Republic"Wow" -- Post Malone's new album Hollywood's Bleedingremains at number one on the Billboard album chart for a second week. And over on the Billboard Hot 100, the new single from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Reyglides into the top 15.
Posty's new album sold 198,000 units in its second week, partly as a result of huge streaming numbers. In the past week alone, the songs on the record have racked up nearly 221 million on-demand streams. The Lumineers' new album III debuts at number two.
On the Billboard Hot 100, "Don't Call Me Angel," the all-female collabo from the upcoming soundtrack of the movie Charlie's Angels, enters at number 13.
"Don't Call Me Angel" is Ariana Grande's 15th top 15 single, and her second hit as part of an all female trio. Back in 2014, "Bang Bang," with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, reached number three.
"Don't Call Me Angel" is Miley Cyrus' 10th top 15 hit and her biggest since 2017's top 10 "Malibu." It's Lana Del Rey's second, following 2017's "Summertime Sadness."
Charlie's Angels, directed by Elizabeth Banks, hits theaters November 15. The first Charlie's Angels movie, back in 2000, boasted a number-one soundtrack hit, "Independent Women Part 1," by Destiny's Child.
Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" is number one for a fourth week, while Lil Nas X 's "Panini" hits the top five.
Columbia RecordsMariahCarey is ushering in the holiday season early: On November 1, she'll gift fans with a deluxe 25th anniversary edition of her 1994 holiday album Merry Christmas.
Monday, the powerhouse vocalist announced the release in an Instagram video, and revealed that it would be a two-disc set, featuring, for the first time ever, a benefit concert for the Fresh Air Fund that she did in December of 1994 at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. That event featured performances of six songs: Five holiday tunes, and her hit "Hero."
The Merry Christmas album of course, gave us Mariah's holiday anthem "All I Want For Christmas Is You." Initially, the song wasn't eligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 because of the publication's arcane rules. But the rules changed, and as a result, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 every year since 2012.
Last year, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" became the the highest-charting Christmas song on the Hot 100 in 60 years, reaching number six. In addition, thanks to streaming, last year, the Merry Christmas album reached the top 10 on the Billboard album chart for the first time since 1995.
In 2017, Mariah told Billboard that she was initially hesitant to record a Christmas-themed record.
"I felt like it was a little bit too early in my career to be doing a Christmas album," she said. "And then — I decided to do it."
She added: "I'm very thankful that people seem to still have an attachment to it. It makes me feel good when people tell me that it's part of their lives."
Chris Wolf/Star Max/GC ImagesOver the weekend, Miley Cyrus split up with Kaitlynn Carter, who she's been seen with ever since her split from her husband Liam Hemsworth. The reason for the split? Reportedly, things were getting too serious between the pair.
“They’ve been friends forever and were there for each other when they were both getting separated,” an insider told People, “but they’re just not in a romantic relationship anymore.”
“Miley doesn’t want a serious relationship,” another source told People. "She and Kaitlynn spent every day together and it just wasn’t anything that Miley wanted to continue doing. She wants to focus on her career.”
Yet another source told E!, "It was getting serious and Miley wasn't comfortable with that."
"When they first got together, it was just a fun casual thing, but it ended up becoming a lot and there were big emotions attached," added the E! source.
"It went from 0 to 60 and she wanted to put on the brakes. It was unexpected to end things so abruptly, but it had to be done. She just got out of her marriage and Miley felt like she and Kaitlynn got carried away."
Miley and Kaitlynn got together when Miley broke up with Liam and Carter split with husband Brody Jenner after a year -- though a source told People that they were never legally married. They were photographed making out while on vacation in August.
The two were last seen together in Los Angeles on September 14.
Capitol RecordsHalsey's Manic era has officially begun.
Following her appearance on the Emmys Sunday night, the singer has announced what she's calling the first installment of dates for her (Manic) World Tour, in support of her album of the same name. Tickets for those dates go on sale on Friday.
