Billie Eilish returns with her new track ‘My Future’

Billie Eilish is back and already giving us all the “feels.”

On Friday (July 31), the pop star released her brand new song, “My Future.” In true Billie fashion, the almost-four-minute tune begins somber and moody, but about two minutes in, it takes a turn for the upbeat.

According to Eilish, she and her brother/frequent collaborator Finneas wrote and recorded the track in two days.

“This was such a satisfying process. It was so, so satisfying. We wrote the song in like two days,” she reveals to Zane Lowe on his New Music Daily show on Apple Music.

But the quick turnaround time wasn’t the only thing that Eilish was proud of. In an email to fans, she explains how the track is a reflection of how she felt when the neverending quarantine first began.

“We wrote this at the very beginning of quarantine. It’s a song that’s really, really personal and special to me. When we wrote this song, it was exactly where my head was at — hopeful, excited, and a crazy amount of self-reflection and self-growth,” Eilish wrote.

“But recently it has also taken on a lot of new meaning in the context of what’s happening in the world now. I hope you can all find meaning in it for yourselves.”

She continues: “The future feels uncertain and crazy right now. But I think we need to be ready to put the work in, and if we do that, we should be hopeful and excited for our future.”

Watch the animated music video, which was directed by Andrew Onorato, above.

“My Future” is Eilish’s first new song since the release of “No Time to Die,” the theme song she provided for the upcoming James Bond film.

Yesterday, Eilish was nominated for a total of six MTV Video Music Awards. She will compete in the “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Video for Good,” and other categories. The full list of nominations for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards can be found here.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards nominations

The Video Music Awards goes to….

On Thursday (July 30), MTV announced the long list of nominees for this year’s Video Music Awards. Leading the pack with the most nominations are (to no one’s surprise) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The two pop stars earned nine nominations each for their club-thumping track “Rain on Me.”

Coming in, right behind the two singers are Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, who earned six nominations apiece.

This year finds the awards ceremony introducing not one, but two new categories to the tried-and-true models. This year voters will see the categories for “Best Music Video from Home” and “Best Quarantine Performance” added to the list.

From now until Aug. 23, fans can vote on every single category, including the new additions on the VMA’s official website. The only group that will still accept votes until the night of the awards show is the “Best New Artist Category,” which includes Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Roddy Ricch, Tate McRae, and Yungblud as nominees.

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Centers on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8  p.m. ET.

The full list of nominees can be found below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone

The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Chime Banking

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Lewis Capaldi

Roddy Ricch

Tate McRae

Yungblud

BEST POP

BTS – “On”

Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST HIP-HOP

DaBaby – “Bop”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room”

BEST ROCK

Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Coldplay – “Orphans”

Evanescence – “Wasted On You”

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”

The Killers – “Caution”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”

All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster”

Finneas – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”

Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “Mamacita”

J Balvin – “Amarillo”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena”

BEST R&B

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”

Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST K-POP

(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”

BTS – “On”

EXO – “Obsession”

Monsta X – “Someone’s Someone”

Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”

Red Velvet – “Psycho”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

H.E.R. -” I Can’t Breathe”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

John Legend – “Bigger Love”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon

CNCO – Unplugged at Home

DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether

John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series

Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together at Home

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – “Xanny” – Directed by Billie Eilish

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Directed by Nabil

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Directed by Dave Meyers

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Directed by Taylor Swift

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler

Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Visual Effects by Drive Studios

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Visual Effects by Hoody FX

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Visual Effects by Mathematic

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun

CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami

DaBaby – “Bop” – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson

Normani – “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

Halsey – “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Edited by Frank Lebon

Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico

Rosalía – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

Listen: Billie Eilish drops her ‘James Bond’ theme

Billie Eilish’s long-awaited James Bond theme song is officially here!

On Friday (Feb. 14), the multi-Grammy Award winner finally unveiled her theme song for the upcoming action film. Coming in at four minutes, the track is a haunting ballad that we’re sure will be very fitting, considering this will be current James Bond Daniel Craig’s last outing as the iconic agent.

The track was written by Eilish and her brother/producer Finneas. Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley provided the orchestral arrangements, according to a press release.

“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor,” Eilish said in a statement.

“James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”

Listen to “No Time to Die” above.

Eilish joins a long list of pop artists who have left their musical mark on the James Bond franchise. Adele, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Jack White, Alicia Keys, and Sam Smith have all provided songs from the films.

No Time to Die hits theaters on April 10.

Billie Eilish, blink-182, Rage Against the Machine to headline Firefly 2020

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Another day, another music festival lineup reveal.

This time, we’re taking things to Delaware where their annual summertime music festival just gave concertgoers a heck of an eclectic lineup.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Firefly Music Festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the 2020 edition of the annual event.

Headlining this year’s festivities are Rage Against the Machine, blink-182, Grammy-Award winner Billie Eilish (sounds really good, right?), Halsey, Khalid, and Maggie Rogers.

In addition to the six acts mentioned above, the roster also boasts Cage the Elephant, Diplo, the Band Camino, Big Boi (yup, that Big Boi), Run the Jewels, CHVRCHES, David Lee Roth (yeah, we’re a little confused too), Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, The Struts, Cold War Kids, and many more.

Pre-sales begin this Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. ET, but you will need to pre-register before you’re given that unique code. You can do that here.

General ticket sales begin Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. ET. Firefly will be offering three different pass types: general admission, VIP, and super VIP.

