Here's some good news: Turns out Maroon 5's new single "Memories" isn't just a standalone track. Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the band is currently working on the follow-up to 2017's Red Pill Blues. James says "Memories" will be on the album, and he agrees the mournful ballad is a bit of a departure for the band, musically.
"It’s a different kind of song for us...It’s an important song for us," James tells the Sun-Sentinel. "You know, we experienced some loss in the last couple of years. We lost our longtime manager, Jordan Feldstein. We heard the skeleton of this song and thought it matched where we were at."
Feldstein, who was also Adam Levine's best friend, died in 2017 at age 40 of a pulmonary embolism and a blood clot in his leg.
"Adam came in and filled the lyrics and made it more about our direct experience," James explains. "It really spoke to us in this moment, and we’re really happy that it’s out there. Universally, I think everyone can relate to that feeling of loss."
According to James, "Memories" is just another example of Adam's special talent, which has led to Maroon 5's incredible success.
"There’s always been a laser-like focus on the songs that we put out and songwriting," he says. "Adam has an amazing ear, and he really has the ability to pick these songs that go out there and resonate with people."
Maroon 5 will open the new Hard Rock Live venue at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on October 25. Then, they'll do their annual New Year's shows December 30 and 31 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Catherine PowellJustin Bieber teamed up with crossover country duo Dan Shay for the collaboration "10,000 Hours," which just topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. And according to Shay Mooney, the three men have three special women to thank for the song.
"'10,000 Hours' is about spending a lifetime learning and loving your significant other," says Shay. "This song means a lot to us because we are married to two wonderful ladies, Hannah and Abby. And it was cool to be able to collaborate with our friend Justin Bieber, because he is in that same boat."
Shay's referring to the fact that Justin is also very much in love with his wife, Hailey Baldwin. In fact, Dan Shay sang the song at Justin and Hailey's recent wedding celebration, and all three wives co-star in the clip with Dan, Shay and Justin.
"This is one of our favorite songs we’ve ever written and hopefully it resonates with our fans as much as it does with us," notes Dan Smyers.
At this point, Hannah and Abby should be getting royalties: This is the second huge Dan Shay hit that they've inspired, the first being "Speechless."
In addition to its high chart position, "10,000 Hours" also set a new record for the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history.
Fans are still waiting for Justin to make good on his promise to release a new album this year. Meanwhile, Dan Shay kick off a headlining arena tour in March.
XL Recordings/Columbia RecordsYou probably know that Adele and Ed Sheeran's albums have sold millions worldwide, but now the U.K.'s Official Charts Company has officially declared them among the best-selling releases of the entire 21st century.
The Official Charts Company compiled a list of the U.K.'s 40 biggest studio albums released since January 1, 2000, based on sales, streams and downloads. Adele's album 21 is number one. It's also the best-selling album of all time by a solo artist, having been certified 17 times platinum.
Adele's 2015 album 25 is number three on the ranking; her debut album, 19, is #26.
The second biggest album of the century is Amy Winehouse's Back to Black. Ed Sheeran's 2014 album X (Multiply) is number four, and his 2017 release ÷ (Divide) is number five.
The rest of the U.K.'s top 10 biggest albums of this century are:
6. James Blunt Back to Bedlam 7. Leona Lewis, Spirit 8. Michael Bublé, Crazy Love 9. Dido, No Angel 10. David Gray, White Ladder
Among the artists who just missed the top 10: Lady Gaga and Coldplay.
ABC/Randy HolmesTurns out the U.K. teens love Billie Eilish just as much as the American teens do.
After winning two trophies at the Teen Choice Awards over the summer, Billie is nominated in two categories for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. She'll compete for the Best International Solo Artist title, while "bad guy" is up for Best Single.
Other nominees for Best Single include Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's "I Don't Care," the Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes duet "Senorita," Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved," and "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X.
Billie's competition for Best International Solo Artist includes Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes.
The Best Group category features The Jonas Brothers going up against Twenty One Pilots, Brockhampton, Little Mix and The 1975, while the Best British Singer category features Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran, Mabel, Tom Walker and Jorja Smith.
The BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards take place November 24, and will air on BBC Two November 30. Visit BBC.co.uk for the full list of nominees.
Catherine PowellJustin Bieber has two people to thank for his first number-one country hit.
Justin teamed up with crossover country duo Dan Shay for the romantic track "10,000 Hours," and now the track has blasted from number 40 to number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, which measures airplay, streaming and sales.
