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Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles celebrated the news via Twitter on Sunday. He tweeted a photo that declared "Happy Birthday to the twins! love, Granddad" and wrote "They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday"
This means that the celebrity couple's 5 year old daughter Blue Ivy is now a big sister. Beyonce announced her pregnancy via social media back in February with a photo of her "baby bump".
She captioned the photo, "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes."here.
The cut is the latest from Khaled's forthcoming studio effort Grateful, which will be released on June 23. "Wild Thoughts" blends a shuffling mid-tempo beat with Latin percussion and an abundance of slinky acoustic guitar lines.
From the start, Rihanna illustrates why the song is called "Wild Thoughts. "I don't know if you can take it/I know you wanna see me naked, naked she raps, The track was co-produced by the Nasty Beatmakers and includes a writing credit for Partynextdoor.
The album a star-studded affair, the double disc set features Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake, Justin Biber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Migos to name a few. Check out the "Wild Thoughts" videohere.
The single is the latest track that has been revealed from the DJ/Producer's forthcoming studio album "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1", which is set to be released on June 30.
"Feels" follows the previously release "Rollin," a collaboration with Khalid and Future, "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, and "Heatstroke," which stars Young Thug, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. Stream the new songhere.
The tour kicks off March 2018 in Milwaukee and concludes April 15 in Nashville. The singer previously announced her European, Australia and New Zealand tour dates, with support from Khalid. She has yet to release info about her supporting acts for the 2018 North American tour.
Tickets go on sale June 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Fans can also sign up for Lorde's email list to receive first access to pre-sale tickets and additional tour information. See the dateshere.
Daniels is joined on this track by Mark "Oz" Geist, Benghazi Warrior/Survivor and co-author of "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi."
Charlie had this to say, "These lyrics are just as timely today as they were when Johnny originally recorded them over four decades ago," said the Grand Ole Opry star. "The song demonstrates the passion and the love that we all should have for this country - and the freedoms that we enjoy with it.
"Of course, it is always a joy to record a song written by the great Johnny Cash. He was an American original, and someone that I consider myself humbled and honored to call friend. Good songs, such as his, continue to remain in style."here.
"Because I'm dramatic and I always gotta do extras," he wrote. "Heres a little video I made narrated by my friends Boyz II Men. Dedicated to all the Hooligans that showed up to the 24k Magic European Tour."
Mars lifts the lid on his road life--which involves video games, clubs and greeting fans. In one post, Mars is pictured standing in front of all European dates with the caption: "We did it!" See Bruno's fond recollectionhere.
This is the artist's second original track for the soon-to-be-released animated movie. Williams dropped the song earlier this week, which followed his previously released track and music video "Yellow Light" for the film.
The video features scenes from the movie with intermittent shots of Williams' kaleidoscoped floating head sporting a yellow beanie. The movie hits theaters June 30. Watch "There's Something Special"here.
"Came from the bottom, they envy me," Future raps on his guest verse. "I'm drippin' sauce tremendously, promise, never give 'em sympathy, I told my momma the money comin' fast, fast, fast, in this industry, the ones who used to envy me, I'm turnin' up on 'em instantly."
The original version of the song was the rapper's latest hit from his 2016 platinum-certified debut album Stoney. Stream the new remixed edition of the trackhere.
"I just want to be a part of Sloane's life and I don't want to be FaceTiming from L.A. or New York working," he told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio. "I want to be with her as much as I possibly can be, so it was a super important part of the process and to really just be a human, not just a rapper."
The 33-year-old rapper has been hard at work on his new album for several months now. On Thursday (June 15), he dropped his first single, "Glorious," featuring Skylar Grey.
The good news? It turns out fans won't have to wait much longer to hear the entire record. "It's not going to be fourth quarter. It won't be that long, but it has been a process to kind of figure out, you know, 'Okay, what do we want to fine tune? What do we want to pass on?'" Listen to Carson's full interview with Macklemorehere.
The three brothers have continued to tour, make music and give interviews--including one with Australia's Triple J radio in which they call Justin Bieber "chlamydia of the ear."
A host played a snippet of Bieber's hit "Despacito" for the trio and their reviews weren't kind. "I prefer not to get any venereal diseases so whenever Justin Bieber gets near me or near my ears'" said one brother.
Another chimed in: "It's like hanging out with a koala' It's just ear infections, they're terrible. Chlamydia of the ear, it sucks." Listen to their unvarnished reactionhere.
The rap star also earned an honor for Best Canadian Single of the Year for 'One Dance" during the event which was hosted by Joe Jonas and Alessia Cara and held in Toronto.
On the 'international" front, Ed Sheeran took the prize for Most Buzzworthy Artist and Mendes received Best Pop Video for 'Mercy." Lorde's 'Green Light" was named International Video of the Year and the singer performed the song live to close the show. Read morehere.
