A Prince exhibit has opened at London’s O2 Arena.
Curated by Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, the “My Name Is Prince” exhibition features hundreds of items from the Purple One’s Paisley Park estate. "He lived to be on stage to entertain you... he lived his life for you,” said Tyka.
Among the items on display include clothing from the Purple Rain tour, as well as several of his guitars and instruments. There’s also lyric sheets and hundreds artifacts. In addition, there's a memorial wall where fans can leave letters.
The O2 is a special place for the late music icon. Back in 2007, he performed a record-breaking 21-night residency at the venue. Now he's back, albeit posthumously, to entertain fans once more.
The "My Name Is Prince" exhibit will run until January 7, 2018. For more information, check out theo2.co.uk.
Offset and his Migos crew were performing on the same bill as his girlfriend Cardi B for Powerhouse tonight when Offset pulled a huge surprise: he proposed to Cardi live on stage, and she obviously said yes. You can see clips of the proposal below.
The couple, are fresh off of releasing their new single "MotorSport," Migos' first single off Culture 2 featuring Cardi and Nicki Minaj. The trio debuted the song at Powerhouse last night.
Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' Achieves Diamond Certification, More Than 10 Million in Sales & Streams
Ed Sheeran's Grammy-winning hit love song "Thinking Out Loud" has officially reached Diamond status.
The 26-year-old singer took to Instagram Friday morning (Oct. 27) to announce that the x single -- which won the Grammy for best pop solo performance and the coveted song of the year at the 2016 awards -- has achieved sales and streams exceeding 10 million. Even more impressive, "Thinking Out Loud" becomes only the 15th song to reach that milestone since the Diamond certification was implemented by the RIAA 20 years ago.
"Thinking out loud is diamond in the US," the singer wrote in his post. "Thank you to everyone who streamed or downloaded it x."
Ironically, Sheeran's Diamond certification for "Thinking Out Loud" comes just one month after the singer officially released his ÷ love song "Perfect" as a single, a song which he's dubbed his favorite he's ever written and has been deemed even more romantic than "Thinking Out Loud." The song marks Sheeran's fourth official single from ÷, following "Castle on the Hill," "Galway Girl" and the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Shape of You," which is receiving early Grammy chatter for song of the year and record of the year.
Adding to the accolades, ÷ has been certified 2x platinum, continuing it's run as the biggest-selling album of the year so far. Album tracks have collectively amassed more than 3.2 billion Spotify streams, with "Shape of You" alone at more than 1.3 billion, making it the most-streamed song on the service. "Thinking Out Loud" is Sheeran's second most-streamed song on Spotify, with more than 963,000,000 listens.
The ballroom-dancing music video for "Thinking Out Loud" has more than 1.8 billion views on YouTube, coming second in views on Sheeran's channel to "Shape of You," which has 2.5 billion.
After wrapping up the American leg of his sold-out world tour, Sheeran recently fractured his right wrist and left elbow requiring him to postpone shows in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He has yet to update fans on when he'll be returning to the stage.
Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled are going on Tour....Together!
On Thursday (October 26), the pop star announced their joint 2018 North American tour on Twitter.
Lovato and Khaled will launch their 20-city tour on February 26 in San Diego, and tickets go on sale November 3.
See Lovato's announcement and check out the full list of tour dates below:
2/26 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
2/28 San Jose, CA SAP Center
3/2 Inglewood, CA The Forum
3/3 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
3/4 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
3/7 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
3/9 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
3/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
3/13 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
3/14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
3/16 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
3/17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
3/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
3/21 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
3/23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
3/24 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
3/26 Boston, MA TD Garden
3/28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
3/30 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
3/31 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Taylor Swift debuted the music video for "...Ready For It?" early Friday morning, and it's already causing fans to take sides.
Although the video's director, Joseph Kahn, insists the video for Swift's second single off her upcoming album is an "homage to sci-fi and anime," others are pointing out its eerie similarities to "Ghost in the Shell," which is prompting the age-old discussion about Hollywood's continued whitewashing of traditionally Asian roles in the same year Scarlett Johansson was criticized for playing the part of Major Mira Killian. And many feel the video was full of cultural appropriation.
Most Swifties are happy with the video, saying the video signified Taylor freeing herself from society's expectations, but tons of others are pissed at the pop star.
Los Angeles based rapper and producer blackbear teamed up with Tinashe for his high-energy club song "Up In This." The song is off his forthcoming album Cybersex, and is the second single after "Bright Pink Tims," featuring Cam'ron.
Meanwhile, Tinashe is still crafting her new Joyride album, and she's already released the EDM-styled track, "Light the Night Up."
As for blackbear, his Cybersex LP drops on Nov. 27. You can listen to a snippet of "Up In This" single below.
Yo Gotti is back with his new album, I Still Am, which is the follow-up to his 2013 release, I Am.
The 13-song collection features his chart-topping hit, “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj. The LP also boasts guest appearances from French Montana, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, YFN Lucci and more.
Meanwhile, Yo Gotti has been hired to be a brand ambassador for Puma. The Memphis rapper joins a long list of musicians repping the sneaker and apparel company, which includes fellow Roc Nation artists Big Sean and Rihanna, the Weeknd and Selena Gomez.
“Puma has been an iconic name in the fashion world for decades. Their ability to remain at the top of the game in not only sportswear, but in culture and fashion, is inspirational,” said Yo Gotti in a statement (via WWD). “I’m honored to be a part of that legacy.”
“Yo Gotti’s creative talent, drive and genuine passion for his fans is the perfect match for Puma,” said Allison Giorgio, the vice president of marketing for Puma North America.
The meaning of life is now available for Streaming. Kelly Clarkson shared Meaning of Life, her first album through Atlantic Records.
Her eighth studio album is the follow-up to the Billboard 200 chart-leader from 2015, Piece By Piece, and includes the previously released tracks "Move You," "Love So Soft" (which she will perform Friday on Ellen) and its title track.
On Meaning of Life, Clarkson assembled an all-star cast of leading songwriters and producers, including past collaborators Jason Halbert, Jesse Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, plus first-time collaborators Mick Schultz, The Monarch and Nick Ruth, among others. She's even joined by members of Earth, Wind, & Fire on album cut "Whole Lotta Woman."
Niall Horan's Flicker World Tour just got even bigger. The "Too Much to Ask" singer announced a handful of new dates Thursday night (Oct. 26).
In 2018, he'll be heading to Manila on June 10, Singapore on June 12 and Tokyo from June 14-15.
The newly announced tour stops follow a short trek in New Zealand and Australia in early June 2018. From July through August, Horan will be performing throughout North America.
You can see a full list of those concert dates here.
After a series of tweets, Jaden Smith has revealed a host of teasers for his new SYRE project on Instagram. On Oct. 21 and Oct. 24, Smith cryptically tweeted "More Is Coming, I Promise I Won't Let You Down," and "I'm Coming For Everyone," which hardly gave away anything about the upcoming news, other than Smith's mention of the phrase "SYRE" in tweets that teased the surprise.
Late on Tuesday night (Oct. 24), Smith finally unveiled the secret, tweeting, "I Cordially Invite You To Visit SYRE Land Via My Instagram. 3 Years In The Making Thank You #LongLiveSyre"
Smith posted twelve visuals, including seven videos, to Instagram, forming the project's artwork when the thumbnails are viewed together. Similar to the artwork of his 2017 single "Batman," Smith is back on a hilltop with a gorgeous pink-purple sunset behind him.
The center post is a video captioned, "The Syre Movie Trailer. Score By Ricky Eat Acid," and the other six videos are song teasers that conclude with title cards featuring the track names.