Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesJustin Bieber's been looking gloomy lately, while his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez is seeking treatment for a so-called "emotional breakdown." According to People magazine, Selena is upset about Justin, and Justin's upset about Selena...maybe.
A source tells People that Selena "isn't over" Justin, so news of his engagement and alleged marriage to Hailey Baldwin "threw her off guard and hit her hard.”
But wait. Another source close to Selena tells People that Selena's breakdown -- which came after she suffered medical problems connected with her lupus and kidney transplant -- had nothing to do with Justin's news.
"She’s also been dealing with other stressful situations and being back in the hospital was really difficult and brought back tough memories,” claims the source. "It’s not fair to say this caused it or that caused it because depression and anxiety is so layered...it's been a combination of things."
As for Justin, a source close to the singer tells People, "It’s hard for him to hear that [Selena] isn’t doing well.” And another source claims, "He was extremely upset over what has happened to Selena. He feels like she is part of his life and he wants her to be happy and healthy.”
However, the source says the reason that Justin was spotted crying while spotted out with Hailey last week wasn't because of Selena.
The Bieber source tells People, "Justin had a bit of a rough week, but was doing better over the weekend...Like most people, he has his ups and downs...he feels bad that Selena isn’t doing well, but that has nothing to do with his gloomy mood a few days ago.”
ABC/Image Group LADua Lipa has a big hit out now with "Electricity," her collaboration with Silk City. But this week will bring yet another collaborative single release from the British star.
"Kiss and Make Up," Dua's collabo with the all-female K-Pop band BlackPink, will be released this Friday, October 19. It's one of the new tracks on the re-release of her hit debut album.
She tells Access Hollywood, "It's a song I wrote a year ago but I wanted to do a collaboration with someone...and I recently met the girls in Seoul, and I was just like, 'Ohmigod, would it be crazy if I just sent them a song to see if they liked it and if they wanted to sing on it?'"
She adds, "They were very quick with the response -- they were like, 'Yeah, let's do it!' and they just quickly went and recorded it and changed some of the lyrics to Korean...and that was really it!"
Dua is also working on her second album, and she tells Access Hollywood, "It's coming along really well, I've been writing quite a bit."
"The second I started writing, I'm itching to get it out," she continues. "But it feels more conceptual, this one, so I really wanna make sure it's perfect before I put it out into the world."
FilmMagic for dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Mariah Carey has finally announced a title and release date for her long-awaited new album.
She posted a video on social media showing herself walking down a long staircase in a gown, with her son Moroccan Cannon playing on the steps above her. "The name of my new album is called Caution -- and when's it coming out, Rocky?" she asks him.
"November 16thhhhh!" he yells as he runs down the stairs.
Caution will be Mariah's first album of original material since 2014's Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. So far she's released two songs from the forthcoming record: "With You" and "GTFO."
iamcosmic/Atlantic RecordsIn a new video for her duet with Bazzi, "Beautiful," Camila Cabello perfectly embodies the first line of the song: "Hey, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful angel."
In the clip, filmed in New Orleans, Camila pulls up to the landmark restaurant Muriel's in a horse-drawn carriage. She's wearing a white gown, mask and a pair of angel wings. When she goes inside, there's a party going on and Bazzi is there. He spots her, and immediately starts following her through the place, but she keeps on eluding him.
After climbing up several stories, he spots her below on the dance floor, seemingly making the couples on the floor freeze as she moves by them. They come face to face, they touch, and the restaurant around them disappears, leaving them standing in a forest.
Bazzi finally removes Camila's mask, they look into each other's eyes...and then suddenly, they're back in the ballroom and the clock is striking midnight. Camila vanishes, leaving just a single white feather behind.
Camila and Bazzi toured together earlier this year.
Neal Preston/Warner Bros. PicturesThe soundtrack to A Star Is Born is the #1 album in America.
Featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the collection of original songs performed by the movie's stars debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart with first-week sales of 231,000 equivalent album units, 162,000 of which were physical sales, according to Billboard.
