Page Too Report for 01/09/2017
While "Shape of You" is a potential club banger about physical attraction between two people that meet at a club, "Castle on the Hill" is an upbeat sentimental track about Sheeran's youth and his longing to be home and a return to innocence.
The songs are the first new music from the English singer/songwriter since 2014's x (pronounced multiply) which sold over four million copies in the US alone. Both tracks are available via iTunes.
Sheeran had this to say about the new songs, "Hello 2017! I've been working hard on the new material and I hope you can be as excited about it as I am. I really wanted to show two different sides to my music that I'm equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted to roll with two songs at the same time. I'm absolutely buzzing to be back." Listen to the new trackshere.
And during his set he was joined by Dave Chappelle for several covers, including Nirvana's "Come As You Are." A fan captured the event on video. Mayer does the heavy lifting, but Chappelle participates between sips of his drink.
Mayer will release his new album four songs at a time over the next few months, instead of putting out all the tracks at once. The first batch of songs will come out January 20, reports NME. Check out Mayer and Chappellehere.
The track takes psychedelic cues from their previous collaborations. The band first worked with Cyrus on 2014's With a Little Help from My Fwends, followed by their all-out collaboration on her album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.
Together, they've covered John Lennon, performed nude, headlined Saturday Night Live and more. Oczy Mlody drops January 13. Listen to the Lips' latest Miley collaborationhere.
First, she took the stage with singer David Crowder. Then she performed her hit 'Something in the Water." The appearance seemed like a glowing success for all involved, but after the performance Louie Giglio, the Atlanta pastor who started the conference, was reprimanded by Wesley Wildmon, the Director of Outreach of American Family Association and Social Media Coordinator for Engage Magazine, for inviting the country superstar to perform. Wildmon's criticism was based on Underwood's support of gay marriage, USA Today reports.
Previously, Giglio was uninvited from praying the benediction at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony because of his own opposition to same-sex marriage. Read morehere.
Member Jay DeMarcus produced the track, and Jonathan Singleton ("Don't," "Watching Airplanes," "A Guy Walks Into a Bar," "Red Light" and more) and songwriter Andrew Dorff ('Save It For a Rainy Day," 'Neon Light," 'Somebody's Heartbreak," "Bleed Red" ), who recently died unexpectedly, wrote the tune.
"We all felt like 'Yours If You Want It,' was the perfect way to introduce our fans and radio to the new music we've been making," said DeMarcus in a statement. "We've been working really hard and we're very proud of this track. And what's more, the late Andrew Dorff is a writer on it, and we are so honored to be a small part of making sure his legacy lives on. We have a special angel watching over it, for sure." Check out the songhere.
"When we finished the song, which we called 'Smooth,' the conversation came around to who should sing it. My first thought was George Michael. In fact, I'd had George in my head when I recorded the vocals in the first place. If you listen to the melody and the cadence, it's an attempt to emulate his style."
Thomas added that Michael's solo success after Wham! encouraged his own foray into solo recording after Matchbox-20. "That trend was long-standing," he writes. "I'd always admired George. My first solo album was my shift from Wham! to Faith. My first solo video had pieces of George all over it: the close-up on the boots, the dance… Even my most recent album cover was a lift from the Wham! 'Bad Boys' video."Read morehere.
The first show will be on her actual birthday, April 14, and the second will be the next night, reports The Boot. The country icon made her first Grand Ole Opry appearance at the historic venue more than 50 years ago, in October of 1960; just two short years later, on Sept. 25, 1962, Lynn became an official Opry member.
"When I went out to sing, I remember patting my foot, and that's it," Lynn recalls of her debut performance at the Opry . 'I don't remember even singing." Read morehere.
While partying at a nightclub, Meek was spotted jamming out to Drake's hit single "One Dance" with his friends. That's a far cry from his former reaction to the song. In November, Meek flipped out when a DJ played the tune during Odell Beckham Jr.'s birthday party (via HipHopDX). But it seems two months later, he's vibing to a different tune.
The two began beefing when Meek claimed Drake used ghostwriters, but according to Beanie Sigel it actually started because of Minaj. Now that she's out of the picture, does that mean there's room for these two to forgive and forget? Read morehere.
Yachty and his crew strap on white jumpsuits and enter an empty warehouse for a game of paintball. If viewers are waiting for an actual game to take place, though, they're bound to be disappointed.
Most of the video oscillates between Yachty siting on a fancy white sofa to rap his verses, and he and his friends dancing together. The closest Yachty ever gets to playing paintball is when colorful balloons drop from the ceiling. "Shoot Out the Roof" appears on Yachty's 2016 mixtape, Summer Songs 2. Watch the videohere.
