Now Everyone On This Dating App Will See Your Bad Taste In Music

The dating app Bumble is partnering with Spotify to let users efficiently left and right swipe based on more than just looks—now they can judge each other based on their music listening habits, too.

Bumble is planning to give users the option to connect their dating profile to their Spotify account. If they do, the top artists they listen to will be automatically shared on their Bumble profile. When someone clicks on an artist on a Bumble user’s profile, they will be redirected to Spotify. Users can already manually share their musical tastes, but soon that process will be automated.

“Music is one of the most powerful forces for connection between two people, and giving our users a chance to share even more of what interests them most is something we’re always looking to do,” said Whitney Wolfe.

Of course, what interests you most—say the oeuvre of Jason Derulo—doesn’t always translate into dates. But Bumble is rolling out the new feature in the coming weeks, so there’s still time to tone down all those “Top 50” listens in favor of obscure indie bands with hipster cred. Eventually, Bumble says it will institute a feature that allows users to hide any favorite artists they don’t want potential dates to know about.

In other words, it’ll be just as easy as it ever was for online daters to make themselves sound cooler than they really are.

The Strokes Return With A New Album And Their New Song ‘OBLIVIUS’

Earlier on Thursday, we heard that Julian Casablancas was going to debut a new Strokes single on his new SiriusXM radio show, Culture Void, later in the day. It was to be the first new music we would be hearing from The Strokes’ upcoming album Future Present Past, their first effort since 2013. Now, the single, entitled “Oblivius,” has dropped, and there’s some new music from the New York rockers for us to listen to.

The song, which is available to stream on Casablancas’ Cult Records website, sounds like a Strokes song reminiscent of their breakout album Is This It?, with that throwback rock vibe, but it’s different enough to feel like they still have evolved from that decade-old sound. There’s a classic guitar solo here, but there’s also something of an electronic texture to it, and maybe there’s a Theremin? It sounds good, whatever it is.

On top of the release of “Oblivius,” the band put up a video on YouTube wherein they discuss the making of the album. While The Strokes are perhaps no longer the “it” band they once were, there’s good reason to be interested in Future Present Past based on what is to be heard here.

Here Is The Full List Of Winners From The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards hold a unique position among the rest of the big music shows, in that the winners are not determined by voting from an academy, but how a given act performs on the charts in the prior year, giving the statues a little more weight. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards highlight some of the biggest songs and artists from the last year, and here is the full list of finalists and winners from one of the biggest nights in music.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Rihanna
Adele
Drake
Little Big Town
The Weeknd

Top Artist:

Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:

Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:

Adele
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:

Maroon 5
One Direction
twenty one pilots
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:

Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber
Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top Streaming Songs Artist:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
Silentó
The Weeknd

Top Social Media Artist:

Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele, “Hello”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ed Sheeran, x
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Selling Song:

Adele, “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
OMI, “Cheerleader”
Rachel Platten, “Fight Song”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Radio Song:

Adele “Hello”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Silentó, “Watch Me”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Touring Artist:

Madonna
One Direction
The Rolling Stones
Taylor Swift
U2

Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown
Jeremih
Rihanna
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Top Rap Artist:

Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
Wiz Khalifa
Silentó

Top Country Artist:

Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Rock Artist:

Fall Out Boy
Elle King
twenty one pilots
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Top Latin Artist:

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Juan Gabriel
Nicky Jam
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
David Guetta
Major Lazer

Top Christian Artist:

Casting Crowns
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy
Tasha Cobbs
Kirk Franklin
Travis Greene
Marvin Sapp

Top Soundtrack:

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Pitch Perfect 2

Top R&B Album:

Chris Brown, Royalty
Rihanna, Anti
Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L
Tyrese, Black Rose
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Top Rap Album:

Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money

Top Country Album:

Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Rock Album:

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
David Bowie, Blackstar
Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams
Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind
twenty one pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario
Mana, Cama Incendiada
Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Top Dance/Electronic Album:

David Guetta, Listen
Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission
ODESZA, In Return
Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Zedd, True Colors

Top Christian Album:

Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Hillsong UNITED, Empires
Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us
TobyMac, This Is Not A Test
Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship

Top Gospel Album:

Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus
Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two
Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live

Top R&B Song:

Alessia Cara “Here”
Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
The Weeknd, “The Hills”

Top Rap Song:

Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz
Silentó, “Watch Me”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Top Country Song:

Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Top Rock Song:

Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out”
Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
X Ambassadors, “Renegades”

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin “Ginza”
Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon”
Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses”
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On”
Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber

Top Christian Song:

Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
Hillsong UNITED, “Touch The Sky”
MercyMe, “Flawless”
NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother”
Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father”

Top Gospel Song:

Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth”
Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Travis Greene, “Intentional”
Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For”

Radiohead’s New Album Drops May 8th, Here Is Their New Video For ‘Daydreaming’

Radiohead has been operating from a place of mystery leading up the release of their ninth studio album.
However, all mysteries must reveal themselves eventually, and Radiohead are no different. First, we finally heard a song (and saw the video) for the single “Burn The Witch.” Now, another song from the album has been unveiled, and perhaps most importantly, we have a release date for the album.

The rumors had been circulating that Radiohead’s follow up to 2011’s The King of Limbs would be coming out in June. It turns out that was not ambitious enough, as the album is being released digitally on Sunday, May 8, presumably as a gift to all the mothers of the United States. Physical copies of the still-untitled LP will drop on June 17.

We know when the album is coming out thanks to the release of the video for “Daydreaming” on Radiohead’s official YouTube channel. The video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, known for films such as Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and Inherent Vice. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood often provides music for Anderson’s films, so it is only natural for him to return the favor by directing the clip.

Unlike the “Burn the Witch” video, which was a weird, trippy, animated clip, we actually get to see Thom Yorke in the video for “Daydreaming.” However, similar to “Burn the Witch,” this song is super good. Get excited for the new Radiohead album, people, and get ready for it to drop on May 8.

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WATCH: This Is Your Brain On Music

Doesn’t matter whether you love metal, classical, pop, or, erm, cat music, everyone’s brain responds to music in much the same way. Scans have shown that the regions in the brain most involved in processing music are associated with movement, attention, motor planning, and yep, the auditory cortex, and while that probably doesn’t sound so surprising to you, scientists don’t really know what to make of it.

Turns out, our brains respond to music entirely differently from other auditory stimuli. And that’s kinda weird, especially when you consider that at the peak emotional content of a particular song, your brain is likely to release dopamine- a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres.

That puts music in the same pleasure-prompting category as food, sex, and drugs. What other sounds can achieve that?

As the video from Life Noggin below explains, music not only causes our bodies to release a chemical that makes us feel awesome and want more, it also makes us see the world differently.

Research has shown that depending on whether you’ve just been listening to happy or sad music, you’re likely to project some of those emotions onto someone else. One experiment found that when presented with a ‘neutral’ face, participants who had been listening to sad music perceived it as sadder than it was, and participants would had been listening to happy tunes interpreted it as being happier.

Not only can music mess with our emotions and ability to read others, it can also have some pretty fascinating effects on people with damaged brains.

Back in 2013, scientists studied patients who were experiencing a behavioural syndrome called unilateral neglect, which is a common side effect of a stroke that can cause you to be unaware of sensory stimuli on the side of the body opposite the brain lesion.

A team from the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan exposed patients to either silence, white noise, or classical music, and found that classical music had the most positive effects when it came to restoring their attention to visual stimuli. Even white noise turned out to be more therapeutic for the patients than no music.

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After Prince Died, Everyone Went Crazy And Bought 3.5 Million Of His Albums And Songs

Where can you find Prince now?

He is not on Spotify. He is not on Apple Music. He’s not on YouTube or Vevo; he never posted his official videos on either platform. He released his last album exclusively on Tidal. And no one wants to subscribe to Tidal. Even Beyoncé knows that.

So fans hungering for the sweet, mostly-NSFW sounds of Prince’s phenomenal catalog had to get it the old-fashioned way: By buying the albums.

The Very Best of Prince, a greatest hits collection released in 2001, is sitting at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, with 179,000 copies downloaded, streamed and/or purchased on CD. In the number two spot: 1984’s Purple Rain. Making this already-impressive feat even more noteworthy is the fact that the Billboard 200, dated May 7, closed only hours after the news of Prince’s death became public. Since his death, Prince has sold almost 3.5 million albums and songs.

