BTS will be down a member for the upcoming concert in Sapporo, Japan. According to the band’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, Rap Monster cannot dance at the moment because he has injured himself.
In a statement released today (June 30), Big Hit writes, “Rap Monster will not be able to participate in choreography at the Sapporo concert during the Japanese tour. On the 29th, Rap Monster was resting at housing in Sapporo when he hit his foot against the edge of a piece of furniture and injured the last toe on his right foot. Though he received immediate treatment at the hospital, the nail on his toe is compromised, and medical staff advised that he refrain from any action that causes him pain.”
Big Hit went on to say that Rap Monster’s health is good overall, and the label apologized to fans attending the upcoming concert in Japan. The Sopporo stop is part of the 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour.
Annie Lennox may get a shot at actually getting one of her songs played on the radio!
So a woman named Kylie, who works for a radio station, sent Annie a letter which begins ... "I came across your music on line and really like what I heard!" Kylie, the New Music Coordinator for the station, went on, "I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station. If you'd like, please send over the MP3 for your latest single," adding, "I'll forward it to Glenn our program director to see if he's interested in putting it in rotation."
The email continues ... "We are connected to an artist development firm that can also get you onto 150 radio stations worldwide." Annie just posted a caution ... "Whilst it's obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had 'potential' sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day."
Annie is responsible for big hits like "Sweet Dreams," "Here Comes The Rain Again"
Jennifer Lopez will release a brand-new single!
In a tweet on June 29, the singer wrote “Estrenando Nueva Música… #NiTuNiYo #July42017.” This also translates to “Premiering new music… #NiTuNiYo #July42017.”
“Ni Tu Ni Yo” featuring Gente de Zona will debut on America’s Independence Day, July 4. The song is J-Lo’s third Spanish-language single. It follows single “Mírate,” and may be on the album on which Lopez is collaborating with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Fans are tossing their virtual wigs in excited response to J-Lo‘s song news on Twitter. Scroll down to see their wigs go flying.
Adam Lambert released his new single "Two Fux" June 30.
Lambert preformed the song with Queen on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on June 22, where he honored the late Freddie Mercury, yelling “This one is dedicated to Freddie himself!” before the performance.
The appropriately titled song is about not giving "two f--ks," and the lyrics are very fitting for pride month. Adam's dreamy falsetto utters lyrics like, "No one gets me but myself / I’ve been this way since I was 12." and "Got that magic called ADD / Rep for them aliens / Different like me."
Musician credits are not released yet, but there is suspicion that the incredible guitar solo featured in the track could be played by Queen’s own Brian May. Give the track a listen below:
It’s been three years since her last album, but St. Vincent has finally shared new music.
“New York,” which dropped tonight, will probably be performed live on her upcoming stretch of tour dates throughout Europe and North America. Signs point to a new album on the way.
Adele has canceled the final two concerts on her 123-date world tour saying the show can't go on because she's damaged her vocal cords.
Adele shared a lengthy and heartfelt message to her fans Friday explaining that she felt like she was constantly clearing her throat during the first 2 shows of a sold out 4-night run at Wembley Stadium in London. Although she took a bunch of steroids and meds, it didn't help and doctors have advised her not to proceed with the final 2 Wembley gigs. She says a refund will be given if the shows aren't rescheduled.
Adele's vocal cords have persistently given her problems. In 2011, she had surgery on them to remove a polyp.
Rapper Logic is now the owner of a record label. Logic announced his new venture, Elysium, via a YouTube video uploaded Thursday night (June 29).
"Elysium was created mainly because I don't trust anybody else with the precious cargo that is my family," he said of the artists on his roster. "I wanted to create a place where they can feel free and literally do whatever they want because this is so much more than just music."
"So many people that support me are gonna support these artists," he added.
Logic explained, "This is just another avenue. I wanted to create a label. A staple. I just knew in my heart that I wanted so much more than just to rap."
He says he'll be assisting in the artists' creative process by writing and producing "as much as they'll have me."
