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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).

Global Pop Icon Britney Spears Partners With Epic Rights to Debut a New Line of Branded Merchandise

Lifestyle collection to reflect the many facets of the legendary entertainer

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 24, 2018 — Generated by the momentum of Britney Spears’ award-winning and record-breaking Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” and in anticipation of her upcoming tour, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon is joining forces with global brand management and licensing company Epic Rights to develop and launch a line of high quality fashion and lifestyle branded products that reflect her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity.

“I am excited to collaborate with Epic Rights to create a new contemporary lifestyle collection,” said Britney Spears.

“We see this new lifestyle collection as Britney’s next step in connecting with her legions of loyal fans around the globe,” added Larry Rudolph, who manages Britney Spears. “Sharing her style and fashion sense through products she has developed is a testament to her authenticity as well as her commitment to and appreciation of the fans that have made it all possible.” “Britney continues to be one of the biggest pop stars in the world with numerous multi-platinum records and awards over the past 20 years. As a passionate artist, successful businesswoman and devoted mother, her strive for excellence is unparalleled,” added Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights.

With one of the bestselling fragrance lines of all time, with Elizabeth Arden, available in over 85 countries and her recent campaign starring as the face of Kenzo, Spears and Epic Rights together, will continue to expand her brand presence in the marketplace, globally. Spears’ personal involvement in all aspects of the collection will ensure authenticity across a number of targeted categories including fashion apparel, hair care, accessories, exercise and electronics. The anticipated retail launch for the Britney Spears Lifestyle program is Spring 2019.

Epic Rights will also manage Spears’ e-commerce initiatives including Amazon.

Spears recently announced her tour across the U.S. and Europe, following her record-breaking, four-year headlining residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where Spears received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in Dec. 2013. As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, and with over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling nearly 1 million tickets. Spears’ tour—which sold out in minutes prompting additional shows–kicks off on July 12 in National Harbor, MD and concludes on Aug. 24 in London.

Meek Mill granted bail

Written By | Deena Zaru

Meek Mill will soon leave prison.

After spending nearly five months in jail following a controversial November ruling, the Philadelphia rapper, who received a sentence of two to four years in prison for violating probation, was granted bail on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time,” the rapper, whose full name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, said in a statement obtained by CNN. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice — not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct.”

Mill received a two-to-four year prison sentence in November for violating probation on a 2008 gun and drug case. (He was arrested after being involved in a fight and arrested again for popping wheelies on a dirt bike.) Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and the rapper’s noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel in her sentencing order.

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia district attorney’s office recommended a new trial for Mill. But after a judge denied Mill bail, his plea was moved to the state’s Supreme Court.

The case has sparked outrage from criminal justice reform activists. Mill received widespread support from notable artists and athletes, including Colin Kapernick, rappers T.I. and Rick Ross, New England Patirots owner Robert Kraft, comedian Kevin Hart and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin.

Rubin told CNN he hopes to pick up Mill from prison on Tuesday evening.

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“Tu Tu & More” defies the norm

Written By | Bianca Theodore

In Atlanta Ballet 2’s recent show “Tu Tu & More,” the word “more” is a deceiving wink. Even the word ballet fails to encompass its rich artistry and wildly exhilarating nature.

However, the “more” is also fitting, as it is more of an experience than a simple recital.

Unlike most ballets, the two intermissions do not separate acts of the same show. Rather, all three acts (Tu Tu, blink, and Minus 16) are so diverse they may as well be entirely different performances. According to the program, each of these acts are designed to “display the range of human experience” from “strikingly different points of view.”

And striking it certainly is, to say the least.

The first installment, Tu Tu, acts as the traditional leg of the show. Backed by Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, the ballerinas are a physical embodiment of its lush melody, moving fluidly to the delicate piano riffs and runs. The dancers themselves were a study in classic technique, equally controlled and poised during various jumps, turns, and elaborate footwork. Largely a partner effort, the couples moved in near perfect synchronicity and harmony, acting as bodily extensions of one another.

