Interscope/UMeThis year marks the 20th anniversary of Smash Mouth's inescapable hit "All Star," and in honor of the occasion, the band has decided to get their game on and get paid...by releasing a remix.
The reworked version of the hit was created by DJ duo Breathe Carolina, who have turned the pop/rock classic into a dance tune with tropical house beats.
"Over the years, it seems like hundreds of remixes of 'All Star' have emerged, and we as a band are flattered and grateful for the love and attention," says Smash Mouth in a statement. "We have not commissioned an 'official' remix to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our hit 'All Star'…until now."
The band adds, "We are very excited to have such a great artist like Breathe Carolina create this very fresh and inspiring official remix for us. We are big fans of this duo and absolutely love their take on our biggest hit. Please take a listen as we know you will love it, too."
For their part, Breathe Carolina notes, "'All Star' was a huge part of our early lives; it was such a big song when we were growing up. To think that we got to take it and give it a modern twist is so crazy!"
When it was first released in May of 1999, "All Star" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it became even more famous in 2001, after it was featured in the first Shrek movie.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish's "bad guy" is the number-one song in the country after finally ending the record-breaking 19-week reign of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" atop the Billboard Hot 100. No one's more surprised than Eilish herself, especially since she thought "bad guy" would "flop."
Speaking to Billboard, Eilish recalls writing the song and thinking that the chorus didn't "have a hook."
"My brother and I actually sat in his room trying to write something else over [the song's synth riff] but we couldn't do it because nothing else worked," Eilish remembers. "[We didn't] want it to be empty there, but we were just like, 'I don't know if anyone's going to like this, because there's no lyrics here.'"
"For some reason people do like it and it's huge now," she says. "It's one of my favorite songs I've ever made. It's my favorite to perform, it's so fun. I'm so proud of that song."
After "bad guy" hit number one, Lil Nas X congratulated Billie, and Eilish says there's no hard feelings between the two.
"I think Lil Nas is so sweet," Eilish says. "I met him a couple weeks ago. It's so not a competition, it's just funny...I don't really care [about numbers]. It's just a fun thing that happens in careers."
"Bad guy" is a single off Eilish's debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
ABC/ Pawel KaminskiChristina Aguilera was honored as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, and she surprised the audience by performing “Reflection” from 1998’s Mulan.
After belting out the song, she later returned to the stage to give an acceptance speech.
“This is way cooler than a Grammy, I just have to say!” she told the cheering crowd. “Thank you, [Disney CEO] Bob Iger. This is tremendous. You don’t understand. I may be the ultimate Disney fan.”
She added, “Thank you so much for this amazing honor. I love this. This is so special, I’m like shaking… I’ve been holding back tears all day.”
Christina talked about how she started her career on the Mickey Mouse Club with the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake and discussed recording “Reflection,” which coincided with her first record deal. Now, she says she shares the world of Disney with her children.
“To snuggle with my kids on the couch and just be under blankets and be captivated by these amazing worlds that Disney creates is so incredible,” Christina said. “The world of Disney has made me feel like anything was possible at that young of an age. If I could imagine it, I could do it.”
Also inducted as Disney Legends today were Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Ming-Na Wen.
Getty Images For dcp via ABC/Emma McIntyre/AMA2018.jpgWhile Taylor Swift remained silent during the 2016 election, she has no such qualms about speaking her mind about politics now. In fact, in an interview with the British paper The Guardian, she expresses her dismay over President Donald Trump and declares herself to be pro-choice.
In the interview, Taylor says she's dismayed that the current political atmosphere in the U.S. involves "gaslighting the American public into being, like, ‘If you hate the president, you hate America.’”
Speaking about Trump, she adds, "We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.”
Taylor recently explained to Vogue magazine that she stayed silent during the 2016 election because -- given her negative public perception at the time -- she felt she would be "a hindrance." But she also tells The Guardian that she felt she simply couldn't handle getting involved, because she was dealing with the emotional repercussions stemming from the reoccurence of her mother's cancer, and her feud with Kim Kardashian.
