The Biggest Music News for 2018’s First Week
It’s the first week of 2018 and things are already heating up in music world. Check out some of the biggest happenings in the industry this week and leave us your comments below.
2018 Grammy Performers Announced
The Recording Academy announced the first group of artists to perform on this year’s milestone 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taking the stage will be top talent like Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, P!nk, Ben Platt and Patti LuPone. Hosted by James Corden, the Grammy Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Spotify Reportedly Files to Go Public
On Wednesday, news broke that Spotify, valued at about $15 billion, has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. As a direct listing, stakeholders would be able to trade their shares on a public exchange – a technique used more often by small issuers and real estate investment trusts. While not without risk, if Spotify’s move to go public is successful, it could change the way other tech companies list their shares. Read more here and stay tuned to our blog for updates.
Wynn Nightlife Announces 2018 Residencies
Catch your favorite DJs in Las Vegas this year. With the extensive list of headliners Wynn Nightlife has locked in, there’s sure to be a party you’ll want to attend. Talented returning acts include Alesso, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Kygo, Lost Kings, Major Lazer, Marshmello and more. Newcomers for 2018 include Black Coffee, Cheat Codes, Galantis, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Slushii, Solomun and Valentino Khan.
Coachella Lineup Announcement
We don’t know about you, but hearing upcoming 2018 tour schedules and festival lineups makes us want to mark dates on the calendar in permanent marker. Headliners of Coachella 2018 were announced this week and include The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem. Other notable acts on deck are Jamiroquai, Post Malone, Migos, Cardi B, Miguel and Portugal. the Man. What do you think of this year’s lineup?
Latin Music Will Continue its Takeover
In 2017, Latin music dominated the charts and we couldn’t get “Despacito” out of our heads no matter how hard we tried. 2018 is looking to continue on this path, with huge acts like Shakira going on tour and Jennifer Lopez releasing a Spanish language album produced by ex-huband, Marc Anthony. You can also expect to see new music from Maluma, Enrique Iglesias, Bad Bunny, Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin.
We started the week with a teaser of Justin Timberlake’s new album, Man of the Woods, due out February 2. It shows shots of him in the studio with Pharrell, and the album boasts collaborations with the Neptunes, Timbaland, Alicia Keys, and Chris Stapleton. Check out the official video of the first single off Timberlake’s fifth solo album, “Filthy”, released today.
Last but not least, Bruno Mars and Cardi B debuted a serious ‘90’s throwback remix of “Finesse,” off of Mars’ 2016 album 24K Magic. Released at midnight on Wednesday, they nearly broke the internet with this “In Living Color” tribute. We think this song will definitely dominate the clubs this weekend! Who would you like to see link up in 2018?
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