Katy Perry released her music video for her new song “Never Really Over,” at midnight Friday, giving fans a first glimpse at the aesthetic of what many have speculated as a new album era for the pop hitmaker.
The American Idol judge’s new single “explores the nature of relationships,” according to a Capitol Music press release.
“All of our relationships — from first love, through failed love, to great love — all become a part of you,” Perry says in a statement, “so that none are ever really over, and once you accept both the dark and the light, you may find that the darkness brought you to the light.”
Perry previously teased the video on Wednesday, sharing a brief clip that saw her luxuriating in a sun-kissed field while dressed in a flowing gown and resting among a pile of men and women wearing 1970s-inspired clothing.
Perry’s latest release comes amid a crowded early-summer season for pop stars, as Cardi B and Miley Cyrus are also dropping new music, with the former prepping new single “Press,” while the latter will premiere a multi-track extended play titled She Is Coming this Friday.
On Wednesday afternoon (May 29), Lil Durk revealed that he planned to turn himself in. According to a report TMZ.com posted Thursday (May 30), the Atlanta Police Department has issued a warrant for the Chicago rapper's arrest. The celebrity news site says the authorities plan to charge Durk with criminal intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime. At press time, Durk is not in police custody.
Von was booked in Atlanta for charges including aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, participation in street gang activity, possession of firearm by convicted felon and possession of firearm during commission for a shooting on May 17.
Durk was arrested with a .40 caliber handgun after he tossed the weapon out of his car when police approached him in Chicago in 2013. Police recovered the loaded weapon and arrested Durk at the scene. He was later charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and released on bond the following month.
If you've seen BTS perform "The Truth Untold" live on tour, you know that the song makes the BTS ARMY collectively bawl their eyes out. Sometimes, even the members themselves get emotional performing the heartfelt ballad, including Jimin, who cried while singing the song at BTS' May 25 concert in Brazil.
The ARMY noticed Jimin coughing and holding his throat throughout the concert, they believed that the reason he cried wasn't because of the song's message, but because he wasn't feeling well and couldn't sing the song as powerfully as he usually does. Since Jimin is a perfectionist, he's often hard on himself about his performances, so fans speculated that he felt like he was letting fans down. Now, Jimin has explained to fans the real reason he got so emotional that night.
Towards the end of all their concerts, each of the BTS members takes the time to share his thoughts and feelings with fans during what fans call their "ending ment." For the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour, this is right before the guys perform "Mikrokosmos," which is another tearjerker because it's the group's final song on their setlist. On Sunday, May 26, Jimin took the one-on-one time with fans to reveal that he was feeling sick the night before, but that he was OK. The reason he actually cried was because of the BTS ARMY, who was able to sing his parts in "The Truth Untold" for him.
During "Mikrokosmos," Jimin then got emotional again, and so did Jungkook. "Mikrokosmos" is the final song of the night, it's sort of like a goodbye between BTS and their ARMY. With BTS' May 26 concert in Brazil being their last in the country as part of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour, no wonder Jimin cried again, especially with all the support Brazilian ARMYs showed him during their time in the country.
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Jimin then went on Twitter to thank Brazilian ARMYs again for singing with him. According to a fan translation by @btstranslation7, he tweeted, "Thank you for singing together with us, I was really happy."
John Legend releases "We Need Love" on Tuesday (May 28) following the premiere of NBC's Songland.
The reality competition show follows aspiring songwriters who are given a chance to write a song, then have it recorded by artists like Legend, the Jonas Brothers and Meghan Trainor.
The winner of the first episode was Bahamian-born, Miami-based songwriter Tebby Burrows. Her song “We Need Love” was initially critiqued by the judges for being too sweet and soft, but eventually was reworked with the judges and taken up by Legend, who recorded the song and released it on Tuesday night.
Legend was the episode's celebrity judge, alongside regulars Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally. "The verses feel really nice now," Legend said after hearing the reworked track towards the end of the episode. "It's super conversational...it really gave me chills, I felt it and [I'm] ready to record it."
The next episode of Songland is set to air on Tuesday (June 4) at 10:00 p.m. EST.
Kodak Black is not getting a get-out-of-jail free card until September, according to the judge in the federal case.
The judge over Kodak's case ruled Wednesday, Kodak must remain behind bars until his trial gets underway.
Kodak requested to be let out on bail -- but under strict supervision -- so he could travel to South Carolina and deal with a sexual assault case. The feds, said he's too dangerous to be let out at all before trial.
The Dept. of Justice says the court deemed the rapper to be a danger to the community. Kodak is scheduled to go on trial in Miami for lying on federal gun applications.
Prosecutors are also linking him to a March shooting, in which firearms he allegedly purchased through those applications were used.
Kodak was arrested at Rolling Loud earlier this month where officers had warrants for his arrest after he'd been indicted on the false statement charges.
Iggy Azalea has deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts after nude photos of her leaked online.
Iggy started trending worldwide late Sunday night (May 26) after a series of topless pics started circulating on the internet. The nudes appear to be from a photoshoot she did with photographer Nino Munoz for GQ Australia's “Woman Of The Year” issue a few years ago.
In the GQ photos, Azalea posed braless in a wet white t-shirt. However, according to multiple reports, she was also photographed completely topless in several unpublished shots that she later sent to the plastic surgeon who performed her breast augmentation surgery in 2015.
The Jonas Brothers have signed a deal with Macmillan to publish their memoir, titled Blood.
The book -- written with Neil Strauss, the author behind the salacious 2001 MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e memoir The Dirt -- will delve into the bandâs formation, rise to stardom, breakup in 2013 and reconciliation as a music group earlier this year.
In a press release, Joe Jonas says theyâre ready to tell the full story of the journey theyâve âhad as individuals, as artists, and as a family.â
Blood will hit stores Nov. 12.
Ariana Grande took to Instagram Stories to tell her Florida fans that she was ill. "I woke up incredibly sick today, ran to my doctor here and have been told to postpone these shows tonight and tomorrow," she revealed. "i'm so beyond devastated."
"i will make this up to you, i promise. please forgive me," she continued. "i love you and i will be back and better than ever as soon as possible. love you."
She went on to promise she would be back. "will keep you posted as soon as possible on exact dates but we will be returning in November and you will be able to use the tickets you've already purchased," she assured. "thank you so much for your understanding."
Live Nation later shared the news on Twitter, revealing the new dates. "The new show dates will be 11/24 in Tampa & 11/25 in Orlando," they wrote. "Ariana is sorry to disappoint her fans."