There's a lot going on in the music industry this week! From a new Billie Eilish album to a reboot of Behind the Music. Sonia Isabelle is breaking it all down in the Hollywood Wrap.



Grammy winner Billie Eilish has just released her second studio album Happier Than Ever. Ever since her first album in 2019, fans have been anticipating a new one. Her first single from the album, "Therefore I Am" was released back in November 2020. This new album brings back some of the same sounds we know and love from Billie, but also new jazz and techno ones as well. Eilish describes making the album as being "therapeutic and satisfying and easy". She also talked about her love for the album in an Instagram post.

In other news, unreleased music from Prince is finally out. Prior to the singer's death in 2016, he recorded music that was archived but is now being released in his honor. The album Welcome 2 America is now available everywhere.

The K-Pop girl group Blackpink, has a concert film that will be in theaters August 4th. It features clips from live shows and interviews with the ladies. Blackpink: The Movie is in celebration of the group being together for five years. The official trailer is available to watch now.

The Stellar Awards will be airing this Sunday, August 1st on BET. Be sure to tune in to the 36th annual gospel music award show to see who wins and some inspirational live performances!

Behind the Music is back with a reboot this week. It is streaming now on Paramount+, and will include stars like Jennifer Lopez, New Kids on the Block, and LL Cool J.

Lastly, Demi Lovato now has a talk show! Their show will be on the Roku channel. It premieres today, and will be ten minute episodes of them talking with guests.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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