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GAYLE’s ‘abcdefu’ Tops Billboard Global Charts, ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ Bounds

GAYLE‘s debut hit “abcdefu” continues as the biggest song in the world, as it logs a third week at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Jan. 29). Meanwhile, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Disney’s Encanto, jumps to No. 2 on the Global 200, and Imagine Dragons and JID‘s “Enemy” reaches the Global Excl. U.S. top five. Explore Explore gayle See lates...

Laidback Luke Says Today’s Biggest EDM Artists Are Brands That Get Consumed: ‘People Started Hacking It’

Despite his stage name and typically chill demeanor, Laidback Luke admits he was not always so Zen. The Dutch-Filipino DJ, born Lucas van Scheppingen, says he struggles with a “control freak” personality. He rails against the use of ghost producers to aid his musical productions, insisting on doing his own mixing and mastering and even filming and editing his own videos. “My wife sometimes tells m...

Kem & Babyface to Embark on The Full Circle Tour With Host Sherri Shepherd

R&B legends Kem and Babyface are teaming up to hit the road together, and as an added bonus, longtime comedian Sherri Shepherd is set to host the musical festivities at each U.S. city. Beginning March 30 at the Virginia State University Center, Kem and collaborator Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds are set to make 26 stops nationwide as part of The Full Circle Tour, named after Kem’s upcoming extended ...

U.S. Army Tweets Lana Del Rey Quote & Her Fans Have Thoughts

“Red, white, blue is in the sky” for both Lana Del Rey and apparently her fans running the U.S. Army Twitter account. The Army took to Twitter over the weekend (Jan. 22) to share a #SoldierSaturday photo taken by Markus Rauchenberger, featuring a female soldier crawling through a field. The tweet also included a quote attributed to Lana Del Rey: “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you d...

It’s 2022, and the Surface Duo is finally getting Android 11

At the beginning of this month, my colleague Monica Chin published an article with the headline “It’s 2022, and the Surface Duo still doesn’t have Android 11,” pointing out that Microsoft hadn’t brought Android 11 to the dual-screen phone despite having said in September that it was working on delivering the by the end of 2021. That’s finally changing, as Microsoft has begun to roll out Android 11...

Google could bring the fight to Roku and Amazon with an even cheaper Chromecast

Google is working on a lower-end Chromecast with Google TV that would slot in below its current model in price — and also video resolution. According to Protocol’s Janko Roettgers, the upcoming, cheaper Chromecast will run the same Google TV software as the existing hardware and will still include a remote control. But it will be limited to a maximum of 1080p video quality. Playing to that limitat...

Twitter suspends Wordle-ruining bot

Twitter has banned @wordlinator, a bot that replied to people’s Wordle posts with rude messages that include spoilers for the next day’s game. The account’s spoilers appeared to be accurate (the key is easily accessible in the game’s code, so it’s not necessarily a surprise), which could end up ruining the game for anyone who sees them. For anyone who’s managed to avoid it, Wordle is a game where ...

TikTok is feeling emotional damage over the market crash

My TikTok For You page is generally a wonderland of soothing cooking videos, lesbian carpentry, dieticians frothing at the mouth at fitness scams, and whatever it is @yoleendadong is up to. But every so often, my FYP will land me in FinanceTok and CryptoTok. And buddy, I do not think everyone there is OK. I’ve never turned down a chance to leap down the TikTok rabbit hole, and perusing the #market...

7 Songs You Should Listen to Now: This Week’s Pitchfork Selects Playlist

The staff of Pitchfork listens to a lot of new music. A lot of it. On any given day our writers, editors, and contributors go through an imposing number of new releases, giving recommendations to each other and discovering new favorites along the way. Each Monday, with our Pitchfork Selects playlist, we’re sharing what our writers are playing obsessively and highlighting some of the Pitchfork staf...

Bad Bunny Extends 2022 Tour

Bad Bunny is adding to his 2022 tour schedule. The Puerto Rican artist has announced a stadium tour—dubbed Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour—that begins in the United States in the summer. He’ll play U.S. shows in August and September before heading to the Dominican Republic, Central America, and South America for October, November, and December concerts. Find Bad Bunny’s schedule below. Next month,...

Denzel Curry Announces Tour, Shares Video for New Song “Walkin”: Watch

Denzel Curry has shared the lead single from his forthcoming album Melt My Eyez See Your Future. The Kal Banx–produced “Walkin” arrives with a sci-fi Western music video directed by Adrian Villagomez. Curry has also announced a world tour. Watch Curry trudge through a desert dystopia in the clip below and scroll down for his full tour schedule. “I like traditional hip-hop; I like drum and bass; I ...

Bob Dylan Sells Recorded Music Catalog to Sony Music

Bob Dylan has sold the master rights to his entire recorded music catalog to Sony Music Entertainment, the company has announced. The deal also includes “the rights to multiple future releases.” Billboard estimates that Dylan’s master rights are worth over $200 million. In a statement, Dylan said, “Columbia Records and [Sony Music Group Chairman] Rob Stringer have been nothing but good to me for m...