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.”
JAY-Z has released another trailer to promote his upcoming film and album, 4:44.
In the 30-second clip, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is staring off-screen and is visibly angry to the point that she starts crying. There no explanation for the trailer, but we can only expect that Hov’s film will be very emotional. In Jay’s previously released clip, called “Kill Jay Z,” a boy is running with a T-shirt that reads “stay black” while we hear sirens blaring in the background.
Fans are anticipating Jay Z’s 4:44 album, which will be available exclusively for Sprint customers on Friday (June 30). There will be listening parties across the U.S. on Thursday (June 29) at Sprint stores. In addition, there’s a music video, which Jay reportedly shot at his old stomping grounds the Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The film also stars Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and veteran actor Danny Glover.
You can watch the new 4:44, featuring Lupita Nyong’o, exclusively at Tidal.com.
Camila Cabello jperformed three new songs from her upcoming The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. album at the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash. Cabello performed “Havana,” “OMG,” and “I’ll Never Be the Same.”
Wearing an army style jacket with a giant tiger on the back, a white bustier top, and high-waist black pants with dangling chains, Cabello captivated fans at the Summer Bash. For “I’ll Never Be the Same,” the “Bad Things” singer played a fiery red electric guitar. She got down and dirty for her other two songs, completely owning the stage with sultry dances moves.
Catch Cabello with Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour this summer
BLACKPINK is shattering streaming records with their latest single, “As If It’s Your Last.”
The YG Entertainment Korean girl group, which only just debuted last year with “Whistle” and “Boombayah,” has already busted straight through the 10 million, 20 million and 30 million view YouTube records previously held by longer established acts, including BTS and TWICE.
The troupe notched 20 million views on their “As If It’s Your Last” video in just 47 hours, besting BTS’s “Not Today” record, and then the 30 million mark after 4 days and 11 hours, beating out TWICE’s February “Knock Knock” record, according to Soompi.
They’re also now responsible for the most viewed music video in 24 hours for a K-Pop group, ever.
And with 32 million views (and counting) at the moment, it sure seems like they’ll be notching the records for each following 10 million increment, too.
Do-it-yourself digital music distributor TuneCore has announced its artists are this close to hitting the $1 billion mark in terms of download and streaming revenue. The company said that as of May 31, artists have earned more than $920 million on the strength of over 75 billion streams and downloads. That number is now approaching $937 million, according to a counter on its website.
This figure only includes the distribution side of TuneCore's business -- the firm also offers publishing administration and artists services -- which helps artist get their music placed with iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify, among others, for an annual fee. The service touts that it pays its artists 100 percent of sales revenue and rights.
TuneCore also revealed limited international figures, including a 119 percent year-over-year increase in streaming in Australia, as well as 89 percent in Germany and 84 percent in the United Kingdom.
To help speed its path to a billion, TuneCore is giving new and existing users the ability to upload a single for worldwide distribution, for free, using a special code (details). The special promotion has been dubbed the "Billion Dollar Club."
"TuneCore is incredibly proud of our artists for reaching such an impactful industry milestone while keeping 100 percent of their earnings through streaming and downloads," said Scott Ackerman, TuneCore's CEO. "We are deeply committed to helping our artists maximize their revenue, which is why we are so excited to celebrate as they approach this historic achievement."
The Brooklyn-based service has offices in Burbank, Calif., Nashville, New Orleans, Atlanta and Austin, TX, and also operates in the U.K., Australia, Japan, Canada, Germany, France and Italy.