ABC/Lou RoccoSure, any artist can take a request for a song -- but how many will take a request for a tattoo?
As E! Online reports, last week, a fan posted a photo of Shawn with a butterfly tattoo edited onto his arm. Shawn saw the tweet and replied, "Wait this is awesome, can u DM the drawing??"
The fan then shared screenshots of Shawn messaging her, asking her how she managed to put the tattoo on his arm. He requested the artwork as well, which she sent him, along with the name of the artist who'd created the butterfly drawing she'd used for the photo.
"Who would’ve thought that me messing around and editing a tattoo onto him would turn into a reality??? no words," she wrote.
The artist who designed the butterfly drawing is pretty happy as well. The fan posted a screenshot of a conversation in which he wrote, "Are you the girl who edited the photo with my design? Thank you very much seriously!"
Despite the new tat, Shawn still seems to have a lot of room left on his arms...so send in your requests.
ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaZara Larsson is making her way back to the States for a new string of headlining shows this fall.
The Swedish singer will return for the second leg of her “Don’t Worry About Me” tour, kicking off September 17 in Seattle. Zara will play nine shows, concluding in Atlanta on October 3. Check ZaraLarssonOfficial.com for ticket details.
In the meantime, Zara will continue her opening stint for Ed Sheeran at international stadiums through August.
Her new single, “All the Time,” is out now.
Here’s a list of her fall tour dates:
9/17 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 9/18 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 9/20 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 9/24 -- Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre 9/26 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues – Dallas 9/28 -- Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall 9/30 -- Tampa, FL, Ritz Ybor 10/1 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues – Orlando 10/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
Courtesy Ed Sheeran's Instagram @teddysphotosEd Sheeran's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is #1 on the Billboard album chart, and now he's got another chart-topper to add to his collection.
Ed and Justin's duet "I Don't Care," the first single from the album, has hit #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay.
"I Don't Care" is Ed's fourth #1 on this chart, following "Thinking Out Loud," "Shape of You" and "Perfect." It's Justin's sixth, following "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry," "Love Yourself," his collabo with Major Lazer on "Cold Water" -- co-written by Ed, incidentally -- and, of course, "Despacito," with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
But according to Billboard, "I Don't Care" has made some history: It's the first duet credited solely to two male solo artists to ever top the Pop Songs chart, which has been around since 1992.
As Billboard notes, on that particular chart, there have been a couple of number ones credited to three male artists: "Despacito," 2003's "Shake Ya Tailfeather," by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee; and 1994's "All For Love," featuring Sting, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart.
There's also been a number one credited to two guys and a girl: "Eastside," featuring Benny Blanco, Khalid and Halsey.
Big Hit EntertainmentYou can have a front row seat to BTS, right on your very own couch.
Two of the K-pop boy band’s concert films -- BTS World Tour 'Love Yourself' New York and BTS World Tour 'Love Yourself' Europe – will be available on the Apple TV app and Amazon Prime Video on July 23.
Columbia RecordsAttention Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men: There's a new sheriff in town.
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" has now officially spent 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, meaning he's now tied the record for the longest run on top of the chart. The only other songs that have ever spent that long at #1 are "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, and "One Sweet Day," by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.
If "Old Town Road" can hang on for one more week, it will set the all-time record for the longest-running #1 in the history of the Hot 100, which spans more than five decades. According to Billboard, it's quite likely that this will happen.
The song stayed on top thanks to a 13% increase in streaming and sales, courtesy of a new remix that dropped July 12 featuring Young Thug and Mason Ramsey. The number two song, "bad guy" by Billie Eilish, was also helped by a new remix featuring Justin Bieber -- it scored a 32% increase -- but it still wasn't enough to topple "Old Town Road."
Meanwhile, there's a new parody version of "Old Town Road": It's a remix that features 14 celebrities -- in Animoji form, of course -- including Barack Obama, The Pope, Rick Astley, Smash Mouth, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey.
Valheria RochaTaylor Swift is about to reveal more details of her new album Lover.
On her socials, she wrote, "I’m going live on Instagram tomorrow, July 23 at 5pm ET! I have some stuff I’m reeeeeally excited to tell you about, including some info on this Easter egg right here."
She illustrated the post with a GIF of the bullseye we see in the video for "You Need to Calm Down," which has a number "5" in the center of it. Fans have speculated that the five refers to the fifth song on the album.
In addition, hard-core Swifties believe that on every one of her albums, she's always made the most emotional song track five. Past examples include "Delicate," "Dear John," "White Horse" and "All You Had to Do Was Stay."
