Billboard’s First Stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond.
This week, Camila Cabello drops a flashy new single with Ed Sheeran, DaBaby and YoungBoy Never Broke Again team up, and Dominic Fike and Zendaya find musical euphoria. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:
“We were kids at the start — I guess we’re grown-ups now,” Camila Cabello sings on her Ed Sheeran-assisted new single, “Bam Bam.” Cabello is likely referencing her recent split with fellow pop star Shawn Mendes, who had known each other since their teenage years, yet “Bam Bam” also positions Cabello (whose new album Familia arrives next month) as a maturing pop voice, with more nuance and lived experience packed into each word. Sheeran stops by to sing about overcoming hardship, but Cabello commands “Bam Bam,” adapting to the different movements of its Latin pop production.