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The album will come with just one feature, but it's a major one: Cyrus' godmother, country legend Dolly Parton. Parton will appear on the album's third track, "Rainbowland."
So far, Cyrus has released two songs from the new album: lead single, "Malibu," and the warm ballad, "Inspired," which she performed at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert in June of this year. Check out the full tracklistinghere.
The promo clip is for their new single "Get Low," and it features footage that was captured as they surprised fans around London with impromptu performances.
The clip captures the energy and excitement of fans encountering the stars out and about throughout the city. Join the roving party and watch the videohere.
"Jake reached out to the governor to find out the best way to help people in his home state who have been affected by Hurricane Irma," according to a press release.
"The result is a campaign called 'Bring Back the Sunshine' where 100 percent of funds raised will help victims in the Sunshine State. Funds will go toward disaster-related response and recovery through the Florida Disaster Fund," Florida's official private fund for disaster relief.
"We are thrilled that Jake Owen is lending a helping hand to Floridians in need," the governor said. "As a native Floridian, Jake's generosity and support is especially meaningful as our state continues the recovery process."
Owen announced the campaign on social media, sharing a heartfelt video on Instagram encouraging fans to give what they can. "For a ONE TIME, never bother you again, $10 fee, we can help rebuild the state of Florida, one donation at a time," Owen wrote on Instagram. "Please text the word SUNSHINE to 2022 for your $10 donation. All of your money goes DIRECTLY to the people that need it most.
"Florida thrives on tourism and people visiting our state," he added. "We aren't just rebuilding homes. Together we are rebuilding jobs, schools, infrastructure, we are rebuilding LIVES." See the Instagram posthere.
"My new song w @macklemore reminds me of being 16 chasing wild dreams not knowing those moments would be so precious," Kesha said of the track on Twitter.
"Good Old Days" follows previously released tracks "Glorious" with Skylar Grey and "Marmalade," featuring Lil Yachty. Check out "Good Old Days"here.
"I have chased this pain for four or five years," Gaga says in the trailer. We see images of the singer receiving shots of medication and recovering in bed. "But when I feel the adrenaline in my music and my fans, I can fing go."
Gaga's struggle with fibromyalgia has garnered attention in recent weeks as she postponed stops on her Joanne world tour on doctor's orders. She's nixed dates in Mexico, the U.K. and continental Europe, while fans express concern on social media. In a recent Instagram post, Gaga addressed her medical struggles and promised to advocate on behalf of chronic pain sufferers.
"I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them," she wrote. "It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference."
Five Foot Two has been screened at film festivals and debuts on Netflix September 22. Watch the emotional new trailer, which contains explicit language,here.
As Fallon showed the audience an old sweatshirt he was gifted by Lovato, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer had a special surprise for her BFF. Moments after Fallon showed off the vintage garment, Lovato handed him a brand new shirt with both their faces on it. The zip-up sweatshirt read "J + D = BFF 4 Eva" on the front while the back was emblazoned with "Happy 10th anniversary," with exclamation marks running down the sweatshirt.
Did Fallon reciprocate? Sort of. He handed the singer homemade pickles since he read that she loves pickles. "This is my love pickle for you," he joked.
Later, the two besties play the Best Friend Challenge, in which they asked each other the same question to see how compatible they are as friends. So, do Lovato and Fallon have the same taste in Disney princesses and binge-watch worthy television shows? Watch to find outhere.
On the track, Morrissey proclaims the merits of spending a day in bed, tuning out the world and its many problems. Somehow, his prescription for serenity sounds tongue-in-cheek while dead serious at the same time.
"Stop watching the news/ Because the news contrives to frighten you/ To make you feel small and alone," he sings. The plucky, upbeat track also included lyrical gems like "I'm not my type, but I love my bed." All in all, Morrissey has written an anthem for anyone tempted to hide under the covers and neglect all their responsibilities. Low In High-School (his eleventh studio album) is scheduled to debut November 17 and a five-LP reissue of the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead drops October 20.
Morrisey won't be spending many days in bed this fall: Tour dates are expected to be announced in New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, St. Louis, Paso Robles, CA, and Portland, OR. Listen to "Spent The Day In Bed"here.
