That is until the arrival of Kesha, driving a classic Trans Am and decked out in a fabulous matching gold ensemble. The singer convinces him to give up his roller-blading dreams and go on tour with her instead.
The dynamic duo will launch the nine-week, 30-city tour June 6 in Phoenix, AZ, running until the final date on August 5 in Tampa, FL. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated on 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' tour. Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Watch 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore's tour trailer, which contains explicit language, and see all the dateshere.
Over the weekend, however, Swift made an exception by performing at the Jingle Bell Ball in London. Her headlining set included a combination of hits from 1989 and Reputation including "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" from the former. From the latter, Taylor performed "Gorgeous," "Look What You Made Me Do" and "…Ready For It?"
For good measure, Swift threw in a solo rendition of her duet with Zayn Malik: "I Don't Wanna Live Forever." The performance followed almost a month after her November 11 appearance on Saturday Night Live. Other acts at the Jingle Bell Ball included Ed Sheeran and Liam Payne. Watch Taylor perform "Ready For It," "Gorgeous" and "Look What You Made Me Do"here.
In a recent interview, Sheeran said he wasn't upset when he found out about the snub; in fact, he believes it was 'meant to be.' "There's a very clear reason why that happened and it's bigger than me, like much bigger than me. And like it's just something that, again, it was just meant to be," he told Billboard. "That is the way that this year was meant to roll out."
Sheeran added that he has everything going for him, and he has received numerous recent honors and accolades, so why complain? "You know, I'm not dying. It's not like I'm never gonna be nominated for a Grammy again," he said. "And I was nominated for two GRAMMYs. This is why everything's meant to be. The week after that, I get an MBE from the palace, I go Number One on Spotify, I go Number One on Billboard. I'm about to have my second ever Billboard Number One. Like, there's so many other things in the mix that counterbalance it." Read morehere.
A handful of music stars earned nominations for the event, which will honor 2017's best in film and television. Mary J. Blige scored twin nods for the Netflix release Mudbound. In addition to a Best Song nomination for "Mighty River," the hip-hop/soul legend earned a nod for Best Supporting Actress. The singer's breakout performance in the film may lead to an Oscar nomination in the New Year.
Mariah Carey joins Blige in the Best Song category for "The Star," her contribution to the soundtrack from the film of the same name. "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman, "Remember Me" from Coco and "Home" from Ferdinand round out the category. "Home" was performed by Nick Jonas. Read morehere.
In the nearly 90-second clip, Staples can be heard rapping over slick beats as the adventure plays out on screen. "This morning I woke up in the fortress of distortion / I'm at war with my emotions / I'm coming home now / I'm coming home / Right where I belong now / Right where I belong," he raps.
Previously, Staples' song "BagBak" was featured in the Marvel film Black Panther. The Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, is expected to hit theaters Christmas 2018. Watch the trailer for the new filmhere.
Gaga's sister dressed up as Mrs. Claus and the "Born This Way" hitmaker dubbed herself "Mistress Claus." Wearing long, pointy ears and a green bodysuit, Gaga merged the festive with the provocative. Her squad explored the theme in felt tree costumes, velvet capes and other campy fashions of the North Pole.
"We love you and wish you lots of cheers and no tears!" Gaga captioned the Instagram album. The singer is currently on tour promoting Joanne and preparing for the 2018 release of the film A Star Is Born. It was recently announced that Gaga would use her given name--Stefani Germanotta--in credits for the film. Gaga wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year,here.
Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez insists that both the name and the Bey typography-inspired label were intended as a compliment. "As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I'd pay homage," Martinez told Pitchfork. "We're disappointed she didn't take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!"
Bey and her representatives have not commented. The Bieryonce brew earned attention from industry bibles, including Bon Appetit magazine, which wrote that it's "perfect for those chilly-but-sunny Sundays when every song that plays from your phone is your favorite song." Read morehere.
The Cold Summer Tour exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale at Jeezy's website base will take place Tuesday, December 12 -Thursday, December 14th and are available here.
The tour will be in support of the rapper's new album, Pressure, which is due to debut on Dec. 15. Check out the dates for the upcoming trek across the United Stateshere.
"We go back to Australia," Kidman revealed in an interview with Us Weekly. "My mother and my husband's mother both live in Australia so we go back home.
"My sister, and [I], we have a big summer Christmas, which I know sounds bizarre to Americans. We want to be on the beach for Christmas, no snow. We love the ocean and shrimp!" Read more
"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" Keaton Jones, a Tennessee native, asked in the video. "What's the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It's not okay."
He explained that kids make fun of his nose and during lunch they pour milk on him and throw food at him. The video was shot by Jones' mother after she picked him up from school when he told her he was afraid to go to lunch.
After viewing the clip on social media, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Hailee Steinfeld, and others provided words of encouragement to Jones. "#KeatonJones Hero!!! Thank you young KING for inspiring us all who have been in your shoes at any capacity!" wrote Rihanna on social media. "If you have, or currently are going through any form of bullying, my heart and my prayers go out to you! Bullies…y'all corny!" See the more artists reactionshere.
Strangers in love was one of the first songs I ever wrote. I wrote it while I was on vacation and once I got one line, I just kept writing and it led me to finishing the song within 30 minutes or so. The thing that really inspired me the most was the feeling of love. I started writing the song as almost a breakup song, with the feeling of there's nobody like them or how happy you were when you were with one another. As I started writing the chorus I was trying to think of a catchy line or phrase and it came across my mind about putting a whole plot twist on the song. "What if they were in love but they just didn't know it?" I started to build this story line around the idea, which is how we later came up with the plot for the video. Parts of the song are talking about how you think that they're "the one" because no matter what your doing your always looking for them in someone else. "("Wherever I go I'll be look-in for you") it gives the listener an idea about how i am feeling about someone but then also putting the twist on the mystery behind it. You may be the ones for each other but you just don't know it yet because your strangers. I think this song is a situation that anyone can relate too about having feelings for someone or just thinking someone is cute and not having the guts to go up to them! Maybe your just strangers in love?
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the videoright here!
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