097 - Shawn Mendes releases "Wonder"

TODAY: Shawn Mendes releases Wonder – Britney Spears releases Swimming in the Stars – Billie Eilish cancels the world tour – BLACKPINK announces first-ever online concert – Giveaway (iPhone 11)

 

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Shawn Mendes releases Wonder

Shawn Mendes released his forth studio album “Wonder” on 4 December (Friday). The new record includes 14 tracks and was already promoted by “Wonder” and “Monster.” Both singles have made it to Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

On 6 December (Sunday), the special edition of “Wonder” with two brand new songs was released. The special album features “The Christmas Song” (with Camila Cabello) and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

“Wonder” received favourable reviews from music critics who praised Shawn’s vocal performance and themes chosen by the singer (e.g. anxiety, toxic masculinity, youthful passion and coming of age).

The album is available for purchase and streaming at all digital platforms (e.g. Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal).

 

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Britney Spears releases Swimming in the Stars

After quite a long time, Britney Spears recently released a brand new song. The track is called “Swimming in the Stars” and was recorded in 2016, however, it did not make it to the final version of the singer’s album “Glory.”

“Swimming in the Stars” was released on 2 December (Wednesday) to celebrate Britney’s 39th birthday. The song was first exclusively available in November as a vinyl single at Urban Outfitters which celebrated the Singles Day.

You can listen to the track at Britney’s official YouTube website.

 

Billie Eilish cancels the world tour

Billie Eilish officially cancelled her “Where Do We Go? Tour” on 4 December (Friday). The main reason for the cancellation was – of course – the on-going pandemic of coronavirus and the singer’s wish to keep everyone safe in these difficult times.

“I wish that I could have seen you on tour this year. I’ve missed performing for you and being on stage so much I can’t even tell you. We’ve tried as many different scenarios as possible for the tour but none are possible and, although I know so many of you want to hold onto your tickets and VIP passes, the best thing we can do for everyone is to get the money back into your hands as soon as we can,” tweeted Billie. “I love you so much. stay safe, drink lots of water, wear a mask.”

Fans will received full refunds for the tickets purchased.

The tour was supposed to start on 13 March 2020 in Philadelphia. It was first postponed to a later date and ultimately all shows were cancelled.

 

BLACKPINK announces their first-ever online concert

BLACKPINK recently announced their first-ever online concert. The performance will be called “THE SHOW” and will exclusively air on YouTube on 27 December (Sunday). The announcement was accompanied by a trailer which is available on YouTube.

Tickets to the concerts are on sale now. To be more specific, to watch the concert, you need to register for a paid membership to BLACKPINK's official YouTube channel. Membership offers a pass to “THE SHOW,” access to the rebroadcast and loyalty badges.

BLACKPINK released their debut record “THE ALBUM” on 2 October 2020. It peaked at no. in South Korea, Mexico and New Zealand.

 

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