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BTFR is a live music news series connecting fans with artists, insiders, and the music industry itself

BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience Tuesday Night's at 9/8p CT and Friday Morning's at 12/11a CT
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Today on BTFR, we talked everything from BBMA’s nominations to school house rock, Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Times and everything in between. Things went off the rails… there was even a power failure! The real question is what bands would you love to see battle it out against once another? FOLLOW THE SHOW:https://twitter.com/ErikZhttps://twitter.com/racquelgoldyhttps://twitter.com/traceAhamiltonhttps://twitter.com/BTFRshowBTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
On Today's episode of Beyond The Front Row: Justin Bieber taps Chance the rapper for his new song and music video, HOLY and to say we have thoughts is putting it mildly. The Spice Girls have revised their reunion tour plans, Eminem’s Manager speaks out, we could be seeing, even MORE new Taylor Swift Music, Kygo reinvents a disco classic and we all react LIVE to Gaga’s latest music video, '911'FOLLOW THE SHOW:http://Twitter.com/ErikZhttp://Twitter.com/RacquelGoldyhttp://Twitter.com/JRDNonAirhttp://Twitter.com/BTFRshowBTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
SO MUCH BREAKING NEWS SO LITTLE TIME!Kanye is at it again, on Twitter of course! This time it has to do with his music, and of course he couldn’t end his rant without mentioning none other than Taylor Swift.Demi Lovato breaks her silence on the cringe worthy tweets and videos that have come out against her now fiancé Max Ehrich and his past obsession with Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and more.Taylor Swift is set to return to the ACM awards, which are taking place tomorrow, September 16th, and it will be her first performance of “Betty” from her new album “Folklore.” Cardi B and Offset are done! The couple are getting a divorce after three years of marriage and she is seeking full custody of their daughter Kulture. We are onto the third round of the Billboard Fan Army face off and we were really off with our predictions! Madonna has made it to the third round, which dropped today. BTS fans are out of the running because they were beat by Lana Del Rey fans. Shawn Mendes fans are out of the running thanks to Harry Styles, but what if Madonna fans take it all?BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ct via Twitch. Previous clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
TOPICS:- Billie Eilish designs logo for Olympics- Drake & DJ Khaled release 'Popstar' Video ft. Justin Bieber- Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph, under fire after tweet- New Music Friday 9/4/20The boys kick things off and ask the question.... are Twenty One Pilots being cancelled? Twenty One Pilots singer, Tyler Joseph tweeted out an insensitive tweet about using his platform for good and fans are not the happiest. Let’s be honest, the tweet just really missed the mark.Billie Eilish has lent her creative mind to the 2028 Olympic games and the guys have a LOT to say about it including some Skid Row references…..Drake has released new music with DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber is filling in for Drake! The number one question from the music video... Does Justin actually have a ringtone version of “Baby” for when Drake calls?BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.comBTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#Popstar #JustinBieber #MusicNews
We kick this episode off with Racquel’s quick hits…. Ed Sheeran and his wife have welcomed a baby girl, Mariah Carey is releasing a memoir and Cardi wanted who to be in the “WAP” MV?!Trace has got us on what is coming to Netflix, why UK fans are getting scammed on digital music festival tickets, some major CMA Nomination snubs happened, and we can’t forget about the TikTok sale everyone is waiting for.Erik has got the breakdown of the MTV VMA’s and our hot takes on the first award show taking place during the global pandemicFinally, it’s that time of the year again! No, not Pumpkin Spice time Billboard’s Fan Army Face off! Who do you think will win?BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
Happy New Music Friday!We kick off this episode with George explaining what Sir Elton John has to say about today's 'top hits' and it’s not what you think it would be! Also, is Taylor Swift’s Folklore continued “promo” to much of sad girl summer?Jordan has the details on ASAP Rocky and Rhianna interviewing each other for GQ but we feel like the third wheel watching the interview…. You decide if they have a little something going on.Taylor Swift's Folklore release continues (yes, still) with her Salthouse chapter.Moving on to New Music FridayBlinks everywhere are losing their mind in a good way over the BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez collab and we are fans. Calvin Harris and The Weeknd are bringing split reviews, Disclosure/Kehlani has Erik and JRDN fighting, and Jaden (Smith) and Justin Bieber’s collaboration is leaving us underwhelmed.BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
