FKA Twigs Joins Voices with Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye West & Skrillex on “Ego Death” Track

There’s a new boost to FKA Twigs’ ego…

The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer appears alongside Kanye West and Skrillex on Ty Dolla $ign’s once-elusive single “Ego Death.”

FKA-twigs

The mega-collaboration has an electro-hop feel, as Ty leaps into desperation after losing out on his sweetheart, singing “You murdered my ego when you walked away,” in the song’s chorus.

West returns with a spirited verse, bashing the GrammysSuper Bowl, and “halfway movements.” “Lotta people be thinking, but I’m just a sayer / all of us can’t perform at Super Bowl, but it’s OK for the players/ all these halfway movements need a whole lotta improvement/ everybody wanna talk, everybody wanna type, but nobody wanna do s–t,” he spews.

Later, FKA Twigs makes her presence felt with her purring verse at the song’s finale.

On “Ego Death,” Ty Dolla $ign partnered up with Triller to create a 9D experience for the listener — the first-ever of its kind. With 9D, additional effects like reverb come into play, allowing the music to give the sensation that it’s moving around in the headphones.

Kehlani Earns Third Straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums Chart with “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”

Make that three in a row for Kehlani

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer-songwriter has captured her third straight No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t debuts at the summit on the list dated May 23. 

Kehlani

The album arrives with 83,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest one-week total of her career.

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, released on Tsunami Mob/Atlantic/AG, follows a pair of previous chart-toppers: SweetSexySavage in 2017 and last year’s While We Wait, which both ruled for one week. 

Kehlani’s debut effort, You Should Be Here, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B Albums chart in 2015.

“I’m grateful, I can’t believe it,” Kehlani tells Billboard. “Imma [sic] celebrate by laying in bed and getting some much needed rest with my daughter.” 

It Was Good Until It Wasn’t marks her first album since the birth of her daughter, Adeya, in March 2019.

Beyond its R&B victory, It Was Good Until It Wasn’tconcurrently opens at No. 2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Accompanying Kehlani’s Goodstart, nine of the album’s tracks debut on Hot R&B Songs, led by a No. 4 entrance for “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez. The tune marks Kehlani’s highest debut on the chart and ties for her best peak with “Nights Like This,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Here’s a full rundown of Kehlani’s new collection on Hot R&B Songs:

Rank, Title, Additional Artists (if any)
No. 4, “Can I,” featuring Tory Lanez
No. 9, “Change Your Life,” featuring Jhene Aiko
No. 14, “Water”
No. 15, “Bad News”
No. 18, “Hate The Club,” featuring Masego
No. 21, “Serial Lover”
No. 22, “Can You Blame Me” featuring Lucky Daye
No. 24, “Open (Passionate)”
No. 25, “Grieving,” featuring James Blake

Activity surrounding Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’thelps the singer-songwriter jump 40-3 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The leap secures her first week in the top 10, after narrowly missing out (No. 11) upon SweetSexySavage‘s chart arrival in February 2017.

Cardi B to Perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival During Super Bowl Week

Cardi Bis headed to Miami for the Super Bowl festivities…

The 27-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar will perform at the VEWTOPIA Music Festival during Super Bowl week in Miami, VEW Live! has confirmed.

Cardi B

Cardi B joins a lineup that includes Chris BrownMigosDaBabyNicky JamDJ KhaledGunnaMegan Thee StallionBurna BoyRemaAlex SensationJeremihTy Dolla $ignKoffeeDaniLeighSatoriShenseeaAfro BKid CapriSquashSafaree and Kali Cass.

VEW Live! announced in December that the acts will make up the inaugural VEWTOPIA Music Festival, which takes place January 31-February 1 at Marlins Park.

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Super Bowl 54 will take place on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will headline the halftime show.

Camila Cabello to Perform at This Year’s American Music Awards

Camila Cabello is ready to take a major stage…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer is one of the latest superstars to join the performers roster for this year’s American Music Awards.

Camila Cabello

Cabello will perform tracks from her Billboard 200-topping album from earlier this year.

Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Zedd join previously announced 2018 AMAs performers Dua Lipa, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift, who will open this year’s show.

