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RAYE announces new North American dates, releases "Flip a Switch" video

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"Escapism" singer RAYE most recently toured the U.S. opening for Kali Uchis, but she's just announced she's coming back for her own headline dates.

RAYE's My 21st Century Blues World Tour will start a North American leg September 29 in Washington, D.C., before wrapping up November 7 in Los Angeles. A presale starts Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time via The general on-sale begins June 9 at 10 a.m. local time.

Meanwhile, RAYE's dropped the video for the follow-up to "Escapism," "Flip a Switch." It features her teaming up with "Players" artist Coi Leray. The clip starts with RAYE on the floor, seemingly shot to death by her boyfriend.  But then time runs backward and she gets up as the bullet flies out of her shoulder.

We next see RAYE on a British double-decker bus, where she and a bunch of women, and eventually Coi, dance suggestively as they travel through the London streets. At the end, RAYE gets off the bus, points a gun at the same guy who shot her in the beginning and shoots him.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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Music notes: Jessie J, Kim Petras and more

Jessie J doesn’t want to keep the father of her child a secret any longer. The singer wrote a sweet tribute to her partner, Danish basketball player Chanan Safir Colman, on her Instagram Stories over the weekend. She also posted a slideshow of photos of him to her main Instagram Monday, writing, “Ah f*** it. I can’t keep secreetssssss with ALL AH DIS LOVEEEE INSIDE OF MEEEE. Happy 1st [Danish] Father’s day baby. Damn it looks good on youuuu.”

Get some behind-the-scenes scoop on the music video for Kim Petras and Nicki Minaj’s collab, “Alone,” in the latest installment of Vevo Footnotes. In one of the tidbits, Kim reveals Nicki gave her a nickname that she’ll treasure forever. “I was thrilled to hear Nicki say my name, and was most proud she gave me the nickname ‘Kim Petty,’” she says. “That is iconic. Now I will forever be Kim Petty.”

Halsey is teaming up with Hard Rock International for their “Love Out Loud” Pride Month campaign. The singer has designed two Hard Rock x Halsey Pride edition T-shirts. They'll also be performing at a private concert at Hard Rock Cafe London Old Park Lane, where the brand was founded, as well as doing a series of shows with a string ensemble at various Hard Rock locations across the country.

Britney Spears is hitting the gym ... in a dress and heels. The singer posted a video to Instagram where she says she's always wanted to dress up for the gym to see what it was like. "And I really like it," she concludes.

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Report: Taylor Swift and Matty Healy split

They never actually confirmed their relationship, but now Taylor Swift has reportedly broken up with 1975 singer Matty Healy.

Fans have spent weeks speculating on their relationship, especially after Healy attended numerous Taylor concerts and the two were spotted together in various cities, amid reports that they were seen kissing and holding hands. But now, whatever it was is apparently over.

"They are both extremely busy and realized they're not really compatible with each other," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "Taylor's friends want what's best for her and aren't shocked that their relationship fizzled out since she recently got out of a long-term relationship."

While Taylor told fans during a tour stop that she'd never been happier, her relationship with the British artist has been an issue for some of her fans. Earlier this year, Healy appeared on a podcast in which he laughed at racist jokes the hosts made about rapper Ice Spice and joked about watching brutal pornography.

Healy recently dismissed the controversy as "just people going, ‘Oh, there’s a bad thing over there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.’"

Fans also disliked the fact that years ago Healy had said dating Taylor would be "emasculating." In fact, some were so angry that they published an open letter to Taylor, in which they claimed that if she continued to stay silent on Healy's problematic actions, she'd be "contribut[ing] to systemic oppression."

A few weeks after that, fans again raised their eyebrows at the announcement that Taylor had tapped Ice Spice for a remix of her song "Karma." Meanwhile, Rolling Stone pointed out in a headline, "We Wouldn’t Be Having This Conversation If Taylor Swift Was a Man."

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Lewis Capaldi cancels all his shows until June 24: "I need a moment to rest and recover"

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In his recent Netflix documentary How I'm Feeling Now, Lewis Capaldi talked about his struggles with anxiety. Now, the Scottish singer is hitting pause on his touring schedule for the sake of his mental health.