Then came blink, choreographer Tara Lee’s brand new piece that would be premiered that opening night. In a short cameo, Lee graced the Cobb Energy screen to explain that the piece was inspired by stars, and the energy they exchange. The seven dancers were arranged to mimic constellations, but Lee’s true choreographic intent was to mimic the energy humans exchange everyday. Punctuated by “curving lines, free torsos, and punches of the extremities”, the choreography crackled with the electricity of brief encounters and fleeting moments.

Last, but surely not least, was Minus 16. The act had an unsuspecting beginning, a lone dancer freestyling on an empty stage to an audience still milling around during intermission. The lights were on and the curtain was drawn, but what began as a supposed sideshow quickly captured everyone’s attention. Eventually, the lone dancer was joined by dozens of others, all clad in a drab gray suit with a black top hat. The music was jarring, a peculiar score that featured haunting chants, cha-cha, techno, and mambo. The choreography could best be described as random on purpose; a seemingly discordant mixture of everything from tango to freestyle.

But the highlight of the three acts was Minus 16’s end, which found the dancers in the crowd, holding out an innocuous hand to shocked audience members. To their surprise and our delight, they were bought on stage with no preamble or instructions; just left to tango with the best of them.

At its crescendo, a woman from the crowd stood under a spotlight in the middle of the stage, hands up in victory to the sound of the audience’s standing ovation.

That moment is the more in “Tu Tu & More”; the element of surprise, of thrill, and the reminder that the more is what makes life worth living.

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.

iHeartRadio Music Award Winners 2018: Complete List

But who was the biggest winner? See the full list of champs below.

Song of the Year:

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran — WINNER

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Female Artist of the Year:

Alessia Cara

Halsey

P!nk

Rihanna

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Male Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars

Charlie Puth

Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Shawn Mendes

The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year:

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5 — WINNER

Migos

Portugal. The Man

The Chainsmokers

Best New Artist:

Cardi B — WINNER

Niall Horan

Luke Combs

Christian Nodal

Judah & the Lion

Ozuna

Khalid

Best Collaboration:

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay — WINNER

“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

Best New Pop Artist:

Camila Cabello

Julia Michaels

Liam Payne — WINNER

Logic

Niall Horan

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“Believer”  – Imagine Dragons

“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man — WINNER

“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons

“Walk On Water” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

“Wish I Knew You” – The Revivalists

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

Cage The Elephant

Imagine Dragons — WINNER

Judah & The Lion

Kings Of Leon

Portugal. The Man

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

Greta Van Fleet

Judah & The Lion — WINNER

K.Flay

Rag’n’Bone Man

The Revivalists

Rock Song of the Year:

“Go To War” – Nothing More

“Help” – Papa Roach

“Run” – Foo Fighters — WINNER

“Rx (Medicate)”” – Theory of a Deadman

“Song #3” – Stone Sour

Rock Artist of the Year:

Foo Fighters

Highly Suspect

Metallica — WINNER

Papa Roach

Royal Blood

Country Song of the Year:

“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt — WINNER

“Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi

“Hurricane” – Luke Combs

“Small Town Boy” – Dustin Lynch

“Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett

Country Artist of the Year:

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Thomas Rhett — WINNER

Best New Country Artist:

Brett Young

Jon Pardi

Kane Brown

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs — WINNER

Dance Song of the Year:

“It Ain’t Me” – Kygo and Selena Gomez

“No Promises” – Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato

“Rockabye” – Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie featuring Sean Paul

“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

“Stay” – Zedd and Alessia Cara — WINNER

Dance Artist of the Year:

Calvin Harris

Cheat Codes

Kygo

The Chainsmokers — WINNER

Zedd

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:

“Bad and Boujee” – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Rockstar” – Post Malone

“Wild Thoughts” – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller — WINNER

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

DJ Khaled

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

Migos

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:

21 Savage

Cardi B — WINNER

GoldLink

Lil Uzi Vert

Playboi Carti

R&B Song of the Year:

“B.E.D.” – Jacquees

“Location” – Khalid

“Love Galore” – SZA featuring Travis Scott

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars — WINNER

R&B Artist of the Year:

Bruno Mars — WINNER

Childish Gambino

Khalid

Rihanna

The Weeknd

Best New R&B Artist:

