Island RecordsShawn Mendes has revealed his new self-titled album in a creative way.
During a nine-hour live stream, a team of artists and florists created an art installation that revealed the album’s cover: a fractured close-up of Shawn’s face with flowers blooming through the cracks.
Shawn’s third album, featuring the singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan,” will be released May 25. He also revealed the album's full track list, which includes a collaboration with Julia Michaels titled “Like to be You,” and one with Khalid called “Youth.”
The album follows his first two releases, 2014's Handwritten and 2016's Illuminate.
Here's the Shawn Mendes: The Album track list:
"In My Blood" "Nervous" "Lost in Japan" "Where Were You in the Morning?" "Like to Be You" (Ft. Julia Michaels) "Fallin' All In You" "Particular Taste" "Why" "Because I Had You" "Queen" "Youth" (ft. Khalid) "Mutual" "Perfectly Wrong" "When You’re Ready"
Nate HoffmanLast September, Echosmith pushed back the release of their sophomore album and a scheduled tour. They're now back on the road, and lead singer Sydney Sierota says she's surprised at how much she's enjoying herself.
"Honestly, it's surpassed my expectations," she tells ABC Radio. "I mean, I knew it was gonna be great, but it had been so long since we toured -- over two years -- so I was a little nervous going into it, wondering if I was gonna be homesick, and all that. But I'm not, just 'cause this is so much fun!"
The sibling group's also excited about how their new single "Over My Head" is being received by fans.
"The new music is going over amazing," Sydney gushes. "I mean we put out 'Over My Head'...maybe two weeks before we went on the road, and from the first show to right now, everyone's been singing it. And it's been really cool to see that continue to grow...before our eyes."
Last year, the Sierota siblings' guitarist brother Jamie left the group, and they're now touring as a trio. But Sydney says, "Our fans are really supportive...I just think that it's most important that we remain who we are at the core, and that's what's gonna matter to the fans the most."
As for their decision to delay the album's release, Sydney explains, "We just felt like it was really important to be sure about every single song on the album. And we were really sure about it, but we just felt like there needed to be more said."
So, after writing a batch of new songs, Sydney explains, "We're now at the phase where we have to decide which stories we really feel are the most important."
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Wolk MoraisAdam Lambert hasn't put out an album of original material since 2015, but this year, the wait may be over: He's revealed that he's been working on creating a "timeless" sounding album.
Adam tells Wonderland, “I think the fans have been waiting long enough, and so have I!” Mixing his various influences, including classic pop, rock, soul, disco and funk, he explains, "I’ve really been trying to explore what I want the sound and subject matter to be.”
Adam adds, “I want it to be authentic and real and something that felt natural for me. Because it’s such a competitive industry, it’s very easy to get lost with producers and songwriters trying to be, like, ‘This is the trend and this is the sound of the moment. And all of that’s really cool, but it makes you get lost in the game, and you lose the heart of what you’re doing."
So, Adam says, he's been focused on staying in his "own truth." "Now I feel like everything is coming together," he adds.
Adam also talks to Wonderland about how impressed he is at the fact that in today's current pop music scene, singers seem to be very comfortable about their sexuality, like Sam Smith, for example.
"It doesn’t even seem like it’s a big thing anymore!" he says. "We’re moving to the other side of it, where it’s the way it always should have been.”
Back in his American Idol days nine years ago, Adam recalls, "It wasn’t until the show was wrapping up that I realized everyone wanted me to 'come out,' but I was already out!...It was just never talked about."
He laughs, "If Ryan Seacrest had asked me about my dream man, I probably would have answered his question -- but it just never came up!"
ABC/Paula LoboCamila Cabello is going a little bit country.
Variety reports the singer has teamed up with chart-topping country star Kane Brown for a duet version of her tune, “Never Be the Same.”
Camila hinted at the collab on Twitter, writing, “i. HAVE. A SURPRISE. FOR YOU. THIS WEEK.” Kane replied with two flame emojis.
The duet will reportedly drop this Friday. It follows other recent pop-country mash-ups, including “The Middle” by Zedd and Maren Morris and “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.
Earlier this year, country stars Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini acknowledged how country-sounding "Never Be the Same" is by duetting on the song during a Facebook Live session announcing Keith's upcoming tour.
TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift is counting down the days to her sure-to-be-epic Reputation tour by revealing one fact about the production per day.
"Hey guys, so it's 13 days until the Reputation Stadium Tour, so obviously, you had to know I was going to make a thing of that,” Taylor says in her Instagram Story video, referencing her lucky number 13.
She continues, “I was thinking maybe I would tell you a fact about the tour once a day until the tour starts. So fact No. 1 about the Reputation stadium tour...some of you have been asking how many songs from previous albums you'll be hearing. My count is 10."
