Sam Smith Is Reclaiming His "Curves" And Fighting "The Fuck Back"


"In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down,” Smith captioned the photo. “Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally. "

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Sam Smith Is Reclaiming His "Curves" And Fighting "The Fuck Back"

While the photo was a departure for the singer-songwriter ? who is frequently photographed in suits, as well as the occasional caftan or romper ? it isn’t the first time he’s spoken about his battle with body image.

In 2015, he told “60 Minutes Australia” that he’s more offended when people make comments about his weight than when he hears slurs about his sexuality.

“I think just because I’ve accepted that, if someone calls me a faggot, it’s like, I am gay, and I’m proud to be gay, so there’s no issues there,” he said at the time. “If someone calls you fat, it’s like, that’s something I want to change.”

While Smith made headlines for losing a reported 50 pounds after his 2014 debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” rocketed him to stardom, he said he remained “a bit obsessive” about his weight.

“When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn’t happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved,” he told V Magazine in an interview conducted by Sarah Jessica Parker. “I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day.”

Smith’s photo was snapped by LA-based queer artist and photographer Ryan Pfluger. The image shows Smith on the beach at sunset, shirtless and untouched.

“Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things,” Smith continued. “Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS @ryanpfluger. I have never felt safer than I did with you.”

Ciara's New Song "Greatest Love" Is Perfect And Really Personal


Valentine's Day is just two days away, but Ciara has already started the celebrations early. The 33-year-old put on quite the sexy performance in her music video for new single, Greatest Love. 

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Ciara's New Song "Greatest Love" Is Perfect And Really Personal

Pushing about the love she has for her husband, Ciara sang, "I should’ve known when you took my son as your own / I ain’t saying I ain’t like all the carats and the stone / It’s just your love that I want / Now it’s you and me against, ‘gainst the entire world, the entire world / I see our love when I look at our baby girl, I’m a lucky girl.”

The song, produced by Jasper and Rod Cameron, is the kind of slow bop I'll be body rolling into spring with; It picks up right where 2013's "Body Party" left off. But "Greatest Love" is, first and foremost, a love song for Ciara's husband Russell Wilson. Lines like "I should've known when you took my son as your own" and "I see our love when I look at our baby girl, I'm a lucky girl" are direct references to their blended family. Ciara's oldest son is with rapper Future and, speaking of him, I couldn't help but wonder if this line was about their breakup: "Ask God to take out everything toxic in my life and baby, he did."

The video comes after the Grammy winning singer announced another endeavor last week, her Beauty Marks Entertainment company - a company where music intersects with fashion, tech, film and philanthropy.

Speaking at the 2019 MAKERS conference, she couldn't help but gush about her man Russell and his ongoing support.

'I'm a strong woman but I need a strong man by my side, and I know I can do anything that I put my mind to,' she told Yahoo Lifestyle.

'But I think at some point in time it’s good to let somebody also do some stuff for you too. The best thing is when you have a man that’s strong. A strong man that’s smart and wise and also loves you and has your back and lifts you up and empowers you.'

Emma Stone & Haim Recreated Spice Girls Video


Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. Do you wanna see the Spice Girls reunion tour next year with a handful of the biggest celebrities? Well, first, you gotta watch Spice Girls superfans Emma Stone and HAIM recreate the music video dance for “Stop.”

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Emma Stone & Haim Recreated Spice Girls Video So You Can Go To The Reunion

Seeing the show with Stone would be awesome for a number of reasons, but mostly because Stone is a certified Spice Girls stan. The ladies announced their reunion tour in November 2018 around the same time Stone was doing promo for her film The Favourite. During a stint on The Tonight Show, Stone jokingly told Jimmy Fallon that she changed her name from Emily to Emma “because of Baby Spice.”

As for the Stone/Haim connection, we’re guessing they met through Taylor Swift? Swift and Haim have collaborated and even vacationed in Hawaii together; Stone has been in the Swift squad since day one, so it all checks out. Spice Girls reunion tour tickets are available on their website or you can enter the Omaze contest for a chance to roll up to the show with your VIP girl gang.

The Spice Girls, minus Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, are getting back together for a U.K. Stadium tour that opens in Manchester on May 29 and finishes with three nights in London beginning June 13. After the official announcement was made, tickets sold out so fast that the gals added more concert dates. So, yeah, this is a big deal.

