ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran, Maroon 5, James Bay and OneRepublic are among the artists featured on a new charity compilation album in support of marine conservation.
The album, Plastic Oceans, features remixes of popular songs by Afro/Latin collective Rhythms Del Mundo. The track list includes Ed’s “Bloodstream,” Maroon 5’s “You Will Be Loved,” James Bay’s “Hold Back the River,” and OneRepublic’s “For What It’s Worth.
Also featured are Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars,” Beyonce’s “I Miss You” and Amy Winehouse’s “Cupid.”
You can digitally download the album for a minimum donation of $10 that goes toward Rhythms Del Mundo’s charity Artists Project Earth – specifically their campaign to combat plastics in our oceans and other maritime causes.
John Phillips/Getty ImagesGoing into the BRIT Awards -- the British equivalent of the Grammys -- Wednesday night, Dua Lipa had five nominations. By the end of the night, she'd picked up two.
Dua was the first winner of the night, in fact: She received her trophy for British Female Solo Artist from singer Kylie Minogue and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.
She told the crowd, "I want to thank every single female that has been on this stage before me and has given girls like me...a place to be inspired by and [someone to] look up to and that have allowed us to dream this big. Here’s to more women on these stages, more women winning these awards and more women taking over the world.”
Dua also performed "New Rules" and was named Breakthrough Artist. She brought her little brother and sister onstage with her to accept her award. "At the bottom of my album [liner notes], I thanked everyone and I also told them to believe in magic, because it's real," she explained. "And this is the closest I've come to it so I wanted them to experience it first hand."
While he was shut out of the four categories he was nominated in, Ed Sheeran received the Global Success award. He also performed "Supermarket Flowers," his touching tribute to his late grandmother. Lorde was named International Female Artist, while Kendrick Lamar grabbed the International Male Artist trophy.
As previously reported, Ariana Grande was sick and forbidden to fly, so she couldn't attend the ceremony. Her place in a special tribute to the victims of the Manchester Bombings was taken by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who sang the Oasis track "Live Forever."
Rita Ora performed a medley of her hits, including her duet with Liam Payne on "For You." Speaking of Liam, he put to rest any rumors that he and his partner, Cheryl Cole, were on the verge of a breakup by walking the red carpet together. Sam Smith also performed, even though he failed to receive a nomination.
Justin Timberlake opened the show with a performance of the song "Midnight Summer Jam." Then he was joined by Chris Stapleton for their hit duet, "Say Something."
"Human" by Rag 'n Bone Man was named Best British Single and Harry Styles' video for "Sign of the Times" took home the award for Best British Video.
Here's a list of the winners:
British Male Solo Artist Stormzy
Mastercard British Album Of The Year Stormzy – Gang Signs And Prayer
British Female Solo Artist Dua Lipa
British Single "Human," Rag’n’Bone Man
International Female Solo Artist Lorde
International Male Solo Artist Kendrick Lamar
International Group Foo Fighters
British Group Gorillaz
British Breakthrough Act Dua Lipa
British Artist Video of The Year Harry Styles, "Sign Of The Times"
ABC/Image Group LAImagine Dragons is ready to help slay cancer with their fifth annual Rise Up Gala.
The one-night-only event will raise funds for The Tyler Robinson Foundation, the band’s nonprofit organization that supports families with pediatric cancer diagnoses.
Imagine Dragons will be delivering a special acoustic performance at the event, which takes place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, September 14. The gala will also include cocktails, dinner and a live and silent auction. Comedian Joel McHale will host.
Getty Images via ABCIf you thought turning 30 might slow Rihanna down, think again. The superstar spent her milestone birthday on Tuesday partying until the wee hours of the morning with plenty of fancy food, drink and entertainment.
According to E! Online, Rihanna celebrated in New York City at the famed Seagram Building, first enjoying a black-tie dinner at The Grill with close friends and family, and then partying in the building's Pool Restaurant. Providing the entertainment for the party was none other than Toni Braxton.
And in honor of the 30 years the birthday girl's been alive, guests guzzled 30 magnums of JAY-Z's champagne Armand de Brignac Rosé and Blanc de Blacs, which were ceremoniously opened with sabers. The party rocked 'til 4.am., and guests included Paris Hilton and, reportedly, Rihanna's boyfriend, Hassan Jameel. Page Six reports that Leonardo DiCaprio also stopped by.
You can see photos of the bash on Rihanna's Instagram page. She captioned one, which features her holding a glass of champagne, "Surrounded by the people I love the most !!! 30 is already my favorite era."
