Selena Gomez is teaming up with Trevor Daniel to drop a remix of his song “Past Life” this Friday, June 26.
After the “Falling” breakout star posted a mirror selfie wearing Gomez’s merch last Saturday (June 20) and she reposted it on her Instagram story, fans speculated whether the two had a song in the works — and they certainly do. They’re dusting off his melancholic R&B record from his debut studio album Nicotine he released back in March and reviving it with the Revival star’s vocals.
Previously, blackbear and Summer Walker hopped on remixes for his TikTok-fueled hit “Falling.” Fans who can’t wait for the Daniel and Gomez joint can presave it here ahead of the single’s release at the end of the week.
Check out Daniel’s announcement below.
Four years ago, Kany Garcia publicly came out and announced she was in a same-sex relationship with her personal trainer, Jocelyn Troche, in a sweet and honest Instagram post.
“I asked a friend to take care of my social media that day because I didn’t want to read anything,” Garcia previously told Billboard. “And she told me that absolutely every comment that came in was pure love, beginning with the 100,000 people who became fans that day.”
As she continues to celebrate life and love in the midst of Pride Month, the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter now shares an exclusive playlist with five go-to songs that she’s currently listening to.
“Congratulations, in this month of pride, to those who fight for our beautiful LGBTIQ plus community, and even more to everyone who has decided to join this fight, being an ally!” she tells Billboard. “Only hand in hand, in empathy and solidarity, we will achieve that love wins once and for all.”
Check out Garcia’s pride playlist below. “Enjoy these songs,” she notes.
“Que Maldición” – Banda MS ft. Snoop Dogg
“If there is something that kills me about this song, it is enjoying the Mexican folklore, its Banda sound, and the fact that a hip hop artist like Snoop Dogg can be added to this and give it a street, honest and unique touch. It’s a song that’s not about elaborate verses, but quite the contrary, its grace permeates that simplicity full of hooks. This song puts me in a super good mood.”
“Quiereme” – Ricky Martin & Diego El Cigala
“It is one of the songs on Ricky Martin’s new EP Pausa. His flamenco mix with Diego el Cigala seems so seductive, so modern, the voices are so ‘in your face.’ I must say that I like this fusion a lot.”
“El Mismo Aire” – Camilo
“This song was a trigger for my ears. I’ve been discovering Camilo for a while and his versatility never ceases to amaze me. He is the boy capable of making the simplest lyrics with the most successful hooks, or taking you to deeper waters as he does in this song where he flirts with a tasty R&B. If you still had doubts, Camilo came to stay. This song is one of those that will surely linger in your head.”
“La Mentira” – Dani Martin
“This song has been on my playlist for a while and I am very hooked on it. It is a sexy cumbia that spoke to my ear in the narrative, telling me everything that I perceive in the falsehood, many times of what I see on social media. The song is amazing and the video gives full credit to it.”
“Vuelve” – Nahuel Pennisi
“Working with Nahuel for my new album was a luxury, but listening to him is always, always a caress to the heart. This is his new single, where he once again displays his broad vocal register, his pun, his musicality full of contrasts and nuances that remove all of the soul’s fibers.”
Just from the album cover, Taylor channels legendary model Grace Jones’s cheekbones and high top fade. “The same way I got straight to the point with the album being called The Album is what I wanted to represent as a woman, as a Black woman that’s really doing it. Embracing my features, embracing my strong features, embracing my roots,” she said in the interview. “My mom plays a big part in that, Black woman plays a big part, Black culture played a big part in that. Of course, Grace Jones plays a big part in that, and she’s going to always be one of my biggest inspirations because of her strong features and her unique features.”
But aesthetics aside, the 29-year-old R&B artist continued representing the best of Black culture with her carefully curated featured artists list, boasting Missy Elliott, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, the latter of which she didn’t expect to comply.
“I have to brag about this because I’m very excited about this. Erykah’s not just giving anybody features,” Taylor told Darden. “I get the chills every time I hear her on this track because it took me three months to ask her. Like that’s how scared I was…. I was prepared for her to say no because this is Erykah Badu….”
But Taylor’s current tracklist as well as her prior discography flaunts other famous names that fulfill her desire to pay homage to those before her through a more intimate recording process than hip-hop’s common sampling technique. “To be able to have a record with Wu-Tang and have a record with Erykah Badu and have something with Lauryn Hill, I’ve literally been able to work with a lot of the people before us that’s not just giving people everyday features.”
Listen to Taylor’s Apple Music interview below.
Miley Cyrus celebrates being six months sober, which she talked about in a new interview today (June 23).
The 27-year-old pop star opened up about her sobriety milestone on iHeart and Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, where she discussed the dual impact of her vocal chord surgery in November 2019 and her parents’ family histories. “It’s been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle, because I really wanted to polish up my craft. I had really big vocal surgery in November. I had freaking four weeks where I wasn’t allowed to talk,” Cyrus told Variety’s Marc Malkin.
She recalled the doctor telling the former Hannah Montana star that she needed the surgery due to “over-use of the vocal chords,” which she understood to come from her rigorous touring schedule since she was a 12-year-old hit sensation also conducting fan meet-and-greets. Teasing herself as someone who “just talks a sh– ton,” Cyrus still remembers this quote from one of her past interviews, which she still sends to “big stoner” parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus: “Anyone that smokes weed is a dummy.” But the superstar did some research to make sense of her families’ habits.
“I’ve been sober sober for the past six months. At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery.… But I had been thinking a lot about my mother. My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you’re wanted and valuable,” the “Mother’s Daughter” singer said. “My dad’s parents divorced when he was three, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges. So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.”
She also debunked the stigma associated with being a young sober person and revealed her favorite part about her journey in the interview.
“It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘You’re no fun.’ It’s like, ‘Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun,'” Cyrus quipped. “The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”
The FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala is returning for its 2020 edition, Billboard has learned.
This time around, the annual event, which celebrates the kids of St. Jude and supports the life-saving mission of the children’s research hospital, will be held online with the special performances by Grammy-winning artists Natalia Jimenez and Jon Secada.
Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has always been among my priorities,” Jimenez said in an official statement. “From the first time I learned of their great work, everything they do for research, helping families, I was convinced that I wanted to be part of this family and help as I could. Visiting the hospital in Memphis was very special. Seeing the love with which they do everything and the great dedication they put to saving these children. I am happy to be part of this virtual gala and share a little of my time with them.”
Secada added: “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been the best exemplary leader for decades in every possible way to facilitate medical care and peace of mind for these families, without any financial burden. That is the true essence of philanthropy.”
Hosted by Telemundo’s Nastassja Bolivar and Univision’s Alberto Sardinas, the free virtual gala will also tell the inspirational story of one of the patients and encourage viewers to join in and raise funds for St. Jude.
The FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala live stream will air at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 25 via www.stjude.org/angelsandstars.