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Selena Gomez Says She’s All ‘Done’ With Her Next Album

Fans have been waiting for any information they can get about Selena Gomez‘s next album — the follow-up to 2015’s Revival — and they finally got some news this week. During a live stream on her friend Connar Franklin’s Instagram account on Monday, Gomez casually pops in to say, “My album’s coming out later.” She then paused before adding, “I’m done with it.” Back in May, Gomez announced that the new album would focus on “personal things” and had been in the works for two years. Her most recent album, 2015’s Revival, birthed a string of hit singles, including “Good for You,” “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love.” Since then, she’s released the stand-alone songs ̶...

20 of the Best Songs About Diamonds

Diamonds have inspired artists for decades with their illustrious shine and strength. Given their status as the supreme stone, it’s no surprise that everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Drake has used them as a symbol for love, luxury, excess, sparkle and money. While too many songs to count reference the glitz and the glam, the sparkle and shine, we’ve rounded up the 20 best songs about diamonds, from Rihanna to The Beatles. “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” by Marilyn Monroe This OG diamond song from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is probably quoted daily by every jeweler and diamond dealer on the planet. Introduced by actress Carol Channing on Broadway but made famous by Marilyn Monroe, this song dazzled in 1952 and has been covered in movies from Moulin Rouge to Burlesque. Its popul...

Bruno Mars Taps Boyz II Men, Ciara, Ella Mai & Charlie Wilson to Take Over for Cardi B on 24K Magic Tour

Bruno Mars has announced five support acts to take over for Cardi B who exited the upcoming 24K Magic tour to spend more time with her newborn baby. Boyz II Men, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, The Green and Common Kings are slated to support Mars for the U.S. dates of his world tour. Kicking off on Sept. 7 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Boyz II Men will open for Mars on his first two dates and make appearances in Philadelphia and at one of his four stops at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charlie Wilson will appear second on the tour, hopping on board for shows in Minnesota, Michigan, Texas and California. Ciara will join the 24K Magic tour in Toronto, Ontario and play six consecutive dates with Mars from Set. 22- Oct. 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.   English singer and songwriter...

New Kids On The Block Will Return to Apollo Theater to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘Hangin’ Tough’

New Kids On The Block have announced a special show at Harlem’s Famed Apollo Theater in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their breakout album Hangin’ Tough. The iconic boy band will return to the stage on Oct. 7 for the first time since their career-defining performance at Apollo’s famous amateur night. Having debuted their hit song “Please Don’t Go Girl” nearly 30 years ago, it’s only fitting that they return to the stage that started it all. The one-night performance will celebrate their career defining album which produced hits like “Please Don’t Go GIrl,” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff).” With more than 14 million copies sold worldwide, Hangin’ Tough continues to remain the group’s best-selling album.  Fan club presale starts at on Aug. 16 he...

Two Friends Kick It Old School in ‘Bandaid’ Video: Exclusive

Los Angeles duo Two Friends are making the most of their golden years in the video for their latest single “Bandaid,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Aug. 14). The visual takes the song’s desperate search for a rebound romance to a new level that required some deep commitments from the pair, composed of Matt Halper and Eli Sones. According to the group, the idea came about during a conversation with director Justin Pagano, who also directed the “Just A Kid” video earlier this year, in which they asked themselves, “What is the most absurd way we can demonstrate this situation?” The answer came in the form of two geriatric love interests hitting the town in the prime of their lives. Though the original plan was to stay completely true to t...

Halsey Tweets at Taylor Swift to Help a Swiftie: See Her Sweet Message

Halsey took to Twitter on Monday (Aug. 13) to help a superfan get Taylor Swift‘s attention. A Swifitie named Liv first tweeted at the Reputation hitmaker: “Starry eyes (and outfits!) sparking up my darkest nights. Rep tour Nashville (8/25) is SO SOON and i can’t wait to see my favorite person in the universe!!! i’ll be sitting in section 138 row H seats 17-18, having the best night of my life.” The fan’s tweet caught some attention on the social media, and that’s when the “Alone” singer stepped in to make an informal introduction between her and Swift. “@taylorswift13 meet ur girl. she’s the coolest, ur gonna leave best friends,” Halsey wrote. The Twitter exchange sparked a series of frenzied tweets from Swifties, with some begging the ...

