This week was full of star-studded occasions and awards programs, with the “Global Objective: Unify For Our Future” concert, BET Awards and Juno Awards all taking place virtually. In other awards show news, we have actually got an update on the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards– more on that later on.
Have a look at a few of the week’s greatest music happenings below.
Stars came together for the virtual “International Goal: Unify For Our Future” show
From Jennifer Hudson’s rousing kickoff to Justin Bieber and Quavo’s stripped-down performance, the “Worldwide Goal: Join For Our Future” occasion on Saturday (June 27) was chock-full of incredible moments. Christine and the Queens, Chloe x Halle, Shakira and more also carried out. In case you missed out on the show, you can watch all of the must-see efficiency videos here!
The 2020 BET Awards didn’t skip a beat
On Sunday night (June 28), the 2020 BET Awards brought another set of fantastic performances, as well as stirring speeches.
Finally, former First Lady Michelle Obama presented Beyonce with the BET Humanitarian of the Year Award. Here’s everything of note that took place during the 2020 BETs.
” Rockstar” reclaimed its throne atop the Hot 100
DaBaby’s “Rockstar” featuring Roddy Ricch went back to No. 1 on the Signboard Hot 100 songs chart this week, for a third overall week in the leading area. Plus, Saint Jhn’s “Roses” climbed to the leading 5, and Jack Harlow and Lil Mosey earned their first top 10 each, as the former’s “Whats Poppin” jumped 18 -8 and the latter’s “Blueberry Faygo” climbed 11 -9. See the full rundown of this week’s Hot 100 chart here.
Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and more won huge at the 2020 Juno Awards
Congrats to all of the skilled Canadians who took home Junos on Monday (June 29)! The awards were naturally given out essentially, with efficiencies from artists like Alessia Cara (who took home album of the year) and Neon Dreams (who won advancement group of the year). Check out the complete winners’ list here, and see clips of a few of the performances here and here
Gov. Cuomo revealed that the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are a go
In the case of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, the program will go on, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York revealed throughout a Monday (June 29) press rundown. Discover more here.
Fabolous and Jadakiss battled it out for Verzuz
New york city pros Fabolous and Jadakiss were the current to go head-to-head in Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz series on Monday night (June 29). From DMX task. The LOX & Jay-Z’s “Blackout” vs. Lil Wayne accomplishment. Fabolous & Juelz Santana’s “You Ain’t Got Nuthin'” to Fabolous’ “Young’ n” vs. Ghostface Killah feat. Jadakiss’ “Run,” it was absolutely a Verzuz to remember.
So who won? Take a look at the scorecard here.
Blackpink broke some major YouTube records
Blackpink’s intense comeback single “How You Like That” made headlines– and exceeded. The music video set an all-time record for the greatest YouTube premiere with 1.66 million peak concurrents. The clip was the biggest 24- hour music video debut of all time with 86.3 million views. Find Out More about the task here.
The Weeknd donated $1 million to help those affected by COVID-19
The Weeknd announced on Monday (June 29) that he has contributed a massive $1 million to help those affected by coronavirus, with $500,000 going to MusiCares and the other half to frontline medical facility workers of the Scarborough Health Network, which belongs to his home town community. Find Out More here.
Signboard highlighted queer creatives
To close out Pride month, Signboard put the spotlight on the queer creatives who bring your favorite artists’ visions to life. Speak with Lizzo’s glam squad, Tegan and Sara’s art director, Sam Smith’s live visuals designer and many more
Hamilton let everyone in the space where it occurs
On July 3rd, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway work of art made its way into homes across America, by method of Disney Plus. Now nearly anyone can experience the original cast right from the convenience of their own living rooms.
Liam Payne FaceTimed Harry Styles and fans went wild
The previous One Instructions members set the Internet on fire when Payne shared a TikTok where he FaceTimed with Styles– even if the discussion seemed a bit one-sided
Pop Smoke, Kanye West, Travis Scott and more provided us new music
Today, music fans were gifted Pop Smoke’s posthumous album, Kanye’s collabs with Travis Scott and Ty Dolla $ign, and Ellie Goulding’s “Slow Grenade.” Capture the best brand-new music in Signboard’s First Stream