New Music From J-Hope, FIFTY FIFTY and Sabrina Carpenter, Ciara, Usher – Billboard
Written by GRB on 18/08/2023
Billboard was at Kelly Clarkson’s Las Vegas residency, the Jonas Brothers’ tour opener at Yankee stadium, Quavo’s performance in Atlanta for the Braves game and more during this week’s All Access. Jon Batiste talks about his new album ‘World Music Radio’, working with Jon Bellion, potentially becoming an EGOT and more. J-Hope drops a new album, FIFTY FIFTY brings in Sabrina Carpenter to help give a new twist to one of their biggest songs, Ciara releases her new EP ‘Cici’, Usher latest song “Boyfriend” is here. Nas talks about iconic female rappers in hip-hop and who’s on the rise next?
We’ve got some new K-Pop, country and R&B in your Friday music guide. We sit down with NAS and Jon Batiste and we take you inside this week’s hottest live music event.
It’s almost as they get the weekend started, I’m Tetris Kelly for Billboard News. It’s Friday, August 18. And you know what that means a fresh Friday music guide.
J-Hope has released a physical ‘Hope Edition’ of his debut album ‘Jack in the Box’ that includes the original tracks, instrumentals and live recordings from his historic set at Lollapalooza.
“Cupid” has had us all stuck this summer and now K-pop group FIFTY FIFTY have added Sabrina carpenter to a remix.
Onto our cover star and Billboard Hip Hop Hall of Fame inductee, Nas.
I can’t believe I’m here. 50 calling in 50 years I’m just happy to be here to witness it as a fan to be honored it’s like no it’s no joke to me it’s like I’m like wow is this real? I remember they were acts like Latifah, Shanté and MC Light what does it feel like to be in a male dominated rap game and how come female rappers are not happening? Just you just you guys, they held it down strong. It took years but it’s just that time they’re not going to be held back it’s their strength, it’s their power, it’s their talent, it’s their beauty. It’s everything wrapped in one that’s just supposed to dominate right now.
Coming up there’s Latto, Ice Spice, Coco Jones then there’s a few others you know that I like? Yeah.
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