The broadcast will feature several other highly anticipated team-ups, including a performance from benny blanco, Halsey and Khalid; Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin; Ciara and Missy Elliott; and Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

What’s more, Panic! At The Disco will pay homage to Queen with a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and there will also be a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from Los Angeles at 8:00 pm ET on October 9.

Christina Aguilera Launching First Tour in 10 Years

Christina Aguilera is hittin’ the road again…

The 37-year-old half-Ecuadorian American has announced official plans for the Liberation Tour, Aguilera’s first tour since 2008.

Christina Aguilera

Produced by Live Nation, the 22-city trek will kick off in the fall with a September 25 stop in Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Aguilera’s tour includes dates in Boston, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles and Atlanta before wrapping up in St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 13.

The tour will offer Aguilera’s fans a chance to see her in relatively intimate venues, including New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.

The singer’s new album, Liberation, will be released on June 15 and every online ticket purchased for the tour will include a standard CD copy of the release.

The first song from the collection, “Accelerate,” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz), dropped last week and she will perform the new track “Fall in Line” with Demi Lovato at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.

American Express card members can buy tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, May 17 at 10 pm ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 18 at 10 am ET here.

Here are the Liberation Tour dates:

Sept. 25 — Hollywood FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 28 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 30 — Washington, DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Oct. 3 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 4 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 6 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 8 — Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Oct. 11 — Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Resort
Oct. 13 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
Oct. 16 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 17 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 19 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 22 — Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre – Oakland
Oct. 24 — Indio, CA @ Fantasy Spring Resort Casino
Oct. 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Oct. 27 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Oct. 29 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 1 — Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Nov. 3 — Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and Resort
Nov. 4 — Tulsa, OK @ Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
Nov. 6 — St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov. 9 — New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Nov. 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre Atlanta
Nov. 13 — St. Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey Theatre

Camila Cabello Appears on Netflix’s “Bright” Soundtrack

Camila Cabello’s future looks Bright

Netflix has unveiled the soundtrack for its original film Brighta 13-track effort chock full of features across all genres as well as a few unlikely genre-crossing collaborations.

Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony appears on the soundtrack, alongside FutureTy Dolla $ignMeek Mill,and  Snoop Dogg, among others.

Cabello and Grey cast an exotic spell on “Crown.” Grey slays it with Middle Eastern drums and Arabic strumming. The muted production brings the sensual heat of the desert, and drum machines and orchestral undertones bring a cinematic grandeur. Cabello comes in heavy and raw, injecting her performance with her own showmanship and hunger.

It’s described as a cool, moody EDM tune that’s sure to pump you up when you need it most.

The action movie will center on the lives of Will Smith and Joel Edgerton‘s characters, who are police officers — Smith plays as a human and Edgerton plays an Orc — heading on a routine mission that goes awry.

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart

She may have left her heart in Havana, but Camila Cabello is also leaving her mark on the Billboard music charts.

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer has earned her second No. 1 as a solo artist on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises 3-1 on the tally dated December 9. Young Thug reigns in his first visit to the chart.

Camila Cabello

The Pop Songs chart, which began in 1992 measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 162 mainstream top 40 stations.

Cabello previously crowned Pop Songs for two weeks beginning February 18 with “Bad Things,” alongside Machine Gun Kelly.

As a member of Fifth Harmony, Cabello led Pop Songs when the group’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, began a two-week rule that June 4.

Cabello is additionally just the fifth artist to post multiple Pop Songs No. 1s as a soloist while also having ruled the ranking with a group. She joins an illustrious group that includes Beyoncé, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake.

With its Latin vibe (fueled by its new Spanglish mix with Daddy Yankee, the track debuted on the Deember. 2 Latin Pop Songs chart at No. 18), “Havana” “stands out in a big way and it raises its hand among all the noise of straight-ahead pop-sounding singles,” Brian Kelly, program director of Pop Songs reporter WXSS Milwaukee (and Entercom top 40 format captain), recently told Billboard, adding that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s smash “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, “knocked down the door [for] this type of sound.

“What once seemed like an impossible fit all of a sudden makes sense.”

On the all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, “Havana” has reached a No. 2 high, for the past three weeks.

