Connect with us


Pop Superstar 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Usher to headline – Announced!




On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & & Keith are talking about all the reasons the R&B/ pop superstar makes total sense for next year’s big game.

When Usher was announced as the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show headliner over the weekend, the conversation on social media was a mixture of excitement and surprise– with some questioning whether it’s been too long since the R&B/ pop superstar had a hit.

While his last Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit was more than a decade ago (” Scream” peaked at No. 9 in 2012), it’s impossible to argue with the man’s overall legacy. He’s racked up nine No. 1s on the Hot 100 and 18 top 10s; he’s scored eight Grammys from 23 nominations; and in the years since that last top 10 hit, he’s been a frequent visitor to Billboard‘s R&B charts and has mounted two beloved Las Vegas residencies.




All the Stars Who’ve Performed at Super Bowl Halftime More Than Once



On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & & Keith are talking about all the reasons the R&B/ pop superstar makes total sense for next year’s big game– from his precise choreography to his overall showmanship to his undeniable nearly 30 years of hits.

Also on the show, we’ve got chart news on how Drake lands his 12th No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Slime You Out,” his new collaboration with SZA. Plus, Rod Wave becomes only the second artist with a new No. 1 album in each of the last three years on the Billboard 200, as Nostalgia debuts atop the list. And finally, music icon Willie Nelson adds a new chart accolade to his very deep list of achievements, as he notches his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. You might be surprised by how many other genre charts Nelson has visited over the years– tune in for our full recap.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard’s executive digital director, West Coast, Katie Atkinson and Billboard’s managing director, charts and data operations, Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on

FlipsideMediaET Tampa Bay Music News • Live Music “Everything Music”


2023 CMA Awards list of Artists & Presenters




2023 CMA Awards list of Artists & Presenters

The 57th annual CMA Awards will air Nov. 8, live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The 57th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 8, live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, crowning this year’s slate of winners, as voted upon by the CMA’s more-than 6,000 members. But the star power extends far beyond only the winners– there are plenty of top-notch performances and presenters, as well.

The ceremony– which will again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning– will feature several special performance moments, including Morgan Wallen joining forces with Post Malone and HARDY to offer up several classic country songs. Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally will honor the late singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett.

Jelly Roll, a five-time nominee, will take the stage twice during the evening, first opening the show with a performance of his No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay hit “Need a Favor,” and performing again later in the show for a collaboration with K. Michelle on The Judds’ signature song “Love Can Build a Bridge.”

Meanwhile, newly-minted Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker will be joined by Little Big Town for a performance of Tucker’s 1972 debut hit “Delta Dawn.”

Lainey Wilson leads this year’s nominees with nine nods, including entertainer of the year, female vocalist of the year, single of the year and song of the year. Wilson is just the fourth artist in CMA history to land nine or more nominations in a single year. She follows Merle Haggard (nine nods in 1970), Alan Jackson (a record 10 nods in 2002) and Miranda Lambert (nine nods in both 2010 and 2014).

Jelly Roll has five nominations this year, including new artist of the year and male artist of the year. Luke Combs and HARDY have four nominations each, followed by Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, producer/mix engineer Joey Moi, songwriter-producer Jordan Schmidt, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, and musician/producer Derek Wells with three nominations each.

See below for a full list of performers and presenters:


Kelsea Ballerini

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Jordan Davis


Alan Jackson

Jelly Roll

Cody Johnson

Little Big Town

Mac McAnally

Ashley McBryde

Megan Moroney

Old Dominion

Carly Pearce

Post Malone

K. Michelle

Chris Stapleton

Tanya Tucker

The War And Treaty

Morgan Wallen

Lainey Wilson

Zac Brown Band


Paula Abdul

Bill Anderson

Nate Bargatze

Kevin Cahoon

Jordan Davis

Cynthia Erivo

Sara Evans

Brian Kelley

Lady A

Martina McBride

Parker McCollum

Craig Morgan

Darius Rucker

Corey Seager,

Gerry Turner

Keith Urban

Hailey Whitters

Chris Young

FlipsideMediaET Tampa Bay Music News • Live Music “Everything Music”

Continue Reading


Inspired Show ‘NEON’ at Billboard Latin Music Week appears on Netflix Premieres Reggaeton




The new reggaeton-inspired comedy was executive produced by Daddy Yankee and features original music by Tainy & & One Six.

Over the past 12 months, Latin music’s US revenue surpassed the $1 billion dollar mark for the first time ever. Billboard Latin Music Week is an annual celebration that delves into the diversity of sounds and revenue sources fueling the genre.

Top cap off day three of Latin Music Week, Billboard and Netflix hosted an advanced screening party for the new reggaeton-inspired comedy ‘NEON.’ The show follows three friends who move from a small Florida town to Miami with the hopes of making it big in the world of reggaeton.

Ahead of the private screening, attendees lined up outside of the Faena Theater, eagerly awaiting their chance to check out this incredible show before the rest of the world.

