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T.I. And Tiny Won't Face Charges For Alleged 2005 Sexual Assault

T.I. And Tiny Won't Face Charges For Alleged 2005 Sexual Assault

T.I. and his wife Tiny Harris will not face charges related to 2005 sexual assault allegations.

A woman had claimed that the couple allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles. However, the couple won't face any charges because the statute of limitations in the case expired after 10 years, according to Billboard.

In a statement sent to Billboard, the Harrises' attorney Shawn Holley said, "Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased, but not surprised, by the District Attorney's decision to dismiss these meritless allegations. We appreciate the DA's careful review of the case and are grateful to be able to put the matter behind us and move on."

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., and his wife, real name Tameka Dianne Harris, have been accused of serious sexual assault by several woman.

Last May, the complaining witness had filed a report to the LAPD claiming that T.I. and Tiny sexually assaulted her after allegedly spiking her drink. Another woman also accused the couple of similar behavior back in 2010 in Las Vegas. That case was also dismissed due to the statute of limitations expiring.

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Post Malone Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For Posty Fest 2021

Post Malone Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For Posty Fest 2021

Post Malone has announced the star-studded lineup for Posty Fest 2021, which will feature Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Uzi Vert.

The third edition of the acclaimed annual festival is scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31 and will be held outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the festival will be held exclusively outdoors.

Malone is set to host and headline the festival. The two-day festival will also feature Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, $uicideboy$, Polo G, Rod Wave, Turnstile, Tyga, Kaash Paige, and Flo Milli, among others.

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Meek Mill Reveals Details Of New Album 'Expensive Pain'

Meek Mill Reveals Details Of New Album 'Expensive Pain'

Meek Mill has announced that his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, will drop on October 1.

Mill didn't revealed the full tracklist of Expensive Pain, but the record will feature his recent singles "Sharing Locations" with Lil Baby and Lil Durk, and his Lil Uzi Vert-collaborated track "Blue Notes 2."

The singer also hared the artwork, which was created from an original painting by the artist Nina Chanel Abney. Expensive Pain will Mill's follow-up to his 2018 Grammy-nominated album Championships.

Last month, Mill was honored with the Nelson Mandela changemaker award for his altruism and social work with REFORM Alliance. Meek serves as the organization's co-chair alongside his friend and Philadelphia 76ers partner, Michael Rubin.

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Drake Tops Billboard Artist 100 For 33rd Total Week

Drake Tops Billboard Artist 100 For 33rd Total Week

Drake has reclaimed the top spot on Billboard's Artist 100 chart, thanks to the blockbuster debut of his latest album Certified Lover Boy.

The Canadian rapper jumped from No. 21 to No. 1 on the chart dated September 18 to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a 33rd total week.

Meanwhile, Drake dominates the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 chart. Certified Lover Boy, which dropped on September 3, debuted atop the all-genre 200 chart, earning Drake his 10th No. 1.

The record earned 613,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 9, according to MRC Data. This marks the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift's Folklore launched at No. 1 with 846,000 units on the August 8, 2020-dated chart.

He also became the first singer or act to claim 9 out of the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single week. Drake also matched The Beatles by claiming all top five positions, which the English rock band had previously done in 1964.

Overall, all 21 songs from his latest album Certified Lover Boy have earned a place on the Hot 100, with "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, leading at No. 1.

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Anthony Fauci Dismisses Nicki Minaj's Claims About Side Effects Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Anthony Fauci Dismisses Nicki Minaj's Claims About Side Effects Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the world-renowned infectious disease specialist, has dismissed claims made by rapper Nicki Minaj that getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can make you impotent.

During an interview on CNN, Fauci dismissed the claim as false. "There's no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen," he said when asked whether the claims were genuine. "So the answer to your question is no."

Earlier this week, Minaj said she didn't attend the 2021 Met Gala because attendees were required to be vaccinated.

She tweeted, "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."

In another tweet, she shared the bizarre story that her cousin in Trinidad "won't get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent."

"There's a lot of misinformation, mostly on social media, and the only way we know to counter mis and disinformation is to provide a lot of correct information," Fauci said about misinformation being spread. "And to essentially debunk these kinds of claims, which may be innocent on her part. I'm not blaming her for anything but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis."

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Nas Drops 'Brunch On Sundays' Video Featuring LeBron James, Swizz Beatz & More

Nas Drops 'Brunch On Sundays' Video Featuring LeBron James, Swizz Beatz & More

Nas recently released a new music video for "Brunch on Sundays," featuring LeBron James, Swizz Beatz and several other stars.

"Bday Brunch Vibes with my guys," Nas wrote on Instagram.

"Brunch on Sundays" is from Nas' 14th studio album, King's Disease II, which arrived on August 6. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and charted for three weeks.

The video, directed by Omar Jones and executive produced by Peter Brittenbender and Annie Chen, was shot at California hot spot Catch LA. It shows Nas enjoying a brunch alongside LeBron James, Swiss Beatz, Russel Westbrook, Cordae, Lil Rel Howery, Blxst and several others.

