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1.) Circles – Post Malone

Two individuals are tied up in a relationship that goes up and down. Every time they “run away” from one another, they somehow end up going back to one another. For one reason or the other, the individuals are drawn to each other, but apparently, not for all the right reasons. Malone allows his partner make the make the moves “…so I don’t take the blame.”. At the end of the day, Malone’s character knows inside his heart that the relationship has to come to an end once and for all before the relationship turns toxic. The “Better Now” artist premiered “Circles” in New York City during his Bud Light Drive Bar Tour.

As of last Sunday, Post Malone has offcially become a two-time AMA (American Music Award) winner for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. “Circles” is apart of Malone’s recent award winning album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”.

2.) Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Another song based off of fallen love. The character Capaldi portrays is someone who opened up and allowed themselves to be vulnerable, but yet, the partner suddenly “then…pulled the rug.”. At this point, the torn individual feels like he no longer has anyone to turn to for comfort, assurance, or a sense of security. Now, one has to become accustomed to navigating life on their own outside of a relationship. “Someone You Loved” officially marks Lewis Capaldi’s first song to reach the Billboard Top 100 Chart. Capaldi partnered up with the charity organization “Live life, Give Life” with intending to increase awareness for individuals in need of organ donations. 

Appearing in the No. 1 spot for quite a few weeks at a time, Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” has remained on the Billboard 100 list for 28 weeks.

3.) Good as Hell – Lizzo

An empowering song that encourages women not to spend time fretting over a relationship gone bad where “…he don’t love you anymore…”. Lizzo implies that women should not beg to stay in any relationship because at the end of the day, if the individual claims that they do not want you [anymore], it is their loss – life goes on. The music video shows that one of the best lasting remedies to a let-down is feeling good about yourself by looking good, treating yourself, embracing your self-worth and being surrounded by supportive friends. This is another song of Lizzo’s that had originally came out few years ago (2016), but did not gain popularity until after her performance at the 2019 Video Music Awards.

Check out the version of “Good as Hell” where Lizzo collaborates with pop singer/actress, Ariana Grande!

5.) Memories – Maroon 5

As the lead singer of the group, Adam Levine can be heard singing and harmonizing throughout the whole song. In this song, Levine proclaims his thankfulness to his loved ones… the ones who that are within his orbit, and those who, for any reason, are out of it. At one point, “hatred” was felt when he had lost somebody who was dear to him. Now, Levine conveys through this song that he has an open heart – a heart that is capable of going back in time and recalling all of the ‘memories’ him and the loved one had together before they were separated (whether through a bad argument, or through death, is not made clear) in a healthy, positive outlook. From that point going forward, Adam Levine vows to honor the person as long as he lives. On the whole, Maroon 5’s “Memories” song depicts a very humane message. It lets individuals know that it is not only okay, but natural, to go through a cascade of emotions after loosing someone who was once a very important aspect of their life. At the end of the day, what keeps the person alive in one’s soul is the cherishing the memories of that individual.

After releasing the track, Adam Levine took to twitter and stated “This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss. In other words, this song is for all of us.”

5.) Lose You to Love Me – Selena Gomez

Gomez revisits the events of her past relationship and sings about her rough journey overcoming heartbreak, and betrayal. The crisp video that accompanies the song displayed Selena’s anger, hurt and confusion during that point of her life. Shot by the latest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro. This marks Gomez’s first No. 1 track on the Billboard charts.

Selena Gomez headlined the 2019 American Music Awards, where she performed “Lose You to Love Me” for the very first time [followed by it’s follow-up song, “Look At Her Now”].

6.) Senorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Ever since they have started dating one another, singer-songwriters Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been the talk of the town over the past few of months. “Senorita” outlines the blossoming of a romantic relationship. In the sweet yet steamy music video, the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” singers found themselves grossly intrigued by one another from the very moment they laid eyes on each other. As the saying goes, “From there, it was history.”. Both the song and the video that compliments it convey how they cannot resist one another, for no matter how hard either one of them try to deny it, they always find themselves craving and thinking about each other when they are apart. “Senorita” marks the first collaboration that Mendes and Cabello did as a couple. They preformed the song for the first time at the 2019 Video Music Awards.

