Publishing date: Jul, 09, 2021
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. Halsey chooses power for her new album cover, Diddy enjoys some mango poolside, and Tyler, The Creator is at the top of the charts—this is what you missed this week.
Halsey Unveils New Album Cover Showing The ‘Joys and Horrors of Pregnancy’
Halsey revealed the cover art this week for her upcoming album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power and powerful it was. The image shows her on a throne holding a child, with one breast exposed—nipple and all. It was inspired by Jean Fouquet’s Renaissance painting called “The Melun Diptych.” The album and cover art explore the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth, in the hopes of de-stigmatizing breastfeeding and postpartum bodies.
Tyler, The Creator Get His Second No. 1 Album
Dethroning the Sour queen, also known as Olivia Rodrigo, Tyler, The Creator gets his second chart-topping album this week. Call Me If You Get Lost debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and I, for one, am not surprised. The highly-anticipated album has features from Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Brent Faiyaz, NBA YoungBoy, and more. 13 out of the 16 songs on the album are also on the Hot 100 chart this week. Okay, I see you Tyler, go off.
All Drake Really Wants Is A Carbon Neutral Life
Drake joins the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom partnering with eco-conscious startup Aspiration. This partnership goes beyond financial backing—Champagne Papi has enlisted help from the startup in reducing and offsetting his own carbon footprint. The firm will calculate his carbon footprint—which is rather large considering his private jet and frequent travel—and use that figure to offset his impact as part of their reforestation program. Aspiration calls itself a “Green Financial Services” bank offering socially conscious cash management services. It’s safe to say Drake is seeing green this week and that’s on sustainability
Loud Luxury Releases New Song and Music Video
Loud Luxury is back with another upbeat bop for summer called “Wasted.” The single and music video was released today featuring hip-hop duo WAV3POP. The relatable summer lyrics go “baby are we wasted? Or are we falling in love?” Ah, a question we all ask ourselves after a full margarita pitcher on a hot patio with strangers.
Oh, To Be Diddy Eating Mango By The Ocean
Diddy is just living his best life eating mangos poolside—it’s a hot mango summer for him. He posted a video on Instagram this week, telling his followers “You could do it. You could be eating mango too, with the ocean as your backyard.” Why yes Diddy, I would like to be eating mango next to my infinity pool and looking out at the ocean. Who knew mango could be such a powerful motivator? He then lowers his swim goggles, jumps into the pool with his flippers, and it’s a whole vibe.