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No filter is left unturned as Levine is seen with rabbit ears, rocking giant glasses, and sporting a dog face. The singer's wife, Behati Prinsloo, also makes a brief cameo in the clip.
Watch Levine go wild with the filters in Maroon 5's new "Wait" videohere.
The latest case in point comes from Vice Principal Jim Matthews of North Pontotoc Elementary in Mississippi, who got a little creative with the exciting news of a snow day.
Matthews donned a sideways baseball cap and a pair of shades to rap the snow day announcement in the style of 50 Cent's 2003 smash, "In Da Club." Read morehere.
Tomlinson made the donation to the fundraising page for 1D fan Rylee Sanford, which was created by Rylee's sister MaKayley Sanford who shared the news of the musician's gesture.
"This was the MOST pleasant thing to wake up to this morning," wrote MaKayley yesterday (Jan. 16) when she saw Tomlinson's donation. 'Thank you for making my mom and I cry tears of happiness. You mean SO much to my family, and this is absolutely amazing. I honestly can't thank you enough for all you've done."
Following Tomlinson's donation, MaKayley raised the target amount on the fundraising campain to $15,000. "We are forever grateful for the 1d members and fans," added Rylee's mom Lisa. "We can never thank everyone enough for the donations and shares. All this is for Rylee The journey to give this little girl the best life possible." Read a post from MacKayleyhere.
The teaser was revealed via Twitter, with a release date of this Friday, Jan. 19. "Parallel Line" will follow Urban's most recent single, "Female," which was inspired by Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo campaign.
Check out the sample of Keith Urban's "Parallel Line"here.
Dancing through a backstage area through racks of wardrobe, the singer emerges onto a cabaret stage, eventually making her way down into a mock club setting. It's quite the elaborate production that fans will definitely enjoy.
Cabello's "Havana" followed an interview with Ellen, where she discussed what it was like performing in New York's Times Square in frigid sub-zero temperatures on New Year's Eve and the extreme measures she took to stay warm. Watch the performance and interviewhere.
The film is based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan. According to Rolling Stone, it tells the story of 12 Green Berets who were tasked "to take on the Taliban and its Al Qaeda followers."
12 Strong stars Chris Hemsworth as Captain Mitch Nelson alongside Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky, and more. The Jerry Bruckheimer film hits theaters this Friday, January 19.
Watch the lyric video for "It Goes On," which is set to footage from the forthcoming film,here.
Craftsman John Billings, who resides Ridgeway, CO is known simply as the 'Grammy Man." He has been designing the trophies for Music's Biggest Night for more than 30 years.
The 72-year-old craftsman is responsible for the creation of 600 GRAMMY trophies from his rural workshop each year. Whoa! How does he do it? Billings won't spill too many of his secrets, but he says that each trophy is made of a mixture of zinc, aluminum, and some secret trace elements. He calls the secret combination "grammium."
Billings spoke about the important promise he made the trophy's first craftsman, and he shared some insight on the creation process when CBS Morning News visited his studio in the videohere.
"So let the river run " the rapper wrote, quoting Sheeran's verse on the song. It's unclear when the video will drop but for now, fans have something to look forward to.
Sheeran has called the collaboration "the highlight of [his] career." In his epic Vulture interview, the real Slim Shady defended working with Sheeran despite his past dismissals of pop artists: "He's not a boy band, he's an artist whose craft I respect." Check out a promo for the Em-Ed collaborationhere.
But Timberlake teased the second song and video from his upcoming Man of the Woods album with a snippet of the clip shared via Instagram on Wednesday.
The new video appears to have a political slant, with the teaser featuring the singer sitting in front of a large bank of TV sets showing images of people with guns and the phrase "Stop Racism Now." Check out the teaserhere.
The tour kicks off July 19 in Toronto, Canada, with dates scheduled through October 6, when it wraps up in Bristow, VA. "For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life," said Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley in a press statement. "Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him. There's no doubt that it's going to be a total blast and we're thrilled to have Russell out with us too this summer we're already brainstorming ways to shake things up and make each night all about just being in the moment."
"Reuniting this summer and heading back out on the road with my friends Lady Antebellum feels like a home away from home," Rucker added. "It's going to be an incredible summer, and I can't wait to see y'all out there!" Read more including dates and ticket detailshere.
