Welcome to PopCrush’s Daily Break! Here’s a breakdown of today’s hottest pop culture and lifestyle stories as heard on PopCrush Nights, which aired across the country. Check out The Weeknd’s graphic achievement, Tinder’s latest feature below, and more.
“Blinding Lights” Now Longest Solo Song in “Billboard” Hot 100 History
The weekend Blinding lights has just gone down in history, becoming the oldest solo song in the Billboard Hot 100 List! The song just passed its 78th week on the roster, surpassing Jason Mraz’s I’m yours. (Going through Uproxx)
Are overnight adventures still a thing after the pandemic?
Has the COVID-19 pandemic made us hyper-aware of germs? A recent poll found that 61% of single men believe people will no longer participate in one night stands. Women are a little less worried, however: only 47% of women think that one-night stands will go away. (Going through Press release)
Tinder just added a new feature to prevent your ex from finding you
The geniuses of Tinder just saved you from some really awkward matches. Thanks to a new feature that prevents you from finding people in your phone’s contact list, you’ll no longer see your exes, coworkers, or loved ones (ew!) By swiping on Tinder. (Going through Tinder newsroom)
One person is to blame for Tuesday’s global internet blackout
A single anonymous IT client is responsible for the internet disruption – and not Kim Kardashian style! A client of Fastly, a cloud computing company, caused a software bug when he changed some settings earlier this week, according to the company. As a result, millions of people have lost connection to sites such as Amazon, Netflix, BBC, Spotify and even the White House. Fortunately, the outage only lasted 49 minutes. (Going through NPR)
Lewis Capaldi gets his own documentary film
Filmmaker Joe Pearlman is about to give us a glimpse into the life of 24-year-old singer Lewis Capaldi. A feature film about the Scottish rise to fame, from pub performances to world tours, is in the works. (Going through MusicNews.com)
Liam Payne Raises Awareness of Addiction and Mental Health
Being a teenager in the spotlight hasn’t been easy for singer Liam Payne. In a recent interview, Payne spoke about how One Direction’s fame impacted his mental health. He recalls seeing pictures of himself on a boat after taking pills and drinking, and said that was when he knew he needed help.
If you or a loved one is in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.