Germaine (aka Ludovic Navarre), and while it’s almost more of a groove than a conventional song, Smith’s take is a sumptuous fusion of soul and jazz. Jorja Smith “Rose Rouge” This 23-year-old soulful British siren dropped one of Variety’s top albums of 2018 with her debut “Lost & Found,” and here she weighs in with the lead track from “Blue Note Re:Imagined,” a collection of reinterpretations of songs from the legendary jazz label’s catalog that drops in September. This song is an unusual choice from an 80-year-old catalog that includes McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, and so many others — it’s from the 2000 album “Tourist” by French musician St.
In a similar fashion, no matter what you might think of guest rapper Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe in the song’s explosively colorful video, she brings heat and balances well with 6ix’s hard-hitting rap and smoother, slightly sung vocal. 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj “Trollz” No matter what you might think of 6ix9ine’s relentless (and apparently self-aware) trolling, it’s hard to deny the power of his two post-prison releases, the hard-hitting “Gooba” and the comparatively loose groove of the latest, “Trollz,” which would be one of the week’s hottest songs based on the instrumental track alone.
 
Chloe x Halle “Tipsy” This Atlanta-spawned, Beyonce-cosigned sister act has been bubbling under for several years, but the young duo’s new album, “Ungodly Hour,” which dropped today, finds them delivering on their potential far more than previous releases — particularly on this track, which finds them mixing singing and rapping over an elastic beat that, at just 2:33, seems designed to leave the listener wanting more.
 
 
So without further ado, here are five hot songs we haven’t covered yet:

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(Check out previous weeks here.) Variety Music’s Fri 5 — our collection of the best, most noteworthy or simply most remarkable new songs from the past week — took last week off, out of respect for Blackout Tuesday (and the comparatively low number of songs that came out that week), but we’re back with a pack of great new songs this week.
or anything from the great playlist of recent protest songs we compiled here. …
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I’ll probably bake a new record in the next couple of years.” That next album fans hoped for was not to be, but if nothing else, fans have just gotten a hell of a career summation in what his team is describing as the last new song he ever recorded, “I Remember Everything.” Recorded on acoustic guitar in his living room, on camera, for a documentary, it has the master songsmith boldly proclaiming that he recalls not just every performance and every hotel room in-between but every last glimpse of nature: "Every single blade of grass holds a special place for me.” You can (and will) see it as Prine writing his own eulogy, but really, it’s just a fantastic love song in which a slightly hyperbolic photographic memory is offered as proof that his beloved other has made every sense memory indelible for all time. John Prine "I Remember Everything" It's some consolation that in the year before he died — on April 7, of complications from coronavirus — one of America's very greatest songwriters of the past 50 years was properly recognized as such, being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and being paid tribute in a star-studded tribute concert last June. — Chris Willman A year ago, when Variety talked with Prine, he said, "I’m writing, for sure…
TMZ posted about it that night, and it spread so quickly that by the weekend, when old people like us asked our teenaged daughters if they’d seen it or even heard the remix, the response was a resounding “DUH!” Best of all, according to Buzzfeed, Charles was homeless at the time of the video but after the clip went viral, her sister set up a GoFundMe that has raised $30,000. 5, but it really took off after remix by DJ Suede (known for working with YoungBoy and Megan Thee Stallion) and and DJ iMarkkeyz (who remixed Cardi B “Coronavirus” meme) dropped a week ago. It didn’t hurt that there was a harmless ending to the incident — the woman, Johnniqua Charles, was quickly released, and the guard did not, as the woman threatened, lose his job — but the clip spread remarkably quickly: The guard posted it on the day it was taped, Feb. Johnniqua Charles with DJ Suede the Remix God and DJ iMarkkeyz “Lose Yo Job” It’s one of the many strange ironies of this time: During a week when the country erupted with demonstrations protesting police violence against the black community, a hilarious video of a black woman dancing while melodically mocking a security guard who was handcuffing her became one of the most viral videos in recent memory. “Nobody understands how much this video going viral is helping me,” she said, “because it’s giving me the breakthrough I so badly needed for so long.” There are few better ways to spend 90 seconds …
 
