Capitol RecordsKaty Perry is finding new ways to put a smile on your face. The singer has released a joyous “performance video” for her new song, “Smile.”
In keeping with the clown theme she introduced with her album’s cover art last week, the clip features Katy giving her modern maternity spin on the clown suit.
Clad in a colorful polka dot outfit with red hearts painted around her eyes, she sings and dances around oversized objects -- including, at one point, her own giant smiling face.
“Smile” is the title track for Katy’s upcoming fifth studio album, set to be released August 14. The album also features her previous single, “Daises,” as well as “Never Really Over” and “Harleys in Hawaii.”
Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesShazam has released its most-Shazamed songs of the year so far.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” tops the list, with The Weeknd also coming in as this year’s most-Shazamed artist worldwide on the song-identifying app.
Other songs making the top 10 list include “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” by SAINt JHN at number two, “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa at number five, “Falling” by Trevor Daniel at number six, “Say So” by Doja Cat at number seven, and “death bed (coffee for your head)” by Powfu at number 10.
Here is the complete list of the top 10 most-Shazamed songs worldwide in 2020:
1. “Blinding Lights” -- The Weeknd 2. “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” -- SAINt JHN 3. “Dance Monkey” -- Tones And I 4. “The Box” -- Roddy Ricch 5. “Don't Start Now” -- Dua Lipa 6. “Falling” -- Trevor Daniel 7. “Say So” -- Doja Cat 8. “Breaking Me” -- Topic & A7S 9. “Ride It” -- Regard 10. “death bed (coffee for your head)” -- Powfu (feat. beabadoobee)
Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesMaroon 5 bassist Michael "Mickey" Madden is taking a leave of absence from the band, two weeks after he was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident, People reports.
"I have some things that I need to deal with and address right now and so I have decided to take a leave of absence from Maroon 5 for the foreseeable future," Madden says in a statement to People. "During this time, I do not want to be a distraction to my bandmates. I wish them the absolute best."
Madden was arrested in L.A. late last month and charged with intimate partner violence. He was released the same day after posting $50,000 bail. The details surrounding the incident are unclear and the victim has not been identified.
A spokesperson for Maroon 5 told People in a statement at the time, "We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously. For now, we are allowing all of the individuals involved the space to work things through."
Madden was previously arrested in 2016 in a cocaine bust involving Ivanka Trump’s ex-boyfriend, James “Bingo” Gubelmann.
On Monday, Maroon 5 announced rescheduled tour dates for 2021.
Jason Puma & Courtney LopezSelena Gomez and Trevor Daniel are ready for their close-ups in the video for their duet, “Past Life.”
The clip starts off with the two singing on Instagram Live together, much like in the previously released lyric video for the song.
But this time, the camera zooms in on them through the screen and they turn into virtual avatars of themselves. As the camera zooms further and further into their faces, we see sweeping landscapes, from desert to snow-covered mountains.
The two released the "Past Life" collab last month. The original version of the song, produced by Finneas, appears on Trevor's current album, Nicotine.
ABC News/Frame GrabJust because her due date is fast approaching, doesn’t mean Katy Perry is slowing down. The pregnant singer is set to headline the virtual Tomorrowland Festival later this month.
Variety reports the EDM festival, usually held in Belgium, will be moving online this year and renaming itself Tomorrowland Around the World. The fest will provide 3D imaging on its website, no VR goggles required.
Katy’s set will reportedly include captivating visuals as she performs past hits as well as new songs from her upcoming album, Smile, due out August 14.
“I’ve always wanted to be a part of the fun of Tomorrowland, and have been following the amazing innovation, technology, and invention that this festival has always been about for a long time,” Katy says in a statement. “I’m so glad to be a part of this version, and I hope my set makes you smile.”
The virtual festival is scheduled for July 25 and 26. Tickets start at just €12.50, or around $14, and can be purchased on the Tomorrowland website.
Other artists on the lineup include David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and Tiësto.
Joe Maher/Getty Images for Bauer MediaAnne-Marie is teaming up with Doja Cat on a new song, and we won’t have to wait long to hear it.
The British singer took to social media Monday to announce that the track, “To Be Young,” will drop this Friday. She also revealed the cover art, featuring colorful sketches of the two artists along with a drawing of two hands making a pinky promise.
Anne-Marie then posted a preview snippet of the song on TikTok, where she sings, “We’re all a mess/But I guess/This is what it feels like to be young.”
Yu TsaiBefore John Legend sang "All of Me" to longtime love Chrissy Teigen, the Oscar winner admits that he was anything but faithful when he was younger.
Speaking to Dax Shepard and Minica Padman Monday for their podcast Armchair Expert, Legend touched upon his history of infidelity before he met Teigen.