We kick things off with Racquel’s quick hits, having all the info when it comes to what iconic music venue is doing a three-day digital concert, what surprise Halsey has in store for us this Friday (8/28), and Cardi B just launched some very special “WAP” merch, and YES it is waterproof…Trace tells us why and how The Weeknd is now defending some of his past lyrics, and gamers who have great music taste are about to be a whole lot happier thanks to some major news!Selena Gomez fans listen up! Erik has some info that may include us seeing Selena in an iconic movie franchise! Napster is indeed still a thing, and learn why a Taylor Swift fan has some major good karma coming her way!It’s Round Table time, and we hope 5SOS fans are ready. These 5 Seconds of Summer fans have created an interactive streaming competition amongst themselves - its red team vs blue, but we want to know what team are you? Trace is blue, Racquel is red but what will Erik be? BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #WAPMerch #5SOS
It’s new music Friday and there were a ton of new releases that dropped today!Racquel kicks things off with all things BTS. They dropped their first English single “Dynamite” which has already broken numerous records less than 24 hours of being out. The single brings us total disco vibes and we are here for it!Jordan fills us in on which of your favorite artists made the most money last year (and how)! Erik tells us how Taylor Swift is continuing to surprise fans with Folklore, this time doing the most to help indie record shops across the US!We share our favorite new music dropped today including Mariah Carey and Lauryn Hill, Blackbear and Lauv, Bazzi, Katy Perry, and Lukas Graham and G-Eazy.BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.comBTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ct#TaylorSwift #BTSDynamite #NewMusicFriday
Trace kicks things off with his quick hits, Wuhan, China had a massive pool party and not only does it look like the entire city was there, but no masks or social distancing also took place. Katy Perry gave us a tour of her baby's nursery in a clown costume, and it is definitely something that isn’t sitting well with us. The Weeknd is inviting fans for some alone time in Spotify’s latest personal listening experience and can we just say it’s low key creepy?! We also learn about why Dave Grohl popped onto an Instagram live and how tagging your favorite musicians actually works!Racquel gives us the low down on what title Ariana Grande just stole from Rhianna, and why she is upset about it. We can’t forget about BTS releasing Dynamite, which comes out Friday, Reese Witherspoon is executive producing a country music show on Apple TV+ and “WAP” debuts at no.1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart, but are we really shocked? Erik gives us the low down on what record Hamilton just broke, how you can find out what former President Obama is listening to, and this “OMG” injury that happened due to the 'WAP' TikTok challenge! BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #Wap #Wuhan
Cardi B’s OnlyFans, New Music Friday (Drake, Miley, Dua) Lady Gaga at the VMAs and more today on BTFR Show!We kick things off with quick hits! Ed Sheeran is reportedly expecting his first child with wife Cherry Seaborn, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their third child, and Lady Gaga is performing at the VMA’s. Jordan breaks down Cardi B joining OnlyFans. It is apparently going to have “exclusive” behind the scenes content which George just subscribed too. Erik has important news for Shawn Mendes fans! Shawn and Camila Cabello are supposedly taking time away from each other, which begs the question has quarantine taken a toll on yet another couple?! The guys break down all the new music dropped today (8/14). The big releases: Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa with Madonna, Missy Elliott, Drake, Charlie Puth and Blackbear. It’s a unanimous decision that Charlie and Blackbear is our favorite!George gives us the tea on why Lewis Capaldi is apparently not going to release any new music in 2020. BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #Drake #CardiB