In the video, footage of Ziegler dancing on a water-covered floor is interspersed with clips from the movie, which is set to debut in theaters on Oct. 6.
The song is sung from the perspective of the character Sia voices for the film, Songbird Serenade. The album will also feature songs by Lukas Graham, Rachel Platten, DNCE, and more along with songs from the film sung by the star-studded cast which includes Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, among others. Watch the videohere.
In the same clip, Kodak Black admits that the song made him a Cardi B fan. "At first, I ain't gon' lie, I didn't really like Cardi B But then I heard that 'Bodak Yellow.' I like the song."
Listen to Cardi B and Kodak Black on the explicit remix of "Bodak Yellow"here.
Nelson takes on a slew of country music standards on the record, covering songs from Hank Williams and others. According to Rolling Stone, the recordings were made mostly during the same 2011 sessions that produced 2012 full-length, Heroes, Nelson's first release on the Legacy label.
The album was produced by Buddy Cannon at Pedernales Recording Studio and will feature sons Lukas and Micah as well as Nelson's sister, Bobbie. Check out the full tracklistinghere.
On Monday (September 18), Juicy J made his new mixtape available online and it boasts features from a slew of artists including Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Smokepurpp, XXXTentacion, Slim Jxmmi, and Project Pat. Production on the project was assisted by Mike WiLL Made-It, Key Wane, TM-88, Crazy Mike, Southside, and $uicide Boy$.
Stream the new tape, which contains explicit language, and view the complete tracklistinghere.
According to the report the combination of an artist's name together with "free mp3" generated the most potential for malicious websites, leading to musicians dominating the list. Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, Zayn Malik and Celine Dion round out the top five.
"In today's digital world, we want the latest hit albums, videos, movies and more, immediately available on our devices," said Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. "Consumers often prioritize their convenience over security by engaging in risky behavior like clicking on suspicious links that promise the latest content from celebrities." Read morehere.
Detroit-based company StockX, described as "the world's first online 'stock market of things' for high-demand consumer products," has teamed up with Eminem for the initiative.
Starting today fans can make $10 donation(s) at Stockx.com/Hurricane-Relief, with The Marshall Mathers Foundation matching all donations up to $250,000.
There will be a total of 17 winners, one for every listed sneaker. Anyone can donate, but only residents of the United States who are 18 years or older are eligible to win a pair of sneaker. Read morehere.
In the photo, Morris is seen wearing a cropped top and pants with cutouts around the thighs. After being hit with online scoldings for the allegedly revealing nature of the outfit, Morris let it be known that she was not having any of it.
"Hey, while prudes are b-ing about my clothes, let's make babies," she captioned on a follow-up Instagram post with a photo wearing the same outfit while embracing her fiance and fellow artist Ryan Hurd.
Morris still had more to say on the subject, taking to Twitter to fire off another message to those offended by her outfit. "Honestly, I'm over the slut-shaming that goes on here," she said on Twitter. "I'm a self-sufficient woman who loves her body. Get over it, thanks." See all Maren's posthere.
Rhett's wife, Lauren Akins, has shared photos of the couple's obviously elated daughter as she prepares to head off to school. "How we feel about Willa Gray's first official day of school," Akins wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Rhett and his little girl, beaming with excitement.
"Also, found this one," she wrote on a second similar post. "My heart is on the floor. Lord have mercy I love her. Sorry I just posted two of the EXACT same photo, I'm just an obsessive mom over here, okay I'm done now." See the adorable photoshere.
Cash's wife announced the news on Instagram beside an adorable photo of their new baby girl donning a pink hat with a bow. She included several photos of themselves next to their beautiful bundle of joy.
"My husband John Carter and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Grace June Cash," she writes. "She was born on September 11th, 2017 at 5:44 pm. Welcome to the world sweet little angel." Read morehere.
Mystikal (born Michael Lawrence Tyler) surrendered to police last month on the charges. At the time, he claimed he wanted '"to get this business reconciled, get this behind me, man."
The incident reportedly took place on October 22, 2016 at a casino in Shreveport, LA. Two other people were wanted in connection with the crime. Read morehere.