Lover is coming out August 23. Meanwhile, "You Need to Calm Down" has just become Taylor's 18th top 10 single on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which measures airplay. She and Justin Timberlake both have had 18; the only artists who've had more are Rihanna with 30, Maroon 5 with 20 and Pink with 19.
ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey couldn’t be happier to be starring in Sam Smith’s dreams.
Over the weekend, Sam tweeted that he'd had a dream about Mariah, and she responded to him on Twitter – making his dreams come true in real life.
“I had the best dream last night,” Sam wrote. “I was at a Mariah Carey album launch with all my friends and she dedicated ‘A No No’ to me! Ugh! Dreams! Woke up in such a good mood @MariahCarey.”
Mariah responded just a couple of hours later, referencing Sam's latest single. She wrote, “So.. am I the answer to ‘How do you sleep?’ I LOVE the song and I couldn't be happier than to be starring in your dreams, dahhling!”
Sam released his latest single, “How Do You Sleep?,” on Friday.
Sam commented with about a dozen crying emojis and wrote, “thank you gorgeous xx I hope to see you soon!”
Fans are already clamoring for a collab between the two. One wrote, “Duet please!” While another tweeted, “omg collab.” Another fan added, “They say dreams come true, hint hint, we need a collab.”
The song Sam dreamed about, "A No No," is a track on Mariahs' current album Caution.
Def Jam RecordingsAs promised, Alessia Cara has released her new single "Ready," the first release from her upcoming EP This Summer.
The "Scars to Your Beautiful" singer surprised fans last week when she revealed she'd be releasing new music.
"Caught the writing bug out of the blue and made an EP. It’s called This Summer. I’ll be releasing a new track every couple of weeks until it’s release," she wrote on Instagram.
In the song, Alessia addresses a guy who doesn't seem to be mature enough to handle a relationship with her. "Why are you pulling me down/If you got things to figure out?" she sings. "You're still only a boy, you're scared of a good girl/You're not ready for me."
Alessia's This Summer EP will be out September 6. While she's currently on tour with Shawn Mendes, she's also just announced a U.S. headlining tour for the fall, kicking off October 21 in Boston, MA. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Fellow Canadian singer Ryland James, who just released his debut single "In My Head," will open for her.
Here are Alessia's tour dates:
10/21 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre 10/23 -- New York, NY, Sony PlayStation Theatre 10/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore 10/26 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem 10/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy 10/29 -- Indianapolis, IN, Old National Ctr. – Egyptian Room 10/30 -- Chicago, Il, Rosemont Theatre 11/1 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino 11/2 -- Madison, WI, The Sylvee 11/5 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre 11/6 -- Portland, OR, Schnitzer Hall 11/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 11/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Granada Theatre 11/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Novo 11/15 -- Las Vegas, NV, Chelsea @ Cosmopolitan 11/18 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom 11/19 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall 11/20 -- Houston, TX, Revention Center
ABC/Paula LoboCamila Cabello shared a two-part message on Instagram Sunday in which she opens up about her journey to overcome anxiety and encourages fans they can do the same.
"I remember growing up hearing stories of the singers I loved, all the stories sounded the same, kids who would grow up performing for their families and putting on talent shows for their parents when they were little who grew up to be dazzling to me," she begins.
But she admits to being the opposite. She never sang in front of her parents or friends and says she was “incredibly nervous and socially anxious” when she was little.
Camila goes on to sum up how she’s gotten to this point in her life. She says she’s always had “two Camila's” inside her: the one who’s “terrified of the unknown” and the one who “knows what she wants out of life” and goes after it.
“Little me hasn’t left,” she says. “I just don’t let her boss me around as much.”
"The truth is you decide who you’re going to be," she writes. "Every day. I’m not talking about talent or success. I just mean the type of person you’re going to be. If you haven’t been very brave, or very social, or wild, or an adventure seeker, if you describe yourself as the opposite of those things... it doesn’t mean you can’t be.”
She concludes, “Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always -- and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you’re worth that.”
FilmMagic For dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Taylor Swift's feud with Scooter Braun has now spilled over into the 2020 presidential race.
Over the weekend, Sen. Kamala Harris attended a fundraising event at Braun's home -- her husband posted a photo of the Democratic presidential candidate posing with Braun's clients Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, as well as Katy Perry.
Swifties immediately went on the attack, dissing Sen. Harris for hanging out with Taylor's sworn enemy. As you'll recall, Taylor has accused Braun of relentless bullying, and of trying to "dismantle" her legacy, and she's horrified that Braun now owns her masters, having purchased her former record label, Big Machine.
Replying to Braun's tweet, one fan wrote, "Aww. You have a friend, how nice. Now give Taylor her masters."
