Travis SchneiderMaroon 5's latest #1 hit, "Girls Like You," was a long time coming: The song spent six weeks at #2 before it was finally able to knock Drake's "In My Feelings" out of the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. And frontman Adam Levine says he doesn't take the accomplishment for granted.
"Reaching this milestone again is a dream for this band," Adam tells Billboard. "Girls Like You" is the band's first #1 hit since 2012's "One More Night." They've had four chart-toppers in all; the others are "Moves Like Jagger" and "Makes Me Wonder."
"We had confidence, but when you've done this for as long as we have, you are always aware that there are no guarantees until the people have spoken," Adam explains. "For this to happen all these years later is truly a special gift."
"Girls Like You" is the first pop hit to top the Billboard Hot 100 since January, when Camila Cabello's song "Havana" was #1. For the past 34 weeks, the top spot has been occupied by rap songs.
Frazer Harrison/AMA2015/Getty Images for dcpIf you don't have the "Dinero" to buy new designer clothing like Jennifer Lopez, you can buy the superstar's castoff duds right now, as part of an eBay charity auction.
Top celebrity stylists, who work with stars like J-Lo, Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Lorde, have cleaned out their closets and donated a bunch of high-end clothing and accessories -- including pieces worn by the stars in question -- to eBay's first-ever Fall Stylist Sale.
Among the items up for grabs: a mustard-hello Michael Costellojumpsuit J-Lo wore while hosting the 2015 American Music Awards and a Bao Tranchi dress she wore to her 48th birthday party; a pair of quilted Balmainloafers worn by Justin; a black-and-white For the Starsbodysuit Gwen wore in her 2016 video for "Misery" and the Arturo Riosred bow hat she wore in the promotional photos for her album You Make It Feel Like Christmas.
You can bid on the items through October 2, and all proceeds will benefit each stylist's favorite charity, including the including the ACLU, Create Now and The Trevor Project. Some of the items can be had for as little as $20 the last time we checked, so hurry.
Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCGoing to a Madonna concert? That's so five minutes ago. What about going horseback riding with the Queen of Pop? Or sitting in the studio while she plays you songs from her unreleased new album?
These amazing experiences could be yours if you have about $120,000 to spare. Madonna's donated them to be auctioned off at the second annual Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, which will be held in Monaco on Wednesday.
Celebrities and philanthropists will gather for a red carpet, cocktail reception, Michelin Star chef-prepared dinner and the live auction. Proceeds go to support Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s initiatives in favor of a sustainable Ocean.
If you can't make it, you can place an absentee bid for the Madonna experiences, each of which starts at 100,000 euros, which is roughly $117,000. The horseback-riding experience will allow you and five guests to join the Material Girl as you navigate the beaches of Portugal on horseback. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay to get yourself there -- travel and accommodation aren't included.
As for the studio experience, that will take place in October or November of this year in London. You and up to three guests will join Madonna in her London recording studio and preview some of the songs from her new album, which is due to be released before the end of this year.
You can also shell out for a portrait taken by famed photographer Steven Klein during a session in New York City that will be art-directed by Madonna.
Other auction lots include Mick Jagger's signed guitar, a chance to play golf in L.A. with Andy Garcia, and any number of fabulous and exotic trips, jewelry and artwork. Visit MonteCarloGala2018.com for details.
Glenn NutleySia and Maddie Ziegler, the young dancer who stars in Sia's videos, have scored a lot of success by combining their talents. Now, Sia is sharing her talent with another member of the Ziegler family.
Sia has co-written a song called "Wonderful" for Mackenzie Ziegler, Maddie's 14-year-old little sister. It's out today at all digital and streaming services, and Mackenzie will perform it live during tonight's episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, which airs at 8 p.m. ET.
The song is an uplifting and motivational anthem, which has Mackenzie singing, "I'm wanting to live/A little more intentinoall/Yesterday I found a missing part of me/Everyday is better than yesterday/Everyday I'm closer to wonderful."
No word on whether her big sis will star in the song's video.
Mackenzie, who appeared for six years on the Lifetime series Dance Moms, is also a Teen Choice Award winner and the star of Total Eclipse, a series on YouTube's Brat channel. In addition, she has her own makeup line, Love, Kenzie.
