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Before his album, Kendrick Lamar changes his face in a new clip

Before his album, Kendrick Lamar changes his face in a new clip

The track landed on streaming platforms on Sunday evening, as his new album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers is due out on Friday, five years after his last opus, DAMN, which won him a Pulitzer Prize in the music category. A first for a hip-hop artist and more broadly for modern popular music. Kendrick Lamar, 34, has already won fourteen Grammy Awards, the awards of the American music industry. He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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With Métèque, the disc of his 70 years, Renaud offers himself a massacre in order of the French song

With Métèque, the disc of his 70 years, Renaud offers himself a massacre in order of the French song

For this birthday, which he celebrated on France 2 with his good friends (Dave, Zaz, Élodie Frégé, Joyce Jonathan or Bénabar, non-exhaustive list…), Mister Renard offers himself a new album. Métèque -it’s its title in homage to Georges Moustaki- revisits artists’ directories who were important to him, from Ferrat to Brassens via Montand or Reggiani.

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“The images of Ukraine resonate violently in me”: Sylvie Vartan releases a mini-album for the victims

“The images of Ukraine resonate violently in me”: Sylvie Vartan releases a mini-album for the victims

“It was obvious. I had to do something”. When the war in Ukraine began on February 24, Sylvie Vartan was “overwhelmed” by the images of this Slavic people, like her. Having herself fled communist Bulgaria with her family in 1952, she wanted to make a gesture for the victims of this war and decided, during her last visit to Paris, to make a mini-album for the benefit of Unicef, the United Nations organization dedicated to children.

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Backstreet Boys: the boy band with 130 million records sold announces a concert in Paris

Backstreet Boys: the boy band with 130 million records sold announces a concert in Paris

Places should be snapped up in a few minutes. One of the most famous boy bands, which marked an entire generation in the 1990s, is back in Paris. As part of its world tour, the Backstreet Boys group announced on Tuesday that it would add three dates in Europe, including one in Paris, at the Accor Arena, on October 8.

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With SoundOn, TikTok wants to seduce singers

With SoundOn, TikTok wants to seduce singers

Produce your own music and distribute it yourself. This is the promise of the Chinese platform TikTok with SoundOn, its new music distribution and marketing tool, available since March 9. Its goal is to help young artists, still amateurs, to get started in music. Those who sign up can distribute their creation for free on TikTok as well as other streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music.

This is what Chloe Adams, a 21-year-old English singer, did. “Since I’ve been on SoundOn, my Spotify listens have tripled,” she says. Still unknown a few months ago, this young performer became known thanks to TikTok. Users danced or staged themselves to the sound of its title Dirty Thoughts, on short videos of fifteen to sixty seconds broadcast on the platform.

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Drake has signed a new $400 million deal with Universal Music

Drake has signed a new $400 million deal with Universal Music

Since 2014, Drake has sold over 37 million albums. He is also the first artist to exceed 50 billion streams on Spotify. Drake boasts a well-functioning comprehensive catalog. He has the bargaining power to negotiate a share of the net profits with the best terms and a huge advance upfront. Very good insights for him and his fans.

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With Ko Ko Mo, rock becomes electric again

With Ko Ko Mo, rock becomes electric again

The secret was well kept, but it ended up being out, due to a growing stage reputation. Somewhere near Nantes, there was a rock band, limited to two musicians, with a weird name, Ko Ko Mo, giving concerts that were restless, electric, even frenetic, to say the least. An energy finally well captured on a third album, “Need Some Mo'”, released a few weeks ago.

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