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Adult Swim Festival 2021 Has Rick & Morty Panel, Live Streams & More

Adult Swim Festival 2021 has announced its lineup, including a Rick and Morty panel and several musical performances. This is the latest in a run of exciting live stream festivals featuring huge announcements from popular properties. Just a few weeks ago, Netflix had its TUDUM event, which included the trailer drop for Stranger Things season 4 and the announcement that Chris Hemsworth would be returning for Extraction 2. On October 16, DC FanDome 2021 is poised to feature similar blockbuster an...
Tags: Hbo, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Andre, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Alessia Cara, Morty, Rick, Angel Olsen, Old Town Road, Michael Cusack, Adult Swim YouTube

Lil Nas X Conquered Pop On His Own Terms

Lil Nas X was going to be a one-hit wonder. This much seemed obvious to me. “Old Town Road” had all the makings of a fleeting career. A half-rap, half-country novelty hit about a lean-drinking cowboy who’ll ride ’til he drops, made viral through savvy promotion on TikTok and Twitter, buoyed by controversy over whether it should qualify for Billboard‘s country charts, then sent into overdrive by a remix featuring the “Achy Breaky Heart” guy — it was more a meme than a song, a joyous joke adults a...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jay-z, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Demi Lovato, Drake, Kelly Clarkson

Lil Nas X Announces Debut Album Montero, Shares Trailer, & Inspires Ubiquitous “Nah He Tweakin” Instagram Comments

Lil Nas X has an Album Of The Year Grammy nomination, but he does not yet have an album. Two years ago, following the wild and unprecedented success of “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X released his debut EP 7, and that’s what got him his nomination. Since then, he’s been working hard on an actual debut album, and that album, entitled Montero, is set to arrive on September 17.
Tags: Music, News, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X

James Blake – “Life Is Not The Same”

James Blake announced his new album Friends That Break Your Heart last month with the release of lead single “Say What You Will” and its Finneas-featuring video. The second advance track, “Life Is Not The Same,” is out today. It pairs Blake with Take A Daytrip, the production duo who broke through with Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” and have worked on most of Lil Nas X’s post-“Old Town Road” singles and the chart-topping Travis Scott/Kid Cudi collab “The Scotts” among work for lots of other noteworthy na...
Tags: Music, New Music, Blake, James Blake, Old Town Road, Sheck Wes Mo Bamba, Travis Scott Kid Cudi

From ‘Call Me By Your Name’ to Grindr: Lil Nas X Answers 28 Burning Questions About Gay Culture

Lil Nas X has achieved a pinch-me level of stardom since releasing “Old Town Road” in 2019, which has become the biggest song of the 21st century. Some of the places that journey has taken him include a turn around the dance floor with Beyoncé at her and Jay-Z’s Halloween party — “She said she’s […]
Tags: Beyonce, Jay Z, Features, Grindr, Montero, Old Town Road, Timothee Chalamet, Lil Nas X

How Lil Nas X Is Revolutionizing Hip-Hop as an Empowered Gay Star

For the 2021 Power of Young Hollywood Issue, Variety profiled three young stars making an impact in the entertainment industry. For more, click here.  Newfound fame has felled many a young superstar, and Lil Nas X, feeling overwhelmed by the massive success of his 2019 hit “Old Town Road,” decided to take a brief hiatas […]
Tags: News, Montero, Old Town Road, Power of Young Hollywood, Lil Nas X, Power of Young Hollywood Issue Variety

"In the week since Lil Nas X released the provocative, pointedly homoerotic 'Industry Baby' music video and North Carolina rapper DaBaby regaled a Miami Rolling Loud audience with a vile quip about gay sex..."

"... and AIDS between songs, conversations about homosexuality and homophobia in hip-hop that have been percolating all year have come to a head..... It’s been illuminating watching masks come off and hearing what people think these two stories say about the state of hip-hop.... The message in the many twists this dialogue has taken is that a lot of people who claim credit for being open-minded also maintain that they deserve the right to object to some of the avenues of expression favored by t...
Tags: Children, Law, Horses, Rap, Homosexuality, North Carolina, Ann Althouse, Old Town Road, Craig Jenkins, DaBaby, Lil Nas X, Lil Nas, NY Magazine Here, J (the commenter, Miami Rolling Loud

Stagecoach 2022: 5 takeaways about the festival’s lineup

The Stagecoach Country Music Festival announced its 2022 lineup on Monday, July 12, and while the festival has been around since 2007, this lineup has a lot of surprises for the event, which returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio April 29-May 1. Stagecoach favorites Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs headline, but the most notable thing about this lineup is that the festival has definitely become more racially and LGBTQ-inclusive across the 51 artists announced so far. 1. This is St...
Tags: California, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Music Festivals, Nashville, Diplo, Coachella, Stagecoach

Festival Pass: Just Like Heaven plans 2022 return, Foo Fighters to play The Forum

