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BLACKPINK Explain ‘Pink Venom’ Meaning, Tease New Album & Tour: ‘All Our Songs Are Really Good’

BLACKPINK celebrated their long-awaited new single “Pink Venom” by holding a private online press conference in Seoul on Friday (Aug. 19) to share more about the track, their group’s musical identity, and preview their upcoming Born Pink album and tour. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Looking sophisticated in black dresses that each member added her own sparkle to (Jennie’s strapless dress incorporated a multicolored-gray pattern while Lisa donned knee-high boots), BLACKPINK spoke excitedly about being back together for new music and how “Venom” represents them as a group. “Since our album’s title is Born Pink, we wanted to relay our identity in the song as much as we could,” Jennie said. “Since ‘pink’ and ‘venom’ ha...

John Legend’s Son Miles Pulls Off the Ultimate ‘Zoom-Bomb’ in Adorable Video

Four-year-old Miles is a big fan of his dad’s music. John Legend took to Instagram on Wednesday (Aug. 17) to share the sweetest video singing along to his new Saweetie collab, “All She Wanna Do,” over Zoom. The singer’s special guest, his son, is seen swaying back and forth on his dad’s shoulders. “Miles loves #AllSheWannaDo. Miles loves Daddy’s shoulders. Miles loves to Zoom-bomb,” Legend captioned the clip. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “All She Wanna Do” is set to appear on the 12-time Grammy winner’s upcoming eighth studio album, Legend, which is scheduled to drop on Sept. 9 via Republic Records, and will feature additional collaborations with Rick Ross, Muni Long, Jazmine Sullivan, Jada Kingdom, Rapsody, Ledisi, Jhene A...

David Harbour Shares the Early ’90s Hit That Would Save Him From Vecna on ‘Stranger Things’: ‘So Embarrassing…’

David Harbour revealed the song that would be his personal defense against Vecna in a new interview on Thursday (Aug. 17). “Oh god. Oh god, oh god. It’s just so embarrassing, my taste in music, I rarely reveal it,” the Stranger Things star confessed in a virtual appearance on E! News’ Nightly Pop. “My sort of college years were the early ’90s. So that’s really where music really became very important, was like sitting around in the dorm room, you know, jamming out to Counting Crows and Stone Temple Pilots.” Because of that influence, Harbour only had one answer: “‘Mr. Jones’ by Counting Crows I’m sure would bring me back. Bring me back to college!” Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The actor, who plays Jim Hopper on the popular Netflix sc...

Watch J-Pop Singer/Songwriter Motohiro Hata’s English-Language ‘Trick Me’ Lyric Video

J-pop singer-songwriter Motohiro Hata digitally released the English-language version of his song “Trick Me,” along with the accompanying lyric video. The track, originally released in April, was featured in a collaborative campaign for the Japanese fashion company United Arrows’ “green label relaxing” brand. The English version could only be heard in stores around the country and was only included in the fan club-exclusive CDs until now. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The lyric video was helmed by up-and-coming Japanese visual artist Aonisai Takada, and the striking, stylish visuals express the lyrics as vividly flashing neon lights. [embedded content]

Busan Mayor Says He Proposed Military Service Alternative For BTS

The members of BTS have had the prospect of mandatory military service in the South Korean army hanging over their heads for several years now. But what if they could do a different job that would serve the nation but not require them to like, you know, disappear from our lives for the two-year compulsory stint required of all able-bodied men between 18-28? Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news According to the Yonhap News Agency, Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon has proposed letting the group’s 7 members swap out their military duties with an alternate gig as public relations ambassadors for his city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo. The nation formally appointed the band as official PR ambassadors heading up the bid last month, which Busan is b...

Man Injured After Fall From Stadium Upper Level During Motley Crue Show: Report

A fan at Tuesday night’s (Aug. 16) Stadium Tour stop at Lucas Oil Stadium was reportedly injured in a fall during Mötley Crüe‘s headlining set when he fell from the upper level. According to the Indianapolis Star, a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said that “an intoxicated male stumbled over the railing at Lucas Oil Stadium and was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition” around 10 p.m. Tuesday, 30 minutes after the Crüe took the stage as part of the massive summer outing also featuring  Def Leppard, Poison and  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news On Wednesday, IMPD public information officer Samone Burris said the man was “awake and breathing” when polic...

