What A Time To Be Alive Again: Drake And Future Are Teasing Something Exciting

Oh, what a time to be alive – again! Drake and Future are joining forces for something called “Life Is Good.” Last night (Jan 5),  Drake posted a picture of a laptop screen with the three words followed by “FUTURE + DRAKE” on his Instagram Story, sending fans into a happy kind of panic mode. In the season of surprise drops, it’s important to keep your eyes and ears glued to streaming services in case something just pops up there.

It’s quite possible that “Life Is Good” is proof that Drake and Future are preparing to drop a sequel to What A Time To Be Alivetheir joint commercial mixtape that they released in 2015. Recently, a leaked song named “I Know” appeared on streaming services before being removed. At the end of December, the rappers were also spotted shooting a music video in a fast-food restaurant. Around this time, they also bought matching chains with their respective insignia: Future’s bald eagle, Drake’s owl, both bedazzled.

What A Time To Be Alive was a major hit aside from just Drake and Future’s collective star power; it sounded damn good, too. It featured the roof-raising Metro Boomin collaboration “Jumpman” and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Fans have clamored for a follow-up to it since and it looks like the rappers are bringing it this year, finally.

Check out Drake’s tease up above.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ Video Will Make You Hungry

Justin Bieber is wasting no time.

Just four days into 2020, the R&B(ieber) maestro has already made good on delivering the start of a deluge of new content he promised would come this year. He released a silky new single called “Yummy” on January 3. He teased a forthcoming docu-series. He might’ve revealed his new album title via neck tattoo. He even joined TikTok.

And because this simply wasn’t enough, on Saturday (January 4), Bieber also dropped the very pink “Yummy” music video, and it features enough junk food to tempt you to break your new year’s resolution already.

As a blushed-out Bieber (pink hair! pink hoodie! pink lips!) enters a very fancy dining place, the video begins simply with a collection of restaurant sounds — crunching french fries, clanking glasses, a string quartet. Once the song kicks in, the scene quickly escalates into a round of speed dating, and the rotating cast of upper-crust patrons at JB’s dining table (including one old timer who appears to be a cross between Wallace Shawn and the dancing Six Flags geriatric man) all seem to be vying for his favor. He loves the attention.

The real star of the clip is the ridiculous spread of food on the table. Fresh lobster entices. A mound of Cheez Doodles beckons. As engineered by director Bardia Zeinali, takeout Chinese and jiggling gelatin molds rub elbows with Twinkies and a towering cheese sandwich. It all appears, in fact, yummy. It also fuels the eventual inevitable dance party that consumes the eatery, in perhaps the kinetic blend of food and shimmying since Harry Styles’s chaotically delicious “Kiwi.”

One possible takeaway is that now that he’s back with his first impending album since 2015, Justin Bieber is quite literally eating everyone else’s lunch. Or maybe his album isn’t called Forever after all; perhaps it’s Buffet.

Watch the sumptuous feast go down in Bieber’s “Yummy” video above.

The Simulation Is Glitching: Holographic Idol Hatsune Miku To Make Coachella 2020 Debut

The 2020 Coachella lineup is finally here, and there are some heavy-hitters scheduled to bring the house down: Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and… Hatsune Miku?

If the name sounds unfamiliar, Hatsune Miku is a virtual pop star. She’s performed at sold-out arenas across the globe for over a decade, and she specializes in cheery, energetic techno, pop, and dance songs. So no, she’s not real, but she can certainly perform like she is.

Miku is a vocaloid, or a singing vocal synthesizer. She’s a creation born from a type of software that can sing unique songs based on text input, sort of like text-to-speech programs. Anyone can create songs using the technology for her, and create they do. As such, Miku has become something of a phenomenon over the years both in Japan where she was created, and throughout the rest of the world. Thanks to her unique style and presence, she’s won over the hearts of thousands, many of which cannot believe she’s going to appear for the very first time at Coachella.

Fans across the internet are beside themselves with glee (and for many, confusion) that the virtual idol is making her way to Coachella for the very first time. It certainly does seem unreal, doesn’t it?

This is hardly the first time the vocaloid performer has taken the stage for a large audience. After headlining her own show in 2009 at Japan’s Saitama Super Arena, she headed west to debut in 2011 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. But one of the most exciting moments of her career was when she made an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman.

In 2011, she even opened for Lady Gaga during the “Poker Face” singer’s candy-colored artRAVE tour.

A large portion of Coachella performers this year are Japanese and K-pop artists, including J-pop songstress Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and K-pop superstars BIGBANG. It’s certainly going to be an interesting and diverse year for attendees this year.

Just don’t forget to congratulate the diminutive diva Miku on all of her success over the past decade if you head out and see her up there on the Coachella stage. The world is hers, after all.

