ABC/Matt BrownLooks like Niall Horan will become the first member of One Direction to release a second solo album.
On Twitter, Niall wrote, "Earlier this year, I had the honour of recording some tracks from [my album] Flicker with a 45-piece orchestra in Dublin. I’m delighted to announce the release of Flicker feat. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra on 7th December."
He added that the album will be available on CD in all record stores in his home country of Ireland, and on his website, NiallHoran.com, "for my international fans."
Niall's debut solo album Flicker came out in 2017 and hit #1 on the chart. Harry Styles and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have also released #1 solo albums. We're still waiting for the first full solo releases from Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
ABC/ Paula LoboIf you're going to be in Indianapolis, IN for the kickoff of the Big Ten Championship Football game next week, you can attend a free OneRepublic concert the night before.
Here's the catch: You have to be 18 and you have register for tickets at 1iota.com for the T-Mobile BTN Kickoff Concert. Space is limited, so you need to be quick.
The concert takes place November 30 at 8:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. The championship game itself takes place December 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game will feature Northwestern facing off against either Michigan or Ohio State, depending on who wins the East Division Championship on November 24.
InterscopeGwen Stefani teams up with her beau Blake Shelton for a retro Christmas in the new music video for their duet, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.”
The two star in a series of comedic holiday scenes, which mostly include mishaps involving Blake. He gets attacked by a swarm of bees that fly out of their Christmas tree, he can’t seem to crack the roasted nuts, and Gwen totally beats him at a snowman-making contest.
The clip ends with an outtake of Gwen sitting on Santa’s lap and Blake walking in on them. He then storms out, taking Gwen’s gift with him.
The “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” duet is the title track off Gwen’s Christmas album, which released a deluxe edition last month that includes five new songs.
ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry and Taylor Swift are said to have finally buried the hatchet, but we can't help but wonder what Taylor thinks of the fact that Katy has overtaken her on Forbes' annual list of the Highest-Paid Women in Music.
Katy tops this year's list, having raked in $83 million during the scoring period of June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018. Katy made bank by performing 80 shows on her Witness tour during that time, grossing over $1 million per night. She also earned big bucks as a judge on ABC's American Idol.
As for Taylor, she comes in at #2 with $80 million in earnings, thanks to sales of her album Reputation and her tour in support of it. Forbes notes, however, that Taylor would have been #1 but for the fact that most of her tour dates took place after the June 1 cutoff.
Beyoncé's #3 on the list with $60 million, though like Taylor, she didn't really start raking in the money until after June 1, when she and her husband JAY-Z released their joint album and kicked off their sold-out On the Run II tour. She'll rank higher in 2019.
The rest of the top 10 ranges from Pink, who makes her money by touring and album sales, to Rihanna, who made the bulk of her money this past year from her Fenty Beauty line of cosmetics, her Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and her side acting career. List-maker Lady Gaga has also branched out into acting, while Jennifer Lopez has her hands in all sorts of side businesses.
Some artists who pulled in double-digit millions of dollars this year, but not quite enough to make the top 10, including Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande and Janet Jackson.
Here's the rest of Forbes' list:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million) 2. Taylor Swift ($80 million) 3. Beyoncé ($60 million) 4. Pink ($52 million) 5. Lady Gaga ($50 million) 6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) 7. Rihanna ($37.5 million) 8. Helene Fischer [Russian-German singer] ($32 million) 9. Celine Dion ($31 million) 10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
2018 Bravo Media, LLCWhile appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday night, Mariah Carey was asked by a fan to name her favorite song to perform. She chose "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Hero" -- arguable her two most enduring hits -- and then defended her choices.
"I mean, they're, like, the poppiest things that I could say," Mariah admitted. "But the reason I'll say 'Hero' is because it's usually the last song I do if I do it, and everybody's holding up their lighters or their phones and I get a little bit emotional."
"I'm like, 'How many times have I done this song?'" Mariah continued. "But there's always specific person out there that has a specific memory associated with the song and I wrote it, so it makes me proud."
