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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…

TLC’s T-Boz slammed for throwing Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B shade

“ACCOUNT WAS HACKED!!” the “No Scrubs” chanteuse said in a written PSA posted on her Instagram account amid the backlash.

Olivia Rodrigo Announces ‘Sour Tour’ Dates

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo — who was honored at Variety’s Hitmakers awards on Saturday — has announced dates for the her 2022 “Sour Tour” in support of her RIAA double-platinum certified…

Haim Unveil 2022 North American Tour Dates

Haim have announced the dates for their pandemic-delayed tour in support of their Grammy-nominated 2020 album “Women in Music Pt. III” (and, indirectly, Alana Haim’s star turn in…

Edgar Wright on Shooting ‘Sparks’ and Making 1960s Britpop Scary in ‘Last Night in Soho’

No one in the film world had a Year in Music quite like Edgar Wright. Almost right on the heels of “The Sparks Brothers,” his documentary tribute to…

Tom Holland Confirms Role as Fred Astaire in Upcoming Sony Biopic

“Spider-Man” star Tom Holland is swapping his web-shooters for dancing shoes. The 25-year-old officially confirmed on Sunday that he’ll portray legendary actor, dancer and singer Fred Astaire in…

‘After Love’ Dominates British Independent Film Awards With Six Wins

Aleem Khan’s directorial debut “After Love” dominated the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with six wins. The film, in which a recently widowed woman comes to terms with…

Polo G’s ‘Momager,’ Stacia Mac, on How ‘Rapstar’ Really Did Make a Star

“I randomly asked Siri what the No. 1 song in the world was,” Stacia Mac, Polo G’s “momager,” recalls. It was a conversation she was happy to have.…

How ‘Fancy Like,’ Walker Hayes’ Ode to Applebee’s, Became the Accidental Sync of the Year

Country singer Walker Hayes is no stranger to the world of music in advertising, having attended conferences and panels “where they try to help guide you on getting…

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…

Avril Lavigne Presents Olivia Rodrigo With Variety Hitmakers’ Songwriter of the Year Award: ‘Her Songs Are Her Truth’

Olivia Rodrigo, who rose to stardom after the success of her debut single “Drivers License” topped the charts in January, was honored with Variety’s Songwriter of the Year…

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…