Lindsay Lohan Shares Club-Ready Teaser For ‘Back To Me’ Single: Listen

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Lindsay Lohan attends the Network 10 marquee on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 5, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

Calling all Lindsay Lohan fans: she is officially back! After announcing her return to music earlier this week, the actress/singer has now shared a snippet of her new single «Back To Me.»

Released on April 1, the 20-second teaser is just long enough to spark excitement for those who have been waiting for Lohan to make an official pop comeback.

“My life’s full of ripped up pages, I’ve been weak, contagious,” the 33-year-old sings atop a buzzing dance-club beat. “But I’m coming back, I’m coming back to me.»

Along with the snippet, Lohan explained the meaning behind «Back To Me,» tweeting, «The song is about rediscovering and accepting oneself, shutting out the noise and moving forward and letting the past go. Living in the now.»

«Back To Me» will mark Lohan’s first new song since last September’s EDM-heavy (and now deleted) «Xanax» featuring ALMA, and her first official single since 2008’s «Bossy.» The star’s last album, A Little More Personal (Raw), was released in 2005 via Casablanca Records.

«Back To Me» drops tomorrow (April 3).

Check out the teaser below.

Listen to Three Bonus Songs From The Deluxe Version of The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’

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Musical guest The Weeknd performs on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ March 7, 2020.

«Nothing Compares,» «Missed You» and «Final Lullaby» are out now.

The Weeknd just dropped his After Hours album — which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week of the year — but he’s not done.

On Monday morning (March 30), he gifted fans with three more songs on top of the 14 tunes on the album. The tracks, «Nothing Compares,» «Missed You» and «Final Lullaby,» appear on the 22-track deluxe version of the release.

«Nothing Compares» is a spooky downtempo with ominous new wave keyboards and a sluggish beat and lyrics wondering about the emptiness that remains when love dies. In a similarly stripped-down manner, the ticking «Missed You» is about the pain, regret, and confusion that fills the void left by love.

The spacey, somewhat soothing «Final Lullaby» sounds exactly like you might expect, only with slightly ominous lyrics in which he sings/warns, «I can’t make you stay/ In this broken place/ Won’t you find peace?/ Close your eyes and I put us to sleep.»

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First Stream: New Music From Dua Lipa, PartyNextDoor, Pearl Jam & More

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Dua Lipa attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.

This week, Dua Lipa doesn’t want us to stop dancing, PartyNextDoor has the year’s coolest cameo, and Pearl Jam demonstrate why they’re still a force to be reckoned with. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Album That Will Keep You Boogieing For Many Days To Come:
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

In a relatively short amount of time, U.K. pop artist Dua Lipa has made jumps from blog darling to hitmaker to in-demand collaborator to legit A-lister; in some regards, a lot is riding on sophomore album Future Nostalgia to deliver an even wider audience, but based on her track record, it’s hardly a surprise that Lipa passes this new test with flying colors. A nonstop party that borrows from the past to predict where pop is headed (hence its title), Future Nostalgia is brimming with undeniable bangers that re-imagine classic house, techno and disco with modern production techniques. Tracks like “Hallucinate,” “Break My Heart,” “Levitating” and “Physical” beg for motion, and Lipa dares you to deny her growth as a vocal, sexual, lyrical and universal force of nature. Future Nostalgia just moved the bar a little higher for pop in 2020. Piece of advice: spend the coming days, weeks and months dancing to it.

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The Album With The Feature That Everyone Will Be Talking About:

PartyNextDoor, Partymobile

All right, first thing’s first: Rihanna is on the new PartyNextDoor album, and with the surprise guest spot on the flickering sing-along “Believe It,” she sounds as comfortable with her superpowers as ever. Yet that big-time get shouldn’t overshadow PND’s artistic leap forward on Partymobile, which finally gives the compelling R&B singer-songwriter a proper collection of songs to progress his early promise. Surrounding the tracks with Rihanna and his OVO boss Drake, PartyNextDoor goes it alone over sparse arrangements, emphasizing his voice and thoughts on modern love instead of any production gimmickry. A song like “Touch Me,” in which he pleads for human connection as the track disintegrates around him, shows what he is capable of, regardless of whether or not he’s buoyed by an A-list feature.

