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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…

Variety’s 2021 Hitmakers and Hitbreakers Revealed

What contrasts in mood the two most dominating songs of 2021 offered us: hovering and over him. With “Levitating,” Dua Lipa floated a record that really did feel…

Gifts That Strike a Chord: Four Music Insiders on the Best Gifts for Musicians

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Interpolations Add Instant Familiarity to New Songs by Artists Like Dua Lipa, Drake and Anitta… but Not Without a Cost

Interpolations — which incorporate elements of familiar songs into new ones — are a phenomenon that’s here to stay in many genres. Like using gonzo remakes of classic…

TaP Music’s Ed Millet and Wendy Ong on Managing Lana Del Rey and Dua Lipa, Misogyny in the Industry and More

In this week’s installment of Strictly Business, Variety’s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of media and entertainment, TaP Music’s Ed Millet and Wendy…

Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating,’ Ariana Grande Top iHeartRadio’s Most-Played Lists of 2021

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was the most-played song and Ariana Grande the most-played artist on iHeartRadio’s stations in 2021, according to lists released Monday morning. iHeart, which is the…

Queen Guitarist Brian May Latest to Criticize BRIT Awards Dropping ‘Best Female Artist’ Category

Brian May, best known as the lead guitarist for rock group Queen, is the latest voice to criticize the BRIT Awards’ decision to scrap the categories of Best…

Adele Bursts Into Tears During Surprise Reunion With English Teacher: ‘You Really Did Change My Life’

Adele was wonderfully surprised when her English teacher made an unexpected appearance at her “An Audience With Adele” performance at the London Palladium on Sunday night. During the…

Insiders: Marijuana use has made Zayn Malik ‘aggressive,’ ‘paranoid’

This allegation comes on the heels of Malik pleading no contest to harassing Yolanda Hadid — the reality star mother of his ex, Gigi Hadid, and grandmother of his daughter, Khai.

Drake’s Album Back at No. 1; Lana Del Rey, Elton John Slip Into Top 10

Drake’s “Certifiable Lover Boy” is certifiably the de facto album chart leader of the fall. After moving out of the No. 1 ospot on the Billboard 200 for…

Billy Porter Signs With Island U.K./ Republic Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor-singer Billy Porter has inked a new deal with Island Records (U.K.) and Republic Records (U.S.) and is kicking it off with a…

Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Lead iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour

Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Jonas Brothers, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and more will headline the 2021 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, presented by Capital One and…