Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, And Post Malone Lead Spotify’s Cannes Lions Lineup

The event is taking place Monday, June 20 to Thursday, June 23.

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Post Malone - Photo: Erika Goldring/WireImage
Post Malone - Photo: Erika Goldring/WireImage

Spotify has revealed its performance and panel lineup for this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, taking place Monday, June 20 to Thursday, June 23. (The festival runs through June 24.)

Performances take place each night and will feature Kendrick Lamar, DJ Pee .Wee, aka Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, the Black Keys, and Post Malone, plus an unannounced artist, which Spotify revealed will be Dua Lipa.

DJ Henrie, the co-host of the Spotify Original Who We Be podcast, will be spinning as Spotify’s ‘House DJ’ throughout the week.

It has been an exciting time for Post Malone. Earlier this week, he expanded his newly released fourth album Twelve Carat Toothache, adding two new tracks to the record.

The album, which was released on June 3 and arrived three years after the critically acclaimed Hollywood’s Bleeding, now ends with the songs “Waiting For Never” and “Hateful.”

Both tracks were produced by Post’s frequent collaborator Louis Bell alongside J. Lauren and BRYVN, while Hector Soundz and Frankie XY also contributed to “Waiting For Never.” “When all these tattoos fade/I will never look back, you’ll be in the same place,” Post sings on “Waiting For Never.” “I keep telling myself if I wanted you to change/I’d be waiting for never, waiting for never.”

“Hateful,” meanwhile, finds the star rasping urgently: “Calling me unfaithful, faithful/But you know who you dealing with/How am I supposed to lay low, lay low/When things are so beyond repair?

Twelve Carat Toothache – one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2022 – features a raft of big-name features, including the singles “Cooped Up”, with Roddy Ricch, and The Weeknd-featuring “One Right Now.” Elsewhere, the likes of Doja Cat, Gunna, Fleet Foxes, and The Kid LAROI also appear, aiding Post on the blockbuster record.

Lamar is also in album mode, as his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, hit the top spot in the US Billboard album charts, sporting the biggest first-week sales in 2022 so far upon its release.

In the US, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers became Lamar’s fourth album to hit No.1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the fastest-selling album of the year so far, selling 295,500 equivalent album units across its first week.  According to Billboard, the album breaks a record set only the previous week by Bad Bunny‘s new album Un Verano Sin Ti.

Visit Spotify’s official website for more information.

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