Flawless, meet perfect: Ed Sheeran has recruited Beyonce for a remix of his latest single.
Sheeran announced in an Instagram post today (November 30) that he and Bey will split singing duties on the "Perfect" remix, which will be available to fans at 7 PM EST. The track's original version, the fourth single from Sheeran's newest LP, officially dropped in September, and followed the massive successes of singles "Shape of You," "Castle on the Hill" and "Galway Girl."
"Bruh...am already crying at how beautiful this is going to sound," one follower wrote in Sheeran's Instagram comments, while another noted "HOLY S--- THE HEAVENS HAVE SPOKEN."
The "Perfect" remix isn't the first time Beyonce and Ed collaborated, back in 2015, they teamed up for a live "Drunk in Love" set at the 2015 Global Citizens Festival in New York City's Central Park. Sheeran had previously covered the track during live radio interviews with Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran.
Demi Lovato l looks ready to get married in her new teaser for her "Tell Me You Love Me" video.
The forthcoming video which accompanies Lovato's second single from its eponymous new album, will drop Friday (December 1), and in a sneak peek of the moving ballad's accompanying imagery, Demi stuns in a lacy wedding gown, snuggles up to what appears to be her dream man (Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams!) and, later, joins a choir under the shadow cast by a willow tree.
The single that preceded "Tell Me You Love Me," "Sorry Not Sorry," is officially Lovato's highest-charting single of her career.
Russell Simmons is leaving his Def Jam empire as another woman comes forward claiming he raped her in the early '90s.
Jenny Lumet, who is a filmmaker and daughter of director Sidney Lumet, says the alleged incident happened when Simmons offered her a ride to her Manhattan apartment. But instead, she says Simmons locked the SUV doors and took her to his place, despite her repeatedly asking to be taken home.
She claims he first forced himself on her in his elevator, and then once inside his place ... he took her to the bedroom and raped her. Jenny told The Hollywood Reporter, "I made the trade in my mind. I thought, 'just keep him calm and you'll get home.' Maybe another person would have thought differently, or not made the trade.
Simmons says he has a different memory of that evening, but acknowledges Jenny's "feelings of fear and intimidation are real." He apologized saying he's "been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades."
Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has also accused Simmons of raping her around the same time.
Big K.R.I.T’ is taking his show on the road with his “Heavy Is the Crown” tour.
The 29-city tour will launch on March 16 in St. Louis, Mo., and will hit major cities in Cleveland, Boston, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Calif., and Minneapolis before wrapping it up in Chicago.
Joining Krizzle on his tour is Ty Dolla $ign. The rapper-singer will perform in four cities/dates: Silver Spring, Md. (March 22), Norfolk, Va. (March 24), Raleigh, N.C. (March 25) and Asheville, N.C. (March 27).
Tickets will go on sale on Friday (Dec. 1) and can be purchased at bigkrit.com.
"Heavy Is the Crown" Tour Dates
March 16: St. Louis, Mo. | Ready Room
March 17: Louisville, Ky | Mercury
March 18: Cleveland, Ohio | House of Blues
March 20: Boston, Mass. | Middle East Downstairs
March 22: Silver Spring, Md. | The Fillmore **
March 23: New York, N.Y. | Gramercy
March 24: Norfolk, Va. | The Norva **
March 25: Raleigh, N.C. | The Ritz **
March 27: Asheville, N.C. | Orange Peel **
March 29: Nashville, Tenn. | Cannery Ballroom
March 30: Charlotte, N.C. | The Underground
April 3: Knoxville, Tenn. | The International
April 4: Memphis, Tenn. | New Daisy Theatre
April 5: Jackson, Miss. | Hal & Mal’s
April 7: Atlanta, Ga. | The Tabernacle
April 8: Birmingham, Ala. | Zydeco
April 11: New Orleans, La. | House of Blues
April 12: Houston, TX | Warehouse Live
April 13: Dallas, TX | Bomb Factory
April 14: Austin, TX | Emos East
April 15: San Antonio, TX | lamo City Music Hall
April 19: Los Angeles, Calif. | Echoplex
April 20: San Diego, Calif. | Music Box
April 21: San Francisco, Calif. | Slims
April 22: Sacramento, Calif. | Ace of Spades
April 25: Denver, Colo. | Cervantes
April 26: Omaha, Neb. | Slowdown
April 27: Minneapolis, Minn. | The Cabooze
April 28: Chicago, Ill. | Metro
** - with Ty Dolla $ign
Selena Gomez is Instagram's most-followed person.
