Billboard Launches 'First Stream Live' Podcast With New Music by Post Malone, Camila Cabello & More

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Post Malone poses for a portrait at the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

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.

Aside from new albums, there were also a ton of singles out this week, starting with Camila Cabello's double release of "Liar" and "Shameless." "The singer has definitely created a world for us to escape into," Briggs comments on the "world of Romance" Cabello introduced upon unveiling her new tunes. Billboard's Lyndsey Havens sat down with the hosts to talk about the singles' momentum following her Hot 100 chart-topper "Senorita" with Shawn Mendes.

Listen to the full first episode below, where Briggs and Ventura also discuss new singles and videos from Lil Nas X, John Mayer, Kelsea Ballerini, Grimes, Melanie Martinez and Louis Tomlinson.

You can subscribe to First Stream Live on your favorite podcast provider, so you won't miss an episode. And if you want to explore more podcasts from Billboard, visit billboard.com/podcasts.


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