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. From December 18th being declared “DMX Day” in New York to Justin Bieber collaborating with BTS, this is what you missed in music this week.
Kurt Cobain’s Final Photo Shoot to be Sold as an NFT
The NFT craze continues. Photographer Jesse Frohman was the last person to shoot Kurt Cobain before his death in 1994. This week, Frohman announced he will be auctioning the entire “Last Session” photoshoot as an NFT. The one-of-one NFT will include 104 photos, Polaroid pictures, and contact sheets. This includes never-before-seen photos of Cobain along with some of his most recognizable images. A notable NFT to own for any Nirvana fans. The sale will run from May 3rd to 7th on Frohman’s website and the starting bid is around $75,000 USD. How much do you think it will go for?
December 18 Declared as DMX Day by New York State Senate
Following the tragic death of hip-hop legend DMX, his home state of New York has officially declared his birthday (December 18th) as DMX Day. The announcement came during the rapper’s Homegoing Celebration, which aired on BET. New York State Senator, Jamal Bailey rapped DMX’s lyrics on the Senate floor while introducing a resolution in his honor. DMX may be gone but his influence will endure.
BTS & Justin Bieber Are Collaborating on a New Song
Exciting news for K-pop fans and Beliebers everywhere; a collaborative song between Justin Bieber and BTS is in the works. It’s rumored that it might be released on the deluxe version of Bieber’s new album Justice. We’re excited to see how the boy band and pop singer fuse their styles together.
J Balvin Drops New Trailer For ‘Boy From Medellín’
The Latin superstar’s documentary is set to drop May 7th on Amazon Prime Video. This week a new trailer emerged, giving us a sneak peek. The documentary is set in 2019, while Balvin is gearing up for a show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. At the time, there was political unrest throughout the country and tensions were high. The trailer shows a vulnerable side to Balvin as he struggles with anxiety, nerves, and depression—feeling the weight of an entire country on his back.
Selena Gomez Announces Youth Mental Health Campaign
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Selena Gomez has announced a #MentalHealth101 education and advocacy initiative. The initiative is in partnership with her social good program—Rare Impact—which falls under the umbrella of her beauty brand Rare Beauty. Gomez has always been outspoken about mental health, letting fans in on her struggles with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Her announcement comes with a heartfelt note posted to her Instagram urging others to prioritize their mental as much as their physical health.