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The Album That You’ll Share With Your Dad, But Secretly Be Playing a Lot, Too:
Pearl Jam, Gigaton

Pearl Jam has the sort of fan base and catalog that ensures packed stadiums for years to come, yet Eddie Vedder and co. have never been the kind to remain frozen in the past. Gigaton, their first album since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, matches the tenacity of that project but has a tighter focus, as a lamentation of the Trump era and wake-up call to those who have gotten complacent during it. The album starts off like a firecracker with tracks like “Who Ever Said” and “Quick Escape,” then naturally pulls back, as mid-tempo rocker “Seven O’Clock” toasts those who have challenged the system and “Comes Then Goes” unfolds like a classic Vedder acoustic sing-along. There are several potshots at the president, sure, but the songs that they anchor are some of Pearl Jam’s best of the 21st century.

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The Album That Continues One Of Pop’s Most Interesting Trajectories:
5 Seconds of Summer, Calm

Consider 5 Seconds of Summer’s 2018 hit “Youngblood” the ultimate career inflection point: before that synth-rock radio staple was released, the quartet was best known as pop-punk rabble-rousers, and since it took off, the 5SOS guys have made a hard pivot away from anything that would have made sense at Warped Tour. New album Calm is an accomplished exploration of the group’s expanding palette, as “Easier” was inspired by Nine Inch Nails, “No Shame” contains a guitar line straight out of the Depeche Mode playbook, and you’re bound to recall artists like the Smiths, New Order and Peter Gabriel at different moments. Not to say that Calm is derivative — in the same way that Harry Styles recently mastered his own ‘70s pop-rock revival, 5 Seconds of Summer expertly synthesize their influences into fresh-feeling gems like “Wildflower” and “Red Desert.”

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The Song That You’ll Need To Schedule Out Some Time To Hear In Full:
Bob Dylan, “Murder Most Foul”

“Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63 / A day that will live on in infamy.” So begins Bob Dylan’s first original song in eight years, a sprawling, nearly 17-minute reflection on the assassination of John F. Kennedy that spirals forward and then becomes so much more. Dylan references touchstones of the ‘60s, from Beatlemania to Woodstock; he name-checks “Only The Good Die Young” from Billy Joel, as well as Etta James and John Lee Hooker; he references A Nightmare on Elm Street; he sings “rub-a-dub-dub.” “Murder Most Foul” will be pored over as an unexpected Dylan artifact and tapestry of American history, but it’s also a poetic reflection on a terrifying time in the world, during another terrifying time in the world, and for that, it should be consumed and appreciated.

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The Song That Will Make You Do a Double-Take:
Rosalía, “Dolerme”

When pressing play on a new Rosalía track, one doesn’t expect to hear the mournful chug of an acoustic guitar as an intro. Yet the new ballad “Dolerme” (which translates to “Hurt Me”) once again finds the Spanish star upending expectations, diverging from her uptempo, flamenco-influenced Latin pop to create something that would sound at home on alternative rock radio. As the strumming leads into a full band arrangement, Rosalía delivers the chorus with a familiar urgency but tinkers with her voice, Auto-Tune making her somehow sound even more vulnerable. And then “Dolerme” is over, and we’re left to play it again and try to figure out how Rosalía pulled off such a surprising pivot.