“I was just trying to protect my mental health – not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote. I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t," she explains. "I was literally about to break.”
Now, she tells The Guardian that she feels "really remorseful for not saying anything," and promises to "do everything I can for 2020." She also says she would have endorsed Hillary Clinton.
The Guardian notes that its interview took place as Tennessee lawmakers were voting on a near-total abortion ban -- which is why Taylor stated to the publication, "Obviously, I’m pro-choice. I just can’t believe this is happening.”
J. KaviarBlanco Brown, whose self-described "trailer trap" song "The Git Up" is rising up the charts, is one of the stars who'll be performing in Queens, NY this weekend at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, part of U.S. Open Fan Week. Blanco says he couldn't be happier about performing for all those kids who've been sharing videos of themselves doing the "Git Up" dance.
"I'm super-stoked," he tells ABC Radio about the event. "I mean, like, every time I see somebody doing a dance, however they do it, it just brings me so much joy."
Blanco, who got his first record deal at the tender age of seven, says he likes the fact that the event gives kids the chance to learn about tennis at an early age.
"That's amazing. I mean, like, it starts out in the youth and then it grows," he gushes.
Like Blanco, who's having success in country music, late, great tennis legend Arthur Ashe broke barriers in a field that didn't have a lot of African-American stars. Says Blanco, "He's somewhere looking down right now, smiling. He see everything that's going on. And to still have a name that's pivotal to a sport....I mean, you can't really put a, you know, 'African-American' whatever on that -- it's just greatness."
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, which also features Ava Max, Austin Mahone, MAX and tennis stars like Rafael Nadal, will air Sunday on ABC at 2 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Blanco's trying to get used to his success - this week, he topped theBillboard Hot 100 Songwriters chart.
"That's one of those things that was very shocking," he says. "I've been writing my whole life and then to be the number one Hot 100 songwriter, it's just like...mind. Blown."
Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran is supporting his pal Taylor Swift on the release day of her new album, Lover.
He shared a throwback photo of the two on his Instagram Story Friday and wrote, “[Taylor Swift] released Lover the album today, so many great tunes, on my 2nd listen now, go and check it out on all platforms and have a lil dance.”
Ed has some things of his own to celebrate today as well. His album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, has reclaimed the top spot on U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. It marks his fifth non-consecutive week at number one, taking over from last week’s chart-topper, Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind.
Ed also released a new video for a remix of one of the tracks off the collaboration album, “Take Me Back to London,” featuring British rappers Stormzy, Jaykae and Aitch.
The clip features Ed and Stormzy driving donuts around the English countryside in a luxury SUV. He later joins Jaykae and Aitch to watch some motorcycles pop wheelies.
iStock/bubaoneIt's been rumored that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were planning a religious wedding ceremony and reception for September and now it appears to be true -- so rent your tux and be prepared to travel south.
People magazine says a source has confirmed that the two -- who secretly married in New York City last September -- will indeed say their vows again next month.
"Justin and Hailey are having a wedding ceremony and party in September. Since they only had a civil ceremony, it’s very important to them to have a religious ceremony as well,” the source dishes. "They always planned to have one. They want to wed properly in front of family and friends.”
As for the details, TMZ claims that Justin and Hailey's "Save the Date" notices have gone out, and they call for the event to take place September 30 in South Carolina.
People's source confirms this, and adds that the wedding will take place at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, South Carolina. According to the source, Justin likes staying at another Montage location in Laguna Beach, California.
“The Montage has long been like a second home to Justin,” the source claims. “He [has] many times escaped to the Montage when he needed some quiet time. They both love the Palmetto Bluff Montage.”
The source adds, “Hailey’s wedding planner is working with local vendors to create the most special ceremony and celebration.”
Def Jam RecordingsAlessia Cara has released another new track from her upcoming EP, This Summer.
The song, “Okay Okay,” is a pep talk to herself. In it, she says her best friend challenged her to write a song that they could “feel ourselves to,” so she attempts to boost her confidence by listing some of her amazing qualities.