Things get underway February 6 in Madrid, Spain, and this first leg will visit Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium and the U.K. before wrapping up March 12 in Manchester, England.
If you pre-order Manic, you'll get early access to tickets, according to Halsey's Instagram Story.
Manic, featuring the current single "Graveyard," arrives January 27. It's Halsey's third release, and a t-shirt on her official website describes it as "An Album made by Ashley for Halsey."
Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video Now that Rihanna's Savage X Fenty fashion show is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, on Sunday, she evidently sat down to watch it herself -- judging from her steady stream of tweets about each part of the show. She also tweeted compliments to many of her celebrity pals who took part in the event, from 21 Savage and Big Sean to Normani.
"NORMANNIIIIII you bad BIH!!!! Ugh why can’t I be you?!" Rihanna tweeted to Normani, following her appearance on the show. "Thank you sooo much sis! KILLED IT!!!"
To which Normani replied, "this is actually my prayer every night !!! lol I literally just told [my lawyer] Ed Shapiro 'I wanna be Rih when I grow up.' I love you trillions queen. thank you for allowing me to be a part of history."
Normani's definitely having a moment: Her duet with Sam Smith, "Dancing with a Stranger," is a smash, and her current single "Motivation," co-written by Ariana Grande, is moving up the charts.
this is actually my prayer every night !!! lol I literally just told Ed Shapiro “I wanna be Rih when I grow up” 🥺🖤✨ I love you trillions queen. thank you for allowing me to be a part of history #SAVAGEXFENTYSHOWhttps://t.co/9QHacguw7z
Peggy SirotaIn honor of Sunday's 25th anniversary of the debut of Friends, The Jonas Brothersrecut their video for "Sucker" into a reworking of the iconic sitcom's opening.
As "I'll Be There for You" plays, we see Nick, Joe and Kevin, and their respective wives Priyanka Chopra Jonas, SophieTurner and Danielle Jonas, romping through a series of goofy scenes grabbed from the "Sucker" video. Each of the six are introduced with their names onscreen in the Friends font, and amazingly, it all works.
"The One Where The Band Got Back Together," the group captioned the video. "Happy 25th anniversary @FRIENDS!"
In other JoBro news, Joe wasn't able to accompany Sophie to the Emmy Awards on Sunday due to the group's Happiness Begins tour, but he did pay tribute to her on his Instagram stories, writing, "I am so proud of you. You are nominated for an Emmy! You are incredible. I love you."
Nick, meanwhile, wrote, "8 seasons of brilliant work. Congrats on your Emmy nomination...rooting for you tonight."
Sophie was up for Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, but she lost to Ozark star Julie Garner.
Todd Stefani and Robb DippleGwen Stefani returns to The Voice tonight, but she's also got her Las Vegas residency to think about. The No Doubt frontwoman has announced that the show will wrap up next May.
Gwen Stefani -- Just a Girl at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood will end May 16, 2020. The final 16 performances will go on sale this Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster.com/Gwen. There are pre-sales available for fan club members and American Express Card members.
One dollar of every ticket sold goes to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization that provides medical treatment to children facing life-threatening illnesses.
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza" singer Mike Posner has been walking across America since April. He's now announced that part of his walk will serve as a fundraiser for the daughters of Ronnie Posey, a close friend who died in February at age 31.
In a video, Mike says, "I've walked over two thousand miles so far and across eleven states. I'm walking across America for myself, but I'm walking across Arizona for Ronnie."
"Ronnie was one of my best friends growing up and in February, right before I started this walk, his heart gave out. He died. He has two daughters, Aautum and Wynter, and I'm walking across Arizona to raise money for their college fund."
Specifically, Mike's started a Go Fund Me account for the girls. He says if he raises $50,000, he'll drop a new song. If he raises $100,000, he'll release a new mixtape.
"If you've got it, give it," he said. "If you don't, don't worry about it, send it to someone who can. Keep going!"