Greg WilliamsEarlier this week, fans speculated that Ed Sheeran was secretly married to his fiancee Cherry Seaborn because he was sporting a ring on the third finger of his left hand. But according to the U.K. tabloid paper The Sun, he hasn't walked down the aisle quite yet.
A source tells the paper, “Ed is wearing a ring to show his commitment to being engaged to Cherry but he’s not married yet. He’s amused by the fuss it’s caused however has no intentions of taking it off, so it’ll be on his hand during his BRIT [Awards] performance.”
The BRIT Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys, are underway in London now, and Ed is up for four trophies. During a red carpet interview, Ed's ring can clearly be seen. He told London's Capital FM that following the ceremony, he won't go to the after-party -- instead, he said, "I'm just going to get a curry and go home."
KIDinaKORNER / Interscope RecordsThe evolution continues: Imagine Dragonsdebuted a brand new single today and announced summer dates for their Evolve Tour.
Their new song, called “Next to Me,” is about a person experiencing unconditional love despite his flaws. Frontman Dan Reynolds tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe that writing a love song was unusual for him.
“I don't typically write love songs,” he says. “It was different, but it was fun and it stretched me...it's about my frailties within romance.”
The band will be performing the song, as well as other hits including “Believer” and “Thunder,” on the road this summer starting June 5 in Hartford, Connecticut.
The trek will hit cities including Boston, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, before wrapping August 10 in Tampa, Florida. Tickets go on sale starting Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time.
Young singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal, who won America’s Got Talent in 2016, will be the tour’s special guest.
Here’s the list of tour dates:
6/5 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre 6/6 -- Boston, MA, Xfinity Center 6/8 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 6/9 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 6/11 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater 6/13 -- Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage 6/16 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium 6/17 -- Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center 6/19 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 6/21 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 6/22 -- Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 6/24 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center 6/26 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center 6/27 -- Milwaukee, WI*, Summerfest 6/9 -- Saratoga, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/30 -- Camden, NJ*, BB&T Pavilion (already announced) 7/2 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 7/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach 7/5 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 7/7 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena 7/8 -- Brandon, MS, Brandon Amphitheater 7/10 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 7/11 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/13 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 7/16 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/18 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater 7/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 7/24 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion 7/26 -- Bozeman, MT, Bobcat Stadium 7/30 -- Wichita, KS^, Intrust Bank Arena 8/1 -- Tulsa, OK^, BOK Center 8/2 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater 8/4 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/5 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 8/7 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Wharf Amphitheater 8/9 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 8/10 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 10/20 -- Dallas, TX* , Toyota Stadium
*Additional date not part of the Evolve Tour Grace VanderWaal not supporting ^on sale beginning Friday, March 9
Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love ManchesterAriana Grande was set to take part in a surprise performance at tonight's Brit Awards -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys -- but was forced to cancel at the last minute.
A source confirms to ABC Radio that Ariana is sick. Despite that, she was planning to attend the ceremony anyway, but according to the source, her doctor has told her not to fly overseas.
According to The Mirror, Ariana was due to take part in a tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombings, which killed more than 20 people outside her concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22. After the tragedy, Ariana organized the star-studded One Love Manchester concert, which raised money for the victims.
The Mirror reports that former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will take Ariana's place, and that he might sing the Oasis tune "Live Forever," which he performed with Coldplay's Chris Martin at the One Love Manchester concert.
Another Oasis song, "Don't Look Back in Anger," became the unofficial anthem of the bombing's aftermath last year. It was performed at the concert by Ariana, Chris Martin and Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland.
2018 NBCUniversal Media, LLCLast month, when a fan asked Kelly Clarkson on Twitter if she plans to duet with fellow Voice coach Alicia Keys at some point, she hinted, "We may or may not have already filmed something for our season where we may or may not be singing together." Well, it appears that this "something" has arrived -- the two are singing together and it is, as you might have guessed, insanely awesome.
In a new promo for the new season of the NBC show, which you can watch exclusively over at EW.com, all four coaches find themselves in a black-and-white, Rat Pack-era Sin City lounge, crooning standards. Adam and Blake, wearing tuxedos and with drinks in hand, sing Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," and exchange some good-natured insults. Then, they make way for the ladies.
Kelly and Alicia, who've been watching from the audience, take the stage and launch into a roof-raising version of Nina Simone's classic "Feelin' Good," with both powerhouse vocalists giving their prodigious pipes a great workout.
No doubt all four coaches will sing a few more numbers together when the new season of The Voice kicks off February 26 on NBC.
Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesOne Direction has been on hiatus for quite some time now, but we've only gotten complete solo albums from Niall Horan, Harry Styles and ex-member Zayn Malik. Now, there are a few updates on the long-awaited solo projects from Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
Liam has so far released a string of singles, including his recent duet with Rita Ora, "For You," and "Strip That Down." Steve Mac, who co-wrote and produced "Strip That Down," tells Music Weekthat he predicts success for Liam's album, when it finally comes out.
"I’ve heard a lot of his stuff and I think it’s going to be a great album," says Mac. "I think it’s going to be a compilation album."
Mac explains what he means by that: "I wouldn’t say it’s a body of work that will flow, but what I like is that it’s going to be hit to hit to hit. And in my world, those are the best albums."
As for Louis, when a fan asked him on Monday if his album would arrive "in the first half of the year," he replied, "It’s what I’m aiming for :)." Asked if the disc would feature "more than 10 tracks," Louis replied, "Defo ! Value for money and all that."
Louis also tweeted, "I know it’s taking longer than expected but it’s gonna be worth it!"
All five members of One Direction have scored at least one top 40 solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
ABC/RICK ROWELLWhile there have been rumors that Selena Gomez’s mom isn't exactly thrilled about Justin Bieber being back in her daughter's life, it seems Justin’s family has had no problem embracing Selena again.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Selena joined Justin at his father Jeremy’s wedding in Jamaica over the weekend. His dad wed girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo.
"Justin’s family doesn’t hold any grudges against Selena," a source tells ET. "Justin and Selena have spent time with both of Justin’s parents. They welcomed her back with open arms.”
The insider adds, "Of course Selena would be included in this celebration! She’s known Justin’s dad for years and he adores her."
By contrast, we probably won’t see Justin hanging with Selena’s family any time soon, according to the source, who notes, “They’re just not quite there yet."
Walt Disney PicturesTour mates Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled have another collaboration coming soon: The two have teamed up for a song called “I Believe” on the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack.
“Ahhhh!! I'm so excited to finally tell you guys my new song #IBelieve with @djkhaled will be on the soundtrack for Disney's @WrinkleInTime See the movie and get the album on March 9th,” Demi tweeted, along with a mini-trailer for the soundtrack.
The album will also feature an original song from Sia called “Magic” and the first new song from Sade in almost eight years called “Flower of the Universe.” Kehlani, who'll be joining Demi and Khaled on tour, is also on the album, with a song called “Let Me Live.”
In addition to the original music, the soundtrack will include a score by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi.
John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCShe may be a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum star, but Lorde still can't escape a common problem: acne.
The singer took to Instagram over the weekend to vent her frustrations over her problem skin and the ridiculous advice people try to give her. In her Instagram Story, she filmed herself using an LED light treatment on her face.
"For real though, acne sucks,” she says in the video. “You know what also sucks? When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me, is moisturizing!’”
She continues to run down the annoying advice she’s gotten: “Make a mask out of honey, Greek yogurt and avocado. All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub! Coconut oil – the secret is coconut oil!”
Lorde says her least favorite of all the acne assumptions is that she’s “just dirty.”
“’Do you wash your face?’ It’s like, yes, I wash my face! I’m just genetically cursed,” she says.
She leaves her fellow acne-sufferers with a positive message: “For everyone out there who’s got bad skin — and actual bad skin, not just the kind of bad skin you can just use a fancy cream for for a few days and it will get better — I feel your pain. We’ll get there; we will. I promise.”
Getty Images via ABCChris Brown wished his ex Rihanna a happy 30th birthday today...and fans are not having it.
The singer posted a childhood photo of Rih-Rih on his Instagram page, along with the caption “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgirlriri.”
The post received over 630,000 likes, but also some angry comments from Rihanna fans who haven’t forgiven Brown for the brutal assault of his then-girlfriend back in 2009.
“KEEP RIHANNA’S NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH,” one person commented. Another wrote, “Delete this?? Abusing women and continuing to stalk them long after they’ve moved on is creepy and sad, not funny or cute.”
A third fan added, “So we just gonna pretend like 2009 didn’t happen?”
Brown pleaded guilty to the assault, which occurred about a year into the couple’s relationship. He accepted a plea deal that included nearly five years of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling.
Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran got engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seabornover New Year's...but have the two actually tied the knot since then?
According to Metro UK, some fans are convinced that Ed and Cherry are secretly married, because he was sporting a gold band on the third finger of his left hand during an intimate charity concert in London on Monday night. Of course, the ring could merely be a symbol of his engagement.
ABC News has reached out to Ed's rep about the rumor.
