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Olivia Rodrigo Makes Historic No. 1 Debut on U.K. Chart With 'Drivers License' - Billboard
Olivia Rodrigo has broken streaming records on Spotify and now the U.K. charts with her debut single "Drivers License," which currently leads the latter's singles tally.
"I just want to say thank you guys so much. It means the absolute world to me that you guys are listening to and loving 'Drivers License.' So sending you all the love in the world," the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star said in a video message celebrating the news while blowing a kiss and showing off her U.K. No. 1 plaque.And there's more: The 17-year-old singer-songwriter also had the biggest opening week of overall chart sales for a No. 1 debut in five years, since Zayn's "Pillowtalk" in 2016. And she's one of the youngest artists to score a No. 1 song in the U.K. before their 18th birthday, at 17 years and 10 months old. Jawsh 685 joined the 18-and-under chart-toppers club in July when he scored a No. 1 single with "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)," alongside Jason Derulo, and led the chart for three weeks at 17 years and 7 months old. Spotify confirmed to Billboard that, on Monday, "Drivers License" set the platform's record for most streams in a day for a non-holiday song, with over 15.17 million global streams (and that on Tuesday, the song continued to beat its own record, with over 17.01 million streams). "Drivers License" also topped Spotify's Global and U.S. Song Debut charts. Rodrigo seems to have the first runaway hit of 2021 on her hands, so check Billboard next Tuesday (Jan. 19) to see where the song lands on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lana Del Rey Unveils 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club' Track List & Cover Art - Billboard
Lana Del Rey's 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club' is almost here.
The upcoming Chemtrails Over the Country Club album was previously described by Del Rey as "folky, it's beautiful, it's super different from Norman [F---ing Rockwell]." See the Chemtrails Over the Country Club track list and cover below. Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over the Country Club Track List: 1. "White Dress"2. "Chemtrails Over the Country Club"3. "Tulsa Jesus Freak"4. "Let Me Love You Like a Woman"5. "Wild at Heart"6. "Dark But Just a Game"7. "Not All Who Wander Are Lost"8. "Yosemite"9. "Breaking Up Slowly"10. "Dance Till We Die"11. "For Free"
Liam Payne Opens Up About the Complications of Co-Parenting During the Pandemic - Billboard
Liam Payne has had to go a couple weeks without seeing Bear, his 3-year-old, due to safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"I hadnt seen him in a couple of weeks. It's hard with the COVID thing 'cause I have to make sure that Im negative before I go over and see him, so its having to wait that couple of days before you can test," he explained. "Hes only up the street and its dead complicated, but hes gotten so big. He's huge," the proud dad said. Bear's mother is Cheryl Cole. Payne and Cole split in 2018, when Bear was one. Watch Payne talk about Bear in the clip below.
BTS' X Ambassadors Cover Isn't the First Time the Group Put Their Own Spin on Others' Songs - Billboard
BTS blew fans away with their cover of X Ambassadors' "Jungle" in a new Coca-Cola commercial on Monday (Jan. 4) in Indonesia.
But the infectious X Ambassadors cover is hardly the first time BTS members have put their own twist on popular tracks. We've compiled seven times various members of the septet have made other artists' songs their own. See them below. Jungkook - 2U by Justin Bieber & David Guetta V - Someone Like You by Adele Jimin & Jungkook - Mistletoe by Justin Bieber Jimin & Jungkook - We Dont Talk Anymore by Selena Gomez & Charlie Puth Jungkook - Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly V & Jungkook - If You and Bang Bang Bang by BIGBANG Jungkook - Purpose by Justin Bieber
Paul McCartney Reacts to Gerry Marsden's Death: 'I’ll Always Remember You With a Smile' - Billboard
Paul McCartney has paid tribute to his old friend Gerry Marsden, who died at 78 after an illness related to a heart infection.
Paul McCartney has paid tribute to his old friend Gerry Marsden, who died at 78 after an illness related to a heart infection. McCartney had a personal connection to the Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman, from the band's beginnings in Liverpool alongside the Beatles. "Gerry was a mate from our early days in Liverpool. He and his group were our biggest rivals on the local scene. His unforgettable performances of Youll Never Walk Alone and Ferry Cross the Mersey remain in many peoples hearts as reminders of a joyful time in British music," McCartney wrote in a heartfelt post on Twitter about the "Youll Never Walk Alone" singer Sunday evening (Jan. 3).
