ABC/Craig SjodinOver the holidays, Katy Perry teamed up with Amazon Music to release a new single called "Cozy Little Christmas," which ended up being a big hit. Now, Katy's continuing her relationship with the company by performing for its employees.
GeekWire.com has confirmed that Katy will be the headline act August 20 for Amazon's annual employee celebration event at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Amazon currently has more than 45,000 employees in the Emerald City.
The concert will also be a celebration of the company's big Prime Day event earlier this month, during which a record 175 million items were sold. Coincidentally, Katy's enemy-turned-friend Taylor Swift was the headline act for Amazon's Prime Day concert this year.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGAriana Grande is speaking out after a photographer she’s worked with was accused of manipulating women to send him nude photos.
The singer posted a message to models and artists everywhere on her Instagram Story, telling them not shoot with photographers who “make you uncomfortable or make you feel like you need to take your clothing off if you don’t want to.”
“If you want to, sick. but if you don’t, please don’t,” she added. “If they tell you you have to pay more money if you’re clothed that’s f***** and I’m sorry that has happened to you. I promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there.”
Ariana also encouraged women to “look out for one another” and help friends get connected with photographers they've had positive experiences with.
Her message came after photographer Marcus Hyde, a prominent celebrity photographer who has worked with Ariana and Kim Kardashian, was revealed to have allegedly solicited nude photos from models before agreeing to shoot with them.
A model named Sunnaya Nashposted screenshots from what she said were her DMs with Hyde, in which he said he'd charge her $2,000 for a photo shoot -- unless she sent him nude pics beforehand. "Gotta see if you're worth it," Hyde allegedly wrote.
Getty Images For dcp via ABC/Emma McIntyre/AMA2018One downside to Taylor Swift's fame is that she's constantly targeted by stalkers. The latest incident happened on Friday in Rhode Island.
According to the Westerly Sun, an Iowa man was arrested near Taylor's home in the Watch Hill area of Westerly, Rhode Island. 32-year-old David Liddle of Des Moines was charged with possession of burglary tools and possession of a "prohibited weapon other than a firearm." He was formerly arraigned on the charges on Monday.
The paper reports that residents called police to report a suspicious man near the boat yard. When police showed up, Liddle, who was carrying a backback with an aluminum baseball bat sticking out, started walking away. When police caught up to him, he said that he'd just arrived from New York City and was hoping to "catch up with Taylor Swift."
Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey told the paper, "He kept telling us he knew her personally and was just coming to visit. He said he was trying to launch his singing career and she had agreed to help."
When police searched Liddle's backpack, they found more than 30 different lock picks, screwdrivers, a crowbar, a window-entry rake, a flashlight, several pairs of rubber gloves and other tools. He was arrested, remanded into custody, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, and was issued a "no-contact order," prohibiting from attempting to communicate with Taylor or traveling to any of her homes.
Lacey said, "He has a history -- security guards at the home told us that he was already on a watch list because there were concerns he could pose a threat. It is our understanding that he may have visited other properties belonging to Taylor Swift in the past."
The nominees for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead all artists with a whopping 10 nominations each.
Both women are nominated in the most prestigious category, Video of the Year, as well as Song of the Year and Best Pop. Billie Eilish is close behind with nine nods, followed by Lil Nas X with eight.
Halsey has six nominations, while Shawn Mendes received five. BTS, The JonasBrothers, J Balvin, Cardi B and Camila Cabello all have four each.
The nominees for Video of the Year are Ariana's "thank u, next," Taylor's "You Need to Calm Down," Billie's "bad guy," "Sucker" by The Jonas Brothers, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, and "a lot," by 21 Savage ft. J. Cole.
New categories this year include Best K-Pop, and Video for Good -- the latter highlights videos with a socially conscious message, such as Taylor's pro-LGBTQ clip for "You Need to Calm Down."
