Xposure In The Mix: DJ Drama Album, Sir Lucian Grainge Contract Extension and Seymour Stein Passing
This week in the music industry has been packed with album announcements, chart-topping hits, and the loss of a legendary music mogul. Here's a recap of some of the major news making headlines:
- DJ Drama, the prolific producer and label executive, has dropped his highly anticipated album, "I'm Really Like That." The star-studded release features collaborations with Nipsey Hussle, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, and many more.
- Chicago drill rapper Lil Durk has fans eagerly awaiting his next project, after teasing a new album on Instagram this week. He wrote, "This album ain't a regular." While no release date has been announced yet, fans can expect some significant features on the forthcoming album.
- The music world mourns the passing of Seymour Stein, the legendary music mogul behind acts like Madonna, Talking Heads, and the Ramones. Stein, who was 80, leaves behind an incredible legacy that includes founding SIRE Records and co-founding the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
- Kelly Clarkson, the first-ever winner of American Idol back in 2002, has announced her upcoming album, "Chemistry." The news comes just in time for her ten-date Las Vegas residency this summer, much to the delight of her fans.
- Jimin of BTS has made history as the first South Korean solo act to top U.S. charts. His single "Like Crazy" claimed the No. 1 spot on several Billboard charts this week, further solidifying BTS's global impact.
- Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, has extended his contract through May 2028. The executive's updated compensation package includes a potential $100 million bonus, a $5 million salary, and an additional $30 million in annual compensation.
- After a five-year hiatus, producer and performer Pretty Lights has announced a 27-date "Soundship Spacesystem Tour." The tour will kick off in Denver on August 4th, marking a much-anticipated return to the stage.
- Chlöe, the singer behind the 2021 smash hit "Have Mercy," has released her debut full-length album, "In Pieces." In a recent interview, Chlöe revealed that Beyoncé offered constructive feedback and notes on the record prior to its release.