A Star Is Born gives Lady Gaga her fifth number-one album, following 2016's Joanne, and also gives her the most #1 albums among women artists for the decade. Andof course, it's Bradley Cooper's first #1 music recording, period. The actor, who also directed A Star Is Born and stars opposite Gaga, does all of his own singing in the film, performing original songs written by A-list songwriters including Gaga herself, Mark Ronson, Willie Nelson's son Lukas Nelson, and Grammy-winning Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.
The #1 debut of A Star Is Born's soundtrack also marks the biggest chart week for a soundtrack since the #2 debut in 2015 of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, and is the third-best-selling soundtrack this year so far, following The Greatest Showman, released last year, and Black Panther. And it's got plenty of time left to close that gap.
A Star Is Born held the number-two spot at the box office this weekend in its second week of release, earning $35.7 million for a total domestic gross so far of $94.1 million.
Clare GillenSome may not consider Miley Cyrus a role model given her wild past, but Daya tells Billboard she sees Miley as a “great example” of how to grow up in the public eye.
“She was in the spotlight at a very young age with Hannah Montana, and did the younger, cuter Disney look, then went through a more rebellious stage. And then, ended up where she is now,” Daya says.
She adds, “That’s the most realistic interpretation of growing up in this day and age. I don’t think that anything should be sugar coated. It’s hard to grow up in the spotlight and maintain that kind of composure when you’re trying to figure yourself out at such a young age. Anyone who does it is a warrior.”
Daya, who makes Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list this year at age 19, says she’s taken this past year to figure herself out. She took her time in the studio and explored different sounds and styles.
“I’m working with the people I want to work with,” she says. “I’m producing the songs I want to write. Everything feels a lot more together for me.”
There's no word yet on when her next album will be released, but Daya already has plans for her 21st birthday a couple of years down the line.
“Basically, Kylie Jenner’s 21st, but even better and more bougie,” she says. “Just going all of the way. I might need to start a Kickstarter or a GoFundMe, I don’t have that kind of pocket change right now, but maybe I will when I’m 21.”
Kevin Mazur/WireImageLooks like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's love affair is over...and so is their engagement.
TMZ reports that the couple decided to split up this past weekend; according to the website, both of them decided that now isn't the right time for them to be involved with each other. Apparently, they're parting on good terms, but their romantic relationship is no more.
People magazine has confirmed the split, with a source telling the publication, “It was way too much too soon. It’s not shocking to anyone.”
The two shocked the world in June by getting engaged just a few weeks after they were first romantically linked. Ariana and Pete got matching tattoos, moved into a pricey New York City apartment together, gave interviews in which they gushed about their love, and adopted a pet pig. Ariana even named a song on her album Sweetener "Pete Davidson."
On the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, Pete joked about their relationship, saying, "I got engaged, and no one could believe it. And I can’t believe it and I get it. She’s the number one pop star in the world and I’m that guy from SNL that everyone thinks is in desperate need of more blood.”
Ariana and Pete reportedly bonded over the respective hardships they'd endured; Davidson lost his father, a firefighter, in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while Ariana's concert in Manchester, England last year was the target of a terrorist bombing that killed 22 people.
However, Ariana has hinted on social media that things have been rough for her in recent weeks, not in the least because her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died last month from an apparent drug overdose.
ABC/Paula LoboKesha has penned a new op-ed for Teen Vogue in which she urges voters to support common sense gun laws and announces her partnership with March for Our Lives.
“It's sad to me that many politicians, pundits, and everyday Americans dismiss gun violence, not just mass shootings in schools, as just another part of the culture in our country,” she writes. “I wish it wasn’t. It doesn’t have to be.”
Kesha makes it clear that she does not oppose the Second Amendment, but believes there should be regulations on military grade guns and firearm accessories.
She also shared the video for a song called “Safe,” co-written and performed by her 18-year-old brother Sage and featuring Kesha and rapper Chika. Sage wrote the song after the shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“The intense desire to change the normalcy of the American gun violence culture is why I wanted to come together with the Parkland students behind the advocacy group March for Our Lives, as well as the artists Chika and my younger brother Sage,” Kesha writes. “Together, we’re asking Americans to vote for candidates who support common sense gun laws in this November’s midterm elections, so that we can finally end senseless gun violence.”