You can vote now for your favorite videos across 14 categories via vma.mtv.com until Thursday, August 15. Voting for the Best New Artist trophy will be live right up until the actual VMA telecast, which airs Monday, August 26, live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
This year, you can also vote for Artist of the Year via Alexa-enabled devices.
Finally, if you vote via vma.mtv.com, your vote can be doubled during "power hour," which is 1-2 p.m. ET daily.
Here are the MTV VMA nominees:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot” – Epic Records Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records ARTIST OF THE YEAR Cardi B – Atlantic Records Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records Ariana Grande – Republic Records Halsey – Astralwerks/Capitol Records Jonas Brothers – Republic Records Shawn Mendes– Island Records
SONG OF THE YEAR Drake – “In My Feelings” – Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records
BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell® Ava Max – Atlantic Records Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records Lil Nas X – Columbia Records Lizzo – Atlantic Records ROSALÍA – Columbia Records
BEST COLLABORATION Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Republic Records Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care” – Atlantic Records BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records
PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR Bazzi – Atlantic Records CNCO – RCA Records Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records Lauv – LAUV/AWAL Lizzo – Atlantic Records BEST POP 5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier” – Interscope Records Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me” – Atlantic Records Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – Republic Records Khalid – “Talk” – Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records
BEST HIP-HOP 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World” – 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot” – Epic Records Cardi B – “Money” – Atlantic Records DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” – We The Best/Epic Records Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE” – Epic Records/Grand Hustle/Cactus Jack BEST R&B Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better” – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” – RCA Records H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been” – MBK/RCA Records Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man” – RCA Records Ella Mai – “Trip” – 10 Summers/Interscope Records Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves” – Keep Cool/RCA Records
BEST K-POP BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” – YG Entertainment/Interscope Records Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love” – Epic Records TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog” – Republic Records NCT 127 – “Regular” – SM Entertainment EXO – “Tempo” – SM Entertainment
BEST LATIN Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto” – Universal Music Latino Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA” – OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough” – NEON16/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Maluma – “Mala Mía” – Sony Music US Latin ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Columbia Records BEST DANCE The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Disruptor/Columbia Records Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake Music Productions Ltd/Geffen David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier” – Capitol Records Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity” – Columbia Records BEST ROCK The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It” – Dirty Hit/Interscope Records Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick” – Island Records Imagine Dragons – “Natural” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records Lenny Kravitz – “Low” – BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” – Elektra Music Group twenty one pilots – “My Blood” – Elektra Music Group
VIDEO FOR GOOD Halsey – “Nightmare” – Astralwerks/Capitol Records The Killers – “Land of the Free” – Island Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train” – Interscope Records John Legend – “Preach” – Columbia Records Lil Dicky – “Earth” – Dirty Burd, Inc./Commission/BMG Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records
BEST DIRECTION Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Directed by Dave Meyers FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Republic Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records – Directed by Calmatic LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dano Cerny Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” FKA twigs – “Cellophane” Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us” LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” BEST EDITING Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” Solange – “Almeda” Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” BEST ART DIRECTION BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” BEST CHOREOGRAPHY FKA twigs – “Cellophane” ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” Solange – “Almeda” BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” Billie Eilish – “hostage” Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” Solange – “Almeda” Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”
Valheria RochaTaylor Swift plans to make an announcement on Instagram Live today at 5 p.m. ET, and she said one of the things she'd be talking about is the scene in her "You Need to Calm Down" video where singer Hayley Kiyoko shoots an arrow into a target marked with the number five. Well, it seems iTunes has stolen her thunder.
If you look at the iTunes pre-order page for Taylor's new album Lover, you'll see that track number five is called "The Archer" -- which explains the whole shooting-an-arrow-at-the-target thing.
Still, Taylor may have some other things to reveal, such as a possible release date for the song, whether or not it's a collaboration, whether or not there will be a video, or something entirely different.
Perhaps Taylor will also explain what "The Archer" is about. The most famous archer in history is probably Cupid, the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection, who shoots his bow and arrow into the hearts of lovers. On the other hand, Taylor happens to be a Sagittarius, and the symbol for that sign is, yes, The Archer.