"I did have a history of [cheating]. Definitely in my 20's," the 41-year-old confessed when asked upfront about how he treated his past girlfriends. "I was younger than everybody in high school and college, and so I just didn't get a lot of girls. When I started to get that attention, I loved it."
"I definitely was dishonest and selfish," Legend openly admitted.
He said he fooled himself into thinking he wasn't doing anything wrong by "keeping my relationship ill-defined." However, even he knew the truth back then that "it was really cheating."
Going back to not receiving much attention from the opposite sex when he was younger, he said he overindulged when he started becoming famous, admitting he "took advantage of that, at that time."
But that all stopped once he met Chrissy, whom he married in 2013. The two share two children, four-year-old Luna and two-year-old Miles.
He says he is thankful he changed his ways for her.
"At a certain point, you just realize you're happier being honest. You're happier being faithful and being in love with one person," Legend explained. "At a certain point, I just decided that person was Chrissy. I decided I wasn't gonna mess with somebody else anymore."
Legend joked that he is deathly afraid of doing his wife wrong, cracking, "Chrissy has 12 million Twitter followers. If I were to do anything, it would be career suicide."
MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty ImagesThe Spice Girls have reunited, though it's not exactly in the way fans would have hoped.
Emma Bunton, who is one fifth of the girl group that includes Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C, and Victoria Beckham, revealed during her radio show on Sunday that the ladies were recently able to catch up with each other in-person.
According to Mirror Online, Bunton said, "As things slowly, slowly start to get back to normal and we've all started to meet up with friends again haven't we? Which is strange... I actually started to think I would never see them again. Well, unless it was on Zoom calls."
"And this week, yes, I finally got to meet up with Geri, Mel B, Mel C and Victoria. Now you may think we propped up a bar somewhere or had drinks in the garden but no! We went on a social distancing walk in the woods, yes," the 44-year-old singer shared.
As for whether the Spice Girls will get back together for fans to witness, that remains to be seen, though reports thus far have maintained that Victoria will not be a part of any upcoming reunion tour.
ABC/Stewart CookThe countdown is on for Katy Perry, who is due to give birth later this summer. Like most expecting mothers approaching the tail end of the third trimester, she's feeling all her baby's movements.
Speaking to Britain’s Hits Radio Breakfast, the "Daisies" singer provided insight over how active her little one is.
"I call her Kicky Perry," the 35-year-old laughed. "I love a pun."
However, Perry's not letting a few kicks to the ribcage slow her down. "I'm really active right now and, you know, my doctors are like 'Stay active, you're good. You're good to go, girl!,'" said the American Idol judge. "So I've been dancing, I've been singing a lot."
As to why Perry isn't feeling the conventional nervousness most first-time mothers experience, it's because her fiancé Orlando Bloom already knows the ropes and is a natural at parenting.
"The good thing is that [Orlando] has a kid that's nine. And he's been through it so, when we were going to pick out strollers, he was like, he knew exactly the stroller," She disclosed, adding that she was definitely attracted to those that looked more entertaining.
"Some of the strollers are very chic, they've got leather handles and blah, blah, blah," She confessed. "I was like really drawn to them right? And he's like 'No, let me show you what the stroller is. It's this one that you pick up in the middle and it collapses -- a little thing -- and it's like an umbrella!'"
"He's already had a test run so, I'm grateful for that," Perry smiled -- cheekily adding that she found it very sexy watching Bloom demonstrate how to master the stroller.
Bloom is the father of nine-year-old Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
Don Arnold/WireImageWedding Crashers director David Dobkin is a good pal of Maroon 5's Adam Levine, and he's directed videos for the band like "Sugar," the super-successful "Girls Like You" and their current clip, "Memories." Dobkin tells ABC Audio that Adam gave him a preview of the band's new music, and he was very impressed.
"The music's fantastic. You know, I don't know how they keep generating these hits," Dobkin gushes. "There is a magic that they seem to have. They have the ear for finding singles, writing singles...that's actually the talent. It's almost like Michael Jackson!"
Dobkin says Adam played him a couple of the new songs at his house. "They're really, really good," Dobkin says -- so good that he couldn't even tell which one should be released first.
While we're waiting to hear this fantastic music, we'll just have to be content with watching the "Memories" video. Dobkin says he was busy prepping a big movie in London last year when Adam begged him to direct the clip, and ended up with more than he bargained for.
"He was like, 'I'm going to be in London. Can I get you just...on the weekend for a day?,'" Dobkin recalls. "I'm like, 'OK, all right.' Then he canceled London, but now I'm on the hook for the video!"
So, Dobkin says, he ended up doing it remotely -- many months before we all made Zoom a permanent part of our lives.
