Gotham/GC ImagesThis weekend was nothing but love for Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra. After celebrating their engagement in Mumbai, India on Saturday and making their romance Instagram official, the happy couple decided to share their joy with others.
The two visited St. Catherine’s Home for Orphans in the Indian city on Sunday, where they met and performed with dozens of young girls gathered there.
In a video posted to Nick’s Instagram Story, Priyanka is seen dancing to “Tune Maari Entriyan,” a song from her 2014 Bollywood film Gunday, with one of the children.
“St. Catherine Orphanage today,” Nick captioned the clip. “My heart is full.”
Priyanka, who has volunteered at the orphanage before, also posted an Instagram video from the day, showing Nick singing an a cappella version of the Jonas Brothers’ song, “Lovebug.”
“12 years of knowing these girls and in minutes they get all love struck by the #lovebug... thank you @nickjonas and our families,” Priyanka wrote.
“Thank you to the sisters and all the girls at St. Catherine’s orphanage for opening your hearts to us again. I’ll see you next time.”
Stewart GerardOneRepublic is supporting one of their own with a huge cash donation.
On Twitter, the group wrote, "The wife of one of our family within the 1R team just got shot through the back while walking her dogs. Please help us help this family recover & bring attention to the EPIDEMIC of gun violence in this country. Thank you."
In an accompanying video, the group explains that the victim is the wife of a guy who's worked closely with the band for years, and was on stage with them in Los Angeles when the incident occurred in Nashville.
"This video isn't about the epidemic of gun violence that exists in this country, which is unspeakable. This is about helping people who mean everything to us," lead singer Ryan Tedder explains. He adds, "We never thought it would affect us and now it's personal."
They included a link to a Go Fund Me page for the victim, who is "currently recovering in the hospital" after her "life changing injuries" that required "multiple surgeries."
The band has also donated $100,000 -- in two separate donations of $50,000 each -- to the cause. The Go Fund Me page has so far raised over $174,000 of its $200,000 goal.
Dave Meyers/Republic RecordsAriana Grande's performance at the MTV VMAs tonight will be simply divine.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporterthat the singer's performance at the telecast, taking place at New York's Radio City Music Hall, will feature her singing "God Is a Woman," along with a "diverse" group of over 50 female dancers. According to the sources, the performance will be "nothing short of God-like," and "exactly what the VMAs are made of." Ariana is promoting her new album Sweetener, which came out on Friday.
Meanwhile, despite MTV's announcement that Cardi B will "open" tonight's VMAs, word is she's not actually going to perform. According to TMZ, Cardi will do a monologue or a skit; she won't be delivering one of her hits. And you can forget about seeing her baby girl, Kulture -- TMZ reports the infant won't be making the trek to New York with her mom.
The MTV Video Music Awards air tonight at 9 p.m. ET live from New York City.
The Chainsmokers are up for the Best Dance Video trophy at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards for their clip for "Everybody Hates Me." It's the duo's fifth nomination for this prize but in the past couple of years, they've won some 30 awards, including a Grammy. Even so, the duo's Drew Taggart says he and musical partner Alex Pall still aren't used to music biz accolades.
"I mean, it's all pretty surreal that we're nominated and winning any awards at all," Drew tells ABC Radio. "So, yeah, every time we get up there, we're like, 'Are we imposters? Are we really supposed to be up here?'"
Regardless, Drew says "It'd be amazing" to win the Moonman. The competition is stiff though: The Chainsmokers are up against videos by the late deejay Avicii, plus Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Zedd and Marshmello. But what's the best dance music video ever? Alex and Drew agree.
"Definitely a Michael Jackson video," Alex says. "I mean, if you consider that...dance music...I don't know if you mean just 'dance music' or just dancing in general..."
"Michael Jackson then, for sure," Drew agrees.
However, if he was limiting himself to videos by acts that specifically make dance music, Alex says he'd choose "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz.That 2012 video, which was wildly popular, has been called the "Sexiest Music Video of All Time" by Vice Media.
