Saturday , 24 June 2017

Music News


Harry Styles is mourning the loss of his stepfather, Robin Twist, who died earlier this week at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. Twist has been with Harry’s mother Anne since the singer was seven years old, and the couple tied the knot in 2013, with Harry serving as Twist’s best man. Not long after the news hit, Harry’s One Direction bandmates took to social media to offer their condolences to their friend. Louis Tomlinson called Robin a “lovely, kind and funny guy,” while Liam Payne added that he was a “kind, gentle and beautiful soul,” and Niall Horan called him the, “most generous, hilariously funny guy you’ll have meet.” Source: People

Harry Styles also lost his girlfriend, as food blogger Tess Ward dumped him. Last weekend, Tess got back together with her previous lover, who is a wealthy businessman. An insider says desired more attention than Harry could give. He was too focused on his solo career. (Radar Online)

Simon Cowell’s all-star version of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters fundraiser for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Disaster in England now has a video as well. The clip opens with footage of the destroyed 24-story building and, in addition to stars like Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams, Roger Daltrey, Pete Towshend and more recording their contributions to the song, the video features pictures from the scene, including firefighters who battled the blaze and devastated Londoners. All proceeds from the song will go to The London Community Foundation to help the victims of the fire. There is also a website set up where folks can donate money. Source: Billboard

Katy Perry was one of the artists who took part in Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert earlier this month, and she just shared some behind-the-scenes video from the historic concert. Stars like Ariana, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Mac Miller all turn up in the clip, which also features footage of her rehearsal and performance of Part of Me. Source: Katy Perry

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins were born on June 12th. Rumor has it that the boy and girl’s names are Shawn and Bea, but so far, there has been no official confirmation of the names. Shawn is Jay’s real name, and Bea could be shorter version of Beyoncé’s name. Source: MediaTakeOut

Britney Spears’ final Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood happens New Year’s Eve. Britney’s spent four years performing in Vegas. Ticket sales have exceeded $100 million. (Forbes)

Kelly Clarkson helped bring one happy couple together at her recent concert in Las Vegas. Alex Malerba, who popped the question to his partner, shared a photo of the happy moment on Instagram, writing, “Asking the love of my life to marry me in front of the one and only @kellyclarkson was an amazing moment!!!! HE SAID YES.” Kelly was actually in on the proposal, and invited the pair backstage for the proposal. Source: Today

This week, a Rihanna fan with the username @WaladShami sent her a message in hopes of receiving advice on how to get over his first heartbreak. He saw that she’d delivered some words of wisdom in the past, so he thought he’d give it a try. Rihanna actually responded with, “Just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself… Cry if you have to, but it won’t be forever! You will find love again, and it will be even more beautiful! In the meantime enjoy all that YOU are!” (Buzzfeed)

The school year just ended, but Lady Gaga is getting a jump on making the next one better. Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is working with Staples on a million-dollar program aimed at “creating a more positive classroom experience” for at-risk students. The program will battle bullying, which is Born This Way’s usual focus, and provide school supplies that are scarce due to government cuts. According to the Education Market Association, an estimated 99.5% of all public school teachers have to dig into their own pockets for supplies, spending, on average, more than $400 per year.

Leslie Jones is hosting The BET Awards Sunday. Beyoncé is leading the pack with seven nominations, with Bruno Mars earning five and Solange picking up four. To see who wins, tune in to the BET Awards at 8pm ET. Source: BET

Mariah Carey’s cameo in the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy, The House, has been cut because of her diva behavior on the set. Actor Cedric Yarborough, who also stars on ABC’s Speechless, called Mariah “borderline abusive” noting that she showed up three to four hours late for the shoot, and then was uncooperative and demanding. He did hold back on what he said was the “worst part” of her behavior, noting he would tell people in person if they are cool. Finally, he wrote, “I miss “I had a vision of love” Mariah. Be a damn professional.” Source: New York Post

Prince’s iconic album, Purple Rain, turns 33 on Sunday, and Bruno Mars marked the occasion by sharing some video of his rehearsals for his tribute to Prince at February’s GRAMMY Awards. The purple-tinted video has Bruno and the Hooligans working on their performance of Prince’s classic, Let’s Go Crazy. Source: Bruno Mars

New music out today:
Imagine Dragons: Evolve
Prince: Purple Rain (2-CD Deluxe and 3 CD + DVD Deluxe: Expanded Edition)
































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