Selena Gomez Ice Cream

'Ice Cream' Singer Selena Gomez to Literally Release Ice Cream

Selena Gomez is not a businesswoman. She’s a business, woman.

Not only is the 28-year-old Stars Dance sensation teaming up with the world’s biggest girl group, BLACKPINK, for their s-sweet collaboration “Ice Cream” out on Friday (August 28), but she also…literally releasing ice cream. (And owning it, too.)

The ice cream brand Serendipity and New York City’s Serendipity3 announced Selena’s ownership, partnership and a brand new ice cream flavor “remix,” which includes a sweet nod to the ladies of BLACKPINK. (Sadly, no – it’s not called Chocolate Chip Cookie Ddu-du-ddu-dough.)

The flavor’s actually called Cookies & Cream Remix, made with “pink vanilla ice cream, crunchy cookie bites and swirling gobs of gooey fudge.”

“Growing up and loving the iconic Serendipity restaurant, I couldn’t be more excited to become a partner in their expanding brand. For the Cookies & Cream remix, I wanted to put my own personal spin on this classic flavor by making it with pink vanilla ice cream as a nod to my girls BLACKPINK and celebrate our new song,” Selena said in a statement.

And don’t worry, you don’t need to venture to NYC to taste it: Cookies & Cream Remix will be available beginning on August 28 for (the suggested retail price of) $5.99 in supermarkets, convenience stores and other food retailers across the country, and online at SerendipityBrands.com.

Honestly? It’s just smart, super timely branding on Selena’s part. And from what I hear, her HBO MAX cooking show is adorable and charming, so she’s got the food game on lock.

The other good news is that the partnership also provided a little sneak peek, behind-the-scenes shot of Selena snacking on her ice cream while filming the music video for “Ice Cream” – so the music video is happening, pandemic be damned.

I, for one, and looking forward to licking and listening to “Ice Cream,” which I’m still pretending is just a “Sour Candy” sequel. “F-frozen ice cream, so sweet, then I get a little tangy, yeah…”

And as for some sugary-sweet overload, watch all these lovely ladies meet over FaceTime…

Selena Gomez’s Rare is available as a limited LP.

Photo credit: @SelenaGomez / Serendipity

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BoA Vogue September 2020 Korea

BoA Celebrates Her 20th Anniversary

Today, August 25 (well, it’s technically already today in South Korea) is a very special day: the 20th anniversary of the debut of the Queen of K-pop™, BoA.

On August 25, 2000, at the absurdly young age of 13, Kwon Bo-ah debuted on the South Korean and, immediately after, Japanese scene with ID; Peace B, led by the Yoo Young Jin-produced title track, which was recorded in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English – a hint of what was to come, as the multilingual superstar-to-be would go on to tackle multiple international markets over the next several years. Two decades and dozens of albums, singles, music videos, tours, reality TV appearances, TV dramas and movie roles later (let us not forget 2014’s Make Your Move with Derek Hough), BoA is now a well established veteran – and, truly, the undisputed Queen.

Several events have already led up to this celebration, including a SM Entertainment campaign featuring an assortment of artists, from Gallant to Red Velvet, in the form of a covers EP called Our Beloved BoA, as well as a brand new, virtual museum-style Instagram account full of gorgeous throwback photos and highlights from her boundary-breaking career.

To meet the moment, BoA herself prepared a special video message for the fans, complete with a heartfelt thanks – and a confident promise to continue dominating the scene for years to come.

“Thanks to you guys for listening to the music, I can continue to do music activities…there’ll be a 30th anniversary after the 20th. I will do my best to make good music for a long time, so please give me an everlasting love and support,” she said, as only a Woman who’s been running the game (on top, and upside down) for two decades would.

SM also dropped what is effectively a little fan cam / Billboard Music Awards introduction-style hype video, which gives just the slightest taste of everything she’s given us over the years. It’s nice and dramatic, as one of these things should be.

And while the nostalgia keeps rolling in, there’s already stuff to look forward to in the very near future: Vogue Korea revealed a new interview and photo shoot with BoA for their September 2020 “Hope” issue, in which she discussed the album currently in the works to tie in with the occasion.

“I don’t think the anniversary makes my album any different or more special. Like I did for each album, it’s important that I come up with good songs for this album too. Focusing on what I want to do right now feels like the most ideal way of celebrating my 20th anniversary,” she explained.

“I’d like to show people what kind of songs an artist who’s been active for 20 years wants to make. That feels like the right way to celebrate my 20th anniversary.” (Love this answer.)