Hot Country Songs is now the seventh Billboard chart that Justin has topped in his career, and he's the only act ever to have reached number one on all of those seven. The other charts are the Hot 100, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
On the Billboard Hot 100, "10,000 Hours" has hit number four -- it's Justin's 16th top 10 on that chart, and Dan Shay's first. The highest they'd gotten previously was #21, with "Tequila."
Dan Shay's Dan Smyers tells Billboard, "We wrote this song about our wives, and we're glad that it means as much to our fans as it does to us. The reaction has been incredible."
Last week, Vogue released a video in which Rihanna and Vogue editor Anna Wintour questioned one another, with some fans surprised that Wintour came right out and asked, "Rihanna, do you hope to have a baby soon?"
While she was flustered by the question initially, the singer now says she didn't mind being grilled about this very personal subject.
Speaking to Extra at the party for the launch of her new photo book, Rihanna said, "A lot of women get very defensive. It’s personal, it’s our bodies, and of course it’s our time, and it’s not necessarily everyone’s dream to be a mom...but it’s mine, so I’m fine. Anna just wants to know what the people want to know."
The star added that it's "unbelievable" to her that her current Vogue cover is her sixth, saying, "I can’t believe that Anna Wintour wanted me on her cover once, much less six times."
As for the new book, Rihanna by Rihanna, the "Work" singer says she chose all the photos for the project herself, and there are more than a thousand of them. It took her five years to create, she says, adding, "My fans are going to be really thrilled."
ABC NewsEver since she mentioned its existence in an interview, Katy Perry fans have been clamoring for her to release a new song called "Harleys in Hawaii." Now we finally know when we'll be able to hear it.
Katy tweeted that the song is arriving Wednesday, and included a picture of herself in a retro '60 mod hairdo and outfit, sitting on a Harley and holding a flower-decorated helmet.
She reportedly shot a video for the song, which was inspired by riding on a motorcycle in Hawaii with Orlando Bloom, in July.
"Harleys in Hawaii" follows Katy's other recent standalone singles "Never Really Over" and "Small Talk." She's said that she doesn't feel the need to make an entire album at the moment, unless she perceives that there's a demand for it.
ABC/Eddy ChenRemember back in August, when Justin Timberlake teased a project with Lizzo? Turns out she isn't the only artist he's been working with.
"I just called my publishers and I said, 'You know, I just want to work with young, fresh people, and I want to collaborate more," JT told Entertainment Tonight. "I've been songwriting and producing for so long -- I want to experience that energy, and I want to work with people that I think are truly amazing."
So in addition to Lizzo, Justin reveals, "I worked with SZA the other day and just worked with Meek Mill. I'm having these experiences that are fueling me in such a different way and...I think it was really birthed out of feeling like, what can I do right now to just be a part of my community and integrate."
As for Lizzo, Justin says, "We got in [the studio] and we got a couple of ideas. I'm not going to tell you too much about what we did together in the studio."
He teases, "If she wants to tell you she can, but it's flames. It is so good. I am so excited about it."
No word on when we'll get to hear all these new collabs. Justin's last album was 2018's Man of the Woods.
Getty Images For dcp via ABC/Emma McIntyre/AMA2018Being connected to Taylor Swift in any way is usually a big plus, but fans of the L.A. Kings hockey team don't see it that way.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the team has covered a banner that hangs from the rafters of the Staples Center celebrating Taylor's "most sold out performances" at the venue. It was raised in 2015 after she sold out 16 shows.
The president of the Staples Center tells the Times that the decision to cover the banner was made by the team, which hasn't won a playoff series since the banner went up. Fans seem to believe that the banner has jinxed the team, which won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014.
Kings exec Michael Altieri tells the Los Angeles Times, "The connection to our fans is our highest priority and through our engagement they have made it clear that the banner shouldn’t be part of their Kings game experience. We didn’t see an issue in covering it for our games and in fact see it as an opportunity to show our fans that we hear them.”
As for the other teams that play in the Staples Center, the Clippers cover the banner, along with the Lakers' and Sparks' championship banners and retired jerseys. The Lakers do not -- Kobe Bryant actually presented Taylor with the banner.
Taylor hasn't performed at the Staples Center since 2015. Next July, she'll open the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
In other Taylor news, she attended Madonna's concert in Brooklyn, NY Saturday night. She later posted on her Instagram Story, "Thank you @Madonna for an outstanding show...Shout out to the phenomenal dancers, singers, musicians, set designers, crew wardrobe, glam, and M who gave it EVERYTHING."
