“Hey it’s Justin, so do you guys wanna go on tour me?” Justin says. “We’ll get into more details later but I think it should be good. It just feels like the right time for you guys to be on the road with me.”
In a statement, the group says, "We have been playing live and touring for so many years and we’ve always dreamed of going on a tour like this. We are so excited and feel so confident about our show and the new material that we’ll get to play every night. And to be on the road with one of the greatest performers of all time is such an incredible honor.”
John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCPeople have been speculating that Lorde and Jack Antonoff are dating ever since Jack split with Lena Dunham last month. But Lorde set the record straight during an Instagram Live chat with fans last night.
She started the video wearing only a towel and discussing her love for crafting and books. When the conversation hit a lull, she encouraged her followers to comment something “juicy.”
One fan brought the juice, asking: "Did you date Jack?"
Lorde replied, laughing, "Guys, no! Never. No. Jack and I are not dating, for the last time! But I love him, he's awesome. Though we're not dating!"
When the romance rumors first surfaced, Jack took to Twitter to deny them. “Normally i would never address rumors but i resent having the most important friendships and working relationships in my life reduced to dumb hetero normative gossip,” he wrote. “Those relationships are deeply important and sacred. with that said, im not seeing anyone. lol.”
Lorde collaborated with Jack on her latest album, Melodrama.
Hedi SlimaneMy, my, my! Troye Sivan has quite the big name guest-starring on his upcoming album.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1 on Friday, Troye confessed that he had "at least one" featured on his forthcoming album. At first, he pretended he didn't want to spill the beans as to who it is, but then he 'fessed up: it's Ariana Grande.
So how did the two end up singing together? Troye explained, "Not to be 'that guy,' but her and I, we're actually kind of, like, friends and we met probably for the first time maybe two years ago or something like that, and we just kept in touch."
"So then we were hanging out," he continued. "And I was playing her music and I was just like 'Would you ever sing on this one song' ....and she was like, "Please. This is gonna be really fun" so she just did it, and it sounds exactly like I dreamt it would."
Troye also tweeted, "Yes!!! The rumours are trumours!! @arianagrande is my pop queen and i can’t wait for you guys to hear our song."
Troye's sophomore album, the follow-up to his debut Blue Neighbourhood, will be out this spring.
Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran's album Divide has been out for nearly a year, but its popularity shows no sign of flagging.
Billboard reports that the album has just passed its 50th straight week in the top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 album chart; it's currently number six. Divide originally debuted at #1 in March of 2017 and hasn't left the top 20 since.
The last album to accomplish that was 1989, by Ed's pal Taylor Swift -- that release spent its first 64 weeks on the chart in the top 20. That means Ed will overtake Taylor if Divide can hang in there for 15 more weeks.
Divide has sold 3.11 million units and spun off three top 10 hits: "Shape of You," "Perfect" and "Castle on the Hill." It also won Ed two Grammys: Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Shape of You."
Ed's Divide stadium tour arrives in North America August 18, kicking off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Def Jam RecordingsFollowing the Grammy-nominated success of his suicide prevention anthem "1-800-273-8255,” Logic is back with another numerically-titled single.
The rapper dropped “44 More,” a fast-rhyming track about how he’s dealing with fame and money, and the haters that come along with it.
“You in the club throwin’ dollars/But I’m saving mine so my kids go to college/Or maybe whatever they wanna do/Just as long as they never say/’Daddy blew $20 million’/’He had to flex to be acknowledged,’” Logic raps.
While he talks about being smart with his success, he also takes some time for bragging rights, adding, “Sold more albums my first week than Harry Styles and Katy Perry/If that ain’t a sign of the times than I dunno what is.”
“44 More” marks Logic’s first solo release since his album Everybody came out last May. Logic is also set to appear in the new Netflix documentary series Rapture, which chronicles the power of the hip-hop industry. It premieres on March 30.
Markus PritziDua Lipa's breakthrough hit "New Rules" details how you can get over a toxic boyfriend. As for Dua's own experiences with bad boyfriends, she's definitely had some -- but some were worse than others.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Dua says some of her exes were "emotionally manipulative," which, of course, is a great reason to dump somebody. However, the Serbian/British star wasn't above getting rid of a guy if his weird habits annoyed her.
