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Hailee Steinfeld Accused Of Stealing Nicki Minaj’s Music!

Hailee Steinfeld shared new details about her upcoming album, ‘Half Written Story’ but some fans are accusing the singer of copying another artist.

What’s up guys, it’s Sussan Mourad here with Clevver Music, and we’re super excited because Hailee Steinfeld is set to drop her new album next Friday, May 8, and she just shared new details with fans!

The mini-album features five songs, including the already released singles “Wrong Direction” and “I Love Yous,” and Hailee has now dropped the full track list as well.

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Hailee Steinfeld Calls out Her Record Label for Not Promoting Her New EP

In her video announcement, Steinfeld said Half Written Story was delayed for a week because she “needed a little extra time to get things perfect.” She confirmed a May 8, 2020 release date, and, just a couple of days later, on April 27, posted the cover art. Also included is the tracklist, which reveals three previously unannounced titles.

Fans were, of course, very excited. Also chiming in in the comments? Her label Republic Records (a part of Universal Music Group). The account posted three heart emojis. Steinfeld replied, “you gonna post about it?”

For whatever reason, Steinfeld shared the news of the EP’s release date, tracklist, and pre-save availability before her label. Republic Records amended this the next day: April 28, 2020. On its official accounts, the label shared the cover art video and tracklist, along with a recent promotional image of Steinfeld.

“New @haileesteinfeld coming soon,” the account captioned the post, adding the date, title, and pointing to a pre-save link in bio. The account also posted this link in its Instagram Story. But needless to say, the comments from Steinfeld’s fans still came. “She dragged you guys lmao,” wrote one. “[You] had to after she came after you,” wrote another.

It’s not typical for a record label to hold back on promoting its artists unless there was some kind of behind-the-scenes disagreement going on. While this could be the case — or there could be some other unknown factor — it can also come down to an instance of the label not prioritizing a particular artist in favor of another.

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Hailee Steinfeld announces ‘Half Written Story’ EP, out May 8

Hailee Steinfeld has announced the title and new release date for the first EP of her two-part project.

Half Written Story, featuring her latest single, “I Love You’s,” will come out May 8, a week later than had been originally planned.

The five-track EP will also feature the previously released track “Wrong Direction,” as well as new songs “Your Name Hurts,” “END this (L.O.V.E.),” and “Man Up.”

“This project is a collection of songs that are so special to me and I’m incredibly proud of,” Hailee shares in a statement. “This is the first body of work I’ve put out since my debut project in 2016 and I can’t wait for everyone to hear these new songs.”

Part two will be released this summer.

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Hailee Steinfeld Scheduled To Perform On May 1 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition”

Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld will showcase the latter talent when she appears on the May 1 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

According to NBC, Steinfeld will be a musical guest on that night’s episode. The episode, like the past month’s worth of broadcasts, will be an “At Home Edition” featuring comedy from Fallon’s home and video appearances by celebrities.

Along with the Steinfeld performance, the episode will feature interviews with Jon Hamm and Brené Brown.

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Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld Among Artists Set to Cover Foo Fighters Song for Charity Single

Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer and Hailee Steinfeld are among many artists taking part in a giant, all-star charity cover version of “Times Like These,” a classic 2003 song by alt-rock superstars Foo Fighters.

The performance was organized by BBC Radio 1, and will benefit the organizations BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief in support of vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The song’s chorus — “It’s times like these you learn to live again/It’s times like these you give and give again” — seem to speak to our current moment.

Other artists participating include Anne-Marie, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Sean Paul, Rita Ora, Bastille, Zara Larsson, and Mabel.

The “Times Like These” cover will be released this Thursday, April 23 at noon BST, which is 7 a.m. ET. Its accompanying video will then premiere later that day on the BBC’s The Big Night In charity special.

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In quarantine, Hailee Steinfeld is working on new music and hoping you’ll watch ‘Dickinson’

Some artists have postponed plans for new music, but on May 1, Hailee Steinfeld still plans on releasing part 1 of a two-part musical project. In fact, she tells ABC Audio that she’s spending a lot of her quarantine time putting the finishing touches on her songs.

“I set up a little home studio and I’ve been finishing some records that are coming out on part one of my project…that I’m really excited to share with you guys,” says the Oscar-nominated star, who’s isolating with her family and her new puppy. “I’m…working on some new stuff, trying to stay inspired and creative.”

The project will include “I Love Yous” and her other recent single, “Wrong Direction,” both of which were inspired by break-ups.

“[Those songs] are definitely a little taste of what’s to come as far…well, as far as everything,” Hailee laughs. “Lyrically, sonically, songs kind of fall in between them, but as far as subject matter, it’s all very cohesive.”

Meanwhile, Hailee’s got a recommendation for what you should stream while you’re stuck at home.

“It’s called Dickinson. It’s on Apple TV+ for free, available for anyone and everyone to watch, right now!” she laughs. “Go watch it people! This is a show that I am in, that I am so, so proud of and think is so amazing.”

Dickinson stars Hailee as real-life 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, who lived most of her life in isolation.

“That was basically her entire life. She was sort of bound to the four walls in her room and she did what she could to stay creative,” notes Hailee. “So watch that, maybe you’ll get some ideas…maybe I should watch that and get some ideas myself, now that I think about it!”