In an Instagram message, he writes, "I'm going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th." He goes on to explain that "the last few months have been full-on, both mentally and physically" leading up to the release of his new album, Broken By Desire to Be Heavenly Sent.

"I haven't been home properly since Christmas and at the moment, I'm struggling to get to grips with it all," he writes. "I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all the other incredible shows coming up so that I'm able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come."

The singer goes on to say that he wants to spend the next three weeks being plain old "Lewis from Glasgow," spending time with friends and family, and doing "normal life things that are an important part of me feeling better."

He then apologizes to fans who've spent money on travel and hotels, writing, "The fact that you're willing to come out and spend your time, money and love on these shows is beyond comprehension and I feel incredible lucky."

"I'm getting all the help and support I need from the incredible people around me who I'm so grateful for," he concludes. "I take none of this for granted and I can't wait to be back doing it again."

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'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' features Paramore's Hayley Williams, Fall Out Boy

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Hayley Williams of Paramore hinted not long ago that she was part of Taylor Swift's upcoming rerelease of Speak Now, and indeed, she is.

Taylor revealed the track listing of the album on Monday, and Hayley is featured on one of the songs "From the Vault" — "Castles Crumbling." But that's not all: Fall Out Boy is featured on another "Vault" song, "Electric Touch."

On Instagram, Taylor says, "Since Speak Now was all about my songwriting, I decided to go to the artists who I feel influenced me most powerfully as a lyricist at that time and ask them to sing on the album. They’re so cool and generous for agreeing to support my version of Speak Now."

"I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and can’t wait to unveil it all to you on July 7th," she adds.

Speak Now (Taylor's Version) also includes Taylor's rerecordings of hits like "Mine," "Back to December" and "Mean," as well as "Dear John," notoriously believed to be about her alleged romance with John Mayer.

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Olivia Rodrigo's countdown clock has started, and it seems June 30 is D-Day

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After "pinky-promising" in May that her "new stuff" is "so so so close to being done," it seems that Olivia Rodrigo finally has a date in mind for when she plans to unveil it.

A countdown clock has started on her official website, which shows that, as of Monday, June 5, there are 24 days until she reveals ... something. On top of that, if you play "Drivers License" on Spotify, the video that plays in the background shows a photo of a mock driver's license with Olivia's picture on it and an expiration date of June 30, 2023.

Whatever Olivia releases, it'll be her first new music since her Grammy-winning debut album, SOUR, made her a global superstar. The album topped the charts for five weeks and spun off the hits "Drivers License," "Good 4 You" and more.

In January, she posted that she was once again working with her SOUR collaborator Dan Nigro on "so many new songs."

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There was a pop superstar who swallowed a fly ... OK, it was Taylor Swift

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Performing outside has its challenges, even when it's not raining. That's what Taylor Swift learned Sunday night at the final show of her three-night stand in Chicago.

Fan-recorded video posted to Twitter shows Taylor covering her mouth and coughing, then announcing, "I just swallowed a bug. I'm so sorry."

"I'll be fine, it's just so stupid," she laughed. "Oh delicious!" she added before jokingly asking, "Is there any chance that none of you saw that?"

As the audience laughed, she said, "It's fine. It's fine, I swallowed it," while continuing to cough.

In addition to unwanted insect interference, Sunday night's show featured Taylor treating fans to the live debut of "Hits Different," one of the songs included on the deluxe Til Dawn Edition of Midnights.

According to fan-shot video, before singing the song, Taylor told the crowd, "You guys are so amazing. On a one-on-one basis, I’ve made so many new friends tonight."

"People are gonna ask me, like, ‘Are you tired at the end of the show?’" she continued. "I’m like, 'No, are they tired?' You guys are, like, head-banging and thrashing and screeching ... it's a noble thing to do. I salute you!"

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Watch Halsey and SUGA embrace their demons in new video for "Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem)"

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As promised, Halsey and SUGA have dropped their devilish new video for "Lilith (Diablo IV Anthem)," in connection with June 6's long-awaited launch of the Diablo IV video game.

