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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.

Remy Ma And A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Are In Good “Company” with their new record

Remy Ma continues to work on her forthcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers. As fans await the forthcoming effort, today (April 26), Remy joined forces with her fellow Boogie Down Bronx-bred A Boogie wit da Hoodie for a new record titled, “Company.”

Over snares and kicks, the mother and wife claims her independence as well as her knack for securing the money bag.

“Baby, what you want from me?/I been gettin’ money, I could really put you on your feet/I was gettin’ one visit, two phone calls, three showers a week/Now I get like 90K for my voice just to touch the beat, but yo

I will never ask you what you got for me/I just want some sloppy, every couple days I want the D/I don’t need no E, I got some M’s and now I got a G/Can’t explain the nueva, boy, it’s somethin’ you gotta see, but yeah,” raps Remy.

As expected, Boogie strong-arms the song’s melodious hook.

Aside from Remy Ma’ rap career, she is also a Love & Hip-Hop reality-television star. Over the holidays, the 37-year-old spoke with VIBE about her and her husband’s Papoose hour-long VH1 Special ‘Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday.’

“It is a little different because when we are filming with “Love and Hip Hop,” it is [based on] specific aspects of our lives. We are a little more cautious with [filming]. As opposed to when it is your situation. We both have co-executive [producer] credits on “Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday.” You get to see a different dynamic between us, and our interaction with our family.”

She also spoke about balancing a blended family.

“It is difficult because everybody has their boundaries. It [will be] different when we have our own child together. We try our best to be [great] parents to all of our children… [and treat them] the same way. But, we still have to have that little inkling in the back of our minds, to be thoughtful. There are other parents that we have to respect. And, then the kids! I don’t want them to feel like they can try and take advantage or play us… because they will if you allow them to.”

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.

Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” Tour Graces Atlanta!

Written By | Hunter Gilmore

Rock-pop songstress Pink made her triumphant return to Atlanta this past Saturday April 21. We know Pink for hits such as “There You Go,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “What About Us” but it’s her intense and aerial inspired performances that keep us coming back for more! If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Pink does not disappoint when it comes to incorporating extreme physicality during her performances. Her raspy vocals, edgy demeanor, and strong stage presence all contribute to her super stardom.

One of Pink’s most career changing moments was when she collaborated with Mya, Beyoncè, Lil’ Kim, and Christina Aguilera. She was a co-vocalist on the “Lady Marmalade” from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. The world renowned singer has also sold 16 million albums and about 45 million digital songs in the United States alone according to Nielson Music.

Pink has been a fan favorite for nearly two decades now and only manages to get better with time. Her debut album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000 catapulted her into becoming a bonafide pop star. The last time Pink went on tour was in 2013 with “The Truth About Love” tour which wowed numerous audiences alike. This performance was certainly no different.

This current tour entitled “Beautiful Trauma” kicked off March 1. Of course she came with all of the right tricks as she normally does. Her incredible stage production–impressive acrobats, plethora of musicians and backup dancers, and her swinging from a giant pink candelabra made the night memorable. She’s definitely giving Cirque Du Soleil a run for their money with this one!

She’ll have to keep the energy up because this tour will take her around the U.S. and Australia with tour dates running all the way through the fall. Check out http://whataboutus.pinkspage.com for more information on tour dates near you!

Photos By | Joshua Sowemimo

Fears for Kanye’s health emerge after Scooter Braun’s firing

Written By | Mara Siegler, Oli Coleman and Carlos Greer

Kanye West canceled 21 tour dates in 2016 after suffering a “nervous breakdown,” but there are new fears for his health after he abruptly fired manager Scooter Braun and a “friend” claimed West had been addicted to opioids.

On Monday, Hot 97 host Ebro Darden told listeners that he had spoken with West this weekend, and West allegedly told him, “Nobody really showed love for me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital.”

If West had actually canceled the tour due to drug use, it could have legal ramifications.

The rapper filed a 2017 $10 million lawsuit against insurers Lloyd’s of London, claiming they were refusing to pay for his lost dates and citing his marijuana use as an excuse.

The insurer finally caved in and agreed to pay most of what was due to cover the lost tour dates.

Lawyers for Lloyd’s didn’t return calls for comment Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a source close to West tells Page Six they were “doubtful” he was hospitalized for opioid use and “disappointed” Darden made those claims on-air.

West sources had said at the time of the 2016 breakdown that it was due to the death of his mom, the stress of juggling his fashion line and the tour, and acute sleeplessness and paranoia.

West dramatically just fired Braun and others in his inner circle — despite having just announced five new albums on Twitter — with sources spreading rumors online that those cast out were “very worried for Yeezy’s mental health” and that he could be suffering from “another episode.”

West hired Braun, who also reps Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, a couple of years ago.

He took a larger role in March after West’s longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic stepped down.

While Braun and a rep for West didn’t comment, the first source explained, “Kanye has been saying he wants to bring all representation in-house, and that extends to his managers. His mentality is, ‘I can’t be someone’s client. I have to represent myself.’ He’s clearing house. Scooter remains in an advisory role.”

Since returning to Twitter, West has been raising eyebrows with a series of peculiar tweets.

On Tuesday he wrote, “to be great is to be misunderstood” as well as “dragon 🐉energy/Natural born leaders/Very instinctive/Great foresight.”

He also drew some ire by praising a noted right-wing commentator, saying, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.”

 

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.

Sends Some Subliminal Shots On “KOD” Outro “1985”

Written By | Kevin Goddard

It’s here folks. J. Cole’s KOD album has finally arrived. The 12-track project, which stands for “Kill Our Demons,” “Kids on Drugs,” and “King Overdosed,“ serves as the first project from Cole since 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only album. It also follows his usual format of no features too, unless you count his alter-ego kiLL Edward who appears on the two records “The Cut Off” & “Friends.”

Looking to highlight one of the many dope new records, here goes the much-talked about outro “1985,” which we’ve been hearing about from fans at his listening session this week. Not only does the song title serve as the year J. Cole was born, but it also finds the North Carolina emcee subliminally dissing an anonymous rapper, which fans believe could be Lil Pump, after the Florida rapper said “fuck J Cole” last year.

In addition, the song also serves as an end to the story of KOD, and the beginning to his next speculated album; possibly called “The Fall Off.”

Take a listen to the lyrical onslaught and let us know what you think. Record & album available now on iTunes.

Quotable Lyrics:

1985, I arrived

33 years, damn, I’m grateful I survived

We wasn’t s’posed to get past 25

Jokes on you motherfucker, we alive

All these niggas popping now is young

Everybody say the music that they make is dumb

I remember I was 18

Money, pussy, parties, I was on the same thing