Ed Sheeran

First Stream: New Music From Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish & Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X & More

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. This week, Ed Sheeran’s long-awaited collaborations project is unveiled in full, Justin Bieber lends Billie Eilish some bars and Lil Nas X saddles up alongside some new cowboys.
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B "Girls Like You"

Can Adult Contemporary Radio Figure Out Its Hip-Hop Issue?

Adult contemporary, has historically featured far less hip-hop than top 40 radio, as well as adult top 40, both of which are more current-intensive. Yet the reality is that hip-hop’s importance to American popular music has never been more pronounced. As the sound of U.S. pop continues to shift, AC radio is starting to reckon with the question of its own evolution.
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B "Girls Like You"

Can Adult Contemporary Radio Figure Out Its Hip-Hop Issue?

Adult contemporary, has historically featured far less hip-hop than top 40 radio, as well as adult top 40, both of which are more current-intensive. Yet the reality is that hip-hop’s importance to American popular music has never been more pronounced. As the sound of U.S. pop continues to shift, AC radio is starting to reckon with the question of its own evolution.
Post Malone

First Stream: New Music From Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Dreamville & More

Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases. This week, Post Malone is back with more radio-ready sorrow, J. Cole unveils a long-awaited group project and Ed Sheeran recruits two gigantic stars for an unexpected treat.
Julia Michaels

Julia Michaels Discusses 'Inner Monologue Part 2' & The Scariest Part of Songwriting

Julia Michaels’ backstory is well-known within the pop world by now: the 25-year-old penned hits for Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Jonas and Fifth Harmony before pivoting to a solo career and scoring a smash on her own with “Issues” in 2017. Yet as Michaels continued writing for others as well as releasing her own music — her second project of the year, Inner Monologue Part 2, is out today — she has quietly become a more discerning storyteller.

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