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TODAY: Olivia Rodrigo announces the release of Sour – The Weeknd & Ariana Grande drop Save Your Tears remix – Billie Eilish teases Happier Than Ever release – Christina Aguilera covers Health magazine – Giveaway (iPhone 11)

 

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Olivia Rodrigo announces the release of Sour

After the enormous success of her two singles “Drivers Licences” and “Deja Vu,” Olivia Rodrigo announced the release of her debut album “Sour.” The record will drop on 21 May (Friday) and will feature 11 tracks.

Except for two smash hits, “Sour” will also include nine new songs – “Brutal,” “Traitor,” “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” “Good 4 U,” “Enough for You,” “Happier,” “Jealousy, Jealousy,” “Favorite Crime” and “Hope Ur Ok.”

“I want [Sour] to be super versatile. My dream is to have it be an intersection between mainstream pop, folk music, and alternative rock. I love the songwriting and the lyricism and the melodies of folk music. I love the tonality of alt-rock. Obviously, I'm obsessed with pop and pop artists. So I'm going to try and take all of my sort of influences... and make something that I like,” says Olivia about her upcoming album.

The album will be available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms from 21 May.

 

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The Weeknd & Ariana Grande drop Save Your Tears remix

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande decided to surprise their fans by dropping an unexpected collaboration. Both artists released the remix of “Save Your Tears” on 23 April (Friday).

“Save Your Tears” actually marks the third time that The Weeknd and Ariana have worked together. Their first collaboration was “Love Me Harder” (featured on Ariana’s album “My Everything”). Then they cooperated on “Off the Table,” which was included on Ariana’s record “Positions.”

The remix for “Save Your Tears” is accompanied by an animated music video which you can watch at The Weeknd’s YouTube website.

 

Billie Eilish teases Happier Than Ever release

Billie Eilish surprised her fans with the official announcement of her new album. The upcoming record will be titled “Happier Than Ever” and will be released on 30 July (Friday).

The album will feature 16 tracks, including “Getting Older,” “I Didn't Change My Number,” “Billie Bossa Nova,” “My Future,” “Oxytocin,” “Goldwing,” “Lost Cause,” “Halley's Comet,” “Not My Responsibility,” “Overheated,” “Everybody Dies,” “Your Power,” “NDA,” “Therefore I Am,” “Happier Than Ever” and “Male Fantasy.”

“MY NEW ALBUM Happier Than Ever OUT JULY 30TH! This is my favorite thing I’ve ever created and I am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it. I can’t even tell you. I’ve never felt so much love for a project than I do for this one. Hope you feel what I feel,” posted Billie on Instagram.

The singer also teased the release of her new single, “Happier Than Ever.” The song will drop on 29 April (Thursday) and will be available for streaming on all digital platforms.

 

Christina Aguilera covers Health magazine

Christina Aguilera has been gracing the May cover of HEALTH magazine. As part of her coverage, the singer talks about confidence, her insecurities, turning 40 and living in the public eye.

On a new album: “I’m months away from anything being announced. I’m simultaneously working on my English record and the follow-up to my debut Spanish album—about 20 years overdue. I’m a perfectionist and want to give everything my best—especially because of the soul-searching I’ve done over the past year and the new perspective I have. I am reinspired and have reconnected with myself. I’ve fallen in love with music all over again, which is a really big thing to say, having spent my entire career in music.”

On turning 40: “You start asking yourself: Why am I holding back in certain areas of my life? Who am I really living my life for? And with age, you figure out that life is too short to waste time thinking about what other people think about you. I’ve realized I am making memories for myself and that I shouldn’t worry about what other people think.”

You can read the entire interview with Christina at the official website of Health magazine.

 

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