First Stream: Introducing Billboard's Weekly Video Series Showcasing Essential New Music Releases

To coincide with Billboard’s First Stream, the new weekly guide to the most essential music releases -- the key music that everyone will be talking about today and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond -- Billboard is also launching a video series of the same name.

Each Friday, “First Stream” -- hosted by Billboard’s Kevan Kenney -- will run through some new music highlights and why music fans should be excited for them. The inaugural episode of the video series, which you can watch above, explores brand-new projects from Ed Sheeran feat. Chance the Rapper and PnB RockAlly Brooke feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie5 Seconds of Summer and Flying Lotus.

Check back every Friday for a new episode of “First Stream,” which will be available on and Instagram.


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