A pair of Canadian songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons claim they pitched a song by the same title to Underwood's longtime producer, Mark Bright, before the singer released her song, reports The Tennessean. They never heard back from Bright, Underwood or any of her representatives.
"The hook on the infringing work, as released on the album, is structurally and lyrically identical, and substantially similar melodically to plaintiffs' composition of the same title," reads the lawsuit.
In addition to naming Underwood, Bright, DeStefano and James, their publishing company and Sony Music Nashville are also defendants in the suit. Read the reaction from Underwood's camphere.
She wrote, 'can't believe we made it to the second to last show without me slipping on that slippery a stool honestly I'll take it." Dancing between a band of shirtless dancers, the pop star didn't make any more missteps.
Her adoring mom had an equally perfect response, '"his is such a wonderful clip though' fans so concerned screaming, your adorable laughs & then Perfect Singing & you landed like a pro!! Xo." Read morehere.
The upcoming Super Bowl LII is slated for Feb. 4, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. While there has been no official word from JAY-Z's camp about the veracity of the claims, the NFL did make a statement to Pro Football Talk about the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.
"No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the site via email, never confirming or denying the JAY-Z rumors. "Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names." Read morehere.
Currently slated for 26 shows, more dates are expected to be added, according to a press release.Tickets for The Breakers Tour go on-sale everywhere Friday, September 22nd at 10am local time.
Two enhanced ticket experiences, the 'Happy People' and 'The Breaker' experiences, will be offered throughout the tour. Additional experiences include a meet & greet with Little Big Town, a Q&A session, exclusive merchandise, and more. To purchase tickets and for more information on all ticket experiences, visit the band's official site. See the dateshere.
Marshville Mayor Franklin Deese also gave the superstar the keys to the city, according to Taste of Country. The singer's wife, Mary Travis, spoke on her husband's behalf.
"Thank you so much for your kind words and your open arms," she said. "There's not many places you can go back to after 58 years and have that same kind of warm feeling. I'll tell you, he's an awful special man from a very special place. Thank you for honoring him today and allowing him to be the son of Marshville." Read morehere.
In the new video, Swift reveals how the mountain of battling Taylor Swifts was created, calling it "the trippiest thing I've ever seen in my life." "Seeing all of them together is the weirdest feeling but it's awesome," Swift said of the lookalikes in the video.
"It's exciting. It's like, 'Oh that's a phase I went through when I was 16, but like, a girl is wearing it who looks just like me. But we're having a great time. We're all just chatting about life. That's gotta look weird."
At one point the singer is caught struggling with an unruly top hat during a fight scene.
"I had some hat problems because I got too excited," she quipped. "And it turns out that top hats aren't the best wardrobe for fighting." Watch how it all unfoldedhere.
Beyonce led the tributes with a stark white-on-black Instagram post: "GOD BLESS MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO." Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Kacey Musgraves, Common and others shared their reactions and expressed affection for Mexico City--a frequent stop on North American tours.
UNICEF Mexico is accepting donations to fund relief efforts while supplies and food can be donated to Red Cross Mexico, Oxfam Mexico, and Save the Children Mexico. See all the postshere.
Featuring special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver, the night continues Aldean's longstanding partnership with breast cancer fighting organization Susan G. Komen, as he will donate a portion from all ticket sales garnered throughout the year to Komen Kentucky.
"As long as I have the chance, I will do my part and raise awareness for this cause," Aldean said in a press statement. "My fans keep fighting the battle with this terrible disease along with us, and our dream is that nobody has to fight the disease anymore." Read morehere.
"If you're that curious about my sexuality, watch my documentary," she continued. "But I don't owe anybody anything." The posts echo the sentiment the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer recently shared in an interview with PrideSource.
"I just feel like everyone's always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is," Lovato told the publication. "I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary."
"I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music," she continued. "Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary."
The singer's documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated debuts October 12 on YouTube. See Demi's tweetshere.
"It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life," Offset said to the American Cancer Society in a press statement. "She motivated me to do my best and go for it, one of my biggest coaches."