Madonna reposted the message on her own Instagram Story.
Trae Patton/NBCThe second half of tonight's Voice episode marks the start of the Battle Rounds, where other artists join the four main coaches as advisers. Normani is joining Kelly Clarkson's team as an adviser, but she says she recently got some great advice herself....from Ariana Grande.
"She told me to just trust myself," Normani recalls.
"I'm in the process of recording my very first album and I'm kind of a perfectionist...sometimes I feel like that kind of gets in the way. But she was just saying, like, 'You'll definitely know when your project's done. Don't overthink it and just trust yourself....you'll know.'"
Normani also says Ariana told her to "allow" herself "the freedom to be able to try any and everything."
But the "Motivation" singer says she's eager to share her experiences with Kelly's team members, because she got her start on a reality singing competition too: Simon Cowell's The X Factor.
"It's just really beautiful to see how everything really comes full circle because now I'm in the position to give these incredibly talented artists insight on my experience," she explains. "And I know firsthand what they're going through mentally...the emotional ride that the show takes you on."
"I'm really excited for them to just blossom and even for myself, going into the competition and then coming out of it...I feel like I was a totally different person. And it's really cool to just see that growth and that confidence."
In fact, Kelly says one reason she chose Normani is because both of them came from competition shows.
"I thought, that's really cool to do for people on our team," she notes. "To tell them we've literally been in their shoes."
Lauren German, Tom Ellis; John P. Fleenor/NetflixIf you're a Kelly Clarkson fan, you know that she's not above being a total fan girl herself when it comes to her favorite singers, actors...and TV shows. One of her favorites is the series Lucifer, which is why it was a dream come true for her to actually visit the set and meet the cast.
On Friday, Kelly retweeted a tweet by Laura German, who stars on Lucifer as Detective Chloe Decker. German wrote, "Just met and chatted with @kellyclarkson what a genuinely beautiful, lovely and funny lady. Thank you for coming by the set Kelly, was a pleasure having you."
Kelly then replied, "Y’all have no idea how happy y’all just made me, my sis, and mama we just had THE BEST morning!! Thank you so much for being kind and down to earth! It was very exciting for us!"
She added the hashtag #LuciferCastForTheWin."
Kelly's such a fan of Lucifer, in fact, that she posted a long rambling Instagram video last month in which she begged Netflix to continue the show instead of ending it next year with its upcoming fifth season.
In case you're not familiar, Lucifer, which originally aired on Fox and is now on Netflix, stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer -- yes, the actual Devil from the Bible -- who abandons Hell for a life in Los Angeles. There, he helps the LAPD solve crimes and gets caught up in the lives of the humans he befriends.
ABC/Adam TaylorFollowing the news that Camila Cabello will star in a new movie musical version of Cinderella, Deadline reports that Queen Elsa herself may play her stepmom.
Idina Menzel is in talks to star as Evelyn, Cinderella's evil stepmother, in the film, which is set to open February 5, 2021. The retelling of the classic fairytale is based on an original idea from James Corden, who's producing the film. It's being directed and written by Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies.
Now we just have to wait and see if Shawn Mendes gets cast as Prince Charming.
Meanwhile, you can hear Idina in the long-awaited Frozen sequel, Frozen 2, which is due out November 22.
iStock/FeverpitchedNow that Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey have said their vows in front of family and friends, you'd think they'd be in a nesting mood -- but apparently, Justin wants to get rid of their multi-million dollar mansion. At least, that's what he said on Instagram.
After posting numerous photos of his and Hailey's house with the caption "home vibes," Justin then wrote, "Home vibes, but I wanna sell it I think anyone interested?"
He then wrote, "I think I wanna sell my home in Beverly Hills who wants it" -- and followed that up with a post saying, "I’ll sell it with all the furniture. MAKE AN OFFER."
According to People, Justin spent months looking for the house with Hailey, and finally bought the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in March for $8.5 million. It features oak floors, steel case windows, unique art pieces -- including what looks like a bunch of KAWS scultpures -- as well as arcade games, a foosball table, and a stairwell lined with skateboard decks.
There's no word on whether Justin is serious about selling the home or, more importantly, how Hailey feels about it.
Ethan James Green/VogueIf Rihanna was actually pregnant every time she's been reported to be pregnant, she'd have 20 kids by now. And in a new video interview with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, done in conjunction with Rihanna's new cover for the magazine, the singer knows what she's getting herself into by addressing the topic.