Katy Nichole’s Debut Hit ‘In Jesus Name’ Hits 20 Weeks Atop Hot Christian Songs Chart: ‘I’m Humbled’

Singer-songwriter Katy Nichole‘s launch single “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)” stretches its domination atop Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs chart to a 20th week (on the list dated Aug. 20). “When we wrote and recorded ‘In Jesus Name,’ my prayer was that the Lord would use this song to bring peace and hope to others,” Nichole tells Billboard. The song rebounds to the chart’s top spot, after it spent 19 consecutive weeks at No. 1 beginning on the March 26-dated tally. Nichole co-wrote it with Ethan Hulse, David Spencer and Jeff Pardo, the latter of whom also produced it solo. “When we wrote and recorded ‘In Jesus Name,’ my prayer was that the Lord would use this song to bring peace and hope to others,” Nichole tells Billboard. “I never could have imagi...

How SEVENTEEN Navigated Contract Negotiations & Pandemic Concerns to Arrive at Their Celebratory Albums & Tour

SEVENTEEN made their post-pandemic return to international fans with the Aug. 10 Vancouver kick-off concert of their “Be the Sun” world tour. While the arena show focused on high-cardio and intricate performances from the six albums the K-pop powerhouses churned out these last two years, there was an undeniable sentimentality for this stage comeback. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “We’re really, really happy to be here,” member Joshua told the Canadian crowd, his doe eyes sparkling when addressing the fans ahead of their encore. “We had a great time here while resting and an even more amazing time with you guys — the energy out here is crazy, so thank you so much.” No doubt, the warm welcome was all the more meaningful given the group’...

Shinedown Scores Record 18th Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Daylight’

Shinedown retakes sole possession of the record for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Daylight” tops the Aug. 20-dated survey. The song is Shinedown’s 18th No. 1 and lifts the band out of a tie with Three Days Grace for the most rulers since the chart began in 1981. Shinedown and Three Days Grace have traded the record since February 2020, when the former scored its 15th No. 1 with “Attention Attention.” Shinedown pulled into the lead by itself with its 16th No. 1, “Atlas Falls,” that August, and the back-and-forth continued with Three Days Grace’s 16th No. 1, “So Called Life,” this February; Shinedown’s 17th, “Planet Zero,” in March; and Three Days Grace’s 17th, “Lifetime,” in July. “Daylight” is also Shinedown’s eighth consecutive Mainstream...

Here’s Where BLACKPINK Will ‘Light Up the Pink’ Across the Globe Ahead of ‘Pink Venom’

BLACKPINK is getting ready to “light up the sky” once again. On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the K-pop girl group announced a special “Light Up the Pink” campaign ahead of the release of its highly anticipated comeback single “Pink Venom.” The news was shared via Twitter with a poster of dates, locations and times for Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, New York and Los Angeles between Thursday and Friday for their Blinks to witness something special. New York fans can see the Brooklyn Bridge light up at 8 p.m. ET, while L.A. fans will see the Santa Monica ferris wheel aglow. The “Light Up the Pink” campaign — likely a spin on the group’s “light up the sky” lyric from its 2020 single “How You Like That” — is just the most recently announced BLACKPINK event tied to the girl group’s return to music. On...

Coldplay Lights Up Mexico City in Cinematic ‘Humankind’ Video: Watch

Coldplay unfurled a cinematic music video for their song “Humankind” on Wednesday (Aug. 17). Shot in Mexico City during the band’s ongoing world tour, the visual features Chris Martin and his bandmates performing the track from 2021’s Music of the Spheres for a massive crowd of nearly 260,000 fans inside Foro Sol. “I know, I know, I know/ We’re only human/ I know, I know, I know/ How we’re designed, yeah/ I know, I know, I know/ We’re only human/ But from another planet/ Still they call us humankind,” Martin crows on the chorus as the audience chants along with every other line and fireworks erupt above the packed stadium. The video marks Coldplay’s latest offering from their Music of the Spheres era following visuals for “Biyutiful” featuring otherworldly puppet band The Weirdos, “People ...

Cardi B Gets Her First Face Tattoo

Cardi B is adding to her tattoo collection, but this time her new ink is on her face. Over the weekend, hairstylist Luis Santana took to his Instagram Stories to share a video of his friend Cardi on a tattoo bed, getting some red ink done along her jawline. “Tattoo surprise,” he captioned the clip, tagging the “I Like It” rapper. Later on, tattoo artist Robinson De Los Santos shared a selfie with Cardi to his own IG Stories, with the facial ink on display, though it’s unclear exactly what the tattoo says. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Cardi B via instagram story getting a face tattoo. 😍👀 pic.twitter.com/ri8WoUCbaB — Cardi B Updates (@CardiBUpdatesHQ) August 14, 2022 Fans believe that the rapper might have gotten her so...