Justin Bieber posted a long heartfelt message on his instagram page revealing the problems that occur with being a child star and growing into adulthood. He goes onto say that he had no real like skills and starting using drugs as a way to cope. “Everyone did everything for me, so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility,” he wrote. “By this point, I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted.” Now married to Hailey Baldwin, the pop star says he is living the “best season” of his life.
Here are a few big end of summer new releases. Post Malone dropped a new single Circles. The latest track comes off his next album Hollywood’s Bleeding, which drops September 6th (via Republic). Lana Del Rey has released a video for her Sublime cover ‘Doin’ Time’ and metal act Tool returns with the album Fear Inoculum.
Ed Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from music after two years of touring. He is probably exhausted. Aside from wrapping up the highest grossing tour in history, he is faced with two legal battles. He has a scheduled court date over allegations that he stole Marvin Gaye’s hit “Let’s Get It On”. He also has been blocked from royalties for his smash “Shape of You”.
The breakthrough artist this year is crooner Lewis Capaldi. Most importantly, he broke with a power balled, just a piano and a vocal. His track is sitting at #14 on the U.S. top 40 charts, but it’s also a worldwide smash. The song has been on Singapore’s Top 10 music charts since July 2019. He will make his debut Singapore appearance and will perform at the 1,000 capacity Capitol Theatre on Jan 11, 2020.
The MTV VMA’s was centered around Taylor Swift. Not surprised MTV gave her LGBTQ+ anthem “You Need to Calm Down” video of the year. Other winners include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Jonas Brothers. Full list below….
Video Of The Year
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – Republic Records