If you need a little help paying off your passes, don’t sweat it. Firefly is offering a payment plan which lets you break up the cost of your ticket into four easy installments.

Like they say, it’s all about “plan, pay, play.”

Firefly Music Festival 2020 will take over the Woodlands in Dover during the weekend of June 18-21.

For more information about Firefly Music Festival, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.

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Grammys 2020: Check out the full list of winners

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When we all fall asleep, where do we go? If you’re Billie Eilish, laughing all the way home with six new shiny Grammys.

On Sunday (Jan. 26), the 62nd annual Grammy Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles to celebrate some of music’s biggest names. Taking place mere hours after Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others were killed in a helicopter crash, the annual awards show celebrated the NBA legend “in the house he helped build” as well as those top entertainers of 2019.

Eilish, who had a spectacular 2019 and 2020 is looking no different, went home with a total of six awards. The “Bad Guy” singer won all four major categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) as well as Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album.

Eilish is not only the first female to make a clean sweep of the major categories, but also the youngest to win Album of the Year. The honor was previously held by Taylor Swift, who was 20 years old when she won for Fearless.

Now, can we please break the “Big Four” curse for her sake?

The singer also took over the stage to showcase her vocals by performing her non-album track “when the party’s over.”

Keeping it in the family, Eilish’s brother and collaborator Finneas went home with the award for Producer of the Year.

Lizzo is “100% that bitch” coming in with a total of three awards, including Best Solo Pop Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Like Eilish, she also took the stage to perform versions of “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts.”

Because giving awards is only a part of the annual event, the Grammys also gave us a slew of performances to get us through the three-hour show.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton showcased their love with “Nobody But You,” the Jonas Brothers ripped through their new single “What a Man Gotta Do” and “Only Human,” Usher paid tribute to the late and great Prince, Tyler, the Creator joined forces with Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson for “Earfquake,” and Demi Lovato returned to the stage after her 2018 overdose with her new ballad “Anyone.”

All in all, not a completely horrible way to spend your Sunday night.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2020 Grammy Awards below.

Album of the Year:
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Record of the Year:
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Song of the Year:
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Best New Artist:
Billie Eilish

Best Solo Pop Performance:
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best Dance Recording:
The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

Best Rock Performance:
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song:
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Album:
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Best Alternative Music Album:
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Best Metal Performance:
Tool – “7empest”

Best R&B Performance:
Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000 – “Come Home”

Best R&B Song:
PJ Morton – “Say So”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Best R&B Album:
Anderson .Paak – Ventura

Best Rap Performance:
Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy – “Racks in the Middle”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”

Best Rap Song:
21 Savage feat. J. Cole – “A Lot”

Best Rap Album:
Tyler the Creator – IGOR

Best Country Solo Performance:
Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Best Country Song:
Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”

Best Country Album:
Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’

Best Comedy Album:
Dave Chappelle – Sticks & Stones

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “I’ll Never Love Again”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Finneas O’Connell

Best Music Video:
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”

Best Music Film
Beyoncé – Homecoming

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Gwen Stefani to perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards

With just a few weeks lefts before the 62nd annual Grammy Awards invades Los Angeles, the first round of performers has been announced.

On Wednesday (Jan. 8), the Recording Academy revealed that Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Aerosmith will take the stage during this year’s event set to take place at the end of January.

Lizzo and Eilish will not only make their performance debut during the live telecast but are also nominated for a slew of awards.

The “Truth Hurts” crooner is nominated for a total of eight awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Not too far behind is Eilish, who received a total of six nominations, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.

While Stefani and Shelton have been to the Grammys (and won some) on their own, the duo will reportedly make their debut as a couple on stage with a duet. We’re going to assume they’re going to perform their collaborative track, “Nobody But You.”

Because it wouldn’t be an award show without bringing in some gratuitous iconic musicians, the Recording Academy announced that Aerosmith will take the stage to perform a medley of their hits. This gig marks the group’s return to the Grammys stage, 29 years after their debut at the 33rd Grammy Awards in 1991.

In addition to the performance, the four-time Grammy winners will be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person (shouldn’t it be persons?) of the Year.

The MusiCares Person of the Year honor recognizes the group for their philanthropic efforts over the past five decades as well as their influence in the music world.

The 2020 Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The show begins at 8 p.m.ET/ 5 p.m. PT and airs on CBS.

Alicia Keys will once again take over hosting duties during this year’s event.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, and Lana Del Rey to headline Hangout Fest 2020

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The weather outside is borderline frightful, but Hangout Fest is ready to make it delightful. On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Alabama-based music festival unleashed the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event.

Headlining next year’s roster are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Marshmello, and more.

Joining the acts above on the bill are Juice WRLD, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Louis the Child, The Head and the Heart, Moon Taxi, T-Pain, The Band Camino, Wallows, RL Grime, Jhené Aiko, (not surprisingly) Finneas, Alec Benjamin, Bea Miller, Barns Courtney, and more.

Talk about an eclectic and genre-diverse list. At the time of publication, over 60 artists have been confirmed to take the stage at the three-day event.

Hangout Fest 2020 returns to its home of Gulf Shores, Alabama, during the weekend of May 15-17. Pre-sale passes go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. CT. General ticket sales begin next Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. CT. Ticket information can be found here.

Three types of tickets will be available come sale time; general admission, VIP, and for those feeling some serious YOLO vibes for 2020, the Super VIP.

If you feel like next year is all about going big or going home, there are always the Big Kahuna or Cabana options.

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