"I directed the 'Memories' video from London with my director of photography in L.A....it was ridiculous! And it worked," Dobkin boasts. "I directed that video from 7,000 miles away! It's a one-take. But it was beautiful and it was emotional and it worked."
Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Entertainment StudiosMaroon 5 has announced new dates and routing for their North American tour, which was postponed until next summer due to COVID-19.
The 2021 dates will kick off July 15 in Chula Vista, CA and crisscross the U.S. through July, August and September, before wrapping in Los Angeles on October 2.
A new show at Madison Square Garden has been added on September 10, 2021 and the band’s shows in Hartford, CT at XFINITY Theater and Flushing, NY at CITI Field have been cancelled. Ticket holders for the CITI Field show will receive an email with an opportunity for a pre-sale for the MSG show, or have the option for a refund.
Tickets for the Madison Square Garden show will go on sale Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
All other tickets purchased for the 2020 tour will be honored for the new dates.
ABC/Image Group LAPost Malone, Halsey and Khalid are big winners at this year’s BMI Pop Awards.
Post Malone and Khalid took the award for Songwriters of the Year, while Halsey and co-writer Delacey nabbed Song of the Year for “Without Me.”
Since there was no in-person awards show this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BMI created a page on its website where fans can watch video messages from this year’s winners.
“It’s a huge honor and I’m so blessed and so lucky to be able to work with super talented people,” Posty says in his video acceptance speech.
In Khalid’s message, he says, “I wanna give this out to all the Black creators out there, all the Black pop creators out there. Don’t limit yourself to a box. The sky is the limit.”
Halsey says in her video that “Without Me” changed her life “in ways I could never have imagined.” She goes on to thank Justin Timberlake and the other writers of “Cry Me a River” for letting her interpolate that song’s bridge into her own.
“‘Cry Me a River’ was my favorite break-up song as a child and it helped inspire my new favorite break-up song -- my own! Thank you guys!” she adds.
The BMI Pop Awards also honored the songwriters and publishers of the 50 most-performed pop songs of the previous year, including Ariana Grande's "7 Rings," the Jonas Brothers' "Cool," Sam Smith and Normani's "Dancing with a Stranger," Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes' "Senorita," and more.
JP BoardmanAfter releasing his new single “Chew on My Heart” last week, James Bay is gearing up to play a livestreamed mini-concert this week in support of U.K. music venues affected by COVID-19.
James will perform a 45-minute set live from London, which will air worldwide on his YouTube page Thursday, July 16 at 4 p.m. ET. The stream will include direct donation links to Save Our Venues, a campaign that aims to protect U.K. grassroots music venues at risk of permanent closure due to the pandemic.
“Big or small, spending time honing your craft and performing in venues is vital on the journey to becoming a successful touring and recording artist,” James says in a statement. “We must never live in a world where live music venues don’t exist.”
He continues, “They are as important for the artist as they are for the countless visitors and of course the dedicated staff that devote themselves to running those rooms like clockwork. Venues offer a joy, an escape and a magic you just don’t experience through a screen or even through a stereo speaker. At all costs, we must save our venues.”
If you miss the livestream, the video will be available afterward to watch on James’ YouTube channel.
Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicKygo is teaming up with Tina Turner for a brand-new version of her classic, “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
The Norwegian DJ/producer announced the news on Monday, writing, “Can’t believe I’m releasing a collab with @tinaturner this Friday!”
He adds, “‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is one of my all time favorite songs, and it feels surreal to get the opportunity to work with such a legendary artist! Can’t wait for you all to hear.”
Kygo previously reworked a recording from another singing legend, the late Whitney Houston. Last year, he released a remix of Whitney’s cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood hit, "Higher Love." He took 30-year-old archival Whitney vocals and remastered them into a brand-new track that hit number one on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
Can’t believe I’m releasing a collab with @LoveTinaTurner this Friday! ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is one of my all time favorite songs, and it feels surreal to get the opportunity to work with such a legendary artist! Can’t wait for you all to hear it🎶 pic.twitter.com/q4kroHm1H9
Capitol RecordsNow you can clown around on Instagram with Katy Perry’s help. The singer has released her very own Smile-themed Instagram lens, which gives you a red clown nose like the one she wears on her upcoming album's cover.
"Now it’s your turn to clown around...Use my IG lens and show me ur #SMILE," Katy wrote on Instagram Sunday. She posted a video of her testing out the filter, which plays her new single and album title track, "Smile," in the background.
Katy also revealed a whole new line of Smile merch, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, totes, socks, keychains, a quarantine puzzle and, of course, masks.
The singer debuted the song "Smile" on Friday, as well as her album cover art, which features Katy dressed as a sad clown.
