Pop Culture Catch-Up: The 5 Things You Should Know Today

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It’s only October 10th, but it’s already been a pretty big month for music; both John Legend and Bruno Mars recently released catchy new singles, and Solange Knowles’ new album is quickly climbing the charts. Meanwhile, the world got a little more beautiful with the birth of a supermodel’s baby boy, not to mention that an endless lineup of celebrities are about to find their home in Dubai. Read on to get caught up on the past week’s most noteworthy pop culture news.

1

Solange has a new album: 'A Seat at the Table'.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out A Seat at the Table, the third album by Solange Knowles. It features funk, neo soul, psychedelic soul, and contemporary R&B as well as musical collaborations from the likes of Lil Wayne, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago KidQ-TipKelly Rowland, and Kelela.

2

Bruno Mars has a new single: '24K Magic'.

This feel-good song off Bruno Mars’ forthcoming album of the same name (set to be released on November 18th) accompanies a video featuring all the glitz, glamour, and kitsch of Las Vegas. Warning: You’ll be humming that highly catchy chorus all day long.

3

Candice Swanepoel gave birth to a baby boy.

Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel and her fiancé Hermann Nicoli welcomed their baby boy Anacã (the Brazilian word for a type of bird) on October 5th. The model took to Instagram to share a photo of her little angel, as seen below.

Life is sweet. 👶🏼Anacan (Anacã) 5th-October -2016

A photo posted by Candice Swanepoel (@angelcandices) on

4

Madame Tussauds is coming to Dubai.

Regional newspapers are reporting that the famous waxwork museum will soon be hitting our shores. It’s expected to open next fall on Bluewaters Island, next to the Ain Dubai ferris wheel (yes, it’s been renamed) off JBR. Madame Tussauds currently has several locations worldwide, including Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York, London, and Las Vegas.

5

John Legend has a new single: 'Love Me Now'.

On behalf of her husband John Legend, Chrissy Teigen posted a video last Thursday on Instagram in which he announces his latest single, ‘Love Me Now’. “I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone, so I’m gonna love you now like it’s all I have,” he sings in this gorgeous new song. Legend has yet to announce a launch date for his upcoming album, but he has us anxiously awaiting its release.

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