ABC/Paula LoboHalsey recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the release of her second album, hopeless fountain kingdom, and now she's ready for her next move.
As Billboard reports, at a concert in London over the weekend, Halsey introduced a new song called "Without Me," and played a teaser video onstage. That teaser is now posted on Halsey's Instagram -- it shows the singer standing under a shower wearing a tank top that becomes NSFW the longer she stands under the water.
"And if they laugh then f**k 'em all," she sings at one point. She also sings, "Maybe I'm the one who puts you up there/I don't know why." The video displays the lyrics, "Said I'd catch you if you fall" and "Does it ever get lonely?"
It's not clear if this will be a stand-alone single, or if Halsey's planning to put it on a deluxe edition of the album, or something else. As previously reported, next month, Halsey will perform on the American Music Awards with Khalid and Benny Blanco, performing their joint single, "Eastside."
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesMonday night, Lady Gaga hit the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of her new movie A Star Is Born, and she looked stunning in a Givenchy silver lace column dress and matching cloak, and a Bulgari diamond choker. But was her look a nod to one of the stars of a previous version of the movie?
Page Six claims that Gaga's choice of a silver dress, cloak and choker was a tip of the hat to Barbra Streisand, the star of the 1976 version of A Star Is Born. Both Gaga and Streisand play aspiring singers who are given a boost by older male singers whose stars are fading. In the 1976 version, Streisand's character, Esther, wins a Grammy while wearing a silver caped dress -- which Streisand designed herself -- and a choker.
Meanwhile, Gaga has released a teaser of "Is That Alright?," a song on the A Star Is Born soundtrack, due out October 5, the same day the movie hits theaters. In the emotional ballad, Gaga -- in character as rising star Ally -- sings, "I want you/at the end of my life/I wanna see your face when I fall with grace/The moment I die/Is that alright?"
The teaser soundtracks a one-minute montage of scenes from the movie, in which we see the romance blossom between Ally and co-star/director Bradley Cooper's character, Jackson Maine.
Kennedy Holmes auditions; Tyler Golden/NBCThe Voice kicked off its 15th season Monday night with two hours of blind auditions.
Returning coach Jennifer Hudson nabbed three artists, while her fellow American Idol alum KellyClarkson tied with veteran coaches AdamLevine and BlakeShelton with two artists each.
The absolute stand out of the night was 13-year-old KennedyHolmes who had all four coaches turn their chairs after performing Adele's "Turning Tables." Adam said Kennedy "can become the biggest thing to ever come from this show," and Blake said she is the best vocalist to audition this year.
But after an impromptu duet with Jennifer, Kennedy finally chose the "I Am Changing" singer as her coach.
Iraq War veteran Mikele Buck also moved the judges with his country performance of Brooks& Dunn's "She Used to Be Mine." He performed the song in honor of his friend who took his life after returning from war. After a heated battle between Kelly and Blake for him, Mikele ultimately chose Kelly as his coach.
A 19-year-old Fililpino American from New Jersey named Radha also had the coaches in a heated battle. After performing "Mama Knows Best," Adam used his one block of the season to prevent Radha from choosing Jennifer as her coach. Ultimately, Radha chose Adam after he said "it's the era of the female."
Ayanna Joni, a 29-year-old mother and former child actor, became the first contestant in the series' history to come back after getting no coaches to turn their big red chairs. She will take part in this season's new segment: Comeback Stage where she will get a second chance to perform in the live shows after being coached by country artist KelseaBallerini.