And much like our other Queens of Pop – she’s in the mood to move in these bleak times.

“This might be due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, but I really want to dance. [Laughs] Trying hard to look younger or doing something against your will only makes the performance worse. I’m looking forward to focus on something I can excel at.”

She also gets very honest about experiencing hardship, being too hard on herself growing up, and plans for the future.

“I’ll perform until I can, and when I feel like I can’t do it anymore, I’ll step down. But I don’t want to pressure myself by giving myself a set deadline. And you never know what will happen in the future, so I must always be careful about what I say [laughs].”

BoA will also be releasing a self-penned song called “Little Bird” on September 1 as part of the Hope Project, in which Vogue editions from around the world deliver messages of hope to readers amid the pandemic.

“I hope those who listen to the song will get to think of themselves in the past, present and future….although we are having a hard time due to Covid-19, I hope we all get to achieve our dreams. What we need now is hope,” BoA said.

So much to reflect on – and so much to be excited about! A heartfelt happy 20th anniversary to our beloved BoA: you are, indeed, still our No. 1.

Very little evidence of my pre-MuuMuse BoA standom exists – aside from this appropriately shirtless photo – but I’ve been in it for the long haul, ever since an older student did a Study Abroad presentation at my high school and showed us the music video for a song called “No. 1” by an artist named BoA, who was Very Popular in Asia during her stay.

Mercifully, no video evidence exists of my poor attempts to learn the choreography for “My Name” and “Spark” – my favorite BoA era is My Name, by the way – using weird, step-by-step animated tutorial programs that required me to do some intense coding just to run on my computer. The kids…they have it so easy these days with their TikToks and their YouTubes.

Let us also not forget the moment when my worlds truly collided, and BoA met Britney.

If you’d like to continue taking a trip down memory lane, check out my interview with BoA from 2009, from when she released her incredible English-language debut.

BoA’s debut album, ID; Peace B, is still available in CD form.

Photo credit: SM Entertainment / Vogue Korea


Fredrik Etoall Agnes Fingers Crossed

Agnes Has Her 'Fingers Crossed' on the Dance Floor

“Are you that somebody? Are you?”

Agnes doesn’t necessarily come around all that often, but whenever she does, she never gets it wrong. Ever.

In fact, the “Release Me” Swedish Idol – literally, she won the second season of Sweden’s Idol in 2005 – went nearly seven years in between releases until she finally returned to us with her fantastic Nothing Can Compare collection in 2019, including the hypnotic “I Trance,” followed by this past February’s “Goodlife.”

And now, mercifully, she’s back at it once again this year – this time with the joyous, string-filled, spiritually ecstatic excellence that is “Fingers Crossed” on Friday (August 21).

“‘Fingers Crossed’ was inspired by the sense that nothing is impossible, because nothing is impossible! It’s a song that can lift you up to new dimensions. Like a peaceful tank, it crushes everything in its way. The song does not excuse itself and I don’t excuse myself. I welcome you now to my party, and it’s my party so…I can do what I want to,” Agnes incredibly describes the song.

A Peaceful Tank? Sounds like the mode of transportation used by Kindness Punks on Chromatica. I’m in.

As is the general musical mood for the Main Pop Girls in 2020, Agnes has found herself inspired by the bright, kaleidoscopic sound of disco – although she’s never really strayed far from the dance-pop scene, to be fair! – providing a crucial pep in one’s step in these bleak times.

“I got my fingers crossed you’re not a holy ghost / Too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you,” she swoons across a four-to-the-floor, ABBA-esque mirrorball beat, supplying the same kind of woozy, love-drunk optimism as matching with a seemingly perfect hottie on one of the apps and immediately mentally planning the wedding.

The accompanying psychedelic music video was directed by SWIM CLUB, and inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film The Holy Mountain, as well as Swedish abstract artist Hilma Af Klint. (We love an inspired reference.) Agnes is a fortune teller, an orb queen, and a tarot card reader supreme (with a fierce unibrow, no less) – and if all her psychic abilities fail, she quite literally has her fingers crossed for some extra good luck.

“Music for me is very spiritual, and as an artist I see my work is to open up to myself and others to create something bigger than what we are,” Agnes explains.

Say no more, no finger crossing necessary: I’ll happily be in your church (cult), Agnes.

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Photo credit: Fredrik Etoall

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Carly Rae Jepsen Puts the 'Emotion' Bonus Tracks on Streaming, At Last

The Emotion – sorry, E•MO•TION – five year anniversary celebrations are in full swing now, and Carly Rae Jepsen‘s just done something long overdue.

