BLACKPINK Announces ‘THE ALBUM’ Event: BLACKPINK announced a “COMEBACK LIVE” event in celebration of their debut album, THE ALBUM. The event is scheduled to take place next October 1st on VLIVE. THE ALBUM – which features lead single “How You Like That” and “Ice Cream” featuring Selena Gomez – will then be released the following day. BLACKPINK also shared teaser videos for THE ALBUM, each featuring a member of the group. The two concept videos released were centered around Rosé and Lisa, presumably with Jisoo and Jennie’s yet to be released.
Vans Launch ‘Musicians Wanted’ Competition To Win The Chance To Support Anderson .Paak: Vans has opened their “Musicians Wanted” competition to the world for the first time – inviting musicians from across the globe to win the chance to support Anderson .Paak at a show in 2021. After launching the competition in Asia five years ago, the renowned skateboarding brand is now inviting global applications to win the support slot of a lifetime, alongside the chance to secure Spotify and Apple Music playlisting, global music distribution and a wide selection of Fender equipment. Musicians who think they have got what it takes can apply by submitting their own original music here, with the competition remaining open until October 11th.
Lauren Daigle Announces Concert For Hurricane Laura Relief: Louisiana native Lauren Daigle announced a concert to benefit those affected by Hurricane Laura in her home state. The online streaming concert, in partnership with Lauren’s foundation The Price Fund, will be recorded live at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans on October 11th. The concert will feature stripped-down versions of some of Lauren’s most popular songs including “You Say” and “Rescue,” as well as a brand-new song. The stream will premiere on Veeps at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on October 11th and will be available to watch for 48 hours. All proceeds will go directly to The Salvation Army and American Red Cross to aid in their efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on August 27th and caused an estimated $10 billion in damages.