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Yesterday — 24 July 2024Variety

Olivia Rodrigo Supports Kamala Harris’ Pledge to Reinstate Reproductive Rights

24 July 2024 at 13:40
Among the celebrities and musicians backing Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent bid for the presidency, Olivia Rodrigo has voiced support for the politician’s stance on reproductive rights at the onset of the campaign. On Instagram, Rodrigo posted a video from @thenewsmovement of the first speech that Harris gave as part of her election campaign on […]

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Chris Brown Sued for $50 Million After Alleged Assault of Four Concertgoers Backstage in Texas

22 July 2024 at 23:04
Chris Brown has been sued for $50 million stemming from an incident that took place backstage at one of his concerts last Friday. Larry Parker, Joseph Lewis, Charles Bush and Da Marcus Powell filed the suit in Harris County, Texas today against Brown as well as his tour promoter Live Nation, Sinko Ceej, Hood Boss […]

Kamala Harris’ Campaign Embraces ‘Brat Summer’ Following Charli XCX Endorsement

22 July 2024 at 19:38
After President Joe Biden withdrew his reelection campaign yesterday, the endorsements have been rolling in for Vice President Kamala Harris to be selected as the Democratic nominee for the upcoming election. But pop fans were tickled slime green after Harris secured support from none other than Charli XCX, who has inspired the internet and beyond […]

Sean Kingston Facing Decades in Prison Following Indictment Over Wire Fraud Charges

19 July 2024 at 22:00
Sean Kingston and his mother were indicted in Miami federal court today in connection with a $1 million wire fraud scheme. If convicted, both face up to 20 years in prison for each of the six charged counts. The 34-year-old singer, born Kisean Anderson, appeared in court with his 61-year-old mother Janice Turner after their […]

Big Sean Announces New Album ‘Better Me Than You’ and Drops Single ‘Yes’ Following Album Leak

19 July 2024 at 04:37
A day after a disgruntled Kanye West fan leaked a version of his new album, Big Sean has announced the upcoming release of his sixth solo album “Better Me Than You,” dropping August 9 on Def Jam. The rapper, who acknowledged the leak last night by releasing a snippet of a song produced by Alchemist, […]

MGK Enlists Jelly Roll for John Denver-Inspired New Single ‘Lonely Road’

19 July 2024 at 00:15
MGK has announced his new single “Lonely Road” featuring Jelly Roll, slated for release on July 26. The song, which may signal a pivot into country for MGK, is clearly inspired by John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” the iconic country standard released as a single in 1971 off his fourth studio album “Poems, […]

Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Unauthorized Use of Music on ‘Donda’ Album

18 July 2024 at 20:39
Kanye West’s legal troubles keep on coming as he’s been struck with yet another lawsuit, this time by DJ Khalil and three other artists for a pair of tracks off of 2021’s “Donda.” Artist Revenue Advocates filed the suit yesterday in California on behalf of Khalil, Sam Barsh, Dan Seef and Josh Mease, who attempted […]

Big Sean’s Alleged Upcoming Album Leaked by Kanye West Fan Over Perceived Diss

18 July 2024 at 03:59
A 14-track version of what’s purported to be Big Sean’s upcoming album leaked to the internet today, allegedly in retaliation by a Kanye West fan for a line in a freestyle that they interpreted as a diss towards the rapper. It all began yesterday when Big Sean’s “On the Radar” freestyle dropped, featuring the line, […]

Method Man Describes Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album as a ‘Circus Spectacle,’ Says It’s an ‘Uncomfortable Subject’ for Group to Discuss

17 July 2024 at 23:25
Wu-Tang Clan’s much-storied album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” has been in the news cycle for years after changing ownership and spurring lawsuits, and the melee surrounding the one-of-a-kind project has left group member Method Man with a skewed opinion. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Meth refers to the album as a “circus […]

Joe Jonas Announces New Solo Album ‘Music for People Who Believe in Love,’ First Single ‘Work It Out’

