• Jussie Smollett Returns to Social Media After Nine Months With Stevie Wonder Cover: ‘Quarantine Day 421′

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Jussie Smollett emerged from a social media blackout on Wednesday to share a song amidst the global coronavirus pandemic.
    “Quarantine day 421...Hope y'all are staying safe. Spread love and kindness... not Rona,” the embattled star wrote alongside a clip of himself singing a cover of Stevie Wonder 's 1966 single “A Place in the Sun.”
    The rare post elicited a wave of responses from fellow celebs, with the likes of Cynthia Erivo , Lena Waithe, Blair Underwood and Laverne Cox leaving messages of support and heart emojis in the comments.
    On Feb. 24, Smollett pleaded not guilty to a new wave of...
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  • John Lennon's ‘Imagine' Returns to Charts Following Gal Gadot-Led Celebrity Cover

    John Lennon's ‘Imagine' Returns to Charts Following Gal Gadot-Led Celebrity Cover

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    John Lennon 's iconic 1971 ballad “Imagine” returns to Billboard 's Hot Rock Songs chart dated March 28, sparked by a celebrity-helmed cover during the global coronavirus pandemic.
    “Imagine” re-enters the tally at No. 15, surging by 7% to 1.3 million U.S. streams and 138% to 1,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. (As with the Billboard Hot 100, older songs are allowed to enter the 50-position Hot Rock Songs chart if ranking in the top half and have a meaningful reason for their returns.)
    “Imagine” concurrently returns to the Rock...
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