6LACK

Kehlani

Kevin Ross

Khalid — WINNER

SZA

Latin Song of the Year:

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee — WINNER

“El Amante” – Nicky Jam

“Hey DJ” – CNCO

“Mi Gente” – J Balvin featuring Willy William

“Súbeme La Radio” –  Enrique Iglesias

Latin Artist of the Year:

CNCO

J Balvin

Luis Fonsi — WINNER

Nicky Jam

Shakira

Best New Latin Artist:

Abraham Mateo — WINNER

Bad Bunny

Danny Ocean

Karol G

Ozuna

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

“Adios Amor” – Christian Nodal

“Ella Es Mi Mujer” – Banda Carnaval

“Las Ultras” – Calibre 50 — WINNER

“Regresa Hermosa” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Siempre Te Voy A Querer” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:

Banda Carnaval

Banda Los Recoditos

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

Calibre 50 — WINNER

Gerardo Ortiz

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

Christian Nodal

Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey

El Fantasma

Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Producer of the Year:

Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder

Andrew Watt

Benny Blanco

Justin Tranter

Steve Mac

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran

“Slow Hands” – Niall Horan — WINNER

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

“All We Got” – Shawn Mendes

“Bad Liar” – HAIM

“Issues” – Niall Horan

“Lost” – Khalid

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – Camila Cabello and Machine Gun Kelly

“The Chain” – Harry Styles — WINNER

“Touch” – Ed Sheeran

“The Tribute Song” – Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

Arianators – Ariana Grande

Beliebers – Justin Bieber

BTS – BTS — WINNER

Camilizers – Camila Cabello

EXO-L – EXO

Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony

Lovatics – Demi Lovato

Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

Mixers – Little Mix

Selenators – Selena Gomez

Smilers – Miley Cyrus

Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

“Bad Liar” – Selena Gomez

“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B

“Despacito” –  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

“Malibu” – Miley Cyrus

“New Rules” – Dua Lipa

“Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Sign of the Times” – Harry Styles — WINNER

“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi tLovato

“Swish Swish” – Katy Perry

“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” – Shawn Mendes

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

Andrew Huang

Anitta — WINNER

Christian Collins

Conor Maynard

dodie

Gabbie Hanna

JoJo Siwa

Mariah Belgrod

Max & Harvey

RoomieOfficial

Cutest Musician’s Pet: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

Batman – Demi Lovato

Bear Rexha – Bebe Rexha

Nugget – Katy Perry

Olivia – Taylor Swift

Pig Pig – Miley Cyrus

Toulouse – Ariana Grande — WINNER

Best Boy Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

AJR

BTS — WINNER

CNCO

In Real Life

PRETTYMUCH

The Vamps

Why Don’t We

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category

Camila Cabello

Harry Styles

Liam Payne

Louis Tomlinson — WINNER

Niall Horan

Best Remix: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

“Bon Appétit”  – Katy Perry, Migos and 3LAU

“Despacito” –  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

“do re mi” ” – blackbear featuring Gucci Mane

“Friends” – Justin Bieber and BloodPop with Julia Michaels

“Havana” – Camila Cabello and Daddy Yankee

“Homemade Dynamite” – Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA

“May I Have This Dance” – Francis & The Lights featuring Chance The Rapper

“Mi Gente” – J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyoncé

“Reggaetón Lento” – CNCO and Little Mix — WINNER

CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR “YOU ARE THE REASON” DUET VERSION WITH LEONA LEWIS

CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR “YOU ARE THE REASON” DUET VERSION WITH LEONA LEWIS

DEBUT ALBUM, ONLY HUMAN, OUT MARCH 9TH ON VIRGIN EMI UK

Breakout UK artist Calum Scott unveils the video for the duet version of “You Are The Reason” with Leona Lewis. Shot at Angel studios in London, the video is a beautiful and heartwarming collaboration between two friends – watch it HERE.

“Working with Leona was a dream come true,” says Calum.  “As a fan, I first remember watching her on TV before going on to grace the globe with her incredibly beautiful voice. Now having the honour of working with her on one of my own songs is completely surreal and the passion and raw emotion she brings to our duet makes it even more special to me. I can still hardly believe that we did it!”