17 July 2024 at 19:26
Joe Jonas has announced his sophomore solo album “Music for People Who Believe in Love,” releasing October 18 via Republic Records. The singer, who cut his teeth as one-third of Jonas Brothers and struck success with his side band DNCE, will release the album’s first single “Work It Out” this Friday. He’s been teasing the […]

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation Launches Hurricane Beryl Relief Drive to Provide Emergency Housing for Houston Residents

17 July 2024 at 18:09
Travis Scott is lending a hand to those affected by Hurricane Beryl by offering emergency housing to those displaced by the storm in his native Houston area. Yesterday, Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation partnered with the Houston Food Bank to provide relief in Missouri City, Texas, offering essential aid including water, ice and food. The storm, […]

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Beyoncé Lead Mid-Year Album Sales, Latin Music Continues Fast Growth

16 July 2024 at 13:59
Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish had the most successful years thus far in terms of U.S. album sales, according to Luminate’s midyear music report for 2024. The report, which examines trends from the year thus far based on multiple data points, notes that the musicians benefitted not only from streaming but from physical sales, […]

Ingrid Andress Delivers Rocky Performance of National Anthem at Home Run Derby

16 July 2024 at 01:50
Four-time Grammy nominee Ingrid Andress took the mic this evening at the MLB Home Run Derby to perform the National Anthem, only to perplex attendees and social media at large with her rocky rendition. Andress hit the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas to open the event as expected prior to a baseball game. Only, […]

Eminem Moves Ahead — and Retreads Into Tired Habits — on ‘The Death of Slim Shady’: Album Review

13 July 2024 at 00:07
“You created me to say everything you didn’t have the balls to say,” raps Eminem, or, more technically, his alter ego Slim Shady on “Guilty Conscience 2,” a cut off the emcee’s 12th album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce).” Over a brooding, stormy instrumental, Em takes the original song’s conceit — playing […]

Missy Elliott Brings Mind-Blowing Vision to Life for Out of This World Tour in Los Angeles: Concert Review

12 July 2024 at 15:47
“I’ve been a superstar since Daddy Kane was raw / I’m live on stage, c’mon, give me some applause,” Missy Elliott raps on her 2002 single “Bomb Intro / Pass That Dutch,” delivered with a steamrolling fervor. Only then does she take a beat to accept her flowers in a moment of breath-catching respite: “Oh […]

Beastie Boys Sue Chili’s Owner for Unauthorized Use of ‘Sabotage’ in Ads

11 July 2024 at 21:07
Beastie Boys has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant chain Brinker International Inc., owner of 30 Chili’s restaurants in New York, for using their classic single “Sabotage” and referencing its music video in advertisements without permission. The suit, filed in New York federal court, claims that Brinker facilitated the creation of social media videos to […]

Katy Perry Teases Sixth Album ‘143’ With Features From Doechii and 21 Savage, Plus a Crystal Waters Sample

11 July 2024 at 00:16
Fresh off announcing her sixth studio album “143,” Katy Perry went live across her social media profiles to share snippets of songs off the record. The album, which arrives on September 20, is what the pop singer described as a dance album, something she’s “always wanted to make.” “I’ve been talking about [doing] two albums […]

Kid Cudi Debuts New Song ‘Dreams I See’ to Accompany ‘Moon Man #3’ Comic Series (EXCLUSIVE)

10 July 2024 at 02:05
To accompany his “Moon Man #3” comic series arriving tomorrow, Kid Cudi has debuted his new song “Dreams I See” along with a visualizer, premiering exclusively on Variety ahead of its release at midnight. Cudi initially launched his “Moon Man” comic series in January alongside co-writer Kyle Higgins, artist Marco Locati, colorist Igor Monti, letterer […]

Josh Homme to Undergo Emergency Surgery, Prompting Queens of the Stone Age to Cancel Eight European Shows

9 July 2024 at 19:28
Queens of the Stone Age has announced the cancelation of eight European tour dates following news that lead singer Josh Homme must return to the United States for emergency surgery. In a post on social media, the band expressed regret for having to cancel the shows, and that they were left with no other choice. […]