During her appearance, Mariah also reminisced about her relationship with the late Aretha Franklin; revealed that she may add some songs from her critically-derided 2001 album, Glitter, to the setlist of her upcoming tour; and said she'd love to collaborate with rapper Cardi B.
NBC Universal Media LLCWe have one more reason to be thankful this year: Kelly Clarkson will be performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday.
Billboard reports the singer and The Voice coach will ride one of Macy’s signature floating stages. As previously announced, her winning The Voice contestant from last season, Brynn Cartelli, will also be performing.
Additional performers include Pentatonix, Diana Ross, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Bazzi, Ally Brooke and Rita Ora.
The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air Thursday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC, and will also be streamed online.
FilmMagic For dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018If Tiffany Haddish follows her friend Taylor Swift's dating advice, she may have more potential partners than she knows what to do with.
Speaking to People magazine, Tiffany says, "I’m about to go on Instagram right now and put out an advertisement because I’m very single. I was talking to Taylor earlier -- she said that’s what I should do!”
Tiffany says she and Taylor text "every other week or so." The comedian is hoping to find a guy with a "credit score over 700, no kids and has his own place."
Tiffany and Taylor became friends when they both appeared on Saturday Night Live last year. Since then, Taylor's had Tiffany over for dinner, and Tiffany filmed a special video for the part of Taylor's Reputation tour where she performed "Look What You Made Me Do." In the video, Tiffany's the one who says, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's dead!"
“I loved the show. I was like, ‘Yes! You’re representing a real Sagittarius!’" Tiffany says of the stadium tour, telling People she loved seeing herself on “the biggest screens in the Universe."
Tiffany says she filmed that segment "in like some little motel,” adding, "It really is so dope. It was a really great surprise.”
ABC/Lou RoccoPink, Shawn Mendes, Mark Jones and Mark Ronson are among the stars who'll be lining up to pay tribute to country legend Dolly Parton at this year's MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert.
The pre-Grammy event on February 8 will raise money for MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, which hands out the Grammys. Also on the bill will be R&B star Leon Bridges, country superstar Chris Stapleton and gospel/pop star Lauren Daigle.
According to the Recording Academy, Dolly is being honored thanks to her "significant creative accomplishments and longtime support of many charitable causes." Past honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Bono and Aretha Franklin.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards take place Sunday, February 10 at the STAPLES Center in L.A. and will air on CBS.
Reagan Strange performs; NBC/Tyler GoldenThe Voice was live on Monday, with the top 13 artists competing for America’s vote, advised by their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson. Two artists will be sent home on Tuesday, based on America’s vote.
On Monday, each artist took the stage with a special dedication.
Here are the highlights of Monday night's show:
Team Blake’s Chris Kroeze kicked things off with his version of The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” dedicated to Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old from Chris’ hometown of Baron County, Wisconsin, who is missing and presumed kidnapped following the murder of her parents in their home. After the performance, Blake praised Chris for the effort he put into the song.
DeAndre Nico, also from Team Adam, dedicated MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine” to his girlfriend Crystal, who suffered a miscarriage while Nico was performing in the knockout rounds. Adam was pleased with the performance, calling DeAndre “an amazing singer” with a sound uniquely his own.
Kymberli Joye, representing Kelly’s team, tackled Rihanna’s “Diamonds” as a message to her younger sister that she could accomplish anything to which she set her mind. During rehearsals, Kelly noted that Kymberli’s strength was not in her range, but her ability to break hearts with her voice. After the performance, Kelly said Kymberli “loves to sing,” and it shows.
Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes, the youngest contestant in the competition at 13-years-old, delivered a touching cover of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings,” dedicated to her parents, who are “everything” to her. The performance brought all four coaches to their feet, with JHud calling it “beautiful in every way.”
Sandyredd, also from Jennifer’s team, fought back tears as she sang Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” which she dedicated to her mother who died of cancer. During rehearsals, Jennifer urged Sandyredd not to be afraid to let her emotions come out in the song. Hudson was moved by the performance, telling the singer “it took us to the depths of your hurt.”
