Mason Ramsey AKA the Walmart Yodeling Kid released his debut single "Famous" on Friday (April 27), simultaneously announcing his signing to Atlantic Records.
"I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen. It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording 'Famous' and can’t wait for everyone to hear it," the 11-year-old viral sensation said in a press release.
Ramsey first gained attention when a cell phone video of him performing Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" in a Walmart near his home in Harrisburg, Illinois went viral online. The video, which has since racked up 30 million views, launched Yodeling Kid into digital meme stardom, resulting in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as performances at Coachella and the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
The young singer will also join Florida Georgia Line tonight for a special appearance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, California, where he'll perform his new original song.
"Famous" was written by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (Jason Aldean), Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban) and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft).
Puppet Ed Sheeran is back! But this time, he's experiencing some serious heartbreak.
As Sheeran sings in the opening of "Happier," his puppet walks down 29th and Park Avenue only to spot his ex -- a balloon girl, naturally -- enjoying a laugh-filled meal with another puppet. After flashing back to when that was him and her, Sheeran makes his way to a bar to drink away his pain with some whiskey, later playing the song on a sidewalk with a sign that reads "Heartbroken and unhappier."
Haunted by his ex's memory as everything around him turns into balloons, Sheeran once again returns to the fateful corner of 29th and Park only to see her again. But now she's the one experiencing the heartbreak as her new puppet beau lets her go, and Sheeran has to watch his love float away.
In the midst of debuting her lingerie line, crafting her latest Puma collaboration, returning to the big screen and, of course, owning an industry-changing makeup brand, Rihanna's been so busy lately that we've almost forgotten it's been over two years since she dropped her eighth studio album, Anti. But maybe!!!! There is new music coming soon.
Rihanna's Instagram followers are getting particularly impatient, and one fan expressed their thoughts in the comments section of the singer's latest post. Ri shared a promotional video on her Instagram Thursday (Apr. 26) for the upcoming lingerie line, SavageXFenty. One dissatisfied user commented: "We want fenty MUSIC," to which Rihanna replied: "She coming sis!"
Rihanna is well aware fans will always be hungry for music. Another user commented on the video," Did u forget about your music career?" The singer quipped back: "HOW! Y'all would never let me Lolol."
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Whitney Houston doc, Whitney, shows a more personal side of the celebrated singer. Whitney is set to provide an in-depth look at the life and career of the late superstar.
The trailer features Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing,” which was written for the film The Bodyguard and nominated for an Oscar. Footage from concerts, music videos, interviews and Houston’s childhood flash by, painting a portrait of the singer’s impact and talent.
Houston, who died at the age of 48, began to falter from the pressure, the doc, directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald, alleges. Macdonald attempts to peel back the glamour and reveal the woman underneath. With “unprecedented access” to those closest to the star, the documentary aims to tell the truth about Houston’s life using “never-before-seen archival footage” and much more.
"You don’t know her story until you hear the truth," the trailer proclaims.
Whitney will premiere at Cannes out of competition, before Roadside Attractions and Miramax release the doc in U.S. theaters on July 6. Watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Breakthrough U.K. artist Anne-Marie will launch her debut album, Speak Your Mind - released today by Warner Bros. Records - with a pair of U.S. television performances. She will appear on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on Monday, April 30 and "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Tuesday, May 1.
Taking the No. 1 spot on the global iTunes, Shazam and musical.ly charts, lead single "FRIENDS" has become one of the year's biggest hits. The official friend zone anthem has sold nearly two million adjusted units worldwide and exceeds 400 million streams. Views of the official video have surpassed 130 million while the new live acoustic video of "FRIENDS" racked up 3 million views in less than a week. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Remix recently premiered on WorldStarHipHop.com.
