J. Cole has made Billboard Hot 100 history by becoming the first artist ever to debut three titles in the top 10 in the same week, according to Billboard.
The three songs that debuted on the Hot 100 Top 10 are as follows: "ATM" at No. 6, "Kevin's Heart" at No. 8 and "KOD" at No. 10. Cole's latest feat pushes him past Ed Sheeran and Drake, who both were at two. With his latest album KOD, Cole also earned his fifth #1 album on the Billboard 200.
Cole revealed that he is working on an album as his alter-ego, KiLL Edward. “Was working on the fall off,” he tweeted. “And helping kiLL edward with his album. @killhisways but he don’t tweet a lot.”
Mariah Carey is bringing her Las Vegas residency back this summer.
Carey announced the new dates this morning (April 30) via Twitter. "I’m thrilled to be returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with a BRAND NEW residency, THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS, beginning July 5th!" she tweeted.
Presale for Mariah's fan club starts tomorrow (May 1), with general admission sales starting Friday, May 4 at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT. The show will run in Vegas until September 10, then Mariah will go on an international tour with until November 6.
More information about Mariah's Vegas residency and international tour dates can be found here.
In a letter posted to The Root Monday (April 30), the Times Up Women of Color subset very vocally supported a new campaign called #MuteRKelly, and said while comedian Bill Cosby's recent sexual assault convictions were horrific, they served as proof that men can, indeed, be held accountable for their crimes against women.
The group claims R. Kelly "Married a girl under 18 years of age; was sued by at least four women for sexual misconduct, statutory rape, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and furnishing illegal drugs to a minor; was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography and has faced allegations of sexual abuse and imprisonment of women under threats of violence and familial harm."
Now, Time's Up is calling for RCA Records, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Apple Music and concert venues to ice Kelly out, and to make him pay for his transgressions.
"As women of color within Time’s Up, we recognize that we have a responsibility to help right this wrong. We intend to shine a bright light on our WOC sisters in need. It is our hope that we will never feel ignored or silenced ever again," the letter reads. "We call on people everywhere to join with us to insist on a world in which women of all kinds can pursue their dreams free from sexual assault, abuse and predatory behavior."
Time's Up's Women of Color aims to "organize around issues that are especially important to women and girls of color. The group includes activists, executives, filmmakers, actresses, authors, athletes, and women in tech, advertising, science and other industries. WOC of TU is building a collective of women of color who strive for safe and equitable environments for all women," the letter specifies.
Lea Michele said “Yes” to her boyfriend Zandy Reich’s proposal with a snap of her massive rock on Instagram Saturday (April 28). In the photo below, a clearly effusive Michele poses beside seaside with her ring-bearing hand covering her smiling face.
Reich popped the question to the star over the weekend with a custom-made 4-carat diamond ring, which the All Year Round women’s clothing company president designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas.
“When I’m not working, I’m at home with my cat, with my family, with my boyfriend, with the people that I love — and that’s how I reset, and that’s how I center myself,” the 31-year-old performer told People of how her fiancé has kept her grounded. “It’s so important to tune out the noise and the unnecessary, and just focus on the people that you love because they know you better than anyone.”
The Glee alum and 32-year-old CEO have been longtime friends before they began dating in July 2017.
In August 2017, the pair marked Michele’s 30th birthday with a romantic, oceanic getaway.
“Last year, in this same spot, on this same day, you told me 30 was going to be the best year of my life.. it was,” Michele captioned the image of the lovebirds looking out at the waves. “So much to be grateful for, but mostly you.. got a feeling 31 is going to be even better… u Z.”
Michele revealed on Ellen earlier this month that she and her Glee castmate, Darren Criss, will be co-headlining on an upcoming joint tour.
Country singer Kane Brown is featured on the remix of Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same,” which was released at midnight, just hours after the pop star revealed the identify of her special guest.
“I love this so much,” Cabello says of the new cut, which takes a country turn, introduces electric guitar and thrusts Brown’s vocals into the mix. “Always imagined another version of this song sounding like this.”
Never Be the Same" is at No. 13 on the current Billboard Hot 100 chart, dated the week of April 28. Kane Brown's "Heaven" is also at No. 26. Stream the remix in full below.
Usher has been served with another lawsuit by Laura Michelle Helm who initially sued the singer last year for allegedly transmitting herpes to her during two sexual encounters.
Helm originally filed a $20 million lawsuit against Usher last summer alleging that she slept with him without knowing that she was being exposed to herpes when they had unprotected sex.
According to the Bossip website, Helm filed new documents in Georgia last week for several counts of battery, negligence, fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Helm discovered that she was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2, but in November 2017, Helm filed court documents to dismiss the case without prejudice “with intent to refile.”
In her new lawsuit, Helm states that Usher had a legal obligation to warn her of his status, and she has been suffering with embarrassment over her diagnosis. “Plaintiff suffers mentally and emotionally from the humiliation and stigma attached a single woman infected with the incurable Herpes SV2,” reads Helm's lawsuit.
Helm is seeking a trial and wants monetary damages for her pain and suffering.
GFriend released a teaser Friday for their upcoming mini-album, Time for the Moon Night.
The teaser, labeled as a highlight medley, features snippets of songs that will appear on the upcoming project that is set for release on April 30.
