LORDE PLAYS SURPRISE PRE-COACHELLA SHOW – (04/17/2017)
She’s back! Lorde held a surprise pre-Coachella gig Friday night, her first show in almost three years. She tweeted out show ahead of time, writing: “$20 tickets because I’m 20 and because I love you. Let’s get raucous before Coachella on Sunday night.”
The show quickly sold out.
- About 300 fans got to see her play at Pioneertown, California’s Pappy & Harriet.
- The 10-song show featured primarily material from her blockbuster first album, including “Royals,” “Team” and her “Magenets” collab with Disclosure. She also played three songs from her forthcoming sophomore album Melodrama: “Sober,” “Green Light” and “Liability,” which Lorde premiered on Saturday Night Live.
- Following Coachella, Lorde will play at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Governors Ball and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Melodrama will drop June 16th.
HAILEE STEINFELD COVERS ED SHEERAN’S ‘SHAPE OF YOU’ – (04/17/2017)
Hailee Steinfeld performed a cover of Ed Sheeran‘s chart-topping hit “Shape Of You” at a Coachella party held by her record label in Thermal, California, April 14th.
The cover followed Sheeran tackling “Starving,” Steinfeld’s collaboration with Grey and Zedd, during a Capital FM session last month.
Hailee’s performance was just a warm up for the upcoming Radio Disney Music Awards later this month on April 30th. The actress-singer has been nominated for Breakout Artist Of The Year, and her hit “Starving” is also up for Best Crush Song.
LADY GAGA DEBUTS NEW SINGLE, PLAYS BEYONCÉ COLLABORATION DURING COACHELLA PERFORMANCE – (04/17/2017)
Lady Gaga headlined the Coachella Music Festival over the weekend, and used the opportunity to debut a new song during her set, “The Cure,” which is available now. Her Coachella performance on Saturday night included piano versions of her hits that showcased her voice, fierce choreography, and pyro/confetti for days. Gaga also included her Beyoncé collaboration “Telephone” and seemed to have no problem including Queen B’s verses.
HARRY STYLES IMPERSONATES MICK JAGGER ON ‘SNL’S’ FAMILY FEUD SKETCH – (04/17/2017)
Harry Styles pulled double duty on Saturday Night Live, serving as musical guest and appearing in a number of skits. Styles showed off his comedic skills during the Time Travel Edition of Celebrity Family Feud by giving a spot-on impersonation of legendary Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. The One Direction member sported shoulder-length hair and a sleek white suit while embellishing Jagger’s unmistakable mannerisms. When Kenan Thompson’s Steve Harvey complimented Jagger for his solo material, the singer gave a classic response: “Solo? Why would anyone in a successful band go solo? That is insane.”
Styles left One Direction last year to go solo while Jagger, now 73, released his first solo album in 1985.
The release of “Sign of the Times” and Harry Styles marks Styles’ first new music since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016 and since he signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist the same year.
Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 summer blockbuster, Dunkirk.