Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicDemi Lovato has earned a dubious distinction: She's Google's most-searched-for person of 2018.
Unfortunately, the reason she earned that title is no doubt due to the interest surrounding her reportedly near-fatal drug overdose on July 24 and, prior to that, the June release of her song "Sober," in which she revealed that she'd relapsed after six years on the wagon.
But the good news is that Demi is now out of rehab and appears to be happy and healthy. This past Friday, she got a Grammy nomination for "Fall In Line," her duet with Christina Aguilera.
Other artists who are on Google's list of the top 10 most-searched for people of 2018 include Eminem at #6, Ariana Grande at #8, Rick Ross at #9 and Cardi B at #10.
Demi, Em, Ari, Rozay and Cardi are also the five most-searched-for musicians of 2018 -- not surprising, given how high they rank on the people search. The rest of the most-searched-for musicians list includes Travis Scott, Childish Gambino, Machine Gun Kelly, Meek Mill and the rock band Queen.
Speaking of Queen, their classic track "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the most-searched-for song of 2018, no doubt thanks to the movie of the same name. That's followed by Childish Gambino's "This Is America" and the kids' song "Baby Shark."
Other songs on the list: Eminem's diss track "Killshot," Drake's "God's Plan" and "In My Feelings," Ariana's "thank u, next," Sheck Wes' "Mo Bamba," Juice Wrld's "Lucid Dreams" and, for some reason, "Electric Slide."
Among Google's top 10 most-searched-for celebrities who died, Mac Miller comes in at #1. Also on the list: Aretha Franklin at #5, XXXTentacion at #6 and Avicii at #8.
ABC/Paula LoboThe Chainsmokers, Zedd and Jason Derulo will headine the first-ever KAABOO Cayman festival, which transplants the popular KAABOO Del Mar Festival to the Caribbean.
The festival will take place February 15 and 16 on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Also on the bill: MAGIC!, Counting Crows, Flo Rida, Bryan Adams, Maren Morris, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Salt-N-Pepa and more.
In addition to the musical performances, the event will also feature comedians Wanda Sykes, David Spade, Jenny Slate and Darrell Hammond, as well as gourmet food from top chefs like Richard Blais, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Mina and Dylan Benoit.
Spa services, an art fair, a beach club and craft beverages are also part of the festival experience.
Passes to the event are now available at KaabooCayman.com. Prices range from $400 to $17,500. What do you get for $17,500? The "Ultimate Hang" experience, which includes front row center pit viewing, a VIP lounge, free food and "unique meal experiences," free booze, meet-and-greets, a personal concierge, private restrooms, on-demand car service and more.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures"Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Grammy-nominated hit duet from A Star Is Born, is the first major musical moment in the movie, and it marks the point where Gaga's character Ally literally becomes a star. But according to Gaga and co-writer Mark Ronson, the song was originally inspired by a different plot thread, which ultimately never made it into the finished film.
"In the original script, [Bradley's character] was going to drown at the end," Ronson tells the Los Angeles Times."So Gaga comes in...and she comes up with the chorus, “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in.”
"She’s got most of the thing in her head, and I’m just trying to offer some words. 'Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us,'" he continues, adding, "In my mind, it was the end credits song, and he’s drowned."
"We thought it might be the ending song," Gaga agrees. "Then as the script changed, we made it a song about the two falling in love. I do feel it was more than the literal drowning element of the original script. It was much more about wanting a deep connection and love than it was about water."
"It’s a conversation between a man and a woman. But we didn’t know that when we started," she notes.
Gaga also reveals that she can "only watch the first half" of A Star Is Born, and then, she says, "I have to pull myself away from it."
"I’m still too much inside the character, and I’m still so connected to Jackson in a way that is all-consuming. I’d be lying to you if I said I can stay and watch the whole thing," she continues.
"Some of my favorite scenes exist in the end...I know I’ll get past that, and I’m excited for when I’ll be able to watch it all the way through again."
Atlantic RecordsIf you thought Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit “Shape of You” was through breaking records, you’d be wrong.
The track has officially become the first song to hit two billion streams on Spotify. Ed announced the news on Instagram, writing, “Thank you world.”
“Shape of You” had previously been named the most-streamed song ever on Spotify in September 2017, when it hit more than 1.32 billion streams.
In other Ed news, the U.K. tabloid The Sun reports that the singer has landed a cameo as a stormtrooper in the new Star Wars movie, Episode IX. It’s unclear whether we’ll actually see Ed’s face in the role, or if he’ll be concealed under a white helmet the whole time.
