Joe Jonas’ wife Sophie Turner and his ex, Taylor Swift, both appeared on U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, but it was nothing but love.
On her Instagram, Taylor gushed over getting to appear on the talk show -- which airs tonight -- with Sophie and the Dark Phoenix cast.
“Feeling pretty lucky that I got to be a guest on the same night as @sophiet, Michael Fassbender, @Jessicachastain and @Jamesmcavoyrealdeal – They were all so sweet, now I want to just walk around yelling GO SEE DARK PHOENIX,” Taylor wrote.
Joe and Sophie got married in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony after the Billboard Music Awards on May 1. Taylor and Joe dated briefly when they were teens in 2008, with Joe infamously breaking up with her over the phone. Taylor has been dating actor Joe Alwyn since 2017.
Meanwhile, fans think they’ve finally figured out Taylor’s new album title. Taylor left clues about the title in her music video for “ME!,” telling fans they see the title once but hear it twice.
Fans believe the title will be Lover, because the word appears in a neon sign in the video and she sings the word twice within the song. Some fans have even gone so far as to speculate it’ll be a double album called Lovers, with one disc called Me and the other called You.
Michael Muller/NBCFollowing the news that he would be departing The Voice after 16 seasons, Adam Levine posted a lengthy statement on Instagram.
He began by thanking the show’s creator, Mark Burnett, and reminisced about the very first season of the show eight years ago.
“We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going,” Adam writes. “After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself ‘there's some magic here. Something is definitely happening.’”
He continues, “It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever. Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life.”
Adam goes on to thank “every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with,” host Carson Daly, the crew, the contestants, and everyone who has supported the show along the way.
He particularly singles out his bromance partner, Blake Shelton, who’s been a coach with him since the beginning.
“I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it,” he writes about Blake. “Our friendship is and always will be one for the books.”
He tells returning coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend to “take care of the cowboy and I’m sure I’ll be back to say hi very very soon.”
Adam concludes with a message to the fans: “For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING…What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”
Gwen Stefani will replace Adam in the red chair when The Voice returns to NBC for season 17.
David Livingston/Getty ImagesFather’s Day is going to be even sweeter for Nick Carter this year.
The Backstreet Boy is expecting his second child with wife Lauren. He announced the news on Instagram Friday alongside a photo of himself cradling Lauren’s baby bump as their three-year-old son, Odin, kisses her belly.
“Thank You God for giving us the greatest gift we could ever ask for,” Nick writes.
The happy news comes eight months after Nick revealed his wife had suffered a miscarriage.
“God give us peace during this time. I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I’m heartbroken,” Nick tweeted at the time, adding, “It was a little sister for Odin.”
Valheria RochaTaylor Swift has never been shy about sharing her playlists with fans.
The singer has created a new list for Apple Music of songs she’s loving right now, called “Playlist by ME!” Included on the list are “What a Time” by Julia Michaels and Niall Horan, “Want You in My Room” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “New Eyes” by Adam Lambert, “Juice” by Lizzo, “Free Spirit” by Khalid, and “Thinkin Bout You,” by Ciara.
Taylor also features the song “Look Ma, I Made It” by her “ME!” duet partner Brendon Urie’s band, Panic! at the Disco, and the song “Chapstick” by her good pal, Todrick Hall.
“These songs are the soundtrack to my story at the moment,” Taylor writes in a description of the playlist. “I love this playlist for kitchen dance parties, long drives home, sun-soaked reflection, or aggressive bopping. All songs have been loved and appreciated by ME!”
ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey was presented with a special honor at the U.K.'s 2019 Ivor Novello Awards, held Thursday in London.
The singer received the PRS for Music Special International Award, which acknowledges her as "an extraordinary global talent, an impactful songwriter and one of the biggest-selling artists of all time." PRS stands for Performing Right Society.
During her career, Mariah has written 18 U.S. number-one hits, including "Vision of Love," "Hero," "Fantasy" and "We Belong Together."
