On Friday (Sept. 6), Billboard launched the premiere episode of the First Stream Live podcast, where co-hosts Chelsea Briggs and Fernando Ventura break down the essential new music releases of the week.
The podcast kicks off its first episode on a very busy New Music Friday, starting with the release of Post Malone's highly anticipated third album Hollywood's Bleeding. Billboard's Jason Lipshutz dives into the project's star-studded features, courtesy of Halsey and Future, SZA, Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, among many others.
Alessia Cara, meanwhile, continues to break the pop rules with her new six-song EP This Summer. Her singles ahead of the release -- "Ready," "Rooting for You," "OKAY OKAY" and "October" -- all address individualism and learning to love yourself no matter who you are.