BryantEver have that dream where you’re falling? Bazzi is having it in the new music video for his song, “Dreams.”
The clip begins with him falling from space through the clouds. He wakes up on the ground, but the dream-like imagery continues as he finds himself in some Alice in Wonderland-inspired scenarios.
Bazzi walks through the woods and comes upon an empty table set for a tea party. Suddenly, a beautiful woman appears and leads him through a blue door.
Once through it, Bazzi has shrunken in size and finds himself in a dollhouse. Before the woman can grab him, the scene switches to an empty street where Bazzi sees the woman with her back turned toward him. He reaches out but can’t quite touch her.
The clip ends with Bazzi falling through the sky again.
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCThe Backstreet Boys will be lending their voices to The Voice.
According to Billboard, the group will appear on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC singing competition to perform their new song, “Chances.”
Monday night’s episode of The Voice will feature the top 24 contestants singing their hearts out for coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Tuesday’s episode will also feature eliminations as the top 24 are chopped down to 13.
Both episodes air at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Last week, BSB not only debuted "Chances" but also announced their new album, DNA, will be released on January 25. The band will kick off a DNA World Tour starting May 11.
ABC/Image Group LAThe Chainsmokers and country star Kelsea Ballerini are chasing their feelings around a motorcross track for the “This Feeling” video.
The video, shot at Milestone MX motocross track in Riverside, CA, portrays Drew Taggart, Alex Pall and Kelsea as three riders each dealing with their own internal struggles. It all culminates in a tense race around the dirt track.
Kelsea previously told ABC Radio the video would be “very adrenaline-heavy” and unlike anything she had ever done.
The Chainsmokers and Kelsea will be performing “This Feeling” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Sunday, December 2 on ABC.
ABC/Fred LeeLady Gaga was evacuated from her Malibu home amid the raging Woolsey fire, but she still made time to give back to other displaced residents in need.
The singer showed up at a Red Cross shelter at Pacific Palisades High School Sunday evening to lift the spirits of fellow evacuees. In a video obtained by TMZ, Gaga tells the crowd, "I extend my love. I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone."
She encourages everyone to take advantage of the mental health counselors on site and to share their stories. "Let's keep the faith, together,” she says.
Gaga reportedly spent about 90 minutes at the shelter -- taking photos, handing out gift cards and even singing to a 98-year-old woman who had been evacuated.
TMZ reports that so far Gaga’s home has survived the blaze.
Republic RecordsAt least this song is a smash! Ariana Grande predicted it in the lyrics to “thank u, next,” and now the song is indeed officially that.
The ode to her ex-boyfriends has become Ariana’s first-ever Billboard Hot 100 number one. The song debuted at the top of the chart this week, making it the first number-one debut for a female artist since Adele’s “Hello” in 2015.
“Thank u, next” takes over the top spot from Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, which spent seven weeks on top.
Ariana tweeted her excitement about the achievement, writing, “yeeeeeee baby’s first number one.”
Ariana previously peaked at number two on the chart with her 2014 song “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea.
The “Here with Me” singer has announced her first new album in five years, Still on My Mind, will be released on March 8. She recorded the album in her native England with her long-time collaborator and brother, Rollo.
“It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him,” Dido says in a statement. “It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home.”
The singer adds, “I wanted to capture the feeling I still get from listening to music, just that rush like you don’t need anything more than this.”
The first single from Still on My Mind, “Hurricanes,” is out now. The song starts off soft and guitar-driven before kicking in with an otherworldly electronic beat.
In support of the album, Dido will also be embarking on her first tour in 15 years. The 27-date global trek will kick off May 5 in Prague, zigzagging around Europe before heading to the U.S. and Canada in June. She’ll wrap things up on June 30 in Seattle.
