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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
THE B-SIDE
CORDAE AT HOME WITH APPLE MUSIC
9/21/20

Grammy-nominated rapper Cordae recently chatted with Zane Lowe on the At Home With Apple Music series.

Airing on 9/18, Cordae appeared on the show to discuss his creative process and self-producing, inspirations like Travis Scott and Jay-Z, his debut album and more. As a part of the show, Cordae also curated his own playlist.

During the show, the Gunnz-repped Cordae talked about reconnecting with his roots during quarantine and his writing process, noting that he “produced every song on Lost Boy along with all the amazing producers that were a part of it.”

Cordae also shared more of his inspirations including Kanye West, Eminem, Pharrell, Timberland, J Dilla, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre and more.

His debut album The Lost Boy dropped last year and earned the emerging rapper a Best Rap Album nom as well as Best Rap Song nom for the single "Bad Idea.” Most recently, his track “Gifted” f/Roddy Ricch was released on 8/27 and has accumulated 11.7m+ streams on Spotify alone since.

Listen to his entire At Home With Apple Music interview below.

LIDO'S PEDER ARRIVES
9/21/20

Hailing from a small Norwegian town, artist/producer Lido, nee Peder Losnegård, has dropped his highly anticipated sophomore album, PEDER.

Released via Because Music on 9/18, the album is packed with features from the likes of R&B songstress JoJo, Col3tane, PRETTYMUCH’s Brandon Arreaga, Ebenezer, Heavy Mellow and more.

Arriving as an audio-visual story from the perspective of a boy named Peder, the 12-track album includes previously released singles “How to Do Nothing,” “Postclubridehomemusic” and “Rise.”

Ahead of the album drop, Lido released a special interstellar radio mix entitled SpaceFM, which invited fans to experience Peder hearing music for the first time. He also wrote a children’s book to accompany the album titled The Boy On The Spaceship.

Giving a glimpse into his musical trajectory, PEDER parallels his relationship to music and in return, the collection of songs have a warm feeling to it. It’s experimental, expansive and inspiring, highlighting just how boundless Lido is to genres.

With over 1m monthly Spotify listeners, Lido has collaborated with the likes of Halsey, Chance The Rapper, Banks, Jaden Smith, Mariah Carey, Skrillex and more. He most recently produced on JoJo’s good to know album as well as Executive Produced Aluna’s debut solo album, Renaissance, and produced six tracks off Halsey’s Manic.

Lido is currently managed by Dorothy Caccavale. You can pre-order his PEDER vinyl here and stream the album below.

AJA HAS THE LOVE
9/20/20

After the success of her single, “NERVE,” Canadian singer/songwriter AJA returns with her latest track, “Who’s Gonna Love You.” Released on 8/28, the single has hints of electronica and takes a stand against toxic relationships.

In addition to her music career, AJA is a full-time student in Toronto and by the age of 12, the she had inked a deal with legendary songwriter/producer Billy Mann. In 2017, she dropped her first-ever single, “Heart Won’t Beat,” and it quickly rose to prominence on Radio Disney.

AJA is now ready to embark on the next stage of her career with a bolder sound and newfound confidence in using her platform to highlight situations facing young women. Stream her newest single, “Who’s Gonna Love You,” below.