TAYLOR SWIFT REACTS TO JOE BIDEN PICKING KAMALA HARRIS FOR VP: Taylor Swift is thrilled that Kamala Harris was picked as Joe Biden’s Vice President in his 2020 presidential run. “YES,” she simply wrote, quote-tweeting Kamala’s official statement after the news first broke. It was also Taylor’s first Twitter interaction in well over a week, following all the celebrations happening surrounding her latest studio album, folklore.
BLACKPINK, SELENA GOMEZ TO RELEASE SINGLE AUGUST 28TH: Blackpink is teaming up with Selena Gomez on a new single to be released August 28th. Blackpink shared a poster for the single on Twitter that appears to show chocolate dripping over a striped pink background. Gomez posted the same teaser on her own account. The new song will be the second single to debut from Blackpink’s forthcoming first full-length album, Blackpink: The Album, due out October 2nd. The group released the single “How You Like That” in June. Blackpink became the highest-charting K-pop group on Spotify’s main chart following the release of “How You Like That.”
PENTATONIX PLANNING NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM FOR RELEASE THIS YEAR: Pentatonix group member Kirstin Maldonado tells Billboard, “We definitely will do a Christmas album this year. I feel like, especially this year, that love and that joy, and that sense of bringing everyone together is really needed. And so, I feel like our Christmas album can be really special this year.” She adds, “We’ve done so many, I think we weren’t really expecting to do maybe a giant album. But I think I’m looking forward to what we can do to kind of continue to bring people together how we have in the past.” Pentatonix has hit the top 10 five times with holiday releases, including last year’s The Best of Pentatonix Christmas. In addition to past recordings, it featured four new tracks, including one – “Do You Hear What I Hear” – that incorporated a vocal recording by the late Whitney Houston.