The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, honor excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, and are judged by songwriters. The awards describe themselves as the "pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition."
After sixteen seasons, Adam Levine is saying so long to The Voice.
Host Carson Daly announced on NBC's Today Friday morning that the Maroon 5 frontman will not return for season 17. Instead, past coach Gwen Stefani will fill his seat.
Levine and fellow coach and bromance object Blake Shelton are the only coaches who have been on The Voice from the show's start in 2011.
As of Friday morning, there was no social media reaction from Adam himself, but Shelton tweeted, "Having a hard time wrapping my head around @adamlevine not being at @NBCTheVoice anymore. After 16 seasons that changed both of ours lives. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot."
A member of Adam's team has won The Voice only three times in the show's run: Javier Colon, in season one; Tessanne Chin, in season five; and season nine's Jordan Smith.
Season 16 of The Voice wrapped up last Tuesday night with Team John Legend's Maelyn Jarmon voted the champ.
Atlantic RecordsWith Ed Sheeran's upcoming album, No.6 Collaborations Project, due out July 12, the singer-songwriter released his latest single, "Cross Me," a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.
The "Shape of You" singer recently teased the project in a video posted to his Instagram. In the clip, an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Ed runs through a long list of the collaborators on his new project, but with the names bleeped out.
Now we know two of the artists behind those bleeps, PnB Rock and Chance, who offer a warning on the new track, that "if you cross her, you cross me."
The first date of Ed’s European tour kicks off Friday night at Lyon Olympic Stadium in France.
No.6 Collaborations Project is available for pre-order.
Emily HopeA couple of weeks after releasing a surprise EP titled Oh My Messy Mind, James Bay is bringing his new music to the masses.
Tonight, he kicks off a stint as the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s European stadium tour. While James is no stranger to playing huge venues -- he did it while opening for the Rolling Stones last year and for Taylor Swift in 2015 -- he says he still puts pressure on himself to win over audiences.
“In a way there's a little bit of, ‘It's not my show,’ so the pressure's off but then it's not at the same time because there's all these people there who I wanna try and give them the best performance and the music they can get before the guy who they paid for the ticket [to see],” James tells ABC Radio.
Ed just announced a brand-new album of collaborations, No. 6 Collaborations Project, coming this July. While it’s not yet known if James will be a part of it, he hopes there will be time for him and Ed to collaborate while on the road.
“Ed's brilliant and easy to be in touch with but a super-busy dude,” James says. “I suppose, in terms of how much we'll even get to hang out I'm just waiting to see…it would be nice to hang out. As far as writing goes, I have no idea.”
The first date of Ed’s European trek kicks off at Lyon Olympic Stadium in France tonight.
ABC/Paula LoboAs he gears up to kick off the final leg of his Divide tour in Europe Friday, Ed Sheeran is fast approaching the record for highest-grossing tour of all time.
According to Billboard, he’s quickly closing the gap with current record-holder U2, and this last batch of dates could put him over the edge.
Ed had the highest grossing tour of April, earning $31.8 million for the eight concerts he played throughout Asia. With this latest total, Ed’s tour becomes the second in the history of Billboard Boxscore to gross over $600 million.
There’s now $109 million separating The Divide Tour and U2’s 360 Tour, which earned $736.4 million between 2009 and 2011. Billboard predicts if Ed maintains a $3.1 million average gross per show on his final 35 European dates, he’ll be on track to surpass the U2 tour.
Sean ErikssonThe track list for Avicii’s posthumous album, TIM, has been revealed.
Billboard reports the 12-song collection, due out June 6, features collaborations with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Imagine Dragons, in addition to the previously released Aloe Blacc collab, “SOS.”
Before the superstar deejay and producer passed away on April 20, 2018, he was nearly done with a new album. His producers were able to carry out his vision to finish TIM -- named for Avicii’s birth name, Tim Bergling.
All proceeds from the album will go to the newly established Tim Bergling Foundation, which works to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide prevention.