In a statement, Mike added, "Ronnie Posey II was one of my best friends growing up. After my dad died, he always drove to my mom’s house to give her a gift on Mother’s Day. On February 27th, 2019...Ronnie passed away in his sleep, at home in Detroit."
"At the funeral, my mom and I watched, heartbroken, as Ronnie’s two daughters, Aautumn and Wynter, looked into the casket and saw their dad for the last time. When I spoke at the funeral, I made a commitment that I would help make sure these two amazing girls were taken care of."
"That’s why I’m raising $100,000 to make sure Aautumn and Wynter can go to college, debt-free."
NBCThe new season of The Voice starts tonight, and Gwen Stefani is back as a coach after several years away. Returning coach Kelly Clarkson says she's glad to have another woman in the big red chairs, along with John Legend, and Gwen's boyfriend Blake Shelton.
"This is the first time I've worked with Gwen so I'm super-stoked about it," she says, adding, "I've done this with just all boys, and I like having another girl!"
But, when it comes to Gwen, Kelly says she has to tame her her inner fangirl.
"I literally grew up on her," she gushes. "Blake Shelton is the luckiest man on earth. I think she's a goddess!"
She laughs, "I will say Blake's different this season, I think 'cause his girlfriend's here, so he's like a lot nicer!"
As for Gwen, she recalls how Kelly made a big impact on her...14 years ago.
"I have this memory of going to the MTV Awards in Miami and it was my big year -- I'd done 'Hollaback Girl,' and I was going there with Pharrell, and this girl Kelly Clarkson...is, like, winning everything!" she laughs. "She won all my awards!"
But now, Gwen adds, "Our kids go to the same school and we've been around each other kind of a lot. So to be able to work with her has been incredible...it's just very comfortable and she's very lovable."
As for working with her partner Blake, Gwen says, "I was kind of nervous...I didn't know if it was going to feel weird or awkward...[but it's been] literally like riding a bike! We were actually talking about how fun it is to be working together...I didn't even realize that I missed it!"
In November, Taylor Swift was planning to perform at Australia's Melbourne Cup, one of the world's most famous horse races. Now she's dropped out of the event -- and animal rights groups have claimed victory.
Since the performance had been announced, animal rights groups had petitioned her to pull out, citing the fact that six horses have died at the Melbourne Coup since 2013. At last year's race, a horse had to be euthanized after fracturing his shoulder.
According to the U.K. paper The Guardian, organizers said Saturday that Taylor couldn't appear at the race, which was to have been her own Australian performance this year, because "changes" to her "Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here.”
There was absolutely no mention of the animal rights issue, but it didn't stop the Coalition from taking credit.
The Coalition wrote on Facebook, "THANK YOU TAYLOR! Today it was announced...that Taylor Swift has CANCELLED her controversial performance at the Melbourne Cup. We are absolutely delighted with the news. The pressure on Taylor Swift to cancel her performance was significant. Her fans did not want to see her supporting animal abuse."
"Whilst the reason being used by the racing industry is a scheduling mix up, it appears to us that she has responded to those calls."
In the U.S., PETA issued a statement saying, "Taylor Swift dumped the Melbourne Cup, and PETA couldn't be happier. The event is riddled with horse breakdowns and death...none of this cruelty is consistent with the kind person we know Taylor to be."
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboAlessia Cara's latest video, for "Rooting for You," allows us all to nod our heads and say, "Yep, I've been there."
The clip features Alessia singing and three cheerleaders doing a routine, cut with footage of people experiencing various "relatable disappointments."
Among them: "when your hair has other plans," "when the kiss does not have sparks," "when everything is broken," "when he shows up an hour late," "when you realize you made a huge mistake" -- depicted as waking up next to a less-than-desirable guy -- and "when you 'don't need' the recipe," which results in burned cookies.
"Rooting for You" is from Alessia's new EP, This Summer. As Billboard notes, John Mayer was such a fan of the track when it was released that he posted it on his Instagram Story and wrote, "Meanwhile, I only wish I had written this. Now that's what I call a hook."