"I dated this guy who literally would never eat a single vegetable," she recalls. "I was like, 'This is terrible. You eat like a five-year-old. I'm f***ing out.' "
The newly-minted BRIT Award winner has a fully-booked tour schedule for the forseeable future: She's opening for Bruno Mars in Australia and New Zealand next week and will then head to Europe, the U.K. and Asia before hitting the U.S. in June.
At the same time, though, Dua says she's also trying to work on her second album; Rolling Stone reports she's spent time in the studio recently with Mark Ronson and record-breaking songwriter Max Martin.
"I want it to still be pop, but lean more toward soulful," she says of her new music. "My voice kind of lends itself to that genre."
Brian Bowen Smith / FOXMeghan Trainor has revealed the title of her new single: “No Excuses.”
The singer posted a soundless Boomerang video to her Instagram page showing her on the set of the song’s music video, along with the caption, “The first single off my third album is called No Excuses.”
In another Instagram video, Meghan shows her family visiting the music video set and teases that the video is “coming soon.”
Her third album, a follow-up to 2016’s Thank You, does not yet have a release date. Meghan previously hinted at what fans can expect from her new sound.
"I have my family members singing on every single song because I wanted big vocal songs," she explained at the Television Critics Association press tour last month. "So...there’s no such thing as a quiet, little love song. They’re all big, in your face, booming, kinda ‘80s, but soulful...And my father’s playing on a song."
She also said this album was inspired by her relationship with fiancé Daryl Sabara.
Most recently, Meghan was a judge on the Fox singing competition The Four, which has been renewed for a second season.
Mark SurridgeNow that we've determined that Ed Sheeran isn't secretly married, as has been rumored, let's tackle that other Ed Sheeran rumor that just won't go away: that he's performing at the Royal Wedding. Here's a news flash for you: not only is he not performing, nobody's even invited him to.
Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, are tying the knot on Saturday, May 19. And as Ed explained to the BBC on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards earlier this week, this conflicts with something else he has to do on that day, which is perform a massive concert at Phoenix Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
"They said, 'If you were asked, would you say yes? And I was like, 'Of course,'" a frustrated Ed told the BBC on Wednesday night. "But journalists...[and] everyone's like, 'Oh, he's playing it,' but nobody's looked at my tour dates! I'm in Ireland...I can't do it!"
"I haven't been asked, either," he added, shooting down in an instant all those claims that he'd been invited to sing. He then repeated, firmly, "I haven't been asked."
Eagle Rock EntertainmentOneRepublic's new DVD, Live in South Africa, is out today. In addition to the concert the band played in Johannesburg in 2015, the package also includes a documentary about their insanely rocky road to the top of the charts. Watching it, OneRepublic guitarist Zach Filkins says it makes him "feel blessed" and "extremely thankful."
The documentary includes early footage of OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder winning an MTV contest years ago that was supposed to be his big break, but that went nowhere. He puts the band together, but they run into many obstacles before finally scoring a hit with "Apologize." After that, there's more struggling to prove they weren't one-hit wonders.
"When I look at [the DVD]...I'm struck by how nothing was easy. Absolutely no part of it was easy for anyone of us," Zach tells ABC Radio. "The reality was, for a long time, we had no clue whether any of our sacrifices were gonna work...we bet it all."
"I'm...also extremely thankful for where we are now," he adds. "I definitely feel blessed and feel like we have to keep going from here to the next step."
That "next step" is new OneRepublic music, which Zach says they're working on now, in an attempt to get what he calls "that one or two songs that really represent where we're going and what we need to do...and as soon as we get those, then they inform everything else."
But no matter what happens in the future, Zach says the documentary has reminded him that OneRepublic can make it through.
"If we run across difficulties now, we've had those before, none of it is a surprise," he notes. "We should know what to do with difficult times because we've had many of them."
5 Seconds of Summerhave returned with their long-awaited new single, "Want You Back," as well as dates for a spring tour.
The song is the band's first release in nearly two years, and the first for their upcoming third album, which they've spent the last year creating in L.A. It's due out later this year.
In a statement, 5SOS says, "Finally…It’s been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world."
Explaining the long break, the band added, "After spending the last 5 years on the road since the age of 16, it was important we took time to reflect as individuals and now we’re coming back stronger and more unified than ever."
"These songs mean the world to us and we have held nothing back in writing and recording this album," they add. "We’ve been rehearsing a lot of the new songs live and can’t wait to get back out on tour to connect with our incredible fans."