Christina Aguilera Rings in the New Year From the Bathtub - Billboard
Champagne, a bubble bath and wearing nothing but a cowgirl hat: what a girl wants in 2021.
Champagne, a bubble bath and wearing nothing but a cowgirl hat: what a girl wants in 2021. Christina Aguilera kicked off the new year by kicking back and relaxing in the tub, and she shared a video of herself doing just that on social media Friday (Jan. 1). The singer, who celebrated her 40th birthday right before Christmas, captioned the clip with the clinking glasses emoji, offering a virtual cheers to her fans.
Beyonce Gives 2020 the Finger With This Gift to All Her Girlfriends - Billboard
Beyoncé is bidding adieu and F-U to 2020 with a hilarious and glamorous gift for all her closest friends.
Beyoncé is bidding adieu and F-U to 2020 with a hilarious and glamorous gift for all her closest friends. The star's cousin Angie Beyince took to Instagram on Monday (Dec. 28) to share the present she received from Queen Bey: A gold, diamond-encrusted chain that reads "2020," shaped like a hand giving the middle finger. "@beyonce gifted all of her girls with this amazing custom 2020 necklace," she captioned a photo of the necklace. "'[middle finger emoji] 2020' Its a hand with middle finger and the year 2020 combined into one. When I opened it my eyes teared up because it is both Hilarious & Deeply Sentimental. 2020 has had ups and downs but over all its been a really weird and tuff year. Hopefully 2021 is good to the world." See here.
John Legend Delivers 'Hallelujah' With Carrie Underwood, 'Glory' With Common for Global Citizen Prize - Billboard
John Legend showed off his many talents at Global Citizen Prize 2020, appearing as host and performing twice.
John Legend showed off his many talents at Global Citizen Prize 2020, appearing as host and performing twice. Legend joined Carrie Underwood for the beautiful holiday duet "Hallelujah," the closing performance of the night, "in honor of the better days to come." In an earlier segment, he was joined by Common for an inspiring live take of "Glory," a moving tribute to Black Lives Matter that was accompanied by a choir coming in via a screen. Global Citizen Prize 2020, which aired Saturday night (Dec. 19) on NBC at 8 p.m. ET, honored several awe-inspiring leaders. In the music world, Elton John was recognized as the Global Citizen artist of the year for his tireless efforts combating the HIV/AIDS crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic with his Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Tori Kelly & JoJo Soar Through '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' Duet at Global Citizen Prize 2020 - Billboard
Tori Kelly and JoJo unleashed a powerful cover of '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' for Global Citizen Prize 2020.
Tori Kelly and JoJo unleashed a powerful cover of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for Global Citizen Prize 2020. The pair fed off of one another's vocal talent as they brought their rendition of the classic, originally recorded by soul legend Aretha Franklin, to the stage together at the event hosted by John Legend. Global Citizen Prize 2020 was broadcast on NBC on Saturday night (Dec. 19). Kelly and JoJo's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" cover can also be heard on the new eight-song compilation Stand Up, benefiting Global Citizen. Stand Up is available now on all major streaming services.
Taylor Swift & Paul McCartney Show Support for Each Other's New Albums in an Adorable Way - Billboard
Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift coordinated the release dates for their new albums to avoid overlap, and now they've offered fans another glimpse at their sweet friendship.
Paul McCartney and Taylor Swiftcoordinated the release dates for their new albums to avoid overlap, and now they've offered fans another glimpse at their sweet friendship. "Congratulations to my friend @TaylorSwift13 (and her boots) on her wonderful #evermore album charting at #1 in the UK this week and no doubt US on Sunday," the Beatles legend tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 19), predicting a good week for Swift. He shared a clip of himself helping Swift pull off one of her boots, captured by daughter Mary McCartney. "Everyone stream/buy McCartney III because its excellent but also because Paul is the kind of friend who steps in to help you when your boot is stuck," Swift replied later in the day. "If not for him, it would still be on there."