Cardi B defends Kylie, Smash Mouth doesn’t give an "f", learn English with BTS, the BLACKPINK and Selena collab is happening and more! Tonight we broke down the top music stories that had us saying “WHAT!”Trace tells us all about what new music we can expect, including LANY and NICKELBACK! A Jimi Hendrix guitar sold for how much?Racquel breaks down why Cardi B is defending Kylie Jenner as critics want Kylie edited out of the new WAP music video, Camila Cabello tells us about the new music she is writing while in quarantine, and how it’s coming from a pure place, and Harry Styles has officially dethroned his ex Taylor Swift as “Watermelon Sugar” moves to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Smash Mouth played a concert in South Dakota, because we haven’t learned anything from previous concerts that have gone down here in the US, and Trace tells us all about the Manager's statements that will have your jaw dropped open. This begs the question are festival bubbles the next answer to having a somewhat normal festival season in 2021?Erik tells us why Phil Collins “In The Air” is on iTunes top 20, what Madonna has been working on as she is injured and in quarantine, and is a Drake and Bruno Mars collar dropping this Friday?Racquel is here to keep us updated on more BTS news this week. You will be able to learn all about Korean culture from the popular idol group, as well as their language and favorite sayings. Universities around the globe will be offering this class for credit! Check out the FULL Beyond The Front Row episode here:BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Tuesday PM at 9/8 ct and Friday AM at 12/11 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #BTFR #BTS
Have you heard? JAY-Z is opening up the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment! We kicked things off with Trace giving us all of the info about this new school which totally makes us want to go back.Racquel updates us on the VMA’s and what major performance we can expect that totally involves the Twitterverse going wild. We’ll give you a hint, it has to do with BTS!George has all the details on what music collaborations we can expect in the near future. A Miley and Dual Lipa collab is coming in HOT and apparently so is Demi Lovato x Marshmello.We can’t seem to stop talking about the greatest Festival that never happened. Trace has all the info on Fyre Festival Merch that we may or may not need and how you can BID on it….Jordan has some major advice when it comes to reinventing yourself as an artist but only if you are SUPER rich and popular.Racquel has got some record-breaking Billboard updates and we have another week of will this concert actually work? George has the scoop when it comes to The Weekend and TikTok teaming up for a huge concert that may be a move in the right direction when it comes to live music. Check out last week's Beyond The Front Row episode here:https://youtu.be/YP2Xwwyu4wMFOLLOW THE SHOW:https://Twitter.com/BTFRshowhttps://Instagram.com/BTFRshowBTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday at 9/8 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #MileyCyrus #BTFR
We kicked things off with Trace giving us some major Kpop news. BTS’ new English single is getting the push on American radio that the Kpop Idols finally deserve. Why the push now? We’ll break it down! George updates us on all things Katy Perry, who recently announced a delayed release date for her new album due to “production issues,” or is it? Racquel opens the discussion for how live events and award shows will function in the pandemic world we are now living in, just in time for the VMA Nominee announcements that are being made tomorrow (7/30/20).Trace updates us on Lollapalooza, as they are one of the first major festivals to move forward digitally, but does this mean no original sets from the artists? We’ll find out.Jordan is back this week and is holding The Chainsmokers accountable for their not so social socially distant concert in The Hamptons, which is now under police investigation. Let the round table commence after that discovery and speaking of….. Racquel tells us all about Blackpink and why their management had to come out with an official statement regarding collab rumors. We end the night with the full-on Taylor Swift album to movie theory that is leaving fans seriously shook!BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday at 9/8 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
Our emergency BTFR Briefing: There was SO much announced between Thursday (7/23/20) to today, Friday (7/24/20) that we threw in an extra morning show this week.Trace broke down Demi Lovato’s engagement and touched on the fact that there was in fact no Kanye album dropped (yet). We hope he is getting the help he needs in this very apparent difficult time. 00:01:00George and Erik dissected Logic’s new album and the fact that he had been mapping out his career since it started.00:07:33Racquel had a lot to say about One Direction’s 10 year anniversary and all of the nostalgia it brought, which of course opened up the discussion of “I told you so” from he guys. 00:13:31On to the round table… Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album Folklore was dropped today and there were a lot of opinions on what this means for the superstar. 00:25:12BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday at 9/8 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com