The clip is a spoof of a scene in the 1985 movie Perfect and features women in an exercise class, wearing extremely revealing 1980s aerobics outfits and performing sexually suggestive workout moves -- much to the delight of the lone man in the class.
The MTV Video Music Awards air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m ET/PT Monday night.
Dennis LeupoldCamila Cabello is nominated for multiple awards at tonight's MTV VMAS, including Video of the Year for "Havana," in which she plays three roles: a socially awkward girl named Karla, the glamorous star of a telenovela, and the star of a movie called Camila in Havana. Since she did so much acting in the video, would she like to try her hand at movies or TV one day? She says maybe, but not just now.
"You know, I feel like I would like to [act], one day," she tells ABC Radio. "Not now, 'cause I love music and that's always gonna be my first number one thing -- and I think it's gonna be my only thing for a long time -- but I do love every part of the arts."
And like Karla in her video, Camila says she's happiest just staying in and gluing herself to a screen.
"I love movies, I'm obsessed," she tells ABC Radio. "Anybody who knows me will tell you that's all I do, basically on my days off....I just watch movies or Sex & the City...so, yeah, I would like to do that someday, actually!"
In addition to Video of the Year, Camila is also nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Video. Camila is planning to attend, and to throw an exclusive after party with 15 hand-picked fans following the ceremony.
The 2018 MTV VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City tonight, August 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Here are the nominees in the major categories:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Drake – “God’s Plan”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande Bruno Mars Camila Cabello Cardi B Drake Post Malone
SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” Drake – “God’s Plan” Dua Lipa – “New Rules” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar”
BEST NEW ARTIST Bazzi Cardi B Chloe x Halle Hayley Kiyoko Lil Pump Lil Uzi Vert
BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” The Carters – “APES**T” Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”
PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle JUNE 2018 – Sigrid MAY 2018 – Lil Xan APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill JULY 2017 – Khalid JUNE 2017 – Kyle MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus
BEST POP Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” P!nk – “What About Us” Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”
BEST DANCE Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence” Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”
BEST ROCK Fall Out Boy – “Champion” Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” Linkin Park – “One More Light” Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”
BEST HIP HOP Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” The Carters – “APES**T” Drake – “God’s Plan” J. Cole – “ATM” Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”
BEST LATIN Daddy Yankee – “Dura” J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” Maluma – “Felices los 4” Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje”
Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty ImagesNick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are finally Instagram official: The couple confirmed their engagement with a posting on the Quantico star's social media.
"The only way to do this... with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings," Chopra wrote, captioning a photo of herself and Nick. She's wearing a traditional Indian outfit, but is sporting a large diamond ring on her finger. The couple is shown standing in front of a hedge decorated with the intertwined initials "N" and "P."
She also posted a photo of herself looking adoringly into Nick's eyes, with her ring prominently displayed. "Taken.. With all my heart and soul," reads the caption. Nick posted the same photo with the caption, "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love."
Peoplemagazine reports that the couple celebrated their engagement with a party in Mumbai, India, attended by both their families. Chopra shared a gallery of photos from the party, known as a roka ceremony, including a photo of Nick's parents posing with Priyanka's mom and brother.
In one photo, which People says was taken during a Hindu prayer ceremony known as a "pruja," both Nick and Priyanka are shown wearing traditional Indian garb.
A friend of Priyanka's, Anusha Dandekar, posted a photo of herself posing with couple. She wrote, "I always knew one thing was certain, she deserved true love. Then her Prince came along for real... not to rescue her because god knows she does that all on her own and HOW! But someone to love her the way she loves, laugh with her endlessly, keep it  & live the happily ever after that everyone who wants to love and be loved deserve."
She added, "I am beyond happy for you @priyankachopra@nickjonas you make love look so easy, beautiful & special... Congratulations."
Mert & MarcusDuring last year's MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift premiered her instantly-iconic video for "Look What You Made Me Do." But when the nominations for this year's VMAs came out, "Look What You Made Me Do" was nowhere to be found in any of the top categories -- its only nominations are in the technical categories, like best editing.
Now, the guys behind the show admit they're just as surprised as the fans are that Taylor didn't have a better showing this year.