Others have made cameos in the Star Wars films in that way, includingDaniel Craig in The Force Awakens. Britain's Princes Harry and William also reportedly suited up as stormtroopers in The Last Jedi, but they ended up on the cutting room floor.
Ed previously made appearances in Game of Thrones, Bridget Jones’s Baby and the short-lived TV show The Bastard Executioner.
John Shearer/Getty Images for Kitty Purry, Inc.She wrote some songs about Ricky...but she's not back together with him. Ariana Grande has shut down rumors that she's reunited with her ex-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez, one of several men she mentions in the lyrics of "thank u, next."
The rumors started after Ari exchanged teasing messages with Alvarez over the song's lyrics, writing, "I'm sorry you got the worst line it was meant v. lovingly," and he responded, "Nothing but gratitude." Then, she was spotted hanging out with Ricky in New York.
Then, on Monday, Ariana -- gasp! -- commented on an Instagram photo of Ricky that showed him wearing a mustard-colored sweater, writing, "These colors are sick." You can see Ari's comment captured on People.com, along with fans freaking out.
Finally, when one fan commented, "WHATS ABOUT YOU AND ARIANA??? WE ALL WANT TO KNOW," Ariana jumped back in and wrote, "we’re friends everyone take a big ol breather."
As you may recall, Ricky was with Ariana in 2015 during the #Donutgate scandal: While the two were in a Calfornia bakery, she licked donuts that were for sale and said, "I hate America. I hate Americans."
Ariana apologized a number of times for the incident and an official investigation was launched, though charges were never filed.
NABILZayn’s new album comes out on Friday, but he couldn’t resist releasing one more song before then.
The singer shared the song “There You Are,” along with a lyric video. On the track, he sings about the one person in his life he can always rely on, in good times and in bad.
“There you are/there you are/You’re there with open arms/There you are/There you are/And I run,” Zayn sings.
Zayn most recently released “Good Years,” “Rainberry” and a duet with Nicki Minaj called “No Candle No Light.” He's also released several other songs from the album, Icarus Falls, which is rumored to include 27 tracks.
ABC/Randy HolmesImagine Dragons is headed to the Super Bowl of college football. The band will perform during ESPN's halftime telecast of the College Football Playoff National Championship, held January 7 in Santa Clara, California.
The performance will mark a fitting end to the season, as ESPN used ID's single "Natural" to soundtrack the network's college football coverage.
Prior to their halftime performance, Imagine Dragons will close out their busy 2018, which saw the release of their new album Origins, with a hometown show in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
The College Football Playoff National Championship will air January 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentAs promised, Justin Timberlake has rescheduled the cancelled dates from his Man of the Woods tour.
The singer, who was forced to postpone the rest of this year’s dates due to bruised vocal cords, has announced 21 rescheduled shows for 2019.
The trek is slated to kick off again on January 4, with a show in Washington D.C. The first of the rescheduled dates will take place on January 28 in Denver, Colorado.
Justin had been postponing tour dates since October as he dealt with ongoing vocal issues. Earlier this month, he announced he’d be scrapping the rest of his December shows.
“My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice. They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month,” he told fans on Instagram.
Justin added, "Thank you for understanding -- I see all of your posts and I appreciate the support and the love. I look forward to coming back stronger than I was before. More to come on the rescheduled dates.”
Here's the updated 2019 tour itinerary:
1/4 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena 1/6 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 1/8 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center 1/10 -- Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena 1/12 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum 1/15 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 1/17 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena 1/19 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center 1/22 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 1/24 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 1/26 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena 1/28 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center* 1/31 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden* 2/4 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre 2/6 -- Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place* 2/7 - Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place* 2/10 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome* 2/11 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome* 2/14 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena* 2/15 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena* 2/18 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center* 2/21 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center 2/22 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center* 2/24 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden1 Center* 3/5 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena* 3/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena* 3/10 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center* 3/13 -- Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center* 3/15 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena* 3/25 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena 3/31 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena 4/2 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse* 4/4 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena 4/6 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center* 4/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center* 4/12 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena* 4/13 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena*
Micaiah CarterLiam Payne is heading back to school.
The singer will be paying a special visit to Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California early next year, treating students to a Q&A and a private concert. The school is the winner of the Chegg Music 101, the campus takeover contest sponsored by the student hub Chegg in partnership with truth, the tobacco prevention campaign.
