Donald Glover shares soundtrack to new show Swarm

Donald Glover shares soundtrack to new show Swarm
Listen to six songs by fictional pop star Ni’jah, including a Childish Gambino collaboration.

By David Renshaw

March 17, 2023

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Swarm is the new TV show from Atlanta creator Donald Glover. It stars Dominique Fishback as a huge music fan whose obsession with fictional pop star Ni’jah pushes her to extreme and violent situations. Swarm debuted on Amazon Prime Video today, March 17, and an accompanying EP of music from the show has been released alongside it.


The EP features six Ni’Jah songs including a collaboration with Glover, credited to his Childish Gambino moniker. Ni’Jah’s vocals come courtesy of Kirby, the Roc Nation-signed artist who released her debut album Sis in 2020. Glover executive produced the tracks with regular collaborator Michael Uzowuru. Check it out below.

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Glover’s last album as Childish Gambino, 3.15.20, was released in 2020. At the time Glover speculated that it would be his final project under that name. His hit TV show Atlanta wrapped up after four seasons in 2022.



2022 Emmy nominees: Netflix’s Kanye West doc, Donald Glover, and Lizzo get nods

2022 Emmy nominees: Netflix’s Kanye West doc, Donald Glover, and Lizzo get nods
The awards show takes place on September 22.

By Jordan Darville

July 12, 2022

Kanye West. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.


The full list of nominees for the 2022 Emmy Awards has been released ahead of the awards show’s airing this September 22 on ABC. The most-nominated program on the list as HBO’s family dynasty drama Succession with 25. After that, Ted Lazzo and The White Lotus each got 20 nominations, making it a good year for comedies of all kinds.


The unusual quality of music documentaries and productions didn’t go unnoticed, either. Netflix’s three-part, decades-spanning epic jeen-yus: A Kanye Story received a nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction series; Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back also received a nod in the same category along with four other nominations. Lizzo’s variety show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls got six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Competition Program, where it’ll go up against RuPaul’s Drag Race.

As usual, FX’s Atlanta got some love. It’s nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Donald Glover), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour).


See the nominees in some of the most hotly-anticipated categories below, with a full list here.

Outstanding Drama
Better Call Saul
Squid Game
Stranger Things (Season 4, Volume 1)


Lead Actress in a Drama
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Zendaya, Euphoria

Lead Actor in a Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Jeremy Strong, Succession

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Patricia Arquette, Severance
Julia Garner, Ozark
Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game
Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
J. Smith-Cameron, Succession
Sarah Snook, Succession
Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria


Supporting Actor in a Drama
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Park Hae-soo, Squid Game
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
John Turturro, Severance
Christopher Walken, Severance
Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

Guest Actress in a Drama
Hope Davis, Succession
Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show
Martha Kelly, Euphoria
Sanaa Lathan, Succession
Harriet Walter, Succession
Lee You-mi, Squid Game

Guest Actor in a Drama
Adrien Brody, Succession
James Cromwell, Succession
Colton Domingo, Euphoria
Arian Moayed, Succession
Tom Pelphrey, Ozark
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession


Outstanding Comedy
Abbott Elementary
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso
What We Do in the Shadows

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jean Smart, Hacks

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso


Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
Henry Winkler, Barry
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress in a Comedy
Jane Adams, Hacks
Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks
Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building
Laurie Metcalf, Hacks
Kaitlin Olson, Hacks
Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso


Guest Actor in a Comedy
Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Curb Your Enthusiasm
James Lance, Ted Lasso
Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building
Christopher McDonald, Hacks
Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
100 Foot Wave
jeen-yus: A Kanye Trilogy
The Beatles: Get Back
The Andy Warhol Diaries
We Need To Talk About Cosby

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
The Dropout
Inventing Anna
Pam & Tommy
The White Lotus


Outstanding Made-For-Television Movie
Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Ray Donovan: The Movie
Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon
The Survivor
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

Lead Actress In A Limited Anthology or Series, or Movie
Toni Collette, The Staircase
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Margaret Qually, Maid
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Lead Supporting Actor In A Limited Anthology or Series, or Movie
Colin Firth, The Staircase
Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Himesh Patel, Station Eleven
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy


Supporting Actress In A Limited Anthology or Series, or Movie
Connie Britton, The White Lotus
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus
Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus
Mare Winningham, Dopesick

Supporting Actor In A Limited Anthology or Series, or Movie
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
Jake Lacy,The White Lotus
Will Poulter, Dopesick
Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy
Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick
Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick
Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Below Deck Mediterranean
Love On the Spectrum U.S.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
Selling Sunset

Reality Show Host
Queer Eye‘s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness
Nailed It!‘s Nicole Byer
Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary
Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi
Making It‘s Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman
RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s RuPaul

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
What If…?


5 things we learned from Donald Glover interviewing himself for Interview

5 things we learned from Donald Glover interviewing himself for Interview
He spoke about Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, his music career, and more.

By Jordan Darville

April 07, 2022

Donald Glover. Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images.


Donald Glover is the cover star for Interview‘s latest edition, and true to form, the rapper, actor, and artist decided on a format that would divide the internet into two fervently opposed camps. Rather than speaking to a fellow celebrity for the piece – the feature style Interview is famous for – Glover chose to be “interviewed” by himself.


It goes without saying that this is not really an interview in the traditional sense. Near the start of the piece, Glover says he chose to speak with himself as he felt most interviews ask the same questions: “This way I can get questions I usually don’t get asked.”

It’s a lofty standard to set right out of the gate for a feature that could have benefitted from lifing a few more cues from David Byrne’s self-interview, a still-amusing take on the interview with an unfortunate sprinkle of blackface. Instead, the Glover interview pushes the inherent absurdity into the background in favor of attempts at guru-like reflections on the culture, Gloverish koans, and a few bits that approach genuine wisdom.


