If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Kid Cudi plots his comeback, Zach Bryan plans on releasing his self-titled album later this month, and women are taking home all the VMA’s this year—this is what you missed.
Taylor Swift Announces ‘1989 (Taylors Version)’ As Her Next Re-Recorded Album
On the eighth month of the year, the ninth day of the month, and her nineteenth city on her “Eras” Tour, Taylor announced that she will be releasing the next re-record of her fifth studio album, 1989. Swifties cannot wake up one day and have peace, sending us in a tailspin with every (Taylor’s Version) album and new tour dates announcement. Taylor promises 5 new From The Vault tracks that are “so insane”, that she says, “I can’t believe they were ever left behind”.
Zach Bryan Announces Plans To Release New Self-Titled Album
Zach Bryan fans have been dying to hear more of this star’s music and it seems he’s ready to give the people what they want. The neo-traditional country artist dropped a well-received surprise that he’ll be releasing his new self-titled album on August 25. The album will include 11 self-produced songs and will be his fourth full-length album following American Heartbreak. It is supposedly very likely that Bryan will have a feature with The Lumineers on this new album, to add the cherry on top.
Women Are Dominating The VMA Nominations
Move over, Kens. Almost all the nominees for MTV Video Music Awards and every single Nomination in the Artist of the Year category this year are women. Taylor Swift is in the lead with 8 overall nominations, SZA following with 6, and Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj close behind with 5. This year, there are 35 first-time nominees which include our faves Ice Spice, PinkPantheress, and Reneé Rapp. Taylor Swift also has the chance this year to make history by setting the record for the most wins for video of the year ever—she’s out here doing the most.
Olivia Rodrigo Drops “bad idea right?” Song and Music Video
Olivia will do absolutely anything to see her ex-bf, in her new song “bad idea right?”, regardless of everyone telling her it’s, what? A BAD IDEA! We wish we could say we couldn’t relate. The single is her second release from her upcoming album and if it’s any indication of how this album will foster obsession and have a replay factor, we can all expect to see Olivia as a top artist in our Spotify Wrapped of 2023. In addition to the single release, she dropped the counterpart music video where she teamed up with her besties Tate McRae, Iris Apatow, and Madison Hu. With a looping, “seeing you tonight, it’s a bad idea right?” throughout the song, we can assume, yes, girl, you already know it is. But you’ll make a bad decision anyway. At least, as listeners, we get some music out of it.
Kid Cudi Is Set To Drop ‘Insano’ in September
Kid Cudi is gearing up for the release of his anticipated album INSANO. Collaborations with artists like Travis Scott and Young Thug are rumored, and a potential release date of September 15th has been suggested, though not officially confirmed. The excitement is real, even if the release date is not. We haven’t heard from Kid Cudi in a minute so this is definitely something you should mark on your calendars.
Doechii Announces New Single “Booty Drop”
This week, the rising sensation Doechii announced an upcoming track titled “Booty Drop,” set to drop on August 18. This news comes on the heels of her mega-hit “What It Is (Block Boy),” which she released in a couple of versions; one as a solo banger and another featuring Kodak Black. That track skyrocketed in popularity, making it her biggest hit so far. And guess what? Doechii isn’t hitting the brakes. Brace yourselves, because “Booty Drop” is dropping next week.