"I'm proud to be a part of Chegg Music 101 and showcase the importance of music and arts education since music has been such a positive force in my life. And I'm excited to share that with Mission San Jose students this winter," Liam says in a statement.
He adds, "Working in partnership with truth means a lot to me as well because of their dedication to sharing the facts about tobacco and empowering youth to get involved and make an impact on the issue in their communities.”
The school also wins a $10,000 David B. Goldberg Music Grant for its music department.
While Gaga hasn't really spoken openly about her relationship with her fiancé, Christian Carino, a source tells ET that the singer wants her wedding to be "hugely elaborate." But there's no time table for when the wedding will take place.
"Gaga is incredibly elated about her engagement, but because of how busy she's been with [A Star Is Born], she can't even begin to think about a wedding," dishes the source. "Gaga's first love and one of the most important things in her life are her fans. She doesn't want to let anyone down by not giving 100% right now."
Apparently, Gaga and Christian have "definitely talked about a wedding" but won't start planning it until Gaga gets some time off from her busy schedule. That won't happen any time soon, though -- thanks to A Star Is Born's success, she's got to get through awards season, including the Golden Globes, Grammys and, the way things are going, maybe even the Oscars.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez tells Extra that some time ago, she and Will Smith were planning to star in a remake of A Star Is Born. "[We] talked about it, talked about developing the script. It just never...projects are like that," she says.
J-Lo adds, "I'm really proud of Bradley Cooper...and watching Gaga do her thing in the movie, it's just great. It's perfect."
Slaughter Gang/Epic RecordsJust days after receiving two Grammy nominations for his contribution to Post Malone's hit, "rockstar," rapper 21 Savage has announced he's releasing a new album this month.
The disc, called I Am > I Was, will arrive Friday, December 21.
In honor of the new disc's release, a new line of clothing and accessories has hit the rapper's official online shop. In addition, a pop-up store featuring exclusive merch will be open for one day only, December 16, at the DOM Gallery in Los Angeles from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
This year alone, 21 Savage has collaborated with Migos, Migos member Quavo, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, and Young Thug.
NBCThe Voice coaches -- Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, plus host Carson Daly -- stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday where they joined host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots for an a cappella mashup of the cast members' hit songs.
Stacked in cubes, like the cast in the opening of The Brady Bunch, Levine, Hudson, Shelton and Clarkson sang snippets of their biggest hits, while Jimmy and The Roots provided harmonies and beatboxed.
The songs included Levine's Maroon 5 hits, "She Will Be Loved" and "This Love"; Hudson's "Spotlight"; Shelton's "Kiss My Country A**," "I'll Name the Dogs" and "God Gave Me You"; and Clarkson's ""Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and "Miss Independent."
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC/Tyler GoldenThe Voice kicked off its semilfinals on Monday, with the top eight artists competing for America’s votes, and a spot in next week’s finale. Along the way, they were advised by their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson.
Each artist performed twice: a new song on his or her own, and a duet with another contestant.
Here are the highlights of Monday night's show:
Sarah Grace, 16, representing Team Kelly, chose Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” for her solo performance, accompanying herself on the piano. She and Clarkson, were helped out by last season’s winner from Team Kelly, Brynn Cartelli, who inspired Sarah Grace to try out for the competition. After her performance, Kelly praised the teen for the “subtleties in her voice, as well as her ability to hit the “big notes.”
The first duet of the night featured Team Adam’s Reagan Strange and Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes, performing a mashup of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and Janelle Monáe’s “Tightrope.”
Team Jennifer’s MaKenzie Thomas tackled Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” for her solo performance, which brought all four coaches to their feet. Blake called it “one of the best performances” he’d seen. Jennifer hailed Thomas as “a coach’s dream” and “a student’s dream,” because Hudson learned from her as well.
Country singers Kirk Jay, from Team Blake and Chevel Shepherd, from Kelly’s team paired up for a blend of Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country” and “Country Must be Country Wide,” by Brantley Gilbert.
Gospel singer Kymberli Joye, representing Team Kelly, put her spin on “Never Alone,” by Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin. During rehearsals, Clarkson called Joye “a preacher,” while Cartelli said the Windsor, Connecticut native had what it takes to make it to the finals. Kelly called Kymberli’s live performance “insane.”