Leona adds “I remember the day Calum sent me this track, I sat listening at home and had it on repeat. It’s one of those powerful songs that touches your heart and such a beautiful ballad, everyone knows I love singing them! Calum’s performance on it is stunning and I loved being able to join him to make this duet version.”

“You Are The Reason” is available now for download and streaming, and is taken from Scott’s debut album, Only Human, out March 9th on Virgin EMI UK.  The single is fast approaching 110M worldwide streams combined.

Written by Scott, Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders, the emotionally resonant piano ballad is one of numerous songs produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Ellie Goulding) for his album. Scott also worked with producers Jayson DeZuzio, Oak Felder, Oscar Gorres and Phil Paul.

The pre-order for Only Human is underway at http://calumscott.lnk.to/onlyhuman. Fans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive “You Are The Reason” and Scott’s two previous singles – his poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries and “Rhythm Inside,” which has over 25 million streams worldwide – along with Tiësto’s remix of “Dancing On My Own.” In addition to 11 original tracks, the album also includes Scott’s haunting acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet.”See below for full track listing.

Only Human – Track listing:

1. If Our Love Is Wrong 
2. Give Me Something 
3. Rhythm Inside 
4. You Are The Reason 
5. Come Back Home 
6. Stop Myself (Only Human) 
7. Dancing On My Own 
8. Only You 
9. Won’t Let You Down 
10. What I Miss Most 
11. Hotel Room 
12. Good To You 
13. Not Dark Yet 
14. Dancing On My Own (Tiësto Remix)

“Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six, including the UK and US. Now certified Platinum in four countries, it was the best-selling UK single of 2016 by a British solo artist and was nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single. The song has over 550 million streams worldwide, while views of the video are approaching 225 million.

Scott played his first UK headline show at London’s KOKO last March, as well as wrapping up his first US headline tour in 2017 with sold-out shows across the country. While in the States, he performed “Dancing On My Own” on Late Night with Seth MeyersThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowGood Morning America and Dancing With The Stars.

April 2018 will see Scott play shows across the UK & Ireland, full dates below.

UK Tour April 2018:
Thursday 12th – The Academy – Dublin
Friday 13th – O2 ABC – Glasgow
Saturday 14th – University – Newcastle
Monday 16th – O2 Ritz – Manchester
Tuesday 17th – Hull City Hall – Hull
Wednesday 18th – Hull City Hall – Hull
Friday 20th – Rock City – Nottingham
Sunday 22nd – O2 Institute – Birmingham
Monday 23rd – O2 Academy – Bristol
Tuesday 24th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London

‘I know you guys are excited!’: Rihanna oozes sex appeal as she models new motocross-inspired spring collection by Fenty Beauty and Puma

Rihanna can make anything look good, even a sweatoutfit.

On Wednesday, the 30-year-old musician revealed new images from the upcoming launch of her motocross-inspired spring collection, which was produced by both Fenty Beauty and Puma.

The clothing line will be available for purchase on March 15.

FentyxPuma: On Wednesday, Rihanna revealed on social media that the new motocross-inspired spring collection produced by Fenty Beauty and Puma would be launching March 15

FentyxPuma: On Wednesday, Rihanna revealed on social media that the new motocross-inspired spring collection produced by Fenty Beauty and Puma would be launching March 15

Rihanna posted two images on her Instagram account showing her decked out in the sporty ensembles she helped create.

The first image shows the S&M singer sitting on a motorbike while wearing a blue, black, and turquoise outfit from the highly-anticipated collection.

The caption for the post reads: ‘the new SS18 #FENTYxPUMA collection is about to be here! I know you guys are excited to finally have it and the countdown to #MARCH15th starts now! Bye bye coins!’

The second image shows Rihanna and other models sitting on a sandy hill while all donning orange and details: ‘#FENTYxPUMA gang. @fentyxpuma SS18 #March15th.’

Orange is the new black: Rihanna posted numerous images promoting the clothing line, including this photo, which shows her and the brand's models all clad in orange

Orange is the new black: Rihanna posted numerous images promoting the clothing line, including this photo, which shows her and the brand’s models all clad in orange

The other promotional images show the diverse styles found in the clothing line, which are all sporty in nature.