Gomez, who currently has 130 million followers on the 'Gram' also earned five of the ten most-liked Instagram posts of 2017. Beyonce's twin pregnancy announcement photo from February is first.
Gomez's kidney replacement recovery photo earned the third place spot with 10.31 million likes, while her Coachella selfie with The Weeknd earned sixth place with 8.14 million likes. A photo of The Weeknd and Gomez at the Met Gala sits in seventh place with 7.78 million likes, while the ninth and tenth place spots are taken by an image of the performer posing on a bicycle for Vogue (7.15 million likes) and celebrating her 25th birthday amid balloons (7.06 million likes).
Gomez has been Instagram's most-followed star since she surpassed Taylor Swift's following back in March 2016.
Back in September 2016, she set a new record when she hit 100 million followers.
Sam Smith's got "One Last Song" and a Music Video to prove it.
In the video, Sam stands center stage in an opulent theater (London's iconic Palladium) before wandering backstage and, finally, to the roof of the building, where he looks over the foggy city and smolders towards the camera.
"One Last Song" is off Smith's sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, which was released November 3.
Does Frank Ocean have a completed new album ready? frank hinted as much when he posted a 13-word statement overnight on his Tumblr page: “I made the album before 30. I just aint put that bitch out!”, he explained the sentences as “quotes from an interview I haven’t given.”
Ocean turned 30 last month, so his comment suggests he’s got a new record ready to go.
A new album shouldn’t be a shock, considering Ocean has shared a string of new works this year from “Chanel” to “Biking,” “Provider” and “Lens” and he guested on the Calvin Harris track “Slide.” Earlier this week, Ocean began offering physical copies of Endless on his blonded.co web store.
Khalid and his multiplying fan base for various reasons. First, the 19-year-old was nominated for five Grammys -- best new artist, song of the year, best R&B Song, best urban contemporary album and best music video -- which prompted his mother, Ty Dolla $ign and many others to congratulate him.
And then Khalid decided to announce his 2018 North American Roxy Tour. He chronicled it all best as a stream of consciousness on Twitter this morning.
As for the Roxy Tour, Khalid posted a poster listing all the scheduled 2018 dates written over a life-like drawing of Khalid holding his painfully cute pit bull mix named Roxy, whom Khalid rescued from a Los Angeles animal shelter. According to a press release, "Khalid is passionate about using his platform to support animal rights and finding safe, humane environments for animals to live. A $1 donation from every ticket sold on 'The Roxy Tour' will be given to local animal shelters in each tour stop."
Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday (Dec. 2) at 10 a.m. local time with presale options today (Nov. 28) until Friday (Dec. 1) via Citi's Private Pass.
The tour will officially begin on May 1 in Portland, with a special pre-Grammys show at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 27. See complete dates below.
Jan. 27 -- New York @ Radio City Music Hall
May 1 -- Portland, Ore. @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center
May 2 -- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
May 3 -- Seattle @ WaMu Theatre
May 5 -- San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 7 -- Davis, Calif. @ UC Davis ARC Pavilion
May 9 -- Los Angeles @ Greek Theatre
May 11 -- Phoenix @ Rawhide Event Center
May 13 -- Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center
May 14 -- Denver @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 16 -- Dallas @ Allen Event Center
May 17 -- Austin, Texas @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
May 18 -- Houston @ Smart Financial Centre
May 22 -- Atlanta @ Infinite Energy Center
May 23 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 25 -- Philadelphia @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
May 26 -- Wallingford, Conn. @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
May 30 -- Toronto @ RBC Echo Beach
June 1 -- Detroit @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 4 -- Baltimore @ Pier Six Pavilion
June 7 -- Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
Chance the Rapper is featured on a holiday gift card by Starbucks. The coffee giant teamed up with Spotify to release three gift cards featuring Chano, Metallica and Lady Gaga.
As part of Starbucks' "Give Good" holiday campaign, which encourages goodness of all kinds throughout the holiday season, Starbucks and Spotify are donating a total of $1 million divided among the Grammy-winning artists’ three charities that benefit youth empowerment, education and veterans.
For Chance, it his non-profit SocialWorks initiative, which helps empower youth through the arts, education and civic engagement in his hometown of Chicago.
"Many thanks to Starbucks and Spotify for working with us to create more opportunities to build dreams, inspire creativity, and let the youth be themselves!” said Chance of Starbucks/Spotify's campaign.
These gift cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for the music fan in your life. So next time your order a Frappuccino, don't forget to pick up a gift card. You will be donating to three worthy charities this holiday season.
