Happy New Music Friday! It’s every audiophile’s favorite day of the week, and some of our favorite artists from all different genres have blessed us with new tunes.
Benny Blanco teamed up with BTS and Snoop Dogg on his new single, “Bad Decisions,” with a hilarious music video that features him as a loyal member of the BTS ARMY. DJ Khaled threw it back with Drake and Lil Baby on the Saturday Night Fever-inspired single “STAYING ALIVE.” And John Legend recruited Saweetie for his latest track, “All She Wanna Do.”
In new music videos this week, ODESZA featured Bridgerton star Simone Ashley in their new vid for “Love Letter,” Anitta dropped her fierce, feline-inspired video for “Gata,” and Maluma brought the “Tsunami” on his collab with De La Ghetto and Arcangel.
NIKI also dropped her latest track, “High School in Jakarta,” ahead of her anticipated performance at 88rising’s Head In The Clouds Festival which returns to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 20-21. The star-studded lineup also includes 88rising strongholds like Jackson Wang, BIBI, and Rich Brian, in addition to friends of the collective like Jay Park and Audrey Nuna.
Plus, new music from Calvin Harris, Eminem, WILLOW, The Killers, Lauv, The 1975 and more!
Read on to check out some of our favorite recommendations for new songs and albums to listen to this week — plus, where you can stream them now!
“Bad Decisions” – Benny Blanco feat. BTS & Snoop Dogg
“STAYING ALIVE” – DJ Khaled feat. Drake & Lil Baby
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 – Calvin Harris
“All She Wanna Do” – John Legend feat. Saweetie
Curtain Call 2 – Eminem
“boy” – The Killers
“Tsunami” – Maluma feat. De La Ghetto & Arcangel
“Happiness” – The 1975
“hover like a GODDESS” – WILLOW
“Beach House” – Carly Rae Jepsen
All 4 Nothing – Lauv
“Blonde” – Maisie Peters
“What Makes a Man” – Ben Rector & Thomas Rhett
“Gata” – Anitta
“Love Letter” – ODESZA feat. The Knocks
“The Emperor” – Yungblud
“I Ain’t Worried – Acoustic” – OneRepublic
“toxic energy” – blackbear feat. The Used
“Sin Novia” – Nicky Jam
“Electric Life” – Duncan Laurence
“Let Go” – Shea Couleé
Reggaetonea – Ryan Castro
“High School in Jakarta” – NIKI
Never Look Back (Deluxe) – Goldfinger
“Bitch Back” – Olivia O’Brien feat. FLETCHER
“AMUSED” – Jnr Choi & Fivio Foreign
“kaleidoscope” – mxmtoon
“Hola” – Tokischa feat. Eladio Carrion
“Handle On You” – Parker McCollum
“Off The Deep End” – Priscilla Block
“Girl Code” – Brynn Cartelli
“Blues Worse Than I Ever Had” – Marcus King
“Backpack” – Quinn XCII
“Her” – FUR
who? – Erika Sirola
“Don’t Talk!” – Casey Bishop
“Skateboard” – Safiyah Hernandez
“All Day I Dream About” – joe p
“Lay Low” – Levi Evans
“All the Way Up” – Oakman
“Choosey” – SixSaidIt
“18” – Jennifer Hart
White Tiger – Mercy Union
“Easy Does It” – Brady Lee
Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light – Rachel Sumner
“Wonder If We Did” – The Young Fables
“How You Make a Man” – Craig Morgan
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JC Chasez Joins TikTok, Asking His *NSYNC Bandmates: ‘Am I Doing This Right?’
JC Chasez might be saying hello to TikTok, but his first post on the video-sharing site is soundtracked by *NSYNC‘s “Bye Bye Bye.”
The 46-year-old singer looked to his old bandmates for some backup in the video’s caption, tagging Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick and asking: “Am I doing this right?”
So far, so good, JC. In the 11-second video, a camera whips around a dinner table before focusing on the former boy-bander’s newly silver hair and beard. “Wait, that’s really bright,” he says as the cell phone light hits his face and he grabs the camera. “Give me this.”