Way back when — in 1999 — after fulfilling his misery-inducing contract with Warner Brothers, Prince became one of the first artists to embrace online distribution models for his music, releasing his new work through his personal internet subscription service, NPGOnlineLtd.com, a site he later closed down. He launched a number of other sites, including LotusFlow3R.com in 2009, but shut them all down as well. In a 2013 Billboard story, Prince told a reporter that he employs “a team of female black lawyers who keep an eye on such transgressions,” seeking out and taking down Prince videos or performance footage posted online.

As he told the Daily Mirror at the time, “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” In July 2015, Prince pulled his music from all streaming services, save for Tidal, with no public explanation. His move coincided with the launch of Apple Music’s streaming service.

Though Prince is an exceptional case, access-wise, posthumous album sales spikes are fairly common among well-loved musicians. Some research indicates that a musician’s record sales can jump by more than 50 percent following their death. Whitney Houston hit a sales record after she died in February 2012, becoming the first woman to get three albums in the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 charts simultaneously. In the week of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, all three of the best-selling albums in the U.S. were his: Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson, and Thriller. The week after Kurt Cobain died in 1994, Nirvana album sales increased by over 150 percent. Notorious B.I.G. was killed in 1997, just before Life After Death was set to be released; the album went on to sell 689,000 copies in its first week.

Prince: 1958-2016

Legendary musician Prince died today at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, according to a report first broken by TMZ. He was 57. The death has since been confirmed by Prince’s agent.

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had been battling health issues of late; last Friday, his jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois and he was rushed to a hospital, though he appeared to have been recovering well.

Prince’s impact on popular music is incalculable. He became well-known for infusing his music with sexuality, at one point changing his name to the “Love Symbol,” and for melding elements of funk, dance, R&B and rock music to create masterful pop songs. His 1980s albums 1999 and Purple Rain are widely considered masterpieces.

We’ll have more for you as this story develops. Meanwhile, check out some live footage from a 1982 Prince concert at the top of this post—the man was renowned for his electrifying performances.

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David Bowie Is on Track to Earn His First No. 1 Album Ever in the U.S.

David Bowie’s Blackstar is on track to earn him his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Billboard. Released on his 69th birthday (Jan. 8) and only a few days before his death, Bowie’s final release has since hit the No. 1 spot on both iTunes and Amazon. It’s estimated the album will sell about 130,000 units in the week ending Jan. 14, which would dethrone Adele‘s 25 from the top spot, according to industry forecasters. These numbers would secure a debut in the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 and result in a long-overdue No. 1 album. Throughout his career, seven of Bowie’s albums charted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Here’s the Full List of Winners for Last Night’s 2015 American Music Awards

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
One Direction [WINNER]
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt [WINNER]
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd
​Maroon 5
Arianna Grande
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith
Ed Sheeran

SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” [WINNER]
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now” [WINNER]
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran [WINNER]
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande [WINNER]
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Maroon 5
One Direction [WINNER]
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift – 1989 [WINNER]

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan [WINNER]
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood [WINNER]

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY  
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line [WINNER]
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes [WINNER]
Sam Hunt – Montevallo

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj [WINNER]

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint [WINNER]

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd [WINNER]

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna [WINNER]

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard  – Black Messiah
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness [WINNER]

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy [WINNER]
Hozier
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift [WINNER]
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias [WINNER]
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns [WINNER]
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris [WINNER]
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 [WINNER]

Research Shows Brain Waves Sync to the Music We’re Listening To

Many of us naturally tap our feet when we want to keep in time with a tricky piece of music. However, researchers at New York University have discovered that this physical technique is but one example of our how our bodies naturally interpret tunes. Deep inside our skulls we have two types of low-frequency brain waves, delta and theta, that automatically synchronise with the music we’re listening to. These cortical brain rhythms help us to process the piece — they perform a similar function in conversation, breaking down syllables, words and phrases so that we can understand what someone’s trying to tell us.

Researchers identified the musical synchronisation using magnetoencephalography, which measures tiny magnetic fields inside the brain. In a group that included both musicians and non-musicians, they noticed that the former were better at synchronising with unusually slow pieces of music. The difference, the team says, can be attributed to how these individuals are able to process tracks as both melodies and individual notes. They’re also better equipped than non-musicians to identify pitch distortions, which are then replicated and synced through these cortical brain rhythms. Researchers believe that our brains can, therefore, be taught to make better use of these innate and involuntary audio-detection systems. Maybe those classical piano lessons weren’t such a bad idea after all?