Fans can enter for the chance to win by donating funds through All proceeds are going to support PATH, Child Mind Institute, The Los Angeles LGBT Center, Comic Relief U.K., Girl Up, and Girls’ Education via Charities Aid Foundation of America.

“And think about it you guys, think of how much fun this is going to be, us all together at a freaking Spice Girl concert,” Este says before lip-syncing the final verse and walking off with a smirk.   

“Are we sure that we want her to come with us to that?” Stone jokes, as the other girls assure her that Este is just “a little excited.”   

Maren Morris Holds Her Head High In New “GIRL” Video


"I think it just comes down to -- we don't want more than everyone else."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Maren Morris Holds Her Head High In New â??GIRLâ? Video

The “My Church” singer-songwriter, 27, announced her engagement to Hurd, 32, on Sunday, posting a series of photos in which she shows off her new accessory. In one, she holds a Corona Light while resting her hand on Hurd’s leg, a nod to the lyrics of “Love In a Bar,” the single he wrote about their relationship.

And I feel like the last two years, after touring and growing up a bit more — and obviously I’ve found somebody that understands me now, and have fallen in love and gotten married — my [perspective on] songwriting is just a little different. It’s a little lighter than it was the first time around!” she says with a laugh, adding, "I’m not quite as bitter."

Morris is bringing that new maturity to her upcoming album.

“This album is really about self-acceptance and partner acceptance,” she says. “The first half of the album is very self-reflective, and it's more about me. Then the second half of the record transitions into me being the counterpart to somebody else. I didn’t have any love songs on [debut album] Hero, so there are a lot more on this one, and I think that’s been a really beautiful side to being a touring musician: You never see the person, you miss them all the time, and he’s a musician as well, so we’re constantly writing with each other or about each other. A lot of these songs reflect that."

Another shows the couple gazing into each others’ eyes.

Morris simply captioned the images, “Yes.” with an engagement ring emoji.

Hurd’s most recent Instagram post was a snap of him and Morris heading out on a boat ride with the date of the proposal, July 3, as the caption.

Missy Elliott, John Prine, Yusuf/Cat Stevens Among 2019 Songwriters


"Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as a vital bridge between music’s past and future."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Missy Elliott, Cat Stevens, John Prine & More Among 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees


Missy ElliottJohn Prine and Yusuf/Cat Stevens are among the 2019 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called his “all-time favorite songwriter”; Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote songs for the Eagles and Glenn Frey’s solo albums; and Dallas Austin, the songwriter behind radio hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, Boyz II Men, Madonna and more.

The members of the 2019 class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame were announced on CBS This Morning on Saturday, and hip-hop star Missy Elliott will become the first female hip-hop artist to join the more than 400 songwriters who have been inducted since 1970. The other inductees this year are Dallas Austin (“Creep,” “Motownphilly”); Tom T. Hall (“Harper Valley PTA,” “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine”); John Prine (“Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise”); Jack Tempchin (“Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “You Belong to the City”); and Yusuf Islam, better known as Cat Stevens (you all know a Cat Stevens song or two, come on).

Regarding this year’s inductees, SHOF chairman (and hit songwriter/producer and Chic cofounder) Nile Rodgers said, “The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song.

"That’s true now more than ever, so I’m very proud that in my first year as Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible."

Justin Timberlake Surprises Atlanta Crowd With T.I.


Justin Timberlake performs on stage during "The Man of the Woods Tour" at Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Justin Timberlake Surprises Atlanta Crowd With T.I. for 'My Love' & More: Watch

It's solely been a couple of days since Justin Timberlake made his return to the Man of the Woods Tour, and he's already bringing out some huge surprises. At his Atlanta present on Thursday night time, JT introduced out hometown hero T.I. for a hit-filled cameo.

Kelly Rowland Talks 2019 Album


"I’ve all the time been impressed by girls, and with this assortment, I actually wished that to be mirrored."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Kelly Rowland Talks 2019 Album, Dream Reunion With Solange & How Body Positivity Informs Her Music


It’s been a minute since Kelly Rowland final put out an album — 5 years, in reality. She’s dropped just a few new tracks in recent times, together with “Kelly,” which she launched in November as a teaser to her subsequent endeavor, however followers might be relieved to listen to that the songstress is lastly gearing as much as deal with them to a brand new studio album someday this 12 months.

