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Christina Aguilera on The Voice: ‘It’s not about music, but good TV’

Christina Aguilera unleashed a brand new song and video yesterday, ‘Accelerate‘ featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz

The ‘Beautiful‘ star also announced that her upcoming album, ‘Liberation‘ will be out in June.

One thing she won’t be announcing is a return to ‘The Voice‘.

Speaking to Billboard, the ‘Burlesque’ star said: “It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one.

“You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.

“I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]. Especially as a female: You can’t wear this, can’t say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet.”

Instead she’s keen to return to performing in front of her fans. The 37-year-old said: “When I’m onstage, there’s not a bigger high, when I’m in connection with my voice and my heart and my soul.

“But at the end, I want to wipe it all off, get in my sweatpants, make silly noises with my kids and have someone comfort and cuddle me.”

Liberation is out June 15. Accelerate feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz along with the stunning music video, directed by Zoey Grossman is out now (watch below).

Last week Aguilera took part in The Late Late Show with James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ (watch below).

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Coca-Cola Roxy Friday, October 19

Death Cab For Cutie will be at the Coca-Cola Roxy on Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm.

Reserved Balcony Tickets are $47.00 and General Admission Standing Room Floor tickets are $39.50. All ages are welcome.

Tickets are on sale Friday, May 4th at 10am at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

For more information, visit deathcabforcutie.com, or www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Revealing Miley Cyrus’ Collection with Converse

“No age, no gender, no sex — I wanted everyone to feel included.”

When it comes to her debut collection, Converse x Miley Cyrus, this is exactly how Miley Cyrus says she wants her fans to feel. A true reflection of her personal style and influences, Miley tapped into her persona as a performer as well as her eclectic day-to-day style to create a full lifestyle collection.

As a woman who has always been open to all possibilities, Miley partnered with Converse to reflect that feeling of self-empowerment.

“Converse has no boundaries. It’s outspoken. I’ve always identified with Converse because the brand appeals to and represents so many different cultures and walks of life. And they’re accessible,” she says of her reason for teaming up with the brand. The collection’s look book features images that capture the energetic, bold and inclusive nature of Miley and some of her biggest fans (representing across gender, orientation and background) shot by legendary fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.

“I definitely had my fans in mind and in my heart when I was creating,” she says. “I put what they love about me and what I love about them into the design.” Whether sparkling with the Chuck Taylor All Star Glitter or looking to channel Miley’s performance and country roots in the Bandana, individuals can piece together looks for any mood or style.

Converse x Miley Cyrus will be available May 2 on converse.com and at select retailers.

Pregnant Cardi B Slays ‘La Modelo’ In One of Her Last Performances Before Maternity Leave

Written By | Liz Calvario

Cardi B brought the party to the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The 25-year-old pregnant rapper took the stage during the award’s ceremony in Las Vegas on Thursday night to perform the Spanglish single “La Modelo” with Latin artist Ozuna. Cardi stepped out in a blush-colored body-hugging dress with pink sequin sleeves, which she paired with nude platform heels.

“Make sure you all to tune in to my performance with my good old friend,” Cardi shared on Instagram before her sizzling performance. “I don’t know if you want it to be a surprise. When I get there, I’m going to ask him.”

Prior to taking the stage, Cardi shared clips of her with her good pal Quavo, who also performed with Karol G, in the audience.

After the show, the “Bodak Yellow” singer thanked everyone for their support and shared that her fiance, Offset, had also attended the show to watch her perform.

On Wednesday, the expecting mother announced that she was taking a break from performing so she could focus on herself and her baby-to-be.

“So I just wanted to make this a little clear and everything. Broccoli Fest will be my last performance for a little while,” she shared. “Shortie keep growing. I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b**ch barely can breathe! I want to thank y’all for understanding. I’ll be back for the Bruno Mars tour and everything.”

Drake Teases Alternate OVO School Uniforms for Miami High School

Written By | Emmanuel Maduakolam

Drake teases the OVO alternative school uniforms for Miami High School on Instagram. The Toronto rapper posted a photo of a white polo shirt with October’s Very Own running across the high school’s emblem on the upper right chest area. To the left of the emblem is a line from Drake’s “God’s Plan” that reads: “I only love my bed and my momma, I’m sorry.”

If you remember, for Drizzy’s “God’s Plan” video shoot the rapper filmed at Miami Senior High School. Drake filmed scenes in the school’s hallways and outside in a field atop a hydraulic crane, with some of the students acting as extras. Drake then donated $25,000 to the school and announced that all students would be getting uniforms he designed himself.

Check out the OVO x Miami High School uniform below.

Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ Drops To No. 2 Behind Calvin Harris And Dua Lipa’s New U.K. No. 1

Written By | Hugh McIntyre

It didn’t take very long for EDM Cash King Calvin Harris and pop singer on the rise Dua Lipa to take their new single “One Kiss” all the way to No. 1 in their home country, as it only debuted at No. 3 in its first of two frames on the songs chart across the pond. The forward movement the two chart-toppers are currently enjoying has pushed another major player off the throne just as he arrived.

