Nearly two months after Pop Smoke's death, his first posthumous track has been released.
On Thursday (April 2), Pop Smoke's new single, "How We Move," was released to all streaming platforms.
This single comes after 50 Cent announced on Instagram on March 2 that he would be finishing Pop's album. "I'm on the move listening to Pop smoke, i decided i'm gonna executive produce and finish his album for him.#abcforlife #starzgettheapp #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac," 50 said on the social media post.
In a separate Instagram post, the Grammy-nominated rapper reached out to recruit help from Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and Drake for Pop Smoke's posthumous release. 50 also claimed that the album would be ready to drop in May.
On Feb. 7, 2020, a little over a week before Pop was shot and killed in Los Angeles, he released the second installment of his mixtape series, Meet the Woo 2. The 13-track EP includes features from Quavo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and more.
Listen to Pop Smoke's first posthumous single, 'How We Move," below.
The judge just signed off on Tekashi 6ix9ine's request to get out to avoid infection from the coronavirus.
The judge agreed Thursday the rapper should be granted a compassionate release, effective immediately, from the NY facility where he's been held. Instead of serving the rest of his 2-year sentence behind bars ... he'll do it at home.
Tekashi will be on supervised release. During his first 4 months of home incarceration, he'll have a GPS monitor and must remain at an address approved by his probation officer. According to the judge's order, he can only leave if he needs to seek necessary medical treatment or visit his attorney -- and he must get pre-approval from the probation department.
If, for any reason, the GPS monitoring is not available or malfunctioning ... Tekashi must have a daily videoconference with his probation officer. So, he'll be like most of us ... suddenly using Zoom, Skype or FaceTime to stay connected.
Tekashi's lawyers, Lance Lazzaro and Dawn Florio, were going back and forth filing motions to gain his release. At first, Judge Engelmayer denied 6ix9ine's request because he said he didn't technically have the power to release him.
He directed the team to file a request with the Bureau of Prisons and said they were the ones who could bust him out early ... but then that department said they couldn't help him because Tekashi was in a private facility under the watch of the U.S. Marshals Service, instead of a BOP facility.
As a result, the ball was back in Judge Engelmayer's court, and hizzoner just handed down the order releasing Tekashi to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.
BTW ... prosecutors said they had no objection to the compassionate release so long as the judge found there were
Tekashi was supposed to be getting out later this summer after his conviction on racketeering charges last year. But, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak -- and preexisting conditions, he claims he is potentially high-risk in a prison setting -- 6ix9ine took the opportunity to ask to be sent home even earlier.
K-Pop star Jaejoong, of the K-pop group JYJ, told his fans he was hospitalized for Coronavirus, as an April Fools prank.
In a now-deleted post on Instagram to his nearly 2 million followers, the 34-year-old entertainer said he was “sorry to those who could have been infected because of me.”
He added, “It was because I lived carelessly, disregarding all of the cautions provided by the government and those around me,” the New York Times reports.
South Korea currently has 9,887 confirmed cases including 165 deaths. Fans expressed great concern when they read his original message.
A short time later, he admitted it was a prank, saying, “So many people walk the streets and live their lives without their guards up, ignoring it… and thinking it won’t happen to them, and it makes me so worried that my family and friends might get sick.”
“Staying on alert right now.. That is what I say to myself again and again. Although this did go quite far for April Fool’s Day, so many people worried about me in a short span of time,” he continued. “Oh… and I don’t think of this as an April Fool’s joke. My family and my friends are getting sick.. and dying.. It’s never!! just someone else’s problem. I wanted to tell you that protecting myself is protecting the precious people around us. I will accept all punishment I receive from this post. I hope all of you are healthy.”
The admission that it was a prank caused a ton of backlash with his fans, calling him “insensitive.”
Troye Sivan Releases New Song 'Take Yourself Home' and Launches New Merch With Proceeds Going to WHO & Spotify Relief Funds
Troye Sivan‘s “Take Yourself Home” is finally out, after teasing it for over a week!
The 24-year-old not only unveiled the song, but a new lyric video as well.
