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The latest in a prolific career, Busta’s new album is a sequel — delivered 22 years after the first Extinction Level Event — and a characteristically big, ambitious project. For more, go to: (Source)

The Puerto Rican star was expected to perform during the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but cancelled at the last minute. For more, go to: (Source)

The R&B veteran performs three songs from his latest album for our Tiny Desk quarantine series. For more, go to: (Source)

The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story, Vol. 1 is a collection of gospel music first recorded in 1970s Memphis and released for the first time after years spent tracking down master tapes. For more, go to: (Source)

Since the pandemic started, musicians have been trying to find ways to play together in real time online. Two platforms — Audio Movers and Jack Trip — offer promise. For more, go to: (Source)

It’ll be a tough Thanksgiving for many people unable to gather with friends and family. But music can offer some companionship and solace. Conductor Marin Alsop offers some suggestions. For more, go to: (Source)

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with pop culture and music writer Taylor Crumpton about the artist’s year in music and her debut album Good News. For more, go to: (Source)

New releases from musicians are a bright reminder that they will sing and play and record their music even through tough times. For more, go to: (Source)

In a ceremony that, like many this year, lacked some momentum, the Latin Grammys were able to find their way towards recognizing the promise of the present. For more, go to: (Source)

Megan Thee Stallion is closing out a tumultuous year by releasing her debut album, Good News. The reigning Hot Girl linked with Beyoncé, SZA, City Girls, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Young Thug and more. For more, go to: (Source)