Steve Granitz/WireImageIs Britney Spears getting married, baby...one more time?
The singer sparked engagement rumors when she stepped out at the Los Angeles premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Monday with her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari and a new diamond on her left ring finger.
The two have yet to comment on the engagement speculation, but a source tells People the rumors are not true.
Still, Britney and Sam enjoyed their official red carpet debut. Britney posted photos of the two on Instagram, writing, “Our first premiere.”
The event also marked Britney’s first red carpet appearance since the GLAAD Awards in April 2018.
Britney and Sam began dating in 2016.
In 2011, Britney and her then-boyfriend, Jason Trawick, were engaged, but called it off in 2013.
Britney was briefly married to a school friend, Jason Alexander, in 2004; the marriage was annulled. She and Kevin Federline were married from 2004 to 2007; they have two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Even little kids in the U.K. are fans of Lil Nas X and his smash hit, "Old Town Road." When Vice's music website Noisey invited a bunch of British children to ask the rapper anything they wanted, they took full advantage, even asking him about the dirty -- or what little kids would consider dirty -- lyrics in the #1 hit.
"Does your mum tell you off for mentioning boobies in 'Old Town Road?'" asked one kid.
"Uhh, my mom is pretty much O.K. with me mentioning them," Nas replied seriously -- after he was done laughing. "She allowed me to do it this one time," he added.
In addition to questions about his favorite animal -- a horse -- and how he earned all his money -- "I wrote a song about a horse" -- the kids were also intrigued by X's stage name.
"When you were little, did people call you Lil Nas X? And what does the X even stand for?" asked one little girl.
"No, I got this name last year," the rapper replied. "But when I was little people, used to call me 'Doobie,' which was my nickname as a child." Which sent the kids into hysterics.
X also revealed, "My real name is Montero." To which one kid replied, "That's a cowboy name!"
"Yeah!" Nas agreed. "It is!"
The kids also laughed when Nas claimed his favorite song was "Baby Shark." But what really got them going was when one kid asked him, "What did you want to be when you were my age?"
"I wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon," Nas replied seriously.
"What's that?" the kids asked.
"It's a surgeon who works on hearts," he explained.
"That's disgusting!" yelled the kids.
"You make a lot of money, though," Nas pointed out.
Tired of your neighbors complaining that you make too much noise? Just do what Ed Sheeran reportedly did: Spend millions to buy all the properties around your house, so nobody can live near you.
The British tabloid The Sun claims that Ed has purchased the two houses next door to his mansion in London -- which is worth nearly $25 million -- and he's also bought the apartment over the restaurant and bar he owns in the U.K. capital. Total cost: five million bucks.
“Ed’s had neighbors grumbling about noise before, so when he got a chance to buy up the two houses next to his London home, he jumped at the chance," a source told the paper.
“Ed has not only made a wise investment but is limiting the chance of people grumbling about loud music or parties," adds the source. "He also decided to buy the flat above his restaurant because that could have been a massive sticking point for the business going forward.”
According to The Sun, Ed owns 22 properties in all, which cost him just under $60 million. Most of them are located in and around his estate in the English county of Suffolk. They include two farmhouses, a bungalow, a four-car garage, a pub, another four-bedroom home, and a 26-foot-tall tree house.
ABC/Lou RoccoSure, any artist can take a request for a song -- but how many will take a request for a tattoo?
As E! Online reports, last week, a fan posted a photo of Shawn with a butterfly tattoo edited onto his arm. Shawn saw the tweet and replied, "Wait this is awesome, can u DM the drawing??"
The fan then shared screenshots of Shawn messaging her, asking her how she managed to put the tattoo on his arm. He requested the artwork as well, which she sent him, along with the name of the artist who'd created the butterfly drawing she'd used for the photo.