In the video, Wintour asks, "Rihanna, do you hope to have a baby soon?"
Rihanna stammers, and then laughs, "I don’t think about stuff like that!" She stammers some more, waves her hands around helplessly and then says, smirking, "God’s plan...but I look forward to all of the pregnancy rumors after this interview."
Wintour goes on to ask Rihanna who would design her wedding gown if she were to get married, to which Rihanna replies, "It would probably be a collaboration between myself and Galliano."
And finally, Wintour asks Rihanna when her new album is coming out.
"Pending," Rihanna says, looking uncomfortable. She then covers her face with her hands and says, "Hiding from the Navy!"
The Navy, of course, refers to Rihanna's fans, who never stop pestering her about when she's going to release the follow-up to 2016's Anti.
Capitol RecordsFollowing a court case that resulted in Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record company being ordered to pay nearly $3 million to a rapper in a copyright dispute over her hit "Dark Horse," Katy and her team have now asked to appeal the verdict.
As you may recall, Christian rapper Marcus Gray won a $2.78 million judgement in July after a judge found similarities between the beat used in "Dark Horse" and the one used in Gray's 2008 song, "Joyful Noise." Katy's share of that judgment was $550,000.
According to court documents obtained by Billboard, lawyers for Katy reiterated that Gray didn't have a copyright for the beat in question, that he didn't prove that Katy and her collaborators could have had access to "Joyful Noise" before they wrote "Dark Horse," and that any commonalities between the songs were "indisputably commonplace."
According to Billboard, the lawyers are also arguing that there's no way to prove how much, if any, of the money "Dark Horse" song earned was directly a result of the song using the beat in question.
In addition, the lawyers accused one of the plaintiff's witnesses, a musicologist, of giving "improper and highly prejudicial testimony."
They want the judge to either throw out the verdict, order a new trial and/or reduce the amount of damages awarded to Gray, according to Billboard.
"Dark Horse," from Katy's album Prism, was released in September of 2013 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Since Taylor Swift usually maintains strict control over her image, many fans didn't believe it when she claimed she didn't know that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was going to show that now-infamous video of her all doped up after LASIK surgery. But Fallon has now confirmed that Taylor was, in fact, in the dark about the prank.
Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday night, Fallon was asked by a fan if he was afraid Taylor was going to get angry at him for showing the video, and if it was true that she had no idea about it.
"She really had no idea," said Fallon. " And...I've known her for a long time so I don't think she'll ever get mad at me...but it's a really funny video. So no, I wasn't scared at all, but she was a good sport."
As you'll recall, Fallon surprised Taylor last week by showing the hilarious video, which he'd gotten from her mother, on The Tonight Show. Taylor, wearing a post-surgery eye mask, struggles to detach a banana from a bunch and then starts crying because it wasn't the one she wanted. Then, she eats the banana in bed while declaring, "I'm not asleep! My mind is alive!"
After the video was shown, Taylor laughed, "[My mom] was kind enough to drive me [to the surgery] but cruel enough to film it and give it to you???"
"I can't even be mad," she added. "I'm just impressed that you infiltrated my family...nobody has my mom's number!"
Warner Bros. RecordsPresident Trump's rally in Minneapolis, MN on Thursday night has drawn the ire of Prince's estate, not to mention fans of Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen.
Minneapolis native Prince's iconic song "Purple Rain" was played at the rally. First thing Friday morning, The Prince Estate released a 2018 letter from legal representatives for Trump's reelection campaign, in which they promised to never again use "Purple Rain" or any other Prince music at a campaign event.
The official Prince Twitter account posted the letter and wrote, "President Trump played Prince’s 'Purple Rain' tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music. The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs."
In addition to angering Prince's Estate, Trump also ticked off fans of Beyoncé, her husband JAY-Z, and Bruce Springsteen. Trump criticized Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for having big stars such as those three artists support their campaigns.
"I didn't need Beyoncé and Jay-Z," he told the rally crowd. "And I didn't need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people. They'd come in 'cause she couldn't get a crowd....They said 'We've got Bruce Springsteen.' What happened is, he'd do about two songs, then leave…and everyone leaves with him. And she's [Clinton] still speaking in front of the same lousy crowd. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen!”
As you might expect, fans were not having this.
One wrote, "Poor @realDonaldTrump, you’re President of the United States but you’ll NEVER be The Boss. Don’t mess with Jersey!"
