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Camila Cabello

Dennis Leupold

Now that we’ve reached Thanksgiving week, the annual influx of Christmas music that begins as a slow creep in October is about to go into overdrive. In recent years, this has meant a massive surge in streams for Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Although a hit upon release in 1994, Carey’s holiday classic is arguably bigger now than ever. It reached #1 for the first time in 2019 and returned to the top of the singles chart last year. Improbably — especially for someone with 19 #1 hits — it has become arguably Carey’s signature song and is universally regarded as a modern Christmas standard.

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Dan Martensen

At first, I hoped Ed Sheeran could be contained. Nine years ago, shortly after Sheeran got his big spotlight moment on Taylor Swift’s Red, “The A Team” — a saccharine folk-pop ballad from the English singer-songwriter’s debut album + (plus), which had already blown up in his native country — established him as a pop-radio force in America as well. Dude was obnoxiously cloying, and his music was corny even at its best, so I crossed my fingers that he’d go away soon. When Sheeran started rapping and working with producers like Pharrell on 2014’s x (multiply), I suspected it would be his downfall, but no, it made him a much bigger star. He pushed all the way to the center of mainstream pop with 2017’s ÷ (divide), even daring to incorporate dancehall into his sound on the smash hit “Shape Of You.” He duetted with Beyoncé — and she was the one who needed him to get back to #1. He headlined stadiums, performing solo with just a guitar and a looping pedal. And in 2019, he took a victory lap with No.6 Collaborations Project, an LP with all-star rappers and singers on every track.

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Song appears on singer’s upcoming LP Familia For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Track will appear on the pop star’s next album, Familia For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Yesterday, Coldplay performed at the New York City portion of the Global Citizen festival. They brought out some special guests, including Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, who were also there to play a set of their own. The O’Connells joined Coldplay for a rendition of their X&Y hit “Fix You.” Coldplay also had Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes come out for “Yellow” and they had BTS beamed in virtually on the big-screen so they could do their just-released single “My Universe.” Watch videos of all that below.

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Band also performs “Yellow” with Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, “My Universe” with BTS via video For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Singer recruits Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and more to urge entertainment companies to ask Congress to pass the climate action that President Biden called for in his Build Back Better agenda For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Francesco Carrozzini

You could be forgiven for assuming Yebba is British. The singer born Abbey Smith — her stage name is Abbey backwards — is working in a hip-hop-adjacent retro soul realm that, in the 21st century, has been dominated by English singers like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. One listen to “Boomerang,” the most decidedly Winehouse-esque throwback on Yebba’s debut album Dawn, is enough to clue you in to Back To Black producer Mark Ronson’s involvement. But no, Yebba is not from the UK. She’s from Arkansas. And the music industry is doing its damndest to ensure she’s known all over the world.

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It’s the singer’s first single from her upcoming album Familia For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson

Chvrches’ last album wasn’t bad so much as it was awkward.

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