"Who would’ve thought that me messing around and editing a tattoo onto him would turn into a reality??? no words," she wrote.
The artist who designed the butterfly drawing is pretty happy as well. The fan posted a screenshot of a conversation in which he wrote, "Are you the girl who edited the photo with my design? Thank you very much seriously!"
Despite the new tat, Shawn still seems to have a lot of room left on his arms...so send in your requests.
ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaZara Larsson is making her way back to the States for a new string of headlining shows this fall.
The Swedish singer will return for the second leg of her “Don’t Worry About Me” tour, kicking off September 17 in Seattle. Zara will play nine shows, concluding in Atlanta on October 3. Check ZaraLarssonOfficial.com for ticket details.
In the meantime, Zara will continue her opening stint for Ed Sheeran at international stadiums through August.
Her new single, “All the Time,” is out now.
Here’s a list of her fall tour dates:
9/17 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 9/18 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 9/20 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 9/24 -- Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre 9/26 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues – Dallas 9/28 -- Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall 9/30 -- Tampa, FL, Ritz Ybor 10/1 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues – Orlando 10/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
Courtesy Ed Sheeran's Instagram @teddysphotosEd Sheeran's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is #1 on the Billboard album chart, and now he's got another chart-topper to add to his collection.
Ed and Justin's duet "I Don't Care," the first single from the album, has hit #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay.
"I Don't Care" is Ed's fourth #1 on this chart, following "Thinking Out Loud," "Shape of You" and "Perfect." It's Justin's sixth, following "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry," "Love Yourself," his collabo with Major Lazer on "Cold Water" -- co-written by Ed, incidentally -- and, of course, "Despacito," with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
But according to Billboard, "I Don't Care" has made some history: It's the first duet credited solely to two male solo artists to ever top the Pop Songs chart, which has been around since 1992.
As Billboard notes, on that particular chart, there have been a couple of number ones credited to three male artists: "Despacito," 2003's "Shake Ya Tailfeather," by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee; and 1994's "All For Love," featuring Sting, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart.
There's also been a number one credited to two guys and a girl: "Eastside," featuring Benny Blanco, Khalid and Halsey.
Big Hit EntertainmentYou can have a front row seat to BTS, right on your very own couch.
Two of the K-pop boy band’s concert films -- BTS World Tour 'Love Yourself' New York and BTS World Tour 'Love Yourself' Europe – will be available on the Apple TV app and Amazon Prime Video on July 23.
Columbia RecordsAttention Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men: There's a new sheriff in town.
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" has now officially spent 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, meaning he's now tied the record for the longest run on top of the chart. The only other songs that have ever spent that long at #1 are "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, and "One Sweet Day," by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.
If "Old Town Road" can hang on for one more week, it will set the all-time record for the longest-running #1 in the history of the Hot 100, which spans more than five decades. According to Billboard, it's quite likely that this will happen.
The song stayed on top thanks to a 13% increase in streaming and sales, courtesy of a new remix that dropped July 12 featuring Young Thug and Mason Ramsey. The number two song, "bad guy" by Billie Eilish, was also helped by a new remix featuring Justin Bieber -- it scored a 32% increase -- but it still wasn't enough to topple "Old Town Road."
Meanwhile, there's a new parody version of "Old Town Road": It's a remix that features 14 celebrities -- in Animoji form, of course -- including Barack Obama, The Pope, Rick Astley, Smash Mouth, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey.
Valheria RochaTaylor Swift is about to reveal more details of her new album Lover.
On her socials, she wrote, "I’m going live on Instagram tomorrow, July 23 at 5pm ET! I have some stuff I’m reeeeeally excited to tell you about, including some info on this Easter egg right here."
She illustrated the post with a GIF of the bullseye we see in the video for "You Need to Calm Down," which has a number "5" in the center of it. Fans have speculated that the five refers to the fifth song on the album.
