"We are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince's life, music and legacy, and there is no better place to do it than his hometown of Minneapolis," Prince's family said in a statement.
The add, "We are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible." Read more here.
Like Dierks Bentley and Elle King's 'Different for Girls," the song contains country storytelling lyrics and instrumentation with killer vocals and harmonies.
The story is about a couple whose relationship has moved a little faster than they expected, but they don't mind and have no regrets. Recently, Chesney changed the title for his next album, moved the release date and added the surprise duet. Apparently, Pink and Chesney became friendly when he was in California.
The more he thought about "Setting the World on Fire" the more rhe realized he wanted a female voice on it. He decided Pink would be the perfect partner, and as Chesney told Taste of Country, 'She was able to capture the spark of the song." Listen to "Setting the World on Fire" here.
To close out their set, Flosstradamus invited newly signed Chicago Bull and hometown star Dwayne Wade, along with fellow Chicago natives Chance the Rapper and Michelle Williams, and Post Malone onstage (via CoS).
Chance wasn't even slated to perform at the newly expanded four-day festival, but that didn't stop him from doing "No Problems" and "Summer Friends" off his latest album Coloring Book. From fan-captured video, it looks like it turned into a killer way to end Lollapalooza's first night. Read more here.
They sent over the following comments about the track, "We are always trying to push ourselves musically and this to us is a huge step. A track that is written, produced and sung on by us.
"Our aim to is to make our music more personal and while this is a fun relatable topic its something that well, is def true to our lives haha... we had a lot of fun making this song and shout out to the AMAZINGLY talented Halsey for crushing her verse. If you had asked us a year ago who our #1 ideal collaboration would be with, you guessed it, it would be Halsey. She is so authentic, talented and real and connected to her fans, she is truly a rare one of a kind artists and to be doing this track with her is so SICK!"
They also sent us these "Fun Facts" about the new track: 1) This is not a love song 2) Shaun Frank and Louis the Child helped with the song during the Friendzone Tour! 3) 90% of this song was finished within the first 2 days 4) Drew had all his ex girls at syracuse in mind when he wrote this. 5) The tattoo's on the cover art were drawn by hand onto the bodies... if you look closer the hero tat on their arms combines them 6) We no longer drink fireball... 7)Shack Shack > In and Out. Check out the song here.
The tour kicks off at Oakland's Oracle Arena on August 26. "So I haven't did an American tour in a min," The Game writes in the Instagram announcement for the trek.
"Been doing shows overseas & my US fans been HOT at me for years…… So here it is: The OFFICIAL #1992 US tour dates so far…. NY & other cities are being added soon." See the dates here.
Arkells tells the story with direct lyrics, vibey percussion and hook-filled melodies. The video follows the band's journey from Memphis to Nashville, TN, capturing some of the highlights of each city. Drake's dad, a musician himself, looks pretty swanky in his suit and hat.
The video opens with the caption, 'The following is based on a true story." Arkells' new album, Morning Report, is scheduled for release August 5. Check out "Drake's Dad" here.
On Friday (July 29) he shared a publicity photo from the set with Midler. When he tweeted the news, Shelton admitted he wanted to have a photograph to add a little "oomph" but he didn't have one at the time.
Instead, he offered up his excitement by borrowing from one of her hits. "She is the wind beneath my wings," he tweeted. He followed up with fans today, though, by posting a picture of the two sitting side-by-side.
Midler told Extra about partnering with Shelton, "I thought, 'He's really cute, he's really funny, he has a tremendous amount of personal charm, and I would like to be in his orbit, so why not?' and he writes…I'm a fan of his music." On Twitter, she praised the team they had together. "Yes it's true. I am a mentor for #teamblake on @NBCTheVoice. I had a great time and we had a hell of a team. Airs in October," she wrote. See the posts here.
The Land also stars Badu and Michael K. Williams, and hit theaters last Friday (July 29). It follows a group of Cleveland teenagers trying to break into the professional skateboarding world.
As for his own music, Nas has reportedly wrapped up his 12th studio album, but there is still no word when that will drop, reported Complex. In the four years that have passed since his last studio effort Life Is Good he seems to have turned at least some of his attention to the film world. Besides executive producing The Land, he has been working with director Baz Luhrmann on the music for upcoming Netflix series The Get Down. Check out the full track list for The Land and stream the album here.
The upbeat song has a light funk feel to it thanks to the roving bass line and the way it starts and stops on the verses. "Cuz I believe we can fly now/ Spread your wings and kiss the sky," Derulo sings in falsetto on the chorus. In the bridge he borrows from a popular musical euphemism and sings about "funking" all the ladies.
"Kiss the Sky" will also appear in the new animated film Storks starring Jennifer Aniston and Andy Samberg. Storks will hit theaters September 23. Listen to "Kiss the Sky" here.
The news about the couple's split emerged last week (July 28) and Blige subsequently issued a statement through her rep. "Ms. Blige is saddened to say it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would. But, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything," her rep told People.
Blige's representative added, "Mary will continue writing and working on her album which is due out later this year along with her world tour." Read more here.
In between shots of models navigating a kind-of catwalk in a darkened room, a close-up of West's face shows him crying. The emotion comes as he sings about how much he loves the song's unnamed "you" while the video cuts to Kim Kardashian wearing the sparkling Balmain gown she wore for the 2016 Met Gala. Throughout the video, West dons the elaborately bejeweled jean jacket he wore to the same event.
Eventually the models reflect West's emotion, crying as they continue to walk back and forth, and he moves among them. The video appears to coincide with Balmain's newest campaign. Two days ago, the Paris fashion house shared few black and white photographs of models crying, reported Stylecaster. Read more here.
"Osteomancer" was inspired by a crush I had once. It was unique among crushes because, due to social circumstances I won't delineate here, I wasn't really able to talk to her or pursue her. In fact I knew very little about her. She was gorgeous and seemed sweet and kind and she was always crying. The crush was a painful one. I didn't really understand why there was pain associated with it nor why I was so fixated on this girl that was always crying. I began having dreams about her and in our dreams we were simply crying together but it was somehow a redemption. Like somehow through our shared sadness we were saving each other.
I thought it strange that my brain would impose my emotional salvation on a girl I knew so little about. It was like I had a skeleton and I'd invented all the rest of her and granted my invention the power to save me.
I came up with a vision of a crazed hermit stumbling across an old shallow grave, imparting mystical powers on the bones and using them as protective ornaments against the evils of the world. He turned some into necklaces and hung some in trees. The bones became his protection and his purpose. Reborn, he burns his church clothes and dances around it in a maniacal blaze of salvation.
An osteomancer is someone who practices divination using bones. I felt like that's what me and the crazy old hermit had been doing.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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