Carrie Underwood was fearful about one person seeing her injured mug: her 3-year-old son, Isaiah.
“He’s sweet,” Underwood, 35, told “The Bobby Bones Show” on Thursday. “For a while I was worried he would be scared of me, but now if I put makeup on, he’s like, ‘Mommy, your boo-boo’s all gone!'”
Though the “Cry Pretty” singer appeared as pretty as ever in her comeback performance at the ACM Awards last weekend, she thinks the scars surrounding her mouth will always be visible when she’s not wearing “plaster” over them. And while many believed that Underwood was deliberately flying under the radar after her fall, she denies it.
“I don’t think I hide. There’s always stuff to do, even if it’s not necessarily playing shows. I’m kind of a homebody, a hermit … I was lucky that when it happened, everything was kind of shutting down in the music world and we had the holidays and stuff like that, but I was at a point where I didn’t know how things were gonna end up,” she said. “I didn’t know what was gonna go on. I didn’t know what it was going to heal like.”
For the first time, the “American Idol” alum elaborated on the unfortunate tumble that led to her injuries, which also included a broken right wrist.
“I was taking the dogs out to go pee pee one last time, and I tripped, and there was one step,” she said. “I didn’t let go of the leashes — priorities! So that’s why the left hand is fine. I went to catch myself, and I just missed a step. If I had fallen anywhere else, I would have perfectly been fine. It was one step that messed everything up.”
Avicii has died at 28, his rep confirms.
He died in Muscat, Oman. Details surrounding his death are unclear. We're working on it.
Avicii's real name is Tim Bergling. He was born in Sweden.
His reps issued a statement, "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.
The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."
Avicii was nominated for 2 Grammys for Best Dance Recording in 2011 and 2012, "Levels" and "Sunshine".
Kanye West revealed on Twitter Thursday (April 19) that he's got two brand new LPs on the way, and one may catch fans off-guard.
"My album is 7 songs. June 1st," he wrote in a first batch of messages. A few minutes later, West dropped even more exciting news — he and Kid Cudi are joining forces for a collaborative album. "me and Cudi album June 8th. it's called Kids See Ghost. That's the name of our group," he wrote.
The Life of Pablo, West's 2016 and most recent LP, included guest vocals by The Weeknd, Ty Dolla Sign,Desiigner, Kid Cudi, The-Dream, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Sampha, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. "Father Stretch My Hands" and "Fade."
90s R&B girl group 702 are returning to music following the in the (reunited) steps of New Edition, Xscape and SWV. In separate Instagram posts, Kameelah Williams, LeMisha Fields, and Irish Grinstead announced Wednesday the trio is reuniting and going on tour.
It has been 15 years since 702 released their last album Star on Motown Records, which produced the cult-classic hit "I Still Love You." The group was signed to Michael Bivins of New Editon's Biv 10 imprint through Motown. 702 debut on their labelmates Subway's single "This Lil' Game We Play" in 1995. After that single went gold, 702 went on to record their debut album No Doubt. The album went gold, and the group's self-titled follow-up, went platinum thanks to the success of "Where My Girls At?"
No tour dates or new music have been announced yet, but looking at the group's Instagram comments they'll have no problem filling up their calendars with nationwide tour dates.
Underwood, who was televised for the first time at the 2018 ACM Awards since an 2017 accident that
left her with major injuries to her face, said in a new trailer for the forthcoming LP that "Cry Pretty" signals a certain turning point 14 years into her career.
"Sometimes you get together and write a song that's kind of exactly what you're feeling at that moment, and that was 'Cry Pretty' for me," she said. "[The album] is emotional and it is real, but there's also just some incredible musical moments."
Underwood, who co-wrote and co-produced the album, added in a statement that she's excited for fans to get into her next era.
“At this point in my career, I feel stronger and more creative than ever. I think you can hear that in this new album,” she said. “It’s emotional, it’s soulful, it’s real, and we also have some fun on there too. I hope everyone loves it as much as I have loved making it.”
Cry Pretty is to be released September 14, and fans have already flooded Underwood's Instagram comments section with excitement.
"I am so happy you are back you are one heck of a singer! We all have insecurities you are beyond gorgeous no matter what the circumstance. You look absolutely stunning," one wrote, while another noted "Cannot wait!!! That performance at the ACMs was truly on another level."
BTS is once again up for top social artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and the K-pop band took to Twitter to share their reaction on Wednesday (April 19).
"We are honored to be nominated again for the 2018 @BBMAs! Don't miss the show, LIVE May 20th on NBC. #BBMAs," the band tweeted. BTS took home the same award at last year’s ceremony, beating out artists like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
The Billboard Music Awards nominations were announced on April 18. This year, BTS -- who have 14.2 million followers on Twitter alone -- will be up against Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes.
BTS recently announced that their next full-length album Love Yourself: Tear will be released on May 18, two days before the big show. It’s the follow-up to their Japanese album Face Yourself, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Japan Weekly Albums, Billboard Japan Hot Albums and Billboard US World Albums charts.
Grammy award-winning singer Lauryn Hill announced a 29 stop, North American tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
In August of 1998, The Miseducation debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spent 81 weeks there. Additionally, Hill received 10 Grammy award nominations—making her the first woman to ever be nominated that many times in one year—and won five, including the prestigious album of the year award.
Hill plans to perform every song on the album on the tour which is set to kick off July 5 in Virginia Beach, VA, making it’s way to Philly July 13. The announcement of the tour was shortly after Hill’s performance at Nina Simone’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, OH this past weekend.