Other contestants that took a stab at the blind auditions include:
Sarah Grace, 15 years old, has synesthesia Sang: “Ball and Chain” Judges: Kelly, Blake, Jennifer turned; Sarah chose Kelly
Tyshawn Colquitt, 23 years old, singing cake delivery boy from the projects Sang: “Like I can” Judges: Jennifer, Blake turned; Tyshawn chose Jennifer
Tyke James, 17 years old, surfer in Hawaii Sang: "Perfect" Judges: Adam turned; Tyke chose Adam
Mercedes Ferreria-Dias, 17 years old, auditioned last season but no one turned around Sang: "She Used to Be Mine" Judges: Blake and Kelly turned; Mercedes chose Blake
Kameron Marlowe, 21 years old, works on cars Sang: "One Number Away" Judges: Kelly and Blake turned; Kameron chose Blake
Sam Hastings, 22 years old Sang: "Angela" Judges: No one turned
Patrique Fortson, had a record deal as a child Sang: "Get Here" Judges: Jennifer and Adam turned; Patrique chose Jennifer
The blind auditions continue with a one-hour episode airing Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tori Kelly's new gospel album Hiding Place is her first collection of new music since her 2015 debut Unbreakable Smile. Tori admits that for a "split second," she wondered if her fans would be into what she calls her "passion project," but it turns out she had nothing to worry about.
Hiding Place debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album chart, and Tori says so far, she's gotten nothing but "really positive feedback" on the album. While she realizes that "people don't all have the same beliefs," Tori notes, "It's such a huge part of my life, I feel like everyone can still get something out of it, because there's so much heart and so much passion behind it."
Tori also feels that, with the state the world is in today, the album offers "messages of hope that can hopefully encourage people."
The singer collaborated on her dream project with her idol, gospel legend Kirk Franklin. Tori says at first, she was a little starstruck by the Grammy-winning star, but, she says, "He's really good at knocking that down pretty quickly, 'cause he's just funny and so outgoing. I kinda forgot, like, 'Oh, you're Kirk Franklin!'"
Tori will kick off a tour in support of Hiding Place on October 18, but promises that she'll have some pop music for her fans in the near future.
"I will say there's definitely stuff that's done, 'cause I've been writing a lot for the last couple of years," she tells ABC Radio. "This gospel project really just kinda snuck in in the middle of all of that. So yeah, there'll be stuff coming out soon."
She laughs, "My fans hate the word 'soon'" but that's the only word I can give 'em right now!"
Travis SchneiderIt's been a long haul but Maroon 5 has finally managed to rise from the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to #1, dethroning Drake after 10 weeks.
Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" has been hanging out at #2 for six weeks, patiently waiting while Drake racked up week after record week with "In My Feelings." But now, Drizzy's smash has dropped to #2.
In ascending to number one, "Girls Like You" has ended a record 34-week streak of nothing but rap songs atop the Billboard Hot 100. The last time a pop song was #1 was way back in January, when Camila Cabello's "Havana" was on top.
After that, the #1 spot was occupied by Drake's "God's Plan," followed by his song "Nice for What," followed by Childish Gambino's "This Is America;" Post Malone's "Psycho" featuring Ty Dolla $ign; XXXTentacion's "Sad!;" Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It;" and then "In My Feelings."
"Girls Like You" is Maroon 5's fourth #1 hit, and the band's first since 2012's "One More Night." They now are the group with the most Hot 100 #1s in the 2000s and 2010s. They were previously tied with The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child and Outkast, all of whom have had three.
Meanwhile, "Girls Like You" featured artist Cardi B notches her #1 hit, following "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It."
Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesAfter posting a bunch of Instagram Stories and doing an Instagram Live Q&A over the weekend, Selena Gomez has decided she’s done with social media for a while.
She posted a smiling photo of herself on Instagram as she let her fans know she may be offline for a bit.
“Update: taking a social media break. Again,” she captioned the pic. “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit!”
She added, “Just remember - negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”
One fan commented on the post, “so glad to see u so HAPPY recently,” to which Selena replied, “best I’ve ever been!”
Selena, the most-followed person on Instagram, previously told Elle magazine that she doesn’t even have her password to the app. When she needs to update Instagram, she said, she accesses it from her friend's phone.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageDid Cher just reignite her old Madonna feud?
With one seemingly shady dig at the Queen of Pop, Cher got rumors flowing again. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, she was asked during a game called "5 Second Rule" to name three celebrities she’d want to duet with.
"Oh! Adele, Pink and…uh, um -- not Madonna," Cher said, bending the rules a bit.
As the audience reacted in surprise, Ellen responded, "Well, all right, Ms. Negative!" To which Cher coyly asked, "Did I cheat?"