This week on Beyond The Front Row, Logic signs an exclusive deal with Twitch, Mac Miller’s team is planning something pretty special, Juice Wrld makes history, ONE DIRECTION IS ABOUT TO SAVE 2020 and more! Racquel breaks down the exclusive seven-figure deal Logic signed with Twitch, and most people are finding the timing of the announcement well, confusing. George, Trace, and Erik weigh in on the gaming deal and let’s just say Racquel gets a lesson in gaming. Trace lets us in on why TikTok fans are going to want to practice their “renegade” dance and how Juice Wrld is breaking records, allowing for his music to live on forever. Jax broke down Mac Miller’s special project that his team just announced. Though few details are known, we can confirm it is definitely going to get personal for fans. He then tackles the Donald Glover/Lando Calrissian rumors and Disney+ fans are going to be very intrigued. We couldn’t let tonight’s episode end without addressing the elephant in the room. Tomorrow (07/23/20) is officially the 10 year anniversary of One Direction. Racquel opened the door for the round table with a very passionate discussion on what we think the guys will really release tomorrow. Only time will tell! BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday at 9/8 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.com#Logic #OneDirection #BTFR
(clickable segment timecodes below)This week on Beyond The Front Row we had breaking news, reunion tours, and 6ix9ine said what?! Jax broke down the facts on Megan Thee Stallion. She was shot in the foot this past weekend, and took to social media to set the record straight on what actually happened. Tekashi 6ix9ine has gone dark on social media thanks to his lawyer's advice, but then went on to say he was going to walk around NYC “Trump Style.” We also can’t forget Post Malone’s “dare” KC tattoo. Posty for the win. Trace Hamilton breaks down LANY’s new album announcement and SURPRISE! Country singer Morgan Wallen is a dad.It’s getting closer... Racquel breaks down the somewhat unofficial/official One Direction announcement. We could be seeing a special 10 year interactive anniversary website but will this be all we get? Ahead of the 10-year reunion, we found out about Louis Tomlinson’s split from Syco Music and the fans were so happy about this, they managed to trend it on Twitter! The Spice Girls recently went on a socially distant walk in the UK and this begs the question - will there be another reunion tour or should a reunion tour be over and done with?!JRDN is the man on the street (grass)… literally, as he breaks down the facts and begs the question of whether or not people with a large social media presence should speak upon social issues even if it’s uneducated?Let the roundtable commence! BTFR is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday at 9/8 ctPrevious clips, Podcasts, and Merch available at https://www.BTFRshow.comTIMECODES: INTRO: 00:02:03 Megan Thee Stallion explains her gunshot wounds: 00:03:07 Post Malone's Beer Bong Tattoo Bet (and loss): 00:06:00 Tekashi 6ix9ine's reason for ghosting the internet AND why he wants to copy Trump 00:09:39 Morgan Wallen is a DAD/Trace’s Internet Struggle Pt 1: 00:11:30 Louis Tomlinson exits SYCO: 00:14:03 1D Reunion News Semi-Official?! / Trace’s Internet Pt 2: 00:16:45 Luke Combs Breaks (Another) Record: 00:22:18 LANY's New Album: 00:23:21 JRDN's Op-Ed on Celebs & Politics: 00:25:27 FULL Spice Girls Reunion?/Reunion Tours in general: 00:36:16 Trace Internet Struggles/Roast Pt 3: 00:39:30 Equal Justice Initiative Fundraiser Results: 00:40:23 OUTRO: 00:47:32
(segment timecodes below)This week, Erik Zachary was joined by the one and only Fitness Marshall. With the #freebritney movement gaining traction on social media, Caleb Marshall broke down everything in regards to her conservatorship and how she could be using her social media as clues in her cry for help.Racquel Goldy then joined to break down everything Boy Band - from Harry Styles teaming up with the Calm app to read to us for bedtime (or other things) and Charlie Puth calling for an end of social media hate after being accused of using “BTS for clout.” Trace Hamilton covers literal breaking news as the “Lady A” name change drama takes a turn in an expensive direction and if a certain One Direction member might be seeing a lot more of Nashville.Jordan drops some major bombs in regards to Kanye running for President, including how he has never actually voted! Also, Dave Chappelle and Jon Hamm were so not social distancing at Chappelle’s Fourth Of July Party, but we’ll let JRDN explain. Jax gives us a quick explanation as to why all this Kanye news awoke the Taylor Swift fanbase and if Social Distancing music venues are going to be a thing of the future.TIMECODES:00:1:40 Caleb “The Fitness Marshall” updates us on the #FreeBritney movement00:20:50 Racquel breaks down Harry Styles new Calm app deal00:27:28 Racquel gives us the low down on the Charlie Puth/BTSArmy feud 00:34:23 Trace hits us with breaking news on the Lady A rebrand00:44:23 Trace recaps Granger Smiths live Texas show00:49:42 Are Kacey Musgraves & Harry Styles low key an item? Trace weighs in00:56:43 JRDN vs. Kanye West pt 601:08:27 JRDN gives us the rundown on Dave Chappelle’s 4th of July block party 01:14:12 #FreeRacquel01:15:18 Jax talks swifties and their request to have Taylor Swift run against Kanye01:16:14 Jax readies us with the future of concerts01:17:30 #FreeRacquel pt 201:19:10 Equal Justice Initiative fundraiser & end of showBeyond The Front Row is a live music series connecting fans with Artists, insiders, and the music industry itself. It is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday (8p CT) at https://www.BTFRshow.com#MusicNews #FreeBritney #Kanye2020