Here are the tour dates:
5/5 -- Prague, Forum Karlín 5/7 -- Zurich, Volkshaus 5/8 -- Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi 5/10 -- Munich, Circus Krone 5/11 -- Vienna, Stadthalle 5/13 -- Frankfurt, Alte Oper 5/15 -- Berlin, Tempodrom 5/16 -- Hamburg, Laeiszhalle 5/17 -- Amsterdam, Paradiso 5/19 -- Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle 5/20 -- Brussels, Cirque Royal 5/21 -- Paris, L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix 5/26 -- Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall 5/27 -- Dublin, Olympia Theatre 5/29 -- Manchester, Albert Hall 5/30 -- London, The Roundhouse 6/13 -- Chicago, IL, The Vic 6/15 -- Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall 6/17 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 6/19 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5 6/21 -- Washington D.C., Lincoln Theatre 6/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer 6/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern 6/26 -- San Francisco, CA, Masonic 6/28 -- Portland, OR, Roseland 6/29 -- Vancouver, BC, Orpheum 6/30 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SODO
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicMiley Cyrus is among the many who have lost their homes in the Los Angeles-area Woolsey fire.
The singer took to Twitter to express her sadness but also count her blessings.
“Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community,” Miley tweeted. “I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now.”
She added, “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department!”
Miley then encouraged people to donate to various relief funds.
Miley's home was located in the Malibu area, which has been ravaged by the Woolsey fire -- one of three major fires burning across California. ActorGerard Butler and singer Neil Young also had their homes destroyed by the blaze.
Dennis LeupoldBackstreet Boys fans worldwide were thrilled on Friday when the group dropped a new single, announced a new album, and revealed they'd be going on a world tour. The new single, "Chances," was co-written by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes, and the Boys were thrilled to have it...despite some jealousy over Shawn's dreaminess.
AJ McLean tells Billboard that "Chances" came about because he's known Ryan for 15 years: They worked together on AJ's first solo project.
"I kept saying “Dude, you’ve gotta send us the hotness, man!” recalls AJ. "Finally we got a song submitted we all fell madly in love with it. We loved what it said, we loved the vibe."
"He's just such a brilliant writer and just an all-around awesome freaking guy," AJ says of Ryan. "And same with Shawn. Shawn’s so talented and a freaking sweetheart. I hate [that] he’s so tall and handsome, it kills me!"
As for why Backstreet liked the song so much, AJ says, "Everyone gets their moment to shine, and it’s just an all around feel-good record. Going into the holidays, you don’t want a full-on dance, power-pop record -- you might want something a little bit sweeter. I think we really nailed it with this song."
As for the new album, DNA, it's due January 25, and AJ promises that it ranks among the very best of the group's albums.
"I know it’s a bold statement, but I’d say it’s right up there in between Millennium and Black and Blue. It’s just such an amazing body of work," boasts AJ, adding, "This is one of our best bodies of work in a long time. I truly, truly believe it."
DNA also features songs written by Andy Grammer and Lauv.
The poem, called “Inconvenient Woman,” breaks down the challenges women face -- in the workplace, in marriage, in politics and even in their own skin.
The poem begins, “Brutally honest, outspoken and fearless/Goes with their gut, never favors appearance/'Cause who has time for vanity with opponents to extinguish?/And don’t you think that hint of silver hairline is…distinguished?/In men? All these qualities, they make you a genius/But if you’re a woman, you’re an inconvenience.”
Halsey ends with the message, “I’m here to say that I’m not sorry/For being…inconvenient/You were not put on this earth to make everybody else’s life easier/So please, be inconvenient.”
The appearance capped off the singer’s busy weekend, which included an SNL performance of the track “Can’t Be Broken” with musical guest Lil Wayne. She thanked Lil Wayne on Twitter for “making this lil girl’s dreams come true” and showed off a brand-new tattoo that the rapper drew out for her just seconds before she appeared on stage.
The new ink features the words "sins" and "forgiveness" surrounding a scale, inspired by the Lil Wayne lyric from “She Will”: “On my Libra scale I’m weighing sins and forgiveness.”
Halsey pointed out that both she and Wayne are Libras.
Florent DechardOn Sunday night, Bruno Mars ended his 24K Magic World Tour in his hometown of Honolulu, HI, and to celebrate, he picked up the dinner tab...for 24,000 Hawaiians.