ABC/ Paula LoboWe already knew Sia is a huge fan of dance -- most of her music videos feature young dancer Maddie Ziegler -- but now she’s stepping into the world of dance shoes.
The singer has teamed up with French dance wear designer Repetto Paris to design a capsule collection of dance slippers, ballerina flats and an oxford shoe.
The ballerina flats are available for pre-order now and come in black, white or half-black and half-white, adorned with Sia’s signature big bow. The insoles of the shoes feature Sia’s mantra, “I love you, keep going.”
In conjunction with the collaboration, Sia has also released a new song, called “I’m Still Here.” The inspirational ballad is about making it through tough times.
"The past tormented me, but the battle was lost/Because I'm still here/I'm winning the war now,” Sia sings.
Sia’s full collection with Repetto launches February 25.
The 20-year-old takes 2018's top spot on the ranking thanks in part to earning his third number-one album on the Billboard 200 this year, as well as becoming the first artist to land four number-ones on the Adult Top 40 chart before turning 20.
Coming in at number two on the list is Shawn’s fellow 20-year-old Khalid, with whom he collaborated on the song “Youth” from his self-titled third album.
Other young artists making the list include Daya, Noah Cyrus, Sabrina Carpenter, Grace VanderWaal and the boy bands Why Don’t We and PrettyMuch.
In order to determine the list, a committee of Billboard editors and reporters weighed a number of factors including album sales and streaming, radio and TV audiences reached, career trajectory, reputation among peers, and overall impact in the industry specifically over the past 12 months.
The song’s powerful lyrics were inspired by the suicide of one of Lukas’ childhood friends earlier this year. The video pays homage to both the friend and Lukas’ hometown of Christiania in Denmark.
“I still live two blocks away from where I grew up, I still hang out with the same guys,” Lukas explains. “The song is a tribute to one of the guys I grew up with who hung himself in January. He was three months older than me and we walked through life together.”
Lukas features his real-life group of friends in the video, which shows scenes of a funeral and all of them mourning at a bar.
"Not a Damn Thing Changed" will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, 3 (The Purple Album), out October 26. They’ll be heading out on tour in North America beginning February 22.
Getty Images via ABCIt was a Mickey Mouse Club reunion on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday.
Britney Spears ran into her old co-star Ryan Gosling backstage and posed for a photo op. The two appeared on the series from 1993 to 1995, along with Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez.
Britney was on Ellento tease a "huge announcement" she’ll make October 18 on Ellen’s YouTube channel. Ryan was on to promote his new movie, First Man, but he also spoke about his time on MMC and his first impressions of little Britney.
“When we first got to the show they sort of had all the kids perform for one another… and I remember it was Christina Aguilera and then Britney performed and I remember thinking, ‘OK, so they’re like freakishly talented,’” Ryan told Ellen. “I was used to working with talented people, but that was another level.”
In other Britney news, Heritage Auctions will be auctioning off a 1989 yearbook from Parklane Academy in McComb, Mississippi, which features seven-year-old Britney's signature. Bidding starts October 18, the same day Brit is set to make her announcement. The opening bid is $2,500.
Courtesy Universal Music GroupIn anticipation of the new Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Shawn Mendeshas released an acoustic cover of the 1981 Queen/David Bowie hit “Under Pressure.”
The song, produced by Teddy Geiger and featuring her guest vocals, is the first in a series of Queen covers by other artists in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which helps fight HIV/AIDS worldwide. Freddie Mercury died from AIDS related causes in 1991.
Net profits from Shawn's cover will be donated to the MPT.
"I am so honored to be able to support the amazing legacy of Freddie and Queen by doing a cover of one of my favorite songs, ‘Under Pressure,’” Shawn says in a statement. “It was so exciting to me to be able to do this with my close collaborator and one of my best friends, Teddy Geiger, for a cause that is very close to our hearts.”
Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as Mercury, hits theaters November 2.
Image Group LA/ABCThe story of Coldplay will be told in A Head Full of Dreams, a new documentary film to chronicle the history of the British band from their very first rehearsal to the stadium-conquering stars they are today.
