Kehlani’s Star-Studded New Album ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ Is Here: Stream It Now

Today is Kehlani Day. The two–time Grammy nominee returns with her sophomore album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, featuring assists from Tory Lanez, Jhené Aiko, Masego, Lucky Daye and James Blake.

Spanning 15 tracks, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t is the followup to 2017’s SweetSexySavage, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

The rising R&B artist went on to claim the “Rule Breaker” award at Billboard’s Women in Music 2017.

She’s clearly been missed. Kehlani was the top trending topic on Twitter in the hours after the album dropped on digital music platforms.

Stream the new album in full below.

Bob Dylan Sets New Album ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways,’ Releases ‘False Prophet’: Stream It Now

Bob Dylan has been busy of late.

The master songwriter and Hall of Famer dropped a new song in March, the 17-minute epic “Murder Most Foul,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Rock Digital Song Sales, his first-ever leader on a Billboard chart. Then in April, he shared “I Contain Multitudes.”

At midnight, Dylan released another new track “False Prophet” and announced a new album Rough And Rowdy Ways, due out next month.

“False Prophet” is accompanied with a sinister piece of artwork that could be an old poster for a Hammer Horror film. We’re greeted by a skeleton in a sharp suit and top hat, carrying an old-school hypodermic in one hand, and a mystery present in another. His shadow is that of a man hanging from a noose.

The song itself isn’t quite so grim. It’s a slow blues number which, like its two predecessors, explores the dark side.

On it, Dylan sings: “I’m no false prophet, I just said what I said/ I’m just here to bring vengeance on somebody’s head.”

All three tracks will appear on Rough And Rowdy Ways, slated for release June 19.

Dylan’s most recent album was the 2017 triple set Triplicate, a 30-song compilation of “classic American tunes” which followed up 2016’s Fallen Angels and 2015’s Shadows in the Night. For his most recent LP of original works, you’d need to go back to 2012’s Tempest.

Additional details on Rough And Rowdy Ways will be revealed Friday, reps for Dylan tell Billboard.

Stream “False Prophet” below.

Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande’s ‘Stuck With U’ Is the Loving Soundtrack for a Quarantined Prom: Listen

2020’s pop royalty came together–for a good cause.

A week after announcing their collaboration, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande unveiled “Stuck with U,” which will benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation. The tune is the first of a musical compilation benefitting charitable organizations from the duo’s manager Scooter Braun’s SB Projects that will be released over the course of the year.

First Responders Children’s Foundation funds grants and scholarships for children of healthcare workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, police officers and firefighters serving on the front lines during the global pandemic.

“i can’t fully articulate ……… howwwww happy i am that we waited this long to do this (the duet thing),” Grande shared on Instagram prior to the release. “this moment really means so much more than it ever could have if it had happened any other way or if it had been any other song. being able to lend our voices to this project and collaborating on this has been so fulfilling and i really just love this song so much.”

The accompanying video is a combination of videos sent in by fans who would have attended prom this time of the year, plus countless others who are spending time with loved ones during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders. “I want to see you guys having fun in quarantine. This is the prom song for everyone who can’t go to prom now,” Bieber wrote when asking fans to submit clips.

See the result, and listen to “Stuck with U” below.

Ice Cube Talks Fundraising Project to Help ‘Silent Heroes’ During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ice Cube explained how he’s helping first responders amid the novel coronavirus pandemic when he visited Late Night on Wednesday.

The rapper turned actor launched a fundraiser to help those working to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Ice Cube poses and wears a mask on the front of a black T-shirt that reads “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self.” The expression is a lyric from his 1992 song “Check Yo Self.”

“I want to do something cool for the first responders,” he said of the initiative. “We’ve got real heroes out there putting their lives on the line who are not getting a lot of recognition.”

He added that first responders are “silent heroes all through the country.”

“Everybody has a foundation that you can donate to. This, that and the other. But you don’t really get nothing back, you know? You just donate. It’s kind of like your secret in a way and that’s it,” he said. “So I was like, ‘What if you got something? What if you got something cool like a cool T-shirt that pushes the cause as well?’

“You give money, you get a cool T-shirt. You push the cause,” Ice Cube continued, adding that he doesn’t profit from the sale of the shirts. “Everything goes to the first responders.”

He said that buying the shirt is a win-win situation. “They get money and you get a chance to push a cool T-shirt with your boy Ice Cube on it,” he said.

Ice Cube also gave an update about a possible fourth movie in the Friday franchise. The original film just celebrated its 25th anniversary April 26. Friday was followed by 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next.

While he admitted that he was “ready to go” with making a fourth Friday movie, the passing of star John Witherspoon put the plan on hold. Witherspoon died in October 2019 at the age of 77.