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The Album That Delivers On Years of Hype:
Jessie Reyez, Before Love Came To Kill Us

“I’m taking everything I came for / I ain’t f—king asking,” Jessie Reyez sneers early in her long-awaited debut album. Reyez has always been an artist with a ton of promise, and Before Love Came To Kill Us has been in the works for years — but for a project that has surely been tinkered with and agonized over, the full-length possessed a natural charm that no amount of revising could have dulled. The album’s centerpieces (the moving ballad “Love In The Dark,” the doo-wop-warping Eminem collaboration “Coffin”) find a balance with quieter moments, like the sun-kissed love song “Intruders,” in which Reyez threatens bodily harm to anyone threatening her paradise. Fans have been waiting for years to see Reyez get her shot, and Before Love Came To Kill Us is a singular, successful one.

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The Song That You’ll Be Adding To Those Summer Playlists You’re Prepping:
Kygo feat. Zara Larsson and Tyga, “Like It Is”

Superstar producer Kygo’s most recent work has included the single “Higher Love” with rediscovered vocals from Whitney Houston, as well as a musical tribute to Avicii, who passed in 2018. “Like It Is,” a new team-up with Zara Larsson and Tyga that precedes Kygo’s next album, is low-stakes by comparison, but hits like a breath of fresh air after his focus remained on heavier subjects. The new single recalls some of the EDM-pop crossover tracks of the early 2010s, with Larsson guiding the hooks between Kygo’s drops and Tyga sliding in with a radio-friendly verse; the whole affair is expertly designed frothy fun, and has been released just in time for an extended run of ubiquity as the weather heats up.

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The Song That Will Get You Excited For Cookout Season:
Florida Georgia Line, “I Love My Country”

Is the “country” that the Florida Georgia Line boys are referring to on their latest single the genre that has made them stars, or the US of A? A little of both, perhaps: while the duo’s comeback track shouts out the American acts and memories that they cherish the most, they do so in a manner that pays homage to classic country radio, as they name-check George Strait and sonically recall Brooks & Dunn. For a pair of former party bros who made their name in country by expanding its sound, “I Love My Country” invites the traditionalists in further, harkening to the past while providing a couple of modern voices. Florida Georgia Line keep it simple here, and score.

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Rihanna Jumps Back to Music With Partynextdoor on Grooving ‘Believe It’

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Partynextdoor came back with his first album in four years on Friday morning (March 27), Partymobile. But more importantly for fans thirsty for new Rihanna music, he brought along his old friend for the sensual single «Believe It.»

«Best make me believe it/ Best make me believe it/ Believe you won’t deceive me,» the pair sing on the R&B slow burner’s silky smooth chorus. It’s the first new music from Rihanna since the 2017 N.E.R.D. track «Lemon» and it’s a strong relationship breakdown, with the pair playing lovers imploring each other to believe in the power of their connection.

«First you gotta forgive me Let me know everything gon’ be okay/ Even if I come out with everything I did/ Would you still punish me even though I did it a long time ago?/ If so, let me know/ If I propose, would you say no?/ Would you break my heart?/ Would you embarrass me or play your part?» Party sings over the finger-snap beat, warning that if things don’t work out he might not make it.

The song appears on Party’s OVO Sound album and it marks a reunion with Rihanna, for whom he wrote the 2016 single «Work» featuring Drake, who also appears on the Partymobile track «Loyal.» Rihanna hasn’t released a new album since 2016’s Anti and the Navy has been patiently awaiting word on her next full length.

Drake helped stoke those flames this week when playfully trolled Rih when both tuned into DJ Spade’s IG livestream on Wednesday and Drizzy commented, «Rihanna drop R12 right now.»

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Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford’s ‘Lay Your Head on Me’ Is an Uplifting Lullaby for Uneasy Times

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It’s a strange moment in history, to be sure. Amid the uncertainty and social distancing of coronavirus, you might just be craving a warm embrace. Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford are here to give it to you in sonic form with «Lay Your Head on Me.»

In Mumford’s first-ever feature collaboration, the Mumford & Sons frontman sings a series of reassurances — «This too shall pass, it won’t always be the same» — as the track from Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums plays like a tropical-folk lullaby, with flecks of guitar, a propulsive beat and a chorus of voices on the chorus.