As if the record wasn’t incredible enough as it is in its deluxe edition form, there are two equally incredible songs that were released as bonus tracks, “Never Get to Hold You” and “Love Again,” which were horrifyingly unavailable on streaming – until now.

“More surprises! Very excited to share that ‘Never Get to Hold You’ and ‘Love Again,’ the Japan bonus tracks from EMOTION, are now available worldwide 💘,” Carly graciously announced on Friday (August 21).

“Never Get to Hold You” is one of my actual favorites from the entire E•MO•TION era. It’s a devastating, wistful, forgive-me-baby, no-one-knows-you-better ’80s gem, and I have openly wept while listening to it on a bus in New York City – very possibly more than once. “Love Again” is also really fantastic, and bursts with a kind of Kiss-era playfulness. They’re both essential in the E•MO•TION-al experience, and mercifully, they are now widely available to us all. Thank you, CRJ!

And if you haven’t yet, find out more about Carly’s Karaoke Party happening next week in honor of the album’s anniversary.

Photo credit: Interscope Records

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Mariah Carey The Rarities

Mariah Carey & Ms. Lauryn Hill Are Just in Time to 'Save the Day'

"It's too divided, too deep to understand / But if we don't do it, tell me, who will?"

For an Elusive Chanteuse, Mariah Carey sure has made herself incredibly visible in 2020, just making the most of life (it's like that, y'all) amid the pandemic. She's also making the most of the Lambily's lives, ensuring they're staying fed and staying triumphant (get 'em, get 'em) all year long: from supplying the forthcoming replacement to the Old and New Testament, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, to The Rarities this fall, to...calling some us up in our living rooms for an intimate Zoom moment.

I'm not entirely sure how much I'm allowed to disclose from the Zoom meeting, which was a virtual "Save the Day" listening party. She graciously discussed her new single, and shared some of the thought process behind choosing songs for The Rarities (as well as opening up a bit about The Meaning of Mariah Carey) from the comfort of her home, alongside her cute boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, who was a sweetie to the attendees and a total Mariah hype-man throughout, even during the (inevitable) Zoom technical difficulties - none of which were Mariah's fault, by the way.

"I’m not in charge of the technical aspects of this!" Mariah amusingly made it known several times.

Some got to ask questions, and Mariah was extremely gracious and kind while answering each one, and sweetly blew kisses to everyone. At a time when things feel - to use the Queen's vocabulary, bleak - she surely saved the day.

Speaking of! Mimi's emancipated the lead single from The Rarities, out as of midnight (August 20), and it's called "Save the Day."

Mariah said during the call that she revisited the song while digging through the archives, which was started about a decade ago with Jermaine Dupri, who hopped into the call as well to talk about the process of the collaboration. She found that the lyrics were an unintentionally perfect fit for the current cultural climate, and so, they opted to finish up the song. And here we are.

"I wonder, where is the love? It's curious, the fear still holding us down / One day, will we look up?"

Following a heartfelt, dramatic string-and-piano-led opening, the track relaxes across a midtempo beat and introduces an instantly recognizable melody: The Fugees' version of "Killing Me Softly with His Song" featuring, of course, the vocal stylings of Ms. Lauryn Hill.

"If he won't, and she won't, and they won't, then we won't / We won't ever learn to save the day..." Mariah rightfully warns across the tripping beat.

The song's full of pure facts. Speaking of, remember facts? They're the things that an increasing amount of people seem to overlook and disregard in forming their opinion, to a frightening degree, these days!

"(We all) Tend to forget that / (We all) Ceasе to exist if / (We all) Live for oursеlves / If nobody bothers to find a solution..."

Not only is the sincere plea for some much-needed selflessness a fitting anthem for the times, but it's truly special - comforting, even - to hear Mariah Carey and Ms. Lauryn Hill singing along on those iconic, nostalgic "la, la, la-a-a" runs, especially in the bridge - and all those glorious high notes thereafter.

"We're all in this together. You're my only hope..."

You get it? Wear a mask. Care about other people. It's up to us to save the day. Mariah is meeting the moment. Will you?

Read the lyrics on the next page...

The Rarities will be released on October 2.

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Dua Lipa Club Future Nostalgia Remix Album

Dua Lipa Reveals the 'Club Future Nostalgia' Track Listing

The track listing for Dua Lipa‘s Club Future Nostalgia is here – and no one leaked it early this time, presumably because they’re busy celebrating their birthday down in Jamaica.