Meanwhile, Chano himself is getting into the holiday spirit. The Chicago rapper has added new Christmas-themed "3" hats and other merchandise to his online webstore. Head over to chanceraps.com to get some gear.
The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year's class of GRAMMY® nominees. JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Arguably 2017's break out hit, Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' also received a Grammy Nom.
The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.
For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.
Record Of The Year:
"Redbone" — Childish Gambino
"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
"The Story Of O.J." — JAY-Z
"HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
Album Of The Year:
"Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Song Of The Year:
"Despacito" — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
"4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
"Issues" — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
"1-800-273-8255" — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
"That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist:
Lil Uzi Vert
Best Pop Solo Performance:
"Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson
"Praying" — Kesha
"Million Reasons" — Lady Gaga
"What About Us" — P!nk
"Shape Of You" — Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Something Just Like This" — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
"Thunder" — Imagine Dragons
"Feel It Still" — Portugal. The Man
"Stay" — Zedd & Alessia Cara
Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso
Best Rock Performance:
"You Want It Darker" — Leonard Cohen
"The Promise" — Chris Cornell
"Run" — Foo Fighters
"No Good" — Kaleo
"Go To War" — Nothing More
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Free 6lack — 6lack
"Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd
Best Rap Album:
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila's Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator
Best Country Album:
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams And Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Gospel Album:
Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le'Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams
Best Latin Pop Album:
Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira
Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks
Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart
Best Song Written For Visual Media:
"City Of Stars" — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
"How Far I'll Go" — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
"Never Give Up" — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
"Stand Up For Something" — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Fergie is signed on to host FOX's "The Four"
Fergie announced the news via social media Monday.
The show is supposed to have a hip-hop influence, so Fergie should fit right in, given her time with the Black Eyed Peas.
'The Four' premieres on FOX in January.
Using his Instagram account, Lil Wayne revealed that his long-awaited Dedication 6 project is coming soon.
"Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful for all my fans for standing by me while I’m enduring this fight with this label. I ain’t shit without y’all! D6 is coming y’all way soon! Thank You," he wrote in the caption for the post, which includes an image of himself in the midst of a concert.
Weezy also uses the social media post to discuss his ongoing legal battle with Birdman, whom he famously sued a few years back. There's no real word on what progress has been made on that end, and even less is known about when we can expect Tha Carter V, even though Weezy has said he can drop it at any time.
“Of course you’re going to see Tha Carter V,” Weezy said. “I just don’t want to put it out the wrong way. Honestly, I can do what I want at any time. The fans deserve it to be right and that’s how it’s gonna be. I’ma make sure it’s right. I can drop whatever I want to drop. That’s why I keep dropping whatever I want to drop. But I’m not gonna give them Carter V the wrong way.”
Frank Ocean's, Endless, is now available on CD and vinyl.
Originally, the 2016 project was only available iTunes but now, the project is available in CD, DVD, VHS and vinyl formats. In addition, there is never-before-seen imagery of Ocean making the album as well as two new double-sided posters. The new version has also be remastered to CD quality, giving it more clarity.
Purchase the new Endless formats at the Blonded web store here.
Jennifer Lopez will headline DirecTV Now's Super Saturday Night concert for a live broadcast on Feb. 3, 2018, at Nomadic Live! at The Armory in downtown Minneapolis.
The concert takes place the night before Super Bowl LII kicks off at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and marks Lopez's first time performing at the annual event, now in its 13th year.
“Jennifer’s talent and accomplishments make her the perfect entertainer to star in this year’s Super Saturday Night,” said AT&T's senior vice president of advertising and creator lab Valerie Vargas in a statement. “Our goal every year is to create an unforgettable experience. We want to bring fans closer to the best entertainers with premium content and performances. And this year, we’re taking it into living rooms and mobile devices across America for the first time ever.
DirecTV Now Super Saturday Night with Jennifer Lopez will air live on the AT&T Audience Network and DirecTV Now.
Louis Tomlinson has announced his new single, "Miss You," will be officially drop this Friday (Dec. 1). Fans will also get to watch his performance of the song on the finale of the U.K.'s X Factor the next day.
"New single ‘Miss You’ will be out this Friday with a performance on the @thexfactor final on the Saturday ! Can’t wait for this one !" he wrote on Twitter Sunday (Nov. 26).
Louis Tmlinson offered a sneak peek of the pop-punk influenced "Miss You" when he played it live at a concert for Manchester's Key 103 radio station earlier this month.