Another, referring to Beyoncé's devoted fans, wrote, "#BeyHive activate. It’s time to get in impeachment formation."
And for the record, "little" Bruce Springsteen is 5'10''.
Republic RecordsIt's not a new Ariana Grande album, but it's the next best thing: The Charlie's Angels soundtrack features Ari on no less than five tracks.
The album, co-executive produced by Ariana, is made up of tracks by female artists exclusively, including legends and current stars. In addition to "Don't Call Me Angel," Ari's hit collab with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, she also appears on "Bad to You" with her pals Nicki Minaj and Normani; "Nobody," with Chaka Khan; "Got Her Own," with friend and frequent collaborator Victoria Monét; and a solo song, "How I Look on You."
Other artists on the album include the late Donna Summer, plus Latin star Anitta, Kash Doll, Kim Petras, Stefflon Don, and The Voice season four winner Danielle Bradbery. The album, due November 1, is now available for pre-order.
The movie, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, arrives in theaters November 15.
On Instagram, Ariana writes, "Excited and honored to have so many phenomenal, bad a** mf women involved in this incredibly special project. We’re all so excited for you to hear this poppy, mildly trappy at times, action- filled, dream of a soundtrack. These songs are so right for this film!"
Ari adds, "This has been such a unique and exciting experience for me and i’m so excited to see it and scream whenever i hear all my friends’ voices. the time is almost here...!"
Here's the Charlie's Angels track listing:
"How It's Done -- Kash Doll, Kim Petras, ALMA, Stefflon Don "Bad To You" -- Ariana Grande, Normani, Nicki Minaj "Don't Call Me Angel" (Charlie's Angels) -- Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey "Eyes Off You" -- M-22, Arlissa, Kiana Ledé "Bad Girls" (Gigamesh Remix) -- Donna Summer "Nobody" -- Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan "Pantera" -- Anitta "How I Look On You" -- Ariana Grande "Blackout" -- Danielle Bradbery "Got Her Own" -- Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét "Charlie's Angels Theme" (Black Caviar Remix) -- Jack Elliott, Allyn Ferguson
SYCO/Epic RecordsCamila Cabello continues to roll out tracks from her upcoming album, Romance.
The latest, "Easy," is out now. Camila sings about someone who loves her, despite her faults.
"You really, really know me/The future and the old me/All of the mazes and the madness in my mind," she sings. "You really, really love me/You know me and you love me/And it's the kind of thing I always hoped I'd find/Always thought I was hard to love/'til you made it seem so easy."
On Instagram, Camila says of the track, "I wrote this song about the kind of love that makes you love yourself more. I think before you open up to someone you always feel scared that once they see all the stuff you don’t like about yourself, all the things you’re insecure about, that they won’t like you anymore."
She adds: "When someone sees those things and loves you not only in spite of them, but because of them, it makes you feel truly seen for who you are, and loved for who you are, too."
"Easy" is the fourth track to come from Romance, following "Liar," "Shameless" and "Cry for Me." Romance is expected to arrive before the end of the year.
Camila is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with Stranger Things star David Harbour as the host.
ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- After teasing fans he has new music on the way, Harry Stylesdelivered on his promisebydroppinga brand new single at the stoke of midnight Friday called "Lights Up."
Leading up to the song's release, the singer pleaced mysterious posters across New York City and London that read "DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?"
"What do you mean? I’m sorry by the way, I’m never coming back down," the singer begins as the music video pans to him standing in the ocean flooded by red light.
Styles also rides around on the back of a motorcycle and dances shirtless in a hazy club surrounded by beautiful models.
"Shine, Step into the light, It’s so bright sometimes, I’m not ever going back," The former One Direction artist repeats in the melodic chorus, fueling rumors thathis oldband won't be getting back together.
Style'ssong and music video invoke a strong 70's rock vibe, proving that the singer is distancing himself from his former pop persona.
"Lights Up" will be featured in Style's sophomore solo album, which is still yet-to-be-named. The singer previously toldRolling Stonethat he "did a lot of mushrooms" while working on the upcoming album, which he said is about "having sex and feeling sad."
While it's unknown exactly when the album will come out, the singer has since launched a new websiteDYKWYA-- which stands for Do You Know Who You Are -- that personally compliments fans by name. Fans have taken this as a sign that the album is coming very soon.
In 2017, singer pulled a similar move and launched a teaser website leading up to the release of his eponymous debut album.