BTS will be down a member for the upcoming concert in Sapporo, Japan. According to the band’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, Rap Monster cannot dance at the moment because he has injured himself.
In a statement released today (June 30), Big Hit writes, “Rap Monster will not be able to participate in choreography at the Sapporo concert during the Japanese tour. On the 29th, Rap Monster was resting at housing in Sapporo when he hit his foot against the edge of a piece of furniture and injured the last toe on his right foot. Though he received immediate treatment at the hospital, the nail on his toe is compromised, and medical staff advised that he refrain from any action that causes him pain.”
Big Hit went on to say that Rap Monster’s health is good overall, and the label apologized to fans attending the upcoming concert in Japan. The Sopporo stop is part of the 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour.
Annie Lennox may get a shot at actually getting one of her songs played on the radio!
So a woman named Kylie, who works for a radio station, sent Annie a letter which begins ... "I came across your music on line and really like what I heard!" Kylie, the New Music Coordinator for the station, went on, "I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station. If you'd like, please send over the MP3 for your latest single," adding, "I'll forward it to Glenn our program director to see if he's interested in putting it in rotation."
The email continues ... "We are connected to an artist development firm that can also get you onto 150 radio stations worldwide." Annie just posted a caution ... "Whilst it's obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had 'potential' sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day."
Annie is responsible for big hits like "Sweet Dreams," "Here Comes The Rain Again"
Jennifer Lopez will release a brand-new single!
In a tweet on June 29, the singer wrote “Estrenando Nueva Música… #NiTuNiYo #July42017.” This also translates to “Premiering new music… #NiTuNiYo #July42017.”
“Ni Tu Ni Yo” featuring Gente de Zona will debut on America’s Independence Day, July 4. The song is J-Lo’s third Spanish-language single. It follows single “Mírate,” and may be on the album on which Lopez is collaborating with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Fans are tossing their virtual wigs in excited response to J-Lo‘s song news on Twitter. Scroll down to see their wigs go flying.
Adam Lambert released his new single "Two Fux" June 30.
Lambert preformed the song with Queen on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on June 22, where he honored the late Freddie Mercury, yelling “This one is dedicated to Freddie himself!” before the performance.
The appropriately titled song is about not giving "two f--ks," and the lyrics are very fitting for pride month. Adam's dreamy falsetto utters lyrics like, "No one gets me but myself / I’ve been this way since I was 12." and "Got that magic called ADD / Rep for them aliens / Different like me."
Musician credits are not released yet, but there is suspicion that the incredible guitar solo featured in the track could be played by Queen’s own Brian May. Give the track a listen below:
It’s been three years since her last album, but St. Vincent has finally shared new music.
“New York,” which dropped tonight, will probably be performed live on her upcoming stretch of tour dates throughout Europe and North America. Signs point to a new album on the way.
Adele has canceled the final two concerts on her 123-date world tour saying the show can't go on because she's damaged her vocal cords.
Adele shared a lengthy and heartfelt message to her fans Friday explaining that she felt like she was constantly clearing her throat during the first 2 shows of a sold out 4-night run at Wembley Stadium in London. Although she took a bunch of steroids and meds, it didn't help and doctors have advised her not to proceed with the final 2 Wembley gigs. She says a refund will be given if the shows aren't rescheduled.
Adele's vocal cords have persistently given her problems. In 2011, she had surgery on them to remove a polyp.
Rapper Logic is now the owner of a record label. Logic announced his new venture, Elysium, via a YouTube video uploaded Thursday night (June 29).
"Elysium was created mainly because I don't trust anybody else with the precious cargo that is my family," he said of the artists on his roster. "I wanted to create a place where they can feel free and literally do whatever they want because this is so much more than just music."
"So many people that support me are gonna support these artists," he added.
Logic explained, "This is just another avenue. I wanted to create a label. A staple. I just knew in my heart that I wanted so much more than just to rap."
He says he'll be assisting in the artists' creative process by writing and producing "as much as they'll have me."
"I'm just a kid at heart with a dream who wanted to build a brand and a name for himself," he said.
A website for Elysium has launched, giving more details about the group of artists on the team: Jessica Andrea (Logic's wife, a vocalist who's set to release her debut EP this summer), Big Lenbo, Damian L Hudson and John Lindahl.
Logic recently earned his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his Everybody album, released on May 5 through Visionary/Def Jam.
Young Thug Is Donating Proceeds from His First ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’ Concert to Planned Parenthood
Young Thug announced that he’ll donate the proceeds from the first concert for his recent release, Beautiful Thugger Girls to Planned Parenthood.
“I’m donating the proceeds from my show tonight to @PPFA,” Thugger said in a tweet following his sold out show at Terminal 5 in New York City. “I was a teenage parent. Planned+unplanned parenthood is beautiful.”
Thugger isn’t the first rapper to jump behind the organization financially, after Donald Trump and Republicans have attempted to defund the nonprofit. In April, CNN reports that he privately signed a bill that allows states to “withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.”
Run the Jewel’s El-P also donated money to Planned Parenthood following Trump’s election, saying he did it for the women in his family.
In a statement to Complex, Planned Parenthood said the organization has seen an “unprecedented outpouring of support” from supporters.
“It’s clear that this is a reflection of the trusted relationship people have with Planned Parenthood as the nation’s leading reproductive health care provider and advocate — as this is a critical moment for reproductive rights and health in the U.S. We welcome new supporters of our work and will continue to educate communities about the rights of women, men and young people,” the organization said in a statement. “That includes a woman’s ability to decide if and when she will have a child, under what conditions, and that she has the support to live in communities without fear of violence. Most importantly, we’re grateful for the outpouring of support, as we will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need.”
Rick Ross released a new track with Anthony Hamilton, with more music rumored to be on the way.
The new song, “Glory of War” find Ross spitting more of the usual– living the high life while still having a conscious for those with less.
“Seen a lot of young MC’s even die for peace/N—- posting pictures while I’m posted in Belize/Spent those lonely rainy nights praying on my knees/Bein’ overseas is a daily routine,” he raps on the track.
Ross previously said the new album will be Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill, which would be his tenth project.
“As far as the tenth, I’m closing out the tenth with the tenth,” the rapper explained. “My tenth album before I close out my tenth year.”
Take a listen.
Jay-Z is back tonight (June 30) with his 13th studio effort, 4:44. The album, which was produced by No. I.D., is available to stream exclusively on TIDAL (for now) and available to all Sprint users.
Guest features on the album include Damian Marley and Frank Ocean, and Beyoncé appears on “Family Feud.” Jay’s own mother, Gloria Carter, is also featured.
According to Forbes, the album’s release may have been a power move:
The album’s release comes just a few months after Sprint’s $200 million investment in Tidal, a move that valued the service at $600 million, about ten times what Jay Z paid for it a little over two years ago. Given that Jay Z hasn’t released an album since making the deal, it seems likely he was holding out to use his next musical effort as a negotiating chip–and that deploying 4:44 to lure subscribers to Sprint was all part of the plan. A spokesperson for Jay Z did not immediately return a request for comment.
Check out the track listing, and stream the album via TIDAL below.
1. “Kill Jay Z”
2. “The Story of O.J.”
3. “Smile” Feat. Gloria Carter
4. “Caught Their Eyes (feat. Frank Ocean)”
6. “Family Feud”
7. “Bam (feat. Damian Marley)”
9. “Marcy Me”