Ariana Grande & James Corden Re-Make ‘Titanic’ With Songs From *NSYNC, Pitbull, Lady Gaga & More: Watch

Leave it to Ariana Grande to turn the Titanic tragedy into a rocking good time. One night before her “Carpool Karaoke” segment is scheduled to air on The Late Late Show, Grande joined host James Corden on Monday (Aug. 13) to breathe some new life into the score of James Cameron’s epic love story. Grande and Corden teamed up for a one-shot “Soundtrack to Titanic” bit that had them sining 13 iconic songs on 9 sets in five minutes.  It was a lot, but they pulled it off with breathless glee, jumping in with Styx’s “Come Sail Away,” of course, which segued into Corden crooning Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” to an unimpressed Grande, who fanned herself until the groove of Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” inspired her t...

Gnash Begs Self-Doubt to Leave Him Alone in ‘dear insecurity’: Listen

Singer-songwriter gnash has become an unofficial voice for the lonely and uncomfortable throughout his career, with contemplative tunes like “the broken hearts club” and his hit with Olivia O’Brien, “i hate u, i love u.” His newest single, “dear insecurity,” follows the same, all too relatable theme. With the help of Ben Abraham’s raw vocals and gnash’s characteristic stripped-down sound, the crooner writes a letter to his insecurities, asking them to go away so he can “be proud of who I am.”  He even references Alessia Cara’s smash single, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” in an interesting intertwining of self-love advocates, musing, “It’s not about mistakes you made or failures that you had/​It̵...

Selena Gomez Invites Fans to Tune in For WE Day 2018 Broadcast: ‘So Excited’

Selena Gomez has taken to Instagram to promote the broadcast of this year’s WE Day, a celebration of young people committed to making a difference in the world. Gomez, who has been a supporter of the WE movement since the start, was part of the April 2018 event. You can see what went down when the broadcast airs on Aug. 17 on ABC. “So excited to be a part of the WE Day inspiration once again! Watch #WEday on ABC August 17 at 8/7c – you won’t want to miss Nellie’s story!” Gomez wrote on Instagram Monday (Aug .13). Meanwhile, Martin Sheen has scooped up Gomez for the WE Day Shuttle series to catch up with her regarding her “WE Day Top 3.” “I love that we celebrate young people doing good of course,” the popstar expressed in an exclusive clip via E! News. “And I love that yo...

Mariah Carey, Ciara and More Send Prayers For Aretha Franklin: See the Tweets

Aretha Franklin is said to be “seriously ill,” according to a person close to the singer, and celebrities are taking to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the legendary performer. Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, Andy Cohen, Mark Frost, and Ciara are just a few of the stars who have tweeted in support of Franklin. “Praying for the Queen of Soul,” Carey wrote on Monday morning (Aug. 13). View the rest of the tweets below.  Praying for the Queen of Soul —- #ArethaFranklin pic.twitter.com/5cfNPrQrq3 — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 13, 2018 Thinking about Aretha, the Queen of Soul today. RESPECT. — Mark Frost (@mfrost11) August 13, 2018 Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now! ❤️—- — Ciara (@ciara) August 13, 2018 My pray...

Ariana Grande Shares Her Five Favorite Songs Off ‘Sweetener’: See the List

Now that Ariana Grande fans have only a few days until her highly anticipated album Sweetener is set to be released, the pop star took to Twitter on Sunday (Aug. 12) to reveal her top five favorite tracks. When asked by a fan what her current favorite songs were on the album, Grande responded with a tweet that said, “okay omg…..so currently ‘I’m in this world,’ ‘r.e.m.,’ ‘borderline,’ ‘pete davidson,’ ‘better off,’ ‘goodnight n go’….but it changes a lot..’borderline’ & ‘everytime’ i go back n forth between in this top five.” Sweetener, Grande’s fourth studio album, is slated to be released on Wednesday (Aug. 17) and will include hit singles like, “No...

Paris Jackson Reveals Surgery for Abscess ‘Almost the Size of a Golf Ball’

Paris Jackson revealed that she underwent surgery on Friday (Aug. 10) to remove an large abscess before performing a set with her new band, The Soundflowers, the next day.  “So long story short, I had surgery yesterday,” the 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson said on Saturday, in a video posted on her band’s Instagram story. Jackson added that she had “an abscess that was almost the size of a golf ball,” telling her followers that if an abscess pops, “you can go septic and die. But I didn’t die. They operated immediately.” “It was definitely the most pain that I’ve ever been through in my entire life,” she said. Things seemed to have gone well at the show on Saturday, as her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, 88, attended the concert and gave her stamp of approval. “F–k...