Rosalía’s Spooky ‘A Palé’ Gets Even More Sinister With Robotic Remix

Rosalía whispered her rapid-fire raps to the masses with “A Palé” last November. The percussion-heavy song came with a weird video about what goes on at a shipping facility in the dead of the night. With Rosalía doing parkour across giant crates and also sliding along a conveyor belt while masked people work around her, the visual matched the hair-tingling nature of the song itself.  French producer Gesaffelstein has deconstructed the track and rebuilt it into a Frankenstein version of itself and shared it with the world. If you thought the original was chilling, wait until you get an earful of this one.

Gesaffelstein spent hours tinkering with rusted screws and bits for this undead cyborg version of Rosalía’s unorthodox hit. There’s shaky synths pressed into loudspeakers and replicated across the entirety of the song. Gigantic, robotic claps echo behind Rosalía’s soft voice. It’s impossible not to envision a futuristic metropolis made of black and red buildings, one where robot police dogs roam the streets with eyeball-analysis technology and bark at everyone for so much as walking under the designated speed limit. Rosalía’s the evil AI ruler who lives inside of a giant computer mainframe, pulling the strings of the government while everyone suffers. The song ends with a long and drawn-out synth line that cuts out with fifteen seconds left, leaving you to bask in the aftermath of this guttural roar. It’s breathtaking and unsettling, to say the least.

Gesaffelstein dropped his second studio album, Hyperion, in March. The LP features his Pharrell Williams-collaboration “Blast Off,” The Weeknd-assisted single, “Lost In The Fire,” and more.

Check out Gesaffelstein’s remix of Rosalía’s “A Palé” up above.

SZA Is Dropping A New Album This Year But When Is Beyond Her ‘Ctrl’

Let’s add SZA to the growing list of artists who are dropping highly-anticipated new albums in 2020. The singer took to Twitter to respond to hungry fans that she’s going to be dropping a new LP. There’s no word on when it’ll be out though, so there’s still a wait involved. But hey, at least we know something’s coming out. That’s all the cause that we need to celebrate.

SZA was either up super early this morning (January 3) or went to bed super late last night, so she surprised fans when she began to go back-and-forth with them while she had some downtime. Most of it was just regular, run-of-the-mill banter. She hasn’t seen Netflix’s new crime documentary, Don’t Fuck With Cats,  and she really loves Geminis, so if that’s your Zodiac sign, you’re in luck.

Then, someone hit her with the big Q. “Are we getting anything this year ma’am I’m STARVING,” the user wrote. SZA was careful with her words to not reveal too much information, but she confirmed that she is dropping. “I’d say the date me and punch jus discussed .. but that would stress me n build unnecessary pressure .. short answer is yes,” she responded.

SZA dropped her debut studio album, Ctrlin 2017. Last August, she revealed that her next album would be “even more of me being less afraid,” in an interview.

Check out SZA’s album reveal tweet up above.

Bop Shop 2020s Edition: Songs From Hailee Steinfeld, Harry Styles, Halsey, And More

If you’re currently dealing with the aftermath of a shitty relationship, Hailee Steinfeld is right there with you. On her heartbreaking new ballad “Wrong Direction” — rumored to be about none other than former beau Niall Horan — she comes down hard not on her ex, but on herself for not paying attention to the red flags.

“Couldn’t even see you through the smoke,” the Dickinson star sings on the pre-chorus. “Lookin’ back, I probably should’ve known.” But love has a way of clouding our judgment. And based on the track’s chorus, her ex’s gaslighting tactics tricked her into thinking they were happy. “Loved me with your worst intentions,” she sings, accompanied by piano and violin. “Didn’t even stop to question / Every time you burned me down / Don’t know how; for a moment it felt like heaven.” —Jordyn Tilchen

DaBaby Was Arrested On Battery Charges In Miami

On Thursday night (January 2), DaBaby was arrested in Miami on battery charges. The Miami Herald reports that the North Carolina rapper, born Jonathan Kirk, was brought in for questioning related to a robbery that happened earlier that day. While there, authorities discovered that he had an open warrant in Texas due to a battery charge, and he was arrested. His bond is set at $1,500.

“He was taken to headquarters for questioning, reference a possible robbery,” Miami police spokeswoman Kiara Delva told the Herald. “We haven’t confirmed his involvement in the case, but robbery detectives were questioning him.”

According to TMZ, the alleged robbery for which police brought in DaBaby for questioning relates to an altercation with a promoter. After DaBaby and his entourage reportedly met with the unnamed man, the rapper felt he was being cheated out of earned money. The police report states that the confrontation escalated into a physical altercation after that, leading to two men being punched. DaBaby was detained after that.

DaBaby was also recently arrested on December 23 for marijuana possession in his hometown of Charlotte. The next day, the rapper spoke to news outlets about releasing footage proving that he did nothing wrong in the arrest. “What we got is high-quality audio and video of me doing everything but resisting arrest before they just brought me down here,” he said. “And we will be airing it out, and y’all will see how dirty the CM police department just did me on the holidays in front of my daughter when I was putting on a show for my city.”