GFriend also released promotional images for Time for the Moon Night on Twitter that includes the band using flashlights to read a map inside of a tent.
GFriend last released Rainbow, a re-release of its EP Parallel, in September. The K-pop stars are also set to make their Japanese debut on May 23.
Just hours after releasing the poopity scoop “Lift Yourself” track on his website, Kanye West has premiered a new track with T.I. called “Ye vs. the People.” Though the track has not yet been released, it played on a loop on Power 106 FM. The track plays out like a political debate between Kanye and T.I., touching on police brutality, president Trump, Obama, and even “the sunken place” (a reference to Get Out). Listen to the track below
After “Lift Yourself,” “Ye vs. the People” is Kanye’s first new song since 2016’s The Life of Pablo. T.I. recently shared on his Instagram story that he and Kanye spent the day together, most likely discussing his recent polarizing Twitter activity and support of Donald Trump. “I refuse to just give up on him,” he said.
Kanye's return to music will include a seven-track solo record, which will arrive on June 1. He’s also announced a handful of projects on the way—a collaborative release with Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghost, production on a forthcoming Nas LP, and new tracks with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and ASAP Rocky.
Hawthorne Heights is celebrating the release of their first full-length album in 5 years and 1st on Pure Noise Records today! Bad Frequencies gives fans a look back on why Hawthorne Heights has maintained such a strong presence in the genre while continuously growing, maturing and reflecting on life as musicians and as men.
Singer and Guitarist JT Woodruff shares "We wrote Bad Frequencies over the course of a year, which was our longest writing process as a band. We played 170 shows in 2017, wrote every moment that we could, then demoed, then recorded an album. I think we fit everything we possibly could in 365 days, and we are very proud of that."
Bad Frequencies was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
1. In Gloom
2. Pink Hearts
3. Crimson Sand
4. The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
5. Just Another Ghost
6. Bad Frequencies
8. Edge Of Town
9. Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
10. Push Me Away
11. The Suicide Mile
12. Straight Down The Line
Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.
Hawthorne Heights is currently on the road for their massive USA Headlining Tour. With support from Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies and Heavy Things, The Bad Frequencies Tour is traveling to cities like San Antonio, Columbus, San Diego, Boise, Seattle and Honolulu before wrapping up in Fairbanks, Alaska on June 30th. For tickets and VIP packages, please head to http://hawthorneheights.com/.
Upcoming Hawthorne Heights Tour Dates:
With Support From Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies, Heavy Things
4/27 - Richmond, VA | Capital Ale House
4/28 - Raleigh, NC | Imurj
4/29 - Ashveille, NC | The Grey Eagle
4/30 - Nashville, TN | Topgolf
5/01 - Shreveport, LA | Bears on Fairfield
5/02 - Houston, TX | Warehouse Live
5/03 - Laredo, TX | The Club
5/5 - Mexico City, MX | Hell and Heaven Fest
5/06 - San Antonio, TX | Jack's
5/08 - Springfield, MO | Outland Ballroom
5/09 - Omaha, NE | The Waiting Room
5/10 - Des Moines, IA | Wooly's
5/11 - Iowa City, IA | Gabe's
5/12 - Sioux Falls, SD | Sioux Falls Arena
5/13 - Somerset, WI | The Garage
5/18 - Columbus, OH | Rock On The Range
5/22 - Lawrence, KS | Granada Theatre
5/23 - Denver, CO | Marquis Theater
5/24 - Salt Lake City, UT | Urban Lounge
5/25 - San Diego, CA | House of Blues
5/26 - Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
5/27 - Anaheim, CA | House of Blues
5/28 - Phoenix, AZ | The Rebel Lounge
5/29 - Albuquerque, NM | Launchpad
5/30 - Lubbock, TX | Jake's Backroom
5/31 - Dallas, TX | RBC
6/02 - Greeley, CO | Moxi Theater
6/03 - Colorado Springs, CO | The Black Sheep
6/05 - Billings, MT | Pub Station
6/06 - Missoula, MT | Top Hat Lounge
6/07 - Spokane, WA | The Big Dipper
6/08 - Boise, ID | The Olympic
6/09 - Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theatre
6/10 - Seattle, WA | Chop Suey
6/11 - Eugene, OR | Hifi Music Hall
6/12 - San Francisco, CA | DNA Lounge
6/13 - Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst
6/14 - Reedley, CA | The Wakehouse
6/15 - Las Vegas, NV | The Beauty Bar
6/21 - Honolulu, HI | Anna O'Brien's
6/22 - Honolulu, HI | Anna O'Brien's
6/29 - Anchorage, AK | Williwaw Social
6/30 - Fairbanks, AK | The Blue Loon
SZA returns with another video from the acclaimed album, "Doves In The Wind" featuring labelmate, Kendrick Lamar.
This song wasn't really a favorite from the album, despite the all-star collaboration, but the video takes the song to new heights. Basically, it's Kung Fu Kenny chilling (and sometimes levitating cross-legged) in the desert waiting for Solana to arrive so that he can check out her ninja skills. She's badass, beating up two fighters in just a few seconds, and Kenny is appropriately impressed.
SZA and Kendrick will both be on TDE's Championship Tour, which kicks off in May. You can check out the video for "Doves In The Wind" exclusively over at Spotify here.