Team Kelly's, Chevel Shepherd, 16, delivered a feisty version of Little Big Town’s “Little White Church,” which she sent out to her dad. Once again, all four coaches were on their feet, after which Kelley declared, “You are so magnificent!” Even Adam couldn’t contain his excitement over the performance, calling the teen “so awesome and so talented.”
Team JHud’s MaKenzie Thomas -- who made it to the top 13 after failing to get any chair turns last season -- dedicated Monday’s performance to the lady who gave her a second chance: her coach. Her take on Jennifer’s “I am Changing,” from Dreamgirls, earned Hudson’s seal of approval. She called MaKenzie’s voice “crystal clear” and “beautiful,” adding, “I can’t get enough of it.”
Soulful country singer Kirk Jay, representing Team Blake, tackled Lonestar’s “I’m Already There,” which he dedicated to his mom -- who was in the audience watching him perform live for the very first time. Jay earned the night’s third standing ovation from the coaches, including Jennifer, who called him “Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.”
Team Adam’s 14-year-old powerhouse Reagan Strange closed out the show with Lauren Daigle’s “You Say.” dedicated to her grandparents. After noting during rehearsals that she wanted to be “just like [The Voice season 4 winner] Danielle Bradbery,” Strange got to video chat with her idol -- whose song, "Worth It" she sang to make it into the top 13. Danielle told Regan to “Have fun, be yourself and good luck.” Afterwards, Reagan’s coach said she “epitomized everything that this show stands for,” explaining, “The clarity” of what she does is “astounding “and “fills the entire room.”
The Voice returns Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Brooke NiparHalsey's new single, "Without Me," is a huge hit, but so far, we don't have any information about a new album from the singer. But maybe that's because it takes her longer than most artists to create a new project -- as she explains, it's a lot more involved than just writing songs and recording them.
"Right before I make an album I take a couple of months to kinda like collect my thoughts," she tells ABC Radio. "I find the poetry, the movies, the other songs, the colors, the images, all the things that put together a world for me. Because making an album, for me, isn’t just making an album, it’s building a world."
And while building her world, Halsey says she has to come up with all the details of the characters who are going to populate that world and what they're going through, so she can then write about them.
"You know, I have to figure out where does this album exist? Who are these people? What is this about? And more often than not, it’s a metaphor for what I’m going through in my real life," she explains. "So it takes a lot of sitting down and having to like address, y'know, real things going on, so that you’re ready to talk about them."
Via "Without You," Halsey seems to have addressed at least part of what she's "going through in her real life" -- her troubled relationship.
When Halsey's new album does arrive, it'll be the follow-up to 2017's hopeless fountain kingdom, which went platinum and featured the singles "Bad At Love," "Alone," "Now or Never" and "Strangers."
Cabin 24Ingrid Michaelson has debuted the music video for her version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” featuring former Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr.
The black-and-white clip features Ingrid and Leslie singing at two separate mics as two dancers perform an interpretive dance around them. It all plays out in one long take.
“The dancers represent our souls and emotions and their interplay, while Leslie and I are separated by distance, really illustrates this longing in a beautiful way,” Ingrid says in a statement.
Her version of the Mariah holiday classic is much more melancholy than the original.
“I’m just such a fan of the song that I had to find some way to cover it that would vibe with the rest of the record,” Ingrid adds. “To me, the song is really about longing for someone who can’t be there with you. We stripped it down, added strings and tried to pull the sentiment and emotion to the forefront.”
The song appears on Ingrid’s holiday album, Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season, which is out now. She heads out on tour with her vocal trio in support of the album on November 26.
Republic RecordsAriana Grande is marking a second week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "thank you, next," which is presumably the first single from her forthcoming album. The song is the first solo chart-topper of Ari's career.
Ari has promised to release a video for the track, but there's no date yet. Meanwhile, Ariana's current Sweetener single, "Breathin," has reached the top 15. The album has also spun off two top 10 hits: "No Tears Left to Cry" and "God Is a Woman."
