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
The Los Angeles-based Aussie Blake Rose releases the track Heavy Shit. He is brand new to the scene and started experimenting with programs like GarageBand and Pro Tools before taking a leap into songwriting. He’s managed by Best Friends Music who also reps Billie Eilish. Give it a listen.
Streams: 15 million Spotify streams, SoundCloud (140k)
Blogs: Ones To Watch, CULTR.
Playlists: Apple’s “Best of The Week”
Artists with new single releases on Spotify’s New Music Friday include Taylor Swift, 5SOS, and BROCKHAMPTOM. Others include Charlie Puth, The 1975, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Mura Masa, G-Eazy, Bea Miller, Yung Gravy, and Tainy. The standout track is Torn by Ava Max.