Bruno did it by donating to the 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner meal program of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division of The Salvation Army. That covered the costs of providing food to an additional 24,000 folks in need of a complete Thanksgiving holiday meal, including those who are homebound.
Sunday night's show marked the close of Bruno's 200-date world tour, which ran for nearly two years. The show was the third of a three-night homecoming stand at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, where he became the first artist to sell out three back-to-back shows there. The previous record of two shows was previously held by U2 and Michael Jackson.
Bruno's 24K Magic tour came in support of his 24K Magic album, released two years ago this month. Earlier this year, the album and its singles swept the Grammy Awards, winning Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic"Happier," the Marshmello/Bastille collaboration, has become the highest-charting hit of both artists' careers. Bastille, best known for their hit "Pompeii," is usually considered an alternative band, but frontman Dan Smith says wanted to work with Marshmello because he was a fan of the EDM superstar's work.
"I’d started the song and everyone was very excited by it but I felt like it would be better as a collaboration," he tells ABC Radio. "I had heard loads of Marshmello’s stuff on the radio, obviously, and was a really huge fan of his track with Khalid, 'Silence,' so I reached out to him and sent him the song, and was flattered that he seemed to love it."
Dan and Marshmello started working on the song together online and then finished it together at Mello's studio. "It’s been just such a fun process," he says. "It’s been a bit different for us, we’ve never really done anything like this before, and it’s crazy to see how well it’s doing."
One thing "Happier" does have in common with previous Bastille songs -- like their smash hit "Pompeii" -- is that it combines sad lyrics with upbeat music. As Dan puts it, "There’s tension in our music...you’re like, 'I dunno, should I be crying or dancing?'"
"Happier" is Marshmello's second big pop hit of 2018, following his Anne-Marie collabo, "Friends." Anne-Marie told ABC Radio that the whole time she worked with him on that track, she never saw Marshmello with his helmet off. But Dan says he had the opposite experience.
"I, up until recently, hadn’t met him with his helmet on. Maybe I’m not supposed to say that," he laughs.
Bastille will release a new album called Doom Days in 2019.
Robby Klein/Libby ElmingDavid Archuleta is capturing the holiday spirit in the music video for his new song, “Christmas Every Day.”
The clip begins with the former American Idol runner-up singing the cheerful track in front of a snowflake backdrop. As it goes on, we see more festive elements appear behind him -- kids dancing, Christmas trees being decorated, Santa Claus handing out gifts and fake snow falling.
“Christmas Every Day” is the lead single off David’s new Christmas album, Winter in the Air. It’s one of three original songs on the album, along with the title track and “He Is Born.”
The album also contains Christmas classics like “White Christmas,” God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Mary, Did You Know?”
ABC/Paula LoboThe Chainsmokers recently announced that they're producing a movie based on their hit song "Paris," and now they've revealed that it will be a love story.
"Paris" was originally inspired by Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart's friend, who was struggling with addiction. But the duo tells Billboardthat Mickey Rapkin, who wrote the book that inspired the Pitch Perfect movies, was the one who heard the song and came up with the idea that it could be a movie romance.
"He wrote an entire story, pitched it to us, and we re-worked all the parts we wanted to,” Drew tells Billboard. "It's been about a year that we've been spending working on this pitch. And we went out and started pitching it to major film studios and TriStar bought it and now we're producing a movie!”
In addition, Drew says that he and musical partner Alex Pall have a "ton" of different projects in the works through their new production company, Kick the Habit.
"It's scary for us because it's a way for us to do something else creative," he admits. "When you just do one thing creative, sometimes you get creative blocks and this is another place that we can put our creative efforts in, and we're really excited for the future."
Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/ Getty ImagesKaty Perry and Orlando Bloom may be a great couple, but they don't have everything in common. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight,Katy joked that her actor boyfriend is always bugging her to be healthier, but she's not interested.
ET caught up with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan at one of the American Idol auditions, and Katy said of Orlando, "I mean, he's always trying to get me to hike! Yoga! Vegan! And I'm like 'Auughghh!'"