On Thursday (August 20), following the release of her “Levitating” remix with Madonna and Missy Elliott, Dua issued the superstar-filled track list for her upcoming remix album crafted alongside The Blessed Madonna, which is due out on August 28.

The album includes collaborations with Gwen Stefani and BLACKPINK as well as remixes by Masters At Work, Godfather of house Larry Heard, also known as Mr Fingers, Japanese superstar Gen Hoshino, Mark Ronson, Confessions king Stuart Price (AKA Jacques Lu Cont), Erykah Badu producer and collaborator Zach Witness, UK DJ and producer Midland, Horse Meat Disco (grab the poppers), Hot Chip and 2Bear’s Joe Goddard, Jayda G, DJ and remixer Paul Woolford, Korean-American electronic star Yaeji, and Detroit House legend Moodymann.

There are also tons of classic pop samples from artists like Neneh Cherry, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Nicks, Jamiroquai, as well as “phrases from iconic house, soul and disco records” from Robert Owens, The Art Of Noise, Cajmere (also known as Green Velvet), Gaz, Lyn Collins, and Larry Heard.

At least two unreleased Future Nostalgia-era cuts are officially seeing light of day as well: “Love Is Religion” and “That Kind of Woman.”

“The last few months have been surreal. I’ve watched you all dance in your homes and on your Zoom parties to Future Nostalgia like you were in the club with me. It brought so much joy to my days spent at home, even though I would’ve much rather been playing these songs live for you all on the road. During this time, I decided to take the party up a notch with the incomparable The Blessed Madonna, who secretly helped me to craft the mixtape that would become Club Future Nostalgia. We invited some friends and legends to join in on the fun with us,” Dua says.

See you at the club very soon…

1. “Future Nostalgia” – Joe Goddard Remix
2. “Cool” – Jayda G Remix
3. “Good In Bed” – Gen Hoshino Remix and Zach Witness Remix
Sample: Neneh Cherry – “Buffalo Stance”
Sample: Art Of Noise – “Moments In Love”
4. “Pretty Please” – Midland Refix
5. “Pretty Please” – Masters At Work Remix
Sample: Cajmere – “Coffee Pot” (Percolator mix)
6. “Boys Will Be Boys” – Zach Witness Remix
Sample: Lyn Collins – “Think (About It)”
7. “Love Again” – Horse Meat Disco Remix
8. “Break My Heart / Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl”
Sample: Jamiroquai – “Cosmic Girl” (Dimitri From Paris Dubwize Remix)
9. “Levitating (feat. Madonna and Missy Elliott)” – The Blessed Madonna Remix.
10. “Hallucinate” – Mr Fingers deep stripped mix
Sample: Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
Sample: Barbara Mason – “Another Man”
11. “Hallucinate” – Paul Woolford Extended Remix
Sample: Larry Heard Presents Mr. White – “The Sun Can’t Compare”
12. “Love Is Religion” – The Blessed Madonna Remix.
13. “Don’t Start Now” – Yaeji Remix
Sample: Gaz – “Sing Sing”
Sample: Fingers Inc & Robert Owens – “Bring Down The Walls”
14. “Physical (feat. Gwen Stefani)” – Mark Ronson Remix
15. “Kiss and Make Up” (feat. BLACKPINK)
16. “That Kind Of Woman” – Jacques Lu Cont Remix
Sample: Stevie Nicks – “Stand Back” Acapella
17. Break My Heart – Moodymann Remix

The limited Future Nostalgia LP is out now.

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Photo credit: Warner Records

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Billie Eilish My Future Live

Billie Eilish Sings for Her 'Future' (And Everyone Else's, Too)

There’s an election coming up in November. Please register to vote. And then, please actually vote.

Billie Eilish also implores you to do so, as it will have a massive impact on her future, and my future, and your future. Everyone’s future.

The 18-year-old When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? superstar returned at the very end of July on an unexpectedly optimistic note with “my future,” her latest single.

As part of this week’s ongoing Democratic National Convention, Billie confidently spoke out against the President of the United States, encouraged everyone to register to vote, and sang the song live for the first time.

While no one should be particularly thrilled about having to watch socially distanced live events for the next [insert length of time], this particular performance encapsulates the special experience of seeing her at an up-close-and-personal showcase as opposed to the usual theaters and arenas filled with shrieking teens, demonstrating just how arresting her studio-ready vocals really are in a pin-drop quiet setting.

