From Demi Lovato talking about her plans to stop touring to Doja Cat teasing her forthcoming album, here’s last week in pop music.
Lizzo Wins An Emmy
Lizzo is now an Emmy-winning artist as she took home the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program for her Amazon Prime Video series, ‘Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’. In an emotional acceptance speech, the star said: “When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.” “If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re gonna see that person, but, bitch, it’s gonna have to be you!'”
“One year ago, these women were filming this television show that would change their lives forever,” she spoke of her cast. “They are Emmy Award-winning superstars who are going on a world tour.” “Make some noise for my Big Grrrls. I love you guys so much,” she concluded. Lizzo is also a three-time Grammy winner for Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Truth Hurts’, Best Traditional R&B Performance for ‘Jerome’, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)’. She is halfway towards achieving the EGOT status.
“This is for the big grrrls who now live in a world with a little more representation. Where they are treated with respect,” Lizzo, the stage name of Melissa Viviane Jefferson, wrote in a post shared on Instagram “To not be the punchline of a tiredass fat joke. To be loved. To be talented. To be great. We do this because representation changes the culture & can change lives.”
FLETCHER Releases Debut Album ‘Girl Of My Dreams’
FLETCHER has finally released her debut album ‘Girl Of My Dreams’. The ‘Bitter’ singer dropped the first single ‘Her Body Is Bible’ in June before releasing ‘Becky’s So Hot’ in the following month. The opening track on the album, ‘Sting’, came earlier this month, followed by ‘Better Version’, which was released last week.
Announcing the album with its cover art in June, Cari Elise Fletcher, whose stage name is FLETCHER, said: “cannot believe i am writing this but MY FIRST EVER DEBUT ALBUM is going to be yours. i have been waiting my whole entire life for this moment.” “it is the culmination of every experience and lover and moment in between. i have never been so proud, excited and ready for something to be out in the world.”
The singer’s Girl Of My Dreams North American Tour begins next month on October 11 in Florida and ends with a show in Los Angeles on November 17.
FLO Announce New Single
British girl group FLO has announced a new single titled ‘Not My Job’ out on September 21. The group, which consists of Jorja Douglas, Stella Quaresma, and Renée Downer rose to fame with their debut single ‘Cardboard Box’ with the help of social media. The song has now garnered over 8 million streams on Spotify. Since then, FLO dropped a five-track EP titled “The Lead’ in July.
Doja Cat Reveals Next Album is Inspired by ‘90s German Rave Culture
In a new interview with CR Fashion Book, Doja Cat shared: “We just have so many ideas and making those ideas consistent is the challenge right now.” She couldn’t reveal much about her ‘Planet Her’ follow-up album but said, “I’m very into this ’90s German rave kind of vibe right now and it’s really fun.”
“I know that’s kind of the trend at the moment but I loved that stuff as a kid and now that I can express it (obviously, I couldn’t buzz my head and wear a furry bra and have a belly button piercing back then), I’m sort of embracing that,” the ‘Woman’ hitmaker explained. “That’s kind of a hint to the album. Rave culture, not house.”
Doja Cat bagged Grammy nominations for ‘Need To Know’ (Best Melodic Rap Performance), ‘Planet Her (Deluxe)’ (Best Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year), and ‘Kiss Me More’ (Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year). She took home the award for ‘Kiss Me More’ for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance this year. The album spawned hits like ‘Need to Know’, ‘Woman’, ‘You Right’, and ‘Kiss Me More’. Her latest release ‘Vegas’ came in May this year for the soundtrack of the 2022 film ‘ELVIS’.
Demi Lovato Says the Current HOLY FVCK Tour Will Be Her Last Tour
Demi Lovato, who is currently on her ‘HOLY FVCK’ tour, has shared that this will be their last via Instagram stories. “I’m so f***ing sick I can’t get out of bed. I can’t do this anymore,” the singer wrote. “This next tour will be my last. I love and thank you guys,” the ‘Cool for the Summer’ hitmaker, who is on tour to support her eighth studio album, ‘HOLY FVCK’, shared. They added: “Gonna power thru it for you guys, I’ll need help singing so loud for me bb’s!!”
The singer’s 2022 tour commenced on August 13, 2022, at the Illinois State Fair, and her last show was at Movistar Arena in Chile on September 13. Their next stop is Hard Rock Live in California on September 23. The tour wraps up on November 6 at The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory in Texas.
Lovato’s eighth studio album ‘HOLY FVCK’ featuring collaborations with English singer YUNGBLUD, American singer-songwriter Royal & the Serpent, and alt-rock band Dead Sara, came out in August this year.
Rina Sawayama’s New Album Out Now
Rina Sawayama’s new album ‘Hold The Girl’ is out now. The ‘XS’ singer began this era with the song ‘This Hell’ in May. Since then, she has released four singles – ‘Catch Me In The Air’, ‘Hold The Girl’, ‘Phantom’, and “Hurricanes” – off the album. The music video for ‘Hurricanes’ will be out on YouTube today. Sawayama has also announced that she will have three stops in Japan as part of her Hold The Girl Word Tour 2023 in Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo.
Find the tracklist for the thirteen-track album below:
- Minor Feelings
- Hold The Girl
- This Hell
- Catch Me In The Air
- Holy (Til You Let Me Go)
- Your Age
- Send My Love To John
- To Be Alive
The Teaser Trailer for ‘The Little Mermaid’ Starring Halle Bailey is Out Now
The teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was released at the D23 Expo. The film stars Halle Bailey of the sister duo Chloe x Halle in the lead role of Ariel, while British actor Jonah Hauer-King has been cast as Prince Eric. In the first teaser trailer of the movie, we see the ‘Do It’ hitmaker Halle crooning the epic song ‘Part of Your World’ underwater as a mermaid.
The cast of live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ also includes Javier Bardem (‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘Skyfall’) as Ariel’s father King Triton, Melissa McCarthy (‘Bridesmaids’) as Ursula, Daveed Diggs (‘Hamilton’, ‘Blindspotting’) as Sebastian the Crab, Jacob Tremblay (‘Room’, ‘Luca’) as Flounder, Awkwafina (‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘The Farewell’) as Scuttle the seagull, Noma Dumezweni (‘The Undoing’), Simone Ashley (‘Bridgerton’, ‘Sex Education’) and Emily Coates, among others.
Original songs from ‘The Little Mermaid’ will be a part of the remake, along with new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken. The film, which releases on May 26, 2023, has been helmed by Rob Marshall, who has also directed the movies ‘Memoirs Of A Geisha’, and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. The teaser trailer for the film has surpassed 16 million views on YouTube.