Team Blake’s southern rock artist Chris Kroeze delivered a rendition of The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See.” During rehearsals, Shelton, addressing the camera said Chris “brings the party to the room.” Afterwards, Blake thanked Kroeze for giving the beer-drinking, back road-driving viewers of this show somebody to root for.”
Joye and Thomas returned for a mashup of Cheryl Lynn’s “Got to be Real” and “Best of My Love,” by The Emotions.
Holmes -- who just celebrated her 14th birthday -- returned for a solo performance of “This Is Me,” from The Greatest Showman. Jennifer Hudson chose the song for Kennedy because it was a great “transition” song for the teen was “coming into her own.” The performance made Hudson “proud.”
Strange, Team Adam’s 14-year-old pop singer, returned to the stage, singing “You Are the Reason, by Calum Scott. Reagan found herself at the center of controversy last week after winning an "Instant Save" over her teammate DeAndre Nico, despite being unable to perform. Additionally, Levine seemed to urge America to vote for Strange over Nico. There were no hard feeling, as DeAndre, told Strange during a video chat to ignore the criticism and “stay positive.”
Next, Kroeze -- on guitar -- and Sarah Grace -- playing the organ -- joined each other for a combination of Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” by The Rolling Stones.
Shepherd returned with a cover of LeAnn Rimes’ “Blue.” Clarkson, noting the 16-year-old had “zero amount of diva in her,” urged her to “be a diva for a minute” and show the audience how beautiful her voice is. Her performance earned a standing ovation from all four coaches.
Jay closed out the evening with John Michael Montgomery’s “I Swear,” chosen by his coach Blake Shelton because it showcased the country artist’s “pop flair.” In addition to his coach, Jennifer and Adam each fought for a chance to praise the performance in the final minutes of the show.
The show also included Hudson singing the Perry Como classic “Round and Round” in honor of Christmas
The Voice returns Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Jeff Neira/CBSThe nominations for the 2019 Grammy nominees were announced Friday, and now that you've had some time to consider them, you're either happy that your favorites were nominated, or upset that they were snubbed. Alessia Cara, who won this year's Best New Artist Grammy and helped announce the most recent nominations, and she says she feels both those emotions.
"I would've loved to see Ariana [Grande] get [an] Album of the Year nod because I selfishly just love that album," she tells ABC Radio, referring to Ari's album, Sweetener.
"But I think everyone deserved it. I mean, like, Dua Lipa, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, my friend who deserves it," Alessia added. "I mean it's so, so great. I felt so honored to be able to say their names, y'know?"
And while in past years, fans have grumbled about certain genres getting the short end of the stick or women not getting enough nominations, Alessia says this year, she feels the Grammys pretty much got it right.
"I think they did an amazing job with picking," she tells ABC Radio. "I'm glad that there were more nominees in the categories -- like, for Best New Artist, there were eight this year, which I loved."
"And everyone I feel deserved it," she noted. "I thought it was really good!"
Alessia's new album, The Pains of Growing, just came out recently, so it wasn't eligible for the 2019 Grammy nominations.
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TurnerLast year, notorious pothead Miley Cyrus announced that she'd given up smoking marijuana. But now the singer says she's back to blazing up -- and it's all her mother's fault.
Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Miley says, "We toke a little. Every now and then, you know. My mom [Tish] got me back on it." However, she insists, "When I’m...working I don’t think I function at my highest, most intelligent, most being-able-to-be-as-aware-and-as-present, so I don’t smoke when I work.”
Miley's back on the promo trail talking up her new single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart," a collaboration with Mark Ronson. The "Uptown Funk" producer tells The Sun that he started writing the song about his ex-wife, and then decided to reach out to Miley.
"The first day she came in, she recorded the chorus and wrote the verses," he says, adding, "We both knew there was chemistry there. That led me to work on Miley’s [next album]. She’s really one of the greatest voices I’ve ever recorded.”
Considering Mark's worked with Adele, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars, that's high praise indeed.
ABC/Fred LeeHozier's next album officially has a title. The sophomore effort from the "Take Me to Church" singer is called Wasteland, Baby!, and it'll feature the previously released single "Movement."
As for when you'll get to hear Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier says its release will coincide with the launch of his newly announced spring U.S. tour, which kicks off March 10 in Buffalo, New York. The trek will conclude April 14 in Spokane, Washington.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Ordering tickets online will earn you a CD copy of Wasteland, Baby!. Visit Hozier.com for all ticket info.