Back in 1992, when the actor was a rapper known as Marky Mark, he dropped trou for a now-legendary Calvin Klein underwear campaign. Every campaign that's come afterwards -- including Justin Bieber's memorable Calvin ads -- has been compared to Wahlberg's.
Liam tells the New York Post that not only did he ask Wahlberg for advice while preparing for the "quite raunchy" shoot, he "even went in and trained with him.”
"The training part was a proper drag -- can’t eat this, can’t eat that," he adds. "But it was nice putting myself through that challenge, going into the gym with a motive.”
While we wait for that campaign to officially launch, Liam's clothing collection is available, including t-shirts, pants, sweatshirts and sneakers, all decorated with chevrons, because Liam has them tattooed on his arm. But he told the Post that he only discovered he'd gotten the tattoo when he woke up in bed one day with it after a drunken night out.
"I was literally still in bed Googling ‘tattoo removal.’ I really regretted it for a while -- but I don’t know, with tattoos over time, I find that they just become part of you," he explains.
ABC/Rick RowellBack in March, Lady Gaga responded to rumors that she was pregnant by tweeting, "Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6" -- referring to what will be her sixth studio album. Fans thought that meant music was imminent, but so far, nothing has surfaced. But Gaga wants you to know she's working on it.
The star shared a photo on her Instagram Story of herself standing in a recording studio, wearing a cheetah-print coat and dark glasses. The caption reads, "#LG6."
When Gaga finally does release her new album, it'll be the follow-up to 2016's Joanne, which featured the hit song "Million Reasons." Since then, she's been busy branching out into acting and launching her new makeup line, Haus Laboratories.
In the new issue of People magazine, Gaga says, "We don't care if you wear our makeup or not. What's important to us is that you love yourself and spread that kind message around the world."
ABC/Image Group LA; ABC/Patrick EcclesineBack in July, Selena Gomez announced that as a special gift, her friends had arranged for her to visit the set of ABC's Shark Tank, a show she claims to be "obsessed" with. Well, the big day finally arrived: Selena dove into the tank.
Pictures of Selena on the set have been posted on her friend Connar Franklin's Instagram, showing Selena and her pals posing with the reality show's investors MarkCuban, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec. She even joined them to do a slo-mo walk into the "tank" area, where entrepreneurs come to pitch their ideas.
"Deep in the tank," wrote Franklin in the captions. "BEST DAY EVER!"
Investor Robert Herjavec also posted a photo of himself posing with Selena, captioned, "Guess who made it into the tank!"
No word on if, and when, we'll see Selena's visit to the set show up on an actual episode of Shark Tank. The new season starts September 29.
RCA RecordsPink has released a video for the title track of her latest album, Hurts 2B Human, a duet with Grammy-nominated R&B star Khalid.
In the clip, Pink and Khalid are in a different apartments in the same building, and as they sing, we get a glimpse into the other apartments, where people are celebrating, comforting each other and being cheered up by a visit from a friend or a text message.
There are also shots of news coverage of the aftermath of what appears to be a mass shooting, and a protest, with someone holding up a sign that says, "Fighting for what is right is worth it."
"If you could spend a day in my shoes/Your mind would change/If you'd known what I've gone through/ We want the same/Yeah, we do," Pink and Khalid sing, as they pass each other in the hallway of their apartment building, but don't connect.
Khalid tweeted the video, and wrote, "Thank you so much for everything @Pink!", to which she replied, "I love you so! And your whole family."
Khalid is also featured on Ed Sheeran's current album No. 6 Collaborations Project, singing with Ed on the song "Beautiful People."
ABC/Craig SjodinWe already knew that American Idol's new season on ABC would feature returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, but host Ryan Seacrest was still a question mark. Now, that question has been answered...in the affirmative.
Seacrest will return as host when the new season of the show starts on ABC next year. He's been hosting the show since it first started in 2002. In a statement, he says, "American Idol has been my home for 17 seasons and I can’t wait to return to the stage."
