Monday , 23 October 2017

Music News


It’s official – Justin Timberlake is headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl LII (52) Halftime Show, February 4th at Minneapolis’ Bank Stadium. The NFL confirmed the long rumored news yesterday, and J.T. tweeted the news with a video featuring good buddy Jimmy Fallon, in which he admits, “I DO have the time. Half the time…” This will be Justin’s third time performing during the halftime show, which makes him the entertainer with the most halftime appearances. He first did it back in 2001 as part of *NSYNC with Britney Spears and Aerosmith. He then returned to join Janet Jackson in 2004, which will forever be remembered as “Nipplegate,” when he pulled off part of her outfit exposing her nipple and breast. Source: NFL

Ed Sheeran appeared on a British talk show and confessed that he abused illegal drugs. So two years ago, he took a hiatus to ground himself. He reconnected with a high-school friend, Cherry Seaborn. She helped him quit drugs cold turkey. The Divide album was the result of cleaning up his act. (Us Weekly)

After spending 26 hours with a tattoo artist, Justin Bieber’s entire torso is now inked with gargoyles and skeletons from his waist to his nipples. Justin unveiled the tattoo on Saturday with a bathroom mirror selfie. Apparently Justin wanted the tattoo because he wasn’t thrilled with the eagle tat he already had in the area. The tattoo took three days to complete, and apparently that won’t be the end of the singer’s ink. “I’m coming back soon,” he said. “I did the bottom half of his front but still need to do the top.” (People)

Lady Gaga was the surprise guest at this weekend’s Deep from the Heart concert, a special event put on by the five living former presidents to help raise money for hurricane relief. One American Appeal, the campaign was launched by Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, organized the concert, which took place at Texas A&M University and also featured performances by Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Lee Greenwood, Sam Moore, Cassadee Pope, Yolanda Adams, Stephanie Quayle, and the Gatlins. Gaga, dressed in a fitted white pants suit, performed You and I, Million Reasons, and Edge of Glory, and underscored the need for help. She called the night “historic,” adding, “We must help these survivors recover from losing their homes, losing their lives, watching everything get washed away.” Source: Dallas News

Pink says that things between her and Christina Aguilera got so bad that they almost came to blows many years ago. On Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live she told Andy Cohen that the bad blood was due to their egos. She said, “We were super young and super new at the whole thing, and I think I’m an alpha, and she’s an alpha. I’m used to taking my altercations physical and she’s used to having them verbal.” When Cohen asked if the feud ever became physical, Pink said, “Actually, she swung at me in a club. Hilarious! I was like, ‘What’s happening right now? What’s happening?'” Pink added that since then they’ve patched things up and even dropped a hint that they might be collaborating at some point soon. (Watch What Happens Live)

As expected, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tops the Billboard 200 Album chart this week, having moved 408,000 equivalent album units, the largest week for an album by a woman and the fourth-biggest week among all acts. What’s more, with 384,000 of those units in traditional album sales, Pink also has the best overall sales week for 2017, and the highest sales week for any artist since Drake’s More Life, sold 852,000 in May, 2016. Source: Billboard

Gwen Stefani’s new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, tops the Billboard Holiday Albums chart this week, which is the second week of the chart’s current season. Gwen’s album moved an additional 10,000 album units this week to take the top spot. Source: Billboard

Rumors have been swirling since the beginning of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship, and now a source close to the couple says they have some big plans ahead. This “source” tells ET Online that Blake and Gwen are ready to take a few big steps together, saying, “They are very committed to one another and this is a forever thing. However, more important to them right now is having a baby together. Gwen would love nothing more than to give Blake his first child. Blake is dying to be a father. He loves Gwen’s kids, [which has] made him realize he could be a good father.” (ET)

Mariah Carey’s former fiancé James Packer is opening up about what went wrong with their relationship, and apparently he now realizes they shouldn’t have been together in the first place. “I was at a low point in my personal life,” the 50-year-old billionaire told “The Australian.” “She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me.” In other news, Mariah just released the new holiday tune, The Star, from the upcoming animated film of the same name. Source: People

Mariah Carey’s Los Angeles pad has become the latest celebrity home to be hit by burglars. Police say the singer was not home early Thursday morning when burglars climbed a ladder to sneak in through a window on an upper floor. They tripped a silent alarm, but her security didn’t find out about the break-in until several hours later. Police say the burglars made off with about $50,000 worth of items, mostly purses and sunglasses. The LAPD is on the case, but they have a long list of unsolved break-ins at celebrity homes. (TMZ)

Katy Perry’s birthday is Wednesday, but apparently she’s been celebrating for weeks, and her new American Idol colleagues joined in on the fun. In video posted on Idol’s Facebook page, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Ryan Seacrest set up a surprise birthday celebration for Katy, complete with her favorite things –puppies! The celebration also included a tower of cupcakes, and the Idol judges singing Katy Happy Birthday. Source: American Idol

After a few delays, Fall Out Boy have finally wrapped up recording their next album, Mania. They were supposed to release it ahead of their U.S. tour, which started Friday in Cleveland, but announced back in August that they were having trouble finishing it and moved the release to January 19th. But now bassist Pete Wentz tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “We’re done recording, officially! Which is pretty awesome… Now, we’re just mixing and mastering the songs, which is really exciting. This didn’t seem like a place we could get to six months ago. It’s really cool to be here.”

Niall Horan and country star Maren Morris collaborated for a song on Niall’s just released solo album, Flicker, and now that track, Seeing Blind, has been released. Source: Niall Horan

Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui has made it Instagram official with Ty Dolla $ign. The hip-hop artist posted to his Instagram story a romantic photo of them with the caption, “Blessed and thankful to have u in my life my love.” He added for emphasis a heart emoji, plus heart-eye emoji and kiss-blowing emoji. Since the spring, those two had been flirting on the edge of a relationship, without ever defining what they had. Lauren shared plenty of backstage pix on Instagram of Ty Dolla $ign. (People)














































































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