In this column, the "5" doesn't include songs we’ve already covered, which this week includes important socially conscious releases from Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin:

(via YouTube and Facebook Live)
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"Angel From Maywood: A Tribute To John Prine" with Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Norah Jones, Lake Steet Dive, Marcus King, Courtney Marie Andrews, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Sean and Sara Watkins, the Head and the Heart, the Lone Bellow's Zach Williams, Sarah Jarosz, Valerie June and more
ET, 3 PT 6 p.m.
The Secret Sisters
(via YouTube and AXS TV)
Melissa Etheridge
 
6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
ET, 7 PT 10 p.m.
(via Boohoo's "Big Weekender," Instagram)
(daily, via Facebook Live)
10 p.m. ET, 7 PT
(via Stageit)
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ET, 5 PT 8 p.m.
 
(via Zoom, alternative comedy)
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8 p.m ET, 5 PT
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"Human To Human" with Jewel, The Head and The Heart’s Jonathan Russell, Grouplove, Donovan Woods, Alec Benjamin, Andrew McMahon, Butch Walker, Hunter Hayes, Jensen McRae, Joel Adams, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Lauren Daigle, Lucie Silvas, Lzzy & Joe (Halestorm), Nicholas Petricca (Walk The Moon), Sam Nelson Harris (X Ambassadors), Skylar Grey, Smallpools, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Tori Kelly
(via Consequence of Sound’s Instagram, benefitting Nashville Rescue Mission and Room at the Inn)
9 p.m. ET, 6 PT 6
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ET exclusively on YouTube. Children, teach your grandparents well.) The big kahuna, if we may use so un-sacred a term, may be Andrea Bocelli's Easter Sunday broadcast of "Ave Maria" and other spiritual classical pieces from the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, to be seen at 1 p.m. (That exclusivity is to the chagrin of a lot of elder citizens who've never streamed a concert on anything but a television before, extensive anecdotal evidence indicates.
6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
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Tyler Rich
"504LIFE" with Nicole Kidman, DJ Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, Harry Shearer, Ivan Neville, Irma Thomas, Walter Isaacson and more
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(via Circle All Access' YouTube, gospel-themed Easter show)
(via M-Theory Music's Instagram)
(via Martin Guitar’s Facebook)
(special kids' show, via Facebook)
ET, 2 PT 5 p.m.
(via Stageit)
Grand Ole Opry with Trace Adkins, Jason Crabb and T. Graham Brown
 
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THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Amanda Shires and friends
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
(via Relix's YouTube, to support mental health programs for the music community)
(via Facebook Live, every Sunday)
"Shut In & Sing" with the Mastersons, Laura Cortese, Ruth Moody, Nicki Bluhm
ET, 2 PT 5 p.m.
ET, 5 PT 8 p.m.
ET, 12:30 PT 3:30 p.m.
PT 2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m.
Keller Williams
“Closer in Crisis” with Langhorne Slim, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Jay Bird, Alex The Astronaut, Ballroom Thieves, Chad Urmstron of Dispatch
G. Love
"Shut In & Sing" with the McCrary Sisters, Vance Gilbert, Susan Werner, Jay White, Marcelle Davies-Lashley and Beth Wood
Lovelytheband
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
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NYX Cosmetic’s "Epic Together" Virtual Music Festival with Kim Petras, Jessie Reyez, Princess Nokia and more
ET, 6 PT 9 p.m.
Claire Holley
noon-midnight ET, 9-9 PT
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Tenille Townes
Music is risen — it is risen indeed — this holiday weekend, as scores of artists take to webcams to broadcast live-stream concerts, from the music of the angels to Angel Olsen.
Melissa Etheridge
 