The visual also shows Lil Rel proposing a toast to Nas, saying, "To one of the O.G.'s in the game, Nas. Man, lyricist, poet, a prophet, fam, you did it the right way, bro. Hit-Boy [is] in here ... Let's propose a toast to Nas. To better years, brunch on Sundays."

Towards the end of the song, Nas rap,: "To make it Sunday to Sunday, that sh-- is deep."

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Drake Shares Alternate 'Certified Lover Boy' Covers

Drake Shares Alternate 'Certified Lover Boy' Covers

Drake recently shared alternate covers for his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy.

The singer took to Instagram to shares a series of artwork that ere presumably the options he had for Certified Lover Boy. The alternate album covers feature a range of mediums and aesthetic styles.

Luis Mora, Theo Skudra, Milo Manora and several others provided the artwork for the record.

An image of Drake in football gear with a rose stem in his mouth, by Skudra, and an image by Mora of the rapper cuddling with an unknown lady, are among the new artwork.

Certified Lover Boy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. All the tracks from the album made it to the Hot 100.

The artwork for the album features 12 variations of Apple's pregnant woman emoji created by British artist Damien Hirst.

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Ludacris Shares Theme Song For Upcoming Children's Show 'Karma's World'

Ludacris Shares Theme Song For Upcoming Children's Show 'Karma's World'

Ludacris has shared the theme song, titled "Welcome to Karma's World," for the upcoming animated children's series, "Karma's World," set to premiere on Netflix on October 15.

The Karma's World Original Soundtrack album is also set to arrive on the same day.

"I am thrilled to be working with Universal Music Group to bring the music from Karma's World to audiences everywhere," Ludacris said in a statement. "UMG has been my partner on all my albums since day one and it's very fitting that they are with me as I unveil the music from my new animated Netflix series, which has been a labor of love for over a decade and inspired by my eldest daughter."

"As a girl dad to four daughters, I am so proud of the music in this show which inspires creative confidence in kids and encourages them to embrace their full authentic selves," he added.

About the musical influences that inspired the series' soundtrack, Ludacris said, "When making music for Karma's World, our creativity was unlimited. We experimented with country, reggae, reggaeton, pop, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, classical and so much more."

"I'm so proud of Karma's World, which was inspired by my oldest daughter Karma," he told ET Canada. "It's about a girl who wants to bring positivity to the world through her music, and each episode draws on real-life situations faced by kids today."

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 Features Billie Eilish, Jason Isbell, Aerosmith & Many More

Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 Features Billie Eilish, Jason Isbell, Aerosmith & Many More

Record Store Day has revealed the official lineup of exclusive titles that will be available at participating independent record stores for the annual Black Friday promotion.

The list of 150 items includes limited-edition albums, EPs, or singles by artists such as Billie Eilish, Jason Isbell, Aerosmith, Trippie Redd, U2, Black Pumas, John Legend, Jimi Hendrix, Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, Motörhead and many more.

Black Friday has turned the day after Thanksgiving into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Black Friday has been about super-cheap prices on mass-produced goods and primarily takes place in malls and big box stores.

The list of titles for this season will be available at participating record stores. They come out on Black Friday, which falls on November 26 this year, and may be available at record stores throughout the rest of the year.

A full list of the items available on Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 is available at recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases.

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Rihanna's 'Savage X Fenty Vol. 3' To Feature Nas, Normani & More

Rihanna's 'Savage X Fenty Vol. 3' To Feature Nas, Normani & More

Rihanna has revealed the star-studded list of musicians set to feature on the third edition of her "Savage x Fenty" fashion show, including Nas and Normani.

Other A-listers set to perform include Daddy Yankee, BIA, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and Jade Novah. Singers Erykah Badu, Troye Sivan and Sabrina Carpenter will also be making special appearances.

Last month, Rihanna revealed that "Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3" will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 24.

The superstar promised that "Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3" will be an experience filled with fashion, music, dance and iconic architecture.

The "Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3" collection features "strong lines that trace contours of the body and unconventional silhouettes that push the boundaries of individuality to bring out the baddie in everyBODY," the brand shared in a press statement.

The collection will be available for purchase at the Amazon Fashion store and at Savage X Fenty the day the show airs.

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Beyoncé Covers 'Moon River' In New Tiffany & Co. Campaign Film

Beyoncé Covers 'Moon River' In New Tiffany & Co. Campaign Film

Beyoncé has covered Audrey Hepburn's 1961 classic "Moon River" from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's for a new Tiffany & Co. campaign film, which premiered on Monday (September 13).

A video ad, directed by Emmanuel Adjei, shows Beyoncé setting off on a private jet while Jay-Z sits at a typewriter and watches back footage he shot of the two of them together, until the singer arrives back home and reunites with her husband.

The "Black is King" artist then sings "Moon River" while playing the piano in some shots, while Jay-Z captures the moment on a Super 8 camera.

"Two drifters off to see the world / There's such a lot of world to see," Beyoncé croons. "We're after the same rainbow's end / Moon river and me"

"ABOUT LOVE tells a love story of longing, reunion and a bond that transcends space and time," reads the video caption.

The Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer ballad won an Oscar for best original song and a Grammy for song of the year.

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Drake Becomes First Ever To Claim 9 Of Top 10 On Billboard Hot 100

Drake Becomes First Ever To Claim 9 Of Top 10 On Billboard Hot 100

Drake dominates Billboard's Hot 100 chart, as he becomes the first singer or act to claim 9 out of the top 10 spots on the tally in a single week.

Drake also matches The Beatles by claiming all top five positions, which the English rock band had previously done in 1964.

Overall, all 21 songs from his latest album Certified Lover Boy have earned a place on the Hot 100, with "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, leading at No. 1.

Certified Lover Boy, which dropped on September 3, debuted atop the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, earning Drake his 10th No. 1.

The record earned 613,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 9, according to MRC Data. This marks the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift's Folklore launched at No. 1 with 846,000 units on the August 8, 2020-dated chart.

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SZA Shares 'The Anonymous Ones' From 'Dear Evan Hansen' Soundtrack

SZA Shares 'The Anonymous Ones' From 'Dear Evan Hansen' Soundtrack

R&B singer-songwriter SZA recently shared "The Anonymous Ones" from the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack.

"The Anonymous Ones" was written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Amandla Stenberg, who co-stars in the movie.

"Keep on keeping secrets that they think they have to hide / What if everybody's secret is they have that secret side? / And to know, to know we're not alone / Is all we're hoping for," SZA sings in the song. "I don't wanna be anonymous anymore."

Dear Evan Hansen, which is set to release on September 24, is a film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical. The film's soundtrack album is set to be released on Interscope Records on the same day as the film.

In addition to SZA, other artists on the soundtrack include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Sam Smith, Summer Walker, Finneas, and Tori Kelly.

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Dua Lipa Announces 2022 North American Tour With Megan Thee Stallion

Dua Lipa Announces 2022 North American Tour With Megan Thee Stallion

Dua Lipa has announced dates for her upcoming 28-city 2022 North American tour in support of her Grammy-winning album Future Nostalgia.

The trek will kick off on February 9 at FTX Arena in Miami. The singer will also perform across Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, Minneapolis, Dallas, Las Vegas and Seattle before wrapping up the tour at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1.

The tour will feature support from Megan Thee Stallion, Caroline Polachek and Lola Zouai.

"I'm so thrilled to tour again and see my angels in person! How amazing that we all get to dance and celebrate together once again," Lipa said in a statement announcing the road trip. "When I was writing Future Nostalgia, I imagined the songs being played in clubs on nights out with your mates. I'm so excited that this fantasy is finally coming true. I can't wait to experience these songs with you together live!"

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, September 17 at noon local time.

Future Nostalgia North American Tour Dates:

Feb. 9 - Miami, FL @ FTX ArenaFeb. 11 - Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterFeb. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaFeb. 14 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaFeb. 16 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterFeb. 18 - Boston, MA @ TD GardenFeb. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterFeb. 22 - Montreal, QC @ Centre BellFeb. 23 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaFeb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaFeb. 26 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein CenterMarch 1 - New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenMarch 2 - Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaMarch 4 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterMarch 5 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank CenterMarch 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target CenterMarch 9 - Chicago, IL @ United CenterMarch 12 - Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterMarch 13 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterMarch 15 - Denver, CO @ Ball ArenaMarch 17 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterMarch 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint CenterMarch 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The ForumMarch 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaMarch 27 - San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterMarch 29 - Portland, OR @ Moda CenterMarch 31 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge ArenaApril 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

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Chloe Bailey Drops Debut Solo Single 'Have Mercy'

Chloe Bailey Drops Debut Solo Single 'Have Mercy'

Chlöe Bailey of the R&B sister duo Chloe & Halle released her debut solo single "Have Mercy" and a video for the song on Friday (September 10).

The song is from Chlöe's upcoming debut album, due to arrive via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia.

The two sisters created separate social media accounts earlier this year and teased "so many exciting things coming."

In a recent interview with Billboard, Chlöe spoke about her solo musical career, saying, "I'm creating my own lane, as well as paying homage to the ones who have inspired me. It has been fun finding my voice."

Bailey subsequently brought the song to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12, for its television debut performance.

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The Kid LAROi Announces World Tour In 2022

The Kid LAROi Announces World Tour In 2022

Australian rapper The Kid LAROi has announced dates for his upcoming debut headlining world tour.

A 25-date North American trek is scheduled to kick off on January 29, 2022 at the Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix and conclude on March 10 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta. The North American dates will be followed by shows in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

"I am beyond excited to share this experience with you all," LAROi said in a statement. "It's always been a dream of mine to headline a global tour. I cannot wait to see my fans all around the world and give them something that they won't ever forget. It's been a long time coming."