Taylor adds that she’s really excited to play songs from Reputation, as well as from her old albums. She ends the post by reminding fans to keep checking her Instagram Story for a new facts.
The Reputation tour, with opening acts Camila Cabello and Charli XCX, kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona.
JB Lacroix/WireImageLance Bass is ready to do something special for fans this weekend with the Hollywood opening of *NSYNC's “Dirty Pop-Up” shop.
He tells Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast that it’s the perfect way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album and their Walk of Fame ceremony, set to take place Monday.
“I mean, we would not be anything without [the fans] and, you know, we have not made an album since 2002 and our fans have stuck with us this whole entire time and supporting each of us individually in all that we do,” Lance says.
He adds, “We knew we wanted to make this weekend special because tons of fans will be flying in from all over the world and we wanted to make sure they have a good time. So we wanted to give them a lot of things to do and just pretend you're a teenager again.”
The shop will be the first place you can buy the group's new official merchandise capsule collection, but it'll also display props, wardrobe, artwork and photography from the boy band's 20-year career. Lance also hints that he and his former band mates will be popping in for surprise visits.
The shop will be open the following days:
Saturday, April 28 -- noon to 8pm Sunday, April 29 -- noon to 8pm Monday, April 30 -- 4pm to 9pm Tuesday, May 1 -- noon to 8pm
Getty Images via ABCHow much would you pay for a piece of Rihanna?
Well, someone has apparently purchased the white dress RiRi wore on the cover of her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, for a respectable $13,000.
An auction via GottaHaveRockandRoll.com shows that only three bids were made for the gown, with the minimum bid set at $10,000.
Two other items worn by the superstar were also sold: a "Viva Glam" MAC ad campaign custom lime green two-piece outfit for $7,000, and a metallic mini dress for close to $7,000.
Fortunately, fans unable to bid on RiRi's pre-wornn frocks will have the chance to purchase some luscious underwear from the Fenty Beauty mogul's forthcoming new lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, which arrives worldwide May 11.
Check out Rihanna's Savage x Fenty website for more information and to follow her timer countdown until the lingerie collection officially drops.
Courtesy PEOPLEPink’s daughter Willow only cares about being a People magazine cover girl if it can get her more sweets.
The singer posted a picture on Instagram of her six-and-a-half-year-old holding the cover of People’s Beautiful Issue, which features Pink with both Willow and baby son Jameson.
Pink captioned the photo with a conversation she had with her daughter. “So how does it feel, Willow, to be the most beautiful person in the world?” she asked.
“UMM, does it mean I get an extra dessert this week?” Willow replied.
It seems Willow inherited her nonchalant attitude from her mom her mom, though. As previously reported, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, Pink described her reaction to hearing she would be on the cover on the Beautiful Issue.
"I laughed out loud," she recalled. "I immediately turned to...whoever was in the room and said, ‘Did you ever think this was as good as it gets?’"
Neal PrestonIt's not coming out until October 5, but Lady Gaga's movie debut, A Star Is Born, already has some people seeing golden statuettes in its future.
According to Vulture, the first trailer for the movie, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, was screened this week at CinemaCon, a movie industry conference currently taking place in Las Vegas.
As previously reported, the movie is a remake of the 1937 original, and features Cooper as a veteran musician and Gaga as an singer he takes under his wing. In the trailer, Gaga says, "I don’t sing my own songs. I just don’t feel comfortable. People say they like the way I sound, but don’t like the way I look.”
The audience reacted with "sustained applause," according to Vulture, and many took to Twitter to rave.
Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman, tweeted, "I mean, the trailer for A Star is Born just made me cry..."
Another writer, Eric Vespe, wrote, "It's obviously a passion project for [Cooper] and that earnestness shows in the footage. Lady Gaga was really impressive even in a couple minutes of footage. Very natural, real, vulnerable. This one might be something."
Erik Davis of Fandango wrote, "Huge applause for first trailer for #AStarIsBorn, which feels like it could definitely be an awards player. Both Cooper and Gaga look great in it. First fall-movie preview I’ve seen where awards will for sure be in the conversation."
Another writer, Shawn Robbins, concurred, writing, "Watch out for A STAR IS BORN later this year. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are moving and utterly electric together in the first trailer."
Finally, MTV's Crystal Belltweeted, "[It]...gave me chills. Lady Gaga’s Hollywood moment is far from over. Music is phenomenal...it felt radically intimate. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have crazy chemistry."
Bruno will hit the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage on Saturday, October 20 in Austin, Texas, a day before the big race. Britney will close out the weekend with a post-race performance on Sunday, October 21.
The Grand Prix takes place over three days, from October 19 to 21. Tickets go on sale for all three days starting on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CT.
Last year, Justin Timberlake was the headlining performer.
ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran has contributed a new song to the upcoming Irish film, The Delinquent Season.
The song, “In This Room,” is featured in the trailer for the movie, starring Cillian Murphy. The drama revolves around two married couples in suburban Dublin whose marital bliss starts to crumble.
Ed co-wrote the emotional piano-driven ballad with Irish singer Ryan McMullan and Antony Genn. Ryan, who opened for Ed on his European tour last year, tells Ireland’s Hot Press how the song came about.
“Ed called me in and was like, ‘Man, I’ve got this idea for a movie thing I’m doing, do you want to help finish it?’” he says. “Once we had, I went into the studio and stuck down the vocals. The way it happened was very organic.”
The Delinquent Season hits Irish theaters on April 27.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaAriana Grande has made many memorable appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but on May 1, she's taking over the entire show.
In addition to giving us the TV debut of her new single "No Tears Left to Cry," Ari will participate in sketches and sit for an interview. In the Instagram announcement of the special event, Ari introduces what she claims is a video of a fan singing "No Tears Left to Cry," but it's actually Jimmy Fallon, singing about her appearance to the song's melody.
"Tuesday May 1/Ariana Grande is here/for the entire show/Ariana, The Tonight Show, Fallon and Grande are ready to go," sings Jimmy. "Talk sketches surprises too/"No Tears Left to Cry" broadcast debut/#ArianaOnFallon/Tuesday May 1 you know where to be/11:30, NBC...NBD."
You can tune in to the Arianathon Tuesday, May 1 at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tyler Golden/NBC / 2018 NBCUniversal MediaOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed on Monday learned that D.R. King, from Kelly Clarkson’s team, was sent home.
King was eliminated a the end of the one-hour results show. He lost an "Instant Save" vote to Rayshun LaMarr, also from Team Adam Levine.
There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.
Prior to the vote, King and LaMarr sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. King performed “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations, and LaMarr covered Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand the Rain.”
The results show also featured Kelly joining her team for a group performance of Bleachers’ “Don’t Take the Money,” and Blake leading his team in version of Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You.”
The evening also included Levine’s band Maroon 5 performing their latest single, “What Lovers Do.”
The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe band Portugal. The Man was way out of the mainstream...until they released their groovalicious, '60s-flavored hit "Feel It Still." It hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, won the band a Grammy and sold more than two million copies. Earlier this week, they were honored with the prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award, and at that event, bass player Zach Carothers revealed the moment when he suspected the song might appeal to more than just their usual crowd.
"We're not dum-dums. We knew that we had something good, but no one can predict what has happened. That was just crazy," Zach told ABC Radio. "I thought, 'Oh wow, we've got a really good song here, my friends seem to like it.'"
"Then, suddenly, within the same couple of days, we had [the Today show's] Kathy Lee and Hoda say it was their song of the summer, and we had Lars [Ulrich] from Metallica say that it was his song of the summer," he continues. "And I was like, 'Wow, we cast the net pretty wide...if we get a few people in the middle, I think we've got something special here!"
Now that the song has become a massive global hit, Portugal.The Man guitarist Erik Howk says even he seems to hear it everywhere he goes.
"So many Ubers, in lounges and bars, in commercials," he tells ABC Radio. "I had a friend that was in Russia that sent me a video of it just playing in the square, like, to no one in particular. Like, the city of Moscow was playing 'Feel It Still.' That's as psycho as it gets!"
Portugal. The Man kick off a summer tour May 19 in Nashville, and will also play numerous summer festivals including Lollapalooza.
PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsAfter years of success with her fragrance line, Britney Spears is branching out. The star will launch a lifestyle collection next year that will include everything from apparel and hair care, to accessories and electronics.
Britney has signed with global brand management and licensing company Epic Rights -- the same company creating a new line of merch for *NSYNC -- to develop the collection, which will "reflect her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity," according to a release. She'll be personally involved in all aspects of the new line.
"We see this new lifestyle collection as Britney's next step in connecting with her legions of loyal fans around the globe," her manager Larry Rudolph says in a statement.
He adds, "Sharing her style and fashion sense through products she has developed is a testament to her authenticity as well as her commitment to and appreciation of the fans that have made it all possible." The line is expected to debut in the spring of 2019.
Britney, who's also the current face of the clothing brand Kenzo, will kick off a tour July 12 in National Harbor, MD. The trek is her first since closing out her super-successful Las Vegas residency, which ran for four years.
Her U.S. dates wrap up July 29; she'll then head overseas for shows in Europe and the U.K. The tour ends September 1.
Mark Weiss/WireImageDisgraced boy band mogul Lou Pearlman, who died in prison in 2016, is the subject of a new YouTube Red documentary executive produced by *NSYNC's Lance Bass.