In the next frame, you can see Chasez’s girlfriend, Jennifer HuYoung, behind him. He asks, “How’s this sh– work?” as the top five Billboard Hot 100 hit “Bye Bye Bye” kicks in.
Chasez’s first TikTok arrives two days after his birthday, for which Timberlake took to a different social-media platform — Instagram Stories — to send well-wishes to his old bandmate. “To my brother,” JT wrote to JC on Monday. “We’ve come a long way.”
Since his *NSYNC days, Chasez has released one solo album, 2004’s Schizophrenic, and was a judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew for seven seasons. In August 2013, he reunited with his bandmates for a one-time performance when Timberlake received the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, and in April 2019, he joined Bass, Fatone and Kirkpatrick to perform *NSYNC songs with Ariana Grande during her headlining set at Coachella.
*NSYNC fans will no doubt speculate what the new TikTok could mean for any future activities for the boy band, since Chasez tagged all his bandmates — who were already on the platform — and used an *NSYNC song in the video. When Fatone stopped by the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast in 2020 and was asked about an *NSYNC reunion, he said, “It’s not a no, but it’s not a yes” — so only time will tell.
Watch Chasez’s inaugural TikTok below:
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Travis Barker Returns to Machine Gun Kelly Tour ‘Against His Doctor’s Orders’
The show must go on! Machine Gun Kelly revealed via his Instagram Stories on Tuesday (Aug. 9) that Travis Barker will return to his Mainstream Sellout tour for the remaining concert dates despite the drummer’s health status.
“Against his doctor’s orders AND with a broken thumb, I convinced @travisbarker to come join us for the last couple days,” MGK wrote alongside a screenshot of a FaceTime call between the rockers. See the “Bloody Valentine” singer’s Instagram Story before it disappears here.
Barker hopped in on the excitement via Twitter, writing before the Aug. 10 concert in Missouri, “I’m impregnating the entire crowd at the @machinegunkelly show tonight.”
He followed-up by tweeting, “With a broken thumb and torn tendons.”
With a broken thumb and torn tendons
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) August 10, 2022
Back in June, Barker developed a severe case of pancreatitis following what seemed to be a routine endoscopy. “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” Barker wrote on Instagram Stories a few days after news broke of the hospitalization. “But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.”
He said, “During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life threatening pancreatitis.”
“I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better,” wrote Barker, who was treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Wife Kourtney Kardashian also shared an update Saturday afternoon via Instagram Stories: “Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change … I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and so appreciative. I am so thankful to our specialists, doctors, and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay.”
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Flannel Nation Festival Canceled After Everclear, Candle Box Drop Out
Flannel Nation, a ’90s alt-rock festival set for Los Angeles this weekend, has been canceled by organizers after several bands, including Everclear and Candle Box, dropped out of the event.
The fest’s lineup was originally headlined by Sugar Ray, and included Everclear, Candle Box, Soul Asylum, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, Sponge, Star Zero and X Wire. However, on Tuesday, Sugar Ray and Candle Box both pulled out of the fest. Though Sugar Ray did not release a statement regarding the band’s removal from the lineup, Candle Box wrote on Instagram that it would not be playing the fest due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
A few hours later, Everclear announced that it was dropping out of the fest as well, writing that the organizers “do not have the adequate means to provide the level of experience our fans expect and deserve while attending an Everclear show.” The band also teased an upcoming “proper” Los Angeles show to be announced in a few weeks where they “plan to deliver the type of performance that exceeds our fans’ expectations.”
Flannel Nation organizers then announced that the festival had been canceled, citing “ongoing problems and logistical setbacks.”
“Putting on Flannel Nation as intended has become infeasible, therefore we are forced to make the tough decision to cancel this weekend’s event,” festival organizers wrote on the event’s Facebook page. “Our goal is to retool and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date.”
The festival was set to be held at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
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