LAROi will perform songs from all three chapters of his F**k Love project on the tour. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

The Kid LAROI: End of the World Tour 2022 Dates North America:

Jan. 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal TheatreFeb. 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The NovoFeb. 3 - San Francisco, CA @ The WarfieldFeb. 5 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDoFeb. 7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The ComplexFeb. 8 - Denver, CO @ The Mission BallroomFeb. 10 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek AmphitheaterFeb. 11 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music CenterFeb. 12 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb FactoryFeb. 15 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandFeb. 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore MinneapolisFeb. 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles BallroomFeb. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon BallroomFeb. 21 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore DetroitFeb. 23 - Toronto, ON @ HISTORYFeb. 24 - Montreal, QC @ MTELUSFeb. 27 - New York, NY @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein BallroomMarch 1 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues BostonMarch 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore PhiladelphiaMarch 4 - Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! IndoorsMarch 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE IndoorsMarch 6 - Washington, D.C. @ EchostageMarch 8 - Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason TheaterMarch 9 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues OrlandoMarch 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

Europe/UK Dates:

March 28 -Copenhagen @ VEGA Main HallMarch 31 - Oslo @ Sentrum SceneApr. 2 - Stockholm @ FryshusetApr. 4 - Berlin @ ColumbiahalleApr. 5 - Offenbach @ StadthalleApr. 6 - Munich @ MuffathalleApr. 8 - Milan @ FabriqueApr. 10 - Zurich @ X-TraApr. 11 - Cologne @ E-WerkApr. 13 - Esch-Sur-Alzette @ Rockhal MainhallApr. 14 - Paris @ Elysee MontmartreApr. 16 - Amsterdam @ Melkweg MaxApr. 17 - Tilburg @ Poppodium 013Apr. 18 - Brussels @ La MadeleineApr. 20 - Manchester @ Victoria WarehouseApr. 22 - London @ O2 Academy BrixtonApr. 23 - Birmingham @ O2 AcademyApr. 27 - Glasgow @ AcademyApr. 28 - Dublin @ Olympia

Australia /NZ:

May 26 - Sydney @ Qudos Bank ArenaMay 30 - Perth - RAC ArenaJune 1 - Adelaide @ Entertainment CentreJune 3 - Melbourne @ Rod Laver ArenaJune 6 - Brisbane @ RiverstageJune 10 - Wellington @ TSB ArenaJune 11 - Auckland @ Spark Arena

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Halle Bailey-Starring 'The Little Mermaid' To Open Memorial Day Weekend 2023

Halle Bailey-Starring 'The Little Mermaid' To Open Memorial Day Weekend 2023

The Little Mermaid, Disney's highly anticipated live-action remake starring Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle, is set to release Memorial Day weekend in 2023.

The movie, which also stars Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy, will hit theaters on May 26, 2023.

In July, Bailey, who stars as Ariel, announced that the filming for the movie had wrapped up. She had shared a photo of herself sitting in the ocean against a sunset.

"And just like that..that's a wrap after auditioning for this film when i was 18 just about to turn 19 , to now finishing filming through a pandemic when i turned 21 ..we have finally made it...," she wrote in the caption.

"I feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory..it has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone i've ever known, to feeling self doubt/ loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as i've reached the end," Bailey added. "This experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be."

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Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Drake's sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy, which dropped on September 3, has topped Billboard's all-genre 200 chart.

Drake scored his 10th No. 1 with the long-awaited album, as it earned 613,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 9, according to MRC Data. This marks the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift's Folklore launched at No. 1 with 846,000 units on the August 8, 2020-dated chart.

The album, which was originally set to release in January 2021, features JAY-Z, Future, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and Project Pat.

Of Certified Lover Boy's 613,000 equivalent album units, SEA units comprise 562,000 units, which equals 743.67 million on-demand streams, album sales comprise 46,000 and TEA units comprise 5,000 units.

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Lil Nas X's 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' Wins Video Of The Year At MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X's 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' Wins Video Of The Year At MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X won the Video of the Year award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The "power bottom rapper" took home the top honor at the 2021 VMAs on Sunday for his fiery, unapologetically queer "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" visual.

"First, I want to say thank you to the gay agenda," Lil Nas X said in his acceptance speech.

Earlier that evening, the 22-year-old rapper transformed the VMAs stage into the Montero State Prison for a mash-up of "Montero" and "Industry Baby," his collaboration with fellow rapper Jack Harlow.

Lil Nas X also won the award for Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.

Olivia Rodrigo was another big winner at the 2021 MTV VMAs, with her "Drivers License" winning Song of the Year award, and Push Performance of the Year award. She was also selected as Best New Artist.

Meanwhile, pop superstar Justin Bieber was crowned Artist of the Year.

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DaBaby Drops New Single 'Lonely' Featuring Lil Wayne

DaBaby Drops New Single 'Lonely' Featuring Lil Wayne

DaBaby dropped a new single, titled "Lonely," featuring Lil Wayne on Thursday, September 9.

In the track, DaBaby refers to his older brother Glenn Johnson, who died almost a year ago due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He also reflects on his feelings about being an outsider in the music industry.