Luke chimed in, "Katy's like, 'I'll hike to Taco Bell with ya!'" To which Katy replied, "I sure will! Crunchwrap Supreme, extra meat, extra onions!"
Katy and Orlando are now stepping out together openly these days since making their red carpet debut in late September at a charity event. Katy says their differences is one reason their relationship works...though she did try to change the subject back to American Idol as fast as she could.
"When you're attracted to someone, it's kinda opposites attract," she explained. "And so I'm looking for that balance. And maybe he's looking for that y'know, [someone who's a] multi-tasker, I'm such a multi-tasker...are you?"
Katy and Luke, along with Lionel Richie, will be back for American Idol on ABC in 2019.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA FoundationLady Gaga, honored Thursday night at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 3rd annual Patron of the Artists Awards, gave a speech about mental health awareness, calling for real change in the treatment of and the stigma surrounding the disease.
"Today, one in four people experience a mental health crisis. I am one of those people," she said, according to the Hollywood Reporter's official transcript. "...Each year, we lose more than 800,000 mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, teachers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, coaches, veterans, doctors, nurses, and artists to suicide."
Gaga urged the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to expand their programs for mental health care, later offering to put her money where her mouth is and shell out a donation to partner with them.
She then shared very personal details of her own mental health crisis.
"I did not have a mental health team or program when I began my career in Hollywood," she said. "Having a mental health team has completely changed my life and conditions that I have that are not curable I have learned now are treatable and I can stop living in fear and begin living with bravery."
Through treatment, Gaga found that she suffered from symptoms of disassociation and PTSD.
"This later morphed into physical chronic pain, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, acute trauma responses and debilitating mental spirals that have included suicidal ideation and masochistic behavior," she admitted. "I’m telling you this because for me, it was too late. I needed help earlier. I needed mental health care ... if there was preventative mental health care accessible to me earlier, I believe it would not have gotten as bad as it did."
Gaga closed by thanking everyone for their time and help, saying, "Let's create a more nuanced infrastructure. And let’s f****** change the world."
Atlantic RecordsKelly Clarkson has released her rendition of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman -- Reimagined, along with a lyric video.
The album, out November 16, features all the songs from the hit Hugh Jackman musical film re-recorded by top musical artists.
“I am so honored to be a part of The Greatest Showman -- Reimagined,” Kelly says in a statement. “‘Never Enough’ is a beautiful song and I hope y’all dig my version.”
Pink previously released her version of “A Million Dreams” and the “A Million Dreams (Reprise),” the latter sung by her daughter, Willow Sage Hart. And last week, Panic! At the Disco released their rendition of “The Greatest Show.”
Also on the album are Pentatonix, James Arthur, Anne-Marie, Sara Bareilles and more.
Live NationWe're just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, but Backstreet Boys fans already have something unexpected to be thankful for. The band just announced not just a new album, but also a new single and a new tour.
The album first: It's titled DNA and will be out January 25th. BSB's 10th studio album includes a brand-new single, titled "Chances," co-written by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes. The video for the single is streaming now, while the album's available for pre-order from all the usual outlets.
Then in the spring, Backstreet Boys will set out on the DNA World Tour, their biggest arena tour in nearly 20 years. They'll play 69 dates total in Europe and North America, beginning May 11 in Lisbon, Portugal and wrapping up September 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Tickets for the DNA World Tour go on sale November 14 via LiveNation.com. For every ticket you buy, you'll also score a physical copy of the DNA album. You can find more info, including all of the tour dates, at the Backstreet Boys official website.
If you can't make a tour date, remember you can still see BSB's Backstreet Boys: Larger Than LifeLas Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. But you'd better hurry -- they're wrapping it up April 27, leaving just enough time to rest up before hitting the road for the tour.
"The journey is ongoing with us and there is so much left to do,” Brian Littrell says in a statement. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that's exciting.”
“Vegas has been amazing and these next set of dates are going to be a party,” adds Howie Dorough. “Then it’s time for us to visit our fans all over the world.”