Sallie Ann Smith, the rapper's grandmother and a major influence in his life, died of bladder cancer in 2012. "Losing a loved one to cancer is devastating, and we need to continue to help educate our communities about early detection and screening guidelines," shared Offset's mom, Latabia Woodward, an American Cancer Society supporter and volunteer for over a decade. "I am incredibly proud of Offset's desire to help save the lives of others, genuine heart, and talent as an artist."
"It's a great opportunity for me to help, to give back," Offest told Atlanta's V-103 regarding the project. Offset's mother also revealed that she has long been involved with the American Cancer Society, starting as a volunteer with her sorority. Read morehere.
The concert, filmed for an upcoming episode of PBS show, Front and Center, found Lambert sharing the stage with many of the co-writers on her latest full-length hit, The Weight of These Wings.
"It's very much the story of my last couple of years and all the things you go through in life," Lambert said of the album during the show, according to The Tennessean. "Thank you to all of the songwriters for going down this road with me and spending your time on my journey."
Among those co-writers included Lambert's current boyfriend, Anderson East, who hit the stage along with Natalie Hemby to perform their song, "Getaway Driver," with Miranda. Read morehere.
Along with the release date announcement, the all-around musical renaissance man shared two new tracks from the set, "Dawsin's Breek," featuring Jeremih and "Message in a Bottle."
The new tunes follow the two previously shared songs from the set, "Love U Better," featuring Lil Wayne and The-Dream and "So Am I," featuring Damian Marley and Skrillex. Check out the explicit trackshere.
Akins posted a photo on social media of the toddler grasping a long blonde ponytail of Lauren's hair in one hand and a lollipop in the other. "Willa Gray got into my scissors this morning. hahah jk.
"We just had a day date at @thedryhousenashville and Ali chopped over a FOOT off my hair #mamaneededlesshair #ifeelfreeeeeee @pantene my excess hair is coming your way!" Read morehere.
The incarcerated Knight made the explosive claims from behind bars of the L.A. County Jail during a telephone interview with Ice-T and journalist Soledad O'Brien during filming for the upcoming FOX TV special, Who Shot Biggie and Tupac?
"When Pac died -- I mean, if he really did, you know," Knight said in an advance clip from the show about the last time he saw the rapper after being shot in Las Vegas. "I mean, when I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking. So I don't see how somebody can turn from doing well to doing bad. I'm gonna tell you that with Pac, you never know."
Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? is set to air this Sunday, Sept. 24. See the cliphere.
The artist's boyfriend, Migos' Offset, talked to TMZ's Harvey Levin about an alleged assault on his girlfriend by an NYPD officer. The Migos member said, "At first, when she called, I ain't think she was being serious until I had seen it on her face."
"I don't know what happened but, I know you can't stop the police," he continued. "The police kill people every day and get away with it." Levin asked the rapper about the existence of "hip-hop cops," officers who are target hip-hop artists. Offset replied, "The hip-hop police? Oh yeah, they're real, for sure." See the full cliphere.
"I know that I gave you my heart, but you stomped it to the ground," Cyrus sings on the chorus. "And that's what got me wondering what is like, to not have you around."
"This writing process has been a really different experience because I've never put out an album this way," she said in a prepared statement. "People have been asking me, 'is this like a re-introduction of yourself?'"
"But it's not that at all," she continued. "Actually, it's more like, I am this person who embraces all my past selves. This album is the most me for right now that I can be." Listen to the songhere.
The Johnny Valencia-directed clip opens with Macklemore and Kesha helping another couple push-start a vintage van as they head off into the woods. They end up a camping site where they meet a large group of friends, which turns into a big party that runs well into the night.
There's plenty of dancing, singing and memory-making, including a birthday celebration. Watch the promotional clip and catch the warm fuzzy feelingshere.
"YEEEHAWW who's ready for some more new music??!!" Shelton posted alongside the cover art for the new full-length. "#TexomaShore coming at y'all November 3rd, preorder TOMORROW!"