"As if I got a reason to act like I'm lonely/ I saw my big brother laid out with his brains blown out/ It's been catchin' up on me/ S***, how would you act if your bro took his life?/ And you know that you rappin' like all of these n***s/ And you don't even trap and you livin' your life," DaBaby raps in the song.

The track is the latest release from the rapper, who recently created a huge controversy due to his homophobic comments made at the Rolling Loud Miami festival in July 25.

"Lonely" follows a series of freestyles, including Moneybagg Yo's "Wockesha," Wizkid's "Essence," and BIA's "Whole Lotta Money."

DaBaby had previously collaborated with Wayne on the remix of Jack Harlow's "WHATS POPPIN."

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Doja Cat Covers Classic 'Grease' Song In New Pepsi Ad

Doja Cat Covers Classic 'Grease' Song In New Pepsi Ad

Rapper Doja Cat covers "You're the One That I Want," the classic track from the 1978 movie Grease, for Pepsi's latest commercial.

The beverage giant's latest commercial takes viewers back to Rydell High School and Frosty Palace, as Doja dances her way into a soda shop. The 90-second ad, which launches Pepsi's Cream Soda and Black Cherry, debuted on Sunday, September 12 during the MTV Video Music Awards, which Doja Cat hosted.

The ad is similar to the original movie scene, in which Olivia Newton-John, playing Sandy Olsson, tries to impress Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta.

However, there is small change to the lyrics, as instead of singing "I need a man," Dojo Cat sings, "I need a plan."

"You're the One that I Want" was originally performed by Newton-John and Travolta in the 1978 film based on the 1972 Broadway musical.

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Jennifer Hudson A Tony Short Of EGOT After Winning Daytime Emmy

Jennifer Hudson A Tony Short Of EGOT After Winning Daytime Emmy

Jennifer Hudson, who won a Daytime Emmy award for her role as executive producer of animated film Baba Yaga on Thursday (September 9), is now just one win (a Tony award) shy of achieving EGOT status. The film received the award under the daytime program category.

"Wow ! Thank you @televisionacad for this honor. And thanks to the incredible creative team at @baobabstudios for bringing the important story of Baba Yaga to life," Hudson wrote in an Instagram post celebrating her win.

She added, "I am so grateful for the opportunity to lend my voice to a character and executive produce alongside this innovative team. You all inspired me doing what you do best. Receiving an Emmy for this special project is truly the icing on the cake!"

Showing off her golden EGO ring on Instagram, Hudson wrote, "Wow God wow !!!!!!! I've had this ring for quite some time! For me it always represented this day, the day I would say I have an EGO! Emmy, Grammy and Oscar ! What a early bday gift ! U can't limit God !!!! It's only a story God could write and heights only God can top ! U will always see me try ! And I hope u will too!"

Hudson had won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, and has won a couple of Grammys (best R&B alum in 2009 and best musical theater album in 2017).

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Drake Drops 'Way 2 Sexy' Featuring Future, Young Thug

Drake Drops 'Way 2 Sexy' Featuring Future, Young Thug

Drake recently released a music video for "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug. The song is part of Drake's new 21-track sixth studio album, Certified Boy.

The video, directed by Dave Meyers, samples Right Said Fred's 1991 smash hit "I'm Too Sexy" and opens with an OVO "warning" message that proclaims, "Repeat viewing may lead to a pregnancy."

It shows Drake transforming into multiple characters; from an '80s workout instructor to an older beach bum who clearly let himself and his form go.

The visual also shows Drake making dance moves from Michael Jackson's 1991 hit "Black or White" and emulating Sylvester Stallone's antics from his Rambo franchise.

Future then shows up, rapping his verses in front of a yellow car, as Prince did in his 1991 music video "Sexy M.F," while Young Thug appears in the visual as the star of a pinup calendar, at one point even posing as a sexy lumberjack for the month of October.

The three rappers previously teamed up on "D4L," a song from Drake's Dark Lane Demo Tapes.

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Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Lead Nominees For 2021 BET Hip Hop Award

Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Lead Nominees For 2021 BET Hip Hop Award

Black Entertainment Television has announced the nominees for the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion are leading the nominees this year with nine nominations each.

Without a mixtape or a studio album, Cardi is nominated twice for "Best Hip Hop Video" ("WAP" and "Up"), "Best Collaboration" ("WAP"), "Song of The Year" ("WAP" and "Up"), "Best Featured Verse" ("WAP"), "Best Live Performer," "Hip Hop Artist of The Year" and "Hustler of the Year."

Megan, who shares nominations with Cardi on "WAP" for "Best Hip Hop Video", "Best Collaboration" and "Song of The Year," is also being recognized for her efforts on Lil Baby's "On Me" remix in the "Best Featured Verse" category, "Best Live Performer," "Lyricist of The Year," "Hip Hop Artist of the Year," and "Hustler of The Year."

Drake follows Cardi and Megan with eight nominations, though his recently released sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, is not considered for the awards.