In addition to performing “Senorita” at the 2019 VMA’s, the couple has also performed the popular song at the 2019 AMA’s. With “Senorita”, Mendes and Cabello won an AMA for the best collaboration of the year.

7.) No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake

Brown fans, Drake fans and “No Guidance” listeners alike would have likely did a double take from the very moment they came across the song. “Why surprised?” some may wonder… . Well, it all goes back to the bloody, physical altercation that transpired between Chris Brown, Drake, and their entourage at a night club in the year 2012. It is alleged that this viral, out-of-control brawl was over singer/songwriter, and now fashion designer, Rihanna. 

Rihanna dated Chris Brown 2008-2009. After a serious 2009 domestic violence case between the “Look at Me Now” and “Man Down” singers, the two ended their relationship. By the time 2011 came, Rihanna began dating the Canadian singer/rapper, Drake. At the night club in 2012, it was stated that Chris Brown made the cordial gesture of sending a fine wine over to Drake’s table… only for Drake to reject the gesture, and pass over a note to Brown’s table that grossly flaunted the fact that he was sleeping with Rihanna at the time (despite the fact Brown had already had a new girlfriend). From there, a massive fight between the two broke out that also consisted of the throwing of glass bottles. A lot of people got horrifically injured due to being caught up in the crossfire of the brawl. A few individuals in the fight had to get stitches on the face and head.

The fact that Brown and the Canadian made a song together strongly indicates an olive branch was extended, and that therefore, both have settled their deep-seated issues. While the song itself praises ‘that special women’s’ qualities, the video “depicts a dance battle between Brown and Drake in which they resolve their beef – mirroring the ending of their real-life feud.”. – Billboard

At the 2019 BET’s Soul Train Awards, Chris Brown’s and Drake’s collaboration on “No Guidance” has earned them three honors in one night. “No Guidance” was declared to be the best dance performance of the year, the best collaboration of the year, AND, overall, the song of the year.

8.) Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish

“Everything I Wanted” has been released only two weeks ago, and has already made its way into the Hot 100 Chart. Elish’s new single went from No. 74 the first week of it’s release, to No. 8 the second week.

The song at hand was co-written and produced by Billie Eilish’s brother, Finneas. In a recent interview, Eilish gives listeners insight on why she created the song. She states that she is one of those individuals who more so often than not, encounters nightmares. Worse than getting nightmares here and there, Billie also suffers from sleep paralysis.

If one is able to make out the picture on the cover of the single, they will notice it is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransico, California. Unfourtantely, the Golden Gate Bridge is well-known for being a common suicide site. This iconic landmark corrorlates with Elish’s “Everything I Wanted” being that it is based off of a dream she had where she commited suicide. The song goes on about how people were acting indifferent after witnessing Eilish’s death – even those who she considered to be her friends. At the end of the day, the song converts to Billie expressing gratitude for her brother, Finneas, for she knows that he will always be there for her no matter what troubles she faces, and vice-versa.

Last Sunday, Billie Eilish has clinched onto her first AMA for the best Alternative Rock Artist. On that very same night, Eilish recieved an additional AMA for the New Artist of the Year.

9.) 10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

This song is about lovers embracing one another and all that they have to offer in terms of companionship. The three spouses (Dan, Shay, and Justin Bieber) vow to always be there for their partners. They want to continue knowing them on a deep level that practically no one else knows on them on – “…the good and the bad…”. The trio of singers express their undying will to patient and to keep trying to capture their partner’s hearts each and every day of their lives together.

According to Billboard, the release of the single marks Justin Bieber’s first entry on a Country chart.

10.) Truth Hurts – Lizzo

Not so long ago, “Truth Hurts” spent some time in the spotlight as number 1 on the Billboard 100. This song is about a woman realizing that the man she was with was “holding me back” when she was the one doing all the heavy-lifting in the relationship to ensure his well-being. Given the situation, the woman Lizzo portrays decides that she does not necessarily need to get married to be happy. In fact, Lizzo offers the man up to other girls who have been chasing after him. Nothing or anyone is worth being a “side chick”. It happens that Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” came out in 2017. The song did not get much attention until the track featured on Lizzo’s third studio album “Cuz I Love You”. “Truth Hurts” alone has lasted on the Billboard Top 100 Chart for 29 weeks.