In the clip, Halsey, wearing a cape and hood, enters a church and walks into a cloud of smoke. They doff their cape to reveal that they're wearing a gladiator-style costume and carrying a sword. As they continue walking, they're bloodied and cut by things both seen and unseen. 

Finally, Halsey kneels before a huge mural inspired by the game. As they offer their sword in a gesture of loyalty, they're transformed into Lilith, the main character of the game, who's depicted in the painting.

SUGA shows up halfway through, delivering his verses while enveloped by some kind of red mist.

"I'm here as both a fan and a collaborator,” says Halsey of their partnership on the game launch. "Plus, I’ve always wanted to do a concept with SUGA with this type of dark mythology, Hopefully, fans of Diablo, SUGA and myself will love Lilith’s embrace.” 

“Working with Halsey on a track for the Diablo universe has been an incredible joy," SUGA adds. "I hope the track resonates with many people worldwide."


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Watch Ed Sheeran make a "Perfect" Philly cheesesteak

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Last month on Instagram, we saw Ed Sheeran learn how to shotgun a beer. Now on Instagram, you can see him learn how to make that most Philadelphia of foods: a cheesesteak.

After his intimate concert in the City of Brotherly Love, Ed traveled to Philip’s Steaks in South Philadelphia to learn how to make the local delicacy using "slabs" -- ribeye steak -- and "wiz" --  melted cheese.  He completed his first one and handed it to a woman, who took a bite and pronounced it "Perfect."

One of the owners even said that Ed's first cheesesteak was just a "little bit better" than the first one that his brother and co-owner made.

"That was really fun," Ed grinned.

When he played in Atlanta last month, Ed stopped by a local brewery and served drinks to fans. Which food will he be serving next?  Well, his tour pulls into New Jersey this weekend, so maybe he can serve the state sandwich, which was just named after his pal Taylor Swift: a Taylor (Swift) Ham, Egg and Cheese.

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Taylor Swift's weekend: 'Midnights' returns to #1 as she duets with Maren Morris, speaks out for Pride Month

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Taylor Swift had an eventful weekend, both on the charts and during her three-night stand in Chicago for her Eras Tour.

On Friday night, Taylor kicked off her first show at Chicago's Soldier Field by acknowledging that it was the start of Pride Month. "This is a safe space for you,” Taylor told the audience, according to video captured by fans. "This is a celebratory space for you."

She then continued, "I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people of the LGBTQ+ community...right now and recently there have been so many harmful pieces of legislation that have put people in the LGBTQ+ and queer community at risk."

"It’s painful for everyone. Every ally. Every loved one. Every person in these communities. And that’s why I’m always posting, ‘This is when the midterms are. This is when these important key primaries are,’” she added.

She then urged fans to ask themselves before they vote for certain politicians, “Are they actually advocates? Are they allies? Are they protectors of equality? Do I want to vote for them?”

Then, in Chicago on Saturday, Taylor welcomed her friend Maren Morris to the stage for the first-ever live performance of "You All Over Me," a track from Fearless (Taylor's Version). 

And finally, Sunday night, thanks to its recently released deluxe 'Til Dawn version, Taylor's album Midnights returned to #1 on the Billboard album chart.

In doing so, it ended the 12-week reign of Morgan Wallen's One Thing at a Time. The deluxe Midnights sold 282,000 units last week -- the second-biggest sales week of any 2023 album. Only Wallen's album sold more, moving 501,000 units in its first week.

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Music notes: Taylor Swift, Pink and more

Is Paramore’s Hayley Williams appearing on Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)? Fans think so, and Hayley added more fuel to the fire at a recent meet-and-greet. In a fan-captured video, Hayley accepts a Speak Now-themed bracelet from a fan and says, “Let me just tell you, this is coming at a very interesting time that you’re giving me this to wear. And that’s all I’ll say.”

