Every Friday, the music streaming service Spotify refreshes the New Music Friday playlist, containing a large proportion of the new singles released by national and international artists. NU.nl lists a number of striking releases.

Calvin Harris & The Weeknd - About Now

The Weeknd was one of the first artists to release an album earlier this year despite the corona crisis. In March he shared the album After Hours with the big hit Blinding Lights . That decision did not harm the R&B star. Since then, he has been almost consistently the most listened to artist on Spotify at the moment. The Canadian singer has since recorded a collaboration with DJ and producer Calvin Harris. The record is called Over Now and was produced by Harris in collaboration with The Weeknd.

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Dua Lipa & Gwen Stefani - Physical (Mark Ronson Remix)

Dua Lipa, like The Weeknd, decided not to delay her album release due to the corona crisis. Her second album Future Nostalgia was released at the end of March and became a great success, making Dua Lipa still one of the three best listened to artists on Spotify at the moment. In recent months she has worked with a large number of producers, DJs and artists on a remix album of the record. For example, a new version of Levitating recently appeared in which Madonna and Missy Elliottt participate. The entire record has now been released and also includes a rework of single Physical , mixed by Mark Ronson, on which Gwen Stefani is responsible for a verse.

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Jaden & Justin Bieber - Falling For You

Jaden Smith releases his album CTV3: Cool Tape Volume 3 . The record is the third part of a series that he already started in 2012 and which further consists of two mixtapes. The 22-year-old rapper and singer gets help from friend Justin Bieber on the third part. The two previously worked together on Bieber's single Never Say Never from 2012. On the new song Falling For You, they sing about an almost obsessive childhood sweetheart.

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BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez - Ice Cream

Korean pop group BLACKPINK broke several records earlier this year with comeback single How You Like That . Never before have so many people watched a premiere on YouTube and a video was watched so often in the first 24 hours. Blackpink has previously worked with pop stars such as Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga and the four singers have now managed to get Selena Gomez for their new single Ice Cream .

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Katy Perry - Cry About It Later

It's a special week for Katy Perry. On Thursday, the singer announced that she gave birth to her first child. She had daughter Daisy Dove from fiancé Orlando Bloom. A day later she releases her fifth studio album Smile . Singles from the record have been released since 2018, including Never Really Over , Daisies and Smile . On the twelve song album, the singer seems to want to stay true to the pop sound that gave her many hits in the past, but the first reviews of Smile are not favorable.

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Racoon - The Real Guy

Racoon announced a Dutch-language album earlier this year and immediately released the single Het Is Al Laat Toch . The song became one of the biggest successes in the career of the Zeeland band. The follow-up is called The Real Vent , on which singer Bart van der Weide asks questions about choices and doubts. "Where are you, what are you, who do you want to be? Is it rock and roll to be free and die at 27 or is it rock and roll to put your teeth in life?" and grow old? ”he wonders in a press release.

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Bilal Wahib - Jealous

Bilal Wahib broke through as an actor with roles in films such as The Libi , but has also found success as a singer this year. His single Tiger became a top 3 hit this summer. He has already worked with big names from Dutch hip hop including Boef, Bizzey and Ronnie Flex. Wahib is now releasing a new solo single called Jealous as a successor to Tiger .

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