From Ice Spice releasing her debut EP to boygenius announcing their debut album ‘The Record,’ here’s this week in music –
Dua Lipa Will Co-Chair Met Gala 2023
Dua Lipa, ‘I May Destroy You’ star Michaela Coel, Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz, and tennis star Roger Federer have been announced as Met Gala 2023 co-chairs. The Met Gala 2023 is set to take place on May 1 this year. The event will honor the late Karl Lagerfield – one of fashion’s finest talents. “Excited to announce that I am one of the #MetGala 2023 Co-Chairs alongside Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, and Anna Wintour. See you for the First Monday in May #CostumeInstitute Benefit,” the ‘Levitating’ singer wrote on Instagram.
“The 2023 Met Gala celebrates the opening of “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” and provides The Costume Institute with its primary source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, operations, and capital improvements,” Dua added. She recently wrapped up her Future Nostalgia tour. Her latest musical release is Calvin Harris’ ‘Potion (with Dua Lipa & Young Thug).’
Madonna Announces ‘The Celebration Tour’
Madonna has unveiled the dates for her career-spanning greatest hits tour. “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for,” the ‘Vogue’ singer said. This event called the ‘Celebration Tour’ would commemorate Madonna’s four decades of music from her 1983 self-titled record to ‘Madame X (Deluxe)’ released in 2019.
Fanned out over six months, the tour kicks off on July 15 in Vancouver with a final stop in Amsterdam on December 1, 2023. Bob the Drag Queen will be the special guest on the Celebration tour.
Dolly Parton Reveals Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Cher, and More Will Feature on Her Rock Album
Dolly Parton told ‘The View’ that her forthcoming album will feature stars including Stevie Nicks, Brandi Carlile, Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, Steve Tyler, Pink, and Steve Perry. “If I’m going to be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, I better do something to earn it. So I’m doing a rock ‘n’ roll album and I’m having a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me,” she said while speaking about her upcoming project on an episode of the talk show ‘The View.’
Cher will also appear on the album. The ‘Jolene’ singer’s latest release is ‘Gonna Be You (feat. Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry).’
boygenius to Release Their Debut Album ‘The Record’ on March 31
boygenius are all set to release their debut album ‘The Record’ on March 31. The supergroup, boygenius – consisting of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, was formed in 2018. Ahead of the release of the new album, they have rolled out three songs from ‘The Record’ – ‘$20,’ ‘Emily I’m Sorry,’ and ‘True Blue’ this week.
The three tracks released so far have been penned and performed by different members. ‘$20’ has been written and sung by Julien Baker, while ‘Emily I’m Sorry’ and ‘True Blue’ is by Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, respectively. boygenius are slated to perform at Coachella this year on April 15 and 22. The trio’s six-track self-titled EP came out in 2018.
Ice Spice Drops Her Debut EP ‘Like..?’
2022 had been a big year for Ice Spice, whose singles ‘Munch (Fellin’ U)’ and ‘Bikini Bottom’ received much love. They are among her most popular songs on Spotify, with each song surpassing 39 and 15 million streams, respectively. The rapper has now dropped a six-track debut EP ‘Like..?’ “so excited for ya to hear this project likee <3,” she wrote on Twitter.
‘Like..?’ includes three new tracks ‘Princess Diana,’ Gangsta Boo (with Lil Tjay),’ and ‘Actin A Smoochie.’ Ice Spice kicked off this year with a new single ‘In Ha Mood.’
New music and videos out this week –