Halliwell and Michael were more than fellow English pop icons -- they also shared a close personal friendship. The Wham! frontman was a sounding board for Halliwell when she departed the Spice Girls to embark on her own solo career.
"When I first heard the sad news of his passing, I was nine months pregnant with my son Monty and I was full of emotions," she said in a statement. "I didn't know quite what to do with my feelings so I put it in a song, which became 'Angels in Chains.'"
Halliwell recorded the song with Wham! singer Shirley Lewis and Michael's longtime guitarist, Phil Palmer. Read morehere.
The video shows a blindfolded Lamar sitting in a chair in a red-lit room. A woman, who could possibly be Rihanna, seems to be capturing his attention while dancers dance alongside them. "Loyalty" plays in the background.
In an interview earlier this year, Lamar revealed he has always wanted to work with Rihanna. "I love everything about her, her artistry, how she represents women to not only be themselves but to express themselves the way she expresses herself through music and how she carries herself," Lamar explained. "I love everything about her, so I always wanted to work with her. I did the record and immediately, her name popped up. Reached out, we locked in a studio, and made it happen." Check out the footagehere.
The gathering of legendary female MCs seemed aimed to send a clear message: We were here first. During her performance of "Shether," images of Minaj in compromising poses and over-the-top outfits appeared on the projection screen. The collage also included old tweets and at least one image of Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost. Nicki, you better watch yourself.
Lil Kim has dabbled in her own Nicki Minaj diss tracks: Her "Black Friday" from 2011 was "Shether" ahead of its time. See some photos and videos from the Summer Jam "Shether" performancehere.
Statement From The Grimmie Family: "We want to take this moment to say thank you to Christina's legion of fans worldwide and all the partners who contributed and are still contributing to her legacy.
"Your prayers, love, encouragement, and support have been felt by us as a family and we are humbled and deeply appreciative. We too, are still healing, but know that we love each and every one of you. Thank you for your support!" Read morehere.
The nationwide search for American's next superstar will hit 19 cities across the country from mid-August through mid-September and the audition process has never been easier.
Now, participants can submit their audition videos online or show off on social media with the hashtag #TheNextIdol. The search is split into east and west coast cities. See the schedulehere.
The new studio effort is scheduled to be released on June 23rd and the artwork features Khaled and his son Asahd in matching blue suits and is generally adorable.
The album a star-studded affair, the double disc set features Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Drake, Justin Biber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Migos to name a few. See the full coverhere.
The new 'Strength of a Woman' music video features Blige singing on top of a building at night in addition to some clips from the upcoming TNT television show.
As a caption for the video, Blige's team wrote that she teamed up with the show to "celebrate empowered women." Watch the "Strength of a Woman" videohere.
"Kate and I already felt like the most blessed people in the world, with our three beautiful daughters. But, we feel even more blessed to have a healthy baby BOY now to add to our family," he wrote. "God has given us another wonderful gift, in him."
"God has given us another wonderful gift," he continued. "His name is Thomas South Moore, named after my late grandfather. We will call him South. His sisters are already obsessed with him, as we are all of them. Thanks for all the well wishes and congratulations. Very much appreciated." See the photos and read the full posthere.
James Corden posed the question during a livestream event on Sunday, inviting her to rank them "from best to worst in bed. This is working on the notion that they're all good."
As a sidebar, Corden also recently asked Perry to extrapolate on her simmering feud with Taylor Swift. She's walked her comments backward and forwards several times since the interview--so maybe Katy should be wary about answering James's spiciest questions.
In any case, Perry demurred at first: "No! They're all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them after I get out of this [livestream]!" Finally, she caved. The definitive ranking of Katy Perry's exes in descending order of sexual prowess is: John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, and Diplo bringing up the rear. Watch ithere.
In the clip, The Weeknd wanders around a hypermodern space like a dystopian Patrick Swayze in Ghost. He lurks around a giant modern structure, invisibly watching a woman wriggle on a piece of furniture.
He keeps an eye on the woman (a former love?) from stairwells, elevators, and balconies. The video's stunning cinematography updates the song's '80s vibe. Watch the new videohere.
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