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Happiest Music News: Frank Ocean declared as Coachella 2023 headliner

Frank Ocean will headline Coachella Valley Songs and Arts Pageant three decades soon after he was meant to, co-founder Paul Tollett disclosed in a new job interview on Monday (Aug. 2). Travis Scott and Rage Against the Equipment, whose names appeared subsequent to Ocean’s at the top rated of the monthly bill for Coachella 2020 that was derailed by COVID, will take in excess of Coachella 2022. Learn additional about the future Coachellas here.

Sweetest Tunes Information: Taylor Swift applauds Simone Biles’ return to Tokyo Olympics in new promo

With Biles’ medal-profitable return to the Olympics on Tuesday (Aug. 3), Swift was cheering her on not from the sidelines but in a model-new NBC promo. “Her honesty as lovely as the perfection that had extensive been her signature. But really don’t you see? It even now is. She is beautifully human. And which is what tends to make it so effortless to contact her a hero,” the pop superstar narrated in excess of her Folklore keep track of “This Is Me Trying.” Watch the online video and see Swift and Biles’ tearful Twitter trade listed here.

Wildest New music News: Lollapalooza returns for 30th anniversary

Lollapalooza wrapped up its four-working day competition on Sunday (Aug. 1), building it the first huge-scale tunes pageant to return soon after the pandemic shut down the reside audio industry. “I think [this 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza] is an exceptionally essential and specific yr, since we all are hurting a minimal bit, we’re all a very little worried, but however we’re exercising bravery,” founder Perry Farrell reflected to Billboard for our new “My First Fest Back again” sequence. Read through the rest of what he experienced to say here and what Aly & AJ, Orville Peck, Journey and far more performers had to say right here.

Most Inspiring Music News: Billboard names 2021 R&B/Hip-Hop Electricity Players 

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz rule as Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop executives of the yr soon after they remodeled their Verzuz dwell battle platform “from pandemic enjoyment to a continue to-evolving, lucrative wealth generator for Black artists,” in accordance to the record. Meanwhile, Lil Baby discusses his parallel increase as a musical celebrity and group hero, and Usher brings us into his entire world of Las Vegas for his most recent residency. Examine the Energy Players list here and Lil Baby’s deal with story listed here and Usher’s address story here.

Most File-Breaking Tunes Information: Rihanna gets a billionaire

Call her BillionaireGalRiRi from now on! Forbes introduced on Wednesday (Aug. 4) that the musician-actress-businesswoman has an approximated internet really worth of $1.7 billion in huge element thanks to her Fenty Magnificence brand. She’s now the richest female musician in the environment and second richest woman entertainer next to Oprah Winfrey. Go through additional about RiRi’s new status here.

Most Electrifying Audio Information: The Weeknd releases new solitary “Just take My Breath”

The Weeknd supplied very little small of a amazing one and new music online video with “Just take My Breath” on Friday (Aug. 6). As he transitions out of the After Hours era and proceeds to announce “the dawn is coming,” the R&B celebrity moves comprehensive speed in advance with his synth-driven keep track of and its highly effective, strobe light-fueled visible. Watch the “Just take My Breath” online video right here.