Although she’s reluctant to present us a precise timeline, Rowland tells Billboard that 2019 is certainly the 12 months. “This 12 months! I stated that final 12 months. However I truly, actually imply it this 12 months,” she jokes.

And for her fifth studio album, Rowland is taking it again a couple of a long time. While the roots of her new mission are R&B, she says that recently she’s been fully impressed by hip-hop from the '90s. “That period feels good. And I’ve been impressed by Marvin Gaye. He’s like my secret crush. I’ve completely been in that '90s headspace,” she says of the combo of old- and new-school sounds.

Rowland, who celebrated the launch of her first-ever capsule collection for Fabletics by internet hosting an intimate exercise class in Los Angeles on Tuesday, says the theme of her new attire and music go hand in hand.

Embracing your physique is a lesson Rowland says she herself has needed to be taught through the years. And it’s undoubtedly a theme that’s knowledgeable her music. “Clearly, if you consider a tune like ‘Bootylicious’ that Future’s Youngster had, that theme is obvious,” says Rowland, who reveals that she’ll even have a brand new tune on her forthcoming album that tackles the notion of studying to like and embrace your physique. “There’s a tune that I did within the studio that I really like a lot that talks about that. I’m not going to get into it, but it surely’s actually cool. It’s going to be on the report, probably. I’ve recorded so many rattling songs,” she says with amusing.

According to Rowland, the wrestle for self-acceptance is a notion that each one girls can relate to. “I feel it all the time reveals itself, as a result of girls undergo that. I feel folks undergo that usually, however girls undergo that extra so than something. We are typically very onerous on ourselves. And I feel it’s essential we empower one another,” Rowland explains.

In latest months, rumors have been swirling a few attainable Rowland/Beyoncé musical collaboration, however Rowland tells Billboard that her latest sightings with Queen Bey don't have anything to do with music. “It’s so humorous. I assume each time folks see us collectively, they only see music however I simply see sisterhood, and that’s what we're and that’s what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all collectively, they instantly assume music. I’m like, no. Just household,” Rowland says.

NFL Confirms Maroon 5, Travis Scott & Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl



"I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. "I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? NFL Confirms Maroon 5, Travis Scott & Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

The 2019 Super Bowl halftime show lineup is finally here. The NFL on Sunday officially announcedthat Maroon 5 will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi at the upcoming championship game.

Scott’s involvement with the halftime show was officially announced last month in the wake of TMZ’s report. The move drew criticism from celebrities like Michael B. Jordan and Reverend Al Sharpton, who believed Scott shouldn’t support the NFL after their treatment of activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Cardi B later said that she wouldn’t perform at the halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick. Maroon 5 were confirmed to play the halftime show in September. Super Bowl LIII takes place on Sunday, February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

In a statement, Scott confirmed the donation, saying: “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

It was previously reported that Maroon 5 were struggling to find anyone to agree to perform with them during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Sources claimed last year that the band had asked over half a dozen acts to play, including Cardi B, who featured on their single ‘Girls Like You’. A representative for the Bronx rapper later said she was “not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”

Demi Lovato Responds to Rumors About Her Recovery



"Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it's no one's business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Demi Lovato Responds to Rumors About Her Recovery

Demi Lovato left rehab three months ago after an OD in July, and ever since she has been keep a low profile (and voting!).

But it looks like while Demi has been taking this time to focus on her sobriety and heal, others are busy making up and selling fake stories about her (remember when someone accused her team of being "rotten"?), and Demi has had enough.

I love my fans, and hate tabloids. Don’t believe what you read. People will literally make up stuff to sell a story. Sickening.

If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF. Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it’s no one’s business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME...

"Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.. but until I’m ready to share that with people please stop prying and making up shit that you know nothing about," she wrote. "I still need space and time to heal.."

She wrapped up her message by thanking fans for their support.

"I'm so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I'm ready," she said. "I have my fans to thank for that. I'm so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f-----g much."

Lovato — who had celebrated six years of sobriety in March — was reportedly released from a rehab facility in early August, at which time she issued another statement via a since-deleted Instagram post thanking fans for their love and support and vowing to "keep fighting." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer also wrote that she needed "time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery."

