EDM hitmaker Diplo has released his new seven-track California EP in full.
The release looks to be his most star-studded yet, featuring collaborations with Lil Xan, Desiigner, Trippie Red, as well as previous songs with D.R.A.M., MØ, Goldlink, Lil Yachty and Santigold.
So far, we’ve heard singles “Look Back,” “Worry No More,” and “Get It Right,” which finds the beatsmith at his most bombastic since his Jack Ü collaboration with Skrillex in 2015. Listen to his latest California EP below.
Toni Braxton is back with a new album, Sex & Cigarettes.
This year will be the 25th year Braxton has been in the music business, and it will be her ninth studio album. Led by the tracks “Deadwood”, “Long As I Live” and the title song, "Sex & Cigarettes," Braxton's vocals are as sexy and silky as ever, with an undertone of longing and power that's come to define her sound.
“Sex & Cigarettes is basically a song about the movement of infidelity, the slow walk of it and how your heart feels when you have to admit this is happening,” Toni says.
The album's release comes on the heels of Toni Braxton finally admitting that she and Birdman are not only together, but engaged, flashing the huge rock Birdman bought her during a recent interview.
Alicia Keys is set to produce a biopic on legendary dancer/choreographer, Alvin Ailey.
Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight will develop the film on the iconic choreographer, whose work has had a major impact on dance, arts and culture through his Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The film will be produced by Alicia Keys and Susan Lewis through Keys' company, AK Worldwide. Judy Kinberg, Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum from iDeal Partners will also be producers for the film.
The project is fully supported by the Ailey organization, who controls the rights to his choreography, and Fox Searchlight will be working closely with Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison on the film. The rights to Jennifer Dunning’s biography on Ailey, Alvin Ailey: A Life In Dance have also been secured for the making of the film.
“We are thrilled to be working with these incredible partners to bring to the screen the amazing journey and revolutionary choreography of Alvin Ailey, whose life and legacy profoundly impacted people of all backgrounds around the world," Battle said of the biopic.
As of now, there's no word on a release date for the film.
One of Southern California's premiere music festivals has just announced its 2018 lineup, with a number of unique headliners that aren't playing the festival circuit this summer.
KAABOO Del Mar's fourth annual festival will take place Sept 14-16, with Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons and Robert Plant (with his Sensational Space Shifters band). The fest marks only the second U.S. appearance for Perry this summer, and the third U.S. Festival for the Foo Fighters.
Rounding out the lineup is a strong support slate that includes Halsey, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, N.E.R.D, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gucci Mane, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Alice in Chains, Billy Idol and more.
This year's festival includes the Humor Me comedy club, Southern California’s largest on-site contemporary art fair in the indoor Artwork area, Palate gourmet food and craft beverage tastings and Club Elevate, a Las Vegas-Style nightclub for guests 18 and over, as well as he Bask Day Club, a pool party presented in partnership with MGM Grand’s Wet where guests can rent cabanas and enjoy poolside panorama views of the Grandview stage.
“This year’s music and comedy announcement offers all of our guests a highly curated lineup that varies from the derivative mainstream festival circuit,” KAABOO Chief Brand and Marketing Officer Jason Felts says in a statement. “We are proud of KAABOO’s depth and diversity of talent which we bring to our guests each year. KAABOO offers something for everyone including a lineup of emerging bands that is always fun to see our guests discover.”
KAABOO Del Mar is located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. The festival's Kindness program supports a number of charities: One dollar per every pass sold is donated to featured partners including The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Surfrider and Voices for Children.
All passes go on sale today (March 22) at 9 a.m. PT. General admission Hang Loose passes start at $249, while VIP passes run between $849 and $3299 and include exclusive culinary options, private restrooms and an invitation to a sneak peak party featuring Kool & the Gang. Learn more at kaaboodelmar.com. See the full lineup below.
Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Becomes Only Album Released in Last Two Years to Sell 2 Million Copies in U.S.
Taylor Swift celebrates her sixth album to sell 2 million copies in the U.S. The LP sold another 5,000 copies that week, bringing its cumulative sum to just over the 2 million threshold.
Reputation was released on Nov. 10, 2017 and is the only album released in the last two years to sell 2 million copies in the U.S. It launched with 1.216 million copies sold in its first week.
Previous to Reputation, the most recently released set to sell 2 million was Adele’s 25, which arrived on Nov. 20, 2015. It hit the 2 million mark after just three days and bowed with 3.38 million sold in its first week. 25 has sold 9.45 million copies through March 15.
On Monday, SHINee's Japanese Instagram account shared the new single through multiple clips uploaded to its Stories. Featuring translations of the Japanese lyrics into Korean and English, the emotive pop ballad promises "forever" and features the vocals of all five SHINee members, including Jonghyun.
“From Now On” precedes the release of the group’s SHINee The Best From Now Onalbum, out April 18 in Japan. It was previously introduced to fans during the Korean band’s Japanese tour stops of their SHINee World 2018 THE BEST ~ FROM NOW ON ~ Dome Tour last month. The Best From Now On will be the act’s first group album of the year and the first following Jonghyun’s death.
Jonghyun took his own life in December at age 27. The singer-songwriter’s final album, Poet | Artist, was released in January. “From Now On” was shared on SHINee’s Japanese Instagram account to coincide with the third-month anniversary of his passing.
With the release of “From Now On” short-term on Instagram, SHINee’s official Japanese Twitter account jumped aboard a fan-led initiative to use the song’s title as a hashtag to talk about everything they love about the Korean boy band.:
JAY-Z's docuseries, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, is set to premiere this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
While the festival is mostly known for debuting films, there are several TV series that will premiere there this year, including Jay's. The six-part docuseries is said to be a “definitive look at one of the most talked-about, controversial events of the last decade," EW reports.
