1. cancellations
    Bonnaroo 2020 Canceled, Because You Can’t Even Avoid Coronavirus on the FarmThe Tennessee festival was previously pushed from June to September.
  2. my book of poetry is dropping
    Future Best-selling Author Halsey to Release Poetry CollectionThe poems will tackle sexuality, relationships, mental illness, and more.
  3. my single is dropping
    The Dixie Chicks Are Just ‘The Chicks’ From Now On, Y’allThey’ve officially abandoned their racist name.
  4. a long talk
    Phoebe Bridgers Feels Your PainThe wildly prolific singer-songwriter on her devastating new album Punisher and being “the sad girl.”
  5. diy af
    Jeff Rosenstock Is Used to ImprovisingThe DIY veteran on the fortuitous timing of his new album No Dream and why it’s pointless to overplan a release.
  6. the letter b
    Britney Spears Claims Fans Call Her ‘Queen B,’ May Have Forgotten Beyoncé ExistsThe Beyhive has been notified and are defending their Queen B in the comments on Spears’s Instagram.
  7. kellyoke
    Kelly Clarkson’s Cover of TLC’s ‘Unpretty’ Is, in Fact, Very PrettyHer band joins from separate picture frames.
  8. my remix is dropping
    Jack Harlow’s ‘Whats Poppin’ Remix Features Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, and DaBabyHere’s a large gathering to support.
  9. lucrative celeb endorsements
    Ja Rule’s Viral Gyro Commercial Is Actually From a New TV ShowFrom the twisted minds who brought us The Masked Singer.
  10. superlatives
    Randy Blythe on the Highs and Lows (and Riffs) of Lamb of GodFrom hearing “Redneck” in the strip club to the band’s most “Cookie Monster metal” song and more.
  11. politics v music
    Brendon Urie Tells ‘Monster’ Donald Trump to Stop Using Panic! at the Disco Song“F-ck you.”
  12. apocalypse now
    Phoebe Bridgers’s ‘I Know the End’ Has the Catharsis You’ve Been CravingFeaturing Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Conor Oberst, Nick Zinner, Tomberlin, Blake Mills … everyone?
  13. right click
    JoJo Unbottles Some Big Things, Like a Man, in ‘Small Things’ VideoSo much for ten months of celibacy.
  14. opera
    Barcelona Opera Branches Out With Audience of House PlantsThe Gran Teatre del Liceu isn’t letting the grass grow under their feet, or their cellos.
  15. chart wars
    Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj Troll the Charts With a No. 1 Debut*25 seconds of Nicki Minaj cackling*
  16. rip
    Snoop Dogg Raps Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant at the ESPYS“Man, it was Mamba insanity.”
  17. sotw
    TikTok Made ‘Party Girl’ by StaySolidRocky a Top 40 Hit Without Him Even TryingBut it already had 2 million YouTube views before the Hype House found it.
  18. road to joy
    Bright Eyes Announces New Album to Satisfy Your Millennial NostalgiaAnd wait till you see this title.
  19. at-home concerts
    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Host Global Citizen Concert SpecialCities may be opening up, but people are still in need.
  20. #metoo
    Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegation, Replies With Hotel Receipts“This story is factually impossible,” the singer tweeted, alongside screenshots of hotel and Airbnb receipts.
  21. #metoo
    Justin Bieber Accused of Sexual Assault by Two WomenThe alleged assaults occurred in 2014 and 2015.
  22. politics v music
    Tom Petty’s Family Issues Cease and Desist to Trump CampaignThey denounced the use of “I Won’t Back Down” at Trump’s Tulsa rally.
  23. rocket men
    Donald Trump Just Wants Elton John to Like HimHe allegedly wanted to impress the singer with a gift to Kim Jong-un.
  24. happy juneteenth
    Alicia Keys and John Legend Duel Pianos for Most Soothing Verzuz Battle YetLive piano and vocals, plus John Legend dancing like a Sim.