Joseph Okpako/WireImageChristina Perri shared the happy news over the weekend that she's expecting her second child.
The “A Thousand Years” singer tweeted Saturday, "carmella is gonna be a big sister !!! our rainbow baby is coming in january.”
Christina shared a photo of Carmella, her two-year-old daughter, wearing a rainbow T-shirt with the words "big sister to be.”
The news comes after Christina revealed she suffered a miscarriage in January.
"We are shocked and completely heartbroken," she wrote at the time. "i am so sad but not ashamed. i am ever reminded how amazing and powerful women are at making life and at healing. to all the mothers who have been here and who will be here, i see you and i love you."
Christina and husband Paul Costabile welcomed Carmella about a month after tying the knot on December 12, 2017. Christina released an album of lullabies dedicated to her daughter, Songs for Carmella: Lullabies & Sing-a-Longs, in 2018.
Lovato, when first binging the 2008 movie, couldn't stop herself from laughing at some of her more "awkward" moments.
During a particularly catty scene between her and co-star Alyson Stoner, Lovato captioned in all caps, "The amount of awkward f****** things I did in this movie... I can't."
In another scene where Lovato's Mitchie is seen staring adoringly at Joe Jonas' Shane Gray, she remarked, "I told yall - how awkward am I?!!!"
Throughout all the written commentary, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer's intense laughter and wheezes can be heard drowning out the movie's audio.
Lovato also offered up some of her opinions regarding Camp Rock's soundtrack, dubbing the flick's "Our Time Is Here" is the underrated song. "[It] slaps not gonna lie," The Grammy-nominee remarked.
She also offered up some post-COVID predictions as she continued her Disney Channel marathon with Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
During the 2010 movie's reunion scene -- where Lovato's Mitchie screams and races up to her camp friends to give them hugs -- Lovato cracked, "Me seeing my friends in 2021."
Lovato also found herself pondering during the scene where Mitchie and Joe Jonas' Shane sing "Wouldn't Change a Thing" over how the two are perfectly fine "belting their lungs out while everyone's sleeping."
The "Anyone" singer wasn't alone when strolling down memory lane. Her boyfriend Max Ehrich joined her for the marathon. Lovato made sure to capture his reactions to some of Camp Rock 2's emotional moments, to which she wrote, "Bae is so supportive."
Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez and Maluma gave fans something to look forward to over the weekend -- new music.
Sharing similar posts of themselves in the studio on Saturday, the two Latin artists hinted that that they've got a new collaboration in the works.
"Are you ready?" the 50-year-old Super Bowl performer wrote alongside the fierce Instagram pic, while Maluma, 26, concluded his caption, "We are recording a bomb."
While neither dropped a date or name for their new track, the tease comes about a year after Deadline revealed the two would be working together on-screen in the upcoming film Marry Me, which also stars Owen Wilson.
The movie is based on a graphic novel and is "described as Notting Hill meets The Proposal" by the publication and centers around Lopez's character, a pop star "who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiancé (Maluma), at Madison Square Garden, finds out he was cheating with her assistant and spontaneously melts down onstage and picks a random math teacher (Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead. What starts as a goof ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny."
Marry Me is scheduled to be released on September 13.
Sam DameshekSinger, songwriter and producer blackbear -- last heard on Ellie Goulding's single "Worry About Me" -- is back with a new solo track. "queen of broken hearts" is from the artist's upcoming album everything means nothing, which is due out August 21.
In a statement, he says, "‘queen of broken hearts’ is a song that recognizes social media as an evil villain -- while looking introspectively at the bright light on my cell phone and the validation addiction, as well as bringing my other bad habits in relationships & character defects into the light."
everything means nothing will feature blackbear's 2019 hit "hot girl bummer," and this year's "me n ur ghost."
blackbear, born Matthew Musto, has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Linkin Park, and appeared on singles with artists ranging from Marshmello, Gucci Mane and Trevor Daniel to Cheat Codes and Machine Gun Kelly.
Stuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesLady Gaga is enjoying the sweet smell of success.
Women’s Wear Dailyreports the singer has been tapped as the face of Valentino’s new perfume, Voce Viva.
The fragrance, described as being non-gender specific, will debut in September. Voce Viva translates, fittingly for Gaga, into Living Voice.
“Lady Gaga means freedom, self-consciousness, pure heart,” the fashion house’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, says in a statement to WWD. “Her participation in this campaign elevates the symbolic power of the project to the highest level.”
Garance Delaye, Valentino Beauty global brand president, tells WWD Gaga was chosen for the campaign not only because of the fragrance's name, but because she embodies the values of Valentino -- inclusivity and individuality.