A Head Full of Dreams, named after Coldplay's 2015 album, is directed by Mat Whitecross, who met Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion at a London university before they even started a band. Whitecross, who's gone on to direct several Coldplay videos and the 2016 Oasis documentary Supersonic, has been filming the band since their very first rehearsal.
Early footage of Coldplay's origin is included in the film's trailer, including several shots of Marin in braces.
A Head Full of Dreams will hit theaters for one night only on November 14 before being released on Amazon Prime Video November 16. Tickets to theatrical screenings will be available at Coldplay.film.
NBC/Andrew LipovskyPost Malone is a big fan of the Olive Garden, and celebrates all of his milestones there. So when Post heard that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon had never been, he took Jimmy to dinner at the restaurant chain's Times Square location.
The segment, taped after Malone's Tonight Show appearance a week ago, began with the two arriving in the Dallas rapper's pink limo, and Malone showing Fallon how to enjoy Olive Garden's unlimited breadsticks "Post Malone style."
After asking the waitress for "a s******* of butter, Malone instructed Fallon to "take about two milimeters of butter, just put it on." Fallon's reaction: "The contrast -- it's garlicy, it's salty, it's buttery, it's hot and it's cold."
Next came the salad, which to Jimmy's amazement was also free. When the waitress offered some parmigiano cheese to go on top, Malone declined, ordering "a laundry basket of croutons" instead. The next scene showed Fallon literally bringing out a huge basket of croutons and placing them on the table in front of Post.
For the entree, Post ordered "two chicken parmigianas, extra crispy," then told Fallon to opt for rigatoni over penne pasta, warning the penne was gluten free.
Finally came the desert, which was on Jimmy, who surprised Malone with a birthday cake and had the entire restaurant sing "Happy Birthday" -- even though Post's birthday is nine months away.
Afterwards, Fallon -- to whom Olive Garden had awarded the rights to its slogan "When you're here, you're family" after they had retired it from their commercials -- signed them over to Post.
10 Summers/Interscope Records Ella Mai’s self-titled debut album is being released today, and the 23-year-old singer from London is thrilled.
“I am so excited,” Mai tells ABC Radio. “I know everyone is waiting for a full body of work and to see what is the follow-up from ‘Boo’d Up’ and from ‘Trip.’”
The American Music Awards nominee previously released three EPS: Time and Change, both in 2016, and Ready in 2017. Her album has 15 tracks, including collaborations with John Legend, Chris Brown, and H.E.R.
The album includes Ella's breakthrough hit, “Boo’d Up,” which just set a record for the most weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart for a single by a woman. The double-platinum single has been at the top of the chart for 16 weeks, breaking the 2006 record set by Mary J. Blige's hit “Be Without You."
Ella will turn 24 years old on November 3, but earlier this week she celebrated her tour mate Bruno Mars' 33rd birthday. She’s opening ten concerts on his 24K Magic tour, and while in Nashville for a show on Monday, she serenaded the 11-time Grammy winner.
“I was like, we have to say 'Happy Birthday,'” she says. “They had all these cupcakes and everything ready for him. So I was like, 'I’m gonna come into his dressing room,' but he was like, 'I’ll come into yours.'”
“He just came in by himself so casually and I was like, ‘Happy Birthday!' I’m trying to sing him Happy Birthday,” Mai continues. “He’s like, 'You don’t have to do all that.' He’s so cool, so humble, and his energy on stage every night is incredible.”
Ella continues her tour with Mars Saturday in Tulsa, OK.
Here's the track list for Ella Mai's debut album:
1. “Emotion” 2. “Good Bad” 3. “Dangerous” 4. “Sauce” 4. “Whatchamacallit” feat. Chris Brown 6. “Cheapshot” 7. “Shot Clock” 8. “Boo’d Up” 9. “Everything” feat. John Legend 10. “Own It” 11. “Run My Mouth” 12. Gut Feeling” feat. H.E.R. 13. “Trip” 14. “Close” 15. “Easy”
FilmMagic Inc. via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Post Malone, Dua Lipa and Ella Mai are the cover stars of Billboard's new Grammy Preview issue, and all three artists have had big enough years to expect some recognition when the nominations are announced in December. But as Post tells Billboard, he's torn between wanting some Grammy love, and pretending it doesn't matter to him.