Drake owned the ranking last frame with his most recent release “Nice For What,” which was immediately powerful enough to debut at the top of the ranking without issue. In doing so, the catchy hip-hop cut became the rapper’s second leader of 2018, but it’s clear that “Nice” won’t rule for nearly as long as his previous champion “God’s Plan,” as it has already been knocked out of the way in favor of something a bit poppier.

Also down this week is “Freaky Friday,” the silly single from comedian and musician Lil Dicky and Chris Brown. The track bolted to No. 1 earlier this month, where it also held court for just one spin before Drake’s “Nice For What” snatched the crown. That cut comes in just ahead of George Ezra’s “Paradise” at No. 4, which is down two slots from its No. 2 peak, which now stands as the singer-songwriter’s career-high.

Rounding out the top five is Rudimental’s “These Days,” which features Macklemore, Jess Glynne and newcomer Dan Caplen. That song was forced to wait for a record-tying seven frames in the passenger seat before it finally made it to the summit, granting every artist another leader on the tally (with Glynne making history by grabbing a sixth No. 1 hit).

The lower half of the top 10 in the U.K. this week is filled by the following popular releases: Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s “Friends” at No. 6, Sigala and Paloma Faith’s new collaboration “Lullaby” at No. 7 (a new high point for the track), Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” at No. 8, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho” at No. 9 and finally Keala Settle’s “This Is Me,” taken from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, in last place.

Beyoncé reigns at Coachella once again

Written By | Chloe Melas

Ring the alarm!

Beyoncé did not disappoint at the closing weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night — turning it once again into what fans are calling, “Beychella.”

Queen Bey made headlines for her unbelievable performance last weekend. Backed by a full marching band in tribute to historically black colleges, a drumline and dozens of dancers, her powerful headlining set featured a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion, her husband Jay-Z and more. But with Beyoncé being, well, Beyoncé, some wondered how the superstar might mix things up for the festival’s second weekend.

With the exception of a wardrobe twist — shades of magenta instead of bright yellow — the set followed the same course and was equally all encompassing, complete with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams taking the stage for some of their greatest hits, along with another dance-off with her younger sister, Solange Knowles.

Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z also made a highly anticipated return for another round of duets to promote their upcoming “On The Run II” tour.

The one surprise guest was J. Balvin, who joined Beyoncé to perform “Mi Gente.”

Jennifer Lopez to perform at 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez To Give Special Performance At The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Global Superstar Jennifer Lopez To Give A Special Performance At The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards Live On Telemundo April 26 At 7pm/6c

Telemundo announced the addition of world-renowned artist Jennifer Lopez to the final line-up of performers at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The multifaceted singer joins a star-studded line-up of performers including Bad BunnyBecky GCalibre 50, Cardi B, Chayanne, Christian Nodal, CNCO, Daddy YankeeDavid Bisbal, De La GhettoFarrukoJ Balvin, Karol G, Luis FonsiMaluma, Maná, Natti NatashaNicky Jam, Ozuna, Paty Cantu, Quavo, ReikRicky Martin, Sebastian Yatra, Sofia Reyes, Victor Manuelle, Wisin, and Yandel. The most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world is celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted broadcast on Telemundo, airing live on Thursday, April 26 at 8pm/7c, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards are on sale at AXS.com, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.

A two-time finalist this year, Jennifer Lopez is in the middle of her highly acclaimed “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. She made her Billboard Hot 100 chart debut in 1999 with “If You Had My Love,” which spent five weeks at No.1. Out of her 31 charting Hot 100 hits, four went to No. 1, including “Ain’t It Funny,” featuring Ja Rule, which stayed at the summit for six consecutive weeks. She also has 18 charting hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Her debut single on that list, “No Me Ames,” featuring Marc Anthony, spent seven weeks at No. 1 in 1999. She also topped Hot Latin Songs with “Que Hiciste” in 2007, and with “Follow The Leader,” her co-billed track with Wisin & Yandel in 2012. Lopez landed her sixth Latin Airplay No. 1 earlier this year with “Amor, Amor, Amor.”

For the first time, Telemundo introduces “Experiencia VIP,” an Augmented Reality (AR) experience at the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards. Viewers with the new Telemundo Mas app, which will soon launch for mobile devices, will have an exclusive VIP experience as they watch the coveted awards show, collect special celebrity items, and are rewarded with exclusive AR video content.

Hosted this year by TV personalities Gaby Espino and Marco Antonio Regil, the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature TV, film, music and social media stars as award presenters including: Ana Jurka, Aracely Arambula, Carlos Santana, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, Aylin Mujica, Banda MSCandela Ferro, Carmen VillalobosCatherine SiachoqueDiego BonetaElva Saray, Erika Ender, Eugenio DerbezFernanda Castillo, Gianluca Vacchi, Karim Mendiburu, Raul Mendez, ReykonYuridia, and Billboard’s Executive Director of Content & Programming for Latin Music & Entertainment, Leila Cobo. Billboard and Telemundo will also recognize the outstanding career of the most successful Latin music rock band of all time, Maná, when they bestow the group with the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place on April 23-26th at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, the conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry including A-list talent and top agents, managers, promoters, marketing, advertising, and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business.

