What we've been listening to this month.
The first month of 2020 is finally over after what feels like forever, and Brexit is finally happening after what feels like even longer, so you'd be forgiven for having a few mixed emotions. But there's nothing like this month's album haul to reflect the feelings of the current political and social hive mind. Here's a few of our favourites...
Poppy - I Disagree
You just don't expect this kind of album to come out of a pop act, but then Poppy is all about breaking the rules. I Disagree marks her third album, her first release on Sumerian Records and her final collaboration with creative partner Titanic Sinclair. With elements of metal and industrial infused into her electropop sound, this is the kind of genre-bending pluckiness we love.
The whirlwind couple parted ways a few days ago
Fans of former couple singer Ariana Grande and comedian Pete Davidson were left devastated when news of their split was made known. Now it seems Ari has already given Pete the $100k diamond ring back and decided where their pet pig is going to live - with her.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have sadly called time on their five-month romance
It has been reported it was the Dangerous Woman hitmaker's choice to end their relationship as she tries to deal with the loss of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, who died from an overdose in early September.
He speaks out about losing one of his closest friends.
As the world continues to reel from the death of Mac Miller, his close friend Charlie Puth has opened up about his own devastating loss. He's not the first person that Charlie has lost in recent years, and it's not something anyone gets used to either. No matter how famous you are.
Charlie Puth performing live
The 26-year-old passed away on Friday (September 7th) after an apparent drug overdose, though a coroner's report is yet to be released. He had been struggling with addiction for many years, something that fellow musician Charlie Puth tried to help him with over the last months.
Continue reading: Charlie Puth Thought He'd Be Able To Save Mac Miller
The star posted about him on social media.
Ariana Grande has finally paid tribute to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller following his death before the weekend. It comes after she was forced to disable comments on social media when a number of his fans brutally and unfairly blamed her for his passing.
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester
On Friday (September 7th), the 26-year-old rapper was found unresponsive by a friend at his Studio City home, whereupon it was claimed that 911 responded to a patient in cardiac arrest, and then Miller was sadly pronounced dead on their arrival. It is thought that he had had a drug overdose.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Remembers Mac Miller As Fans Blame Her For His Death
The singer spoke of her 'toxic' relationship in response to a fan blaming her for her ex-boyfriend's brush with police
Ariana Grande has addressed criticism on Twitter directed at her over the end of her relationship with rapper Mac Miller and has described their ‘toxic’ relationship in the process. The 24-year-old hit out after one social media user’s tweet, in which he suggested Mac’s driving offence following their break-up was her fault, went viral.
Ariana Grande has spoken about her relationship with rapper Mac Miller
The commentator wrote: "Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood."
The 26 year old rapper allegedly ran into a pole driving his Mercedes-Benz in Los Angeles early Thursday morning.
Rap star Mac Miller has been arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges after an incident in Los Angeles in the early hours of Thursday morning, it has been reported.
In what was originally reported by TMZ and later confirmed by multiple outlets, Miller allegedly struck a utility pole and knocked it over when driving his Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon at around 1am on Thursday (May 17th). Following this, he and two other passengers reportedly fled the scene.
However, the responding officers to the incident ran the SUV’s license plate and tracked the 26 year old rapper down at his house, where he confessed to drunk driving and hit-and-run.
Continue reading: Mac Miller Arrested For Reported DUI
The pair call it quits over their busy schedules.
Another day, another break-up. This time it's Ariana Grande and Mac Miller who have chosen to go their separate ways after more than a year and a half of dating. It seems their work schedules are far too busy for a long-term romance, but they plan on remaining very good friends.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller at the One Love Manchester concert
The 'No Tears Left To Cry' singer will no doubt have even less time on her hands than usual in the coming months as she prepares to release her new album 'Sweetener', which will probably result in an expansive worldwide tour. And so she has decided to step away from her relationship to focus on that.
Continue reading: It's The End Of The Road For Ariana Grande And Mac Miller
Funnyman Arsenio Hall is ready to reclaim his title as the king of late night chat with his new show for syndicated TV.
Arsenio Hall is back! It's been 19 years since the comic last dominated the late night viewing slot with his popular combination of chat and music and after a hiatus lasting nearly two decades, he is back to reclaim his place among the elites of the chat show circuit.
Arsenio Hall is back on late night TV
The 57-year-old former TV regular, whose late night shows famously included a sax-playing Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson's revelation that he suffers from the AIDs virus, will get a second chance at becoming a talk show mainstay again this Monday, 9 September, when he begins his run on The Arsenio Hall Show on syndicated television. It's been a lengthy stay away from the front of a camera, but it is a break that Arsenio has no regrets over and one that he feels he can return from with a bang.
Continue reading: Arsenio Hall Finally Returns To Late Night Chat After 19 Years Away
The rapper couldn't have foreseen the storm he would cause by calling out every other hip-hop artist under the sun. But is he being hated or congratulated?
Big Sean's new track 'Control' was only released on Tuesday but already the rap world is up in arms over guest rapper Kendrick Lamar's 3 minute verse in which he boasts, disses and namechecks other artists in order to make it sound like he's the undisputed big dog.
The Rap World Replies To Lamar.
Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Pusha T, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, NaS, Eminem, Andre 3000 and Meek Millz are not even all the names spat out by Lamar as the rapper compares himself to a King, the Pope and Italian writer/politician Machiavelli. He also adds in Lindsay Lohan, Sir Paul McCartney and Sean Connery for good measure, just in case Hollywood or The Beatles' guitarist ever considers encroaching on his self-anointed rap lordship.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar 'Control' Rap: The Best Responses From The Hip-Hop World
The hip-hop world has got some fire back in its belly.
It was the instant classic verse from Lamar that caused the stir, with the 26-year-old dubbing himself the "King of New York" and putting himself in the company of some of the game's very best.
"I heard the barbershops spittin' great debates all the time, Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas," he spits.