And another wrote, "If @KamalaHarris thinks this will get her votes she is delusional and @scooterbraun is a thief who uses these women to advance his bank account just like Kamala used a man to advance her career."
According to the Daily Beast, another fan, @longlivesnakeT -- whose tweets are protected -- wrote, "I was SO excited for you as a democratic candidate, but if you so choose to go to an event held by @scooterbraun, a man whose arrogance mirrors our president’s, I can no longer hold onto my excitement and faith for you as a presidential candidate."
One fan even tried to warn Harris that appearing at the event would turn Taylor fans against her, writing, "@KamalaHarris please don’t do a fundraiser with @scooterbraun you will lose a lot of votes to @ewarren I want to support you but cannot if you associate with a bully and misogynist #IStandWithTaylor."
While Taylor has vowed to remain politically engaged, she has so far been silent on this topic.
AtlanticEd Sheeran's got himself another #1 album as his No. 6 Collaborations Project debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 all-genre albums chart.
Released July 12, the project sold 173,000 equivalent albums units in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music figures reported by Billboard. Of that number, 70,000 were physical album sales. Making those numbers even more impressive is that fact they were achieved without the concert ticket/album or merchandise/album bundles that are becoming increasingly more common.
Ed's debut marks the biggest sales week of the year for a male artist. It's also his third Billboard 200 number-one album, following 2017's Divide and 2014's Multiply. In his native U.K., No. 6 Collaborations Project also bowed as the #1 album, and is the fastest-selling album of the year there to date.
The #1 bow for No. 6 Collaboration Project was driven in part by "Blow," the album's most recent release, featuring Ed with Bruno Mars and Grammy-winning country star Chris Stapleton. The album also features collabos with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper,Khalid, CamilaCabello, Eminem, H.E.R,PnBRock, TravisScott, and Skrillex.
The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha collaborate with many different artists, but they've finally found their way to each other with their hit "Call You Mine." According to The Chainsmokers, working with Bebe is something they've always wanted to do, because they've known each other since before both their careers really took off.
"What's wild is the first, like, songwriter session we ever did...was with Bebe," recalls The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart.
"She had a song with this group called Cash Cash called 'Take Me Home,' and we had remixed it and that kind of put us together," he explains. "So we've known her from, like, day one."
"To have finally have a song with her now -- even kinda seeing each other on our way to where we are now, and you're always going, like, 'O.K., let's get [a song together] someday!'" Drew adds. "And we finally have one, it's the perfect one, so it's pretty serendipitous, this song, y'know?"
But with both artists, if you wait five minutes, they'll be working with someone else. Bebe recently dropped a new single called "Harder" with Jax Jones, while The Chainsmokers are teasing their new video for the song "Takeaway," a collabo with Illenium and Lennon Stella.
Bebe hits the road with The Jonas Brothers on their Happiness Begins tour August 7, while The Chainsmokers kick off their World War Joy tour with Lennon Stella and 5 Seconds of Summer on September 25.
Mark SurridgeIt's official: Ed Sheeran's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project has made him the ruler of the British charts.
The album has become the fastest-selling release of the year so far in Ed's British homeland, debuting at #1 on the chart with sales of 125,000 units. As the Official Charts Company notes, the album has sold more copies than the rest of the top 30 albums combined.
Not only that, but Ed is also #1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful People," one of the tracks from the album, which features Khalid. The album's first single, the Justin Bieber-assisted "I Don't Care," had already reached #1 on the chart.
Two other songs from the album are in the top five: "Take Me Back to London" and "Cross Me."
Finally, Ed's previous three albums have all jumped back into the British top 40: Divide is #7, Multiply is #18 and Plus is #37.
On Instagram, Ed showed off his trophies that the Official Charts Company gave him to mark the success of the singles and his album, and wrote, "Great great news, thanks for everyone supporting it ! Love you all."
We Are HearNatasha Bedingfield returned to the spotlight last month via a new remix of her iconic hit "Unwritten," which now serves at the theme song for The Hills: New Beginnings. Now she's released a brand new single and has a new album on the way.
Roll With Me, her fourth album, will be out August 30. It's the follow-up to her 2010 album Strip Me. A new track called "Roller Skate" is available now; another song, "Kick It," is coming August 2. More tracks will be released in the coming weeks.
Pre-orders of Roll With Me come with an instant download of "Roller Skate."
Roll With Me was produced by hitmaking singer/songwriter/producer Linda Perry, and will be released on her label We Are Hear.
In a statement, Natasha, who welcomed her first child in 2017, says, "I wanted to make music that moves people and makes them move. It's bright and bold but in a way that is also raw and honest."
