When it comes to naming some of Hollywood's sexiest singers, Bleachers frontman Jack Atonoff might not be the first person that comes to mind.
However, the 35-year-old hilariously showed off that he can turn up the heat when the occasion is just right.
It all started Tuesday on Twitter when the former fun. singer warned his followers, "gotta some bizarre pics will post them soon they’re fun."
At first, the Instagram photo fest reflected Antonoff's adventures during the Grammys, from meeting friends to sitting in the audience and watching artists like Lil Nas X perform.
But it was only a matter of time before the "We Are Young" singer fulfilled his promise of bringing the bizarre late Tuesday.
Antonoff, who produced Taylor Swift's Lover, posted a photo of himself wearing just a pair of tight black briefs while he's sprawled seductively out on a bed, surrounded by three open cartons of Mexican takeout.
Antonoff is also eating what appears to be an arepa and even has his pinky finger up to show off that he's not only showing off his sexy side, but his classy side as well.
"Sunday in iphone," captions the two-time Grammy nominee in a photo that probably needed more context.
ABC/Image Group LAShortly after their respective Grammy wins on Sunday, Lil Nas X and Lizzo celebrated by hitting up a local strip club. However, when video came out of Lizzo and Nas X throwing dollars to a couple of dancers twerking to "Panini," fans honed in on Lil Nas X's less-than-enthused expression.
To illustrate, the dancers are shaking right in front of the rapper, who vacantly stares ahead while robotically tossing dollars from a large stack of money in his hands.
When a fan asked the "Old Town Road" artist on Twitter why he looked bored, the rapper replied on Monday using his signature humor and love of memes aka a Spongebob picture.
Zooming in on an image of the yellow sponge holding up a limp wrist, the artist casually replied "cuz i’m, u know" -- referring to the fact that he's openly gay.
The two-time Grammy winner came out about his sexuality in June 2019.
Nas X tweeted on June 30, on World Pride Day, "some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure," and closed with a rainbow emoji.
In a follow-up tweet after some fans didn't quite understand his statement, the "Panini" artist mused, "Deada** thought i made it obvious" and zoomed in on the cover of his debut EP 7, which features buildings in the background lit up in rainbow colors.
ABC/Image Group LAMark Wahlberg's been an acclaimed actor for so many years that it's hard to remember that he first became famous as the frontman of pop-rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. But one person who does remember is Wahlberg's costar in the upcoming Netflix thriller Spenser Confidential: Post Malone.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the "Circles" singer talked about what it was like working with Wahlberg on the set of the movie, in which he plays a prison inmate and is billed under his birth name, Austin Post.
“The first time we met, we did an impromptu karaoke session of ‘Good Vibrations,’” Posty tells Rolling Stone, referring to Wahlberg's 1991 #1 hit as Marky Mark. "The man can dance, he can rap, he can act -- he’s just a talented guy.”
Post also tells Rolling Stone that despite having two Grammy nominations, he skipped the ceremony and stayed at home in Salt Lake City, UT, because he said he'd "get into trouble" if he went to L.A.
"I needed a little break because I’ve been partying a little hard, so it feels good to be back home and playing Call of Duty, he explained. "I’m going to take some R&R and get some beauty sleep so my body and voice doesn’t suck on tour."
Posty will headline a Super Bowl Party this Friday in Miami. Then February 4, he'll resume his tour in support of his latest album, Hollywood's Bleeding. There's also new music in the works.
“I hope to have a record out for the fans in 2020,” says Post.
Disney Channel/Image Group LALast week, Meghan Trainor released the entire track list to her new album Treat Myself, except for one mystery track. Now, she’s revealed that track is a collaboration with Nicki Minaj called “Nice to Meet Ya.”
The song will be available on Friday, when the album drops.
"The rumors are true," Meghan tweeted Tuesday, along with a snippet of the song. "#NiceToMeetYa featuring my QUEEN @NICKIMINAJ ...out on Friday!"
Treat Myself also includes the single “Wave,” as well as features by The Pussycat Dolls and AJ Mitchell.
ABC/Image Group LADua Lipa found herself trending on Twitter on Tuesday, but not in a good way.