According to The Sun, during the charity show, Ed told the audience how much he's been enjoying domestic bliss with Cherry. "I find myself getting really excited about kitchen appliances now," he joked.
Ed also revealed that at Wednesday night's Brit Awards -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys -- he'll be performing his Grammy-winning song, "Thinking Out Loud."
Markus PritziDua Lipa doesn’t just have “New Rules” -- she has new tour dates too.
The singer has announced she’ll be back in the U.S. and Canada this summer, with shows kicking off June 5 in Houston, Texas.
She’ll hit cities including Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas and San Francisco, as well as festivals including Bonnaroo and Panorama. The tour wraps in Toronto on July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
In the meantime, Dua is set to take the BRIT Awards stage in London Wednesday night. She's up for five trophies, including Best British Solo Female Artist and Best British Album.
Here is the list of summer tour dates:
6/5 -- Revention Music Center, Houston, TX* 6/6 -- South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX* 6/7 -- South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX 6/9 -- Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 6/10 -- Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/12 -- Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL 6/13 -- House of Blues – Orlando, Orlando, FL 6/20 -- Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT 6/24 -- The Armory, Minneapolis, MN 6/26 -- Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO 6/28 -- The Chelsea Ballroom – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 6/29 -- Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA 6/30 -- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 7/2 -- WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA** 7/27 -- Panorama, New York, NY 7/30 -- RBC Echo Beach, Toronto, ON
*Rescheduled sold-out show – original tickets to be honored **Rescheduled Show in larger venue – original tickets to be honored and additional tickets now available
ABC/Paula LoboHere's wishing Kesha a speedy recovery. The singer has postponed her March and April tour dates due to a knee injury.
The singer tore her ACL after a fall during her concert in Dubai on February 9. She’ll be undergoing surgery today, with rehabilitation following soon after so that she can be back in good shape to hit the road with Macklemore for their co-headlining tour this summer.
"It's my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery so I can get ready to give it my all on my summer tour and beyond," Kesha says in a statement.
She adds that moving the tour dates is making her “sick with sadness” but she could not simply "will" her injury away.
“I love you all and I'll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible,” she continues. “I'm so sorry and sending love always."
The postponed dates include shows in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan. Ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets and await further information.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCIt's been more than a second since 5 Seconds of Summer released new music -- 2016, to be exact -- but fans won't have to wait too much longer.
Via Instagram, the group teased a new single called "Want You Back," which will arrive this Friday. And late last week, the Aussie band tweeted the hashtag "#5SOS3ISCOMING?"
AsBillboard notes, 5SOS are the only band ever to have their first two full-length studio albums -- their self-titled 2014 debut and 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good -- enter the Billboard album chart at #1.
In December, 5SOS guitarist Michael Clifford toldBillboard that the first single from their third album would be out in the "really early" stages of 2018.
Attempting to describe their new music, Michael said, "It's kind of taking a mix of '90s… It's so hard to explain… There's a bunch of garage… The ways we do the gang vocals is kind of like Beastie Boys-ish. Then we have somber pianos on songs… It all makes sense."
Here's how big an impact Taylor Swift has on our culture at large: At least one Oscar-winning actress says she can't sleep at night because she's so confused about who's still a member of the singer's famed girl squad.
Background first. Since the end of August, there have been rumors about the squad's current membership. August 27, when Taylor released her video for "Look What You Made Me Do," one scene featured her wearing a shirt decorated with the names of her squad members. As People pointed out, fans noticed that model Karlie Kloss' name was missing.
Taylor and Karlie had been tight since 2014. Karlie appeared in Taylor's "Bad Blood" video, they attended the Met Gala together, cooked together, and shared the stage during Taylor's last tour. There was even a rumor Karlie had her own bedroom at Taylor's New York City apartment.
But last month, Karlie posted a video of herself playing basketball with the caption "Swish Swish," which is also the name of Katy Perry's Taylor diss track. Karlie removed the words when fans freaked out. And just last week, Karlie was spotted having dinner with Katy, causing fans to flood Karlie's Instagram with rat emojis.
All this drama hasn't escaped the notice of Jennifer Lawrence. During a Times Talks panel discussion to promote her new spy thriller, Red Sparrow, the Oscar-winner was asked by an audience member, "If you had [spy] skills in real life, what top-secret [thing] would you like to be able to figure out?"
Replied J-Law, "I mean, honestly, I'd like to know what's going on with Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift!"
As the audience laughed, Lawrence added, "That's the honest-to-God truth! Like, is nobody else curious? It's keeping me up at night. What happened?"
(The Karlie/Taylor question takes place 1:10:13 into the video]