Thursday , 13 December 2018

Music News

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland announced their inductees for the Class of 2019 this morning.  The new additions to the Rock Hall are The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. The 2019 Induction Ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in New York on March 29.

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 cannot find anyone to join them for the Super Bowl halftime show. Not even “Girls Like You” collaborator Cardi B. She declined the Adam’s invitation. A source said, “She’s been going back and forth, but it’s a no right now.” The band is having trouble recruiting guests because of the lingering NFL controversy surrounding quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. (Us Weekly)

It seems that former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams will not return to her role in the Broadway musical “Once on This Island,” following her split from Chad Johnson. “Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her medical doctors to take a leave of absence from performing,” the show’s rep said in a statement yesterday. “As a result, the singer/actress will not continue in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Once on This Island.” Her understudy, Cassondra James, will take over the role until December 26. Lea Salonga will then step in to play Erzulie from December 27 to January 6. The show opened in New York City on December 3, 2017. Source: Entertainment Tonight

Ariana Grande revealed that she’ll be releasing a new song, “Imagine,” today, and she’s now giving fan a little insight into the inspiration behind the song. “A lot of this album mourns failed yet important beautiful relationships in my life (as well as celebrates growth / exploring new independence),” Ari shared on her Instagram story. “But for those of you asking about imagine: i would say if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance… ‘imagine’ = denial. hope that makes sense.” “Imagine” is the follow-up to her hit, “Thank U, Next.” Neither song appears on her most recent album, “Sweetener.” Source: People

The internet thinks Harry Styles wrote love letters to Kendall Jenner after the model/reality star shared pictures on Instagram Story of a handwritten love letter sent by an anonymous beau. Kendall blocked out the writer’s name to keep his identity secret, which fueled social media speculation that it was Harry, with some even comparing the handwriting to a handwritten note Harry shared on Instagram over a year ago. While Kendall and Harry did date briefly in 2013 and then again 2015, it turns out he isn’t the author. Kendall finally revealed that he isn’t the writer of the note. She eventually revealed the signature, which read ““M + M,” and then added “Nice try my secret admirer’s actually @mertalas & @macpiggott.” They are two fashion photographers who frequently shoot the Kardashian Klan. Source: Pop Crush

While folks love to speculate about when Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are going to get married, Gwen insists she isn’t necessarily in a rush. “There is zero pressure,” she tells “Today.” Gwen notes that all the drama from their previous failed relationships is part of the reason they aren’t running to the altar. “I think when there’s trauma, the way we had trauma back in the day, going through all these hard times, to get to a place where you find somebody that’s like your best friend that you know that you can depend on and trust and just go through life,” she says. “I think we’re just trying to be in the moment as much as we can.” When Natalie Morales pushed, asking “he’s your forever right?,” she responded “I hope so! I never thought I would get this moment, and so it’s just really special.” Source: Today

It looks like the romance may be over for Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld. Although the two artists haven’t made any public statement as to the status of their relationship, Internet speculation is that the pair has called it quits. The first inkling that things may be over started in the fall when fans noticed the couple were rarely photographed together. Then in November, Hailee was spotted with her ex-boyfriend Cameron Smoller. Meanwhile, the UK press has added fuel to the rumors, reporting that Niall has joined the dating app Raya, which some call the “Tinder for Celebrities.” Source: New York Post

Chris Martin appears to be ready for a second marriage. An insider claimed the Coldplay singer will propose to Dakota Johnson. “They’ll be engaged soon. Chris is head over heels.” He wanted to wait until ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow tied the knot with TV producer Brad Falchuk. They wed in the Hamptons three months ago. But she has yet to move into his place. They’re taking their time in order for the teenage children to adjust to a step-mother. Their blended families shared Thanksgiving. After seeing how Dakota Johnson got along with the teenagers, Chris felt confident it was time to pop the question. The friend said, “He wanted to make sure the kids didn’t have too much change all at once.” (Us Weekly)

Last week Aaron Carter teased on social media that his girlfriend Lina Valentina may be pregnant, noting they “might just be expecting” but now he’s setting the record straight. “A few weeks ago, I posted something on social media about hoping to have a child soon and it seems that started some rumors,” Carter told E! News in a statement. “I am looking forward to becoming a dad, but am not expecting a child right now.”

John Legend has teamed with 1-800-Flowers for a special holiday promotion. An exclusive “Legendary Christmas Collection” of flowers is available from now through December 22nd, and anyone who orders one will get a free digital download of the singer’s new holiday album, “A Legendary Christmas.”

Robin Thicke is back with a new single. The singer just debuted the track “Testify,” his first new song since 2016’s “Deep” featuring Nas and “One Shot” featuring Juicy J. Robin has yet to announce a new album, but one is expected out sometime next year. Robin notes, “when I made this record I wanted to sing my whole truth and lead off the new album singing my a** off.” Fans will be able to catch Robin on New Year’s Eve. He is set to perform from Times Square as part of Steve Harvey’s Fox NYE special, airing at 8 pm. Meanwhile, in an interview with Zane Lowe, Robin says the death of his father Alan Thicke inspired the course of his latest record. “Well, it’s funny — my father passed away a couple of years ago and I thought I had an album and these songs that I wanted to put out. Then when that happened, it was something I wasn’t expecting and it just rattled my soul,” he shared. “So, I took some time to re-think the album and then these songs started pouring out that had more meaning and more weight to them.” Source: Robin Thicke

Avril Lavigne takes another big step down the comeback path with her new single, “Tell Me It’s Over,” a soulful track accompanied by a video that shows her having a very, very blue Christmas. She says the song is “an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games.”

The next season of “American Idol” will premiere March 3. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will return to the judges’ seats.

Jason Mraz paid a visit to a very special fan this week. The singer visited 18-year-old Madison Taliaferro at a hospital in St. Louis, where she is awaiting a second double-lung transplant. According to the teen’s mother, nurses were responsible for getting Mraz to the hospital, since they knew she was such a big fan. He stopped by Sunday and sang “I’m Yours” and “Have It All” to the teen. Taliaferro, who was born with cystic fibrosis, first received a lung transplant six years ago. A GoFundMe Account has been set up for her, which so far has raised almost $25,000 in donations as of Sunday. Source: Topeka Capital Journal

Liam Payne is set to perform a concert in London next week and fans who can’t get to it will be able to watch it in virtual reality. The singer has teamed with London-based startup MelodyVR to headline their first-ever “live in VR” event, with the December 19th show available to fans with Oculus Go or Samsung GearVR headsets.

Google just released their annual report of the most googled searches of the year, with Demi Lovato the most googled person of 2018. The singer, who in July was rushed to the hospital following a drug overdose, was searched so much she actually beat out the new princess, Meghan Markle, who came in second. Demi also landed at nine on the overall list of the most searches of 2018. Other musicians landing on Google’s most searched people list include Eminem at six, Ariana Grande at nine and Cardi B at ten.

Top Ten Most Googled People Of 2018
Demi Lovato
Meghan Markle
Brett Kavanaugh
Logan Paul
Khloe Kardashian
Urban Meyer
Ariana Grande
Rick Ross
Cardi B
Source: USA Today

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