After Lizzo shared footage on her Instagram Story of herself, fellow Grammy-winner Rosalia and Dua making it rain in a strip club, the hashtag #DuaLipaIsOverParty started trending, with the singer facing criticism for, as one fan put it, "sexualizing women" and then "saying they are feminists."
But Dua's fans weren't having it, and stormed Twitter to defend the singer's choice of post-Grammy entertainment. The main thrust of their defense: By visiting a strip club and throwing money at the performers, Dua is supporting sex workers, rather than stigmatizing them, and that's truly feminist.
Or, as one fan wrote, "y’all do know that being a feminist means that you’re supporting ALL women including dancers and sex workers. y’all are really trying to find the littlest things, but sis remains unbothered."
Other fans are upset about the "hypocritical" double standard being applied to Dua.
"so rappers or men can go to a strip club but not dua?? i cant see a problem in this video, y'all just really getting mad over anything !" wrote one fan.
"since when are women not allowed to go to strip clubs?" wrote another. "women supporting women is all i see here."
"So it’s okay for rappers to talk about women, sex, drugs, violence, robbing and shooting but it’s not okay for Dua Lipa to go to a strip club?" noted another.
One fan stated simply, "If she wants to go to a strip clup and give these hardworking women her cash, let her. She is GROWN."
Finally, one fan summed it up this way: "Dua Lipa is out here living her best life and y’all pressed over it."
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboFour years ago, Alessia Cara was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. Now, she's been tapped to host the Juno Awards ceremony, and is also the leading nominee, with six nods.
According to Billboard, at a press conference announcing the news, Alessia joked "For those of you who are hoping it was someone else like Shawn Mendes, I'm sorry, it is me. You're stuck with me."
She added, "I'm so excited to be a part of Canada's biggest night in music in this way. This is the first time I've been the sole host of anything, so I hope I don't disappoint. My first reaction was 'Why?' My second was 'No way.' And then my third was obviously 'Yes' because I'm here....I'm very, very honored."
At 23, Alessia will be the youngest woman ever to host the Junos, and she'll be pulling double duty because she'll also perform on the show. She's nominated for Single of the Year for "Out of Love," album of the year and pop album of the year for The Pains of Growing, plus artist of the year and songwriter of the year, as well as the Juno Fan Choice Award.
Toronto rapper Tory Lanez has the second-highest number of nominations, with five. Alessia's pal and tour mate, Shawn Mendes, has three, as do electronic duo Loud Luxury and veteran rocker Bryan Adams.
In the International categories, the current albums from Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Khalid are all nominated.
The Junos take place March 15 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They'll be aired live across Canada, and will stream at cbc.ca/music/junos.
RBMG/Def JamDuring an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, Justin Bieber revealed what his song “Yummy” is about -- and it’s pretty much what we all thought.
“My sex life,” Justin told Ellen when she asked him to clarify the song’s meaning.
"That's what I thought it was," Ellen said, referencing the lyric about toes curling.
"Yeah, it is what it is, right? I'm married, you know, so?" Justin said before taking some gulps of water and asking if it’s getting hot in the studio.
The singer, who just announced his new album, Changes, is coming February 14, also dished on his marriage to wife Hailey Bieber. He admits to being “extremely nervous” when he proposed and wondering if he was ready to make the commitment.
"I'm glad it worked out because she's an amazing, amazing, amazing person," Justin said. "She's super precious. I enjoy spending my life with her."
Justin announced a brand-new tour Tuesday, which kicks off in May. His YouTube docu-series, Seasons, debuted Monday.
ABC/Image Group LAWith just a few days to go before her new album release, Kesha has dropped a new carefree party anthem, “Tonight.”
The singer begins the song as a soulful ballad, but then it morphs into “a dirty club-ready hip-hop ode to a wild night,” as it's described. Kesha sings about getting ready to go out with her girls, smuggling wine in her friend’s backpack and stepping out in the same shoes as Elton John.
“Tonight’s the best night of our lives/Can you feel it?/I can feel it/We got it all if we’re alive/If we’re breathing/We’re still breathing,” she sings.
“Tonight” follows the releases of the songs “Raising Hell,” “My Own Dance,” and “Resentment.” Kesha’s new album, High Road, comes out Friday.
