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Bebe Rexha’s New Single “Last Hurrah”

Jennifer Lopez Announces It’s Her Party!

Cardi B and Bruno Mars Release New Song

Ariana Grande Breaks Record

Halsey Holds 2 Top Spots

BebeBebe Rexha’s New Single “Last Hurrah”

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Bebe Rexha released her latest single “Last Hurrah" on Feb. 15.

The catchy song sees Rexha asserting her goal to give up her vices, including but not limited to: drinking, smoking, playing and the fellas. "This is my last hurrah, once I start/I ain't gonna stop ’tlI I go too far/Last hurrah and it’s okay/Maybe tomorrow I won't feel this pain," she sings.

The Andrew Wells-produced track is Rexha’s first solo single since 2018’s “I’m a Mess,” which appeared on her debut album “Expectations” alongside the Grammy nominated “Meant to Be.” Inspired by some chocolate cake and a story about her friend, Rexha says the single is all about seizing the night one last time, even if it means doing some bad things along the way.

“She was supposed to be on a diet and she ate a piece of chocolate cake and her husband was like aren’t you supposed to be on a diet?” the singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter. “She responded to him by saying babe this is my last hurrah. Meaning like it’s gonna be one more night of me messing up.”

Bebe writes on Twitter: “It’s inspired by my friend. She was supposed to be on a diet and she ate a piece of chocolate cake and her husband was like aren’t you supposed to be on a diet? She responded to him by saying babe this is my last hurrah. Meaning like it’s gonna be one more night of me messing up.”

The explanation is also reminiscent of Rexha’s comments about her dresses for this year’s Grammys, where she was nominated for best country duo/group performance and best new artist. After an unnamed designer refused to dress her because of her size, the singer-songwriter told Variety that all of her dress options were puffy so that she could eat whatever she wanted. Rexha also took to Instagram to comment on the experience, encouraging designers to empower women regardless of size.

“I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size,” Rexha said in the caption of a Jan. 21 Instagram post. “Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large!” she said, adding, “My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys.”

Later on in the week, Rexha hosted the annual Women in Harmony pre-Grammy brunch, where she urged attendees to support each other in an industry that is lacking in both opportunity and access for women. There, she delivered an impassioned speech in which she discussed her experiences being judged by male decision-makers who commented on things like age or dress size.

“Support other women or you’re going to be miserable for the entirety of your f–ing life,” she said. “That there’s not enough room for all of us is complete bulls–t. I will tell you right now there is enough room for all of us.”

Also in attendance was Brandi Carlile, Charli XCX, Noah Cyrus, Ashlee Simpson, Madison Beer, Nicole Scherzinger, Sabrina Carpenter, Zhavia, Lennon Stella, Fletcher and Donna Missal.

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Jennifer Lopez Announces It’s Her Party!

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Tour to feature a "World of Dance Experience" as well.

Fresh off her triumphant turn celebrating Motown's history at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez announced on Wednesday (Feb. 13) that she is hitting the road this summer. The 24-city North American It's My Party: The Live Celebration tour, Lopez's first outing in more than six years, will kick off on June 7 with a show at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona.

As a bonus, the show will allow the singer/dancer/actress to celebrate her 50th birthday all summer long on the Live Nation-produced tour, which will also feature the "World of Dance Experience," during which audiences will get surprise dance guest performances from the stars of Lopez's NBC show World of Dance. Tickets for the tour will go on sale soon.

She’s coming to Phoenix on June 7 at Talking Stick Arena and Las Vegas on June 8 at T-Mobile Arena.

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Cardi B and Bruno Mars Release New Song

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After 'Finesse' in 2018, Cardi B has reunited with Bruno Mars for a new track 'Please Me'. After briefly going off Instagram following backlash for her Grammy win, the rapper returned to the photo sharing platform and teased the collaboration. The song released just a day after Valentine's Day.

According to Rolling Stone, the 'Please Me' has been produced by Mars and the Stereotypes. "Please me, baby/turn around and just tease me, baby/You’ve got what I want and what I need, baby/please," Mars croons about wanting some love. Cardi raps about her plans to hit the dance floor before taking things to the next level.

Cardi won the Best Rap Album award Grammy for Invasion of Privacy, making history as the first female solo artist to do so. She beat out albums by the late Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and Travis Scott.

Cardi twerked on a piano during her performance of her single 'Money' earlier in the awards ceremony.

Gq.com

Somewhere along the way, Bruno Mars went from a lovable cornball with a fondness for fedoras to the greatest male performer in the world who now enjoys a wide variety of fun hats. (I would take a bullet for him.) Last night, Mars dropped a music video for the remix of "Finesse," already one of the sleeper jams off 24K Magic, and made the wise decision to pay Cardi B a lot of money for a feature.

