From MTV announcing the nominees for the 2022 European Music Awards to Taylor Swift unveiling the bonus tracks on the Target exclusive CD of her tenth studio album ‘Midnights’, here’s last week in pop music.
Blink-182 Announces New Album and Tour
Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus, and Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 have reunited after founding member DeLonge left in 2015. They announced new music and tour via social media, saying: “We’re coming. Tour’s coming. Album’s coming. Tom’s coming. Tickets on sale Monday.”
Their new song ‘EDGING’ is out now, and their upcoming album is available for pre-order. The group will kick off their 2023-2024 world tour with special guests American band Turnstile, rock band Rise Against, pop punk band The Story So Far, and alternative rock band Wallows in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 11, 2023, with stops in Detroit, Sacramento, Calgary, Vienna, and Manchester after which they will head to Las Vegas for their last show of the first leg of their tour.
Lizzo Announces New Documentary
Fresh off her Emmy win, Lizzo is set to release her new documentary next month. The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer announced that her documentary titled ‘Love, Lizzo’ comes to HBO Max on November 24. The singer said she is “finally telling” her “story,” in a post shared on Instagram.
Billboard reported that the press release about the Grammy-winning star’s forthcoming documentary ‘Love, Lizzo’ “shares the inspirational story behind her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise with an intimate look into the moments that shaped her hard-earned rise to fame, success, love, and international stardom.”
Blake Shelton is Leaving ‘The Voice’ After the Next Season
Blake Shelton took to social media to announce that he is leaving ‘The Voice’ after next season. He said: “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season.” The singer has been a coach on the show since its inception in 2011. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me,” he added.
Shelton thanked everyone at ‘The Voice’ and gave a shoutout to his wife, Gwen Stefani, who is also a coach on the show. “Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us coaches and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams,” his statement read. The show will also see some new faces next season as Chance The Rapper and Niall Horan will join ‘The Voice’ as coaches.
Sade Are Working on New Music in France
Sade has been working on new music at Brad Pitt and Damien Quintard’s Miraval Studios. Their last album ‘Soldier of Love’ came over twelve years ago in 2010. The English band rolled out ‘Flower of the Universe’ for Ava Duvernay’s 2018 film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘The Big Unknown’ for Steve McQueen’s Viola Davis starrer ‘Widows’.
The group that consists of Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Paul Denman, and Stuart Matthewman has scored nine Grammy nominations in their career. They have taken home the Grammy awards for Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for ‘Soldier of Love’, Best Pop Vocal Album award for ‘Lovers Rock’, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for ‘Please Send Me Someone To Love (Track)’, and the Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for ‘No Ordinary Love’.
Taylor Swift Unveils Bonus Tracks on Target Exclusive CD of ‘Midnights’
Taylor Swift has revealed the three bonus tracks on the Target exclusive CD of her tenth studio album ‘Midnights’. The bonus tracks include a new song ‘Hits Different’, ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ (Strings Remix), and ‘Sweet Nothing’ (Piano Remix). ‘Midnights’ will be out on October 21. Fans will be thrilled to know that the ‘Willow’ singer is set to appear on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on October 24.
Find the tracklist for the Target-exclusive version of ‘Midnights’ below –
1. ‘Lavender Haze’
4. ‘Snow On The Beach’
5. ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’
6. ‘Midnight Rain’
8. ‘Vigilante Shit’
12. ‘Sweet Nothing’
14. ‘Hits Different’
15. ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ (Strings Remix)
16. ‘Sweet Nothing’ (Piano Remix)
MTV Announces the Nominees for the 2022 MTV European Music Awards
MTV has unveiled the nominations for the 2022 MTV European Music Awards. This year’s award ceremony will be held in Düsseldorf on November 13, 2022. The hosts for the event are yet to be announced.
Harry Styles has racked up the most nominations, leading the pack with 7 MTV EMA nods while Taylor Swift is the most nominated female artist right behind the ‘As It Was’ hitmaker with six nominations. Rosalía and Nicki Minaj have received five nominations each.
K-pop superstars BLACKPINK made history at the 2022 MTV EMAs already! They are the first K-pop group to receive a Best Video nod at the MTV European Music Awards.
Read more about it: HERE
2022 American Music Awards Nominations Revealed
Nominations for the 2022 AMAs have been announced this week. The 2022 American Music Awards is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 20, 2022.
Bad Bunny is the most-nominated artist with eight nods, followed by Taylor Swift, Drake, and Beyoncé, who each received six nominations. This makes Bey and Taylor Swift the most nominated female artists at this year’s American Music Awards. The Weeknd, Adele, and Harry Styles scored five nominations at the 2022 AMAs.
New categories have been added to this year’s award ceremony. They include favorite Afrobeats artist, favorite rock album, and favorite K-pop artist.
Read more about it: HERE
New Music and Videos Out Last Week –
Madison Beer – Showed Me (How I Fell In Love With You)
Tove Lo – ‘Dirt Femme’
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’ (Disclosure Remix)
Louis Tomlinson – ‘Out Of My System’