Wasteland, Baby! follows Hozier's 2014 self-titled debut. This past September, he released a new EP, Nina Cried Power.
Here are Hozier's North American tour dates:
3/10 -- Buffalo, NY, Shea’s Performing Arts Center 3/11 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre 3/13 -- Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre 3/14 -- Norfolk, VA, Chrysler Hall 3/16 -- Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 3/17 -- Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium 3/19 -- Miami, FL, The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater 3/20 -- Saint Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater 3/21 -- Orlando, FL, Walt Disney Theater 3/23 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca Cola Roxy Theatre 3/24 -- Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House 3/26 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre 3/27 -- New Orleans, LA, The Fillmore New Orleans 3/29 -- Dallas, TX, Southside Ballroom 3/30 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center 3/31 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 4/2 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion 4/3 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater 4/5 -- Denver, CO, Bellco Theatre 4/6 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Union Event Center 4/7 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl 4/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Forever Cemetery 4/10 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theatre 4/12 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino 4/13 -- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory Concert House 4/14 -- Spokane, WA, First Interstate Center for the Arts
Republic RecordsAriana Grande's video for "thank u, next" broke all kinds of viewing records, and now its success has translated into chart success for the actual song.
Thanks to the video, "thank u, next" has returned to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It racked up 93.8 million streams last week, according to Nielsen Music, the biggest weekly total ever for a track by a female artist. The previous record of 84.5 million was held by Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made me Do."
The only songs that have had more streams in a week are "In My Feelings" and "God's Plan," by Drake, and "Harlem Shake" by Baauer.
Ariana's song's also now the first #1 hit by a woman to be on top for four weeks total. The last time that happened was in 2016 with Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul.
But Ariana's achievement is a bit more impressive than Sia's. That's because "Thank u, next" is the longest-running Hot 100 #1 by a woman without any guest artists since Adele's "Hello," which started a 10-week run on top in November of 2015.
Columbia RecordsHere's a nice Christmas gift for Mariah Carey: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has just hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest it's been ranked since it was first released in 1994.
If you're wondering how that could possibly be, keep this in mind: The song only hit the top 10 for the first time last year. If it sounds unbelievable, well, blame Billboard's chart rules.
In 1994, when "All I Want for Christmas Is You" first came out, it wasn't commercially available as a single, and Billboard's rules back then prohibited it from charting on the Hot 100. When those rules changed in 1998, the song first charted in 2000, but only at #83.
Billboard now allows old songs to return to the Hot 100 if their stats -- like sales, streaming and airplay -- are significant. Every year since 2012, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has subsequently returned to the chart. In 2016, the song climbed to #11, and last year, it finally broke into the top 10, reaching #9, mostly due to streaming.
As Vulturenotes, the festive track has earned Mariah roughly $60 million over the years.
Elsewhere on the chart, Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" has just notched its 27th week in the top 10. It's only the 10th single in history to stay in the top 10 that long. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" currently holds the record: It spent 33 weeks in the top 10 in 2017.
ABC/Paula LoboNot lucky enough to attend Liam Payne’s secret headlining London show on December 19? There's another option.
Liam is teaming up with MelodyVR to broadcast the show live in virtual reality. That means if you have the right technology, you'll be able to experience the concert in real-time without ever leaving home.
“I can’t wait for this show,” Liam says in a statement. “For those who are going to be there on the night, it’s going to be amazing ... but the fact there will be people from right across the globe watching the live stream via MelodyVR makes it extra special.”
In order to watch the show in VR, you’ll need an Oculus Go or Samsung GearVR headset with the MelodyVR app installed and an internet connection. Log into the app on December 19 at 8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET and select Liam Payne from the home screen.
A select number of tickets to see the show in person will be available for free on the MelodyVR website.
ABC/Image Group LAKaty Perry is getting her own video game character.
The singer will be featured as multiple playable avatars in the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius mobile game, starting December 12 for a limited time.
In a new teaser clip, we see Katy starting her day and getting ready for a big performance. As she uses her phone to snap selfies and pics of her dog, Nugget, the two start turning into pixelated game characters. The clip ends with Katy, wearing a blue gown, fully becoming part of the game.
The teaser also features Katy’s new anthem for the game, “Immortal Flame.”
Katy isn't the first pop star to join the game. Ariana Grande had a Final Fantasy avatar last year, which was dressed as her Dangerous Woman persona with a long blonde ponytail and black bunny ear mask.