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Harry Styles’s New Music Video for “Late Night Talking”

For every Harry Styles fan out there— which should be every single person reading this— the music video for Harry’s hit song “Late Night Talking” from his May album “Harry’s House” premiered on Youtube yesterday. Within less than 24 hours, his adult-style sleepover themed video is #4 on Trending For Music on Youtube, with almost 6 million views and over 700K likes. The video centers around beds, with Harry switching into different pairs of polka dot pajamas sets in each scene.

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Everything That We Know About BTS’ Docuseries and Concert Special

The pop sensation of the kpop world, BTS are surprising fans with their new upcoming Disney+ special. The boys of BTS will star in exclusive shows on the popular streaming platform, which followed a collaboration agreement between the Walt Disney Company and their studio, Hybe Corporation. The collaboration will include five specials and will “showcase creative excellence from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry.”

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‘Stranger Things’ Bringing Back the Best Music

Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most-watched series on Netflix, beat only by the popular television series titled Squid Game. From the nostalgic 80s setting to the fantastic costuming to the believable chemistry among the cast to the deliberate character development and artistic direction, Stanger Things has gained a huge following in the wake of their recent release of season 4, volumes 1 and 2.

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Lizzo Announces ‘Lizzoverse’ Light Show for New Album ‘Special’

On Monday, the pop star announced that fans will soon be able to enter the “Lizzoverse”, an immersive light show experience set to her second studio album, SPECIAL, which is expected to be released on Friday. The light show, which is presented by American Express, will give members with an American Express card the opportunity to see the show on July 15.

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Carlos Santana Postpones Tour Due to Health Concerns

American guitar hero Carlos Santana,74, has postponed the next six shows of his “Miraculous Supernatural 2022” tour with Earth, Wind & Fire, after collapsing on stage during a concert last Tuesday. His manager announced that he will be temporarily stepping away from the stage “out of an abundance of caution for the artist’s health.”
July concerts in Noblesville, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Rogers, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; and Woodlands, Texas, have been pushed back, Michael Vrionis, Santana’s manager said in a statement.

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Calvin Harris Announces New Song ‘Stay With Me’ Featuring Halsey, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell

Last Wednesday, DJ and producer Calvin Harris took to Twitter to announce a collaboration with music big stars Halsey, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell. The collaboration will be part of Harris’ forthcoming Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 as part of the album’s third single, Stay With Me. According to Harris’ announcement, the song is ready to launch next Friday, July 15.
Harris also announced the slew of other artists that are set to feature on his upcoming album including Stefflon Don, Chloe Bailey, Charlie Puth, Pusha T, Shenseea, Tinashe, Normani, Lil Durk, Offset, 6lack, Coi LeRay, Busta Rhymes, Latto, Swae Lee, Jorja Smith, and Snoop Dogg, per Billboard. As for Halsey, Timberlake, and Pharrel, it is the first time ever that these stars will share a stage together, although Timberlake and Pharrel have joined their talents on more than one occasion.

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Man Who Shot Nipsey Hussle Has
Been Convicted Of His Murder

The man who shot and killed rising rap star, Nipsey Hussle, has been found guilty of murdering the artist. Minutes after a brief argument, Hussle was found killed outside his own South LA clothing store. The jury has found a man named Eric R. Holder, guilty of first degree murder.

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Kid Cudi Will Headline Camp
McDonald’s Virtual Music Experience

McDonald’s has released the line-up for their 2022 Camp McDonal’s Virtual experience, which will be headlined by Kid Cudi. Additional performers include Omar Apollo, blackbear, and South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI. The technological camp is set to occur over a 4 week period, and is only accessible through the McDonald’s app. Each week will bring new merch, menu items and promotions– examples being the $2 Big Mac, and a free McFlurry.

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Bop or Flop: My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance. Often known as an “emo” pop-punk band, was formed in 2001 by artist and writer Gerard Way. Becoming popular during the mid-2000’s, the band was able to obtain multiple platinum albums and sell thousands of tickets on tours alone. Although the band broke up in 2013, people still listened to their music, and as if they were hearing their fans prayers, the group reunited in 2019.

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The Chainsmokers Song “Paris” Trending As Pro-Choice TikTok Anthem

The popularity of TikTok as one of the largest social media platforms also gives rise to the popularity of certain songs and “sounds” used on the app. Songs like “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush spiked in streams following its use in Stranger Things and subsequent popularity on TikTok, and now another song is circulating the app for an even greater good. The Chainsmokers’s song “Paris,” released in 2017, is now being used on TikTok by pro-choice activists following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24th. 

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Big Sean and Jhene Aiko Expecting Child

Rapper Big Sean and his girlfriend, singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko, are expecting their first child together. The rapper took to social media over the weekend to express his excitement and confirm the news.
“Whole new motivation for real!” Sean wrote on his Instagram Story on Sunday. “Very grateful God continues to bless us, thank you. Can’t wait to be a Dad,” he added with a black heart emoji next to the statement.

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Kendrick Lamar Announces ‘Mr.
Morale & The Big Steppers’ Vinyl
Release

Kendrick Lamar first announced the vinyl release of his record on Thursday, and has made it available for pre-order today July 1. The incredible album is available for pre-order on 180g black and an exclusive gold-brown pressings. Orders are expected to roll out expected starting on August 26. The release of the vinyl includes the entirety of the double-disc album, which includes 18 songs that span over 73 minutes.

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