Still, for Glover fans it’s a fairly comprehensive state of the union, covering his personal life, the upcoming TV show Mr. and Mrs Smith, his music career, and more. See below for a few highlights, and read the full interview here.

PEN15’s Maya Erskin is replacing Pheobe Waller-Bridge in Glover’s TV adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

“Yeah. She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now.”


He’s farming now…

“I love farms. I love produce. We’ve got all these fruits, bees. Our cow is pregnant so we’ll have milk for a little while. It makes me happy.”


…but music is still on the menu.

“I’ve been rapping a lot. Producing. It’s fun again. Doing features.”

He considers the Childish Gambino album Because The Internet to be “the rap OK Computer

“It’s prescient in tone and subject matter and it’s extremely influential. And I know no one’s gonna give me that until I’m dead. But it’s true.”

Some thoughts on Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle were shared

“A lot of people believe both of them are doing what they do in good faith. It’s not cynical. It’s not CNN or Fox. It doesn’t feel to most people like they’re trying to sell something. People are looking for other people to interact with in good faith. Because a lot of this rage is artificial. People have emotional diabetes and don’t even know it.”

Donald Glover’s Atlanta will end after season 4

Donald Glover’s Atlanta will end after season 4
Seasons 3 and 4 of the hit dramedy have already been filmed

By Jordan Darville

February 17, 2022

Donald Glover. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.


Donald Glover‘s hit FX show Atlanta will come to an end after its fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FX CEO John Landgraf revealed the news on Thursday during the winter press tour for the Television Critics Association.


The show’s upcoming third season is set to premiere on March 24 with the final season airing this fall. Both seasons were originally set to air in 2021 before the coronavirus pandemic forced a delay in filming. Glover shared the first trailer for the third season in November 2021, roughly three years after Atlanta‘s second season first aired.

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In February 20021, Glover left his FX deal in favor of an eight-figure contract with Amazon. His current projects for the company include a reboot of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (a collaboration with Phoebe Waller-Bridge before the Fleabag creator dropped out) and Hive, a music series featuring Malia Obama in the show’s writer’s room.


Donald Glover says new music is in the works

Donald Glover says new music is in the works
He also said the upcoming seasons of his show Atlanta “are going to be some of the best television ever made.”

By Jordan Darville

November 06, 2020

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images


Donald Glover has been quiet since dropping the fourth Childish Gambino album 3.15.20 in March via a website, but on Friday he broke his social media silence to tweet an announcement of a new “music project.” He’s pretty excited about it: “last music project was probably my best,” he said of 3.15.20, “but the one coming will be my biggest by far.”


last music project was probably my best. but the one coming will be my biggest by far.

listen to "new ancient strings" outside.

— donald (@donaldglover) November 6, 2020


No other details were given, but it’s unlikely that the project is a new Childish Gambino album. Glover has referred to the then-upcoming fourth Childish Gambino album as his final under the moniker, and he hasn’t shared any indication that he’s changed his mind on the matter.

Glover also gave an update on seasons three and four of his TV show Atlanta. In September, the hit FX program has had filming delayed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now expected to premiere later in 2021. Still, Glover implied it would be worth the wait. “s3+s4 are going to be some of the best television ever made,” Glover wrote. sopranos only ones who can touch us.”


while im here: 'atlanta' s3+s4 are going to be some of the best television ever made. sopranos only ones who can touch us.

— donald (@donaldglover) November 6, 2020

Quavo and Childish Gambino Hints At Some Joint Music Coming

Quavo and Childish Gambino are cooking up some new music in the studio.

The Migos rapper recently wrapped up his joint album with Travis Scott and already he is moving on to work on something new, this time with his fellow Atlanta artist and close friend Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover. Quavo ignite Instagram yesterday when he posted a photo of himself and Gambino in the studio. The pic shows the “Portland” rapper appears to be cutting up weed while Glover stands in front of a laptop. “H U N C H O G L O V E R N A W F A T L A N T A,” he wrote in the caption.

He didn’t revealed what they are working on but it could be music or some TV production. Migos appeared on the first season of Donald Glover’s hit comedy TV series Atlanta. He won a Golden Globe award for the show and gave Migos a big shou-out during his acceptance speech when he praised them for their single “Bad and Boujee” and even refers to the group as the Beatles of this generation.

This is the second time that the two posted a photo of themselves in the studio together in recent weeks. Back in October, they posted a pic of Quavo, Donald Glover, Lil Yachty, and Chance The Rapper in the studio together. The final products from those recording sessions are not here as yet, but we are all waiting patiently. Quavo is one of the most requested artists this year for guest verses on other artists music. He is also one of the most streamed artists on Spotify this year as he continues to build a catalog for himself out of the group. Migos is currently working on their new album Culture 2, which they say is coming soon.

Donald Glover Wins Two Emmys and Create History In The Process

Donald Glover continues to have an amazing year with Atlanta TV series winning two Emmys on Sunday including creating history.

Glover won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the hit FX series and then he created history by becoming the first African American to win an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Directing In a Comedy Series. To make it even more impressive, he beat out competition from other hit TV shows like Veep and Silicon Valley. In January of this year, Glover won himself two Golden Glove awards and last night he went into the Emmys with five nominations and walked away with two.

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, debut the comedy series Atlanta on FX last year and it became an instant hit. The second season was delayed until 2018 when it will begin filming. The rapper/actor thanked his parents, his son, his wife and his Atlanta castmates while accepting the award. He also thanked his friend Hiro Murai for teaching him about directing.

“He taught me everything about directing,” Glover said. “He had the eye for this show and he’s just amazing. I really want to give this to Hiro and just say ‘I love you and thank you for being my best friend.’”