Orange and purple seem to be the dominant colors in the upcoming release, though black is also an option.

The SS18 attire includes a wide variety of clothing, as the photos show full-body suits, tank-tops, shorts, mesh tops, high heels, and yoga pants.

Purple: The hot new collection appears to consist of numerous clothing options in purple

Purple: The hot new collection appears to consist of numerous clothing options in purple

Variety: The promotional photos also show that there are many style options to choose from, including mesh tops, yoga pants, full-body suits, and tank-tops

Variety: The promotional photos also show that there are many style options to choose from, including mesh tops, yoga pants, full-body suits, and tank-tops.

At the 2017 launch of the FentyxPuma fall collection in New York, Rihanna spoke to W Magazine about the inspiration behind her fashion line, and talked about making her projects inclusive and accessible.

The Disturbia singer shared: ‘I want to make things for all body types. That was very intentional when I first started, even back with River Island. With [Fenty x Puma], I have so much freedom. I want everybody in my crew to have something.

‘You don’t just design for yourself. You use your taste as the muse of everything. I like to play around with silhouettes. Trust me, I could always use a good fat day outfit. I like to be comfortable.’

Trendsetter: Rihanna is always one to take a risk when it comes to her style choices

Trendsetter: Rihanna is always one to take a risk when it comes to her style choices

Also on Wednesday, the award-winning singer flaunted her sartorial excellence as she took to Instagram with a head to toe Pre-Fall 2018 Gucci snap.

The Barbadian songstress nailed high fashion as she struck a fierce pose in the famous design house’s sports-chic inspired baseball jacket which was tucked into matching bottoms.

Popping her collars up, the Diamonds vocalist unzipped her baseball jacket – which featured hues of red, white and blue. Synonymous with the famed brand, panels of green and red ran down her arms and she completed the look with a pair of matching open-toe heels.

 

 

Migos Transcend The Trap On ‘Culture II’ Album

Written By | Rodney Carmichael

There’s a line in “Culture National Anthem,” the surprisingly chill closer on Migos’ new album Culture II, that sums up how much has changed for the group in a year’s time: “Believe me when I say we create our own sound,” the trio’s leader Quavo croons in a melodic wisp. “I know you see it now, what they be screaming ’bout.”

After years of being dismissed as a mumble rap laughingstock while steadily racking up certified street hits, Migos broke through to the mainstream in 2017 with the Donald Glover-approved hit, “Bad and Boujee.” The song reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, followed by the No. 1 debut of Culture on the Billboard 200 album chart last January. They haven’t looked back since.

One year later, they’re back with the follow up, Culture II, which accomplishes the rare feat of sustaining itself over 24 tracksAgainst all odds, they’ve found ways to improve on their signature sound. Some of the best cuts on the album are the non-trap joints, where they forsake the 808-heavy sound for something more musical or melodic — like the club bounce on “Gang Gang,” the saxophone riffs on “Too Playa” or the laid-back grooves on “Made Men.”

It amounts to a more cultured sounding Migos on Culture II. While the rest of the industry continues to mimic and nitpick their sound, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff show they aren’t stuck on one note.

The album finds the trendsetters drawing sounds from a wider pool of elite producers including Pharrell, Mike Dean and Kanye West, who contribute tracks alongside such trap traditionalists as Zaytoven, Metro Boomin and Cardo Got Wings. Huncho himself, aka Quavo, even produced a song.

At this stage in their career, Migos have the luxury to pick and choose when it comes to collaborators. The proof is in the trim, top-notch list of featured artists. 21 Savage appears on “BBO,” while trap-father Gucci Mane comes through for “CC.” The Cardi B and Nicki Minaj-assisted “MotorSport” — a single that paired the ladies together for the first time — is positioned later in the tracklist to give any fatigued listener a second wind. Post Malone makes an appearance on “Notice Me” and 2 Chainz cleans up for “Too Playa.” Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign and Big Sean also show up for “White Sand.” And the Drake-assisted “Walk It Talk It,” is a real highlight.

But it’s clear this is the Migos’ show. From these new sounds, the sun won’t set on their reign in 2018.