"I'm just a kid at heart with a dream who wanted to build a brand and a name for himself," he said.
A website for Elysium has launched, giving more details about the group of artists on the team: Jessica Andrea (Logic's wife, a vocalist who's set to release her debut EP this summer), Big Lenbo, Damian L Hudson and John Lindahl.
Logic recently earned his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his Everybody album, released on May 5 through Visionary/Def Jam.
Young Thug Is Donating Proceeds from His First ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’ Concert to Planned Parenthood
Young Thug announced that he’ll donate the proceeds from the first concert for his recent release, Beautiful Thugger Girls to Planned Parenthood.
“I’m donating the proceeds from my show tonight to @PPFA,” Thugger said in a tweet following his sold out show at Terminal 5 in New York City. “I was a teenage parent. Planned+unplanned parenthood is beautiful.”
Thugger isn’t the first rapper to jump behind the organization financially, after Donald Trump and Republicans have attempted to defund the nonprofit. In April, CNN reports that he privately signed a bill that allows states to “withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.”
Run the Jewel’s El-P also donated money to Planned Parenthood following Trump’s election, saying he did it for the women in his family.
In a statement to Complex, Planned Parenthood said the organization has seen an “unprecedented outpouring of support” from supporters.
“It’s clear that this is a reflection of the trusted relationship people have with Planned Parenthood as the nation’s leading reproductive health care provider and advocate — as this is a critical moment for reproductive rights and health in the U.S. We welcome new supporters of our work and will continue to educate communities about the rights of women, men and young people,” the organization said in a statement. “That includes a woman’s ability to decide if and when she will have a child, under what conditions, and that she has the support to live in communities without fear of violence. Most importantly, we’re grateful for the outpouring of support, as we will never back down, and we will never stop providing the care our patients need.”
Rick Ross released a new track with Anthony Hamilton, with more music rumored to be on the way.
The new song, “Glory of War” find Ross spitting more of the usual– living the high life while still having a conscious for those with less.
“Seen a lot of young MC’s even die for peace/N—- posting pictures while I’m posted in Belize/Spent those lonely rainy nights praying on my knees/Bein’ overseas is a daily routine,” he raps on the track.
Ross previously said the new album will be Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill, which would be his tenth project.
“As far as the tenth, I’m closing out the tenth with the tenth,” the rapper explained. “My tenth album before I close out my tenth year.”
Take a listen.
Jay-Z is back tonight (June 30) with his 13th studio effort, 4:44. The album, which was produced by No. I.D., is available to stream exclusively on TIDAL (for now) and available to all Sprint users.
Guest features on the album include Damian Marley and Frank Ocean, and Beyoncé appears on “Family Feud.” Jay’s own mother, Gloria Carter, is also featured.
According to Forbes, the album’s release may have been a power move:
The album’s release comes just a few months after Sprint’s $200 million investment in Tidal, a move that valued the service at $600 million, about ten times what Jay Z paid for it a little over two years ago. Given that Jay Z hasn’t released an album since making the deal, it seems likely he was holding out to use his next musical effort as a negotiating chip–and that deploying 4:44 to lure subscribers to Sprint was all part of the plan. A spokesperson for Jay Z did not immediately return a request for comment.
Check out the track listing, and stream the album via TIDAL below.
1. “Kill Jay Z”
2. “The Story of O.J.”
3. “Smile” Feat. Gloria Carter
4. “Caught Their Eyes (feat. Frank Ocean)”
6. “Family Feud”
7. “Bam (feat. Damian Marley)”
9. “Marcy Me”
Kendall and Kylie Jenner just apologized for ripping off images of music icons to hawk t-shirts. Kendall and Kylie posted an apology stating, "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists."
The Jenners printed images of Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Ozzy Osbourne, The Doors, Pink Floyd and others ... without ever contacting them or their estates.
It is ironic because they themselves have been embroiled in fights where people have tried using their images. Biggie's estate sent a cease and desist letter to the Jenners and Biggie's mom accused them of "exploitation." Kendall and Kylie have now deleted their site of the entire vintage line.