In addition, hard-core Swifties believe that on every one of her albums, she's always made the most emotional song track five. Past examples include "Delicate," "Dear John," "White Horse" and "All You Had to Do Was Stay."
Lover is coming out August 23. Meanwhile, "You Need to Calm Down" has just become Taylor's 18th top 10 single on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which measures airplay. She and Justin Timberlake both have had 18; the only artists who've had more are Rihanna with 30, Maroon 5 with 20 and Pink with 19.
ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey couldn’t be happier to be starring in Sam Smith’s dreams.
Over the weekend, Sam tweeted that he'd had a dream about Mariah, and she responded to him on Twitter – making his dreams come true in real life.
“I had the best dream last night,” Sam wrote. “I was at a Mariah Carey album launch with all my friends and she dedicated ‘A No No’ to me! Ugh! Dreams! Woke up in such a good mood @MariahCarey.”
Mariah responded just a couple of hours later, referencing Sam's latest single. She wrote, “So.. am I the answer to ‘How do you sleep?’ I LOVE the song and I couldn't be happier than to be starring in your dreams, dahhling!”
Sam released his latest single, “How Do You Sleep?,” on Friday.
Sam commented with about a dozen crying emojis and wrote, “thank you gorgeous xx I hope to see you soon!”
Fans are already clamoring for a collab between the two. One wrote, “Duet please!” While another tweeted, “omg collab.” Another fan added, “They say dreams come true, hint hint, we need a collab.”
The song Sam dreamed about, "A No No," is a track on Mariahs' current album Caution.
Def Jam RecordingsAs promised, Alessia Cara has released her new single "Ready," the first release from her upcoming EP This Summer.
The "Scars to Your Beautiful" singer surprised fans last week when she revealed she'd be releasing new music.
"Caught the writing bug out of the blue and made an EP. It’s called This Summer. I’ll be releasing a new track every couple of weeks until it’s release," she wrote on Instagram.
In the song, Alessia addresses a guy who doesn't seem to be mature enough to handle a relationship with her. "Why are you pulling me down/If you got things to figure out?" she sings. "You're still only a boy, you're scared of a good girl/You're not ready for me."
Alessia's This Summer EP will be out September 6. While she's currently on tour with Shawn Mendes, she's also just announced a U.S. headlining tour for the fall, kicking off October 21 in Boston, MA. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Fellow Canadian singer Ryland James, who just released his debut single "In My Head," will open for her.
Here are Alessia's tour dates:
10/21 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre 10/23 -- New York, NY, Sony PlayStation Theatre 10/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore 10/26 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem 10/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy 10/29 -- Indianapolis, IN, Old National Ctr. – Egyptian Room 10/30 -- Chicago, Il, Rosemont Theatre 11/1 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino 11/2 -- Madison, WI, The Sylvee 11/5 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre 11/6 -- Portland, OR, Schnitzer Hall 11/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 11/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Granada Theatre 11/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Novo 11/15 -- Las Vegas, NV, Chelsea @ Cosmopolitan 11/18 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom 11/19 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall 11/20 -- Houston, TX, Revention Center
ABC/Paula LoboCamila Cabello shared a two-part message on Instagram Sunday in which she opens up about her journey to overcome anxiety and encourages fans they can do the same.
"I remember growing up hearing stories of the singers I loved, all the stories sounded the same, kids who would grow up performing for their families and putting on talent shows for their parents when they were little who grew up to be dazzling to me," she begins.
But she admits to being the opposite. She never sang in front of her parents or friends and says she was “incredibly nervous and socially anxious” when she was little.
Camila goes on to sum up how she’s gotten to this point in her life. She says she’s always had “two Camila's” inside her: the one who’s “terrified of the unknown” and the one who “knows what she wants out of life” and goes after it.
“Little me hasn’t left,” she says. “I just don’t let her boss me around as much.”
