Merge 104.8 | 15 October 2020
Ariana Grande has made a surprise announcement! She posted on social media that’s she will be releasing a new album this month. This will be studio album number 6. The new project doesn’t have a name yet but it follows ‘thank u, next’ which came out last year.
Post Malone was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards, taking home nine awards including top artist. Billie Eilish was another winner, taking home the prize for top female artist, beating Ariana Grande, Halsey, and Taylor Swift. The ceremony, which had no audience was supposed to take place in Las Vegas in April but moved to Los Angeles because of the pandemic.
How much would you pay for a bird? In Saudi Arabia a young falcon has sold for more than $170,000, the most expensive sale ever for that type of bird. The auction is organized by the Saudi Falcon Club and supported by the government as a way to preserve and nurture the heritage activity. The bird was sold on Tuesday for 650,000 Saudi riyals which works out to be more than 66,000 Omani Rials.