The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the official 2020 Induction Class.
What’s really sad, though, about the class of 2020 is that three of the acts won’t be there to perform and soak up their big moment at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on May 2. Houston died in 2012, while Brooklyn’s own Notorious B.I.G. — only the second solo rapper to ever be inducted, after another slain MC, Tupac Shakur — was murdered in 1997. And T. Rex disbanded after Marc Bolan, the group’s founder and frontman, died at 29 in a 1977 car crash.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2020 Inductee class
Jake Miller revealed that his next album is close to being done.
“A new wave is coming ? Thank you for being patient,” Jake shared with a series of images on Twitter.
The new pics show him at the piano and with his guitar, before revealing a list of track titles that include “Tangerine”, and “Crystal Ball”.
Jake wrapped up 2019 with his Summer ’19 EP, and before that, released Based on a True Story EP.
BTS wants to encourage audiences to think about the world around them through art with the launch of their new 'Connect, BTS' venture.
"Connect, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy and imagination to it,” reads an introductory statement on the project's website. “This project aims to redefine the relationships between art and music, the material and immaterial, artists and their audiences, artists and artists, theory and practice. Connect, BTS may be described in terms of a collective curatorial practice by curators around the world who resonated with BTS' philosophy."
Galleries in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, and New York will host artistic events throughout January until the end of March. The 'Connect, BTS' project kicked off today (Jan. 14) at London's Serpentine Galleries with the launch of "Catharsis" by Jakob Kudsk Steensen, which will run through March 6. A show in Berlin will open on Wednesday (Jan. 15), followed by one in Buenos Aires on Jan. 21, another in Seoul will on Jan. 28 and the final show in New York on Feb. 5.
The 'Connect, BTS' project is spearheaded by artistic director Daehung Lee, who curated the Korean Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennial and advisor to the interdisciplinary playground ZER0INE in 2018. He is currently on the jury for the Ars Electronic Festival's STARTS Prize and has served as the art director of Hyundai Motor Company. The likes of Sir Antony Gormley, Ben Vickers, Kay Watson, Stephanie Rosenthal, Noemie Solomon, and Thomas Arnold are all also reportedly involved with bringing 'Connect, BTS' to the world.
The 'Connect, BTS' event launch comes just days ahead of an upcoming new single from BTS due outon Friday (Jan. 17) in advance of their upcoming Map of the Soul: 7 album (Feb. 21).
Billie Eilish is performing the new theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die. Many fans thought that Beyonce would have the honors, after she posted a picture of her sipping on a Martini.
The 18-year-old musician wrote the track with brother FINNEAS, which makes Billie the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor,” Billie shared in a statement. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”.
FINNEAS adds, “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live And Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”
Billie‘s James Bond theme song is set to be released ahead of the April 2020 release date of the movie.
YouTube star Nikkie de Jager, better known as NikkieTutorials online, has come out as a transgender woman.
"I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being without any rules, without any labels and without any restrictions," she says in the video. "I want to start the year off with the truth."
Nikkie says that she decided to come out publicly after being blackmailed by some online haters.
"Filming this video is scary, but it feels so liberating and freeing," she continued. "I am NikkieTutorials and I am Nikkie. I am me. We don't need labels. If we are going to put a label on it, yes, I am transgender, but at the end of the day, I am me. And at the end of the day you are you."
"You can be you," the beauty expert continued. "You are in charge of how you want to live your life. I am here to openly share that I am transgender, and with this message, I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world, who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who are misunderstood. I hope by me standing up and being free, that it inspired others to do the same."
After a string of new songs, Hayley Kiyoko has released the first official single and final track from her project I’m Too Sensitive for This Shit. “She” addresses both her struggles and hopes as a closeted teenager.
The video for “She” is set in Kiyoko’s childhood bedroom, covered in Fanta and ‘N Sync posters as well as trophies. Sporting her teenage hairstyle and an oversized flannel shirt, she stands awkwardly in front of the mirror before changing her outfit and envisioning herself as a superstar within the confines of the same bedroom.
The video features Hayley in her childhood bedroom as she reflects on being a closeted teenager who has big dreams for her life.
“She” is the final track from her EP I’m Too Sensitive for This S–t.
NSYNC‘s Lance Bass even makes a cameo, lip-syncing along to her lyrics, “Done, she’s gonna get it done / She’ll do it on the run / But still have so much fun, fun.”
Monsta X just announced their upcoming North American summer tour, Monday (January 13) along with a complete list of tour dates. The massive tour kicks off on June 2 in Minneapolis before heading to cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Vancouver. Monsta X will perform their last show at The Forum in Los Angeles.
Following the announcement, the boys also released a message via Twitter.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at LiveNation.com
Check out Monsta X's 2020 tour dates, below:
June 02 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
June 05 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
June 07 — Washington, DC @ Eaglebank Arena
June 10 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 12 — Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
June 14 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
June 16 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 19 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
June 22 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
June 24 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
June 27 — Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
June 29 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 01 — Seattle, WA @ accesso ShoWare Center
July 03 — Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center
July 06 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
July 08 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
July 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Apryl Jones pretty much confirm her breakup with cast member Lil Fizz during an appearance on Out Loud with Claudia Jordan.
"You know Dreux is a great man, and his focus is on Kam, my focus is on my children, and we are where we are, and I kinda wanna leave it there," she said when asked about the status of their relationship.
But Apryl denies that she was the reason for B2K's breakup, despite being called out by several celebrities.
Beyoncé is promoting her Ivy Park collection with Adidas.
The Ivy Park-Adidas line is released Saturday, and Beyonce's really been going all-in on sex appeal for the campaign.
Beyoncé also dropped an arty new teaser for an upcoming collab between Ivy Park, her activewear line, and Adidas.
The pop superstar dons multiple pieces from the collection in a new video, which also features K-pop singer CL and several models, as Rolling Stone notes. The clip includes a number of vaguely empowering sound bites like, ”I find love in everything that I do,” “These barriers are not going to stop me,” and "My freedom."
Louis Tomlinson's debut solo album is on its way, and he just blessed his fans by revealing its track list.
The singer had a mural painted by artist Jay Kaes for the announcement on Saturday (Jan. 11).
"This is so sick ! Thanks so much @jaycaes for doing this, and to all of you for watching on the stream. Walls is coming 31st Jan," Tomlinson wrote on Instagram, where he shared a full look at the mural.
Once the mural was up, he also posted a clip featuring just the 12 song titles on his Twitter page.
See his social media updates about the track list's unveiling and the complete list of songs below. Walls is set to be released on Jan. 31.
Louis Tomlinson's Walls Track List:
1. "Kill My Mind"
2. "Don’t Let It Break Your Heart"
3. "Two Of Us"
4. "We Made It"
5. "Too Young"
8. "Always You"
10. "Perfect Now"
12. "Only the Brave"