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Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton, Halsey, BTS & More of the Week's Biggest Winners (July 9)

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Gwen Stefani in her wedding gown and veil on July 3, 2021.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians might've ended, but Billboard is still keeping up with the star-studded family.

Kourtney Kardashian gifted her daughter Penelope a pink drum kit for her ninth birthday, while her boyfriend Travis Barker gave her some pointers. Meanwhile, Maluma and Kardashian's ex Scott Disick started a fake argument over Twitter to promote the former's latest music video.

Speaking of fake, deepfake songs by Eminem, Travis Scott and more popular artists are steadily increasing, and Billboard studied the history and moral and legal implications behind them.

Take a look at Billboard's new weekly roundup and the "awards" it gave to this week's headlines.


Funniest Music News: Maluma & Scott Disick spark faux Twitter feud 

If you had a hard time keeping up with Maluma and Scott Disick's Twitter beef on Tuesday (July 6), you weren't the only one. After sparring online, the Colombian superstar revealed his new single "Sobrio" and the accompanying music video, which features Maluma and Disick beefing over Israeli model Eden Fines, who plays the woman at the center of the love triangle. Catch up on their faux feud here and see how it fits in the context of the "Sobrio" video here.

Sweetest Music News: Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton get married

The Voice coaches and longtime couple tied the knot in an intimate wedding at Shelton's Oklahoma ranch over Fourth of July weekend! Stefani honored her man and her three sons in a sweet handmade detail on her wedding dress. Read more about their wedding here and see the photos here, here and here.

Zaniest Music News: Deepfake songs imitating musical legends are increasing

While video deepfakes have been on the internet for years, deepfake songs that convincingly manipulate create the vocals of the biggest artists have started to crop up in the music world. Billboard interviewed the creators behind some of the most viral faux songs as well as professionals in the musicology and cyber policy fields to question the morality and legality of the practice. Learn more here.

Most Inspiring Music News: Halsey unveils her new album artwork

The pop star unveiled the artwork for her upcoming album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power on Wednesday (July 7) at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York before revealing it on social media. "This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth," she wrote on Instagram before further explaining the Madonna-whore psychological complex and how both ideas "can co-exist peacefully and powerfully." Look at the artwork here.

Most Fashionable Music News: BTS walks in Louis Vuitton fashion film

The K-pop supergroup strutted in a film for Louis Vuitton's Men's Fall-Winter 2021 collection by Virgil Abloh on Wednesday (July 7). BTS became global brand ambassadors for the French fashion house back in April, and the septet wore separate items from the latest collection at an art and culture space just outside Seoul. Watch the film here.

Most Bada-- Music News: Kourtney Kardashian's daughter gets drum lessons from Travis Barker 

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star celebrated her daughter Penelope's ninth birthday by gifting her a brand-new personalized pink drum kit. But the best part? She got private lessons from a word-class rockstar, Kardashian's boyfriend and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. See the sweet present here.