The announcement came after a series of hints, which turned out to be directions to (you guessed it) Lake Texoma. "When you listen to the record it will go from something traditional to something that will make your head spin back to something even more traditional," Shelton said of the new project. "That's just what you can expect from one of my albums. At this point in my career it's always good for me to try something different, with different sounds, and I think you'll hear hints of that on this record."
"I've explored about every part of country music you can explore and it seems like I always keep coming back to my roots, which is traditional country music," he continued. Check out Blake's announcementhere.
He expected to calmly share his journey from prison to the Billboard charts but instead, the rapper was accosted by animal rights protestors. A man (posing as a fan) waited in line for face time with Gucci but as he approached the rapper, he revealed his actual intentions.
"Word on the street is that you're going vegan, brother," the protestor said to Gucci, as he whipped out a cloth sign. "But you can't be vegan if you keep wearing that fur!"
A female protestor in line joined the man in a chant of "Shame on Gucci--animal abuser!" Read morehere.
The artist, who has been nominated in multiple categories said in a statement, "I am so excited to host the BET Hip Hop Awards for a second year. This is such an iconic show that highlights the hustle of hip-hop artists in the industry."
"It is a huge honor to be a part of a night that pays homage to some of the greatest talent of our generation and I'm looking forward to the amazing performances and tributes," he continued. "You know I'll be bringing the cloth talk and the keys, Hip Hop Awards 2017 is going to be major!" Read morehere.
While Gaga was following her doctor's orders and resting to manage her chronic pain condition, she came across a video of Cyrus' performance and tweeted her positive review. "This really cheered me up. Keep killin it lil' music angel," she wrote. "Really warmed my heart to hear you sing my song."
Gaga recently postponed the European leg of the Joanne World Tour due to her struggle with fibromyalgia. The singer's documentary Five Foot Two debuts on Netflix this weekend. Watch a clip from Noah's performancehere.
Not only has this new release been years in the making (her debut solo album Dutchess was released in 2006) but last week the former Black Eyed Peas singer announced her separation from husband Josh Duhamel.
Fergie sat down with Us Weekly and described her "emotional" and "autobiographical" new music, which draws inspiration from her personal life. "There's a few emotional songs on this album. I mean, I cry in a couple of the videos, so there's definitely tears that were let out," she said. "Two of the emotional songs are 'Love is Pain' [and] 'Save it Till the Morning.' Those are ones that I definitely tear up in the video." Read morehere.
The legal documents referenced a Facebook post that showed an image of John Lennon holding lemons, with the Polish company's logo underneath. The company also developed ads that used Lennon's iconic round glasses and the words "Let It Be."
After being served with the legal papers, the start-up company agreed to change its name. "All of us involved with this product are start-ups and we couldn't take on someone who is worth many many millions," said Mr. Lemonade Alternative Drinks founder Karol Chamera. Read morehere.
He also performed "Come Through And Chill," which he released in June 2016. Information about Miguel's fourth studio album has been slim but Colbert may have let one big detail slip when he introduced the singer:
The CBS host said "Sky Walker" appears on Miguel's upcoming album War and Leisure. Watch Miguel perform "Sky Walker" and "Come Through And Chill"here.
McGraw put his love on display in the wee hours of Thursday morning (Sept. 21) by sharing a heartfelt 50th birthday message to Hill on social media.
"Happy birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world," McGraw wrote to his wife of almost 21 years. "You are the most remarkable person that has ever been in my life . Our daughters could not have a better role model I am truly in love with you more everyday Can't wait to see what "the rest of our life" has in store for us," he added, referencing the couple's rumored new single, "Rest of Our Life." Check out the sweet posthere.
DJ Snake announced and previewed "A Different Way" during his history-making performance atop the Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France, on September 7th.
DJ Snake was the first performing artist afforded permission by the Centre Des Monuments Nationaux and the city of Paris to perform atop the monument. Check out "A Different Way"here.
It's quite the achievement, as "867-5309/Jenny" was so ubiquitous during its chart and radio run that the band handled multiple complaints from people saddled with that phone number in real life.
"I think it's a good public service message," Heath told Billboard about Logic's track, which has broken the record for the highest-charting song with a phone number in its title. "It's evocative. I like to hear any kind of positive message coming out of music I'm all for it." Read morehere.