High-five (virtually ofc) on making it through level 4! How good is real coffee and takeaways?! Finding it hard to keep up with what all of your fave artists have been up to during lockdown? We got chu! Every week we will be recapping all of the best moments that happened in the pop world so you can keep up to date and brag about it to all your friends.
Despite concerts being rescheduled and big names pushing back their album releases, there is still plenty of amazing moments happening with musicians coming together to spread a little joy wherever possible. Check out all of the moments you may have missed from last week (18 – 24 April) below including a double dosage of Mother Monster.
Lady Gaga’s One World: Together at Home online concert entertained audiences around the globe
On Sunday 19 April the Lady Gaga-curated event treated us to an 8-hour living room livestream from some of the biggest stars on the planet. With performances from the likes of Elton John, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Niall Horan, The Killers, Jessie Reyez, Sheryl Crow, Ellie Goulding, and Gaga herself, the event raised more than $50 million to help aid with the coronavirus pandemic. 👏👏👏
You can rewatch all of the performances in the playlist below.
Kacey Musgraves, Madonna, Snoop Dogg and more celebrated 4/20
A bunch of artists took to social media on 20 April to puff, puff, pass, and celebrate 4/20. Being the year 2020 made it even more of a momentous occasion and with little to do in your bubbles at home, there’s no doubt that these stars would have been honouring it in style. As Madonna put it #stayhome, #staysafe and #keepdancing. P.S. We miss you Rihanna.
Juice WRLD’s family released new single ‘Righteous’ to honour his late memory
Recorded from his home studio in LA, Juice WRLD’s family are honouring the late rapper’s memory and hoping to “continue to keep Juice’s spirit alive” by sharing previously unreleased music four months after his passing.
The new track follows his mother, Carmela Wallace, announcing the Live Free 999 Fund in honour of her son with the aim to help young people suffering from mental health issues.
For Juice WRLD, the number 999 was everything – it represented flipping 666 on its head and battling any negativity that came his way. The accompanying music video shows various tour footage of the star on stage doing what he loved the most – show it some ❤️ below.
The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ returned to No. 1 on the NZ Official Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100
The Weeknd’s platinum-certified single ‘Blinding Lights’ rebounded back to No. 1 on NZ’s Official Top 40 chart after being knocked off its perch by Drake’s ‘Toosie Slide’. It also made the same comeback on the Billboard Hot 100, now logging a total of three stellar weeks at the top spot. In addition to this, his album After Hours has now spent an entire month at #1 on the Billboard 200. We can’t wait to see you again soon too Abel! 😘
Lady Gaga revealed the tracklist for upcoming album Chromatica
Gaga has announced the tracklist for her highly-anticipated sixth studio album Chromatica and despite there being no official release date yet, fans have officially lost it 🤯. The 16 song tracklist is set to feature Ariana Grande on ‘Rain On Me,’ K-pop girl group Blackpink on ‘Sour Candy,’ and Gaga’s BFF Sir Elton will sing on ‘Sine From Above’ (yes – Sine, maths is fun!).
eleven7four dropped a brand new banger ‘Where It Hurts’ feat. Tayla Parx
Our fave twins eleven7four are making waves once again with the lead single off their upcoming album What’s The 1174? (Side 1) due to drop on 19 June. After making a good first impression on international hitmaker Tayla Parx at Bay Dreams last year, the duo flew over to New York to record the collab.
“For us to be in New York writing this album with Tayla Parx, one of the most talented artist/songwriters in the world, was a total trip, and something a lot of people didn’t see coming,” they said. “This song is not only about hitting those doubters ‘where it hurts’, but about that entire journey: From the airport to the studio, being in New York for the first time… it was a sensory overload.”