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2 Chainz Enlisted Lebron James to A&R New Album

Rap and basketball have a long history between them. Of admiration, coalition, of complimenting each other on 2K. Arenas enlist rap songs to amp up the crowd before games and basketball is often referred to in the hits of today’s biggest rappers. At this point in American life, it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Recently, the relationship between rap and basketball has been...

Jennifer Lopez 2019 Tour | Presale & Cheap Ticket Info

Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has just announced an upcoming 2019 to be dubbed It’s My Party: The Live Celebration ahead of her 50th birthday, with tour dates starting on June 7th in Phoenix, AZ and extending through July 26th in Miami, FL. Fans can expect tickets for this tour to be in incredibly high demand due to JLo’s legendary status as a singer-songwriter who’s credited...

The Women Who Are Changing Pop Music For The Better

Two years ago, a study was conducted by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to assess just how inclusive the music industry had become. Unfortunately, despite the growing presence of women on the charts, on the radio, on the lineups for famed music festivals…the results were bleak. From looking at 600 songs that made the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012 to 2017, the study showed only 22.4 percent...

L.A Rapper Earl Sweatshirt Announces Tour, Shares Short Film

Earl Sweatshirt. A storied member of the rap community. Known to some, but even those who’ve been listening to the Los Angeles rapper have spent years discussing how little they understand him. A lot of that speculation ended last month, when Earl dropped Some Rap Songs, an album wonderfully—and dangerously— fused with the man himself. Since the release of Some Rap Songs, which ends a three...

Halsey Set to Host and Perform ‘SNL’: Does This Mean New Music?

We see you Ashley. Increasing your media presence, booking one of the most beloved primetime television gigs around. Does this mean what we think it means? Are we about to get a new single, or album release date for the third Halsey album? Ashley Frangipane—better known by her stage name Halsey—made an exciting announcement this week. Halsey will make her return to Saturday Night Live on Feb...

Meet Lizzo, the Flute Flexing Rap Singer Making No-Genre Music For Us All

UPDATE (1/30): After a phenomenal appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Lizzo has finally revealed her plans for 2019, and for the final resting home of her newest—and biggest single to date—”Juice“. CUZ I LOVE YOU, billed as Lizzo’s official, full-length debut, will arrive April 19th via Nice Life/Atlantic. So far, “Juice” is the only known CUZ I LOVE YOU single...

Bad Bunny Enforces Style and Acceptance in Stunning “Caro” Video

It’s so fitting: That the first frame of Bad Bunny’s “Caro” music video shows him perched regally in a robe, one hand drying while the other is planted on a table, getting its nails painted black. Fast forward a few seconds, when Bad Bunny switches out his body for 19-year-old model Jazmyne Joy, who’s been sharing her own renditions of Bad Bunny’s looks on Instagram. Much...

The Most Anticipated Albums of 2019

Here, we have all of the best, most anticipated album releases that are coming this year. From Rihanna’s long awaited R9, to Vampire Weekend’s first album since 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, to Ariana Grande’s second album in six months, there’s a lot of new music to get excited about. And you know what new albums typically lead to: Your favorite artists, on...

Why Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Doesn’t Rip Off Anybody

For those of you who were too swept up in the lavish lyrics, the contagious chorus, the interminable swag of Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” to notice the haters coming to play…congrats on your internet willpower. Because not long after Grande dropped “7 Rings”—which has now reached over 8.5 million streams and won Grande the biggest female debut in...

Vampire Weekend Announce Double Album, with New Singles Out Next Week

It’s been almost six years since Vampire Weekend released Modern Vampires of the City. Fans have been patient, with all of the leaked working titles, with the announcement of founding member Rostam Batmanglij leaving the band, with last Summer’s festival sets—their first in years. Still, 2018 came and went, and Vampire Weekend didn’t drop any new music. But with their names on...

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Proves You Don’t Need Album Sales to Reach No. 1

After two weeks in second place—behind 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was—Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie claimed his first No. 1 Billboard spot with his newest album, Hoodie SZN. But as the New York Times points out, Hoodie SZN only sold 823 traditional copies. That makes Hoodie SZN the all-time, lowest-selling No. 1 album. A Boogie breaks a record that was established one week earlier with I...

Will Tame Impala Release a New Album in 2019?

Since 2010, there hasn’t been a bigger psychedelic pop band than the Kevin Parker led Tame Impala. Hailing in from Australia, Tame Impala has dominated a genre first paved by The Beatles, further cultivated by Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips, and nuanced by contemporaries such as MGMT and Animal Collective. And with their last album, 2015’s Currents, Tame Impala became unstoppable...

The TickPick Guide to Music Festivals

A frequently updated guide on the best upcoming music festivals happening in North America. Lineups, news, rumors, tickets and dates, all in one place. Here is your TickPick Guide to Music Festivals.   Boston Calling Dates: May 24-26 Allston, MA Looking for a smaller music festival that still has the integrity, diversity, and star power of Firefly and Gov Ball? With over 50 bands, three...

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