'The song's about gratitude, and the song is just the cracks in your heart and love and how you really need to have those failures and those cracks to really let love get in, so it's an inspiring song," said Bentley in a prepared statement. "I think it's an album that has a lot of gratitude in the album throughout every song. So, it's a good song to really just get that message out there, and all that gratitude for me starts at home."
"There'd be nothing without Cass and the way she's not only made my life, she's been through the ups and downs and made me a better person," he continued. "I don't know where I'd be without her. So, for me to get the message of the album out there, I want to start with this song and this important message about the women in my life, the women in our lives. There'd be nothing without them. For me, it's just an important way to start the album."
The music video for "Woman, Amen," was shot during the recording of the track in Telluride, Colorado, where much of the album was written and produced. The clip features shots of majestic, mountainous terrain, Bentley walking across bridges and plains and the artist at work inside a makeshift studio. Check out Dierk's new cliphere.
Resee Witherspoon joined Musgraves for what she called "Carpool Kaceyoke" as the two enjoyed a night out. "You have gotten me in so much trouble," Witherspoon joked as she started singing.
"I'm totally addicted to this microphone." Watch their hilarious clipshere.
Kendrick will perform material from Damn., which earned Album of the Year and Best Rap Album nominations. He's also in the running for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for "Humble."
U2, who've earned 22 GRAMMYs during their career, will take the stage with music from their album Songs of Experience. Sam Smith's appearance will support his latest release, The Thrill of It All. Read morehere.
The clip opens with career footage of Justin performing hits like "Sexyback" and "Cry Me A River." Then we see Timberlake exiting a black SUV at a performance or rehearsal venue. He describes how high the stakes are when millions of people are watching.
"I am getting an opportunity to have the stage to myself. I believe it's also the place where there's nothing wrong with giving people what they want," he says.
During the preview, Justin is seen circling up with his backup dancers, surveying the stage and carrying a guitar. "For 12 or 13 minutes, we'll have a really good time," he says.
Take a peek behind the scenes of Justin's Super Bowl sethere.
"I cried like a god- baby," Jackson wrote next to the photo of her meeting McCartney for the first time. McCartney and Michael Jackson have plenty of shared history, including a pair of Top 10 hit singles ("Say Say Say," "The Girl is Mine"), as well as the pair's infamous battle over the rights to the Beatles' catalog, which Jackson bought back in the 1980s.
Paris Jackson met McCartney earlier this week (Jan. 16) in Los Angeles at his daughter Stella McCartney's fashion show, where he also performed (via TMZ). See the photo
Congratulations Dierks Bentley on opening Whiskey Row!," Morris posted on Instagram. "You always throw a damn good party, and I haven't sung 'Strawberry Wine' since I was 10."
Jon Pardi, the Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, and Morris's fiance Ryan Hurd himself, also performed at the Whiskey Row launch. See fan footage of the performancehere.
Also taking place in New York will be the annual The Roots Jam Session at the Gramercy Theater from January 24-27, a GRAMMY tradition held the week leading up to music's biggest night.
The Irving Plaza lineup: January 24: Thirty Seconds to Mars January 25: The National January 26: Eminem January 27: Childish Gambino January 28: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Read morehere.
Hill shared a moment from the "fight" on Instagram, with each side dousing the other in big piles of snow. "Kiss You're forgiven," she shared on the followup post, featuring the couple kissing and making up after exchanging snow blows.
See the postshere.
The rapper was charged by the department with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, marijuana possession, child neglect without great bodily harm and two counts of probation violation, reports Pitchfork.
This is hardly the rapper's first run-in with the law. Black was released from jail last June and given a year-long term of house arrest and his legal troubles didn't stop there. Read morehere.
The film will be directed by Director X, who has made music videos for Drake and Justin Bieber, reports Deadline. Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) is attached to star as Youngblood Priest while Jason Mitchell (who played Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton) will play Eddie.
Jackson's character is a cocaine dealer attempting to leave the drug business. In addition to Future, famed producer Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon, The Matrix) will back the project.
"Super Fly is about pulling off the ultimate hustle to get out of the game," Director X said. "Our goal is to make it modern to make a movie where the style, the art direction, the camera movements are all part of what makes the movie Super Fly." Read morehere.