The docuseries is based on the book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, which was co-written by Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who also serve as executive producers on the television project. JAY-Z is also an executive producer along with Julia Willoughby Nason, Nick Sandow, Chachi Senior, Jenner Furst and Michael Gasparro.
In addition to the screening, Martin's parents will speak to the audience. Jay has long had a relationship with the parents of the the teen, who was killed by George Zimmerman back in 2012. Zimmerman was found not guilty, even though Martin didn't have a weapon. HIs death is viewed as the major catalyst of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Back in February Jay spoke at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk held in Miami, which was created in Trayvon's honor.
“We want to make sure that we stand and support and we never forget [that] Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here, so you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” he told the rapt crowd. “His name will sit alongside some of the greats whom lost their life to push our culture forward - the Martin Luther Kings, the Ghandis; that’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and pushes us into a better direction.”
For more info on the Tribeca screening visit the site. You can watch the trailer above.
Shawn Mendes, who released his sophomore album nearly two years ago, is back with "In My Blood."
Mendes has been teasing new work for months. He announced on March 20 that "In My Blood" was dropping soon, and said new additional material will come to light on the 23. He also famously posted a shirtless Instagram post in February that insisted 'Album come soon.'
On Tuesday (March 20) it was announced that *NSYNC will be receiving a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood on April 30, aka "It's Gonna Be May Day." And now it's confirmed that Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick will all be in attendance for the ceremony.
Once the news was made public, fans took to Twitter to ask about a possible reunion. "Will ALL *NSYNC members be there?" one eager fan asked, to which the boy band's official account responded, "Yes we will!"
The last time the five members were seen publicly together was in 2013, when they served as ushers at Kirkpatrick's wedding. However, anyone who thinks this reunion could mean new music in the future, don't get your hopes up. Long before the Walk of Fame Star ceremony date was set, Bass crushed the dreams of fans by tweeting "Just to clarify. If people want to call the Walk Of Fame Star a 'reunion' then fine, but we have no plans on making any new music or tour."
Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert drew together dozens of music superstars and raised more than $9 million for the Red Cross in the wake of tragedy. Now, the event is up for a 2018 British Academy Television Craft Award.
On Thursday (March 22), the annual BAFTA TV Craft nominations were announced, with One Love Manchester nominated for an Entertainment Craft Team award alongside The Voice UK, Strictly Come Dancing, and World War One Remembered: Passchendaele.
The One Love Manchester fundraiser, which aired June 4, 2017 on the BBC and was broadcast live internationally as well as online via YouTube and Facebook, was organized by Grande after the May 22, 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people and injured hundreds more.
One Love Manchester was held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground and attended by more than 50,000 people. The event featured performances from Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Take That, Little Mix and more.
The BAFTA TV Awards will take place on April 22 and will be streamed on YouTube.
Sia and David Guetta are back together for an electronic pop ballad called "Flames."
Featuring mid-tempo electronic production that explodes on the chorus, the anthemic "Flames" sees Sia singing about overcoming her struggles.
Guetta and Sia first teamed up on "Titanium" back in 2011.“‘Titanium’ is still one of the tracks I am proudest of and Sia is one of my favorite artists to work with. She’s a great songwriter and has an amazing voice. I’m just super excited that we get to release another track together," says Guetta.
Aubrey O'Day is rumored to have written two songs about her alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr., and even made a music vid for one of them, but it was never released.
TMZ posted previously unreleased footage of Aubrey's remake of Gotye's 2011 smash hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" ... in which she's topless with words like "Cheater," "Liar" and "Seduction" written on her body.
The video was shot around early 2012 -- after her alleged affair with DJT Jr. while she was on 'Celebrity Apprentice' -- but was never completed because O'Day failed to pay the production bills.
Aubrey's remix features tweaked lyrics to make it about someone having an affair with a married man ... who seems to fit the profile of Trump's eldest son.
For example -- "You said that was the reason for your pain / But you were scared to ruin your family's name / Your wife's the only one glad we are over."
The song goes on to take shots at the unnamed married man, calling him an "a**hole," "f***ing liar," and "some coward that I used to love."
Aubrey's 2013 tune "DJT" is also allegedly about her affair with Trump Jr. -- whose wife filed divorce papers last week.
Shawn Mendes got fans excited up when he tweeted out two posts, one of which was an image with two dates: March 22 and March 23. Now we know the significance of March 22.
The 19-year-old pop star went back to Twitter on Tuesday (March 20) to announce his new single, "In My Blood," is coming out on March 22.
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Though this news answers the question of the first date, what does March 23 mean? Is the "Stitches" singer going to surprise drop a new album on us? We can only hope.
The Canadian singer did give fans a nice little update last month, when he posted a shirtless photo on Instagram with the caption: "album soon come." If his third album really does drop on Friday, that certainly constitutes as "soon."
It's been a year and a half since Shawn released his sophomore album, Illuminate.
The Princess of Pop is collaborating with the luxury Japanese-French brand.
Britney Spears was announced as the new face of Kenzo. The pop icon tweeted about her campaign, entitled La Collection Memento N°2.
The luxury French-Japanese clothing brand is just the latest addition to Spears’ long list of endorsements, including Sketchers, Candie’s, Pepsi and Elizabeth Arden. It appears the collection will include bold colors and patterns, and of course, no shortage of ‘90s-eqsue denim.
The pop great recently announced that she’ll be taking the show on an international tour of the same name through the U.S. and Europe. The Piece of Me tour will mark the Princess of Pop's first concert tour in six years.