At present, the discuss of the city is final evening’s explosive Verzuz battle, however earlier than we get to that, there’s much more to unpack that occurred earlier within the week.

First, Adele posted a uncommon pic on social media, Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid turned proud mother and father (of a pet), and Taylor Swift broke a few zillion chart data.

Then, the primary MTV VMAs performers — and the present’s host — have been introduced, Selena Gomez’s Uncommon Magnificence acquired a road date, Miley Cyrus introduced a brand new music, and far, way more.

Check out a few of the week’s greatest music happenings under.


Adele confirmed her love for Beyonce’s Black Is King

Like most of us, the British celebrity spent the weekend obsessing over Beyonce’s new visible album. “Thanks Queen for all the time making us all really feel so cherished by way of your artwork,” Adele wrote on Saturday (Aug. 1) alongside a photograph of her kneeling by a TV that includes Beyonce’s “Already” video. Take a look at Adele’s newest pic right here.

Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid adopted a canine

Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid are actually pet mother and father! The couple has named their cute black rescue canine Dexter, and he is already a mannequin, as we will see in these images. “Our tiny bestfriend Dexter!!!” Lipa wrote on Instagram. “Thanks @thelabellefoundation HE’S PERFECT.”

BTS introduced the title of their new single

BTS revealed some extra particulars about their upcoming new music, which can be in English. The observe can be titled “Dynamite,” and in case you forgot, it’s going to be right here on Aug. 21. “We’re making ready an album for the second half of this 12 months, however determined to first launch a single as a result of we wished to achieve our followers as quickly as potential,” BTS additionally beforehand mentioned throughout a broadcast on Korean broadcasting app V Reside. “Attributable to COVID-19, folks around the globe have been going by way of powerful instances and we wished to share some constructive vitality with our followers.” Can’t wait!

Taylor Swift turned the primary artist ever to debut atop the Scorching 100 and Billboard 200 charts concurrently

Taylor Swift landed yet one more no. 1 together with her new album Folklore, and achieved the largest week of 2020 besides. The file began with 846,000 equal album items earned within the U.S. within the week ending July 30, based on Nielsen Music/MRC Information. “That marks the most important week registered for any album since Swift’s personal Lover, which debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 7, 2019-dated chart with 867,000 items,” Billboard‘s Keith Caulfield stories. Right here’s the complete rundown for this week’s Billboard 200 chart.

Plus, lead single “Cardigan” additionally blasted in at No. 1 atop the Scorching 100, making Swift the primary artist to debut atop each the Scorching 100 and Billboard 200 on the similar time! “Cardigan” is joined by two different songs from the set that debut within the Scorching 100’s prime 10: “The 1,” at No. 4, and “Exile,” that includes Bon Iver, at No. 6. In actual fact, all sixteen songs from Folklore are on the chart this week. All in a day’s work for Tay.

Harry Types dominated the Pop Songs chart

As followers celebrated #WatermelonSugarDay on social media on Aug. 3, Harry Types racked up one other chart feat, main the Pop Songs radio airplay chart together with his sticky candy music. The singer additionally turned the primary member of One Route to notch a number of No. 1s on the chart (Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn every have one topper to their title). Congrats, Harry! Study extra concerning the “Watermelon Sugar” triumph right here.

The primary MTV VMAs performers — and the present’s host — have been introduced

MTV revealed that BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are all booked to carry out on the MTV Video Music Awards, that are set to air stay on Sunday, Aug. 30. BTS will carry out their new single, “Dynamite,” which is about for launch on Aug. 21. Study extra right here.

Additionally, Keke Palmer is about to host!

Selena Gomez’s Uncommon Magnificence line lastly obtained a launch date

Gomez’s make-up line will formally drop on Sept. 3. “I’m SO excited to lastly share that @RareBeauty can be launching September third solely at @Sephora, @SephoraCanada, @SephoraMx and RareBeauty.com,” the singer and future magnificence mogul wrote on Instagram. “I’ve had a lot enjoyable creating the whole lot and might’t anticipate y’all to strive all of it! I hope you like it as a lot as I do!” Yeah, take our cash. Study extra about when and the place to buy Uncommon Magnificence right here.

In different Sel information, she shared the trailer for her new HBO Max at-home cooking present Selena + Chef, and crashed an Animal Crossing discuss present to carry out “Previous Life” with Trevor Daniel!

Dua Lipa introduced her Membership Future Nostalgia: The Remix Album

The disco dance jams will hold coming! Lipa revealed her new remix album can be out on Aug. 21, and can embrace the previously-announced “Levitating” remix by The Blessed Madonna and that includes Missy Elliott and Madonna. Gwen Stefani and Mark Ronson will even characteristic on the album. Right here’s the whole lot you might want to know.

Miley Cyrus teased her seventh album and introduced a brand new music

Miley is (lastly) coming! The singer took to social media to tease the forthcoming launch of her long-awaited album She Is Miley Cyrus, and revealed a brand new music referred to as “Midnight Sky.” “Meet Miley Cyrus….. once more. #SheIsComing #ButForRealThisTime,” Cyrus tweeted, utilizing a clip from the music video for her 2008 single “Begin All Over,” from her debut solo album Breakout. Take heed to a teaser of the brand new music right here.

Billboard chatted with Alessia Cara

Cara joined the Billboard Pop Store Podcast for a convo about her newest venture, a stay EP titled This Summer season: Reside Off the Ground, in addition to new music she’s engaged on. “I am writing, positively, from an introspective place,” Cara says. “All of that stuff [the pandemic] is unquestionably making an influence on what I write about, but in addition simply the best way that I write. You already know, it is simply been a very reflective 12 months up to now. So [it’s] nearly unattainable to not speak about these issues.” Take a look at the complete episode right here.

…And Monsta X

Monsta X will carry out throughout an epic digital live performance on Saturday (Aug. 8), and forward of the large occasion, the Okay-pop group answered 20 questions for Billboard. From their first CDs and first live shows to what’s on their skilled bucket record and way more, see what Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and IM needed to say right here.

A brand new week introduced a brand new spherical of Billboard Reside At-Dwelling performances

Americana rocker Drew Holcomb and nation stars Gabby Barrett each carried out stellar units this week, whereas elevating cash for nice causes.

Notably, Barrett introduced out her husband Cade Foehner for her efficiency, and sweetly recalled the early days of their relationship. “I used to be simply considering again to when him and I have been courting throughout American Idol on the time,” she mentioned of how he impressed her music “The Good Ones.” Barrett continued, “And a few of my members of the family would simply ask me, be like, ‘Oh, how’s your boyfriend doing?’ and I would be like, ‘Oh, he is good. He is a very good one, he is a keeper.’… Not each single individual is unhealthy, not all guys are unhealthy, and I discovered my good one.” Watch the 2 units right here.

Rick Ross and a pair of Chainz battled it out for Verzuz

Rick Ross and a pair of Chainz, two of probably the most prolific star rappers of their era, have been the newest to go head-to-head in Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz sequence on Thursday evening (Aug. 6). From Rick Ross’ “Hustlin” vs. 2 Chainz’s “I am Completely different” to Kanye West feat. Rick Ross’ “Satan in a New Gown” vs. 2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott’s “Four AM” and way more, it was positively a Verzuz to recollect.

So who gained? Take a look at the scorecard right here.