"The truth is you decide who you’re going to be," she writes. "Every day. I’m not talking about talent or success. I just mean the type of person you’re going to be. If you haven’t been very brave, or very social, or wild, or an adventure seeker, if you describe yourself as the opposite of those things... it doesn’t mean you can’t be.”
She concludes, “Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always -- and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you’re worth that.”
FilmMagic For dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Taylor Swift's feud with Scooter Braun has now spilled over into the 2020 presidential race.
Over the weekend, Sen. Kamala Harris attended a fundraising event at Braun's home -- her husband posted a photo of the Democratic presidential candidate posing with Braun's clients Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, as well as Katy Perry.
Swifties immediately went on the attack, dissing Sen. Harris for hanging out with Taylor's sworn enemy. As you'll recall, Taylor has accused Braun of relentless bullying, and of trying to "dismantle" her legacy, and she's horrified that Braun now owns her masters, having purchased her former record label, Big Machine.
Replying to Braun's tweet, one fan wrote, "Aww. You have a friend, how nice. Now give Taylor her masters."
And another wrote, "If @KamalaHarris thinks this will get her votes she is delusional and @scooterbraun is a thief who uses these women to advance his bank account just like Kamala used a man to advance her career."
According to the Daily Beast, another fan, @longlivesnakeT -- whose tweets are protected -- wrote, "I was SO excited for you as a democratic candidate, but if you so choose to go to an event held by @scooterbraun, a man whose arrogance mirrors our president’s, I can no longer hold onto my excitement and faith for you as a presidential candidate."
One fan even tried to warn Harris that appearing at the event would turn Taylor fans against her, writing, "@KamalaHarris please don’t do a fundraiser with @scooterbraun you will lose a lot of votes to @ewarren I want to support you but cannot if you associate with a bully and misogynist #IStandWithTaylor."
While Taylor has vowed to remain politically engaged, she has so far been silent on this topic.
AtlanticEd Sheeran's got himself another #1 album as his No. 6 Collaborations Project debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 all-genre albums chart.
Released July 12, the project sold 173,000 equivalent albums units in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music figures reported by Billboard. Of that number, 70,000 were physical album sales. Making those numbers even more impressive is that fact they were achieved without the concert ticket/album or merchandise/album bundles that are becoming increasingly more common.
Ed's debut marks the biggest sales week of the year for a male artist. It's also his third Billboard 200 number-one album, following 2017's Divide and 2014's Multiply. In his native U.K., No. 6 Collaborations Project also bowed as the #1 album, and is the fastest-selling album of the year there to date.
The #1 bow for No. 6 Collaboration Project was driven in part by "Blow," the album's most recent release, featuring Ed with Bruno Mars and Grammy-winning country star Chris Stapleton. The album also features collabos with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper,Khalid, CamilaCabello, Eminem, H.E.R,PnBRock, TravisScott, and Skrillex.
The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha collaborate with many different artists, but they've finally found their way to each other with their hit "Call You Mine." According to The Chainsmokers, working with Bebe is something they've always wanted to do, because they've known each other since before both their careers really took off.
"What's wild is the first, like, songwriter session we ever did...was with Bebe," recalls The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart.
"She had a song with this group called Cash Cash called 'Take Me Home,' and we had remixed it and that kind of put us together," he explains. "So we've known her from, like, day one."
"To have finally have a song with her now -- even kinda seeing each other on our way to where we are now, and you're always going, like, 'O.K., let's get [a song together] someday!'" Drew adds. "And we finally have one, it's the perfect one, so it's pretty serendipitous, this song, y'know?"
But with both artists, if you wait five minutes, they'll be working with someone else. Bebe recently dropped a new single called "Harder" with Jax Jones, while The Chainsmokers are teasing their new video for the song "Takeaway," a collabo with Illenium and Lennon Stella.
Bebe hits the road with The Jonas Brothers on their Happiness Begins tour August 7, while The Chainsmokers kick off their World War Joy tour with Lennon Stella and 5 Seconds of Summer on September 25.