When Ellen informed her that yes, she did in fact cheat, Cher said, "I took a little license."
Up until now, it seemed that the Cher/Madonna beef had been squashed. Cher first expressed her dislike for Madonna back in the '90s.
"There's something about her that I don't like. She's mean, and I don't like that," Cher said in a 1991 interview with Steve Kmetko. "I remember having her over to my house a couple of times because Sean [Penn, Madonna's ex-husband] and I were friends, and she just was so rude to everybody."
But then in 2013, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Cher indicated things were fine between the two.
"I'm totally good with Madonna!" she insisted. "Madge and I have gone through our thing, but no, I'm totally good with her."
ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson may not be the only member of her family who appears on her new talk show, set to premiere next year on NBC.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly says her children may also appear on the show. "We have four, so I'm sure one of them will pop up every now and then," she said. Kelly and husband Brandon Blackstock's family includes daughter River Rose and son Remington, as well as Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage, Savannah and Seth.
And speaking of kids, Kelly told ET that she's "so happy" for her friend and fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, who's expecting her second child. Watching Carrie perform over the weekend at a music festival, Kelly said, "Carrie's killing it, and she's pregnant!...I hated singing pregnant."
Kelly also said she reached out to Carrie to tell her how important it was that she spoke out recently about the miscarriages she suffered before her current pregnancy.
"I have a lot of friends who have gone through that several times as well," Kelly told ET. "It's a really cool thing [Carrie did]. I was emailing her, because I was like, 'It's so important that you talk about it.'"
Kelly added: "I know you don't have to, because it's a hard thing to do, but it makes [the] women who feel inferior, or feel like something's wrong with them...it makes them feel comfortable, [to know] that people go through it."
Kelly also said she'd love to have Carrie as a guest on her talk show.
Dick Clark ProductionsThe American Music Awards are voted on entirely by fans, and three categories are now open for your votes: New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Social Artist.
For these three categories, you can vote up to 100 times per day, per category, per voting platform. Visit VoteAMAs.com, or tweet the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs. For all the other AMA categories, you can vote once per day.
Here are the nominees in those three categories:
New Artist of the Year Camila Cabello Cardi B Khalid Dua Lipa XXXTENTACION
Collaboration of the Year: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar” Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”
Favorite Social Artist: BTS Cardi B Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Shawn Mendes
The 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will air live from Los Angeles October 9, 2019 on ABC. Performers include Imagine Dragons, Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign and Carrie Underwood.
Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty ImagesThe friendship between Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift is clearly still rock-solid.
During an Instagram Live Q&A session with fans, Selena was asked about Taylor, and her response underscored how tight the two are, no matter how many other squad members Taylor accumulates.
"How's Taylor? Taylor's awesome! I love her. She's amazing," Selena gushed. "I just talked to her today. She's literally, like, my big sister. I tell her everything. She's so smart it freaks me out."
Selena is gearing up for the Friday release of "Taki Taki," her collabo with DJ Snake and Cardi B. Snake posted a photo of himself chatting with Selena in what looks like a tropical setting; she's wearing a glittery lime-green outfit so it could have been taken during a video shoot for the track.
Meanwhile, Taylor spent the weekend performing in New Orleans, and welcomed her pal Ruby Rose backstage, along with actress Nina Dobrev and songwriter Ilsey Juber. Taylor's cat Olivia was also on hand for the occasion.
ABC/Randy HolmesHey, how'd you like to start your Monday as an emotional wreck? Then watch the new video for "Happier," Bastille's collaboration with hit-making DJ/producer Marshmello.
The clip stars a bullied young girl, played by former Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove, who finds comfort with her adorable golden retriever. Anyone who's read Where the Red Fern Grows or Marley & Me or any book that's centered around a relationship with a dog can probably guess what happens next. If not -- SPOILER ALERT -- the DOG DIES. And yes, it's terrible.
If that's something you want to watch, you monster, the "Happier" video is streaming now on YouTube.
"Happier" follows Bastille's song "Quarter Past Midnight," the lead single from the band's forthcoming third album.
Safehouse/Hollywood/Island RecordsDemi Lovato was spotted out and about for the first time since her drug overdose in July.