Premiering Thursday (March 26) as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the track was co-written with MØ, who last collaborated with Major Lazer on their massive 2015 hit «Lean On.»

“Lay Your Head on Me” follows Major Lazer’s 2019 release “Que Calor” featuring J Balvin and El Alfa, which was performed by Balvin at the Super Bowl alongside Jennifer Lopez. Hear «Lay Your Head on Me» below.

Justin Bieber Drops Acoustic Version of ‘Intentions’

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Justin Bieber has released an acoustic version of his song “Intentions,” from his most recent album Changes. Originally featuring Quavo, the track is a love song to their partners — Hailey Bieber and Saweetie, respectively — and features plenty of compliments directed toward them.

“Shout-out to your mom and dad for makin’ you/Standin’ ovation, they did a great job raisin’ you,” Bieber sings over an acoustic guitar. “When I create, you’re my muse/That kind of smile that makes the news.” There’s no Quavo verse on this version, but Bieber makes up for it with plenty of guitar-strumming and vocal ad-libs.

Earlier this month, Bieber and Quavo performed “Intentions” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, bouncing around in a glowing box with several backup dancers.

Bieber released Changes this past February. The artist was originally scheduled to embark on a stadium tour in support of the LP, but the tour was downsized in certain venues due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. It’s just one of the many live event series to be modified, postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, the Changes Tour is still scheduled to kick off on its original date, May 14th, in Seattle, Washington, with Jaden Smith and Kehlani as supporting acts.

Mamamoo’s Hwa Sa Announces K-Pop Remix of Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’

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The pop divas previously teamed up for the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2019.

Dua Lipa is once again tapping into the K-pop scene, this time teaming up with an equally bold diva in Hwa Sa from girl group MAMAMOO.

MAMAMOO’s official social media accounts made the announcement on Monday (March 16) revealing that Hwa Sa and Dua Lipa had teamed up for a new remix of «Physical.»

The reworked version will drop on Tuesday, March 17, at 11:00PM EST, and will include new Korean lyrics as well as both women singing the original English lyrics.

«Physical,» the second single from the British star’s upcoming Future Nostalgia album, was released in January and has peaked at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 so far. The new K-pop remix is the song’s latest unconventional-yet-exciting push, after Lipa dropped an ’80s-style workout video.

This isn’t the first time the pop divas have teamed up. Late last year at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Hwa Sa covered «New Rules» before Dua took to the stage to perform «Don’t Start Now.» Hwa Sa later presented Dua with the international favorite artist award, and the two artists shared a hug onstage and a photo backstage.

While the soulful and strong quartet of MAMAMOO has been a force on the Billboard charts for several years — earning No. 1s on both the World Albums and World Digital Song Sales charts — Hwa Sa is still quite new as a solo act. The starlet made her first entry on the charts when her solo single «Twit» peaked at No. 3 on World Digital Song Sales in February of last year and spent six weeks on the tally.

Dua Lipa last showed her love for the K-pop scene when she and BLACKPINK teamed up for the song «Kiss & Make Up» off the deluxe, «complete» edition of her self-titled debut album in 2018. The track hit No. 94 on the Hot 100.

Check out Dua Lipa and Hwa Sa’s joint award-show performance, as well as Hwa Sa’s «Twit» music video with nearly 60 million views, below. Get ready for your K-pop take on «Physical» tomorrow.

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Sam Smith’s Acoustic Version of ‘To Die For’ Is Your New Lullaby: Listen

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Sam Smith is gearing up to release their third album in the best way possible. After dropping an emotional lyric video for «To Die For» last month, Friday morning (March 13) saw the release of a gorgeous acoustic version of the single, which strips it all the way back to just a haunting piano and cello behind Smith’s high, clear voice.

The new take on the song amps up the longing in the lyrics, with Smith crooning about the love all around as their world is crashing down. Smith’s third studio album, To Die For, is due out on May 1 and the Stargate and Jimmy Napes-produced title track, released on Valentine’s Day, is the first taste of the anticipated project.

