Plus, Justin Bieber announced his sixth album Justice and shared the inspirational and uniting purpose behind it.
And the Saturday Night Live sketch about Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” was just the cherry on top of its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Take a look at all of the week’s can’t-miss music moments below.
Bad Bunny was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live
Benito made his Saturday Night Live debut on Feb. 20, teaming up with Rosalia for one song and even appearing as a rapping plant during a sketch. Watch his musical performances of “La Noche De Anoche” and “Te Deseo Lo Mejor” and see his two sketch cameos here. Elsewhere in the episode, Justin Timberlake’s “20 years late” apology to Britney Spears was mocked in the cold open, and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” got its own sketch.
Ne-Yo has announced that his wife Crystal Smith is pregnant
#Number5 is on the way! “Overjoyed to announce… the family is expanding,” Ne-Yo wrote on Instagram on Sunday (Feb. 21) of his forthcoming fifth child. “You ready baby? Let’s go!” See the sweet pregnancy announcement here.
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week
“Drivers License” rolled to a sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100! Plus, Ariana Grande’s “34+35” returned to its No. 2 high following the premiere of its eye-catching music video with Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. Check out the full rundown for this week’s Hot 100 chart here.
Miley Cyrus adopted a new pup
The singer showed off pics of her new pet, an adopted pit bull named Angel, on Sunday (Feb. 21). “Almost two months ago my best friend a rescued pit mix Mary Jane left this world,” Cyrus wrote of her beloved late dog, while introducing Angel. “…I feel her here with me blessing this new member to my family who’s name is ‘Angel’ because she was delivered to me by one… My Mary.” See the new photos here.
BTS’ MTV Unplugged special was epic
Tuesday (Feb. 23) was certainly a night to remember! RM, Jimin, Jin, Suga, Jungkook, V, and J-Hope performed acoustic renditions of tracks from their latest album Be, as well as a cover of a Coldplay classic. Check out the five best moments from the MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS special here.
Hip-hop stars celebrated Bobby Shmurda’s return following prison release
Following “Hot N—a” rapper Bobby Shmurda’s long-awaited release from prison on Tuesday (Feb. 23) after six years, 6lack, Jaden Smith, Yung Bleu and more told Billboard about what his comeback means to hip-hop culture. And Quavo let us in on his plan to personally pick him up. Read what they had to say about Shmurda’s return here, and check out how his U.S. streams increased by 624% since his release here.
Billboard caught up with 6lack
The rapper, who just celebrated his first top 5 single, spoke with Billboard about why he needed to take a break from music. “I’ve always just made s–t happen for myself, for my family, [and] for music. I know how to work under pressure, so I thought it was a moment of like, ‘Bruh. Just push through,’” he said. “God was like, ‘Nah, bro. You not pushing through this time. You need to sit your ass down. You need to talk to a therapist. You need to have the conversations that you’re scared to have. You need to get the people around you on the same page because you can’t keep moving through life expecting people to know [how you feel] because that’s how it’s been so far. You gotta switch the s–t up.'” Read the full interview here.
BTS’ V revealed details about his forthcoming solo mixtape
In a new “BE-hind Story” teaser uploaded on Thursday (Feb. 25), V let the ARMY in on some key details surrounding his solo mixtape. Watch the clip, which features all seven members interviewing one another about the recording process of their latest album Be, here.
Kelly Clarkson interviewed Jill Biden at the White House
The talk shot host conducted first lady Jill Biden’s first solo TV interview on Thursday (Feb. 25) from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The East Room of the White House also became the new backdrop for her Kellyoke performance of one of Biden’s favorite songs, “Get Together” by The Youngbloods. The two also opened up in a meaningful dialogue about how to get through a divorce. Watch Clarkson’s “dramatic” White House entrance here.
Billie Eilish premiered her The World’s A Little Blurry documentary
Strap in, Billie fans, because there’s a lot to unpack here! Eilish’s first documentary focuses on her massive debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, as well as her personal life. Here are nine things we learned from the new doc, which premiered on Apple TV+ Friday (Feb. 26).
The 2021 ACM Awards nominations were announced
Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton led the nominees for the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards (which were revealed on Friday, Feb. 26) with six each. Miranda Lambert followed with five nominations, and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett and producer Jay Joyce all tied with four nods. See the full list of nominees here, and read about the snubs and surprises here.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak formed a new band
What’s better than one Grammy-winning artist? Two! Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are joining forces (with special guest host Bootsy Collins) for Silk Sonic, their new band. And they’ll be dropping their first single on March 5. See their surprise announcement here.
Justin Bieber announced a new album
Okay, Beliebers, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Justin Bieber announced his sixth studio album Justice, which will contain hit singles “Holy,” “Lonely” and “Anyone,” will arrive on March 19. “In creating this album my goal is to make music that will provide comfort, to make songs that people can relate to and connect to so they feel less alone,” he explained on Twitter Friday (Feb. 26). Read the rest of his message Justice here.