First Dibs: Ed Sheeran’s X Breaks Spotify Record for Most Streamed Opening Week

Who does Lily Allen target in her latest music video? Charli XCX rejects a collaboration with Christina Aguilera and watch the exclusive MTV first premiere of the new BROODS’ single, “L.A.F.”

  • It has been a great summer for Ed Sheeran. He landed the cover of Vibe, along with August Alsina and Mack Wilds, his sophomore album “X” made headlines for being the fastest selling album of the year and “X” just broke two records on Spotify. One was most streamed album in the history of Spotify UK with 6,248,130 streams its opening week and the other was most streamed album its opening week for the rest of the world with 23,792,476. Congrats! You’ve made Sheerios proud. [MTV News]
  • Notorious for stirring up trouble, Lily Allen reveals her latest video for “URL Badman” and takes shots at hypebeasts and music bloggers. Ironically, she bad mouths the very same people she often tries to emulate. She calls out people who listen to Kanye West and wear A.P.C. but her album “Sheezus” is clearly a play off of West’s album Yeezus. Maybe she is poking fun at herself and in that case, what a good sport. [Pitchfork]
  • Charli XCX is a singer songwriter who is taking her career into her own hands. When asked to do a collaboration with pop veteran Christina Aguilera, Charli passed and simply stated, “It just wasn’t right. She’s cool, but it just wasn’t right.” She has made a conscious decision not to try and be the biggest star on the planet but to make smart decisions that make sense for her and her career. Smart move Charli. [Billboard]
  • Recently, BROODS has been picking up speed with the success of their first single, “Bridges,” from their self-titled E.P. Today, MTV has launched their exclusive first premiere of BROODS’ latest single “L.A.F.” The brother-sister duo from New Zealand have also landed a spot on MTV’s hit show Catfish, which airs Wednesdays at 10/9c, as their new featured artist for this season. BROODS are currently on tour and you can pick up a copy of “L.A.F.” this October. [MTV]

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