From The Weeknd dropping the trailer for ‘Live at Sofi Stadium’ HBO concert to Dr. Dre reissuing vinyl to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘The Chronic,’ here’s last week in music –
Rihanna Makes a Grand Comeback to Music Headlining The Super Bowl 2023 Halftime Show
Rihanna’s absence in music left a palpable stagnancy following the release of her last album ‘Anti’ in 2016. Her return to the scene to headline the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show was met with huge pomp. Last night’s 13-minute set featured some of Rihanna’s acclaimed hits of her career, starting off with ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and also including ‘Only Girl (In The World),’ ‘We Found Love,’ ‘Work,’ ‘Umbrella,’ ‘Where Have You Been,’ and more! Donned in a bold red suit, the set had Rihanna and her dancers perform on multi-level floating stages with sparse choreography and no musical guests. And yet, the singer displayed her vocal prowess and superior performance skills throughout the performance, ending it with ‘Diamonds.’
While there hasn’t been any additional news regarding her return to music, Rihanna confirmed that she’s expecting baby number two!
Louis Tomlinson’s New Documentary to Premiere in Theaters
Former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is the latest singer to announce a documentary! Titled ‘All of Those Voices,’ the film will delve into a “raw and real look at Louis Tomlinson’s musical journey.” Set to release on March 22 in theaters worldwide, the film will include unseen home movie footage, behind the scenes of his 2022 World Tour, the creation of his latest album ‘Faith In The Future,’ and Louis’ take on fame and its pressure.
“This has been something I’ve been working on for years, I’m really excited to finally put it out into the world,” Louis wrote on Instagram. “I’ve said it a million times but I’m lucky enough to have the greatest fans an artist could wish for, and as they always go above and beyond for me, I wanted to share my story ‘in my own words’.”
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Juice WRLD’s Final Posthumous Album Is in Production
As confirmed by Grade A Productions label head Lil Bibby, Juice WRLD’s last album will be out soon. The post shared by Bibby regarding the announcement reads, “We want this album to feel like a Celebration/Party! Let’s celebrate the life of Juice.”
“No more mourning, I want everyone that Juice loved while he was here to help celebrate, especially his fans who he loved! You guys have been the best fans an artist can have (Minus the death threats to Bibby). I’m not gonna complain but I’ll jus say this is not easy. We miss you, We love you 999 til the world ends,” he added.
The forthcoming record will be Juice WRLD’s third and final posthumous album. ‘Legends Never Die’ (2020) and ‘Fighting Demons’ (2021) were released after his demise, which featured the likes of Eminem, BTS’ Suga, Justin Beiber, The Weeknd and more.
The Weeknd Shares Trailer for ‘Live at Sofi Stadium’ HBO Concert
An official trailer for ‘The Weeknd: Live at Sofi Stadium’ concert special is coming to HBO on February 25, 2023! Take a look at The Weeknd’s sold out show in Los Angeles for his After Hours Til Dawn Tour North American stadium tour. Check out the trailer below –
Dr. Dre Reissues Vinyl for 30th Anniversary of ‘The Chronic’
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Dre’s debut studio album ‘The Chronic,’ the rapper will reissue a special vinyl edition of it via its original distributor, Interscope Records. The vinyl is due on April 21 in LPx2 and CD formats, with availability to pre-order now. Released originally on December 15, 1992, the album features hits such as ‘Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang’ (ft. Snoop Dogg), ‘Let Me Ride’ (ft. Jewell), ‘Fuck wit Dre Day,’ and more.
“I am thrilled to bring ‘The Chronic’ home to its original distribution partner, Interscope Records,” Dr. Dre said in a press release. “Working alongside my long-time colleagues, Steve Berman and John Janick, to re-release the album and make it available to fans all over the world is a full circle moment for me.”
New music and videos released last week –