Linda Perry adds, "I wanted to work with Natasha because she is one of the best live performers I have ever seen and has one of the most versatile voices I have ever heard. It was important to both of us to capture the true spirit of who Natasha Bedingfield is and we nailed it!"
This Saturday, Natasha will perform Frank Sinatra's classic "Fly Me to the Moon" with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Other performers include country star Kacey Musgraves and Pharrell Williams, and Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins will be in attendance as well.
Universal PicturesAfter the trailer for her new movieCATS dropped Thursday, Taylor Swift is capitalizing on the buzz by offering "Cat Edition" new album bundles.
The bundles, which are only available until Saturday at 12:29 p.m. EDT, come in seven different variations, and they all include Taylor's new album Lover, plus merch from her line of items inspired by her cats Meredith and Olivia.
The first bundle features pins that look like Olivia, pins that look like Meredith and two sets of patches featuring each cat. Bundle two includes two sheets of cat stickers, and two pens decorated with the cats' likenesses. Bundle three has the stickers, plus a pillow that looks like Meredith's face. Bundle four is the same, except with an Olivia pillow.
Bundle five features a gray Meredith and Olivia onesie; bundle six has a pink one. And finally, bundle seven features a black and white cat print t-shirt and a sticker sheet.
The reaction to the CATS trailer has been decidedly mixed, with many wondering why the actors have been turned into cats via CGI, but still have human mouths and, um, other parts. The movie opens December 20.
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboNot long ago, Alessia Cara told ABC Radio that while on tour, she'd been writing new songs, and predicted that the next thing she'd release would be something brand new, rather than a track from her 2018 album The Pains of Growing. Now, she's made good on that prediction.
On her socials, Alessia wrote, "caught the writing bug out of the blue and made an EP. It’s called This Summer. I’ll be releasing a new track every couple of weeks until its release. the first song, 'Ready,' will be out July 22nd."
Meanwhile, the "Scars to Your Beautiful" singer continues her tour with fellow Canadian Shawn Mendes. The two will perform in Kansas City, MO tonight and in Tulsa, OK on Saturday. The dates wrap up August 31 in Uncasville, CT.
Looks like all those drinks that Rihanna and Seth Meyers shared a few weeks ago have led to something other than a really funny Late Night segment.
The singer has announced that her annual Diamond Ball gala, in support of her Clara Lionel Foundation charity, will take place September 12 in New York City, and Meyers will host the event.
Performers include DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams, artists with whom Rih has worked in the past. There are also rumors that Pharrell is working with the singer on her long-awaited ninth album, but that's not confirmed.
"Our 5th Annual #DIAMONDBALL is just 2 months away!!!" Rihanna wrote on Instagram. "I’m so excited to announce our host @sethmeyers ... and for the main event, the one and only @pharrell is performing!!! To support the #ClaraLionelFoundation and learn more, follow @claralionelfdn! #CLF."
The Clara Lionel Foundation, named after Rih's grandparents, was founded in 2012 to support education and health programs globally, as well as emergency response programs worldwide. The first Diamond Ball was held in 2014.
One-hundred-percent of the proceeds from Fenty Beauty's Killawatt Highlighter go to the foundation. And speaking of Fenty Beauty, Rihanna's super-successful cosmetics line is launching in Asia in September, including Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul and Jeju, South Korea.
ABC/Eric McCandlessAfter the massive success of “You Say,” Lauren Daigle has premiered the follow-up single from her Grammy-winning album Look Up Child.
The track, called “Rescue,” contains a message of hope.
“Rescue’ is probably the most personal song from Look Up Child,” Lauren says in a statement. “It was written for someone very close to me who was going through a difficult time. I wanted something that would comfort them in their time of need.”
She adds, “That’s the purpose of the song, to give hope to people who feel lost.”
The video for the song, which debuted on Apple Music, was shot on Knik Glacier in Alaska and features the singer in the middle of the stark yet beautiful landscape.
“The landscape is synonymous to the depth of healing that can take place where you feel void or empty,” Lauren explains. “When hope arrives in such an expansive way it can rescue you.”
Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is on track for a number one debut on the Billboard 200.
According to industry experts, the album could sell over 170,000 album units, giving Ed his third #1 album. He previously topped the chart in 2014 with X (Multiply), and in 2017 with ÷ (Divide).
No. 6 Collaborations Project features Ed duetting with everyone from Bruno Mars and Camila Cabello, to Cardi B, Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper, to Eminem, 50 Cent and country star Chris Stapleton.
Meanwhile, Ed's tour in support of Divide continues in Europe. He plays Moscow on Friday, and Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday and Wednesday. The tour wraps at the end of August with four shows in Ed's hometown of Ipswich, England.