It’s Friday, January 12th, and we’re running down the new music releases of the day. Ariana Grande is back with her new track “yes, and?,” Lil Nas X dropped his long-awaited track “J CHRIST,” 21 Savage has released a solo album titled “american dream” and more. Ivan Cornejo is Billboard’s newest cover star. Usher’s Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show teaser features stars like Jung Kook, J Balvin and more!
Will Jung Kook join Usher onstage at his Super Bowl halftime show? Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X and more release music. Kali Uchis talks pregnancy and her hot new album. We look at the rise of ITZY, and Ivan Cornejo is the future of regional Mexican music. Welcome to another edition of Billboard News, I’m Tetris Kelly. It’s Friday, January 12th, and we’ve got a brand-new cover star, but first let’s get into our Friday Music Guide.
We’ve entered a new era: Ariana Grande is back and she’s saying “Yes, And?” This self-empowering bop is definitely not safe for work.
We’ll have more new music throughout the show. But now it’s time to get to our last feature of genre cover star, Ivan Cornejo, the future of regional Mexican music.
It stood out to me so much, I think, that I was just like, ‘hmm I actually like this.’ At the time, I wouldn’t really listen to regional music. It was more of like my dad’s Mariachi music and like the old-school stuff. A couple of years later, Natanael Cano drops, you know, ‘Corridos Tumbados.’ He’s definitely like a pioneer for this new genre that you call salsa reino and like corridos tumbados, so many people got inspiration from Nate, that he really took a big step and just changed the whole corridos feel, like a lot of people just adapted to that quickly.
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