Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox be part of their pop-punk double-date companions for all times Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker on the journey to marriage following their engagement this week! However an unlikely pairing additionally appears to be within the works: Ye (previously referred to as Kanye West) and (not Julia Fox) Russian President Vladmir Putin will probably be assembly up in Moscow later this yr, and the rapper will probably be performing there for the primary time in his 25-year profession.
He’s additionally becoming a member of Billie Eilish and Harry Types to headline Coachella in April.
Check out Billboard’s weekly roundup and the “awards” we’re giving to this week’s headlines.
Happiest Music Information: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are engaged
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are going to get married! The rapper bought down on one knee Tuesday (Jan. 11) in entrance of a banyan tree the couple holds near their coronary heart. However the final pop-punk couple sprinkled a little bit of their signature horror of their whimsical affair. “I mentioned sure. … after which we drank one another’s blood,” Fox captioned an Instagram video of the proposal. See the way it went down right here, and stroll down reminiscence lane by trying out MGK and Fox’s relationship timeline right here.
Funniest Music Information: Snoop Dogg is launching a sizzling canine model
With wine, gin, hashish and cookbooks to his title, Snoop Dogg is increasing his namesake franchise to sizzling canines. In line with a latest authorized submitting, the seasoned rapper utilized for a federal trademark registration on the time period “Snoop Doggs,” which he plans to make use of to promote frankfurters and different sorts of sausage. Learn extra right here.
Youngest Music Information: Billie Eilish to grow to be youngest Coachella headliner
Billboard confirmed on Wednesday (Jan. 12) that Billie Eilish, Ye and Harry Types will probably be headlining 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Pageant, with Swedish Home Mafia “returning to the desert.” Eilish, 20, would be the youngest headliner within the competition’s greater than 20-year historical past, taking the title from Ariana Grande, who was 25 when she led the music competition in 2019. The “Happier Than Ever” pop star had an much more stellar week when she and Finneas gained the 2022 Golden Globe for greatest authentic track with their James Bond theme “No Time to Die” on Sunday (Jan. 9). Learn the headliner announcement right here, and take a look at the complete Coachella lineup right here.
Wildest Music Information: Clay Aiken pronounces second Congressional run
The American Idol season two runner-up introduced on Monday (Jan. 10) that he’ll be auditioning once more, erm, working as soon as extra for Congress in his residence state of North Carolina, this time, for its sixth congressional district. Aiken revealed in a latest interview that he was motivated by the state’s “empathetically challenged” lieutenant governor Mark Robinson to shoot his shot once more after he misplaced the run for the 2nd congressional district in North Carolina in 2014. Watch his assertion right here, and browse his clarification for why he’s working once more right here.
Most Report-Breaking Music Information: Encanto turns into first soundtrack to hit No. 1 on Billboard 200 in virtually three years
The soundtrack for Disney’s newest musical movie Encanto reaches No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (chart dated Jan. 15), after incomes 72,000 equal album items within the U.S. within the week ending Jan. 6 (up 76%), based on MRC Knowledge. It’s the primary soundtrack to prime the all-genre albums tally in additional than two years since Disney’s Frozen II. However that’s not the one first for Encanto on the Billboard charts: Lin-Manuel Miranda tops the Sizzling 100 Songwriters chart for the primary time, and “We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” turns into the primary Disney track to hit No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart. Learn extra concerning the Encanto soundtrack’s success right here, right here and right here.
Most Presidential Music Information: Ye plots journey to Russia for historic efficiency and go to with Putin
Ye, who beforehand tried working for U.S. president, will probably be assembly Russian President Vladmir Putin in Moscow later this yr, the place he’ll maintain Sunday Service performances as his first-ever exhibits within the nation, the rapper’s affiliate informed Billboard on Tuesday (Jan. 11). Russia goes to be “a second residence” for Ye, says his confidant and strategic advisor Ameer Sudan: “He will probably be spending quite a lot of time on the market.” Be taught extra about Ye’s upcoming travels right here.
Most Spectacular Music Information: Queer nation pioneers Lavender Nation set first launch in 50 years
Lavender Nation, the band liable for pioneering queer nation music within the ’70s, will probably be releasing its first album in 50 years. Its sophomore album, Blackberry Rose, will probably be out on Feb. 18, 2022, by way of Don Giovanni Information. The LP follows the group’s self-titled debut album, Lavender Nation in 1973, which turned the primary queer nation album in recorded music historical past. Be taught extra right here and browse our interview with lead singer and guitarist Patrick Haggerty right here.