GRLwood Serves Up Kentucky Fried Queer Punk



"I was like, this song isn’t lyrically discussing a queer or trans issue. But it is, because it’s coming from my perspective, whether I’m talking about being trans or not."



When I met with Lynn Rose and bass player Raven Blessinger at Spinelli’s, it was at a show. The spacious basement restaurant often doubles as an underground indie venue.

When I arrived, the female-fronted TraumaxQueen was finishing up. Rose is up on the floor moving, jumping and bouncing. She’s not quite slam dancing, but her energy definitely screams hardcore.

At 20 years old, Rose has spent four years in Louisville’s hardcore scene. She started Transgression to address a very specific absence she saw.

“I didn’t really see a huge presence of queer people in the scene,” Rose said. “At least, it wasn’t something that was vocally discussed in music.

So in the time-honored tradition of hardcore, she started a band with her friends, several of whom didn’t initially play instruments. In addition to Rose and Blessinger, Transgression is rounded out by Blake Herbert, Seth Lewis and Kamal Ali.

On their website, they call themselves “a collective of queers, screaming, yelling, and refusing to be silenced.”

Making the scene queer-friendly is a goal for Transgression, and that includes trying to make sure that the under-21 crowd is able to see queer people on stage. That underage crowd is a big part of the hardcore scene, according to Blessinger: “I feel like they are a pretty considerable part of the scene — more than half are under 21.”

The hardcore scene is doubly important for queer kids. It’s a place to get away from heteronormativity.

Blessinger’s initial interest in the hardcore scene was just as much about finding a place to get away from abuse at home as it was about the music. Rose admits there is so much more work to be done, but says the collective feels like they are making progress.

Miley Cyrus Updated The “Santa Baby” Lyrics For The


"Santa baby, I’d love to know my ass won’t get grabbed
At work
By some ignorant jerk
Tell the dirtbags, to put away their chimneys tonight."

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? miley Cyrus Updated The â??Santa Babyâ? Lyrics For The #MeToo Age

This year the lyrics to Christmas classics like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have been called into question. Thursday night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Miley Cyrus made some changes of her own to "Santa Baby."

The original, released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, was a little racy, as Cyrus points out to Fallon before they go on stage to perform. "I think I might need to change some of these lyrics," she decided. "Am I saying I'm going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?"

The pop singer decided to take matters into her own hands and altered the lyrics for the #MeToo era. What made the skit more hilarious, however, was that Fallon and pal Mark Ronson didn't get the memo. They continued to perform planned movements to the original lyrics and tried to keep up with the numerous changes Cyrus made.

Her revised version, though, is much more empowered. Miley doesn't need Santa to buy her these things because she makes her own money! "Don't want diamonds, cash, or stuff," she sings midway through her version. "Nothing that comes in a box. No more fluff. I've had enough. And I can buy my own damn stuff."

She also adds in some lyrics about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. "A girl's best friend is equal pay," she says, before addressing workplace harassment. "Santa Baby, I'd love to know my ass won't get grabbed at work by some ignorant jerk."

These are lyrics we can get behind. Watch Cyrus perform her version of "Santa Baby" for yourself, below.

This song is one of a few holiday tunes our culture is revisiting from a post-MeToo lens. Another example is "Baby It's Cold Outside," which is about a man who tries to stop a woman from leaving his house even though it seems that she wants to.

JoJo Re-Recorded Her Debut Album



"I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? JoJo Re-Recorded Her Debut Album, We Can Stream â??Leave (Get Out)â? Again


In consensual surprise release news, JoJo has re-recorded some of her biggest hits. The mononamed singer beefed with her old record label for seven years, finally freeing herself from Blackground’s grasp in 2014. Since then, JoJo has been recording and touring, and becoming a gay icon. But Blackground wasn’t done with her, removing her eponymous album from streaming services. On Thursday afternoon, JoJo began blasting her Twitter with re-recordings of songs like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Never Say Goodbye.”

Earlier this year, producer Bryan-Michael Cox posted a picture of him, Jo and Jermaine Dupri in the studio. Producers Nash B, Forte Bowie and Supa were also reportedly working with the musician. We're hoping they're somehow involved in this exciting news.

Jojo's debut album was released in 2004, and spawned the hits “Baby, It’s You” and “Leave (Get Out).” The Massachusetts native became the youngest artist to have a top 40 song with the latter, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fans are sure to be thrilled with the re-release, as her first album is unavailable on streaming services. Her former label Blackground, which kept her locked in a seven-year contractual bind, is the reason.