Here’s the track list:
"Peace of Mind" (feat. Vargas & Lagola) "Heaven" "SOS" (feat. Aloe Blacc) "Tough Love" (feat. Agnes, Vargas & Lagola) "Bad Reputation" (feat. Joe Janiak) "Ain't a Thing" (feat. Bonn) "Hold The Line" (feat. A R I Z O N A) "Freak" (feat. Bonn) "Excuse Me Mr Sir" (feat. Vargas & Lagola) "Heart Upon My Sleeve" (feat. Imagine Dragons) "Never Leave Me" (feat. Joe Janiak) "Fades Away" (feat. Noonie Bao)
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCBTS just made history on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
The K-pop boy band becomes the first group or duo to top the chart for five weeks. They were previously tied with Twenty One Pilots.
Last June, BTS became the first K-pop act to top the Artist 100. The chart measures artist popularity across key different means of consumption including album sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction.
Taylor Swift holds the record for more weeks overall at number one, with 36. Drake follows close behind, with 31.
First We FeastThe Jonas Brothers are very hot right now, but they’re about to get even hotter.
The reunited trio -- Nick, Joe and Kevin -- are set to be the first guests on season nine of First We Feast’s popular web series, Hot Ones. They’ll chow down on spicy chicken wings and see if they can stand the heat while answering questions from host Sean Evans.
The new season will feature a new hot sauce lineup and, appropriately, TUMS has signed on as the show’s official sponsor.
Dusty Kessler5Seconds of Summer is back with a new summer tune. The band has released their new single, “Easier,” along with a music video for the song.
“’Easier’ is the most confident we have been in the first song to be released off one of our records,” lead vocalist Luke Hemmings says in a statement.
He adds, “Visually and sonically it feels like we took what we uncovered about ourselves as a band on the last album and honed in on that sound and aura. I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.”
Bassist Calum Hood agrees, saying, “This record is something we have subconsciously always needed to release. Accompanied by the euphoria and rawness of the video, ‘Easier’ is the best thing we’ve released yet.”
The video was shot at two historic California locations: Bronson Caves in Griffith Park and Angeles Abbey Memorial Park in Compton.
“Easier,” 5SOS’ first release since singing to Interscope Records, was co-produced by Charlie Puth.
Mark SurridgeFor Ed Sheeran’s next album, he’s getting a little help from his friends.
The singer announced Thursday that he’ll be releasing No. 6 Collaborations Project this summer, a collection of songs featuring some of his favorite artists.
“Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project,” Ed explains on social media. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year.”
He adds, “I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”
The album, featuring Ed's hit Justin Bieber duet “I Don’t Care” and a new collab called “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, will be out everywhere on July 12. However, you can pre-order tonight at midnight local time -- “Cross Me” will debut at the same time.
Ed released a track list for No. 6 Collaborations Project, but the collaborators on all of the songs except “I Don’t Care” and “Cross Me” are redacted for now. Here’s the list:
"Beautiful People" "South of the Border" "Cross Me" "Take Me Back to London" Best Part of Me" "I Don't Care" "Antisocial" "Remember the Name" "Feels" "Put It All on Me" "Nothing on You" "I Don't Want Your Money" "1000 Nights" "Way to Break My Heart" "Blow"
ABC/Eric McCandlessNo one was more excited than Katy Perry to hop on the remix of Daddy Yankee and Snow’s number one Latin hit “Con Calma” -- except maybe her fiancé Orlando Bloom.
Katy tells ABC Radio Orlando was a huge fan of Snow’s original 1992 hit “Informer,” which the Canadian rapper and Daddy Yankee re-imagined for “Con Calma.” She says the two first heard the song together while on a school run with Orlando's son, Flynn, and they immediately loved it. So when she was eventually asked to be on the remix, she jumped at the chance.
“It was like when Daddy Yankee called, I was like, ‘Not only do I love it, but my fiance loves it,’” she says. “And yeah I wanna do something fun and kind of just like…a party.”
