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Sabrina Carpenter Opens Up About Inspiration For ‘Skin’: ‘The Song Isn’t Calling Out One Single Person’

After rampant speculation that her provocative new single, “Skin,” is a diss track aimed at a certain someone, Sabrina Carpenter revealed over the weekend that it was actually inspired by several different situations. “thank you to everyone who has listened to skin especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what i was trying to get across,”...

Philadelphia International Records Marks 50th Anniversary With Yearlong Celebration: Exclusive

Philadelphia International Records (PIR) is bringing home the gold once more — this time in celebration of the legendary label’s 50th anniversary. Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, and Warner Chappell Music, Warner Music Group’s global publishing division, are announcing the launch of a yearlong salute today (Jan. 25)....

Olivia Rodrigo and The Kid Laroi Duel For U.K. Chart Title

Olivia Rodrigo takes pole position in the race for the U.K. No. 1, though she faces a strong challenge from another teen, The Kid Laroi. Rodrigo’s international smash “Drivers License” is chasing a third successive week atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and it’s off to the best possible start. “Drivers” charges ahead to lead the First Look chart,...

Glass Animals Take Out Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown

There was no caging Glass Animals as the British psychedelic-pop purists’ “Heat Waves” took out triple j’s Hottest 100, the annual countdown that’s been described as the world’s biggest music democracy. “So scary releasing records in a pandemic without the support of tour, friends, family and team,” reads a message from Glass Animals posted soon after...

Olivia Rodrigo Stays on Top In Australia With ‘Drivers License’

Olivia Rodrigo parks her hit “Drivers License” at the top of Australia’s singles chart for a second straight week, while homegrown rapper Illy scores a second No. 1 album with The Space Between. Right now, “Drivers License” is the biggest hit on the planet. In the Land Down Under, the seventeen-year-old American artist holds off Sydney-raised, Los...

Olivia Rodrigo Speeds to Second Week at U.K. No. 1 With ‘Drivers License’

Olivia Rodrigo’s hot streak continues in the U.K. where “Drivers License” (Interscope) extends its reign into a second week. The teenage California singer and actor easily takes the title with 117,000 chart sales, some three times higher than her closest rival, Anne-Marie, KSI and Digital Farm Animals’ “Don’t Play” (Atlantic), the Official Charts Company...

SZA Says She’ll Ask Frank Ocean to Feature on ‘Good Days’

Someone put forth into the world the idea of Frank Ocean joining SZA on “Good Days,” and SZA is all about it. “Good days by SZA ft. Frank ocean would literally cure corona,” a Twitter user wrote recently. SZA shared that tweet and a response in a now-expired post on Instagram Stories on Saturday (Jan. 23). “Imma ask lol,” she wrote. While there’s...

Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch: Week of January 25

With the holidays and the historic Biden-Harris inauguration behind us, musicians are getting back to livestreaming events, which means more entertainment to enjoy from the warmth of your own home during these chilly January days. One of the big virtual events to check out is iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO on Jan. 28, which will feature new music and stories...

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ No. 1 for Second Week on Billboard 200

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spends a second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 159,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 21 (down 40%), according to MRC Data. The album arrived atop the list a week ago with 265,000 units. Dangerous is the first country album to spend two weeks in a row...

Miley Cyrus to Perform at ‘TikTok Tailgate’ Super Bowl Pre-Show for Vaccinated Health Care Workers

The NFL invited 7,500 “health care heroes” who have already received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Super Bowl. Those essential workers will get to see the game and the already announced festivities, and they’ll also get to experience seeing Miley Cyrus perform live. Cyrus will be at the the Super Bowl for the TikTok Tailgate pre-show, where...

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