Welcome back to The Weekly Buzz, our recurring column that keeps you in the know about everything going on in the world of pop culture that you can’t afford to miss! From music to TV and everything in between. We’re buzzin’ about it.
Halsey released her latest album Manic. Quite frankly, it’s one of the most beautiful masterpieces that we’ve been given in the last decade. The pop star’s ethereal vocals show nothing but raw emotion throughout every single track. We are beyond living for it.
Everyone’s favorite songstress Vanessa Carlton, not only announced the release of her sixth studio album (Spring 2020), but also tour dates for the first leg of her US headline tour, Love is An Art Tour. We’ve never been more stoked!
Get ready, because Beabadoobee announced her North American, Spring 2020 Tour. Starting in late March, the indie-rocker will be headed stateside, and we are beyond excited.
Our favorite indie-pop, singer/songwriter Conan Gray, dropped an emotional music video for his hit single ‘The Story.’ We’ve yet to be disappointed by Conan, and 2020 is going to be his year.
Indie-pop icons, The 1975, have announced their North American Tour, and they dropped new single ‘Me & You Together Song.’ The band continues to serve up nothing but bops, and we just know their new album is about to slay!
This week, we celebrated 25 years of the Foo Fighters. It’s a little bit surreal to think we’ve been getting music from the rock legends for over 2 decades. It’s unbelievable, what an achievement! We hope they will keep releasing music for at least another decade.
Tweet Of The Week
On January 16, Grayscale took to social media to share a special message about their song ‘Tommy’s Song.’ They also reached out to fans with a call-to-action. The band shared a very heart-wrenching live video performance and asked fans to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (if they were able). They have since raised over $3,200 for the foundation. For the full story, check out the band’s tweet below.
The long-awaited BTS comeback has finally graced us with its presence. The KPOP group released their newest single ‘Black Swan,’ and we are obsessed!
Huge congratulations to EXO’s Chen! He announced his engagement and his fiancee’s pregnancy. Exciting news from the couple, we wish them nothing but love and happiness! What an amazing week for Kpop stans.
BLACKPINK is reportedly making two comebacks this year. They are supposed to make their grand return after the comeback of Sechakies, and again after iKON. Finally, the long wait is over!
Younha became the first female Korean soloist in history to top Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart. WOW, what an impressive feat!
You Oughta Know
More headlines you may have missed, but shouldn’t have are ready for you. How much time do you have? Because we have a lot to share here in The Weekly Buzz!
The biggest news of the week is brought to us from the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. Imogen Heap is slated to host the GRAMMY’s Premiere ceremony, which will be streamed live on the GRAMMY’s website here. Gloria Gaynor and Cheap Trick have been announced as the headliners for the 2020 celebration. The after-party, which honors the winners and nominees of Music’s Biggest Night, will have performances by Sara Gazarek and DJ Michelle Pesce. Gazarek will perform in the GRAMMY Celebration Jazz Lounge, and Pesce is the evening’s DJ. The 2020 Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, immediately following the awards ceremony on January 26.
In other GRAMMY’s news, The GRAMMY Museum, announces Celebrating GRAMMY Nominees Public Program Series, and community and education events at the Museum during GRAMMY Week. Some of the events include Amy Winehouse Exhibit Opening, Backstage Pass with Sheléa, and a celebration of GRAMMY nominees: The Cranberries. For more information, visit the GRAMMY Museum website here!
One of our favorite electro-pop duos, Magdelena Bay, has announced their new EP, A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling, will drop March 13. They released a new single from the EP entitled ‘How To Get Physical,’ in precedence to the release. Magdelena Bay is one duo you’re going to want to add to your playlist.
The Revivalists have announced additional tour dates for their Into The Stars Tour. Tickets are on sale now! One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Rev Causes Fund.
Good Morning America will see a performance from Magic Giant, who will perform hit single, ‘Disaster Party,’ on Friday, March 6.
Fish Grease/Interscope Records has a new leading lady. Brianna Cash has signed with the record label, and has released a new single ‘Numb.’
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have announced their new 8-track lineup album Viscerals and dropped a new music video for ‘Reducer.’
Radio Legend, Lou Brutus, a music industry superstar, and one of the planet’s ultimate music fans, has announced he’s releasing a Rock N Roll Memoir. Sonic Warrior: My Life As A Rock N Roll Reprobate is set to release April 14, and will feature a foreword by Corey Taylor of Slipknot. The book is a collection of insane-but-true stories from his storied career of traveling the world, attending concerts, and interviewing rock stars. BRB, we’re adding that to our wishlist!
The White Buffalo, aka American singer/songwriter Jake Smith, has signed a worldwide record deal with Snakefarm Records/Universal Music Group. He seems thrilled, stating “I’m looking forward to working with Snakefarm. Their passion for honest, heartfelt, real music is refreshing, and I’m excited about the future.” So are we White Buffalo, so are we!
Hot In The Hive
We at The Honey POP are fans just like you, so we thought we’d share the buzz about Team THP’s faves in The Weekly Buzz!
“I really love the Jonas Brothers’ new song ‘What A Man Gotta Do’ … I love how they included their wives [in the video]. Best brand ever!” – Carly, writer
“Personally, I’m super into Halsey’s new album and the 1975’s latest single. They’re both favorites of mine anyway, and getting new music from both in one week just has me so *heart eyes*”- Ibby, Owner
” Halsey’s new album is not only a bop, but is also raw and personal. Although most of her music has been personal before, you can hear the difference in vulnerability between this project and her past ones. She said that she had to cut herself open to make the album, and you can definitely tell through eavh track.” -Gabby, writer
A TikTok Send Off
This dog looks better dolled up than we ever will, tbh
So, what are you absolutely buzzing about this week? Let us know by dropping us a comment, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP and be sure to check back next week for another installment of The Weekly Buzz!
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