1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT
(via YouTube, from the Duomo cathedral of Milan, a fundraiser to help hospitals purchase equipment)
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6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
That compendium of classic living-room rock and country gets underway at 8 ET Saturday. There will also be massive tune-in for the first "at home" edition of the annual Farm Aid festival, to feature acoustic sets by co-founders Dave Matthews, Neil Young, WIllie Nelson and John Mellencamp.
Melissa Etheridge
9 p.m. ET, 6 PT
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"All Together Now" with Smokey Robinson, Rick Springfield, Jeff Bridges, Mike Love, Mickey Dolenz, Paul Rodgers, Mickey Thomas, Bobcat Goldthwait, Lisa Loeb, Mike Love, Jesse Colin Young, Vonda Shepard, Mary Wilson, Steve Lukather
Ben Folds
(via Instagram Live)
ET, noon-8 PT 3-11 p.m.
(via Boohoo's "Big Weekender," Instagram)
4 p.m ET, 1 PT
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4 p.m. ET, 1 PT
8 p.m. ET, 5 PT
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ET, 2 PT 5 p.m.
(via YouTube, daily, with Seth Plemmons, Kelly Garcia Plemmons, Jason Isbell [most episodes] and Zeyk the dog)
(via Nugs,tv, $9.99, benefitting Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund)
 
Meg and Tyler
Check out our extensive listings for the weekends and days to come, with links to tune in, below:
 
PT ET, 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
"The Tweedy Show" with Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, Sammy Tweedy and Susan Tweedy
(via Stageit)
(Easter Sunday livestream, via Facebook & Instagram Live)
(via @nyxcosmetics)
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(via Noisey's YouTube, benefitting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund)
Rosie Flores
(via Twitch, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, to raise funds for PPE for essential workers in New Orleans)
(daily, via Facebook Live)
(via Alert the Globe)
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(via Facebook)
MONDAY, APRIL 13
(via Instagram Live)
"People Supporting Artists Telethon" with Soccer Mommy, Keb Mo, JD McPherson, Los Lobos (David Hidalgo & Louie Perez), Jonathan Wilson, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lee Brice, Zach Williams of the Lone Bellow, Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, John Oates, Shovels & Rope, John Osborne & Lucie Silvas, Jim Lauderdale, Hayes Carll, Langhorne Slim, Jay Buchanan (Rival Sons), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids), Dave Barnes, Madison Cunningham, Kelsey Waldon, Nicole Atkins, Erin Rae, Ron Pope, Sarah Potenza, Caroline Spence
"Noisey Night In" with Margo Price, Overcoats, Diet Cig, Balming Tiger, Brian Fallon, Nothing, Beabadoobee, Open Mike Eagle, Anna Burch, Miserable, Black Lips, Twin Peaks and Pa Salieu
"Shut In & Sing" with Mary Gauthier, Peter Mulvey, Jaimee Harris and Pamela Means
(weekly, via YouTube, “Apartment Requests”)
UnCabaret with Julia Sweeney, Alec Mapa, Alex Edelman, Kira Soltanovich, Kate Willett, Jamie Bridgers and Beth Lapides
(daily, via Facebook Live)
(via Facebook, every Wednesday)
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5 p.m. ET, 2 PT
8 p.m ET, 5 PT
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"Shut In & Sing" with Brandy Clark, Fantastic Negrito, Adam Chaffins, Tre Burt
(via The Current)
Andrea Bocelli
(via Stageit, $5)
3 p.m ET, noon PT
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
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(via Stageit)
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
Rhett Miller
4 p.m. ET, 1 PT
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Ashley McBryde
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
 
