Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘Midnights’ Breaks Spotify Record, Rihanna Releases New Single, and More

From Olivia Rodrigo releasing her first beauty collection with Glossier to Drake and 21 Savage announcing a joint album, here’s this week in music –

Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘Midnights’ Breaks Spotify Record

Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album ‘Midnights’, which was released last week, has broken the Spotify record for the most-streamed album in a single day. “And before the clock could even strike midnight on October 22nd, Taylor Swift broke the record for the most-streamed album in a single day in Spotify history. Congratulations, @taylorswift13,” Spotify wrote on Twitter.   

‘Midnights’ has also become the first album in five years to sell over a million records. The last album to achieve this feat was Swift’s 2017 album ‘Reputation’. The ‘Love Story’ hitmaker accomplished this in only 3 days. She has also shared the music videos for the tracks ‘Anti-Hero’ and ‘Bejeweled’. The music video for ‘Anti-Hero’ has been edited to remove a scene wherein Swift steps on a bathroom scale that reads “fat” after receiving online criticism, with some saying that it is “anti-fat” and “fatphobic.”

Taylor’s ‘Bejeweled’ music video features Oscar winner Laura Dern as Swift’s stepmother, the HAIM sisters as her stepsisters, Dita von Tesse, Jack Antonoff, and Pat McGrath, the most influential make-up artist in the world.

The Grammy award-winning star made a surprise appearance and joined Justin Vernon on stage to perform her track ‘Exile’ at a Bon Iver concert in London on October 26.

Rihanna Releases Brand New Single ‘Lift Me Up’

Rihanna has made a musical comeback with her new single ‘Lift Me Up’ for the soundtrack of Marvel’s upcoming movie ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. The ‘Needed Me’ singer was also featured on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s 2020 single ‘BELIEVE IT’. Riri’s last solo release came over six years ago with her iconic album ‘ANTI’. 

She co-wrote the latest track with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, Swedish composer and producer Ludwig Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler (‘Black Panther’‘Creed’). As per Pitchfork, according to a press release, the song ‘Lift Me Up’ was written: “as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman.” Oscar-nominated actor, who was the star of the 2018 film ‘Black Panther’, died of colon cancer at age 43. 

Ed Sheeran Reveals A Documentary About His Life and Career Is in the Works

A documentary about Ed Sheeran’s life and career is coming soon! “We are shooting a documentary at the moment about my life, and there was a big conversation about what we include,” Sheeran told The Sun. “As it is honest . . . there is no point in putting something in if there is something detrimental to my life,” he added

The ‘Bad Habits’ singer, who featured on French singer-songwriter Vianney’s song ‘Call Me On’ this month, is set to embark on his North American Mathematics tour next year. Special guests on this tour include Khalid and American rapper Russ. The North American Mathematics Tour kicks off on May 6 in Texas with stops in Toronto, Nashville, and Seattle and will conclude in Inglewood, California, on September 23, 2022.

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Olivia Rodrigo’s First Beauty Collection With Glossier is Out Now

In April of this year, Olivia Rodrigo became Glossier’s new brand ambassador and partnered with the brand in their “You Look Good” campaign. This is the brand’s first partnership with a celebrity. “Olivia is a Glossier girl because she is unapologetically true to herself,” creative director Marie Suter said to Vogue.

The ‘drivers license’ hitmaker told Vogue: “I love a natural and glowy look—when your skin just shines through, which is like, Glossier’s whole thing, and I love that.”

The Glossier Olivia Rodrigo Collection is a limited-edition bundle. In the lavender mini bag, you will find the Grammy-winning artist’s favorite products. The custom mini bag consists of the rosy-mauve shade Ultralip and an eyeshadow palette.

Drake and 21 Savage Announce Joint Album ‘Her Loss’

In a music video for Drake and 21 Savage’s collaboration ‘Jimmy Cooks,’ the pair revealed the release date and title of their joint album. Titled ‘Her Loss’, the album was scheduled to be released on Friday, October 30, but they revealed that its release date has been pushed to a later date. Drake and 21 Savage took to their Instagram story to announce that their joint album ‘Her Loss’ will be out on November 4 as the producer Noah “40” Shebib got Covid.

“Our brother @ovo40 got Covid while mixing and mastering the crack so he’s resting up and NOVEMBER 4th is HER LOSS day,” the rapper wrote on his Instagram story. He added: “we’ll see you soon.”

New Songs and Music Videos out this week –

SZA – Shirt
Dove Cameron – Bad Idea
Chlöe, Latto – For the Night 
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