Atmosphere at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Neon’ held at the Faena Theater as part of Billboard Latin Music Week on October 4, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Upon entrance, attendees posed for photos in front of the Netflix step & & repeat before securing refreshments and finding seats to watch the show. The screening featured an open bar and appetizers including popcorn served in a custom NEON bag, NEON cookies, & & more.

Atmosphere at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Neon’ held at the Faena Theater as part of Billboard Latin Music Week on October 4, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida.

<a href=”″>Billboard Latin and Billboard Español Chief Content Officer Leila Cobo addressed the crowd to kick off the screening</a>.

She told the crowd “If you are an artist or dream of working in music, you can relate to the themes of this show.”

Leila Cobo at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Neon’ held at the Faena Theater as part of Billboard Latin Music Week on October 4, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The NEON screening was a key moment of the week for Latin Music Week attendees and it is safe to say, reggaeton fans are excited to see the full first season unfold.

The show is executive produced by the king of reggaeton, Daddy Yankee, and has original songs produced by hitmakers Tainy and One Six. The eight episode comedy captures not only the group’s larger than life dreams, but also the harsh realities of finding success in music.

Check out the trailer for NEON below and stream the first season on October 19, 2023!


FlipsideMediaET Tampa Bay Music News • Live Music “Everything Music”

Tampa Bay Music News Flipside Entertainment FlipsideMediaET

Continue Reading


Imogen Load Photos memories of the ‘Tidy’ Recording Session to Commemorate ‘1989 (Taylor’s Variation)’ Release




” This is Taylor playing a bada– card to stay in control of her work,” she wrote about Swift.

Imogen Heap, who co-wrote and co-produced the 1989 track “Clean” with Taylor Swift, penned a note about her experience recording the 13th song on the 2014 album and re-recording it for the just-released version, 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

” Today marks the release of ‘Taylor’s version’ of 1989 … the album originally released in 2014. The latest in line towards @taylorswift’s endeavour to re-record every album she’s ever done as part of an old record deal,” Heap wrote Friday (Oct. 27) on Instagram, where she shared photos from the studio.

” This is Taylor playing a bada– card to stay in control of her work in a commercial music industry that largely works against musicians,” she said.

Heap captioned a picture in her post: “Here’s me in my studio re-recording my bits on Clean last year, almost a decade on from the day Taylor swooped in to visit me at my home the @theround. house for 10 hours between 2 sold out shows at the 02 arena!”

She also captioned a snapshot of the two when they first worked together, writing, “downstairs in the @thehideaway. studio … Two ladies, in a room. We wrote and produced 90% of the track and still managed to eat lunch and dinner!”

” Now you can have fun playing spot the difference,” joked Heap, who thanked Swift on Instagram “for inviting me into your world!”

In a 2014 interview with the writer of this article, Swift recalled that “meeting Imogen Heap was an amazing experience for me because she was all I listened to in high school. Getting to not only meet her, but work with her and watch to see what she does in the studio, was really inspiring.”




Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Off to Big Start After First Day of Release



So what did Swift first say upon first meeting one of her musical idols? “Hi, I’m so happy to meet you?” she answered with a laugh. “I try to keep it in check. I try to act as, like, normal as humanly possible.”

” The song ‘Clean’ is one that I wrote about sort of coming out of a relationship or trying to move on from some struggle that you had in your life, and feeling kind of tarnished by it,” Swift said during our chat, which took place before the release of 2014’s 1989 “And it kind of talks about how if you really allow yourself to feel pain, I think maybe it’s easier to get past it. For most people that I’ve known who’ve fought through struggle, a lot of them who have really just faced the pain head on have come out OK a lot faster than the ones who just pretended to be in denial of it.”

” Almost every line in that song is one that I’m proud of,” she told me.

Meanwhile, when the original 1989 was released that year, Heap admitted on her blog that prior to actually working together, she ‘d wrongly assumed Swift didn’t really write her own music.

” I have to be honest here and say that I ever so slightly had not done my homework on Taylor Swift but had done what I HATE others do of me, which is to pre-judge a person based on assumptions,” Heap wrote. “I had assumed Taylor didn’t write too much of her own music (as is the case with many young, extremely successful artists these days who sell a shed load of records), and was likely puppeteered by an aging gang of music executives.”

At the time Heap wanted to make it known that she ‘d been “reading the odd report or tweet here and there that the reason the lyrics to ‘Clean’ are so good is because I wrote the song with her but FOR SURE they are all hers she deserves all the credit!”

See Imogen Heap’s full note about re-recording “Clean” for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) below and on Instagram Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) sold over 250,000 copies in the U.S. on its first day of release, according to initial reports to data tracking firm Luminate. After just one day, the album has the third-largest sales week of 2023.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Imogen Heap (@imogenheap)

FlipsideMediaET Tampa Bay Music News • Live Music “Everything Music”

Continue Reading

Music News Trending