“I’m a million-trick pony/A number one and only/On scale of one to 10 I’m an 11/Okay okay/Turn pain into a paycheck/Should see me in a sundress/I do it all with ease/I should give lessons,” she boasts.
Then adds, “Maybe if I write it down/I’ll make it real somehow/’Cause everyone’s allowed to feel amazing.”
This Summer, featuring the previously released “Ready” and “Rooting for You,” comes out September 6. Alessia begins her U.S. headlining tour on October 21.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTVOn Thursday, Miley Cyrus responded to rumors about her impending divorce by taking to social media to deny that infidelity was the reason that she and Liam Hemsworth split. In doing so, she proved that she had nothing to hide by systematically listing many of the "scandalous" things she's done over the years. Now, other celebrities are praising Miley for her honesty.
As captured by Comments by Celebs, Madonna responded to Miley's post by writing, "Thank GOD!! You are human! A woman who has lived. No need to apologize!!"
Rapper Juicy J wrote, “We love you Miley stay strong,” while, according to People, actress Bella Thorne wrote, “I love this. So much from the heart. Takes a lot to say. I love every version of u. Perfection is imperfect and that’s a fact.”
Miley's sister Brandi Cyrus wrote, "Proud of you, sissy!"
As previously reported, Miley wrote, "“What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide....I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating."
Miley then went on to "admit" to a lot of things, including, "My biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom. I...cheated in relationships when I was young. I lost a massive Walmart deal at 17 for ripping a bong. I got kicked off [the movie] Hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis-[shaped] cake for his birthday and licking it."
She continued, "I swung on a wrecking ball naked. There are probably more nudes of me on the Internet than maybe any woman in history."
Valheria RochaTo say that Scooter Braun is one of Taylor Swift's least favorite people is probably an understatement -- but that hasn't stopped the music manager from offering Taylor his best wishes on her new album.
As you'll recall, Taylor was incensed that Braun -- a man she's accused of trying "dismantle" her legacy -- purchased her record company, Big Machine, because now he owns her master recordings.
In fact, the reason Taylor plans to re-record all her old albums is because she wants fans to buy those new albums -- which she'll own -- instead of her old ones, thereby robbing Braun of future earnings.
Still, Braun tweeted, "Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been. Brilliant album with #Lover. Congrats @taylorswift13."
While a few fans commended Braun for his comments, most reactions to his tweet came from enraged Swifties, who hurled insults, warned him to leave her alone and demanded that he give her back her masters.
A number of fans encouraged Braun to listen to Taylor's new song "The Man," where she imagines what life would be like if she wasn't female.
"They'd say I hustled, put in the work/They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve," she sings. "What I was wearing, if I was rude/Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves."
Alexandra GavilletAfter opening for Ed Sheeran last week in Leeds, England, rising star Lewis Capaldi has the honor of doing the same thing for the last two gigs on Ed's record-breaking Divide tour, this Saturday and Sunday, in Ed's hometown of Ipswich. But in addition to opening for Ed, the "Someone You Loved" star says it'd be cool if the two of them could write a song together -- if Ed was willing, of course.
"I mean, if he wanted to do it, I'd be up for that," Lewis says, laughing. "I'm pretty sure I've got a lot more to gain from that situation than Ed does! Yeah, I could definitely use the exposure and the money, so if Ed wants to do that, it's absolutely fine with me!"
But on a more serious note, the Scottish singer/songwriter tells ABC Radio. "It'd be amazing to work with someone like him, obviously. What I love about him and his songwriting is you can tell when he's wrote a song, [just] from the melody of it."
Even if no one said, 'This is an Ed Sheeran song,' you'd go, 'That's an Ed Sheeran song,'" he explains. "And I think that's the mark of a really good songwriter."
Lewis launches a U.S. headlining tour September 17 in Dallas, TX. "Someone You Loved" is now #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbing. His album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which topped the charts in the U.K., is out now.
