As we reported here, Lana Del Rey got tongues wagging when she took to social media Thursday (May 21) to announce her new album – the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell’ – would be arriving this fall.

In a lengthy post, the GRAMMY-nominee outlined the LP’s hold-up has been due in part to criticism she’s fielded regarding some of the subject matter of her depressing emotional songs.  Along the way, however, she probably lost support when she specifically name-dropped Beyoncé, Camila Cabello, Nicki Minaj, and Doja Cat (among others) as fellow female acts who ‘wear no clothes’ and ‘sing about f*cking.’

“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc. – can I please go back to singing about being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?????” – Del Rey, 2020

Her emphasis on Urban acts, opting to omit the Lady Gaga‘s, Katy Perry‘s, Taylor Swift‘s, and co., was certainly unappreciated by some music fans and – as a result – made her one of the day’s lead trending topics on Twitter.

Practically pissing off every major stanbase in music simultaneously, Del Rey was dragged mercilessly.

Highlights inside:


As the bid for next week’s Hot 100 #1 heats up between Megan Thee Stallion and The Weeknd (as we reported here), the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ hitmaker throws another iron in the fire with an animated accompanying video for the J. White Did It-produced bop.

While it should be noted the Jude MC-directed visual aids the original recording and not the Beyoncé remix, it – alongside the single bundle featured on Stallion’s official web site – should come as quite the assist in its race to the top.

See the animated clip inside:


The world tour of ‘Fallin’ singer Alicia Keys is the latest to fall victim to postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking to social media Thursday (May 21), the 15-time GRAMMY winner alerted fans of the rescheduled jaunt (which was originally slated for a June 5 kick off as we reported here).

“We’ve all been waiting patiently to see how the world is going,” she tweeted. “We held onto the dates as long as we could BUT safety and the good health of my beautiful fam is paramount.”

That’s not all she said. Hear the full statement inside:


It’s been 5 years since fans of the Daytime Emmy Awards were able to view the ceremony on live television, but that’s set to change with its 47th incarnation.

Set for broadcast on CBS on June 26, the network and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the telecast will return with awards presented virtually as the recipients and other special guests will appear from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Look inside to see this year’s full nominations’ list:


Good news for fans of ‘Good as Hell’ singer Lizzo.

Faithful followers looking to mimic the rising diva’s style are in luck as she’s become the latest celebrity tapped by Australian sunglasses giants Quay to represent their ‘Confidence is Quay’ campaign.

Featuring multiple sunglass styles, Lizzo’s Quay collaboration boasts a variety of cuts and designs – all of which have gotten the GRAMMY winner’s stamp of approval as revealed in a recent statement.

“My style is always evolving. I like to mix it up, and I love that this collection has a little bit of everything,” she said in a press release. “There’s one with glitter lenses, another with star-shaped studs. I like those kinds of special details. These glasses are fun and different.”

Look inside to see photo and video highlights from the campaign:


It looks like ‘Save Room For Us’ singer Tinashe will have to save room in her schedule for a court appearance thanks to a recently filed copyright infringement lawsuit.

Details inside:


Will Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Savage’ trot to the top two weeks after a stunning defeat in the race to the Hot 100 finish line?

Based on current projections, the answer is a strong…”maybe.”

See what we mean inside:


Once confined to cultural corners, Afrobeats is staging a global takeover.

At the forefront of the movement are acts such as Tiwa Savage, Davido, and Mr Eazi – each of whom aptly feature a-front of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine.

From Savage’s seismic presence, to Davido’s flavorsome flow, to Eazi’s undeniable dependability, the trio are helping reshape worldwide perception and consumption of African music. Above all, they’re establishing a presence that isn’t a temporary wave, but more so an insurmountable tower.

And yet still, they remain frank about the hurdles they continue to encounter.

Head below for pics and quotes…


‘Burn’ singer Usher isn’t the only one feeling the heat from Nicki Minaj fans (affectionately called #Barbz) after weighing in on the prospect of a #VERZUZ battle between the ‘Anaconda’ hitmaker and Rap Queen Lil Kim.

As we reported here, the 8X GRAMMY winner felt the fury of the fan group after he asserted Nicki was a “product of Kim” – an assertion that was rewarded by a social media dragging.

Later discussing the fiery response to his comments on her FOX SOUL talk show ‘Out Loud,’ TV personality Claudia Jordan consulted guest co-stars Syleena Johnson, LisaRaye McCoy, and Vivica A. Fox to weigh in on the enduring attack from Minaj’s fan base.

The result?  The fan group redirected their wrath to Jordan and co. – even promising to attack her 69-year-old mother to avenge their fave.

See it inside:


After nabbing his fifth consecutive Billboard 200 top 5 hit courtesy of his latest effort, April’s ‘The New Toronto 3’ mixtape, rapper Tory Lanez is already moving on from the project to its follow-up.

As previously reported, Lanez confirmed ‘Toronto’ would be his last release under Interscope Records and its successors – which has now been delivered in the form of new song ‘Temperature Rising’ – would be his first offerings as an independent act.

“Temperature’s risin’ / And I’m fantasizin’ bout’ givin’ it to you /Givin’ you somethin’ / Won’t lie, it’s somethin’ I wanna do to you / We got all night, girl, we can take it slowly / Look back at it and shake it for me / ‘Cause only I can make you feel the way you feel / Time to make you feel it for real,” he relays on the bedroom-ready bop.

Tapping Christian Breslauer to direct its sizzling music video, look inside to see how ‘Rising’ lives up to its title:


May 22 will mark three years since a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 and injuring over 100 others.

Ahead of the anniversary of the tragic event, the 26-year-old Pop star took to her Instagram to share a heartfelt message with fans and survivors.

See it inside:


Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion lead a star-studded line-up of artists tapped to perform on the 2020 Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.

The ladies have been announced as just a few of the major names set to rock the annual extravaganza, which takes place each Friday over the next few months.

After initial disruptions due to the suddenness of the global health crisis, established platforms such as GMA are now powering on in innovative ways to keep the well of entertainment running.

Other talent on the bill include Katy Perry, Sia and John Legend.

Check out the full list and dates below…