Pink posted a sweet tribute to her daughter, Willow, for her 12th birthday Friday. Captioning a slideshow of photos of them through the years, Pink wrote, "Ugh. My darling. My lovely, unique, brilliant, odd little duckling. I am so into you. I carry your heart with me(I carry it in my heart)…. Don’t forget, you chose all of this… and you get to keep choosing. I love your choices. I’ll be here, close by. Smiling with pride and wonder. Go get em tiger. Happy birthday."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have reportedly plunked down over $60 million — in cash — for a Beverly Hills mansion. According to TMZ, the place has 12 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms and 15 fireplaces. And apparently, they got it for a steal. It was originally listed in 2018 for $135 million and relisted this year for $75 million.

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Kelly Clarkson thinks it was a "red flag" that ex-husband didn't get her a push present

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Kelly Clarkson is apparently still discovering red flags from her past relationship.

In a clip of The Kelly Clarkson Show posted on YouTube Friday with guests Carey Hart and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Kelly learns what a “push present” is and comes to terms with the fact that her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, did not get her one.

When Carey says he got his wife, Pink, a motorcycle as a push present, Priyanka explains to Kelly that it’s a gift someone gives their partner after they give birth.

"She got a motorcycle?!" Kelly said after learning the meaning. "Screw you, Pink!"

"I didn't get a present. That should have been a red flag," she later quipped, before quickly adding, "I honestly don't think that he knew.”

Coincidentally, Kelly has a song called "Red Flag Collector" on her upcoming album, Chemistry.

Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in 2020. They share 8-year-old daughter River and 7-year-old son Remington.

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New Music Friday: Lauv, Kelly Clarkson and more

Lauv has a new song out called “Steal the Show” from the new Disney-Pixar movie Elemental. The movie and the full soundtrack come out June 16.

Kelly Clarkson released her new song "I Hate Love," featuring actor Steve Martin on the banjo. In it, Kelly explores what happens after you find love and sings about what films like The Notebook don't tell you.

The Chainsmokers are back with another taste of new music. They’ve dropped “Self Destruction Mode” featuring rap/pop artist bludnymph. They also released the video for the song, which was shot on Santa Monica Pier in California.

Meghan Trainor joins up with Australian singer-songwriter Sam Fischer on his new track, "Alright." They originally wrote the song, about dealing with anxiety, four years ago; it's just now being released.

The Weeknd teams up with Madonna and Playboi Carti for the song "Popular," off The Idol soundtrack. The show debuts this Sunday on Max, with the soundtrack dropping June 30.

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Jessie J opens up about having unplanned C-section

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Jessie J received a flood of responses after opening up about having an unplanned C-section for the birth of her son.

In an Instagram post Thursday, she detailed that she spent nine months preparing for a natural birth, but because of her baby’s positioning, she had to have a C-section.

“I guess I’m sharing this because so many people have said ‘Do you feel like you missed out on the birth you wanted?’” she wrote. “I had a birth and it was everything I wanted because I got him at the end of it, that’s all that matters.”

On Friday, Jessie followed up on her Instagram Story, writing, "I don't think I realized the impact my post would have on so many women who have felt ashamed or guilt from having a c-section. Planned or emergency. If no one has told you I will. It is by no means the easy way out. It is a birth. Politely f*** anyone who makes you feel anything different."

She went on to thank her fans for their love and support.

“Having a child has shifted my perspective and energy completely," she wrote. "I actively choose to only focus on the people who get it and support me. Everything else is background noise."

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Taylor Swift announces first international dates for Eras Tour

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Taylor Swift has announced the first round of international dates for her Eras Tour.

She’ll kick off a string of shows in Mexico City, Mexico, on August 24, 25 and 26. Then, in November, she’ll head to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. Sabrina Carpenter will be her supporting act for the Latin America dates.

Verified Fan Registration is now open for the Mexico shows, with tickets going on sale starting June 13 at 2 p.m. local time. General on-sale for Argentina begins Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m. local time, while ticket presales for Brazil also begin June 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans who purchased tickets for Taylor’s 2020 shows in Brazil that were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to access an exclusive presale for Eras tickets.

Additional international dates will be announced soon. 

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