Republic RecordsFollowing a weeks-long full-on publicity blitz, culminating with a live, Thursday morning performance in New York's Central Park on ABC's Good Morning America, Taylor Swift at midnight last night finally released her much-anticipated Lover album.
"This album is very much a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos," Taylor tweeted, five minutes after the album's release. "It’s the first album of mine that I’ve ever owned, and I couldn’t be more proud."
That last comment was of course a reference to Lover being first album of which Taylor has complete ownership. Earlier this summer, her former record company, including her masters, was purchased by Scooter Braun, a move Taylor denounced in a passionate Tumblr post.
Taylor also confirmed on GMA Thursday that she'll re-record all her old albums starting later next year, a move clearly intended to deny her former label, as much as possible, control over her back catalog, not to mention potentially millions of dollars of income from it.
Earlier Thursday, Taylor officially debuted the music video for Lover's romantic title track, a week after she released the single.
Taylor will open the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night. It’ll mark her first VMAs performance since she performed “Bad Blood” in 2015, and 10 years since Kanye West infamously stormed the stage to interrupt her acceptance speech for Video of the Year.
Lover is already the top-selling album on iTunes. It's available now from all the usual retailers. Here's the track list:
"I Forgot that You Existed" "Cruel Summer" "Lover" "The Man" "The Archer" "I Think He Knows" "Miss America & the Heartbreak Prince" "Paper Rings" "Cornelia Street" "Death by a Thousand Cuts" "London Boy" "Soon You'll Get Better" (feat. Dixie Chicks) "False God" "You Need to Calm Down" "Afterglow" "ME!" featuring Brendon Urie "It's Nice to Have a Friend" "Daylight"
Taylor Swift has officially debuted the music video for the romantic title track of her album Lover.
In a YouTube live stream right before the video premiered, Taylor revealed that the inspiration behind the video's concept was a lyric from her song “You Are in Love,” from her 1989 album. On that song, she sings, “And so it goes, you two are dancing in a snow globe ‘round and ‘round.”
The clip features Taylor and her love interest, played by one of her tour dancers, Christian Owens, acting out different scenes in color-coordinated rooms of what looks like a dollhouse.
In the end, we see the house is inside a snow globe. A little girl unwraps the snow globe on Christmas morning, and the camera pans to reveals that her parents are Taylor and Christian.
Cue the “Awwws.”
Taylor’s much-anticipated album, Lover, comes out tomorrow.
The Backstreet Boys have teamed up with Prizeo for a contest to benefit New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless.
For every $10 donation you make, you'll be entered to win a trip to Hawaii for an upcoming BSB concert in November. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.
“We’ll fly you and a friend to Honolulu and put you up in a hotel,” the band writes in the contest’s description. “We’ll hook you up with two VIP seats for one of our shows. Then you'll get to come backstage and snap some photos with us.”
They add, “You’ll also be our guests at our table for a very special luau and take home some cool Backstreet Boys merch, including an autographed copy of DNA.”
Nick Carter tells Entertainment Tonight that the group chose Coalition for Homeless after someone tweeted a video of subway riders singing "I Want It That Way" earlier this summer and it went viral. The guy who tweeted the video promoted the charity organization on the thread, catching Nick’s attention.
"I spoke to my bandmates and we really wanted to do something special for them and the city of New York," Nick said. "We’re so excited to be able to help bring awareness to the issue of homelessness around the world and hopeful that as a group we can affect change."
Neal Preston/Warner Bros.After 45 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100, "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has finally fallen off the chart. However, as Billboard notes, it's set a record in the process.
"Shallow" has spent more weeks on the Hot 100 than any other track that's won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It was number one for just one of those weeks: the week of March 9, after Gaga and her three co-writers took home the Academy Award on February 24.
The previous record holder was Idina Menzel's rendition of "Let It Go," from Frozen, which spent 33 weeks on the chart, peaking at number five.
"Shallow" was a huge success career-wise for both Gaga and Cooper. It was Gaga's fourth #1 hit, and her first since 2011 -- and of course, it was Cooper's first number one hit. It also won two Grammys and a Golden Globe, among other accolades.