Justin Bieber’s Tattoos Might Hint At The Title Of His Next Album

If you haven’t stopped listening to “Yummy” on repeat since its release early this morning (January 3), we’re going to need you to promptly hit pause on the delicious new single. Why? Because some super sleuthy Beliebers are already speculating about the title of Justin Bieber‘s upcoming fifth studio album, and if their theories are correct, it might be called Forever.

As longtime fans of JB already know, he had the titles of his previous two albums, Believe and Purpose, tattooed on his body around the time they came out. Thus, there’s a good chance he’s going to get his upcoming album title inked as well. But has he done so already? It’s certainly possible. And since he got the word “Forever” tattooed on his neck in early December, some fans seem fairly convinced that’s it.

“I was thinking for an hour and I hit up one thing,” one fan tweeted. “The tattoo ‘Forever’ on @justinbieber’s neck.I think this is the name of the next album… because Justin always tattooed his albums names on his body such as Believe, Purpose and now Forever. Is it a good theory?” Other Beliebers seem to agree, with one person writing, “@justinbieber the album title named forever right?”

Of course, only time will tell if this theory is correct. And no, it’s not the only fan theory out there. Some diehard fans of the pop star have speculated that his fifth album will be called “2020” due to all of his recent instagram posts that display the year. Others think the album could be called “Patience” because of another one of his neck tattoos that he’s been rocking for a while. In other words, the possibilities are endless.

Even with all of the incredible fan theories hitting social media, there’s still a good chance they’re all incorrect. Per a report by TMZ, “no firm decision on album name has been made,” so who knows? Maybe these theories might actually serve as some inspiration when it comes time for JB to lock down a title. In the meantime, though, the news outlet did reveal some information about what fans can expect from the upcoming LP, including which artists will be featured on it.

According to TMZ, “Travis Scott, Post Malone and Kehlani are among the featured performers on his album,” so yeah, you’re not going to want to sleep on this release when it comes out. And speaking of when it comes out, TMZ reports that we can expect Bieber to drop the album by March, just months ahead of his 2020 tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Seattle in May.

Coachella’s 2020 Headliners Are Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, And, Frank Ocean

Coachella 2020‘s lineup is finally here and it makes sure to let you know that this year’s festival is set to kick off the decade with a loud and startling bang. Across two weekends, from April 10 through April 12 and then April 17 through 19, over 160 of your favorite artists will converge at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for an epic and unforgettable weekend of performances. The sheer spectacle of the moment can be felt by just checking out the names of the three headliners: Rage Against The Machine. Travis Scott, And last, and most surprisingly, the famously elusive, Frank Ocean.

These three names will blow your socks off alone, but wait until you hear just a fraction of the rest of the lineup:

On both Fridays, Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Megan Thee Stallion, BROCKHAMPTON, City Girls, Big Sean, Run The Jewels, Calvin Harris, and more are set to rip the stage. Taking it to Coachella 2020’s two Saturdays, Carly Rae Jepsen, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Summer Walker, Swae Lee, Pablo Vittar, Roddy Ricch, Freddie Gibbs, Masego, and more will make their own appearances. And finally, on its grand Sunday closings, Coachella will feature Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA Twigs, Ari Lennox, Denzel Curry, Doja Cat, and more. If you’re not sweating from this slice of the full roster, maybe you haven’t read through it all the way.

Back to the headliners, the inclusion of Frank Ocean is something of a shocker to fans who are, undoubtedly, ecstatic at the reclusive R & B singer finally coming back to the stage – for such a grand event, at that. Last November, he was a rumored performer at Camp Flog Gnaw – that was never actually confirmed – and when Drake came out to perform when fans were expecting Ocean’s appearance, the Toronto legend was booed to the point that he left the stage. You know an artist’s fandom is huge when they’d boo one of the biggest rappers in the game since he isn’t the singer. The entire Coachella festival this year will be a magical, one-of-a-kind experience, but Ocean’s headlining status is in another category altogether.

Check out the full lineup up above.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ New Song Is Here And It’s Delicious: Listen

Rejoice, Beliebers: Justin Bieber‘s torturous solo musical drought has ended!

As promised, JB’s new single “Yummy” arrived at the stroke of midnight on Friday (January 3), giving us the (delicious) first taste of his upcoming fifth studio album. The bouncy, trap-inspired song is pure R&Bieber, with the 25-year-old singing to a “bonafide stallion” who makes his “toes curl” — and who sounds a lot like his wife, Hailey Bieber. “I’m elated that you are my lady,” he croons. “Yeah, you got that yummy yum / That yummy yum, that yummy yummy.”

The new song arrived alongside a pink-soaked lyric video, but we don’t have to wait long until Bieber comes through with the official visual — it premieres on Saturday.

Bieber first announced “Yummy” on Christmas Eve with a trailer that laid out his already-packed 2020 schedule. Along with his first album since 2015’s Purpose, this year will also give us a North American tour kicking off on May 14, as well as a YouTube docuseries coming later this month. Titled Justin Bieber: Seasons, it will chronicle the topsy-turvy road to Bieber’s hotly anticipated comeback. Beliebers, we’re eatin’ this year!