In a statement on the tour, Hill said, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community’s ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm.”
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 20.
7/5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
7/15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
7/18 – Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage
7/20 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/22 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
7/25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
7/29 St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium
7/31 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
8/2 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/3 Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre
8/5 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8/8 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/07 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
9/09 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
9/12 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9/14 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
9/15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center
9/20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/22 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
9/24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
9/26 Morrison, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
9/29 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
9/30 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/3 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
10/5 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
On Friday, J. Cole is set to release his new album, KOD. With less than 48 hours to go, the Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper has unveiled the album’s artwork and tracklist.
J. Cole has twice gone platinum with albums sans featured guest appearances. For KOD, the only credited guest is “Kill Edward,” whose identity is unclear.
KOD is J. Cole’s fifth full-length studio album and follows 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only.
03. The Cut Off (feat. Kill Edward)
06. Kevin’s Heart
08. Once an Addict (Interlude)
09. Friends (feat. Kill Edward)
10. Window Pain (Outro)
11. 1985 (Intro to the Fall Off)
Janelle Monae just released the introspective song "I Like That" Monday morning (Apr. 16). The mellow tune discusses the ways in which Monae didn't quite fit in growing up, and how she now celebrates the idiosyncrasies that set her apart.
"A little crazy, little sexy, little cool/ Little rough around the edges, but I keep it smooth/ I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong/ I’m the random minor note you hear in major songs," Monae cleverly rhymes over a slinky beat and gospel-infused background vocals. Although Monae recalls being deemed "weird" in school for sporting thrift store Polos and severing her permed hair, she ultimately claims she wouldn't have wanted anything different for herself: "I always knew I was the shit."
"I Like That" is the fourth single from Monae's upcoming third studio album, Dirty Computer, scheduled to drop Apr. 27. The latest track follows defiant banger "Django Jane," the groovy love song "Make Me Feel" and the daring empowerment anthem "PYNK" featuring Grimes.
BTS took to Twitter today to announce their next project, Love Yourself: Tear. The new album is set to be released on May 18.
The sequel to last year’s Love Yourself: Her, Tear is the second in the group’s Love Yourself series and follows the release of the record-breaking Japanese Face Yourself album. Unlike Her, Tear will be a full-length album. It will be the group’s third LP, following 2014's Dark & Wild and 2016's Wings.
According to BTS’ official fan site, known as a fan cafe in Korea, pre-orders of the album will go on sale on April 18. The pre-orders sales for Love Yourself: Herreached 1.05 million copies, and the album eventually peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Beyonce's Coachella performance set a live stream record.
Bey's Saturday performance drew 458k simultaneous viewers on YouTube, which is the most ever for a single Coachella performance since they started streaming the festival 8 years ago. That number is also up a whopping 75% over last year, when Lady Gaga stepped in to replace pregnant Bey.
Opening weekend that included The Weeknd, Eminem and Migos broadcast, -- generated 43.1 million live stream views in 232 countries. That makes it the most-viewed live music festival ever on YouTube.
Drake shared an Instagram photo on Monday (April 16) teasing a June release for his next record. He also shared an image of scorpion-shaped jewelry, again captioned "June 2018."
The news comes on the heels of a string of successful singles for Drake, including "God's Plan" and "Nice for What," which continue to ascend the charts. He hit No. 1 with "Nice for What" on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday, dethroning himself after an 11-week run with "God's Plan," his longest-leading Hot 100 hit to date.
Drake last released two-song EP Scary Hours in January, featuring "Diplomatic Immunity" and the aforementioned "God's Plan." His last full-length, a mixtape titled More Life, arrived last March.
Prosecutors in Meek Mill's case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, and that would mean immediate release from jail, but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend.
Philly's D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court, asking Judge Genece Brinkley to toss the 2008 conviction because it says prosecutors back then were fully aware Meek's arresting officer, Reginald Graham, was dirty and sat on the info.
If the conviction were tossed, that would mean Meek's probation violation would be voided also, and he would be released from the Pennsylvania prison where he's serving 2-4 years. However, Judge Brinkley did not sign off, and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June. That means Meek would sit in prison until then.
Meek's supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.'s request, thinking he'd be released.
Two African American men were arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department inside a Starbucks on Thursday afternoon. Starbucks has since apologized. The men were not charged with anything and have been released. And the PPD has said the cops did nothing wrong.
Rittenhouse Square resident Melissa DePino who posetd the video gives her account of what happened inside the Starbucks.
"I was just sitting there working on my laptop, and I guess I first noticed them when the two first cops — the bike cops — walked in. The girl behind the counter had called 911, apparently, and the cops came and said the guys were “trespassing.” They said we were waiting for somebody, and then the white guy in the video — that’s their family friend they were waiting for — he shows up. The guys wanted to know what they did. And then more cops and more cops and more cops show up." DePino continues, A bunch of people in the store were standing up and talking to the girl behind the counter and the cops, asking why this was happening. And then they freaking put them in handcuffs and perp-walked them out the freaking store. These guys never raised their voices. They never did anything remotely aggressive.
Melissa is shocked that her video has gained 4.15 million views, 101,000 retweets. "People ignore this kind of stuff. They don’t believe that it happens. People are saying that there must be more to this story. There is not. This would never happen to someone who looks like me. People don’t believe black people when they say this stuff happens. It does. They want to know the extenuating circumstances. There are none."
Melissa who has been contacted by many news outlets to tell her story says she will not go back into a Starbucks again even though it is around the corner where she lives.