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. This week has been chock full of concert and festival announcements, which is good news for people who are music fans, but bad for their bank accounts. Goldenvoice festival Just Like Heaven has announced its planned return in 2022 with a lineup of alt rockers and indie stars that will take you back in time more than a decade to when you still had an iPod in...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Long Beach, Music Festivals, West Coast, North America, Pasadena, Modest Mouse, Parks, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, Old Town

Die Ära der neuen Popstars

Wie die neue Welle an Artists alles über den Haufen wirft, was wir früher von Popstars erwartet haben und warum wir hoffen, dass sie niemals damit aufhören.  Die frühen 2000er stehen ja für viele Phänomene. Einige von ihnen feiern zum Leidwesen mancher und zur Freude anderer gerade ihre Renaissance (Hüfthosen, Bauchnabel-Piercings, Tribal Tattoo – we are looking at you!). Doch was die Hits, die wir hören angeht, fahren wir jetzt einen ziemlich anderen Kurs. Das zeigt schon ein kurzer Blick in...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, America, Welt, Wie, Blick, Billie Eilish, Musiker, Frau, Denn, Globus, Old Town Road, Teufel, Jahrhundert, Reaktionen

Tinder, Asics and Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' among Cannes Entertainment Grand Prix winners

Awards also honored 'Salla 2032,' Mercado Libre's 'Feed Parade' and Sinyi Realty's 'In Love We Trust.'
Tags: Advertising, Cannes, Old Town Road, Salla, Sinyi Realty

Temecula Stampede adds Billy Ray Cyrus, releases set times for its Old Town Music Festival

Temecula Stampede has added “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Old Town Road” singer Billy Ray Cyrus to its inaugural two-day Old Town Music Festival. The all-ages event, featuring previously announced performers Chris Janson, The Band Perry and Tyler Farr, will take place this weekend, June 26-27, in the parking lot of the venue, which will be transformed into an outdoor festival space with a large stage, full bars, food vendors, line dancing and more. Guests can also take a break from the sun and duck i...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Morrissey, Concerts, Inglewood, Chris Janson, Temecula, Tyler Farr, Old Town Front Street, Billy Ray Cyrus

The Evolution of Dance from 1950 to 2019: A 7-Decade Joy Ride in 6 Minutes

I see Michael Jackson as a dance style, okay? — Ricardo Walker  Ricardo Walker and his Crew’s The Evolution of Dance, 1950 to 2019 will make you regret every minute spent hugging the wall in middle school. The breakneck, 6-minute romp led by dancer, choreographer, and Michael Jackson impersonator Ricardo Walker, not only showcases the all-male Brazilian crew’s talent, it makes a strong case for throwing yourself into some serious dance floor silliness. The Crew, formed by a mutual pa...
Tags: Google, Music, Beyonce, College, James Brown, Dance, Katy Perry, Vogue, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Drake, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Richard, Tom Jones

House Party Reboot Casts Jorge Lendeborg Jr. & Tosin Cole as Leads

House Party reboot casts Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Tosin Cole as leads Deadline reports that the New Line Cinema reboot of House Party has found its two leads in Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Bumblebee) and Tosin Cole (Doctor Who). The Springhill Company has fast-tracked this film for franchise potential based on Reginald Hudlin’s House Party (1990), which became a huge part of the cultural zeitgeist over the last thirty years. Click here to purchase the original House Party! RELATED: Chad Stahelski se...
Tags: Movies, Atlanta, House, Sydney, New Line, Lebron James, Emmy, Kid, House Party, Maverick Carter, Reginald Hudlin, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Chad Stahelski, Movie News, Old Town Road, Calmatic

Why Lil Nas X Is the Best Marketer in the Game

This week, Lil Nas X's new single "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It follows the massive success of "Old Town Road," becoming a cultural phenomenon. How does Lil Nas X do it? Well, it isn't just all luck. Lil Nas X is actually a very...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Old Town Road, Influencers & Creators

Lil Nas X's Satan imagery angers parents. But advocates say critics are missing the point.

Lil Nas X played into his kid-friendly image with "Old Town Road," but advocates say his statement for Black queerness has taken center stage.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Old Town Road

Lil Nas X's Satan imagery angers parents. But advocates say critics are missing the point.