Check out how Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” has inspired youth!

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  • President Donald Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, a stunning development just over a month away from Election Day.
  • In a tweet, Trump said, “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

Shortly after Trump’s tweet, U.S. stock futures moved sharply lower with Dow futures falling more than 400 points.

Trump has come under withering criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, where more than 7.2 million have been infected and 200,007 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. 

White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo, “The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.”

He also said he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”

The announcement came hours after the president said he would begin a quarantine process after top aide Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say people should stay home and quarantine if they might have been exposed to the virus. The agency says people should quarantine for 14 days. Two weeks from Thursday is Oct. 15, the date of the second presidential debate between Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Hicks, who has been known to spend a lot of time with Trump, had traveled with the president to the debate Tuesday night in Cleveland. She was seen not wearing a mask.

Trump, 74, himself rarely wears a mask and has mocked Biden, 77, for often wearing face coverings. At his age, Trump is considered to be part of a high-risk group.

The Biden campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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George Floyd’s: final words ‘I can’t breathe’ are a wake-up call ‘for all of us’-Joe Biden.

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PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden on Tuesday praised the nationwide peaceful protests to the death of George Floyd, calling his killing in police custody a “wake-up call for our nation” and drawing a stark contrast between President Donald Trump’s tactics and how he would respond.

In a speech from Philadelphia City Hall, Biden repeated Floyd’s final words before he died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes — and said it was time “to listen to those words … and respond with action.”

“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. George Floyd’s last words,” the apparent 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said. “But they didn’t die with him. They’re still being heard. They’re echoing across this nation.”

“They speak to a nation where every day, millions of people — not at the moment of losing their life, but in the course of living their life — are saying to themselves, ‘I can’t breathe.’ It’s a wake-up call for our nation, for all of us,” Biden said.

Biden said the country was “crying out for leadership that can unite us” — and that he, not Trump, could provide it.

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“I won’t traffic in fear and division. I won’t fan the flames of hate. I will seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued this country — not use them for political gain,” he said. “I’ll do my job and take responsibility. I won’t blame others. I’ll never forget that the job isn’t about me.

Addressing Monday night’s events outside the White House when police used tear gas against peaceful protesters to clear the area for Trump’s photo-op outside St. John’s Episcopal Church, Biden said that, “We can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle, more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care.”

Biden, noting that Trump had held up a Bible for the photo-op, said, “I just wish he’d open it once in a while.”

Trump, Biden added, “might want to open up the U.S. Constitution once in a while,” and read the First Amendment, hitting the president for urging governors across the U.S. to “dominate” protesters.

At the same time, Biden said there was “no place for violence” or “rioting” or “destroying property,” while also warning law enforcement that “nor is it acceptable for our police … to escalate violence.”

Biden’s remarks come a day after he spoke to African American leaders and visited a church in Wilmington, Delaware. On Sunday, he visited a site in Wilmington where demonstrators had protested Floyd’s death.

The former vice president recently came under fire for telling a radio host and African American voters in an interview that “you ain’t black” if they back Trump’s re-election. Biden later apologized for his comments, saying they were “really unfortunate” and that he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

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George Floyd live update: violent protests escalate-Looting and arson, spread across the United States.

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There appears to be a complete state of anarchy inside America in the last four days, a nation where over 100.000 people died due to Coronavirus. The protests over the death of George Floyd in Police Custody is spiraling out of control. With curfews imposed by various States, the Mayor of New York addressed the City residents last night, making a passionate appeal to all the protesters to go back home.
A reliable source said the Mayor is likely going to impose a curfew on the beleaguered City still reeling from over three months of lockdown, due to COVID-19.

Violent protests have escalated, overpowering the police and members of the National Guard. Over 15 NYPD cars were burnt, forcing the New York finest to change tactics and become more aggressive. Five New York City Police officers, escaped death by a whisker when two protesters from the Catskill area of New York, threw a curtail at them. Both officers fled, leaving their vehicles in flame.

