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BTS Will Take an ‘Extended Period of Rest’ Ahead of ‘New Chapter’

BTS is taking an “extended period of rest” to recharge ahead of their upcoming “new chapter,” the K-pop group announced on Sunday. A statement posted to BigHit Music’s…

Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch Unites Music Industry Insiders to Celebrate the Soundtrack of 2021: ‘We Dreamed of Moments Like This’

Jack Harlow told tales of being in second grade. Lil Nas X admitted he “had a lot of fun pissing people off” this year. BTS sent their regards…

Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Saweetie and BTS Sound the Bell at L.A.’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

Normally, it’d be a bad sign when patrons start walking out just two songs into a four-hour concert. But things are a little different when it’s BTS charged…

Watch John Mayer Try Out His Best Standup Routine at Variety’s Hitmakers Event

Grammy-winning musician John Mayer might just have a future in standup comedy. While presenting the label of the year award to Columbia Records’ Ron Perry and Jenifer Mallory…

Chloe Bailey Honors Lil Nas X With Variety Hitmakers’ Innovator Award: ‘He Delivers Creatively Like No Other’

Lil Nas X was honored with Variety’s Innovator award at this year’s Hitmakers event on Saturday. Singer Chloe Bailey presented the award after introducing the artist behind “Industry…

BTS Delivers Heartfelt Video Speech After Receiving Variety’s Record of the Year Award: ‘The Beginning of Our New Chapter’

BTS delivered a heartfelt video speech at Variety‘s Hitmakers event on Saturday, after being awarded record of the year for “Butter.” While accepting the honor, RM reflected on…

How to Watch Variety’s Hitmakers Event Featuring BTS, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and More

Variety‘s annual Hitmakers event, presented by Peacock and comedy series “Girls5eva,” takes place Dec. 2, returning to an in-person red carpet and invite-only brunch after last year’s virtual…

Churning ‘Butter’: BTS’ Mega-Hit Is Variety’s Record of the Year

How do you follow an all-conquering, Grammy-nominated hit like BTS’ “Dynamite”? By strategically crafting an even bigger one. That was the goal a group of songwriters and producers…

Three BTS Members Sell HYBE Shares, All Seven Set to Do Quarantine After U.S. Concerts

Three members of K-pop group BTS have sold some of their shareholdings in Hybe Corporation, the management company that launched them, netting them a combined $8.4 million. All…

How Fast-Food Meals Became Music’s Hot Partnerships for Artists Like Anitta, Lil Nas X and Saweetie

The most coveted collaboration in music in 2021 isn’t a track from Kenny Beats or a guest verse from Justin Bieber. It’s an artist-branded meal or menu item…

Megan Thee Stallion Cancels Houston Concert Out of Respect for Astroworld Victims

Megan Thee Stallion has canceled her upcoming concert in her hometown of Houston, Tex. “out of respect” for the victims of Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival. Megan’s concert…

BTS Tops Apple Music’s 2021 Most-Streamed Songs Chart

Apple Music has unveiled its biggest songs of the year with its annual Top 100 charts, which not only include the most-streamed songs — topped by BTS’ smash…