The 5SOS tour kicks off March 20 in Stockholm, Sweden and arrives in North America -- specifically, Boston -- on April 8. The North American leg concludes April 27 in San Francisco, and the band then moves on to shows in Singapore, their native Australia and Mexico before wrapping things up in Brazil on June 6.
Tickets go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. You can register now through February 27 at 5sos.tmverifiedfan.com for access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale. That will allow you to grab your tickets starting March 2 at 10 a.m.
Here are the tour dates:
3/20 -- Stockholm, SE, Debaser Strand 3/23 -- Antwerp, BE, Trix 3/24 -- Cologne, DE, Gloria 3/26 -- Amsterdam, NL, Melkweg 3/29 -- Milan, IT, Fabrique 4/4 -- Paris, FR, Yoyo 4/5 -- London, UK, Heaven 4/8 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 4/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts 4/10 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore Silver Spring 4/12 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 4/13 -- Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall 4/15 -- Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater 4/16 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues Chicago 4/18 -- Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom 4/19 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues Dallas 4/21 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston 4/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 4/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco Theater 4/26 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues San Diego 4/27 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 5/2 -- Singapore, Singapore, Capitol Theatre 5/24 -- Sydney, Australia, Metro 5/29 -- Melbourne, Australia, 170 Russell 6/4 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional 6/6 -- Sao Paolo, Brazil, Cine Joia
Travis SchneiderThe guys in Maroon 5 are more likely to spend their downtime at the golf course than at a football stadium, but they've been tapped to sing for some gridiron legends during this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week in Canton, OH.
"We’ve always been huge fans and supporters of the NFL," the band says in a statement. "It’s a huge honor to be a part of recognizing the greatest players in the game for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.”
The band will perform at the annual Concert for Legends, which celebrates this year's inductees into the Hall of Fame, on August 4. The Class of 2018 includes Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins,Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. ET. Past performers at the Concert for Legends include Aerosmith, country superstar Tim McGraw and Kid Rock.
The band will be doing double duty on August 4: They have a gig that same night in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Fotonoticias/FilmMagicO.K., so maybe you didn't get invited to Rihanna's 30th birthday party on Tuesday. But you can still celebrate RiRi's milestone day with a limited birthday edition product from her Fenty Beauty line.
The Fenty Beauty freestyle highlighter, a cream-powder hybrid, is loaded with superfine shimmer and blends instantly into the skin. You can use it on your face, eyes, lips, collarbone or anywhere else you need some sparkle.
You can, as the Fenty Beauty website says, "celebrate 30 blessed years of Rihanna's killer radiance" with the product, which costs $34.
Jade EhlersHe's not nominated, but MAX will be performing on the Oscar stage this year...about 12 hours after the awards show itself ends.
The singer has been tapped to perform a special rendition of his hit "Lights Down Low" on Live with Kelly and Ryan's "After Oscar® Show," which will air March 5, the day after the 90th Annual Academy Awards, at 9 a.m. ET.
During the show, which airs in national syndication, MAX will perform from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, where the Oscar ceremony will take place. Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel will also be a guest.
If you're going to be in L.A. the morning of the 5th, visit KellyandRyan.com to see how you can get tickets.
Earlier this month, in honor of Valentine's Day, "Lights Down Low" was featured as one of Snapchat's worldwide lenses. Among the stars who used the lens -- which made pink glasses with hearts appear on your face -- were Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.
ABC/RICK ROWELLJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back from Jamaica and back in church.
After returning from a mini-Caribbean getaway to celebrate Justin’s dad’s wedding, People reports the two were spotted attending a church service in Los Angeles together.
On Monday, Justin was a groomsman at his dad Jeremy’s wedding to Chelsey Rebelo. Later that day, Justin and Selena were photographed showing some major PDA in Montego Bay.
Justin’s also set to be a big brother again. Following their nuptials, his dad and new stepmom announced that they’re expecting their first child together. Jeremy is also dad to 8-year-old Jaxon and 9-year-old Jazmyn with his ex Erin Wagner.
Virginia Sherwood/NBCThe figure-skating competitions at this year's Winter Olympics haven't just been fun to watch: They've been fun to listen to. This year, the athletes are allowed to skate to songs with lyrics, and that's translated into some significant sales increases on the Billboard charts.
For example, Adele's first single, "Hometown Glory," was used by Canadian skaters Eric Radford and Meghan Duhamel on February 9. Billboard reports that it resulted in a boost of more than 1200% in downloads, and 30% in streams for the 2007 song.