He adds, "It’s the greatest gift to be able to play a part in discovering new talent with a franchise that has been such a relevant part of American culture for so many years.”
Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, says of Seacrest, "The energy and enthusiasm he brings to the show after 17 seasons are remarkable."
American Idol executive producer Trish Kinane adds, "His passion for the show is evident, and we couldn’t imagine searching for the next generation of superstars without him.”
The American Idol nationwide audition tour wraps up this Saturday in Chicago, IL. You can also submit audition videos online or via social media using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. Visit americanidol.com/auditions for more details.
PostMalone, Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5 now all have something in common: Each act has a song that's spent a record 33 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Posty and Swae Lee's smash "Sunflower," from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, has just notched its 33rd week in the top 10. That matches the previous record set by Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" earlier this year, and by Ed's "Shape of You" in 2017.
Right behind those three songs, with 32 weeks each in the top 10, are Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," "Closer" by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, and LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" -- that last one racked up its 32 weeks way back in 1997-1998.
Meanwhile, Post's latest album Hollywood's Bleeding is number one on the Billboard 200. Along with "Sunflower," he also has three other songs in the top 10: "Goodbyes," "Circles" and "Take What You Want."
ABC/Lou RoccoHalsey isn't nominated for an Emmy this year, but she'll be appearing on Sunday's telecast.
According to Variety, Halsey will perform "a rendition of a classic song" for the traditional "In Memoriam" segment, which salutes those people in the TV community who we lost in the past year.
While the Emmys have no host this year, the presenters on Sunday night will include Cherry Jones and Bradley Whitford from The Handmaid's Tale, Luke Kirby and Jane Lynch from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, 10 members of the Game of Thrones cast, the casts of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Veep,RuPaul Charles, Anthony Anderson, Bill Hader, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller, Viola Davis, Stephen Colbert, Michael Douglas, Jimmy Kimmel and many more.
The Emmys will air live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. this Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Fox.
A&M/UMeThursday marked the 30th anniversary of Janet Jackson's iconic album Rhythm Nation 1814. If you want to celebrate that milestone by taking a deep dive into the album's songs, here's some good news.
Today, Rhythm Nation 1814: The Remixes hit digital platforms for the first time. The digital-only reissues are made up of nine mini-albums that were originally released during 1989-1990 on 12-inch and 7-inch vinyl, CD singles and CD maxi-singles.
There are 90 tracks in all, including three non-album tracks that were previously only available on rare single releases: "The Skin Game," "You Need Me," and "The 1814 Megamix."
The album songs that received the remixes include "Escapade," "Black Cat," "Miss You Much," "Come Back To Me," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," "Alright," "State of the World" and the title track.
Among the remixers and producers on the tracks: Shep Pettibone, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson, Junior Vasquez, CJ Mackintosh and David Dorrell.
Janet will celebrate Rhythm Nation's 30th birthday tomorrow, Saturday, at her concert in San Francisco; at a bunch of shows in Australia and New Zealand November 8-17, and at two shows in Hawaii on November 20 and 21.
Warner RecordsBebe Rexha was "Meant to Be" part of a Disney movie.
The singer/songwriter has released an anthemic new track from the upcoming film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the 2014 movie starring Angelina Jolie as the magical, menacing title character.
The song is called "You Can't Stop the Girl," and it'll get a video from famed director Sophie Muller in the next few weeks.
Bebe co-wrote "You Can't Stop the Girl," and she tweeted, "I hope this song gives a little extra courage to any girl that needs it."
"They tryna take our voices/They tryna make our choices/So we scream loud, loud, loud," Bebe sings, in lyrics that appear to be a comment on women speaking out about current hot-button issues.
But, the chorus adds, "You can't stop the girl from going/You can't stop the world from knowing/The truth will set you free."
Bebe's currently opening for the Jonas Brothers on their Happiness Begins tour, which wraps up in December in L.A. On September 27, she'll perform at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, from ABC News' parent company Disney, hits theaters October 18.