Elsewhere on the charts, "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille has reached #1 on Billboard's Radio Songs chart, unseating Maroon 5's "Girls Like U" after 16 weeks.
Finally, Panic! at the Disco has scored its first top 10 hit since 2006, with "High Hopes." Panic!, which started out as a group but is now essentially singer Brendon Urie's solo project, was last in the top 10 more than 12 years ago with "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."
David NeedlemanAvril Lavigne will perform her new single "Head Above Water" on tonight's Dancing with the Stars finale on ABC.
During the two-hour show, Avril will sing while finalists Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten perform. In addition, Lauren Daigle will perform "You Say," Robin Thicke will sing "Living in New York City," and superstar country duo Dan Shay, who've crossed over to pop with their hit "Tequila," will sing their latest single, "Speechless."
Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, who was eliminated earlier in the season, will also sing, while another eliminated contestant, R&B star Tinashe, will perform.
The final contestants are Instagram model Alexis and her pro partner Alan; Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch and pro Keo Motsepe; Disney star Milo Manheim and pro Witney Carson; and radio personality Bobby Bones and pro Sharna Burgess.
The fun gets underway tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and the Mirrorball Trophy will be presented at the end of the show.
ABC/Paula LoboAppearing onGood Morning Americaon Monday, Mariah Carey spoke with ABC's Michael Strahan about her new album Caution, and what her fans have been telling her about her new songs.
"The reaction I've been getting from the fans is there's a lot of feel good records, a lot of fun songs," she told Strahan. "I'm in a good place. And then there's some more introspective songs that I think people are responding to as well. So just for me as a songwriter, I'm very proud of it."
Mariah also talked about her delight in the fact that her fans, whom she calls her "lambs," collectively decided to buy her 2001 album, Glitter -- the soundtrack to her movie of the same name -- in droves recently to get it to #1 on iTunes.
"That's the lambs! That's the lambily. Those are my fans, they had this movement, it was called '#JusticeforGlitter,'" Mariah explained. "Which I think was directed at me, 'cause I never really perform those songs, 'cause it almost ruined my life."
You may recall that Glitter was released on September 11, 2001, which doomed it to less-than-successful sales. The fact that it under-performed led Mariah's record company to drop her. The album also was critically derided and the movie flopped. Around the same time, Mariah was hospitalized following a breakdown.
"The truth is, it's like for the nostalgia now, 'cause it's actually a really good album," Mariah said of Glitter. "I can say it, now that they got it to number one, I can say it!"
"I should not have to feel bad about that 'cause it was all the circumstances when the album came out," she added. "So it's exciting!"
On GMA, Mariah also sang her latest hit, "With You."
ABC/Rick RowellLady Gaga says she likely won’t be back in her home until after Thanksgiving, following the devastating Woolsey fire that tore through her Malibu neighborhood.
The singer toldVariety at Sunday night’s Academy Governor’s Awards that thankfully, her house was spared, though parts of her property were damaged. “I am so grateful for the firefighters who put [the fires] out,” she said.
“It’s still so smoky. I’m not sure when we could go back,” she added. “But I’m grateful. So grateful.”
Other houses in her neighborhood were not as lucky and were either damaged or completely destroyed. According to Variety, the fire destroyed approximately 1,400 structures in the Malibu, Agoura and Calabasas areas. It was about 91% contained as of Sunday.
Since being evacuated, Gaga has shown her support for other evacuees by bringing food and supplies to various shelters. She also visited L.A. County Fire Station 27 on Saturday, bringing pasta and meatballs for the firefighters.
“I feel so bad for everyone. People losing everything. I am going to do more, do what I can,” Gaga told Variety.
Dave MeyersSo far, Ariana Grande has only released a lyric video for her #1 smash, "thank u, next" -- but another one is coming.
Ariana tweeted a message to fans on Sunday thanking them for making "than u, next" platinum," and adding a promise. It reads, "Thank u, next" officially platinum. Don't worry...you're still getting a video."
Meanwhile, fans keep asking Ari to release her new album. To the latest plea, she responded, "i love u and i’m working on it she’s on [her] way."