"It’s like liking a girl in middle school, right? You try to do something cool to impress her, but at the same time you want to act like you don’t care," he explains. " But then you’ll do the little bulls**t, like 50 pushups at home, and hope she notices. But if she doesn't, whatever, it’s fine."
"I think of it this way," he continues. "We’re supposed to be in college, but instead we’re here, traveling around the world and working our a**es off. For artists like us, it’s cool to be acknowledged. It’s like getting an A or something. For our art. For something we made ourselves."
But the AMA-winning star thinks the Grammys have still got a ways to go when it comes to female representation.
"Super-talented female artists don’t get the recognition they deserve. Last year was just...ignorant to female artists," says Posty. "I think we need to take a step back and...come up with something better. Something that works for everyone."
And speaking of females, if Post's #1 album beerbongs & bentleys -- or his hits "Rockstar" and "Psycho" -- do get a Grammy nominations, he's got his date all picked out for the big event February 10 in Los Angeles.
"I’d probably bring my cat," he tells Billboard. "I’d roll up with her fluffy tail. People would probably love that."
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp"The Middle," Zedd's collaboration with country star Maren Morris, is a massive hit, and so is "Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha's collaboration with country stars Florida Georgia Line. Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers have just released a single with country star Kelsea Ballerini. So why is this pop/country thing so hot right now? Zedd says frankly, he never thought of it like that.
"I would not have even said that it's a hot thing if you hadn't mentioned it, to be honest with you," he tells ABC Radio. "I never thought about mixing pop and country. I just loved [Maren] and thought she's awesome for the song, but I guess there is a lot more examples than just that!"
"I don't know why that works well," he continues. "I think anything new, fresh, exciting, different is always welcome for everybody."
As for why he thought of working with Maren in the first place, Zedd says, "Maren was the right person because she had the best voice. I mean honestly, it was that simple."
"Some people were asking why I put a country singer on my song -- that's nothing that ever goes through my head," he explains. "I go for the best voice, and she's incredibly talented, an absolutely incredible human being, and that's why she's on the record."
Zedd admits, though, that he's surprised at just how popular "The Middle" has become.
"I always thought it's a huge song and I thought it's a hit, but I didn't think it was gonna be a song that literally every single person knows!" he laughs. "So, I'm definitely surprised by how far it went, but I'm also incredibly thankful."
Zedd's latest collaboration is straight-ahead pop: He's teamed up with Shawn Mendes to create a remix of Shawn's song "Lost In Japan."
American Music AwardsAfter seeing Cardi B wearing a cheetah-print ensemble -- channeling her character in the '90s TV series The Nanny -- Fran Drescher now says she wants the “I Like It” rapper to appear with her in a potential reboot.
“Wouldn’t she be great as my daughter?” Drescher tells People.com.
When Cardi traveled to Italy for Milan Fashion Week in September, she posted the cheetah photo on Instagram with the caption, “Fran Drescher in @dolcegabbana.”
“I was so flattered,” the actress says of Cardi’s outfit. “I just thought she paid homage to me."
Cardi is in heavy demand: It's just been announced that she'll perform at the Electric Paradise Music & Arts Festival in the Dominican Republic on December 22.
J Balvin, who is featured on “I Like It,” is also on the list of artists, as is Wiz Khalifa. The event will include three stages and present a mix of urban and EDM artists. Tickets are now on sale on the festival website.
After winning three American Music Awards on Tuesday, Cardi is celebrating her 26th birthday today.
Selena Gomez's "Taki Taki" collaborators Cardi B and DJ Snake are sending their best wishes to the singer following reports that she's seeking treatment after what's been described as an "emotional breakdown."
A source confirmed to People magazine that over the past few weeks, Selena was hospitalized twice for a low white blood cell count, a common side effect for kidney transplant patients. During her second visit, the source says, Selena suffered a panic attack.
“She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support," adds the source. "She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”
On her Instagram story, Cardi posted a photo of Selena performing, with the words "You are amazing" written over it. On his Instagram story, DJ Snake posted the message, "Get well soon Queen. Prayers are sending @selenagomez."