The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, the biggest night in hip hop, are scheduled for October 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Voting for DJ of the Year and Best Hip Hop Platform is now open on https://www.votehiphopawards.com

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Kanye West Jumps Back To Top Of Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Kanye West Jumps Back To Top Of Billboard Artist 100 Chart

Kanye West has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, thanks to his latest album Donda.

Ye jumped from No. 67 to No. 1 on the Artist 100 chart dated September 11, earning his third total week atop the tally.

Kanye's latest album Donda debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 309,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data.

The debut also was the biggest week of 2021, as Donda overtook Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, which had debuted with 295,000 units on the chart dated June 5.

West also became the seventh artist or act to have at least 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. The Beatles have the most No. 1s with 19, followed by Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen (11), Barbra Streisand (11), Eminem (10), Elvis Presley (10) and West.

Donda was released on August 29, 2021, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. The album, which is named after West's late mother, Donda West, was initially set for release on July 24, 2020 but was delayed multiple times.

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Kanye West's 'Hurricane' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard's Streaming Songs Chart

Kanye West's 'Hurricane' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard's Streaming Songs Chart

Kanye West's "Hurricane" has debuted atop Billboard's Streaming Songs chart. "Hurricane" launched at No. 1 on the tally dated September 11, earning West his third Streaming Songs No. 1.

"Hurricane" earned 29 million U.S. streams in the August 27-September 2 tracking period, according to MRC Data.

This is the first time Ye has topped the chart since 2018. Both his previous chart-toppers, "All Mine" and "I Love It," featuring Lil Pump, dropped in 2018.

Meanwhile, Kanye's latest album Donda also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 309,000 equivalent album units earned. Two songs from record also reached Billboard Hot 100's top 10, led by "Hurricane" at No. 6 and followed by "Jail" at No. 10.

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Alicia Keys, Swae Lee To Perform New Collb 'Lala' At MTV VMAs

Alicia Keys, Swae Lee To Perform New Collb 'Lala' At MTV VMAs

Alicia Keys and Swae Lee will perform their new single, "Lala," at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

It will be Keys' first performance on the VMAs stage since she lit it up in 2012 for "Girl on Fire" with Nicki Minaj and Olympian Gabby Douglas. Keys has previously won four VMA awards.

The iconic singer-songwriter will debut the song alongside her collaborator "with spectacular city views in celebration of the resilience of New York," according to a press release.

"Lala" dropped on Thursday, September 9.

Keys and Lee join a star-studded lineup of presenters and performers at this year's VMAs.

MTV also recently revealed Normani will perform at the show for the first time since 2019.

Hosted by Doja Cat, the event will air live on Sunday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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Lineups Unveiled For Global Citizen Live Concerts In L.A., London

Lineups Unveiled For Global Citizen Live Concerts In L.A., London

The lineup of artists for Global Citizen Live concerts in London and Los Angeles have been announced.

Nile Rodgers and Chic will be joined by Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Rag'n'Bone Man and more for a 24-hour global broadcast event of music and activism in London.

The show will be broadcast on BBC One from 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 and across the BBC until approximately 3 a.m. A special Global Citizen Live highlights show will then air on BBC One at 4:30 p.m. the next day, on Sunday, to keep the party going.

Presented by Verizon, Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles will take place on an outdoor stage at the Greek Theatre. The event will be headlined by Global Citizen veteran Stevie Wonder, who will be joined by Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, and 5 Seconds of Summer.

The broadcast will air September 25 on BBC, ABC, ABC News Live, Australia's Channel 9, Brazil's Multishow and Bis, France's TF1/TMC, Singapore's Mediacorp, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, and more.

There will also be Global Citizen Live music festivals in New York, Paris, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, and Seoul as part of a historic event for global unity across six continents in the mission to fight poverty, climate change, and vaccine inequity. The events will be broadcast over 24 hours, spread across September 25 and 26.

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50 Cent, Lil Kim & More To Play Riviera Maya Golden Sand Festival

50 Cent, Lil Kim & More To Play Riviera Maya Golden Sand Festival

50 Cent and Lil Kim have been announced as headliners for the Golden Sand Festival, a destination music festival scheduled to take place next year in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The lineup also includes TLC, Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, Nelly, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, T-Pain and Fat Joe, with more artists to be announced soon.

Golden Sand is scheduled to take place from January 12 through 16, 2022. Besides classic hip-hop and R&B music performances, the festival organizers promise that "attendees can also snorkel in the tropic shores of Riviera Maya, swim laps at the Barceló's eleven swimming pools, catch a wave on a FlowRider surf machine, eat their way through over a dozen restaurants across the resort, get a massage at a 10,000 square feet U-Spa Wellness and Fitness Center, pump some adrenaline through thrilling activities like ziplines, ATVs, and Go-Karts, play basketball or tennis at the Barcelo courts, or relax with some meditation and dance classes, in a one-of-a-kind destination experience."

The festival attendees will be accommodated at the Barceló Riviera Maya resort.

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Disclosure Announce Headlining European Tour In 2022

Disclosure Announce Headlining European Tour In 2022

English electronic music duo Disclosure have announced a European headlining tour for 2022.

