Adele, The Kid LAROI, Coldplay x BTS, Kacey Musgraves & More of the Week’s Biggest Winners (Oct. 8)

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The kids are at it again!

Billboard revealed this year’s 21 Under 21 list on Friday (Oct. 8), which is led by our current cover star The Kid LAROI. And one of the honorees, Billie Eilish, will be making history across the pond next summer when she becomes Glastonbury’s youngest headliner.

Speaking of the U.K., one of its biggest hitmakers (*cough* Adele *cough*) announced her fourth studio album is on its way with two glamorous Vogue covers after billboards with the number “30” were plastered on different buildings across the world.

Take a look at Billboard’s weekly roundup and the “awards” it’s giving to this week’s headlines.

Sweetest Music News: Lady Gaga recalls Tony Bennett remembering her name at concert 

Lady Gaga appeared on Sunday’s (Oct. 3) episode of 60 Minutes, where she tearfully remembered the moment when her Love For Sale collaborator Tony Bennett said her name on stage for the first time “in a long time” while battling Alzheimer’s. “I had to keep it together because we had a sold-out show and I have a job to do. But I’ll tell you when I walked out on that stage and he said, ‘It’s Lady Gaga,’ my friend saw me. It was very special,” she told Anderson Cooper. Watch the video here.

Wildest Music News: Kacey Musgraves performs on SNL totally naked

The star-crossed singer performed on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (Oct. 2)… completely nude. With just a guitar strapped around her body, Musgraves gave new meaning to what a “stripped-down” performance looked like when she sang “Justified” in nothing but a pair of boots for SNL’s first fully nude set. Watch her performance here and see her cheeky statement here.

Youngest Music News: The Kid LAROI leads Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list, Billie Eilish becomes Glastonbury’s youngest headliner

The Kid LAROI stars on Billboard’s latest cover, where he takes us behind-the-scenes of how the 18-year-old rose to international superstardom. He also leads Billboard’s 2021 21 Under 21 list, which features Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, 24kGoldn, jxdn and many more. Eilish will make history in 2022 when she becomes Glastonbury Festival’s youngest ever headliner. She is currently 19 and will be 20 by the time she takes the stage next summer. Read The Kid LAROI’s cover story here, the 21 Under 21 List here and Eilish’s soon-to-be-history-making Glastonbury headlining set here.

Most Surprising Music News: Adele is back

Rumors had it that Adele was plotting her comeback as “30” billboards appeared all over the world last week, hinting at the potential title of her fourth album. The British hitmaker has since updated her social media pages, previewed the new LP’s first single “Easy On Me” and opened up about how her upcoming album discusses the loneliness she experienced as a child, her unexplored issues with her father and her romantic relationship patterns on the covers of both American Vogue and British Vogue. See all the concrete signs for the new era of Adele here, here, here and here.

Most Record-Breaking Music News: Coldplay returns to Hot 100, BTS enters rock & alternative charts with “My Universe” 

The intergalactic collab that is “My Universe” by Coldplay x BTS is an out-of-this-world smash when it blasted straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song has taken BTS to different Billboard chart territories, with the K-pop boy band topping multiple rock and alternative tallies for the first time in their career. And the British rock band made their way back to the Hot 100 for the first time since 2008, marking the longest span in between Hot 100 No. 1s for one act since Cher in 1999. Read more about the song’s chart achievements here and here as well as our five burning questions column here.

Most Inspiring Music News: Tyler, the Creator wins Cultural Influence Award at 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Tyler, the Creator took home top honors Tuesday night (Oct. 5) when he won the Cultural Influence Award, but he gave flowers to those who blazed a trail for him. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Q-Tip, the Andre 3000s, the Chad Hugos, the Pharrells, the Kanye Wests, the Missy Elliotts, who no one ever brings up. Busta Rhymes, Hype Williams, who just took it to this different world,” the Call Me If You Get Lost MC said. Check out his full speech here and the full winner’s list here.

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