Coldplay's catalogue was very popular among skaters this year. U.S. skater Adam Rippon used the band's 2014 song "O" in his free skate program, which resulted in a more than 10,000% increase in downloads and 280% increase in streams.
Meanwhile, U.S. skaters Alex and Maia Shibutani used Coldplay's "Paradise" and "Fix You" as part of their routine: the former got a 411% boost, while the latter saw a 61% gain.
Another song that got a big boost, according to Billboard, is Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain," which France's Morgan Cipres and Vanessa James skated to. It received a 128% increase in downloads.
This Friday marks the final day of figure skating, so more sales increases are still possible.
ABC/Paula LoboKesha may have been sidelined from touring due to a torn ACL, but she’s still giving fans a taste of her live performances.
The singer released two videos from her Rainbow tour show at the Hollywood Palladium on November 1, 2017. One is a video of her performing “Praying,” and another is of her classic anthem “We R Who We R.”
On Tuesday, Kesha announced she was postponing her March and April tour dates after injuring her knee in a fall earlier this month. She had surgery and is set to undergo rehabilitation so that she can be back in good shape to hit the road with Macklemore for their co-headlining tour this summer.
“I love you all and I'll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible,” she told fans in a statement. “I'm so sorry and sending love always."
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for i.am.angel FoundationWhile it's been rumored that Fergie has left the Black Eyed Peas permanently, the group has never confirmed it...until now.
Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, will said that Fergie wouldn't appear on the group's next album, adding, "We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You'll have to ask Fergie that.”
But when the Daily Star interviewer attempted to ask will about how the group would tour without Fergie, will snapped, "Y'know, we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie...We performed as a trio before and if you'd done your research properly you would know how we would do it as a three.”
There have been rumors in the past that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger might replace Fergie in the group, but when asked if that might be possible now, will said that she's already in the group...their chat group, that is.
"We have a chat group called Black Eyed Peas family. It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship," he explained. "It’s the three of us and Nicole. It’s about family. Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family.”
will and the other Peas, Taboo and Apl.de.ap, recently released a new single called "Street Livin'." As for Fergie, her recent activities have included hosting the Fox reality series The Four, promoting her new solo album Double Dutchess and apologizing for her NBA All-Star Game national anthem performance.
Greg WilliamsNo, Ed Sheeran is not married yet. But he is aiming to make men’s engagement rings a trend.
On the red carpet at the BRIT Awards Wednesday night, the singer confirmed that the mysterious ring he’s been sporting on his left ring finger is an engagement band that his fiancée Cherry Seaborn made for him.
“Cherry made it for me herself, out of silver clay and I really like it,” Ed told Dan Wootton of ITV’s Lorraine. “I haven't told anyone that, either!”
He said he’s never understood why men didn’t wear engagement rings because “it’s the same commitment either way.”
Ed announced his engagement to Cherry last month.
At the BRIT Awards last night, he picked up the Global Success award and performed his song “Supermarket Flowers,” a tribute to his late grandmother.
ABC/Kelsey McNealSuperstar country duo Florida Georgia Line is having quite the pop star moment: Their song with Bebe Rexha, "Meant to Be," is a top-10 hit, and their song with Hailee Steinfeld, watt and Alesso, "Let Me Go," is rising on the airplay charts. Hailee says working with the duo has made her even more of a country music fan than she already was.
"I mean, I have a ton of respect for country artists and I think it's incredible that Florida Georgia Line is sort of making a crossover," Hailee told ABC Radio. She's also happy that the song brought her and FGL together.
"Florida Georgia Line and I met over this song and it has been amazing," she gushes. "And performing it with them is a dream and I'm very excited to be on a record with...them."
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley says the way the song came together is "kinda magical."
"We heard the demo, we knew it was a smash and felt like it was kinda time sensitive at the same time, like 'Hey, that needs to get out right now,' so we all got on it," he tells ABC Radio.
Brian further says the process was "kinda organic," adding, "it's cool to just kinda pass it around and see how it happened...[it's an] awesome song, man."
In addition to Bebe and Hailee, Florida Georgia Line have also collaborated with the likes of Nelly, The Chainsmokers, the Backstreet Boys, Ziggy Marley, and Jason Derulo. Their next album, due out later this year, may have even more collaborations on it.