“It threw us all back. We’re still grieving over the loss of such a talented, special man,” he said of Witherspoon’s passing. “He wasn’t just funny. Everybody saw his funny side. But he was also a serious, thoughtful guy.”

Ice Cube added, “We feel like we all lost our pops, our grandpops, our uncle and we’re hurting.”

The actor noted that he hopes to still make the movie one day. “Hopefully we’ll figure it out, but for now, it’s really on the back burner,” he said.

Watch Ice Cube’s appearance below.

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This article originally appeared in THR.com.

Taylor Swift Supports Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Calls His Death ‘Senseless, Cold Blooded, Racially Motivated’

Taylor Swift has joined the national outrage over the alleged murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery by a father and son in Brunswick, Georgia–an attack that many have deemed a modern day lynching.

“I’m absolutely devastated and horrified by the senseless, cold blooded, racially motivated killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Swift tweeted on Thursday (May 7), using the hashtag #JusticeForAhmaud.

graphic video of the alleged Feb. 23 killing surfaced, in which a vehicle follows the 25-year-old as he jogs toward a pickup truck parked on the side of the road. 34-year-old Travis McMichael, holding a shotgun, and his father, 64-year-old Gregory McMichael confront Arbery, who fights with Travis McMichael over his shotgun. After some shots, Arbery is seemingly wounded, and falls to the ground trying to run away. Police said Arbery was not armed and not a suspect in any crime, but instead was a former football player who frequently jogged through the neighborhood for exercise.

Due to the national outrage, on Thursday afternoon (May 8), nearly three months after the incident, Travis and Gregory McMichael were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and murder.

Regard Doubles Up: ‘Ride It’ Rises on Hot 100, ‘Secrets’ Debuts on Dance Charts

Regard surges with two chart entries, the steadily-building “Ride It” and new single “Secrets.”

“Ride It” rises 95-80 in its third week on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 9), as it earned 17.6 million in all-format radio audience and 3.8 million U.S. streams and sold 3,000 downloads in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The track, essentially a house cover of Jay Sean’s 2008 song of the same name, originally broke on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, debuting last August. It ranks in the top 10, at No. 4, in its 40th week, having reached No. 3 in November.

Concurrently, Regard and RAYE debut at No. 10 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart with “Secrets.” The track bows with 1,000 sold, earning the Ferizaj, Kosovo-based Regard (real name: Dardan Aliu) his second top 10 on the list and singer RAYE her third.

“Secrets” also sails onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 20, having secured 785,000 streams.

In the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, Lil XXEL lifts 11-9 with “LMK,” his first song to reach the upper region, driven mostly by 2.1 million streams.

On Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Topic and A7S bolt 16-8 with “Breaking Me,” the first top 10 for both acts. The track benefits from airplay on such core-dance affiliates as Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, KNHC (C89.5) Seattle and iHeartRadio’s Evolution Network (as monitored on KZZP-HD2 Phoenix). The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.

Here Are the Lyrics to Kane Brown’s ‘Cool Again’

Kane Brown might hope he’s “Cool Again” like last summer, but the country star is currently burning up on the Billboard Hot 100 with a No. 68 debut (chart dated May 9).

“We wrote ‘Cool Again’ at a writing retreat when it was about 20 degrees outside,” Brown said about the song of the summer contender, which he released last month and wrote with Josh Hoge, Matthew McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. “At the time, it was about missing warm weather, but then it became so much more. It made us think about all the amazing memories of summer. We were really wanting to go back to that. I think there’s something people can really relate to in their lives, especially right now.”

Check out the lyrics below.

I’ve been thinkin’ about ya lately
Reminiscin’, going crazy
Miss the way your kiss would keep me up
Hey, wish that you were here tonight
Drinkin’ vodka soda, extra limes
And we could just get back to being us

‘Cause I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

Do you ever think about
The days we couldn’t live without each other?
Where the hell did we go wrong?
Hey, how’d we go from that to this?
How’d we let a good thing slip?
Do we really have to go move on?

I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah
Yeah, I just wanna be
Cool again

(Cool again, cool again, cool again, cool again)

‘Cause I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again
Like we were last summer
Want you again, you again, you again
To be stealin’ my covers
All tangled in each other, nights still playin’ back in my head
I just wanna be cool again, cool again, cool again, yeah

(Cool again, cool again, cool again)
Y’all know that I just wanna be cool again (cool again, cool again, cool again)
Last summer with you (cool again, cool again, cool again)
Cool again
(Cool again, cool again) cool again, yeah

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Written by: Josh Hoge, Kane Brown, Lindsay Rimes, Matt Mcginn