Adele who’s been on the road for Adele Live since February 2016, included a handwritten note in her concert program Wednesday night (June 28) in which she spelled out a very distinct possibility that she’ll never take to the road again.
“Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well,” she wrote. “I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!”
Still, Adele added that the experience of connecting with her fans made many of the hardships worth the effort.
“I’ve done 119 shows and these last four will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favorite artist have had on me live,” she noted. “And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life.”
Adele previously hinted in March to The New Zealand Herald that touring again was unlikely, and that applause makes her feel “vulnerable.”
“I don’t know if I will ever tour again…The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag. My greatest accomplishment in my career is this tour,” she said.
The pieces are now in place for Kanye West to go back on tour as soon as early 2018
Sources say Live Nation -- which produced the 2016 Saint Pablo Tour -- has been in talks with Kanye's team and, as one source puts it, "We're ready to jump as soon as he gives the green light." Various sources say Kanye is physically and mentally back and better than they've ever seen him. They say he's focused, engaged, and has overcome the issues that landed him in the hospital last year. We're told when Kanye decides to go back on stage, it will not be a replica of last year's tour. Although the floating stage was pretty awesome, we're told Kanye will almost certainly improve on it or replace it, as well as other various effects.
It's reported he will update the set list.
Kanye had gone to a Wyoming retreat over the last few months to work on a new album. But ... Kanye is aggressively avoiding artificial deadlines, because it creates stress that leads to bad things. He doesn't have a specific timeline for releasing the album or firing up the tour ... although our tour sources say early next year is the goal.
Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello announced that she'll hit the road with Bruno Mars this summer on his 24K Magic World Tour.
Cabello will open for the "That's What I Like" singer during the tour's North American leg, with dates running July 20 to August 22.
The 20-year-old star made the announcement in a string of emotional Twitter messages, writing that she's "geeked" to be opening for Mars -- "every night I'm gonna be peering out from side stage trying to learn as much as I can," she added.
Since Fifth Harmony announced Cabello's departure in late 2016, the star has released two songs from her highly anticipated solo album: "Crying in the Club" and "I Have Questions." Her full debut album, The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving, drops in September.
But Cabello isn't the only female pop star joining Mars on the extensive world tour: Dua Lipa will pick up as the opening act in September, touring with Mars into 2018, the singer announced Monday on Twitter.
Until then, check out the full list of Cabello's opening performances on the 24K Magic World Tour below.
Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour Dates With Camila Cabello
July 20 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 21 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 23 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
July 24 -- Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 26 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 27 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 30 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 31 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
August 2 -- Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
August 4 -- Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome
August 5 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 7 -- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
August 9 -- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 12 -- Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
August 13 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
August 16 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 18 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 19 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
21 Savage is starring in the animated Instagram series, The Year 2100, where he voices himself as a super villain who controls the world with music. The first of six 10-minute episodes premieres on series creator WeBuyGold’s Instagram page today. His evil sidekick and advisor is an Alexa-like device named Tootie, and the feature was inspired by an image taken from the rapper’s guest spot on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. You know, the shot of the rapper that went viral, where he’s smiling like he’s an evil villain about to take over the world?
The storyline for the animated series revolves around 21 Savage’s need to record music to retain his superpowers. The series is illustrated by artist and animator Somehoodlum and written by Richie Carl and Ian McLees. New episodes will premiere weekly on WeBuyGold’s Instagram feed, and will also be distributed on Facebook and YouTube. Bonus content including behind-the-scenes video with Savage, photos and character descriptions will also be available.
21 Savage said he’s happy to be involved with the project.
“I’m excited to bring this cartoon villain to life and for my fans to see a new side of me,” said 21 Savage in a release announcing the series.
Dan Altmann, co-founder of WeBuyGold agreed.
“This series showcases 21 Savage’s talent and music in a new way,” eh said. “He was the perfect person to develop this creative story around.”