Bruno Mars' decision to rebrand as a "32 Things Only ’90s Kids Will Remember" BuzzFeed quiz is truly the greatest musical innovation the world has ever witnessed. It needs its own Harvard Business School case study. It's like getting sucked into a black hole and encountering the fun inverse of Justin Timberlake going full country in a parallel dimension.

And the pairing with Bardi, whose true gift is having more fun than anyone else around her, hits all the feel-good throwback notes that make you nostalgic for a time when the threat of nuclear winter felt slightly less imminent. Let's hope Bruno Mars remixes his whole album and Cardi B is a guest on every single track.

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A year after linking up for a remix of “Finesse”, Cardi B and Bruno Mars have reunited to release a new song. The collaboration is called “Please Me” and can be streamed down below.

In case you couldn’t tell by its title, the track is all about sexual pleasure. “Please me, baby/ Turn around and just tease me, baby,” the two artists plead on the chorus, You know what I want and what I need, baby.”

Cardi, of course, drops off a couple of standout lines like, “Dinner reservations like the pussy, you gonna eat out,” and “Do my back like I do these records, break that shit.” She means business.

Cardi announced the new single on Instagram after reactivating her account. The Bronx rapper shut down her profile earlier in the week following an expletive-laden rant directed at those questioning her big Grammy win last Sunday. Her Best Rap Album award for Invasion of Privacy cemented Cardi as the first woman to win as a solo artist in that category.

Cardi was scheduled to join Mars on his “24K Tour” following the release of their “Finesse” rework. However, she was forced to drop out due to her pregnancy with first child Kulture.

As for Mars, his last album, 24K Magic, came out back in 2016. He’s since collaborated with Gucci Mane and Kodak Black.

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Ariana Grande Breaks Record

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Grande charts 11 songs in the top 40, and 12 on the chart overall, all from her new album, 'Thank U, Next.'

Ariana Grande rewrites the record for the most simultaneous top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by a female artist, charting 11 songs in the region on the survey dated Feb. 23.

All 11 tracks are from Grande's new album Thank U, Next, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. (Each of the set's 12 songs make the Hot 100, with one just outside the top 40.)

Grande bests the mark previously set by Cardi B, who tallied nine top 40 Hot 100 entries on April 21, 2018, when her album Invasion of Privacy opened atop the Billboard 200.

Drake holds the record for the most simultaneous top 40 Hot 100 hits among all artists, claiming 21 on July 14, 2018, the same week that his album Scorpion debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Here's a look at each of Grande's 12 songs on the latest Hot 100:

No. 1, "7 Rings"
No. 2, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored"
No. 3, "Thank U, Next"
No. 14, "Needy"
No. 17, "NASA"
No. 21, "Imagine"
No. 22, "Bloodline"
No. 25, "Ghostin"
No. 26, "Fake Smile"
No. 27, "Bad Idea"
No. 38, "In My Head"
No. 48, "Make Up"

All of the above songs are debuts except for "7 Rings," which spends its fourth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100; "Thank U, Next," which rebounds 7-3 after spending seven weeks at No. 1; and "Imagine," which re-enters at No. 21, besting its prior No. 24 peak.

As previously reported, Grande becomes just the second artist to hold the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously, after The Beatles in 1964.

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Halsey Holds 2 Top Spots

Billboard.com

Halsey becomes the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart in nearly five years, as "Without Me" spends a fourth week at No. 1 and "Eastside," with Benny Blanco and Khalid, rises 3-2 (on the survey dated Feb. 23).
 
Halsey is the first act to claim the top two on Pop Songs in a week since Iggy Azalea in 2014. In the chart's 26-year history, Halsey is just the fifth artist to achieve the feat.

Here's a look at all five acts to place at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Pop Songs and the tracks that earned them the honor.

Halsey
Feb. 23, 2019
No. 1, "Without Me"
No. 2, "Eastside" (with Benny Blanco & Khalid)

Iggy Azalea
June 28, July 5, 2014
No. 1, "Fancy" (feat. Charli XCX)
No. 2, "Problem" (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea)

July 12, 2014
No. 1, "Problem"
No. 2, "Fancy"

Pharrell Williams
July 27, Aug. 3, 2013
No. 1, "Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell)
No. 2, "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams)

OutKast
Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 2004
No. 1, "Hey Ya!"
No. 2 ,"The Way You Move" (feat. Sleepy Brown)

Mariah Carey
Dec. 9, 1995
No. 1, "One Sweet Day" (with Boyz II Men)
No. 2, "Fantasy"

Meanwhile, "Eastside" completes the longest climb ever to the top two on Pop Songs, reaching No. 2 in its 30th week on the chart. The song passes the ascent of DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean," which hit its No. 2 peak in its 28th week on April 30, 2016.

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