appalled at the suggestion that his book
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For this week’s Loud List, we compiled clips of metal bands covering pop songs. You don’t typically think you’ll hear pop songs when you’re going to a metal show, but music is music, and a lot of artists don’t discriminate by genre. Plus, you’d be lying if you said there isn’t a single pop song in
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Do you remember a few years ago when everyone was wearing their colossal Anthropologie initial necklaces? You could see the emboldened Scarlet Letter from a mile away. Everyone who was anyone had one…but quickly, they cycled out of style. Mine still remains in my archives, collecting dust as a relic in my jewelry cabinet. Every
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Scooter Braun is officially retiring from music management. Braun unofficially began stepping back from managing his biggest clients like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande over the last couple of years, but now, he’s done for good. The controversial manager, who was responsible for discovering Bieber in the late ’00s, announced the news with a lengthy statement
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Enrique Iglesias dropped his emotional “Hero” music video in 2001, which also starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mickey Rourke, but it turns out that his tears were more real than fans knew. Hewitt told Entertainment Tonight about the real-life tragedy that inspired Iglesias’ sobs. “The craziest thing about that video shoot that I don’t know if people
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Martin Shkreli is being sued by the company that owns the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for copying and playing the album without prior permission. “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli Faces New Lawsuit On Monday (June 10), digital art collective PleasrDAO filed a lawsuit against “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli in New York Eastern District Court,
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How are we halfway through June already? It actually seems illegal how fast the summer passes by, there’s so much I want to accomplish in no time whatsoever. But enough about me, the main point here is that we’re looking at the weekend once again. Whether this was the best or worst week of your
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For the girls who get it, just the name Glen Powell should cause a physical reaction. Not just for the Top Gun beach scene — or the Anyone But You shower scene — but because he’s the face of a new era: the great return of the mid-budget rom-com. We thought the genre was dead
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When Kaleah Lee tells me she only started writing songs during the pandemic, I can’t hide my surprise. Her lyricism has the practiced sharpness of someone who has been honing their craft for decades. And her production — which she does herself in her bedroom — is subtle and simmering with emotion. This is bedroom
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K-pop fans are loving the new boy group PLAVE, and their success comes with a surprising twist… PLAVE is entirely virtual. That’s right, K-pop’s hottest new group is an animated boy band consisting of five members: Yejun, Noah, Bamby, Eunho and Hamin. They made their official debut on March 12, 2023, with their single album Asterum, which now
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