It’s a shadowy, eerie and vaguely ominous staging – which is very Billie’s aesthetic, and very fitting for the current cultural climate of 2020 – but the swoon-filled message in the lyricism and warm smirks coming from one of Gen Z’s leading ambassadors still manage to convey a crucial sense of hope. Well done as always, Billie.

If you haven’t yet, check out the original review of “my future.”

The When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? limited LP is available now.


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Nightcrawler Say Lou Lou Duke Dumont

Time to Make Duke Dumont & Say Lou Lou's 'Nightcrawler' a Hit


British DJ Duke Dumont released his excellent debut studio album earlier this year called Duality, and it features a standout song called “Nightcrawler” with Aussie-Swedish twin sister duo Say Lou Lou – or Slay Lou Lou, as they’re known ’round these parts.

The dreamy, retro groove is now getting the single treatment, complete with an official music video from Obra House (of Lil Nas X‘s “Panini” and Cardi B‘s “Press”), released on Wednesday (August 19) – which means it’s time to send this one up the charts.

She’s not your lover, she’s not your friend / Not like the others, she won’t pretend…

The music video follows two stylish women driving through the streets on a dangerous mission, supplying shades of Foxy Brown, Kill Bill and Madonna‘s “What It Feels Like for a Girl.” It’s a suiting visual accompaniment for the song’s night drive vibe – especially if you’ve got some risky business to attend to.

There’s also a remix of Duke and RY X‘s “Let Me Go” coming from disco legend Cerrone on Friday (August 21), off of the upcoming Duality Remixed album, which will also feature remixes from the likes of acts like Purple Disco Machine and Tensnake.

Duke’s already notched several smash hits in his career, including “Need U (100%)” and “I Got U,” so seeing the very under-appreciated Say Lou Lou finally slay lou lou the charts outside Sweden would be a dream.

Duality is available on CD and vinyl.

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Mariah Carey The Rarities

Mariah Carey Is Giving Us 'The Rarities'

Mariah Carey‘s made her 30th anniversary a moment, darling – and she’s still got plenty more in the vaults.

After giving the Lambily The Live Debut, as well as the complete “Someday,” “There’s Got to Be a Way,” “Emotions” and “Make It Happen” single and remix-filled EPs and live performances on YouTube in honor of #MC30, the Elusive Chanteuse revealed that she’s got rarities coming – The Rarities, to be exact.

“This one is for you, my fans. It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for 🤫 years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you 🐑❤️ THE RARITIES album is out October 2,” she announced on Twitter at midnight.

According the partial track listing made visible already on Apple Music, the 15-track album includes an unreleased song called “Save the Day” with Ms. Lauryn Hill (!), which is expected to serve as the lead single. The Tokyo Dome Concert, right in the time for the Daydream 25th anniversary, is also included.

Mariah’s also set to make an appearance on Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series on Thursday (August 19), where she’s going to make an exclusive announcement – presumably of what’s to come of this upcoming retro moment of gypsy unreleased whatever.

All this good news, and that’s not even taking into account the forthcoming emancipation of the Bible itself: The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

The world might be crumbling around us, but at least the Lambily is thriving.



BoA Gallant Only One

Gallant Covers BoA's 'Only One' for Her 20th Anniversary

The Our Beloved BoA festivities continue – and this time, we’re going international.

As part of SM Entertainment‘s continued celebration of the Queen of K-Pop™ and her two boundary-breaking decades in the music industry this month – did you see their newly launched, nostalgia-inducing Instagram account yet? – the agency is continuing to roll out their special collection of covers of BoA songs to honor her debut date.

The latest? Gallant, taking on her 2012 smash, “Only One.”

As opposed to the covers of “Atlantis Princess” by BOL4 and “Garden in the Air” by Baekhyun, this is not only recorded by an American artist, but given an added layer of new English lyricism and melodic reinterpretation – plus a live performance video, which was most definitely shot in the same location as Britney‘s “Work Bitch” music video. Can you say…legendaric?

The Ology crooner’s silky-smooth take on the hit song plays like a lost, early-to-mid ’00s R&B classic that smashed the Western charts. It doesn’t deviate too far from the original track’s melodies at all, but it’s been made into even more of a relaxing slow groove, and an immediately soothing, satisfying standout in this loving collection of odes.

“hope u enjoy this BoA classic with a new vibe 💎,” he wrote on the live performance video, which is also impressive – not just for the vocal performance, but also watching him constantly flirt with disaster as he breaks into dance moves barefoot standing on a tiny platform surrounded by water and electric equipment. Careful, Gallant!