The show's executive producers, Jesse Ignjatovic and Bruce Gillmer, tell Entertainment Tonight that "it is somewhat surprising" that Taylor didn't get a nod for Video of the Year or Best Pop Video. Gillmer adds, "We love Taylor...we have strong relationships with her and her camp."
Ignjatovic says, "It was an amazing video, so I wish she had nominations and I wish she was [at the show] because I'm a huge fan. She's such an integral part of the VMAs and MTV, so I wish."
Gillmer said the awards are "voted on by a wide range of people," so the nominations can be unpredictable.
It's not know if Taylor will attend Monday night's ceremony. Her friend and Reputation tour opening act, Camila Cabello, is up for a slew of awards, so perhaps they'll attend together. Meanwhile, you'll see performances from Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Ryan Tedder and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
The MTV VMAs air Monday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Streamline/Kon Live/Cherrytree/InterscopeAugust 19, 2008 was the day the world got its first full-length look at Lady Gaga, as her debut album, The Fame, arrived. Gaga is marking that milestone with special merch for her fans, as well as a "digital time capsule" and a 10th anniversary limited version of the album.
The Fame spun off the hit singles "Just Dance," "Paparazzi," "Poker Face" and "LoveGame," won Gaga a Grammy and has sold close to five million copies. The reissue, The Fame Monster, which came out in November of that year, featured eight new songs, including "Bad Romance," "Telephone," and "Alejandro."
The $50 limited edition version of the album comes on a USB that's shaped like a cartoon image of Gaga, packaged in a collectible display box. It features the original album The Fame and three bonus tracks, as well as The Fame Monster, both digital booklets, eight music videos and an early electronic press kit shot just as Gaga was beginning her rise to stardom. It's now available for pre-order on Gaga's website.
In addition, you can get The Fame and The Fame Monster on vinyl, as well as a number of t-shirts with The Fame artwork, Gaga's former "electric bolt" logo, and images of her iconic sunglasses from the album cover.
As for the "digital time capsule," it's a collection of videos, images and quotes from Gaga around the time that The Fame and The Fame Monster were released. One sample quote: "I would not be able to breathe if I couldn't make art."
Gaga is expected to release the soundtrack of her movie A Star Is Born in the coming months; the film itself arrives in theaters in October.
Dave Meyers/Republic RecordsIt seems Ariana Grande has included a subtle tribute to the Manchester bombing victims on her new album Sweetener.
Fans noticed that at the end of the album’s final track, “Get Well Soon,” Ariana included 40 seconds of silence, which brings the song’s run time to 5 minutes and 22 seconds. The significance? May 22 -- 5/22 -- is the date the terror attack took place last year.
“the fact ariana honored the Manchester victims in get well soon allowing a moment of silence until it was 5 minutes 22 seconds long, I just don't have the words right now. she has my entire heart,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another tweeted, “Ariana’s new album is amazing. The silence at the end of the album to make the last song be 5 minutes and 22 seconds has me tearing up.”
Ariana previously said “Get Well Soon” was a track about her anxiety following the attack – which took place after her concert in Manchester, England. 22 people were killed.
"It’s just f****d, so I just wanted to do something to make people feel good and less alone,” she said. “It’s not just about [Manchester]. It’s also about personal demons and anxiety and more intimate tragedies as well.”
Def Jam RecordingsLogic has released a poignant and timely new video for his song with Ryan Tedder, “One Day.”
The video tackles issues of immigration, family separation and white supremacy. It begins with a Mexican family being detained the border, and the children separated from the parents.
One of the children goes on to live with an American foster family. We see him through the years, as he works hard to excel in school and eventually becomes a doctor.
As the immigrant child's journey plays out, we also see the child of a white supremacist family whose life takes a darker path. In the end, when the white supremacist’s violent ways result in him being injured, he finds himself an the operating table, his life in the hands of the Mexican doctor.
The clip features appearances by Michael Peña, Judy Reyes and Luis Guzman.
On Monday, Logic and Ryan Tedder will perform “One Day” on the MTV Video Music Awards.