Lil Nas X played into his kid-friendly image with "Old Town Road," but advocates say his statement for Black queerness has taken center stage.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, Old Town Road

Lil Nas X Raises Hell With ‘Satan Shoes’ as Nike Files Lawsuit Against Designer

Lil Nas X is dancing with the devil (both literally and figuratively) after the release of his fiery “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video and limited edition “Satan Shoes.” The hip-hop superstar who broke records with his country-infused hit “Old Town Road” is stirring controversy after promoting his new sneakers, a collaboration with […]
Tags: News, Nike, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X, Nike Files Lawsuit Against Designer

GM CEO called out by Black-owned media chiefs, Nike disowns Lil Nas X ‘Satan’ shoes: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Black-owned media chiefs call out GM General Motors CEO Mary Barra is being called out by leaders of Black-owned media companies for refusing to meet with them.  As Ad Age’s Jeanine Poggi reports, a group of med...
Tags: Home Depot, Abc, Berlin, Advertising, America, Nike, Nas, Brooklyn, Vw, New York Times, Mary Barra, Gm, Volkswagen, Naacp, Mitsubishi, Bet

Nike denies involvement with Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes' containing human blood

The "Old Town Road" artist is collaborating with streetwear company MSCHF on the pentagram-sporting shoes, only 666 pairs of which will...
Tags: Nike, Old Town Road

Lil Nas X Claps Back at Critics of ‘Montero’ Video

Following the release of his red-hot music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X isn’t holding back when it comes to responding to haters on Twitter. The video — which dropped on March 25 and is already trending No. 1 on YouTube — features the “Old Town Road” singer pole dancing […]
Tags: News, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X Lapdances With the Devil in Provocative Video for ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’

“Dorothy, I don’t think we’re on the Old Town Road anymore,” as the saying goes. Lil Nas X ditches the quaint world of horseback commuting for the highway to hell in “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” a music video that explores a queer realm of mythological fantasy, trading in his former Western wear for […]
Tags: News, Dorothy, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X

BTS on 1st Grammy nomination: ‘It’s hard to express in words’

By MESFIN FEKADU | AP Music Writer NEW YORK — Stuck at home during the pandemic, BTS created “Dynamite” and released the song to their isolated fans as a gift. Now the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “A lot of people were sad and down and out because of the COVID situation, and it was sort of our suggestion to pick (everyone) up,” BTS singer Jin said in an interview this week with The Associated Press. “We were supposed to do the whole stadium tour al...
Tags: New York, Taylor Swift, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Korea, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, Seoul South Korea, Inglewood Calif, Dua Lipa, Jin

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is Officially Highest Certified Song in RIAA History

Lil Nas X's viral song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus unseated "All of Me" by John Legend and “Despacito” by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and...
Tags: John Legend, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Luis Fonsi

Lil Nas X’s ‘Holiday’ Is No Freakin’ Hallmark Card

The "Old Town Road" singer plays a futuristic Santa with attitude in a new music video.
Tags: News, Santa, Old Town Road

Lil Nas X – “Holiday” (prod. Tay Keith)

His first official "Old Town Road" follow-up.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Songs, Old Town Road, Tay Keith, Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X – “Holiday”

Lil Nas X trades in his spurs for sleigh bells on new single “Holiday,” the “Old Town Road” rapper’s first new music since last year’s 7 EP. And the accompanying music video, which he teased over the weekend, has him fully becoming Santa Nas X while Michael J. Fox stops by for a quick cameo. Watch and listen below. This weekend, Lil Nas X will perform “Holiday” live for the first time in the first-ever concert on the game creation platform Roblox. “We’re throwing the biggest virtual concert...
Tags: Music, Michael J Fox, New Music, Old Town Road, Roblox, Lil Nas X, Lil Nas, Santa Nas

Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ Music Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Billie Eilish’s chart-topping “Bad Guy,” which dethroned “Old Town Road” on the Billboard Hot 100 last year, surpassed one billion views on YouTube on Wednesday morning. The song becomes the latest addition to the billion views club, reaching the mark just over a year-and-a-half after the video’s release. “Bad Guy” is the singer’s first track […]
Tags: News, Billie Eilish, Old Town Road, Bad Guy, Despacito

Lil Nas X Becomes Santa Claus In “Holiday” Teaser Featuring Michael J. Fox As Marty McFly

It may feel like a lost chapter in American history, but entire saga of “Old Town Road,” the little country-rap blockbuster that came out of nowhere and topped the Hot 100 for a record-shattering 19 weeks, unfolded just last year. Lil Nas X has not faded away in to nothingness; he just hasn’t released any new music lately. The young star hasn’t released any new music since the 7 EP came out in June of 2019 — or, if you’re being generous, since he dropped the “Rodeo” remix, with the other Nas, in...
Tags: Music, News, Nas, Fox, Santa Claus, Santa, Michael J Fox, Old Town, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Old West, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X, Santa Claus Also

TikTok strikes new licensing agreement with Sony Music

TikTok announced this morning it has signed new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) that will allow the short-form video app to continue to offer songs from Sony Music artists for use by creators on its platform. The agreement will also see the companies partnering on efforts to promote Sony artists, TikTok said. Deal terms were not specified. But the expanded agreement will give TikTok’s creator community access to sound clips from Sony Music’s catalog of current hi...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Tech, Sony, Fleetwood Mac, Streaming, Warner, Nielsen, Michael Jackson, Columbia, Labels, Sony Music, Universal Sony, Old Town Road