Knowing BoA’s taste, I have a feeling this is going to stand out as one of her favorites to come from this collection. I hope she’s seriously feeling the love.

BoA’s debut album, ID; Peace B, is available as a CD at Barnes & Noble.

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Miley Cyrus When I Look at You TikTok

TikTok Just Discovered Miley's 'When I Look at You'

Miley Cyrus has a fantastic new song out at the moment called “Midnight Sky.” And yet, some of the world is busy obsessing over one of her songs that’s…over a decade old.

That’s right: the teens have officially discovered “When I Look at You.”

TikTok – home base for QAnon conspiracy theorists, witches and suburban gays (often all three at the same time) – is currently ablaze with Zoomers using the song in different ways: from “ur crush will msg u if u listen to this audio” to laying on the floor, emotionally crooning Miley’s Time of Our Lives track and The Last Song soundtrack song, which was released as a single back in February of 2010, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

@haleyannasm
i feel like i owe this cover to y’all considering how many requests i’ve gotten &lt3 ##whenilookatyou ##foryou ##singing ##viral
♬ original sound – haleyannasm

@samsheaa
I tried okay ##foryou ##singing ##cover ##whenilookatyou
♬ original sound – samsheaa

@andimitchellll
Nowhere near perfect but I rlly didn’t expect to cry🥺 ##whenilookatyou ##fyp ##singing
♬ original sound – andreamitchellll

@gavensigmon
I’m mean hey nick😏
♬ original sound – gavensigmon

To be fair, it is a great ballad – and must be especially exciting to discover if you weren’t already alive for the song’s release the first time around!

The track was written by Hillary Lindsey (of Carrie Underwood‘s “Jesus Take The Wheel” and Lady Gaga‘s “Always Remember Us This Way” fame) and John Shanks, the pop-rock production king responsible for everything from tracks on Kelly Clarkson‘s Breakaway to Ashlee Simpson‘s Autobiography.

Because of TikTok’s insane popularity pull with the charts, “When I Look at You” has since rocketed up the iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music charts, and has already slid into Miley’s Top 10 most popular songs on Spotify.

This wouldn’t even be the first time the teens discovered a track from a pop queen while she’s busy promoting her current album: Kesha‘s own 2010 track “Cannibal” became a viral TikTok dance while she was in the middle of High Road promo.

And while Kesha eventually jumped on the bandwagon and did the dance herself, Miley is…perhaps less enthusiastic to see where everyone’s energy’s at with her own music career. (Also, does she really want to reminded of a song from a movie co-starring her ex-husband right now? It’s…very doubtful.)

“Streaming the wrong song” – Miley Cyrus (2020).

Well done on the #OldMiley nostalgia, everybody! Just, um, remember to stream “Midnight Sky” in between your “When I Look at You” sessions. (That being said, I wouldn’t mind a “Who Owns My Heart” rediscovery moment. Let’s go, Charli D’Amelio…)


Jisoo Drama Blackpink Snowdrop

BLACKPINK's Jisoo Is Going Solo (As an Actress)

BLACKPINK is preparing to give us their new single (a Cold Popsicle, it seems?) with Selena Gomez in mere days, but Jisoo‘s already got additional plans.

The 25-year-old member of the unstoppable “Boombayah” South Korean girl group is preparing to star as the lead in an upcoming Korean drama, tentatively called Snowdrop, which is in talks to air on JTBC, MyDaily reported Tuesday (August 18) via Soompi.

Aside from various variety show appearances, a cameo in The Producers, Arthdal Chronicles and hosting duties, this will mark Jisoo’s first main actress gig – a huge move.

“It is true that Jisoo is starring in the new drama Snowdrop,” YG Entertainment confirmed in a statement following the report.

The drama will be penned by Yoo Hyun Mi and directed by Jo Hyun Tak, the same team behind the hit series SKY Castle, which you can watch right here.

It’s been a while since I last watched a K-drama: back in 2017, I gleefully binged My Secret Romance, featuring Secret‘s Jieun, and it was a cheesy and bizarre thrill. (You can watch that here.) There’s no way I’m skipping out on a Jisoo-led drama, though. EGOT Jisoo incoming! So who’s ready to join me? Watch party? Post-episode viewing debriefing in a Discord? Let’s discuss.

And for everyone who’s solely here for Jisoo’s musical contributions, fear not: The Album is coming.

Blackpink’s How You Like That? special edition single album is out now.

Photo credit: YG Entertainment

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