Courtesy of AT&TLady Gaga’s pre-Super Bowl concert this Saturday will be anything but a traditional concert-going experience.
AT&T TV Super Saturday Night will not only feature a performance by Gaga, it will also include Gaga-inspired interactive activities for fans in attendance and also for fans watching the livestream on Twitter.
One activity, called the Monster Wall Powered by AT&T 5G, is a massive digital wall that will allows fans to transform themselves into the ultimate “little monster.” Another is called AT&T 5G Air Graffiti Drawing on Kindness, which lets fans spread kindness by drawing images and writing messages in the air using AR and 5G-capable devices.
And for the fans at home, there’s the AT&T 5G Fan Cam, which makes you feel as if you’re right in the middle of the action during the Twitter livestream @ItsOnATT.
The show will take place at Island Gardens in Miami on Saturday, February 1. Tickets are on sale now through ATT.com/SuperSaturdayNight.
Gaga previously headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017. This year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are headlining.
RBMG/Def Jam RecordingsNow that it's been revealed that Justin Bieber's new album Changes is coming February 14, the ticket information for his upcoming tour in support of that album has also been released.
The public on-sale for the tickets will also take place February 14 at noon local time, via JustinBieber.com. Opening acts for the tour include Kehlani and Jaden Smith; Kehlani is featured on "Get Me," the new track Biebs dropped Monday night.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets starting Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. local time. Also on that day and time, a limited number of VIP Packages will be made available.
On February 3 at 10 a.m. local time, Justin's online store will offer Changes album pre-sales, pre-sales for the tour and exclusive merchandise. A dollar from each ticket purchased will be donated to the Bieber Foundation, which supports mental health wellness.
In addition, collector's edition CD copies of Changes featuring a fold-out poster will be available at Target.
As previously reported, the tour kicks off May 14 in Seattle and will wrap up July 26 in East Rutherford, NJ.
Valheria RochaNo, Taylor Swift did not "pull out" of the Grammys, as has been widely reported. While she didn't appear, the show's executive producer says she was never officially confirmed to do so.
Outgoing Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlichtells Variety, "One of her representatives called and said, specifically, that she wanted to do the show for me. And then it was not confirmed. So these reports that she pulled out of the show…She was never booked."
Ehrlich admits that he "had her in a rundown...a placeholder if it did confirm. But she was never confirmed."
As for why Taylor decided not to do the show, that will remain a mystery -- at least for now.
Ehrlich says, "I’m really not at liberty to go into why ultimately she did not confirm -- as opposed to pulled out -- but I understood her reasoning, let’s just say that."
Ehrlich also insists that despite the controversy plaguing the Grammys -- the Recording Academy CEO claims she was ousted because she wrote a memo decrying alleged shady goings-on behind the scenes at the Academy -- no artists bailed out, or even threatened to.
"I never had an artist call me during this and say, 'I’m not doing the show'... I didn’t have one call," Ehrlich insists.
As for how Kobe Bryant's tragic death affected the Grammys, Ehrlich says he and his team worked with host Alicia Keys to decide how to pay tribute to him. The show's opening was restructured, and it was Alicia who came up with the idea of singing with Boyz II Men.
"They rehearsed that maybe for six minutes while she was getting dressed, then it went on the air," marvels Ehrlich. "It’s really amazing what the human condition can do when you’re tested. And we were tested."
With the Super Bowl this Sunday, halftime acts Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are in the final push to perfect their performance. However, it appears the two have completely different methods of psyching themselves up for their big night.
While the video starts off with Shakira working with weights, the montage also shows her personal trainer's unconventional way of whipping the"Hips Don't Lie" artist into shape. "Now she got me cleaning the floors!" Shakira laughs in a thought bubble as she labors to wipe down a Dolphins logo.
As for what that means, the jury's still out on that.
Unfortunately, both Shakira and Lopez have remained rather tight-lipped on what surprises and songs the audience will experience during the highly anticipated halftime show.
There are a few definites, however: there will be lots of hip shaking and costume changes.
Sunday night's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs airs on FOX starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The countdown is officially on for Justin Bieber's highly anticipated new album, his first in nearly five years.
