In 2016, the Justin Timberlake-produced ‘Trolls’ soundtrack – the official companion album of the animated box office blockbuster of the same name – peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 thanks in great part to the massive popularity of its chart-topping lead single, ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ (performed by Timberlake).

Yet despite assembling a star-studded list of contributors including the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson. Paak, SZA, and more for its follow-up, ‘Trolls World Tour,’ the new effort – also produced by the former *NSYNC frontman – looks like it won’t be able to boast the success of its double Platinum predecessor.

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With the live entertainment space turned on its head due to the on-going pandemic, organizers of concerts and festivals have been tasked with making prompt decisions about their shows. Most of which takes months of planning and coordination.

Such has been the case for Goldenvoice’s star-studded ‘Lovers & Friends Festival.’

Headlined by the likes of Usher, TLC, and Ms. Lauryn Hill, the eagerly awaited extravaganza also boasted an eclectic line-up compromised of Megan Thee Stallion, Brandy, Doja Cat, Summer Walker, Lil Kim, Ginuwine, Nelly, Trina, Amerie, and many more.

Originally set to take place in May, it’s now been moved to later in the summer.

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JoJo has put a hold on her upcoming world tour.

And, unsurprisingly, it’s as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Brandy has been baking brand new bops.

The Vocal Bible had been set to release new single ‘Baby Mama’ featuring Chance The Rapper tomorrow.

However, given the present pandemic, she’s put a pause on those plans.

Fans needn’t fret, though. Because B-Rocka has shared a scorching preview of a track from her upcoming seventh album.

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Producer extraordinaire will.i.am is turning to music to inspire others during the global coronavirus pandemic and is getting by with a little help from his celebrity friends.

Lifting the uplifting tune, ‘#Sing4Life,’ to his official YouTube channel recently, the Black Eyed Peas-frontman called on fellow Grammy winners Bono and Jennifer Hudson (as well as celebrated composer YOSHIKI) to help bring the track to life.

Based on a song written by the legendary U2 lead singer, ‘#Sing4Life’ was reportedly inspired after he watched footage of Italian citizens singing together from their rooftops and balconies while isolated due to COVID-19.

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Music lovers bummed by last week’s report the Usher-hosted 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic (click here to read more) will be thrilled to learn the event’s organizers have cooked up a star-studded event in its stead.

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April 21 will bring with it the four-year anniversary of the untimely death of music royal Prince.

To commemorate the occasion, the Recording Academy assembled some of today’s top talents to ode the Purple One in a “must see” television concert experience.

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Less than 24 hours after delivering her latest single, ‘Break My Heart,’ to the masses, Pop diva Dua Lipa‘s unleashing its accompanying music video.

‘Heart’ – produced by Andrew Watt and The Monsters And The Strangerz – is found aboard her sophomore album, ‘Future Nostaliga’ (available March 27), and serves as the follow-up to megahit ‘Don’t Start Now’ and 80’s-inspired jam, ‘Physical.’

“I should’ve stayed at home / ’cause now there ain’t no letting you go / Am I falling in love with the one that could break my heart,” she croons on ‘Heart’ – which houses a sample of Australian Rock band INXS’ 1987 hit, ‘Need You Tonight.’ 

Lipa fans in need of a visual fix of the 24-year-old needn’t look any further than below:

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Rihanna is set to finally quench the thirst for new music. Because she’ll be dropping a new collaboration with PARTYNEXTDOOR…tonight!

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Though earning no shortage of critical acclaim upon its January 9 release, Alicia Keys‘Underdog’ – the second single from her long-awaited seventh studio album, ‘A.L.I.C.I.A.’ – was commercially panned.

Struggling to a #93 peak on the Hot 100, the Johnny McDaid-produced cut – which boasts chart-topper Ed Sheeran among its list of songwriters – seemed poise to suffer the same fate as its Miguel-assisted predecessor, ‘Show Me Love’ (which peaked at #90).

In an ironic twist of fate, ‘Underdog’s chart story could be set to reverse.  Response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the very reason the release date of the song’s parent project was postponed (click here to read more), is giving it an unexpected second wind.

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Dua Lipa‘s here to save Pop music with her new single, ‘Break My Heart.’

The follow-up to her most recent duo of hits, ‘Physical,’ and the Hot 100 top 5 smash, ‘Don’t Start Now,’ ‘Break’ comes as the latest taste from her highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Future Nostalgia.’

Curious to see how it holds up to the critical acclaim of its predecessors?  Hear it inside:

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Despite the imposition of social distancing, ‘The Tonight Show’ must go on.

Opting to film the late night talk series from the comfort of his own home, host Jimmy Fallon has guests appear live via video chat.  The latest to join him virtually?  John Legend.

On hand to discuss his recent free online concert (as we reported here), forthcoming new album (which he branded “his sexiest yet”), and more, the EGOT winner also treated viewers to the first televised performance of his new single, ‘Actions.’

 

Did you miss any of the action when it aired Tuesday (March 24)?  See it inside:

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