Bizarrap’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” Featuring Quevedo, Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Bizarrap is back on top…

The 24-year-old Argentine record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Quevedo, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” rebounds for a sixth week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. survey.

Bizarrap, Quevedo,The single rebounds from No. 2 for a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, as it drew 51 million streams (down 8%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 1%) in territories outside the U.S. in the September 9-15 tracking week.

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” jumps 5-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart; BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” drops to No. 3 after spending its first three weeks on the ranking at No. 1; Harry Styles’ “As It Was” retreats 3-4, following a record 13 weeks on top; and Manuel Turizo’s “La Bachata” lifts 6-5 to become his first top five hit on the chart.

Plus, Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” ascends 11-10 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with gains of 23% to 41.8 million streams and 17% to 2,000 sold outside the U.S. Nigeria native Rema (real name: Divine Ikubor) dropped the original version of the song in February as the second single from his debut solo LP, Rave & Roses. Its remix with Gomez arrived August 26, and that version’s official video premiered September 7.

Gomez lands her second single on the chart since the survey began, after “Ice Cream,” with BLACKPINK, ranked at its No. 6 high on the inaugural list in September 2020.

The chart, which began in September 2020, ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Rema’s “Calm Down” Remix, Featuring Selena Gomez, Coming Out Friday

Selena Gomez is calming down

The 30-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has teamed up with Rema for a remix of his single “Calm Down.”

Selena GomezThe remix will be released on Friday, August 26.

In a caption for the announcement, Gomez wrote “so excited for this!”

She is the latest star to grace a Rema track. In addition to the “Ice Cream” singer, the fast-rising singer this year has collaborated with Chris BrownAJ Tracey, and 6LACK.

The official announcement comes mere weeks after a video of Gomez excitedly greeting Rema backstage at his Rave & Roses World Tour went viral on social media.

And in an August 17 Instagram story, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself and Rema with a GIF caption that read “coming soon.”

Now, fans will hear the new version of Rema’s runaway hit in all of its remixed glory this weekend.

“Calm Down” is the second single from Rave & Roses, Rema’s debut studio album.

This year has been a breakout year for the Nigerian Afro-fusion star. “Soundgasm,” the lead single from his debut album, peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, and his Rave & Roses World Tour has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Australia.

“Calm Down” has reached No. 57 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, and No. 7 on Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs.

The new remix comes on the heels of Gomez’s first Primetime Emmy nomination as a producer on the Hulu hit murder-mystery comedy series Only Murders in the Building.

FKA Twigs Releases Collaboration-Stacked Mixtape “Caprisongs”

FKA Twigs is staying in the mix(tape)…

The 34-year-old part-Spanish English singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, video director and actress has released her new collaboration-stacked mixtape Caprisongs.

FKA twigsSpanning 17 tracks, the collection is, in FKA Twigs’ own words, the tale of Twigs’ “journey back to myself through my amazing collaborators and friends.”

In a thread announcing her new arrival, she explains how, during lockdown she went in “search for connection” and found “even the most simple conversations incredibly comforting. When I went out I would find myself listening in on other people talking and imagining what it would be like to hang out with those nattering strangers. I loved catching sound bytes.”

Now, “I have fallen back in love with music, danger, trying new things, sex, love, raves,” she continues. The new release is “bronzer in the sink, alco pop on the side, a cherry lolly, apple juice when ur thirsty, friends in the park, your favourite person, that one sentence somebody said to you that changed everything, a club pre game, your bestie who is always late but brings the most to the party, meeting a friend at the airport, just togetherness. My world.”

Guests include Pa Salieu (on “honda”), Daniel Caesar (“careless”), Rema (“jealousy”), Jorja Smith and Unknown T (“darjeeling”), DYSTOPIA (“which way”) and Shygirl (“papi bones”), and The Weeknd, who joins forces with Twigs on the previously-released single “tears in the club”.

Caprisongs is executive produced by Twigs and El Guincho and includes production from Koreless, P2J, Mike Dean, Marius de Vries, Jasper Harris, Teo Halm, Arca, FRED, Psymun, Cirkut, BKay, Reaper, Sega Bodega, Fake Guido, Pau, Felix Joseph, AoD, Jeff Kleinman, Warren Ellis, Jonathan Coffer and BAK.

Twigs has two full-length albums to her name: 2019’s Magdalene (No. 54 peak on the Billboard 200) and 2014’s LP1 (No. 30).

FKA twigs to Release New Mixtape “Caprisongs” This Month

FKA twigs is mix(tape)ing things up…

After teasing new music on TikTok, the 33-year-old part-Spanish English singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, video director and actress has officially announced plans to release her upcoming mixtape Caprisongs on January 14.

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“CAPRISONGS is my journey back to myself through my amazing collaborators and friends,” FKA twigs wrote in her January 6 social media post, noting inspirations from London, Hackney, Los Angeles, New York and Jamaica.

FKA twigs was generous, also revealing the track list and features, including “Tears In the Club” featuring The Weeknd, and other songs featuring the likes of Jorja Smith, Daniel Caesar, Pa Salieu, Rema, Shygirl, Dystopia and Unknown T.

The project will mark FKA twigs’ first release since 2019’s Magdalene, which debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard 200.

“It’s my stubborn caprisun a– telling me to work thru my pain by delivering at work, don’t think just go studio and create, my saggi moon being the enigmatic temptress craving the club, to dance and to be social and my pisce venus hot mess disastrous heart falling in love all over again but this time with music and with myself,” she added about her upcoming release.

In 2021, Twigs was in the spotlight thanks to her collaboration with The Weeknd, which marked her first release under Atlantic Records, and her “cellophane” music video serving as an inspiration for Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”

While the avante-garde creator infuses myriad genres throughout her music, Caprisongs features mostly R&B and hip-hop artists, which may be telling of the project’s direction.

Noted Twigs, “i made you a mixtape, because when i feel you, i feel me and when i feel me, it feels good.”

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.

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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.