In 2017, she tweeted “My former label removed my music, I unfortunately have absolutely no control over what they do or don't do…I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."

However, Jo always wants to make sure her longtime fans are taken care of. In a 2016 interview with VIBE, she stated “I'm really fortunate who’ve grown with me and have stayed committed and interested, and I don't take it for granted.” This one is for you!

Over the past few years, JoJo managed to release a few mixtapes and EPs, and eventually dropped her third album, Mad Love, via Atlantic Records in 2016. Just as she used those projects to work around Blackground's road blocks, she's doing the same thing by rerecording JoJo and The High Road. And our nostalgia-loving hearts are forever grateful.

Nicki Minaj Is Being Compared To Lil’ Kim In New ‘Vogue’



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Nicki Minaj Is Being Compared To Lilâ?? Kim In New â??Vogueâ?? Photos

The ancient rivalry between New York femcees Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj dates back to the early stages of Nicki’s career. In spite of the perpetual denial on both sides, fans have peeped and are keeping score. Years ago, there were diss tracks flooding fans’ ears and Barbie channeling Queen Bee’s energy, but towards the end of this summer, the “Crush on You” femcee swore to end her beef under one condition.

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim are enemies, so fans were absolutely shook at how much Nicki looked JUST like her nemesis on a new magazine cover! In the pic, Nicki rocks lighter brown hair and dramatic cat eye makeup, and is staring into the camera with a sultry glare. She even had a prominent mole on the left side of her upper lip, the comments section blew up with people pointing out how much she looked like Kim. “Giving me throwback lil kim vibes,” someone wrote, while another added, “OOO you say Cardi B’s copying your style, gulll see this picture you copying [Lil Kim]’s style!”

Did Nicki Minaj use her Vogue Japan cover story as an excuse to throw some shade at her rap enemies Lil’ Kim and Cardi B? According to the Daily Mail, fans are accusing the emcee of dressing up as a young Lil Kim, as well as Cardi B’s little sister, Hennessy in the upcoming February issue.

Nicki Minaj certainly knows how to attract both attention and drama, sometimes even in the same second. That being said, nothing is too small to go by unnoticed by her ever-engaged fanbase, not even a minuscule detail on a magazine cover.

Two Beyoncé Albums Were Leaked On Spotify


Two  Beyonce  projects were reportedly published overnight in  Apple Music  and  Spotify, and  then deleted. 

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One song, Hey Goldmember, was taken from the singer’s debut film at Austin Powers at Goldmember, released in 2002, and apparently not from material that Beyonce now received critical acclaim for her  2013 album of the same name  and  Lemonade 2016 would like to visit again. , Beyonce and her husband in June this year,  Jay-the Z , received the name of Carters, released an unexpected album  Everything Is Love

Beyonce was not the only musician who suffered from an unauthorized leak in streaming services yesterday. An album called Comethru, attributed to sister Solana, was attributed to  Grammy- nominated vocalist SZA .

In November  , unreleased and obscure music by  Ariana Grande appeared, which is credited with the name Zandhr. It was quickly removed. Grande is expected to release the continuation of this year's  Sweetener , her first album after a suicide bomber attacked her concert in Manchester in May 2017.


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Beyonce is the second artist who survived the album's leak this week, after an album called  Comethru  appeared on Spotify under the name Sister Solana. It contained nine unpublished  SZA  tracks , to which the artist responded: “These are random scratches from 2015. Not new, but new! ”, She wrote on the screenshot of the album cover. “But ... creative? And scary? 

One song, Hey Goldmember, was taken from the singer’s debut film at Austin Powers at Goldmember, released in 2002, and apparently not from material that Beyonce now received critical acclaim for her  2013 album of the same name  and  Lemonade 2016 would like to visit again. , Beyonce and her husband in June this year,  Jay-the Z , received the name of Carters, released an unexpected album  Everything Is Love

Beyonce was not the only musician who suffered from an unauthorized leak in streaming services yesterday. An album called Comethru, attributed to sister Solana, was attributed to  Grammy- nominated vocalist SZA .