Through much of the afternoon until well after dark, crowds of protesters holding signs and chanting slogans made their way through Harlem, the East Village, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Jackson Heights in Queens, the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and portions of the Bronx and Staten Island, sometimes seeming to move independently but at other moments appearing to break apart, come together and re-splinter in a way that tested the ability of the police to maintain control.
Most of the actions were peaceful, with demonstrators waving burning sage at the police or shouting Mr. Floyd’s name to mourn his death last Monday at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. “I’m not here to fight someone,” said Eldon Gillet, 40, who was on the streets in Brooklyn. “I’m here to fight a system.”

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Initially peaceful protests in Philadelphia took on a different tone later Saturday afternoon after a car was set on fire and a crowd tried to gain access to a municipal building in one of many new demonstrations to emerge across the country during the day Saturday — only hours after violence rocked cities coast to coast on Friday night.

A demonstration in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday led police to declare an emergency.

At the White House, protesters pushed security barricades and could be seen standing on top of Secret Service vehicles.

And, in Austin, Texas, demonstrators gathered in the street in front of officers in riot gear. A photo showed a protester holding a sign that read “your uniform is not a license to kill.”

The demonstrations come days after a video was posted on social media showing a Minneapolis police officer pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee for more than eight minutes as Floyd said, “Please please, please, I can’t breathe.”

Derek Chauvin, the since-fired officer who detained Floyd, was arrested and charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Three other officers were also involved in Floyd’s detainment.

The Philadelphia protest on Saturday appeared at first to be peaceful, but video showed a car on fire in the vicinity of demonstrators, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Then, at around 5 p.m., police were seen pepper-spraying a group of protesters who were climbing onto an armored truck near a municipal services building.

Social media posts showed police guarding the building from a crowd of people holding signs with messages such as, “He couldn’t breathe ” and “Justice for the people.”

In Columbus, Ohio, police said midday Saturday that the public should avoid the area of demonstrations that were sparked by the death of Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis police custody on Monday.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said police declared the emergency to help manage the crowds.

“We are asking residents to avoid the area,” Ginther wrote in a tweet. “Safety of everyone — protesters and police — is paramount. We’re calling for everyone to remain calm.”

A video posted on Twitter showed people running and coughing after Columbus police apparently deployed tear gas at a crowd.

Protesters also gathered in the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati during the day Saturday.

A massive crowd gathered outside of City Hall in Cincinnati, some with signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Disarm the police.”

Across the country, the Los Angeles Police Department was calling in additional officers and detectives to prepare for Saturday’s expected demonstrations, sources told NBC News.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday a vehicle drove through a police skirmish line downtown, resulting in an officer-involved shooting, they said. At least one person has been arrested. It’s unclear if anyone was injured.

By mid-afternoon Saturday throngs of protesters filled Pan Pacific Park in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of the city, not far from the Grove shopping center.

In New York City meanwhile, a large group gathered outside a police in Harlem. According to NBC New York, protests were planned in all five boroughs.

Following the arrests of more than 530 people during protests in Los Angeles Friday night, the city was preparing for more demonstrations on Saturday, NBC Los Angeles reported.

By mid-afternoon Saturday throngs of protesters filled Pan Pacific Park in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of the city, not far from the Grove shopping center.

And in Des Moines, Iowa, Mothers Against Violence and Stop the Violence organized a demonstration on Saturday morning in which hundreds of protesters chanted “I can’t breathe,” according to NBC affiliate WHO.

The group that organized the protest in Newark, New Jersey — The People’s Organization for Progress —posted a video on its Facebook page showing a large crowd of people calmly walking through the streets of the city’s downtown, also chanting “I can’t breathe.”

Those peaceful protests stood in stark contrast to Friday night’s events, including the death of a 19-year-old man in Detroit after someone in a van fired shots into a crowd of protesters. A police spokesperson said an officer was not involved.

Also on Friday, in Oakland, California, a security officer with the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security was killed and another injured after someone in a vehicle opened fire around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, the FBI said.

A number of public officials around the country have condemned the violence. “Go home. You’re not honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a news conference. “If you want change in America, go and register to vote.”

The Minnesota governor said the violent demonstrations no longer have anything to do with Floyd or a demand for racial justice. He said the blame lies primarily with people from out of the state who are going to the Twin Cities to commit violence.

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