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BTS Drop "Fake Love" Video With New Album 'Love Yourself: Tear'
Korean pop superstars release imagery-packed new video along with their third LP
The wait is over for the BTS fans, as their new album Love Yourself: Tear arrives today along with a brand-new music video for "Fake Love." The album is their third LP and the second in the "Love Yourself" series, and the striking video continues the group's ongoing narrative.
Chock-full of symbolic imagery of sand, water, fire, and a flower that won't bloom, "Fake Love" sees the group members alone in solitude in various settings and dancing together with sharp choreography, creating slick mirror and shadow effects. The video is the second from Love Yourself: Tear following V's "Singularity," which dropped less than two weeks ago.
BTS' highly anticipated album features 11 songs, including "Singularity" and "Fake Love," and covers a wide range of sonic spaces and moods, infusing hip-hop, EDM, and alt-R&B elements into the group's carefully crafted pop sound. The songs "Love Maze" and "Magic Shop" are dedicated to the group's fanbase, known as "ARMY," while "The Truth Untold" features Steve Aoki in a raw, stripped-down piano ballad — quite a different approach from the first collaboration between Aoki and BTS, last year's upbeat "Mic Drop" remix.
Love Yourself: Tear follows 2017's Love Yourself: Her EP and the group's previous LP, 2016's Wings. Pre-orders for the new album surpassed 1.4 million copies, according to Billboard, topping …Her's sales totals in pre-sales alone.
The Korean pop superstars are currently in the U.S. preparing for appearances at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20 and on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on May 25. BTS will return to the States later this year when they embark on the Love Yourself World Tour where they'll perform in six North American cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Fort Worth, Texas.
The tour kicks off in Seoul, South Korea on Aug. 25. In the meantime, fans now have a new album and music video to hold them over.
Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY
Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business
The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.
In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip.
Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs
Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage
What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.
Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show
Dark punk legends to play first show with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only since last year's Riot Fest reunion
There's big news today for punk-rock fans aware that the Misfits made much more than just T-shirts.
The massively influential punk band announced a special show touted as the "only 2017 performance in this world… or any world" and billed as "The Original Misfits" in Los Angeles at the Forum on Dec. 30.
This will be the first Misfits show featuring original singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein since the band reunited for a pair of Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver in 2016. Last year's Riot Fest gigs, which featured drummer Dave Lombardo, marked the first time in 33 years the original Misfits members played together.
"OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the "Original Misfits" in this Exclusive L.A. only performance." said Glenn Danzig. "No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there."
Tickets for this "one night only" show go on sale Friday, August 25.
Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs
The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards
Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."
Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip.
The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.