Pink’s Badass Guide to Conquering Life, Love & Everything in Between

Written By | Diana Pearl

TAKE TIME WHEN YOU NEED IT

When Pink fell ill just before her Montreal concert, she knew she needed to do what was best for her: Postpone the event. “Our entire family has been battling this awful virus/flu for two weeks now, and I have battled my way through these shows because postponing sucks,” she wrote on Twitter, apologizing to her fans. “I’m really sorry and know that I have done everything I could to avoid this.” Luckily, her fans understood: Sometimes, self care is necessary.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO PUSH THROUGH

To that same point, just as important as knowing when to bow out is knowing when to keep going. When Pink fell ill before the 2018 Super Bowl, she still managed to perform — and received a standing ovation. “I am beyond proud of this woman,” husband Carey Hart wrote on Instagram following her performance. “The roller coaster that she went through this last week with getting sick and losing her voice would have broke any ordinary person.”

USE YOUR CONNECTIONS

When you’re a celeb, there’s no shame in using your star power to treat those you love the most. And for Pink, that came in the form of arranging a meeting between her daughter, Willow, and Willow’s favorite singer, Rihanna. “Willz has been a fan of @badgalriri for a long time, and mama got an intro for her,” Pink wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the trio at the Grammys. “Major mom points tonight.”

DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF

Pink is always ready to dole out some realness, and that’s something people love about her. One mom came up to tell her that in the grocery store — and the two even shed a tear together. “A really sweet Mama came up 2me tonight at the grocery store and told me some nice words about how she gets strength from my parenting cause I’m not afraid to f— up in public,” Pink wrote on Twitter. “We cried together. It’s so hard.” She used the moment to remind that woman, as well as the rest of her fans, that sometimes, you need to cut yourself some slack. She added: “I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.”

ONLY DATE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT YOU RIGHT

Willow may only be 6 years old, but she’s already asking questions about boys and dating — and Pink is sure to steer her on a path of self-respect when it comes to relationships. “They have to kind, respectful. They have to be chivalrous, they have to be good to their moms,” Pink told Cosmopolitan of what advice she gave to her daughter. “They have to be good looking, they have to be funny.”

EMBRACE THE WEIRD

Pink has never been one to blend in with the crowd, and she encourages Willow to do the same. “[A] very important thing I tell my daughter is it’s very fun to be weird and it’s very boring to be normal,” Pink told Cosmopolitan. “I have a rule with Willow that we don’t say mean things and we don’t say things we don’t mean.”

SPEAK THE TRUTH — AND CLEAR UP LIES

Good luck to those trying to stir up drama in Pink’s life — especially where there is none. Twitter speculated that there was a feud between her and Christina Aguilera after viewers thought they saw Pink cringing during Aguilera’s Whitney Houston tribute performance. But it didn’t take Pink long to clap back at these rumor-spreaders, tweeting: “Waking up to see a newly created riff between myself and another incredible woman, Christina, who took on an incredible feat, who I support fully, makes me so sad. You all perpetuate keeping women apart b/c you’re afraid of the power we have when we get together.”

BE HONEST

Pink doesn’t lie — even when the truth is a little messy. She got candid about her relationship with husband Carey Hart in an interview with The Guardian, confessing that there are times when she doesn’t like him at all. “There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some,” she said. “And then I’ll look at him and go: ‘I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the s— you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again.”

Kelly Clarkson to Host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Written By | Katie Atkinson

After 15-plus years on Billboard‘s charts, Kelly Clarkson will put her hitmaking skills to work as host of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, NBC announced Tuesday (April 17).

“To prepare for hosting the Billboard Music Awards, I already have 20 costume changes planned,” Clarkson said in a press release announcing the gig. “I will be flying in like my girl P!nk, and calling Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman for jokes. Well, or I’m just gonna show up and celebrate my favorite artists and get to know a few more. Yeah, maybe I’ll go with that plan.”

Currently in her first season as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, Clarkson is the perfect pick to host the BBMAs’ first year on NBC. Clarkson has notched 27 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart so far, including 11 top 10s — three of which reached No. 1 (“A Moment Like This,” “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Stronger [What Doesn’t Kill You]”). She’s also claimed 10 entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and among them are three No. 1s. Her most recent release, 2017’s Meaning of Life, bowed at No. 2 and launched a pair of top 20 hits on the Adult Pop Songs chart with “Love So Soft” and “I Don’t Think About You.” This past November, the inaugural American Idol champ accepted the Powerhouse prize at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

“Kelly Clarkson has long been a Billboard chart phenomenon and has a first-hand understanding of what matters most in music today,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Her enthusiasm for all genres of music and her innate sense of humor will make for a truly memorable night.”

The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars lead the way with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three are up for top artist, also competing against Drake (nine noms total) and Taylor Swift (five noms) in that field. Nominees for the BBMAs are selected through a number of factors, including key interactions with music fans, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard and its data partners over a 12-month period.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. The three-hour event — produced by dick clark productions — will commemorate 60 years of Billboard charts.