“‘Take Yourself Home’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” Troye said in a release. “The song is kind of a pep talk with yourself and the place you’re from. Grappling with your place in the world. I write these songs as a diary entry, then as life and places change and relationships change, songs can take on a new meaning entirely. Clearly that has happened for this song, with what is going on in the world right now.”
Along with the new track, Troye has also launched three new t-shirts, with all proceeds to be donated to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Spotify’s COVID-19 Music Relief project.
You can listen to the song now and shop the shirts at TroyeSivanShop.com!
Hailee Steinfeld just dropped her new music video for “I Love You’s”.
The 23-year-old singer and actress debuted the visual on Tuesday (March 31), and it’s full of amazing fashion moments.
Hailee recently dished on how her new song perfectly summed up how she was feeling after a breakup.
“I kind of had a moment with myself where I decided that I wasn’t necessarily going to give myself a choice. I needed time to heal after a breakup. It had been a while since I’d been single, and I needed to kind of find myself again and find my footing and I kind of lost myself and I told myself I need at least a year before any of this again,” Hailee told Apple Music. “That was the whole ‘No more of this. No more I love you’s.’ I’m not one to throw that around, but I do fall very hard, very fast and this was a commitment to myself. I was like, I’ve got to take some time.”
“When this song came into my life, I was like, there’s no better way of articulating what I just said than in this song,” Hailee continued. “Of course, like you mentioned, we know the Annie Lennox ‘No More I Love You’s’ and it’s so iconic. You’ve created some memory to that along the way and I love that this record sort of resonates with different generations because of that, which I think is pretty special.”
BTS' Jimin has debuted a new tattoo that fans noticed during a VLIVE chat on Thursday (March 26).
In the video, Jimin flashes the inside of his left wrist to reveal a small “13” in black ink.
The number marks both Jimin‘s birthday (October 13, 1995) and the date when BTS debuted (June 13, 2013).
Jimin hasn’t confirmed the news himself, so it’s unclear if the tattoo is real or not. However, fans first spotted it on VLIVE on February 21. ARMY members then saw it again during another VLIVE broadcast as well as during a performance on February 27.
Jimin also has a tattoo of the word “Nevermind” on his ribs.
BTS has delayed their North American tour dates amid the ongoing health crisis.
Vanessa Carlton has released her sixth studio album Love Is An Art.
Vanessa was inspired in part by the 1956 book “The Art of Loving” by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her.
“Love is the energy you put out into the world,” Vanessa said in a statement. “And it can be so incredibly messy at times.”
Selena Gomez debuted a performance video for her song “Dance Again” from her new album Rare.
She also revealed some new “Dance Again” merchandice, with part of those proceeds going towards the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund!
“It feels a little strange releasing something so lighthearted in the middle of such a heavy time for our world, but I also think it’s a good reminder that we will get through this together. 💖 For every purchase of the new Dance Again merch in my store, a portion of proceeds will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund,” she wrote on Instagram about the video.
You can buy “Dance Again” merch on Selena‘s website, SelenaGomez.com!
5 Seconds of Summer‘s new album CALM is out now.
The 12-track project includes their previously released songs “Wildflower,” “Easier,” “Teeth,” “No Shame,” and “Old Me.”
“The album title came from the first letters of all of our names,” Luke told the New York Post. “And it’s also a nod to our fans that coined us that name in our early days. They’ve been using that acronym for a long time. It kind of just sums up [that] we’re a little bit older and a little bit wiser . . . But it was named before this went down, obviously.”
“We were gonna go all over the world, do all these kinds of things, and then we just couldn’t,” he added. “But honestly, we wanted the album out really badly. We were waiting a long time for it to come out.”
Luke has also called the album “a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse.” Calum adds, “These new songs feel like something we could keep playing for the next 10 years, or even beyond that. It feels like our first album—like we finally found what we’d been trying to achieve since the beginning of this band.”
Listen to 5 Seconds of Summer‘s CALM below! You can also download it on Apple Music.
PartyNextDoor has released his brand new album PARTYMOBILE.
PND's album boast some major features on his album. Drake is on the song “Loyal,” Rihanna is on the song “Believe It,” and Bad Bunny teamed up with him for a remix of “Loyal.”
This album was inspired by the experience you get when riding in your car and you’re listening to music by yourself. It is the soundtrack for those late drives,” PND said in a statement.