She adds, “I don't do that very often. Sometimes I have really dense kind of really thought-out songs or super emotional and very empowering. Sometimes I don't do 'party,' and so it's nice to go there.”
Katy and Daddy Yankee performed the song for the first time together on the American Idol finale this past Sunday.
“Con Calma” is the second major collab of 2019 for Katy, following her song with Zedd, "365."
Courtesy of SixthmanTrain’s Pat Monahan is dishing even more details about the band’s upcoming Sail Across the Sun fan cruise, now in its sixth year.
The frontman tells People that if you think this is the type of fan cruise where the band hops on just for their performance and then leaves, think again. He’s all about hanging with the fans -- both on and off the boat.
“It’s a chance for Train fans -- and we’re more friends than anything -- to get together and really spend time,” Monahan tells People. “They spend their lives taking care of me, and it’s my four days to take care of them.”
He says he encourages all the other musical guests on the cruise to do the same. When bands in the past spent the trip in their cabins, they weren’t invited back.
“That’s not the spirit of what we’re trying to do,” he says. “This is like, ‘Let’s go to the pool together!'”
In addition to performances, the cruise will include a wide range of activities, from yoga classes to talent competitions to arts-and-crafts like painting trucker hats.
The cruise will set sail next February 14-18 and will travel from Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Sony Music International/STMPD RCRDS/RCA RecordsThe video for "Summer Days," Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump's collaboration with DJ/producer Martin Garrix and rapper Macklemore, is streaming now on YouTube.
All three artists appear in the clip, which follows an older woman who has the ability to make everyone she sees sweat profusely and uncontrollably.
Stump will link up with Garrix and Macklemore to give "Summer Days" its TV premiere on the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, held June 17 in Los Angeles.
ABC/Lou RoccoPink brought out a surprise guest at her concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night: country star Chris Stapleton.
The two united on stage to sing their new duet “Love Me Anyway.” Pink started the intimate ballad in a flood of spotlights with only a piano and a couple string players. Later, the audience erupted in applause as Chris walked on to harmonize with her.
After the song was over, Pink hugged Chris and fell to the floor in mock worship as he exited.
“One of my absolute favorite songwriters, favorite voice, and person. Chris Stapleton,” Pink wrote on Instagram following the performance. “What an absolute honor to share a stage with you my friend.”
You’ll find “Love Me Anyway” on Pink’s new Hurts 2B Human album. You can check out fan video of the Madison Square Garden performance on YouTube now.
ABC/Paula LoboFor fans who have been patiently waiting, you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more of Liam Payne soon.
The singer tellsBillboard he has three new songs in the works and he’s also working on pursuing an acting career.
“I've got to work and collaborate with some of the most amazing people so far and that just keeps happening," Liam says of his time in the studio. "We have three new songs that I'm working on and some great friends who have written some more amazing songs for me.”
As for catching the acting bug, Liam says he never saw it coming, but he’s been starting to go on auditions. He says he tried out of the new West Side Story remake and made it to the final five in the casting process before being cut.
What he really wants, though, is to do an action film. "I need to do something, like, really action-based," he says.
Liam dropped his debut EP last year, but has yet to release a full-length solo album.
Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick Madonna has released her new music video for new song “Crave,” featuring Rae Sremmurd singer Swae Lee.
The video, which switches between black-and-white and color, begins with Madonna on a rooftop in New York City attaching a love note to a pigeon and letting it fly away.
"I am waiting for you. I have always been waiting for you. I'm attracted to danger, I crave it,” Madonna says in voice-over.
The carrier pigeon eventually finds its way to Swae Lee, who’s hanging out with some pigeon coops on another rooftop. He unfurls the note and tacks it up on a wall with many other similar notes he’s been collecting. In the end, the two unite on the rooftop and touch hands, creating a spark. Then we see two pigeons flying away.
“Crave” is the latest song off Madonna’s Madame X album, due out June 14.