Listen to the new take on «To Die For» and watch the fresh video for it below.

 

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Justin Timberlake Teams With Anderson .Paak For Feel-Good ‘Don’t Slack’ From ‘Trolls’: Listen

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Justin Timberlake dropped «Don’t Slack,» his latest collaboration with Anderson .Paak from the upcoming Trolls World Tour movie, on Tuesday (March 10).

On the motivational track, the two stars trade verses over a funky beat punctuated with tambourine, bongos and handclaps. «OK now don’t slack/ I need all my racks/ No, we don’t hold back/ Act like you know that,» they sing as the propulsive beat builds to the chorus.

Timberlake also opened up in a new interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s New Music Daily about where he’s at creatively and teased the possibility of more music coming down the pipeline later this year. «Honestly, I’m just in a zone where I just love, I’ve always loved collaborating…But I feel like for whatever reason — whether it’s being on tour, or again, because the vessel used to be the album — there was so much time in between when I would get to go in with people. And now, I could not put anything out for the rest of the year, I could also put eight records out before 2020 is over, I don’t know.”

The new song follows Timberlake’s other recent Trolls collab with SZA, the even funkier «The Other Side,» which serves as the soundtrack’s lead single.

Trolls World Tour is set to hit theaters nationwide April 20 with the superstar reprising his role as Branch, the good-hearted sidekick to Anna Kendrick’s Queen Poppy.

Stream «Don’t Slack» below.

Trolls World Tour is set to hit theaters nationwide April 20 with the superstar reprising his role as Branch, the good-hearted sidekick to Anna Kendrick’s Queen Poppy.

Stream «Don’t Slack» below.

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Late Show’ Residency With Cringeworthy Throwback Clips, ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ Performance: Watch

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Niall Horan’s residency on The Late Late Show kicked off in the best possible way with a performance, a sketch, a some cute throwback clips. The night began with Horan sweetly waking up pal James Corden from a deep sleep, which the host appreciated but found a bit creepy. «Why are you in my bedroom,» a rumbled Corden asked. «It’s Niall week James, we’re going to spend the whole week together!»

But it was only five a.m., so Corden, though thrilled, kindly asked Horan to be excited in the studio, not his home. Once safely on the couch, Horan talked about his upcoming second album, which he said was plotted out like the storyline of a breakup. «I kinda tried to like tell a story throughout the track listing,» he said, revealing that the album title, Heartbreak Weather, came to him first.

Was it from a perspective of his own broken heart? Well, yes, though he didn’t specify who shattered his ticker. Horan also talked about how exciting it was to be launching his upcoming tour with good friend Lewis Capaldi opening the shows. «It’s the perfect scenario, isn’t it?» he said. «I get to tour the country in arenas and a mate of mine who’s also pretty alright famous as well he’s gonna come with me.»

It’s the perfect scenario, Corden suggested, unless they just end up getting each other into trouble every night. «The old Celtic thing, the Scottish/Irish thing seems to flare up every time we meet,» Horan said, admitting they decided to have a chat and «one big blowout» before they hit the road because there’s no way they can get up on stage every night if they go wild at every date.

Because he’s a good friend, Corden, of course, dug up Horan’s first performance on Britain’s X Factor singing a bouncy cover of Coldplay’s «Viva La Vida,» which made Niall hide his face in shame. «I honestly think it’s my favorite performance on the X Factor that I’ve ever seen,» Corden laughed. Horan, however, said the clip, literally, haunts him every day. «But I wouldn’t be here without them,» Horan said.

The former One Direction singer also dished up «Nice to Meet Ya,» a rockin’ track lifted from the forthcoming Heartbreak Weather, due out Friday (March 13). Horan trended on social media after the performance, in which worked his electric guitar like a pro.

Heartbreak Weather is the followup to Flicker, which led the Billboard 200 following its release in 2017.

Watch Horan’s first night on The Late Late Show below.