The singer received an overall whopping 6.3 billion streams of his music worldwide. He also earned Spotify's most streamed album kudos; Divide was streamed 3.1 billion times this year. In addition, Sheeran took top streamed song honors with "Shape of You" which was listened to 1.4 billion times.
Females didn't fair as well in the most streamed artists lists. No woman ranked in either top 5 albums or singles categories. Rihanna was the most streamed female performer of the year, followed by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia. See some of the top listshere.
The court ruled that Hollister acted with malice against Perry and the church and as a result, both parties were awarded $10 million in damages which they will split.
Perry first tried to purchase the property from the Archdiocese in 2015. Before the sale was finalized, the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary decided to sell the eight-acre property to Hollister. Read morehere.
The ominous clip features Uzi tied up in the forest next to an open grave, and it only gets worse from there. Minaj adds her verses from a rustic cabin, where she wields a rather large hunting knife.
Check out the new "The Way Life Goes" music video clip, which features explicit language,here.
This month, Swift appears on the cover of British Vogue and skipped the usual interview profile in favor of a 12-page fashion spread with an accompanying poem--which she wrote.
"Obviously [Taylor] is a world-class lyricist - and has written a stunning poem just for Vogue - but she also takes her duties as a role model very seriously," British Vogue editor Edward Enninful commented. "Taylor is acutely aware of her following and how she communicates with young women, and will never portray a character that would send the wrong message."
Despite the unorthodox feature on Taylor, Enninful added that Swift's fashion spread won't disappoint. On the cover, Taylor is snapped wearing dark makeup and wet-look, finger-wave hair. Her backless red dress Yves Saint Laurent is adorned with beads.
"That said, even superstars aren't immune to the power of a great dress," he said. 'Taylor says she has never seen herself transformed like this before, and I was very touched to see how emotional she was at the end of our shoot day in London."
Fans will have to buy the issue to read Taylor's poem, or wait for text to appear online. For now, see some previews of the fashion shoothere.
Sheeran performs on "River," Bey is on the previously released "Walk on Water" and Pink is on the track, "Need Me." The two artists previously worked together on "Revenge" from Pink's Beautiful Trauma.
The rapper made the big reveal on Instagram on Tuesday (Dec. 5), sharing the tracklist to the album, which is scheduled for release on December 15. The 19-song record will also feature appearances from Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Kehlani, Skylar Grey and Phresher. See the full list of songshere.
K-pop and especially BTS sunk its hooks into the American market in a major way, making BTS the number one most tweeted about artist this year in the U.S. The group, which has 10.8 million follows, broke the record for the highest-charting entry into the Billboard Hot 100 for a K-pop group; "MIC Drop" debuted at number 28.
Also receiving major tweet action this year were Chance The Rapper, Niall Horan and Fifth Harmony. Although pop stars including Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ariana Grande charted in the Twitter Top 10, they received less love than fans might have thought.
However, Grande's tweet in reaction to the suicide bombing that took place outside her concert in May was the second most "liked" tweet of the year, inspiring reactions from 2.6 million viewers. The emotional tweet read, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." See the top 10 listhere.
The title track of Stefani's first-ever holiday album, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" was actually written by Shelton, so it was only fitting that the couple perform the song together on The Voice. Joined by choreographed dancers, Monday evening (Dec. 4) Shelton and Stafani delivered an animated performance of the song.
Stefani shared how the tune was born. '[Blake] was sitting on his bus, I guess, and he began writing [the song] 'You Make it Feel Like Christmas,' which he sends to me in a voice text," she said in an interview with KYXY 96.5's AJ in the Morning in San Diego. 'I had no idea that he was going to be working on anything. It was a shock and when I listened to the song, it was incredible. I was like, 'You just wrote a hit, like this song, what do you do, you just sit around on your bus, writing hits? What a jerk!' I was jealous, you know what I mean? I want to do that." Watch ithere.
Originally recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas in 1965. The new version comes with an animated music video featuring the vocalists singing the song in a snowy winter wonderland.
The song is one of six new tracks found on the 10th-anniversary deluxe edition of Groban's 2007 Christmas album, Noel, which was released last month. Check out the new visualhere.
"No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts," conference chairman Doug Miller said in a press statement. "He put his well-earned reputation on the line and asked not only his fellow Texans to step up, but all Americans. And they have."
Among Strait's efforts include headlining the Sept. 12 all-star "Hand In Hand: Texas" benefit concert that raised $55 million for hurricane relief. Read morehere.
"The women have really defined their voices," Gomez said in a recent interview with Billboard, "and I feel most comfortable because I see all the women I look up to feeling comfortable enough to talk about the struggles or things that they've gone through."
Gomez went on to relate how her recent lupus-related kidney transplant can be her contribution to providing a similar inspiration to others. Read morehere.
In the episode, realtor Phil shows Martin around a house while battling mysterious groin pain. Martin compliments Dunphy's shoes and jokes about his own tendency to wear multiple T-shirts. He jokes that all he needs to be happy is "three chords, a mattress and my chef."
As the episode progresses and Phil's condition worsens, Martin becomes more of a nuisance than a welcome megastar. In the hospital, Dunphy begs his wife Claire to make Chris go away. Check out a clip from the showhere.
Lopez has booked a relaxing getaway for he and his family at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, where immediately, the star is able to unwind and slow down a bit.
'When I'm looking for a resort, I think you want to feel like you're really being taken away and feel like you're a million miles from home," Lopez says. 'What's great about this one is you really don't have to leave, if you don't want to."
The expansive 24-acre property features gorgeous views of the Coachella Valley, design elements that accentuate outdoor living, and three pools, one of which has an infinity edge overlooking the Greater Palm Springs oasis below.
"The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is beautiful; it's breathtaking, the views and the rooms are gorgeous," he shares. Read morehere.
After much social media speculation, once the pictures hit the internet, Miranda confirmed his wife's pregnancy to a fan inquiry on Twitter. See the tweets below.
Miranda went on to reveal that his three-year-old son, Sebastian, is more than ready for the arrival of his new sibling. "He is so impatient for it," Miranda shared. "Once, mid-tantrum, he cried, 'When is mommy gonna HAAAATCH '" See the tweetshere.
The rapper just released his version of the holiday classic "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer." A video of DMX rapping the song hit the internet in 2012 and quickly went viral; to date, it has garnered more than 4 million views on YouTube.
DMX made a studio recording of the song as part of Spotify's new "Singles: Christmas" playlist. Check out DMX's new celebration of Santa and Christmashere.
Jeezy made the big reveal with an album trailer that teases the new music on his Instagram page. The trailer features Jeezy stunting hard in a bright white Ferrari convertible, pulling up beneath a light snowfall and sporting a "snowman" chain.
Pressure follows the rapper's 2016 album, Trap of Die 3, which debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Watch the trailerhere.
The cake was delivered to JAY-Z backstage at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum last Saturday (Dec. 2) before a tour stop on the rapper's current "4:44" tour.
The extravagant and detailed cake features images from JAY-Z's storied career from album covers to Grammy awards, and was shared on Instagram by Roc Nation's Emory Jones.
"The Big Homie done touch down at Nassau Coliseum," Jones captioned the video. "Early birthday love from Brent Yormark and the team. Salute King." Brett (not Brent) Yormark is the CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, so Jones' caption is likely a typo. See the massive confection in all its gloryhere.
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