The film, currently titled The Lou Pearlman Project, tells the true story behind the man who launched the careers of *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys and O-Town before being sent to prison for 25 years for conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes. Members of all three groups sat for in-depth interviews for the documentary, as did the mothers of Justin Timberlake and Lance.
In a statement, Lance says, "I’ve always wanted to tell the story of the rise and fall of Lou Pearlman; I thought I knew most of the story since I had a front row seat. I was fascinated to learn so much more through the eyes of other artists that were also subjected to Pearlman and his nefarious operation.”
Entertainment industry experts, federal agents and former friends and colleagues are also on hand to chart the rise and fall of Pearlman's business empire, as nearly every musical act he worked with sued him for fraud or misrepresentation. The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC were among the acts who alleged that Pearlman had cheated them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
While Pearlman eventually went to prison for running a massive Ponzi scheme, there were also allegations of sexual misconduct with the members of the groups he managed. Pearlman denied these claims.
The documentary will premiere later this year on YouTube Red.
Desmond Child (Lester Cohen/Getty Images for ASCAP)Monday night at the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, four songwriters responsible for some of the past year's biggest hits were honored with a Pop Music Songwriter of the Year award.
Among the honorees: The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart, for the duo's hits "Something Just Like This" and "Closer"; Max Martin, for Adele's "Send My Love," Pink's "Just Like Fire" and Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling"; and Steve Mac, for Pink's "What About Us" and 2017's biggest hit, "Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran.
On the red carpet, Steve Mac told ABC Radio that after a mutual friend -- British singer Anne Marie -- introduced him to Ed, "Shape of You" took almost no time to write.
"[T]his [song] was the very first thing we did," Steve explained. "I look back and I think, 'If I hadn't done that, if I hadn't turned up, or if I hadn't felt great, we never would have written that song'...Within an hour and a half, we recorded and wrote [it]."
Also Monday night, veteran songwriter Desmond Child received the ASCAP Founders Award winner for writing hits like Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer," Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Aerosmith's "Crazy." Child told ABC Radio he and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had to beg Jon Bon Jovi to cut "Livin' on a Prayer."
"He said, 'Y'know, I'm not really feeling it. I'd like to rock a little harder on this record before I do something sentimental like that,'" recalled Desmond. "And we just literally, kinda half-joking but half not, got on our hands and knees and begged him to record it and put it on the record...and that just made all the difference in the world."
Art Streiber/NBCAdam Levine isn’t aiming to be a stage dad to his daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio.
The singer and Voice coach tells Entertainment Tonight he’s not sure he supports children going into show business at a young age.
When asked if he’d ever judge a version of The Voice for kids, Adam says, “I don’t know if I fully support the idea of having little kids be on TV singing. I never have. I think you should get to grow up a little bit, a little bit. I'm talking like a little bit before teens.”
Right now, one-year-old Dusty and two-month-old Gio are too young to even think about pursuing a career in music, and Adam says he’s not about to have them go from “the sandbox to the stage.”
“Always encourage people’s, your kids’, passions,” he adds. “Maybe just not throw them on TV the first chance you get.”
As for at what age he’d support his kids pursuing a career in showbiz, Adam says, “I think maybe not literally, like, six. That's kind of where I'm thinking, where I draw the line. Maybe you gotta be like 12 first.”
Image Group LA/ABCThe Weeknd will be riding shotgun at this year's Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He'll be the headlining act for the event's after-race concert on Friday 23 in November.
The Grammy winner is expected to perform songs from his latest album, My Dear Melancholy and from his 2015 album Beauty Behind The Madness, along with tracks from his House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence mixtapes.
Weekend tickets and single day tickets are available to purchase now.
In other news, fans also have the option to buy festival-themed merch from The Weeknd's official website, but you'd better hurry -- the XO Festival Drip collection will only be available for one more day.
You can choose from items such as t-shirts, jackets and long-sleeved shirts.
The Weeknd's debut Marvel comic book, The Weeknd Presents: Starboy - Vol. I - Issue 1, can also be purchased from the website as well.
Visit shop.theweeknd.com for more information on prices and sizes.
Brian ZiffShawn Mendes stays grounded in the video for his new single, “In My Blood.”
The singer quite literally spends the entire video laying on the ground.
"Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing/I'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me something," Shawn sings. "Help me, it's like the walls are caving in/Sometimes I feel like giving up/But I just can't/It isn't in my blood."
Before the first chorus kicks in, chunks of concrete begin crumbling down on Shawn, after which rain begins pouring down. By the song's conclusion, the sun has come out and flowers start to bloom all around him.
“In My Blood” is the first single off Shawn’s upcoming third album. He previously tweeted about the track, "This song is the closest song to my heart that I've ever written and I hope you guys love it and all the new music coming your way."