The Biggest Music Releases To Get Excited About In 2019


While very few artists have confirmed concrete plans for releases next year, the musical projects most buzzed about online are enough to spark hope in even the most jaded cynic’s heart.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? The Biggest Music Releases To Get Excited About In 2019

While very few artists have confirmed concrete plans for releases next year, the musical projects most buzzed about online are enough to spark hope in even the most jaded cynic’s heart. While Rihanna has been busy taking over pretty much every industry other than music, she’s also rumored to have been finishing up R9, and even assured an impatient fan that music would be coming oh so soon.

Ariana GrandeThank U, Next
It’s only been a few months since the release of Sweetener, and Ariana Grande is already back in the studio. “Thank u, next,” recorded in the wake of her split from Pete Davidson, was her first number one song. Last week, she followed it up with another one-off single, titled “Imagine.” In Grande’s recent Billboard cover story she revealed that her new album, also titled Thank U, Next, is almost finished. Expect it (early) next year.

Avril Lavigne
In a lengthy personal letter on her site, Avril Lavigne wrote that her upcoming sixth album “holds nothing back” and describes a personal crisis that inspired recent single “Head Above Water”: “One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the song writing of this album began.” It’s a long-recognized truth that Avril is at her best when she allows herself to be vulnerable. No word on a release date yet.

Beirut, Gallipoli
Beirut’s Zach Condon has thus far released two singles for the upcoming album Gallipoli.  The title track is a stately trumpet-driven song in the vein of 2006’s Gulag Orkestar. Condon says he wrote it “entirely in one sitting, pausing only to eat.” Second single “Corfu” is an instrumental track with a decidedly more modern vibe. The full album is out February 1 from 4AD.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen has hinted at a new full-length coming sometime in 2019. No word yet on the title or release date; for now, we can tide ourselves over with recent single “Party for One

Cass McCombsTip of the Sphere
The follow-up to Cass McCombs’s 2016 album Mangy Love arrives February 8, 2019 from Anti-. Hear first single “Sleeping Volcanoes” here.

Chance the Rapper
It’s no secret that Chance the Rapper has been in the studio. This past July, he released four new singles—“65th & Ingleside,” “Wala Cam,” “Work Out,” and “I Might Need Security”—prompting speculation that a new project was on the way. 

Cherry Glazerr, Stuffed & Ready
The wonderfully titled new project from L.A. indie-psych act Cherry Glazerr project arrives February 1. First single “Daddi” is out now, along with a deeply weird video.

ChromaticsDear Tommy
We were supposed to get Dear Tommy in 2015. But following some kind of near-death experience in HawaiiJohnny Jewel destroyed every copy of the album—15,000 CDs and 10,000 vinyl copies. According to manager Alexis Rivera, the new version of Dear Tommy will have the “same titles, same lyrics, same track order, as when it was announced in Dec of 2014. Nothing’s changed except it’s better.” Back in May, Chromatics dropped the first single from this newly re-recorded Dear Tommy, “Black Walls.” Will we finally hear the full thing in 2019?

Danny Brown
Danny Brown had a bigger year as a Twitch streamer than as a rapper. In the hours and hours he’s logged on Persona 5Red Dead Redemption 2, and Dream Daddy, he’s dropped more than a few hints about a new record, and even pointed to an “early” 2019 release date. He also debuted an unreleased track. Stayed tuned for more from Danny in 2019.

DeerhunterWhy Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
Deerhunter’s eighth studio album arrives January 18. Hear first single “Death in Midsummer” here.

Die Antwoord, 27
Ninja and Yolandi have billed their upcoming 27-track project as their “final” Die Antwoord release. Back in June, they said it would be “released unusually over the next year or so,” and would feature “many collaborations with our favorite artists in the world.”

Notes on a Conditional Form, part two of the Music For Cars era (following A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships) is already scheduled to be in your earbuds at the end of next May. Till then, you can check out our interview with frontman Matty Healy, here.

Kathy Griffin Calls Out No Women Among Top-Paid Comedians


Griffin tweeted out an image of the Forbes list with the simple caption "No women."

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Kathy Griffin Calls Out No Women Among Top-Paid Comedians In 2018

Jerry Seinfeld topped the rankings with estimated earnings of $57.5m (£45.3m).

Amy Schumer was the first woman to make the list last year but has dropped back out this time. Ricky Gervais is the only British comedian on the list.

