First Stream: New Music From BTS, The Weeknd, Grimes, Selena Gomez & More

Firststream

New music releases from @BTS_twt, @theweeknd, @selenagomez & more 🎶 Listen to all of our #FirstStream picks below

Firststream

2/21/2020

New music releases from BTS_twt, theweeknd, selenagomez & more 🎶 Listen to all of our FirstStream picks below

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases. This week, BTS release their latest widescreen statement, The Weeknd comes alive in the nighttime, and Selena Gomez finally gifts fans a longtime favorite.

The Album That Adds To An Already Towering Legacy: Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man At this point in his career, it would be extremely easy for Ozzy Osbourne to rest on his proverbial laurels, embrace his elder statesman status and phone in a new album. Ordinary Man , the new full-length from the metal legend, is many things, yet lazy is never one of them. Osbourne is really trying here, whether waxing poetic about his legacy alongside Elton John, trying to keep up with Post Malone’s breakneck pace (their previous top 10 hit, “Take What You Want,” is paired here with the gonzo rocker “It’s A Raid,” bringing Posty to Ozzy’s turf) or issuing melodic headbangers, like “All My Life” and “Under The Graveyard,” that aim for the vitality of his early days. Ordinary Man is a more sumptuous listen than it needs to be, and serves as Osbourne’s strongest solo project in over a decade. The Remix That Brings An R&B Hit to Nashville: Justin Bieber & Florida Georgia Line, “Yummy (Country Remix)” A few months before releasing his R&B opus Changes , Justin Bieber linked up with Dan + Shay for a charming country-pop sing-along, “10,000 Hours,” that has endured as a crossover hit. Now, after Changes lead single “Yummy” initially received a remix from Summer Walker, the gentlemen of Florida Georgia Line have swooped in to provide something akin to the “10,000 Hours” effect. The ‘Country Remix’ has a bit of difficulty pairing the original track with some new twang and lyrics about home cooking and horseback riding, but it’s also clear that the stakes aren’t high: Bieber and FGL deliver their lyrics through apparent grins, clearly having a ball as they give a hit single a new shade. This new flavor of “Yummy” doesn’t fit on Changes , but it doesn’t need to, either. The Song That Could Propel The Miami Heat Up The Eastern Conference Standings: Rick Ross Feat. D. Wade, Raphael Saadiq and UD, “Season Ticket Holder” Rick Ross’ new single “Season Ticket Holder” can reasonably be described as a new anthem for the Miami Heat, since it features… multiple Miami Heat legends, buoying the boss whose favorite basketball team resides in South Beach. Not only do rap fans get future hall of fame Dwyane Wade spitting about his career accomplishments — “Three rings on his finger, yeah, that boy was a winner,” he raps, before later inviting listeners to “check my stats if they askin’” — his longtime teammate Udonis Haslem also shows up on the track to come off the bench and hype up the crowd. Sure, “Season Ticket Holder” is a bit of a gimmick, but Ross comfortably delivers his portion and makes the most of this city tribute; even if your NBA allegiances lie elsewhere, respect is due to D. Wade for stepping up to the mic and shouting out the 305. The Live Song That Will Have You Thinking About Heading To Lover Fest This Summer: Taylor Swift, “The Man (Live From Paris)” Real Taylor Swift heads know that, within her formidable discography, the Speak Now World Tour Live release stands out as more than the standard concert full-length, capturing the way that the country-pop star can inject every syllable of a studio project with a passion great enough to amplify her thematic focuses. Nearly a decade later, Swift has recorded a performance of Lover standout “The Man” with an intensity that makes us wish a new live album was in the offing. With the strums of her acoustic guitar supporting her, Swift performed the song in Paris last fall with seething grace — hear the quiet fire she gives to the bridge here, making the words of her feminist anthem even more resonant. Read more: billboard

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BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' Is Here: Stream It NowBTS dropped their fourth LP, 'Map of the Soul: 7' on Friday morning (Feb. 21). bts_bighit WAKE UP, IREONA! bts_bighit We’re gonna break our previous Guinness record! 💪🔥100M in first 24 hours! Armys let’s make it the LEGENDARY COMEBACK OF THE CENTURY! 🗣💥💥💥BTS_twt WeONWithBTS bts_bighit Nice

Primary Wave Acquires 70% Stake in Air Supply's Royalty Income StreamPrimary Wave has acquired a 70% stake in Australian soft-rock duo Air Supply's music publishing catalog and artist master royalty stream, the company announced Wednesday.

How to watch, live stream Trump's rally in Colorado Springs, ColoradoThe president is expected to have a special guest at Thursday's rally. Are you kidding me? The hate rally no thank you I’d rather have a colonoscopy! Hell yeah

Foo Fighters Share Wild Throwback Photo to Their First-Ever Gig…at a Keg PartyTo celebrate their 25th anniversary, Dave Grohl and Co. have posted a photo from their first ever performance. Get your own custom Headshot artwork for only 40$ 💸 HMU ASAP IF YOU WANT ONE 📩📩 So did Nirvana.....I'm pretty sure Foo Fighters started because Kurt died, if he didn't would they exist today? His death was far from something small though.

Former 'Married at First Sight' cast members allege they were 'manipulated' and 'verbally beaten' while filmingCast members of 'Married at First Sight's' Australia series complained that producers pushed them to create drama. Define “verbally beaten”! Wtf did you think reality tv would be like? Yes. Hollywood is a horrible place. I know first hand. People are used, abused, and manipulated to get the shot. Producers, directors, and studio executives are cruel people.

Meet the New Yorker’s first known African American female cartoonistIn this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Kristen Welker sits down with Elizabeth Montague, who is the first known African American woman to have a cartoon published in the New Yorker. “I'm really proud of myself and that I've done this,” the 24-year-old says. That's shocking. That fact deserves a cartoon all its own. There's a whole lot behind that phrase 'first known'. Wonder how many had their work used without attribution in the past. Interesting. Great.



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