Epic RecordsIf you're looking for a new house in a vacation destination, Meghan Trainor's childhood home could be right for you.
Page Six reports that Meghan's parents are selling their house on Nantucket, Mass., an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod. According to the website, Meghan's parents are selling the place so they can move to Los Angeles to be closer to their Grammy-winning daughter and two sons.
The four-bedroom, five and a half bathroom home has a price tag of $1.68 million. It features a vaulted ceiling, a dining room with French doors, a deck, a master bathroom with a walk-in closet and a Jacuzzi tub in the attached bathroom, an eat-in kitchen, an outdoor shower and a finished basement with a billiards room and a separate playroom.
Meghan's new album Treat Myself will be out later this year.
Daniel MessemerOMI, the Jamaican artist who had the Song of the Summer back in 2015 with “Cheerleader,” is back with new music.
The singer has released another collaboration with Felix Jaehn, the same German producer who remixed “Cheerleader” into a number one hit. It's a new, upbeat track called “Masterpiece,” about encouraging women to love themselves for who they are.
“’Cause every time I look at you I’m looking at a masterpiece/ If you’re trying to be perfect, you don’t have to be,” OMI sings.
Despite the success of “Cheerleader,” OMI and DJ Felix only met for the first time while recording “Masterpiece.”
"There were just really good vibes. There was no ego,” OMI tells Billboard of their studio session. “We were bouncing ideas off of each other. Making this [record]. everybody was giving their best to make it all that it could be. That is just an awesome feeling.”
OMI’s follow-up album to his album Me 4 U is on the way, though he has yet to reveal its release date or title. But he says that fans will really see his “growth and development” on the project.
Solaiman FazelAfter dropping a teaser Thursday, Janet Jackson has released the full version of her Caribbean-flavored new single and video, “Made for Now,” featuring reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.
"Celebrate the feeling #MadeForNow x @daddyyankee OUT NOW!,” Miss Jackson commented on Instagram
Shot recently in New York City, the street festival video features dancers from Ghana, Nigeria, Grenada and Trinidad, as well from as the United States. This is Janet’s first new music since she released her Unbreakable album in 2015.
In "Made for Now," she sings, "If you're livin' for the moment, don't stop, and celebrate the feelin'/ Go up, if you're livin' for the moment, Don't stop, 'cause I break those ceilings/ Go up, we're made for now, not tomorrow/Made for now, look around, we're made for now”
The track is produced by Harmony Samuels, who's also worked with Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and Ariana Grande. "Made for Now" was directed by Dave Meyers, who previously worked with Janet on several videos, including “All For You,” “Just a Little While," and “I Want You.”
Janet will perform the song for the first time Friday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
ABC/Paula LoboBefore he releases his debut solo album, Liam Payne is putting out an EP.
The singer announced on social media Friday that the debut solo EP will be called First Time and will be dropping next week, on August 24. It's available for pre-order now. The lead single, the EP's title track, features French Montana.
He explained to fans why he’s releasing an EP before a full-length length collection, which he had previously promised would be out in September.
"As you may know, the last few months have seen some big changes for me," he wrote. "I looked at some of the songs on my album which were done a while ago and they felt from another age.”
He continued, “I'm determined for my debut album to truly represent me. I'm now back in the studio working hard to finalize the final few new songs on the record -- I'm genuinely excited about the music I'm writing and recording and I can't wait for it to be ready for you all."
In the meantime, though, Liam says this EP is “a collection of songs that I’m really proud of and want you all to hear.”
As for those “big changes” he mentioned, he could be referring to his split with Cheryl Cole last month, the mother of his one-year-old son, Bear.
Here is the First Time track list:
"First Time" "Home With You" "Depend On It" "Slow"
Songwriter, a documentary about Ed Sheeran directed by his cousin Murray Cummings, is coming to Apple Music on August 28, but it hits theaters in New York City Friday. The movie follows Ed as he writes songs for his smash album, Divide, but there's one song you don't get to see him write -- his biggest hit, "Shape of You." Why? Because Ed just couldn't leave well enough alone.