"After the past 18 months, nothing makes us happier than to announce these European dates," the duo wrote on Twitter.

The duo, consisting of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, plan to hit the road next March, with the trek to kick off from Zénith de Paris in Paris, France on March 9. The 10-city trek is set to conclude on March 23 at Compensa Concert Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Tickets go on general sale at 9 am CET on Friday, September 10.

Disclosure recently released a new EP called Never Enough, a follow-up to their 2020 studio album ENERGY.

Disclosure European tour dates:

March 9 - Zénith de Paris, Paris, FranceMarch 10 - Lotto Arena, Antwerp, BelgiumMarch 11 - AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NetherlandsMarch 12 - UFO Konzerthalle, Berlin, GermanyMarch 13 - COS Torwar Hall Spectacular, Warsaw, PolandMarch 16 - Stereo Plaza, Kyiv, UkraineMarch 18 - Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, RussiaMarch 20 - A2 Green Concert, Saint Petersburg, RussiaMarch 22 - Saku Arena, Tallinn, EstoniaMarch 23 - Compensa Concert Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Kylie Jenner Expecting Second Child With Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner Expecting Second Child With Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner has announced that she and Travis Scott are expecting their second child together.

Jenner announced the news in a video shared on her Instagram account on Tuesday, September 7. In the video, Jenner shows a positive pregnancy test to Scott, who then proceeds to hug her belly.

The video then shows Jenner and Scott attending routine checkup appointments together. The minute-and-a-half long video also features Jenner and Scott's three-year old daughter, Stormi Webster.

Stormi is seen giving Kylie's mother, Kris Jenner, an envelope. "Oh! What is this?" Kris exclaims as she flips through sonogram images before looking up in shock. "Are you pregnant?! Stormi! We're going to have a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life!"

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Kanye West Scores 10th No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Donda'

Kanye West Scores 10th No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Donda'

Kanye West has earned his 10th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his latest album Donda debuted atop the chart.

Donda recorded the biggest week for any album of 2021, as it earned 309,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending September 2, according to MRC Data.

Donda overtook Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, which had debuted with 295,000 units on the chart dated June 5, to become the best week of this year.

West becomes the seventh artist or act to have at least 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. The Beatles have the most No. 1s with 19, followed by Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen (11), Barbra Streisand (11), Eminem (10), Elvis Presley (10) and West.

Donda was released on August 29, 2021, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. The album, which is named after West's late mother, Donda West, was initially set for release on July 24, 2020 but was delayed multiple times.

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Nelly Earns First Top 10 On Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart With 'Heartland'

Nelly Earns First Top 10 On Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart With 'Heartland'

Nelly has earned his first top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, with Heartland ranking at No. 7 on the chart dated September 11.

The nine-track country influenced album, released last month, includes eight collaborations. Lead single "Lil Bit," with Florida Georgia Line, reached No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs chart in July.

Meanwhile, "Cold Beer Calling My Name," the second single from Jameson Rodgers' In It for the Money, has climbed 11-8 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

The song, featuring Luke Combs, was co-written by Rodgers, Hunter Phelps, Brett Tyler and Alysa Vanderheym.

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Janet Jackson Shares Teaser For New Documentary

Janet Jackson Shares Teaser For New Documentary

Janet Jackson recently shared the first teaser for her upcoming documentary, JANET, on social media.

"Hey u guys. Excited to share the first teaser of my new documentary with u," she captioned the one-minute trailer.

"This is my story, told by me, not through someone else's eyes," the pop singer says in the teaser.

The four-hour biographical documentary is scheduled to air on A&E and Lifetime in January in two episodes.

The teaser includes concert footage, some footage from her childhood showing late brother Michael Jackson and late father Joe Jackson, behind-the-scenes looks at Jackson's life, old home movies, and interviews featuring Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Paula Abdul, among others.

"She's an empowered woman," according to Carey, while Abdul describes her as "a force to be reckoned with."

The Ben Hirsh-directed docufilm is produced by Lifetime and A&E, and co-produced by Associated Entertainment Corporation. Janet Jackson and brother Randy Jackson are the executive producers.

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Cardi B Welcomes Second Child With Offset

Cardi B Welcomes Second Child With Offset

Cardi B and Offset welcomed their second child, a son, on Saturday, September 4.

Announcing the news on Instagram on Monday, Cardi B wrote, "9/4/21", indicating the date of birth.

The post was accompanied by a photo of the musician couple with the newborn baby in a hospital bed.

"We are so overjoyed to finally meet our son," Cardi B and Offset said in a statement. "He is already loved so much by family and friends and we can't wait to introduce him to his other siblings."

Cardi B and Offset, who were married in September 2017, have split multiple times before reuniting.

The 28-year-old rapper gave birth to their elder daughter Kulture in July 2018.

Offset has three other daughters - Kalea, Kody, and Jordan - from previous relationships.

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Alicia Keys To Release 'Girl On Fire' Young Adult Graphic Novel

Alicia Keys To Release 'Girl On Fire' Young Adult Graphic Novel

Alicia Keys is set to release a young adult graphic novel inspired by her multi-platinum certified song "Girl on Fire."