And when fans asked Ariana to release another new song from the project, she responded, "i’m not dropping another song yet i have seven hundred out at once stream thank u next, breathin and god is a woman to celebrate."
There's still no official release date for Ari's new album, which will be her second release of 2018, following Sweetener.
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For the first time since she was 15, Taylor Swift has a new record label home.
The singer's long-time deal with Big Machine Records expired last month, and she's now signed a new multi-year deal with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group. Big Machine has what is described as a "strategic alliance" with Republic Records, which may explain the switch.
In an Instagram post, Taylor celebrated her new deal and revealed two elements. First, she'll own her master recordings from this point forward. In addition, Taylor said that if Universal Music Group sells its shares in Spotify, she wants some of the money to go to their artists. She wrote, "They have generously agreed to this, at what they believe will be much better terms and paid out previously by other major labels.”
Also in the note, Taylor offered her "heartfelt thanks" to Scott Borchetta, who signed her to Big Machine when she was a teenager. To her fans, she wrote, "My biggest goal moving forward is to make you proud. I'm so excited. I can't wait to show you what I'm making next."
You can also see a photo of Taylor posing with UMG Chairman/CEO Sir Lucian Grainge and Republic Records co-founder and CEO Monte Lipman, with the caption, "My new home."
ABC/Paula LoboThis was practically perfect in every way.
The Backstreet Boys joined Mary Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt for a surprise a cappella performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday.
The actress, who sings in Mary Poppins, told Ellen that she's still nervous to sing in front of an audience, but Ellen had a microphone set up for her and pushed her to face her fear. As Emily tentatively approached the mic, she told Ellen, “I just feel a bit exposed.”
To which Ellen replied, “Well, what if we had the Backstreet Boys behind you?”
The Backstreet Boys then emerged from backstage much to the delight of the crowd – and Emily. Then they all launched into a harmonious version of “I Want It That Way,” with Emily going solo on the last line.
BSB later joined Ellen for a game of “Never Have I Ever,” where all of the guys – except Kevin Richardson – revealed they had hooked up with a groupie. All of them also revealed they’ve had to sign a fan’s boob at some point, and every one of them -- except Nick Carter -- admitted to forgetting their own lyrics on stage.
BSB’s 10th studio album, DNA, comes out January 25 and their tour kicks off May 11 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sølve SundsbøMusic fans Down Under love Pink -- like, they really, really love her. As Billboard reports, she's now the second most successful touring artist of all time in Australia and New Zealand, second only to the Rolling Stones.
The final tallies from Pink's sold-out Beautiful Trauma shows in that part of the world over the summer have come in, Billboard reports: She played 42 shows there and earned just over $80 million. That means that her all-time career box office gross in Australia and New Zealand is a whopping $228 million.
Those numbers make Pink the highest-grossing solo artist, the highest-grossing female artist and the highest-grossing American artist of all time in that part of the world. Only one act -- The Rolling Stones -- has earned more Down Under, with just under $430 million, but they've been touring for decades longer than Pink has.
The "What About Us" singer always makes Australia and New Zealand a big part of her tours -- over the past 11 years, she's played 36, 59, 46 and 42-show engagements there.
Pink has five more North American shows on her Beautiful Trauma tour, all in March of 2019, and she'll spend most of next summer touring Europe, kicking things off June 16 in Amsterdam.
James Devaney/GC ImagesWhile neither Justin Bieber nor Hailey Baldwin have officially confirmed that they secretly married in September, as has been rumored, the two are sending pretty clear signals that they are husband and wife.
First, Hailey changed her Instagram handle to "Hailey Bieber" on Friday, and changed her name on her bio to "Hailey Rhode Bieber" -- "Rhode" being her middle name. This came after Hailey was photographed wearing a jacket with BIEBER written across the back on Thursday night.
Also on Friday, Justin posted a photo of himself and Hailey holding hands on a street and captioned it, "My wife is awesome."
Even if the two did secretly marry, they're expected to have some kind of celebration for friends and family in 2019.