This week Erik Zachary is joined by former Saving Abel & Hinder frontman, Jared Weeks who now is curating quite the impressive solo country career. The two talk the ins/outs of working in the industry as a solo independent artist and Jared provides Beyond The Front Row it's first song premiere ever with a performance of his upcoming single, 'Just A Girl'. Of course, the first half of the show is dedicated to catching up on all of this week’s music headlines so Racquel Goldy joins to break down everything Boy Band from the 5SOS accusations to the BTS Fan Army holding the band accountable and the growing One Direction rumors. Trace Hamilton covers everything in the country world with who's currently dominating the charts, the not so great marriage rumors concerning Michael Ray and Carly Pearce, and of course, Lady A's (formally Lady Antebellum) name change.Beyond The Front Row is a live music series connecting fans with Artists, insiders, and the music industry itself. It is recorded in front of a live digital audience every Wednesday (8p CT) at https://www.BTFRshow.com
John K joins Erik Zachary on Beyond The Front Row to talk about his music journey, how he's stayed determined through the last 10 years (and the team that has kept him going), his 12 out of 10 philosophy, the CRAZY story of his Great-Grandfather's Trumpet and performs 'If We Never Met' live!00:01:30 - The conversation begins00:02:08 - Erik explains why John K is apart of his life soundtrack00:04:36 - John explains 'core 5' and how 'John K' isn't one person but a project00:09:00 - Erik goes over John's decade of determination as the two revisit his music journey00:11:51 - John reflects on his Today Show performance and performing live in general00:16:03 - John speaks on the success of 'If We Never Met' and Erik breaks down why transparency is so imperative, now more than ever00:19:34 - John breaks down the philosophy behind his 12 out of 10 mentality (and the origins of it)00:21:55 - John tells the story of his Great-Grandfather playing gigs with Louis Armstrong00:27:24 - John K performs "If We Never Met" LIVE00:30:00 - Erik exposes John's karaoke song00:30:50 - John shares the lesson he learned on overusing 'runs' in musicWelcome to Beyond The Front Row! A live music series connecting fans with Artists, insiders, and the music industry itself.Watch the show LIVE every Wednesday (8p CT) at https://www.Twitch.TV/ErikZachary
This week’s episode of BTFR features Rapper and Musician Sammy Adams as well as guest correspondents Racquel Goldy, Nick Major, Trace Hamilton, JRDN.Sammy Adams joins Erik to talk the industry pressure to continue writing hits, what it's like to continue to play 'All Night Longer' at every show, his thoughts on overexposing yourself as an artist, and the whole Taylor Swift situation. Headlines kicked off with Racquel Goldy who displayed her 'FBI skills' sorting through ALL of the tea behind Taylor Swift’s mystery cover of “Look What You Made Me Do”. Nick Major joined to talk about the queen, Beyoncè, as well as Hayley Williams making HERstory on the Pop and Rocks charts. Trace Hamilton then updated us on the country world, first with yet another HISTORY making chart feat, this time on the Hot Country chart and then Morgan Wallen’s eventful night at the club (and how he handled the aftermath). Finally, Kiss FM's JRDN provided thoughts on Dr. Dre's recent British GQ interview where he stated that artists no longer have 'music mystique' because of social media. JRDN goes on to explain how music has traded mystique for transparency and the responsibility that holds. 00:02:11 Racquel Goldy explains the Taylor Swift mystery cover of LWYMMD 00:08:31 Nick Major breaks down both Beyoncè and Hayley Williams' achieving music chart HERstory00:14:05 Trace Hamilton updates us on this week's Country headlines00:22:26 Sammy Adams joins Erik 00:25:40 Sammy talks building his home studio (and his experiences in past versions)00:29:15 Sammy Adams quotes Rick Rubin and explains how he prepares himself to release songs00:34:48 Sammy talks how he handles continuously playing 'All Night Longer' live and if it bothers him00:42:19 Sammy shares his thoughts on the Taylor Swift news00:50:10 JRDN talks on Dr. Dre and 'music mystique'
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