On Speak Your Mind, Anne-Marie's playfully infectious pop spirit entwines with her humorous, idiosyncratic storytelling. The album spans a number of personal yet relatable topics that only Anne-Marie could unite so compellingly: album opener "Cry" is a message to the ex-boyfriend who wants you back after ditching you for someone else; the empowering "Perfect" is an ode to self-love and appreciation while "Machine" imagines a world free of negativity. Other tracks include her gold-certified single, "Alarm," and "2002," a song that she wrote with Ed Sheeran, who also contributes vocals.<
The Essex-born artist worked with an all-star cast of producers on the album, including Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), Nana Rogues (Drake), TMS (Emeli Sandé), Tom Meredith (One Direction) and of course, Marshmello. Co-writes come from Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes), Ina Wroldsen (Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne), Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day) and the aforementioned Ed Sheeran.
Since releasing "Alarm" in 2016, which went gold in the U.S., and featuring on Clean Bandit's 2x platinum "Rockabye" with
Tekashi69 has been axed from the lineup at the Barclays Center.
A source connected to Brooklyn's Soulfrito Fest 2018 says 6ix9ine will no longer be performing at the show due to an ongoing police investigation of a shooting at the venue connected to the rapper's manager.
The shooting allegedly took place inside the Barclays Center during last weekend's Adrien Broner fight after Tekashi's crew had an altercation with a rival rap crew headed by Brooklyn-based MC Casanova.
6ix9ine's manager, Tr3yway, is a person of interest in the shooting, along with another shooting hours earlier in the streets of Brooklyn.
The Soulfrito show was announced months ago, and Tekashi69 was one of the most highly anticipated acts on the lineup of more than a dozen performers. No word yet if Barclays will offer refunds to disappointed 6ix9ine fans. The venue declined to comment.
Cardi B is cancelling some BUT not all of her tour dates due to her pregnancy.
The 25-year-old rapper said in an Instagram video Wednesday that Broccoli City Festival will mark her last performance before the birth of her first child with her boyfriend, Migos rapper Offset.
"Broccoli Fest will be my last performance for a little while and everything because, you know, shorty keep growing," she explained in the clip.
Cardi B told fans it may seem like she is moving around well, but said she can "barely breathe" in reality.
"I want to thank you for understanding. I'll be back for the Bruno Mars tour," the star said.
Cardi confirmed her pregnancy during an appearance this month on Saturday Night Live. She said in an interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week that Offset has picked their baby's name.
BTS has revealed date on their upcoming 2018 world tour!
On April 27 at midnight KST, BTS released a schedule for the tour that includes dates in Seoul, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fort Worth, Hamilton, Newark, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris. It also promises that more dates will be announced.
BTS is currently preparing to make a comeback on May 18 with their new full album “Love Yourself: Tear,” and it has been announced that they’ll be performing the world television premiere of their new single at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
The Love Yourself tour will follow the release of next month’s Love Yourself: Tear album, which is slated to be released on May 18. The concert series will kick off with two shows in Seoul on August 25 and 26, then head to Los Angeles for three shows at the Staples Center during the first week of September
Rihanna's "Fenty University" accused of jackin' its initials from another clothing brand.
RiRi's Fenty label through Puma is being targeted by Freedom United, an American fashion brand that happens to use the initials FU on its gear ... which it boasts has been worn by celebs like Demi Lovato.
Freedom sent Puma a cease and desist letter in January, spelling out how Rihanna had knowledge of its FU mark for at least a couple of years, yet still chose to use 'F.U.' for her line of Fenty University products.
The company asked Puma to stop making the 'F.U.' gear and to release a full accounting of how much cash RiRi made from her 'F.U.' line.
Puma responded back in March with its own letter insisting there was no infringement on Freedom's 'FU' because Rihanna's 'F.U.' used a completely different font. Besides, Puma claims, FU is not a unique trademark ... it's just initials. Puma also says the Fenty U merch ran its course and is no longer being produced.
Freedom United plans to file a lawsuit against Puma soon.
J. Cole and Miguel drop their new video "Come Through And Chill."
The mid-tempo banger is featured on Miguel's War & Leisure album, which was arguably one of the best releases of last year. The sexy clip, directed by Kevin Calero, finds J. Cole pining for his woman in a theater, while using a prop payphone, mixing his lustful yearnings in with political commentary.
Cole is fresh off the release of his latest critically-acclaimed album, KOD. The album is poised to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart this week and has already broken both Spotify and Apple streaming records.