Dressed head to toe in fur, they practice their survival skills by wielding bows and arrows, riding snowmobiles and hanging out with gorgeous women, of course.
Near the video's end, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset have enough of the cold outdoors and make their way inside a cozy cabin, where they hang out with their literal dogs (Huskies) and roast marshmallows with all the snow-bunnies they found.
"T-Shirt" appears on the group's forthcoming album C U L T U R E, which drops January 27th. Watch the videohere.
"I Got You" finds Rexha in the desert, dressed at first in a luxurious golden ensemble complete with flowing scarves that give the dry location an aesthetic edge. From there, she undergoes several costumes changes, all of which show off the different sides of her personality.
There's her "ride or die" when she needs to be fierce or the nod to Britney Spears' bejeweled bodysuit in "Toxic" that shows off her softer side. Watch the videohere.
Now Birdman has confirmed that fans might finally get what they've waited so long to hear. "It's definitely coming out," Birdman said while appearing on Travis Scott's Beats 1 show.
"The situation with me and my son, I'm going to put it all behind us and just let it move forward. Wayne is one of the best artists ever to do the game, and I want to see him continue to do what he's been doing, and I'm going to support whatever he's doing."Read morehere.
'Frankly, we blew our budget on catering," Corden said, before the duo launched into "Pop Goes the Weasel." 'I'm confused all the time. It's so true," Foxx ad-libbed. 'Sometimes you're on top of the world, but sometimes you just feel like you're going 'round and 'round the same mulberry bush."
'Sometimes you're the monkey," Corden noted. 'And sometimes you're the weasel." In 2016, Corden played fast and loose with the show's song license budget: He deliberately played Nelly's "Hot in Herre" over and over to help the singer out of dire financial straits.
Other songs in their public domain medley included 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," 'Row Row Row Your Boat," and a sexy 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain."
When you're funny and talented, it really doesn't matter what you sing. Watch the budget-conscious collaborationhere.
Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn, who has been making mashup videos for Adult Swim, combined Eminem's 2010 track "Not Afraid" off Recovery with clips from the children's TV show Arthur. The result is a hodgepodge of clean fun and crazy lyrics, and an uncanny lip-sync that would put Mariah Carey to shame.
Schleichkorn's decision to go with Arthur is a pertinent one. The popular meme of Arthur's fist circulated in 2016 and symbolized many people's rage and frustration. As one Twitter user aptly described, "So many emotions in one fist." Check it outhere.
Wenger refers to Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal Football (Soccer) Club. Wenger recently complained about the holiday schedule his team was forced to play. "In 20 years it is the most uneven Christmas period I've seen," said Wenger.
"The difference in rest period is unbelievable in terms of all the teams. Honestly I don't really know if the Premier League masters the fixtures. It's more that we have sold the rights to TV for a lot of money. So we have to accept TV chooses the games. But some teams have more luck than others."
Niall's favorite team, in case you were wondering, is the Derby County Football Club aka The Rams. Read morehere.
Related: Kelsea Ballerini Premieres 'Yeah Boy' Music Video
Ballerini's boyfriend of nearly 10 months, Australian musician Morgan Evans, proposed last week, and she's been sharing photos of her engagement ring on Instagram ever since. Ballerini originally broke the news by posting a photo posing with Evans and aiming one hand toward the camera lens. "This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him. Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life."
As for the engagement ring, Evans went way beyond simply going to Jared. "I had the ring custom made with a diamond I picked from a local designer here in Nashville," Evans told People. "I wanted it to be classic and beautiful, like her." Well isn't that precious. Congratulations! See the photohere.
Chance ranked West's albums on Twitter last week (January 5th). The top three spots went to Late Registration, followed by The College Dropout and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The reason Chance decided to speak up and share his two cents had to do with a certain list on Complex he came across listing West's albums from best to worst. Out of the eight possible choices, though, the site placed Late Registration second to last. That didn't jive well with Chance. "How am I supposed to keep reading this after you put Late Registration 2nd to last??" he tweeted. Check out his full listhere.
Hunt's rep confirmed the engagement to People. Although Hunt hasn't exactly been public about dating Fowler, he has shared photos of the two on Instagram and, of course, he wrote much of his debut album Montevallo about their relationship.
It seems that may have caused some strife at home, which he details in his recently released single "Drinkin Too Much." In the song, Hunt apologizes to Fowler for using her so much in his songwriting. "I'm sorry people know your name now and strangers hit you up on social media/ I'm sorry you can't listen to the radio," Hunt rap-speaks in the opening verses. He goes on to detail how his fame may have given him the world, but he's drinking too much because it's created a rift between them as a result. Read morehere.
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