After "Shallow" and "Frozen," other long-running Oscar-winning hits include Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," both of which spent 26 weeks on the chart.
Interestingly, "Evergreen," the love theme from the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, spent 25 weeks on the chart.
iStock/Kameleon007After Liam Hemsworth filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus Wednesday, Miley took to Twitter to defend herself against rumors that her infidelity was the reason for their split.
In a series of candid tweets Thursday, the singer denied cheating allegations against her and said she has “nothing to hide.”
“I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time,” she began. “What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide.”
She admitted to partying when she was younger and lists the many scandals from her past, but adds that once she and Liam reconciled, she was “committed.”
“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating,” Miley writes. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”
She continues, “BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.”
Miley concludes, “I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.”
Miley and Liam had tied the knot in December. They announced on August 10 that they were splitting, but they'd reportedly been apart since June.
AWALLauv and Anne-Marie have debuted the new music video for their song, “f***, I’m lonely.”
In the clip, we see the two in separate one-room apartments dancing around as they try to keep boredom at bay. They eventually venture out to the grocery store, where they share an awkward moment with their grocery carts.
It ends with Anne-Marie getting into an elevator heading back to her apartment, and Lauv watching her as the elevator doors close.
"I feel like there's always someone there but you don't realize it," Lauv tells Entertainment Tonight about the message behind the video. "A lot of times we end up being isolated by our own choices."
The song will be featured on the 13 Reasons Why season three soundtrack, as well as Lauv’s upcoming album ~how I’m feeling~.
Courtesy Apple MusicIf you're the type of person who listened to Taylor Swift's hit "You Need to Calm Down" and thought, "I could make that record sound better," well, we've got good news for you.
Taylor has teamed with Apple for Music Lab: Remix Taylor Swift, a new initiative that will teach fans how to remix "You Need to Calm Down" using the iPhone app GarageBand.
Starting tomorrow, fans can sign up to attend a Music Lab session at select Apple Stores worldwide, where they will "receive firsthand encouragement and inspiration" from Taylor -- via video -- and then learn how to deconstruct and create their own unique versions of the song.
Taylor's album Lover is the most pre-added pop album of all time on Apple Music.
WaveElectronic violinist and former Dancing with the Stars runner-up Lindsey Stirling is set to give fans a live virtual concert experience.
In collaboration with the interactive live stream concert platform Wave, she’ll be using body motion and face capture technology to turn her into a virtual avatar. As her avatar, she’ll perform a concert for audiences world-wide and connect with fans through surprise interactions.
On Monday, August 26 at 12pm PST/3pm EST, fans can stream the show through Lindsey’s YouTube channel, her Facebook page or on Wave’s official Twitch channel. Fans can also "attend" the concert as their own avatar by downloading the Wave VR app.
Lindsey’s new album, Artemis, will be released on Friday, September 6. She’ll kick off a string of international shows starting September 12.
ABC NewsDuring her epic early morning concert at ABC's Good Morning America Thursday, Taylor Swift dropped two bits of news that had her fans cheering.
First, she confirmed she would be re-recording all her old albums starting later next year.
“It’s something that I’m very excited about doing, because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums one through five all over again,” she told GMA’s Robin Roberts.
Her new album Lover, which comes out tomorrow, is the first album of which she has complete ownership. Earlier this summer, her record company -- including her masters -- was purchased by Scooter Braun, a move Taylor denounced in a passionate Tumblr post.
Next, Taylor revealed that she’ll be opening the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night. It’ll mark her first VMAs performance since she performed “Bad Blood” in 2015. It also marks 10 years since Kanye West stormed the stage to interrupt her acceptance speech for Video of the Year.
Taylor is tied with Ariana Grande for the most nominations this year: She has 10, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video for Good for her singles “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
“I wrote those treatments for those videos, so it’s really exciting to be nominated and the fans have been so wonderful,” Taylor said on GMA.
The MTV VMAs air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ at 8 p.m.