"He had finished the album, the album was done and it was handed in, the record label had it, and so I flew home," Murray tells ABC Radio. "And then I get a message [from Ed], 'Hey, I've written a new song!' and I'm like, "Noooo! I wasn't there!"
So Murray ended up recruiting his brother Billy to fly from Ireland to England, just to get some footage of the next best thing: Ed mixing "Shape of You" in the studio.
But you do see Ed writing many other songs from Divide, and also penning the Justin Bieber smash "Love Yourself." But since Murray's been filming Ed for the past 10 years and has so much footage, why did he choose to make a movie focusing on his cousin's songwriting process?
"I think he had done a lot of other TV projects...a lot of his story was out there," Murray explains. "I just felt like a lot was covered. And then I thought, 'What could I do that these camera crews couldn't do?' And then I was like, 'Well, they weren't there when the songs were written...I was the only guy in the room.'"
Now that the documentary is out, though, will Murray's next project be serving as the videographer at Ed's upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Cherry Seaborn?
"No," laughs Murray. "I'm gonna be drinking at the wedding!"
Grande performed the song as a tribute to Franklin, who died earlier Thursday at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.
Sources tell TMZ that Grande was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show but only to participate in a sketch with Fallon -- not to perform. In light of Franklin's death though, producers asked Ariana if she would perform one of Aretha's songs to honor her.
Grande reportedly said no at first, explaining that she was "too emotional" after hearing about Franklin's death. However, Questlove, the drummer and leader of Fallon's house band, The Roots, convinced Ariana to perform a song with the band.
The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer managed to pull herself together in time for her sit-down with Fallon, during which she shared memories of the late singer, whom she said she'd met "a few times."
"We sang at the White House and she was so sweet and she was like, so cute," says Grande, who remembered her reaction to meeting Aretha was, "How are you real?"
"I was an honor to have met her and we're gonna celebrate her," added Grande.
On a lighter note, Ariana used the rest of her segment as a "mini listening party," during which Jimmy played snippets of several songs from Sweetener, including, "Breathin'," "Pete Davidson," -- dedicated to the Saturday Night Live castmember to whom she was recently engaged -- and "R.E.M.'," a piece of which she sang live, backed by The Roots.
Sweetener, which dropped at midnight, is now available to stream.
Monday night, it's the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, and YouTube -- one of the most popular platforms for viewing music videos -- is predicting that the night's big winners will include Camila Cabello, Drake, Dua Lipa and Cardi B.
YouTube is making those predictions based on each official video's views by fans worldwide between July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. For the categories of Best New Artist and Artist of the Year, YouTube calculated each nominees' total views during that eligibility period.
Here are YouTube's predictions in the top categories:
In addition, YouTube has rounded up the stats for Jennifer Lopez, who'll receive this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She scored over 980 million views this year alone. Here are her top five videos of all time, with the total views::
Getty Images via ABCBritney Spears has been ordered to hand over a big chunk of change to her ex-husband Kevin Federline in their continued battle over child support, E! News reports.
According to court documents obtained by E!, the singer must pay Federline $110,000 towards his legal fees.
This is the latest ruling in the ongoing child support case over their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Back in March, Federline requested an increase in the $20,000 payment he receives each month from Britney.
He sought the increase, according to legal documents, because "the kids are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than when the child support was originally resolved."
In May, he filed legal documents requesting that Britney cover his attorney's fees, in addition to the increase in child support.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCJustin Bieber is a big brother again.
The singer’s father, Jeremy, welcomed a baby girl with his wife Chelsey on Thursday. The healthy little girl, named Bay, arrived at 8:30 a.m.
Justin posted a photo of baby Bay on Instagram, writing, “Meet the newest bieber, my little sister BAY BIEBER.”
Jeremy and Chelsey got married in Jamaica this past February, and following their nuptials, announced that they were expecting their first child together. Notably, Justin attended the wedding with Selena Gomez, not his fiancee, Hailey Baldwin.
Jeremy is also dad to 8-year-old Jaxon and 9-year-old Jazmyn with his ex Erin Wagner.