JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE DISSES ADELE, SAYS NEW MUSIC IS ON THE WAY – (03/10/2017)
Fighting words! Justin Timberlake didn’t hold back when he hit up Twitter late Wednesday night to praise Calvin Harris’ new track with Frank Ocean and Migos – and slam Adele in the process.
Timberlake tweeted: “While I’m at it…Frank Ocean had the REAL Album Of The Year with BLONDE. #NotFakeNews.”
- Adele took home the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 25, beating out Beyonce, Timberlake, Drake and Sturgill Simpson.
- Ocean wasn’t even in the running. He didn’t submit his album and opted out of the Grammy system entirely, telling the New York Times: “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated. I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.”
- Meanwhile, JT also tweeted to a fan who asked him when we could expect some new music: “On the way.” Duly noted.
LORDE UNVEILS ‘MELODRAMA’ RELEASE, PLUS NEW SONG ‘LIABILITY’ – (03/10/2017)
On the heels of Lorde dropping the single “Green Light,” the singer is unveiling the ballad “Liability.” She also shared the news that her long-awaited sophomore album, Melodrama, will appear June 16th.
“Liability” is a poignant consideration of fame and the effect it can have on relationships and love. She sings: “The truth is, I am a toy/ That people enjoy/ Until all of the tricks don’t work anymore/ And then they are bored of me./ I know that it’s exciting/ Running through the night/ When every perfect summer’s eating me alive/ Until you’re gone.”
- In an interview with Zane Lowe, she said listening to Rihanna’s “Higher” in a cab inspired the song.
- The release of “Green Light” launched the Grammy Award-winning Lorde to the top of trending topics worldwide on Facebook and Twitter. “Green Light” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard and Twitter 140 chart and clinched the top spot on Spotify’s Viral Songs charts in the U.S. and globally.
MICHAEL BUBLÉ WITHDRAWS FROM HOSTING 2017 JUNO AWARDS: Michael Bublé is continuing to focus on his son, Noah, as he battles cancer. The singer has withdrawn from hosting the 2017 Juno Awards next month. Russell Peters and Bryan Adams are set to replace the musician, who will be caring for Noah. Bublé has been canceling all of his appearances since his son’s diagnosis, most recently backing out of hosting the Brit Awards. The 41-year-old singer also pulled out of performing at the BBC Music Awards in December. Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, announced their son’s diagnosis on Facebook in early November.
JULIA MICHAELS FIRST NEW DEBUT ARTIST TO HIT 100 MILLION STREAMS: Julia Michaels has become the first new artist of the year whose breakthrough debut single, “Issues,” has reached 100 million streams. The song entered the Top 10 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart and Top 15 on the U.S. Top 50 chart, following its debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Viral 50 Chart and No. 4 on the Global Viral Chart. She has also released the music video for her single on VEVO. Julia also just garnered a nomination for The Freshest – Best New Artist at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, to be held April 29th.
MADONNA RELEASES NEW SHORT FILM, ‘HER STORY’ – (03/10/2017)
Madonna took International Women’s Day very seriously and released a 12-minute short film full of images and ideas about femininity. Her Story features Madonna (shot in black and white) roaming the streets and observing various scenes of women.
Its eight chapters share brief vignettes connected to the themes of womanhood and resisting tyranny.
“Every Woman Has A Story! Don’t be Afraid to Use your Voice! To Help others! celebrate Women around the World!” Madonna wrote on Instagram, where she shared several of “Her Story’s” individual segments. She later added: “Dance with Women. Create with Women. Inspire Women. Admire Women. Celebrate Women.”
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