She said subsequent shows have been "healing and special," and gave thanks for her crew, band, backup dancers and others. "At the close of this European leg of my Dangerous Woman tour, I just wanted to thank you properly for the overwhelming love and support you've shown me, my crew, and each other during this challenging time," Grande wrote. "Spending this time with you this month has been so very healing and special! Thank you for being here."
Reflecting on the past few weeks made Grande emotional. Her efforts have already raised $12 million for victims of the Manchester bombings and their families. Read morehere.
"American Dream" marks the studio return of the group, which took a hiatus in 2011. The album will be the band's first record since 2010's This Is Happening.
LCD Soundsystem will support the album with a tour of the UK and Europe before hitting the U.S. in October. Tickets go on sale June 21. See the tracklist for the new efforthere.
4:44 will be Jay Z's 13th studio album and his first since Magna Carta Holy Grail, which was released in 2013. The promotional machine for 4:44 started revving up last week when the numbers "4:44″ and "6.30.17" began popping up on posters and online. Then late Sunday night, Tidal teased the album in a video. Just after midnight, Jay's camp posted the news on Twitter.
The birth of Jay Z's first new release in four years follows the news over the weekend that he and his superstar wife, Beyonce, had twins. TMZ reports that one is a boy and the other is a girl, but the news has yet to be confirmed. Read morehere.
Brown teamed up with Ray J to dropped a new mixtape, Burn My Name, today (June 19). The 10-track collaboration features appearances from Luvaboy TJ, Truth KO, Payso B, Jackie Long, Knotch, Bizzy Bone and even an interview clip with Vince Staples.
The rapper's eighth studio album does not yet have a release date, but fans expect it will arrive sometime soon. In the meantime, listen to Burn My Namehere.
The tour is schedule to begin on September 29th in Vancouver, BC at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center and concludes in Guadalajara, Mexico at Teatro Estudio Cavaret on November 4th.
Grey and Lophiile will join Zedd on tour as openers. Pre-sale tickets will be available June 21 at 12 pm EST, while general tickets go on sale June 23 at 10 am local time. See the dateshere.
"Pumped for the show tonight. Any requests?" Chance writes on Twitter. The status update sees a slew of opinions from all walks of life — fans, marching band performers and yes, even David Crosby.
The clip was set to air for the first time Monday night on live TV, a representative for Twitter says. It is the first glimpse into a larger campaign set to roll out within the coming months. Future commercials will focus on sports, news and trending topics. Read morehere.
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Kramer took to social media to pen sweet words of appreciation for the father of their 1-year-old daughter, Jolie Rae, for Father's Day. She shared an adorable photo of Caussin with Jolie Rae and wrote:
"We may not have the perfect fairytale love story but what is perfect between us is our little girl. Happy Father's day to Jolie's daddy," Kramer wrote. "There's one thing we can for sure always agree on' you're an amazing father and she's so lucky to have you." Check out the full posthere.
Dates resume this Friday, and Legend tweeted a statement apologizing to fans for the disappointment. "To all my fans in DC/Maryland/Virginia and Philadelphia/South Jersey, I want to personally apologize," Legend wrote. "I've gotten sick and need a few days to recover and rest my voice."
"I'm so sorry for the inconvenience," Legend added. "I will get healthy and look forward to spending the evening with you as soon as possible." The two canceled dates haven't been rescheduled at this time. See Legend's statementhere.
The statement reads: "It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.
"Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family's privacy at this time." Read morehere.
The victory ends the band's eight-year battle to trademark their name. The Slants' Simon Tam reacted with the following: "After an excruciating legal battle that has spanned nearly eight years, we're beyond humbled and thrilled to have won this case at the Supreme Court.
This journey has always been much bigger than our band: it's been about the rights of all marginalized communities to determine what's best for ourselves. During the fight, we found the Trademark Office justifying the denial of rights to people based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, and political views, simply because they disagreed with the message of these groups.
"To that end, they knowingly used false and misleading information, supported by questionable sources such as UrbanDictionary.com, while placing undue burdens on vulnerable communities and small business owners by forcing them into a lengthy, expensive, and biased appeals process.
"The Supreme Court has vindicated First Amendment rights not only for our The Slants, but all Americans who are fighting against paternal government policies that ultimately lead to viewpoint discrimination." Read morehere.
"It's like having a friend with very specific allergies. There are certain places you can't go together. Certain things you can't do," Lorde said during a recent interview with The Guardian regarding her friendship with megastar Taylor Swift.
Lorde explained that maintaining a friendship with someone so famous comes with a "different sets of considerations" and is "like having a friend with an autoimmune disease."
The singer said that while she still loves her old friends back in New Zealand, keeping a close circle of friends like Swift is important, especially while she is living and performing in the U.S. Read morehere.
The group had previously debuted the song live during their performance on Saturday Night Live last month but have now released the studio version of the track.
Their new album, entitled "Something To Tell You", will be hitting stores on July 7th and they had previously released the two songs from the effort: "Right Now," and "Want You Back."
They will be returning to televison next Thursday, June 29th, when they are scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Listen to the studio version of "Little of Your Love"here.