  25. surprise drops
    Beyoncé Welcomes You to Her ‘Black Parade’ With Surprise Juneteenth SingleThe singer released a directory to Black-owned businesses along with the song.
  26. vulture recommends
    19 Black Musicians to Support on Bandcamp Today and Every DayThe platform is donating its cut of proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund this Juneteenth.
  27. my album is dropping
    Support Black Artists and Stream Teyana Taylor’s The Album this JuneteenthFeaturing Erykah Badu, Quavo, Kehlani, Missy Elliot and Ms. Lauryn Hill.
  28. sigh
    Why Is J. Cole Coming for Noname?Noname has activated her queen tone and responded to J. Cole with a track of her own “Song 33”
  29. congratulations!
    Raven-Symoné Got Married in a Secret Quarantine WeddingShe wed Miranda Maday this week, she said on Instagram.
  30. brb sobbing
    Phoebe Bridgers Releases New Album Punisher Early Because She Knows You Need It“I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should.”
  31. lawsuits
    The Woodstock 50 Legal Drama Is Somehow Not Dead YetThe festival is bringing a second suit against Japanese advertising company Dentsu.
  32. lady a rises
    Lady Antebellum Secedes From the ‘Antebellum’They’ll share their new name with longtime blues singer Lady A.
  33. stay stanning
    Nicki Minaj Congratulates Lil Nas X on Coming Out As a BarbNas X also may have finally acknowledged his Minaj stan account.
  34. my single is dropping
    J. Cole Drops Surprise Single ‘Snow On Tha Bluff’His first single of 2020.
  35. cool babies
    David Byrne’s American Utopia Is on the Road to HBODirected by his “art brother” Spike Lee.
  36. tributes
    Rachel Bloom Sings ‘Stacy’s Mom’ on Adam Schlesinger Tribute AlbumSaving for a Custom Van features 31 covers from across Schlesinger’s long and wide career.
  37. black lives matter
    Beyoncé Demands ‘Swift’ Justice for Breonna Taylor in Letter to Attorney GeneralThe AG’s office had the audacity to give her a “no comment.”
  38. kellyoke
    Hmm, Let’s Guess Who This ‘Chain of Fools’ Kellyoke Cover Is AboutKelly Clarkson is once again back in L.A. and once again singing Aretha.
  39. rock the vote
    Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas Headline Rock the Vote Democracy Summer ConcertOn top of everything else, it’s an election year.
  40. open purses
    Fiona Apple Pledges to Donate Two Years of Song Royalties to CharityTime to redistribute some “Hollywood cash.”
  41. my single is dropping
    Alicia Keys Debuted a New Song at Her Tiny Desk Concert“Gramercy Park” comes to us from the before times.
  42. obits
    Daughter of Country Singer Hank Williams Jr. Killed in Car AccidentKatherine Williams-Dunning was 27 at the time of her death.
  43. dueling pianos
    Alicia Keys and John Legend to Battle It Out in Juneteenth Verzuz SpecialMay the best piano ballad win.
  44. please stop
    Sia Mixes Up Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, Tells Fans to ‘Focus on Systemic Racism’This is exhausting.
  45. politics
    Tennessean Taylor Swift Won’t Stand for Racist Monuments in Her Home State“It makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things.”
  46. lady a
    If Country Music Wants to Reckon With Its Racism, Look Deeper Than the Bad NamesEven if we are to give “Lady A” credit for their gesture, we must also acknowledge that it should be but the catalyst of far deeper work.
  47. quar goss
    Kelly Clarkson Divorces Husband, Becoming Miss Independent Once MoreA source said she “realized divorce was her only option” during quarantine.
  48. protest songs
    YG Releases ‘FTP’ Video Filmed at Black Lives Matter Protest in HollywoodHe co-organized the L.A. protest on June 7.
  49. new music
    Lil Baby Drops Powerful New Protest Record ‘The Bigger Picture’“People speaking for the people / I’m proud of ’em.”
  50. john prine
    Listen to John Prine’s Final Song, ‘I Remember Everything’The late folk legend recorded his last song in his living room in 2019.
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