"At Home with Farm Aid" with Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp
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5 p.m. ET, 2 PT
ET, 7:30 PT 10:30 p.m.
Angel Olsen
Melissa Etheridge
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ET, 5 PT 8 p.m.
(via Simmons Bank Arena's YouTube page, to benefit Arkansas hunger relief)
(via Facebook Live)
"Celebrating Bill Withers" with Marc Broussard, Oteil Burbridge, Finneas, Nigel Hall, Marcus King, Eric Krasno, Lawrence, Son Little, David Shaw, Allen Stone and more
6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
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6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
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6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
(daily, via Facebook Live)
Melissa Etheridge
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
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8 p.m. ET, 5 PT
(via YouTube, every Saturday)
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http://www.axs.tv/axstvconcerts/farm-aid-at-home/
(via Veeps, $15 day of show, full set, proceeds to MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and to Angel's band members and crew for wages lost )
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Ari Lennox
(weekly, via Instagram Live)
(daily, via Facebook Live)
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7:30 ET, 5:30 PT
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"Gather" with Michael W. Smith, Jason Crab, Elevation Worship, Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Blanca, Caitie Hurst, Corey Voss, I AM THEY, Jason Gray, Jillian Edwards, Leanna Crawford, Melanie Penn, North Point Worship, Rhett Walker, Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim, Unspoken and more
Norah Jones and Grace Potter will participate in a tribute to John Prine, while Bill Withers will be saluted by Finneas, Marc Broussard, Marcus King and others Sunday. Other all-star bills are even more packed. New Orleans has a benefit including local legends like Irma Thomas, with stars like Nicole Kidman making a cameo. Margo Price headlines a Noisey-sponsored benefit bill, also Saturday. And Michael W. There's a Nashville-based telethon with Rosanne Cash, Soccer Mommy, Los Lobos, Keb Mo, Jonathan Wilson and what seems like scores more. Smith will lead a multi-artist Easter worship service, on top of a country-gospel show the Grand Ole Opry has set for Easter eve. Jessie Reyez, Kim Petras and Princess Nokia bring a less localized flavor to their dance party.
6 p.m. ET, 3 PT
4 p.m ET, 1 PT
(via YouTube and Facebook Live, benefitting PLUS1’s COVID-19 relief fund in partnership with MusiCares and Sweet Relief)
 
(daily, via Facebook Live)
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Matthew Caws
Melissa Etheridge
noon ET, 9 a.m PT
"And the Beat Goes On," hosted by Justin Moore, with Tracy Lawrence, Joe Nichols, Adam Hambrick and Heath Sanders
Jesse Malin
(to benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund)
8 p.m. ET, 5 PT
ET, 5:45 PT 8:45 p.m.
ET, 4 PT 7 p.m.

Other inductees at this year's event include Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Carole Bayer Sager will be receiving the Johnny Mercer Award and music publisher Martin Bandier is the Visionary Leadership Award recipient.” /> Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin & Yusuf / Cat Stevens.
Halsey will be the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, slated for Thursday, June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
While her first solo No. The 24-year-old singer (legal name: Ashley Frangipane) first broke onto the global stage in 2014 with her song “Ghost,” which she posted on SoundCloud and soon was signed to Capitol’s Astralwerks label. 1 single, “Without Me,” didn’t come until last year, she’s been the featured artist and cowriter on hits headlined by other artists, including the double-platinum “Eastside” (by Benny Blanco, also featuring Khalid) and “Him & I” (by G-Eazy) and especially the Chainsmokers’ 2016 global smash “Closer,” which topped the charts for several weeks and has been certified diamond (10x platinum). 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She released her first album, “Badlands,” the following year and the follow-up, 2017’s “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” (on which she wrote or cowrote every song) debuted at No.
She is more than worthy to join the roster of the young songwriters who have received the coveted Hal David Starlight Award." President & CEO Linda Moran added, "Halsey bares her soul with heart-wrenching, rebellious and complex lyrics that come from a place of creativity and strength where not many songwriters are comfortable going.
It was named in honor of SHOF Chairman Emeritus Hal David for his support of young songwriters. The award, created in 2004, recognizes “gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs,” according to the Hall.
Previous honorees include Drake, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Nick Jonas, Nate Ruess, Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and John Rzeznik.
SHOF Chair Nile Rodgers commented, "I've watched Halsey grow over the last five years and every record seems to be better than the last one, so I'm delighted that she's being recognized in this much-deserved way."