In a photo reportedly snapped on Sunday and obtained by TMZ, the singer is seen smiling and chatting with a woman walking her dog. Demi was apparently taking a stroll, coffee in hand, near the rehab facility where she’s been recovering.
Today marks two months since she suffered a near-fatal overdose at her Hollywood Hills home.
Last week, Demi’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, spoke publicly about her daughter’s condition. She told Newsmax TV that Demi is doing “really well” and is “happy” and “healthy” as she works on her sobriety.
Ruven AfanadorSam Smith broke up with his boyfriend of eight months, 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn, in June, but he says he's still pondering what happened between them.
Speaking with the London Sunday Times Style magazine, Sam says, "Brandon was wonderful. I’m still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me. It’s still quite raw. All my relationships have ended in a nice way, never nasty.”
While Sam won't spill on why the two split, he says in general, he's fine with the fact that their romance was splashed all over the papers. "Seeing gay relationships [in a public way] is important and refreshing. You don’t see it loads," he explains.
And despite his heartbreak, Sam says he still loves the idea of being in love.
"I love sending flowers, leaving notes around the house and making thoughtful presents. I feel like I’m in a Richard Curtis film all the time," he tells Sunday Times Style, referring to the writer/director of Love, Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary. "Which is bad, because I think everything should be like a movie and I get anxiety when it’s not."
Unlike some celebrities, Sam admits he doesn't use any dating apps, preferring to meet people "out and about" or "under disco balls." But he claims he's not currently on the lookout for a new boyfriend.
"Right now, the thought of getting into a relationship is too much," says Sam. "I just want to marry my job, work really hard and hopefully, when I’m not looking for [love], it will come.”
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBCStranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has shown off her rapping and singing skills during various TV appearances but on Sunday night, she took the stage to perform live for thousands of people.
The occasion was Maroon 5's concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Sunday. Frontman Adam Levine welcomed the 14-year-old star onstage to rap Cardi B's part in their hit "Girls Like You." You can watch footage of the moment on Millie's Instagram.
"soooo 2nite was insane!!! i love @maroon5 and my dear friend @adamlevine," she wrote.
Maroon 5 posted a photo of Millie taking a bow with the entire band, writing, "Living for moments like this. Thanks for popping by to sing #GirlsLikeYou with us @Milliestopshate."
Millie is one of the many famous females who appear in the star-studded video for "Girls Like You."
As for real Cardi B, TMZ is reporting she wants to perform "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl halftime show but she's negotiating to do a solo set as well.
Many fans have complained that since the Super Bowl is being held in Atlanta, a major center of hip-hop talent, the halftime show should have some kind of rap component. TMZ says that Cardi's presence might quiet those complaints.
Art Streiber/NBCSeason 15 of NBC's The Voice kicks off tonight, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson returning from last season, and Jennifer Hudson back after last coaching on season 13. Kelly says now she's at a disadvantage because, thanks to J-Hud's presence on the panel, she can't use the American Idol card to woo contestants to her team.
"One thing I had last season was, I could say, 'I’m from the reality competition world, I can help you out,' and now, y'know, Jennifer’s here," she laughs. "So I can’t use that in my bag. It’s gonna be hard to fight her for people!"
But despite the competition, Kelly's thrilled to have Jennifer on the lineup, calling her "remarkable," "a great human being" and "someone you actually want to barbecue with."
Adam's also glad to have Jennifer back. "She’s so cool, she’s so, like, amicable and fun and loving and sweet and hilarious and I love making her laugh," he gushes. "It’s a good foursome this year, for sure."
Both Kelly and Adam agree that the talent level this season is extremely high.
"It’s way crazier than it’s been in a long time," says Adam. "It’s always surprising to think, 'Oh wow! They still can find people that are so good.'"
And Kelly notes, "It’s just more...'artists' this season. Like, it’s not just great singers, it’s like, artists that really I feel like they know where they wanna go. "
Kelly, whose team member Brynn Cartelli won last season, vows to change at least one thing this time around.
"The one thing I’m trying to do is cry less," she laughs. "‘Cause I’m very emotional and I’m touched by all things, especially after having children, so I can’t fight it. But I have been doing better!"