HarperCollins Publishers announced that Girl on Fire, the story of 14-year-old Lolo Wright and her telekinetic powers, will drop on March 1, 2022. The book is co-written by Andrew Weiner and illustrated by Brittney Williams.

"When I wrote 'Girl on Fire,' I knew I was writing it for that girl in the way back row who needed someone to tell her there's nothing you can't do, that nothing is impossible," Keys said in a statement. "When Andrew and I came up with the idea of translating the song into a young adult graphic novel, I knew that I wanted it to be about a girl coming to realize the strength she's always had."

She added, "There's a little Lolo in all of us -- we all have the power inside to do what we never even thought we could - and I'm so proud and crazy excited to be able to share her story with you. You're going to fall in love with Lolo."

Girl on Fire will be Keys' second book after her memoir titled More Myself: A Journey, which dropped last year.

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Drake Drops 'Certified Lover Boy' Featuring Jay-Z, Travis Scott & Many More

Drake Drops 'Certified Lover Boy' Featuring Jay-Z, Travis Scott & Many More

Drake's long-awaited sixth album Certified Lover Boy finally dropped on Friday, September 3, via OVO Sound/Republic Record.

The album, which was originally set to release in January 2021, features JAY-Z, Future, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and Project Pat.

Last week, the rapper had revealed the cover art of the album, which features a picture of 12 pregnant women emojis.

Certified Lover Boy tracklist:

1. Champagne Poetry2. Papi's Home3. Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby4. In the Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon5. Love All ft. Jay-Z6. Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott7. Way 2 Sexy ft. Future & Young Thug8. TSU9. N 2 Deep ft. Future10. Pipe Down11. Yebba's Heartbreak12. No Friends in the Industry13. Knife Talk ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat14. 7am on Bridle Path15. Race My Mind16. Fountains ft. Tems17. Get Along Better ft. Ty Dolla $ign18. You Only Live Twice ft. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne19. IMY2 ft. Kid Cudi20. Fucking Fans21. The Remorse

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Trailer For 'The Show' Offers Behind The Scenes Look At The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Trailer For 'The Show' Offers Behind The Scenes Look At The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime Show

The trailer for Showtime's upcoming documentary The Show, released on September 1, features some behind the scenes looks at The Weeknd's Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show.

The documentary, produced by Pepsi's in-house content studio and Boardwalk Pictures, chronicles the making of The Weeknd's 12-minute February 2021 performance at halftime.

Hamish Hamilton helmed the show, which was executive produced by JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, Jesse Collins and Roc Nation, and directed by Emmy nominee Nadia Hallgren.

"This documentary is a unique glimpse into the passion, work and cinematic mindset that went into the creation of the show," The Weeknd said in a statement. "It extends the narrative for fans and viewers who like to get lost in how the historic show we all grow up watching is built."

According to MRC Data, the Weeknd saw a 41% surge in streams after his performance at the Halftime show.

The Show premieres September 24 on Showtime.

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Nelly Planning 'Heartland' Follow-Up Featuring Female Country Artists

Nelly Planning 'Heartland' Follow-Up Featuring Female Country Artists

Nelly recently said in an interview with Country One that he is working on a follow-up to his Heartland EP.

The new project, which Nelly expects to release next year, will feature female country artists.

While releasing the Heartland EP, Nelly said, "This album here, we're looking at the first part of a two-part series."

Notably, the Heartland EP features an all-male lineup of artists, and Nelly said that is by design.

"If you look at this one, there is no female representation on this album. So, part one was me with the guys, and part two will be with the ladies of country music," he said.

Nelly has not mentioned specific female artists he is working with for the upcoming project, but said, "The women of country, they are fierce. When I am with the guys, we are kegging, beering, trucking, smoking and hanging out."

"I'm going to have to bring my A-game pretty much when it comes to dealing with the ladies because they are not going to play around with Nelly," he added. "They are going to bring it, and I am definitely looking forward to it."

The singer said the project will take some time to happen due to the pandemic protocols.

"I know we're still trying to get around the [health] issue, and everybody's still trying to make sure that we are all respecting one another and it's safety first," he said. "If it weren't for that, I would be in Nashville right now trying to cram it out."

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The Weeknd Drops Alternate Video For 2015's 'Can't Feel My Face'

The Weeknd Drops Alternate Video For 2015's 'Can't Feel My Face'

The Weeknd released an alternate video for his 2015 hit, "Can't Feel My Face," on Thursday (September 2).

The singer wrote on social media that the surprise drop was to celebrate the sixth anniversary of his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness. "6 years of BBTM," he wrote on his post.

The video shows The Weeknd and his lover sharing moments together in a bedroom, dancing at a club, and then getting intimate again as they ride back home in a car.

"Can't Feel My Face" hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2015 and enjoyed 41 weeks on the chart.

According to Variety, the new video was the original iteration of the track's visual before a "shift in creative direction" led to the one released in 2015.

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