Jerry Seinfeld came in first place, having earned $57.5m over the past 12 months according to the publication. This does not come as a surprise, since Seinfeld has occupied the top spot every year since the ranking was first compiled in 2006 – except in 2016 when Kevin Hart passed him.

Hart, who recently gave up his Oscars hosting gig after being criticised for homophobic tweets he sent out in the past, is a close second with reported earnings of $57m.

Dave Chappelle follows in third place, having cashed in $35m according to Forbes.

Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais (the only British name on the otherwise all-American list), Gabriel Iglesias, Terry Fator, and Jim Gaffigan follow.

Jeff Dunham and Sebastian Maniscalco occupy the ninth and 10th position respectively.

Amy Schumer became the first woman to ever make the list last year, when her Netflix special and tour increased her earnings.

Another comedian missing from the list is Louis CK, who was in last year's top 10 with $52m (£41m) earnings.

But after he confirmed sexual misconduct allegations against him in November 2017, his second Netflix special was cancelled and he has only performed a handful of dates since.

Seinfeld has topped the list in all but one year since it was first compiled in 2006. Kevin Hart took the top spot in 2016.

Forbes attributes Seinfeld's earnings this year to his 2017 Netflix deal and Hulu's streaming rights to all nine seasons of Seinfeld, as well as more than $30m (£23.6m) from stand-up.

Hart is close behind in second place with $57m (£44.9m). The comedian, who recently pulled out of hosting the Oscars due to controversy over homophobic tweets, also earned more than $30m from touring and starred in the Jumanji film remake.

The top 10 best-paid comedians

  1. Jerry Seinfeld - $57.5m (£45.3m)

  2. Kevin Hart - $57m (£44.9m)

  3. Dave Chappelle - $35m (£27.6m)

  4. Chris Rock - $30m (£23.6m)

  5. Ricky Gervais - $25m (£19.7m)

  6. Gabriel Iglesias - $20.5m (£16.1m)

  7. Terry Fator - $18m (£14.2m)

  8. Jim Gaffigan - $17.5m (£13.8m)

  9. Jeff Dunham - $16.5m (£13m)

  10. Sebastian Maniscalco - $15m (£11.8m)

Gwen Stefani heading to demo about concert stampede


"I know I’ve been a real poor female/ I didn’t mean for you to get hurt in anyway."


A federal judge cleared Live Nation in the suit, but says it can move forward against the No Doubt singer...

The lawsuit stems from a 2016 concert at Live Nation’s PNC Music Pavilion. During the show, Stefani exhorted the crowd in the lawn seating area to come into the venue’s reserved seating area, closer to the stage.

“I’m just going to tell you something. I’m just going to talk to the security guards for one second. If anyone wants to come down a little closer so I can see you a little better, just come on down, I don’t think anyone’s going to care, like just fill it in and like and you know, who cares about your lawn chairs, you can get new ones,” Stefani told the crowd from stage, according to the suit.

During the resultant throng, plaintiff Lisa Keri Stricklin claims in the suit that she suffered permanent injury to her leg and is seeking $150,000 from Stefani and Live Nation in compensation for her injuries.

In August, Stefani filed the motion for summary judgment, noting that her speech is protected under the first amendment and cannot be held liable to tort in civil court. Stefani’s attorneys cited a previous 1998 suit McCollum v. CBS in which Ozzy Osbourne had been sued over his music, which the plaintiffs in the case claimed contributed to the suicide of their son.

In McCollum, the court ruled that Ozzy’s music was in fact protected speech and that he was not liable in the suit, but the same tactic didn’t work for Stefani’s legal team.

In his ruling, Judge Robert J. Conrad ruled that Stefani’s motion did not address her alleged negligence and that the court “disagrees that the First Amendment immunizes all other speech falling outside these categories, including negligent speech which results in bodily injury to others.”

Jennifer Lopez understands Alex Rodriguez marriage speculation


"Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do," she explained. "But it's not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Jennifer Lopez understands Alex Rodriguez marriage speculation

The Jenny From the Block singer has been dating the former baseball player for two decades, and they have each faced thoughts about when they are heading to get engaged, with Jennifer dealing with an interrogation from chat show host Ellen DeGeneres in November.

"Absolutely everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a passionate comedy, a content ending. We all do,“ she described. „But it is really not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the demonstrates."

