Kanye West has released a trailer for his IMAX film Jesus Is King. The minute-long video has a white space in the center of the Roden Crater while West’s Sunday Service choir plays. The trailer ends with the Bible verse Mark 1:15 which reads: “In the words of Jesus Christ, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel’.” The film will be released on 10/25 and tickets are are on sale.
Katy Perry just rolled another track titled “Harleys In Hawaii” as well as the video. She co-wrote the song with the in-demand Perry Charlie Puth as well as Johan Carlsson and Jacob Kasher. The video has Perry riding a Harley on a Hawaiian highway and singing karaoke at a tiki bar and playing along a shoreline. This is her third single release but the label hasn’t announced an official album – they are probably trying to find a place for her in the streaming era. The newest single is definitely the strongest compared to her previous releases – ‘Never Really Over’ and ‘Small Talk’.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for 2020. To be eligible recordings must have been released 25 years prior to the year of induction. The voting board consists of a international body of a 1000+ voting members – fans can also vote on Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2020.
Nominees include: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor for the first time. Returning nominees are Depeche Mode (two previous noms), Judas Priest (nominated for Class of 2018), Kraftwerk (nominated five previous times), MC5 (nominated four times before), Nine Inch Nails (nominated two times before), Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (three previous noms) and Todd Rundgren (nominated for Class of 2019).
K-Pop continues to prove it’s popularity here in the U.S. The latest K-Pop supergroup SuperM performed before thousands in the heart of Hollywood as their debut EP sells 168,000 equivalent album units in the first week of release. (Pictured) Executive music Producer Soo-Man Lee of SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett (center), pictured with SuperM
Lauren Daigle performed her song Rescue on The TODAY Show from her 2019 album, “Look Up Child.” She also gave a soulful performance of “Still Rolling Stones” on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ before the New York studio audience. The Louisiana based singer had an explosive year crossing from Christian to mainstream charts and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Now, she’ll embark on her ever 44 date arena tour.