Lauren Jauregui Appears on Ty Dolla $ign’s New Album “Beach House 3”

Life’s a beach (house) for Lauren Jauregui

The 21-year-old Cuban American singer and Fifth Harmony member has joined voices with Ty Dolla $ign on the rapper’s forthcoming album, Beach House 3, which is slated for release on Friday.

Lauren Jauregui

Jauregui appears on Ty Dolla $ign’s single “In Your Phone.”

Previously, Jauregui collaborated with Halsey on the single “Strangers,” which appears on the American singer’s album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

In addition to Jauregui, the album also boasts marquee features from the likes of FutureYGPharrell Williams, The-Dream, Tory Lanez and more.

Here’s the complete track list: 

Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 track list:

  1. Famous
  2. Famous Lies
  3. Love U Better (Feat. Lil Wayne & The-Dream)
  4. Ex (Feat. Yg)
  5. Famous Excuses
  6. Droptop In The Rain (Feat. Tory Lanez)
  7. Don’t Judge Me (Feat. Future & Swae Lee)
  8. Dawsin’s Breek (Feaet. Jeremih)
  9. Don’t Sleep On Me (Feat. Future & 24Hrs)
  10. Stare (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Wiz Khalifa)
  11. Famous Friends
  12. So Am I (Feat. Damian Marley & Skrillex)
  13. Lil Favorite (Feat. Madeintyo)
  14. In Your Phone (With Lauren Jauregui)
  15. All The Time
  16. Famous Amy
  17. Side Effects
  18. Famous Last Words
  19. Message In A Bottle
  20. Nate Howard Intro

Gomez Named Favorite Female Singer at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Selena Gomez is still the Kids’ choice…

The 24-year-old Mexican American singer/actress was named Favorite Female Singer at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Selena Gomez

It’s Gomez’s fourth award in the category in the last seven years, and her tenth orange blimp overall.

She’d previously won five awards for Favorite TV Actress for her starring role on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

Meanwhile, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui and former member Camila Cabello and their former Fifth Harmony members picked up their second straight Favorite Music Group award. Additionally, the all-girl group won a second award for Favorite Song for “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign).

Here’s the complete list of winners below:

Favorite Kids’ Show
Henry Danger
Favorite Family Show
Fuller House
Favorite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Movie
Ghostbusters
Favorite Movie Actor
Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)
Favorite Movie Actress
Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
Favorie Animated Movie
Finding Dory
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie
Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Favorite Villain
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Favorite Butt-Kicker
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
BFFs (Best Friends Forever)
Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
Favorite Frenemies
Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Most Wanted Pet
Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
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Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe,
Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
Favorite Music Group
Fifth Harmony
Favorite Male Singer
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez
Favorite Song
“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Favorite New Artist
Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Music Video
“Juju on That Beat” – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
Favorite DJ/EDM Artist
Calvin Harris
Favorite Soundtrack
Suicide Squad
Favorite Viral Music Artist
JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star
Little Mix (UK)
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2017

Cabello Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart with “Bad Things”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 19-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member and Machine Gun Kelly have reached the summit on BillboardPop Songs radio airplay chart with “Bad Things.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello and Machine Gun Kelley’s collaboration climbs 2-1 on the list dated February 18.

Cabello reigns in her second visit as a soloist. A year ago, she reached No. 10 with Shawn Mendes on I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As a member of Fifth Harmony (from 2012 until this past December), Cabello charted seven Pop Songs entries, including “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign), which led for two weeks in June 2016.

Cabello, thus, joins an elite troop of artists who’ve topped Pop Songs (which launched in 1992) both as a soloist and as part of a group.

Here’s Cabello’s fellow group-to-solo successes below.

Justin Timberlake (eight Pop Songs No. 1s) / *NSYNC (two)
Beyonce (six) and Kelly Rowland (one) / Destiny’s Child (two)
Adam Levine (two) / Maroon 5 (nine)
Gwen Stefani (two) / No Doubt (three)
Fergie (one) / The Black Eyed Peas (three)
Wyclef Jean (one) / Fugees (one)
Nate Ruess (one) / fun. (one)
Rob Thomas (one) / matchbox twenty (one)

Also for “Bad Things” on Pop Songs: It reigns more than 17 years after the song that originally provided its chorus hit No. 8 on the chart: Fastball‘s “Out of My Head.”