The few has been pressured to deny they are engaged on numerous instances this yr, especially after Alex gifted her a sparkler that she was viewed putting on on her ring finger in July.

The actress insisted they are both equally excellent with the place points are ideal now, adding, „We’re delighted. We’re having it working day-by-day. And it’s fantastic.“

Jennifer has been married three situations before and shares 10-yr-old twins Max and Emme with her 3rd husband Marc Anthony, when Alex has daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-spouse Cynthia. They recently shared snaps of their blended family members decorating a Xmas tree and chilling in bed with each other, and Jennifer instructed United states of america Nowadays that them sensation like „a serious household“ is „superior plenty of proper now“.

Of course, we should all let J.Lo and A-Rod live their fairytale in peace and take their time with whatever lies in store, but still… a Christmas engagement would be nice, if poss.

"I have nothing but the most amazing things to say about Alex. He’s an incredible friend, partner and father. And he's a family man. He’s just awesome," says Lopez. "We have this great loving support system. You know no matter where you are that you’re rooting for each other."

Megan Fox Thought She Wouldn’t Be A “Sympathetic Victim” For #MeToo


"I don’t want to say this about myself, but let’s say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren’t able to understand.."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Megan Fox Thought She Wouldnâ??t Be A â??Sympathetic Victimâ? For #MeToo

Megan Fox said she worried she wouldn’t be seen as a “sympathetic victim” so she kept quiet about “quite a few stories” during the heat of the #MeToo movement.

“I didn’t speak out for many reasons. I just didn’t think based on how I’d been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim,” the 32-year-old actress revealed to the New York Times in an article published Friday.

Fox said that she has "quite a few stories" she could have told as legions of women and men in Hollywood were inspired to come forward about their own experiences within the industry after accusations against Harvey Weinstein opened the floodgates in the fall of 2017.

Fox has previously opened up about uncomfortable moments in her career. In a 2009 interview with Wonderland magazine, she said she became frustrated with Transformers director Michael Bay when he directed her to "be hot" or to "be sexy" on set. In that same interview, Fox said that Bay "wants to be like Hitler on his sets," which drew controversy and overshadowed her comments about Bay's questionable directives.

Later that year, Fox said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that on the set of Bad Boys II, when she was only 15 years old, that Bay ordered her to dance under a waterfall while wearing a bikini and six-inch heels.

Because of how her comments were received nearly a decade ago, Fox said she was scared to be an active participant in today's cultural climate charged with female empowerment. She also suggested that her previous statements might have been "ahead of my time."

 "I don’t know if there will ever be a time where I’m considered normal or relatable or likable."

Please Don’t Let Miley Cyrus Make Another “Hip-Hop” Album



 ‘Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.’


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Please Donâ??t Let Miley Cyrus Make Another â??Hip-Hopâ? Album


"When articles are read it isn't always considered that for hours I've spoken with a journalist about my life, where my heart is, my perspective at that time, and the next step in my career," she wrote.

Me and Mark have kind of said I think “Mine” is a little heavier than [“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”]. A song that him and I have done together is more rock driven, modern Debbie Harry kind of Joan Jett. Then, we’ve got songs with Mike Will that lean more hip-hop and songs with Andrew Wyatt who’s from Miike Snow so it leans a little bit more pop/alternative. I just have kind of everything.

"I have always and will continue to love and celebrate hip hop as I've collaborated with some of the very best."

The 24-year-old also says she didn't mean that she didn't like hip-hop at all now but says she's enjoying more "uplifting, conscious rap".

"As I get older I understand the effect music has on the world & Seeing where we are today I feel the younger generation needs to hear positive powerful lyrics."

We’re still skeptical, but, as long as we’re not getting a Bangerz repeat or more controversial comments, we’ll be okay.

Me and Mark have kind of said I think “Mine” is a little heavier than [“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”]. A song that him and I have done together is more rock driven, modern Debbie Harry kind of Joan Jett. Then, we’ve got songs with Mike Will that lean more hip-hop and songs with Andrew Wyatt who’s from Miike Snow so it leans a little bit more pop/alternative. I just have kind of everything.

On the other side of her recent musical polarity has been psychedelic warrior Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, who collaborated with Cyrus on a series of trippy, experimental works including the truly bizarre free download LP Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.

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