The "Sorry" singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal the title and release date, "My new album #Changes out Feb 14," writes Bieber, who also released a new collaboration "Get Me," with Kehlani, which is available for streaming now.
However, it turns out that the 25-year-old partially spilled the beans on Monday during his appearance on The Ellen Show.Ellen DeGeneresposted the video reveal on Instagram a little before midnight, captioning, "@JustinBieber accidentally gave me the release date for his new album."
"That's Valentine's Day," DeGeneres excitedly points out upon learning of the February 14 release date, to which Bieber reveals that she is the first person to hear the big news.
"So, I guess this is the first time I'm saying that. Nobody knew that until right now," he discloses.
Changes follows Bieber's 2015 RIAA-certified 4x Platinum Purpose, which produced hits "Sorry," "Love Yourself," and "Where Are U Now."
Justin began teasing his fifth studio album on Christmas Eve and followed up with the release of the album's first single "Yummy" on January 3.
Also leading up to the February 14 release of Changes, the "I Don't Care" singer premiered his YouTube Originals documentary series Seasons on January 27.
The first Justin Bieber: Seasons episode, titled “Leaving the Spotlight,” focused on Justin getting back into the studio and onto the stage two years after cancelling the remaining dates on his Purpose Tour in 2017.
The series will run for 10 episodes with new installments airing every Monday and Wednesday.
Monty Brinton/CBS Not everyone can win a Grammy, but at least Grammy performers can all enjoy a sales bump thanks to the show.
Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, sales of the songs performed on the show grew collectively by an average of 266% on January 26, Grammy night, as compared to the previous day.
Some of the biggest individual gains went to Camila Cabello -- whose emotional song about her dad, “First Man,” received a 740% bump to 3,000 downloads up from a negligible sum -- and the night’s big winner Billie Eilish, who saw sales of the song she performed, "when the party's over," spike 787% to 2,000 from a negligible sum.
Lil Nas X’s Grammy-winning “Old Town Road” jumped 217%, selling 4,000 downloads, up from 1,000 on January 25.
But the most massive gain was for DJ Khaled’s “Higher,” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend. The song was performed during an all-star tribute performance to Hussle, who was murdered last year, and its sales increased 9,044%, from a negligible amount to 1,000.
Other songs that received significant sales bumps included Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts,” Alicia Keys’ “Underdog,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” and the Jonas Brothers’ “What a Man Gotta Do.”
Phil McCarten/CBSThe Jonas Brothers are really making up for lost time.
The sibling trio, who reunited last year with their comeback album Happiness Begins, have confirmed they already have a new album in the works.
After releasing their new single “What a Man Gotta Do” and debuting another new song called “Five More Minutes” on the Grammys Sunday night, Nick, Joe and Kevin say it’s just the first taste of their forthcoming album.
They made the announcement in a video that pops up when you Shazam their Grammy performance.
“We performed ‘What a Man Gotta Do,’ our new single off our forthcoming album, and a new unreleased song ‘Five More Minutes,’” Nick says. “Shazam it away!”
No further details were released on the upcoming album, but it seems like a 2020 release is in the cards. Late last year, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who executive-produced Happiness Begins, told ABC Audio that work on the next album was "moving along at a neck-breaking pace."
The JoBros also have a Las Vegas residency kicking off on April 1 of this year.
Capitol RecordsHalsey’s new album Manichas scored her a number two debut on the Billboard 200 chart.
Billboard reports Manic sold 239,000 equivalent album units, marking Halsey’s biggest sales week ever and the largest sales week for an album by a woman since Taylor Swift’s Lover back in September.
It’s also the biggest week for a number two album since 2016, when Beyonce’s Lemonade brought in 321,000 units in its second week on the chart.
Halsey’s previous album hopeless fountain kingdom debuted at number one in 2017, while her first album Badlands came in at number two in 2015.
Manic ranks just below Eminem’s latest release Music to Be Murdered By, the rapper’s 10th number one album. He now has the most number one debuts in a row of any artist on the Billboard 200, breaking out of his tie with Kanye West.
Coming at number three on the chart is Mac Miller’s posthumous album, Circles.
Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for FoxJustin Timberlake posted a lengthy tribute to L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Instagram Monday, honoring their years-long friendship.
Accompanying a series of photos of them throughout the years, Justin begins, “We met when we were both teenagers and bonded over our drive and process. I was in awe of what you could do with a basketball and knew your talent went beyond your physical gifts and stretched to your mentality.”
Justin adds that as the years went on, they began to trade “old man” jokes back and forth, but he says Kobe never “stopped aiming to inspire him.”
“Your confidence in me was huge -- it really affected me because I admired you so much,” he continues. “I don’t mean as one of the greatest athletes ever. I mean as a person.”
Justin shares that the last conversation they shared was “about being fathers and what that meant.”
“That was, beyond all the things that we could do in this world, our true legacy,” he writes. “Who our children are and what beautiful people they will become. And, I guess right now, without being able to find all the words, THAT father connection is what is most devastating for me.”
Justin sends his love to Kobe’s widow Vanessa and their family, concluding, “Champ, MVP, Legend, Hero, Inspiration, Father, Friend. I’m gonna miss you, brother. Mamba forever.”
Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. Kobe leaves behind three other daughters: 17-year-old Natalia, three-year-old Bianka and seven-month-old Capri.
Scott Legato/Getty ImagesNew Kids on the Block has lined up a hometown show at Boston’s Fenway Park this September.
It’ll be the iconic boy band’s only non-cruise concert this year, but the third time they get play the famed stadium. They’ll perform the day after rock band Aerosmith plays the venue and will be joined by Bell Biv Devoe as well as other yet-to-be-announced special guests.
“To be playing in Boston with these legendary artists, in this sacred venue, is an honor!” New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg says in a statement. “We’ll be pulling out all the stops to create a celebration unlike anything our city has ever seen.”
Aerosmith will take the stage Friday, September 18 and New Kids will perform Saturday, September 19.
Tickets for NKOTB's Fenway Park concert go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 31, at noon ET at LiveNation.com.
Courtesy YouTube OriginalsGet ready for a deep dive into Justin Bieber’s life.
The singer’s new 10-part YouTube docu-series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, debuts today. The episodes will premiere free with ads on Justin’s YouTube page each Monday and Wednesday at noon ET.
YouTube Premium subscribers will have access to the first four episodes today. They'll also receive early access to new episodes and be able to watch the series ad-free.
The first Justin Bieber: Seasons episode, titled “Leaving the Spotlight,” focuses on Justin getting back into the studio and onto the stage two years after cancelling the remaining dates on his Purpose Tour in 2017. It features interviews with his wife, Hailey Bieber, and manager Scooter Braun, as well as follows Justin as he takes the cameras back to his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, Canada for the first since his 2011 documentary, Never Say Never.
The episode also hints that Justin’s new album is coming in February. It notes that parts of the episode were filmed in May 2019, “9 months until album release.”
Monty Brinton/CBSNow that Billie Eilish has won all the Grammys, everyone wants to know when we can expect new music from her. But she's reluctant to go on record about just how much work she's done on the follow-up to WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Speaking to Billboardat the Grammys, Billie said in the coming months, she'll release one-off singles "if I have them," but cautions, "I don't really know what's coming. I'm kinda just like doing what I feel and while doing that, thinking about making an album. But it's not done at all -- it's like, a couple songs, maybe. Maybe not."
Says Billie, "I'm just gonna like, go with whatever happens, y'know?"
The record-breaking singer also talked about her upcoming Apple TV documentary, and said she plans to watch it before it launches, noting, "I better get some say in what's in it and what's not! Dude, they have filmed some stuff that I'm like, ‘Please don't put that in there’ -- like, just me being annoying or whatever. But yeah, I'll watch it. I'll watch it, for sure. I'm excited.”
Billie also said that even though we think we know a lot about her, we'll still learn "hella s**t" by watching the doc.
As for her 2020 goals, Billie says above all things, she wants to be present.
“I realized a couple months ago that I'm in the period of my life that I'm gonna miss, I think,” she said. “Life is kinda perfect for me right now, to be honest with you, and I feel like I can say that now because it wasn't for a really long time...and now I'm not lying.”