French Montana and The Weeknd each gave $100,000 to the initiative, bringing the total celebrity haul to $400,000 and counting. Diddy's contribution includes $100,000 from his spirits label Ciroc, plus a matching donation from his own checkbook.
"I've always said my purpose is to inspire and empower the next generation to become great leaders - and to honor their hustle along the way," Diddy said in a statement. "In addition to passing the torch to French, I'm showing my support for the work he is doing in Uganda. Not only will Ciroc be donating $100,000 to support the organization Mama Hope, I am matching the donation so that our stories and successes can benefit as many people as possible." Read morehere.
"Despacito"- Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber": You probably heard Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito" everywhere you went this past year. The track was co-written by Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender. The song became the ultimate hit when Justin Bieber was thrown into the mix. "Despacito" earned the Puerto Rican singer and rapper a No. 1 smash which was also named the most streamed song of 2017.
"That's What I Like" Bruno Mars: Bruno Mars' 'That's What I Like" was the second single to be released from his 24K Magic album. The singer-songwriter's certified-platinum R&B track is a flashback to the early '90s. We agree with Vulture when they say, "You'll probably hear it at weddings forever." Mars has earned a total of six nominations at this year's GRAMMYs. See who else made the list
From Kesha to Lil Yachty, Gemini features a legit who's who of stars. Other guests on Macklemore's first solo studio album without Ryan Lewis in over a decade include Skylar Grey, Offset, Reignwolf, Xperience, and more. Gemini dropped back in September with "Glorious" as the lead single. That was followed up with "Marmalade" featuring Lil Yachty. And now, Gemini's latest single, "Good Old Days" featuring Kesha, has been received with overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Radio.com had the chance to catch up with Macklemore recently and decided to play a game of Three Words with the star. We asked Mack to describe not only collaborators but also some fellow stars in just three words! Watch the exclusive interviewhere.
"I didn't write the line about gay people," the rapper wrote on Instagram. "I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I'm not in a place where I'm hating like that."
"When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition about her having a queer feeling she was being watched and it fit what I was thinking about a stalker creepy paparazzi situation," Offset wrote. "To me that 'queer' I don't mean someone who's gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd. I M S O R R Y I A P O L O G I Z E I'm offended I offended anybody." Read morehere.
The intimate two-hour concert included a performance with Kelsea Ballerini, who will open the North American leg of the tour. During the show, the two country stars sang a cover of Camila Cabello's "Never Be the Same." See fan footage of their performance here.
Urban's 58-city tour kicks off on June 15 in St. Louis and runs through November 3 in Dallas. "I've been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for Graffiti U, a lot of whom I've never worked with before," Urban said in a press release. "I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it's their tour too."
A new single from the upcoming project, "Parallel Line," is set to be released today (Jan. 19). Check out Keith's full tour itineraryhere.
The track is the latest song that has been from Timberlake's highly anticipated forthcoming studio album Man of the Woods, which is slated to be released on Feb. 2.
In the futuristic video, Timberlake sits and stares at a wall of television monitors broadcasting news clips about racism, misogyny and violence. He wanders a street filled with costumed, white-painted people, alligators and a man with a necklace made of handguns. Timberlake accompanies these powerful images with a love story depicted by warm embraces, face-stroking, and circles of fire spinning around him and his lover. Check out the new song and clip from JThere.
Special guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina will serve as opening acts on the tour. "We named this tour after a song that'll be on my next record," Aldean explained in a press release. "It reminds me of the bars I grew up playing in Georgia when I was getting started. We're going to bring some of that raw energy out this summer with Luke and Lauren I know we're all ready."
Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket. Additional on-sale dates will continue to roll-out over the coming weeks. See the dateshere.
Pharrell is expected to perform a medley of his hits alongside songs from N.E.R.D's most recent release, No One Ever Really Dies. No stranger to collaboration, Pharrell may even bring some surprise guests to the stage and he has many to choose from.
In addition to a halftime set by Pharrell and N.E.R.D, Fergie will be in attendance to perform the National Anthem while Barenaked Ladies will sing the Canadian national anthem. Read morehere.